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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427779/fish-oil-lc-pufas-do-not-affect-blood-coagulation-parameters-and-bleeding-manifestations-analysis-of-8-clinical-studies-with-selected-patient-groups-on-omega-3-enriched-medical-nutrition
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Stephanie Jeansen, Renger F Witkamp, Jossie A Garthoff, Ardy van Helvoort, Philip C Calder
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The increased consumption of fish oil enriched-products exposes a wide diversity of people, including elderly and those with impaired health to relatively high amounts of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 LC-PUFAs). There is an ongoing debate around the possible adverse effects of n-3 LC-PUFAs on bleeding risk, particularly relevant in people with a medical history of cardiovascular events or using antithrombotic drugs. METHODS: This analysis of 8 clinical intervention studies conducted with enteral medical nutrition products containing fish oil as a source of n-3 LC-PUFAs addresses the occurrence of bleeding-related adverse events and effects on key coagulation parameters (Prothrombin Time [PT], (activated) and Partial Thromboplastin Time [(a)PTT])...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426835/outcomes-from-a-cohort-of-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-subjected-to-continuous-venovenous-hemodiafiltration-the-role-of-negative-fluid-balance
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Thais Oliveira Claizoni Dos Santos, Marisa Aparecida de Souza Oliveira, Julio Cesar Martins Monte, Marcelo Costa Batista, Virgilio Gonçalves Pereira Junior, Bento Fortunato Cardoso Dos Santos, Oscar Fernando Pavão Santos, Marcelino de Souza Durão Junior
BACKGROUND: Several factors influence the outcomes in acute kidney injury (AKI), especially in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. In this scenario, continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) are used to control metabolic derangements and blood volume. Knowing this fact, it may be possible to change the course of the disease and decrease the high mortality rate observed. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the main risk factors for death in AKI patients needing CRRT. RESULTS: This was a prospective, observational cohort study of ICU patients (N = 183) with AKI who underwent continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) as their initial dialysis modality choice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422282/analysis-of-circulating-mir-1-mir-23a-and-mir-26a-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-undergoing-coronary-bypass-artery-grafting-surgery
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Andre Feldman, Dalmo Antonio Ribeiro Moreira, Carlos Gun, Hui-Tzu Lin Wang, Mario Hiroyuki Hirata, Juliana de Freitas Germano, Gabriela Guimarães Sousa Leite, Pedro Farsky
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia after cardiac surgery. From a pathophysiological point of view, a myriad of factors such as trauma, atrial dilation, ischemia, mechanical myopericarditis, autonomic imbalance, loss of connexins, AF nest remodeling, inflammation, sutures, and dysfunction caused by postextracorporeal circulation can contribute to postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) resulting in a longer hospital stay and consequently higher cost. Recent studies showed that short fragments of RNA, called microRNA (miRNA), can contribute to the development of several cardiovascular diseases, including AF...
May 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417026/cardiovascular-complications-of-acute-amphetamine-abuse-cross-sectional-study
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Elham Bazmi, Farinaz Mousavi, Leila Giahchin, Tahmineh Mokhtari, Behnam Behnoush
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate cardiovascular complications among patients who abuse amphetamines. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place between April 2014 and April 2015 among 3,870 patients referred to the Toxicology Emergency Department of Baharlou Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Those with clinical signs of drug abuse and positive urine screening tests were included in the study, while cases of chronic abuse were excluded...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412721/are-admission-procalcitonin-levels-universal-mortality-predictors-across-different-medical-emergency-patient-populations-results-from-the-multi-national-prospective-observational-triage-study
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Ramon Sager, Yannick Wirz, Devendra Amin, Adina Amin, Pierre Hausfater, Andreas Huber, Sebastian Haubitz, Alexander Kutz, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT), an inflammatory blood biomarker, is well studied in infectious diseases. Its prognostic value in unselected emergency department (ED) patients remains yet undefined. Herein, we investigated association of admission PCT levels and mortality in a large, international-multicenter ED patient cohort. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 6970 unselected, consecutive, adult, medical patients seeking ED care in three tertiary-care hospitals in Switzerland, France and the USA...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408236/unintentional-pediatric-cocaine-exposures-result-in-worse-outcomes-than-other-unintentional-pediatric-poisonings
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Patil Armenian, Michelle Fleurat, George Mittendorf, Kent R Olson
BACKGROUND: Unintentional pediatric cocaine exposures are rare but concerning due to potentially serious complications such as seizures, dysrhythmias, and death. OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess the demographic and clinical characteristics of pediatric cocaine exposures reported to the California Poison Control System. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of all confirmed pediatric (< 6 years of age) cocaine exposures reported to the California Poison Control System from January 1, 1997-September 30, 2010...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404094/development-and-validation-of-a-dynamic-outcome-prediction-model-for-paracetamol-induced-acute-liver-failure-a-cohort-study
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William Bernal, Yanzhong Wang, James Maggs, Christopher Willars, Elizabeth Sizer, Georg Auzinger, Nicholas Murphy, Damian Harding, Ahmed Elsharkawy, Kenneth Simpson, Fin Stolze Larsen, Nigel Heaton, John O'Grady, Roger Williams, Julia Wendon
BACKGROUND: Early, accurate prediction of survival is central to management of patients with paracetamol-induced acute liver failure to identify those needing emergency liver transplantation. Current prognostic tools are confounded by recent improvements in outcome independent of emergency liver transplantation, and constrained by static binary outcome prediction. We aimed to develop a simple prognostic tool to reflect current outcomes and generate a dynamic updated estimation of risk of death...
