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Agitation sedation

Stephanie Stiel, Mareike Nurnus, Christoph Ostgathe, Carsten Klein
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice of Palliative Sedation (PS) varies between institutions worldwide and sometimes includes problematic practices. Little available research points at different definitions and frameworks which may contribute to uncertainty of healthcare professionals in the application of PS. This analysis investigates what demographic factors and characteristics of treatment practices differ between institutions with high versus low sedation rates estimates in Palliative and Hospice Care in Germany...
March 13, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
Axel Rand, Peter K Zahn, Thomas A Schildhauer, Christian Waydhas, Uwe Hamsen
BACKGROUND: Inhalative sedation is an emerging method for long-term sedation in intensive care therapy. There is evidence that it is easy to control and may be beneficial compared to intravenous sedation. Yet little is known about the use in patients with compromised lung function. In this retrospective analysis, we searched files of patients receiving inhalative sedation under venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (vv-ECMO) support due to lung failure. METHODS: After ethical approval, we performed a retrospective analysis of patients receiving vv-ECMO support and inhalative sedation in the surgical ICU in 2015...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Yahya Shehabi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Suhaini Kadiman, Lian Kah Ti, Belinda Howe, Michael C Reade, Tien Meng Khoo, Anita Alias, Yu-Lin Wong, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, Colin McArthur, Ian Seppelt, Steven A Webb, Maja Green, Michael J Bailey
OBJECTIVES: In the absence of a universal definition of light or deep sedation, the level of sedation that conveys favorable outcomes is unknown. We quantified the relationship between escalating intensity of sedation in the first 48 hours of mechanical ventilation and 180-day survival, time to extubation, and delirium. DESIGN: Harmonized data from prospective multicenter international longitudinal cohort studies SETTING:: Diverse mix of ICUs. PATIENTS: Critically ill patients expected to be ventilated for longer than 24 hours...
March 1, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Silvio Simeone, Gianluca Pucciarelli, Marco Perrone, Teresa Rea, Gianpaolo Gargiulo, Assunta Guillari, Gaetano Castellano, Luigi Di Tommaso, Massimo Niola, Gabriele Iannelli
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To observe the clinical and structural factors that can be associated with the post-operative onset of delirium in patients who have undergone heart surgery. BACKGROUND: Several risk factors could contribute to the development of delirium, such as the use of some sedative drugs and a patient's history with certain types of acute chronic disease. However, in the literature, there is little knowledge about the association between delirium in patients who have undergone cardio-surgical intervention and their clinical and environmental predictors...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Gérald Chanques, E Wesley Ely, Océane Garnier, Fanny Perrigault, Anaïs Eloi, Julie Carr, Christine M Rowan, Albert Prades, Audrey de Jong, Sylvie Moritz-Gasser, Nicolas Molinari, Samir Jaber
BACKGROUND: One third of patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium. However, delirium is under-recognized by bedside clinicians without the use of delirium screening tools, such as the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) or the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU). The CAM-ICU was updated in 2014 to improve its use by clinicians throughout the world. It has never been validated compared to the new reference standard, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th version (DSM-5)...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
Susanny J Beltran
End-stage restlessness, or terminal agitation, is experienced by some patients during their final days and is characterized by physical, emotional, or spiritual distress, agitation or anxiety. End-stage restlessness negatively affects the patient's death experience and can be distressing to the family and care team. Using the 2007 National Home and Hospice Care survey, this study examined factors associated with experiencing end-stage restlessness among non-Hispanic white and Hispanic hospice patients deceased at time of discharge...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
David Hui, Kenneth Hess, Seyedeh S Dibaj, Joseph Arthur, Rony Dev, Shalini Dalal, Suresh Reddy, Eduardo Bruera
BACKGROUND: The Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) is commonly used to assess psychomotor activity; however, to the authors' knowledge, its minimal clinically important difference (MCID) has not been determined to date. The objective of the current study was to identify the MCID for RASS using 2 anchor-based approaches. METHODS: The current study was a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial to compare the effect of lorazepam versus placebo as an adjuvant to haloperidol for persistent agitation in patients with delirium...
February 22, 2018: Cancer
Rajesh M Shetty, Antonio Bellini, Dhuleep S Wijayatilake, Mark A Hamilton, Rajesh Jain, Sunil Karanth, ArunKumar Namachivayam
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to intensive care and on mechanical ventilation, are administered sedative and analgesic drugs to improve both their comfort and interaction with the ventilator. Optimizing sedation practice may reduce mortality, improve patient comfort and reduce cost. Current practice is to use scales or scores to assess depth of sedation based on clinical criteria such as consciousness, understanding and response to commands. However these are perceived as subjective assessment tools...
February 21, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Nicholas West, Paul B McBeth, Sonia M Brodie, Klaske van Heusden, Sarah Sunderland, Guy A Dumont, Donald E G Griesdale, J Mark Ansermino, Matthias Görges
Sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is challenging, as both over- and under-sedation are detrimental. Current methods of assessment, such as the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS), are measured intermittently and rely on patients' behavioral response to stimulation, which may interrupt sleep/rest. A non-stimulating method for continuous sedation monitoring may be beneficial and allow more frequent assessment. Processed electroencephalography (EEG) monitors have not been routinely adopted in the ICU...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Canser Yilmaz Demir, Nureddin Yuzkat
BACKGROUND: Emergence agitation (EA), defined as restlessness, disorientation, excitation, and/or inconsolable crying, is a common phenomenon during early recovery from general anesthesia. In this study, we aimed to determine the (1) EA incidence after rhinoplasty operations in adults; (2) the effects of ketamine administered at sub-anesthetic doses just 20 min before the end of the surgery in rhinoplasty operations on agitation level, postoperative pain, side effects, and complications; and (3) to determine the risk factors for EA in adults after rhinoplasty...
