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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903267/skeletal-muscle-quality-as-assessed-by-ct-derived-skeletal-muscle-density-is-associated-with-6-month-mortality-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-patients
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Wilhelmus G P M Looijaard, Ingeborg M Dekker, Sandra N Stapel, Armand R J Girbes, Jos W R Twisk, Heleen M Oudemans-van Straaten, Peter J M Weijs
BACKGROUND: Muscle quantity at intensive care unit (ICU) admission has been independently associated with mortality. In addition to quantity, muscle quality may be important for survival. Muscle quality is influenced by fatty infiltration or myosteatosis, which can be assessed on computed tomography (CT) scans by analysing skeletal muscle density (SMD) and the amount of intermuscular adipose tissue (IMAT). We investigated whether CT-derived low skeletal muscle quality at ICU admission is independently associated with 6-month mortality and other clinical outcomes...
December 1, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902388/the-exploration-of-risk-factors-of-concurrent-bacteremia-among-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-dengue
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Chin-Ming Chen, Khee-Siang Chan, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Willy Chou, Hui-Chun Chao, Chiu-Yin Yeh, Wen-Liang Yu
We investigated the clinical features of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with a concomitant severe dengue infection and bacteremia to identify risk factors for this comorbidity. The records of all ICU dengue patients admitted during a July 31-November 31, 2015 were reviewed. Patients with "concurrent bacteremia" (positive bacterial blood culture within 72 hours of ICU admission) were identified. ICU admission was required for 142 patients; 22 (15.5%) had concurrent bacteremia. Streptococcus spp. was the most common pathogen, then Escherichia coli, and then Staphylococcus spp...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901330/critically-ill-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-post-hospital-trajectories-and-quality-of-life-one-year-and-seven-years-after-icu-discharge
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Sandra Oeyen, Joris Vermassen, Ruth Piers, Dominique Benoit, Lieven Annemans, Johan Decruyenaere
BACKGROUND: To investigate long-term outcomes, post-hospital trajectories, and quality of life (QOL) in patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: A 1-year prospective observational cohort analysis was performed. All consecutive patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the ICU were screened for inclusion. Demographics, comorbidity, organ failures, and outcomes were analyzed. QOL before admission, 3 months, 1 year, and 7 years after ICU discharge was assessed using EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D) and Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaires...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882011/better-prognostic-marker-in-icu-apache-ii-sofa-or-sap-ii
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Iftikhar Haider Naqvi, Khalid Mahmood, Syed Ziaullaha, Syed Mohammad Kashif, Asim Sharif
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine the comparative efficacy of different scoring system in assessing the prognosis of critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted in medical intensive care unit (MICU) and high dependency unit (HDU) Medical Unit III, Civil Hospital, from April 2012 to August 2012. All patients over age 16 years old who have fulfilled the criteria for MICU admission were included. Predictive mortality of APACHE II, SAP II and SOFA were calculated...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881149/antipsychotic-prescribing-patterns-during-and-after-critical-illness-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jason E Tomichek, Joanna L Stollings, Pratik P Pandharipande, Rameela Chandrasekhar, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics are used to treat delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) despite unproven efficacy. We hypothesized that atypical antipsychotic treatment in the ICU is a risk factor for antipsychotic prescription at discharge, a practice that might increase risk since long-term use is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: After excluding patients on antipsychotics prior to admission, we examined antipsychotic use in a prospective cohort of ICU patients with acute respiratory failure and/or shock...
November 24, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878350/home-return-after-surgery-in-patients-aged-over-85%C3%A2-years-is-associated-with-preoperative-albumin-levels-the-type-of-surgery-and-apache-ii-score
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Bora Lee, Sungwon Na, Miran Park, Sungyeon Ham, Jeongmin Kim
BACKGROUND: Owing to an aging society, both the number of operations for patients aged >85 years and the average age of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are rapidly increasing. However, mortality is not an appropriate outcome measurement in patients aged >85 years; a more important outcome is home return (HR), because quality of life is valuable to these patients. We identified predictors for HR of patients aged >85 years admitted to the ICU after surgery...
