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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
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J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213266/noninvasivepositive-pressure-ventilation-vsinvasive-mechanical-ventilation-as-first-line-therapy-for-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-in-cancer-patients
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Nisha K Rathi, Sajid A Haque, Ron Nates, Alyssa Kosturakis, Hao Wang, Wenli Dong, Lei Feng, Rose J Erfe, Christina Guajardo, Laura Withers, Clarence Finch, Kristen J Price, Joseph L Nates
PURPOSE: The objective was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of critically ill cancer patients who received noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) vs invasive mechanical ventilation as first-line therapy for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutive adult intensive care unit (ICU) cancer patients who received either conventional invasive mechanical ventilation or NIPPV as first-line therapy for hypoxemic respiratory failure...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212589/a-multicenter-initiative-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-in-texas-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Alice Gong, Charleta Guillory, Liza Creel, Judith Ellen Livingtson, Tiffany M McKee-Garrett, Regine Fortunov
Objective The objective of this study was to implement a strategy for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Design A NICU-specific curriculum, screening algorithm, slide presentations, and templates of orders, policies, and procedures were developed into a toolkit for training NICU personnel. Screening was conducted on first and second screen pre- and postductal oxygen saturations (SpO2) on newborns admitted or transferred to the NICU. Results We trained 347 NICU personnel in 13 Texas hospitals, representing rural, suburban, and metropolitan settings...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211096/monocyte-and-lymphocyte-surface-molecules-in-severe-sepsis-and-non-septic-critically-ill-patients
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Joel Jämsä, Hannu Syrjälä, Virva Huotari, Eeva-Riitta Savolainen, Tero Ala-Kokko
The aim of the present study was to investigate whether expression of monocyte and lymphocyte surface molecules differs between patients with severe sepsis and non-septic patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). The expression of monocyte CD14, CD40, CD80 and HLA-DR, and lymphocyte CD69 were analyzed using quantitative flow cytometry on three consecutive days in 27 patients with severe sepsis and in 15 non-septic patients. Receiver operating characteristic analyses were performed and each corresponding area under the curve (AUC) was determined...
February 17, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210934/adarri-a-novel-method-to-detect-spurious-r-peaks-in-the-electrocardiogram-for-heart-rate-variability-analysis-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Dennis J Rebergen, Sunil B Nagaraj, Eric S Rosenthal, Matt T Bianchi, Michel J A M van Putten, M Brandon Westover
We developed a simple and fully automated method for detecting artifacts in the R-R interval (RRI) time series of the ECG that is tailored to the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. From ECG recordings of 50 adult ICU-subjects we selected 60 epochs with valid R-peak detections and 60 epochs containing artifacts leading to missed or false positive R-peak detections. Next, we calculated the absolute value of the difference between two adjacent RRIs (adRRI), and obtained the empirical probability distributions of adRRI values for valid R-peaks and artifacts...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209517/inadvertent-hypothermia-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Panagiotis Kiekkas, Fotini Fligou, Michael Igoumenidis, Nikolaos Stefanopoulos, Evangelos Konstantinou, Vasilios Karamouzos, Diamanto Aretha
OBJECTIVE: Considering that inadvertent hypothermia (IH) is common in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients and can be followed by severe complications, this systematic review identified, appraised and synthesized the published literature about the association between IH and mortality in adults admitted to the ICU. DATA SOURCES: By using key terms, literature searches were conducted in Pubmed, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Web of Science and EMBASE. REVIEW METHODS: According to PRISMA guidelines, articles published between 1980-2016 in English-language, peer-reviewed journals were considered...
