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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432843/vitamin-b1-in-critically-ill-patients-needs-and-challenges
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Jake T B Collie, Ronda F Greaves, Oliver A H Jones, Que Lam, Glenn M Eastwood, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Thiamine has a crucial role in energy production, and consequently thiamine deficiency (TD) has been associated with cardiac failure, neurological disorders, oxidative stress (lactic acidosis and sepsis) and refeeding syndrome (RFS). This review aims to explore analytical methodologies of thiamine compound quantification and highlight similarities, variances and limitations of current techniques and how they may be relevant to patients. CONTENT: An electronic search of Medline, PubMed and Embase databases for original articles published in peer-reviewed journals was conducted...
April 22, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430068/caring-for-patients-or-organs-new-therapies-raise-new-dilemmas-in-the-emergency-department
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Arjun Prabhu, Lisa S Parker, Michael A DeVita
Two potentially lifesaving protocols, emergency preservation and resuscitation (EPR) and uncontrolled donation after circulatory determination of death (uDCDD), currently implemented in some U.S. emergency departments (EDs), have similar eligibility criteria and initial technical procedures, but critically different goals. Both follow unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation and induce hypothermia to "buy time": one in trauma patients suffering cardiac arrest, to enable surgical repair, and the other in patients who unexpectedly die in the ED, to enable organ donation...
May 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427496/mortality-risk-factors-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury-requiring-renal-replacement-therapy-a-retrospective-cohort-study%C3%A2
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Michael Schmitz, Frank P Tillmann, Ausra Paluckaite, Erich A Laufer, Brian Rayner, Lars C Rump, Peter J Heering
BACKGROUND: Mortality of critically-ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring renal replacement therapy (RRT) in an intensive-care setting continues to remain high. There is still uncertainty as to which factors should guide clinical judgement. METHODS: A cohort of 155 patients admitted to an intensive-care unit and necessitating RRT due to AKI were retrospectively analyzed. Demographic and clinical parameters at the time of RRT initiation were retrieved...
April 21, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426617/clinical-updates-in-women-s-health-care-summary-arrhythmias-primary-and-preventive-care-review
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Brittany S Fuller, Michele D Voeltz
Obstetrician-gynecologists often are the sole providers of health care to female patients. Because cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, obstetrician- gynecologists must be aware of the risk factors, symptoms, and signs of cardiovascular disease and arrhythmia. Furthermore, they must be prepared to identify and treat common types of arrhythmia in this population and refer patients to cardiology for specialized care. Understanding the role of pregnancy among women with arrhythmia is critically important to optimize both maternal and fetal outcomes...
May 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420158/intelligent-medical-garments-with-graphene-functionalized-smart-cloth-ecg-sensors
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Murat Kaya Yapici, Tamador Elboshra Alkhidir
Biopotential signals are recorded mostly by using sticky, pre-gelled electrodes, which are not ideal for wearable, point-of-care monitoring where the usability of the personalized medical device depends critically on the level of comfort and wearability of the electrodes. We report a fully-wearable medical garment for mobile monitoring of cardiac biopotentials from the wrists or the neck with minimum restriction to regular clothing habits. The wearable prototype is based on elastic bands with graphene functionalized, textile electrodes and battery-powered, low-cost electronics for signal acquisition and wireless transmission...
April 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419552/feasibility-and-utility-of-portable-ultrasound-during-retrieval-of-sick-preterm-infants
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Kathryn Browning Carmo, Tracey Lutz, Mark Greenhalgh, Andrew Berry, Martin Kluckow, Nick Evans
AIM: Document the incidence of haemodynamic pathology in critically ill preterm newborns requiring transport. METHOD: A transport neonatologist performed cardiac and cerebral ultrasound before and after transportation of infants born ≤ 30 weeks gestation. RESULTS: 44 newborns were studied 2008 - 2015, 21 transported by road, 19 by helicopter and 4 by fixed wing. Median birth weight 1130g (680-1960g), median gestation 27 weeks (23-30) and 30/44 were male...
