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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817421/association-of-stop-bang-questionnaire-as-a-screening-tool-for-sleep-apnea-and-postoperative-complications-a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-meta-analysis-of-prospective-and-retrospective-cohort-studies
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Mahesh Nagappa, Jayadeep Patra, Jean Wong, Yamini Subramani, Mandeep Singh, George Ho, David T Wong, Frances Chung
BACKGROUND: The risk of postoperative complications increases with undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The high-risk OSA (HR-OSA) patients can be easily identified using the STOP-Bang screening tool. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to determine the association of postoperative complications in patients screened as HR-OSA versus low-risk OSA (LR-OSA). METHODS: The following data bases were searched from January 1, 2008, to October 31, 2016, to identify the eligible articles: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, PubMed, Cochrane Databases of Systematic Reviews, Medline-in-Process & other nonindexed citations, Google Scholar, Embase, Web of Sciences and Scopus...
August 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816870/spinal-cord-injury-what-are-the-controversies
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Christopher S Ahuja, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic spinal cord injuries have a tremendous impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. Substantial heterogeneity in the patient population, their presentation and underlying pathophysiology has sparked debates along the care spectrum from initial assessment to definitive treatment. This article reviews spinal cord injury (SCI) management followed by a discussion of the salient controversies in the field. Current care practices modeled on the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons joint section guidelines are highlighted including key recommendations regarding immobilization, avoidance of hypotension, early International Standards for Neurological Classification of SCI examination and intensive care unit treatment...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814581/hyperammonaemic-encephalopathy-following-an-uncomplicated-surgery
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Stuart McIntosh, Karima Medjoub, Kevin Deans, Sara Sexton
A 59-year-old woman who underwent an uncomplicated exploratory laparotomy, adhesiolysis, small bowel resection and anterolateral thigh flap had a complicated postoperative period characterised by wound dehiscence and poor nutritional intake. 29 days postoperatively, a tremor developed in her upper limbs associated with weakness. Her Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) fell to 4 and she was transferred to the intensive care unit. The patient was reviewed by multiple specialists and multiple differentials were considered and eliminated...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814489/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-stent-versus-bt-shunt-palliation-in-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Daniel Quandt, Bharat Ramchandani, Gemma Penford, John Stickley, Vinay Bhole, Chetan Mehta, Timothy Jones, David James Barron, Oliver Stumper
OBJECTIVE: This study sets out to compare morbidity, mortality and reintervention rates after stenting of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) versus modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (mBTS) for palliation in patients with tetralogy of Fallot (ToF)-type lesions. METHODS: Retrospective case review study evaluating 101 patients (64 males) with ToF lesions who underwent palliation with either mBTS (n=41) or RVOT stent (n=60) to augment pulmonary blood flow over a 10-year period...
August 16, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811051/patient-blood-management-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Aryeh Shander, Mazyar Javidroozi, Gregg Lobel
Patient Blood Management underscores a fundamental shift from a product-centered approach to a patient-centric approach through timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis, and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome. In this concept, allogeneic blood transfusion is not viewed as the treatment of default for anemic patients, but one among many treatment modalities that should be weighed based on its merits-potentials risks and benefits-for the individual patient in the context of other alternatives...
July 31, 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807140/acute-psychological-trauma-in-the-critically-ill-patient-and-family-perspectives
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Volha Dziadzko, Mikhail A Dziadzko, Margaret M Johnson, Ognjen Gajic, Lioudmila V Karnatovskaia
OBJECTIVE: Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which encompasses profound psychological morbidity, affects many survivors of critical illness. We hypothesize that acute psychological stress during the intensive care unit (ICU) confinement likely contributes to PICS. In order to develop strategies that mitigate PICS associated psychological morbidity, it is paramount to first characterize acute ICU psychological stress and begin to understand its causative and protective factors. METHODS: A structured interview study was administered to adult critical illness survivors who received ≥48h of mechanical ventilation in medical and surgical ICUs of a tertiary care center, and their families...
July 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806982/software-guided-versus-nurse-directed-blood-glucose-control-in-critically-ill-patients-the-logic-2-multicenter-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Dieter Mesotten, Jasperina Dubois, Tom Van Herpe, Roosmarijn T van Hooijdonk, Ruben Wouters, Domien Coart, Pieter Wouters, Aimé Van Assche, Guy Veraghtert, Bart De Moor, Joost Wauters, Alexander Wilmer, Marcus J Schultz, Greet Van den Berghe
BACKGROUND: Blood glucose control in the intensive care unit (ICU) has the potential to save lives. However, maintaining blood glucose concentrations within a chosen target range is difficult in clinical practice and holds risk of potentially harmful hypoglycemia. Clinically validated computer algorithms to guide insulin dosing by nurses have been advocated for better and safer blood glucose control. METHODS: We conducted an international, multicenter, randomized controlled trial involving 1550 adult, medical and surgical critically ill patients, requiring blood glucose control...
