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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901207/characterizing-citizens-preferences-for-engagement-in-patient-care-and-research-in-adult-and-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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Karen E A Burns, Leena Rizvi, Anna Charteris, Samuel Laskey, Saima B Bhatti, Kamalprit Chokar, Karen L M Choong
RATIONALE: Engagement promotes and supports the active participation of patients and families in health care and research to strengthen their influence on decision-making. We sought to characterize how citizens wish to be engaged in care and research in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Interviewers administered questionnaires to visitors in 3 adult ICUs and 1 pediatric ICU. RESULTS: We surveyed 202 (adult [n = 130] and pediatric [n = 72]) visitors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894313/need-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-stress-ulcer-prophylaxis-in-critically-ill-children-a-canadian-survey
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Mark Duffett, Karen Choong, Jennifer Foster, Elaine Gilfoyle, Jacques Lacroix, Deborah J Cook
BACKGROUND: Stress ulcer prophylaxis is commonly used in pediatric critical care, to prevent upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The most frequently used agents are histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). The risk-benefit ratio for stress ulcer prophylaxis is uncertain, because data from randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on the effectiveness and harms of prophylaxis in children are limited. OBJECTIVE: To describe the views of Canadian pediatric intensivists about a future RCT of stress ulcer prophylaxis...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888320/wellness-and-burnout-in-burn-care-providers-professionalism-the-social-covenant-and-the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-teams
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Charles Scott Hultman, Michael W Neumeister
This article explores the functioning of highly effective teams in burn care. Critical to the success of the team is the health of burn care providers, who can experience burnout. Wellness must be promoted by health care organizations, which, in turn, are responsible for the health of the populations they serve. Professionalism not only frames the social covenant between patients and burn care physicians but may also serve as a critical force in protecting against burnout and promoting wellness.
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888316/outcome-metrics-after-burn-injury-from-patient-reported-outcome-measures-to-value-based-health-care
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Jonathan S Friedstat, Colleen M Ryan, Nicole Gibran
Outcomes research is important because it allows us to critically evaluate our results and strive for quality improvement, share our experiences with our colleagues, and improve the care and results delivered to the patient. This article focuses on outcomes research in burns from a historical perspective, highlights some of the current innovations, and previews future directions for outcomes-based research in burn care.
October 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876693/continuation-of-feeds-in-the-unstable-burns-patient
#5
A L Rooi, A Muganza, E A Ndobe, M Nel
BACKGROUND: Early enteral nutrition (EEN) and the continuation of enteral nutrition (EN) are critical factors in burn patients, who typically have higher nutritional needs due to their post-injury hypercatabolic state and their additional need for nutrients to aid in the healing of wounds and skin grafts. In the critically ill patient, EN is the preferred mode of administration; however, controversy exists regarding the concomitant use of EN and intravenous vasopressor agents in the haemodynamically unstable patient...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874945/pediatric-exposures-to-topical-benzocaine-preparations-reported-to-a-statewide-poison-control-system
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Rais Vohra, Serena Huntington, Jennifer Koike, Kevin Le, Richard J Geller
INTRODUCTION: Topical benzocaine is a local anesthetic commonly used to relieve pain caused by teething, periodontal irritation, burns, wounds, and insect bites. Oral preparations may contain benzocaine concentrations ranging from 7.5% to 20%. Pediatric exposure to such large concentrations may result in methemoglobinemia and secondarily cause anemia, cyanosis, and hypoxia. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of exposures reported to a statewide poison control system...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853904/recommended-reading-from-university-at-buffalo-pulmonary-and-critical-care-medicine-fellows
#7
Rajany V Dy, Sumit Patel, Ken Burns, M Jeffery Mador
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 30, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853230/risk-factors-for-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-infection-in-burn-patients
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Mark L Vickers, Joel M Dulhunty, Emma Ballard, Paul Chapman, Michael Muller, Jason A Roberts, Menino O Cotta
BACKGROUND: Infection with multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative organisms leads to poorer outcomes in the critically ill burn patient. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for MDR Gram-negative pathogen infection in critically ill burn patients admitted to a major tertiary referral intensive care unit (ICU) in Australia. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of all adult burn patients admitted over a 7-year period was conducted. Twenty-one cases that cultured an MDR Gram-negative organism were matched with 21 controls of similar age, gender, burn size and ICU stay...
