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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914864/-hyponatremia-a-clinical-approach
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D Yu Shchekochikhin, N L Kozlovskaya, F Yu Kopylov, A L Syrkin, E M Shilov
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte metabolic abnormality in clinical practice. The unfavorable course of many diseases is associated with hyponatremia. Acute severe hyponatremia is life-threatening because cerebral edema may develop. Less obvious chronic hyponatremia increases the risk of balance problems, falls and fractures, especially in elderly patients. In any occasion, hyponatremia should not be now regarded only as a laboratory phenomenon in critically ill patients, but it necessitates a thorough clinical analysis of each individual case and appropriate therapy...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914731/academic-developmental-behavioral-pediatric-faculty-at-developmental-behavioral-pediatric-research-network-sites-changing-composition-and-interests
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Nancy Roizen, Ruth E K Stein, Ellen J Silver, Pamela High, Marilyn C Augustyn, Nathan J Blum
OBJECTIVE: To obtain and review workforce data, given the critical demand for developmental pediatricians (DPs). METHODS: Survey of demographics and professional activities of DP physician faculty at Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric (DBP) Research Network fellowship training sites. RESULTS: Of the eligible providers at 12 centers, 76% (n = 50) completed surveys. They were on average 50 years old and mostly female (86%), white (82%), and working full time (74%)...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912058/translation-and-cultural-adaptation-of-the-quality-of-communication-questionnaire-for-icu-family-members-in-korea
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Minjeong Jo, Mi-Kyung Song, Marcia Van Riper, Yang-Sook Yoo, George J Knafl, Linda Beeber
BACKGROUND: There are no Korean instruments to assess the concepts associated with end-of-life communication quality. OBJECTIVES: To translate and culturally adapt the Quality of Communication (QOC) questionnaire into Korean and evaluate its acceptability and internal consistency. METHODS: We first translated the QOC from English into Korean, then back-translated from Korean to English, and evaluated the cultural appropriateness of the items...
September 11, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911290/outcomes-of-telemedicine-intervention-in-a-regional-intensive-care-unit-a-before-and-after-study
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O M Panlaqui, E Broadfield, R Champion, J P Edington, S Kennedy
Telemedicine consultations in remote intensive care units (ICUs) overseas were found to be effective in reducing mortality and hospital length of stay (LOS). In Australia, there were anecdotal reports of these clinical outcomes. This retrospective before and after study assessed the improvement in patient outcomes with the implementation of a telemedicine program in a regional high dependency unit. Daily virtual consultations were conducted between the rural facility and the intensivists at the regional centre...
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905701/outcomes-of-patients-with-severe-influenza-infection-admitted-to-intensive-care-units-a-retrospective-study-in-a-medical-centre
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Chien-Ming Chao, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Willy Chou, Kuo-Shu Yuan, Chin-Ming Chen
PURPOSE: This study assessed clinical manifestations and prognostic factors of critically ill patients with severe influenza admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) in Taiwan's recent outbreak. METHODOLOGY: Patients admitted to ICU for severe influenza between January 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, were identified and their medical records were retrospectively reviewed. The primary endpoints were outcomes and predictors of in-hospital mortality. RESULTS: There were 125 patients with an average Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score of 20...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905156/cultural-factors-relevant-to-korean-americans-in-health-research-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Cha-Nam Shin, Colleen Keller, Jeongha Sim
To eliminate health disparities in the United States, identifying cultural contexts salient to the target populations in an intervention study is critical; however, little research has been conducted on the identification of cultural contexts among Korean Americans who have significant risk factors for chronic diseases. This systematic review identifies critical cultural contexts central to the literature discussed in health research on Korean Americans. We examined 14 research reports of 801 potentially eligible articles published between 2000 and 2016 and analyzed their contribution to cultural contexts among Korean Americans based on the PEN-3 model...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904875/the-influence-of-hypophosphatemia-on-outcomes-of-low-and-high-intensity-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Soo Young Kim, Ye Na Kim, Ho Sik Shin, Yeonsoon Jung, Hark Rim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess the role of hypophosphatemia in major clinical outcomes of patients treated with low- or high-intensity continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data collected from 492 patients. We divided patients into two CRRT groups based on treatment intensity (greater than or equal to or less than 40 mL/kg/hour of effluent generation) and measured serum phosphate level daily during CRRT...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904478/how-useful-is-extravascular-lung-water-measurement-in-managing-lung-injury-in-intensive-care-unit
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Anirban Bhattacharjee, Debasis Pradhan, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Samarjit Dey, Daniala Chhunthang, Akash Handique, Angkita Barman, Mohd Yunus
