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Physiotherapy in ICU

Sahar Geravandi, Farhad Soltani, Mohammad Javad Mohammadi, Rashin Alizadeh, Aliasghr Valipour, Abedin Hoseini, Babak Rastegarimehr, Ahmad Reza Yari, Azimeh Karimyan, Ali Ghomeishi
Nurses have the most important role among health care workers (HCWs) in each hospital (Aiken et al., 2008) [1]. Nurses education can lead to the improvement of nursing care If is implemented and designed based on nurses' needs and proper principles (Aiken et al., 2008) [1]. Nowadays, increased quality of the treatment and increase the chances of survival of patients with acute respiratory failure are very important (Teixeira et al., 2013) [2]. Nursing care plan in ICU patients is one of the important elements in nursing care, and one of the main strategies is promotion of education level...
February 2018: Data in Brief
Heyi Su, Zhenhui Guo
So far, there is still lack of effective treatment to control persistent inflammation immunosuppression catabolism syndrome (PICS) appeared generally in those chronic critical illnesses (CCI) patients, restricted by the development of medicine and scientific research nowadays. Because the uncontrolled PICS aggravates continuously, ICU stay of the CCI patients has been obviously prolonging and the late mortality elevates greatly. So exploring effective therapeutic strategies is obviously pressing. With the characteristics in PICS such as that elderly with sepsis or severe trauma tops the list of morbidity, progressing illness is difficult to intervent and various pathology changes occur simultaneously, the fundamental principle of treatment, "Focal screening, early control, joint intervention" must be followed...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Joanne McPeake, Martin Shaw, Theodore J Iwashyna, Malcolm Daniel, Helen Devine, Lyndsey Jarvie, John Kinsella, Pamela MacTavish, Tara Quasim
BACKGROUND: Many patients suffer significant physical, social and psychological problems in the months and years following critical care discharge. At present, there is minimal evidence of any effective interventions to support this patient group following hospital discharge. The aim of this project was to understand the impact of a complex intervention for ICU survivors. METHODS: Quality improvement project conducted between September 2014 and June 2016, enrolling 49 selected patients from one ICU in Scotland...
2017: PloS One
Lisa van der Lee, Anne-Marie Hill, Shane Patman
INTRODUCTION: Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common reason for admission to an intensive care unit for intubation and mechanical ventilation, and results in high morbidity and mortality. The primary aim of the study was to investigate availability and provision of respiratory physiotherapy, outside of normal business hours, for intubated and mechanically ventilated adults with CAP in Australian hospitals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional, mixed methods online survey was conducted...
November 15, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
Suzimara Monteiro Pieczkoski, Ane Glauce Freitas Margarites, Graciele Sbruzzi
OBJECTIVE: To verify the effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation compared to conventional physiotherapy or oxygen therapy in the mortality rate and prevention of pulmonary complications in patients during the immediate postoperative period of cardiac surgery. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis recorded in the International Prospective Register of Ongoing Systematic Reviews (number CRD42016036441). The research included the following databases: MEDLINE, Cochrane Central, PEDro, LILACS and manual search of the references of studies published until March 2016...
July 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Muhammad Iqbal Tariq, Asif Ali Khan, Zara Khalid, Hania Farheen, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Imran Amjad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of <3 Mets (Metabolic Equivalent of Tasks) of physical activity on zero postoperative days for improving hemodynamic and respiratory parameters of patients after cardiac surgeries. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: BARMWTHospital, Rawalpindi, from March to August 2015. METHODOLOGY: Arandomized controlled trial was conducted on 174 CABG and valvular heart disease patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Belma Doğan Güngen, Abdulkadir Tunç, Yeşim Güzey Aras, Aslı Aksoy Gündoğdu, Adil Can Güngen, Serdar Bal
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the predictors of intensive care unit (ICU) admission and mortality among stroke patients and the effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on stroke patients. METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 181 acute ischemic stroke patients aged between 40 and 90 years. Demographical characteristics, laboratory tests, diffusion-weighed magnetic resonance imaging (DWI-MRI) time, nutritional status, vascular risk factors, National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) scores and modified Rankin scale (MRS) scores were recorded for all patients...
July 11, 2017: BMC Neurology
Cassandra Raios, Jenny L Keating, Nicola Stitt, Helen I Opdam, Elizabeth H Skinner
CONTEXT: There is a critical shortage of donor lungs however, considerable ethical considerations are associated with the conduct of research to optimize care of the potential organ donor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate pathways of consent, respiratory care by physiotherapists and donation rates to contextualize future research on physiotherapy effects on donor lung suitability for procurement. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: Australian tertiary hospital...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
Massimiliano Polastri, Franco Stella, Massimo Lambertini, Walter Trani, Annalisa Ghetti, Andrea Dell'Amore
AIM: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by activation of autoantibodies against acetylcholine receptors: patients with MG typically experience muscle weakness and fatigue. The aims of the present study were 1) to describe immediate postoperative physiotherapeutic interventions in two MG patients who underwent thymectomy, and 2) to discuss postoperative rehabilitative issues in MG patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a non-experimental study analyzing two subjects with MG who underwent thymectomy...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Heleen van Aswegen, Shane Patman, Natascha Plani, Susan Hanekom
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Physiotherapists are integral members of the intensive care unit (ICU) team. Clinicians working in ICU are dependent on their own experience when making decisions regarding individual patient management thus resulting in variation in clinical practice. No formalized clinical practice guidelines or standards exist for the educational profile or scope of practice requirements for ICU physiotherapy. This study explored perceptions of physiotherapists on minimum clinical standards that ICU physiotherapists should adhere to for delivering safe, effective physiotherapy services to critically ill patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Hui Zeng, Zhen Zhang, Yuan Gong, Miao Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of chest physiotherapy (CPT) on patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV). METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Sixty-eight adult patients undergoing invasive MV over 48 hours admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College from December 2014 to October 2016 were enrolled, and they were divided into CPT group (n = 37) and control group (n = 31) by random number table...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Konstantina Chrysou, Gabriel Halat, Beatrix Hoksch, Ralph A Schmid, Gregor J Kocher
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is the third most common cause of death after abdominal injury and head trauma in polytrauma patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate epidemiological data, treatment and outcome of polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma in order to help improve management, prevent complications and decrease polytrauma patients' mortality. METHODS: In this retrospective study we included all polytrauma patients with blunt chest trauma admitted to our tertiary care center emergency department for a 2-year period, from June 2012 until May 2014...
