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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474356/management-of-severe-strongyloidiasis-attended-at-reference-centers-in-spain
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Angela Martinez-Perez, Silvia Roure Díez, Moncef Belhasen-Garcia, Diego Torrús-Tendero, Jose Luis Perez-Arellano, Teresa Cabezas, Cristina Soler, Marta Díaz-Menéndez, Miriam Navarro, Begoña Treviño, Fernando Salvador-Vélez
INTRODUCTION: Strongyloides stercoralis is a globally distributed nematode that causes diverse clinical symptoms in humans. Spain, once considered an endemic country, has experienced a recent increase in imported cases. The introduction of serology helps diagnosis and is currently replacing microbiological techniques in some settings, but its sensitivity is variable and can be low in immunocompromised patients. Diagnosis can only be confirmed by identification of larvae. Often, this "gold standard" can only be achieved in severe cases, such as disseminated S...
February 23, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473354/-clinical-observation-on-severe-acute-pancreatitis-treated-with-electroacupuncture-at-dachangshu-bl-25-and-shangjuxu-st-37-combined-with-ulinastatin
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Li Zhao, Xueqing Li, Zhimin Shi
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical therapeutic effects on severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) treated with electroacupuncture (EA), sparse-dense wave and 2 Hz/15 Hz, at Dachangshu (BL 25) and Shangjuxu (ST 37) assisting ulinastetin and explore the effective therapeutic method for SAP. METHODS: A total of 120 patients of SAP were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 60 cases in each one. In the control group, the routine western medicine was adopted with the intravenous drip with ulinastatin...
February 12, 2018: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472707/concern-for-mortality-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-nicu-parent-and-physician-perspectives
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Jaclyn Boulais, Teresa Vente, Mary Daley, Saradha Ramesh, Jennifer McGuirl, Bonnie Arzuaga
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to determine the incidence of parental concern for mortality (PCM) and any potential predictors for it among parents of infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and (2) to explore physicians' perspectives with respect to PCM in the NICU and to examine current practices of addressing it. STUDY DESIGN: Separate questionnaires were distributed to members of the AAP Section on Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine District I and to NICU parents post discharge, to gather perspectives from each group...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470436/neurobiology-of-propofol-addiction-and-supportive-evidence-what-is-the-new-development
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REVIEW
Ming Xiong, Nimisha Shiwalkar, Kavya Reddy, Peter Shin, Alex Bekker
Propofol is a short-acting intravenous anesthetic agent suitable for induction and maintenance of general anesthesia as well as for procedural and intensive care unit sedation. As such it has become an unparalleled anesthetic agent of choice in many institutional and office practices. However, in addition to its idealistic properties as an anesthetic agent, there is accumulating evidence suggesting its potential for abuse. Clinical and experimental evidence has revealed that not only does propofol have the potential to be abused, but also that addiction to propofol shows a high mortality rate...
February 22, 2018: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463310/the-practice-of-intensive-care-in-latin-america-a-survey-of-academic-intensivists
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Ricardo Castro, Nicolas Nin, Fernando Ríos, Leyla Alegría, Elisa Estenssoro, Gastón Murias, Gilberto Friedman, Manuel Jibaja, Gustavo Ospina-Tascon, Javier Hurtado, María Del Carmen Marín, Flavia R Machado, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Arnaldo Dubin, Luciano Azevedo, Maurizio Cecconi, Jan Bakker, Glenn Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Intensive care medicine is a relatively young discipline that has rapidly grown into a full-fledged medical subspecialty. Intensivists are responsible for managing an ever-increasing number of patients with complex, life-threatening diseases. Several factors may influence their performance, including age, training, experience, workload, and socioeconomic context. The aim of this study was to examine individual- and work-related aspects of the Latin American intensivist workforce, mainly with academic appointments, which might influence the quality of care provided...
February 21, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463308/reproducibility-of-clinical-research-in-critical-care-a-scoping-review
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Daniel J Niven, T Jared McCormick, Sharon E Straus, Brenda R Hemmelgarn, Lianne Jeffs, Tavish R M Barnes, Henry T Stelfox
BACKGROUND: The ability to reproduce experiments is a defining principle of science. Reproducibility of clinical research has received relatively little scientific attention. However, it is important as it may inform clinical practice, research agendas, and the design of future studies. METHODS: We used scoping review methods to examine reproducibility within a cohort of randomized trials examining clinical critical care research and published in the top general medical and critical care journals...