CONTEXT: The primary goal of septic shock management is optimization of organ perfusion, often at the risk of overloading the interstitium and causing pulmonary edema. The conventionally used end points of resuscitation do not generally include volumetric parameters such as extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) and pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI). AIMS: This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of EVLWI and PVPI by calculating their correlation with the severity of lung injury...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895204/liver-transplantation-in-critically-ill-patients-preoperative-predictive-factors-of-post-transplant-mortality-to-avoid-futility
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Baptiste Michard, Thierry Artzner, Benjamin Lebas, Camille Besch, Max Guillot, François Faitot, François Lefebvre, Philippe Bachellier, Vincent Castelain, Quentin Maestraggi, Francis Schneider
Liver transplant (LT) is often the only life-saving therapeutic option for patients with acute liver failure (ALF) (i.e. without prior liver disease) and for acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). With the progressive introduction of the model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) score in liver transplantation allocation algorithms (since 2007 in France), a new paradigm has begun to emerge based on the idea of prioritizing transplant allocations to patients who are more acutely ill and with the highest MELD scores...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893270/the-impact-of-the-advanced-practice-nursing-role-on-quality-of-care-clinical-outcomes-patient-satisfaction-and-cost-in-the-emergency-and-critical-care-settings-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Brigitte Fong Yeong Woo, Jasmine Xin Yu Lee, Wilson Wai San Tam
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of chronic illness and multimorbidity rises with population aging, thereby increasing the acuity of care. Consequently, the demand for emergency and critical care services has increased. However, the forecasted requirements for physicians have shown a continued shortage. Among efforts underway to search for innovations to strengthen the workforce, there is a heightened interest to have nurses in advanced practice participate in patient care at a great extent...
September 11, 2017: Human Resources for Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892951/outcomes-of-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-geriatric-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Vivek Aggarwal, Rajeshwar Singh, Jung Bahadur Singh, Jps Bawa, Nimish Gaur, Sandeep Kumar, I V Nagesh
INTRODUCTION: Increase in life expectancy across the globe has led to rise in geriatric population. Geriatric population is now living longer and healthier. This rise in geriatric population has also led to increase in the geriatric ailments leading to increased number of geriatric patients requiring intensive care including mechanical ventilation. Data on outcomes of geriatric patients requiring mechanical ventilation from India is scarce. AIM: To study the profile and outcome of geriatric patients more than equal to 60 years requiring mechanical ventilation in Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891535/doppler-sonographic-evaluation-of-venogenic-extremity-swellings-analysis-of-170-patients-from-kano-nigeria
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A Ismail, A M Tabari, K Isyaku
INTRODUCTION: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a serious problem that can potentially lead to many complications including life-threatening pulmonary arterial thrombosis. Screening and confirmation of the diagnosis are critical in the care of this condition. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of Doppler sonography in diagnosing DVT and to illustrate the pattern in 170 suspected cases from our local environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted at our department over 18 months...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885390/epidemiology-of-admissions-from-the-emergency-department-among-febrile-infants-younger-than-90-days-in-the-united-states-2002-to-2012
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Diana K Nguyen, Ross J Fleischman, Scott Friedlander, Kenneth M Zangwill
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Febrile infants younger than 90 days are often subjected to invasive diagnostic evaluation and hospitalization to monitor for serious bacterial infection (SBI) despite recent changes in SBI risk and advances in diagnostics. Nationwide provider practices, over time, are unknown for this group. Our objective was to determine the likelihood of admission and associated complications of care for such infants, particularly those at lowest risk for SBI. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including multisite emergency department (ED) visits using administrative data from the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Core Data Project...
September 5, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885387/evidence-for-persistent-immune-suppression-in-patients-who-develop-chronic-critical-illness-after-sepsis
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Julie A Stortz, Tyler J Murphy, Steven L Raymond, Juan C Mira, Ricardo Ungaro, Marvin L Dirain, Dina C Nacionales, Tyler J Loftus, Zhongkai Wang, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Gabriela L Ghita, Babette A Brumback, Alicia M Mohr, Azra Bihorac, Philip A Efron, Lyle L Moldawer, Frederick A Moore, Scott C Brakenridge
BACKGROUND: Many sepsis survivors develop chronic critical illness (CCI) and are assumed to be immunosuppressed, but there is limited clinical evidence to support this. We sought to determine whether the incidence of secondary infections and immunosuppressive biomarker profiles of patients with CCI differ from those with rapid recovery (RAP) after sepsis. METHODS: This prospective observational study evaluated 88 critically ill patients with sepsis and 20 healthy controls...
