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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750174/factors-affecting-the-length-of-stay-in-the-intensive-care-unit-our-clinical-experience
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Mehmet Toptas, Nilay Sengul Samanci, İbrahim Akkoc, Esma Yucetas, Egemen Cebeci, Oznur Sen, Mehmet Mustafa Can, Savas Ozturk
Background and Aim: Long hospital days in intensive care unit (ICU) due to life-threatening diseases are increasing in the world. The primary goal in ICU is to decrease length of stay in order to improve the quality of medical care and reduce cost. The aim of our study is to identify and categorize the factors associated with prolonged stays in ICU. Materials and Method: We retrospectively analyzed 3925 patients. We obtained the patients' demographic, clinical, diagnostic, and physiologic variables; mortality; lengths of stay by examining the intensive care unit database records...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720236/accuracy-of-the-humasens-plus-point-of-care-uric-acid-meter-using-capillary-blood-obtained-by-fingertip-puncture
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Stéphanie Fabre, Pierre Clerson, Jean-Marie Launay, Jean-François Gautier, Tiphaine Vidal-Trecan, Jean-Pierre Riveline, Adam Platt, Anna Abrahamsson, Jeffrey N Miner, Glen Hughes, Pascal Richette, Thomas Bardin
BACKGROUND: The uric acid (UA) level in patients with gout is a key factor in disease management and is typically measured in the laboratory using plasma samples obtained after venous puncture. This study aimed to assess the reliability of immediate UA measurement with capillary blood samples obtained by fingertip puncture with the HumaSensplus point-of-care meter. METHODS: UA levels were measured using both the HumaSensplus meter in the clinic and the routine plasma UA method in the biochemistry laboratory of 238 consenting diabetic patients...
May 2, 2018: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706372/preoperative-anemia-versus-blood-transfusion-which-is-the-culprit-for-worse-outcomes-in-cardiac-surgery
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Damien J LaPar, Robert B Hawkins, Timothy L McMurry, James M Isbell, Jeffrey B Rich, Alan M Speir, Mohammed A Quader, Irving L Kron, John A Kern, Gorav Ailawadi
BACKGROUND: Reducing blood product utilization after cardiac surgery has become a focus of perioperative care as studies have suggested improved outcomes. The relative impact of preoperative anemia versus packed red blood cells (PRBC) transfusion on outcomes remains poorly understood, however. In this study, we investigated the relative association between preoperative hematocrit (Hct) level and PRBC transfusion on postoperative outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683388/hematocrit-and-impact-of-transfusion-in-patients-receiving-extracorporeal-life-support
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Justyna Swol, Christopher Marschall, Justus T Strauch, Thomas A Schildhauer
INTRODUCTION: Increasing the hematocrit is considered to increase oxygen delivery to the patient, especially when hypoxic conditions exist and the patient may become more stable. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between hematocrit and hospital mortality via subgroup analyses of trauma and non-trauma patients. METHODS: The hospital length of stay (LOS) and LOS in the intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital after extracorporeal life support (ECLS) treatment of 81 patients were analyzed and compared...
April 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673334/full-blood-count-values-as-a-predictor-of-poor-outcome-of-pneumonia-among-hiv-infected-patients
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S Camon, C Quiros, N Saubi, A Moreno, M A Marcos, Y Eto, S Rofael, E Monclus, J Brown, T D McHugh, J Mallolas, R Perello
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the predictive value of analytical markers of full blood count that can be assessed in the emergency department for HIV infected patients, with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). METHODS: Prospective 3-year study including all HIV-infected patients that went to our emergency department with respiratory clinical infection, more than 24-h earlier they were diagnosed with CAP and required admission. We assessed the different values of the first blood count performed on the patient as follows; total white blood cells (WBC), neutrophils, lymphocytes (LYM), basophils, eosinophils (EOS), red blood cells (RBC), hemoglobin, hematocrit, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, red blood cell distribution width (RDW), platelets (PLT), mean platelet volume, and platelet distribution width (PDW)...
April 19, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662967/maternal-serum-uric-acid-level-and-maternal-and-neonatal-complications-in-preeclamptic-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maryam Asgharnia, Fariba Mirblouk, Soudabeh Kazemi, Davood Pourmarzi, Mina Mahdipour Keivani, Seyedeh Fatemeh Dalil Heirati
Background: Preeclampsia is associated with maternal and neonatal complications. It has been indicated that increased uric acid might have a predictive role on preeclampsia. Objective: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the level of uric acid with maternal and neonatal complications in women with preeclampsia. Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 160 singleton preeclamptic women at more than 28 wk gestational age were included...
