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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927009/efficacy-and-safety-of-guardcel-nasal-packing-after-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Byungjin Kang, Jeong-Rok Kim, Jae-Min Shin, Il-Ho Park, Heung-Man Lee
Objectives: Nasal packing after endoscopic sinus surgery is frequently used to control postoperative bleeding, enhance the wound healing process, and prevent lateralization of the middle turbinate, which causes insufficient ventilation. Many biodegradable materials have been developed to reduce pain and mucosal damage during packing removal. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of Guardcel (Genewel Co.) middle meatal packing with a traditional nonabsorbable middle meatal packing, Merocel (Medtronic Xomed), on wound healing and patient satisfaction...
November 17, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926646/treatment-of-a-pregnant-patient-in-a-persistent-vegetative-state
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Matthew P Romagano, William E Scorza, Stephen E Lammers, Carole Dorr, John C Smulian
BACKGROUND: Brain injury leading to a persistent vegetative state during pregnancy involves difficult medical and ethical decisions. CASE: A 21-year-old multigravid woman entered a persistent vegetative state at 20 1/7 weeks of gestation after cardiac arrest with postanoxic brain injury from a suspected drug overdose. The clinical disciplines responsible for her case formed a collaborative care plan involving ventilator, nutrition, and medication support of the mother and regular fetal monitoring and ultrasound testing...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925855/costs-associated-with-influenza-related-hospitalization-in-the-elderly
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Núria Torner, Encarna Navas, Núria Soldevila, Diana Toledo, Gemma Navarro, Aurea Morillo, Maria José Pérez, Angela Domínguez
Seasonal influenza epidemics remain a considerable burden in adults, especially in those at higher risk of complications. The aim of this study was to determine the costs associated with influenza-related hospitalization in patients aged ≥65 years admitted to 20 hospitals from seven Spanish regions during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 influenza seasons. Bivariate analysis was used to compare costs in vaccinated and unvaccinated cases. Costs were calculated according to the Spanish National Health System diagnosis-related group tables for influenza and other respiratory system conditions (GRD 89 and GRD 101)...
December 7, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925793/reply-hospital-noninvasive-ventilation-for-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-another-look-at-the-same-coin
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Anuj B Mehta, Ivor S Douglas, Allan J Walkey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925786/hospital-noninvasive-ventilation-for-acute-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-another-look-at-the-same-coin
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Guy W Soo Hoo, Antonio M Esquinas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925784/management-of-adults-with-hospital-acquired-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Christopher T Erb, Bela Patel, Jeremy E Orr, Thomas Bice, Jeremy B Richards, Mark L Metersky, Kevin C Wilson, Carey C Thomson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925446/the-declined-levels-of-inflammatory-cytokines-related-with-weaning-rate-during-period-of-septic-patients-using-ventilators
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Jung-Lung Hsiao, Chao-Huei Yang, Mei-Hua Lu, Hui-Ming Chang, Wang-Sheng Ko, Ya-Ling Chiou
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 50% of patients with sepsis-induced acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) require mechanical ventilation. Patients with extended mechanical ventilator use routinely develop re-infections, which increases hospital stay, mortality, and health care cost. Some studies have pointed out inflammatory factors concentrations can affect ventilator weaning, but do not indicate changed inflammatory factors related to ventilator weaning during using ventilators...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925393/intensive-care-unit-icu-readmission-after-major-lung-resection-prevalence-patterns-and-mortality
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Jae Jun Jung, Jong Ho Cho, Tae Hee Hong, Hong Kwan Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Jhingook Kim, Young Mog Shim, Jae Ill Zo
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with mortality in patients re-admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) after initial recovery from major lung resection. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the case records of all patients who underwent major lung resection between February 2011 and May 2013. A total of 1916 patients underwent major resection surgery for various lung diseases, 63 (3.3%) of which required ICU admission after initial recovery...
