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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808362/a-study-on-the-psychometric-properties-of-revised-nonverbal-pain-scale-and-original-nonverbal-pain-scale-in-iranian-nonverbal-ventilated-patients
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Hoda Chookalayi, Mehdi Heidarzadeh, Mohammad Hasanpour, Sajjad Jabrailzadeh, Fatemeh Sadeghpour
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The nonverbal pain scale is one of the instruments which study pain in nonverbal-ventilated patients with regard to the changes of behavioral and physiological indices. The purpose of the study is to survey the psychometric properties of revised-nonverbal pain scale (R-NVPS) and original-nonverbal pain scale (O-NVPS) in ventilated patients hospitalized in critical care units. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four nurses studied pain in sixty patients hospitalized in trauma, medical, neurology, and surgical critical care units using R-NVPS and O-NVPS at six times (before, during, and after nociceptive and nonnociceptive procedures)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803661/daily-bathing-strategies-and-cross-transmission-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms-impact-of-chlorhexidine-impregnated-wipes-in-a-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-endemic-intensive-care-unit
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Jesus Ruiz, Paula Ramirez, Esther Villarreal, Monica Gordon, Inmaculada Saez, Alfonso Rodríguez, María Jesús Castañeda, Álvaro Castellanos-Ortega
BACKGROUND: Health-care associated infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in critical care units. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-impregnated wipes in the daily bathing of patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) to prevent cross-transmission and colonization by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) METHODS: Prospective cohort study with an intervention of 11 months. The intervention consisted of using CHG-impregnated wipes for the daily bathing of patients on mechanical ventilation or colonized by MDROs...
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779830/role-of-procalcitonin-in-the-management-of-infected-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
David N Gilbert
The combination of molecular pathogen diagnostics and the biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) are changing the use of antimicrobials in patients admitted to critical care units with severe community-acquired pneumonia, possible septic shock, or other clinical syndromes. An elevated serum PCT level is good supportive evidence of a bacterial pneumonia, whereas a low serum PCT level virtually eliminates an etiologic role for bacteria even if the culture for a potential bacterial pathogen is positive. Serum PCT levels can be increased in any shocklike state; a low PCT level eliminates invasive bacterial infection as an etiology in more than 90% of patients...
September 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769737/assessment-of-nurses-interventions-in-the-management-of-clinical-alarms-in-the-critical-care-unit-kenyatta-national-hospital-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lucy W Meng'anyi, Lilian A Omondi, Margaret N Muiva
BACKGROUND: Alarms in the critical areas are an important component of most of the machines as they alert nurses on the change in the patients' condition. Most patients in the critical care units cannot speak for themselves hence cannot pinpoint when their condition changes. It is therefore important to assess the nurses' interventions when managing clinical alarms. The purpose of this study was to assess interventions employed by nurses in the management of clinical alarms in the care of patients in the Critical Care Unit (CCU), Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)...
2017: BMC Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765654/-analysis-of-clinical-safety-in-the-units-of-allergy-of-the-valencian-community
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M D De Las Marinas Alvarez, B E Garcia Figueroa, R Alamar, C Pérez Francés, C Martorell Calatayud, M D Hernandez Fernandez de Ro
The introduction of new diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving allergen exposure may increase the risk of allergic reactions. We designed and distributed an anonymous questionnaire among the allergy units of the Valencian Community in order to collect information on measures to ensure clinical safety. Twelve hospital outpatient clinics and 8 ambulatory care centres reported similar patterns of activities, including the use of critical care units, emergency rooms or day hospitals for higher risk techniques...
July 28, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763359/more-than-a-tick-box-medical-checklist-development-design-and-use
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Barbara K Burian, Anna Clebone, Key Dismukes, Keith J Ruskin
Despite improving patient safety in some perioperative settings, some checklists are not living up to their potential and complaints of "checklist fatigue" and outright rejection of checklists are growing. Problems reported often concern human factors: poor design, inadequate introduction and training, duplication with other safety checks, poor integration with existing workflow, and cultural barriers. Each medical setting-such as an operating room or a critical care unit-and different clinical needs-such as a shift handover or critical event response-require a different checklist design...