April 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Irini Patsaki, Vasiliki Gerovasili, Georgios Sidiras, Eleftherios Karatzanos, Georgios Mitsiou, Emmanuel Papadopoulos, Anna Christakou, Christina Routsi, Anastasia Kotanidou, Serafim Nanas
PURPOSE: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) survivors experience muscle weakness leading to restrictions in functional ability. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been an alternative to exercise in critically ill patients. The aim of our study was to investigate its effects along with individualized rehabilitation on muscle strength of ICU survivors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Following ICU discharge, 128 patients (age: 53±16years) were randomly assigned to daily NMES sessions and individualized rehabilitation (NMES group) or to control group...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Lisa van der Lee, Anne-Marie Hill, Shane Patman
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause for intensive care unit (ICU) admission resulting in high morbidity and mortality. There is a paucity of evidence regarding respiratory physiotherapy for intubated and mechanically ventilated patients with CAP, and anecdotally clinical practice is variable in this cohort. The aims of this study were to identify the degree of variability in physiotherapy practice for intubated adult patients with CAP and to explore ICU physiotherapist perceptions of current practice for this cohort and factors that influence physiotherapy treatment mode, duration, and frequency...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Charissa S L Tan, Meg Harrold, Kylie Hill
BACKGROUND: Suctioning is an integral component of care for patients who are intubated and ventilated in an intensive care unit (ICU). There appears to be no published data of physiotherapy suctioning practices in Australia or New Zealand. OBJECTIVE: To describe suctioning practices and the factors which have shaped these practices, of experienced physiotherapists working with adults who are intubated and ventilated in an ICU across Australia and New Zealand. Areas of investigation focused on: (i) suctioning approach (i...
November 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
E Zeiser
BACKGROUND: Guidelines cannot provide differentiated recommendations for physiotherapy (PT) in intensive care medicine. Scientific publications for PT in the intensive care unit (ICU) usually only have low levels of evidence and often express safety and feasibility of PT in the ICU. OBJECTIVE: Which measurement parameters are relevant for defining outcome and what interventions should one take into consideration? MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature review was conducted...
May 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Eirini Grammatopoulou, Theodoros N Charmpas, Eftychia G Strati, Tsamis Nikolaos, Afroditi Evagelodimou, Vlassia Belimpasaki, Emmanouil K Skordilis
The aim of the present study was to determine the scope of physiotherapy services provided in Greek ICUs in Athens. A cross-sectional study was conducted with two postal questionnaires administered separately, one for ICU directors and one for ICU physiotherapists. Responses were received from 19 ICU directors and 103 physiotherapists employed in all the adult public mixed medical and surgical ICUs across Athens. The response rate for the survey completion was 100% for ICU directors and 68.7% for physiotherapists...
February 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Tobias Wollersheim, Kurt Haas, Stefan Wolf, Knut Mai, Claudia Spies, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Klaus-D Wernecke, Joachim Spranger, Steffen Weber-Carstens
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired weakness in critically ill patients is a common and significant complication affecting the course of critical illness. Whole-body vibration is known to be effective muscle training and may be an option in diminishing weakness and muscle wasting. Especially, patients who are immobilized and not available for active physiotherapy may benefit. Until now whole-body vibration was not investigated in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. We investigated the safety, feasibility, and metabolic response of whole-body vibration in critically ill patients...
January 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
F Eduardo Martinez, Matthew Anstey, Andrew Ford, Brigit Roberts, Miranda Hardie, Robert Palmer, Lynn Choo, David Hillman, Michael Hensley, Erin Kelty, Kevin Murray, Bhajan Singh, Bradley Wibrow
BACKGROUND: Delirium is an acute state of brain dysfunction characterised by fluctuating inattention and cognitive disturbances, usually due to illness. It occurs commonly in the intensive care unit (ICU), and it is associated with greater morbidity and mortality. It is likely that disturbances of sleep and of the day-night cycle play a significant role. Melatonin is a naturally occurring, safe and cheap hormone that can be administered to improve sleep. The main aim of this trial will be to determine whether prophylactic melatonin administered to critically ill adults, when compared with placebo, decreases the rate of delirium...
January 6, 2017: Trials
Hong Liu, Fuhai Ji, Ke Peng, Richard L Applegate, Neal Fleming
The classic high-dose narcotic-based cardiac anesthetic has been modified to facilitate a fast-track, rapid recovery in the intensive care unit (ICU). Postoperative sedation is consequently now an essential component in recovery of the patient undergoing cardiac surgery. It must facilitate the patient's unawareness of the environment as well as reduce the discomfort and anxiety caused by surgery, intubation, mechanical ventilation, suction, and physiotherapy. Benzodiazepines seem well suited for this role, but propofol, opioids, and dexmedetomidine are among other agents commonly used for sedation in the ICU...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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