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Ahmad Ismail
Providing effective pain management is necessary for all patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Because of developmental considerations, caring for children may provide additional challenges. The purpose of this literature review is to describe key challenges in providing effective pain management in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs), with the aim of bringing about a better understanding by health care providers caring for children. Challenges of providing effective pain management in the PICU can be categorized into four levels...
October 15, 2016: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Muhammad Abdul Mabood Khalil, Muhammad Salman Ghazni, Jackson Tan, Nazish Naseer, Muhammad Ashhad Ullah Khalil
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) was first described in 1960. It may occur as a complication of gonadotropin hormone therapy during assisted pregnancy or for primary infertility. A 26-year-old female patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary infertility was treated to conceive. She received intravenous gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) along with follicle-stimulating hormone in an outside private clinic. She presented to the emergency department with abdominal and chest pain, loose stool, vomiting, shortness of breath and decreasing urine output...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Jennifer B Seaman, Amber E Barnato, Susan M Sereika, Mary Beth Happ, Judith A Erlen
OBJECTIVE: Describe patterns of palliative care service consultation among a sample of ICU patients at high risk of dying. BACKGROUND: Patients receiving mechanical ventilation (MV) face threats to comfort, social connectedness and dignity due to pain, heavy sedation and physical restraint. Palliative care consultation services may mitigate poor outcomes. METHODS: From a dataset of 1440 ICU patients with ≥2 days of MV and ≥12 h of sustained wakefulness, we identified those at high risk of dying and/or who died and assessed patterns of sub-specialty palliative care consultation...
October 4, 2016: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
Julia R Van Liew, Rebecca L Brock, Alan J Christensen, Lucy Hynds Karnell, Nitin A Pagedar, Gerry F Funk
BACKGROUND: Weight loss and depressive symptoms are critical head and neck cancer outcomes, yet their relation over the illness course is unclear. METHODS: Associations between self-reported depressive symptoms and objective weight loss across the year after head and neck cancer diagnosis were examined using growth curve modeling techniques (n = 564). RESULTS: A reciprocal covariation pattern emerged-changes in depressive symptoms over time were associated with same-month changes in weight loss (t [1148] = 2...
October 5, 2016: Head & Neck
Melissa S D'Andrea, P Marco Fisichella
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain remains undertreated in critically ill patients. We hypothesized that the adequacy of pain control in our Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) was above the reported average of 71 % in the literature and that the introduction of the critical care pain observation tool (CPOT) could improve it. We used a Lean Six Sigma methodology to improve our processes and quantify our improvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively review 713 consecutive veterans admitted to our SICU...
October 4, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Nicholas G Wysham, Michael J Hochman, Steven P Wolf, Christopher E Cox, Arif H Kamal
CONTEXT: Quality metrics for intensive care unit (ICU)-based palliative care have been proposed but it is unknown how consultative palliative care can contribute to performance on these measures. OBJECTIVES: Assess adherence to proposed quality metrics of intensive care unit (ICU)-based palliative care by palliative care specialists. METHODS: Surrogates for 9/14 patient-level quality metrics were assessed in all patients who received an initial palliative care specialist consult while in an ICU from 10/26/2012 to 1/16/2015 in the Global Palliative Care Quality Alliance, a nationwide palliative care quality registry...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Gianni D'Egidio, Cynthia Wan, Alan Baxter, Hans Rosenberg
Objective. To describe a single case of Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome (SCLS) with a rare complication of compartment syndrome. Patient. Our patient is a 57-year-old male, referred to our hospital due to polycythemia (hemoglobin (Hgb) of 220 g/L), hypotension, acute renal failure, and bilateral calf pain. Measurements and Main Results. The patient required bilateral forearm, thigh, and calf fasciotomies during his ICU stay and continuous renal replacement therapy was instituted following onset of acute renal failure and oliguria...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