September 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652173/a-review-of-commercially-available-point-of-care-devices-to-concentrate-bone-marrow-for-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-and-focal-cartilage-lesions
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Florian Gaul, William D Bugbee, Heinz R Hoenecke, Darryl D D'Lima
Objective Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a promising cell-based therapy treatment option for several orthopedic indications. Because culture expansion of MSC is time and cost intensive, a bedside concentration of bone marrow (BM) aspirate is used as an alternative. Many commercial systems are available but the available literature and knowledge regarding these systems is limited. We compared different point-of-care devices that concentrate BM (BMC) by focusing on technical features and quality parameters to help surgeons make informed decisions while selecting the appropriate device...
April 1, 2018: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649891/erratum
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Singer AE, Ash T, Ochotorena C, Lorenz KA, Chong K, Shreve ST, Ahluwalia SC. A Systematic Review of Family Meeting Tools in Palliative and Intensive Care Settings. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016; 33(8):797-806. (DOI: 10.1177/1049909115594353) It was noted that the following references were duplicated in the above mentioned article. (i) Billings JA, Block SD. The end-of-life family meeting in intensive care part III: A guide for structured discussions. J Palliat Med. 2011;14(9):1058-1064. (ii) Fineberg IC, Kawashima M, Asch SM...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642733/warfarin-patients-with-anemia-show-trend-of-out-of-range-international-normalized-ratio-frequency-with-point-of-care-testing-in-an-anticoagulation-clinic
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Christina E DeRemer, Bliss McMichael, Henry N Young
INTRODUCTION: Many factors influence international normalized ratio (INR); however, few studies have examined the impact of anemia in warfarin patients. The primary objective of this study was to explore the relationship between in-clinic anemia and the control of INR within an anticoagulation clinic. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on a random sample of patients seen in an academic medical center pharmacy-managed anticoagulation clinic. Hemochron® Signature Elite machine was utilized to monitor point-of-care (POC) INR...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628663/distribution-of-laboratory-parameters-in-trauma-population
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Prashant Bhandarkar, Ranabir Pal, Ashok Munivenkatappa, Nobhojit Roy, Vineet Kumar, Amit Agrawal
Background: Biochemical laboratory investigations help plan optimum management and communication in short- as well as long-term outcome to trauma victims. Objective: To assess the status of real-time values of biochemical laboratory investigations of different trauma patients and their association with overall mortality. Materials and Methods: Data based on prospective, observational registry of "Towards Improved Trauma Care Outcomes" (TITCO) from four Indian city hospitals...
January 2018: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581925/isolated-renal-laceration-on-point-of-care-ultrasound
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Madeline M Grade, Cori Poffenberger, Viveta Lobo
We report a renal laceration identified on a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) performed in the emergency department on a 58-year-old female presenting after blunt trauma. Emergency workup demonstrated a right flank abrasion with tenderness to palpation, hematuria, and decreasing hematocrit. A Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) exam, performed as part of the intake trauma protocol, identified positive intraperitoneal fluid in the right upper quadrant. A computed tomography (CT) scan established a diagnosis of isolated right renal hematoma arising from a Grade IV laceration, with no collecting duct involvement...
January 25, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561712/blood-biochemical-reference-intervals-for-wild-ornate-box-turtles-terrapene-ornata-during-the-active-season
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Leigh Anne Harden, Jennifer Fernandez, Joseph R Milanovich, Brock P Struecker, Stephen R Midway
Blood biochemical and hematology analyses are helpful indicators of the physiologic health of animals, particularly when making conservation and management decisions for threatened species. In this study, we 1) established blood biochemical reference intervals for two populations of threatened, free-ranging ornate box turtles ( Terrapene ornata) in northern Illinois during their active season and 2) examined the effects of individual carapace temperature ( Tc ) on blood biochemical variables by using a Bayesian hierarchic framework...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544519/noninvasive-hematocrit-assessment-for-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-extracellular-volume-quantification-using-a-point-of-care-device-and-synthetic-derivation
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Sean Robison, Gauri Rani Karur, Rachel M Wald, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Andrew M Crean, Kate Hanneman
BACKGROUND: Calculation of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) extracellular volume (ECV) requires input of hematocrit, which may not be readily available. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ECV calculated using various noninvasive measures of hematocrit compared to ECV calculated with input of laboratory hematocrit as the reference standard. METHODS: One hundred twenty three subjects (47.7 ± 14.1 years; 42% male) were prospectively recruited for CMR T1 mapping between August 2016 and April 2017...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533864/intramuscular-oxytocin-administration-before-vs-after-placental-delivery-for-the-prevention-of-postpartum-hemorrhage-a-randomized-controlled-prospective-trial
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Dogukan Yildirim, Sefik Eser Ozyurek
OBJECTIVE: Postpartum hemorrhage is still the most significant cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of timing of oxytocin administration on postpartum hemorrhage incidence in parturients with low-risk for postpartum hemorrhage. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was completed on 343 women at a level-three care hospital. In group 1, 10 IU of oxytocin was injected intramuscularly within the first minute following the delivery of the fetus...
