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APACHE II score and critical illness

Valliappan Muthu, Sahajal Dhooria, Ritesh Agarwal, Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Digambar Behera, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal
Background: There is a paucity of literature regarding outcome of critically ill patients with tuberculosis (TB) from India. Herein, we describe our experience of patients with active TB admitted to a Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RICU) of a tertiary care hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of all the patients admitted with active TB. The baseline clinical, demographic, ICU parameters and mortality were recorded. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to identify factors predicting mortality...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Christopher G Hughes, Mayur B Patel, Nathan E Brummel, Jennifer L Thompson, J Brennan McNeil, Pratik P Pandharipande, James C Jackson, Rameela Chandrasekhar, Lorraine B Ware, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard
PURPOSE: Neurologic and endothelial injury biomarkers are associated with prolonged delirium during critical illness and may reflect injury pathways that lead to poor long-term outcomes. We hypothesized that blood-brain barrier (BBB), neuronal, and endothelial injury biomarkers measured during critical illness are associated with cognitive impairment and disability after discharge. METHODS: We enrolled adults with respiratory failure and/or shock and measured plasma concentrations of BBB (S100B), neuronal (UCHL1, BDNF), and endothelial (E-selectin, PAI-1) injury markers within 72 h of ICU admission...
March 9, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
D Dante Yeh, Eva Fuentes, Sadeq A Quraishi, Jarone Lee, Haytham M A Kaafarani, Peter Fagenholz, Kathryn Butler, Marc DeMoya, Yuchiao Chang, George Velmahos
BACKGROUND: Failure to provide adequate nutrition in the intensive care unit (ICU) may be particularly harmful for patients with prolonged critical illness. We hypothesized that early nutrition inadequacy is more influential for those requiring a longer ICU stay versus those requiring a shorter stay. METHODS: We enrolled 280 adult patients with prolonged surgical ICU stay who were receiving enteral nutrition for >72 hours. Subjects were divided into 2 groups: shortICU (<14 days) and longICU (≥14 days)...
January 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Ziyaattin Karakuzu, Remzi Iscimen, Halis Akalin, Nermin Kelebek Girgin, Ferda Kahveci, Melda Sinirtas
BACKGROUND Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a nosocomial infection commonly seen in patients in intensive care units (ICU). This study aimed to analyze factors affecting prognosis of patients diagnosed with VAP. MATERIAL AND METHODS Critically ill patients with VAP were retrospectively evaluated between June 2002 and June 2011 in the ICU. VAP diagnosis was made according to 2005 ATS/IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society) criteria. First pneumonia attacks of patients were analyzed...
March 5, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Seyed Hossein Ardehali, Salman Dehghan, Ahmad Reza Baghestani, Aynaz Velayati, Zahra Vahdat Shariatpanahi
To evaluate the association of admission serum levels of 25(OH)D, parathormone and the related electrolytes with severity of illness and clinical outcomes in neurosurgical critically ill patients, serum levels of 25(OH)D, parathormone, calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, along with APACHE II score were measured for 210 patients upon admission. Mean serum 25(OH)D was 21.1 ± 7.4 ng/mL. 25(OH)D deficiency (less than 20 ng/dL) and elevated serum parathormone level were found in 47.6% and 38% of patients respectively...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Frederick Adam Zeiler, Joseph Donnelly, Basil Nourallah, Eric Peter Thelin, Leanne Calviello, Peter Smieleweski, Marek Czosnyka, Ari Ercole, David Menon
Impaired cerebrovascular reactivity has been associated with outcome following traumatic brain injury (TBI), but it is unknown how it is affected by trauma severity. Thus, we aimed to explore the relationship between intra-cranial (IC) and extra-cranial (EC) injury burden and cerebrovascular reactivity in TBI patients. We retrospectively included critically ill TBI patients. IC injury burden included detailed lesion and computerized tomography (CT) scoring (ie. Marshall, Rotterdam, Helsinki and Stockholm Scores) on admission...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
Su-Young Jung, Jaeyeol Kwon, Seohyun Park, Jong Hyun Jhee, Hae-Ryong Yun, HyoungNae Kim, Youn Kyung Kee, Chang-Yun Yoon, Tae-Ik Chang, Ea Wha Kang, Jung Tak Park, Tae-Hyun Yoo, Shin-Wook Kang, Seung Hyeok Han
Hyperphosphatemia is associated with mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, and is common in critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI); however, its clinical implication in these patients is unknown. We conducted an observational study in 1144 patients (mean age, 63.2 years; male, 705 [61.6%]) with AKI who received continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) between January 2009 and September 2016. Phosphate levels were measured before (0 h) and 24 h after CRRT initiation. We assessed disease severity using various clinical parameters...
