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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776439/concurrence-of-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene-and-venous-limb-gangrene-following-polytrauma-a-case-report
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Jih Huei Tan, Yuzaidi Mohamad, Chor Lip Henry Tan, Mahazir Kassim, Theodore E Warkentin
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is characterized as acral (distal extremity) ischemic limb injury affecting two or more extremities, without large vessel obstruction, typically in a symmetrical fashion. Risk factors include hypotension, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and acute ischemic hepatitis ("shock liver"). In contrast, venous limb gangrene is characterized by acral ischemic injury occurring in a limb with deep vein thrombosis. Both symmetrical peripheral gangrene and venous limb gangrene present as acral limb ischemic necrosis despite presence of arterial pulses...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773665/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-from-e-cigarette-use
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Casey G Sommerfeld, Daniel J Weiner, Andrew Nowalk, Allyson Larkin
Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use, or "vaping," is gaining widespread popularity as an alternative to conventional cigarettes among adolescents. Little is known of the health risks of e-cigarette use, especially in children and adolescents. We present a Case Report of a previously healthy 18-year-old woman who presented with dyspnea, cough, and pleuritic chest pain after e-cigarette use. She developed respiratory failure with hypoxia and was intubated, and ultimately met diagnostic criteria for acute respiratory distress syndrome...
May 17, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773577/determinants-and-outcomes-of-vasoplegia-following-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Kristen M Tecson, Brian Lima, Andy Y Lee, Fayez S Raza, Grace Ching, Cheng-Han Lee, Joost Felius, Ronald D Baxter, Sasha Still, Justin D G Collier, Shelley A Hall, Susan M Joseph
BACKGROUND: Vasoplegia is associated with adverse outcomes following cardiac surgery; however, its impact following left ventricular assist device implantation is largely unexplored. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 252 consecutive patients receiving a left ventricular assist device, vasoplegia was defined as the occurrence of normal cardiac function and index but with the need for intravenous vasopressors within 48 hours following surgery for >24 hours to maintain a mean arterial pressure >70 mm Hg...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767394/prognostic-factors-and-scoring-model-of-hematological-malignancies-patients-with-bloodstream-infections
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Yishu Tang, Qian Cheng, Qing Yang, Jing Liu, Di Zhang, Wei Cao, Qingxia Liu, Tianyi Zhou, Huiqi Zeng, Li Zhou, QinJin Wang, Huan Wei, Xin Li
PURPOSE: Patients with hematological malignancies (HMs) are at a higher risk for bloodstream infections (BSIs), which pose significant burden on morbidity and mortality. Better risk stratification helps in medical decision making, increasing efficiency and reducing economic burden. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a reliable prediction model which can be used to identify HM patients at higher risk for BSIs. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in three university-affiliated hospitals in Hunan Province, China, from January 2010 to April 2015...
May 16, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767322/management-of-cardiogenic-shock-complicating-myocardial-infarction
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Alexandre Mebazaa, Alain Combes, Sean van Diepen, Alexa Hollinger, Jaon N Katz, Giovanni Landoni, Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar, Johan Lassus, Guillaume Lebreton, Gilles Montalescot, Jin Joo Park, Susanna Price, Alessandro Sionis, Demetris Yannopolos, Veli-Pekka Harjola, Bruno Levy, Holger Thiele
Up to 10% of acute coronary syndromes are complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) with contemporary mortality rates of 40-50%. The extent of ischemic myocardium has a profound impact on the initial, in-hospital, and post-discharge management and prognosis in this patient population. Individualized patient risk assessment plays an important role in determining appropriate revascularization, drug treatment with inotropes and vasopressors, mechanical circulatory support, intensive care support of other organ systems, hospital level of care triage, and allocation of clinical resources...
