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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314751/emergency-airway-and-ventilator-procedures-for-community-based-home-care-staff-validation-of-an-educational-program
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Ann Marie Ramsey, Sarah Brennan, Adam Stricker, Kurt Riek, Dana Brown, Rachel Gurtowsky, Julie Sturza, Amy Goldstein Filbrun
BACKGROUND: Children discharged home with tracheostomy and chronic mechanical ventilator support are at high risk for complications and adverse events. Private duty nursing and home respiratory care services are a critical support necessary for successful discharge. The literature suggests that there are opportunities for home care staff (HCS) to improve upon the skills necessary to assess and intervene in an emergency thereby increasing the likelihood of improving long-term outcomes...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304489/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-tetanus-analysis-using-a-national-inpatient-database-in-japan
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Mikio Nakajima, Shotaro Aso, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
PURPOSE: This study was performed to elucidate the current clinical features and outcomes of tetanus using a national inpatient database in Japan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database to retrospectively investigate patients with tetanus from July 2010 to March 2016. We examined the patients' characteristics; the proportions of patients requiring tracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, and tracheostomy; and the discharge status...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304097/left-bundle-branch-block-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-prevalence-genetic-relationship-and-prognosis
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Abdallah Fayssoil, Rabah Ben Yaou, Adam Ogna, Cendrine Chaffaut, France Leturcq, Olivier Nardi, Karim Wahbi, Denis Duboc, Frederic Lofaso, Helene Prigent, Bernard Clair, Pascal Crenn, Guillaume Nicolas, Pascal Laforet, Anthony Behin, Sylvie Chevret, David Orlikowski, Djillali Annane
BACKGROUND: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an inherited myogenic disorder due to mutations in the dystrophin gene on chromosome Xp21.1. We designed this study to determine the prevalence of left bundle branch block (LBBB), whether there is a relationship between LBBB and genetic pattern, and to assess predictive factors for acute cardiac events and mortality in adult DMD patients. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of DMD followed at the Home Mechanical Ventilation Unit of the Raymond Poincare University Hospital...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299753/factors-associated-with-the-outcome-of-very-elderly-patients-with-large-hemispheric-infarction-treated-with-medical-management-only
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Sudhir Datar, Christopher McLouth, Patrick Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Large ischemic stroke in the very elderly population is presumed to invariably carry a poor prognosis and clinicians may refrain from continuing intensive care. Many elderly patients are not surgical candidates, and there is a paucity of data outlining the real-world outcomes of continued medical management. Our objective is to identify the factors associated with the outcome of very elderly patients with large hemispheric infarction (LHI) treated with medical management alone...
January 3, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298495/-i-m-almost-never-sick-everyday-life-experiences-of-children-and-young-people-with-home-mechanical-ventilation
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Åsa Israelsson-Skogsberg, Lena Hedén, Berit Lindahl, Katja Laakso
Developments in medical technology and treatment have increased the survival rates of children with serious illnesses or injuries, including those receiving home mechanical ventilation, which is a small but growing group. The aim of this study was to explore everyday life experiences of children and young people living with home mechanical ventilation (HMV). Data were obtained through interviews with nine participants. The interviews were supported by photovoice methodology: photographs taken by the participants before or during the interviews were used to facilitate conversation...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287880/revisits-after-pediatric-tracheotomy-airway-concerns-result-in-returns
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Sophie Shay, Nina L Shapiro, Neil Bhattacharyya
OBJECTIVES: Children undergoing tracheotomy represent a medically vulnerable patient population, and understanding the reasons for revisiting the hospital setting following tracheotomy is critical for improving the quality of care for these patients. This study aims to investigate the incidence and characteristics of revisits following pediatric tracheotomy. METHODS: Cross-sectional, population-based study using state databases. The State Inpatient Databases and State Emergency Department Databases for California, Florida, Iowa and New York 2010-11 were linked and examined for cases of pediatric tracheotomy (patients < 18...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283698/transitions-to-home-mechanical-ventilation-the-experiences-of-canadian-ventilator-assisted-adults-and-their-family-caregivers
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Craig M Dale, Judy King, Mika Nonoyama, Sarah Carbone, Douglas McKim, Jeremy Road, Louise Rose
RATIONALE: Several studies have explored the experience of ventilator-assisted individual (VAIs) living at home with family caregivers. However, few explore the experiences of these individuals as they transition from a hospital setting to living at home with a view to identifying modifiable processes that could optimize transition. OBJECTIVE: This descriptive, qualitative study sought to elucidate barriers to, and facilitators of, transition to home mechanical ventilation (HMV) from the perspective of Canadian VAIs and their family caregivers...
