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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331622/c-terminal-proendothelin-1-ct-proet-1-is-associated-with-organ-failure-and-predicts-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Lukas Buendgens, Eray Yagmur, Jan Bruensing, Ulf Herbers, Christer Baeck, Christian Trautwein, Alexander Koch, Frank Tacke
BACKGROUND: Endothelin 1 (ET-1) is a strong vasoconstrictor, which is involved in inflammation and reduced tissue perfusion. C-terminal proendothelin-1 (CT-proET-1) is the stable circulating precursor protein of ET-1. We hypothesized that CT-proET-1, reflecting ET-1 activation, is involved in the pathogenesis of critical illness and associated with its prognosis. METHODS: Two hundred seventeen critically ill patients (144 with sepsis, 73 without sepsis) were included prospectively upon admission to the medical intensive care unit (ICU), in comparison to 65 healthy controls...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328711/management-of-atrial-fibrillation-with-rapid-ventricular-response-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-secondary-analysis-of-electronic-health-record-data
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Ari Moskowitz, Kenneth P Chen, Avraham Z Cooper, Abdullah Chahin, Mohammad M Ghassemi, Leo Anthony Celi
PURPOSE: Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response (RVR) is common during critical illness. In this study, we explore the comparative effectiveness of three commonly used drugs (metoprolol, diltiazem, and amiodarone) in the management of atrial fibrillation with RVR in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Data pertaining to the first ICU admission were extracted from the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care (MIMIC) III database. Patients who received one of the above pharmacologic agents while their heart rate was > 110bpm and had atrial fibrillation documented in the clinical chart were included...
March 21, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316318/synchronous-open-heart-surgery-and-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-an-observational-case-study-with-28-patients
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Mustafa Bilge Erdogan, Mehmet Kaplan, Hakki Kazaz, Bulent Salman
Acute cholecystitis (AC) may be a severe problem and may increase the mortality rate and hospital stay in patients who undergo open heart surgery (OHS), due to its aggressive course; therefore, AC should be treated as soon as possible. We aimed to present data on our synchronous cardiac and laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) operations performed for AC complicating patients with cardiac disease and who were waiting to undergo OHS. Between January 2008 and September 2014, we performed 2773 OHSs in Medical Park Gaziantep Hospital...
March 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275223/evaluation-of-eight-biomarkers-to-predict-short-term-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-severe-dyspnea
#4
Claire Ara-Somohano, Agnès Bonadona, Francoise Carpentier, Patricia Pavese, Aurélien Vesin, Rebecca Hamidfar-Roy, Clémence Minet, Gerald Vanzetto, Carole Schwebel, Jean F Timsit
BACKGROUND: Being able to better predict risk and optimal care for patients presenting with acute dyspnea is critical. Prognostic biomarkers are well known: amino-terminal pro-Btype Natriuretic Peptide, troponin, C-reactive protein, procalcitonin. Some were more recently developed: mid-regional pro-A-type natriuretic peptide (Mid Pro-ANP), mid-regional-proadrenomedullin (MR-proADM), pro-endothelin, copeptin. The aim of the paper was to evaluate prognostic value of clinical findings and 8 biomarkers in patients with severe acute dyspnea...
March 8, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268479/early-warnings-of-heart-rate-deterioration
#5
Vania G Almeida, Ian T Nabney
Hospitals can experience difficulty in detecting and responding to early signs of patient deterioration leading to late intensive care referrals, excess mortality and morbidity, and increased hospital costs. Our study aims to explore potential indicators of physiological deterioration by the analysis of vital-signs. The dataset used comprises heart rate (HR) measurements from MIMIC II waveform database, taken from six patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and diagnosed with severe sepsis. Different indicators were considered: 1) generic early warning indicators used in ecosystems analysis (autocorrelation at-1-lag (ACF1), standard deviation (SD), skewness, kurtosis and heteroskedasticity) and 2) entropy analysis (kernel entropy and multi scale entropy)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249863/maternal-stress-and-anxiety-in-the-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
#6
Amy Jo Lisanti, Lois Ryan Allen, Lynn Kelly, Barbara Medoff-Cooper
BACKGROUND: Mothers whose infants are born with complex congenital heart disease (CCHD) experience stress during their infant's hospitalization in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU). OBJECTIVES: This study addressed 2 research questions: (1) What are the parental stressors for mothers whose infants with CCHD are in the PCICU? And (2) What are the relationships of trait anxiety and 3 parental stressors to the parental stress response of state anxiety in mothers whose infants with CCHD are in the PCICU? METHODS: This descriptive correlational study included 62 biological mothers of infants admitted to a PCICU within 1 month of birth who had undergone cardiac surgery for CCHD...