August 29, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846992/improving-research-enrollment-of-severe-burn-patients
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Anne M Lachiewicz, Felicia N Williams, Shannon S Carson, Jessica M Trexler, Carrie A Nielsen, David van Duin, David J Weber, Shannon D Williams, Samuel W Jones, Bruce A Cairns
Enrolling severely burn injured patients into prospective research studies poses specific challenges to investigators. The authors describe their experience of recruiting adults with ≥20% TBSA burns or inhalation injury admitted to a single academic burn unit into observational research with minimally invasive specimen collection. The authors outline iterative changes that they made to their recruitment processes in response to perceived weaknesses leading to delays in enrollment. The primary outcome was the change in days to consent for enrolled patients or cessation of recruitment for nonenrolled patients before and after the interventional modifications...
September 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838678/critical-care-polyneuropathy-in-burn-injuries-an-integrative-review
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A Mc Kittrick, R Kornhaber, M Harats, M Cleary, D C Visentin, J Haik
Polyneuropathy is a debilitating condition which may be associated with large burns. The aim of this integrative review is to identify factors that contribute to the development of critical care polyneuropathy in patients admitted to an intensive care unit with a severe burn injury. PubMed, Scopus, CINHAL and EMBASE were searched up until July 2016. Studies/case reports focusing on critical care polyneuropathy for burn injured patients were included. The ten studies, included a total of 2755 burns subjects and identified 128 critical care polyneuropathy patients with an incidence of 4...
August 21, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835065/-review-of-the-major-work-and-challenge-of-emergency-medical-rescue-from-gas-explosion-accident-in-hangzhou
#11
Q Zhang
In order to ameliorate the prognosis of patients in burn disaster, national emergency medical rescue expert teams are usually dispatched to incident areas. This article discusses the major work and challenges of the medical rescue expert teams using example of rescuing gas explosion accident in Hangzhou in last few days and author's personal experience of previous mission. The foremost mission of medical rescue expert teams is to provide feasible strategic advice for burn disaster rescue and pivotal critical care support...
August 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822384/clinical-characteristics-of-trauma-patients-requiring-hydrocortisone-treatment-for-refractory-hypotension
#12
Gina Kim, Jeffrey Young
Corticosteroids play an important role in responding to physiologic stress in the human body. However, its application in critical care remains heavily debated. The purpose of this study was to identify patient characteristics associated with receiving stress-dose steroids during the intensive care unit stay after traumatic injury and its effect on in-hospital mortality. Patients admitted to the University of Virginia trauma center between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2015, were identified using our Trauma Registry...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803752/optimal-dose-timing-and-ratio-of-blood-products-in-massive-transfusion-results-from-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zoe K McQuilten, Gemma Crighton, Susan Brunskill, Jessica K Morison, Tania H Richter, Neil Waters, Michael F Murphy, Erica M Wood
Optimal dose, timing and ratio to red blood cells (RBC) of blood component therapy (fresh frozen plasma [FFP], platelets, cryoprecipitate or fibrinogen concentrate) to reduce morbidity and mortality in critically bleeding patients requiring massive transfusion is unknown. We performed a systematic review for randomized controlled trials (RCT) in MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, Embase, CINAHL, PubMed the Transfusion Evidence Library and using multiple clinical trials registries to 21 February 2017. Sixteen RCTs were identified: six completed (five in adult trauma patients, one pediatric burn patients) and ten ongoing trials...
July 6, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792620/cut-point-levels-of-phosphatidylethanol-to-identify-alcohol-misuse-in-a-mixed-cohort-including-critically-ill-patients
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Majid Afshar, Ellen L Burnham, Cara Joyce, Brendan J Clark, Meagan Yong, Jeannette Gaydos, Richard S Cooper, Gordon S Smith, Elizabeth J Kovacs, Erin M Lowery
BACKGROUND: Although alcohol misuse is associated with deleterious outcomes in critically ill patients, its detection by either self-report or examination of biomarkers is difficult to obtain consistently. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is a direct alcohol biomarker that can characterize alcohol consumption patterns; however, its diagnostic accuracy in identifying misuse in critically ill patients is unknown. METHODS: PEth values were obtained in a mixed cohort comprised of 122 individuals from medical and burn intensive care units (n=33), alcohol detoxification unit (n=51), and healthy volunteers (n=38)...
