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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432853/an-evidence-based-approach-to-reducing-cardiac-telemetry-alarm-fatigue
#1
Ekta Srinivasa, Jaspreet Mankoo, Charles Kerr
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that between 80% and 99% of alarms in the clinical areas are in actionable alarms (Gross, Dahl, & Nielson). Alarm management is one of the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals (2014) because sentinel events have directly been linked to the devices generating these alarms. PURPOSE: At an acute care facility in Boston, a multidisciplinary team consisting of Nursing, Biomedical Engineers, Patient Safety and Providers was formed to conduct a pilot study on the state of telemetry alarms on a surgical floor...
April 22, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432194/diagnostic-value-of-prehospital-ecg-in-acute-stroke-patients
#2
Tobias Bobinger, Bernd Kallmünzer, Markus Kopp, Natalia Kurka, Martin Arnold, Stefan Heider, Stefan Schwab, Martin Köhrmann
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the diagnostic yield of prehospital ECG monitoring provided by emergency medical services in the case of suspected stroke. METHODS: Consecutive patients with acute stroke admitted to our tertiary stroke center via emergency medical services and with available prehospital ECG were prospectively included during a 12-month study period. We assessed prehospital ECG recordings and compared the results to regular 12-lead ECG on admission and after continuous ECG monitoring at the stroke unit...
April 21, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430906/past-and-current-cause-specific-mortality-in-eisenmenger-syndrome
#3
Cristel M Sørensen Hjortshøj, Aleksander Kempny, Annette Schophuus Jensen, Keld Sørensen, Edit Nagy, Mikael Dellborg, Bengt Johansson, Virginija Rudiene, Gu Hong, Alexander R Opotowsky, Werner Budts, Barbara J Mulder, Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pajak, Michele D'Alto, Katja Prokšelj, Gerhard-Paul Diller, Konstantinos Dimopoulos, Mette-Elise Estensen, Henrik Holmstrøm, Maila Turanlahti, Ulf Thilén, Michael A Gatzoulis, Lars Søndergaard
Aims: Eisenmenger syndrome (ES) is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic strategies have changed during the 2000s in conjunction with an emphasis on specialist follow-up. The aim of this study was to determine the cause-specific mortality in ES and evaluate any relevant changes between 1977 and 2015. Methods and results: This is a retrospective, descriptive multicentre study. A total of 1546 patients (mean age 38.7 ± 15.4 years; 36% male) from 13 countries were included...
April 18, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427882/effects-of-bystander-cpr-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-on-hospital-costs-and-long-term-survival
#4
Guillaume Geri, Carol Fahrenbruch, Hendrika Meischke, Ian Painter, Lindsay White, Thomas D Rea, Marcia R Weaver
BACKGROUND: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with a greater likelihood of survival to hospital discharge after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However the long-term survival benefits in relationship to cost have not been well-studied. We evaluated bystander CPR, hospital-based costs, and long-term survival following OHCA in order to assess the potential cost-effectiveness of bystander CPR. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive EMS-treated OHCA patients >=12years who arrested prior to EMS arrival and outside a nursing facility between 2001 and 2010 in greater King County, WA...
April 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427574/acute-noncardiovascular-illness-in-the-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
#5
Eric M Holland, Travis J Moss
BACKGROUND: Fifty years after the inception of the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), noncardiovascular illnesses have become more prevalent and may contribute to morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: The authors performed multivariate statistical analyses to determine the association of acute noncardiovascular illnesses with outcomes, including length of stay (LOS), mortality, and hospital readmission. METHODS: We studied 1,042 admissions between October 12, 2013 and November 28, 2014 to the CICU at the University of Virginia Health System, a tertiary-care academic medical center...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426467/neuron-specific-enolase-predicts-poor-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest-and-targeted-temperature-management-a-multicenter-study-on-1-053-patients
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Kaspar Josche Streitberger, Christoph Leithner, Michael Wattenberg, Peter H Tonner, Julia Hasslacher, Michael Joannidis, Tommaso Pellis, Elena Di Luca, Markus Födisch, Alexander Krannich, Christoph J Ploner, Christian Storm
OBJECTIVE: Outcome prediction after cardiac arrest is important to decide on continuation or withdrawal of intensive care. Neuron-specific enolase is an easily available, observer-independent prognostic biomarker. Recent studies have yielded conflicting results on its prognostic value after targeted temperature management. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: We analyzed neuron-specific enolase serum concentrations 3 days after nontraumatic in-hospital cardiac arrest and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and outcome of patients from five hospitals in Germany, Austria, and Italy...