February 21, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463246/next-generation-personalised-model-based-critical-care-medicine-a-state-of-the-art-review-of-in-silico-virtual-patient-models-methods-and-cohorts-and-how-to-validation-them
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REVIEW
J Geoffrey Chase, Jean-Charles Preiser, Jennifer L Dickson, Antoine Pironet, Yeong Shiong Chiew, Christopher G Pretty, Geoffrey M Shaw, Balazs Benyo, Knut Moeller, Soroush Safaei, Merryn Tawhai, Peter Hunter, Thomas Desaive
Critical care, like many healthcare areas, is under a dual assault from significantly increasing demographic and economic pressures. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are highly variable in response to treatment, and increasingly aging populations mean ICUs are under increasing demand and their cohorts are increasingly ill. Equally, patient expectations are growing, while the economic ability to deliver care to all is declining. Better, more productive care is thus the big challenge. One means to that end is personalised care designed to manage the significant inter- and intra-patient variability that makes the ICU patient difficult...
February 20, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456596/bridging-the-logistical-gap-between-ultrasound-enthusiasm-and-accreditation
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George Reid, Jonathan Bedford, Ben Attwood
Point-of-care ultrasound is increasingly recognised as a valuable adjunct to patient care. Trainees in intensive care medicine are expected to accredit in focused intensive care echocardiography, but the availability of trained mentors and logistical/geographical factors make this difficult within the time constraints required. As a result, many trainees who are enthusiastic about point-of-care ultrasound find it difficult to achieve accreditation. We present a secure, web-based, multi-user system which mitigates many of these difficulties and allows for clinical mentorship to take place without geographical barriers, and at a time convenient for the participants...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454196/sexually-transmitted-infections-and-immune-activation-among-hiv-infected-but-virally-suppressed-youth-on-antiretroviral-therapy
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Tanya L Kowalczyk Mullins, Su X Li, James Bethel, Maureen M Goodenow, Stephanie Hudey, John W Sleasman
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is associated with chronic immune activation, and concurrent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) may increase immune activation. OBJECTIVES: Because HIV-infected youth are at high risk of STIs and little is known about the impact of STIs on immune activation in HIV-infected youth, we conducted an exploratory study examining the association between STIs and systemic inflammation and immune activation among HIV-infected adolescents...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445505/the-japanese-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-management-of-sepsis-and-septic-shock-2016-j-sscg-2016
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Osamu Nishida, Hiroshi Ogura, Moritoki Egi, Seitaro Fujishima, Yoshiro Hayashi, Toshiaki Iba, Hitoshi Imaizumi, Shigeaki Inoue, Yasuyuki Kakihana, Joji Kotani, Shigeki Kushimoto, Yoshiki Masuda, Naoyuki Matsuda, Asako Matsushima, Taka-Aki Nakada, Satoshi Nakagawa, Shin Nunomiya, Tomohito Sadahiro, Nobuaki Shime, Tomoaki Yatabe, Yoshitaka Hara, Kei Hayashida, Yutaka Kondo, Yuka Sumi, Hideto Yasuda, Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Takeo Azuhata, Kent Doi, Matsuyuki Doi, Naoyuki Fujimura, Ryota Fuke, Tatsuma Fukuda, Koji Goto, Ryuichi Hasegawa, Satoru Hashimoto, Junji Hatakeyama, Mineji Hayakawa, Toru Hifumi, Naoki Higashibeppu, Katsuki Hirai, Tomoya Hirose, Kentaro Ide, Yasuo Kaizuka, Tomomichi Kan'o, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hiromitsu Kuroda, Akihisa Matsuda, Shotaro Matsumoto, Masaharu Nagae, Mutsuo Onodera, Tetsu Ohnuma, Kiyohiro Oshima, Nobuyuki Saito, So Sakamoto, Masaaki Sakuraya, Mikio Sasano, Norio Sato, Atsushi Sawamura, Kentaro Shimizu, Kunihiro Shirai, Tetsuhiro Takei, Muneyuki Takeuchi, Kohei Takimoto, Takumi Taniguchi, Hiroomi Tatsumi, Ryosuke Tsuruta, Naoya Yama, Kazuma Yamakawa, Chizuru Yamashita, Kazuto Yamashita, Takeshi Yoshida, Hiroshi Tanaka, Shigeto Oda
Background and Purpose: The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016 (J-SSCG 2016), a Japanese-specific set of clinical practice guidelines for sepsis and septic shock created jointly by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, was first released in February 2017 in Japanese. An English-language version of these guidelines was created based on the contents of the original Japanese-language version...
