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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300236/contemporary-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload
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Nareg H Roubinian, Jeanne E Hendrickson, Darrell J Triulzi, Jerome L Gottschall, Michael Michalkiewicz, Dhuly Chowdhury, Daryl J Kor, Mark R Looney, Michael A Matthay, Steven H Kleinman, Donald Brambilla, Edward L Murphy
OBJECTIVES: Transfusion-associated circulatory overload is characterized by hydrostatic pulmonary edema following blood transfusion. Restrictive transfusion practice may affect the occurrence and severity of transfusion-associated circulatory overload in critically ill patients. We sought to examine contemporary risk factors and outcomes for transfusion-associated circulatory overload. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Four tertiary care hospitals...
January 3, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279634/role-of-urinary-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-as-a-biomarker-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-with-circulatory-shock
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Radhey Shyam, Munna Lal Patel, Rekha Sachan, Satish Kumar, Durgesh Kumar Pushkar
Background: The early prediction of acute kidney injury (AKI) by the current clinical and laboratory methods remains inadequate. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) has emerged as a promising noninvasive biomarker of kidney injury in shock. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of urinary NGAL (uNGAL) to predict AKI in adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Materials and Methods: We prospectively studied 70 patients with circulatory shock admitted to the ICU over a period of 1 year...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240277/how-perceived-feelings-of-wellness-influence-the-decision-making-of-people-with-pre-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease
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Sandra Campbell-Crofts, Glenn Stewart
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify the subjective meanings attached to decisions made by people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD) as they consider their transition to renal replacement therapy (RRT). BACKGROUND: Within the challenging world of chronic illness, people draw upon their temporal life experiences to help them make the best or most balanced primary health care decisions. Understanding the risks and benefits associated with these decisions has been an area of intense interest in health research...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238581/a-spicy-status-synthetic-cannabinoid-spice-use-and-new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Marc-Alain Babi, Christopher P Robinson, Carolina B Maciel
Synthetic cannabinoids refer to a wide variety of chemicals engineered to bind cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) and mimic the effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocanabinol. The potential for severe toxicity and limited in vivo data make synthetic cannabinoid intake an important public health and safety concern. Neurologic toxidromes associated with their use include mental status changes, panic attacks, memory distortions, acute psychosis (e.g. paranoia, delusional thoughts), disorganized behavior, and suicidal and homicidal thoughts...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216937/-significance-of-peripheral-perfusion-index-in-early-diagnosis-and-goal-directed-therapy-of-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuanfeng Shi, Ruihong Yin, Yanli Wang, Jiguang Li, Xiaobing Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Caihong Gu, Xiuzhen Zou, Kexi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of peripheral perfusion index (PPI) in early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy of septic shock, and to provide reference for the early clinical diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Adult patients with sepsis admitted to emergency medical department and intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City in Jiangsu Province from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169177/acute-kidney-injury-in-elderly-population-a-prospective-observational-study
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Cássia Gomes da Silveira Santos, Rafael Fernandes Romani, Ricardo Benvenutti, João Otávio Ribas Zahdi, Miguel Carlos Riella, Marcelo Mazza do Nascimento
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been reported as a recognized condition among the elderly population; however, its clinical epidemiology is still poorly evaluated. We propose to evaluate the epidemiological profile of AKI in hospitalized elderly patients and the variables associated with renal replacement therapy (RRT) dependency at discharge after an episode of AKI. METHODS: This prospective observational study enrolled 286 elderly patients (aged ≥60 years), who had a diagnosis of AKI and were admitted to a tertiary care hospital...
November 23, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157245/low-1-5-anhydroglucitol-levels-are-associated-with-long-term-cardiac-mortality-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-with-hemoglobin-a1c-levels-less-than-7-0
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Shohei Ouchi, Kazunori Shimada, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Shuhei Takahashi, Yurina Sugita, Megumi Shimizu, Azusa Murata, Tomoyasu Kadoguchi, Takao Kato, Tatsuro Aikawa, Shoko Suda, Eiryu Sai, Masaru Hiki, Hiroshi Iwata, Takatoshi Kasai, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus is considered an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. High hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, which indicate poor glycemic control, have been associated with occurrence of cardiovascular diseases. There are few parameters which can predict cardiovascular risk in patients with well-controlled diabetes. Low 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG) levels are considered a clinical marker of postprandial hyperglycemia. We hypothesized that low 1,5-AG levels could predict long-term mortality in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with relatively low HbA1c levels...
