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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790212/dopamine-in-transplantation-written-off-or-comeback-with-novel-indication
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REVIEW
Peter Schnuelle, Urs Benck, Benito A Yard
Renal-dose dopamine has fallen out of favor in the intensive care unit (ICU) during past years due to its ineffectiveness to prevent impending or to ameliorate overt renal failure in the critically ill. By contrast, growing evidence indicates that low-dose dopamine administered to the stable organ donor after brain death confirmation improves the clinical course of transplanted organs after kidney and heart transplantation. Ensuring a thorough monitoring for potential circulatory side effects, employment of dopamine at a dose of 4 μg/kg per minute is safe in the deceased donor...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788912/association-between-troponin-i-levels-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-patients-admitted-to-non-cardiac-intensive-care-unit-with-high-prevalence-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Abdulaleem Alatassi, Mohamad Habbal, Hani Tamim, Musharaf Sadat, Eman Al Qasim, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: The association of troponin-I levels and outcome in medical-surgical ICU patients has been studied before in populations with low to moderate prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors. The objective in this article is to examine the association of troponin-I levels with hospital mortality in patients with high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors who were admitted with medical-surgical indications to a non-cardiac intensive care unit. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of adult patients admitted to a tertiary medical-surgical ICU between July 2001 and November 2011...
May 22, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783031/a-unique-all-payer-rate-setting-system-controls-the-cost-but-not-the-racial-disparity-in-lower-extremity-revascularization-procedures
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Besma Nejim, Robert J Beaulieu, Husain Alshaikh, Mohammed Hamouda, Joseph Canner, Mahmoud B Malas
BACKGROUND: Patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) often have high comorbidity burden that may complicate post-interventional course and drive increased healthcare expenditures. Racial disparity had been observed in lower extremity revascularization (LER) patterns and outcomes. In 2014, Maryland adopted an all-payer rate setting system to limit the rising hospitalization costs. This resulted in an aggregate payment system in which hospital compensation takes place as an overall per capita expenditure for hospital services...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766322/microdaimon-study-microcirculatory-daily-monitoring-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Claudia Scorcella, Elisa Damiani, Roberta Domizi, Silvia Pierantozzi, Stefania Tondi, Andrea Carsetti, Silvia Ciucani, Valentina Monaldi, Mara Rogani, Benedetto Marini, Erica Adrario, Rocco Romano, Can Ince, E Christiaan Boerma, Abele Donati
BACKGROUND: Until now, the prognostic value of microcirculatory alterations in critically ill patients has been mainly evaluated in highly selected subgroups. Aim of this study is to monitor the microcirculation daily in mixed group of Intensive Care Unit (ICU)-patients and to establish the association between (the evolution of) microcirculatory alterations and outcome. METHODS: This is a prospective longitudinal observational single-centre study in adult patients admitted to a 12-bed ICU in an Italian teaching hospital...
May 15, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764554/-efficacy-and-safety-of-nalbuphine-on-analgesia-of-patients-in-intensive-care-unit
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Shaohua Liu, Youdong Wan, Yonggang Luo, Li Wan, Wenjing Yun, Haixu Wang, Zhenhua Wang, Xiaoguang Duan, Ruifang Zhang, Yingying Zhao, Hongwei Cui, Tongwen Sun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the efficacy and safety of nalbuphine in patients with sedative analgesia in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A prospective observation was conducted. The adult patients with mild and moderate analgesia in general ICU of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University from January to November in 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into nalbuphine group and sufentanil group in proper order. The nabobrown group was given 40 mg nabobrown, the sufentanil group was given 0...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750814/one-year-mortality-after-recovery-from-critical-illness-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sharukh Lokhandwala, Ned McCague, Abdullah Chahin, Braiam Escobar, Mengling Feng, Mohammad M Ghassemi, David J Stone, Leo Anthony Celi
RATIONALE: Factors associated with one-year mortality after recovery from critical illness are not well understood. Clinicians generally lack information regarding post-hospital discharge outcomes of patients from the intensive care unit, which may be important when counseling patients and families. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine which factors among patients who survived for at least 30 days post-ICU admission are associated with one-year mortality. METHODS: Single-center, longitudinal retrospective cohort study of all ICU patients admitted to a tertiary-care academic medical center from 2001-2012 who survived ≥30 days from ICU admission...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744108/self-reported-fatigue-following-intensive-care-of-chronically-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Gloria-Beatrice Wintermann, Jenny Rosendahl, Kerstin Weidner, Bernhard Strauß, Andreas Hinz, Katja Petrowski
