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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235737/long-term-survival-of-discharged-patients-admitted-to-intensive-coronary-care-unit-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Dante Antonelli, Ofir Koren, Menachem Nahir, Ehud Rozner, Nahum A Freedberg, Yoav Turgeman
BACKGROUND: Survival of patients who were discharged from the hospital following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has not been well defined. OBJECTIVES: To verify predictor variables for prognosis of patients following OHCA who survived hospitalization. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical, demographic, and outcome data of consecutive patients who were hospitalized from January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2014, into the intensive coronary care unit (ICCU) after aborted OHCA and discharged alive...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235419/an-observational-study-of-patient-handover-communications-among-nurses-on-an-oncology-critical-care-unit
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Jennifer L Milesky, Diana-Lyn Baptiste, Brenda K Shelton
Aim/Objectives: The purpose of this quality improvement project was to evaluate the feasibility and utilization of evidence-based recommendations for nurse-to-nurse shift handover on an oncology critical care unit. BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication is the most common cause of medical errors in hospitals. DESIGN: Observational study. METHODS: Nurses were provided education that integrated evidence-based recommendations for handover of care...
December 13, 2017: Contemporary Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227977/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-is-an-independent-predictor-of-aki-and-mortality-in-patients-in-the-coronary-care-unit
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Yugang Hu, Huilan Liu, Shuai Fu, Jing Wan, Xiaoning Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We investigated the hypothesis that RDW is an independent predictor of acute kidney injury (AKI) and mortality in patients in the coronary care unit (CCU). METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, we screened 412 adults admitted to the CCU at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University from January 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015. AKI was defined based on the KDIGO-AKI criteria. The survivors were followed up for up to 2 years after hospital discharge...
December 8, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221894/efficacy-of-an-inactivated-mycoplasma-hyorhinis-vaccine-in-pigs
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Brian Martinson, Whitney Zoghby, Kenneth Barrett, Lawrence Bryson, Rodney Christmas, F C Minion, Jeremy Kroll
Lameness and polyserositis in pigs caused by Mycoplasma hyorhinis are generally treated with antibiotics and may require multiple doses. The costs of these antibiotics combined with economic losses from culling and reduced feed conversion due to lameness are hardships to the swine producer. In this study we have demonstrated efficacy of an inactivated M. hyorhinis vaccine administered to three-week old caesarian-derived colostrum-deprived piglets. Three doses of vaccine (high, medium, and low) were evaluated and compared to a placebo control...
December 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219627/non-oncotic-properties-of-albumin-a-multidisciplinary-vision-about-the-implications-for-critically-ill-patients
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Ricard Ferrer, Xavier Mateu, Emilio Maseda, Juan Carlos Yébenes, César Aldecoa, Candelaria De Haro, Juan Carlos Ruiz-Rodriguez, José Garnacho-Montero
Effective resuscitation with human albumin solutions is achieved with less fluid than with crystalloid solutions. However, the role of albumin in today's critical care unit is also linked to its multiple pharmacological effects. Areas covered: The potential clinical benefits of albumin in select populations of critically ill patients like sepsis seem related to immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects, antibiotic transportation and endothelial stabilization. Albumin transports many drugs used in critically ill patients...
December 8, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219384/discovery-of-the-doubly-charmed-%C3%AE-_-cc-baryon-implies-a-stable-bbu-over-%C3%A2-d-over-%C3%A2-tetraquark
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Marek Karliner, Jonathan L Rosner
Recently, the LHCb Collaboration discovered the first doubly charmed baryon Ξ_{cc}^{++}=ccu at 3621.40±0.78  MeV, very close to our theoretical prediction. We use the same methods to predict a doubly bottom tetraquark T(bbu[over ¯]d[over ¯]) with J^{P}=1^{+} at 10 389±12  MeV, 215 MeV below the B^{-}B[over ¯]^{*0} threshold and 170 MeV below the threshold for decay to B^{-}B[over ¯]^{0}γ. The T(bbu[over ¯]d[over ¯]) is therefore stable under strong and electromagnetic interactions and can only decay weakly, the first exotic hadron with such a property...
November 17, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212641/incivility-and-professional-comportment-in-critical-care-nurses
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Kenneth John Oja
BACKGROUND: Civility among critical care nurses is important for achieving positive patient outcomes. Professional comportment refers to nurse behaviors that are respectful, knowledgeable, deliberate, and compassionate. OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between perceptions of nurse-to-nurse incivility and professional comportment among critical care nurses, and the extent to which nurse characteristics influence their perceptions. METHODS: Data were collected from nurses in 14 critical care units...
