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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660009/critical-care-in-the-military-health-system-a-24-h-point-prevalence-study
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Raymond Fisher, Christopher J Colombo, Cristin A Mount, Elizabeth A Mann-Salinas, Adam W Bostick, Konrad Davis, James K Aden, Kevin K Chung, Mary S McCarthy, Jeremy C Pamplin
Background: Healthcare expenditures are a significant economic cost with critical care services constituting one of its largest components. The Military Health System (MHS) is the largest, global healthcare system of its kind. In this project, we sought to describe critical care services and the patients who receive them in the MHS. Methods: We surveyed 26 military treatment facilities (MTFs) representing 38 critical care services or intensive care units (ICUs)...
April 11, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623383/-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-terminal-heart-failure
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REVIEW
M Derwall, A Moza, A Brücken
BACKGROUND: After exhaustion of all conservative measures in the treatment of acute and chronic heart insufficiency, there is the possibility to temporarily or permanently support or replace the pump performance of the heart by mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems. OBJECTIVE: Presentation of the most important cardiac support systems for intensive care medicine, their indications and important risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Critical review of device manufacturer's specifications, current research and expert opinions...
April 5, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621027/cardiac-output-monitoring-how-to-choose-the-optimal-method-for-the-individual-patient
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Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the different methods available for the assessment of cardiac output (CO) and describe their specific indications in intensive care and perioperative medicine. RECENT FINDINGS: In critically ill patients, persistent circulatory shock after initial resuscitation is an indication for the assessment of CO to monitor the response to fluids and vasoactive agents. In patients with circulatory shock associated with right ventricular dysfunction, pulmonary artery hypertension, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, invasive CO monitoring using indicator dilution methods is indicated...
April 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619866/enteral-guanfacine-to-treat-severe-anxiety-and-agitation-complicating-critical-care-after-cardiac-surgery
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Habib Srour, Komal Pandya, Alex Flannery, Kevin Hatton
This article is the first reported case describing the off-label use of enteral immediate-release guanfacine, a long-acting α-2 adrenergic agonist most commonly used in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, for sedation in a patient with severe anxiety and agitation limiting mechanical ventilation weaning several days after cardiac surgery. In this case, after several days of unsuccessful attempts to control his agitation and anxiety with conventional therapies, guanfacine therapy was initiated, and the patient was rapidly weaned from all other sedatives and mechanical ventilation shortly thereafter...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618079/effects-of-massage-in-reducing-the-pain-and-anxiety-of-the-cardiac-surgery-critically-ill-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Madalina Boitor, Géraldine Martorella, Christine Maheu, Andréa Maria Laizner, Céline Gélinas
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of hand massage on the pain and anxiety of the cardiac surgery critically ill. Design: A three-arm randomized controlled trial. Setting: This study was conducted in a medical-surgical intensive care unit in Canada. Subjects: Adult patients who underwent elective cardiac surgery, who were able to speak French/English and to self-report symptoms, without a high risk of postoperative complications were eligible...
March 30, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596291/interprofessional-simulations-promote-knowledge-retention-and-enhance-perceptions-of-teamwork-skills-in-a-surgical-trauma-burn-intensive-care-unit-setting
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Katie L George, Beth Quatrara
BACKGROUND: The current state of health care encompasses highly acute, complex patients, managed with ever-changing technology. The ability to function proficiently in critical care relies on knowledge, technical skills, and interprofessional teamwork. Integration of these factors can improve patient outcomes. Simulation provides "hands-on" practice and allows for the integration of teamwork into knowledge/skill training. However, simulation can require a significant investment of time, effort, and financial resources...
May 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595699/severe-bilateral-isolated-coronary-ostial-lesions-as-a-rare-manifestation-of-radiation-induced-cardiac-disease-a-case-report
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Metesh Nalin Acharya, Mohammad El-Diasty, Bastian Schmack, Alexander Weymann, Ashham Mansur, Aron-Frederik Popov
RATIONALE: With advances in contemporary radiotherapy techniques, and as cancer survival improves, severe isolated coronary ostial disease may develop many years following mediastinal radiotherapy, even in the absence of classical cardiovascular risk factors. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 73-year-old woman with previous chest radiotherapy for breast cancer who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery for severe bilateral coronary ostial lesions...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582429/early-intervention-mobilization-or-active-exercise-for-critically-ill-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Katherine A Doiron, Tammy C Hoffmann, Elaine M Beller
BACKGROUND: Survivors of critical illness often experience a multitude of problems that begin in the intensive care unit (ICU) or present and continue after discharge. These can include muscle weakness, cognitive impairments, psychological difficulties, reduced physical function such as in activities of daily living (ADLs), and decreased quality of life. Early interventions such as mobilizations or active exercise, or both, may diminish the impact of the sequelae of critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of early intervention (mobilization or active exercise), commenced in the ICU, provided to critically ill adults either during or after the mechanical ventilation period, compared with delayed exercise or usual care, on improving physical function or performance, muscle strength and health-related quality of life...
