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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
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J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210523/complete-recovery-from-cardiac-arrest-caused-by-risperidone-induced-hypothermia
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Takahiko Nagamine
Hypothermia is a rare adverse effect of risperidone and is associated with ventricular arrhythmias, which may lead to intensive care unit admission and sometimes death. We describe a patient with schizophrenia who was taking risperidone and who, after falling into a hypothermic state, suffered cardiac arrest. Observations of the case and a brief literature review are provided.
November 2016: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209460/pharmacologic-cardioversion-with-intravenous-amiodarone-is-likely-safe-in-neurocritically-ill-patients
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Michael Su, David Seki, Asma M Moheet
Neurological injury is often associated with cardiac abnormalities, including electrophysiological issues. Cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation (<48h' duration) without anticoagulation carries about a 0.7% risk of thromboembolism. There is limited data on managing acute atrial fibrillation specifically in the neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU) setting. We sought to determine the safety of using intravenous (IV) amiodarone for restoring sinus rhythm in patients with presumed new onset atrial or ventricular tachycardia after neurological injury...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207437/lack-of-association-between-preoperative-statin-use-and-respiratory-and-neurologic-complications-after-cardiac-surgery
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Ryu Komatsu, Huseyin Oguz Yilmaz, Jing You, C Allen Bashour, Shobana Rajan, Edward G Soltesz, Daniel I Sessler, Alparslan Turan
BACKGROUND: Statins may reduce the risk of pulmonary and neurologic complications after cardiac surgery. METHODS: The authors acquired data for adults who had coronary artery bypass graft, valve surgery, or combined procedures. The authors matched patients who took statins preoperatively to patients who did not. First, the authors assessed the association between preoperative statin use and the primary outcomes of prolonged ventilation (more than 24 h), pneumonia (positive cultures of sputum, transtracheal fluid, bronchial washings, and/or clinical findings consistent with the diagnosis of pneumonia), and in-hospital all-cause mortality, using logistic regressions...
February 16, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203537/robotic-cardiac-surgery-in-brazil
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Robinson Poffo, Alisson P Toschi, Renato B Pope, Paola K Montanhesi, Ricardo S Santos, Alexandre Teruya, Dina M Hatanaka, Gabriel F Rusca, Claudio H Fischer, Marcelo C Vieira, Marcia R Makdisse
BACKGROUND: Brazil, the largest country and economy in South America, is a major driving force behind the development of new medical technologies in the region. Robotic cardiac surgery (RCS) has been evolving rapidly since 2010, when the first surgery using the DaVinci(®) robotic system was performed in Latin America. The aim of this article is to evaluate short and mid-term results in patients undergoing robotic cardiac surgery in Brazil. METHODS: From March 2010 to December 2015, 39 consecutive patients underwent robotic cardiac surgery...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203408/determinants-of-prolonged-intensive-care-unit-stay-in-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-observational-study
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Theodore Kapadohos, Epameinondas Angelopoulos, Ioannis Vasileiadis, Serafeim Nanas, Anastasia Kotanidou, Andreas Karabinis, Katerina Marathias, Christina Routsi
BACKGROUND: Prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay of patients after cardiac surgery has a major impact on overall cost and resource utilization. The aim of this study was to identify perioperative factors which prolong stay in ICU. METHODS: All adult patients from a single, specialized cardiac center who were admitted to the ICU after cardiac surgery during a 2-month period were included. Demographic and clinical characteristics, comorbidities, preoperative use of drugs, intraoperative variables, and postoperative course were recorded...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203407/thoracoabdominal-aortic-replacement-for-crawford-extent-ii-aneurysm-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Haiou Hu, Tie Zheng, Junming Zhu, Yongmin Liu, Ruidong Qi, Lizhong Sun
BACKGROUND: The surgical treatment of Crawford extent II aneurysms after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) remains challenging, because of the need to remove the failed endograft and the complexity of the aortic reconstruction. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with surgical management of Crawford extent II aneurysms after TEVAR using thoracoabdominal aortic replacement (TAAR). METHODS: Eleven patients (10 males, 1 female) with Crawford extent II aneurysm after TEVAR were treated with TAAR between August 2012 and May 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197046/outcome-of-noncardiac-surgical-patients-admitted-to-a-multidisciplinary-intensive-care-unit
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Pradeep Kumar, M K Renuka, M S Kalaiselvan, A S Arunkumar
CONTEXT: Surgical procedures carry significant morbidity and mortality depending on the type of surgery and patients. There is a dearth of evidence from India on the outcome of surgical patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). AIMS: We aimed to describe the incidence and risk factors of postoperative complications and mortality in noncardiac surgical patients admitted to the ICU. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was a prospective observational study on all perioperative patients admitted to a multidisciplinary ICU for 18 months...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195969/acute-mesenteric-ischemia-among-postcardiac-surgery-patients-presenting-with-multiple-organ-failure
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Alexis Guillaume, Sébastien Pili-Floury, Sidney Chocron, Eric Delabrousse, Bénédicte De Parseval, Stephane Koch, Emmanuel Samain, Gilles Capellier, Gaël Piton
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) is a rare but severe complication after cardiac surgery. However, AMI is likely to be more frequent in the subgroup of patients presenting with multiple organ failure after a cardiac surgery. The primary objective of this study was to identify AMI risk factors among patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Retrospective observational study of all the patients requiring admission to two ICUs in a large university hospital after a cardiac surgery procedure...