August 9, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777112/the-relationship-between-professional-quality-of-life-and-caring-ability-in-critical-care-nurses
#15
Marzieh Mohammadi, Hamid Peyrovi, Mahmood Mahmoodi
BACKGROUND: Critical care nursing has some features that may affect the ability of critical care nurses to provide care. Professionals as critical care nurses who deal with peoples' health and life often experience some levels of stress that affects their quality of life. OBJECTIVE: This study examined the relationship between professional quality of life and caring ability of critical care nurses. METHOD: In this descriptive correlational study, 253 critical care nurses working in the medical and surgical intensive care units of Tehran University of Medical Sciences were recruited by convenience sampling method...
September 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751122/inhalation-injury-caused-by-cornstarch-dust-explosion-in-intubated-patients-a-single-center-experience
#16
Han-Chung Hu, Chih-Hao Chang, Hsiang-Hao Hsu, Chia-Ming Chang, Chung-Chi Huang, Shiow-Shuh Chuang, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Around 10%-20% of burned patients have inhalation injuries, and the severity of these injuries is correlated with mortality. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy is an important tool for the early diagnosis of inhalation injury. This study investigated correlations between the severity of inhalation injury and outcomes of patients involved in a cornstarch dust explosion in northern Taiwan in 2015. METHODS: Patients with burns who were intubated after the explosion were enrolled...
July 24, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729329/fluids-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-fissh-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
Bram Rochwerg, Tina Millen, Peggy Austin, Michelle Zeller, Frédérick D'Aragon, Roman Jaeschke, Marie-Hélène Masse, Sangeeta Mehta, Francois Lamontagne, Maureen Meade, Gordon Guyatt, Deborah J Cook
INTRODUCTION: Observational evidence suggests physiological benefits and lower mortality with lower chloride solutions; however, 0.9% saline remains the most widely used fluid worldwide. Given uncertainty regarding the association of lower chloride on mortality, it is unlikely that practice will change without direct randomised clinical trial (RCT) evidence. This pilot RCT will investigate the feasibility of a large-scale trial directly comparing low chloride with high chloride fluids in patients with septic shock...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716047/protocol-adherence-for-continuously-titrated-interventions-in-randomized-trials-an-overview-of-the-current-methodology-and-case-study
#18
F Lauzier, N K Adhikari, A Seely, K K Y Koo, E P Belley-Côté, K E A Burns, D J Cook, F D'Aragon, B Rochwerg, M E Kho, S J W Oczkowksi, E H Duan, M O Meade, A G Day, F Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: The standard definition for protocol adherence is the proportion of all scheduled doses that are delivered. In clinical research, this definition has several limitations when evaluating protocol adherence in trials that study interventions requiring continuous titration. DISCUSSION: Building upon a specific case study, we analyzed a recent trial of a continuously titrated intervention to assess the impact of different definitions of protocol deviations on the interpretation of protocol adherence...
July 17, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712106/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-urinalysis-samples-in-critically-ill-patients
#19
Sean P Lee, Terrie Vasilopoulos, Thomas James Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Pre-emptive screening of urine for patients admitted to an intensive care unit can result in the misinterpretation of data and over- or under-treatment of urinary tract infection. METHODS: Data were studied from 169 consecutive patients admitted to the neurologic or burn intensive care unit at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. All patients had a urinary catheter in place at the time of admission. Urinalysis and urine culture were sent for analysis...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705450/clinical-outcome-and-antimicrobial-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-for-the-treatment-of-infections-in-acute-burn-patients
#20
Anna Silva Machado, Maura S Oliveira, Cristina Sanches, Carlindo Vieira da Silva Junior, David S Gomez, Rolf Gemperli, Silvia Regina Cavani Jorge Santos, Anna S Levin
PURPOSE: In critical burn patients, the pharmacokinetic parameters (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) of many classes of drugs, including antibiotics, are altered. The aim of this study was to compare 2 groups of burn patients undergoing treatment for health care-associated infections with and without therapeutic drug monitoring. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a clinical intervention (ie, a before/after study) was conducted with patients with health care-associated pneumonia, burn infection, bloodstream infection, and urinary tract infection in the burn intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital...
July 10, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
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