March 27, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580960/prediction-of-survival-in-accidental-hypothermia-requiring-extracorporeal-life-support-an-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Richard S Saczkowski, Doug J A Brown, Riyad B Abu-Laban, Guy Fradet, Costas J Schulze, Nick D Kuzak
BACKGROUND: Extra-corporeal life support (ECLS) is a life-saving intervention for patients with hypothermia induced cardiac arrest or severe cardiovascular instability. However, its application is highly variable due to a paucity of data in the literature to guide practice. Current guidelines and recommendations are based on expert opinion, single case reports, and small case series. Combining all of the published data in a patient-level analysis can provide a robust assessment of the influence of patient characteristics on survival with ECLS...
March 23, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549119/the-case-for-early-use-of-rapid-whole-genome-sequencing-in-management-of-critically-ill-infants-late-diagnosis-of-coffin-siris-syndrome-in-an-infant-with-left-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-congenital-heart-disease-and-recurrent-infections
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Nathaly M Sweeney, Shareef A Nahas, Shimul Chowdhury, Miguel Del Campo, Marilyn C Jones, David P Dimmock, Stephen F Kingsmore, Rcigm Investigators
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) results from incomplete formation of the diaphragm leading to herniation of abdominal organs into the thoracic cavity. CDH is associated with pulmonary hypoplasia, congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. Genetically, it is associated with aneuploidies, chromosomal copy number variants, and single gene mutations. CDH is the most expensive non-cardiac congenital defect: Management frequently requires implementation of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), which increases management expenditures 2...
March 16, 2018: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533356/mothers-and-fathers-experience-stress-of-congenital-heart-disease-differently-recommendations-for-pediatric-critical-care
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Erica Sood, Allison Karpyn, Abigail C Demianczyk, Jennie Ryan, Emily A Delaplane, Trent Neely, Aisha H Frazier, Anne E Kazak
OBJECTIVE: To inform pediatric critical care practice by examining how mothers and fathers experience the stress of caring for a young child with congenital heart disease and use hospital and community supports. DESIGN: Qualitative study of mothers and fathers of young children with congenital heart disease. SETTING: Tertiary care pediatric hospital in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. SUBJECTS: Thirty-four parents (20 mothers, 14 fathers) from diverse backgrounds whose child previously underwent cardiac surgery during infancy...
March 10, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29500124/management-of-the-critically-ill-adult-with-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Wolf B Kratzert, Eva K Boyd, Johanna C Schwarzenberger
Survival of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) has improved significantly over the last 2 decades, leading to an increase in hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions of these patients. Whereas most of the ICU admissions in the past were related to perioperative management, the incidence of medical emergencies from long-term sequelae of palliative or corrective surgical treatment of these patients is rising. Intensivists now are confronted with patients who not only have complex anatomy after congenital cardiac surgery, but also complex pathophysiology due to decades of living with abnormal cardiac anatomy and diseases of advanced age...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455775/stress-cardiomyopathy-of-the-critically-ill-spectrum-of-secondary-global-probable-and-subclinical-forms
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REVIEW
Anand Chockalingam
Stress cardiomyopathy (SC) typically presents as potential acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in previously healthy people. While there may be physical or mental stressors, the initial symptom is usually chest pain. This form conforms to the published Mayo diagnostic criteria, is well reported and as the presentation is initially cardiac, is considered primary SC. Increasingly we see SC develop several days into the hospitalization secondary to medical or surgical critical illness. This condition is more complex, presents atypically, is not easy to recognize and carries a much worse prognosis...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431046/intermediate-care-units-a-survey-of-organization-practices-across-the-united-states
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Blair Wendlandt, Thomas Bice, Shannon Carson, Lydia Chang
PURPOSE: Intermediate care units (IMCUs) represent an alternative care setting with nurse staffing levels between those of the general ward and the intensive care unit (ICU). Despite rising prevalence, little is known about IMCU practices across US hospitals. The purpose of this study is to characterize utilization patterns and assess for variation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 14-item survey was distributed to a random nationwide sample of pulmonary and critical care physicians between January and April 2017...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406374/cerebral-oxygen-metabolism-before-and-after-rbc-transfusion-in-infants-following-major-surgical-procedures
