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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523476/impact-of-a-patient-navigator-program-on-hospital-based-and-outpatient-utilization-over-180%C3%A2-days-in-a-safety-net-health-system
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Richard B Balaban, Fang Zhang, Catherine E Vialle-Valentin, Alison A Galbraith, Marguerite E Burns, Marc R Larochelle, Dennis Ross-Degnan
BACKGROUND: With emerging global payment structures, medical systems need to understand longer-term impacts of care transition strategies. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a care transition program using patient navigators (PNs) on health service utilization among high-risk safety-net patients over a 180-day period. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial conducted October 2011 through April 2013. PARTICIPANTS: Patients admitted to the general medicine service with ≥1 readmission risk factor: (1) age ≥ 60; (2) in-network inpatient admission within prior 6 months; (3) index length of stay ≥ 3 days; or (4) admission diagnosis of heart failure or (5) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
May 18, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472970/communicating-mild-cognitive-impairment-diagnoses-with-and-without-amyloid-imaging
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REVIEW
Joshua D Grill, Liana G Apostolova, Szofia Bullain, Jeffrey M Burns, Chelsea G Cox, Malcolm Dick, Dean Hartley, Claudia Kawas, Sarah Kremen, Jennifer Lingler, Oscar L Lopez, Mark Mapstone, Aimee Pierce, Gil Rabinovici, J Scott Roberts, Seyed Ahmad Sajjadi, Edmond Teng, Jason Karlawish
BACKGROUND: Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) has an uncertain etiology and prognosis and may be challenging for clinicians to discuss with patients and families. Amyloid imaging may aid specialists in determining MCI etiology and prognosis, but creates novel challenges related to disease labeling. METHODS: We convened a workgroup to formulate recommendations for clinicians providing care to MCI patients. RESULTS: Clinicians should use the MCI diagnosis to validate patient and family concerns and educate them that the patient's cognitive impairment is not normal for his or her age and education level...
May 4, 2017: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460858/analysis-of-out-of-hospital-pediatric-intubation-by%C3%A2-an-australian-helicopter-emergency-medical%C3%A2-service
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Brian J Burns, Joanna B Watterson, Sandra Ware, Luke Regan, Cliff Reid
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine first-look success in emergency pediatric intubation by a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service (EMS). METHODS: A database analysis of all pediatric (<16 years) intubations during a 64-month period was undertaken, using data from a prospectively enrolled electronic airway registry form. Recorded findings included patient demographics, operator background, airway intervention including intubation attempts, complications, and critical timings...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456441/surgical-treatment-and-management-of-the-severely-burn-patient-review-and-update
#4
P Gacto-Sanchez
Since one of the main challenges in treating acute burn injuries is preventing infection, early excising of the eschar and covering of the wound becomes critical. Non-viable tissue is removed by initial aggressive surgical debridement. Many surgical options for covering the wound bed have been described, although split-thickness skin grafts remain the standard for the rapid and permanent closure of full-thickness burns. Significant advances made in the past decades have greatly improved burns patient care, as such that major future improvements in survival rates seem to be more difficult...
April 26, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452888/the-impact-of-patient-weight-on-burn-resuscitation
#5
Nehemiah T Liu, Craig A Fenrich, Maria L Serio-Melvin, Wylan C Peterson, Leopoldo C Cancio, José Salinas
INTRODUCTION: Optimal fluid resuscitation of burn patients with burns greater than 20% total body surface area (TBSA) is critical to prevent burn shock during the initial 24 to 48 hours post burn. Currently, most resuscitation formulas incorporate the patient's weight when estimating 24-hour fluid requirements. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of weight on fluid resuscitation requirements and outcomes during the initial 24 hours after admission. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients admitted to our burn intensive care unit from December 2007 to April 2013, resuscitated with a computerized decision support system...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449529/do-hospitals-need-oncological-critical-care-units
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EDITORIAL
Abby Koch, William Checkley
Since the inception of critical care as a formal discipline in the late 1950s, we have seen rapid specialization to many types of intensive care units (ICUs) to accommodate evolving life support technologies and novel therapies in various disciplines of medicine. Indeed, the field has expanded such that specialized ICUs currently exist to address critical care problems in medicine, cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, trauma, burns, organ transplant and cardiothoracic surgeries. Specialization does not only need new infrastructure, but also training and staffing of health care providers, ancillary staff, and development and implementation of processes of care...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441677/building-a-global-online-community-of-practice-the-openpediatrics-world-shared-practices-video-series
#7
Traci A Wolbrink, Niranjan Kissoon, Nabila Mirza, Jeffrey P Burns
PROBLEM: Health care professionals are familiar with engaging in local communities of practice (CoPs) within their hospital, region, and/or country, but despite the availability of online technologies that facilitate online global collaboration, the health care sector has yet to fully embrace these tools. APPROACH: In 2013, OPENPediatrics (an online social learning platform) launched the World Shared Practices video (WSP) series to engage and coalesce the global community of critical care clinicians...
