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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904542/the-effect-of-brushing-with-a-soft-toothbrush-and-distilled-water-on-the-incidence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Khadijeh Nasiriani, Fakhri Torki, Mohammad Hossein Jarahzadeh, Fahimeh Rashidi Maybodi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection, which results in longer hospitalization, increased treatment costs, and higher mortality rates. One major cause of VAP is colonization and microaspiration of oropharyngeal secretions following the formation of dental plaque, which is due to poor oral hygiene and failure to mechanically remove these microorganisms from the teeth. This study was conducted to determine the effect of brushing teeth with distilled water on the incidence of VAP in patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU)...
2016: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903210/resource-use-governance-and-case-load-of-rapid-response-teams-in-australia-and-new-zealand-in-2014
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BACKGROUND: Rapid response teams (RRTs) are a mandatory element of Australian national health care policy. However, the uptake, resourcing, case load and funding of RRTs in Australian and New Zealand hospitals remain unknown. AIM: To assess the clinical activity, funding, staffing and governance of RRTs in Australian and New Zealand hospitals. METHODS: Survey of Australian and New Zealand hospitals as part of a biannual audit of intensive care resources and capacity...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903204/service-delivery-model-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-an-australian-regional-hospital
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Joe McCaffrey, Neil R Orford, Nicholas Simpson, Jill Lamb Jenkins, Christopher Morley, Vin Pellegrino
BACKGROUND: The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for adults in regional centres with low numbers of patients receiving ECMO is unclear. A robust service delivery model may assist in the quality provision of ECMO. OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel ECMO service delivery model in a regional Australian hospital, reporting on patient characteristics and outcomes before and after its implementation. METHODS: An observational cohort study of all patients receiving ECMO at the University Hospital Geelong intensive care unit before and after implementation of a new ECMO clinical service model...
December 2016: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902657/the-assessment-of-the-risk-of-unplanned-extubation-in-an-adult-intensive-care-unit
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Semine Aydoğan, Nurten Kaya
BACKGROUND: In order to plan and implement nursing intervention to reduce the incidence rate of unplanned extubation problem in the intensive care unit (ICU), it is necessary to determine the risk factors of unplanned extubation and the patients under risk. AIMS: This study was undertaken with the aim of evaluating the risk of unplanned extubation of endotracheal tube in adult ICU. DESIGN: This was a case-control study. METHODS: The population constituted patients hospitalized in the adult ICU during 1-year period in a university hospital...
January 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901330/critically-ill-octogenarians-and-nonagenarians-evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-post-hospital-trajectories-and-quality-of-life-one-year-and-seven-years-after-icu-discharge
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Sandra Oeyen, Joris Vermassen, Ruth Piers, Dominique Benoit, Lieven Annemans, Johan Decruyenaere
BACKGROUND: To investigate long-term outcomes, post-hospital trajectories, and quality of life (QOL) in patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: A 1-year prospective observational cohort analysis was performed. All consecutive patients ≥ 80 years admitted to the ICU were screened for inclusion. Demographics, comorbidity, organ failures, and outcomes were analyzed. QOL before admission, 3 months, 1 year, and 7 years after ICU discharge was assessed using EuroQoL-5D (EQ-5D) and Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) questionnaires...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899718/postoperative-delirium-after-liver-transplantation-is-associated-with-increased-length-of-stay-and-lower-survival-in-a-prospective-cohort
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Sonja Beckmann, Maria Schubert, Hanna Burkhalter, Philipp Dutkowski, Sabina De Geest
INTRODUCTION: Although postoperative delirium (POD) is a common in-hospital complication associated with negative outcomes, evidence in liver transplantation (LT) is scarce. OBJECTIVE: We examined the incidence and duration of POD, its impact on outcomes and health-care utilization, and described predisposing and precipitating factors favoring POD development. DESIGN: This prospective cohort study included adults undergoing transplantation in a tertiary hospital...