November 22, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873292/icu-management-based-on-picco-parameters-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-icu-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-severe-thoracic-trauma-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhong Yuanbo, Wang Jin, Shi Fei, Long Liangong, Liu Xunfa, Xu Shihai, Shan Aijun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess whether a management algorithm using data obtained with a PiCCO system can improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). RESULTS: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio increased over time in both groups, with a sharper increase in the PiCCO group. There was no difference in 28-day mortality (3.2 vs. 3.6%, P = 0.841). Days on mechanical ventilation (3 vs. 5 days, P = 0.002) and ICU length of stay (6 vs...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834985/clinical-outcome-of-critically-ill-patients-with-thrombocytopenia-and-hypophosphatemia-in-the-early-stage-of-sepsis
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Evgeni Brotfain, Andrei Schwartz, Avi Boniel, Leonid Koyfman, Matthew Boyko, Ruslan Kutz, Moti Klein
BACKGROUND: Hypophosphatemia and thrombocytopenia may both be independent risk factors for the development of multiple organ failure and correlate well with the severity of sepsis. In the present study we wanted to analyze the potential clinical role and prognostic significance of both early hypophosphatemia and thrombocytopenia on clinical outcomes of critically ill ICU patients with severe sepsis METHODS: We analyzed the clinical data, including the outcome of critically ill ICU patients with severe sepsis who presented during a 5 year period with early hypophosphatemia and thrombocytopenia...
November 11, 2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832565/safety-of-nicotine-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-smokers-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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A Kerr, J T McVey, A M Wood, Fmp Van Haren
Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a common first-line treatment to prevent nicotine withdrawal in smokers. However, available literature reports conflicting results regarding its efficacy and safety in critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between NRT in smokers in the intensive care unit (ICU) and outcomes. This case-control study was conducted in a university-affiliated tertiary hospital ICU. Over a period of five years, 126 active smokers who received transdermal NRT were matched to 126 active smokers who did not receive NRT...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832556/can-femoral-venous-pressure-be-used-as-an-estimate-for-standard-vesical-intra-abdominal-pressure-measurement
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A E Howard, A Regli, E Litton, M M Malbrain, A-M Palermo, B L De Keulenaer
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is highly prevalent in critically ill patients admitted to the intensive care unit and is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. The present study investigated whether femoral venous pressure (FVP) can be used as a surrogate parameter for intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) measured via the bladder in IAH grade II (IAP <20 mmHg) or grade III (IAP ≥20 mmHg). This was a single-centre prospective study carried out in a tertiary adult intensive care unit. IAP was measured via the bladder with a urinary catheter with simultaneous recording of the FVP via a femoral central line...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801377/impact-of-colistin-initiation-delay-on-mortality-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-caused-by-a-baumannii
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Shaher Samrah, Yazan Bashtawi, Wail Hayajneh, Basima Almomani, Suleiman Momany, Yousef Khader
INTRODUCTION: There has been increased incidence and high mortality in cases with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by colistin-only-susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii (COS-AB). Colistin has emerged as a therapeutic option for VAP caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms including COS-AB. A retrospective study was conducted to examine the impact of early versus late initiation of colistin on 30-day mortality of critically ill patients with VAP caused by COS-AB...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797987/short-term-and-medium-term-survival-of-critically-ill-patients-with-solid-tumours-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-analysis
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Richard Fisher, Carole Dangoisse, Siobhan Crichton, Craig Whiteley, Luigi Camporota, Richard Beale, Marlies Ostermann
OBJECTIVES: Patients with cancer frequently require unplanned admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Our objectives were to assess hospital and 180-day mortality in patients with a non-haematological malignancy and unplanned ICU admission and to identify which factors present on admission were the best predictors of mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective review of all patients with a diagnosis of solid tumours following unplanned admission to the ICU between 1 August 2008 and 31 July 2012...
October 18, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789124/use-of-the-apache-ii-score-to-assess-impact-of-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-critically-ill-patients-with-hypertriglyceride-induced-pancreatitis
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Shazia Nakhoda, Ann B Zimrin, Maria R Baer, Jennie Y Law
OBJECTIVES: Hypertriglyceridemic (HTG) pancreatitis carries significant morbidity and mortality and often requires intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) rapidly lowers serum triglyceride (TG) levels. However, evidence supporting TPE for HTG pancreatitis is lacking. METHODS: Ten patients admitted to the ICU for HTG pancreatitis underwent TPE at our institution from 2005-2015. We retrospectively calculated the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Examination II (APACHE II) score at the time of initial TPE and again after the final TPE session to assess the impact of triglyceride apheresis on morbidity and mortality associated with HTG pancreatitis...
