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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132411/an-isolated-elevation-in-blood-urea-level-is-not-uraemia-and-not-an-indication-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-icu
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EDITORIAL
Jack Mackenzie, Bobby Chacko
The decision to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) and the optimal timing for commencement is a difficult decision faced by clinicians when treating acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care setting. Without clinically significant ureamic symptoms or emergent indications (electrolyte abnormalities, volume overload) the timing of RRT initiation remains contentious and inconsistent across health providers. Current trends of initiating RRT in the ICU are often based on isolated blood urea levels without clear guidelines demonstrating an upper limit for treatment...
November 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123653/chloride-in-intensive-care-units-a-key-electrolyte
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REVIEW
Ghassan Bandak, Kianoush B Kashani
Over the past few years, chloride has joined the league of essential electrolytes for critically ill patients. Dyschloremia can occur secondary to various etiologic factors before and during patient admission in the intensive care unit. Some cases are disease-related; others, treatment-related. Chloride abnormalities were shown in animal models to have adverse effects on arterial blood pressure, renal blood flow, and inflammatory markers, which have led to several clinical investigations. Hyperchloremia was studied in several settings and correlated to different outcomes, including death and acute kidney injury...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121712/epidemiologic-incidence-of-rhabdomyolysis-in-opioid-overdose-in-icu-of-poisoning-center-in-iran-2014
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Babak Khoshideh, Mohammad Arefi, Mazaher Ghorbani, Samaneh Akbarpour, Fatemeh Taghizadeh
Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical, demographical characteristics and some laboratory findings of hospitalized patients with acute opioid toxicity and rhabdomyolysis. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 354 hospitalized patients were investigated at Baharloo Educational Hospital in Tehran, with acute illicit drug toxicity in 2014. Data was collected by an investigator-made check lists. The collected data and variations (such as mortality rate, demographic data, and renal function tests as well as serum biochemical elements) were analyzed by descriptive statistics and x-square test...
November 8, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044308/heart-conduction-system-defects-and-sustained-ventricular-tachycardia-complications-in-a-patient-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Laryssa Passos Sarmento Santos, Victor Guerreiro Bomfim, Camila Fagundes Bezerra, Natália Vieira Costa, Rafael Barreto Paes de Carvalho, Ricardo Sobral de Carvalho, Rogério da Hora Passos, Olivia Carla Bomfim Boaventura, André Luiz Nunes Gobatto
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare systemic inflammatory disorder characterized by vasculitis of the small arteries, the arterioles and the capillaries together with necrotizing granulomatous lesions. This case reports on a young female patient, previously diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis, who was admitted to the intensive care unit with seizures and hemodynamic instability due to a complete atrioventricular heart block. The event was associated with multiple episodes of sustained ventricular tachycardia without any structural heart changes or electrolyte disturbances...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953555/acute-kidney-injury-and-electrolyte-disorders-in-the-critically-ill-patient-with-cancer
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Mitchell H Rosner, Giovambattista Capasso, Mark A Perazella
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with cancer increasingly make up a significant proportion of patients receiving care in the intensive care unit (ICU). Acute kidney injury and cancer-associated electrolyte disorders are encountered in many of these patients and can significantly impact both short-term and long-term outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Advances in chemotherapeutic regimens as well as in our understanding of cancer-associated kidney disease highlight the need for specialized knowledge of the unique causes and therapies required in this subset of critically ill patients...