2017: AACN Advanced Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210876/identifying-the-factors-affecting-comfort-and-the-comfort-levels-of-patients-hospitalized-in-the-coronary-care-unit
#8
Nesrin Nural, Semiha Alkan
Comfort, a concept associated with the art of nursing, is important for reducing the negative impact of hospitalization in a coronary care unit (CCU). Providing nursing interventions that ensure patient comfort is important for patients to respond positively to treatment. To determine the factors affecting comfort and the comfort levels of patients hospitalized in the CCU. A descriptive study. The study was conducted between December 2015 and February 2016 in the CCU of a state hospital located in Trabzon, Turkey...
January 2018: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210143/sudden-death-in-paediatrics-as-a-traumatic-experience-for-critical-care-nurses
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Lígia Lima, Sandra Gonçalves, Cândida Pinto
BACKGROUND: Research shows that nurses working in critical care units and in particular, paediatric units, are at risk of developing symptoms of secondary traumatic stress (STS). However, little attention has been given to this phenomenon when associated with situations of sudden death in paediatrics. AIM: This study aimed to examine the impact of sudden death in paediatrics on nurses working in paediatrics critical care units and to explore nurses' experiences of this event...
December 5, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209509/realtime-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-tracheostomy-in-emergency-setting-the-glass-ceiling-has-been-broken
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Parli Raghavan Ravi, M N Vijai, Sachin Shouche
Background: In recent years ultrasound guided percutaneous tracheostomy (USPCT) has become a routine practice in critical care units. Its safety and superiority over conventional percutaneous tracheostomy and bronchoscopic guided PCT is proven to be non-inferior in elective cases. However its role in emergency percutaneous tracheostomy has never been studied, since percutaneous tracheostomy itself remains an enigma in accessing emergency airway. There is no report of use of ultrasound guided percutaneous tracheostomy in emergency setting so far in the literature...
2017: Disaster and Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206728/distributions-and-behavior-of-vital-signs-in-critically-ill-children-by-admission-diagnosis
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Danny Eytan, Andrew J Goodwin, Robert Greer, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Mjaye Mazwi, Peter C Laussen
OBJECTIVES: Define the distributions of heart rate and intraarterial blood pressure in children at admission to an ICU based on admission diagnosis and examine trends in these physiologic signs over 72 hours from admission (or to discharge if earlier). DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of continuously acquired signals. SETTING: A quaternary and primary referral children's hospital with a general PICU and cardiac critical care unit. PATIENTS: One thousand two hundred eighty-nine patients less than 18 years old were analyzed...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206726/standardization-of-pediatric-interfacility-transport-handover-measuring-the-development-of-a-shared-mental-model
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Anthony A Sochet, Kelsey S Ryan, Jennifer L Bartlett, Thomas A Nakagawa, Ladonna Bingham
OBJECTIVES: To determine if standardization of pediatric interfacility transport handover is associated with the development of a prototypical shared mental model between healthcare providers. DESIGN: A single center, prepost, retrospective cohort study. SETTINGS: A 259-bed, tertiary care, pediatric referral center. PATIENTS: Children 0 to 18 years old transferred to our critical care units or emergency center from October 2016 to February 2017...
December 4, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202329/relationship-of-ros-accumulation-and-superoxide-dismutase-isozymes-in-developing-anther-with-floret-fertility-of-rice-under-heat-stress
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Qian Zhao, Lujian Zhou, Jianchao Liu, Xiaoxia Du, Muhammad-Asad-Ullah Asad, Fudeng Huang, Gang Pan, Fangmin Cheng
High temperature (HT) at meiosis stage is one of most important environment constraint affecting spikelet fertility and rice yield. In this paper, the effects of HT exposure at meiosis stage on the ROS (reactive oxygen species) accumulation, various superoxide dismutase (SOD, EC1.15.1.11) isozymes in developing anther, and its relationship with HT-induced decline in pollen viability and floret fertility were investigated by using four rice cultivars differing in heat tolerance under well-controlled climatic condition...