Background: Protracted treatment on intensive care unit (ICU) sets the patients at increased risk for the development of chronic critical illness (CCI). Muscular and cardio-respiratory deconditioning are common long-term sequelae, going along with a state of chronic fatigue. At present, findings regarding the frequency, long-term course, and associated factors of self-reported fatigue following ICU treatment of CCI patients are lacking. Methods: CCI patients with the diagnosis of critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy (CIP/CIM) were assessed at three time points...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741919/efficacy-of-acupuncture-treatment-for-improving-the-respiratory-status-in-patients-receiving-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-in-intensive-care-units-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Jun Matsumoto-Miyazaki, Hiroaki Ushikoshi, Kodai Suzuki, Nagisa Miyazaki, Takahide Nawa, Hideshi Okada, Shozo Yoshida, Ichijiro Murata, Shinji Ogura, Shinya Minatoguchi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients in critical care settings often require prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) therapy and, occasionally, they cannot be weaned from MV. The authors evaluated the efficacy of acupuncture treatment for improving the respiratory status and promoting successful weaning from prolonged MV in patients at intensive care units (ICUs). DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Gifu University Hospital, Gifu, Japan...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735284/music-intervention-to-prevent-delirium-among-older-patients-admitted-to-a-trauma-intensive-care-unit-and-a-trauma-orthopaedic-unit
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Kari Johnson, Julie Fleury, Darya McClain
PURPOSE: Evaluate music listening for delirium prevention among patients admitted to a Trauma Intensive Care and Trauma Orthopaedic Unit. The Roy Adaptation Model provided the theoretical framework focusing on modifying contextual stimuli. METHODS: Randomised controlled trial, 40 patients aged 55 and older. INTERVENTION: Participants randomly assigned to receive music listening or usual care for 60 minutes, twice a day, over three days. Pre-recorded self-selected music using an iPod and headsets, with slow tempo, low pitch and simple repetitive rhythms to alter physiologic responses...
May 4, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731786/an-update-work-of-pulse-oximetry-screening-for-detecting-critical-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-newborn
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A Taksande, R Meshram, A Lohakare, S Purandare, U Biyani, J Vagha
Background: Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) is the commonest group of congenital malformations and affects 7-8 per 1000 live born newborns. Nevertheless, it is estimated that more than 50% of babies with undiagnosed CHD are not detected by routine neonatal cardiac examination. Aim: To find the incidence of CHD in newborns and to determine the accuracy of pulse oximetry for detecting clinically unrecognized critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in the newborns...
July 2017: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720913/effects-of-methadone-on-corrected-q-t-interval-prolongation-in-critically-ill-children
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Travis S Heath, Rachel G Greenberg, Susan R Hupp, David A Turner, Christoph P Hornik, Kanecia O Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the association between methadone use and corrected Q-T interval (QTc) prolongation in critically ill children. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of critically ill children receiving methadone at a tertiary care pediatric hospital was conducted. Patients younger than 19 years who had been admitted to the intensive care unit between January 1, 2009, and June 21, 2013, who had received methadone while inpatients, and who had had electrocardiograms (ECGs) performed within 30 days before and after methadone initiation were included...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702712/development-of-a-neuronicu-with-a-broader-focus-on-all-newborns-at-risk-of-brain-injury-the-first-2-years
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Krisa P Van Meurs, Elisabeth S Yan, Kathi S Randall, Valerie Y Chock, Alexis S Davis, Cecelia S Glennon, Catherine L Clark, Courtney J Wusthoff, Sonia L Bonifacio
OBJECTIVE:  Many critically ill neonates have an existing brain injury or are at risk of neurologic injury. We developed a "NeuroNICU" (neurologic neonatal intensive care unit) to better provide neurologically focused intensive care. STUDY DESIGN:  Demographic and clinical variables, services delivered, and patient outcomes were recorded in a prospective database for all neonates admitted to the NeuroNICU between April 23, 2013, and June 25, 2015. RESULTS:  In total, 546 neonates were admitted to the NeuroNICU representing 32% of all NICU admissions...
April 27, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699493/effects-of-age-comorbidity-and-adherence-to-current-antimicrobial-guidelines-on-mortality-in-hospitalized-elderly-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Xiudi Han, Fei Zhou, Hui Li, Xiqian Xing, Liang Chen, Yimin Wang, Chunxiao Zhang, Xuedong Liu, Lijun Suo, Jinxiang Wang, Guohua Yu, Guangqiang Wang, Xuexin Yao, Hongxia Yu, Lei Wang, Meng Liu, Chunxue Xue, Bo Liu, Xiaoli Zhu, Yanli Li, Ying Xiao, Xiaojing Cui, Lijuan Li, Jay E Purdy, Bin Cao
BACKGROUND: Limited information exists on the clinical characteristics predictive of mortality in patients aged ≥65 years in many countries. The impact of adherence to current antimicrobial guidelines on the mortality of hospitalized elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has never been assessed. METHODS: A total of 3131 patients aged ≥65 years were enrolled from a multi-center, retrospective, observational study initiated by the CAP-China network...
