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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227227/multi-task-transfer-learning-for-in-hospital-death-prediction-of-icu-patients
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Chandan Karmakar, Budhaditya Saha, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Svetha Venkatesh, Chandan Karmakar, Budhaditya Saha, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Svetha Venkatesh, Budhaditya Saha, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Svetha Venkatesh, Chandan Karmakar
Multi-Task Transfer Learning (MTTL) is an efficient approach for learning from inter-related tasks with small sample size and imbalanced class distribution. Since the intensive care unit (ICU) data set (publicly available in Physionet) has subjects from four different ICU types, we hypothesize that there is an underlying relatedness amongst various ICU types. Therefore, this study aims to explore MTTL model for in-hospital mortality prediction of ICU patients. We used single-task learning (STL) approach on the augmented data as well as individual ICU data and compared the performance with the proposed MTTL model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225315/improving-glycemic-control-safely-in-critical-care-patients-a-collaborative-systems-approach-in-nine-hospitals
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Gregory A Maynard, Janet Holdych, Heather Kendall, Karen Harrison, Patricia A Montgomery, Kristen Kulasa
Objective Safely improve glycemic control in the critical care units of nine hospitals. Methods Critical care adult inpatients from nine hospitals with ≥ 4 point-of-care (POC) blood glucose (BG) readings over ≥ 2 days were targeted by collaborative improvement efforts to reduce hyper- and hypo-glycemia. Balanced glucometric goals for each hospital were set targeting improvement from baseline, or goals deemed desirable from Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) benchmarking data. Collaborative interventions included standardized insulin infusion protocols, hypoglycemia prevention bundles, audit and feedback, education, and measure-vention (coupling measurement of patients "off protocol" with concurrent interventions to correct suboptimal care)...
February 22, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224111/attributable-cost-of-a-nosocomial-infection-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Binila Chacko, Kurien Thomas, Thambu David, Hema Paul, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, John Victor Peter
AIM: To study the impact of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) on cost and outcome from intensive care units (ICU) in India. METHODS: Adult patients (> 18 years) admitted over 1-year, to a 24-bed medical critical care unit in India, were enrolled prospectively. Treatment cost and outcome data were collected. This cost data was merged with HAI data collected prospectively by the Hospital Infection Control Committee. Only infections occurring during ICU stay were included...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224109/timing-method-and-discontinuation-of-hydrocortisone-administration-for-septic-shock-patients
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Miguel A Ibarra-Estrada, Quetzalcóatl Chávez-Peña, Claudia I Reynoso-Estrella, Jorge Rios-Zermeño, Pável E Aguilera-González, Miguel A García-Soto, Guadalupe Aguirre-Avalos
AIM: To characterize the prescribing patterns for hydrocortisone for patients with septic shock and perform an exploratory analysis in order to identify the variables associated with better outcomes. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 59 patients with septic shock who received stress-dose hydrocortisone. It was performed at 2 critical care units in academic hospitals from June 1(st), 2015, to July 31(st), 2016. Demographic data, comorbidities, medical management details, adverse effects related to corticosteroids, and outcomes were collected after the critical care physician indicated initiation of hydrocortisone...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208981/the-effect-of-emotion-regulation-training-on-occupational-stress-of-critical-care-nurses
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Darya Saedpanah, Shiva Salehi, Ladan Fattah Moghaddam
INTRODUCTION: Occupational stress is a common, serious and costly health problem in work environment. Nursing is a very stressful job high level of stress in this job affects nurses' physical and mental health. AIM: To investigate the effect of emotion regulation training of occupational stress on critical care nurses in two teaching hospitals in Sanandaj, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This interventional study was conducted on 60 nurses working in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Critical Care Unit (CCU) in two teaching hospitals in Sanandaj, Iran...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202189/does-the-presence-of-a-urinary-catheter-predict-severe-sepsis-in-a-bacteraemic-cohort
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M Melzer, C Welch
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a major cause of mortality with an estimated 37,000 deaths in the UK each year. This study aimed to determine host factors that can predict severe sepsis in a bacteraemic cohort. METHODS: From December 2012 to November 2013, demographic, clinical and microbiological data were collected on consecutive patients with bacteraemia at a London teaching hospital. These data were used to categorize patients as having severe or non-severe sepsis. Multi-variate logistic regression was used to determine the association between host factors and severe sepsis...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199253/maximizing-healthcare-professionals-use-of-new-computer-technologies-in-a-small-urban-hospital-s-critical-care-unit