December 7, 2016: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925235/quantification-of-operational-learning-in-minimal-invasive-extracorporeal-circulation
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Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis, Christos Asteriou, Helena Argiriadou, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Dimitrios Konstantinou, Vassilios Grosomanidis, Paschalis Tossios
Minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC) has initiated important new efforts within science and technology towards a more physiologic perfusion. In this study, we aim to investigate the learning curve of our center regarding MiECC. We studied a series of 150 consecutive patients who underwent elective coronary artery bypass grafting by the same surgical team during the initial phase of MiECC application. Patients were randomly assigned into two groups. Group A (n = 75) included patients operated on MiECC, while group B (n = 75) included patients operated with conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (cCPB)...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925087/determining-impacts-and-factors-in-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-bundle
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Ana Natesia Rodrigues, Luciana Vládia E Cavalhedo Fragoso, Francisca de Melo Beserra, Islane Costa Ramos
Objective: Assessing the determining impacts and factors in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) bundle. Method: descriptive retrospective longitudinal study, with quantitative approach, held at a public teaching hospital. Collection held between May 2014 and April 2015. Patients of the ICU with VAP participated in the research. For organizing data, the Microsoft Excel 2010 program was used. A critical analysis between the data collected and infection rates was performed...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925055/lung-protection-an-intervention-for-tidal-volume-reduction-in-a-teaching-intensive-care-unit
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Arturo Briva, Cristina Gaiero
Objective: To determine the effect of feedback and education regarding the use of predicted body weight to adjust tidal volume in a lung-protective mechanical ventilation strategy. Methods: The study was performed from October 2014 to November 2015 (12 months) in a single university polyvalent intensive care unit. We developed a combined intervention (education and feedback), placing particular attention on the importance of adjusting tidal volumes to predicted body weight bedside...
December 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925054/prone-position-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Mariano Setten, Gustavo Adrián Plotnikow, Matías Accoce
Acute respiratory distress syndrome occupies a great deal of attention in intensive care units. Despite ample knowledge of the physiopathology of this syndrome, the focus in intensive care units consists mostly of life-supporting treatment and avoidance of the side effects of invasive treatments. Although great advances in mechanical ventilation have occurred in the past 20 years, with a significant impact on mortality, the incidence continues to be high. Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, especially the most severe cases, often present with refractory hypoxemia due to shunt, which can require additional treatments beyond mechanical ventilation, among which is mechanical ventilation in the prone position...
December 1, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925048/resting-energy-expenditure-in-critically-ill-patients-evaluation-methods-and-clinical-applications
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Ana Cláudia Soncini Sanches, Cassiana Regina de Góes, Marina Nogueira Berbel Bufarah, André Luiz Balbi, Daniela Ponce
Patients on intensive care present systemic, metabolic, and hormonal alterations that may adversely affect their nutritional condition and lead to fast and important depletion of lean mass and malnutrition. Several factors and medical conditions can influence the energy expenditure (EE) of critically ill patients, such as age, gender, surgery, serious infections, medications, ventilation modality, and organ dysfunction. Clinical conditions that can present with EE change include acute kidney injury, a complex disorder commonly seen in critically ill patients with manifestations that can range from minimum elevations in serum creatinine to renal failure requiring dialysis...
October 2016: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924457/comparison-of-methods-to-evaluate-the-fungal-biomass-in-heating-ventilation-and-air-conditioning-hvac-dust
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Marie-Jeanne Biyeyeme Bi Mve, Yves Cloutier, Nancy Lacombe, Jacques Lavoie, Maximilien Debia, Geneviève Marchand
Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems contain dust that can be contaminated with fungal spores (molds), which may have harmful effects on the respiratory health of the occupants of a building. HVAC cleaning is often based on visual inspection of the quantity of dust, without taking the mold content into account. The purpose of this study is to propose a method to estimate fungal contamination of dust in HVAC systems. Comparisons of different analytical methods were carried out on dust deposited in a controlled-atmosphere exposure chamber...
