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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729329/fluids-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock-fissh-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bram Rochwerg, Tina Millen, Peggy Austin, Michelle Zeller, Frédérick D'Aragon, Roman Jaeschke, Marie-Hélène Masse, Sangeeta Mehta, Francois Lamontagne, Maureen Meade, Gordon Guyatt, Deborah J Cook
INTRODUCTION: Observational evidence suggests physiological benefits and lower mortality with lower chloride solutions; however, 0.9% saline remains the most widely used fluid worldwide. Given uncertainty regarding the association of lower chloride on mortality, it is unlikely that practice will change without direct randomised clinical trial (RCT) evidence. This pilot RCT will investigate the feasibility of a large-scale trial directly comparing low chloride with high chloride fluids in patients with septic shock...
July 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729228/tangled-history-of-the-european-uses-of-sphagnum-moss-and-sphagnol
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REVIEW
Jacek Drobnik, Adam Stebel
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sphagnum mosses and peat could have been utilized as wound dressings for centuries, however reliable data on this subject are ambiguous; sometimes even no distinction between peat moss (Sphagnum spp.) and peat is made or these terms become confused. The first scientific account on surgical use of peat comes from 1882: a peat digger who successfully, by himself and in the way unknown to the then medicine, cured an open fracture of his forearm with peat. The peat, and very soon the peat moss itself (which is the major constituent of peat) drew attention of the 19(th)-century surgeons...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728435/hyperglycemia-as-a-predictor-for-adverse-outcome-in-icu-patients-with-and-without-diabetes
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Simon Lebech Cichosz, Clara Schaarup
The aim of this study was to investigate hyperglycemia as a predictor for mortality and length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay in groups of patients with and without known diabetes. The present study examines data from 200 859 patients included in eICU Collaborative Research Database, a large multicenter critical care database. The results show that hyperglycemia among ICU patients without diabetes is strongly associated with adverse event. In comparison, hyperglycemia is not as strong among patients with diabetes...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717255/sequential-stable-isotope-analysis-reveals-differences-in-multi-year-dietary-history-of-three-sympatric-equid-species-in-sw-mongolia
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Martina Burnik Šturm, Oyunsaikhan Ganbaatar, Christian C Voigt, Petra Kaczensky
1. Competition among sympatric wild herbivores is reduced by different physiological, morphological, and behavioral traits resulting in different dietary niches. Wild equids are a rather uniform group of large herbivores which have dramatically declined in numbers and range. Correlative evidence suggests that pasture competition with livestock is one of the key factors for this decline, and the situation may be aggravated in areas where different equid species overlap. 2. The Dzungarian Gobi is currently the only place where two wild equid species coexist and share the range with the domesticated form of a third equid species...
August 2017: Journal of Applied Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709443/severity-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grade-is-a-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Bangchuan Hu, Renhua Sun, Aiping Wu, Yin Ni, Jingquan Liu, Feng Guo, Lijun Ying, Guoping Ge, Aijun Ding, Yunchao Shi, Changwen Liu, Lei Xu, Ronglin Jiang, Jun Lu, Ronghai Lin, Yannan Zhu, Weidong Wu, Bo Xie
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine proposed a definition for acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) based on current medical evidence and expert opinion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the current AGI grading system and to investigate the association between AGI severity grades with clinical outcome in critically ill patients. METHODS: Adult patients at 14 general intensive care units (ICUs) with an expected ICU stay ≥24 h were prospectively studied...
July 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702940/heart-rate-variability-in-critical-care-medicine-a-systematic-review
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Shamir N Karmali, Alberto Sciusco, Shaun M May, Gareth L Ackland
BACKGROUND: Heart rate variability (HRV) has been used to assess cardiac autonomic activity in critically ill patients, driven by translational and biomarker research agendas. Several clinical and technical factors can interfere with the measurement and/or interpretation of HRV. We systematically evaluated how HRV parameters are acquired/processed in critical care medicine. METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (1996-2016) were searched for cohort or case-control clinical studies of adult (>18 years) critically ill patients using heart variability analysis...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694751/the-role-of-magnesium-sulfate-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Yunes Panahi, Mojtaba Mojtahedzadeh, Atabak Najafi, Mohammad Reza Ghaini, Mohammad Abdollahi, Mohammad Sharifzadeh, Arezoo Ahmadi, Seyyed Mahdi Rajaee, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Magnesium (Mg) has been developed as a drug with various clinical uses. Mg is a key cation in physiological processes, and the homeostasis of this cation is crucial for the normal function of body organs. Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is a mineral pharmaceutical preparation of magnesium that is used as a neuroprotective agent. One rationale for the frequent use of MgSO4 in critical care is the high incidence of hypomagnesaemia in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Correction of hypomagnesaemia along with the neuroprotective properties of MgSO4 has generated a wide application for MgSO4 in ICU...