May 16, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766216/impact-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-or-receptor-blockers-on-post-icu-discharge-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Etienne Gayat, Alexa Hollinger, Alain Cariou, Nicolas Deye, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Samir Jaber, Benjamin G Chousterman, Qin Lu, Pierre François Laterre, Xavier Monnet, Michael Darmon, Marc Leone, Bertrand Guidet, Romain Sonneville, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Marie-Céline Fournier, Matthieu Resche-Rigon, Alexandre Mebazaa, Matthieu Legrand
PURPOSE: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with the activation of the renin-angiotensin system. Whether angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) or angiotensin-receptor blockers (ARB) improve outcome in patients recovering from AKI remains unexplored. The purpose was to investigate the association between prescription of ACEi/ARB at intensive care unit (ICU) discharge and 1-year outcome in patients recovering from AKI. METHODS: Association between ACEi/ARB and 1-year mortality rate was explored in 1551 patients discharged from 21 European ICUs in an observational cohort...
May 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765932/fluid-overload-and-renal-angina-index-at-admission-are-associated-with-worse-outcomes-in-critically-ill-children
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Sidharth K Sethi, Veena Raghunathan, Shilpi Shah, Maninder Dhaliwal, Pranaw Jha, Maneesh Kumar, Sravanthi Paluri, Shyam Bansal, Maroun J Mhanna, Rupesh Raina
Objectives: We investigated the association of fluid overload and oxygenation in critically sick children, and their correlation with various outcomes (duration of ventilation, ICU stay, and mortality). We also assessed whether renal angina index (RAI) at admission can predict mortality or acute kidney injury (AKI) on day 3 after admission. Design and setting: Prospective study, pediatric intensive care in a tertiary hospital. Duration: June 2013-June 2014. Patients: Patients were included if they needed invasive mechanical ventilation for >24 h and had an indwelling arterial catheter...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765783/multiorgan-failure-and-refractory-lactic-acidosis-due-to-pasteurella-multocida-septicemia-in-a-patient-with-no-animal-exposure
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Damaris Pena, Yaneidy Santana, Jose Perez Lara, Efrain Gonzalez, Misbahuddin Khaja
Introduction: Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative coccobacillus pathogenic to animals. It can cause infection in humans by a bite, scratch, or lick from a cat or dog. P. multocida can cause a variety of infections in humans, including cellulitis, osteomyelitis, endocarditis, peritonitis, and septic shock. Case Presentation: A 56-year-old male presented to our hospital with a 2-day history of fever, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He denied exposure to cats, dogs or other pets...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763777/incorporation-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-into-morning-round-is-associated-with-improvement-in-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
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Zhonghua Chen, Yucai Hong, Junru Dai, Lifeng Xing
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been widely used in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, it is largely unknown whether the use of POCUS is associated with improved patient-important outcomes. The study aimed to investigate whether incorporation of POCUS during morning round on a routine basis was able to improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN: It was a prospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary care emergency intensive care unit...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762229/what-is-the-optimal-blood-pressure-on-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-impact-of-mean-arterial-pressure-on-survival
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Daizo Tanaka, Shogo Shimada, Megan Mullin, Kristin Kreitler, Nicholas Cavarocchi, Hitoshi Hirose
Blood pressure management is crucial for patients on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO). Lower pressure can lead to end-organ malperfusion, whereas higher pressure may compete with ECMO flow and cardiac output. The impact of mean arterial pressure (MAP) on outcomes of patients on VA ECMO was evaluated. Patients who were supported on VA ECMO from September 2010 to March 2016 were retrospectively analyzed for average MAP throughout their course on ECMO, excluding the first and last day...
May 11, 2018: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759676/outcomes-associated-with-electrical-cardioversion-for-atrial-fibrillation-when-performed-autonomously-by-an-advanced-practice-provider
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Theresa A Strzelczyk, Rachel M Kaplan, Meena Medler, Bradley P Knight
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of elective electrical cardioversion (CV) for atrial fibrillation (AF) when performed autonomously by a trained advanced practice provider (APP) using a guideline-directed protocol. BACKGROUND: APPs have emerged as an integral part of the cardiovascular team. METHODS: A licensed advanced practice nurse-clinical nurse specialist was trained and obtained credentials to perform CVs...