March 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195939/care-for-vulnerable-elderly-in-cardiology-a-program-for-daily-practice
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Mirjam A M Wit, Annet J C M Bos-Schaap, Victor A W M Umans
BACKGROUND: The percentage of cardiac patients aged ≥75 has increased considerably over the past decades. To optimize multidisciplinary care for these frail elderly, a program of intensive medical and nursing care was started at Noord West Ziekenhuisgroep department of cardiology. METHODS: Patients over 70 years of age, admitted to the department of cardiology, were included and treated by the advanced practice nurse according to a redesigned care process that focused on expedite mobilization and care by an advanced practice nurse-headed team including the first outpatient visit...
March 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193535/the-utility-of-nurse-managed-extracorporeal-life-support-in-an-adult%C3%A2-cardiac-intensive-care-unit
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Amy E Hackmann, Luke M Wiggins, Glenn P Grimes, Richard M Fogel, Felicia A Schenkel, Mark L Barr, Michael E Bowdish, Mark J Cunningham, Vaughn A Starnes
BACKGROUND: The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) worldwide has increased exponentially since 2009. The patient requiring ECLS demands an investment of hospital resources, including personnel. Educating bedside nurses to manage ECLS circuits broadens the availability of trained providers. METHODS: Experienced cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU) nurses underwent training to manage ECLS circuits, including volume assessment, treatment of arterial blood gas values, the physiology of ECLS, and recognition of common emergencies...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190550/overcoming-nursing-barriers-to-intensive-care-unit-early-mobilisation-a-quality-improvement-project
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Oluwatobi O Hunter, Elisabeth L George, Dianxu Ren, Douglas Morgan, Margaret Rosenzweig, Patricia Klinefelter Tuite
OBJECTIVES: To increase adherence with intensive care unit mobility by developing and implementing a mobility training program that addresses nursing barriers to early mobilisation. DESIGN: An intensive care unit mobility training program was developed, implemented and evaluated with a pre-test, immediate post-test and eight-week post-test. Patient mobility was tracked before and after training. SETTING: A ten bed cardiac intensive care unit...
February 9, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187475/concomitant-sternal-fracture-in-flail-chest-an-analysis-of-21-741-polytrauma-patients-from-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Stefan Schulz-Drost, Sebastian Krinner, Andreas Langenbach, Pascal Oppel, Rolf Lefering, Dominic Taylor, Friedrich F Hennig, Andreas Mauerer
Background Isolated sternal fractures (SFs) rarely show complications, but their influence in a thorax trauma of the seriously injured still remains unclear. Methods A retrospective analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU(®) was performed involving the years 2009 to 2013 (Injury Severity Score [ISS] ≥ 16, primary admission to a trauma center). Cohort formation: Unilateral and bilateral flail chest (FC) injuries with and without a concomitant SF, respectively. Results In total, 21,741 patients (25% female) met the inclusion criteria, with 3,492 (16...