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Felix Neunhoeffer, Michael Hofbeck, Martin Ulrich Schuhmann, Jörg Fuchs, Christian Schlensak, Martin Esslinger, Ines Gerbig, Vanya Icheva, Ellen Heimberg, Matthias Kumpf, Jörg Michel
OBJECTIVE: Although infants following major surgery frequently require RBC transfusions, there is still controversy concerning the best definition for requirement of transfusion in the individual patient. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of RBC transfusion on cerebral oxygen metabolism in noncardiac and cardiac postsurgical infants. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Pediatric critical care unit of a tertiary referral center...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397446/marseille-scoring-system-for-empiric-treatment-of-infective-endocarditis
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Frédérique Gouriet, Hervé Tissot-Dupont, Jean-Paul Casalta, Sandrine Hubert, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Sophie Edouard, Alexis Theron, Hubert Lepidi, Dominique Grisoli, Gilbert Habib, Didier Raoult
Despite advances in medical, surgical, and critical care, infective endocarditis (IE) remains associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the performance of the Marseille score, including clinical data and biological tests obtained within 2 h, to identify patients at high risk of IE in order to initiate early antimicrobial treatment. This was secondarily confirmed using modified ESC criteria combined with molecular testing and (18)fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography as diagnostic tools...
February 3, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363638/effect-of-systolic-cardiac-function-on-passive-leg-raising-for-predicting-fluid-responsiveness-a-prospective-observational-study
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Xiang Si, Dai-Yin Cao, Juan Chen, Jian-Feng Wu, Zi-Meng Liu, Hai-Lin Xu, Min-Ying Chen, Yong-Jun Liu, Xiang-Dong Guan
BACKGROUND: Passive leg raising (PLR) represents a "self-volume expansion (VE)" that could predict fluid responsiveness, but the influence of systolic cardiac function on PLR has seldom been reported. This study aimed to investigate whether systolic cardiac function, estimated by the global ejection fraction (GEF) from transpulmonary-thermodilution, could influence the diagnostic value of PLR. METHODS: This prospective, observational study was carried out in the surgical Intensive Care Unit of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University from December 2013 to July 2015...
February 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331011/transfusion-related-acute-lung-injury-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-pakistan
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Muhammad Tariq Jamil, Zehra Dhanani, Qalab Abbas, Humaira Jurair, Farheen Karim Mahar, Anwarul Haque
Background: Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) is a major cause of transfusionrelated morbidity and mortality in the intensive care unit setting. There is a paucity of such data from Pakistan. The purpose of this study is to assess the incidence and outcome of TRALI in critically ill children admitted in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Pakistan. Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study of all critically ill or injured children who developed TRALI or "possible" TRALI after blood transfusion based on Canadian Conference Consensus criteria in a closed multidisciplinary-cardiothoracic PICU from January 2012 to June 2016...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325842/use-of-dexmedetomidine-in-cardiothoracic-and-vascular-anesthesia
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REVIEW
Lucía Gallego-Ligorit, Marc Vives, Jorge Vallés-Torres, T Alberto Sanjuán-Villarreal, Azucena Pajares, Mario Iglesias
Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α2 -adrenergic agonist with analgesic and sedative properties. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of the drug for short-lasting sedation (24 h) in intensive care units (ICUs) in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation and endotracheal intubation. In October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration extended use of the drug for the sedation of nonintubated patients before and during surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In the European Union, the European Medicine Agency approved the use of dexmedetomidine in September 2011 with a single recognized indication: ICU adult patients requiring mild sedation and awakening in response to verbal stimulus...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280785/the-epidemiology-of-health-care-associated-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-intensive-care-units
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Jeffrey A Alten, Akm Fazlur Rahman, Hayden J Zaccagni, Andrew Shin, David S Cooper, Joshua J Blinder, Lauren Retzloff, Inmaculada B Aban, Eric M Graham, Jeffrey Zampi, Yuliya Domnina, Michael G Gaies
BACKGROUND: Health-care associated infections (HAI) represent serious complications for patients within pediatric cardiac intensive care units (CICU). HAI are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. There are few studies describing the epidemiology of HAI across the entire spectrum of patients (surgical and non-surgical) receiving care in dedicated pediatric CICUs. METHODS: Retrospective analyses of 22,839 CICU encounters from 10/2013-9/2016 across 22 North American CICUs contributing data to the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium clinical registry...
December 26, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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