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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820545/assessment-and-management-of-acute-severe-mitral-regurgitation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Marina Leitman, Vladimir Tyomkin, Ehud Raanani, Ram Sharony, Ludmila Tzatskin, Eli Peleg, Alex Blatt, Zvi Vered
BACKGROUND: Acute severe mitral regurgitation (MR) is a serious medical condition. Whilst clear guidelines exist regarding the management of chronic MR, acute severe MR is usually treated on an individual basis. Currently, few data exist regarding acute MR in the era of primary coronary interventions (PCI). The present study included patients admitted to the Department of Cardiology during recent years with acute severe MR of different etiologies, and an analysis of these data in the light of previous investigations...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819204/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-of-unplanned-extubation
#2
Chien-Ming Chao, Mei-I Sung, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen
This study investigated the prognostic factors and outcomes of unplanned extubation (UE) in patients in a medical center's 6 intensive care units (ICUs) and calculated their mortality risk. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adult patients in Chi Mei Medical Center who underwent UE between 2009 and 2015. During the study period, there were 305 episodes of UE in 295 ICU patients (men: 199 [67.5%]; mean age: 65.7 years; age range: 18-94 years). The mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score was 16...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818213/the-natural-history-and-outcomes-of-line-associated-upper-extremity-deep-venous-thromboses-in-critically-ill-patients
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Joshua Underhill, Matthew A Sherman, Ryan Howard, Anthony Hage, Andrea Obi, Lena Napolitano, Dawn M Coleman
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulation remains the standard of care for line-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT). This treatment carries the risk of hemorrhagic complications, possibly more so in surgical patients. Considering the low-risk profile of UEDVT-which is associated with fewer, less severe pulmonary emboli than lower extremity deep venous thrombosis-current UEDVT treatment guidelines may be overly aggressive. The goal of this study was to review outcomes of line-associated UEDVT in critically ill patients and to define the efficacy of current treatment protocols in pulmonary embolism (PE) prevention while avoiding hemorrhagic complications...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816929/effectiveness-and-value-of-prophylactic-5-layer-foam-sacral-dressings-to-prevent-hospital-acquired-pressure-injuries-in-acute-care-hospitals-an-observational-cohort-study
#4
William V Padula
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness and value of prophylactic 5-layer foam sacral dressings to prevent hospital-acquired pressure injury rates in acute care settings. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort. SAMPLE AND SETTING: We reviewed records of adult patients 18 years or older who were hospitalized at least 5 days across 38 acute care hospitals of the University Health System Consortium (UHC) and had a pressure injury as identified by Patient Safety Indicator #3 (PSI-03)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816063/acute-cardiovascular-care-association-position-paper-on-intensive-cardiovascular-care-units-an-update-on-their-definition-structure-organisation-and-function
#5
Eric Bonnefoy-Cudraz, Hector Bueno, Gianni Casella, Elia De Maria, Donna Fitzsimons, Sigrun Halvorsen, Christian Hassager, Zaza Iakobishvili, Ahmed Magdy, Toomas Marandi, Jorge Mimoso, Alexander Parkhomenko, Susana Price, Richard Rokyta, Francois Roubille, Pranas Serpytis, Avi Shimony, Janina Stepinska, Diana Tint, Elina Trendafilova, Marco Tubaro, Christiaan Vrints, David Walker, Doron Zahger, Endre Zima, Robert Zuckerman, Maddalena Lettino
Acute cardiovascular care has progressed considerably since the last position paper was published 10 years ago. It is now a well-defined, complex field with demanding multidisciplinary teamworking. The Acute Cardiovascular Care Association has provided this update of the 2005 position paper on acute cardiovascular care organisation, using a multinational working group. The patient population has changed, and intensive cardiovascular care units now manage a large range of conditions from those simply requiring specialised monitoring, to critical cardiovascular diseases with associated multi-organ failure...
