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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904565/is-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-mechanically-ventilated-adult-trauma-patients-potentially-related-to-the-occurrence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Abbas Alipour, Amir Emami Zeydi, Abolfazl Firouzian, Ghahraman Mahmudi, Melody Omrani-Nava
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a type of lung infection that typically affects critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) in the intensive care unit (ICU). Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are considered to be more susceptible to several types of infections including community-acquired pneumonia. However, it is not clear whether T2DM is a risk factor for the development of VAP. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of VAP for diabetic and nondiabetic mechanically ventilated trauma patients...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898136/pharmacological-approaches-for-the-management-of-persistent-pain-in-older-adults-what-nurses-need-to-know
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Fabio Guerriero, Ruth Bolier, Janet H Van Cleave, M Cary Reid
HOW TO OBTAIN CONTACT HOURS BY READING THIS ARTICLE INSTRUCTIONS 1.4 contact hours will be awarded by Villanova University College of Nursing upon successful completion of this activity. A contact hour is a unit of measurement that denotes 60 minutes of an organized learning activity. This is a learner-based activity. Villanova University College of Nursing does not require submission of your answers to the quiz. A contact hour certificate will be awarded once you register, pay the registration fee, and complete the evaluation form online at http://goo...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893697/morbidity-and-mortality-predictivity-of-nutritional-assessment-tools-in-the-postoperative-care-unit
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Şule Özbilgin, Volkan Hanc, Dilek Ömür, Mücahit Özbilgin, Mine Tosun, Serhan Yurtlu, Semih Küçükgüçlü, Atalay Arkan
The aim was to evaluate the nutritional situation of patients admitted to the Postoperative Acute Care Unit using classic methods of objective anthropometry, systemic evaluation methods, and Nutrition Risk in Critically Ill (NUTRIC) score, and to compare them as a predictor of morbidity and mortality.At admission to the postoperative care unit, patients undergoing various surgeries were assessed for the following items: Subjective Global Assessment (SGA), Nutritional Risk Index (NRI), Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS)-2002, Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA), Charlson comorbidity index (CCI), and NUTRIC score, anthropometric measurements, serum total protein, serum albumin, and lymphocyte count...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890436/respiratory-acid-base-disorders-in-the-critical-care-unit
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REVIEW
Kate Hopper
The incidence of respiratory acid-base abnormalities in the critical care unit (CCU) is unknown, although respiratory alkalosis is suspected to be common in this population. Abnormal carbon dioxide tension can have many physiologic effects, and changes in Pco2 may have a significant impact on outcome. Monitoring Pco2 in CCU patients is an important aspect of critical patient assessment, and identification of respiratory acid-base abnormalities can be valuable as a diagnostic tool. Treatment of respiratory acid-base disorders is largely focused on resolution of the primary disease, although mechanical ventilation may be indicated in cases with severe respiratory acidosis...
November 24, 2016: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886604/a-low-cost-and-palm-size-analyzer-for-rapid-and-sensitive-protein-detection-by-ac-electrokinetics-capacitive-sensing
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Xiaozhu Liu, Cheng Cheng, Jayne Wu, Shigetoshi Eda, Yongcai Guo
Specific detection of protein biomarkers has a wide range of applications in areas such as medical science, diagnostics, and pharmacology. Quantitative detection of protein biomarkers in biological media, such as serum, is critically important in detecting disease or physiological malfunction, or tracking disease progression. Among various detection methods, electrical detection is particularly well suited for point-of-care (POC) specific protein detection, being of low cost, light weight and small form factor...
November 11, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886122/remote-blood-glucose-monitoring-in-mhealth-scenarios-a-review
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Giordano Lanzola, Eleonora Losiouk, Simone Del Favero, Andrea Facchinetti, Alfonso Galderisi, Silvana Quaglini, Lalo Magni, Claudio Cobelli
Glucose concentration in the blood stream is a critical vital parameter and an effective monitoring of this quantity is crucial for diabetes treatment and intensive care management. Effective bio-sensing technology and advanced signal processing are therefore of unquestioned importance for blood glucose monitoring. Nevertheless, collecting measurements only represents part of the process as another critical task involves delivering the collected measures to the treating specialists and caregivers. These include the clinical staff, the patient's significant other, his/her family members, and many other actors helping with the patient treatment that may be located far away from him/her...
