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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631452/the-impact-of-the-anaesthetic-conserving-device-on-occupational-exposure-to-isoflurane-among-intensive-care-healthcare-professionals
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Jennifer Herzog-Niescery, Heike Vogelsang, Philipp Gude, Hans-Martin Seipp, Horst Bartz, Waldemar Uhl, Thomas P Weber, Martin Bellgardt
BACKGROUND: Use of Anesthetic Conserving Devices (ACD) for inhalational isoflurane sedation in intensive care units (ICU) has grown in recent years, and healthcare professionals are concerned about isoflurane pollution and exposure-related health risks. Real-time measurements to determine isoflurane exposure in ICU personnel during short-term patient care procedures and ACD handling have not yet been performed. METHODS: Isoflurane concentrations in the breathing zones of ICU staff (25 cm around the nose and mouth) were measured, by photoacoustic gas monitoring, during daily practice including tracheal suctioning, oral hygiene, body care, and patient positioning...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631342/efficacy-of-a-high-observation-protocol-in-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Brittany Barber, Jeffrey Harris, Cameron Shillington, Shannon Rychlik, Joseph Dort, Michael Meier, Angela Estey, Adam Elwi, Patty Wickson, Michael Buss, David Zygun, Kal Ansari, Vincent Biron, Daniel O'Connell, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to optimize an existing clinical care pathway (CCP) for head and neck cancer with a high-observation protocol (HOP) and to determine the effect on length of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and length of stay in hospital (LOS). METHODS: The HOP mandated initiation of spontaneous breathing trials before the conclusion of the surgery, weaning of sedation, and limiting mechanical ventilation. All patients with head and neck cancer undergoing primary surgery on the HOP were compared to a historical cohort regarding length of ICU admission, ICU readmissions, and LOS...
June 20, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625248/-core-knowledge-and-skill-based-approach-to-subspecialty-construction-in-critical-intensive-care-medicine-with-distinct-chinese-peculiarity
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Lijun Wang, Fang Tian
With the rapid development of critical care medicine (CCM) in China, there are increases in the number of intensive care units (ICUs), the scale of one center ICU and the team. Subspecialty construction of CCM is of great concerns for personnel training as well as discipline development, and is currently one of the urgent problems that need to be resolved. Experience of CCM subspecialty construction from Europe and the United States is lacking and it is necessary to propose some opinions on innovation to construct CCM subspecialties with Chinese characteristics...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618123/-pain-relieved-but-still-struggling-critically-ill-patients-experiences-of-pain-and-other-discomforts-during-analgosedation
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Helene Berntzen, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Hilde Wøien
AIM & OBJECTIVE: To explore how critically ill patients treated according to a strategy of analgosedation experience and handle pain, other discomforts, and wakefulness. BACKGROUND: Patients experience both pain and discomfort while in the intensive care unit (ICU). International guidelines recommend focused pain treatment and light sedation. An analgosedation protocol favoring pain management, light sedation and early mobilization was implemented in our university hospital medical and surgical ICU in Norway in 2014...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610957/effectiveness-of-heart-rate-control-on-hemodynamics-in-critically-ill-patients-with-atrial-tachyarrhythmias-managed-by-amiodarone
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Joe-Elie Salem, Pauline Dureau, Christian Funck-Brentano, Jean-Sébastien Hulot, Maria El-Aissaoui, Nadia Aissaoui, Saik Urien, Christophe Faisy
Atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) are common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and might contribute to hemodynamic instability if heart rate (HR) is persistently too rapid. We aimed to assess if HR control below 115 or 130bpm with amiodarone improves hemodynamics in ICU patients with AT. This observational study included 73 ICU patients with disabling AT receiving amiodarone for HR control. A total of 525 changes (mainly within 4-8h) in mean arterial pressure (MAP) and 167 changes in plasma lactate in response to HR variations above 115 or 130bpm were analyzed...
