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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466798/antithrombin-%C3%A2-is-a-novel-predictor-for-contrast-induced-nephropathy-after-coronary-angiography
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Rui Wu, Yiwei Kong, Jianyong Yin, Rulian Liang, Zeyuan Lu, Niansong Wang, Qing Zhao, Yang Zhou, Chungen Yan, Feng Wang, Mingyu Liang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Antithrombin Ⅲ (AT Ⅲ) is an important endogenous anticoagulant and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Low ATⅢ activity is considered to be a predictor of poor outcomes in several conditions, including acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery. However, the association between the ATⅢ level and the occurrence of contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) has not been elucidated. In this study, our aim was to identify the potential predictive value of ATⅢ for CIN...
February 16, 2018: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459105/sequestration-and-utilization-of-carbon-dioxide-by-chemical-and-biological-methods-for-biofuels-and-biomaterials-by-chemoautotrophs-opportunities-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Indu Shekhar Thakur, Manish Kumar, Sunita J Varjani, Yonghong Wu, Edgard Gnansounou, Sindhu Ravindran
To meet the CO2 emission reduction targets, carbon dioxide capture and utilization (CCU) comes as an evolve technology. CCU concept is turning into a feedstock and technologies have been developed for transformation of CO2 into useful organic products. At industrial scale, utilization of CO2 as raw material is not much significant as compare to its abundance. Mechanisms in nature have evolved for carbon concentration, fixation and utilization. Assimilation and subsequent conversion of CO2 into complex molecules are performed by the photosynthetic and chemolithotrophic organisms...
February 10, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457950/knowledge-and-skills-of-critical-care-nurses-in-assisting-with-intubation
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Chris Williams, Andrew Parry
Assisting with tracheal intubation is an aspect of clinical practice that requires knowledge and skill if the procedure is to be carried out in a timely and safe manner. Maintaining this knowledge and skill requires good quality education and regular opportunities to practise. These two factors appear to be inconsistent in critical care units. This article details an audit performed on a large tertiary referral centre critical care unit. It was undertaken in two phases: the first was a self-assessment of knowledge and the second was a practical assessment of the audit subjects in a simulated setting...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456610/how-can-we-improve-adoption-of-protective-mechanical-ventilation-in-united-kingdom-critical-care-units
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Paul P Dean, Claire Horsfield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455059/the-impact-of-infection-on-mortality-in-octogenarians-who-were-admitted-due-to-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Kudret Keskin, Gökhan Çetinkal, Serhat Sığırcı, Süleyman Sezai Yıldız, Şükrü Çetin, Ahmet Gürdal, Betül Balaban Kocaş, Kadriye Orta Kılıçkesmez
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of coronary artery disease is on the rise as the life expectancy of the population increases. However, treatment of acute coronary syndrome in the elderly patients has its own problems that have not been thoroughly addressed in the clinical trials. Since these patients are generally fragile and have multiple co-morbidities, the course of acute coronary syndrome can frequently be complicated. Infection, which co-exists either at the initial presentation or is acquired during the hospital stay, is a condition about which there is little published data...
February 10, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443720/retained-guidewires-in-the-veterans-health-administration-getting-to-the-root-of-the-problem
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Leila Cherara, Gary L Sculli, Douglas E Paull, Lisa Mazzia, Julia Neily, Peter D Mills
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to investigate the demographics, causes, and contributing factors of retained guidewires (GWs) and to make specific recommendations for their prevention. METHODS: The Veterans Administration patient safety reporting system database for 2000-2016 was queried for cases of retained GWs (RGWs). Data extracted for each case included procedure location, provider experience, insertion site, urgency, time to discovery, root causes, and corrective actions taken...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439083/psychological-outcomes-following-a-nurse-led-preventative-psychological-intervention-for-critically-ill-patients-poppi-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-clinical-trial-of-a-complex-intervention
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Alvin Richards-Belle, Paul R Mouncey, Dorothy Wade, Chris R Brewin, Lydia M Emerson, Richard Grieve, David A Harrison, Sheila Harvey, David Howell, Monty Mythen, Zia Sadique, Deborah Smyth, John Weinman, John Welch, Kathryn M Rowan
INTRODUCTION: Acute psychological stress, as well as unusual experiences including hallucinations and delusions, are common in critical care unit patients and have been linked to post-critical care psychological morbidity such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. Little high-quality research has been conducted to evaluate psychological interventions that could alleviate longer-term psychological morbidity in the critical care unit setting. Our research team developed and piloted a nurse-led psychological intervention, aimed at reducing patient-reported PTSD symptom severity and other adverse psychological outcomes at 6 months, for evaluation in the POPPI trial...
