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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927604/factors-predicting-failure-of-noninvasive-ventilation-assist-for-preventing-reintubation-among-medical-critically-ill-patients
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Preecha Thomrongpairoj, Surat Tongyoo, Withaya Tragulmongkol, Chairat Permpikul
PURPOSE: Reintubation after failed extubation is associated with high mortality. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) has been used to prevent reintubation, but the results have been inconclusive. We investigated the factors predicting failure of NIV-assisted extubation among medical critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study enrolled patients who were admitted to medical intensive care units at Siriraj Hospital between March 2012 and August 2015 who required more than 48 hours of mechanical ventilation and who received NIV after endotracheal extubation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920092/definition-discrimination-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-central-breathing-disturbances-during-sleep
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Winfried Randerath, Johan Verbraecken, Stefan Andreas, Michael Arzt, Konrad E Bloch, Thomas Brack, Bertien Buyse, Wilfried De Backer, Danny Joel Eckert, Ludger Grote, Lars Hagmeyer, Jan Hedner, Poul Jennum, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Carla Miltz, Walter T McNicholas, Josep Montserrat, Matthew Naughton, Jean-Louis Pepin, Dirk Pevernagie, Bernd Sanner, Dries Testelmans, Thomy Tonia, Bart Vrijsen, Peter Wijkstra, Patrick Levy
The complexity of central breathing disturbances during sleep has become increasingly obvious. They present as central sleep apnoeas (CSAs) and hypopnoeas, periodic breathing with apnoeas, or irregular breathing in patients with cardiovascular, other internal or neurological disorders, and can emerge under positive airway pressure treatment or opioid use, or at high altitude. As yet, there is insufficient knowledge on the clinical features, pathophysiological background and consecutive algorithms for stepped-care treatment...
December 5, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911975/transfusion-requirements-in-esrd-patients-admitted-with-gi-hemorrhage-undergoing-inpatient-endoscopy
#3
Conor McCartney, Shrihari Santosh, Setu Patolia, Sadashiv Santosh
OBJECTIVES: To date there are no studies evaluating the utilization of blood products in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage. This study estimated transfusion needs and determined predictors available at the time of admission for patients with ESRD admitted to a university hospital with GI bleeding requiring inpatient endoscopy. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients with ESRD who underwent inpatient endoscopy for suspected GI bleeding between 2009 and 2015...
December 2016: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902412/the-staff-education-to-reducing-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#4
Gurdal Yilmaz, Hava Aydin, Mustafa Aydin, Sedat Saylan, Hulya Ulusoy, Iftihar Koksal
Mechanical ventilation (MV) is a life-saving invasive procedure performed in intensive care units (ICUs) where critical patients are given advanced support. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of personnel training on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The study, performed prospectively in the ICU, was planned in two periods. In both periods, patient's characteristics were recorded on patient data forms. In the second period, ICU physicians and assistant health personnel were given regular theoretical and practical training...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899470/i-trach-validating-a-tool-for-predicting-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Paul A Clark, Ryan C Inocencio, Christopher J Lettieri
PURPOSE: We previously developed a bedside model (I-TRACH), which used commonly obtained data at the time of intubation to predict the duration of mechanical ventilation (MV). We now sought to validate this in a prospective trial. METHODS: A prospective, observational study of 225 consecutive adult medical intensive care unit patients requiring MV. Utilizing the original 6 variables used in the I-TRACH model (Intubation in the ICU, Tachycardia [heart rate > 110], Renal dysfunction [blood urea nitrogen > 25], Acidemia [pH < 7...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895505/evaluating-increased-resource-use-in-fibromyalgia-using-electronic-health-records
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Jay M Margolis, Elizabeth T Masters, Joseph C Cappelleri, David M Smith, Steven Faulkner
OBJECTIVE: The management of fibromyalgia (FM), a chronic musculoskeletal disease, remains challenging, and patients with FM are often characterized by high health care resource utilization. This study sought to explore potential drivers of all-cause health care resource utilization and other factors associated with high resource use, using a large electronic health records (EHR) database to explore data from patients diagnosed with FM. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of de-identified EHR data from the Humedica database...
2016: ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research: CEOR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891527/the-multimorbidity-index-a-tool-for-assessing-the-prognosis-of-patients-from-their-history-of-illness
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Farrokh Alemi, Cari R Levy, Raya E Kheirbek
BACKGROUND: The Multimorbidity (MM) Index predicts the prognosis of patients from their diagnostic history. In contrast to existing approaches with broad diagnostic categories, it treats each diagnosis as a separate independent variable using individual International Classification of Disease, Revision 9 (ICD-9) codes. OBJECTIVE: This paper describes the MM Index, reviews the published data on its accuracy, and provides procedures for implementing the Index within electronic health record (EHR) systems...
