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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335491/health-and-wellbeing-of-occupants-in-highly-energy-efficient-buildings-a-field-study
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Peter Wallner, Peter Tappler, Ute Munoz, Bernhard Damberger, Anna Wanka, Michael Kundi, Hans-Peter Hutter
Passive houses and other highly energy-efficient buildings need mechanical ventilation. However, ventilation systems in such houses are regarded with a certain degree of skepticism by parts of the public due to alleged negative health effects. Within a quasi-experimental field study, we investigated if occupants of two types of buildings (mechanical vs. natural ventilation) experience different health, wellbeing and housing satisfaction outcomes and if associations with indoor air quality exist. We investigated 123 modern homes (test group: with mechanical ventilation; control group: naturally ventilated) built in the years 2010 to 2012 in the same geographic area and price range...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327177/intestinal-t-lymphocyte-homing-is-associated-with-gastric-emptying-and-epithelial-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christian Greis, Zohal Rasuly, Rolf A Janosi, Lambros Kordelas, Dietrich W Beelen, Tobias Liebregts
BACKGROUND: Impaired gastric emptying is common in critically ill patients. Intestinal dysmotility, a major cause of feed intolerance, may foster infectious complications due to mucosal barrier disruption. However, little is known about gut-directed immune activation, intestinal barrier function and its association with impaired gastric emptying in critically ill patients at ICU admission. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study at two tertiary care medical ICUs...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298398/management-of-copd-exacerbations-a%C3%A2-european-respiratory-society-american-thoracic-society-guideline
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Jadwiga A Wedzicha, Marc Miravitlles, John R Hurst, Peter M A Calverley, Richard K Albert, Antonio Anzueto, Gerard J Criner, Alberto Papi, Klaus F Rabe, David Rigau, Pawel Sliwinski, Thomy Tonia, Jørgen Vestbo, Kevin C Wilson, Jerry A Krishnan
This document provides clinical recommendations for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations.Comprehensive evidence syntheses, including meta-analyses, were performed to summarise all available evidence relevant to the Task Force's questions. The evidence was appraised using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach and the results were summarised in evidence profiles. The evidence syntheses were discussed and recommendations formulated by a multidisciplinary Task Force of COPD experts...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263192/the-confusion-assessment-method-for-the-icu-7-delirium-severity-scale-a-novel-delirium-severity-instrument-for-use-in-the-icu
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Babar A Khan, Anthony J Perkins, Sujuan Gao, Siu L Hui, Noll L Campbell, Mark O Farber, Linda L Chlan, Malaz A Boustani
OBJECTIVES: Delirium severity is independently associated with longer hospital stays, nursing home placement, and death in patients outside the ICU. Delirium severity in the ICU is not routinely measured because the available instruments are difficult to complete in critically ill patients. We designed our study to assess the reliability and validity of a new ICU delirium severity tool, the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU-7 delirium severity scale. DESIGN: Observational cohort study...
March 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255744/framing-of-mobility-items-a-source-of-poor-agreement-between-preference-based-health-related-quality-of-life-instruments-in-a-population-of-individuals-receiving-assisted-ventilation
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Liam M Hannan, David G T Whitehurst, Stirling Bryan, Jeremy D Road, Christine F McDonald, David J Berlowitz, Mark E Howard
PURPOSE: To explore the influence of descriptive differences in items evaluating mobility on index scores generated from two generic preference-based health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments. METHODS: The study examined cross-sectional data from a postal survey of individuals receiving assisted ventilation in two state/province-wide home mechanical ventilation services, one in British Columbia, Canada and the other in Victoria, Australia. The Assessment of Quality of Life 8-dimension (AQoL-8D) and the EQ-5D-5L were included in the data collection...
March 2, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250604/quality-of-life-improves-with-individualized-home-based-exercises-in-critical-care-survivors
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Aayushi G Shelly, Nivedita S Prabhu, Priyanka Jirange, Asha Kamath, K Vaishali
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to determine the effect of individualized home-based exercise on the quality of life post-Intensive Care Unit (ICU) discharge. SUBJECTS: Adult patients invasively mechanically ventilated for more than 48 h in medical ICU. METHODOLOGY: Thirty-five patients were enrolled prospectively in this study. They were interviewed to complete short form 36 (SF-36) version 2 questionnaire and were randomly allocated to control and experimental group by block randomization...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238622/validation-of-the-portuguese-severe-respiratory-insufficiency-questionnaire-for-home-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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C Ribeiro, D Ferreira, S Conde, P Oliveira, W Windisch
The aim of this study was to develop and validate the professional translation and cultural adaptation of the Portuguese Severe Respiratory Insufficiency (SRI) Questionnaire. The sample was composed of 93 patients (50 male patients, 53.8%) with a mean age of 66.3 years. The most frequent diagnostic groups were chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obesity hypoventilation syndrome and restrictive chest wall disorders. The patients were asked to fill in both the SRI and SF-36 questionnaires. Factor analysis of the SRI questionnaire was performed leading to an explained variance of 73%, and resulted in 13 components...
