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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523268/the-sedative-effect-of-propranolol-on-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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Junji Shiotsuka, Andrew Steel, James Downar
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have examined the effectiveness of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists for controlling delirium and agitation. Propranolol, a non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist with good penetration of the blood-brain barrier, has not been investigated for this purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who were prescribed propranolol in our Medical Surgical ICU from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506099/propofol-based-palliative-sedation-to-treat-antipsychotic-resistant-agitated-delirium
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Alfredo Covarrubias-Gómez, Maria López Collada-Estrada
Delirium is a common problem in terminally ill patients that is associated with significant distress and, hence, considered a palliative care emergency. The three subtypes of delirium are hyperactive, hypoactive, and mixed, depending on the level of psychomotor activity and arousal disturbance. When agitated delirium becomes refractory in the setting of imminent dying, the agitation may be so severe that palliative sedation (PS) is required. Palliative sedation involves the administration of sedative medications with the purpose of reducing level of consciousness for patients with refractory suffering in the setting of a terminal illness...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489649/a-novel-computerized-test-for-detecting-and-monitoring-visual-attentional-deficits-and-delirium-in-the-icu
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Cameron Green, Kirsty Hendry, Elizabeth S Wilson, Timothy Walsh, Mike Allerhand, Alasdair M J MacLullich, Zoë Tieges
OBJECTIVES: Delirium in the ICU is associated with poor outcomes but is under-detected. Here we evaluated performance of a novel, graded test for objectively detecting inattention in delirium, implemented on a custom-built computerized device (Edinburgh Delirium Test Box-ICU). DESIGN: A pilot study was conducted, followed by a prospective case-control study. SETTING: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh General ICU. PATIENTS: A pilot study was conducted in an opportunistic sample of 20 patients...
May 9, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485318/a-national-multicenter-survey-on-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-intensive-care-units-in-china
#4
Jing Wang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Wen-Hai Zhou, Bo Hu, Xin Rao, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: The management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is beneficial for patients and makes it widely applied in clinical practice. Previous studies showed that the clinical practice of PAD in ICU was improving; yet relatively little information is available in China. This study aimed to investigate the practice of PAD in ICUs in China. METHODS: A multicenter, nationwide survey was conducted using a clinician-directed questionnaire from September 19 to December 18, 2016...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470100/dexmedetomidine-effect-on-emergence-agitation-and-delirium-in-children-undergoing-laparoscopic-hernia-repair-a-preliminary-study
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Yingying Sun, Yuanhai Li, Yajuan Sun, Xing Wang, Hongwu Ye, Xianren Yuan
Objective To evaluate the safety and efficacy of dexmedetomidine (Dex) to prevent emergence agitation (EA) and delirium (ED) in children undergoing laparoscopic hernia repair under general anesthesia. Methods 100 children (1-5 years, 10-25 kg) were randomized into four groups: controls (saline) and intravenous Dex at 0.25, 0.5, and 1.0 µg/kg (D1, D2, D3, respectively). Dex/saline infusion was started following anesthesia. EA and ED were evaluated on a 5-point scale. Results For the C, D1, D2, and D3 groups, respectively, EA frequencies were 45...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463017/unintentional-ingestion-of-cordyceps-fungus-infected-cicada-nymphs-causing-ibotenic-acid-poisoning-in-southern-vietnam
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Uyen Vy Doan, Bomar Mendez Rojas, Ralph Kirby
BACKGROUND: Cordyceps fungus found in infected cicada nymphs ("cicada flowers") is utilized in traditional Chinese medicine. Cordyceps fungus toxicity in humans has not been previously reported. We report 60 cases of apparent Cordyceps poisoning in Southern Vietnam. METHODS: We retrospectively collected demographic and clinical data from the medical records (21 cases) and by telephone interview (39 cases) of patients admitted to seven hospitals in Southern Vietnam following ingestion of cicada flowers between 2008 and 2015...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458577/ambulatory-anesthetic-care-in-children-undergoing-myringotomy-and-tube-placement-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Hal Robinson, Thomas Engelhardt
PURPOSE: Myringotomy and tube placement is one of the most frequently performed ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeries in the pediatric population. Effective anesthetic management is vital to ensuring successful ambulatory care and ensuring child and parental satisfaction. RECENT FINDINGS: This review summarizes recently published studies about the long-term effects of general anesthesia in young children, novel approaches to preoperative fasting and simplified approaches to the assessment and management of emergence delirium (ED) and emergence agitation (EA)...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455892/psychotic-symptoms-as-a-complication-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-a-case-report
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Anna Antosik-Wójcińska, Magdalena Chojnacka, Łukasz Święcicki
We report a patient who experienced atypical symptoms in the course of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). During ECT treatment patient experienced psychotic symptoms which should be differentiated with prolonged delirium and nonconvulsive status epilepticus. 46-year-old female was referred to hospital with a diagnosis of major depressive disorder with no psychotic features in the course of recurrent depression. Despite several changes of pharmacological treatment no improvement was achieved, therefore it was decided to initiate ECT...