December 28, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277548/outcomes-of-video-assisted-minimally-invasive-cardiac-myxoma-resection
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Giacomo Bianchi, Rafik Margaryan, Enkel Kallushi, Alfredo Giuseppe Cerillo, Pier Andrea Farneti, Angela Pucci, Marco Solinas
BACKGROUND: Myxomas are the most frequent cardiac tumours. Their diagnosis requires prompt removal. In our centre, for valve surgery we use a minimally invasive approach. Here, we report our experience of cardiac myxoma removal through right lateral mini-thoracotomy (RLMT) with particular focus on its feasibility, efficacy and patient safety. METHODS: Between February 2006 and January 2017, 30 consecutive patients (aged 66±12.6years, range 35-83 years) underwent atrial myxoma resection through video-assisted RLMT...
December 7, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261564/long-term-return-to-functional-baseline-after-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-icu
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Michael E Wilson, Amelia Barwise, Katherine J Heise, Theodore O Loftsgard, Mikhail Dziadzko, Andrea Cheville, Abdul Majzoub, Paul J Novotny, Ognjen Gajic, Michelle Biehl
OBJECTIVE: Predictors of long-term functional impairment in acute respiratory failure of all causes are poorly understood. Our objective was to assess the frequency and predictors of long-term functional impairment or death after invasive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure of all causes. DESIGN: Population-based, observational cohort study. SETTING: Eight adult ICUs of a single center. PATIENTS: All adult patients from Olmsted County, Minnesota, without baseline functional impairment who received mechanical ventilation in ICUs for acute respiratory failure of all causes from 2005 through 2009...
December 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241014/an-observational-study-of-the-efficacy-of-cisatracurium-compared-to-vecuronium-in-patients-with-or-at-risk-for-ards
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Peter D Sottile, Tyree H Kiser, Ellen L Burnham, P Michael Ho, Richard R Allen, R William Vandivier, Marc Moss
RATIONALE: The neuromuscular blocking agent cisatracurium may improve mortality for patients with moderate-severe ARDS. Other neuromuscular blocking agents, such as vecuronium, are commonly used and have different mechanisms of action, side effects, cost, and availability in the setting of drug shortages. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether cisatracurium is associated with improved outcomes when compared vecuronium in patients at risk for and with ARDS. METHODS: Using a nationally representative database, patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with a diagnosis of ARDS or an ARDS risk factor, received mechanical ventilation, and were treated with a continuous infusion of neuromuscular blocking agent for at least two days within two days of hospital admission were included...
December 14, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222827/responding-to-parental-requests-for-life-sustaining-treatment%C3%A2-relational-potential-revisited
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Aaron Wightman, Jennifer Cobelli Kett, Benjamin Wilfond
One of the most challenging situations for pediatric clinicians is responding to parental requests for life-sustaining medical therapies for a child with profound neurodevelopmental disabilities. These therapies (e.g. intravenous medications and fluids, gastrostomy tube feeds, dialysis, tracheostomy, and/or mechanical ventilation) offer the possibility for the child to live, at home or in a facility, for months or years as opposed to experiencing their imminent death. While relatively rare, the tension surrounding these requests can be exceptionally high, as illustrated by the cases of Baby K, Baby Joseph, Jahi McMath, Charlie Gard, and many others from our own experience...
December 8, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218773/illness-and-end-of-life-experiences-of-children-with-cancer-who-receive-palliative-care
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Erica C Kaye, Courtney A Gushue, Samantha DeMarsh, Jonathan Jerkins, April Sykes, Zhaohua Lu, Jennifer M Snaman, Lindsay Blazin, Liza-Marie Johnson, Deena R Levine, R Ray Morrison, Justin N Baker
BACKGROUND: The field of pediatric palliative oncology is newly emerging. Little is known about the characteristics and illness experiences of children with cancer who receive palliative care (PC). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 321 pediatric oncology patients enrolled in PC who died between 2011 and 2015 was conducted at a large academic pediatric cancer center using a comprehensive standardized data extraction tool. RESULTS: The majority of pediatric palliative oncology patients received experimental therapy (79...
December 8, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214518/outcome-of-older-persons-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-mortality-prognosis-factors-dependency-scores-and-ability-trajectory-within-1%C3%A2-year-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Claude Level, Eric Tellier, Patrick Dezou, Karim Chaoui, Aissa Kherchache, Philippe Sejourné, Anne Marie Rullion-Pac Soo
BACKGROUND: The outcome and functional trajectory of older persons admitted to intensive care (ICU) unit remain a true question for critical care physicians and geriatricians, due to the heterogeneity of geriatric population, heterogeneity of practices and absence of guidelines. AIM: To describe the 1-year outcome, prognosis factors and functional trajectory for older people admitted to ICU. METHODS: In a prospective 1-year cohort study, all patients aged 75 years and over admitted to our ICU were included according to a global comprehensive geriatric assessment...