September 6, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875354/-life-after-acute-kidney-injury-long-term-consequences-%C3%AF-and-implications-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
S J Klein, A K Brandtner, M Peball, M Joannidis
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication in critically ill patients and is accompanied by significantly increased mortality and morbidity. Those complications are not limited to the acute phase of the illness, but may also affect a patient's risk profile long after AKI. Recovery of renal function is observed in the majority of patients although this rate significantly deteriorates with increasing severity of the AKI. After an AKI episode, the long-term risk for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is considerably increased, as well as the risk for cardiovascular and neurological complications...
September 5, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872035/prevalence-and-severity-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-among-patient-with-heel-pressure-ulcer-a-retrospective-study-of-42-patients
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Guillaume Tisserand, Nora Zenati, Christophe Seinturier, Sophie Blaise, Gilles Pernod
Heel pressure ulcer is a major complication in elderly hospitalized patients. The association with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which is also a frequent disease in this population is poorly known. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of PAD and critical limb ischemia (CLI) in patients with heel pressure ulcer. Patients referred to the vascular medicine department for heel pressure ulcer from October 2014 to June 2015 were included in the study. The assessment of peripheral arterial disease was made with the results of ankle brachial index and/or doppler ultra sound of lower limb arteries...
September 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871391/hemofiltration-induces-generation-of-leukocyte-derived-cd31-cd41-microvesicles-in-sepsis
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Georg Franz Lehner, Ulrich Harler, Clemens Feistritzer, Viktoria Maria Haller, Julia Hasslacher, Romuald Bellmann, Michael Joannidis
BACKGROUND: Microvesicles (MV) are extracellular vesicles known to be associated with cellular activation and inflammation. Hemofiltration is an effective blood purification technique for patients with renal failure and possibly also eliminates inflammatory mediators in the setting of sepsis. On the other hand, proinflammatory stimuli are induced by blood contacting the artificial membrane during extracorporeal blood purification. In chronic dialysis patients a systemic increase in MV has been described...
September 4, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870157/ten-important-articles-on-noninvasive-ventilation-in-critically-ill-patients-and-insights-for-the-future-a-report-of-expert-opinions
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A Cortegiani, V Russotto, M Antonelli, E Azoulay, A Carlucci, G Conti, A Demoule, M Ferrer, N S Hill, S Jaber, P Navalesi, P Pelosi, R Scala, C Gregoretti
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive ventilation is used worldwide in many settings. Its effectiveness has been proven for common clinical conditions in critical care such as cardiogenic pulmonary edema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations. Since the first pioneering studies of noninvasive ventilation in critical care in the late 1980s, thousands of studies and articles have been published on this topic. Interestingly, some aspects remain controversial (e.g. its use in de-novo hypoxemic respiratory failure, role of sedation, self-induced lung injury)...
September 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861688/predicting-major-adverse-kidney-events-among-critically-ill%C3%A2-adults-using-the-electronic-health-record
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Andrew C McKown, Li Wang, Jonathan P Wanderer, Jesse Ehrenfeld, Todd W Rice, Gordon R Bernard, Matthew W Semler
Prediction of major adverse kidney events in critically ill patients may help target therapy, allow risk adjustment, and facilitate the conduct of clinical trials. In a cohort comprised of all critically ill adults admitted to five intensive care units at a single tertiary care center over one year, we developed a logistic regression model for the outcome of Major Adverse Kidney Events within 30 days (MAKE30), the composite of persistent renal dysfunction, new renal replacement therapy (RRT), and in-hospital mortality...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859567/the-hypothalamus-at-the-crossroads-of-psychopathology-and-neurosurgery
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Daniel A N Barbosa, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza, Felipe Monte Santo, Ana Carolina de Oliveira Faria, Alessandra A Gorgulho, Antonio A F De Salles
The neurosurgical endeavor to treat psychiatric patients may have been part of human history since its beginning. The modern era of psychosurgery can be traced to the heroic attempts of Gottlieb Burckhardt and Egas Moniz to alleviate mental symptoms through the ablation of restricted areas of the frontal lobes in patients with disabling psychiatric illnesses. Thanks to the adaptation of the stereotactic frame to human patients, the ablation of large volumes of brain tissue has been practically abandoned in favor of controlled interventions with discrete targets...
September 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
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