July 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761452/comparison-of-manual-versus-automated-blood-pressure-measurement-in-intensive-care-unit-coronary-care-unit-and-emergency-room
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Ahmad Mirdamadi, Mostafa Etebari
BACKGROUND: Accuracy of blood pressure (BP) measurement in clinical settings is one of the most concerns despite of promotion in techniques for the measurement of BP. Our aim was to compare automated versus manual BP measurement in intensive care unit (ICU), coronary care unit (CCU), and emergency room patients. METHODS: Totally, 117 patients in ICU, CCU, and emergency department were registered in the study. Demographic information was recorded. The cardioset heart monitoring device was used for measuring BP and mercury sphygmomanometer with appropriate cuffs was used for manual method...
January 2017: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760690/validity-of-contents-of-a-paediatric-critical-comfort-scale-using-mixed-methodology
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A Bosch-Alcaraz, I Jordan-Garcia, S Alcolea-Monge, R Fernández-Lorenzo, E Carrasquer-Feixa, M Ferrer-Orona, A Falcó-Pegueroles
INTRODUCTION: Critical illness in paediatric patients includes acute conditions in a healthy child as well as exacerbations of chronic disease, and therefore these situations must be clinically managed in Critical Care Units. The role of the paediatric nurse is to ensure the comfort of these critically ill patients. To that end, instruments are required that correctly assess critical comfort. OBJECTIVE: To describe the process for validating the content of a paediatric critical comfort scale using mixed-method research...
July 28, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760636/changing-the-paradigm-messages-for-hand-hygiene-education-and-audit-from-cluster-analysis
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D J Gould, D Navaïe, E Purssell, N S Drey, S Creedon
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene is considered the foremost infection prevention measure. How health workers accept and make sense of the hand hygiene message is likely to contribute to success and sustainability of initiatives to improve performance, which is still often poor. METHODS: Survey of nurses in critical care units in three National Health Service trusts in England to explore opinions about hand hygiene, use of alcohol handrubs, audit with performance feedback and other key hand hygiene-related issues...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754461/evaluating-of-fungal-contamination-in-hospital-wet-cooling-systems-in-markazi-province-central-iran
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M Mosayebi, Z Eslamirad, R Hajihossein, B Ghorbanzadeh, M Shahverdi, M Didehdar
OBJECTIVE: Fungal infections are common complication among hospitalized patients especially between who is immunocompromised. Wet cooling systems in the hospital environment play a critical role as a source of these infections. The aim of this study was survey of wet cooling system of hospitals for fungal contamination in Arak city. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted during May to September of 2016. Sampling was done as random. Samples were obtained from water and straw of 84 wet cooling systems of four hospitals in Arak city...
July 25, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752002/changing-definitions-of-sepsis
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REVIEW
Fethi Gül, Mustafa Kemal Arslantaş, İsmail Cinel, Anand Kumar
Sepsis is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients despite the use of modern antibiotics and resuscitation therapies. Outcomes in sepsis have improved overall, probably because of an enhanced focus on early diagnosis and other improvements in supportive care, but mortality rates still remain unacceptably high. The diagnosis and definition of sepsis is a critical problem due to the heterogeneity of this disease process. Although it is apparent that much more needs to be done to advance our understanding, sepsis and related terms remain difficult to define...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736557/the-effect-of-admission-renal-function-on-the-treatment-and-outcome-of-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Zach Rozenbaum, Sydney Benchetrit, Saar Minha, Yoram Neuman, Meital Shlezinger, Ilan Goldenberg, Morris Mosseri, David Pereg
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease is a frequent comorbidity among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). We aimed to evaluate treatment characteristics in ACS patients according to their renal function and to assess the effect of differences in therapy on clinical outcomes. METHODS: Included were patients with ACS enrolled in the biennial Acute Coronary Syndrome Israeli Surveys (ACSIS) during 2000-2013. Excluded were patients with cardiogenic shock at presentation...
June 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728520/in-and-out-hospital-mortality-rate-in-surgical-patients
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Philippe Dony, Magali Pirson, Jean G Boogaerts
BACKGROUND: Death rates after surgery are increasingly analysed for clinical audit and quality assessment. Many studies commonly provide information only on deaths that occur during hospital stay, known as in-hospital death rates. By using hospital data set linked to death certificate registry, we recorded in- and out-hospital deaths within 30 and 60 post-operative days. METHODS: The study included all consecutive surgical procedures (denominator) under general or locoregional anaesthesia in adult patients admitted for elective or non-elective inpatient surgery...
