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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523268/the-sedative-effect-of-propranolol-on-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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Junji Shiotsuka, Andrew Steel, James Downar
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have examined the effectiveness of alpha-2 adrenergic agonists for controlling delirium and agitation. Propranolol, a non-selective beta-adrenergic antagonist with good penetration of the blood-brain barrier, has not been investigated for this purpose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who were prescribed propranolol in our Medical Surgical ICU from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2013...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501048/systematic-review-of-evidence-underpinning-non-pharmacological-therapies-in-dementia
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Richard Olley, Andrea Morales
Objective Dementia is one of the most common illnesses worldwide, and is one of the most important causes of disability in older people. Currently, dementia affects over 35million people around the globe. It is expected that this number will increase to 65.7million by 2030. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment to control the principal behaviour symptoms may help reduce these numbers and delay the progression to more advanced and dangerous stages of this disorder with resultant increase quality of life for those affected...
May 15, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500785/don-t-label-me-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-perceptions-and-experiences-of-sedation-during-behavioral-emergency-in-the-emergency-department
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Celene Y L Yap, Jonathan C Knott, David C M Kong, