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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723586/a-code-icu-expedited-review-of-critically-ill-patients-is-associated-with-reduced-emergency-department-length-of-stay-and-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation
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Matthew L Durie, Jai N Darvall, Daniel A Hadley, Mark A Tacey
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of a system of expedited review of critically ill patients in the Emergency Department (ED) on ED length of stay (LOS) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study at a tertiary hospital comparing two 12-month periods before and after implementation of a 'Code ICU' system of expedited review of critically ill patients in the ED. All adult ED to ICU admissions were included. Separate analyses were performed for patients intubated prior to ICU admission...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723252/across-the-continuum-how-inpatient-palliative-care-consultations-are-reported-in-hospital-discharge-summaries
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Nikki Miller, John Shuler, Deon Hayley, Jianghua He, Karin Porter-Williamson, Jessica Kalender-Rich
BACKGROUND: Inpatient Palliative Care (PC) consultations help develop a patient-centered and quality-of-life-focused plan of care for patients with serious illness. Discharge summaries (DSs) are an essential tool to maintain continuity of these care plans across multiple locations and providers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of selected DSs of patients who received inpatient PC consultations at the University of Kansas Hospital from July 2011 to May 2015...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720630/primary-care-physician-roles-in-health-centers-with-oral-health-care-units
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Hannah L Maxey, Connor W Norwood, Donald L Weaver
INTRODUCTION: Integrating oral health care and primary care is a priority for improving population health. Primary care physicians (PCP) are filling expanded roles within oral health care to secure strong overall health for their patients. METHODS: This comparative case study examines the roles of PCPs at 5 federally qualified health centers that have integrated oral health care and primary care. Administrative data were obtained directly from the Health Resources and Services Administration...
July 2017: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719386/is-there-a-standard-of-care-for-transfusion-therapy-in-thalassemia
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Massimo Franchini, Gian L Forni, Giancarlo M Liumbruno
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Thalassemia is the most common form of inherited anemia, characterized by variable clinical phenotypes. The purpose of this review is to summarize the transfusion support in thalassemia patients and the management of transfusion-related iron overload. RECENT FINDINGS: The most recent evidence on transfusion strategy and iron chelation therapy in thalassemia arising from clinical trials as well as from recommendation guidelines are critically discussed...
July 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717983/evaluation-of-acute-kidney-injury-aki-with-rifle-akin-ck-and-kdigo-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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F Ülger, M Pehlivanlar Küçük, A O Küçük, N K İlkaya, N Murat, B Bilgiç, H Abanoz
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of AKI development on mortality with four different classification systems (RIFLE, AKIN, CK, KDIGO) in critically ill trauma patients followed in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A retrospective review of 2034 patients in our intensive care unit was conducted between July 2010 and August 2013. A total of 198 patients with primary trauma were included in the study to evaluate the development of AKI. RESULTS: When the presence of AKI was investigated according to the four criteria (RIFLE, AKIN, CK, and KDIGO), the highest incidence of AKI was found according to the KDIGO classification (74...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717966/association-between-aspirin-use-and-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
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Ena Gupta, Furqan S Siddiqi, Ryan Kunjal, Muhammad Faisal, Farah Al-Saffar, Abubakr A Bajwa, Lisa M Jones, Vandana Seeram, James D Cury, Adil Shujaat
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. It is often silent and may be complicated by pulmonary embolism and death. Thromboprophylaxis with heparin does not always prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Aspirin (ASA) reduces the risk of VTE in surgical and high-risk medical patients but it is unknown if ASA may prevent DVT in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. We performed a retrospective chart review of critically ill patients who received mechanical ventilation for >72 h and underwent venous ultrasonography for suspected DVT between Jan 2012 and Dec 2013...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716593/the-critical-care-literature-2016
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Michael E Winters, Joseph P Martinez, Haney Mallemat, William J Brady
An emergency physician (EP) is often the first health care provider to evaluate, resuscitate, and manage a critically ill patient. Between 2001 and 2009, the annual hours of critical care delivered in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States increased >200%! (Herring et al., 2013). This trend has persisted since then. In addition to seeing more critically ill patients, EPs are often tasked with providing critical care long beyond the initial resuscitation period. In fact, >33% of critically ill patients who are brought to an ED remain there for >6h (Herring et al...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716047/protocol-adherence-for-continuously-titrated-interventions-in-randomized-trials-an-overview-of-the-current-methodology-and-case-study
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F Lauzier, N K Adhikari, A Seely, K K Y Koo, E P Belley-Côté, K E A Burns, D J Cook, F D'Aragon, B Rochwerg, M E Kho, S J W Oczkowksi, E H Duan, M O Meade, A G Day, F Lamontagne
BACKGROUND: The standard definition for protocol adherence is the proportion of all scheduled doses that are delivered. In clinical research, this definition has several limitations when evaluating protocol adherence in trials that study interventions requiring continuous titration. DISCUSSION: Building upon a specific case study, we analyzed a recent trial of a continuously titrated intervention to assess the impact of different definitions of protocol deviations on the interpretation of protocol adherence...
