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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788912/association-between-troponin-i-levels-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-patients-admitted-to-non-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-with-high-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Abdulaleem Alatassi, Mohamad Habbal, Hani Tamim, Musharaf Sadat, Eman Al Qasim, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: The association of troponin-I levels and outcome in medical-surgical ICU patients has been studied before in populations with low to moderate prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. The objective in this article is to examine the association of troponin-I levels with hospital mortality in patients with high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors who were admitted with medical-surgical indications to a non-cardiac intensive care unit. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of adult patients admitted to a tertiary medical-surgical ICU between July 2001 and November 2011...
May 22, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787415/cooccurrence-of-post-intensive-care-syndrome-problems-among-406-survivors-of-critical-illness
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Annachiara Marra, Pratik P Pandharipande, Timothy D Girard, Mayur B Patel, Christopher G Hughes, James C Jackson, Jennifer L Thompson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Eugene Wesley Ely, Nathan E Brummel
OBJECTIVES: To describe the frequency of cooccurring newly acquired cognitive impairment, disability in activities of daily livings, and depression among survivors of a critical illness and to evaluate predictors of being free of post-intensive care syndrome problems. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Medical and surgical ICUs from five U.S. centers. PATIENTS: Patients with respiratory failure or shock, excluding those with preexisting cognitive impairment or disability in activities of daily livings...
May 21, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779815/use-of-standard-enteral-formula-versus-enteric-formula-with-prebiotic-content-in-nutrition-therapy-a-randomized-controlled-study-among-neuro-critical-care-patients
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Piril Tuncay, Fatma Arpaci, Mutlu Doganay, Deniz Erdem, Arzu Sahna, Hulya Ergun, Dilek Atabey
OBJECTIVE: To compare use of standard enteral formula versus enteric formula with prebiotic content in terms of nutrition therapy related outcomes among neurocritical care patients. METHODS: A total of 46 adult neurocritical care patients who received nutrition therapy with standard enteral formula (SEF group; n = 23) or enteral formula with prebiotic content (EFPC group; n = 23) during their hospitalization in intensive care unit (ICU) were included in this prospective randomized controlled study...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779786/apache-ii-score-for-critically-ill-patients-with-a-solid-tumor-a-reclassification-study
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F D Martos-Benítez, I Cordero-Escobar, A Soto-García, I Betancourt-Plaza, I González-Martínez
OBJECTIVE: To improve the accuracy of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II model for predicting hospital mortality in critically ill cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of 522 patients admitted to ICU with a solid tumor. We developed the "APACHE II score for critically ill patients with a solid tumor" (APACHE IICCP score), in which typical variables of critically ill cancer patients were added to general APACHE II score...
May 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769084/resilience-trust-and-civic-engagement-in-the-post-ccsvi-era
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Shelly Benjaminy, Andrew Schepmyer, Judy Illes, Anthony Traboulsee
BACKGROUND: Scientific and financial investments in chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) research have been made to address both the hope for and scepticism over this interventional strategy for MS. Despite limited evidence in support of the CCSVI hypothesis, the funding of clinical research was responsive to a demand by the public rarely seen in the history of medicine. We characterize patient perspectives about the CCSVI research trajectory, with particular attention to its impact on other non-pharmaceutical areas of MS research with a focus on stem cell interventions...