February 26, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437207/persistent-delirium-in-chronic-critical-illness-as-a-prodrome-syndrome-before-death
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Anna DeForest, Craig D Blinderman
BACKGROUND: Chronic critical illness (CCI) patients have poor functional outcomes, high risk of mortality, and significant sequelae, including delirium and cognitive dysfunction. The prognostic significance of persistent delirium in patients with CCI has not been well described. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of a patient with CCI following major cardiac surgery who was hemodynamically stable following a long course in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU), but had persistent and unremitting delirium...
May 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421731/intraoperative-dexmedetomidine-sedation-reduces-the-postoperative-agitated-behaviour-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-orthopaedic-surgery-compared-to-the-propofol-sedation-a-retrospective-analysis-of-855-patients
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Hyun-Jung Shin, Bon-Wook Koo, Seung-Uk Bang, Jin-Hee Kim, Jung-Won Hwang, Sang-Hwan DO, Hyo-Seok Na
BACKGROUND: Postoperative agitation or confusion is one of the symptoms of hyperactive delirium in elderly patients. We retrospectively evaluated the incidence of postoperative abnormal psychomotor behaviour in elderly surgical patients according to the use of different intraoperative sedative agents: dexmedetomidine vs. propofol. METHODS: The medical records of 855 elderly patients, who underwent orthopaedic surgery with regional anaesthesia between July 2012 and September 2015, were divided into two groups-the dexmedetomidine group (n=263) and the propofol group (n=592)-and evaluated...
April 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420470/-explore-objective-clinical-variables-for-detecting-delirium-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Xiaojiang Liu, Jie Lyu, Youzhong An
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case-control study is to explore clinical objective variables for diagnosing delirium of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: According to the method of prospective case-control study, critical adult postoperative patients who were transferred to ICU of Peking University People's Hospital from October 2015 to May 2016 and needed mechanical ventilation were included. After evaluating the Richmond agitation sedation scale score (RASS), the patients whose score were -2 or greater were sorted into two groups, delirium and non-delirium, according to the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397128/characteristics-and-treatment-of-patients-with-clinical-illness-due-to-synthetic-cannabinoid-inhalation-reported-by-medical-toxicologists-a-toxic-database-study
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Andrew A Monte, Diane P Calello, Roy R Gerona, Eike Hamad, Sharan L Campleman, Jeffery Brent, Paul Wax, Robert G Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Synthetic cannabinoid (SC) abuse has resulted in numerous outbreaks of severe clinical illness across the United States over the past decade. The primary objective of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of patients abusing SC requiring bedside consultation by medical toxicologists. METHODS: This was a multicenter analysis from a prospectively collected cohort of patients presenting to medical care after synthetic cannabinoid exposure, utilizing the ToxIC Registry...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388984/case-control-study-on-risk-factors-of-unplanned-extubation-based-on%C3%A2-patient-safety-model-in-critically-ill-patients-with-mechanical-ventilation
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EunOk Kwon, KyungSook Choi
PURPOSE: This study aimed to identify risk factors of unplanned extubation in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with mechanical ventilation using a patient safety model. METHODS: This study was designed to be a case-control study. Data collection sheets, including 29 risk factors of unplanned extubation in mechanically ventilation patients were retrospectively collected based on a patient safety model over 3 years. From 41,207 mechanically ventilated patients, 230 patients were identified to have unplanned extubation during their ICU stay...
March 2017: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375992/pain-agitation-and-delirium-guidelines-interprofessional-perspectives-to-translate-the-evidence
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Juliane Jablonski, Jaime Gray, Todd Miano, Gretchen Redline, Heather Teufel, Tara Collins, Jose Pascual-Lopez, Martha Sylvia, Niels D Martin
BACKGROUND: Societal guidelines exist for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in critically ill patients. This contemporary practice aims for a more awake and interactive patient. Institutions are challenged to translate the interrelated multivariable concepts of PAD into daily clinical practice and to demonstrate improvement in quality outcomes. An interdisciplinary goal-directed approach shows outcomes in high-acuity surgical critical care during the early stages of implementation...