November 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400685/republication-all-india-difficult-airway-association-2016-guidelines-for-tracheal-intubation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Sheila Nainan Myatra, Syed Moied Ahmed, Pankaj Kundra, Rakesh Garg, Venkateswaran Ramkumar, Apeksh Patwa, Amit Shah, Ubaradka S Raveendra, Sumalatha Radhakrishna Shetty, Jeson Rajan Doctor, Dilip K Pawar, Singaravelu Ramesh, Sabyasachi Das, Jigeeshu Vasishtha Divatia
Tracheal intubation (TI) is a routine procedure in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is often lifesaving. In contrast to the controlled conditions in the operating room, critically ill patients with respiratory failure and shock are physiologically unstable. These factors, along with under evaluation of the airway and suboptimal response to preoxygenation, are responsible for a high incidence of life-threatening complications such as severe hypoxemia and cardiovascular collapse during TI in the ICU. The All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA) proposes a stepwise plan for safe management of the airway in critically ill patients...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397128/characteristics-and-treatment-of-patients-with-clinical-illness-due-to-synthetic-cannabinoid-inhalation-reported-by-medical-toxicologists-a-toxic-database-study
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Andrew A Monte, Diane P Calello, Roy R Gerona, Eike Hamad, Sharan L Campleman, Jeffery Brent, Paul Wax, Robert G Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Synthetic cannabinoid (SC) abuse has resulted in numerous outbreaks of severe clinical illness across the United States over the past decade. The primary objective of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of patients abusing SC requiring bedside consultation by medical toxicologists. METHODS: This was a multicenter analysis from a prospectively collected cohort of patients presenting to medical care after synthetic cannabinoid exposure, utilizing the ToxIC Registry...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396736/the-clinical-utility-of-kinetic-glomerular-filtration-rate
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Eoin D O'Sullivan, Arthur Doyle
Background: In acutely unwell patients with rapidly changing renal function, estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and predicting adverse renal outcomes are challenging and often inaccurate. Kinetic GFR (kGFR) is an estimate of immediate biomarker clearance derived from two discreet measurements that may better represent acute function. Our objective is to assess the clinical utility of kGFR as a predictive tool and examine the association of kGFR to adverse renal outcomes compared with measurements to traditional estimates...
April 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393780/does-sleep-quality-affects-the-immediate-clinical-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-clinico-biochemical-correlation
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Minati Choudhury, Anushree Gupta, Milind P Hote, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Sandeep Khanna, M V Kalaivani, Usha Kiran
OBJECTIVE: Poor sleep quality is emerging as high prevalence among the patients suffering from cardiometabolic disturbances. The vascular polypeptide endothelin 1 (ET-1) is involved in many of the health disorders. However, its potential involvement in patients having poor sleep quality along with cardiovascular problem is limited. The present study was formulated to conduct a prospective analysis of the relationship between ET-1 and in hospital outcome in sleep disorder patients undergoing routine coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391916/clinical-implications-of-the-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-guidelines-for-the-treatment-of-blood-cholesterol-for-a-rural-community-data-from-the-heart-of-new-ulm-project
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Michael D Miedema, Abbey C Sidebottom, Arthur Sillah, Gretchen Benson, Thomas Knickelbine, Jeffrey J VanWormer
BACKGROUND: The 2013 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/AHA cholesterol guidelines represented a significant paradigm shift in the approach to the treatment of cholesterol in the United States. OBJECTIVE: To assess prevalence of indications for statin therapy according to the ACC/AHA cholesterol guidelines in a rural community. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed using data from the Heart of New Ulm Project, a population-based intervention aimed at reducing modifiable Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III guidelines for the treatment of cholesterol for cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk factors in New Ulm, MN...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382621/spironolactone-effect-on-potassium-supplementation-in-paediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-patients
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B S Moffett, T E Haworth, Y Wang, N Afonso, P A Checchia
WHAT IS KNOWN: Spironolactone is used in paediatric patients with heart disease, yet few data are available regarding the impact on potassium supplementation. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effect of spironolactone on potassium supplementation in paediatric cardiac intensive care patients. METHODS: A retrospective, propensity matched cohort study was designed. Patients were included in the study if they received furosemide therapy in the cardiac intensive care unit at our institution...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375997/patients-and-families-satisfaction-with-visiting-policies-in-cardiac-intensive-care-units
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Shiva Khaleghparast, Soodabeh Joolaee, Majid Maleki, Hamid Peyrovi, Behrooz Ghanbari, Naser Bahrani
BACKGROUND: Families play a vital role in the recovery of patients admitted to intensive care units. They can help patients to adapt themselves to the crisis and feel more satisfied. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we examined the patients' and families' satisfaction with the current visiting policies in cardiac intensive care units in the largest Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center of Iran. METHOD: This research used a cross-sectional descriptive design...