October 17, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776162/incidence-clinical-outcome-and-risk-factors-of-intensive-care-unit-infections-in-the-lagos-university-teaching-hospital-luth-lagos-nigeria
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Anthony A Iwuafor, Folasade T Ogunsola, Rita O Oladele, Oyin O Oduyebo, Ibironke Desalu, Chukwudi C Egwuatu, Agwu U Nnachi, Comfort N Akujobi, Ita O Ita, Godwin I Ogban
BACKGROUND: Infections are common complications in critically ill patients with associated significant morbidity and mortality. AIM: This study determined the prevalence, risk factors, clinical outcome and microbiological profile of hospital-acquired infections in the intensive care unit of a Nigerian tertiary hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study, patients were recruited and followed up between September 2011 and July 2012 until they were either discharged from the ICU or died...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751369/d-dimer-is-a-predictor-of-28-day-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-receiving-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Jun Lu, Xing Wang, Qiuhua Chen, Mingqi Chen, Lu Cheng, Hua Jiang, Zhiguang Sun
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is an important treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU). Nevertheless, the outcome of CRRT remains unclear. It is important to find a useful and easy indicator to predict the prognosis in patients on CRRT treatment. We undertook this study to observe the association between serum D-dimer level and mortality of ICU patients in the treatment of CRRT. METHODS: A total of 149 patients who received CRRT were enrolled in our study...
July 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748304/cleistanthus-collinus-poisoning-experience-at-a-medical-intensive-care-unit-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
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Alladi Mohan, G Sivaram Naik, J Harikrishna, D Prabath Kumar, M H Rao, Kvs Sarma, K K Guntupalli
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Ingestion of Cleistanthus collinus causes hypokalemia and cardiac arrhythmias leading to mortality in most cases. We undertook this retrospective study to evaluate the clinical presentation and predictors of outcome in critically ill patients admitted with C. collinus poisoning. METHODS: The case records of 56 patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital in south India (2000-2014) with C...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743614/reliability-of-bedside-ultrasound-for-measurement-of-quadriceps-muscle-thickness-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Alice Sabatino, Giuseppe Regolisti, Laura Bozzoli, Filippo Fani, Riccardo Antoniotti, Umberto Maggiore, Enrico Fiaccadori
MAIN PROBLEM: In patients with Acute Kidney Injury there is a lack of nutritional variables that can assess nutritional status, more specifically lean body mass (LBM) and skeletal muscle mass, at the individual level. In this clinical setting, ultrasound (US)) of the quadriceps femoris could represent a widely available, non-invasive, affordable, and reliable tool to evaluate skeletal muscle. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional observational study in adult critically ill patients with KDIGO stage 3 AKI on dialysis...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733188/nurse-performed-screening-for-postextubation-dysphagia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-critically-ill-medical-patients
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Kay Choong See, Si Yu Peng, Jason Phua, Chew Lai Sum, Johncy Concepcion
BACKGROUND: Swallowing difficulties are common, and dysphagia occurs frequently in intensive care unit (ICU) patients after extubation. Yet, no guidelines on postextubation swallowing assessment exist. We aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of nurse-performed screening (NPS) for postextubation dysphagia in the medical ICU. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of mechanically ventilated patients who were extubated in a 20-bed medical ICU...
October 12, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727636/comparison-of-apache-ii-saps-ii-score-in-critically-ill-obstetrics-patients-admitted-in-medicine-wards-icu
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Amit Baheti
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722111/predictors-of-dexmedetomidine-associated-hypotension-in-critically-ill-patients
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Anthony T Gerlach, Danielle M Blais, G Morgan Jones, Pamela K Burcham, Stanislaw P Stawicki, Charles H Cook, Claire V Murphy
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine is commonly used for sedation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and its use may be associated with hypotension. We sought to determine predictors of dexmedetomidine-associated hypotension. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center study of 283 ICU patients in four adults ICUs over a 12 month period. Univariate analyses were performed to determine factors associated with dexmedetomidine-related hypotension. Risk factors significant at the 0...
July 2016: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science
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