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Traci A Wolbrink, Lucy Rubin, Jeffrey P Burns, Barry Markovitz
INTRODUCTION: The number of websites for the critical care provider is rapidly growing, including websites that are part of the Free Open Access Med(ical ed)ucation (FOAM) movement. With this rapidly expanding number of websites, critical appraisal is needed to identify quality websites. The last major review of critical care websites was published in 2011, and thus a new review of the websites relevant to the critical care clinician is necessary. METHODS: A new assessment tool for evaluating critical care medicine education websites, the Critical Care Medical Education Website Quality Evaluation Tool (CCMEWQET), was modified from existing tools...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Sara Smith, Jane Hunt
Reflection can help nurses make sense of their clinical surroundings and understand risks, challenges and opportunities. Learning the art required for reflective practice begins as a student when critical reflection is particularly important during practice placements. A suitable reflective framework is provided by Rolfe et al ( 2011 ). Adopting this framework, this article draws on the placement experiences of a second-year undergraduate children's nursing student in an acute setting, caring for a toddler with 13% partial and full-thickness burns...
March 7, 2018: Nursing Children and Young People
Karen E A Burns, Stavroula Raptis, Rosane Nisenbaum, Leena Rizvi, Andrew Jones, Jyoti Bakshi, Wylie Tan, Aleksander Meret, Deborah J Cook, Francois Lellouche, Scott K Epstein, David Gattas, Farhad N Kapadia, Jesús Villar, Laurent Brochard, Martin R Lessard, Maureen O Meade
RATIONALE: Randomized trials and meta-analyses have informed several aspects of weaning. Results are rarely replicated in practice as evidence is applied in intensive care units (ICUs) that differ from the settings in which it was generated. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to (i) describe weaning practice variation (identifying weaning candidates, conducting spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs), using ventilator modes, other aspects of care during weaning); (ii) characterize regional differences in weaning practices; and (iii) identify predictors of common practices...
March 6, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
David B Lindenmayer, Wade Blanchard, David Blair, Lachlan McBurney, John Stein, Sam C Banks
Large old trees are critically important keystone structures in forest ecosystems globally. Populations of these trees are also in rapid decline in many forest ecosystems, making it important to quantify the factors that influence their dynamics at different spatial scales. Large old trees often occur in forest landscapes also subject to fire and logging. However, the effects on the risk of collapse of large old trees of the amount of logging and fire in the surrounding landscape are not well understood. Using an 18-year study in the Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria, we quantify relationships between the probability of collapse of large old hollow-bearing trees at a site and the amount of logging and the amount of fire in the surrounding landscape...
2018: PloS One
Sebastien Perbet, Daniel Bourdeaux, Alexandre Lenoire, Claire Biboulet, Bruno Pereira, Malha Sadoune, Benoit Plaud, Jean-Marie Launay, Jean-Etienne Bazin, Valerie Sautou, Alexandre Mebazaa, Pascal Houze, Jean-Michel Constantin, Matthieu Legrand
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane has anti-inflammatory proprieties and short lasting effects making it of interest for procedural sedation in critically ill patients. We evaluated the pharmacokinetics of sevoflurane and metabolites in severely ill burn patients and controls. The secondary objective was to assess potential kidney injury. METHODS: prospective interventional study in a burn and a surgical intensive care unit 24 mechanically ventilated critically ill patients (12 burns, 12 controls) were included,...
February 15, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
S Yoshida, K Suzuki, A Suzuki, H Okada, T Niwa, R Kobayashi, N Murakami, S Ogura, Y Itoh
Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia is associated with high morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. In this study, we assessed risk factors for clinical failure of first definitive therapy for P. aeruginosa bacteremia in critically ill patients. All patients with P. aeruginosa bacteremia who entered the intensive care unit in Gifu University Hospital from January 2006 to December 2015 were retrospectively identified from electronic records. Risk factors associated with clinical failure of the first definitive therapy for P...
July 3, 2017: Die Pharmazie
Duraid Younan, David C Pigott, C Blayke Gibson, John P Gullett, Ahmed Zaky
Echocardiography has contributed to the care of critically ill patients but there remains a need for more publications about its association with outcomes to confirm its role. We conducted a retrospective review of trauma and burn patients that were admitted to our intensive care unit between 2015 and 2017 that underwent hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography. Data collected included demographics, clinical and laboratory data. Right ventricle fractional area of change (RVFAC) measurements were performed on still mages obtained from mid-esophageal four-chamber-view clips...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Rosalie Yandell, Marianne Chapman, Stephanie O'Connor, Alison Shanks, Kylie Lange, Adam Deane
AIM: To determine whether the placement of a post-pyloric feeding tube (PPFT) can be taught safely and effectively to a critical care dietitian. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted in an adult intensive care unit (ICU). The intervention consisted of 19 attempts at post-pyloric intubation by the dietitian. The 10 'learning' attempts were performed by the dietitian under the direction of an experienced (having completed in excess of 50 successful tube placements) user...
February 2018: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
Linda J Burns, Beatrice Abbetti, Stacie D Arnold, Jeffrey Bender, Susan Doughtie, Areej El-Jawahiri, Gloria Gee, Theresa Hahn, Mary M Horowitz, Shirley Johnson, Mark Juckett, Lakshmanan Krishnamurit, Susan Kullberg, C Fred LeMaistre, Alison Loren, Navneet S Majhail, Elizabeth A Murphy, Doug Rizzo, Alva Roche-Green, Wael Saber, Barry A Schatz, Kim Schmit-Pokorny, Bronwen E Shaw, Karen L Syrjala, D Kathryn Tierney, Christina Ullrich, David J Vanness, William A Wood, Ellen M Denzen
The goal of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) is to help patients and those who care for them make informed decisions about healthcare. However, the clinical research enterprise has not involved patients, caregivers, and other non-providers routinely in the process of prioritizing, designing and conducting research in hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). To address this need, the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match® engaged patients, caregivers, researchers and other key stakeholders in a two-year project with the goal of setting a PCOR agenda for the HCT community...