December 2016: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924234/a-descriptive-study-of-occupational-health-services-in-self-employed-enterprises-nanoscale-enterprises-shiraz-iran
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Mehdi Jahangiri, Akbar Rostamabadi, Parvaneh Yekzamani, Bahare Mahmood Abadi, Fariborz Behbood, Seyyedeh Fatemeh Ahmadi, Zahra Momeni
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted with aim of providing an overview of the current status of occupational health services and identifying the most common harmful agents at workplaces of Iranian self-employed enterprises (Nano-Scale Enterprises). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed among a random sample including 1,758 employees engaging in self-employed enterprises with 5 and less employees. RESULTS: Coverage of occupational health surveillance was very poor, annual health examinations were been conducted only for 64 (3...
December 2016: Safety and Health At Work
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924176/our-clinical-experience-of-self-expanding-metal-stent-for-malignant-central-airway-obstruction
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Akash Verma, Chee Kiang Phua, Qiu Mei Wu, Wen Yuan Sim, Audrey Wee Chuan Rui, Soon Keng Goh, Benjamin Ho, Ai Ching Kor, Andrew S Y Wong, Albert Y H Lim, Dessmon Y H Tai, John Abisheganaden
BACKGROUND: We studied the safety, effectiveness, and limitations of airway stenting using self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) in patients with malignant central airway obstruction (CAO). METHODS: A retrospective review of records of patients undergoing SEMS placement for malignant CAO during year 2013 - 2014 was done. RESULTS: Sixteen patients (11 males and five females) underwent SEMS placement for malignant CAO. Median (range) age was 66 (54 - 78) years...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924171/predictors-of-transition-to-hospice-care-among-hospitalized-older-adults-with-a-diagnosis-of-dementia-in-texas-a-population-based-study
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Lavi Oud
BACKGROUND: Decedent older adults with dementia are increasingly less likely to die in a hospital, though escalation of care to a hospital setting, often including critical care, remains common. Although hospice is increasingly reported as the site of death in these patients, the factors associated with transition to hospice care during end-of-life (EOL) hospitalizations of older adults with dementia and the extent of preceding escalation of care to an intensive care unit (ICU) setting among those discharged to hospice have not been examined...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924170/use-of-a-respiratory-volume-monitor-to-assess-respiratory-competence-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-after-extubation
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Stephan Ianchulev, Diane Ladd, C Marshall MacNabb, Lizeng Qin, Nathan Marengi, Jenny Freeman
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone cardiac surgery are generally mechanically ventilated postoperatively. Early postoperative extubation is currently recommended in anesthesia guidelines. No current technology can accurately, non-invasively, measure respiratory competence after extubation. Pulse oximetry has been helpful, but this is a late indicator of respiratory compromise. A novel, non-invasive, respiratory volume monitor (RVM) has been shown to deliver accurate continuous, real-time minute ventilation (MV), tidal volume (TV) and respiratory rate (RR) measurements and provide an objective measure of respiratory competence...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924105/innovating-affordable-neonatal-care-equipment-for-use-at-scale
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V Sashi Kumar, V K Paul, K Sathasivam
The care of small and sick neonates requires biomedical technologies, such as devices that can keep babies warm (radiant warmers and incubators), resuscitate (self-inflating bags), track growth (weighing scales), treat jaundice (phototherapy units) and provide oxygen or respiratory support (hoods, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices and ventilators). Until the 1990s, most of these products were procured through import at a high cost and with little maintenance support. Emerging demand and an informal collaboration of neonatologists, engineers and entrepreneurs has led to the production of good quality equipment of several high-volume categories at affordable cost in India...
December 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923982/effect-of-expiratory-positive-airway-pressure-on-tidal-volume-during-non-invasive-ventilation
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W Kinnear, L Watson, P Smith, L Johnson, S Burrows, J Colt, M Sovani, A Khanna
During non-invasive ventilation (NIV), tidal volume (V t) will depend upon the difference between inspiratory and expiratory positive airway pressure (IPAP and EPAP, respectively), provided the respiratory muscles are relaxed and the lungs and chest wall therefore move along their passive pressure-volume curves. To test this hypothesis, we studied the effect of increasing EPAP during pressure-controlled modes of NIV in 30 long-term ventilator users (10 each with scoliosis, obesity hypoventilation or neuromuscular disorders)...
December 6, 2016: Chronic Respiratory Disease
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