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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302546/rheumatic-heart-disease-epidemiology-and-health-systems-barriers-and-facilitators-a-systematic-review-of-studies-from-uganda-and-tanzania
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Annesinah H Moloi, Sumaya Mall, Mark E Engel, Renae Stafford, Zhang Wan Zhu, Liesl J Zuhlke, David A Watkins
BACKGROUND: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is an important and preventable cause of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVES: As part of a recent RHD initiative in Uganda and Tanzania, we systematically reviewed group A streptococcal disease (GAS), acute rheumatic fever (ARF), and RHD in these countries. METHODS: Using a systematic review and meta-analysis/meta-synthesis, we searched PubMed, Embase, and grey literature for quantitative and qualitative studies conducted in Uganda and Tanzania that included individuals affected by GAS, ARF, and RHD...
March 14, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222811/recurring-septic-shock-in-a-patient-with-blunt-abdominal-and-pelvic-trauma-how-mandatory-is-source-control-surgery-a-case-report
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Antonella Frattari, Giustino Parruti, Rocco Erasmo, Luigi Guerra, Ennio Polilli, Rosamaria Zocaro, Giuliano Iervese, Paolo Fazii, Tullio Spina
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients with colonization/infection of multidrug-resistant organisms, source control surgery is one of the major determinants of clinical success. In more complex cases, the use of different tools for sepsis management may allow survival until complete source control. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old white man presented with traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Unstable pelvic fractures led to emergency stabilization surgery. Fever ensued with diarrhea, followed by septic shock...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187816/multimodal-neurologic-monitoring
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REVIEW
G Korbakis, P M Vespa
Neurocritical care has two main objectives. Initially, the emphasis is on treatment of patients with acute damage to the central nervous system whether through infection, trauma, or hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke. Thereafter, attention shifts to the identification of secondary processes that may lead to further brain injury, including fever, seizures, and ischemia, among others. Multimodal monitoring is the concept of using various tools and data integration to understand brain physiology and guide therapeutic interventions to prevent secondary brain injury...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107859/dengue-fever-may-mislead-the-surgeons-when-it-presents-as-an-acute-abdomen
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Bingumal Jayasundara, Lalith Perera, Ajith de Silva
OBJECTIVE: To review the management experience of a consecutive series of patients presenting as acute surgical abdomen whom were ultimately diagnosed to have DF (Dengue fever)/DHF (Dengue hemorrhagic fever). METHODS: Clinical data of all cases of apparent acute abdomen (AA) which were later confirmed as having DF/DHF reviewed by two surgical units from December 2012 to December 2013 were analyzed. Initially confirmed patients with DF/DHF who developed abdominal symptoms were not considered...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911381/a-novel-approach-for-the-administration-of-medications-and-fluids-in-emergency-scenarios-and-settings
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Akilesh Honasoge, Neal Lyons, Kathleen Hesse, Braden Parker, Robert Mokszycki, Kelly Wesselhoff, Rolla Sweis, Erik B Kulstad
The available routes of administration commonly used for medications and fluids in the acute care setting are generally limited to oral, intravenous, or intraosseous routes, but in many patients, particularly in the emergency or critical care settings, these routes are often unavailable or time-consuming to access. A novel device is now available that offers an easy route for administration of medications or fluids via rectal mucosal absorption (also referred to as proctoclysis in the case of fluid administration and subsequent absorption)...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888542/clinical-outcomes-of-extended-versus-intermittent-infusion-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Sheung-Yin Fan, Hoi-Ping Shum, Wing-Yee Cheng, Yat-Hei Chan, Sik-Yin McShirley Leung, Wing-Wa Yan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine whether critically ill patients receiving extended-infusion (EI) piperacillin/tazobactam would have improved clinical outcomes compared with patients receiving intermittent infusions. DESIGN: Single-center, open-label, prospective study. SETTING: Twenty-two-bed intensive care unit (ICU) in a regional hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS: A total of 367 adults who had a diagnosis of either bacterial infection or neutropenic fever and had received treatment with piperacillin/tazobactam for at least 48 hours between December 1, 2013, and August 31, 2015...
January 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632680/cytokine-release-syndrome-after-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Julie C Fitzgerald, Scott L Weiss, Shannon L Maude, David M Barrett, Simon F Lacey, J Joseph Melenhorst, Pamela Shaw, Robert A Berg, Carl H June, David L Porter, Noelle V Frey, Stephan A Grupp, David T Teachey
OBJECTIVE: Initial success with chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cell therapy for relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia is leading to expanded use through multicenter trials. Cytokine release syndrome, the most severe toxicity, presents a novel critical illness syndrome with limited data regarding diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. We sought to characterize the timing, severity, and intensive care management of cytokine release syndrome after chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cell therapy...