2017: EXCLI journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694568/the-role-of-routine-measurement-of-intra-abdominal-pressure-in-preventing-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
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G Raghavendra Prasad, J V Subba Rao, Amtul Aziz, T M Rashmi
INTRODUCTION: Abdomen, a closed compartment, is prone to raised intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in the postoperative period. After a critical value of ≥ 15 cm of water, IAP produces abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). ACS leads to reduced venous return, reduced cardiac output, and domino effect of organ dysfunction, leading to death. Hence, it is the need of hour to monitor IAP to pick up intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and ACS. This routine facilitates early institution of treatment measures...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693596/prioritising-responses-of-nurses-to-deteriorating-patient-observations-pronto-protocol-testing-the-effectiveness-of-a-facilitation-intervention-in-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-trial-with-an-embedded-process-evaluation-and-cost-analysis
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Tracey K Bucknall, Gill Harvey, Julie Considine, Imogen Mitchell, Jo Rycroft-Malone, Ian D Graham, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Jennifer Watts, Alison M Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Vital signs are the primary indicator of physiological status and for determining the need for urgent clinical treatment. Yet, if physiological signs of deterioration are missed, misinterpreted or mismanaged, then critical illness, unplanned intensive care admissions, cardiac arrest and death may ensue. Although evidence demonstrates the benefit of early recognition and management of deteriorating patients, failure to escalate care and manage deteriorating patients remains a relatively frequent occurrence in hospitals...
July 11, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678920/pain-and-distress-outcomes-in-infants-and-children-a-systematic-review
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N C A C Oliveira, C M Gaspardo, M B M Linhares
The aim of the present study was to systematically review the recent literature about pain and distress outcomes in children and critically analyze the methodological quality of the reports. The systematic review was based on the PRISMA statement and performed by selecting articles that are indexed in scientific databases. The methodological quality of reports was examined using STROBE statement, for observational studies, and CONSORT statement, for randomized controlled trials. The PedIMMPACT consensus was used to evaluate the psychometric quality of pain instruments...
July 3, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673010/rhubarb-vs-glycerin-enema-for-treatment-of-critically-ill-patients-with-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Bing Wan, Hao Zhang, Jiangtao Yin, Haiyan Fu, Yikun Chen, Liping Yang, Dadong Liu, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song
Rhubarb has been used as an evacuant for thousands of years. However, recent research has indicated that rhubarb inhibits inflammation and protects organ function. In the current study, the use of rhubarb was investigated in patients with intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). Specifically, its dual role in attenuating lung and bowel injury by catharsis and inhibiting inflammation was evaluated. Patients in the glycerin group (n=56) received 110 ml of glycerin enema by coloclysis once daily for 7 to 9 days. Patients in the rhubarb group (n=56) were treated with a mixture of 0...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670961/rationales-and-choices-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-nyha-class-ii-heart-failure
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Edward M Gilbert, Weining David Xu
Heart failure (HF) in the United States represents a significant burden for patients and a tremendous strain on the healthcare system. Patients receiving a diagnosis of HF can be placed into 1 of 4 New York Heart Association (NYHA) Functional Classifications; the greatest proportion of patients are in the NYHA class II category, which is defined as patients having a slight limitation of physical activity but who are comfortable at rest, and for whom ordinary physical activity results in symptoms of HF. Because the severity of NYHA class II HF may be perceived as mild or unalarming by this definition, the urgency to treat this type of HF may be overlooked...