2018: PloS One
Zhongliang Yang, Guoqiang Tao, Meifeng Guo, Baoling Sun, Liang Gong, Yong Ding, Shuming Ye, Weidong Liu, Xiuyun Yang
OBJECTIVE: To explore efficacy and safety of simulated artificial pancreas in modulating stress hyperglycemia in critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was performed. Seventy-two critically ill patients with stress hyperglycemia, aged 18-85 years, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score over 15, two consecutive random blood glucose 11.1 mmol/L or higher, glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) below 0.065, unable to eat food for 3 days after inclusion, or only accepting parenteral nutrition, admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) in Shanghai Punan Hospital of Pudong New District from January 1st, 2015 to June 30th, 2017 were enrolled...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Wen-Si Li, Zhang-Zhang Chen, Yi-Jun Zheng, Ming Zhong, Jie-Fei Ma, Li-Zhen Xuan, Jie-Qiong Song, Qian-Zhou Lv, Du-Ming Zhu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical outcomes in septic patients receiving parenteral fish oil. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, non-randomized, observational clinical study was carried out in 112 patients with sepsis from March, 2013 to May, 2015 in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) of a tertiaryreferral hospital. The patients were put into one of two groups; either the control or the study group. Patients received the standard treatment of sepsis based on guidelines in the control group...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Joanna L Stollings, Jennifer L Thompson, Benjamin A Ferrell, Mika Scheinin, Grant R Wilkinson, Christopher G Hughes, Ayumi K Shintani, E Wesley Ely, Timothy D Girard, Pratik P Pandharipande, Mayur B Patel
BACKGROUND: The relationship between plasma concentration of sedatives and delirium is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that higher plasma concentrations of lorazepam are associated with increased delirium risk, whereas higher plasma concentrations of dexmedetomidine are associated with reduced delirium risk. METHODS: This prospective cohort study was embedded in a double-blind randomized clinical trial, where ventilated patients received infusions of lorazepam and dexmedetomidine...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Tatiana Cathoud do Amaral Paes, Kátia Cansanção Correa de Oliveira, Patrícia de Carvalho Padilha, Wilza Arantes Ferreira Peres
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between phase angle (PA) and nutritional status and the prognostic significance of PA in critically ill cancer patients. METHODS: 31 patients that had been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a center on oncology were evaluated. Their PA was obtained from their bioelectrical impedance within 48 h of the ICU admission. The logistic regression analysis of Cox was used in order to identify the independent predictors of the outcomes...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Othmar Moser, Julia Münzker, Stefan Korsatko, Christoph Pachler, Karlheinz Smolle, Wolfgang Toller, Thomas Augustin, Johannes Plank, Thomas R Pieber, Julia K Mader, Martin Ellmerer
We evaluated a standard subcutaneous microdialysis technique for glucose monitoring in two critically ill patient populations and tested whether a prolonged run-in period improves the quality of the interstitial glucose signal. 20 surgical patients after major cardiac surgery (APACHE II score: 10.1 ± 3.2) and 10 medical patients with severe sepsis (APACHE II score: 31.1 ± 4.3) were included in this investigation. A microdialysis catheter was inserted in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the abdominal region...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
Surat Tongyoo, Tanuwong Viarasilpa, Chairat Permpikul
Objective To compare the outcomes of patients with and without a mean serum potassium (K+) level within the recommended range (3.5-4.5 mEq/L). Methods This prospective cohort study involved patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (ICU) of Siriraj Hospital from May 2012 to February 2013. The patients' baseline characteristics, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score, serum K+ level, and hospital outcomes were recorded. Patients with a mean K+ level of 3.5 to 4.5 mEq/L and with all individual K+ values of 3...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Mihai Sandesc, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Anca Dinu, Marius Papurica, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia Elena Popovici, Lavinia Melania Bratu, Tiberiu Bratu, Adrian Tudor Stan, Dorel Sandesc
Critically ill polytrauma patients have increased production of free radicals (FRs) and consequent alterations in biochemical pathways, as well as disruption of cellular integrity, due to increased lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate several biomarkers associated with increased oxidative stress in critically ill polytrauma patients, and to evaluate the effect of antioxidant treatment on the clinical outcome in these patients. A total of 67 polytrauma patients from an intensive care unit met the selection criteria...
