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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329355/international-recommendations-for-electrocardiographic-interpretation-in-athletes
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Sanjay Sharma, Jonathan A Drezner, Aaron Baggish, Michael Papadakis, Mathew G Wilson, Jordan M Prutkin, Andre La Gerche, Michael J Ackerman, Mats Borjesson, Jack C Salerno, Irfan M Asif, David S Owens, Eugene H Chung, Michael S Emery, Victor F Froelicher, Hein Heidbuchel, Carmen Adamuz, Chad A Asplund, Gordon Cohen, Kimberly G Harmon, Joseph C Marek, Silvana Molossi, Josef Niebauer, Hank F Pelto, Marco V Perez, Nathan R Riding, Tess Saarel, Christian M Schmied, David M Shipon, Ricardo Stein, Victoria L Vetter, Antonio Pelliccia, Domenico Corrado
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of mortality in athletes during sport. A variety of mostly hereditary, structural, or electrical cardiac disorders are associated with SCD in young athletes, the majority of which can be identified or suggested by abnormalities on a resting 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). Whether used for diagnostic or screening purposes, physicians responsible for the cardiovascular care of athletes should be knowledgeable and competent in ECG interpretation in athletes. However, in most countries a shortage of physician expertise limits wider application of the ECG in the care of the athlete...
February 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328592/status-asthmaticus-and-central-herniation-a-case-for-multidisciplinary-critical-care
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Joelle B Karlik, Tristan Stani, Stephanie Nonas, Aclan Dogan, Ansgar Brambrink
A 24-year-old woman with history of asthma was intubated emergently for acute status asthmaticus triggered by acute respiratory syncytial virus infection and treated with permissive hypercapnia. Her ventilation was complicated by auto-positive end-expiratory pressure and elevated peak airway, plateau, and central venous pressures. On hospital day 2, she was noted to have anisocoria. Imaging showed diffuse cerebral edema with central herniation. Difficult ventilation and hypercapnia directly contributed to her severe cerebral edema...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328262/haemodialysis-nutritional-disorders-and-hypoglycaemia-in-critical-care
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Jeiel Carlos Lamonica Crespo, Vanessa Rossato Gomes, Ricardo Luís Barbosa, Katia Grillo Padilha, Silvia Regina Secoli
This study aimed to determine hypoglycemia incidence and associated factors in critically ill patients. It looked at a retrospective cohort with 106 critically ill adult patients with 48 hours of glycaemic control and 72 hours of follow up. The dependent variable, hypoglycaemia (≤70 mg/dl), was assessed with respect to independent variables: age, diet, insulin, catecholamines, haemodialysis, nursing workload and the Simplified Acute Physiology Score. Statistical analysis was performed using Student's t-test, Fisher's exact test and logistic regression at 5% significance level...
March 9, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327177/intestinal-t-lymphocyte-homing-is-associated-with-gastric-emptying-and-epithelial-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christian Greis, Zohal Rasuly, Rolf A Janosi, Lambros Kordelas, Dietrich W Beelen, Tobias Liebregts
BACKGROUND: Impaired gastric emptying is common in critically ill patients. Intestinal dysmotility, a major cause of feed intolerance, may foster infectious complications due to mucosal barrier disruption. However, little is known about gut-directed immune activation, intestinal barrier function and its association with impaired gastric emptying in critically ill patients at ICU admission. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study at two tertiary care medical ICUs...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325567/microvascular-surgery-in-the-congenital-cardiac-patient-a-case-series-exploring-feasibility-and-practical-applications
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John A LoGiudice, Karri Adamson, Nancy Ghanayem, Ronald K Woods, Michael E Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Pediatric congenital heart disease patients are at risk for vascular injuries during surgical procedures or when the arterial system is accessed for monitoring or diagnostic studies. Our treatment of emergent situations in this patient population using microvascular techniques shows the feasibility of such techniques. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients aged 0-18 years with congenital heart disease identified six patients who underwent microvascular surgery by the senior surgeon from June 2007 to May 2015...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325182/antimicrobial-pharmacology-for-the-neonatal-foal
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REVIEW
K Gary Magdesian
Neonatal foals are at high risk of developing sepsis, which can be life-threatening. Early antimicrobial use is a critical component of the treatment of sepsis. Because the neonatal foal has unique pharmacologic physiology, antimicrobial choice and dosing are often different than in adult horses. Broad-spectrum, bactericidal, and intravenous antimicrobials should be considered first-line therapy for septic foals. A combination of aminoglycoside and beta-lactam antimicrobial or third-generation cephalosporin is an excellent empirical first choice for treating septic foals, until culture and susceptibility results are available...