November 24, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875999/helping-babies-breathe-hbb-training-what-happens-to-knowledge-and-skills-over-time
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Akash Bang, Archana Patel, Roopa Bellad, Peter Gisore, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Fabian Esamai, Edward A Liechty, Sreelatha Meleth, Norman Goco, Susan Niermeyer, William Keenan, Beena D Kamath-Rayne, George A Little, Susan B Clarke, Victoria A Flanagan, Sherri Bucher, Manish Jain, Nilofer Mujawar, Vinita Jain, Janet Rukunga, Niranjana Mahantshetti, Sangappa Dhaded, Manisha Bhandankar, Elizabeth M McClure, Waldemar A Carlo, Linda L Wright, Patricia L Hibberd
BACKGROUND: The first minutes after birth are critical to reducing neonatal mortality. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a simulation-based neonatal resuscitation program for low resource settings. We studied the impact of initial HBB training followed by refresher training on the knowledge and skills of the birth attendants in facilities. METHODS: We conducted HBB trainings in 71 facilities in the NICHD Global Network research sites (Nagpur and Belgaum, India and Eldoret, Kenya), with a 6:1 ratio of facility trainees to Master Trainers (MT)...
November 22, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875279/biochemical-markers-of-nutrition-support-in-critically-ill-trauma-victims
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Brodie Parent, Max Seaton, Grant E O'Keefe
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, plasma serum albumin and transthyretin concentrations are thought to reflect the effects of acute illness, including resuscitation and inflammation. Their use as markers for preexisting nutrition status is, therefore, not recommended. Whether they can be used to assess subsequent effectiveness of artificial nutrition support is unclear. We sought to determine if these biomarkers are associated with enteral caloric intake in critically ill trauma patients...
October 3, 2016: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873292/icu-management-based-on-picco-parameters-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-icu-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-severe-thoracic-trauma-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhong Yuanbo, Wang Jin, Shi Fei, Long Liangong, Liu Xunfa, Xu Shihai, Shan Aijun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess whether a management algorithm using data obtained with a PiCCO system can improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). RESULTS: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio increased over time in both groups, with a sharper increase in the PiCCO group. There was no difference in 28-day mortality (3.2 vs. 3.6%, P = 0.841). Days on mechanical ventilation (3 vs. 5 days, P = 0.002) and ICU length of stay (6 vs...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872033/a-review-of-visual-representations-of-physiologic-data
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REVIEW
Rishikesan Kamaleswaran, Carolyn McGregor
BACKGROUND: Physiological data is derived from electrodes attached directly to patients. Modern patient monitors are capable of sampling data at frequencies in the range of several million bits every hour. Hence the potential for cognitive threat arising from information overload and diminished situational awareness becomes increasingly relevant. A systematic review was conducted to identify novel visual representations of physiologic data that address cognitive, analytic, and monitoring requirements in critical care environments...
November 21, 2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870762/review-of-current-workforce-for-rheumatology-in-the-countries-of-the-americas-2012-2015
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John D Reveille, Roberto Muñoz, Enrique Soriano, Miguel Albanese, Graciela Espada, Carlos Jose Lozada, Ruben Antonio Montúfar, Fernando Neubarth, Gloria M Vasquez, Michel Zummer, Rosa Sheen, Carlo V Caballero-Uribe, Carlos Pineda
BACKGROUND: With the increases in and aging of the populations of the Americas, monitoring the number of rheumatologists is critical to address and focus on areas of greatest need. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to gather data on the rheumatology workforce from 21 national societies in the Pan American League of Associations for Rheumatology (PANLAR). METHODS: In September and October 2012 and again in October and November 2015, the heads of the 21 rheumatology national societies were contacted in the 2012 survey; all national societies responded except Cuba...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870683/increasing-role-of-image-guided-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-musculoskeletal-tumors
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Anil Nicholas Kurup, Matthew R Callstrom
In the last decade, percutaneous treatment of musculoskeletal (MSK) tumors has become more established in routine clinical care while also undergoing a number of advancements. Ablative techniques to palliate painful skeletal metastases have gained wide acceptance, while goals for ablation have evolved to include local control of oligometastases and desmoid tumors. Bone consolidation or augmentation is now frequently used in conjunction with or instead of ablation of skeletal tumors to stabilize pathologic fractures or prevent further morbidity that could result from fractures caused by tumor progression...
November 2016: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863531/effects-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-on-linezolid-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamics-a-systematic-review
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Gianluca Villa, Paola Di Maggio, A Raffaele De Gaudio, Andrea Novelli, Riccardo Antoniotti, Enrico Fiaccadori, Chiara Adembri
BACKGROUND: Major alterations in linezolid pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) parameters might be expected in critically ill septic patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) who are undergoing continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). The present review is aimed at describing extracorporeal removal of linezolid and the main PK-PD parameter changes observed in critically ill septic patients with AKI, who are on CRRT. METHOD: Citations published on PubMed up to January 2016 were systematically reviewed according to the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) statement...