December 6, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208755/home-mechanical-ventilation-a-12-year-population-based-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marcus Povitz, Louise Rose, Salimah Z Shariff, Sean Leonard, Blayne Welk, Krista Bray Jenkyn, David J Leasa, Andrea S Gershon
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of individuals are being initiated on home mechanical ventilation, including noninvasive (bi-level) and invasive mechanical ventilation delivered via tracheostomy due to chronic respiratory failure to enable symptom management and promote quality of life. Given the high care needs of these individuals, a better understanding of the indications for home mechanical ventilation, and health-care utilization is needed. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using provincial health administrative data from Ontario, Canada (population ∼13,000,000)...
December 5, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184048/utilizing-respiratory-therapists-to-reduce-costs-of-care
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Ellen A Becker, Cheryl A Hoerr, Kimberly S Wiles, Debra L Skees, Corinne H Miller, Douglas S Laher
INTRODUCTION: Changes to the reimbursement of respiratory care services over the past 26 years make it imperative that respiratory therapists (RTs) demonstrate cost savings to establish their value. Therefore, this systematic review evaluated the cost-related impacts from utilizing RTs to deliver care when compared to other care providers. METHODS: The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were used to guide the search process...
November 28, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167658/atypical-electrophysiological-findings-in-a-patient-with-acute-motor-and-sensory-axonal-neuropathy
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Viviana Versace, Stefania Campostrini, Frediano Tezzon, Sara Martignago, Markus Kofler, Leopold Saltuari, Luca Sebastianelli, Raffaele Nardone
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an immune-mediated polyradiculoneuropathy with acute onset and rapid clinical worsening; early diagnosis and immunomodulating therapy can ameliorate the course of disease. During the first days, however, nerve conduction studies (NCSs) are not always conclusive. Here, we describe a 73-year-old man presenting with progressive muscular weakness of the lower limbs, ascending to the upper limbs, accompanied by distal sensory disturbances. Neuroimaging of brain and spine and NCSs were unremarkable; cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed no albuminocytologic dissociation...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166922/herpes-simplex-type-1-pneumonitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphatic-leukemia-a-case-report
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Miriam Luginbuehl, Alexander Imhof, Alexander Klarer
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary pathogenicity of herpes simplex virus type 1 in patients in intensive care without classic immunosuppression as well as the necessity of antiviral treatment in the case of herpes simplex virus detection in respiratory specimens in these patients is controversial. We present a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a patient with stable chronic lymphatic leukemia not requiring treatment, in whom we diagnosed herpes simplex virus type 1 bronchopneumonitis based on herpes simplex virus type 1 detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and clinical response to antiviral treatment...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157220/combined-effects-of-leaks-respiratory-system-properties-and-upper-airway-patency-on-the-performance-of-home-ventilators-a-bench-study
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Kaixian Zhu, Claudio Rabec, Jésus Gonzalez-Bermejo, Sébastien Hardy, Sami Aouf, Pierre Escourrou, Gabriel Roisman
BACKGROUND: Combined effects of leaks, mechanical property of respiratory system and upper airway (UA) patency on patient-ventilator synchrony (PVA) and the level of clinically "tolerable" leaks are not well established in home ventilators. METHODS: We comparatively assessed on a bench model, the highest leak level tolerated without inducing significant asynchrony ("critical leak") in three home ventilators (Astral 150, Trilogy 100 and Vivo 60; noted as A150, T100 and V60 respectively) subjected to three simulated diseased respiratory conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), obesity hypoventilation (OHS) and neuromuscular disorders (NMD), with both open and closed UA...
November 21, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154419/clinical-profiles-and-prognosis-of-acute-heart-failure-in-adult-patients-with-dystrophinopathies-on-home-mechanical-ventilation
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Abdallah Fayssoil, Rabah Ben Yaou, Adam Ogna, France Leturcq, Olivier Nardi, Bernard Clair, Karim Wahbi, Frederic Lofaso, Pascal Laforet, Denis Duboc, David Orlikowski, Djillali Annane
AIMS: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is characterized by respiratory and heart involvements. In the context of permanently wheelchair bound and on mechanical ventilation (MV) patients, the clinical presentation of acute heart failure (AHF) syndrome may be atypical. We sought to describe clinical and genetic profiles and to determine prognosis of DMD and Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD) patients on home MV (HMV), hospitalized for AHF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We included genetically proven DMD and BMD patients on HMV admitted for AHF...
November 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152895/survey-of-financial-burden-of-families-in-the-u-s-with-children-using-home-mechanical-ventilation
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Jeffrey D Edwards, Howard B Panitch, Andrei Constantinescu, Rachel L Miller, Patricia W Stone
AIM: To describe and quantify the out-of-pocket expenses, employment loss, and other financial impact related to caring for a child using home mechanical ventilation (HMV). METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of U.S. families with children who used HMV. Eligible participants were invited to complete a questionnaire addressing household and child characteristics, out-of-pocket expenses, employment loss/reduction, and financial stress. Participants were recruited with the help of three national patient registries...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
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