2016: EGEMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889372/-non-invasive-ventilation-in-children-do-we-need-more-evidence
#8
G Mortamet, G Emeriaud, P Jouvet, B Fauroux, S Essouri
Respiratory failure is the leading cause of hospital admissions in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mechanical ventilation, preferentially delivered by a non-invasive route (NIV), is currently the first-line treatment for respiratory failure since it is associated with a reduction in the intubation rate. This ventilatory support is increasingly used in the PICU, but its wider use contrasts with the paucity of studies in this field. This review aims to describe the main indications of NIV in acute settings: (i) bronchiolitis; (ii) postextubation respiratory failure; (iii) acute respiratory distress syndrome; (iv) pneumonia; (v) status asthmaticus; (vi) acute chest syndrome; (vii) left heart failure; (viii) exacerbation of chronic respiratory failure; (ix) upper airway obstruction and (x) end-of-life care...
November 23, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888170/a-predictive-model-for-medical-events-based-on-contextual-embedding-of-temporal-sequences
#9
Wael Farhan, Zhimu Wang, Yingxiang Huang, Shuang Wang, Fei Wang, Xiaoqian Jiang
BACKGROUND: Medical concepts are inherently ambiguous and error-prone due to human fallibility, which makes it hard for them to be fully used by classical machine learning methods (eg, for tasks like early stage disease prediction). OBJECTIVE: Our work was to create a new machine-friendly representation that resembles the semantics of medical concepts. We then developed a sequential predictive model for medical events based on this new representation. METHODS: We developed novel contextual embedding techniques to combine different medical events (eg, diagnoses, prescriptions, and labs tests)...
November 25, 2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870384/high-flow-nasal-cannula-use-outside-of-the-icu-factors-associated-with-failure
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Kristina A Betters, Scott E Gillespie, Judson Miller, David Kotzbauer, Kiran B Hebbar
OBJECTIVES: High flow nasal cannula (HFNC) use is increasing in pediatrics. Few studies exist examining the safety of HFNC use outside the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to characterize patient qualities associated with failure of HFNC use outside the ICU. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of patients placed on HFNC outside the ICU from September 2011 to July 2013 was completed. Failure was defined as intubation or cardiopulmonary arrest. Two-sample tests and binary logistic regression determined significant factors associated with failed HFNC administration, both unadjusted and adjusted for hospital...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862027/surgical-transapical-approach-for-prosthetic-mitral-paravalvular-leak-closure-early-results
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Unal Aydin, Onur Sen, Ersin Kadirogullari, Burak Onan, Aydin Yildirim, Ihsan Bakir
The objective is to demonstrate safety and early clinical results of surgical transapical closure of paravalvular leaks (PVLs) following mitral valve replacement in significant regurgitation. Between March 2014 and February 2015, 12 patients (mean age 52.1 ± 6.0 years, 66.6% male) with severe symptomatic mitral PVLs (n = 13) underwent surgical transapical closure procedure through left mini-thoracotomy. All patients were in NYHA functional class III-IV and median logistic EuroSCORE was 24.2 ± 6...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852461/the-development-of-intensive-care-in-the-military-environment
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Matthew J Roberts
If the history of critical care is to be addressed, the starting point must be the fundamental and defining qualities of intensive care units. These are the concentration of the sickest patients in a defined area of the hospital, staffed by the personnel most able to care for them (by virtue of specialist training), and the application of the most advanced monitoring or therapeutic techniques available at the time. In the military environment, the ability to provide critical care to ill or injured servicemen has developed in tandem with the civilian experience, but the pressures of the austere environment of the battlefield have, at times, held back military medical services from providing the highest level of care that servicemen might deserve and, indeed, expect in civilian life...
October 2016: Journal of Anesthesia History
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832844/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-permanent%C3%A2-pacemaker-implantation-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve%C3%A2-replacement-analysis-from-the-u-s-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-american-college-of-cardiology-tvt-registry
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Opeyemi O Fadahunsi, Abiola Olowoyeye, Anene Ukaigwe, Zhuokai Li, Amit N Vora, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Eric Elgin, Anthony Donato
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence, predictors, and clinical outcomes of permanent pacemaker (PPM) implantation following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). BACKGROUND: Conduction abnormalities leading to PPM implantation are common complications following TAVR. Whether PPM placement can be predicted or is associated with adverse outcomes is unclear. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing TAVR in the United States at 229 sites between November 2011 and September 2014 was performed using the Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology TVT Registry and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services database...