April 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418520/rapid-rule-out-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-a-single-high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-measurement-below-the-limit-of-detection-a-collaborative-meta-analysis
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John W Pickering, Martin P Than, Louise Cullen, Sally Aldous, Ewoud Ter Avest, Richard Body, Edward W Carlton, Paul Collinson, Anne Marie Dupuy, Ulf Ekelund, Kai M Eggers, Christopher M Florkowski, Yonathan Freund, Peter George, Steve Goodacre, Jaimi H Greenslade, Allan S Jaffe, Sarah J Lord, Arash Mokhtari, Christian Mueller, Andrew Munro, Sebbane Mustapha, William Parsonage, W Frank Peacock, Christopher Pemberton, A Mark Richards, Juan Sanchis, Lukas P Staub, Richard Troughton, Raphael Twerenbold, Karin Wildi, Joanna Young
Background: High-sensitivity assays for cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) are sometimes used to rapidly rule out acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Purpose: To estimate the ability of a single hs-cTnT concentration below the limit of detection (<0.005 µg/L) and a nonischemic electrocardiogram (ECG) to rule out AMI in adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) with chest pain. Data Sources: EMBASE and MEDLINE without language restrictions (1 January 2008 to 14 December 2016)...
April 18, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417026/cardiovascular-complications-of-acute-amphetamine-abuse-cross-sectional-study
#9
Elham Bazmi, Farinaz Mousavi, Leila Giahchin, Tahmineh Mokhtari, Behnam Behnoush
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate cardiovascular complications among patients who abuse amphetamines. METHODS: This cross-sectional study took place between April 2014 and April 2015 among 3,870 patients referred to the Toxicology Emergency Department of Baharlou Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Those with clinical signs of drug abuse and positive urine screening tests were included in the study, while cases of chronic abuse were excluded...
February 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415979/behavioral-activation-for-smoking-cessation-and-mood-management-following-a-cardiac-event-results-of-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Andrew M Busch, Erin M Tooley, Shira Dunsiger, Elizabeth A Chattillion, John Fani Srour, Sherry L Pagoto, Christopher W Kahler, Belinda Borrelli
BACKGROUND: Smoking cessation following hospitalization for Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) significantly reduces subsequent mortality. Depressed mood is a major barrier to cessation post-ACS. Although existing counseling treatments address smoking and depression independently in ACS patients, no integrated treatment addresses both. We developed an integrated treatment combining gold standard cessation counseling with behavioral activation-based mood management; Behavioral Activation Treatment for Cardiac Smokers (BAT-CS)...
April 17, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415082/p210long-term-outcome-of-primary-mitral-valve-prolapse-results-from-a-population-of-250-patients-referred-to-a-tertiary-cardiovascular-center
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V Mecarocci, F Mori
Background: Outcome of Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) was controversial for long time. Many studies reported great differences in the incidence of cardiovascular events due, above all, to heterogeneous and small studied populations. Most of theme were also published to late '80 of the last century till early '00. Purpose: To make a contemporary survey on the incidence of cardiovascular events in a selected population of patients affected by primary MVP referred to a tertiary cardiovascular center for the medical and surgical care of valvular heart disease...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409655/9-1-1-triage-of-non-traumatic-chest-pain-association-with-hospital-diagnosis
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Greg Scott, Jeff J Clawson, Isabel Gardett, Meghan Broadbent, Nathan Williams, Conrad Fivaz, Gigi Marshall, Tracey Barron, Christopher Olola
OBJECTIVE: Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people seek emergency care-and one of the most critical. In the United States, chest pain is the second most common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. A patient's primary complaint of "chest pain" may reflect a broad range of underlying causes; therefore, it is important that emergency medical service (EMS) agencies gain a thorough understanding of these cases, beginning with the initial management of chest pain in the 9-1-1 center...
April 14, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409034/increased-intracranial-pressure-during-hemodialysis-in-a-patient-with-anoxic-brain-injury
#13
Anton Lund, Mette B Damholt, Ditte G Strange, Jesper Kelsen, Hasse Møller-Sørensen, Kirsten Møller
Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome (DDS) is a serious neurological complication of hemodialysis, and patients with acute brain injury are at increased risk. We report a case of DDS leading to intracranial hypertension in a patient with anoxic brain injury and discuss the subsequent dialysis strategy. A 13-year-old girl was admitted after prolonged resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Computed tomography (CT) revealed an inferior vena cava aneurysm and multiple pulmonary emboli as the likely cause. An intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor was inserted, and, on day 3, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) was initiated due to acute kidney injury, during which the patient developed severe intracranial hypertension...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407819/-association-between-fluid-overload-and-acute-renal-injury-after-congenital-heart-disease-surgery-in-infants
#14
De-Qiang Luo, Zi-Li Chen, Wei Dai, Feng Chen
OBJECTIVE: To study the association between fluid overload and acute kidney injury (AKI) after congenital heart disease surgery in infants. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 88 infants aged less than 6 months who underwent a radical surgery for congenital heart disease. The treatment outcomes were compared between the infants with AKI after surgery and those without. The effect of cumulative fluid overload on treatment outcomes 2 days after surgery was analyzed...