April 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419061/functional-status-of-neonatal-and-pediatric-patients-after-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Katherine Cashen, Ron Reeder, Heidi J Dalton, Robert A Berg, Thomas P Shanley, Christopher J L Newth, Murray M Pollack, David Wessel, Joseph Carcillo, Rick Harrison, J Michael Dean, Tammara Jenkins, Kathleen L Meert
OBJECTIVES: To describe functional status at hospital discharge for neonatal and pediatric patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and identify factors associated with functional status and mortality. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of observational data collected by the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network between December 2012 and September 2014. SETTING: Eight hospitals affiliated with the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419060/relationship-of-hospital-costs-with-mortality-in-pediatric-critical-care-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Punkaj Gupta, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti
OBJECTIVE: With increasing emphasis on high "value" care, we designed this study to evaluate the relationship between hospital costs and patient outcomes in pediatric critical care. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of data from an existing administrative national database, Pediatric Health Information Systems. Multivariable mixed effects logistic regression models were fitted to evaluate association of hospital cost tertiles with odds of mortality after adjusting for patient and center characteristics...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414165/recognising-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-during-emergency-calls-increases-bystander-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-survival
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Søren Viereck, Thea Palsgaard Møller, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Josefine Stokholm Bækgaard, Andreas Claesson, Jacob Hollenberg, Fredrik Folke, Freddy K Lippert
BACKGROUND: Initiation of early bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) depends on bystanders' or medical dispatchers' recognition of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The primary aim of our study was to investigate if OHCA recognition during the emergency call was associated with bystander CPR, return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), and 30-day survival. Our secondary aim was to identify patient-, setting-, and dispatcher-related predictors of OHCA recognition. METHODS: We performed an observational study of all OHCA patients' emergency calls in the Capital Region of Denmark from 01/01/2013-31/12/2013...
April 14, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413967/uncontrolled-hypertension-and-oncology-clinical-%C3%AE-ips
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Rigas G Kalaitzidis, Moses S Elisaf
Angiogenesis is fundamental for tumour development and progression. Thus, anti-angiogenic agents have been developed and are mainly vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway inhibitors. However, these agents commonly exhibit cardiac and renal toxicity, proteinuria and hypertension (HT). In fact, with the use of anti-angiogenic agents a rapiddose-dependent increaseof blood pressure (BP) is observed. Thepossible mechanisms of VEGF inhibitors-induced HTinclude systemic endothelial dysfunction, renal impairment as well as vascular micro- and macroangiopathy...
April 14, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413032/matrix-metalloproteinases-in-myocardial-infarction-and-heart-failure
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Kristine Y DeLeon-Pennell, Cesar A Meschiari, Mira Jung, Merry L Lindsey
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, accounting for 600,000 deaths each year in the United States. In addition, heart failure accounts for 37% of health care spending. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) increase after myocardial infarction (MI) and correlate with left ventricular dysfunction in heart failure patients. MMPs regulate the remodeling process by facilitating extracellular matrix turnover and inflammatory signaling. Due to the critical role MMPs play during cardiac remodeling, there is a need to better understand the pathophysiological mechanism of MMPs, including the biological function of the downstream products of MMP proteolysis...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409655/9-1-1-triage-of-non-traumatic-chest-pain-association-with-hospital-diagnosis
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Greg Scott, Jeff J Clawson, Isabel Gardett, Meghan Broadbent, Nathan Williams, Conrad Fivaz, Gigi Marshall, Tracey Barron, Christopher Olola
OBJECTIVE: Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people seek emergency care-and one of the most critical. In the United States, chest pain is the second most common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. A patient's primary complaint of "chest pain" may reflect a broad range of underlying causes; therefore, it is important that emergency medical service (EMS) agencies gain a thorough understanding of these cases, beginning with the initial management of chest pain in the 9-1-1 center...