March 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226652/early-warnings-of-heart-rate-deterioration
#7
Vania G Almeida, Ian T Nabney, Vania G Almeida, Ian T Nabney, Ian T Nabney, Vania G Almeida
Hospitals can experience difficulty in detecting and responding to early signs of patient deterioration leading to late intensive care referrals, excess mortality and morbidity, and increased hospital costs. Our study aims to explore potential indicators of physiological deterioration by the analysis of vital-signs. The dataset used comprises heart rate (HR) measurements from MIMIC II waveform database, taken from six patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and diagnosed with severe sepsis. Different indicators were considered: 1) generic early warning indicators used in ecosystems analysis (autocorrelation at-1-lag (ACF1), standard deviation (SD), skewness, kurtosis and heteroskedasticity) and 2) entropy analysis (kernel entropy and multi scale entropy)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212589/a-multicenter-initiative-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-in-texas-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Alice Gong, Charleta Guillory, Liza Creel, Judith Ellen Livingtson, Tiffany M McKee-Garrett, Regine Fortunov
Objective The objective of this study was to implement a strategy for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Design A NICU-specific curriculum, screening algorithm, slide presentations, and templates of orders, policies, and procedures were developed into a toolkit for training NICU personnel. Screening was conducted on first and second screen pre- and postductal oxygen saturations (SpO2) on newborns admitted or transferred to the NICU. Results We trained 347 NICU personnel in 13 Texas hospitals, representing rural, suburban, and metropolitan settings...
February 17, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210934/adarri-a-novel-method-to-detect-spurious-r-peaks-in-the-electrocardiogram-for-heart-rate-variability-analysis-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Dennis J Rebergen, Sunil B Nagaraj, Eric S Rosenthal, Matt T Bianchi, Michel J A M van Putten, M Brandon Westover
We developed a simple and fully automated method for detecting artifacts in the R-R interval (RRI) time series of the ECG that is tailored to the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. From ECG recordings of 50 adult ICU-subjects we selected 60 epochs with valid R-peak detections and 60 epochs containing artifacts leading to missed or false positive R-peak detections. Next, we calculated the absolute value of the difference between two adjacent RRIs (adRRI), and obtained the empirical probability distributions of adRRI values for valid R-peaks and artifacts...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190602/prevention-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-units
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S Mas-Font, J Ros-Martinez, C Pérez-Calvo, P Villa-Díaz, S Aldunate-Calvo, E Moreno-Clari
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a growing concern in Intensive Care Units. The advanced age of our patients, with the increase in associated morbidity and the complexity of the treatments provided favor the development of AKI. Since no effective treatment for AKI is available, all efforts are aimed at prevention and early detection of the disorder in order to establish secondary preventive measures to impede AKI progression. In critical patients, the most frequent causes are sepsis and situations that result in renal hypoperfusion; preventive measures are therefore directed at securing hydration and correct hemodynamics through fluid perfusion and the use of inotropic or vasoactive drugs, according to the underlying disease condition...
March 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168885/methylnaltrexone-versus-naloxone-for-opioid-induced-constipation-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Cristian Merchan, Diana Altshuler, John Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: Opioid-induced constipation (OIC) is common in critically ill patients; it leads to complications that can increase hospital stay and, rarely, bowel perforation. Opioid antagonists are considered a logical approach to treat OIC; however, the agent of choice has yet to be determined. OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness and safety of enteral naloxone (NTX) versus subcutaneous methylnaltrexone (MNTX) for the treatment of OIC in the medical intensive care unit...
March 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151948/model-for-end-stage-liver-disease-excluding-inr-meld-xi-score-in-critically-ill-patients-easily-available-and-of-prognostic-relevance
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Bernhard Wernly, Michael Lichtenauer, Marcus Franz, Bjoern Kabisch, Johanna Muessig, Maryna Masyuk, Uta C Hoppe, Malte Kelm, Christian Jung
PURPOSE: MELD-XI, an adapted version of Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score excluding INR, was reported to predict outcomes e.g. in patients with acute heart failure. We aimed to evaluate MELD-XI in critically ill patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for prognostic relevance. METHODS: A total of 4381 medical patients (66±14 years, 2862 male) admitted to a German ICU between 2004 and 2009 were included and retrospectively investigated. Admission diagnoses were e...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118549/tight-glycemic-control-in-critically-ill-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michael S D Agus, David Wypij, Eliotte L Hirshberg, Vijay Srinivasan, E Vincent Faustino, Peter M Luckett, Jamin L Alexander, Lisa A Asaro, Martha A Q Curley, Garry M Steil, Vinay M Nadkarni
Background In multicenter studies, tight glycemic control targeting a normal blood glucose level has not been shown to improve outcomes in critically ill adults or children after cardiac surgery. Studies involving critically ill children who have not undergone cardiac surgery are lacking. Methods In a 35-center trial, we randomly assigned critically ill children with confirmed hyperglycemia (excluding patients who had undergone cardiac surgery) to one of two ranges of glycemic control: 80 to 110 mg per deciliter (4...