January 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441518/haloperidol-for-delirium-in-critically-ill-patients-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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M Barbateskovic, S R Kraus, M O Collet, O Mathiesen, J C Jakobsen, A Perner, J Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: In the intensive care unit, the prevalence of delirium is high. Delirium has been associated with morbidity and mortality including more ventilator days, longer intensive care unit stay, increased long-term mortality, and cognitive impairment. Thus, the burden of delirium for patients, relatives, and societies is considerable. The objective of this systematic review was to critically access the evidence of randomised clinical trials on the effects of haloperidol vs. placebo or any other agents for delirium in critically ill patients...
February 14, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440830/impact-of-intensive-care-unit-attending-physician-training-background-on-outcomes-in-children-undergoing-heart-operations
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Priya Bhaskar, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Jeffrey M Gossett, Punkaj Gupta
Background: The existing training pathways to become a pediatric cardiac intensivist are very variable with physicians coming from varied training backgrounds of pediatric critical care, pediatric cardiology, neonatology, or pediatric anesthesia. Aim: To evaluate the impact of cardiac Intensive Care Unit (ICU) attending physician training background on outcomes in children undergoing heart operations. Setting and Design: Patients in the age group from 1 day to 18 years undergoing heart operation at a Pediatric Health Information System database participating hospital were included (2010-2015)...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438963/health-professionals-and-coroners-views-on-less-invasive-perinatal-and-paediatric-autopsy-a-qualitative-study
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Celine Lewis, Melissa Hill, Owen J Arthurs, John C Hutchinson, Lyn S Chitty, Neil Sebire
OBJECTIVE: To assess health professionals' and coroners' attitudes towards non-minimally and minimally invasive autopsy in the perinatal and paediatric setting. METHODS: A qualitative study using semistructured interviews. Data were analysed thematically. RESULTS: Twenty-five health professionals (including perinatal/paediatric pathologists and anatomical pathology technologists, obstetricians, fetal medicine consultants and bereavement midwives, intensive care consultants and family liaison nurses, a consultant neonatologist and a paediatric radiologist) and four coroners participated...
February 8, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438568/haemodynamic-assessment-and-support-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-resource-limited-settings
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David Misango, Rajyabardhan Pattnaik, Tim Baker, Martin W Dünser, Arjen M Dondorp, Marcus J Schultz
Background: Recommendations for haemodynamic assessment and support in sepsis and septic shock in resource-limited settings are largely lacking. Methods: A task force of six international experts in critical care medicine, all of them members of the Global Intensive Care Working Group of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and with extensive bedside experience in resource-limited intensive care units, reviewed the literature and provided recommendations regarding haemodynamic assessment and support, keeping aspects of efficacy and effectiveness, availability and feasibility and affordability and safety in mind...
February 9, 2018: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435330/the-japanese-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-management-of-sepsis-and-septic-shock-2016-j-sscg-2016
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Osamu Nishida, Hiroshi Ogura, Moritoki Egi, Seitaro Fujishima, Yoshiro Hayashi, Toshiaki Iba, Hitoshi Imaizumi, Shigeaki Inoue, Yasuyuki Kakihana, Joji Kotani, Shigeki Kushimoto, Yoshiki Masuda, Naoyuki Matsuda, Asako Matsushima, Taka-Aki Nakada, Satoshi Nakagawa, Shin Nunomiya, Tomohito Sadahiro, Nobuaki Shime, Tomoaki Yatabe, Yoshitaka Hara, Kei Hayashida, Yutaka Kondo, Yuka Sumi, Hideto Yasuda, Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Takeo Azuhata, Kent Doi, Matsuyuki Doi, Naoyuki Fujimura, Ryota Fuke, Tatsuma Fukuda, Koji Goto, Ryuichi Hasegawa, Satoru Hashimoto, Junji Hatakeyama, Mineji Hayakawa, Toru Hifumi, Naoki Higashibeppu, Katsuki Hirai, Tomoya Hirose, Kentaro Ide, Yasuo Kaizuka, Tomomichi Kan'o, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Hiromitsu Kuroda, Akihisa Matsuda, Shotaro Matsumoto, Masaharu Nagae, Mutsuo Onodera, Tetsu Ohnuma, Kiyohiro Oshima, Nobuyuki Saito, So Sakamoto, Masaaki Sakuraya, Mikio Sasano, Norio Sato, Atsushi Sawamura, Kentaro Shimizu, Kunihiro Shirai, Tetsuhiro Takei, Muneyuki Takeuchi, Kohei Takimoto, Takumi Taniguchi, Hiroomi Tatsumi, Ryosuke Tsuruta, Naoya Yama, Kazuma Yamakawa, Chizuru Yamashita, Kazuto Yamashita, Takeshi Yoshida, Hiroshi Tanaka, Shigeto Oda
