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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525671/infection-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-on-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Maria J Santiago, Jesús López-Herce, Eva Vierge, Ana Castillo, Amaya Bustinza, Jose M Bellón, Amelia Sánchez, Sarah Fernández
INTRODUCTION: Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) are frequently used in critically ill children and may increase the risk of infection. However, the incidence, characteristics and prognosis of infection in critically ill children on CRRT have not been studied. METHODS: Data from a prospective, single-center register of critically ill children treated with CRRT was analyzed. RESULTS: 55 children (40% under 1 year of age) were treated with CRRT between June 2008 and January 2012; 43 patients (78...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524035/-comparison-of-risk-of-death-between-older-and-non-older-critical-patients-in-icu-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-consecutive-3-years
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Yeting Zhou, Daoming Tong, Shaodan Wang, Liansong Liu, Song Ye, Benwen Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of death between older and non-older critical patients in intensive care unit (ICU) in Shuyang People's Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. The critical patients who aged 15 or above, and admitted to ICU of Shuyang People's Hospital from January 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled, and all the data was collected from the registration and electronic medical records in the ICU. The prevalence and causes of death in ICU critical patients during the study period were observed...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495379/transthoracic-echocardiography-for-diagnosing-pulmonary-embolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Matthew Fields, Joshua Davis, Lily Girson, Arthur Au, Jacqueline Potts, Charity J Morgan, Imelda Vetter, Lee Ann Riesenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis with significant mortality if not appropriately treated. The use of transthoracic echocardiography in patients with PE is common; however, its diagnostic capabilities in this use are unclear. With the increased use of ultrasonography in medical settings, it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of echocardiography for the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE through 2016 for articles assessing the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for PE...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492084/prehospital-triage-of-patients-suffering-severe-dyspnoea-using-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide-the-prebnp-trial-a-randomised-controlled-clinical-trial
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Morten T Bøtker, Maren T Jørgensen, Carsten Stengaard, Sophie-Charlott Seidenfaden, Mona Tarpgaard, Asger Granfeldt, Tanja Ø Mortensen, Thorbjørn Grøfte, Kristian D Friesgaard, Rikke Mærkedahl, Anette B Pedersen, Simon Lundorff, Troels Martin Hansen, Hans Kirkegaard, Erika F Christensen, Christian J Terkelsen
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine whether the addition of brain natriuretic peptide measurement to the routine diagnostic work-up by prehospital critical care team physicians improves triage in patients with severe dyspnoea. METHODS: Prehospital critical care team physicians randomly assigned patients older than 18 years with severe dyspnoea to routine diagnostic work-up or diagnostic work-up with incorporated point-of-care N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) measurement...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485316/left-ventricular-longitudinal-systolic-function-in-septic-shock-patients-with-normal-ejection-fraction-a-case-control-study
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Hong-Min Zhang, Xiao-Ting Wang, Li-Na Zhang, Wei He, Qing Zhang, Da-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Septic cardiomyopathy is a common finding in septic shock patients. The accepted definition of septic cardiomyopathy is often based on the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The aim of this study was to determine whether the left ventricular longitudinal systolic function was more sensitive than the LVEF in heart function appraisal of septic shock patients. METHODS: This was a case-control study conducted at a 40-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Peking Union Medical College Hospital...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482805/management-of-potentially-life-threatening-emergencies-at-74-primary-level-hospitals-in-mongolia-results-of-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
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Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Davaa Gombo, Ganbold Lundeg, Christian Schmittinger, Martin W Dünser
BACKGROUND: While the capacities to care for and epidemiology of emergency and critically ill patients have been reported for secondary and tertiary level hospitals in Mongolia, no data exist for Mongolian primary level hospitals. METHODS: In this prospective, observational multicenter study, 74 primary level hospitals of Mongolia were included. We determined the capacities of these hospitals to manage medical emergencies. Furthermore, characteristics of patients presenting with potentially life-threatening emergencies to these hospitals were evaluated during a 6 month period...
May 8, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468613/low-mean-perfusion-pressure-is-a-risk-factor-for-progression-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-retrospective-analysis
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Marlies Ostermann, Anna Hall, Siobhan Crichton
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate whether mean perfusion pressure (MPP) calculated as the difference between mean arterial pressure (MAP) and central venous pressure (CVP) was associated with risk of progression from AKI I to AKI III in critically ill patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of adult patients admitted to a multi-disciplinary adult intensive care unit (ICU) between July 2007 and June 2009 who developed AKI I and in whom advanced haemodynamic monitoring was initiated within 12 h of diagnosis of AKI I...
May 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460704/continuous-capnography-in-pediatric-intensive-care
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Christine M Riley
Capnography or end-tidal carbon dioxide (Etco2) monitoring has a variety of uses in the pediatric intensive care setting. The ability to continuously measure exhaled carbon dioxide can provide vital information about airway, breathing, and circulation in critically ill pediatric patients. Capnography has diagnosis-specific applications for pediatric patients with congenital heart disease, reactive airway disease, neurologic emergencies, and metabolic derangement. This modality allows for noninvasive monitoring and has become the standard of care...
