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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664874/traumatic-brain-injury-and-infectious-encephalopathy-in-children-from-four-resource-limited-settings-in-africa
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Ericka L Fink, Amelie von Saint Andre-von Arnim, Rashmi Kumar, Patrick T Wilson, Tigist Bacha, Abenezer Tirsit Aklilu, Tsegazeab Laeke Teklemariam, Shubhada Hooli, Lisine Tuyisenge, Easmon Otupiri, Anthony Fabio, John Gianakas, Patrick M Kochanek, Derek C Angus, Robert C Tasker
OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency, interventions, and outcomes of children presenting with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Four hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa. PATIENTS: Children age 1 day to 17 years old evaluated at the hospital with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: We evaluated the frequency and outcomes of children presenting consecutively over 4 weeks to any hospital department with traumatic brain injury or infectious encephalopathy...
April 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651743/polypharmacy-in-palliative-care-copd-and-multimorbidity-a-case-report
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Marcel Rowhani, Bernhard Iglseder
This is the case report of an 80-year-old woman with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), multimorbidity and frailty. Despite regular critical re-evaluation of on-going medication, a significant reduction of prescribed medication was not achieved up until the patient's terminal phase, and this may have contributed to several episodes of delirium. It was particularly difficult to reduce the number of prescribed drugs due to cardiovascular, endocrinologic, orthopaedic, neurologic, psychiatric and pulmonary comorbidities...
April 12, 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651626/current-topics-in-the-management-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Christopher D Shank, Beverly C Walters, Mark N Hadley
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) affects more than 250,000 people in the USA, with approximately 17,000 new cases each year. It continues to be one of the most significant causes of trauma-related morbidity and mortality. Despite the introduction of primary injury prevention education and vehicle safety devices, such as airbags and passive restraint systems, traumatic SCI continues to have a substantial impact on the healthcare system. Over the last three decades, there have been considerable advancements in the management of patients with traumatic SCI...
April 12, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651625/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-severe-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-patients
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Yan Zhang, Gang Liu, Mengdi Jiang, Weibi Chen, Yanbo He, Yingying Su
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Data concerning the characteristics and duration of the critical manifestations, treatment response, and long-term outcomes of severe anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis patients compared to those of non-severe patients are limited. This observational study was performed to explore the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of severe anti-NMDAR encephalitis patients. METHODS: According to their characteristics on admission to the neurology intensive care unit, patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis were divided into a severe group and a non-severe group...
April 12, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629983/impact-of-icu-structure-and-processes-of-care-on-outcomes-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Victoria A McCredie, Aziz S Alali, Damon C Scales, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Brian H Cuthbertson, Avery B Nathens
OBJECTIVES: It is uncertain whether dedicated neurocritical care units are associated with improved outcomes for critically ill neurologically injured patients in the era of collaborative protocol-driven care. We examined the association between dedicated neurocritical care units and mortality and the effects of standardized management protocols for severe traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: We surveyed trauma medical directors from centers participating in the American College of Surgeons Trauma Quality Improvement Program to obtain information about ICU structure and processes of care...
April 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615134/improving-outcomes-after-pediatric-cardiac-arrest-the-icu-resuscitation-project-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ron W Reeder, Alan Girling, Heather Wolfe, Richard Holubkov, Robert A Berg, Maryam Y Naim, Kathleen L Meert, Bradley Tilford, Joseph A Carcillo, Melinda Hamilton, Matthew Bochkoris, Mark Hall, Tensing Maa, Andrew R Yates, Anil Sapru, Robert Kelly, Myke Federman, J Michael Dean, Patrick S McQuillen, Deborah Franzon, Murray M Pollack, Ashley Siems, John Diddle, David L Wessel, Peter M Mourani, Carleen Zebuhr, Robert Bishop, Stuart Friess, Candice Burns, Shirley Viteri, David A Hehir, R Whitney Coleman, Tammara L Jenkins, Daniel A Notterman, Robert F Tamburro, Robert M Sutton
BACKGROUND: Quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with survival, but recommended guidelines are often not met, and less than half the children with an in-hospital arrest will survive to discharge. A single-center before-and-after study demonstrated that outcomes may be improved with a novel training program in which all pediatric intensive care unit staff are encouraged to participate in frequent CPR refresher training and regular, structured resuscitation debriefings focused on patient-centric physiology...
April 3, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613899/traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Alejandro A Rabinstein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article provides an update on the acute and subacute management and prognostication of patients with traumatic spinal cord injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Immobilization of the spine and spine clearance should be individualized depending on the ability to perform a reliable neurologic examination, the presence of neck pain, and the imaging findings. Early surgery (within 24 hours) to achieve definitive cord decompression and spine stabilization may be beneficial...