February 10, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186224/risk-prediction-models-for-delirium-in-the-intensive-care-unit-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-independent-external-validation
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A Lee, J L Mu, G M Joynt, C H Chiu, V K W Lai, T Gin, M J Underwood
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February 10, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183564/the-effect-of-tramadol-plus-paracetamol-on-consumption-of-morphine-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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Dilek Altun, Özlem Çınar, Emre Özker, Ayda Türköz
STUDY OF OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of oral tramadol+paracetamol combination on morphine consumption following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in the patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) protocol. DESIGN: A prospective, double-blind, randomized, clinical study. SETTING: Single-institution, tertiary hospital. PATIENTS: Fifty cardiac surgical patients undergoing primary CABG surgery. INTERVENTIONS: After surgery, the patients were allocated to 1 of 2 groups...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181055/endotracheal-bioimpedance-cardiography-improves-immediate-postoperative-outcome-a-case-control-study-in-off-pump-coronary-surgery
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Thomas Leclercq, Marc Lilot, Thomas Schulz, Alexandre Meyer, Fadi Farhat, Jean-Luc Fellahi
The feasibility and clinical utility of the endotracheal cardiac output monitor (ECOM) to optimize intraoperative hemodynamics and improve short-term outcome in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) is unknown. We aimed to compare ECOM with a standard of care in that specific surgical setting. Twenty consecutive adult ECOM-monitored patients undergoing OPCAB were prospectively included (ECOM group) and retrospectively compared to 42 patients scheduled for similar surgery without ECOM monitoring (Control group)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180122/acute-kidney-injury-risk-factors-for-icu-patients-following-cardiac-surgery-the-application-of-joint-modeling
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Batoul Khoundabi, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Marjan Mansourian, Seyed Mohammadreza Hashemian, Mehdi Kazempoor Dizaji
BACKGROUND: Admission to the ICU (intensive care unit) is frequently complicated by early AKI (acute kidney injury). The development of AKI following cardiac surgery is particularly associated with increased mortality and morbidity. According to AKIN (acute kidney injury network) criteria, UO (urinary output) is a predictor for AKI. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine the effects of some AKI risk factors on AKI and also to investigate changes in UO as a predictor of AKI using joint modeling...
September 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179009/benefits-of-ultra-fast-track-anesthesia-in-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-a-retrospective-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study-of-a-four-year-single-center-experience
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Rashad Zayat, Ares K Menon, Andreas Goetzenich, Gereon Schaelte, Ruediger Autschbach, Christian Stoppe, Tim-Philipp Simon, Lachmandath Tewarie, Ajay Moza
BACKGROUND: The use of left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) has gained significant importance for treatment of end-stage heart failure. Fast-track procedures are well established in cardiac surgery, whereas knowledge of their benefits after LVAD implantation is sparse. We hypothesized that ultra-fast-track anesthesia (UFTA) with in-theater extubation or at a maximum of 4 h. after surgery is feasible in Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) level 3 and 4 patients and might prevent postoperative complications...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174166/early-rehospitalization-after-prolonged-intensive-care-unit-stay-post-cardiac-surgery-outcomes-and-modifiable-risk-factors
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Rizwan A Manji, Rakesh C Arora, Rohit K Singal, Brett M Hiebert, Alan H Menkis
BACKGROUND: Prolonged intensive care unit length of stay (prICULOS) following cardiac surgery (CS) in older adults is increasingly common but rehospitalization characteristics and outcomes are understudied. We sought to describe the rehospitalization characteristics and subsequent non-institutionalized survival of prICULOS (ICULOS ≥5 days) patients and identify modifiable risk factors to decrease 30-day rehospitalization. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2011 were analyzed utilizing linked clinical and administrative databases...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169036/identification-of-risk-factors-for-poor-feeding-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-disease-and-a-novel-approach-to-improve-oral-feeding
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Gitanjali Indramohan, Tiffany P Pedigo, Nicole Rostoker, Mae Cambare, Tristan Grogan, Myke D Federman
Many infants with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) do not develop the skills to feed orally and are discharged home on gastrostomy tube or nasogastric feeds. We aimed to identify risk factors for failure to achieve full oral feeding and evaluate the efficacy of oral motor intervention for increasing the rate of discharge on full oral feeds by performing a prospective study in the neonatal and cardiac intensive care units of a tertiary children's hospital. 23 neonates born at ≥37weeks gestation and diagnosed with single-ventricle physiology requiring a surgical shunt were prospectively enrolled and received oral motor intervention therapy...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
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