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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021726/investigating-the-relationship-between-microalbuminuria-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-severe-burns-in-the-motahari-burn-hospital
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M Roham, K Anbari, M J Fatemi, M Momeni
Microalbuminuria seems to be a reflection of increased vascular permeability caused by systemic inflammatory response, and is likely to be a predictor of mortality, sepsis and other outcomes of severe burn patients. We investigated the impact of microalbuminuria on the prognosis of patients with severe burns. This is a prospective study on severe burn patients (above 20%) admitted in the first 24 hours after burns to the Motahari Burn Hospital. Patients' microalbuminuria was measured at admission and 48 hours later, and its relationship with patient prognosis (sepsis, renal failure, death, inhalation injury and systemic inflammatory response syndrome) was analyzed...
June 30, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018041/spontaneous-breathing-trials-and-conservative-sedation-practices-reduce-mechanical-ventilation-duration-in-subjects-with-ards
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Richard H Kallet, Hanjing Zhuo, Vivian Yip, Antonio Gomez, Michael S Lipnick
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) and daily sedation interruptions (DSIs) reduce both the duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU length of stay (LOS). The impact of these practices in patients with ARDS has not previously been reported. We examined whether implementation of SBT/DSI protocols reduce duration of mechanical ventilation and ICU LOS in a retrospective group of subjects with ARDS at a large, urban, level-1 trauma center. METHODS: All ARDS survivors from 2002 to 2016 (N = 1,053) were partitioned into 2 groups: 397 in the pre-SBT/DSI group (June 2002-December 2007) and 656 in the post-SBT/DSI group (January 2009-April 2016)...
October 10, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016366/acute-life-threatening-hypoxemia-during-mechanical-ventilation
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Thomas Piraino, Eddy Fan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To describe current evidence-based practice in the management of acute life-threatening hypoxemia in mechanically ventilated patients and some of the methods used to individualize the care of the patient. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with acute life-threatening hypoxemia will often meet criteria for severe ARDS, for which there are only a few treatment strategies that have been shown to improve survival outcomes. Recent findings have increased our knowledge of the physiological effects of spontaneous breathing and the application of PEEP...
October 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016311/case-report-severe-imported-influenza-infections-developed-during-travel-in-reunion-island
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Jérôme Allyn, Elise Brottet, Emmanuel Antok, Laurence Dangers, Romain Persichini, Nathalie Coolen-Allou, Bénédicte Roquebert, Nicolas Allou, David Vandroux
We report two cases of severe influenza infection imported by tourist patients from their country of origin and developed during travel. While studies have reported cases of influenza infections acquired during travel, here we examine two cases of severe influenza infection contracted in the country of origin that led to diagnosis and therapeutic problems in the destination country. No international recommendation exists concerning influenza vaccination before travel, and few countries recommend it for all travelers...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985479/mechanical-ventilation-in-adults-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-summary-of-the-experimental-evidence-for-the-clinical-practice-guideline
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Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Ewan Goligher, Daniel F McAuley, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Laurent J Brochard, Luciano Gattinoni, Arthur S Slutsky, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: The ATS/ESICM/SCCM guidelines on mechanical ventilation in adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome provide treatment recommendations derived from a thorough analysis of the clinical evidence on six clinical interventions. However, each of the recommendations contains areas of uncertainty and controversy, which may affect their appropriate clinical application. OBJECTIVES: To provide a critical review of the experimental evidence surrounding the pathophysiology of ventilator-induced lung injury to help clinicians apply the clinical recommendations to individual patients...
October 6, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980363/old-age-and-underlying-interstitial-abnormalities-are-risk-factors-for-development-of-ards-after-pleurodesis-using-limited-amount-of-large-particle-size-talc
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Yuki Shinno, Hidenori Kage, Haruka Chino, Atsushi Inaba, Sayaka Arakawa, Satoshi Noguchi, Yosuke Amano, Yasuhiro Yamauchi, Goh Tanaka, Takahide Nagase
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Talc pleurodesis is commonly performed to manage refractory pleural effusion or pneumothorax. It is considered as a safe procedure as long as a limited amount of large particle size talc is used. However, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a rare but serious complication after talc pleurodesis. We sought to determine the risk factors for the development of ARDS after pleurodesis using a limited amount of large particle size talc. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent pleurodesis with talc or OK-432 at the University of Tokyo Hospital...