April 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323960/fgf23-is-not-associated-with-age-related-changes-in-phosphate-but-enhances-renal-calcium-reabsorption-in-girls
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Deborah M Mitchell, Harald Jüppner, Sherri-Ann M Burnett-Bowie
Context: Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a critical determinant of phosphate homeostasis. The role of FGF23, however, in regulating physiologic changes in serum phosphate and renal phosphate handling across childhood is not well-described. In addition, animal models have suggested a role for FGF23 in regulating renal calcium excretion. Objective: To assess changes in FGF23 concentrations across childhood in relation to changes in mineral ions and hormones of mineral ion homeostasis...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323290/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-delirium-development-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Marcela Kanova, Peter Sklienka, Roman Kula, Michal Burda, Jana Janoutova
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Delirium is an acute brain dysfunction and a frequent complication in critically ill patients. When present it significantly worsens the prognosis of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of delirium and risk factors for delirium in a mixed group of trauma, medical and surgical ICU patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted in one of the six-bed Intensive Care Units of the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic during a 12-month period...
March 14, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319910/the-role-of-vasopressin-and-the-vasopressin-type-v1a-receptor-agonist-selepressin-in-septic-shock
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REVIEW
Antonio F Saad, Marc O Maybauer
Septic shock remains one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in the critically ill. Despite early goal therapy and administration of cathecholaminergic agents, up to 30% of patients succumb to the disease. In this manuscript, we first summarize the standard of care of patients with septic shock and current guidelines. We review the physiologic role of vasopressin and its role in septic shock management. We then review the most up-to-date evidence on the potential role of V1a receptor agonists such as Selepressin, in septic shock...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318620/factors-associated-with-mortality-risk-in-critical-care-patients-treated-with-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Sun Hee Lee, Dong-Soo Shin, Jong Ran Kim, Hyunjung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with mortality in patients treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and to validate the discrimination of the risk assessment tools to predict mortality. BACKGROUND: VA-ECMO is a rescue therapy for patients with life-threatening cardiac failure, but mortality remains high. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we reviewed the medical records of adult patients who underwent VA-ECMO in an intensive care unit of a university hospital, between 2009 and 2013...
March 16, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297684/physical-and-occupational-therapy-utilization-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Liang R Cui, Megan LaPorte, Matthew Civitello, Meg Stanger, Maxine Orringer, Frank Casey, Bradley A Kuch, Sue R Beers, Cynthia A Valenta, Patrick M Kochanek, Amy J Houtrow, Ericka L Fink
PURPOSE: To characterize the use of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) consultation in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied children aged 1week-18years admitted to a tertiary care PICU for ≥3days. Patient characteristics, details of PT and OT sessions and adverse events were collected. A multivariable logistic regression was performed to determine factors associated with receipt of PT and OT consultation with propensity analysis followed by a regression for factors associated with outcome...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296993/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-cellulitis-requiring-intensive-care
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Duncan R Cranendonk, Lonneke A van Vught, Maryse A Wiewel, Olaf L Cremer, Janneke Horn, Marc J Bonten, Marcus J Schultz, Tom van der Poll, W Joost Wiersinga
Importance: Cellulitis is a commonly occurring skin and soft tissue infection and one of the most frequently seen dermatological diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, clinical characteristics of patients with cellulitis requiring intensive care treatment are poorly defined. Necrotizing fasciitis is often confused for cellulitis at initial presentation and is considered to be more severe and thus has previously been described in more detail. Objective: To describe the clinical presentation and outcomes of patients with ICU-necessitating cellulitis and to compare them with patients with necrotizing fasciitis...
March 15, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296663/acute-decompensation-in-pediatric-cardiac-patients-outcomes-after-rapid-response-events
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Aarti C Bavare, Kimia S Rafie, Patricia X Bastero, Joseph L Hagan, Paul A Checchia
OBJECTIVE: We studied rapid response events after acute clinical instability outside ICU settings in pediatric cardiac patients. Our objective was to describe the characteristics and outcomes after rapid response events in this high-risk cohort and elucidate the cardiac conditions and risk factors associated with worse outcomes. DESIGN: A retrospective single-center study was carried out over a 3-year period from July 2011 to June 2014. SETTING: Referral high-volume pediatric cardiac center located within a tertiary academic pediatric hospital...