Wayne Varndell, Margaret Fry, Doug Elliott
AIM: This systematic review examined the psychometric properties and suitability of the available observational pain instruments for potential use with nonverbal critically ill adult patients in the emergency department. BACKGROUND: In the emergency department assessing pain in critically ill patients is challenging, especially those unable to communicate the presence of pain. Critically ill patients are commonly unable to verbally communicate pain due to altered oral communication (e...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Ahmed Hasanin, Sabah Abdel Raouf Mohamed, Akram El-Adawy
Pain is a common and undertreated problem in critically ill patients. Pain assessment in critically ill patients is challenging and relies on complex scoring systems. The aim of this work was to find out the possible role of the perfusion index (PI) measured by a pulse oximeter (Masimo Radical 7; Masimo Corp., Irvine, CA, USA) in pain assessment in critically ill patients. A prospective observational study was carried out on 87 sedated non-intubated patients in a surgical intensive care unit. In addition to routine monitoring, a Masimo pulse oximeter probe was used for PI measurement...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Giovanni Mistraletti, Michele Umbrello, Stefania Anania, Elisa Andrighi, Alessandra Di Carlo, Federica Martinetti, Serena Barello, Giovanni Sabbatini, Paolo Formenti, Tommaso Maraffi, Francesco Marrazzo, Alessandra Palo, Giacomo Bellani, Riccarda Russo, Silvia Francesconi, Federico Valdambrini, Marco Cigada, Francesca Riccardi, Egidio A Moja, Gaetano Iapichino
BACKGROUND: International guidelines recommend systematic assessment of pain, agitation/sedation and delirium with validated scales for all ICU patients. However, these evaluations are often not done. We have created an e-learning training platform for the continuous medical education, and assessed its efficacy in increasing the use of validated tools by all medical and nursing staff of the participating ICUs during their daily practice. METHODS: Multicenter, randomized, before and after study...
September 20, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
Brian Hutton, Lisa D Burry, Salmaan Kanji, Sangeeta Mehta, Melanie Guenette, Claudio M Martin, Dean A Fergusson, Neill K Adhikari, Ingrid Egerod, David Williamson, Sharon Straus, David Moher, E Wesley Ely, Louise Rose
BACKGROUND: Sedatives and analgesics are administered to provide sedation and manage agitation and pain in most critically ill mechanically ventilated patients. Various sedation administration strategies including protocolized sedation and daily sedation interruption are used to mitigate drug pharmacokinetic limitations and minimize oversedation, thereby shortening the duration of mechanical ventilation. At present, it is unclear which strategy is most effective, as few have been directly compared...
2016: Systematic Reviews
Nikhil R Kalva, Madhusudhan R Tokala, Sonu Dhillon, Watcoun-Nchinda Pisoh, Saqib Walayat, Vishwas Vanar, Srinivas R Puli
Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN), also called "black esophagus," is a condition characterized by circumferential necrosis of the esophagus with universal distal involvement and variable proximal extension with clear demarcation at the gastroesophageal junction. It is an unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and is recognized with distinct and striking mucosal findings on endoscopy. The patients are usually older and are critically ill with shared comorbidities, which include atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, chronic renal insufficiency, and malnutrition...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
R Rolke, S Rolke, S Hiddemann, M Mücke, H Cuhls, L Radbruch, F Elsner, V Peuckmann-Post
Cancer pain and pain associated with non-neoplastic diseases can be associated with pain mechanisms, such as a peripheral or central sensitization or deafferentation. The clarification allows indirect conclusions about the underlying mechanisms based on clinical signs, such as allodynia or hyperalgesia. Non-opioid analgesics are the basis of cancer pain therapy according to the World Health Organization (WHO) pain ladder. In the case of severe cancer pain, treatment can be escalated directly from level 1 to level 3...
October 2016: Der Internist
Aleksandra I Czerw, Urszula Religioni, Andrzej Deptała
BACKGROUND: In Poland, lung cancer is the most common type of cancer in males (20% of all cases) and third most common type of cancer in females (9% of all cases), right behind breast and colorectal cancers. Recently, 28,000 new cases of lung cancer per year were reported in both genders. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to asses coping strategies, pain management, acceptance of illness and adjustment to cancer in patients diagnosed with pulmonary carcinoma and the effect of socioeconomic variables on the abovementioned issues...