October 4, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947918/efficacy-study-of-pulmonary-surfactant-combined-with-assisted-ventilation-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-management-of-term-neonates
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Jinfeng Liu, Gang Liu, Hongwei Wu, Zhenguang Li
The clinical efficacy of pulmonary surfactant (PS) combined with assisted ventilation was assessed for acute respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) management of term neonates. The total sample size was of 60 subjects. Group I: Experimental group, 30 cases were treated with standard of care with tracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation and PS (100-200 mg/kg). In case of hypoxaemia present even after 12 h standard of care was administered again, up to 4 times. Group II: Control group, 30 cases treated with conventional tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation...
September 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941533/pathophysiology-and-management-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-children
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REVIEW
Sabrina M Heidemann, Alison Nair, Yonca Bulut, Anil Sapru
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a syndrome of noncardiogenic pulmonary edema and hypoxia that accompanies up to 30% of deaths in pediatric intensive care units. Pediatric ARDS (PARDS) is diagnosed by the presence of hypoxia, defined by oxygenation index or Pao2/Fio2 ratio cutoffs, and new chest infiltrate occurring within 7 days of a known insult. Hallmarks of ARDS include hypoxemia and decreased lung compliance, increased work of breathing, and impaired gas exchange. Mortality is often accompanied by multiple organ failure...
October 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930639/50-years-of-research-in-ards-tidal-volume-selection-in-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Sarina K Sahetya, Jordi Mancebo, Roy G Brower
Mechanical ventilation (MV) is critical in the management of many patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, MV can also cause ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). The selection of an appropriate tidal volume is an essential part of a lung-protective MV strategy. Since the publication of a large randomized clinical trial demonstrating the benefit of lower tidal volumes, the use of tidal volumes of 6 mL/kg predicted body weight (PBW, based on sex and height) has been recommended in clinical practice guidelines...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928799/effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-treatment-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Ying Zhang, Shaoxue Ding, Caifeng Li, Yifeng Wang, Zhe Chen, Zhiqiang Wang
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious complication of acute lung injury. Severe systemic inflammation is the main cause of multiple organ dysfunction and high mortality. Removal of reactive oxygen species by anti-oxidants has been applied in clinical practice. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the most commonly used anti-oxidant. However, the benefit of anti-oxidant therapy was not consistently demonstrated by previous studies. In the present study, a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of NAC for adult patients with ARDS...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921478/interstitial-pneumonia-with-autoimmune-features-an-additional-risk-factor-for-ards
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Giacomo Grasselli, Beatrice Vergnano, Maria Rosa Pozzi, Vittoria Sala, Gabriele D'Andrea, Vittorio Scaravilli, Marco Mantero, Alberto Pesci, Antonio Pesenti
BACKGROUND: Interstitial pneumonia with autoimmune features (IPAF) identifies a recently recognized autoimmune syndrome characterized by interstitial lung disease and autoantibodies positivity, but absence of a specific connective tissue disease diagnosis or alternative etiology. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup and management of seven critically ill patients who met diagnostic criteria for IPAF. We compared baseline characteristics and clinical outcome of IPAF patients with those of the population of ARDS patients admitted in the same period...
September 18, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910146/management-of-ards-and-refractory-hypoxemia-a-multicenter-observational-study
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Erick H Duan, Neill Kj Adhikari, Frederick D'Aragon, Deborah J Cook, Sangeeta Mehta, Waleed Alhazzani, Ewan Goligher, Emmanuel Charbonney, Yaseen M Arabi, Tim Karachi, Alexis F Turgeon, Lori Hand, Qi Zhou, Peggy Austin, Jan Friedrich, Francois Lamontagne, François Lauzier, Rakesh Patel, John Muscedere, Richard Hall, Pierre Aslanian, Thomas Piraino, Martin Albert, Sean M Bagshaw, Mike Jacka, Gordon Wood, William Henderson, Delbert Dorscheid, Niall D Ferguson, Maureen O Meade
RATIONALE: Clinicians' current practice patterns in the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and refractory hypoxemia are not well described. OBJECTIVES: To describe mechanical ventilation strategies and treatment adjuncts for adults with ARDS including refractory hypoxemia. METHODS: Prospective cohort study (March 2014-February 2015) of mechanically ventilated adults with moderate-to-severe ARDS requiring FiO2 ≥0.50 in 24 ICUs...