June 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608136/early-impairment-of-intracranial-conduction-time-predicts-mortality-in-deeply-sedated-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-pilot-study
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Eric Azabou, Benjamin Rohaut, Nicholas Heming, Eric Magalhaes, Régine Morizot-Koutlidis, Stanislas Kandelman, Jeremy Allary, Guy Moneger, Andrea Polito, Virginie Maxime, Djillali Annane, Frederic Lofaso, Fabrice Chrétien, Jean Mantz, Raphael Porcher, Tarek Sharshar
BACKGROUND: Somatosensory (SSEP) and brainstem auditory (BAEP) evoked potentials are neurophysiological tools which, respectively, explore the intracranial conduction time (ICCT) and the intrapontine conduction time (IPCT). The prognostic values of prolonged cerebral conduction times in deeply sedated patients have never been assessed. Sedated patients are at risk of developing new neurological complications, undetected. In this prospective observational bi-center pilot study, we investigated whether early impairment of SSEP's ICCT and/or BAEP's IPCT could predict in-ICU mortality or altered mental status (AMS), in deeply sedated critically ill patients...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601143/psychiatric-and-palliative-care-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Stephanie M Harman
Palliative care is specialized medical care focused on patients with serious illness and their families. In the intensive care unit (ICU), palliative care encompasses core skills to support patients and their families throughout their ICU course and post-ICU stays. Psychiatric symptoms are common among patients approaching the end of life and require particular attention in the setting of sedating medications, typically used when patients require ventilators and other life-sustaining treatments. For patients with preexisting severe mental illness who have a concurrent serious medical illness, a palliative psychiatric approach can address complex symptom management and support ethical and value-based shared decision making...
July 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601142/medical-complications-of-psychiatric-treatment-an-update
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REVIEW
Sheila C Lahijani, Kirk A Harris
Psychiatric medications are used commonly in hospitalized patients and are particularly indicated in patients who are critically ill to manage many conditions. Due to their many indications in the intensive care unit (ICU), psychiatric medications should be closely monitored in these medically compromised patients for adverse reactions and medical complications because they may affect essentially all organ systems. These range from life-threatening reactions to other less significant effects, such as sedation, to other detrimental complications, such as pancreatitis...
July 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591048/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-sleep-quality-of-patients-after-surgery-without-mechanical-ventilation-in-icu
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Weina Lu, Qinghui Fu, Xiaoqian Luo, Shuiqiao Fu, Kai Hu
Sleep quality of patients in intensive care unit (ICU) has been recently recognized as an important aspect of the intensive care. Dexmedetomidine is one of the most recently introduced for sedation in the ICU. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine on sleep quality of patients without mechanical ventilation in ICU.The patients who were included in this study were divided into two groups. In the sedation group, dexmedetomidine was given by a continuous infusion targeting a sedation level -1 to -2 on the score of RASS (Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576517/retrieval-of-tracheobronchial-foreign-bodies-by-short-flexible-endoscopy-in-children
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Wen-Jue Soong, Pei-Chen Tsao, Yu-Sheng Lee, Chia-Feng Yang
OBJECTIVES: Flexible endoscopy (FE) is frequently used to diagnose tracheobronchial foreign bodies (TBFB). However, it is still controversial for retrieval of TBFB in pediatric field. This study aims at reporting and evaluating our experiences of using short-length FE with a non-invasive ventilation (NIV) technique and intensive care unit (ICU) support in retrieving pediatric TBFB. METHODS: A retrospective review of the hospital database and FE videos of pediatric patients aged less than 18 year-old who were diagnosed of TBFB and managed in our hospital over a 17-year period (1999-2015)...
April 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570350/impact-of-critical-care-air-transport-team-ccatt-ventilator-management-on-combat-mortality
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Joseph K Maddry, Alejandra G Mora, Shelia C Savell, Crystal A Perez, Phillip E Mason, James K Aden, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Aeromedical evacuation platforms such as Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs) play a vital role in the transport and care of critically injured and ill patients in the combat theater. Mechanical ventilation is used to support patients with failing respiratory function and patients requiring high levels of sedation. Mechanical ventilation, if not managed appropriately, can worsen or cause lung injury, as well as contribute to increased morbidity.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ARDSNet protocol compliance during aeromedical evacuation of ventilated combat injured patients...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569132/a-pilot-study-of-the-use-of-dexmedetomidine-for-the-control-of-delirium-by-reducing-the-serum-concentrations-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-neuron-specific-enolase-and-s100b-in-polytrauma-patients
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Yong Li, Zhi-Xin Yu, Mu-Sen Ji, Jun Yan, Yan Cai, Jing Liu, Hong-Feng Yang, Zhao-Chen Jin
BACKGROUND: Delirium is very common among patients with polytrauma, although no suitable means exist to feasibly reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in these patients. Recent reports have suggested that continuous intravenous (IV) infusions of dexmedetomidine, rather than benzodiazepine, be administered for sedation to reduce the duration of delirium in this population. However, serum neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S100 calcium binding protein B (S100B), and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels have not yet been investigated in polytrauma patients who received sedation with dexmedetomidine rather than other conventional sedatives...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562388/procedural-sedation-in-the-icu-and-emergency-department
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Nikhil Chawla, Adjoa Boateng, Ranjit Deshpande
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Procedures are increasingly being performed in the acute care setting, outside of the operating rooms (OR). This article aims to review the current literature on out-of-OR procedural sedation with a focus on the ICU and emergency department, highlighting the following topics: multidisciplinary team approach, choice of pharmacologic agent, sedation scales, current safety guidelines, anticipating complications, appropriate monitoring and necessary resources. RECENT FINDINGS: Subjective assessment of sedation using sedation scales is controversial...