July 17, 2017: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714184/research-review-what-have-we-learned-about-adolescent-substance-use
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REVIEW
Kevin M Gray, Lindsay M Squeglia
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a critical biological, psychological, and social developmental stage involving heightened risk for substance use and associated adverse consequences. This review, synthesizing emerging findings on this complex topic, is intended to inform research and clinical care focused on adolescents. METHODS: Literature searches were conducted using PubMed, yielding a cross-section of observational and interventional studies focused on adolescent substance use...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713799/the-use-of-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-as-standard-of-care-in-pediatrics
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REVIEW
Caitlin G Peterson, Yosuke Miyashita
Hypertension (HTN) is a significant global health problem, responsible for 7.5 million deaths each year worldwide. The prevalence of HTN is increasing in the pediatric population likely attributed to the increase in childhood obesity. Recent work has also shown that blood pressure (BP) tends to track from childhood to adulthood including BP-related target organ damage. In the last 25-30 years, pediatric use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) has been expanding mainly in the setting of initial elevated BP measurement evaluation, HTN therapy efficacy follow-up, and renal disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713659/a-descriptive-report-of-early-mobilization-for-critically-ill-ventilated-patients-with-cancer
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Amanda Weeks, Claudine Campbell, Prabalini Rajendram, Weiji Shi, Louis Voigt
BACKGROUND: Early mobilization protocols have been successfully implemented to improve function in critically ill patients; however, no study has focused on the oncology population. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the feasibility of early mobilization and describe the rehabilitation interventions and discharge outcomes in a cohort of critically ill patients with cancer. DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients with cancer who participated in occupational and physical therapy while on mechanical ventilation utilizing an institutional early mobilization protocol from June 2010 - July 2011, was completed...
July 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712978/local-radiotherapy-intensification-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-call-to-arms
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REVIEW
Noah S Kalman, Elisabeth Weiss, Paul R Walker, Julian G Rosenman
Chemoradiotherapy, the standard of care for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), often fails to eradicate all known disease. Despite advances in chemotherapeutic regimens, locally advanced NSCLC remains a difficult disease to treat, and locoregional failure remains common. Improved radiographic detection can identify patients at significant risk of locoregional failure after definitive treatment, and newer methods of escalating locoregional treatment may allow for improvements in locoregional control with acceptable toxicity...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712906/a-comparison-of-pharmacologic-therapeutic-agents-used-for-the-reduction-of-intracranial-pressure-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Ahmed M Alnemari, Brianna M Krafcik, Tarek R Mansour, Daniel Gaudin
OBJECTIVE: In neurotrauma care, a better understanding of treatments following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has led to a significant decrease in morbidity and mortality in this population. TBI represents a significant medical problem, and complications following TBI are associated with the initial injury and post-event intracranial processes such as elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) and brain edema. Consequently, appropriate therapeutic interventions are required to reduce brain tissue damage and improve cerebral perfusion...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711662/the-clinical-and-prognostic-value-of-motor-abnormalities-in-psychosis-and-the-importance-of-instrumental-assessment
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REVIEW
Peter N van Harten, Sebastian Walther, Jerillyn S Kent, Scott R Sponheim, Vijay A Mittal
Motor abnormalities comprise several clinical signs intrinsic to psychosis. Critically, these features are of prognostic value in individuals at-risk for psychosis, and for those in early stages of psychotic disorders. Motor abnormalities such as tremor, rigidity, and neurological soft signs often go unrecognized. Currently, advances in this area are limited by a paucity of theoretical conceptions categorizing or linking these behaviors to underlying neurobiology affected in psychosis. However, emerging technological advances have significantly improved the ability to detect and assess motor abnormalities with objective instruments in a timely and reliable manner...