January 9, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Shahin Shadnia, Nasim Zamani, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Hamed Shafaroodi, Mina Padandar, Mohammad Hasan Rezaeizadeh
BACKGROUND: Prognostic value of cortisol and thyroid function tests (TFTs) has previously been evaluated in medical ICUs. We aimed to evaluate prognostic efficacy of cortisol and TFTs in critically ill poisoned patients admitted to toxicology intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: In a prospective study of consecutively enrolled subjects admitted to the toxicology ICU, lab analyses included TFTs (total T3 and T4 as well as TSH) and cortisol levels drawn between 8 am-10 am during period of the first 24 hours post-ingestion/exposure...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Sirimas Potharajaroen, Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Thavatchai Tayjasanant, Thammasak Thawitsri, George Anderson, Michael Maes
This study examined the effects of bright light therapy (BLT) on the incidence of delirium in post-operative patients admitted to a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) and delineates risk and protective factors. We included 62 patients in a single-blind, randomized controlled study. The intervention group was treated with care as usual plus BLT for three consecutive days. Delirium was diagnosed by DSM-5 criteria with the Confusion Assessment Method-Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU). Risk factors for delirium were measured, including the APACHE II score, Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), as well as hematocrit and bicarbonate levels...
March 2018: Psychiatry Research
Zhichao Xie, Xuelian Liao, Wanhong Yin, Yan Kang, Jun Guo, Meizhu Lu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Blood pressure (BP) variability is associated with cardiovascular events, and cerebral and renal damage. The aim of this study was to investigate any potential relationship between short-term BP variability and incidence of acute onset conditions, such as acute kidney injury (AKI), in critically ill patients. METHODS: BP was monitored to analyze its variability in critically ill patients in present study. Short-term BP variability was assessed as average real variability (ARV), standard deviation (SD) and coefficient of variation (CV) of 24-hour BP...
December 14, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
Su Hwan Lee, Ju Hye Shin, Joo Han Song, Ah Young Leem, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Kyung Soo Chung
The Eph/ephrin receptor ligand system is known to play a role in inflammation induced by infection, injury, and inflammatory diseases. The present study aimed to evaluate plasma EphA2 receptor levels in critically ill patients with sepsis. This study was a prospective cohort study evaluating samples and clinical data from the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a 2000-bed university tertiary referral hospital in South Korea. Positive correlations of the plasma EphA2 receptor level with the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score and the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score were observed...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
Izabela Duda, Łukasz Krzych, Halina Jędrzejowska-Szypułka, Joanna Lewin-Kowalik
INTRODUCTION: Evaluation of the prognostic potential of the S100B protein and neuron-specific enolase (NSE) as predictors of mortality in critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 62 patients. Basic clinical variables and blood samples for S100B and NSE level testing were obtained during the first four days after admission. Mortality was described as the patient's death during hospitalization in the ICU...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
Li Chen, Lipu Deng, Hongmei Zhao, Xiaoying Huang, Xianghua He, Xiangmin Li, Ben Liu, Yongxiang Xie
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the comparation of national early warning score (NEWS), rapid emergency medicine score (REMS) and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score in predicting prognosis of critically ill patients in emergency department (ED). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Critically ill patients, aged > 16 years, hospitalized > 24 hours, and admitted to the ED of Nanhua Hospital Affiliated to South China University from January 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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