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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904523/music-listening-among-postoperative-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-mixed-methods-analysis
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Nancy Ames, Rebecca Shuford, Li Yang, Brad Moriyama, Meredith Frey, Florencia Wilson, Thiruppavai Sundaramurthi, Danelle Gori, Andrew Mannes, Alexandra Ranucci, Deloris Koziol, Gwenyth R Wallen
BACKGROUND: Music listening may reduce the physiological, emotional, and mental effects of distress and anxiety. It is unclear whether music listening may reduce the amount of opioids used for pain management in critical care, postoperative patients or whether music may improve patient experience in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A total of 41 surgical patients were randomized to either music listening or controlled non-music listening groups on ICU admission...
2017: Integrative Medicine Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904275/family-centered-care-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units-combining-intensive-care-and-family-support
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Shunsuke Araki, Tomoko Saito, Saori Ichikawa, Kaori Saito, Tsuzumi Takada, Satoko Noguchi, Miki Yamada, Fumi Nakagawa
Advances in treatment in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) for preterm and sick newborns have improved the mortality rate of patients, but admission to the NICU may disrupt parent-infant interaction, with adverse consequences for infants and their families because of physical, psychological, and emotional separation. The concept of family centered care (FCC), in which family members are part of the care team and infants are close to the family, is important and has become popular in NICU. In 2013, we created a team called "Kodomo-Kazoku Mannaka" to promote FCC in Japan, and visited the NICU at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden, which is internationally famous for FCC...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888275/mean-arterial-pressure-of-65-mm-hg-versus-85-100-mm-hg-in-comatose-survivors-after-cardiac-arrest-rationale-and-study-design-of-the-neuroprotect-post-cardiac-arrest-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Koen Ameloot, Cathy De Deyne, Bert Ferdinande, Matthias Dupont, Pieter-Jan Palmers, Thibault Petit, Ward Eertmans, Clara Moonen, Ann Belmans, Robin Lemmens, Joseph Dens, Stefan Janssens
BACKGROUND: Post-cardiac arrest (CA) patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) have a poor prognosis, with estimated survival rates of around 30%-50%. On admission, these patients have a large cerebral penumbra at risk for additional damage in case of suboptimal brain oxygenation during their stay in the ICU. The aim of the Neuroprotect post-CA trial is to investigate whether forcing mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and mixed venous oxygen saturation (SVO2) in a specific range (MAP 85-100 mm Hg, SVO2 65%-75%) with additional pharmacological support (goal-directed hemodynamic optimization) may better salvage the penumbra, reduce cerebral ischemia, and improve functional outcome when compared with current standard of care (MAP 65 mm Hg)...
September 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887932/issues-in-the-intensive-care-unit-for-patients-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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REVIEW
Hitoshi Hirose, Harrison T Pitcher, Michael Baram, Nicholas C Cavarocchi
The care of patients on extracorporeal corporeal oxygenation support takes a coordinated effort among the team of nurses, midlevel providers, perfusionists, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and physicians. Attention on the details of the circuitry and its interactions with the patient, the resolution of the disease process and the ongoing plan of care, and unique issues in the intensive care unit are crucial for success.
October 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882170/prognostic-value-of-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratios-among-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Chen-Fei Zheng, Wen-Yue Liu, Fang-Fang Zeng, Ming-Hua Zheng, Hong-Ying Shi, Ying Zhou, Jing-Ye Pan
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays an important role in the initiation and progression of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, evidence regarding the prognostic effect of the platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR), a novel systemic inflammation marker, among patients with AKI is scarce. In this study, we investigated the value of the PLR in predicting the outcomes of critically ill patients with AKI. METHODS: Patient data were extracted from the Multiparameter Intelligent Monitoring in Intensive Care Database III version 1...
September 8, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872829/guest-responsive-metal-organic-frameworks-as-scaffolds-for-separation-and-sensing-applications
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Avishek Karmakar, Partha Samanta, Aamod V Desai, Sujit K Ghosh
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have evolved to be next-generation utility materials because of their serviceability in a wide variety of applications. Built from organic ligands with multiple binding sites in conjunction with metal ions/clusters, these materials have found profound advantages over their other congeners in the domain of porous materials. The plethora of applications that these materials encompass has motivated material chemists to develop such novel materials, and the catalogue of MOFs is thus ever-escalating...