November 28, 2016: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898697/risk-of-death-influences-regional-variation-in-intensive-care-unit-admission-rates-among-the-elderly-in-the-united-states
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Colin R Cooke
RATIONALE: The extent to which geographic variability in ICU admission across the United States is driven by patients with lower risk of death is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether patients at low to moderate risk of death contribute to geographic variation in ICU admission. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries (age > 64 years) admitted for ten common medical and surgical diagnoses (2004 to 2009)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895904/poor-adherence-to-guidelines-for-preventing-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-clabsi-results-of-a-worldwide-survey
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Cristina Valencia, Naïma Hammami, Antonella Agodi, Alain Lepape, Eduardo Palencia Herrejon, Stijn Blot, Jean-Louis Vincent, Marie-Laurence Lambert
BACKGROUND: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a cause of increased morbidity and mortality, and are largely preventable. We documented attitudes and practices in intensive care units (ICUs) in 2015 in order to assess compliance with CLABSI prevention guidelines. METHODS: Between June and October 2015, an online questionnaire was made available to medical doctors and nurses working in ICUs worldwide. We investigated practices related to central line (CL) insertion, maintenance and measurement of CLABSI-related data following the SHEA guidelines as a standard...
2016: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895354/nosocomial-infections-in-the-icu-pens-and-spectacles-as-fomites
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Haris Farooq Murad, Khowaja Mohammad Inam Pal
Nosocomial infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Non-medical objects known as fomites may have a role in their genesis. We investigated the significance of writing pens and spectacles as fomites. The study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, from July 2013 to September 2013. Cultures were taken from pens and/or spectacles of resident nurses, doctors and nursing assistants in intensive care unit (ICU). Organisms important in ICU nosocomial infections were targeted. Seven rounds of sampling over 3 weeks led to 55 pen and 5 spectacle samples...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891297/exercise-rehabilitation-following-intensive-care-unit-discharge-for-recovery-from-critical-illness-executive-summary-of-a-cochrane-collaboration-systematic-review
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Bronwen Connolly, Lisa Salisbury, Brenda O'Neill, Louise Geneen, Abdel Douiri, Michael P W Grocott, Nicholas Hart, Timothy S Walsh, Bronagh Blackwood
Skeletal muscle wasting and weakness are major complications of critical illness and underlie the profound physical and functional impairments experienced by survivors after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). Exercise-based rehabilitation has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission. This review aimed to determine the effectiveness of exercise rehabilitation initiated after ICU discharge on primary outcomes of functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life...
December 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888716/family-participation-in-intensive-care-unit-rounds-comparing-family-and-provider-perspectives
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Selena S Au, Amanda Roze des Ordons, Andrea Soo, Simon Guienguere, Henry T Stelfox
PURPOSE: To describe and compare intensive care unit (ICU) patient family member and provider experiences, preferences, and perceptions of family participation in ICU rounds. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey of ICU family members and providers of patients admitted to 4 medical-surgical ICUs from September 2014 to March 2015. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Surveys were completed by 63 (62%) family members and 258 (43%) providers. Provider respondents included physicians (9%), nurses (56%), respiratory therapists (24%), and other ICU team members (11%)...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878350/home-return-after-surgery-in-patients-aged-over-85%C3%A2-years-is-associated-with-preoperative-albumin-levels-the-type-of-surgery-and-apache-ii-score
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Bora Lee, Sungwon Na, Miran Park, Sungyeon Ham, Jeongmin Kim
BACKGROUND: Owing to an aging society, both the number of operations for patients aged >85 years and the average age of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are rapidly increasing. However, mortality is not an appropriate outcome measurement in patients aged >85 years; a more important outcome is home return (HR), because quality of life is valuable to these patients. We identified predictors for HR of patients aged >85 years admitted to the ICU after surgery...
November 22, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878219/financial-impact-of-nursing-professionals-staff-required-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Thamiris Ricci de Araújo, Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Maria Auxiliadora-Martins, Valéria Castilho, Lucieli Dias Pedreschi Chaves, Ana Maria Laus
Objective: to calculate the cost of the average time of nursing care spent and required by patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the financial expense for the right dimension of staff of nursing professionals. Method: a descriptive, quantitative research, using the case study method, developed in adult ICU patients. We used the workload index - Nursing Activities Score; the average care time spent and required and the amount of professionals required were calculated using equations and from these data, and from the salary composition of professionals and contractual monthly time values, calculated the cost of direct labor of nursing...