March 14, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295777/can-ldl-cholesterol-be-too-low-possible-risks-of-extremely-low-levels
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Anders G Olsson, Bo Angelin, Gerd Assmann, Christoph J Binder, Ingemar Björkhem, Angel Cedazo-Minguez, Jonathan Cohen, Arnold von Eckardstein, Eduardo Farinaro, Dirk Müller-Wieland, Klaus G Parhofer, Paolo Parini, Robert S Rosenson, Jakob Starup-Linde, Matti J Tikkanen, Laurent Yvan-Charvet
Following the continuous accumulation of evidence supporting the beneficial role of reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in the treatment and prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and its complications, therapeutic possibilities now exist to lower LDL-C to very low levels, similar to or even lower than those seen in newborns and nonhuman species. In addition to the important task of evaluating potential side-effects of such treatments, the question arises whether extremely low LDL-C levels per se may provoke adverse effects in humans...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279266/parallels-between-astronauts-and-terrestrial-patients-taking-physiotherapy-rehabilitation-to-infinity-and-beyond
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Julie Hides, Gunda Lambrecht, Gita Ramdharry, Rebecca Cusack, Jacob Bloomberg, Maria Stokes
Exposure to the microgravity environment induces physiological changes in the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal and sensorimotor systems in healthy astronauts. As space agencies prepare for extended duration missions, it is difficult to predict the extent of the effects that prolonged exposure to microgravity will have on astronauts. Prolonged bed rest is a model used by space agencies to simulate the effects of spaceflight on the human body, and bed rest studies have provided some insights into the effects of immobilisation and inactivity...
January 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274558/morbidity-and-mortality-prediction-in-pediatric-heart-surgery-physiological-profiles-and-surgical-complexity
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John T Berger, Richard Holubkov, Ron Reeder, David L Wessel, Kathleen Meert, Robert A Berg, Michael J Bell, Robert Tamburro, J Michael Dean, Murray M Pollack
OBJECTIVES: Outcome prediction for pediatric heart surgery has focused on mortality but mortality has been significantly reduced over the past 2 decades. Clinical care practices now emphasize reducing morbidity. Physiology-based profiles assessed by the Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) score are associated with new significant functional morbidity detected at hospital discharge. Our aims were to assess the relationship between new functional morbidity and surgical risk categories (Risk Adjustment for Congenital Heart Surgery [RACHS] and Society for Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Database Mortality Risk [STAT]), measure the performance of 3-level (intact survival, survival with new functional morbidity, or death) and 2-level (survival or death) PRISM prediction algorithms, and assess whether including RACHS or STAT complexity categories improves the PRISM predictive performance...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271450/patient-important-outcomes-in-randomized-controlled-trials-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Stéphane Gaudry, Jonathan Messika, Jean-Damien Ricard, Sylvie Guillo, Blandine Pasquet, Emeline Dubief, Tanissia Boukertouta, Didier Dreyfuss, Florence Tubach
BACKGROUND: Intensivists' clinical decision making pursues two main goals for patients: to decrease mortality and to improve quality of life and functional status in survivors. Patient-important outcomes are gaining wide acceptance in most fields of clinical research. We sought to systematically review how well patient-important outcomes are reported in published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in critically ill patients. METHODS: Literature search was conducted to identify eligible trials indexed from January to December 2013...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268836/advanced-analytics-for-outcome-prediction-in-intensive-care-units
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Ali Jalali, Dieter Bender, Mohamed Rehman, Vinay Nadkanri, C Nataraj
In this paper we present a new expert knowledge based clinical decision support system for prediction of intensive care units outcome based on the physiological measurements collected during the first 48 hours of the patient's admission to the ICU. The developed CDSS algorithm is composed of several stages. First, we categorize the collected data based on the physiological organ that they represent. We then extract clinically relevant features from each data category and then rank these features based on their mutual information with the outcome...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268479/early-warnings-of-heart-rate-deterioration
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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/28259573/functional-status-predicts-major-complications-and-death-after-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Donald G Harris, Ilynn Bulatao, Connor P Oates, Richa Kalsi, Charles B Drucker, Nandakumar Menon, Tanya R Flohr, Robert S Crawford
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered a lower risk option for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms and is of particular utility in patients with poor functional status who may be poor candidates for open repair. However, the specific contribution of preoperative functional status to EVAR outcomes remains poorly defined. We hypothesized that impaired functional status, based simply on the ability of patients to perform activities of daily living, is associated with worse outcomes after EVAR...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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