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454562/diagnosis-and-outcomes-of-acute-kidney-injury-using-surrogate-and-imputation-methods-for-missing-preadmission-creatinine-values
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Amélie Bernier-Jean, William Beaubien-Souligny, Rémi Goupil, François Madore, François Paquette, Stéphan Troyanov, Josée Bouchard
BACKGROUND: Missing preadmission serum creatinine (SCr) values are a common obstacle to assess acute kidney injury (AKI) diagnosis and outcomes. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines suggest using a SCr computed from the Modification of Diet in Renal Disease (MDRD) with an estimated glomerular filtration rate of 75 ml/min/1.73 m(2). We aimed to identify the best surrogate method for baseline SCr to assess AKI diagnosis and outcomes. METHODS: We compared the use of 1) first SCr at hospital admission 2) minimal SCr over 2 weeks after intensive care unit admission 3) MDRD computed SCr and 4) Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) computed SCr to assess AKI diagnosis and outcomes...
April 28, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441153/discharge-criteria-for-the-late-preterm-infant-a-review-of-the-literature
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Jenny M Quinn, Marteen Sparks, Sheila M Gephart
BACKGROUND: Standardized late preterm infant (LPI) discharge criteria ensure best practice and help guide the neonatal provider to determine the appropriate level of care following birth. However, the location can vary from the well newborn setting to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to examine differences in LPI discharge criteria between the well newborn setting and the NICU by answering the clinical questions, "What are the recommended discharge criteria for the LPI and do they differ if admitted to the well newborn setting versus the NICU?" SEARCH STRATEGY: Databases searched include CINAHL, TRIP, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library...
April 24, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420470/-explore-objective-clinical-variables-for-detecting-delirium-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Xiaojiang Liu, Jie Lyu, Youzhong An
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case-control study is to explore clinical objective variables for diagnosing delirium of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: According to the method of prospective case-control study, critical adult postoperative patients who were transferred to ICU of Peking University People's Hospital from October 2015 to May 2016 and needed mechanical ventilation were included. After evaluating the Richmond agitation sedation scale score (RASS), the patients whose score were -2 or greater were sorted into two groups, delirium and non-delirium, according to the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402551/a-risk-prediction-score-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Rakesh Malhotra, Kianoush B Kashani, Etienne Macedo, Jihoon Kim, Josee Bouchard, Susan Wynn, Guangxi Li, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Ravindra Mehta
Background: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early identification of high-risk patients provides an opportunity to develop strategies for prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of AKI. Methods: We undertook this multicenter prospective cohort study to develop and validate a risk score for predicting AKI in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). Patients were screened for predictor variables within 48 h of ICU admission...
May 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400122/description-of-acute-cardiac-care-in-2014-a-french-nation-wide-database-on-277-845-admissions-in-270-iccus
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François Roubille, Grégoire Mercier, Clément Delmas, Stéphane Manzo-Silberman, Guillaume Leurent, Meyer Elbaz, Adeline Riondel, Eric Bonnefoy-Cudraz, Patrick Henry
BACKGROUND: The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) has greatly evolved for decades: it no longer includes only patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The clinical characteristics and pathological profiles of patients have markedly changed. Detailed data on the topic are critically lacking. METHODS: We present here a French nation-wide administrative database with an exhaustive description of patients admitted to ICCU throughout a whole year (2014). RESULTS: A total of 277,845 patients in 270 centers were admitted to ICCUs at least once in 2014 (exhaustive data)...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392700/urinary-cadmium-levels-predict-mortality-of-patients-with-acute-heart-failure
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Ching-Wei Hsu, Cheng-Hao Weng, Cheng-Chia Lee, Dan-Tzu Lin-Tan, Pao-Hsien Chu, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Tzung-Hai Yen, Wen-Hung Huang
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is a serious condition that is associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. Previous studies indicated that environmental exposure to cadmium increases mortality of general populations. However, the relationship of cadmium exposure and mortality is unclear for AHF patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 153 patients with AHF in intensive care units (ICUs) met the inclusion criteria and were followed up for 6 months...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367430/heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-centile-curves-and-distributions-by-age-of-hospitalized-critically-ill-children
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Danny Eytan, Andrew J Goodwin, Robert Greer, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Peter C Laussen
Heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) form the basis for monitoring the physiological state of patients. Although norms have been published for healthy and hospitalized children, little is known about their distributions in critically ill children. The objective of this study was to report the distributions of these basic physiological variables in hospitalized critically ill children. Continuous data from bedside monitors were collected and stored at 5-s intervals from 3,677 subjects aged 0-18 years admitted over a period of 30 months to the pediatric and cardiac intensive care units at a large quaternary children's hospital...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365652/interstage-home-monitoring-after-newborn-first-stage-palliation-for-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-family-education-strategies
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Jo Ann Nieves, Karen Uzark, Nancy A Rudd, Jennifer Strawn, Anne Schmelzer, Nancy Dobrolet
Children born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome are at high risk for serious morbidity, growth failure, and mortality during the interstage period, which is the time from discharge home after first-stage hypoplastic left heart syndrome palliation until the second-stage surgical intervention. The single-ventricle circulatory physiology is complex, fragile, and potentially unstable. Multicenter initiatives have been successfully implemented to improve outcomes and optimize growth and survival during the interstage period...
April 2017: Critical Care Nurse
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
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