September 26, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913489/cerebral-salt-wasting-syndrome-in-patients-with-minor-head-trauma-two-case-reports
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Gabriela Csipak, Natalia Hagau
We describe two polytrauma patients without severe head trauma who developed Cerebral Salt Wasting Syndrome (CSWS) during their stay in our ICU with natriuresis, hyponatremia and hypovolemia. Hyponatremia encountered in CSWS and the syndrome of inadequate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) is a common electrolyte finding in patients with severe head trauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, malignancy and infections of the central nervous system. CSWS was an unexpected electrolyte finding in our patients with minor head trauma without neurological or neurosurgical problems...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903842/effect-of-early-%C3%A2-3-mets-metabolic-equivalent-of-tasks-of-physical-activity-on-patient-s-outcome-after-cardiac-surgery
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Muhammad Iqbal Tariq, Asif Ali Khan, Zara Khalid, Hania Farheen, Furqan Ahmed Siddiqi, Imran Amjad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of <3 Mets (Metabolic Equivalent of Tasks) of physical activity on zero postoperative days for improving hemodynamic and respiratory parameters of patients after cardiac surgeries. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized control trial. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: BARMWTHospital, Rawalpindi, from March to August 2015. METHODOLOGY: Arandomized controlled trial was conducted on 174 CABG and valvular heart disease patients undergoing cardiac surgical procedures...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866139/impact-of-caloric-intake-in-critically-ill-patients-with-and-without-refeeding-syndrome-a-retrospective-study
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Laura E Olthof, W A C Kristine Koekkoek, Coralien van Setten, Johannes C N Kars, Dick van Blokland, Arthur R H van Zanten
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Refeeding syndrome comprises metabolic disturbances that occur after the reintroduction of feeding after prolonged fasting. Standard care consists of correcting fluid and electrolytes imbalances. Energy intake during refeeding syndrome is heavily debated. This study addresses the effect of caloric intake on outcome during the management of refeeding syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective study among critically ill invasive mechanically ventilated patients admitted for >7 days to a medical-surgical ICU...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821524/the-association-between-intensive-care-unit-acquired-hypernatraemia-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cerebrovascular-diseases-a-single-centre-cohort-study-in-japan
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Takahiro Imaizumi, Masahiro Nakatochi, Yoshiro Fujita, Rie Nomura, Kenshi Watanabe, Michitaka Maekawa, Taishi Yamakawa, Takayuki Katsuno, Shoichi Maruyama
OBJECTIVES: Hypernatraemia is one of the major electrolyte disorders associated with mortality among critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs). It is unclear whether this applies to patients with cerebrovascular diseases in whom high sodium concentrations may be allowed in order to prevent cerebral oedema. This study aimed to examine the association between ICU-acquired hypernatraemia and the prognosis of patients with cerebrovascular diseases. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746899/hypertonic-saline-in-critical-illness-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Carmen Andrea Pfortmueller, Joerg C Schefold
INTRODUCTION: The optimal approach to fluid management in critically ill patients is highly debated. Fluid resuscitation using hypertonic saline was used in the past for more than thirty years, but has recently disappeared from clinical practice. Here we provide an overview on the currently available literature on effects of hypertonic saline infusion for fluid resuscitation in the critically ill. METHODS: Systematic analysis of reports of clinical trials comparing effects of hypertonic saline as resuscitation fluid to other available crystalloid solutions...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732314/the-effect-of-low-dose-furosemide-in-critically-ill-patients-with-early-acute-kidney-injury-a-pilot-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial-the-spark-study
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Sean M Bagshaw, R T Noel Gibney, Peter Kruger, Imran Hassan, Finlay A McAlister, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: Furosemide is commonly prescribed in acute kidney injury (AKI). Prior studies have found conflicting findings on whether furosemide modifies the course and outcome of AKI. METHODS: Pilot multi-center randomized blinded placebo-controlled trial in adult patients with AKI admitted to three intensive care units. Participants were randomly allocated to furosemide bolus and infusion or 0.9% saline placebo. Primary endpoint was worsening AKI, defined by the RIFLE criteria...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719887/anesthetic-management-of-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-crs-hipec-the-importance-of-hydro-electrolytic-and-acid-basic-control
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Fabrício Tavares Mendonça, Marília Moreira Guimarães, Sérgio Honorato de Matos, Rúbia Garcia Dusi
JUSTIFICATION AND OBJECTIVES: Patients affected by gynecological or gastrointestinal tract neoplasms that evolve to peritoneal carcinomatosis experience a significant drop in their quality of life, high morbidity and short survival times with currently available chemotherapeutic schemes. The surgical treatment based on cytoreduction and the employment of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the intra-operative period is a true challenge to anesthesiologist. CASE REPORT: A 67 years old patient diagnosed with mucinous adenocarcinoma of the Appendix associated with mucinous carcinomatosis, was submitted to cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), under general anesthesia and epidural block...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719134/development-and-implementation-of-a-clinical-pathway-for-cardiac-surgery-in-the-intensive-care-unit-effects-on-protocol-adherence
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Marion van der Kolk, Mark van den Boogaard, Corine Ter Brugge-Speelman, Jeroen Hol, Luc Noyez, Kees van Laarhoven, Hans van der Hoeven, Peter Pickkers