July 3, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668768/low-brain-tissue-oxygenation-contributes-to-the-development-of-delirium-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Michael D Wood, David M Maslove, John G Muscedere, Andrew G Day, J Gordon Boyd
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that poor brain tissue oxygenation (BtO2) during the first 24h of critical illness correlates with the proportion of time spent delirious. We also sought to define the physiological determinants of BtO2. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients admitted to the ICU within the previous 24h were considered eligible for enrollment if they required mechanical ventilation, and/or vasopressor support. BtO2 was measured using near-infrared spectroscopy, for 24h after enrollment...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662377/a-multifactor-model-for-predicting-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-cohort-study
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Zhongwang Li, Baoli Cheng, Jingya Wang, Guohao Xie, Xiaobo Yu, Man Huang, Zhijun Xu, Zhongqiu Lu, Huaqin Sun, Jian Zhang, Zhiyi Wang, Haiya Wu, Xu Liu, Lihua Chu, Jialian Zhao, Xiangming Fang
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to develop a model using a combination of routine clinical variables to predict mortality in critically ill patients. METHODS: A cohort of 500 patients recruited from eight university hospital intensive care units (ICUs) was used to develop a model via logistic regression analyses. Discrimination and calibration analyses were performed to assess the model. RESULTS: The model included the lactate level (odds ratio [OR]=1...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660593/is-obesity-the-new-hypertension-parallels-in-the-evolution-of-obesity-and-hypertension-as-recognized-disease-states
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REVIEW
Devika Umashanker, Alpana P Shukla, Katherine H Saunders, Louis J Aronne
Obesity and hypertension are recognized disease states that share many similarities including complex physiology, therapeutic response to both lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy, and the need for long-term management. Both were initially believed to be disorders of lifestyle rather than true disease entities, and initial efforts at developing medical and surgical therapies were criticized. Ultimately, both have proven to be amenable to treatments that control their underlying physiology. Both hypertension and obesity have complex pathophysiology involving multiple regulatory pathways that may require combination therapies in addition to lifestyle modification to reach therapeutic goals...
August 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657373/extended-infusion-of-beta-lactam-antibiotics-optimizing-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-era-of-antimicrobial-resistance
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Nesrine A Rizk, Zeina A Kanafani, Hussam Z Tabaja, Souha S Kanj
Beta-lactams are at the cornerstone of therapy in critical care settings, but their clinical efficacy is challenged by the rise in bacterial resistance. Infections with multi-drug resistant organisms are frequent in intensive care units, posing significant therapeutic challenges. The problem is compounded by a dearth in the development of new antibiotics. In addition, critically-ill patients have unique physiologic characteristics that alter the drugs pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Areas covered: The prolonged infusion of antibiotics (extended infusion [EI] and continuous infusion [CI]) has been the focus of research in the last decade...
July 3, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651510/pharmacodynamics-of-intravenous-frusemide-bolus-in-critically-ill-patients
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Agnes Huang, Nora Luethi, Johan Mårtensson, Rinaldo Bellomo, Luca Cioccari
OBJECTIVE: To assess the physiological, biochemical and haemodynamic response to a single intravenous (IV) dose of frusemide in critically patients. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS: A prospective observational study of 21 critically ill patients in a tertiary intensive care unit in Australia. INTERVENTIONS: We collected information on urine output (UO), fluid balance, serum and urinary electrolyte levels, serum biochemical levels and haemodynamics...
June 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648752/physiological-and-self-assessed-psychological-stress-induced-by-a-high-fidelity-simulation-course-among-third-year-anaesthesia-and-critical-care-residents-an-observational-study
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Pr Thomas Geeraerts
INTRODUCTION: The use of high-fidelity simulators in Medicine can improve knowledge, behavior and practice but may be associated with significant stress. Our objective was to measure physiological and psychological self-assessed intensity of stress before and after a planned simulation training session among third year anesthesia and critical care residents. METHODS: A convenience sample of 27 residents participating in a simulation training course was studied. Stress was evaluated by self-assessment using a numerical scale and by salivary amylase concentration before and after the session...
June 22, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644698/sleep-disturbance-after-hospitalization-and-critical-illness-a-systematic-review
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Marcus T Altman, Melissa P Knauert, Margaret A Pisani
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbance during intensive care unit (ICU) admission is common and severe. Sleep disturbance has been observed in survivors of critical illness even after transfer out of the ICU. Not only is sleep important to overall health and well-being, but patients after critical illness are also in a physiologically vulnerable state. Understanding how sleep disturbance impacts recovery from critical illness after hospital discharge is therefore clinically meaningful. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review aimed to summarize studies that identify the prevalence of and risk factors for sleep disturbance after hospital discharge for critical illness survivors...
June 23, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644381/an-efficient-user-authentication-and-user-anonymity-scheme-with-provably-security-for-iot-based-medical-care-system
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Chun-Ta Li, Tsu-Yang Wu, Chin-Ling Chen, Cheng-Chi Lee, Chien-Ming Chen
In recent years, with the increase in degenerative diseases and the aging population in advanced countries, demands for medical care of older or solitary people have increased continually in hospitals and healthcare institutions. Applying wireless sensor networks for the IoT-based telemedicine system enables doctors, caregivers or families to monitor patients' physiological conditions at anytime and anyplace according to the acquired information. However, transmitting physiological data through the Internet concerns the personal privacy of patients...
June 23, 2017: Sensors
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