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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350787/fathers-experiences-with-their-preterm-babies-admitted-to-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-multi-method-study
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Alberto Stefana, Ezio Maria Padovani, Paolo Biban, Manuela Lavelli
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate fathers' emotional experiences of their infant's preterm birth and subsequent stay in neonatal intensive care unit. BACKGROUND: When a baby is born preterm, there is also the premature interruption of the process of preparation for fatherhood. As a result, the impact on fathers of the preterm birth can bring negative consequences for the development of father-infant relationship. DESIGN: A multi-method approach was used which included ethnographic observation, semi-structured interviews with fathers, a self-report questionnaire and clinical information between September 2015-March 2017...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348559/plk1-protects-against-sepsis-induced-intestinal-barrier-dysfunction
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Yingya Cao, Qun Chen, Zhen Wang, Tao Yu, Jingyi Wu, Xiaogan Jiang, Xiaoju Jin, Weihua Lu
Sepsis and sepsis-associated intestinal barrier dysfunction are common in intensive care units, with high mortality. The aim of this study is to investigate whether Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) ameliorates sepsis-induced intestinal barrier dysfunction in the intestinal epithelium. The mouse intestinal barrier was disrupted after Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) injection due to intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis and proliferation inhibition, accompanied by decreased PLK1. In HT-29 intestinal epithelial cells, LPS stimulation induced cell apoptosis and inhibited cell proliferation...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348260/the-canadian-preterm-birth-network-a-study-protocol-for-improving-outcomes-for-preterm-infants-and-their-families
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Prakesh S Shah, Sarah D McDonald, Jon Barrett, Anne Synnes, Kate Robson, Jonathan Foster, Jean-Charles Pasquier, K S Joseph, Bruno Piedboeuf, Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil, Karel O'Brien, Sandesh Shivananda, Nils Chaillet, Petros Pechlivanoglou
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (birth before 37 wk of gestation) occurs in about 8% of pregnancies in Canada and is associated with high mortality and morbidity rates that substantially affect infants, their families and the health care system. Our overall goal is to create a transdisciplinary platform, the Canadian Preterm Birth Network (CPTBN), where investigators, stakeholders and families will work together to improve childhood outcomes of preterm neonates. METHODS: Our national cohort will include 24 maternal-fetal/obstetrical units, 31 neonatal intensive care units and 26 neonatal follow-up programs across Canada with planned linkages to provincial health information systems...
January 18, 2018: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347874/adjunctive-glucocorticoid-therapy-in-patients-with-septic-shock
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Balasubramanian Venkatesh, Simon Finfer, Jeremy Cohen, Dorrilyn Rajbhandari, Yaseen Arabi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Laurent Billot, Maryam Correa, Parisa Glass, Meg Harward, Christopher Joyce, Qiang Li, Colin McArthur, Anders Perner, Andrew Rhodes, Kelly Thompson, Steve Webb, John Myburgh
Background Whether hydrocortisone reduces mortality among patients with septic shock is unclear. Methods We randomly assigned patients with septic shock who were undergoing mechanical ventilation to receive hydrocortisone (at a dose of 200 mg per day) or placebo for 7 days or until death or discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU), whichever came first. The primary outcome was death from any cause at 90 days. Results From March 2013 through April 2017, a total of 3800 patients underwent randomization. Status with respect to the primary outcome was ascertained in 3658 patients (1832 of whom had been assigned to the hydrocortisone group and 1826 to the placebo group)...
January 19, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343171/prognosis-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
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Gil Myeong Seong, Yunkyoung Lee, Sang-Bum Hong, Chae-Man Lim, Younsuck Koh, Jin Won Huh
INTRODUCTION: The intensive care unit (ICU) admission of patients with hematologic malignancies is gradually increasing. Life-threatening events are common, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is one of the most critical conditions. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of ARDS in patients with hematological malignancies admitted to the ICU. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on all patients with ARDS with hematological malignancies in a single tertiary teaching hospital between 2008 and 2015...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343034/-a-study-on-the-effects-and-safety-of-sequential-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygenation-therapy-on-the-copd-patients-after-extubation
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J C Zhang, F X Wu, L L Meng, C Y Zeng, Y Q Lu
Objective: To investigate and compare the effect and safety of nasal high-flow oxygen therapy (HFNCO) and noninvasive ventilation (NIV) therapy after extubation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: All COPD patients subjected to mechanical ventilation in the Emergency Intensive Unit of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University during January 2015 to June 2016 were included in the study. The patients were divided into two groups after extubation and HFNCO and NIV were adopted on each group respectively...
