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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091757/-renal-protection-in-intensive-care-myths-and-facts
#1
S John
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and severe complication in patients on the intensive care unit with a significant impact on patient mortality, morbidity and costs of care; therefore, renal protective therapy is most important in these severely ill patients. AIM OF THE REVIEW: Many renal protective strategies have been postulated during the last decades, which are sometimes still in place as a kind of "myth" but which are not always proven by evidence-based "facts"...
January 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091345/propofol-as-a-risk-factor-for-icu-acquired-weakness-in-septic-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
#2
Peter A Abdelmalik, Goran Rakocevic
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIN) and critical illness myopathy (CIM), together "ICU-Acquired weakness (ICUAW)," occur frequently in septic patients. One of the proposed mechanisms for ICUAW includes prolonged inactivation of sodium channels. Propofol, used commonly in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), primarily acts via enhancement of GABAergic transmission but may also increase sodium channel inactivation, suggesting a potential interaction. METHODS: Electronic medical records and EMG reports of patients with ICUAW and a diagnosis of either sepsis, septicaemia, severe sepsis, or septic shock, concurrent with a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure (ARF), were retrospectively analyzed in a single center university hospital...
January 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079605/delirium-in-critically-ill-children-an-international-point-prevalence-study
#3
Chani Traube, Gabrielle Silver, Ron W Reeder, Hannah Doyle, Emily Hegel, Heather A Wolfe, Christopher Schneller, Melissa G Chung, Leslie A Dervan, Jane L DiGennaro, Sandra D W Buttram, Sapna R Kudchadkar, Kate Madden, Mary E Hartman, Mary L deAlmeida, Karen Walson, Erwin Ista, Manuel A Baarslag, Rosanne Salonia, John Beca, Debbie Long, Yu Kawai, Ira M Cheifetz, Javier Gelvez, Edward J Truemper, Rebecca L Smith, Megan E Peters, A M Iqbal O'Meara, Sarah Murphy, Abdulmohsen Bokhary, Bruce M Greenwald, Michael J Bell
OBJECTIVES: To determine prevalence of delirium in critically ill children and explore associated risk factors. DESIGN: Multi-institutional point prevalence study. SETTING: Twenty-five pediatric critical care units in the United States, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, and Saudi Arabia. PATIENTS: All children admitted to the pediatric critical care units on designated study days (n = 994). INTERVENTION: Children were screened for delirium using the Cornell Assessment of Pediatric Delirium by the bedside nurse...
January 10, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078833/clinical-profile-and-outcome-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-treated-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-india
#4
T T Paary, M S Kalaiselvan, M K Renuka, A S Arunkumar
Introduction: Sepsis is the leading cause of intensive care unit (ICU) admissions and is associated with high mortality. Objectives: To identify the incidence, risk factors and outcome of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Methods: A prospective observational study was done in a multidisciplinary ICU over a period of 18 months. We included all adult patients admitted to ICU with features of severe sepsis and septic shock as per SCCM/ACCP guidelines...
30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077532/modern-hydroxyethyl-starch-and-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort
#5
M Vives, R Callejas, P Duque, G Echarri, D N Wijeysundera, A Hernandez, A Sabate, M Bes-Rastrollo, P Monedero
BACKGROUND: Recent trials have shown hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients. It is uncertain whether these adverse effects also affect surgical patients. We sought to determine the renal safety of modern tetrastarch (6% HES 130/0.4) use in cardiac surgical patients. METHODS: In this multicentre prospective cohort study, 1058 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac surgery from 15th September 2012 to 15th December 2012 were recruited in 23 Spanish hospitals...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077045/association-of-time-to-antibiotics-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adult-hematologic-malignancy-patients-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Allison R Butts, Christina Carracedo Bachmeier, Emily V Dressler, Meng Liu, Ann Cowden, Jeff Talbert, Val R Adams
Objective The objective of this study was to determine the clinical impact of time to antibiotic administration in adult inpatients who have hematologic malignancies and develop febrile neutropenia. Methods A retrospective chart review was conducted to screen for all febrile neutropenia events amongst adult hematologic malignancy patients between 1 January 2010 and 1 September 2014. All included patients were admitted to the hospital at the time of fever onset, having been admitted for a diagnosis other than febrile neutropenia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073314/safety-of-the-peripheral-administration-of-vasopressor-agents
#7
Tyler Lewis, Cristian Merchan, Diana Altshuler, John Papadopoulos
Vasopressors are an integral component of the management of septic shock and are traditionally given via a central venous catheter (CVC) due to the risk of tissue injury and necrosis if extravasated. However, the need for a CVC for the management of septic shock has been questioned, and the risk of extravasation and incidence of severe injury when vasopressors are given via a peripheral venous line (PVL) remains poorly defined. We performed a retrospective chart review of 202 patients who received vasopressors through a PVL...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072937/prognosis-of-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-admitted-to-intensive-care
