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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699936/clinician-attitudes-regarding-icd-deactivation-in-dnr-dni-patients
#1
Andrew Bradley, Adam Marks
BACKGROUND: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) offer lifesaving therapies but can become burdensome at the end of life. Many ICD patients choose to implement a do-not-resuscitate/do-not-intubate (DNR/DNI) order. When hospitalized, patients are seen by a range of clinicians whose beliefs about ICD management in DNR/DNI patients may vary. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinician opinions on managing ICDs in DNR/DNI patients and stratify it by specialty and training level...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688792/risk-factors-for-transcervical-incision-and-drainage-of-pediatric-deep-neck-infections
#2
Young-Min Hah, Ah Ra Jung, Young Chan Lee, Young-Gyu Eun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for transcervical approaches in the treatment of pediatric deep neck infections (DNIs). METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of data from patients who were diagnosed with DNIs. All medical records were reviewed for demographic characteristics, presenting signs and symptoms, duration of symptoms, size of abscess, laboratory results, duration of intravenous (IV) antibiotic administration, duration of hospitalization, medical treatment, and type of surgical drainage (oral or transcervical approach)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682944/a-simplified-mortality-score-using-delta-neutrophil-index-and-the-thrombotic-microangiopathy-score-for-prognostication-in-critically-ill-patients
#3
Eun Kyong Goag, Jong Wook Lee, Yun Ho Roh, Ah Young Leem, Song Yee Kim, Joo Han Song, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Kyung Soo Chung
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to assess the prognostic value of a simplified mortality score (SMS) using the delta neutrophil index (DNI) and thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) score, both easily obtained from the complete blood count, to identify critically ill patients at high risk of death. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in the medical ICU at Yonsei University College of Medicine from June 2015 to February 2016. The primary end-point was 28-day all-cause mortality...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668217/-non-invasive-ventilation-and-pediatric-palliative-care-a-french-survey
#4
B Ringuier, F Troussier, G Boussicault, C Chapotte, P Rachieru
OBJECTIVES: The benefits of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) have been clearly demonstrated in pediatrics. In palliative care, NIV can improve the level of comfort and quality of life and can decrease dyspnea. The objective was to survey pediatricians' opinions and practices regarding NIV in palliative care in France. DESIGN: A mail survey was conducted among pediatric pneumologists, intensivists and palliative medicine consultants from February 2015 to March 2015...
June 28, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646289/delta-neutrophil-index-dni-as-a-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-marker-of-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Jae Hyon Park, Hyeong Ju Byeon, Keum Hwa Lee, Jong Wook Lee, Andreas Kronbichler, Michael Eisenhut, Jae Il Shin
OBJECTIVE: Delta neutrophil index (DNI) representing the number of immature granulocytes is an emerging marker used in diagnosis of infections and prediction of mortality in infected patients. The present study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of DNI as a predictive and prognostic factor in infected patients. METHODS: We performed a PubMed search on January 1st, 2017 and identified studies that evaluated DNI as either a predictive or prognostic factor in infected patients...
June 23, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610562/end-stage-renal-disease-a-risk-factor-of-deep-neck-infection-a-nationwide-follow-up-study-in-taiwan
#6
Geng-He Chang, Ming-Shao Tsai, Chia-Yen Liu, Meng-Hung Lin, Yao-Te Tsai, Cheng-Ming Hsu, Yao-Hsu Yang
BACKGROUND: Uremia is likely a risk factor for deep neck infection (DNI). However, only a few relevant cases have been reported, and evidence sufficient to support this hypothesis is lacking. The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on DNI. METHODS: We used the database of the Registry for Catastrophic Illness Patients (RFCIP), a subset of the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) in Taiwan, to conduct a retrospective follow-up study...