May 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29531658/clinical-and-hematological-profile-of-patients-with-dengue-fever-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-an-observational-study
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Kunal Tewari, Vishal Vishnu Tewari, Ritu Mehta
Background: Dengue is a major health issue with seasonal rise in dengue fever cases imposing an additional burden on hospitals, necessitating bolstering of services in the emergency department, laboratory with creation of additional dengue fever wards. Objectives: To study the clinical and hematological profile of dengue fever cases presenting to a hospital. Methods: Patients with fever and other signs of dengue with either positive NS1 antigen test or IgM or IgG antibody were included...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517551/rbc-transfusion-practice-in-pediatric-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Jennifer A Muszynski, Ron W Reeder, Mark W Hall, Robert A Berg, Thomas P Shanley, Christopher J L Newth, Murray M Pollack, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Rick Harrison, Kathleen L Meert, J Michael Dean, Tammara Jenkins, Robert F Tamburro, Heidi J Dalton
OBJECTIVES: To determine RBC transfusion practice and relationships between RBC transfusion volume and mortality in infants and children treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a multicenter prospective observational study. SETTING: Eight pediatric institutions within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network...
June 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29517441/age-related-changes-in-hematology-and-blood-biochemistry-values-in-endangered-wild-ring-tailed-lemurs-lemur-catta-at-the-bez%C3%A3-mahafaly-special-reserve-madagascar
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Cora L Singleton, Michelle L Sauther, Frank P Cuozzo, Ibrahim Antho Youssouf Jacky
The health of 44 wild ring-tailed lemurs ( Lemur catta) at the Bezà Mahafaly Special Reserve was assessed across three age classes: <5 yr (young), 5-9 yr (adult), and ≥10 yr (old). Hematology and biochemistry tests were performed manually (leukocyte count and differential, packed cell volume, total protein) and using a point-of-care analyzer (hematocrit, hemoglobin, glucose, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, sodium, potassium, chloride, ionized calcium, total carbon dioxide, anion gap), respectively. Urine specific gravity was measured via refractometry...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510717/restrictive-versus-massive-fluid-resuscitation-strategy-refill-study-influence-on-blood-loss-and-hemostatic-parameters-in-obstetric-hemorrhage-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Natascha de Lange, Pim Schol, Marcus Lancé, Mallory Woiski, Josje Langenveld, Robbert Rijnders, Luc Smits, Martine Wassen, Yvonne Henskens, Hubertina Scheepers
BACKGROUND: Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is associated with maternal morbidity and mortality and has an increasing incidence in high-resource countries, despite dissemination of guidelines, introduction of skills training, and correction for risk factors. Current guidelines advise the administration, as fluid resuscitation, of almost twice the amount of blood lost. This advice is not evidence-based and could potentially harm patients. METHODS: All women attending the outpatient clinic who are eligible will be informed of the study; oral and written informed consent will be obtained...
March 6, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506777/measurement-of-blood-loss-in-cardiac-surgery-still-too-much
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Mark Nelson, Jeffrey Green, Bruce Spiess, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, Patricia Nicolato, Hangcheng Liu, Ryan S Meshkin
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery is associated with a significant decrease in hematocrit. It is unclear whether that occurs from hemodilution, loss of red cells, or both. Hematocrit is a major determinant of transfusion decisions although transfusion is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Physicians must determine whether this anemia is the result of hemodilution or red blood cell loss as the former would be treated with packed red blood cell transfusions and the latter by diuresis...
April 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506014/effect-of-milking-maneuver-in-preterm-infants-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Víctor Lago Leal, Loida Pamplona Bueno, Lucía Cabanillas Vilaplana, Estefanía Nicolás Montero, Mónica Martín Blanco, Cristina Fernández Romero, Sara El Bakkali, Tamara Pradillo Aramendi, Lara Sobrino Lorenzano, Paula Castellano Esparza, Esther Ballesteros Benito, Nieves Rayo Navarro, Pablo Del Barrio Fernández, Vanesa Ocaña Martínez, Luis Martínez Cortés
OBJECTIVE: To assess the short and medium-term effects of milking maneuver (MM) compared with early cord clamping for infants born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 138 infants between 24+0 and 36+6 weeks of gestation were allocated to MM or early cord clamping. Primary outcomes were the requirement of red blood cell transfusions or phototherapy. RESULTS: Initial hemoglobin was significantly higher in the MM group by 1.675 g/dL (p < 0...
March 5, 2018: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
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