April 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611254/oxytocin-levels-in-saliva-correlate-better-than-plasma-levels-with-concentrations-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-in-neurocritical-care
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Jan Martin, Simone M Kagerbauer, Jens Gempt, Armin Podtschaske, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Gerhard Schneider
In the converging fields of neuroendocrinology and behavioural neuroscience, the interaction between peripheral secretion and central release of oxytocin in humans has not yet been comprehensively assessed. As the human brain is not directly accessible and as the collection of human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) usually requires invasive procedures, easier accessible compartments such as blood or saliva attract increasing attention. In this study, we prospectively determined oxytocin concentrations in the three compartments plasma, CSF and saliva of fifty critically ill patients with neurological and neurosurgical diseases...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608513/clinical-predictors-of-survival-and-functional-outcome-of-stroke-patients-admitted-to-critical-care
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Mariëlle K van Valburg, M Sesmu Arbous, Milena Georgieva, David A Brealey, Mervyn Singer, Bart F Geerts
OBJECTIVES: To determine the predictive value of commonly used clinical variables upon ICU admission for long-term all-cause mortality and functional outcome of adult stroke patients admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. SETTING: General and neurosurgical ICUs of the University College London Hospitals in North Central London. PATIENTS: All adult ICU patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute stroke admitted between February 2010 and May 2012...
March 30, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605047/biological-origins-of-sexual-orientation-and-gender-identity-impact-on-health
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REVIEW
Katherine A O'Hanlan, Jennifer C Gordon, Mackenzie W Sullivan
Gynecologic Oncologists are sometimes consulted to care for patients who present with diverse gender identities or sexual orientations. Clinicians can create more helpful relationships with their patients if they understand the etiologies of these diverse expressions of sexual humanity. Multidisciplinary evidence reveals that a sexually dimorphic spectrum of somatic and neurologic anatomy, traits and abilities, including sexual orientation and gender identity, are conferred together during the first half of pregnancy due to genetics, epigenetics and the diversity of timing and function of sex chromosomes, sex-determining protein secretion, gonadal hormone secretion, receptor levels, adrenal function, maternally ingested dietary hormones, fetal health, and many other factors...
April 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584506/ais-scores-in-spine-and-spinal-cord-trauma-epidemiological-considerations
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Dennis Maiman, Frank Pintar, Waqar Malik, Narayan Yoganandan
BACKGROUND: The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is an internationally accepted coding system created by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, utilized to code traumatic injuries as a function of severity, the latter often defined as mortality risk. Periodic reassessment of that risk is prudent, in light of advances in health care and relationship of nonanatomic factors to death. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to reevaluate the risk of death associated with spine fractures with and without neurologic deficit, age factors associated with it, and the impact of hospital coding on the accuracy of these efforts...
February 28, 2018: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582497/emergency-department-risk-factors-for-serious-clinical-deterioration-in-a-paediatric-hospital-in-peru
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Katie R Nielsen, Rubén Aronés Rojas, José Tantaleán da Fieno, Luis Huicho, Joan S Roberts, Joseph Zunt
AIM: Identification of critically ill children upon presentation to the emergency department (ED) is challenging, especially when resources are limited. The objective of this study was to identify ED risk factors associated with serious clinical deterioration (SCD) during hospitalisation in a resource-limited setting. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of children less than 18 years of age presenting to the ED in a large, freestanding children's hospital in Peru was performed...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580960/prediction-of-survival-in-accidental-hypothermia-requiring-extracorporeal-life-support-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Richard S Saczkowski, Doug J A Brown, Riyad B Abu-Laban, Guy Fradet, Costas J Schulze, Nick D Kuzak
BACKGROUND: Extra-corporeal life support (ECLS) is a life-saving intervention for patients with hypothermia induced cardiac arrest or severe cardiovascular instability. However, its application is highly variable due to a paucity of data in the literature to guide practice. Current guidelines and recommendations are based on expert opinion, single case reports, and small case series. Combining all of the published data in a patient-level analysis can provide a robust assessment of the influence of patient characteristics on survival with ECLS...