#8
M Beil, S Sviri, V de la Guardia, I Stav, E Ben-Chetrit, P V van Heerden
Variable mortality rates have been reported for patients with rheumatic diseases admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). Due to the absence of appropriate control groups in previous studies, it is not known whether the presence of a rheumatic disease constitutes a risk factor. Moreover, the accuracy of the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score for predicting outcome in this group of patients has been questioned. The primary goal of this study was to compare outcome of patients with rheumatic diseases admitted to a medical ICU to those of controls...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069319/effect-of-ulinastatin-combined-with-thymosin-alpha1-on-sepsis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-chinese-and-indian-patients
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Dadong Liu, Zongying Yu, Jiangtao Yin, Yikun Chen, Hao Zhang, Fan Xin, Haiyan Fu, Bing Wan
PURPOSE: To assess the effects of urinary trypsin inhibitor (UTI) ulinastatin combined with thymosin alpha1 (Tα1) on sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The meta-analysis included 8 randomized controlled trials (N=1112 patients) on UTI-based therapy for sepsis published before July 10, 2016. Two investigators independently extracted data and assessed the quality of each study. The short-term mortality rate, duration of mechanical ventilator and vasopressor use, length of intensive care unit stay, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, and differences in inflammatory cytokines (interleukin [IL]-6, IL-10, and tumor necrosis factor α) were assessed using statistical software...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069098/bolus-dose-of-epinephrine-for-refractory-post-arrest-hypotension
#10
Michael Gottlieb
Post-cardiac arrest hypotension is associated with worse outcomes. However, a significant proportion of patients may not be responsive to intravenous (IV) fluids, and vasopressor infusions require significant time to initiate. This case series describes the successful use of a bolus dose of epinephrine to rapidly treat IV fluid refractory hypotension among three patients in the post-arrest period. A bolus dose of epinephrine may be considered as a treatment for post-arrest hypotension that does not respond to IV fluids, but further studies should be performed prior to routine use...
January 10, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062334/intensity-of-vasopressor-therapy-for-septic-shock-and-the-risk-of-in-hospital-death
#11
Donald A Brand, Patricia A Patrick, Jeffrey T Berger, Mediha Ibrahim, Ajsza Matela, Shweta Upadhyay, Peter Spiegler
CONTEXT: Given the high mortality of 30-60% associated with septic shock, distinguishing which patients do or do not have a reasonable chance of surviving with aggressive treatment could help clinicians and families make informed decisions. OBJECTIVES: To determine if intensity of vasopressor therapy accurately predicts in-hospital death. METHODS: This observational cohort study analyzed in-hospital mortality as a function of intensity of vasopressor therapy in a consecutive series of adults with septic shock treated over a 4-year period...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061799/ralstonia-picketti-neonatal-sepsis-a-case-report
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Deepak Sharma, Pradeep Sharma, Priyanka Soni, Basudev Gupta
BACKGROUND: Ralstonia genus are gram negative bacillus and includes four bacteria namely Ralstonia picketti, Ralstonia Solanacearum, Ralstonia insidiosa and Ralstonia mannitolilytica. These are opportunistic pathogens and cause infections in immunocompromised host. The sources of infection are usually contaminated solutions and water. The majority of the reported cases are caused by R. picketti. It is very rare cause of neonatal sepsis with less than twenty cases reported in literature till date...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057037/role-of-vasopressin-and-terlipressin-in-refractory-shock-compared-to-conventional-therapy-in-the-neonatal-and-pediatric-population-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-trial-sequential-analysis
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Reem Masarwa, Gideon Paret, Amichai Perlman, Shimon Reif, Bruria Hirsh Raccah, Ilan Matok
BACKGROUND: Vasopressin (AVP) and terlipressin (TP) have been used as last-line therapy in refractory shock in children. However, the efficacy and safety profiles of AVP and TP have not been determined in pediatric refractory shock of different origins. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of the addition of AVP/TP therapy in pediatric refractory shock of all causes compared to conventional therapy with fluid resuscitation and vasopressor and inotropic therapy. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review, meta-analysis, and trial sequential analysis (TSA) comparing AVP and TP to conventional therapy...
January 5, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054902/novel-goal-directed-hemodynamic-optimization-therapy-based-on-major-vasopressor-during-corrective-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-severe-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-a-pilot-study
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Shuwen Li, Qing Ma, Yanwei Yang, Jiakai Lu, Zhiquan Zhang, Mu Jin, Weiping Cheng
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a common and fatal complication of congenital heart disease (CHD). PAH-CHD increases the risk for postoperative complications. Recent evidence suggests that perioperative goal-directed hemodynamic optimization therapy (GDHOT) significantly improves outcomes in surgery patients. Standard GDHOT is based on major solution volume, vasodilators and inotropic therapy, while novel GDHOT is based on major vasopressor and inotropic therapy...
22, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051801/%C3%A2-utility-and-safety-of-tolvaptan-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-hyponatremia-a-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Ji-Dong Jia, Wen Xie, Hui-Guo Ding, Hua Mao, Yonggang Li, Xiaojin Wang, Jie-Fei Wang, Wei Lu, Cheng-Zhong Li, Yimin Mao, Gui-Qiang Wang, Yue-Qiu Gao, Bangmao Wang, Qin Zhang, Yan Ge, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong
:  Introduction and aim. Hyponatremia is common in patients with decompensated cirrhosis and is associated with increased mortality. Tolvaptan, a vasopressor V2 receptor antagonist, can increase free water excretion, but its efficacy and safety in cirrhotic patients remain unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We studied the usage and safety of tolvaptan in cirrhotic patients in a real-life, non-randomized, multicenter prospective cohort study. Forty-nine cirrhotic patients with hyponatremia were treated with tolvaptan 15 mg daily, and 48 patients not treated with tolvaptan in the same period served as controls...
January 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050894/patients-with-preexisting-psychiatric-disorders-admitted-to-icu-a-descriptive-and-retrospective-cohort-study
#16
Arnaud Gacouin, Adel Maamar, Pierre Fillatre, Emmanuelle Sylvestre, Margaux Dolan, Yves Le Tulzo, Jean Marc Tadié
BACKGROUND: While the psychiatric disorders are conditions frequently encountered in hospitalized patients, there are little or no data regarding the characteristics and short- and long-term outcomes in patients with preexisting psychiatric disorders in ICU. Such assessment may provide the opportunity to determine the respective impact on mortality in the ICU and after ICU discharge with reasons for admission, including modalities of self-harm, of underlying psychiatric disorders and prior psychoactive medications...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045780/cardiovascular-responsiveness-to-vasopressin-and-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-receptor-agonists-after-burn-injury
#17
Ann E Evans, P Geoff Vana, Heather M LaPorte, Richard H Kennedy, Richard L Gamelli, Matthias Majetschak
The effects of burn injury on cardiovascular responsiveness to vasoactive agents are not well understood. The aims of this study were to determine whether burn injury alters cardiovascular reactivity to vasoactive drugs in vivo and intrinsic function of isolated mesenteric resistance arteries. Anesthetized Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to sham procedure or 30% TBSA dorsal scald burn, followed by crystalloid resuscitation (Parkland Formula). At 24, 72, 96, and 168 hours post burn, rats were reanesthetized, and the mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) responses to various doses of the α1-adrenergic receptor agonist phenylephrine and arginine vasopressin were tested...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042216/serum-uric-acid-level-in-relation-to-severity-of-the-disease-and-mortality-of-critically-ill-patients
#18
Hamed Aminiahidashti, Farzad Bozorgi, Seyed Jaber Mousavi, Omid Sedighi, Ali Morad Heidari Gorji, Hale Rashidian
AIM: This study was conducted to evaluate the validity of serum uric acid (UA) in prediction of mortality among patients in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study which was conducted during 2014. In this study, 120 critically ill patients who required Intensive Care Unit care services were included. For evaluation of severity of the disease, mortality in emergency department score (MEDS) in the first 24 h of admission, the requirement of using mechanical ventilation, taking vasopressor during the hospitalization time and severity of the disease based on MEDS score were measured...
January 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040231/differences-between-pediatricians-and-internists-in-advance-care-planning-for-adolescents-with-cancer
#19
Nobuyuki Yotani, Yoshiyuki Kizawa, Haruo Shintaku
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences between pediatricians and internists in the practice of and barriers to advance care planning (ACP) for adolescent patients with cancer. STUDY DESIGN: A self-reported questionnaire was administered to assess the practice of ACP, advance directives, and barriers to ACP for adolescent patients with cancer. All 3392 Japanese board-certified hematologists were surveyed, and 600 hematologists (227 pediatricians, 373 internists) who take care of adolescent patients with cancer with decision-making capacity were analyzed...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040188/effect-of-early-initiation-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-on-survival-in-cardiogenic-shock
#20
Mir B Basir, Theodore L Schreiber, Cindy L Grines, Simon F Dixon, Jeffrey W Moses, Brijeshwar S Maini, Akshay K Khandelwal, E Magnus Ohman, William W O'Neill
The role and timing of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (AMICS) are not well understood. We sought to evaluate patient characteristics and predictors of outcomes in patients presenting with AMICS supported with an axial flow percutaneous MCS device; 287 consecutive unselected patients enrolled in the catheter-based ventricular assist device registry presenting with AMICS who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were included in this analysis...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
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