August 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813449/influenza-virus-infections-among-patients-attending-emergency-department-according-to-main-reason-to-presenting-to-ed-a-3-year-prospective-observational-study-during-seasonal-epidemic-periods
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Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Antoniol, Nadhira Fidouh, Christophe Choquet, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Benoit Visseaux, Laurent Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The role of influenza virus in patients presenting at ED during seasonal-epidemic periods has not previously been specified. Our objective was to determine its frequency according to clinical presentation. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted during three-consecutive seasonal Influenza epidemics (2013-2015), including patients presenting i) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); ii) severe acute symptoms (SAS): respiratory failure (RF), hemodynamic failure (HF), cardiac failure (CF), and miscellaneous symptoms (M); iii) symptoms suggesting influenza (PSSI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812381/retrospective-review-of-sglt2-inhibitor-exposures-reported-to-13-poison-centers
#7
Scott E Schaeffer, Carol DesLauriers, Henry A Spiller, Alfred Aleguas, Salvador Baeza, Mark L Ryan
BACKGROUND: SGLT2 inhibitors are a new class of oral antidiabetics prescribed in the United States since 2013. They act by inhibiting reabsorption of glucose in the proximal convoluted tubule of the kidney, allowing excess glucose to be excreted. Little has been reported regarding effects of non-therapeutic exposure to this class of medication. METHODS: Retrospective records from 13 poison centers were examined for human exposures to SGLT2 inhibitors between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2016...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810888/hospitalisation-in-an-emergency-department-short-stay-unit-compared-to-an-internal-medicine-department-is-associated-with-fewer-complications-in-older-patients-an-observational-study
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Camilla Strøm, Talie Khadem Mollerup, Laurits Schou Kromberg, Lars Simon Rasmussen, Thomas Andersen Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Older patients are at particular risk of experiencing adverse events during hospitalisation. OBJECTIVE: To compare the frequencies and types of adverse events during hospitalisation in older persons acutely admitted to either an Emergency Department Short-stay Unit (SSU) or an Internal Medicine Department (IMD). METHODS: Observational study evaluating adverse events during hospitalisation in non-emergent, age-matched, internal medicine patients ≥75 years, acutely admitted to either the SSU or the IMD at Holbaek Hospital, Denmark, from January to August, 2014...
August 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807140/acute-psychological-trauma-in-the-critically-ill-patient-and-family-perspectives
#9
Volha Dziadzko, Mikhail A Dziadzko, Margaret M Johnson, Ognjen Gajic, Lioudmila V Karnatovskaia
OBJECTIVE: Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), which encompasses profound psychological morbidity, affects many survivors of critical illness. We hypothesize that acute psychological stress during the intensive care unit (ICU) confinement likely contributes to PICS. In order to develop strategies that mitigate PICS associated psychological morbidity, it is paramount to first characterize acute ICU psychological stress and begin to understand its causative and protective factors. METHODS: A structured interview study was administered to adult critical illness survivors who received ≥48h of mechanical ventilation in medical and surgical ICUs of a tertiary care center, and their families...
July 2017: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806444/eliminating-creatine-kinase-myocardial-band-testing-in-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome-a-value-based-quality-improvement
#10
Matthew D Alvin, Allan S Jaffe, Roy C Ziegelstein, Jeffrey C Trost
Cardiac biomarker testing is estimated to occur in nearly 30 million emergency department visits nationwide each year in the United States. The American College of Cardiology/European Society of Cardiology indicate that cardiac troponin is the biomarker of choice owing to its nearly absolute myocardial tissue specificity and high clinical sensitivity for myocardial injury. Multiple academic medical centers have implemented interventions to eliminate the routine ordering of creatine kinase-myocardial band tests, with published patient safety outcomes data; however, creatine kinase-myocardial band testing is still ordered in many hospitals and emergency departments...
August 14, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806232/assessment-of-medical-surgical-patients-perception-of-hospital-noises-and-reported-ability-to-rest
#11
Christine L Locke, Diana S Pope
OBJECTIVES: The purpose was to determine if an enhanced privacy curtain (1) impacted ability to rest while hospitalized in the acute care setting and (2) improved patient satisfaction associated with environmental noise. METHODS: The project evaluated a privacy curtain designed to increase speech privacy and intelligibility and reduce reverberation time (echo). The curtain was similar to the existing privacy curtain with 2 exceptions: the curtain panel had pocket inserts that absorbed sound, and curtain panels could be zipped together to reduce sound transmission through gaps...
September 2017: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804862/oncological-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-prognosis-decision-making-therapies-and-end-of-life-care
#12
Ewelina Biskup, Fengfeng Cai, Marcus Vetter, Stephan Marsch
The effectiveness of intensive care unit (ICU) care for cancer patients remains controversial. Advances in antitumour and supportive care led to major improvements in outcomes of oncological patients in the ICU. Improved cancer therapies and supportive management of organ dysfunctions have contributed to improved survival rates. As a consequence, the number of cancer patients requiring ICU admission is rising. Frequently, cancer patients have a poor performance status and are vulnerable. It is a heterogeneous population, where the nature and curability of the neoplasm and the severity of critical illness cause a plethora of issues about ICU admissions...