May 16, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765435/mortality-of-adult-intensive-care-units-in-turkey-using-the-apache-ii-and-sofa-systems-outcome-assessment-in-turkish-intensive-care-units
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Cetin Kaymak, Irfan Sencan, Seval Izdes, Aydin Sari, Hatice Yagmurdur, Derya Karadas, Derya Oztuna
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) performance using risk-adjusted ICU mortality rates nationally, assessing patients who died or had been discharged from the ICU. For this purpose, this study analyzed the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) databases, containing detailed clinical and physiological information and mortality of mixed critically ill patients in a medical ICU at secondary and tertiary referral ICUs in Turkey...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764551/-predictive-values-of-different-critical-scoring-systems-for-survival-rate-after-discharge-in-critically-ill-patients-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Jinsong Zhang, Wei Li, Xufeng Chen, Yong Mei, Jinru Lyu, Deliang Hu, Gang Zhang, Yongxia Gao, Xihua Huang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictive values of different critical scoring systems for survival rate after discharge in critically ill patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). METHODS: The clinical data of 34 critically ill patients supported by ECMO admitted to Department of Emergency of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University (Jiangsu Provincial People's Hospital) from July 2015 to September 2017 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762825/the-prognostic-role-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-and-mean-platelet-volume-in-critically-ill-patients
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A Yildiz, A Yigit, A R Benli
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify the relationship between complete blood count parameters, mean platelet volume (MPV), and platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) with mortality and hospitalization duration in critically ill patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was made of patients admitted to our tertiary adult i̇ntensive Care Unit (ICU) between January 2015 and January 2016. Hemoglobin (Hb), white blood cell (WBC), lymphocyte and platelet counts were obtained from the complete blood count performed at the time of admission...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758935/blood-urea-nitrogen-bun-independently-predicts-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-multicenter-study
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Bernhard Wernly, Michael Lichtenauer, Namkje A R Vellinga, E Christiaan Boerma, Can Ince, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Microcirculatory Shock Occurrence in Acutely Ill Patients (micro-SOAP) study investigated associations of microcirculation and mortality. Risk stratification in critically ill patients is of utmost interest. Established score such as APACHE2 (Acute Physiology And Chronic Health Evaluation 2) are relatively complex and might therefore be of limited use. Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) was described to be associated with mortality in various diseases. We therefore aimed (i) to evaluate BUN for prediction of mortality in a cohort of critically ill patients and (ii) to investigate associations of BUN with microcirculation...
2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754433/unsung-heroes-flying-blind-a-metasynthesis-of-parents-experiences-of-caring-for-children-with-special-health-care-needs-at-home
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Carina Nygård, Anne Clancy
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To aggregate, synthesize and interpret qualitative research studies of parents' experiences of caring for a child with special health care needs at home. BACKGROUND: Advances in the field of medical and nursing science have ensured better survival rates for children with chronic illnesses. Many of these children have significant special health care needs. Today parents assume a caregiver role, undertaking tasks previously provided by nurses in hospitals...
May 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752809/exploring-the-relationship-between-adverse-childhood-experiences-and-oral-health-related-quality-of-life
#11
Faizan Kabani, Kristine Lykens, Hyo Jung Tak
OBJECTIVES: Evidence indicates that adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have destructive impacts on quality of life, health outcomes, and health-care expenditures. Studies further demonstrate a dose-response relationship between the number of ACEs and risk for experiencing chronic illness, such as oral diseases later in life. Research is scarce on the prioritization of contextualized public health interventions addressing this important threat. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from 2011 to 2012 National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) provided a nationally representative sample of children in the United States, ages 1-17 for dentate status (n = 61,530)...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751362/low-prevalence-of-palliative-care-and-ethics-consultations-for-children-with-chronic-critical-illness
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Renee D Boss, Alison Falck, Naomi Goloff, Nancy Hutton, Alison Miles, Miriam Shapiro, Elliott M Weiss, Pamela K Donohue
Medical advances over the past two decades have increased the numbers of children who survive serious conditions. Mortality from premature birth and genetic syndromes has improved such that more clinicians offer, and more families request, interventions to prolong their child's life. While some interventions promise cure, others result in chronic disease states that require ongoing medical care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
May 11, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750814/one-year-mortality-after-recovery-from-critical-illness-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sharukh Lokhandwala, Ned McCague, Abdullah Chahin, Braiam Escobar, Mengling Feng, Mohammad M Ghassemi, David J Stone, Leo Anthony Celi
RATIONALE: Factors associated with one-year mortality after recovery from critical illness are not well understood. Clinicians generally lack information regarding post-hospital discharge outcomes of patients from the intensive care unit, which may be important when counseling patients and families. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which factors among patients who survived for at least 30 days post-ICU admission are associated with one-year mortality. METHODS: Single-center, longitudinal retrospective cohort study of all ICU patients admitted to a tertiary-care academic medical center from 2001-2012 who survived ≥30 days from ICU admission...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748118/diaphragmatic-dysfunction-as-the-presenting-symptom-in-neuromuscular-disorders-a-retrospective-longitudinal-study-of-etiology-and-outcome-in-30-german-patients
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Matthias Türk, Irina Weber, Gernot Vogt-Ladner, Rolf Schröder, Martin Winterholler
Diaphragmatic dysfunction is well-known in advanced stages of neuromuscular disorders. However, data on its presence as the presenting symptom in neuromuscular disorders is scarce. The goal of this retrospective longitudinal study was to evaluate the etiology and clinical outcome in patients, in whom uni- or bilateral diaphragmatic dysfunction was primarily diagnosed, before a specific neuromuscular disease was found. Patients with critical illness neuropathy/myopathy were excluded from this study. Analysis of the medical records of two tertiary referral centers for patients with neuromuscular diseases identified 30 corresponding patients with diaphragmatic dysfunction (17 unilateral; 13 bilateral)...