May 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366285/a-review-of-hemodynamic-monitoring-techniques-methods-and-devices-for-the-emergency-physician
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Abdullah E Laher, Matthew J Watermeyer, Sean K Buchanan, Nicole Dippenaar, Nelly Clotilde Tchouambou Simo, Feroza Motara, Muhammed Moolla
The emergency department (ED) is frequently the doorway to the intensive care unit (ICU) for a significant number of critically ill patients presenting to the hospital. Hemodynamic monitoring (HDM) which is a key component in the effective management of the critically ill patient presenting to the ED, is primarily concerned with assessing the performance of the cardiovascular system and determining the correct therapeutic intervention to optimise end-organ oxygen delivery. The spectrum of hemodynamic monitoring ranges from simple clinical assessment and routine bedside monitoring to point of care ultrasonography and various invasive monitoring devices...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356037/markers-of-early-vascular-ageing
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Vasilios Kotsis, Christina Antza, Ioannis Doundoulakis, Stella Stabouli
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular damage is clinically manifested as coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke and peripheral artery disease. The prevalence of these adverse conditions is higher with advancing age. Although many patients present cardiovascular damage late in their life, it is common to see patients with early atherosclerosis in cardiovascular intensive care units at ages lower than 50 years in men and 55 for women. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this review of the literature we identified risk factors of early vascular damage...
March 28, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353155/occurrence-of-potential-adverse-drug-events-from-prescribing-errors-in-a-pediatric-intensive-and-high-dependency-unit-in-hong-kong-an-observational-study
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Celeste L Y Ewig, Hon Ming Cheung, Kwok Ho Kam, Hiu Lam Wong, Chad A Knoderer
BACKGROUND: Critically ill pediatric patients are considered at high risk for medication errors. Although much research focuses on the actual errors, equally important are medication errors that, although intercepted, carried the potential for an adverse drug event. The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of prescribing errors and potential adverse drug events (pADEs) in a local pediatric intensive and critical care unit (PICU) in Hong Kong. Our secondary objective was to determine the type of error, nature of medication involved and the time of error occurrence...
March 28, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347628/factors-affecting-pain-assessment-scores-in-patients-on-mechanical-ventilation
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Yumi Ito, Koji Teruya, Hiroshi Kubota, Tomoko Yorozu, Emiko Nakajima
OBJECTIVE: To determine how respiratory status and other aspects of the patients' condition affect pain assessments. METHODS:  Pain was assessed in 20 patients aged ≥20 years who underwent cardiovascular surgery, and required postoperative mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit using the Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS). A BPS score of ≥6 (pain) versus <6 (no pain) was the dependent variable for determining the effect on pain. RESULTS:  Multiple logistic regression analysis showed that in 99 observations made at rest, pre- and post-turning and pre- and post-tracheal suctioning, the BPS score was significantly affected by gender, the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale score, PaCO2, and HCO3(-)...
March 24, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334564/data-driven-implementation-of-alarm-reduction-interventions-in-a-cardiovascular-surgical-icu
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Sharon H Allan, Peter A Doyle, Adam Sapirstein, Maria Cvach
BACKGROUND: Alarm fatigue in the ICU setting has been well documented in the literature. The ICU's high-intensity environment requires staff's vigilant attention, and distraction from false and non-actionable alarms pulls staff away from important tasks, creates dissatisfaction, and is a potential patient safety risk if alarms are missed or ignored. This project was intended to improve patient safety by optimizing alarm systems in a cardiovascular surgical intensive care unit (CVSICU)...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
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