February 8, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429201/-survey-on-the-prevalence-of-continuous-blood-purification-in-chinese-pediatric-critical-care
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X Yang, S Y Qian, Y M Zhu, X Xu, C F Liu, F Xu, X X Ren, Y Wang, Y C Zhang, G P Lu
Objective: To investigate the current application status of continuous blood purification (CBP) technology and equipment in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in China. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to understand the current popularization of CBP technology and equipment, the management of CBP equipment and consumables, and the application of CBP in different diseases. A questionnaire named Application Status of Continuous Blood Purification Technology was applied. Children's hospitals and polyclinic hospitals with the pediatric qualification (pediatric emergency or critical care unit members of Chinese Medical Association and Chinese Medical Doctor Association) were selected...
February 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428252/delirium-during-the-first-evaluation-of-children-aged-five-to-14%C3%A2-years-admitted-to-a-paediatric-critical-care-unit
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Eliana María Cano Londoño, Isabel Cristina Mejía Gil, Katerine Uribe Hernández, Carmenza Ricardo Ramírez, Matilde Ligia Álvarez Gómez, Ricardo Antonio Consuegra Peña, Camilo Andrés Agudelo Vélez, Susana Zuluaga Penagos, Mussatye Elorza Parra, José G Franco Vásquez
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and characteristics of delirium during the initial evaluation of critically ill patients aged 5-14 years. METHOD/DESIGN: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study in a critical care unit. For six months, all patients were evaluated within the first 24-72 hours or when sedation permitted the use of the paediatric confusion assessment method for the intensive care unit (PCAM-ICU) and the Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 items #7 and #8 to determine motor type...
February 7, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421848/characterization-conservation-and-loss-of-dignity-at-the-end-of-life-in-the-emergency-department-a-qualitative-protocol
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Cayetano Fernández-Sola, José Granero-Molina, María Del Mar Díaz-Cortés, Francisca Rosa Jiménez-López, Pablo Roman-López, Encarnación Saez-Molina, Cayetano José Aranda-Torres, José María Muñoz-Terrón, María Paz García-Caro, José Manuel Hernández-Padilla
AIMS: to explore and understand the experiences of terminally-ill patients and their relatives regarding dignity during end-of-life care in the emergency department. BACKGROUND: the respect given to the concept of dignity is significantly modifying the clinical relationship and the care framework involving the end-of-life patient in palliative care units, critical care units, hospices and their own homes. This situation is applicable to in-hospital emergency departments, where there is a lack of research which takes the experiences of end-of-life patients and their relatives into account...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413208/nutrition-options-in-critical-care-unit-patients
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REVIEW
Teresa D Welch
Critically ill patients have increased metabolic requirements and must rely on the administration of nutritional therapy to meet those demands. Yet, according to research almost half of all hospitalized patients are not fed, are underfed, or are malnourished while in the hospital. This article demonstrates the importance of early feedings in critical care unit, and the available options open to nurses supporting initiation and management of early feedings. Enteral nutrition has proven to be an important therapeutic strategy for improving the outcomes of critically ill patients and the critical care nurse plays an integral role in their success...
March 2018: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412238/prognostic-accuracy-of-the-grace-score-in-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-with-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Antonio Mauricio Dos Santos Cerqueira Junior, Luisa Gondim Dos Santos Pereira, Thiago Menezes Barbosa de Souza, Vitor Calixto de Almeida Correia, Felipe Kalil Beirão Alexandre, Gabriella Sant'Ana Sodré, Jessica Gonzalez Suerdieck, Felipe Ferreira, Marcia Maria Noya Rabelo, Luis Cláudio Lemos Correia
BACKGROUND: The GRACE Score was derived and validated from a cohort in which octogenarians and nonagenarians were poorly represented. OBJECTIVE: To test the accuracy of the GRACE score in predicting in-hospital mortality of very elderly individuals with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS: Prospective observational study conducted in the intensive coronary care unit of a tertiary center from September 2011 to August 2016. Patients consecutively admitted due to ACS were selected, and the very elderly group was defined by age ≥ 80 years...