September 5, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870727/selective-digestive-and-oropharyngeal-decontamination-in-medical-and-surgical-icu-patients-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Nienke L Plantinga, Anne Marie Ga de Smet, Evelien An Oostdijk, Evert de Jonge, Christophe Camus, Wolfgang A Krueger, Dennis Bergmans, Johannes B Reitsma, Marc Jm Bonten
OBJECTIVES: Selective Digestive Decontamination (SDD) and Selective Oropharyngeal Decontamination (SOD) improved ICU, hospital and 28-day survival in Intensive Care Units (ICU) with low levels of antibiotic resistance. Yet, it is unclear whether the effect differs between medical and surgical ICU patients. METHODS: In an individual patient data meta-analysis we systematically searched PubMed and included all randomized controlled studies published since 2000. We performed a two-stage meta-analysis with separate logistic regression models per study and per outcome (hospital survival and ICU survival) and subsequent pooling of main and interaction effects...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868302/electrolyte-disturbances-are-associated-with-non-survival-in-dogs-a-multivariable-analysis
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Robert Goggs, Sage De Rosa, Daniel J Fletcher
Electrolyte disorders have been individually associated with mortality in small populations of dogs and cats with specific conditions, but the associations and interactions between electrolyte disturbances and outcome have not been evaluated in a large, heterogeneous population. It was hypothesized that abnormalities of sodium, chloride, potassium, and calcium concentrations would be independently and proportionately associated with death from natural causes and with all-cause mortality in dogs. An electronic database containing 33,117 electrolyte profiles was constructed to retrospectively assess the association between disorders of sodium, potassium, corrected chloride, and ionized calcium concentrations with non-survival and with death excluding euthanasia by multivariable modeling...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845215/ppar-%C3%AE-activation-prevents-septic-cardiac-dysfunction-via-inhibition-of-apoptosis-and-necroptosis
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Shiyan Peng, Junmei Xu, Wei Ruan, Suobei Li, Feng Xiao
Sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction remains one of the major causes of death in intensive care units. Overwhelmed inflammatory response and unrestrained cell death play critical roles in sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- (PPAR-) γ has been proven to be cardioprotective in sepsis. However, the mechanism of PPAR-γ-mediated cardioprotection and its relationship with inflammation and cell death are unclear. We hypothesized that activation of PPAR-γ by reducing cardiac inflammation, myocardial apoptosis, and necroptosis may prevent myocardial dysfunction in sepsis...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835156/patient-s-dignity-in-intensive-care-unit-a-critical-ethnography
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Farimah Shirani Bidabadi, Ahmadreza Yazdannik, Ali Zargham-Boroujeni
BACKGROUND: Maintaining patient's dignity in intensive care units is difficult because of the unique conditions of both critically-ill patients and intensive care units. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to uncover the cultural factors that impeded maintaining patients' dignity in the cardiac surgery intensive care unit. RESEARCH DESIGN: The study was conducted using a critical ethnographic method proposed by Carspecken. Participants and research context: Participants included all physicians, nurses and staffs working in the study setting (two cardiac surgery intensive care units)...
January 1, 2017: Nursing Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834562/potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-in-a-tertiary-pulmonary-center
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Maryam Hassanzad, Sara Arenas-Lopez, Shadi Baniasadi
Patients in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) are at increased risk of potential drug-drug interactions (pDDIs) because of the complexity of pharmacotherapy. The current study aimed to assess the rate, pattern, risk factors, and management of pDDIs in the PICU of an academic pulmonary hospital. A prospective observational study was conducted for 6 months. Pharmacotherapy data of PICU-admitted patients were evaluated by a clinical pharmacologist. Interacting drugs, reliability, mechanism, potential outcome, and clinical management of pDDIs were identified using the Lexi-Interact database...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833515/staff-perceptions-of-challenging-parent-staff-interactions-and-beneficial-strategies-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Joshua Friedman, Susan Hatters Friedman, Marc Collin, Richard J Martin
AIM: To characterise neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) staff perceptions regarding factors which may lead to more challenging staff-parent interactions, and beneficial strategies for working with families with whom such interactions occur. METHODS: A survey of 168 physician and nursing staff at two NICUs in American teaching hospitals inquired about their perceptions of challenging parent-staff interactions and situations in which such interactions were likely to occur...
