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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
#2
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
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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
#5
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699492/adverse-drug-reactions-in-critical-care-setting-a-systematic-review
#6
Joshua Lisha, Velu Annalakshmi, Jose Maria, Devi Padmini
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) is reported to be high in critical care units. We conducted a systematic review to study the prevalence, drugs implicated, preventability, predictability, severity and determinants of ADRs in critical care settings. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PROQUEST and OVID (January 1995 to June 2015) using pre-specified appropriate medical subject heading (MeSH) terms. Of 1552 studies, 34 studies were included for data extraction and synthesis...
July 10, 2017: Current Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691497/increased-mortality-risk-in-diabetic-patients-discharged-from-hospital-with-insulin-therapy-after-an-acute-myocardial-infarction-data-from-the-fast-mi-2005-registry
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Vincent Bataille, Jean Ferrières, Nicolas Danchin, Etienne Puymirat, Marianne Zeller, Tabassome Simon, Didier Carrié
BACKGROUND: Merits of insulin use for diabetes treatment in patients with advanced atherosclerosis are debated. This observational study conducted in diabetic patients after an acute myocardial infarction aimed to assess whether insulin prescription at discharge (IPD) was related to all-cause mortality during follow-up. METHODS: Subjects were diabetic patients admitted in intensive- or coronary-care units for acute myocardial infarction (consecutively recruited in 223 centres in France) and discharged alive from the hospital, with or without an IPD...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688136/ultrasound-versus-traditional-palpation-to-guide-radial-artery-cannulation-in-critically-ill-children-a-randomized-trial
#8
Nattachai Anantasit, Pimporn Cheeptinnakorntaworn, Anant Khositseth, Rojjanee Lertbunrian, Marut Chantra
OBJECTIVES: To identify success rates for radial artery cannulation in a pediatric critical care unit using either palpation or ultrasound guidance to cannulate the radial artery. METHODS: A prospective randomized comparative study of critically ill children who required invasive monitoring in a tertiary referral center was conducted. All patients were randomized by a stratified block of 4 to either ultrasound-guided or traditional palpation radial artery cannulation...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675111/outcomes-of-tracheostomy-with-concomitant-and-delayed-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-in-the-neuroscience-critical-care-unit
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Christa O'Hana S Nobleza, Vinciya Pandian, Ravirasmi Jasti, David H Wu, Marek A Mirski, Romergryko G Geocadin
BACKGROUND: In patients with severe neurologic conditions, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is typically performed either alone or with a tracheostomy. The characteristics and outcomes of patients receiving PEG concomitantly with a tracheostomy (CTPEG) and those receiving delayed PEG (DPEG) after a tracheostomy were compared. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study in a 24-bed neuroscience critical care unit (NCCU) at a tertiary care hospital. Consecutive patients admitted to the NCCU from April 2007 to July 2013 who underwent percutaneous tracheostomy and gastrostomy by the percutaneous tracheostomy team were included and grouped according to the timing of PEG placement: CTPEG versus DPEG...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666601/impact-of-a-cardiac-intensivist-on-mortality-in-patients-with-cardiogenic-shock
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Soo Jin Na, Taek Kyu Park, Ga Yeon Lee, Yang Hyun Cho, Chi Ryang Chung, Kyeongman Jeon, Gee Young Suh, Joong Hyun Ahn, Keumhee C Carriere, Young Bin Song, Jin-Oh Choi, Joo-Yong Hahn, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, Jeong Hoon Yang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the association between high-intensity staffing by a dedicated cardiac intensivist and clinical outcomes in CS. METHODS: We enrolled 2923 consecutive patients admitted to a cardiac care unit (CCU) from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015. In January 2013, the CCU changed from a low-intensity to high-intensity staffing unit managed by a dedicated cardiac intensivist. Patients were eligible if they required inotropes or vasopressors to maintain a systolic blood pressure>90mmHg, and had serum lactate≥2...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666156/family-support-liaison-in-the-witnessed-resuscitation-a-phenomenology-study
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Hadi Hassankhani, Vahid Zamanzade, Azad Rahmani, Hamidreza Haririan, Joanne E Porter
BACKGROUND: Family-witnessed resuscitation remains controversial among clinicians from implementation to practice and there are a number of countries, such as Iran, where that is considered a low priority. OBJECTIVE: To explore the lived experience of resuscitation team members with the presence of the patient's family during resuscitation. DESIGN: The hermeneutic phenomenology. SETTINGS: The emergency departments and critical care units of 6 tertiary hospitals in Tabriz, Iran...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663105/does-good-critical-thinking-equal-effective-decision-making-among-critical-care-nurses-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Salizar Mohamed Ludin
BACKGROUND: A critical thinker may not necessarily be a good decision-maker, but critical care nurses are expected to utilise outstanding critical thinking skills in making complex clinical judgements. Studies have shown that critical care nurses' decisions focus mainly on doing rather than reflecting. To date, the link between critical care nurses' critical thinking and decision-making has not been examined closely in Malaysia. AIM: To understand whether critical care nurses' critical thinking disposition affects their clinical decision-making skills...