August 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803773/low-dose-versus-high-dose-tranexamic-acid-reduces-the-risk-of-nonischemic-seizures-after-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Pierre Couture, Jean-Sébastien Lebon, Éric Laliberté, Georges Desjardins, Marie-Ève Chamberland, Christian Ayoub, Antoine Rochon, Jennifer Cogan, André Denault, Alain Deschamps
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of postoperative nonischemic seizures associated with the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) and the possibility of prevention with a low-dose regimen of TXA were evaluated. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 12,195 patients who underwent cardiac surgical procedures under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were evaluated. INTERVENTIONS: The files of every clinical seizure case diagnosed in the surgical intensive care unit between April 2006 and April 2014 were reviewed...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803638/impact-of-obesity-on-intensive-care-unit-resource-utilization-after-cardiac-operations
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Brandon R Rosvall, Keir Forgie, Jeffrey B MacLeod, Alexandra M Yip, Christie Aguiar, Sohrab Lutchmedial, Craig Brown, Rand Forgie, Jean Francois Légaré, Ansar Hassan
BACKGROUND: Much has been published about the effect of obesity on adverse outcomes after cardiac operations, yet little is known regarding the effect of obesity on intensive care unit (ICU) resource utilization. This study examined the effect of obesity on ICU resource utilization after cardiac operations. METHODS: All patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 kg/m(2) or higher who underwent a cardiac surgical procedure between 2006 and 2013 were stratified into the following weight categories: normal (BMI 18...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801404/systematic-review-of-preoperative-physical-activity-and-its-impact-on-postcardiac-surgical-outcomes
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D Scott Kehler, Andrew N Stammers, Navdeep Tangri, Brett Hiebert, Randy Fransoo, Annette S H Schultz, Kerry Macdonald, Nicholas Giacomontonio, Ansar Hassan, Jean-Francois Légaré, Rakesh C Arora, Todd A Duhamel
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this systematic review was to study the impact of preoperative physical activity levels on adult cardiac surgical patients' postoperative: (1) major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCEs), (2) adverse events within 30 days, (3) hospital length of stay (HLOS), (4) intensive care unit length of stay (ICU LOS), (5) activities of daily living (ADLs), (6) quality of life, (7) cardiac rehabilitation attendance and (8) physical activity behaviour. METHODS: A systematic search of MEDLINE, Embase, AgeLine and Cochrane library for cohort studies was conducted...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801040/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-case-report
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Shunsuke Kudo, Keiji Tanaka, Kunihiko Okada, Takahiro Takemura
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) followed by operating room sternotomy, rather than resuscitative thoracotomy, might be life-saving for patients with blunt cardiac rupture and cardiac arrest who do not have multiple severe traumatic injuries. A 49-year-old man was injured in a vehicle crash and transferred to the emergency department. On admission, he was hemodynamically stable, but a plain chest radiograph revealed a widened mediastinum, and echocardiography revealed hemopericardium. A computed tomography scan revealed hemopericardium and mediastinal hematoma, without other severe traumatic injuries...
August 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800982/pain-measurement-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-comparison-of-the-behavioral-pain-scale-bps-and-the-critical-care-pain-observation-tool-cpot
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Saskia Rijkenberg, Willemke Stilma, Robert J Bosman, Nardo J van der Meer, Peter H J van der Voort
OBJECTIVES: The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) and Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT) are behavioral pain assessment tools for sedated and unconscious critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to compare the reliability, internal consistency, and discriminant validation of the BPS and the CPOT simultaneously in mechanically ventilated patients after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: A prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: A 20-bed closed-format intensive care unit with mixed medical, surgical, and cardiac surgery patients in a teaching hospital in Amsterdam, The Netherlands...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799881/prevalence-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-qaca-b-positive-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-a-surgical-intensive-care-unit
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Oh-Hyun Cho, Ki-Ho Park, Ji Young Song, Jeong Min Hong, Taeeun Kim, Sun In Hong, Sunjoo Kim, In-Gyu Bae
The increasing use of chlorhexidine for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization has raised concerns about the emergence of resistance to or tolerance of this antiseptic. We examined the frequency and characteristics of qacA/B chlorhexidine tolerance genes among MRSA isolates in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) where MRSA-colonized patients are decolonized by chlorhexidine bathing. The MRSA isolates were evaluated for chlorhexidine susceptibility, mupirocin resistance, molecular typing, agr functionality, and the heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S...
August 11, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799206/the-incidence-and-characteristics-of-3-month-mortality-after-intraoperative-cardiac-arrest-in-adults
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M Hur, H-C Lee, K H Lee, J-T Kim, C-W Jung, H-P Park
BACKGROUND: There is little information about clinical outcomes after intraoperative cardiac arrest (IOCA). We determined the incidence and characteristics of 3-month mortality after IOCA. METHODS: The electronic medical records of 238,648 adult surgical patients from January 2005 to December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Characteristics of IOCA were documented using the Utstein reporting template. RESULTS: IOCA occurred in 50 patients (21/100,000 surgeries)...