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Cardiac surgery (CS) is facilitated by multiple perioperative guidelines and protocols. Use of a clinical pathway (CP) may facilitate the care of these patients. METHODS: This is a pre-post design study in the ICU of a tertiary referral centre. A CP for CS patients in the ICU was developed by ICU-nurses and enabled them to execute proactively predefined actions in accordance with and within the preset boundaries which were part of a variance report...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711893/-incidence-of-adverse-medical-events-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-with-the-help-of-a-global-trigger-tool
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Марина Н Фастовец, Андрей И Белорус, Виктор П Лысак, Лариса С Зюзина, Елена М Ковалева
INTRODUCTION: Identification and monitoring of the frequency of adverse medical events are important in the organization of the patient's safety system in the intensive care units (ICU). The consistent and accurate identification of adverse events remains a problem for most medical institutions, even in developed countries of the world. AIM: To determine the frequency of adverse medical events in the NICU by using Global and Pediatric Trigger Instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To achieve the goal, the cross-sectional study was conducted in which in retrospect analyzed 160 newborn development records which were treated in the ICU of the newborn in the perinatal center of the M...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703019/effectiveness-and-safety-of-magnesium-replacement-in-critically-ill-patients-admitted-to-the-medical-intensive-care-unit-in-an-academic-medical-center-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Drayton A Hammond, Jelena Stojakovic, Niranjan Kathe, Julie Tran, Oktawia A Clem, Kristina Erbach, Jarrod King
BACKGROUND: "Rules of thumb" for the replacement of electrolytes, including magnesium, in critical care settings are used, despite minimal empirical validation of their ability to achieve a target serum concentration. This study's purpose was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety surrounding magnesium replacement in medically, critically ill patients with mild-to-moderate hypomagnesemia. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective, observational evaluation of episodes of intravenous magnesium replacement ordered for patients with mild-to-moderate hypomagnesemia (1...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673222/rational-clinical-pathology-assessment-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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K S Rachakonda, M Parr, A Aneman, S Bhonagiri, S Micallef
Blood tests are ordered on a daily basis in intensive care units (ICU). There are no widely accepted guidelines for testing requirements. This study investigated the impact on ICU laboratory test costs of a multi-strategy change in practice involving routine blood testing. A single centre, prospective, interventional study using historical controls was undertaken to investigate the impact of ICU specialist authorisation of high-volume routine tests on ICU laboratory test costs. Prior to commencement of the study, ICU nursing and junior ICU doctors were able to order tests...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651510/pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-frusemide-bolus-in-critically-ill-patients
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Agnes Huang, Nora Luethi, Johan Mårtensson, Rinaldo Bellomo, Luca Cioccari
OBJECTIVE: To assess the physiological, biochemical and haemodynamic response to a single intravenous (IV) dose of frusemide in critically patients. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: A prospective observational study of 21 critically ill patients in a tertiary intensive care unit in Australia. INTERVENTIONS: We collected information on urine output (UO), fluid balance, serum and urinary electrolyte levels, serum biochemical levels and haemodynamics...
June 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630246/ominous-triad-triggered-by-high-dose-glucocorticosteroid-therapy
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Sarah Bär, Fritz Daudel, Thomas Zueger
Glucocorticosteroids (CS) play a key role in the treatment of numerous diseases. Nonetheless, they can be accompanied by several adverse effects. We present the case of a 51-year-old woman who was treated with high-dose CS for a relapse of her multiple sclerosis. After 5 days of treatment, the patient developed severe diabetic ketoacidosis, hypertriglyceridemia and acute pancreatitis-a potentially life-threatening triad which has previously been described, in our case, however, for the first time as a complication of CS therapy...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625255/-effect-of-vitamin-d3-on-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-patients-with-sepsis-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-placebo-study
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Fulai Ding, Bin Zang, Jiahong Fu, Kaiqiang Ji
OBJECTIVE: To observe the relationship between vitamin D3 and the severity as well as prognosis in patients with sepsis, and to explore whether exogenous vitamin D3 can improve the prognosis in patients with sepsis. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blind placebo study was conducted. Fifty-seven patients with sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shengjing Hospital Affiliated to China Medical University from March to November in 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591973/-the-application-of-internal-iliac-artery-balloon-occlusion-in-pernicious-placenta-previa
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Xiao-Rong Qi, Xing-Hui Liu, Yong You, Xiao-Dong Wang, Rong Zhou, Ai-Yun Xing, Li Zhang, Gang Ning, Fu-Min Zhao, Kai-Ming Li
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical application value of internal iliac artery balloon occlusion in pernicious placenta previa. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of the patients of pernicious placenta previa in a single center from Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2015. The patients were divided into two groups, internal iliac artery balloon occlusion group and the control group without endovascular intervention. Blood loss in operation, volume of transfused blood products, caesarean hysterectomy, operating time, hospital days after operation and postoperative morbidity were compared between the two groups...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
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