April 24, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678304/improving-postoperative-neonatal-nutritional-practices-in-an-intensive-care-unit-using-the-pdsa-cycle
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Jennifer Newcombe, Eileen Fry-Bowers
Quality Improvement models offer a framework for health care professionals to follow in implementing process improvement changes. Use of these models promotes a systematic approach to problem solving, keeps providers from eliminating important steps, facilitates team work, and provides a clear plan for ongoing communication. This paper describes use of the Plan-Do-Study-Act model to implement a unit-based quality improvement project that focused on improving postoperative nutritional practices for neonates with critical congenital heart disease following complex cardiac surgery...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663995/-risk-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-critical-ill-patients
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Jianyu Fu, Hongying Bi, Yunsong Xia, Hui Fang, Xu Liu, Yan Tang, Difen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical features of atrial fibrillation (AF) patients, and to explore the correlation between the routine detection index and the new-onset AF and to find out risk factors for new AF in critically ill patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients with AF admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from March 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into new-onset AF group and past-existed AF group according to their past history of AF (including persistent AF, paroxysmal AF or permanent AF)...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628828/pain-assessment-in-the-critically-ill-mechanically-ventilated-adult-patients-comparison-between-skin-conductance-algesimeter-index-and-physiologic-indicators
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Puneet Khanna, Chandralekha Chandralekha, Ravinder Kumar Pandey, Ankur Sharma
Background and Objectives: Critically ill patients are unable to communicate effectively, so it is difficult to assess their pain and analgesic requirement. Skin conductance algesimeter (SCA) index is a device that primarily measures changes in skin conductance real time to assess pain. Methods: We planned this quantitative prospective observational study to assess pain in the critically ill mechanically ventilated patients in comparison to physiologic indicators such as blood pressure and heart rate...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627355/contemporary-reviews-in-critical-care-medicine-atrial-fibrillation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#17
REVIEW
Nicholas A Bosch, Jonathan Cimini, Allan J Walkey
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered in the intensive care unit. Pre-existing AF is highly prevalent among older patients with chronic conditions who are at risk for critical illness, while new-onset AF can be triggered by accelerated atrial remodeling and arrhythmogenic triggers encountered during critical illness. The acute loss of atrial systole and onset of rapid ventricular rates that characterize new-onset AF often lead to decreased cardiac output and hemodynamic compromise...
April 5, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614915/preliminary-experience-of-tigecycline-treatment-in-critically-ill-children-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Shupeng Lin, Lingfang Liang, Chenmei Zhang, Sheng Ye
Objective Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a life-threatening complication for children who are treated in a paediatric intensive care unit. Tigecycline treatment of children with VAP has not been well studied. This study aimed to describe tigecycline use in children with VAP in a tertiary care hospital. Methods We conducted a retrospective chart review in a tertiary hospital from May 1, 2012 to May 1, 2017. Results Twenty-four children (20 girls) with median age of 8 months (range, 27 days to 6 years and 9 months) were treated with tigecycline...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609546/high-frequency-power-of-heart-rate-variability-can-predict-the-outcome-of-thoracic-surgical-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-on-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-single-centric-case-controlled-study
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I-Chen Chen, Chew-Teng Kor, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Jane Kuo, Jang-Zern Tsai, Wen-Je Ko, Cheng-Deng Kuo
BACKGROUND: The morbidity and mortality of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remains high, and the strategic focus of ARDS research has shifted toward identifying patients at high risk of mortality early in the course of illness. This study intended to identify the heart rate variability (HRV) measure that can predict the outcome of patients with ARDS on admission to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU). METHODS: Patients who had lung or esophageal cancer surgery were included either in the ARDS group (n = 21) if they developed ARDS after surgery or in the control group (n = 11) if they did not...
April 2, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559375/contemporary-outcomes-of-ecmo-used-as-bridge-to-lung-transplantation
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Ali H Hakim, Usman Ahmad, Kenneth R McCurry, Douglas R Johnston, Gosta B Pettersson, Marie Budev, Sudish Murthy, Eugene H Blackstone, Michael Z Tong
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), when used as bridge to lung transplantation (BTT) identifies high-risk candidates. Recent advances in cannula design and patient selection fosters "awake ambulatory ECMO" as a viable option for critically ill candidates in an attempt to retard deconditioning while awaiting allografts. METHODS: From 2012 to 2015, 30 patients underwent ECMO as BTT. Candidacy for ECMO was determined prior to listing for transplant...
March 17, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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