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Patricia C Vadillo, Estrellita S Rojo, Adelaida Garces, Maria G Checton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Journal of Healthcare Management / American College of Healthcare Executives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195517/systematic-underutilisation-of-secondary-preventive-drugs-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome-and-reduced-renal-function
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Masih Khedri, Karolina Szummer, Juan-Jesus Carrero, Tomas Jernberg, Marie Evans, Stefan H Jacobson, Jonas Spaak
Aims The high risk of recurrent events in patients with reduced renal function following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may in part be due to suboptimal secondary prevention. We aimed to describe the association between renal dysfunction and the prescription, initiation and persistent use of secondary prevention during the first year after a first ACS. Methods We identified all patients admitted to any Swedish coronary care unit for a first ACS between 2005 and 2010 ( n = 77,432). In 75,129 patients, creatinine levels were available in order to obtain the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182021/procedural-moderate-sedation-with-ketamine-in-pediatric-critical-care-unit
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Tarek R Hazwani, Hala Al-Alem
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of moderate sedation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) settings according to moderate sedation protocol using ketamine and midazolam and to determine areas for the improvement in our clinical practice. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A retrospective study was conducted in the PICU. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective chart review was performed for patients who had received moderate sedation between January and the end of December 2011 and who are eligible to inclusion criteria...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176670/cerebrospinal-fluid-pleocytosis-in-critical-care-patients-with-seizures
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Carly Scramstad, Alan C Jackson
OBJECTIVES: To assess the etiology of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pleocytosis in critical care patients with seizure(s) or status epilepticus (SE). Many previous studies, some performed decades ago, concluded that CSF pleocytosis may be entirely attributable to seizure activity. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective chart review of adult patients with an admitting or acquired diagnosis of seizure(s) or SE in critical care units at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre between 2009 and 2012...
February 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168062/undilatable-stent-neoatherosclerosis-treated-with-ad-hoc-rotational-atherectomy
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Michael Koutouzis, Maria Agelaki, Christos Maniotis, Ioannis Tsiafoutis, Vasileios Patris, Mihalis Argyriou
A middle age woman with known ischemic heart disease and old stents in proximal left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) was admitted to Coronary Care Unit with acute coronary syndrome. The coronary angiography showed one vessel disease with significant restenosis within the previously implanted stents. The lesion was tough and remained undilatable despite high pressure balloon inflation. Eventually, the balloon ruptured creating a massive dissection of the LAD beginning immediately after the distal part of the undilatable lesion...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162168/-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis
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Y Zhang, Y Y Su, D Q Gao, H Ye
Objective: To explore the clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of mechanically ventilated patients with anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis. Methods: In this observational study, patients with anti-NMDAR encephalitis were enrolled, who were admitted into Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University from Jan 2012 to Jun 2015.All patients accepted tumor screening, symptomatic therapy, and immunotherapy.Outcomes were assessed by modified Rankin Scale (mRS) after immunotherapy every 6 months, and mRS 0-2 was defined as favorable outcome...
January 17, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160959/wound-infections-in-critical-care
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REVIEW
Jean E Cefalu, Kendra M Barrier, Alison H Davis
Patients admitted to critical care units are at high risk for increased morbidity and mortality from skin and deep wound infections. Despite considerable progress, wound healing remains a challenge to many clinicians. Nurses working in critical care environments need to understand the anatomic and physiologic basis for wound healing, distinguish wound inflammation from wound infection, recognize the presence of biofilms, and implement evidence-based wound care in order to promote successful outcomes in this patient population...