February 1, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409776/the-validation-of-simplified-eeg-derived-from-the-bispectral-index-monitor-in-post-cardiac-arrest-patients
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Jolien Haesen, Ward Eertmans, Cornelia Genbrugge, Ingrid Meex, Jelle Demeestere, Margot Vander Laenen, Willem Boer, Dieter Mesotten, Jo Dens, Frank Jans, Ludovic Ernon, Cathy De Deyne
AIMS: We aimed to validate retrospectively the accuracy of simplified electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring derived from the bispectral index (BIS) monitor in post-cardiac arrest (CA) patients. METHODS: Successfully resuscitated CA patients were transferred to the Catherization Lab followed by percutaneous coronary intervention when indicated. On arrival at the coronary care unit, bilateral BIS monitoring was started and continued up to 72 h. Raw simplified EEG tracings were extracted from the BIS monitor at a time point coinciding with the registration of standard EEG monitoring...
February 1, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406374/cerebral-oxygen-metabolism-before-and-after-rbc-transfusion-in-infants-following-major-surgical-procedures
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Felix Neunhoeffer, Michael Hofbeck, Martin Ulrich Schuhmann, Jörg Fuchs, Christian Schlensak, Martin Esslinger, Ines Gerbig, Vanya Icheva, Ellen Heimberg, Matthias Kumpf, Jörg Michel
OBJECTIVE: Although infants following major surgery frequently require RBC transfusions, there is still controversy concerning the best definition for requirement of transfusion in the individual patient. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of RBC transfusion on cerebral oxygen metabolism in noncardiac and cardiac postsurgical infants. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Pediatric critical care unit of a tertiary referral center...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388374/did-you-know-critical-care-unit-membership-is-now-available
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385422/sea-anemone-in-the-coronary-care-unit-beauty-or-the-beast
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Milena Srdic, Marijana Pejic, Dario Jelic, Mina Radosavljevic-Radovanovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 29, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29382015/acute-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-woman-with-ulcerative-colitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Yong Zhang, Xuezeng Hao, Xiangying Zheng, Huaibing Zhao, Wei Zhang, Lijing Zhang
RATIONALE: Myocardial infarction due to nonatherosclerotic coronary thrombosis in young woman with ulcerative colitis is rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 23-year-old Chinese woman with a 3-year history of ulcerative colitis was admitted to the coronary care unit due to prolonged chest pain. DIAGNOSES: Myocardial infarction due to nonatherosclerotic coronary thrombosis was diagnosed in this young woman. LESSONS: Coronary artery thrombosis in ulcerative colitis is a serious condition and can occur in the young population...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381501/using-critical-care-simulations-to-prepare-nursing-students-for-capstone-clinical-experiences
#18
Benjamin Smallheer, Jennifer Hunt, Judson Smith
The purpose of this innovative learning strategy was to decrease students' fear and anxiety within the critical care environment before the initiation of a critical care capstone clinical experience by enhancing their familiarity of the critical care environment through deliberate practice and experiential learning. This will in turn increase student knowledge and competence in the critical care setting.Critical care units are often used during a capstone clinical experience to enhance critical thinking and clinical reasoning...
March 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373436/factors-associated-with-pediatric-hospital-acquired-pressure-injuries
#19
Ivy Razmus
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to identify associations among pediatric patient characteristics (age and gender), hospital characteristics, inpatient unit characteristics (unit type, pressure injury prevention practices, and nurse staffing measures), and hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) in a group of pediatric patients and in those determined to be at risk for pressure injury. DESIGN: A descriptive, correlational analysis of data from a large dataset...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373189/patient-blood-management-in-cardiac-surgery-results
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A Pajares, L Larrea, I Zarragoikoetexea, A Tur, R Vicente, P Argente
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of implementing a blood-saving programme in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with an analysis of the transfusion rate and complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-centre, observational, retrospective, comparative study which included 604 consecutive patients older than 15 years old undergoing elective cardiac surgery. Two groups of patients were created according to whether or not they were included in a blood-saving protocol, and analysed between December 2012 and July 2013 (293 patients, prep group) and April 2015 to May 2016 (311 patients, posp group)...
January 17, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
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