December 11, 2017: JACC. Clinical Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753517/liberal-versus-restrictive-intravenous-fluid-therapy-for-early-septic-shock-rationale-for-a-randomized-trial
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Wesley H Self, Matthew W Semler, Rinaldo Bellomo, Samuel M Brown, Bennett P deBoisblanc, Matthew C Exline, Adit A Ginde, Colin K Grissom, David R Janz, Alan E Jones, Kathleen D Liu, Stephen P J Macdonald, Chadwick D Miller, Pauline K Park, Lora A Reineck, Todd W Rice, Jay S Steingrub, Daniel Talmor, Donald M Yealy, Ivor S Douglas, Nathan I Shapiro
Prompt intravenous fluid therapy is a fundamental treatment for patients with septic shock. However, the optimal approach for administering intravenous fluid in septic shock resuscitation is unknown. Two competing strategies are emerging: a liberal fluids approach, consisting of a larger volume of initial fluid (50 to 75 mL/kg [4 to 6 L in an 80-kg adult] during the first 6 hours) and later use of vasopressors, versus a restrictive fluids approach, consisting of a smaller volume of initial fluid (≤30 mL/kg [≤2 to 3 L]), with earlier reliance on vasopressor infusions to maintain blood pressure and perfusion...
May 9, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750694/impact-of-2-distinct-levels-of-mean-arterial-pressure-on-near-infrared-spectroscopy-during-cardiac-surgery-secondary-outcome-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Frederik Holmgaard, Anne G Vedel, Theis Lange, Jens C Nilsson, Hanne B Ravn
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) is used worldwide to monitor regional cerebral oxygenation (rScO2) during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Intervention protocols meant to mitigate cerebral desaturation advocate to increase mean arterial pressure (MAP) when cerebral desaturation occurs. However, the isolated effect of MAP on rScO2 is uncertain. The aim of the present study was in a randomized, blinded design to elucidate the effect of 2 distinct levels of MAP on rScO2 values during CPB...
May 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750636/outcomes-of-very-elderly-treated-with-dialysis-for-acute-kidney-injury
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Ezra Gabbay, Yehudit Zangi, Alon Bnayah, Jawad Atrash, Itzchak Slotki, Linda Shavit
BACKGROUND: The factors that determine prognosis in elderly patients with dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury (AKI-D) is uncertain. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of in-hospital mortality in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, single-center study of hospitalized patients ≥ 70 years old with AKI-D. Clinical and demographic variables were compared between survivors and non-survivors, independent predictors of hospital mortality were identified by logistic regression...
May 11, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748077/vasopressin-in-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Martin W Dünser, Olivier Bouvet, Hans Knotzer, Nish Arulkumaran, Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar, Hanno Ulmer, Walter R Hasibeder
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the results of randomized controlled trials on the use of vasopressin as a vasopressor agent in cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Meta-analysis. PARTICIPANTS: Six-hundred-twenty-five adult patients undergoing elective or emergency cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Arginine vasopressin infusion (n = 313) or control/standard therapy (n = 312). MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: The rates of perioperative complications and postoperative mortality were used as primary and secondary endpoints, respectively...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745073/hemodynamic-stability-achievement-by-application-of-goal-directed-fluid-therapy-with-different-infusion-solutions-in-colorectal-surgery
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Ana Cvetkovic, Nevena Kalezic, Biljana Milicic, Srdjan Nikolic, Milan Zegarac, Dejan Stojiljkovic, Merima Goran, Marina Stojanovic
PURPOSE: To determine whether there was a correlation between the type of administered infusion solutions intraoperatively with the quantity of administered infusion solutions, differences in values of cardiac output (CO) and cardiac index (CI) and need to use vasopressors and inotropes, between control and research groups. METHODS: This randomized prospective study included 55 patients with colorectal cancer. Subjects in the control group received only crystalloid solutions intraoperatively and postoperatively...