April 14, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400122/description-of-acute-cardiac-care-in-2014-a-french-nation-wide-database-on-277-845-admissions-in-270-iccus
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François Roubille, Grégoire Mercier, Clément Delmas, Stéphane Manzo-Silberman, Guillaume Leurent, Meyer Elbaz, Adeline Riondel, Eric Bonnefoy-Cudraz, Patrick Henry
BACKGROUND: The Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU) has greatly evolved for decades: it no longer includes only patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). The clinical characteristics and pathological profiles of patients have markedly changed. Detailed data on the topic are critically lacking. METHODS: We present here a French nation-wide administrative database with an exhaustive description of patients admitted to ICCU throughout a whole year (2014). RESULTS: A total of 277,845 patients in 270 centers were admitted to ICCUs at least once in 2014 (exhaustive data)...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399905/cardiac-biomarkers-are-associated-with-maximum-stage-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-analysis
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Ryan Haines, Siobhan Crichton, Jessica Wilson, David Treacher, Marlies Ostermann
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether cardiac troponin T (cTnT), cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) and need for acute renal replacement therapy (RRT) in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We analysed prospectively collected data for patients admitted to the ICU between June and December 2010 for non-cardiac reasons. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes creatinine criteria were applied to identify patients with AKI including those who received acute RRT...
April 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398907/cardiopulmonary-monitoring-of-shock
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James Simmons, Corey E Ventetuolo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We will briefly review the classification of shock and the hallmark features of each subtype. Available modalities for monitoring shock patients will be discussed, along with evidence supporting the use, common pitfalls, and practical considerations of each method. RECENT FINDINGS: As older, invasive monitoring methods such as the pulmonary artery catheter have fallen out of favor, newer technologies for cardiac output estimation, echocardiography, and noninvasive tests such as passive leg raising have gained popularity...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389120/reference-equations-for-handgrip-strength-normative-values-in-young-adult-and-middle-aged-subjects
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Jordão Lopes, Samantha Torres Grams, Edy Floriano da Silva, Luana Adriano de Medeiros, Christina May Moran de Brito, Wellington Pereira Yamaguti
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Handgrip strength (HS) has been widely used as a functionality parameter of the upper limbs (UL) and general health. The measurement of HS by dynamometry is a low cost, non-invasive method of simple applicability, widely used in pulmonary rehabilitation and in critical care units. However, there are no reports in the literature of reference equations for the Brazilian population involving young and middle-aged adults. The aim of this study was to establish reference equations to predict normal HS for young and middle-aged adults through demographic and anthropometric data...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367430/heart-rate-and-blood-pressure-centile-curves-and-distributions-by-age-of-hospitalized-critically-ill-children
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Danny Eytan, Andrew J Goodwin, Robert Greer, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Peter C Laussen
Heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) form the basis for monitoring the physiological state of patients. Although norms have been published for healthy and hospitalized children, little is known about their distributions in critically ill children. The objective of this study was to report the distributions of these basic physiological variables in hospitalized critically ill children. Continuous data from bedside monitors were collected and stored at 5-s intervals from 3,677 subjects aged 0-18 years admitted over a period of 30 months to the pediatric and cardiac intensive care units at a large quaternary children's hospital...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365650/advancements-in-pacemaker-technology-the-leadless-device
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Mary Leier
Leadless pacemakers will most likely be the future of cardiac pacing. Leadless pacing employs a single-chamber system to pace only the right ventricle and is fully self-contained, which eliminates the need for leads. These systems, implanted by using a transcatheter sheath, are indicated for patients who need right ventricular pacing only. These devices enable patients to avoid lead-related complications, from lead fracture to extraction challenges, as well as pocket-related complications such as infection and disfigurement...
April 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365068/the-effect-of-guided-imagery-on-physiological-and-psychological-outcomes-of-adult-icu-patients-a-systematic-literature-review-and-methodological-implications
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REVIEW
Maria Hadjibalassi, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Evridiki Papastavrou, Elizabeth Papathanassoglou
OBJECTIVES: Guided imagery (GI) is a relaxation technique that is being increasingly explored in various patients' populations. We systematically reviewed evidence on the effects of GI on physiological and psychological outcomes of adult critically ill patients and extracted implications for future research. REVIEW METHOD USED: Systematic literature review of published studies based on the Cochrane Guidelines. DATA SOURCES: Studies were located through literature searches of CINAHL, PUBMED, EMBASE, COHRANE and Psych-Info...
March 29, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
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