February 20, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Iris Zahirovic, Gustav Torisson, Carina Wattmo, Elisabet Londos
BACKGROUND: Elderly persons with a dementia diagnosis often suffer from different neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) such as delusions, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, irritability and agitation. Currently, the medical treatment for NPS consists mostly of psychotropic medication such as hypnotics/sedatives, anxiolytics and antipsychotics. In elderly persons with dementia, usage of antipsychotics is less appropriate because of the risk of side effects such as parkinsonism, rapid cognitive decline, cerebrovascular events and finally mortality...
February 17, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
Leslie S Zun
BACKGROUND: The management of acute agitation in the emergency department often requires the administration of rapid-acting antipsychotic agents. However, there are few comparative studies and little guidance regarding the risks associated with use of such drugs in the acute setting. OBJECTIVE: This structured evidence-based review compared the safety of antipsychotic pharmacotherapies for acute agitation using data from randomized controlled trials identified by a literature search of the PubMed database...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Preeti Sharma, Satinder Gombar, Vanita Ahuja, Aditi Jain, Usha Dalal
Background and Aims: Sevoflurane is an excellent but expensive anesthetic agent for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. To decrease sevoflurane consumption during surgery adjuvants like dexmedetomidine may be used. Dexmedetomidine is a recently introduced drug which alleviates the stress response of surgery, produces sedation and analgesia. We aimed to evaluate sevoflurane sparing effect of dexmedetomidine in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy under entropy-guided general anesthesia (GA)...
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
D Sanchez-Migallon Guzman, J Douglas, H Beaufrère, J Paul-Murphy
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September 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Jarno Jokelainen, Harri Mustonen, Leena Kylänpää, Marianne Udd, Outi Lindström, Reino Pöyhiä
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is no consensus on how to assess the depth of sedation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). This study was carried out in order to evaluate different methods of assessment of depth of sedation: bispectral index (BiS), modified Richmond Agitation/Sedation Scale (mRASS), modified Ramsay Sedation Scale (mRSS) and modified Observer Assessment of Alertness and Sedation (mOAAS) and their applicability to clinical practice. METHODS: Two hundred patients were recruited...
February 7, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Sherily Pereira-Morales, Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa, Annete Wysocki, Lucille Sanzero Eller
CONTEXT: Acute postoperative pain remains inadequately assessed and managed. A valid instrument that assesses acute pain in sedated Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) patients is needed. OBJECTIVES: Two behavioral pain assessment instruments, the Non-Verbal Pain Scale Revised (NVPS-R) and Critical Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT), were used to determine if these instruments adequately assess acute pain in the PACU. METHODS: A crossover study design was used...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
Xianfeng Chen, Juntao Hu, Chi Zhang, Yiping Pan, Diansheng Tian, Fafa Kuang, Zhanhong Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanisms of protective effects of dexmedetomidine on lungs in patients of sepsis complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: The adult patients with sepsis complicated with ARDS, the oxygenation index (PaO2/FiO2) was 150-200 mmHg (1 mmHg = 0.133 kPa), acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score was 10-20, need mechanical ventilation (MV) treatment > 72 hours, and admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University from September 2013 to June 2017 were enrolled...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
John R Richards, Jessica B Gould, Erik G Laurin, Timothy E Albertson
Cardiovascular and central nervous system (CNS) toxicity, including tachydysrhythmia, agitation, and seizures, may arise from cocaine or bupropion use. We report acute toxicity from the concomitant use of cocaine and bupropion in a 25-year-old female. She arrived agitated and uncooperative, with a history of possible antecedent cocaine use. Her electrocardiogram demonstrated tachycardia at 130 beats/min, with a corrected QT interval of 579 ms. Two doses of 5 mg intravenous metoprolol were administered, which resolved the agitation, tachydysrhythmia, and corrected QT interval prolongation...
January 31, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
Gabrielle C Musk, Garry J Wilkes
The aim of this study was to compare sedation of sheep with acepromazine and buprenorphine or morphine. Twenty merino sheep received acepromazine (0.03mg/kg) with buprenorphine (0.02mg/kg, AB, n=10) or morphine (0.3mg/kg, AM, n=10) by intramuscular injection. Sedation was scored (SS) on a scale from 0 (no sedation) to 10 (heavy sedation). Response to restraint was scored (RS) on a scale from 0 (agitated) to 4 (relaxed). Three independent blinded observers and a single blinded observer determined the SS and RS, respectively...
January 20, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Lori J Delaney, Marian J Currie, Hsin-Chia Carol Huang, Edward Litton, Bradley Wibrow, Violeta Lopez, Frank Van Haren
INTRODUCTION: Sleep is a state of quiescence that facilitates the significant restorative processes that enhance individuals' physiological and psychological well-being. Patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) experience substantial sleep disturbance. Despite the biological importance of sleep, sleep monitoring does not form part of standard clinical care for critically ill patients. There exists an unmet need to assess the feasibility and accuracy of a range of sleep assessment techniques that have the potential to allow widespread implementation of sleep monitoring in the ICU...
January 21, 2018: BMJ Open
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