March 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744563/diagnostic-workup-etiologies-and-management-of-acute-right-ventricle-failure-a-state-of-the-art-paper
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REVIEW
Antoine Vieillard-Baron, R Naeije, F Haddad, H J Bogaard, T M Bull, N Fletcher, T Lahm, S Magder, S Orde, G Schmidt, M R Pinsky
INTRODUCTION: This is a state-of-the-art article of the diagnostic process, etiologies and management of acute right ventricular (RV) failure in critically ill patients. It is based on a large review of previously published articles in the field, as well as the expertise of the authors. RESULTS: The authors propose the ten key points and directions for future research in the field. RV failure (RVF) is frequent in the ICU, magnified by the frequent need for positive pressure ventilation...
May 9, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743101/individualized-perioperative-hemodynamic-goal-directed-therapy-in-major-abdominal-surgery-ipegasus-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sandra Funcke, Bernd Saugel, Christian Koch, Dagmar Schulte, Thomas Zajonz, Michael Sander, Angelo Gratarola, Lorenzo Ball, Paolo Pelosi, Savino Spadaro, Riccardo Ragazzi, Carlo Alberto Volta, Thomas Mencke, Amelie Zitzmann, Benedikt Neukirch, Gonzalo Azparren, Marta Giné, Vicky Moral, Hans Otto Pinnschmidt, Oscar Díaz-Cambronero, Maria Jose Alberola Estelles, Marisol Echeverri Velez, Maria Vila Montañes, Javier Belda, Marina Soro, Jaume Puig, Daniel Arnulf Reuter, Sebastian Alois Haas
BACKGROUND: Postoperative morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing surgery is high, especially in patients who are at risk of complications and undergoing major surgery. We hypothesize that perioperative, algorithm-driven, hemodynamic therapy based on individualized fluid status and cardiac output optimization is able to reduce mortality and postoperative moderate and severe complications as a major determinant of the patients' postoperative quality of life, as well as health care costs...
May 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743022/predictors-of-major-complications-after-elective-abdominal-surgery-in-cancer-patients
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Claudia M Simões, Maria J C Carmona, Ludhmila A Hajjar, Jean-Louis Vincent, Giovanni Landoni, Alessandro Belletti, Joaquim E Vieira, Juliano P de Almeida, Elisangela P de Almeida, Ulysses Ribeiro, Ana L Kauling, Celso Tutyia, Lie Tamaoki, Julia T Fukushima, José O C Auler
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing abdominal surgery for solid tumours frequently develop major postoperative complications, which negatively affect quality of life, costs of care and survival. Few studies have identified the determinants of perioperative complications in this group. METHODS: We performed a prospective observational study including all patients (age > 18) undergoing abdominal surgery for cancer at a single institution between June 2011 and August 2013...
May 9, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742584/predictive-validity-of-sepsis-3-definitions-and-sepsis-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-a-cohort-study-in-49-icus-in-argentina
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Elisa Estenssoro, Vanina S Kanoore Edul, Cecilia I Loudet, Javier Osatnik, Fernando G Ríos, Daniela N Vázquez, Mario O Pozo, Bernardo Lattanzio, Fernando Pálizas, Francisco Klein, Damián Piezny, Paolo N Rubatto Birri, Graciela Tuhay, Anatilde Díaz, Analía Santamaría, Graciela Zakalik, Arnaldo Dubin
OBJECTIVES: The new Sepsis-3 definitions have been scarcely assessed in low- and middle-income countries; besides, regional information of sepsis outcomes is sparse. Our objective was to evaluate Sepsis-3 definition performance in Argentina. DESIGN: Cohort study of 3-month duration beginning on July 1, 2016. SETTINGS: Forty-nine ICUs. PATIENTS: Consecutive patients admitted to the ICU with suspected infection that triggered blood cultures and antibiotic administration...
May 8, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
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