November 14, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829716/association-of-hyponatremia-with-in-hospital-outcomes-in-infective-endocarditis-a-5-year-review-from-an-indian-intensive-care-unit
#14
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Muralidhar D Varma, Shashaank Vallabhajosyula, Saarwaani Vallabhajosyula
Hyponatremia is commonly noted with cardiovascular disorders, but its role in infective endocarditis (IE) is limited to being a marker of increased morbidity in IE patients with intravenous drug use. This was a 5-year retrospective review from an Indian Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Patients >18 years with IE and available serum sodium levels were included in the study. Pediatric and pregnant patients were excluded from the study. Hyponatremia was defined as admission sodium <135 mmol/L. Detailed data were abstracted from the medical records...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826711/safety-of-enalapril-in-infants-admitted-to-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#15
Lawrence C Ku, Kanecia Zimmerman, Daniel K Benjamin, Reese H Clark, Christoph P Hornik, P Brian Smith
Enalapril is used to treat hypertension and congestive heart failure in infants. However, enalapril is not labeled for neonates, and safety data in infants are sparse. To evaluate the safety of enalapril in young infants, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of infants who were exposed to enalapril in the first 120 days of life and were cared for in 348 neonatal intensive care units from 1997 to 2012. We determined the proportion of exposed infants who developed adverse events, including death, hypotension requiring pressors, hyperkalemia, and elevated serum creatinine...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825693/use-of-nitroglycerin-by-bolus-prevents-intensive-care-unit-admission-in-patients-with-acute-hypertensive-heart-failure
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Suprat Saely Wilson, Gregory M Kwiatkowski, Scott R Millis, John D Purakal, Arushi P Mahajan, Phillip D Levy
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare health care resource utilization among patients who were given intravenous nitroglycerin for acute heart failure (AHF) in the emergency department (ED) by intermittent bolus, continuous infusion, or a combination of both. METHODS: We retrospectively identified 395 patients that received nitroglycerin therapy in the ED for the treatment of AHF over a 5-year period. Patients that received intermittent bolus (n=124) were compared with continuous infusion therapy (n=182) and combination therapy of bolus and infusion (n=89)...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822078/acute-kidney-injury-adjusted-to-volume-status-in-critically-ill-patients-recognition-of-delayed-diagnosis-restaging-and-associated-outcomes
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Harout Yacoub, Leen Khoury, Youssef El Douaihy, Chadi Salmane, Jeanne Kamal, Marc Saad, Patricia Nasr, Jared Radbel, Elie El-Charabaty, Suzanne El-Sayegh
Critically ill patients receive a significant amount of fluids leading to a positive fluid balance; this dilutes serum creatinine resulting in an overestimated glomerular filtration rate. The goal of our study is to identify undiagnosed or underestimated acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care unit (ICU). It will also identify the morbidity and mortality associated with an underestimated AKI. We reviewed records of patients admitted to our institution (Staten Island University Hospital) between 2012 and 2013 for more than 2 days...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821819/-effect-of-ultra-fast-track-extubation-in-cardiovascular-surgery
#18
Toshiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Hidenori Gohra, Seiichi Shibasaki, Yuko Kudo, Naoko Yamauchi, Takashi Tamura, Michio Shigedomi
Fast-track surgery has been widely implemented and allows such immediate extubation as in the operating room(OR). We retrospectively investigated the effect of routine ultra-fast-track(UFT) surgery extubating in the OR in patients undergoing cardiovascular operations. Among 333 consecutive patients, 224 (67.3%)were extubated in the OR. Five patients were re-intubated, but none were because of heart or respiratory failure. Independent predictors for failure of OR extubation were preoperative renal failure, pre-existent cerebrovascular disease, emergency surgery, and prolonged operation and/or cardiopulmonary bypass times...
November 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818784/red-cell-distribution-width-and-mortality-in-acute-heart-failure-patients-with-preserved-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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Konstantinos Sotiropoulos, Patrick Yerly, Pierre Monney, Antoine Garnier, Julien Regamey, Olivier Hugli, David Martin, Melanie Metrich, Jean-Philippe Antonietti, Roger Hullin
BACKGROUND: Elevated red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a valid predictor of outcome in acute heart failure (AHF). It is unknown whether elevated RDW remains predictive in AHF patients with either preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≥50% or reduced LVEF (<50%). METHODS AND RESULTS: Prospective local registry including 402 consecutive hospitalized AHF patients without acute coronary syndrome or need of intensive care. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality (ACM) at 1 year after admission...
September 2016: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805530/venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-as-a-bridge-to-heart-transplant-report-of-3-cases
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Ender Gedik, Aydın Ulaş, Özgür Ersoy, Funda Atar, Aynur Camkıran Fırat, Arash Pirat
Heart transplant is the only definitive treatment of end-stage heart failure. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation may be used as a bridge to heart transplant. Among 31 patients who underwent heart transplant between January 2014 and June 2016, we present our experiences with 3 patients who received venoarterial extracorporeal support as a bridge to heart transplant. The first patient was a 51-year-old male with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy. Transplant was performed after 6 days of extracorporeal support, and the patient was discharged and alive at follow-up...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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