February 23, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214105/gender-differences-in-patients-starting-long-term-home-mechanical-ventilation-due-to-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome
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Andreas Palm, Bengt Midgren, Christer Janson, Eva Lindberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212474/-zinc-phosphide-poisoning-in-pediatric-patients-from-a-toxicology-center-at-mexico-city
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María Carmen Socorro Sánchez-Villegas, Alejandro Bárcena-Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Zinc phosphide is a chemical compound that is frequently used as a rodenticide; it is a highly toxic product that is widely used, among other spaces, at home. Given that it is a highly commercialized pesticide and that there is no antidote, it is mandatory to establish favorably the clinical manifestations of the intoxication. The aim was to describe the epidemiological and clinical profile of children intoxicated with zinc phosphide attended in a toxicological center of a tertiary referral hospital...
2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210321/telemedicine-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Nicolino Ambrosino, Guido Vagheggini, Stefano Mazzoleni, Michele Vitacca
Telemedicine is a medical application of advanced technology to disease management. This modality may provide benefits also to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Different devices and systems are used. The legal problems associated with telemedicine are still controversial. Economic advantages for healthcare systems, though potentially high, are still poorly investigated. A European Respiratory Society Task Force has defined indications, follow-up, equipment, facilities, legal and economic issues of tele-monitoring of COPD patients including those undergoing home mechanical ventilation...
December 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156012/-i-need-complete-trust-in-nurses-home-mechanical-ventilated-patients-perceptions-of-safety
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Christiane Schaepe, Michael Ewers
BACKGROUND: Although home care has advanced over the last few decades, little research on patient safety has been carried out in this setting. Furthermore, it is unclear how patients perceive their situation and safety. The insiders' views might be especially relevant for technology-dependent individuals, such as users of home mechanical ventilation (HMV). AIM: The aim of this study was to examine how HMV patients perceive their situation and what makes them feel safe or unsafe...
February 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153460/prognostic-value-of-nocturnal-hypoventilation-in-neuromuscular-patients
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David Orlikowski, Helene Prigent, Maria-Antonia Quera Salva, Nicholas Heming, Cendrine Chaffaut, Sylvie Chevret, Djillali Annane, Frederic Lofaso, Adam Ogna
In neuromuscular disease (NMD) patients, current guidelines recommend the initiation of home mechanical ventilation (HMV) in case of daytime hypercapnia or nocturnal desaturation as an indirect sign of hypoventilation. Transcutaneous capno-oximetry (TcCO2) enables the direct assessment of nocturnal hypercapnia; however the best cut-off value remains to be defined. We aimed to compare the prognostic value of several published definitions of nocturnal hypercapnia in a cohort of NMD patients. All consecutive TcCO2 recordings performed between 2010 and 2014 in unventilated adult NMD patients in a tertiary reference centre were retrospectively collected...
December 21, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145035/the-epidemiology-of-long-stay-patients-in-a-university-teaching-hospital
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Kim O'Sullivan, Johan Martensson, Raymond Robbins, K J Farley, Doug Johnson, Daryl Jones
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to acute care hospitals may have multiple co-morbidities, and a small proportion may stay a protracted period. AIMS: To assess the proportion of hospital patients who are long stay (≥14 days), evaluate associations with baseline variables and subsequent in-patient morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of patients aged ≥ 18 years staying in hospital for at least 24 hr between 1-7-2013 and 30-6-2014...