April 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406417/a-rare-complication-of-viper-envenomation-cardiac-failure-a-case-report
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K Chara, N Baccouche, O Turki, K Regaig, A Chaari, M Bahloul, M Bouaziz
Viper envenomation is common in North Africa. Cardiac complications are not common features of snakebites, the clinical picture of which is usually dominated by toxin-associated neurological, hematological, and vascular damage. There are rare reports of acute myocardial infarction and/or ischemia caused by snakebites, while myocarditis after envenomation has not yet been reported, to our knowledge. We report the case of a 43-year-old woman admitted to our intensive care unit after viper envenomation complicated by acute heart failure with acute pulmonary edema, in a state of cardiogenic shock, accompanied by multi-organ failure, intravascular disseminated coagulation, and neurological damage...
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403119/combined-measurement-of-soluble-st2-and-amino-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-provides-early-assessment-of-severity-in-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-acute-coronary-syndrome
#16
Heli Tolppanen, Mercedes Rivas-Lasarte, Johan Lassus, Malha Sadoune, Etienne Gayat, Kari Pulkki, Mattia Arrigo, Evguenia Krastinova, Alessandro Sionis, John Parissis, Jindrich Spinar, James Januzzi, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Alexandre Mebazaa
OBJECTIVES: Mortality in cardiogenic shock complicating acute coronary syndrome is high, and objective risk stratification is needed for rational use of advanced therapies such as mechanical circulatory support. Traditionally, clinical variables have been used to judge risk in cardiogenic shock. The aim of this study was to assess the added value of serial measurement of soluble ST2 and amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide to clinical parameters for risk stratification in cardiogenic shock...
April 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402772/delays-in-emergency-care-and-mortality-during-major-u-s-marathons
#17
Anupam B Jena, N Clay Mann, Leia N Wedlund, Andrew Olenski
Background Large marathons frequently involve widespread road closures and infrastructure disruptions, which may create delays in emergency care for nonparticipants with acute medical conditions who live in proximity to marathon routes. Methods We analyzed Medicare data on hospitalizations for acute myocardial infarction or cardiac arrest among Medicare beneficiaries (≥65 years of age) in 11 U.S. cities that were hosting major marathons during the period from 2002 through 2012 and compared 30-day mortality among the beneficiaries who were hospitalized on the date of a marathon, those who were hospitalized on the same day of the week as the day of the marathon in the 5 weeks before or the 5 weeks after the marathon, and those who were hospitalized on the same day as the marathon but in surrounding ZIP Code areas unaffected by the marathon...
April 13, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400122/description-of-acute-cardiac-care-in-2014-a-french-nation-wide-database-on-277-845-admissions-in-270-iccus
#18
François Roubille, Grégoire Mercier, Clément Delmas, Stéphane Manzo-Silberman, Guillaume Leurent, Meyer Elbaz, Adeline Riondel, Eric Bonnefoy-Cudraz, Patrick Henry
BACKGROUND: The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) has greatly evolved for decades: it no longer includes only patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The clinical characteristics and pathological profiles of patients have markedly changed. Detailed data on the topic are critically lacking. METHODS: We present here a French nation-wide administrative database with an exhaustive description of patients admitted to ICCU throughout a whole year (2014). RESULTS: A total of 277,845 patients in 270 centers were admitted to ICCUs at least once in 2014 (exhaustive data)...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399905/cardiac-biomarkers-are-associated-with-maximum-stage-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-analysis
#19
Ryan Haines, Siobhan Crichton, Jessica Wilson, David Treacher, Marlies Ostermann
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether cardiac troponin T (cTnT), cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) and need for acute renal replacement therapy (RRT) in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We analysed prospectively collected data for patients admitted to the ICU between June and December 2010 for non-cardiac reasons. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes creatinine criteria were applied to identify patients with AKI including those who received acute RRT...
April 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397939/recent-insight-into-potential-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#20
Zulkifli Amin, Fitriana N Rahmawati
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute inflammatory lung injury, characterized by increased pulmonary capillary endothelial cells and alveolar epithelial cells permeability leading to respiratory failure in the absence of cardiac failure. Despite recent advances in treatments, the overall mortality because of ARDS remains high. Biomarkers may help to diagnose, predict the severity, development, and outcome of ARDS in order to improve patient care and decrease morbidity and mortality. This review will focus on soluble receptor for advanced glycation end-products, soluble tumor necrosis factor-receptor 1, Interluken-6 (IL-6), IL-8, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, which have a greater potential based on recent studies...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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