February 13, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208981/the-effect-of-emotion-regulation-training-on-occupational-stress-of-critical-care-nurses
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Darya Saedpanah, Shiva Salehi, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam
INTRODUCTION: Occupational stress is a common, serious and costly health problem in work environment. Nursing is a very stressful job high level of stress in this job affects nurses' physical and mental health. AIM: To investigate the effect of emotion regulation training of occupational stress on critical care nurses in two teaching hospitals in Sanandaj, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This interventional study was conducted on 60 nurses working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Critical Care Unit (CCU) in two teaching hospitals in Sanandaj, Iran...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208022/protein-requirements-for-critically-ill-patients-with-renal-and-liver-failure
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Jayshil J Patel, Craig J McClain, Menaka Sarav, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Ryan T Hurt
Diseases leading to critical illness induce proteolysis resulting in muscle wasting and negative nitrogen balance. Muscle wasting has been associated with poor intensive care unit (ICU)-related outcomes, including an increased risk for mortality. Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a common organ dysfunction associated with ICU-related disorders, such as sepsis, trauma, and respiratory failure. AKI and renal replacement therapy lead to amino acid loss. Decompensated liver cirrhosis (DLC) and acute liver failure (ALF) represent more severe forms of liver dysfunction leading to ICU admission...
February 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198758/medication-reconciliation-failures-in-children-and-young-adults-with-chronic-disease-during-intensive-and-intermediate-care
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Danielle D DeCourcey, Melanie Silverman, Esther Chang, Al Ozonoff, Carolyn Stickney, Darla Pichoff, Alexandra Oldershaw, Jonathan A Finkelstein
OBJECTIVES: Although medication reconciliation has become standard during hospital admission, rates of unintentional medication discrepancies during intensive care of pediatric patients with chronic disease are unknown. Such discrepancies are an important cause of adverse drug events in adults with chronic illness and are associated with unintentional discontinuation of chronic medications. We sought to determine the rate, type, timing, and predictors of potentially harmful unintentional medication discrepancies in children and young adults with chronic disease...
February 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198203/enteral-administration-of-twice-daily-dolutegravir-and-rilpivirine-as-a-part-of-a-triple-therapy-regimen-in-a-critically-ill-patient-with-hiv
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Sarah Lynn Turley, Patricia Pecora Fulco
The administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in intubated critically ill patients may be challenging. Limited pharmacokinetic data exist characterizing the effects of crushed ART with subsequent enteral administration on antiretroviral drug concentrations or the clinical impact on HIV virologic suppression. We report a case of a 27-year-old HIV-positive male with presumed multidrug-resistant HIV and a diagnosis of lymphoma who required enteral ART administration after intensive care unit admission. Crushed twice-daily dolutegravir (separated from enteral nutrition by 2 hours) and rilpivirine (concurrently with a bolus feed) were administered via an orogastric tube...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197051/benefits-of-and-untoward-events-during-intrahospital-transport-of-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-patients
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M M Harish, Suhail Sarwar Siddiqui, Natesh R Prabu, Harish K Chaudhari, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Atul Prabhakar Kulkarni
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The transport of critically ill patients for procedures or imaging outside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is potentially hazardous; hence, the transport process must be organized and efficient. The literature about benefits of and untoward events (UEs) during intrahospital transport of pediatric critically ill patient is scarce. We, therefore, audited the UEs during and benefits of intrahospital transport of critically ill pediatric patients in our ICU. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Eighty critically ill pediatric (<18 years) cancer patients, transported from the ICU for either diagnostic or therapeutic procedure over a period of 6 months, were included in the study...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197050/invasive-candidiasis-in-severe-acute-pancreatitis-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital
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Arvind Kumar Baronia, Afzal Azim, Armin Ahmed, Mohan Gurjar, Rungmei S K Marak, Reema Yadav, Preeti Sharma
BACKGROUND: Invasive candidiasis (IC) is associated with increased morbidity in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). There is limited information regarding the predisposing factors, Candida species distribution and in vitro susceptibility. METHODOLOGY: Current data have been derived from a larger prospective nonintervention study conducted on 200 critically ill patients which was done to study the antifungal prescription practices, collect epidemiological data, and perform an external validation of risk prediction models for IC under senior research associateship program of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research New Delhi...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197049/zinc-supplementation-in-adult-mechanically-ventilated-trauma-patients-is-associated-with-decreased-occurrence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-prospective-observational-study