May 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547318/a-systematic-review-of-alpha-2-agonists-for-sedation-in-mechanically-ventilated-neurocritical-care-patients
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Alexandre Tran, Henrietta Blinder, Brian Hutton, Shane W English
The use of sedative medications is commonplace in intensive care units (ICUs) and an invaluable clinical tool for the intensive care physician. Sedation for critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients provides an opportunity to reduce anxiety, discomfort as well as ventilator intolerance and dyssynchrony. Alpha-2 agonists in particular have become increasingly popular for use in the neurocritical care population due to their proposed effectiveness in facilitating examinations and procedures as well as reducing the need for adjunctive agents...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523268/the-sedative-effect-of-propranolol-on-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
#15
Junji Shiotsuka, Andrew Steel, James Downar
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have examined the effectiveness of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists for controlling delirium and agitation. Propranolol, a non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist with good penetration of the blood-brain barrier, has not been investigated for this purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who were prescribed propranolol in our Medical Surgical ICU from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501761/improving-the-quality-of-the-intensive-care-follow-up-of-ventilated-patients-during-a-national-registration-program
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P Reper, D Dicker, P Damas, L Huyghens, M Haelterman
OBJECTIVES: The Belgian Public Health Organization is concerned with rates of hospital-acquired infections like ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Implementing best practice guidelines for these nosocomial infections has variable success in the literature. This retrospective study was undertaken to see whether implementation of the evidence-based practices as a bundle was feasible, would influence compliance, and could reduce the rates of VAP. STUDY DESIGN: We utilized easily collectable data about regular care to rapidly assess whether interventions already in place were effectively successfully applied...
July 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498903/efficacy-and-safety-of-inhaled-anaesthetic-for-postoperative-sedation-during-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Spence, E Belley-Côté, H K Ma, S Donald, J Centofanti, S Hussain, S Gupta, P J Devereaux, R Whitlock
The aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of volatile anaesthetic for postoperative sedation in adult cardiac surgery patients through a systematic review and meta-analysis. We retrieved randomized controlled trials from MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, Web of Science, clinical trials registries, conference proceedings, and reference lists of included articles. Independent reviewers extracted data, including patient characteristics, type of intraoperative anaesthesia, inhaled anaesthetic used, comparator sedation, and outcomes of interest, using pre-piloted forms...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489649/a-novel-computerized-test-for-detecting-and-monitoring-visual-attentional-deficits-and-delirium-in-the-icu
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Cameron Green, Kirsty Hendry, Elizabeth S Wilson, Timothy Walsh, Mike Allerhand, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Zoë Tieges
OBJECTIVES: Delirium in the ICU is associated with poor outcomes but is under-detected. Here we evaluated performance of a novel, graded test for objectively detecting inattention in delirium, implemented on a custom-built computerized device (Edinburgh Delirium Test Box-ICU). DESIGN: A pilot study was conducted, followed by a prospective case-control study. SETTING: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh General ICU. PATIENTS: A pilot study was conducted in an opportunistic sample of 20 patients...
July 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485318/a-national-multicenter-survey-on-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-intensive-care-units-in-china
#19
Jing Wang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Wen-Hai Zhou, Bo Hu, Xin Rao, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: The management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is beneficial for patients and makes it widely applied in clinical practice. Previous studies showed that the clinical practice of PAD in ICU was improving; yet relatively little information is available in China. This study aimed to investigate the practice of PAD in ICUs in China. METHODS: A multicenter, nationwide survey was conducted using a clinician-directed questionnaire from September 19 to December 18, 2016...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461010/effects-of-ketamine-dexmedetomidine-and-propofol-anesthesia-on-emotional-memory-consolidation-in-rats-consequences-for-the-development-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Maria Morena, Andrea Berardi, Andrea Peloso, Daniela Valeri, Maura Palmery, Viviana Trezza, Gustav Schelling, Patrizia Campolongo
Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or emergency care patients, exposed to traumatic events, are at increased risk for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) development. Commonly used sedative/anesthetic agents can interfere with the mechanisms of memory formation, exacerbating or attenuating the memory for the traumatic event, and subsequently promote or reduce the risk of PTSD development. Here, we evaluated the effects of ketamine, dexmedetomidine and propofol on fear memory consolidation and subsequent cognitive and emotional alterations related to traumatic stress exposure...
June 30, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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