November 21, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153772/effectiveness-and-safety-of-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-for-aortic-stenosis-in-patients-with-porcelain-aorta
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Fernando Ramirez-Del Val, Sameer A Hirji, Maroun Yammine, Julius I Ejiofor, Siobhan McGurk, Anthony Norman, Prem Shekar, Sary Aranki, Deepak L Bhatt, Pinak Shah, Lawrence H Cohn, Tsuyoshi Kaneko
Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in patients with porcelain aorta is considered a high-risk procedure. Hence, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is emerging as the intervention of choice. However, there is a paucity of data directly comparing TAVI with SAVR in patients with porcelain aorta. We compared outcomes of TAVI versus SAVR in high-risk patients with porcelain between March 2012 and June 2015. The TAVI group included 54 patients, whereas 130 SAVR patients with porcelain aorta were identified (operated on between 2004 and 2015)...
October 10, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132411/an-isolated-elevation-in-blood-urea-level-is-not-uraemia-and-not-an-indication-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-the-icu
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EDITORIAL
Jack Mackenzie, Bobby Chacko
The decision to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) and the optimal timing for commencement is a difficult decision faced by clinicians when treating acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care setting. Without clinically significant ureamic symptoms or emergent indications (electrolyte abnormalities, volume overload) the timing of RRT initiation remains contentious and inconsistent across health providers. Current trends of initiating RRT in the ICU are often based on isolated blood urea levels without clear guidelines demonstrating an upper limit for treatment...
November 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074117/intensive-care-unit-admission-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-is-primarily-determined-by-hospital-factors-adds-significant-cost-and-is-often-unnecessary
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Caitlin W Hicks, Husain N Alshaikh, Devin Zarkowsky, Ian C Bostock, Besma Nejim, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: A large proportion of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) patients are routinely admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for postoperative observation. In this study, we aimed to describe the factors associated with ICU admission after EVAR and to compare the outcomes and costs associated with ICU vs non-ICU observation. METHODS: All patients undergoing elective infrarenal EVAR in the Premier database (2009-2015) were included. Patients were stratified as ICU vs non-ICU admission according to location on postoperative day 0...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040243/toxic-shock-syndrome-still-a-timely-diagnosis
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Kira L Gossack-Keenan, April J Kam
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute, severe, toxin-mediated disease, characterized by fever, hypotension, and multiorgan system involvement. Toxic shock syndrome has made headlines because of its high associated morbidity and mortality rate in previously healthy young females. Incidence peaked in the early 1980s owing to increased usage of ultra-absorbent tampons. After improved patient education and tampon labeling, the incidence of menstrual TSS has declined. CASE: A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented to an urgent care center with a 2-day history of fever, erythematous maculopapular rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and malaise...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025142/community-acquired-acute-kidney-injury-findings-from-a-large-population-cohort
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J Holmes, J Geen, B Phillips, J D Williams, A O Phillips
Background: The extent of patient contact with medical services prior to development of community acquired-acute kidney injury (CA-AKI)is unknown. Aim: We examined the relationship between incident CA-AKI alerts, previous contact with hospital or primary care and clinical outcomes. Design: A prospective national cohort study of all electronic AKIalerts representing adult CA-AKI. Methods: Data were collected for all cases of adult (≥18 years of age) CA-AKI in Wales between 1 November 2013 and 31 January 2017...
July 21, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973124/association-of-acute-kidney-injury-with-concomitant-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-treatment-among-hospitalized-children
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Kevin J Downes, Carter Cowden, Benjamin L Laskin, Yuan-Shung Huang, Wu Gong, Matthew Bryan, Brian T Fisher, Stuart L Goldstein, Theoklis E Zaoutis
Importance: β-Lactam antibiotics are often coadministered with intravenous (IV) vancomycin hydrochloride for children with suspected serious infections. For adults, the combination of IV vancomycin plus piperacillin sodium/tazobactam sodium is associated with a higher risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) compared with vancomycin plus 1 other β-lactam antibiotic. However, few studies have evaluated the safety of this combination for children. Objective: To assess the risk of AKI in children during concomitant therapy with vancomycin and 1 antipseudomonal β-lactam antibiotic throughout the first week of hospitalization...