February 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468829/ebola-virus-disease-and-critical-illness
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REVIEW
Aleksandra Leligdowicz, William A Fischer, Timothy M Uyeki, Thomas E Fletcher, Neill K J Adhikari, Gina Portella, Francois Lamontagne, Christophe Clement, Shevin T Jacob, Lewis Rubinson, Abel Vanderschuren, Jan Hajek, Srinivas Murthy, Mauricio Ferri, Ian Crozier, Elhadj Ibrahima, Marie-Claire Lamah, John S Schieffelin, David Brett-Major, Daniel G Bausch, Nikki Shindo, Adrienne K Chan, Tim O'Dempsey, Sharmistha Mishra, Michael Jacobs, Stuart Dickson, G Marshall Lyon, Robert A Fowler
As of 20 May 2016 there have been 28,646 cases and 11,323 deaths resulting from the West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak reported to the World Health Organization. There continue to be sporadic flare-ups of EVD cases in West Africa.EVD presentation is nonspecific and characterized initially by onset of fatigue, myalgias, arthralgias, headache, and fever; this is followed several days later by anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Anorexia and gastrointestinal losses lead to dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, and metabolic acidosis, and, in some patients, acute kidney injury...
July 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435906/neurocritical-care-of-emergent-large-vessel-occlusion-the-era-of-a-new-standard-of-care
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Fawaz Al-Mufti, Elie Dancour, Krishna Amuluru, Charles Prestigiacomo, Stephan A Mayer, E Sander Connolly, Jan Claassen, Joshua Z Willey, Philip M Meyers
Acute ischemic stroke continues to be one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Recent advances in mechanical thrombectomy techniques combined with prereperfusion computed tomographic angiography for patient selection have revolutionized stroke care in the past year. Peri- and postinterventional neurocritical care of the patient who has had an emergent large-vessel occlusion is likely an equally important contributor to the outcome but has been relatively neglected. Critical periprocedural management issues include streamlining care to speed intervention, blood pressure optimization, reversal of anticoagulation, management of agitation, and selection of anesthetic technique (ie, general vs monitored anesthesia care)...
July 19, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27351982/controversies-in-the-temperature-management-of-critically-ill-patients
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REVIEW
Yasufumi Nakajima
Although body temperature is a classic primary vital sign, its value has received little attention compared with the others (blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate). This may result from the fact that unlike the other primary vital signs, aging and diseases rarely affect the thermoregulatory system. Despite this, when humans are exposed to various anesthetics and analgesics and acute etiologies of non-infectious and infectious diseases in perioperative and intensive care settings, abnormalities may occur that shift body temperature up and down...
October 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207627/epidemiology-health-systems-and-stakeholders-in-rheumatic-heart-disease-in-africa-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Annesinah Hlengiwe Moloi, David Watkins, Mark E Engel, Sumaya Mall, Liesl Zühlke
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is a chronic disease affecting the heart valves, secondary to group A streptococcal infection (GAS) and subsequent acute rheumatic fever (ARF). However, RHD cure and preventative measures are inextricably linked with socioeconomic development, as the disease mainly affects children and young adults living in poverty. In order to address RHD, public health officials and health policymakers require up-to-date knowledge on the epidemiology of GAS, ARF and RHD, as well as the existing enablers and gaps in delivery of evidence-based care for these conditions...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27165581/dengue-fever-with-diffuse-cerebral-hemorrhages-subdural-hematoma-and-cranial-diabetes-insipidus
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Nayomi Shermila Jayasinghe, Eranga Thalagala, Milanka Wattegama, Kanapathipillai Thirumavalavan
BACKGROUND: Neurological manifestations in dengue fever occur in <1 % of the patients and known to be due to multisystem dysfunction secondary to vascular leakage. Occurrence of wide spread cerebral haemorrhages with subdural hematoma during the leakage phase without profound thrombocytopenia and occurrence of cranial diabetes insipidus are extremely rare and had not been reported in published literature earlier, thus we report the first case. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24 year old previously healthy lady was admitted on third day of fever with thrombocytopenia...
May 10, 2016: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27134158/management-of-infections-in-critically-ill-returning-travellers-in-the-intensive-care-unit-i-considerations-on-infection-control-and-transmission-of-resistance
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REVIEW
Hakan Leblebicioglu, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Gian Maria Rossolini, Rogelio López-Vélez, Jean-Ralph Zahar, Jordi Rello
Depending on their destinations and activities, international travellers are at a significant risk of contracting both communicable and non-communicable diseases. On return to their home countries, such travellers may require intensive care. The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and more recently Ebola haemorrhagic fever, has highlighted the risks. Other well-known communicable pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae have been described previously...