July 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711597/micrornas-and-extracellular-vesicles-in-cholangiopathies
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REVIEW
P Olaizola, P Y Lee-Law, A Arbelaiz, A Lapitz, M J Perugorria, L Bujanda, J M Banales
Cholangiopathies encompass a heterogeneous group of disorders affecting biliary epithelial cells (i.e. cholangiocytes). Early diagnosis, prognosis and treatment still remain clinically challenging for most of these diseases and are critical for adequate patient care. In the past decade, extensive research has emphasized microRNAs (miRs) as potential non-invasive biomarkers and tools to accurately identify, predict and treat cholangiopathies. MiRs can be released extracellularly conjugated with lipoproteins or encapsulated in extracellular vesicles (EVs)...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711371/extubation-to-high-flow-nasal-cannula-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients
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Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Danielle Polevoi, Richard Liang, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is increasingly used to reduce reintubations in patients with respiratory failure. Benefits include providing positive end expiratory pressure, reducing anatomical dead space, and decreasing work of breathing. We sought to compare outcomes of critically ill surgical patients extubated to HFNC versus conventional therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted in the surgical intensive care unit of an academic center during August 2015 to February 2016...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711339/imaging-department-organization-in-a-stroke-center-and-workflow-processes-in-acute-stroke
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REVIEW
Zarina Abdul Assis, Bijoy K Menon, Mayank Goyal
The imaging department is an integral part of the stroke management task force and plays a critical role. Accurate and timely interpretation of images obtained in the emergency department and involvement in decision-making has contributed immensely in stroke care. In fact, the treatment paradigm has changed considerably after the recent positive endovascular clinical trials; and so is the hospital workflow and treatment site. As a result, the imaging department has become the site of maximum activity during an acute stroke protocol...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711179/immediate-birth-an-analysis-of-women-and-their-babies-undergoing-time-critical-birth-in-a-tertiary-referral-obstetric-hospital
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M H Warren, J Kamania, A T Dennis
BACKGROUND: At our institution, the emergency obstetric 'code green' activates the system for immediate birth, usually by caesarean section. This study aimed to determine the incidence of immediate birth, indications, modes of anaesthesia, and short-term neonatal and maternal outcomes. METHOD: A review was performed for all women at the Royal Women's Hospital, Parkville, Australia who underwent immediate birth over a two-year period: January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711155/manufacturing-cell-therapies-using-engineered-biomaterials
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REVIEW
Amr A Abdeen, Krishanu Saha
Emerging manufacturing processes to generate regenerative advanced therapies can involve extensive genomic and/or epigenomic manipulation of autologous or allogeneic cells. These cell engineering processes need to be carefully controlled and standardized to maximize safety and efficacy in clinical trials. Engineered biomaterials with smart and tunable properties offer an intriguing tool to provide or deliver cues to retain stemness, direct differentiation, promote reprogramming, manipulate the genome, or select functional phenotypes...
July 12, 2017: Trends in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710662/lung-real-time-three-dimensional-imaging-in-critically-ill-ventilated-patients-a-global-diagnosis-concordance-study
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Jean-Marc Le Goff, Claire Roger, Benjamin Louart, Pierre Géraud Claret, Aurélien Daurat, Stéphanie Bulyez, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Xavier Bobbia, Laurent Muller
Lung ultrasound (LUS) increases clinical diagnosis performance in intensive care unit (ICU). Real-time three-dimensional (3-D) imaging was compared with two-dimensional (2-D) LUS by assessing the global diagnosis concordance. In this single center, prospective, observational, pilot study, one trained operator performed a 3-D LUS immediately after a 2-D LUS in eight areas of interest on the same areas in 16 ventilated critically ill patients. All cine loops were recorded on a computer without visible link between 2-D and 3-D exams...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
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