January 9, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342203/biological-pathways-underlying-the-association-of-red-cell-distribution-width-and-adverse-clinical-outcome-results-of-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Giedre Zurauskaite, Marc Meier, Alaadin Voegeli, Daniel Koch, Sebastian Haubitz, Alexander Kutz, Luca Bernasconi, Andreas Huber, Mario Bargetzi, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND: Red cell distribution width (RDW) predicts disease outcome in several patient populations, but its prognostic value in addition to other disease parameters in unselected medical inpatients remains unclear. Our aim was to investigate the association of admission RDW levels and mortality adjusted for several disease pathways in unselected medical patients from a previous multicenter study. METHODS: We included consecutive adult, medical patients at the time point of hospital admission through the emergency department into this observational, cohort study...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340799/fully-automated-life-support-an-implementation-and-feasibility-pilot-study-in-healthy-pigs
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Wilfried Klingert, Jörg Peter, Christian Thiel, Karolin Thiel, Wolfgang Rosenstiel, Kathrin Klingert, Christian Grasshoff, Alfred Königsrainer, Martin Schenk
BACKGROUND: Automated systems are available in various application areas all over the world for the purpose of reducing workload and increasing safety. However, such support systems that would aid caregivers are still lacking in the medical sector. With respect to workload and safety, especially, the intensive care unit appears to be an important and challenging application field. Whereas many closed-loop subsystems for single applications already exist, no comprehensive system covering multiple therapeutic aspects and interactions is available yet...
January 16, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340765/orotracheal-tube-as-a%C3%A2-risk-factor-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-preliminary-data-from-a%C3%A2-randomised-trial
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Igor Muzlovic, Janja Perme, David Stubljar
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate whether polyurethane (PU) endotracheal tubes, continuous measurements of cuff pressure and aspiration of the subglottic space as a bundle of parameters could reduce patients' risk for developing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: Two groups of patients that differed only in terms of endotracheal tubes and intubation intervention were compared. Group A was ventilated using PU tubes a with conical cuff; they also had continuous cuff pressure measurement and continuous subglottic aspiration...
January 16, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340154/the-impact-of-sepsis-delirium-and-psychological-distress-on-self-rated-cognitive-function-in-icu-survivors-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Emily Brück, Anna Schandl, Matteo Bottai, Peter Sackey
Background: Many intensive care unit (ICU) survivors develop psychological problems and cognitive impairment. The relation between sepsis, delirium, and later cognitive problems is not fully elucidated, and the impact of psychological symptoms on cognitive function is poorly studied in ICU survivors. The primary aim of this study was to examine the relationship between sepsis, ICU delirium, and later self-rated cognitive function. A second aim was to investigate the association between psychological problems and self-rated cognitive function 3 months after the ICU stay...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340148/reducing-unnecessary-culturing-a-systems-approach-to-evaluating-urine-culture-ordering-and-collection-practices-among-nurses-in-two-acute-care-settings
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Robert Redwood, Mary Jo Knobloch, Daniela C Pellegrini, Matthew J Ziegler, Michael Pulia, Nasia Safdar
Background: Inappropriate ordering and acquisition of urine cultures leads to unnecessary treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB). Treatment of ASB contributes to antimicrobial resistance particularly among hospital-acquired organisms. Our objective was to investigate urine culture ordering and collection practices among nurses to identify key system-level and human factor barriers and facilitators that affect optimal ordering and collection practices. Methods: We conducted two focus groups, one with ED nurses and the other with ICU nurses...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339300/robotic-surgery-in-elderly-and-very-elderly-gynecologic-cancer-patients
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Valerio Gallotta, Carmine Conte, Marco D'Indinosante, Alex Federico, Antonella Biscione, Giuseppe Vizzielli, Carolina Bottoni, Maria Vittoria Carbone, Francesco Legge, Stefano Uccella, Pierpaolo Ciocchetti, Andrea Russo, Lorenzo Polidori, Giovanni Scambia, Gabriella Ferrandina
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate feasibility, safety and short-term outcomes of robotic surgery (RS) for gynecological oncologic indications (cervical, endometrial and ovarian cancer) in elderly patients, especially women aged from 65 to 74 (Elderly group - EG), compared to women ≥ 75 (Very Elderly group - VEG). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING: Catholic University of the Sacred Hearth, Rome, Italy...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338867/validation-of-a-definition-of-excessive-postoperative-bleeding-in-infants-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Rachel S Bercovitz, Allison C Shewmake, Debra K Newman, Robert A Niebler, John P Scott, Eckehard Stuth, Pippa M Simpson, Ke Yan, Ronald K Woods
OBJECTIVE: To derive and validate an objective definition of postoperative bleeding in neonates and infants undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. METHODS: Using a retrospective cohort of 124 infants and neonates, we included published bleeding definitions and cumulative chest tube output over different postoperative periods (eg, 2, 12, or 24 hours after intensive care unit admission) in a classification and regression tree model to determine chest tube output volumes that were associated with red blood cell transfusions and surgical re-exploration for bleeding in the first 24 hours after intensive care unit admission...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338720/manual-exchange-transfusion-for-severe-imported-falciparum-malaria-a-retrospective-study
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Jinfeng Lin, Xiaoying Huang, Gang Qin, Suyan Zhang, Weiwei Sun, Yadong Wang, Ke Ren, Junxian Xu, Xudong Han
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of exchange transfusion in patients with severe imported falciparum malaria. Twelve patients who met the diagnostic criteria for severe malaria were treated with exchange transfusion 14 times according to a conventional anti-malarial treatment. This study evaluated the efficacy of exchange transfusion for severe imported falciparum malaria. METHODS: Clinical data of severe imported falciparum malaria patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Nantong Third People's Hospital from January 2007 to December 2016 were investigated in this retrospective study...