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Farshad Hasanzadeh Kiabi, Abbas Alipour, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Aily Aliasgharian, Amir Emami Zeydi
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). The aim of this analysis is to determine potential association between zinc supplementation with the occurrence of VAP in adult mechanically ventilated trauma patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This secondary analysis of a prospective observational study was carried out over a period of 1 year in ICUs of one teaching hospital in Iran...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197047/dynamic-changes-of-plasma-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-predicted-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
#14
Azrina Md Ralib, Suhaila Nanyan, Mohd Basri Mat Nor
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: About 50% of patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit have systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and about 10%-20% of them died. Early risk stratification is important to reduce mortality. Plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is increased by inflammation and infection. Its ability to predict mortality in SIRS patients is of interest. We evaluated the ability of serial measurement of NGAL for the prediction of mortality in critically ill patients with SIRS...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196107/fluid-overload-and-survival-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-receiving-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Il Young Kim, Joo Hui Kim, Dong Won Lee, Soo Bong Lee, Harin Rhee, Eun Young Seong, Ihm Soo Kwak, Sang Heon Song
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload is known to be associated with increased mortality in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) who are critically ill. In this study, we intended to uncover whether the adverse effect of fluid overload on survival could be applied to all of the patients with AKI who received continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHODS: We analyzed 341 patients with AKI who received CRRT in our intensive care units. The presence of fluid overload was defined as a minimum 10% increase in body weight from the baseline...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195961/bedside-ultrasound-to-facilitate-early-diagnosis-and-ease-of-follow-up-in-neurogenic-heterotopic-ossification-a-pilot-study-from-the-intensive-care-unit
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Konstantinos Stefanidis, Peter Brindley, Raymond Ramnarine, Michael Blaivas, Mohammad Daneshi, Paul S Sidhu, Abdoulrahman Alharthy, Dimitrios Karakitsos
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential role of ultrasound (US) as a bedside tool in intensive care unit patients with presumed neurogenic heterotopic ossification (NHO). SETTING: Tertiary university teaching hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Critical care patients with acquired brain injury. DESIGN: A multicenter prospective study of critical care patients with possible NHO. MAIN MEASURES: Following a screening clinical examination, the major joints were evaluated with US, serum laboratory work, and x-ray...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191345/holistic-care-for-patients-during-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-a-qualitative-study
#17
Ali Khalafi, Nasrin Elahi, Fazlollah Ahmadi
BACKGROUND: Weaning patients from mechanical ventilation is a complex and highly challenging process. It requires continuity of care, the overall assessment of patients, and a focus on all aspects of patients' needs by critical care nurses. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to explore holistic care while patients are being weaned from mechanical ventilation from the perspective of the critical care nurses. METHODS: The study was carried out in the intensive care units (ICUs) of six hospitals in Ahvaz, Iran, from 2014 to 2015...
November 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
#18
S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
February 9, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190446/prognosis-of-neurologic-complications-in-critical-illness
#19
M Van Der Jagt, E J O Kompanje
Neurologic complications of critical illness require extensive clinical and neurophysiologic evaluation to establish a reliable prognosis. Many sequelae of intensive care unit (ICU) treatment, such as delirium and ICU-acquired weakness, although highly associated with adverse outcomes, are less suitable for prognostication, but should rather prompt clinicians to seek previously unnoticed persisting underlying illnesses. Prognostication can be confounded by drug administration particularly because its clearance is abnormal in critical illness...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190445/management-of-neurologic-complications-of-coagulopathies
#20
J D Vanderwerf, M A Kumar
Coagulopathy is common in intensive care units (ICUs). Many physiologic derangements lead to dysfunctional hemostasis; these may be either congenital or acquired. The most devastating outcome of coagulopathy in the critically ill is major bleeding, defined by transfusion requirement, hemodynamic instability, or intracranial hemorrhage. ICU coagulopathy often poses complex management dilemmas, as bleeding risk must be tempered with thrombotic potential. Coagulopathy associated with intracranial hemorrhage bears directly on prognosis and outcome...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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