July 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27132449/-the-therapeutic-effect-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-for-the-first-imported-case-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-to-china
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Yufeng Luo, Rong Ou, Yun Ling, Tiehe Qin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) in treating a patient with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). METHODS: The effect of HFNC applied in the first imported MERS patient with complication of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) to China was observed. The patient was admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of Huizhou Municipal Central Hospital on May 28th, 2015, and the changes in various clinical parameters and their significance were analyzed...
October 2015: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26950980/-rituximab-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-anca-positive-interstitial-pneumonia-case-report
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Tokiko Miyaoka, Mitsuyo Itabashi, Saeko Kumon, Kenichi Akiyama, Yuko Iwabuchi, Hiroshi Kataoka, Takahito Moriyama, Takashi Takei, Kosaku Nitta
We report a patient treated with rituximab for interstitial pneumonia (IP) associated with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and who was undergoing hemodialysis. A 59-year-old woman who had been treated with tacrolimus for 1 year for rheumatic arthritis was referred to the Department of Nephrology for fatigue, fever, weight loss, and rapidly developing renal dysfunction. On the first admission, severe renal dysfunction, proteinuria, hematuria, and an elevated titer of MPO-ANCA were observed, and the woman was diagnosed with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis because of MPA...
2016: Nihon Jinzo Gakkai Shi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26701365/acute-management-and-long-term-survival-among-subjects-with-severe-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-pneumonia-and-ards
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Imran Khalid, Basem M Alraddadi, Youssef Dairi, Tabindeh J Khalid, Mazen Kadri, Abeer N Alshukairi, Ismael A Qushmaq
BACKGROUND: Data on the management, clinical course, and outcome of critical patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus are scarce. We report here our experience and long-term outcome of such patients. METHODS: Subjects intubated for management of ARDS from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus pneumonia and ARDS during the April-May 2014 outbreak were included. Their characteristics, ICU course, management, and outcome were evaluated. RESULTS: Fourteen subjects, including 3 health-care workers, met study criteria...
March 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26661344/early-warning-and-prevention-of-pneumonia-in-acute-leukemia-by-patient-education-spirometry-and-positive-expiratory-pressure-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Tom Møller, Claus Moser, Lis Adamsen, Grith Rugaard, Mary Jarden, Tina S Bøtcher, Liza Wiedenbein, Lars Kjeldsen
Long-lasting neutropenia associated with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and its treatment gives rise to a high risk of pneumonia. The use of broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis during outpatient management has not completely protected patients against admission due to infections and neutropenic fever, emphasizing the need to approach infection protection with complementary efforts. In a randomized controlled design, we examined the applicability of patient-performed daily spirometry [forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)] as an early warning tool and explored the effectiveness of positive expiratory pressure (PEP) in preventing pneumonia among 80 AML patients...
March 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26634340/severe-falciparum-malaria-complicated-by-prolonged-haemolysis-and-rhinomaxillary-mucormycosis-after-parasite-clearance-a-case-report
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Katherine Plewes, Richard J Maude, Aniruddha Ghose, Arjen M Dondorp
BACKGROUND: Severe falciparum malaria may be complicated by prolonged haemolysis and recurrent fever after parasite clearance. However, their respective etiologies are unclear and challenging to diagnose. We report the first case of severe falciparum malaria followed by prolonged haemolytic anaemia and rhinomaxillary mucormycosis in a previously healthy adult male. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year old Bangladeshi man was admitted with severe falciparum malaria complicated by hyperlactataemia and haemoglobinuria...
2015: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26536645/-critical-care-ultrasound-of-the-thorax-what-is-the-procedure
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Tanja Kaneko, Wolfgang Heinz
Despite the limitations (especially that ultrasound does not penetrate air containing lung tissue) ultrasound of the thorax is a very suitable method as a complementary or even primary diagnostic tool. Bedside availability and no radiation exposure are real advantages. However we always have to keep in mind that we are blind for deeper lung processes that do not have contact to the visceral pleura.This article illustrates where and how to look for pathologies and what we have to expect in patients. According to symptoms such as dyspnea, dyspnea with fever and thorax pain with and without trauma, the sonographic morphology of important illnesses in emergency situation are described...
November 2015: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26369410/the-effect-of-performance-based-financing-on-illness-care-seeking-and-treatment-among-children-an-impact-evaluation-in-rwanda
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Martha Priedeman Skiles, Siân L Curtis, Paulin Basinga, Gustavo Angeles, Harsha Thirumurthy
BACKGROUND: Performance-based financing (PBF) strategies are promoted as a supply-side, results-based financing mechanism to improve primary health care. This study estimated the effects of Rwanda's PBF program on less-incentivized child health services and examined the differential program impact by household poverty. METHODS: Districts were allocated to intervention and comparison for PBF implementation in Rwanda. Using Demographic Health Survey data from 2005 to 2007-08, a community-level panel dataset of 5781 children less than 5 years of age from intervention and comparison districts was created...
2015: BMC Health Services Research
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