May 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318209/end-of-life-care-managing-common-symptoms
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REVIEW
Ross H Albert
Physicians should be proficient at managing symptoms as patients progress through the dying process. When possible, proactive regimens that prevent symptoms should be used, because it is generally easier to prevent than to treat an acute symptom. As swallowing function diminishes, medications are typically administered sublingually, transdermally, or via rectal suppository. Opiates are the medication of choice for the control of pain and dyspnea, which are common symptoms in the dying process. Delirium and agitation may be caused by reversible etiologies, which should be identified and treated when feasible...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283018/tramadol-vs-dexmedetomidine-for-emergence-agitation-control-in-pediatric-patients-undergoing-adenotonsillectomy-with-sevoflurane-anesthesia-prospective-randomized-controlled-clinical-study
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Nurdan Bedirli, Mehmet Akçabay, Ulku Emik
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to compare the efficacy of an intraoperative single dose administration of tramadol and dexmedetomidine on hemodynamics and postoperative recovery profile including pain, sedation, emerge reactions in pediatric patients undergoing adenotonsillectomy with sevoflurane anesthesia. METHODS: Seventy-seven patient, aged 2-12, undergoing adenotonsillectomy with sevoflurane anesthesia was enrolled in this study. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either intravenous 2 mg/kg tramadol (Group T; n = 39) or 1 μg/kg dexmedetomidine (Group D; n = 38) after intubation...
March 11, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263192/the-confusion-assessment-method-for-the-icu-7-delirium-severity-scale-a-novel-delirium-severity-instrument-for-use-in-the-icu
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Babar A Khan, Anthony J Perkins, Sujuan Gao, Siu L Hui, Noll L Campbell, Mark O Farber, Linda L Chlan, Malaz A Boustani
OBJECTIVES: Delirium severity is independently associated with longer hospital stays, nursing home placement, and death in patients outside the ICU. Delirium severity in the ICU is not routinely measured because the available instruments are difficult to complete in critically ill patients. We designed our study to assess the reliability and validity of a new ICU delirium severity tool, the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU-7 delirium severity scale. DESIGN: Observational cohort study...
May 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250481/comparison-of-oral-dexmedetomidine-versus-oral-midazolam-as-premedication-to-prevent-emergence-agitation-after-sevoflurane-anaesthesia-in-paediatric-patients
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M Kavya Prabhu, Sripada G Mehandale
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sevoflurane is the most often used inhalational agent in paediatric anaesthesia, but emergence agitation (EA) remains a major concern. Oral midazolam and parenteral dexmedetomidine are known to be effective in controlling EA. We attempted to elucidate whether oral dexmedetomidine is better than midazolam in controlling EA. METHODS: Prospective double-blinded study involving ninety patients aged 1-10 years, undergoing elective surgeries of <2 h of expected duration under sevoflurane general anaesthesia, randomised to receive either midazolam (Group A) or dexmedetomidine (Group B) as oral premedication was carried out to record level of sedation before induction, haemodynamic parameters and recovery time...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243098/delirium-after-a-traumatic-brain-injury-predictors-and-symptom-patterns
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Jutaporn Maneewong, Benchalak Maneeton, Narong Maneeton, Tanat Vaniyapong, Patrinee Traisathit, Natthanidnan Sricharoen, Manit Srisurapanont
BACKGROUND: Delirium in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common, may be predictable, and has a multifaceted symptom complex. This study aimed to examine: 1) the sum score of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and if its component scores could predict delirium in TBI patients, and 2) the prominent symptoms and their courses over the first days after TBI. METHODS: TBI patients were recruited from neurosurgical ward inpatients. All participants were hospitalized within 24 hours after their TBI...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239906/complementary-medicine-for-treatment-of-agitation-and-delirium-in-older-persons-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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REVIEW
Ilana Levy, Samuel Attias, Eran Ben-Arye, Boaz Bloch, Elad Schiff
BACKGROUND: Agitation and delirium frequently occur in cognitively impaired older people. We conducted a systematic review with narrative synthesis of the literature aiming to assess effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities to address these conditions. METHODS: Following preliminary search, we included 40 original researches on CAM treatment of delirium and agitation in older persons. Then, the quality of these studies was assessed using the Downs and Black Checklist and Quality Assessment Tool for Studies with Diverse Designs, and the effect sizes were calculated...
May 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
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