August 14, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802551/a-survey-of-submassive-pulmonary-embolism-treatment-preferences-among-medical-and-endovascular-physicians
#13
Bedros Taslakian, Daanish Chawala, Akhilesh K Sista
PURPOSE: To determine treatment preferences among endovascular and medical physicians who manage acute submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July through August 2016, 83 sites across the United States were surveyed, and 60 completed the survey. Endovascular and medical physicians were asked to rate their predilection for catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) on a 5-point scale and for systemic thrombolysis (ST) as "yes" or "no" in seven case scenarios of submassive PE...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802541/opioid-doses-and-acute-care-utilization-outcomes-for-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-emergency-department-versus-acute-care-unit
#14
Robert E Molokie, Chariz Montminy, Corissa Dionisio, Muhammad Ahmen Farooqui, Michel Gowhari, Yingwei Yao, Marie L Suarez, Miriam O Ezenwa, Judith M Schlaeger, Zaijie J Wang, Diana J Wilkie
BACKGROUND: Acute care units (ACUs) with focused sickle cell disease (SCD) care have been shown to effectively address pain and limit hospitalizations compared to emergency departments (ED), the reason for differences in admission rates is understudied. Our aim was compare effects of usual care for adult SCD pain in ACU and ED on opioid doses and discharge pain ratings, hospital admission rates and lengths of stay. METHODS: In a retrospective, comparative cohort, single academic tertiary center study, 148 adults with sickle cell pain received care in the ED, ACU or both...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802086/acute-kidney-injury-is-common-with-intravenous-abuse-of-extended-release-oral-oxymorphone-and-delayed-renal-recovery-rates-are-associated-with-increased-kdigo-staging
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Alex K Bonnecaze, Matthew Whitaker Wilson, Ajay Dharod, Alison Fletcher, P J Miller
BACKGROUND: Prescription opioid abuse poses a serious problem in the United States, representing 615 per 100,000 deaths annually. Extended-release oxymorphone (Opana-ER) is an oral opioid pain medication that has recently been found to cause thrombotic microangiopathy when intravenously abused. In this retrospective study, prevalence and outcomes of AKI among patients intravenously abusing extended-release oral oxymorphone were analyzed. METHODS: A query of electronic medical records for "drug abuse" at an academic medical center during January 2012 to December 2015 was performed and yielded 2350 patients...
August 12, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799416/evaluating-the-effects-of-chronic-antihypertensives-on-vasopressor-dosing-in-septic-shock
#16
Joshua M DeMott, Gourang Patel, Ishaq Lat
BACKGROUND: In septic shock, chronic antihypertensive medications are held acutely. Vasopressors are often required to maintain blood pressure. The effect of chronic exposure to antihypertensive therapies on vasopressor dosing in septic shock is not known. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of chronic exposure to antihypertensive therapies, specifically β-blockers and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, on cumulative vasopressor dosing in septic shock...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798922/practical-approach-to-the-patient-with-acute-neuromuscular-weakness
#17
REVIEW
Rajeev Nayak
Acute neuromuscular paralysis (ANMP) is a clinical syndrome characterized by rapid onset muscle weakness progressing to maximum severity within several days to weeks (less than 4 wk). Bulbar and respiratory muscle weakness may or may not be present. It is a common neurological emergency which requires immediate and careful investigations to determine the etiology because accurate diagnosis has significant impact on therapy and prognosis. Respiratory failure caused by neuromuscular weakness is considered as more critical than lung disease because its development may be insidious or subtle until sudden decompensation leads to life threatening hypoxia...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797896/predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-in-bahrain
#18
Sana Abdulaaziz Al Khawaja, Zainab Mahdi Ateya, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam
OBJECTIVE: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic blood disorders in Bahrain. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the clinical presentation of SCD patients who require ICU admission. This study aimed to describe the epidemiological data of SCD patients admitted to the ICU and to identify predictors of mortality in order to help intensivists identify patients at most risk. METHOD: This study used a retrospective, descriptive, and correlational design...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797189/impact-of-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-admission-on-family-financial-status-and-productivity-a-pilot-study
#19
Maureen E Clark, Brian M Cummings, Karen Kuhlthau, Natalie Frassica, Natan Noviski
OBJECTIVE: A child's pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission may have wide-ranging family implications. We assessed nonmedical out-of-pocket expenses (NMOOPEs) and disruptions in work and normal life for parents with a child admitted to the PICU for at least 2 days with acute, new onset, or exacerbation of a critical condition. DESIGN: We conducted a prospective, single-center study; administered a daily verbal response survey on NMOOPEs; stratified families by annual income (<$50 999, $51-99 000, >$100 000); and calculated daily expenditures (DEs), estimated daily budgets (DBs), and percentage of NMOOPEs (%DE/DB)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797053/the-epidemiology-of-medically-attended-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-older-adults-in-the-united-states-a-systematic-review
#20
Ann D Colosia, Jin Yang, Eric Hillson, Josephine Mauskopf, Catherine Copley-Merriman, Vivek Shinde, Jeffrey Stoddard
OBJECTIVE: This review was undertaken to assess the historical evidence of the disease incidence and burden of laboratory-confirmed respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in medically attended older adults. DESIGN: A qualitative systematic literature review was performed; no statistical synthesis of the data was planned, in anticipation of expected heterogeneity across studies in this population. METHODS: A literature search of PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library was conducted for studies of medically attended RSV in older adults (≥ 50 years) published in the last 15 years...
2017: PloS One
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