June 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497869/increased-delta-neutrophil-index-in-women-with-severe-preeclampsia
#7
Hee Young Cho, Inkyung Jung, So Jung Kim, Yong Won Park, Young Han Kim, Ja-Young Kwon
PROBLEM: The pathophysiology of preeclampsia (PE) is believed to be associated with a systemic inflammatory response, but few inflammatory markers are currently available to predict PE. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the serum delta neutrophil index (DNI) between normal and preeclamptic women. METHODS: Sixty-five patients with mild preeclampsia (mPE), 147 patients with severe preeclampsia (sPE), and 163 women with normal pregnancy were included in this study...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467581/can-we-make-an-early-do-not-resuscitate-decision-in-severe-burn-patients
#8
Yücel Yüce, Hakan Ahmet Acar, Kutlu Hakan Erkal, Erhan Tuncay
BACKGROUND: The present study was conducted to examine topic of issuing early do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order at first diagnosis of patients with severe burn injuries in light of current law in Turkey and the medical literature. DNR requires withholding cardiopulmonary resuscitation in event of respiratory or cardiac arrest and allowing natural death to occur. It is frequently enacted for terminal cancer patients and elderly patients with irreversible neurological disorders. METHODS: Between January 2009 and December 2014, 29 patients (3...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442374/peritonsillar-and-deep-neck-infections-a-review-of-330-cases
#9
Paula Martínez Pascual, Paloma Pinacho Martinez, Eviatar Friedlander, Carlos Martin Oviedo, Bartolome Scola Yurrita
INTRODUCTION: Deep neck infections (DNI) are defined as suppurative infectious processes of deep visceral spaces of the neck. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to review different factors that may influence peritonsillar and deep neck Infections (DNI) and may play a role as bad prognosis predictors. METHODS: We present a retrospective study of 330 patients with DNI and peritonsillar infections who were admitted between January 2005 and December 2015 in a tertiary referral hospital...
April 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403094/less-invasive-management-of-deep-neck-infection-and-descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-a-single-center-retrospective-study
#10
Dong Wei, Ling Bi, Huiyong Zhu, Jianfeng He, Huiming Wang
By a 7-year retrospective review, we reported our experience in management of descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) and deep neck infection (DNI). A retrospective design was used to reveal the clinical characteristics of DNI and DNM. The clinical outcome was analyzed to validate less invasive management. We reviewed 82 patients between 2009 and 2016, 12 of which were diagnosed as DNM by clinical and computed tomography findings. A total of 35 patients had relevant systemic conditions, mainly diabetes mellitus (19 patients)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394786/usefulness-of-the-delta-neutrophil-index-to-predict-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#11
Taeyoung Kong, Sangkook In, Yoo Seok Park, Hye Sun Lee, Jong Wook Lee, Je Sung You, Hyun Soo Chung, Incheol Park, Sung Phil Chung
PURPOSE: The delta neutrophil index (DNI), reflecting the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes, is associated with increased mortality in patients with systemic inflammation. It is rapidly and easily measured while performing a complete blood count. This study aimed to determine whether the DNI can predict short-term mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (UGIH). METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive patients (>18 years old) with UGIH admitted to the ED from January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016...
April 7, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320333/delta-neutrophil-index-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-in-septic-acute-kidney-injury-patients-treated-with-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#12
In Mi Han, Chang-Yun Yoon, Dong Ho Shin, Youn Kyung Kee, Seung Gyu Han, Young Eun Kwon, Kyoung Sook Park, Mi Jung Lee, Hyung Jung Oh, Jung Tak Park, Seung Hyeok Han, Shin-Wook Kang, Tae-Hyun Yoo
BACKGROUND: Delta neutrophil index (DNI), representing an elevated fraction of circulating immature granulocytes in acute infection, has been reported as a useful marker for predicting mortality in patients with sepsis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of DNI in predicting mortality in septic acute kidney injury (S-AKI) patients treated with continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). METHOD: This is a retrospective analysis of consecutively CRRT treated patients...
March 20, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319139/identification-of-cell-morphology-parameters-from-automatic-hematology-analyzers-to-predict-the-peripheral-blood-cd34-positive-cell-count-after-mobilization
#13
Saeam Shin, Sung Ran Cho, Sinyoung Kim, Jong Rak Choi, Kyung-A Lee
Optimal timing of apheresis initiation is important for maximizing the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) yield. This study aimed to identify useful parameters from automatic hematology analyzers for predicting the peripheral blood CD34+ cell count after mobilization. We prospectively enrolled 53 healthy donors and 72 patients, and evaluated 43 cell morphology parameters from Unicel DxH800 (Beckman Coulter, USA) and Advia 2120i (Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, USA). The correlation of each parameter with the CD34+ cell count in pre-apheresis blood samples was analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278698/usefulness-of-the-delta-neutrophil-index-as-an-ancillary-test-in-the-emergency-department-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-suspected-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
#14
Dong Ryul Ko, Ji Eun Jang, Sung Phil Chung, Jong Wook Lee, Hye Sun Lee, Jung Hwa Hong, Taeyoung Kong, Je Sung You, Incheol Park
The delta neutrophil index (DNI) reflects the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes. We evaluated the usefulness of DNI values in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to distinguish the acute stage of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). We analyzed patients retrospectively who were first diagnosed with AML upon admission to the emergency department (ED). Thirty of the 134 patients (22.4%) were diagnosed with APL on ED admission. The univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression models revealed that DNI values differed significantly between APL and non-APL AML patients on days 0, 1 and 2...