August 11, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797619/mechanical-ventilation-weaning-protocol-improves-medical-adherence-and-results
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Luís Guilherme Alegretti Borges, Augusto Savi, Cassiano Teixeira, Roselaine Pinheiro de Oliveira, Marcio Luiz Ferreira De Camillis, Ricardo Wickert, Sérgio Fernando Monteiro Brodt, Túlio Frederico Tonietto, Ricardo Cremonese, Leonardo Silveira da Silva, Fernanda Gehm, Eubrando Silvestre Oliveira, Jose Herve Diel Barth, Juçara Gasparetto Macari, Cíntia Dias de Barros, Sílvia Regina Rios Vieira
INTRODUCTION: Implementation of a weaning protocol is related to better patient prognosis. However, new approaches may take several years to become the standard of care in daily practice. We conducted a prospective cohort study to investigate the effectiveness of a multifaceted strategy to implement a protocol to wean patients from mechanical ventilation (MV) and to evaluate the weaning success rate as well as practitioner adherence to the protocol. METHODS: We investigated all consecutive MV-dependent subjects admitted to a medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU) for >24h over 7years...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796074/postoperative-characteristics-of-infants-who-developed-necrotizing-enterocolitis-with-different-postnatal-ages
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Xiaowen Li, Lei Li, Yan Wang, Chun Deng, Chunbao Guo
Our goal was to investigate the surgical procedures, postoperative complications, and survival with regard to different onset timing of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).We performed a retrospective review of medical records with a diagnosis of NEC between 2005 and 2016. The cutoff was set at 10 days for early onset ≤10 days and late onset over 10 days. Propensity score matching was performed to adjust for any baseline differences. In 53 paired patients, clinical outcomes, including, mortality, postoperative complications, and length of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay, were evaluated on the basis of early or late-onset NEC...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794882/interruption-of-enteral-nutrition-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-single-center-survey
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Midori Uozumi, Masamitsu Sanui, Tetsuya Komuro, Yusuke Iizuka, Tadashi Kamio, Hiroshi Koyama, Hideyuki Mouri, Tomoyuki Masuyama, Kazuyuki Ono, Alan Kawarai Lefor
BACKGROUND: Interruption of enteral nutrition (EN) in the intensive care unit (ICU) occurs frequently for various reasons including feeding intolerance and the conduct of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, few studies have investigated the details of EN interruption practices including reasons for and duration of interruptions. There is no standard protocol to minimize EN interruptions. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of 100 patients in the ICU staying more than 72 h and receiving EN in a 12-bed, medical/surgical ICU in a tertiary care center in 2013...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793935/utilization-of-electronic-health-record-events-to-conduct-a-tuberculosis-contact-investigation-in-a-high-risk-oncology-unit
#18
Shauna C Usiak, Fabian A Romero, Patrice Schwegman, Violet Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn Connor, Janet Eagan, Arthur E Brown, Mini Kamboj
OBJECTIVE To describe the utilization of electronic medical data resources, including health records and nursing scheduling resources, to conduct a tuberculosis (TB) exposure investigation in a high-risk oncology unit. SETTING A 42-bed inpatient unit with a mix of surgical and medical patients at a large tertiary-care cancer center in New York City. PARTICIPANTS High-risk subjects and coworkers exposed to a healthcare worker (HCW) with cavitary smear positive lung TB. RESULTS During the 3-month exposure period, 270 patients were admitted to the unit; 137 of these (50...
August 10, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793902/30-year-experience-of-fontan-surgery-single-centre-s-data
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Laurynas Bezuska, Virgilijus Lebetkevicius, Rita Sudikiene, Daina Liekiene, Virgilijus Tarutis
BACKGROUND: The Fontan procedure has been modified several times since it was introduced into practice in 1968. As many patients now survive to adulthood, attention is directed towards their clinical status and late morbidity. We report our surgical experience of 30 years in Fontan procedures. METHODS: From January 1985 to January 2015, 80 patients underwent Fontan surgery. Twenty-one patients received an atrio-pulmonary Fontan (Group I), four patients underwent total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) with an intra-atrial lateral tunnel (Group II), six patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an aortic homograft (group III) and 49 patients received extra-cardiac TCPC with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene conduit...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790272/-respiratory-rehabilitation-to-reduce-respiratory-complications-after-cardiovascular-surgery
#20
Yusuke Suzuki, Yoshikatsu Saiki
The number of cardiovascular surgical operations has been increasing, accompanied by an increase in the number of patients with an aging patient and various comorbidities. For this reason, the risk of respiratory complications after cardiovascular surgery is high, and ingenuity to alleviate this is necessary. We evaluated preoperative respiratory function and examined whether there is a difference in the onset of postoperative respiratory complications with or without respiratory rehabilitation from preoperative...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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