February 1, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141719/-more-than-meets-the-eye-when-the-neonatal-course-may-impact-several-years-out
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Fadiyla Dopwell, John Maypole, Bharati Sinha, Heidi Currier, William DeBassio, Marilyn Augustyn
Nadia is a 7-year-old girl who you have followed since her discharge from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Her parents are here today for an urgent visit with behavioral concerns, such as inattention, hyperactivity, and aggression.Nadia is a former 40-weeker born through vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery at 9 pounds 7 ounces. Her delivery was complicated with shoulder dystocia, which resulted in resuscitation. Her Apgar scores were 1, 3, and 4 at 1, 5, and 10 minutes, respectively. After intubation and stabilization on mechanical ventilation, Nadia was transferred to the NICU...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138234/respiratory-muscle-activity-and-patient-ventilator-asynchrony-during-different-settings-of-noninvasive-ventilation-in-stable-hypercapnic-copd-does-high-inspiratory-pressure-lead-to-respiratory-muscle-unloading
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Marieke L Duiverman, Anouk S Huberts, Leo A van Eykern, Gerrie Bladder, Peter J Wijkstra
INTRODUCTION: High-intensity noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been shown to improve outcomes in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. However, there is insufficient knowledge about whether with this more controlled ventilatory mode optimal respiratory muscle unloading is provided without an increase in patient-ventilator asynchrony (PVA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients on home mechanical ventilation were included...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127473/hemadsorption-with-adult-cytosorb%C3%A2-in-a-low-weight-pediatric-case
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Catalin Gabriel Cirstoveanu, Ileana Barascu, Samantha Mc Kenzie Stancu
Cytokine adsorber (CytoSorb) has been used successfully as adjunctive treatment for adult patients with elevated cytokine levels in the setting with severe sepsis and septic shock and to reduce blood myoglobin, unconjugated bilirubin, and conjugated bilirubin. In this article we present the case of a nine-month-old male infant who was admitted to the NICU due to sepsis after cardiac surgery, Fallot tetralogy, and multisystem organ failure (MSOF) including liver failure and renal failure which was successfully treated by a combination of continuous hemodiafiltration (HDF) and hemadsorption with CytoSorb...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121046/maternal-hypertensive-disorders-are-associated-with-increased-use-of-respiratory-support-but-not-chronic-lung-disease-or-poorer-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-preterm-neonates-at-29%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation
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Mara Matić, Violet Inati, Mohamed E Abdel-Latif, Alison L Kent
AIM: To assess whether maternal hypertensive disorders in pregnancies result in higher respiratory requirements, risk of chronic lung disease (CLD) and poorer neurodevelopmental outcome in <29-week premature neonates. METHODS: This is a multicentre, retrospective cohort study, within a geographically defined area in Australia, served by a network of 10 neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), consisting of infants <29 weeks of gestational age who were admitted to NICUs between 1998 and 2004...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115731/pulmonary-air-embolism-an-infrequent-complication-in-the-radiology-suite
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Julio Lanfranco, Ivan Romero Legro, Amado X Freire, Katherine Nearing, Sanjay Ratnakant
BACKGROUND Air embolism can occur in a number of medical-surgical situations. Venous air embolism is frequently lethal when a substantial amount enters the venous circulation rapidly and can lead to significant morbidity if crossover to the systemic arterial circulation occurs. The diagnosis of massive air embolism is usually made on clinical grounds by the development of abrupt hemodynamic compromise. The true incidence, morbidity, and mortality of this event is unknown given the difficulties in diagnosis...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091723/changes-in-the-severity-and-subtype-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-admitted-to-a-specialist-neuromedical-icu-over-a-25%C3%A2-year-period
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C J Taylor, N P Hirsch, D M Kullmann, Robin S Howard
We report a retrospective review of 110 patients with acute Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) admitted to a specialised intensive care unit (ICU) in a tertiary referral centre over a 25 year period, the start of which coincided with the widespread introduction of plasma exchange (PE) and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). The results were analysed by comparing 52 patients admitted in the first decade (1991-2000; Group 1) with 58 patients admitted between 2001-2014 (Group 2). Patients in both groups were comparable with respect to age and sex, and had a similar incidence and range of ICU complications...
March 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051172/therapeutic-hypothermia-for-neonatal-encephalopathy-a-report-from-the-first-3-years-of-the-baby-cooling-registry-of-japan
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Kennosuke Tsuda, Takeo Mukai, Sachiko Iwata, Jun Shibasaki, Takuya Tokuhisa, Tomoaki Ioroi, Hiroyuki Sano, Nanae Yutaka, Akihito Takahashi, Akihito Takeuchi, Toshiki Takenouchi, Yuko Araki, Hisanori Sobajima, Masanori Tamura, Shigeharu Hosono, Makoto Nabetani, Osuke Iwata
Therapeutic hypothermia is recommended for moderate and severe neonatal encephalopathy, but is being applied to a wider range of neonates than originally envisaged. To examine the clinical use of therapeutic hypothermia, data collected during the first 3 years (2012-2014) of the Baby Cooling Registry of Japan were analysed. Of 485 cooled neonates, 96.5% were ≥36 weeks gestation and 99.4% weighed ≥1,800 g. Severe acidosis (pH < 7 or base deficit ≥16 mmol/L) was present in 68.9%, and 96.7% required resuscitation for >10 min...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
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