Background and purpose: The Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock 2016 (J-SSCG 2016), a Japanese-specific set of clinical practice guidelines for sepsis and septic shock created jointly by the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine, was first released in February 2017 and published in the Journal of JSICM , [2017; Volume 24 (supplement 2)] 10.3918/jsicm.24S0001 and Journal of Japanese Association for Acute Medicine [2017; Volume 28, (supplement 1)] http://onlinelibrary...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430452/how-to-improve-quality-of-research-in-intensive-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Marcus J Schultz, Lieuwe D Bos, Arjen M Dondorp
This paper discusses several approaches to improve quality of research in intensive care medicine. The baseline standard of care is important in randomized controlled trials. If standard of care is low, trialists could consider improving this before starting the trial. Implementation studies and efficacy trials should not be mixed up. Trialists could further try to increase prognostic as well as predictive enrichment, e.g., through biological phenotyping. Robustness of statistical findings can increase by enrolling sufficiently high numbers of patients and minimizing loss to follow-up...
January 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428077/health-status-monitoring-for-icu-patients-based-on-locally-weighted-principal-component-analysis
#17
Yangyang Ding, Xin Ma, Youqing Wang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intelligent status monitoring for critically ill patients can help medical stuff quickly discover and assess the changes of disease and then make appropriate treatment strategy. However, general-type monitoring model now widely used is difficult to adapt the changes of intensive care unit (ICU) patients' status due to its fixed pattern, and a more robust, efficient and fast monitoring model should be developed to the individual. METHODS: A data-driven learning approach combining locally weighted projection regression (LWPR) and principal component analysis (PCA) is firstly proposed and applied to monitor the nonlinear process of patients' health status in ICU...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422728/multicenter-observational-study-to-evaluate-epidemiology-and-resistance-patterns-of-common-intensive-care-unit-infections
#18
Ramesh Venkataraman, Jigeeshu V Divatia, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, Rajesh Chawla, Pravin Amin, Palepu Gopal, Dhruva Chaudhry, Kapil Zirpe, Babu Abraham
Background: There is limited data regarding the microbiology of Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-acquired infections, such as ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) from India. Objectives: To explore the microbiology and resistance patterns of ICU-acquired infections and evaluate their outcomes. Materials and Methods: This was a multicenter observational study, conducted by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (MOSER study) between August 2011 and October 2012...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420761/chinese-military-evaluation-of-a-portable-near-infrared-detector-of-traumatic-intracranial-hematomas
#19
Chun-Yang Liang, Yang Yang, Chun-Sen Shen, Hai-Jiang Wang, Nai-Ming Liu, Zhi-Wen Wang, Feng-Lei Zhu, Ru-Xiang Xu
Introduction: Secondary brain injury is the main cause of mortality from traumatic brain injury (TBI). One hallmark of TBI is intracranial hemorrhage, which occurs in 40-50% of severe TBI cases. Early identification of intracranial hematomas in TBI patients allows early surgical evacuation and can reduce the case fatality rate of TBI. As pre-hospital care is the weakest part of Chinese emergency care, there is an urgent need for a capability to detect brain hematomas early. In China, in addition to preventing injuries and diseases in military staff and in enhancing the military armed forces during war, military medicine participates in actions such as emergency public health crises, natural disasters, emerging conflicts, and anti-terrorist campaigns during peacetime...
February 6, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420394/second-stage-duration-and-outcomes-among-women-who-labored-after-a-prior-cesarean-delivery
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Mark P Hehir, Dwight J Rouse, Russell S Miller, Cande V Ananth, Jason D Wright, Zainab Siddiq, Mary E DʼAlton, Alexander M Friedman
OBJECTIVE: To characterize probabilities of vaginal delivery based on second-stage duration along with maternal and neonatal risks for women undergoing labor after cesarean delivery. METHODS: This unplanned secondary analysis of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Cesarean Registry, a prospective observational cohort, assessed outcomes in women with a prior uterine scar and included women with a previous cesarean delivery without prior vaginal delivery who reached the second stage of labor...
March 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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