July 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
Louise Rose, Neill K Adhikari, Joseph Poon, David Leasa, Douglas A McKim
BACKGROUND: Critically ill mechanically ventilated patients experience impaired airway clearance due to ineffective cough and impaired secretion mobilization. Cough augmentation techniques, including mechanical insufflation-exsufflation (MI-E), manually assisted cough, and lung volume recruitment, improve cough efficiency. Our objective was to describe use, indications, contraindications, interfaces, settings, complications, and barriers to use across Canada. METHODS: An e-mail survey was sent to nominated local survey champions in eligible Canadian units (ICUs, weaning centers, and intermediate care units) with 4 telephone/e-mail reminders...
October 2016: Respiratory Care
Carol Cancelliere, James Donovan, Mette Jensen Stochkendahl, Melissa Biscardi, Carlo Ammendolia, Corrie Myburgh, J David Cassidy
BACKGROUND: Work disability is a major personal, financial and public health burden. Predicting future work success is a major focus of research. OBJECTIVES: To identify common prognostic factors for return-to-work across different health and injury conditions and to describe their association with return-to-work outcomes. METHODS: Medline, Embase, PsychINFO, Cinahl, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and the grey literature were searched from January 1, 2004 to September 1, 2013...
2016: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Cynthia M LaFond, Catherine Van Hulle Vincent, Kimberly Oosterhouse, Diana J Wilkie
: The purpose of this study was to provide a current and comprehensive evaluation of nurses' beliefs regarding pain in critically ill children. DESIGN AND METHODS: A convergent parallel mixed-methods design was used. Nurse beliefs were captured via questionnaire and interview and then compared. RESULTS: Forty nurses participated. Most beliefs reported via questionnaire were consistent with effective pain management practices. Common inaccurate beliefs included the need to verify pain reports with physical indicators and the pharmacokinetics of intravenous opioids...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
I Latorre-Marco, M Acevedo-Nuevo, M Solís-Muñoz, L Hernández-Sánchez, C López-López, M M Sánchez-Sánchez, M Wojtysiak-Wojcicka, J de Las Pozas-Abril, G Robleda-Font, M J Frade-Mera, R De Blas-García, C Górgolas-Ortiz, J De la Figuera-Bayón, C Cavia-García
OBJECTIVE: To assess the psychometric properties of the behavioral indicators of pain scale (ESCID) when applied to a wide range of medical and surgical critical patients. DESIGN: A multicentre, prospective observational study was designed to validate a scale measuring instrument. SETTING: Twenty Intensive Care Units of 14 hospitals belonging to the Spanish National Health System. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 286 mechanically ventilated, unable to self-report critically ill medical and surgical adult patients...
August 30, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
Kyle D Wilson, Sonja J Stutz, Lorenzo F Ochoa, Gustavo A Valbuena, Petra D Cravens, Kelly T Dineley, Gracie Vargas, Robin Stephens
BACKGROUND: Cerebral malaria is one of the most severe complications of Plasmodium falciparum infection and occurs mostly in young African children. This syndrome results from a combination of high levels of parasitaemia and inflammation. Although parasite sequestration in the brain is a feature of the human syndrome, sequestering strains do not uniformly cause severe malaria, suggesting interplay with other factors. Host genetic factors such as mutations in the promoters of the cytokines IL-10 and TNF are also clearly linked to severe disease...
2016: Malaria Journal
Aaron M Joffe, Bridgett McNulty, Madalina Boitor, Rebekah Marsh, Céline Gélinas
OBJECTIVE: Pain is a common symptom in the intensive care unit (ICU). Brain-injured patients are often unable to reliably self-report their pain, calling forth the need to use behavioral scales such as the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT). This study aimed to test the reliability and validity of the CPOT use with brain-injured ICU adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight trained staff nurses and a medical student scored the CPOT before and during a nonpainful (ie, gentle touch) and at least 1 painful (eg, turning) procedure...
May 25, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
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