November 16, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197395/translation-and-psychometric-testing-of-the-farsi-version-of-the-seattle-angina-questionnaire
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Zahra Taheri-Kharameh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Nahid Rejeh, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Sherrill Snelgrove, Ali Montazeri
BACKGROUND: Angina pectoris causes substantial psychological and functional disabilities and adversely effects quality of life in patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties including validity and reliability of the Farsi version of the Seattle angina questionnaire. METHODS: The 'forward-backward' procedure was applied to translate this questionnaire from English to Farsi. The translated version of the Seattle angina questionnaire was assessed in terms of validity and reliability with a convenience sample of 200 patients suffering from angina pectoris who were recruited from the inpatient ward (post CCU) and outpatient department at two teaching hospitals in an urban area of Iran...
December 2, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196589/using-squire-2-0-as-a-guide-for-planning-your-quality-improvement-project
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Julie M Stausmire, Charla Ulrich
This article is the third of a 4-part quality improvement resource series for critical care nurses interested in implementing system process or performance improvement projects. Part 1 defined the differences between research and quality improvement. Part 2 discussed how nurses and managers could identify meaningful quality improvement projects that will make a real difference in their critical care unit while fitting within their time constraints and resources. Part 3 uses the recently revised Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence guidelines as a basis for designing, implementing, documenting, and publishing quality improvement projects...
December 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189626/organizational-learning-in-an-orthopaedic-unit-a-learning-history
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Bret Lyman, Lindsey Shaw, Carly Moore
The purpose of this study was to explore organizational learning in an orthopaedic hospital unit. Skill in organizational learning is necessary to achieve high reliability in a dynamic healthcare environment, yet organizational learning in hospital units is not well understood. A learning history was conducted with a high-performing orthopaedic unit. Findings were interpreted in the context of a previous learning history conducted with a critical care unit. Despite contextual differences, each unit progressed through the same four developmental stages to achieve its current state of high reliability...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188911/-physical-structure-human-resources-and-health-care-quality-indicators-in-public-hospital-emergency-departments-in-the-autonomous-communities-of-madrid-and-catalonia-a-comparative-study
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Carmen Del Arco Galán, Belén Rodríguez Miranda, Juan González Del Castillo, César Carballo, Carlos Bibiano Guillén, Santiago Artillo, Òscar Miró, F Javier Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVES: To compare the general, structural, and organizational characteristics of public hospital emergency departments in the Spanish autonomous communities of Madrid and Catalonia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive survey-based study covering 3 areas of inquiry: general hospital features (18 questions), structural features of the emergency department (14 questions), and organizational and work-related policies of the emergency department (30 questions). Hospitals were grouped according to complexity: local hospitals (level 1), high-technology or referral hospitals (levels 2-3)...
2017: Emergencias: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187799/appropriateness-of-digoxin-measurement-in-hospitalized-patients
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Seyma Oncu, Ayse Gelal, Ozgur Aslan, Reyhan S Ucku
Introduction: Measurement of serum digoxin concentrations before steady-state is reached results in a falsely low concentration, and may affect treatment safety. We evaluated the proportion of serum digoxin measurements performed before steady-state is reached and the reasons for inappropriate sampling in hospitalized patients. Materials and methods: Electronic medical records of patients hospitalized between January 2011 and December 2015 treated with oral digoxin, that had more than one digoxin measurement were included...
February 15, 2018: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179178/serum-cystatin-c-predicts-aki-and-the-prognosis-of-patients-in-coronary-care-unit-a-prospective-observational-study
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Yugang Hu, Huilan Liu, Liguo Du, Jing Wan, Xiaoning Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a serious clinical state associated with high morbidity and mortality, particularly in critical ill patients. We investigated the hypothesis that serum Cystatin C (sCysC) is a good predictor for AKI and may affect the short-term prognosis of coronary care unit (CCU) patients. METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, we screened 412 adults admitted to the CCU from January 1, 2014 to June 1, 2015 at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University...
November 27, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175171/early-warning-system-hypertension-thresholds-to-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-pre-eclampsia-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Hannah L Nathan, Paul T Seed, Natasha L Hezelgrave, Annemarie De Greeff, Elodie Lawley, John Anthony, David R Hall, Wilhelm Steyn, Lucy C Chappell, Andrew H Shennan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between blood pressure (BP) measurements and adverse outcomes in women with pre-eclampsia. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study of women with pre-eclampsia admitted to three South African tertiary facilities. BP was measured using the CRADLE Vital Signs Alert (VSA), incorporated with a traffic light early warning system; green: systolic BP <140 mmHg and diastolic BP <90 mmHg, yellow: systolic BP 140-159 and/or diastolic BP 90-109 mmHg (but neither is above the upper threshold), red: systolic BP ≥160 mmHg and/or diastolic BP ≥110 mmHg...
November 21, 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
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