March 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160958/opportunistic-fungal-infections-in-critical-care-units
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REVIEW
Deborah D Garbee, Stephanie S Pierce, Jennifer Manning
Fungal infections are rare compared with bacterial infections, but they are on the increase in critical care units. Diagnosis can be difficult, resulting in increased mortality. Immunocompromised patients are at higher risk for fungal infections, including organ transplant, oncology, and HIV/AIDS patients. Fatigue and fever are common symptoms that require critical care nurses to remain vigilant in assessment to identify at-risk patients and promote use of timely cultures and appropriate treatments for fungal infections...
March 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159526/a-case-of-base-rate-bias-or-are-adolescents-at-a-higher-risk-of-developing-complications-after-catheterizable-urinary-channel-surgery
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K M Szymanski, B Whittam, R Misseri, K H Chan, C K Flack, M Kaefer, R C Rink, M P Cain
OBJECTIVE: Adolescents are considered to be at high risk of developing complications after lower genitourinary tract reconstruction. This perception may be due to base rate bias, where clinicians favor specific information (adolescents with complications), while ignoring more general information (number of total adolescents being followed). The goal of this study was to assess whether age was a true risk factor for subfascial and stomal revisions after continent catheterizable urinary (CCU) channel procedures...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155300/the-emotional-intelligence-of-registered-nurses-commencing-critical-care-nursing
#16
Yvette Nagel, Amanda Towell, Elzabe Nel, Fiona Foxall
BACKGROUND: Critical care is described as complex, detailed healthcare in a unique, technologically rich environment. Critical care nursing requires a strong knowledge base and exceptional clinical and technological skills to cope in this demanding environment. Many registered nurses (RNs) commencing work in these areas may lack resilience, and because of the stress of the critical care environment, coping mechanisms need to be developed. To prevent burnout and to enable critical care nurses to function holistically, emotional intelligence (EI) is essential in the development of such coping mechanisms...
November 29, 2016: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152722/integrating-lean-six-sigma-in-the-daily-operations-of-an-icu-to-achieve-safe-quality-patient-care
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Jacqueline Magurn, Joanne McGovern, Michelle Jetter, Sarah Beadling, Dorothy Gregoire
: 230 Background: Developing and maintaining a culture of safety and quality in delivering patient care is critical in the intensive care unit (ICU) especially an oncology ICU. Incorporating the Lean Six Sigma program into daily operations of the ICU achieves, simplifies, and sustains continuous improvement in the delivery of safe quality patient care. This program engages the ICU team through visual management of quality, safety, and budget indicators including medication scanning, falls, sharps exposure, infection prevention including blood stream, catheter, hospital and ventilator acquired pneumonias, venous embolism prevention, and staffing compliance...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151783/organizational-learning-in-a-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-a-learning-history
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Bret Lyman, Kalene M Ethington, Carly King, Jonathan D Jacobs, Hayley Lundeen
INTRODUCTION: Providing high-quality care to every patient is challenging, particularly in critical care units (CCUs). However, this standard can be achieved through organizational learning. Unfortunately, the process of organizational learning in CCUs is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to describe the developmental progression of a cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) to reach its current state of reliably excellent clinical performance...
March 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151500/-telecardiology-clinical-technical-and-social-aspects-the-project-of-the-asp-of-cosenza-italy
#19
Giovanni Bisignani, Silvana De Bonis, Antonio Bisignani, Antonella Verta
The aim of this paper is to present the project of telecardiology within the ASP of Cosenza, one of the largest provinces of Italy characterized by a particular orography, with difficult and inaccessible roads. The goal of this project is to manage the emergency more efficiently by reducing the time of intervention by bringing the patient not to the nearest hospital, but more importantly to the hospital more appropriately suited to better manage the cardiological emergency. This system also uses the most modern web-based interface technology protected by login and password...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148626/role-of-transitional-care-measures-in-the-prevention-of-readmission-after-critical-illness
#20
Jessica S Peters
Transitioning from the critical care unit to the medical-surgical care area is vital to patients' recovery and resolution of critical illness. Such transitions are necessary to optimize use of available hospital resources to meet patient care needs. One in 10 patients discharged from the intensive care unit are readmitted to the unit during their hospitalization. Critical care readmission is associated with significant increases in illness acuity, overall length of stay, and health care costs as well as a potential 4-fold increased risk of mortality...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
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