April 9, 2018: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744108/self-reported-fatigue-following-intensive-care-of-chronically-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Gloria-Beatrice Wintermann, Jenny Rosendahl, Kerstin Weidner, Bernhard Strauß, Andreas Hinz, Katja Petrowski
Background: Protracted treatment on intensive care unit (ICU) sets the patients at increased risk for the development of chronic critical illness (CCI). Muscular and cardio-respiratory deconditioning are common long-term sequelae, going along with a state of chronic fatigue. At present, findings regarding the frequency, long-term course, and associated factors of self-reported fatigue following ICU treatment of CCI patients are lacking. Methods: CCI patients with the diagnosis of critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy (CIP/CIM) were assessed at three time points...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743761/predictors-of-mortality-in-acute-kidney-injury-patients-admitted-to-medicine-intensive-care-unit-in-a-rural-tertiary-care-hospital
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Amrish Saxena, Shrikant V Meshram
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a challenging problem faced by intensive care clinicians worldwide, and it is associated with high morbidity and mortality, especially in critically ill patients. Materials and Methods: A hospital-based prospective, observational study was conducted in patients of AKI admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Department of Medicine in a rural tertiary care hospital located in central India. Data of all consecutive AKI inpatients related to demographic variables, clinical profile, and laboratory investigations were collected from patient's medical records...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742956/rapid-muscle-loss-negatively-impacts-survival-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Sunmi Ju, Sun Mi Choi, Young Sik Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Chul-Gyu Yoo, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Jinwoo Lee
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of rapid muscle loss before admission to intensive care unit (ICU) in critically ill patients with cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with cirrhosis who had undergone 2 or more recent computed tomography scans before admission to the medical ICU were included. Muscle cross-sectional area at the level of the third lumbar vertebra was quantified using OsiriX software. The rate of muscle mass change and skeletal muscle index (SMI) were also calculated...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738093/acute-kidney-injury-epidemiology-outcomes-complications-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Shigeo Negi, Daisuke Koreeda, Sou Kobayashi, Takuro Yano, Koichi Tatsuta, Toru Mima, Takashi Shigematsu, Masaki Ohya
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is one of the most common serious complications for all hospital admissions, with its incidence increasing among hospitalized patients, particularly those in the intensive care unit. Despite significant improvements in critical care and dialysis technology, AKI is associated with an increased risk of short- and long-term mortality, prolonged hospital stays, and dialysis dependence. These risks are particularly relevant for critically ill patients with AKI severe enough to require renal replacement therapy (RRT)...
May 8, 2018: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732655/external-validation-and-improvement-of-life-score-as-a-prediction-tool-in-critically-ill-cirrhosis-patients
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Shuangzhe Yao, Xihui Jiang, Chao Sun, Zhongqing Zheng, Bangmao Wang, Tao Wang
PURPOSE: The LiFe (liver, injury, failure, evaluation) score, calculated according to arterial lactate, total bilirubin, and INR, is a novel score for risk prediction in ICU patients with cirrhosis. The present study aimed to externally validate and optimize the LiFe score for predicting outcomes in critically ill cirrhosis patients. METHODS: The study employed the single-center database Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care-III (MIMIC-III) for analysis. A total of 536 critically ill cirrhosis patients from the MIMIC-III database were analyzed...
May 7, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726345/mortality-and-morbidity-in-acutely-ill-adults-treated-with-liberal-versus-conservative-oxygen-therapy-iota-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Derek K Chu, Lisa H-Y Kim, Paul J Young, Nima Zamiri, Saleh A Almenawer, Roman Jaeschke, Wojciech Szczeklik, Holger J Schünemann, John D Neary, Waleed Alhazzani
BACKGROUND: Supplemental oxygen is often administered liberally to acutely ill adults, but the credibility of the evidence for this practice is unclear. We systematically reviewed the efficacy and safety of liberal versus conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults. METHODS: In the Improving Oxygen Therapy in Acute-illness (IOTA) systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, HealthSTAR, LILACS, PapersFirst, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry from inception to Oct 25, 2017, for randomised controlled trials comparing liberal and conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults (aged ≥18 years)...
April 28, 2018: Lancet
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