December 4, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954604/untapped-potential-in-australian-hospitals-for-organ-donation-after-circulatory-death
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Sandeep S Rakhra, Helen I Opdam, Laura Gladkis, Byron Arcia, Michael A Fink, John Kanellis, Peter S Macdonald, Gregory I Snell, David V Pilcher
OBJECTIVE: To determine the potential for organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) in Australia by applying ideal and expanded organ suitability criteria, and to compare this potential with actual DCD rates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. Setting, methods: We analysed DonateLife audit data for patients aged 28 days to 80 years who died between July 2012 and December 2014 in an intensive care unit or emergency department, or who died within 24 hours of discharge from either, in the 75 Australian hospitals contributing data to DonateLife...
September 2, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952972/acute-opiate-overdose-an-update-on-management-strategies-in-emergency-department-and-critical-care-unit
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Rukma Parthvi, Abhinav Agrawal, Sameer Khanijo, Adey Tsegaye, Arunabh Talwar
BACKGROUND: Opioids are natural, semisynthetic, or synthetic substances that act on opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Clinically, they are prescribed for pain management. Opioid overdose (OOD) occurs when the central nervous system and respiratory drive are suppressed because of excessive consumption of the drug. Symptoms of OOD include drowsiness, slow breathing, pinpoint pupils, cyanosis, loss of consciousness, and death. Due to their addictive potential and easy accessibility opioid addiction is a growing problem worldwide...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885936/vancomycin-vs-vancomycin-piperacillin-tazobactam-associated-acute-kidney-injury-in-noncritically-ill-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-military-treatment-facility
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Caleb W Anderson, Kathy S Cazares, Michael B Lustik, Shivam M Patel, Troy M Denunzio
BACKGROUND: Broad-spectrum antibiotics are often used as initial empiric therapy in patients at risk for infections by multidrug-resistant organisms. Emerging literature and anecdotal reports within Tripler Army Medical Center indicate an increased incidence of vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury when used in combination with piperacillin-tazobactam. This is a retrospective, single-center study comparing the incidence of acute kidney injury in noncritically ill patients receiving either vancomycin or vancomycin in combination with piperacillin-tazobactam in a 206-bed tertiary care military training facility...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799580/risk-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-by-timp-2-%C3%A2-igfbp7
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REVIEW
M Kimmel, M Schanz, M D Alscher
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome with increased mortality, a heavy burden of illness and high cost. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria for staging of AKI have been validated in large patient cohorts and classify AKI into three stages. In order to achieve prevention or early therapy, the focus of scientific interest is early detection and risk prediction of AKI. The combination of the two cell cycle arrest markers [TIMP-2]·[IGFBP7] in the urine shows good results in the risk prediction of AKI in different clinical settings (intensive care medicine, sepsis, cardiac surgery, emergency department)...
June 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721327/two-catastrophes-in-one-patient-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-and-toxic-shock-syndrome
#18
Moayed Ibrahim, Diana L Nunley
A 70-year-old, immunocompromised patient presented to the emergency room (ER) five weeks after she was started on clopidogrel. She complained of skin eruption, mouth ulcers, fatigue, and myalgia over the past two weeks. Labs showed severe hyponatremia, acute kidney injury, rhabdomyolysis, hyperkalemia, and elevated liver enzymes. She was treated with steroids and discharged after her condition improved. However, a month later, she returned to the ER, complaining of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, chills, and shortness of breath over the past two days...
June 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697503/update-of-sepsis-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#19
Kelly Roveran Genga, James A Russell
Sepsis, the most common cause of admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), has had an increased incidence and prevalence over the last years with a simultaneous decrease in its short-term mortality. Sepsis survivors are more frequently discharged from hospital and often experience long-term outcomes such as late mortality, immune dysfunction, secondary infections, impaired quality of life, and unplanned readmissions. Early recognition and management of sepsis have challenged emergency care and critical care physicians and nurses...
2017: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620491/pseudo-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-presenting-as-multi-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-a-rare-complication-of-pernicious-anemia
#20
Saroj Kandel, Nibash Budhathoki, Shanta Pandey, Bikash Bhattarai, Aam Baqui, Ramesh Pandey, Divya Salhan, Danilo Enriquez, Joseph Quist, Frances M Schmidt
OBJECTIVE: We present a rare case of pernicious anemia presented as multi-organ dysfunction syndrome, later found to have pseudo-thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. METHODS: An 86-year-old female presented with respiratory distress, altered mental status, acute renal failure and was intubated in emergency room. She was found to have severe anemia, thrombocytopenia, high lactate, high lactate dehydrogenase and low haptoglobin. Peripheral smear revealed multilobulated neutrophils with schistocytes, poikilocytes and anisocytes...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
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