February 2, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Yasuhiko Kaita, Takehiko Tarui, Takahiro Shoji, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning are important causes of death due to fire. Carbon monoxide is more regularly assessed than cyanide at the site of burn or smoke inhalation treatment due to its ease in assessment and simplicity to treat. Although several forensic studies have demonstrated the significance of cyanide poisoning in fire victims using blood cyanide levels, the association between the cause of cardiac arrest and the concentration of cyanide among fire victims has not been sufficiently investigated...
January 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hao-Yu Chiao, Chang-Yi Chou, Yuan-Sheng Tzeng, Chih-Hsin Wang, Shyi-Gen Chen, Niann-Tzyy Dai
BACKGROUND: Adequate fluid titration during the initial resuscitation period of major burn patients is crucial. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of a goal-directed fluid resuscitation protocol that used hourly urine output plus the arterial waveform analysis FloTrac (Edwards LifeSciences, Irvine, Calif) system for major burns to avoid fluid overload. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 43 major burn patients at the Tri-Service General Hospital after the Formosa Fun Coast Dust Explosion on June 27, 2015...
February 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Caroline Hall, Carolyn Hardin, Christopher J Corkins, Alisha Z Jiwani, John Fletcher, Anders Carlsson, Rodney Chan
Burn injuries are a pervasive clinical problem. Extensive thermal trauma can be life-threatening or result in long-lasting complications, generating a significant impact on quality of life for patients as well as a cost burden to the healthcare system. The importance of addressing global or systemic issues such as resuscitation and management of inhalation injuries is not disputed but is beyond the scope of this review, which focuses on cutaneous pathophysiologic mechanisms for current treatments, both in the acute and long-term settings...
December 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
Alfonso Estrella-Alonso, José Antonio Aramburu, Mercedes Yolanda González-Ruiz, Lucía Cachafeiro, Manuel Sánchez Sánchez, José A Lorente
Toxic epidermal necrolysis is an adverse immunological skin reaction secondary in most cases to the administration of a drug. Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and multiform exudative erythema are part of the same disease spectrum. The mortality rate from toxic epidermal necrolysis is approximately 30%. The pathophysiology of toxic epidermal necrolysis is similar in many respects to that of superficial skin burns. Mucosal involvement of the ocular and genital epithelium is associated with serious sequelae if the condition is not treated early...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Marjorie A Bowman, Dean A Seehusen, Anne Victoria Neale
Being realistic while helping our patients is this issue's theme. Given the volume of tasks required in family medicine, recommendations for improvements in direct care or care measurement cannot just be evidence-based but must also be realistic. On the list of realistic: ordering antipsychotics for symptoms of dementia in the elderly, despite recommendations to not do so; ordering antidepressants without fear that the patient could develop hypertension; mental health care providers in primary care offices; forced choice for opioid management; plus agenda setting for visit efficiency...
January 2018: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
Esther Bay, Andrea Sherzer, Emily Darnbrook
In response to regulators of nursing education and the Institute of Medicine, an academic-service partnership was formed between a research-intensive school of nursing and a tertiary health care facility. In that partnership, clinical experiences occurred mostly within 1 organization. This case report showcases the development, implementation, and revisions within our capstone immersion course, designed to ease the new graduates' transition into practice, including transitions to critical care nursing. Herein, we highlight our successes and challenges of implementing the clinical component within 2 critical care units focused on trauma and neurosurgical care of complex patients...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
Elton Mathias, Madhu Srinivas Murthy
Burn injuries are a devastating critical care problem. In children, burns continue to be a major epidemiologic problem around the globe resulting in significant morbidity and death. Apparently, treating these burn injuries in children and adults remains similar, but there are significant physiological and psychological differences. The dermal layer of the skin is generally thinner in neonates, infants, and children than in adults. Enhanced evaporative loss and need for isotonic fluids increases the risk of hypothermia in the pediatric population...
December 11, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
Meredith G van der Velden, Megan K Barrett, Gretchen A Sampadian, Richard J Brilli, Jeffrey P Burns
OBJECTIVES: To describe growth trends in the number of programs, positions, and applicants in pediatric critical care medicine fellowship training as part of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Training Study. DESIGN: Descriptive study. SETTINGS: Available archived Match data through the National Resident Matching Program and training data from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. PATIENTS: None...
January 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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December 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Jaechul Yoon, Youngmin Kim, Dohern Kym, Jun Hur, Haejun Yim, Yong-Suk Cho, Wook Chun
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is administered to critically ill patients with renal injuries as renal replacement or renal support. We aimed to identify predictors of mortality among burn patients receiving CRRT, and to investigate clinical differences according to acute kidney injury (AKI) status. This retrospective observational study evaluated 216 Korean burn patients who received CRRT at a burn intensive care unit. Patients were categorized by AKI status. Data were collected regarding arterial pH, laboratory results, ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fractional inspired oxygen (PF ratio), and urine production...
2017: PloS One
Thet Su Win, Metin Nizamoglu, Ritesh Maharaj, Sarah Smailes, Naguib El-Muttardi, Peter Dziewulski
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are: firstly, to investigate if admission to specialized burn critical care units leads to better clinical outcomes; secondly, to elucidate if the multidisciplinary critical care contributes to this superior outcome. METHODS: A multi-centre cohort analysis of a prospectively collected national database of 1759 adult burn patients admitted to 13 critical care units in England and Wales between 2005 and 2011. Units were contacted via telephone to establish frequency and constitution of daily ward rounds...
February 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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