June 26, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660962/reinforcement-of-natural-rubber-latex-using-lignocellulosic-nanofibers-isolated-from-spinifex-grass
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Alireza Hosseinmardi, Pratheep K Annamalai, Lianzhou Wang, Darren Martin, Nasim Amiralian
Reinforcement of natural rubber (NR) using nanofillers often results in an enhancement of the tensile strength, but at the expense of elongation at break and toughness. In this study, with the objective of strengthening NR without compromising its compliance, we investigate the reinforcement efficiency of a series of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) with variations in residual hemicellulose, lignin and therefore surface chemistry. Different types of high aspect ratio CNF isolated from Triodia pungens (T. pungens), an Australian arid grass commonly known as spinifex, were added at 0...
July 13, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657364/documentation-of-person-centred-health-plans-for-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Inger Jansson, Andreas Fors, Inger Ekman, Kerstin Ulin
BACKGROUND: Personalised care planning is argued for but there is a need to know more about what the plans actually contain. AIM: To describe the content of person-centred health, plans documented at three healthcare levels for patients with acute coronary syndrome. DESIGN: Patients with acute coronary syndrome aged under 75 years and admitted to two coronary care units at a university hospital were enrolled in the study. This retrospective descriptive study documented 89 person-centred health plans at three healthcare levels: hospital, outpatient and primary care...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655767/three-distinct-3-methylcytidine-m3c-methyltransferases-modify-trna-and-mrna-in-mice-and-humans
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Luang Xu, Xinyu Liu, Na Sheng, Kyaw Soe Oo, Junxin Liang, Yok Hian Chionh, Juan Xu, Fuzhou Ye, Yong-Gui Gao, Peter C Dedon, Xin-Yuan Fu
Chemical RNA modifications are central features of epitranscriptomics, highlighted by the discovery of modified ribonucleosides in mRNA and exemplified by the critical roles of RNA modifications in normal physiology and disease. Despite a resurgent interest in these modifications, the biochemistry of 3-methylcytidine (m3C) formation in mammalian RNAs is still poorly understood. However, the recent discovery of trm141 as the second gene responsible for m3C presence in RNA in fission yeast raises the possibility that multiple enzymes are involved in m3C formation in mammals as well...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647057/prevalence-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-routine-screening-in-intensive-coronary-care-units
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S Morra, F Bughin, K Solecki, M Aboubadra, B Lattuca, F Gouzi, J-C Macia, T-T Cung, S Cade, F Cransac, J-M Davy, Y Dauvilliers, D Corrado, F Roubille
INTRODUCTION: Increased evidence has shown that, despite the maximum care afforded to patients admitted with acute coronary syndromes (ACS), a residual risk of mortality remains, in which obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) appears to be a largely undiagnosed factor, particularly in the intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU). The purpose of this study is to determine whether the systematic screening for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is feasible and may be recommended. The aims of our study are to determine: (1) The estimated prevalence of OSA in patients admitted to the ICCU for ACS determined by a validated, user-friendly portable screening device; (2) The feasibility of the screening in this context; (3) To assess any negative impact of OSA on the severity of ACS...
June 21, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647051/longitudinal-nosocomial-outbreak-of-pseudomonas-fluorescens-bloodstream-infection-of-2-years-duration-in-a-coronary-care-unit
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Yuichiro Oba, Takahiro Nakajima, Chiyo Ogida, Miyuki Kawanami, Mamoru Fujiwara, Ikuko Matsumura
BACKGROUND: Outbreaks of bloodstream infections (BSI) of nonfermenting bacteria are a critical issue and often associated with hospital environments. We experienced a long-lasting outbreak of Pseudomonas fluorescens BSI limited to a coronary care unit (CCU). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective epidemiologic investigation and a case-control study for Pseudomonas fluorescens BSI from April 2011-July 2014. Environmental sample culture was conducted to detect the specific environmental source of transmission...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644157/ecg-case-of-the-month-chest-pain-and-ecg-abnormalities
#18
D Luke Glancy
A 27-year-old man was admitted to the coronary care unit because of chest pain and an electrocardiogram (ECG) read by the computer as an inferior infarct and left ventricular hypertrophy (Figure).
May 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640785/physiologic-considerations-in-trauma-patients-undergoing-resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta
#19
Zaffer A Qasim, Robert A Sikorski
Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta is a new procedure for adjunctive management of critically injured patients with noncompressible torso or pelvic hemorrhage who are in refractory hemorrhagic shock, ie, bleeding to death. The anesthesiologist plays a critical role in management of these patients, from initial evaluation in the trauma bay to definitive care in the operating room and the critical care unit. A comprehensive understanding of the effects of resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta is essential to making it an effective component of hemostatic resuscitation...
June 20, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638594/high-burden-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacteria-causing-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-critical-care-unit-of-nepal
#20
Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Keshab Parajuli, Basista Prasad Rijal, Bharat Mani Pokhrel
BACKGROUND: Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and antimicrobial resistance are principal threats to the patients of intensive care units and are the major determining factors for patient outcome. They are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, excess hospitalization and financial costs. The present study is an attempt to investigate the spectrum and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates involved in healthcare associated infections (HCAI) in the patients of a critical care unit at a tertiary care university hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
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