November 19, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860170/variation-across-u-s-assisted-living-facilities-admissions-resident-care-needs-and-staffing
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Kihye Han, Alison M Trinkoff, Carla L Storr, Nancy Lerner, Bo Kyum Yang
PURPOSE: Though more people in the United States currently reside in assisted living facilities (ALFs) than nursing homes, little is known about ALF admission policies, resident care needs, and staffing characteristics. We therefore conducted this study using a nationwide sample of ALFs to examine these factors, along with comparison of ALFs by size. DESIGN: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855722/prognostic-impact-of-restored-sinus-rhythm-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-new-onset-atrial-fibrillation
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Wen Cheng Liu, Wen Yu Lin, Chin Sheng Lin, Han Bin Huang, Tzu Chiao Lin, Shu Meng Cheng, Shih Ping Yang, Jung Chung Lin, Wei Shiang Lin
BACKGROUND: New-onset atrial fibrillation (NeOAF) is a common type of tachyarrhythmia in critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality in patients with sepsis. However, the prognostic impact of restored sinus rhythm (SR) in septic patients with NeOAF remains unclear. METHODS: A total of 791 patients with sepsis, who were admitted to a medical intensive care unit from January 2011 to January 2014, were screened. NeOAF was detected by continuous electrocardiographic monitoring...
November 18, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854224/can-human-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-advance-understanding-of-muscular-dystrophies
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Spandan Kalra, Federica Montanaro, Chris Denning
Muscular dystrophies (MDs) are clinically and molecularly a highly heterogeneous group of single-gene disorders that primarily affect striated muscles. Cardiac disease is present in several MDs where it is an important contributor to morbidity and mortality. Careful monitoring of cardiac issues is necessary but current management of cardiac involvement does not effectively protect from disease progression and cardiac failure. There is a critical need to gain new knowledge on the diverse molecular underpinnings of cardiac disease in MDs in order to guide cardiac treatment development and assist in reaching a clearer consensus on cardiac disease management in the clinic...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852461/the-development-of-intensive-care-in-the-military-environment
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REVIEW
Matthew J Roberts
If the history of critical care is to be addressed, the starting point must be the fundamental and defining qualities of intensive care units. These are the concentration of the sickest patients in a defined area of the hospital, staffed by the personnel most able to care for them (by virtue of specialist training), and the application of the most advanced monitoring or therapeutic techniques available at the time. In the military environment, the ability to provide critical care to ill or injured servicemen has developed in tandem with the civilian experience, but the pressures of the austere environment of the battlefield have, at times, held back military medical services from providing the highest level of care that servicemen might deserve and, indeed, expect in civilian life...
October 2016: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852379/-investigation-of-molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-department-of-critical-care-medicine
#18
Y X Qin, Q D Li, X Y Wan, L Y Bi, J Wang
Objective: To investigate the feature of antimicrobial resistance, homology and other molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) in Department of Critical Care Medicine(ICU). Methods: From October 2010 to December 2011, 149 strains of MRSA were collected and identified through sputum culture of patients from 10 ICUs of 10 teaching hospitals distributed in 9 chinese central city of China. Susceptibility testing to 18 kinds of antibiotic was performed, the method of pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used to analyze the homology, and the technique of multilocus sequencing typing (MLST) was used to identify the sequence type (ST)...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850092/452-clinical-impact-of-accurate-point-of-care-glucose-monitoring-in-critically-ill-adult-patients
#19
Rachel Caynak, Kelly Lima, Amanda Steele, Nam Tran
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December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848887/metabolism-and-toxicological-implications-of-commonly-used-chemopreventive-drugs-against-breast-cancer-carcinogenesis
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Aliyu Muhammad, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Ochuko Lucky Erukainure, Ibrahim Malami, Hadiza Sani, Hafsat Abdullahi Mohammed
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer has been reported to be among the frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide despite advances in early detection and treatment. Several drugs are currently used for chemoprevention as a result of a number of drawbacks associated with breast cancer therapy. AIM: This review focuses on the metabolism and toxicological implications of these drugs against breast cancer/carcinogenesis. METHODOLOGY: Relevant articles on the commonly used anti-breast cancer drugs (raloxifene, tamoxifen, anastrozole, letrozole and exemestane) used in chemoprevention were searched using the major scientific databases including Scopus, Embase, PubMed/ Medline, Sciencedirect and Google Scholar...
November 16, 2016: Current Drug Metabolism
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