July 20, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724192/handheld-echocardiography-during-hospitalization-for-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Michael W Cullen, Jeffrey B Geske, Nandan S Anavekar, J Wells Askew, Bradley R Lewis, Jae K Oh
BACKGROUND: Handheld echocardiography (HHE) is concordant with standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in a variety of settings but has not been thoroughly compared to traditional TTE in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). HYPOTHESIS: Completed by experienced operators, HHE provides accurate diagnostic capabilities compared with standard TTE in AMI patients. METHODS: This study prospectively enrolled patients admitted to the coronary care unit with AMI...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720241/the-physician-nurse-collaboration-in-feeding-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-survey
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Binbin Mei, Wenting Wang, Meifen Shen, Feifei Cui, Zunjia Wen, Jianping Ding
AIMS: Describe physician-nurse collaboration in feeding critically ill patients and explore the influence factors related to this collaboration, which can provide information for clinical practice and future studies. BACKGROUND: Appropriate nutrition support is essential and significant for critically ill patients, and the importance of physician-nurse collaboration in other fields has been confirmed, yet there are limited studies put insights into the status of physician-nurse collaboration in feeding critically ill patients...
August 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716775/acute-rehabilitation-after-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-reboa-in-major-trauma
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Jessica Anne Rich, Julia Coleman, Camille Devaux, Karen Hoffman
We report a 23-year-old woman admitted post cyclist versus heavy goods vehicle accident in December 2014. This was the second case the life-saving procedure, that is, resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) was performed on at the roadside. This advanced procedure was performed due to the extensive haemorrhage from this patient's complex pelvic fracture . As a result of REBOA, the patient consequently lost her left lower limb and underwent a variety of complex pelvic and lower limb surgeries...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716536/looking-at-hospitalized-persons-throughout-the-prism-of-the-handicap
#17
M Giral, B Boussat, F Lombard, S Stempfle, P François, D Pérennou
OBJECTIVE: To describe the disability status of non-selected hospitalized persons. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey to assess activity limitations of every person older than 18 years hospitalized in a regional university hospital covering all medical fields. Evaluators rated, on a scale from 0 to 4, 22 selected items of the International Classification of Functioning (ICF), covering the 6 following domains: learning and applying knowledge, general tasks and demands, communication, mobility, self-care, and interpersonal interactions and relationships...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711861/healthcare-infrastructure-capacity-to-respond-to-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-sari-and-sepsis-in-vietnam-a-low-middle-income-country
#18
Vu Quoc Dat, Nguyen Thanh Long, Kim Bao Giang, Pham Bich Diep, Ta Hoang Giang, Janet V Diaz
PURPOSE: This study investigated the availability of relevant structural and human resources needed for the clinical management of patients with severe acute respiratory infections and sepsis in critical care units in Vietnam. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A questionnaire survey was conducted by purposive sampling of 128 hospitals (36% of total hospitals in surveyed provinces), including 25 provincial and 103 district level hospitals, from 20 provinces in Vietnam. Data on availability of hospital characteristics, structural resources and health care workers was then analyzed...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706385/acylation-stimulating-protein-is-a-surrogate-biomarker-for-acute-myocardial-infarction-role-of-statins
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Hayder M Al-Kuraishy, Ali I Al-Gareeb
BACKGROUND: Acylation-stimulating protein (ASP) is an adipokine synthesized within adipocytes environment due to adipocyte differentiation. AIM: The aim of this study was to assess changes in ASP levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and to correlate these variations with disease variables. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total number of 111 patients previously and currently treated with rosuvastatin or atorvastatin presented with acute MI in a Coronary Care Unit, were divided into three groups, Group A: Thirty-nine patients treated with atorvastatin, Group B: Thirty patients treated with rosuvastatin, compared to 42 patients presented with MI not previously treated with statins were enrolled in this study...
July 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704089/malaria-diagnosis-treatment-and-management-of-a-critically-ill-patient
#20
Chris Carter, Priscar Sakala Mukonka
Malaria is a significant cause of mortality in many countries and remains the most prevalent parasitic tropical infection. The World Health Organization estimates that 50% of the world's population is at risk of malaria, with most deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. This case study explores the management of a malaria patient admitted to a critical care unit in Zambia, a lower-middle-income country in sub-Saharan Africa. While malaria is prevalent in Zambia and other countries, in the UK all malaria is imported and less frequently seen by health professionals...
July 13, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
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