May 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439852/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-a-concise-review-with-a-comprehensive-summary-of-therapeutic-interventions-emphasizing-supportive-measures
#8
REVIEW
Jeremy A Schneider, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are two of the most severe dermatologic conditions occurring in the inpatient setting. There is a lack of consensus regarding appropriate management of SJS and TEN. PURPOSE: The scientific literature pertaining to SJS and TEN (subsequently referred to as SJS/TEN) is summarized and assessed. In addition, an interventional approach for the clinician is provided. METHODS: PubMed was searched with the key words: corticosteroids, cyclosporine, etanercept, intravenous immunoglobulin, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and toxic epidermal necrolysis...
April 24, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430755/differentiating-delirium-from-sedative-hypnotic-related-iatrogenic-withdrawal-syndrome-lack-of-specificity-in-pediatric-critical-care-assessment-tools
#9
Kate Madden, Michele M Burns, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To identify available assessment tools for sedative/hypnotic iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome and delirium in PICU patients, the evidence supporting their use, and describe areas of overlap between the components of these tools and the symptoms of anticholinergic burden in children. DATA SOURCES: Studies were identified using PubMed and EMBASE from the earliest available date until July 3, 2016, using a combination of MeSH terms "delirium," "substance withdrawal syndrome," and key words "opioids," "benzodiazepines," "critical illness," "ICU," and "intensive care...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416582/relationship-between-oxygen-concentration-and-temperature-in-an-exothermic-warming-device
#10
Ben Brooks, Charles D Deakin
INTRODUCTION: Actively warming hypothermic patients or preventing hypothermia is critical in optimising outcomes in patients with traumatic injuries. Our aim was to investigate the effect of ambient oxygen concentration on the rate and change in temperature of the TechTrade Ready-Heat II exothermic (oxygen-activated) warming blanket, to evaluate safety and ascertain the risk of thermal injury. METHODS: A mannequin covered with an exothermic blanket was placed in a sealed oxygen tent...
April 17, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416497/prognostication-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-the-tbi-prognosis-multicentre-feasibility-study
#11
Alexis F Turgeon, François Lauzier, Ryan Zarychanski, Dean A Fergusson, Caroline Léger, Lauralyn A McIntyre, Francis Bernard, Andrea Rigamonti, Karen Burns, Donald E Griesdale, Robert Green, Damon C Scales, Maureen O Meade, Martin Savard, Michèle Shemilt, Jérôme Paquet, Jean-Luc Gariépy, André Lavoie, Kesh Reddy, Draga Jichici, Giuseppe Pagliarello, David Zygun, Lynne Moore
OBJECTIVE: Severe traumatic brain injury is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in young adults. Assessing long-term neurological outcome after such injury is difficult and often characterised by uncertainty. The objective of this feasibility study was to establish the feasibility of conducting a large, multicentre prospective study to develop a prognostic model of long-term neurological outcome in critically ill patients with severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study...
April 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396935/state-of-the-art-in-fluid-and-volume-therapy-a%C3%A2-user-friendly-staged-concept-english-version
#12
M Rehm, N Hulde, T Kammerer, A S Meidert, K Hofmann-Kiefer
Adequate intraoperative infusion therapy is essential for the perioperative outcome of a patient. Both hypo- and hypervolemia can lead to an increased rate of perioperative complications and to a worse outcome. Perioperative infusion therapy should therefore be needs-based. The primary objective is the maintenance of preoperative normovolemia using a rational infusion strategy. Perioperative fluid losses should be differentiated from volume losses due to surgical bleeding or protein losses into the interstitial space...
April 10, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392713/a-case-report-on-the-treatment-of-complex-chronic-pain-and-opioid-dependence-by-a-multidisciplinary-transitional-pain-service-using-the-act-matrix-and-buprenorphine-naloxone
#13
Aliza Z Weinrib, Lindsay C Burns, Alex Mu, Muhammad Abid Azam, Salima Sj Ladak, Karen McRae, Rita Katznelson, Saam Azargive, Cieran Tran, Joel Katz, Hance Clarke
In an era of growing concern about opioid prescribing, the postsurgical period remains a critical window with the risk of significant opioid dose escalation, particularly in patients with a history of chronic pain and presurgical opioid use. The purpose of this case report is to describe the multidisciplinary care of a complex, postsurgical pain patient by an innovative transitional pain service (TPS). A 59-year-old male with complex chronic pain, as well as escalating long-term opioid use, presented with a bleeding duodenal ulcer requiring emergency surgery...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363300/microsurgical-reconstruction-of-the-burned-hand-and-upper-extremity
#14
REVIEW
Mauricio De la Garza, Michael Sauerbier, Germann Günter, Curtis L Cetrulo, Reuben A Bueno, Robert C Russell, Michael W Neumeister
Improvements in critical care and burn victim resuscitation have led to increased survival of burned patients. Initial resuscitation, early excision of burned tissues, prevention of burn wound sepsis, and wound coverage remain mainstays of care. Many burn wounds require complex reconstruction. This is particularly important in the hand. Coverage of tendons, ligaments, joints, vessels, nerves, and bones of the hand requires healthy vascularized tissue to maintain viability and function. Local flaps or regional flaps may be within the burn zone of injury...