January 16, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338144/mortality-and-long-term-quality-of-life-after-percutaneous-tracheotomy-in-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-observational-study
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Maria Vargas, Yuda Sutherasan, Iole Brunetti, Camilla Micalizzi, Angelo Insorsi, Lorenzo Ball, Marta Folentino, Rosanna Sileo, Arduino DE Lucia, Manuela Cerana, Alessandro Accattatis, Domenico DE Lisi, Angelo Gratarola, Francesco Mora, Giorgio Peretti, Giuseppe Servillo, Paolo Pelosi
BACKGROUND: Quality of life and mortality after percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) has been poorly investigated. The aims of this study were to evaluate the independent risk factors for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) mortality and investigate quality of life over the first year after PDT in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center, cohort study performed in a tertiary care University Hospital, enrolling consecutive ICU patients requiring elective PDT, collecting data during the tracheotomy procedure and the ICU stay...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337172/organ-support-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit-and-return-to-work-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Signe Riddersholm, Kristian Kragholm, Rikke Nørmark Mortensen, Steen Moller Hansen, Mads Wissenberg, Freddy K Lippert, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Christian F Christiansen, Bodil Steen Rasmussen
AIM: With increased survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), impact of the post-resuscitation course has become important. Among 30-day OHCA survivors, we investigated associations between organ support therapy in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and return to work. METHODS: This Danish nationwide cohort-study included 30-day-OHCA-survivors who were employed prior to arrest. We linked OHCA data to information on in-hospital care and return to work. For patients admitted to an ICU and based on renal replacement therapy (RRT), cardiovascular support and mechanical ventilation, we assessed the prognostic value of organ support therapies in multivariable Cox regression models...
January 11, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336972/general-anesthesia-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-total-intravenous-anesthesia-is-associated-with-less-delirium-as-compared-to-volatile-agent-technique
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Allie E Goins, Alan Smeltz, Cassandra Ramm, Paula D Strassle, Emily G Teeter, John P Vavalle, Lavinia Kolarczyk
OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effect of volatile anesthesia versus total intravenous anesthesia on the incidence of postoperative delirium and length of stay in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement under general anesthesia. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Single institution, academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement under general anesthesia between November 2014 and February 2017...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334583/effects-of-carnosine-beta-alanyl-l-histidine-in-an-experimental-rat-model-of-acute-kidney-injury-due-to-septic-shock
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Sabiha Sahin, Dilek Burukoglu Donmez
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) secondary to sepsis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the human intensive care unit (ICU). Kidney function and the histological findings of AKI were investigated in an experimental rat model with sepsis induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) and compared with and without treatment with carnosine (beta-alanyl-L-histidine). MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty-four Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into three groups consisting eight rats in each: Group 1 - control; Group 2 - septic shock; and Group 3 - septic shock treated with carnosine...
January 15, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332515/vasoplegia-in-patients-with-sepsis-and-septic-shock-pathways-and-mechanisms
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A-M Burgdorff, M Bucher, J Schumann
Sepsis is one of the most frequent causes of death among patients in intensive care units. Many therapeutic strategies have been assessed without the desired success rates. A key risk factor for death is hypotension due to vasodilatation with vascular hyposensitivity. However, the pathways underlying this process remain unclear. Endotoxemia induces inflammatory mediators, and this is followed by vasoplegia and decreased cardiac contractility. Although inhibition of these mediators diminishes mortality rates in animal models, this phenomenon has not been confirmed in humans...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331656/effect-of-a-wearable-patient-sensor-on-care-delivery-for-preventing-pressure-injuries-in-acutely-ill-adults-a-pragmatic-randomized-clinical-trial-ls-hapi-study
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David Pickham, Nic Berte, Mike Pihulic, Andre Valdez, Barbara Mayer, Manisha Desai
IMPORTANCE: Though theoretically sound, studies have failed to demonstrate the benefit of routine repositioning of at-risk patients for the prevention of hospital acquired pressure injuries. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness of a wearable patient sensor to improve care delivery and patient outcomes by increasing the total time with turning compliance and preventing pressure injuries in acutely ill patients. DESIGN: Pragmatic, investigator initiated, open label, single site, randomized clinical trial...
December 30, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
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