September 14, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904478/how-useful-is-extravascular-lung-water-measurement-in-managing-lung-injury-in-intensive-care-unit
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Anirban Bhattacharjee, Debasis Pradhan, Prithwis Bhattacharyya, Samarjit Dey, Daniala Chhunthang, Akash Handique, Angkita Barman, Mohd Yunus
CONTEXT: The primary goal of septic shock management is optimization of organ perfusion, often at the risk of overloading the interstitium and causing pulmonary edema. The conventionally used end points of resuscitation do not generally include volumetric parameters such as extravascular lung water index (EVLWI) and pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI). AIMS: This study aimed to assess the prognostic value of EVLWI and PVPI by calculating their correlation with the severity of lung injury...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899408/respiratory-support-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-an-expert-opinion
#14
REVIEW
Davide Chiumello, Laurent Brochard, John J Marini, Arthur S Slutsky, Jordi Mancebo, V Marco Ranieri, B Taylor Thompson, Laurent Papazian, Marcus J Schultz, Marcelo Amato, Luciano Gattinoni, Alain Mercat, Antonio Pesenti, Daniel Talmor, Jean-Louis Vincent
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common condition in intensive care unit patients and remains a major concern, with mortality rates of around 30-45% and considerable long-term morbidity. Respiratory support in these patients must be optimized to ensure adequate gas exchange while minimizing the risks of ventilator-induced lung injury. The aim of this expert opinion document is to review the available clinical evidence related to ventilator support and adjuvant therapies in order to provide evidence-based and experience-based clinical recommendations for the management of patients with ARDS...
September 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887928/management-strategies-for-severe-respiratory-failure-as-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-is-being-considered
#15
REVIEW
Bharat Awsare, Justin Herman, Michael Baram
Pulmonary and critical care physicians must be facile in recognition and management of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Part of the current critical care knowledge base must include an understanding of how extracorporeal membrane oxygenation fits into the paradigm of ARDS management without using it as a "salvage therapy." This article provides a basic understanding of the evolution of ARDS to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, recognizing benefits and limits of rescue therapies, indications and contraindications of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and coordination of care for severe respiratory failure...
October 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864418/the-expression-profiles-of-circrnas-in-lung-tissues-from-rats-with-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-microarray-study
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Qi-Quan Wan, Di Wu, Qi-Fa Ye
The development of circular RNA (circRNA) microarray has facilitated the study of the role of circRNAs in regulating gene expression through a circRNA-miRNA-mRNA network. In our study, microarray was performed to detect the expression profiles of circRNAs during lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Twenty rats were randomly divided into 2 groups, the control group and the LPS group, 10 rats in each group. Three rats each from both groups were randomly selected. Using circRNA microarray data, we compared the circRNA expression profiles in lung tissues between these 6 rats...
November 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858917/why-do-we-fail-to-deliver-evidence-based-practice-in-critical-care-medicine
#17
Curtis H Weiss
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of evidence-based practices in clinical practice is frequently inadequate. Recent research has uncovered many barriers to the implementation of evidence-based practices in critical care medicine. Using a comprehensive conceptual framework, this review identifies and classifies the barriers to implementation of several major critical care evidence-based practices. RECENT FINDINGS: The many barriers that have been recently identified can be classified into domains of the consolidated framework for implementation research (CFIR)...
October 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834427/the-formation-of-silicate-stabilized-passivating-layers-on-pyrite-for-reduced-acid-rock-drainage
#18
Rong Fan, Michael D Short, Sheng-Jia Zeng, Gujie Qian, Jun Li, Russell C Schumann, Nobuyuki Kawashima, Roger St C Smart, Andrea R Gerson
Acid and metalliferous release occurring when sulfide (principally pyrite)-containing rock from mining activities and from natural environments is exposed to the elements is acknowledged as a major environmental problem. Acid rock drainage (ARD) management is both challenging and costly for operating and legacy mine sites. Current technological solutions are expensive and focused on treating ARD on release rather than preventing it at source. We describe here a viable, practical mechanism for reduced ARD through the formation of silicate-stabilized iron oxyhydroxide surface layers...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828371/extracorporeal-techniques-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Madhavi Parekh, Darryl Abrams, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was first introduced for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in the 1970s. However, enthusiasm was tempered due to the high mortality seen at that time. The use of ECMO has grown considerably in recent years due to technological advances and the evidence suggesting potential benefit. While the efficacy of ECMO has yet to be rigorously demonstrated with high-quality evidence, it has the potential not only to have a substantial impact on outcomes, including mortality, but also to change the paradigm of ARDS management...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828369/lung-imaging-how-to-get-better-look-inside-the-lung
#20
REVIEW
Lorenzo Ball, Veronica Vercesi, Federico Costantino, Karthikka Chandrapatham, Paolo Pelosi
In the last years, imaging has played a key role in the diagnosis and monitoring and critical illness, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Chest X-ray (CXR) and computed tomography (CT) are the conventional techniques most performed in the critically ill patients, the latter being the gold standard to assess lung aeration in ARDS patients. In addition, two bedside techniques are now gaining popularity alongside the conventional ones: lung ultrasound (LUS) and electrical impedance tomography (EIT)...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
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