November 21, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876482/virtual-collaboration-satisfaction-and-trust-between-nurses-in-the-tele-icu-and-icus-results-of-a-multilevel-analysis
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Peter L T Hoonakker, Kristen E Pecanac, Roger L Brown, Pascale Carayon
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to examine how tele-intensive care unit (tele-ICU) nurse characteristics and organizational characteristics influence tele-ICU nurses' trust and satisfaction of monitored bedside ICU nurses, and whether these influences are mediated by communication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of tele-ICU characteristics and characteristics of the ICUs they monitored were collected at 5 tele-ICUs located throughout the country. One hundred ten tele-ICU nurses at those tele-ICUs completed a questionnaire containing items related to their characteristics and their trust, satisfaction, and perceived communication with monitored bedside nurses...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874846/communications-and-relationships-between-patient-and-nurse-in-intensive-care-unit-knowledge-knowledge-of-the-work-knowledge-of-the-emotional-state
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Chiara Foà, Lisa Cavalli, Alessia Maltoni, Nicoletta Tosello, Chiara Sangilles, Ilaria Maron, Marina Borghini, Giovanna Artioli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: In an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) the communication between nurse and patient, the core of the care, is often hindered by patient's cognitive alterations and critical situation, by devices employed for the mechanical ventilation, and by the clinical and care-giving setting. How to overcome these barriers? How is the relational and communicative approach between nurse and patient unable to express him or herself to be managed? The available literature reveals that studies on communication with difficult patients, such as those treated in ICU are currently scarce...
November 22, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874844/making-visible-the-invisible-and-vice-versa-bodies-and-organisational-arrangements-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Roberto Lusardi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The effectiveness of the treatments carried out in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is guaranteed by a socio-technical ensemble where material resources, scientific knowledge, technological artefacts, social norms, spatial dispositions, and professional practices coexist and constantly interact. This paper intends to penetrate such an ensemble for analysing the moral order produced and maintained in everyday medical practice. METHOD: The results of a case study, carried out in the ICU of a hospital in the north of Italy between 2006 and 2007 are reported...
November 22, 2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873446/the-first-two-years-of-activity-of-a-specialized-organ-procurement-centre-report-of-an-innovative-approach-to-improve-organ-donation
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Pierre Marsolais, Philippe Durand, Emmanuel Charbonney, Karim Serri, Anne-Marie Lagacé, Francis Bernard, Martin Albert
The number of patients requiring organ transplants continues to outgrow the number of organs donated each year. In an attempt to improve the organ donation process and increase the number of organs available, we created a specialized multidisciplinary team within a specialized Organ Procurement Centre (OPC) with dedicated intensive care unit beds and operating rooms. The OPC was staffed with ICU nurses, operating room nurses, organ donor management ICU physicians and multidisciplinary staff. All organ donors within a designated geographic area were transferred and managed within the OPC...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873233/four-score-predicts-early-outcome-in-patients-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Tee-Tau Eric Nyam, Kam-Hou Ao, Shu-Yu Hung, Mei-Li Shen, Tzu-Chieh Yu, Jinn-Rung Kuo
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine whether the Full Outline of UnResponsiveness (FOUR) score, which includes eyes opening (E), motor function (M), brainstem reflex (B), and respiratory pattern (R), can be used as an alternate method to the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) in predicting intensive care unit (ICU) mortality in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. METHODS: From January 2015 to June 2015, patients with isolated TBI admitted to the ICU were enrolled...
November 21, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872086/intensive-care-discharge-summaries-for-general-practice-staff-a-focus-group-study
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Suzanne Bench, Jocelyn Cornish, Andreas Xyrichis
BACKGROUND: Understanding how patients and relatives can be supported after hospital discharge is a UK research priority. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) discharge summaries are a simple way of providing GPs with the information they require to coordinate ongoing care, but little evidence is available to guide best practice. AIM: This study aimed at better understanding the information needs of GP staff (GPs and practice nurses) supporting former patients of ICUs and their families following discharge from hospital, and identifying the barriers/facilitators associated with ICU-primary care information transfer...
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865899/a-systematic-review-finds-limited-data-on-measurement-properties-of-instruments-measuring-outcomes-in-adult-intensive-care-unit-survivors
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Karen A Robinson, Wesley E Davis, Victor D Dinglas, Pedro A Mendez-Tellez, Anahita Rabiee, Vineeth Sukrithan, Ramakrishna Yalamanchilli, Alison E Turnbull, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is a growing number of studies evaluating the physical, cognitive, mental health and health-related quality of life (QOL) outcomes of adults surviving critical illness. However, there is little consensus on the most appropriate instruments to measure these outcomes. To inform the development of such consensus, we conducted a systematic review of the performance characteristics of instruments measuring physical, cognitive, mental health and HRQOL outcomes in adult intensive care unit (ICU) survivors...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
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