August 18, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833379/parents-experiences-of-their-child-being-admitted-to-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-qualitative-study-like-being-in-another-world
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Pia Dahav, Annica Sjöström-Strand
BACKGROUND: There is very little research on the parent's experiences of having a child admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit. Identifying and describing 'such experiences' could facilitate better parental support from the paediatric intensive care team and help the parents manage a stressful situation. AIMS: This study aimed to describe parents' experiences of having their child admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit. METHODS: Interviews were conducted with 12 parents whose children had been admitted to a paediatric intensive care unit...
August 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832958/the-role-of-heparin-in-sepsis-much-more-than-just-an-anticoagulant
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REVIEW
Xu Li, Xiaochun Ma
Despite progress in antibiotic treatment, mechanical ventilation, fluid resuscitation and blood glucose maintenance, sepsis remains a cause of high mortality in the intensive care unit to date, there are no proven treatment strategies for the routine management of septic patients. The extensive interaction between inflammation and coagulation contributes to the basic pathophysiology of sepsis. Thus, the agents that attenuate the activation of both inflammation and coagulation may improve the outcome in sepsis...
August 18, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832067/comparison-of-overridden-medication-related-clinical-decision-support-in-the-intensive-care-unit-between-a-commercial-system-and-a-legacy-system
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Adrian Wong, Adam Wright, Diane L Seger, Mary G Amato, Julie M Fiskio, David Bates
BACKGROUND: Electronic health records (EHRs) with clinical decision support (CDS) have shown to be effective at improving patient safety. Despite this, alerts delivered as part of CDS are overridden frequently, which is of concern in the critical care population as this group may have an increased risk of harm. Our organization recently transitioned from an internally-developed EHR to a commercial system. Data comparing various EHR systems, especially after transitions between EHRs, are needed to identify areas for improvement...
August 23, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826408/the-association-of-early-combined-lactate-and-glucose-levels-with-subsequent-renal-and-liver-dysfunction-and-hospital-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Pedro Freire Jorge, Nienke Wieringa, Eva de Felice, Iwan C C van der Horst, Annemieke Oude Lansink, Maarten W Nijsten
BACKGROUND: The development of renal and liver dysfunction may be accompanied by initially subtle derangements in the gluconeogenetic function. Discrepantly low glucose levels combined with high lactate levels might indicate an impaired Cori cycle. Our objective was to examine the relation between early lactate and glucose levels with subsequent renal and liver dysfunction and hospital mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS: Over a 4-year period (2011 to 2014), all adult patients admitted to our adult 48-bed teaching hospital intensive care unit (ICU) for at least 12 h were retrospectively analyzed...
August 21, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823018/prevalence-and-nature-of-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-kidney-transplant-patients-in-a-german-intensive-care-unit
#17
Julia Amkreutz, Alexander Koch, Lukas Buendgens, Anja Muehlfeld, Christian Trautwein, Albrecht Eisert
Background Complex polypharmacotherapy makes kidney transplant patients vulnerable to drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Objective To study prevalence and nature of potential DDIs (pDDIs) in kidney transplant patients. Setting Internal medicine ICU, University Hospital RWTH Aachen. Method In this retrospective observational study, pDDIs were identified in the first week after transplant from 1999 to 2010. Patients aged at least 18 years with prescription of at least two drugs were included. Patients with incomplete data were excluded...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822348/risk-factors-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Slobodan M Janković, Ana V Pejčić, Miloš N Milosavljević, Valentina D Opančina, Nikola V Pešić, Tamara T Nedeljković, Goran M Babić
PURPOSE: To determine risk factors for each severity-based category of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) encountered at intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients treated at the ICU of the Clinical Center Kragujevac, a public tertiary care hospital in Kragujevac, Serbia. Three interaction checkers were used to reveal drug-drug interactions: Medscape, Epocrates and Micromedex. RESULTS: The study included 201 patients, 66...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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/28816063/acute-cardiovascular-care-association-position-paper-on-intensive-cardiovascular-care-units-an-update-on-their-definition-structure-organisation-and-function
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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 Zukermann, 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
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