February 23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110612/efficacy-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-in-intensive-care-units
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Timothy N Liesching, Yuxiu Lei
PURPOSE: We conducted a meta-analysis to compare the physiological and clinical outcomes of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) with standard oxygen (O2) or conventional noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in intensive care units (ICUs). PROCEDURES: We selected the full-text prospective studies comparing HFNC with standard O2 or NIV in ICU. The continuous variables were analyzed with sample size-adjusted pooled t test. The categorical variables were extracted and combined for recalculating odds ratio...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092064/critical-congenital-heart-disease-newborn-screening-implementation-lessons-learned
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Monica R McClain, John S Hokanson, Regina Grazel, Kim Naarden Van Braun, Lorraine F Garg, Michelle R Morris, Kathleen Moline, Keri Urquhart, Amy Nance, Harper Randall, Marci K Sontag
Introduction The purpose of this article is to present the collective experiences of six federally-funded critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) newborn screening implementation projects to assist federal and state policy makers and public health to implement CCHD screening. Methods A qualitative assessment and summary from six demonstration project grantees and other state representatives involved in the implementation of CCHD screening programs are presented in the following areas: legislation, provider and family education, screening algorithms and interpretation, data collection and quality improvement, telemedicine, home and rural births, and neonatal intensive care unit populations...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075515/the-limitations-of-pulse-oximetry-for-critical-congenital-heart-disease-screening-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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LETTER
Nithi Fernandes, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
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January 11, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075489/cough-augmentation-techniques-for-extubation-or-weaning-critically-ill-patients-from-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Louise Rose, Neill Kj Adhikari, David Leasa, Dean A Fergusson, Douglas McKim
BACKGROUND: There are various reasons why weaning and extubation failure occur, but ineffective cough and secretion retention can play a significant role. Cough augmentation techniques, such as lung volume recruitment or manually- and mechanically-assisted cough, are used to prevent and manage respiratory complications associated with chronic conditions, particularly neuromuscular disease, and may improve short- and long-term outcomes for people with acute respiratory failure. However, the role of cough augmentation to facilitate extubation and prevent post-extubation respiratory failure is unclear...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052047/mechanical-ventilatory-modes-and-cardioventilatory-phase-synchronization-in-acute-respiratory-failure-patients
#18
Claudio Enrico Mazzucco, Andrea Marchi, Vlasta Bari, Beatrice De Maria, Stefano Guzzetti, Ferdinando Raimondi, Emanuele Catena, Davide Ottolina, Carla Amadio, Silvio Cravero, Tommaso Fossali, Riccardo Colombo, Alberto Porta
Cardioventilatory phase synchronization was studied in ten critically ill patients admitted in intensive care unit (ICU) for acute respiratory failure under two mechanical ventilatory modes: i) pressure controlled ventilation (PCV); ii) pressure support ventilation (PSV). The two modalities were administered to the same patient in different times in a random order. Cardioventilatory phase interactions were typified by plotting the relative position of a heartbeat, detected from the electrocardiogram and collected in n groups, within m ventilatory cycles as a function of the progressive cardiac beat number via the synchrogram...
January 4, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034464/noninvasive-hemoglobin-monitoring-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-at-risk-of-bleeding
#19
P García-Soler, J M Camacho Alonso, J M González-Gómez, G Milano-Manso
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy and usefulness of noninvasive continuous hemoglobin (Hb) monitoring in critically ill patients at risk of bleeding. DESIGN: An observational prospective study was made, comparing core laboratory Hb measurement (LabHb) as the gold standard versus transcutaneous hemoglobin monitoring (SpHb). SETTING: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary University Hospital. PATIENTS: Patients weighing >3kg at risk of bleeding...
December 26, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019045/autonomic-modulation-for-the-treatment-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-therapeutic-use-of-percutaneous-stellate-ganglion-blocks
#20
Marat Fudim, Richard Boortz-Marx, Chetan B Patel, Albert Y Sun, Jonathan P Piccini
Ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), and electrical storm are commonly encountered emergency conditions in cardiac and surgical intensive care units. In most cases, recurrent ventricular arrhythmias or electrical storm are associated with a heightened sympathetic tone. These arrhythmias can be difficult to treat and may be refractory to beta-blockade, antiarrhythmic therapy, sedation, and mechanical hemodynamic support. While monomorphic ventricular tachycardia and PVC-triggered polymorphic ventricular tachycardia may sometimes be amenable to successful ablation, some patients may be too critically ill to make such an approach feasible...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
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