March 2, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278168/the-delta-neutrophil-index-as-a-predictive-marker-of-histological-chorioamnionitis-in-patients-with-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-a-retrospective-study
#15
Hee Young Cho, Inkyung Jung, Ja-Young Kwon, So Jung Kim, Yong Won Park, Young-Han Kim
BACKGROUND: Histological chorioamnionitis (HCA) is related to perinatal morbidity. However, there is no definite diagnostic method for detecting chorioamnionitis before delivery. METHODS: We evaluated whether the delta neutrophil index (DNI) was an effective early marker of HCA in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). We retrospectively evaluated 149 women diagnosed with PPROM (gestational age, 20+0 to 36+6 weeks) at Severance Hospital from January 2013 to December 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271977/end-of-life-conversations-and-hospice-placement-association-with-less-aggressive-care-desired-in-the-nursing-home
#16
Joann P Reinhardt, Deirdre Downes, Verena Cimarolli, Patricia Bomba
Education about end-of-life care and treatment options, communication between family and health care providers, and having advance directives and medical orders in place are important for older adults with chronic, progressive decline and end-stage disease who spend their last days in the nursing home. This study used retrospective data (6 months before death) of long-stay nursing home decedents (N = 300) taken from electronic health records to capture the end-of-life experience. Findings showed for almost all decedents, Do Not Resuscitate and Do Not Intubate orders were in place, and just over one-half had Do Not Hospitalize and No Artificial Feeding orders in place...
January 2017: Journal of Social Work in End-of-life & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265798/the-role-of-a-hospital-ethics-consultation-service-in-decision-making-for-unrepresented-patients
#17
Andrew M Courtwright, Joshua Abrams, Ellen M Robinson
Despite increased calls for hospital ethics committees to serve as default decision-makers about life-sustaining treatment (LST) for unrepresented patients who lack decision-making capacity or a surrogate decision-maker and whose wishes regarding medical care are not known, little is known about how committees currently function in these cases. This was a retrospective cohort study of all ethics committee consultations involving decision-making about LST for unrepresented patients at a large academic hospital from 2007 to 2013...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238210/delta-neutrophil-index-a-reliable-marker-to-differentiate-perforated-appendicitis-from-non-perforated-appendicitis-in-the-elderly
#18
Dong Hyuk Shin, Young Suk Cho, Yoon Sung Kim, Hee Cheol Ahn, Young Taeck Oh, Sang O Park, Moo-Ho Won, Jun Hwi Cho, Young Myeong Kim, Jeong Yeol Seo, Young Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: Delta neutrophil index (DNI) is a new inflammatory marker and the present study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of the DNI for the presence of a perforation in elderly with acute appendicitis. METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted on 108 consecutive elderly patients (≥65 years old) with acute appendicitis treated over a 24-month period. RESULTS: Sixty-nine of the 108 patients (median, IQR: 72, 67-77 years) were allocated to the perforated appendicitis group (63...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169298/the-value-of-delta-neutrophil-index-in-young-infants-with-febrile-urinary-tract-infection
#19
Jung Won Lee, Seong Heon Kim, Se Jin Park, Keum Hwa Lee, Jae Hyon Park, Andreas Kronbichler, Michael Eisenhut, Ji Hong Kim, Jong Wook Lee, Jae Il Shin
Delta neutrophil index (DNI) is the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes, which reflects severe bacterial infections and septic condition but has not been studied in urinary tract infection (UTI). Here, we evaluated the value of DNI in predicting acute pyelonephritis (APN) or vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) using the data of 288 patients. Conventional inflammatory markers (white blood cell [WBC] count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate [ESR], C-reactive protein [CRP]), and DNI were measured. WBC, CRP, ESR and DNI were higher in APN than in lower UTI (p < 0...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156564/advance-care-planning-and-specialty-palliative-care-utilization-for-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-who-undergo-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplant
#20
Lisa M McNey, Erik Eckhert, Derek Galligan, Gabriel N Mannis
18 Background: Unlike most metastatic solid tumors, many advanced hematologic malignancies are treated with curative intent. Accordingly, aggressive interventions often continue until late in the disease course because it can be difficult to discern when cure is no longer possible. This is particularly true for recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant (alloHCT). We hypothesized that alloHCT recipients and their providers would be less likely to utilize specialty Palliative Care (PC) services or to engage in early communication regarding advance care planning...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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