March 23, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580936/safety-and-feasibility-of-a-neuroscience-critical-care-program-to-mobilize-patients-with-primary-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Mona N Bahouth, Melinda C Power, Elizabeth K Zink, Kate Kozeniewski, Sowmya Kumble, Sandra Deluzio, Victor C Urrutia, Robert D Stevens
OBJECTIVE: To measure the impact of a progressive mobility program on patients admitted to a neuroscience critical care unit (NCCU) with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). The early mobilization of critically ill patients with spontaneous ICH is a challenge due to the potential for neurologic deterioration and hemodynamic lability in the acute phase of injury. Patients admitted to the ICU have been excluded from randomized trials of early mobilization after stroke. DESIGN: An interdisciplinary working group developed a formalized NCCU Mobility Algorithm which allocates patients to incremental passive or active mobilization pathways on the basis of level of consciousness and motor function...
March 23, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579814/epidemiologic-and-evolutionary-profile-of-patients-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-with-glasgow-coma-scale-score-of-8-or-less-who-entered-the-follow-up-program-of-the-national-institute-of-donation-and-transplantation
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N Tommasino, M Saravia, A Rodriguez, R Mizraji
INTRODUCTION: The improvement in understanding the process that determines the death of an individual and his or her evolution toward brain death allows organization and planning of health policies, optimization of clinical activity and management of organ and tissue procurement processes for transplantation. OBJECTIVE: This study sought to analyze the epidemiological and evolutionary profile of patients with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with a Glasgow Coma Scale score (GCS) ≤8 who entered follow-up in the Neurocritical Patient Monitoring Program (SPN) of Instituto Nacional de Donación y Trasplante (INDT), Uruguay...
March 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574007/a-systematic-review-on-risk-factors-associated-with-sepsis-in-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-units
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REVIEW
Mohammad Fathi, Nader Markazi-Moghaddam, Azra Ramezankhani
OBJECTIVE: We sought to systematically review data on the risk factors influencing the incidence of sepsis in patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs). REVIEW METHODS: An electronic search was undertaken in PubMed, MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library for studies reporting the risk factors of sepsis from the earliest available date up to December 30, 2016. RESULTS: Among the 2978 articles, 14 studies met the inclusion criteria with a total of 56 164 participants from nine countries...
March 21, 2018: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563892/incorporating-high-frequency-physiologic-data-using-computational-dictionary-learning-improves-prediction-of-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-compared-to-existing-methods
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Murad Megjhani, Kalijah Terilli, Hans-Peter Frey, Angela G Velazquez, Kevin William Doyle, Edward Sander Connolly, David Jinou Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Jan Claassen, Noemie Elhadad, Soojin Park
Purpose: Accurate prediction of delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) can be critical for planning interventions to prevent poor neurological outcome. This paper presents a model using convolution dictionary learning to extract features from physiological data available from bedside monitors. We develop and validate a prediction model for DCI after SAH, demonstrating improved precision over standard methods alone. Methods: 488 consecutive SAH admissions from 2006 to 2014 to a tertiary care hospital were included...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547457/retrospective-application-of-new-pediatric-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-criteria-identifies-a-high-risk-population
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Ashley Gionfriddo, Mika L Nonoyama, Peter C Laussen, Peter N Cox, Megan Clarke, Alejandro A Floh
OBJECTIVES: To promote standardization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a new ventilator-associated pneumonia classification, which was modified for pediatrics (pediatric ventilator-associated pneumonia according to proposed criteria [PVAP]). We evaluated the frequency of PVAP in a cohort of children diagnosed with ventilator-associated pneumonia according to traditional criteria and compared their strength of association with clinically relevant outcomes. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
March 15, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547166/surgical-nuances-in-the-separation-of-craniopagus-twins-our-experience-and-a-follow-up-of-15-years
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Muralidhar Pai K, R Chandrasekhar Naidu, A Raja, Y S Rai, Niranjan Kumar, Anand Kini, Santhosh Joseph, Vinod Hegde, H S Ballal, Ramoorthi Rao, Saroja V Sharma, Vinay Kumar Valakatte
Craniopagus twins are conjoined twins fused at the cranium. This is the rarest anomaly seen in conjoined twins and craniopagus twins account for 2- 6% of conjoined twins. Conjoined twins are also extremely rare, with the anomaly seen in about 10-20 subjects per billion births. A female preponderance has been noted. Craniopagus twins can be classified into complete or partial, depending on whether or not they have shared dural venous sinuses. They can be further classified into angular or total depending on the alignment of the inter-twin longitudinal axis...
March 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544581/percutaneous-tracheostomy-by-physician-intensivists
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Asad Zaman Khan, Aslam Khan, Arshad Naseem
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of percutaneous tracheostomy when performed by physician intensivists. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Adult Medical ICU in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from September 2013 to August 2016. METHODOLOGY: Departmental record for percutaneous tracheostomies, performed by physician intensivifts, was evaluated...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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