May 2017: Hand Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341258/treatment-costs-of-burn-victims-in-a-university-hospital
#15
Elza H T Anami, Elisangela F Zampar, Marcos T Tanita, Lucienne T Q Cardoso, Tiemi Matsuo, Cintia Magalhães C Grion
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the direct costs of treating critically ill patients in the intensive care unit of a center specializing in treating burns. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of 180 patients from May 2011 to May 2013. Clinical and demographic data were collected in addition to data for the calculation of severity scores. The costs related to daily clinical and surgical treatment were evaluated until hospital outcome. The costs were grouped into five blocks: Clinical support, Drugs and blood products, Medical procedures, Specific burn procedures and Hospital fees...
March 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338594/the-association-of-non-accidental-trauma-with-historical-factors-exam-findings-and-diagnostic-testing-during-the-initial-trauma-evaluation
#16
Mauricio A Escobar, Marc Auerbach, Katherine Flynn-O'Brien, Gunjan Tiyyagura, Matthew A Borgman, Susan J Duffy, Kelly Falcone, Rita Burke, John M Cox, Sabine Maguire
Early identification of non-accidental trauma (NAT) is a critical component of pediatric trauma care. Literature searches were conducted related to the association of NAT with seven key areas: history, exam findings (burns, oral trauma, bruising) and imaging (fractures, abdominal and brain injuries). When available, odds ratios (OR) with 95% confidence intervals (CI) for associations with NAT are presented. Systematic reviews have been published in six of the seven key areas and are described. The operational definition of NAT was widely variable across studies, prohibiting meta-analysis...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329734/elevated-mif-2-levels-predict-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
#17
Julia Pohl, Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Pia Stock, Peter Luedike, Tienush Rassaf
PURPOSE: D-dopachrome tautomerase (MIF-2 or DDT) is a member of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) superfamily and a close structural homolog to MIF. Circulating MIF-2 has been described to be elevated in patients suffering from sepsis, severe burn injury and after surgery. We sought to evaluate the prognostic value of MIF-2 in critically ill patients. METHODS: A total of 72 patients were studied upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296811/new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-critically-ill
#18
Travis J Moss, James Forrest Calland, Kyle B Enfield, Diana C Gomez-Manjarres, Caroline Ruminski, John P DiMarco, Douglas E Lake, J Randall Moorman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of new-onset atrial fibrillation with outcomes, including ICU length of stay and survival. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort of ICU admissions. We found atrial fibrillation using automated detection (≥ 90 s in 30 min) and classed as new-onset if there was no prior diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. We identified determinants of new-onset atrial fibrillation and, using propensity matching, characterized its impact on outcomes...
May 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296670/intraoperative-feeding-improves-calorie-and-protein-delivery-in-acute-burn-patients
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David E Varon, Gil Freitas, Neha Goel, Jennifer Wall, Deepak Bharadia, Erin Sisk, Joshua C Vacanti, Bohdan Pomahac, Indranil Sinha, Vihas M Patel
Enteral nutrition support is a critical component of modern burn care for severely burned patients. However, tube feeds are frequently withheld during the perioperative period because of aspiration concerns. As a result, patients requiring multiple operative procedures risk accumulating significant protein-calorie deficits. The objective of this study was to describe our American Burn Association-certified burn center's experience implementing an intraoperative feeding protocol in severely burned patients defined as a cutaneous burn ≥20% TBSA...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267682/a-retrospective-descriptive-comparative-study-to-identify-patient-variables-that-contribute-to-the-development-of-deep-tissue-injury-among-patients-in-intensive-care-units
#20
Holly Kirkland-Kyhn, Oleg Teleten, Machelle Wilson
Deep tissue injury (DTI) may develop in critically ill patients despite implementation of preventive interventions. A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted in a 620-bed, level 1 trauma, academic medical center with 7 adult intensive care units ([ICUs] cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, burn surgery, med-surgery, neurosurgery, medical, and transfer) among patients treated from January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2015. All patients 18 years of age or older that developed a sacral DTI that evolved into a Stage 3, Stage 4, or unstageable hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU) in the ICU were included...
February 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
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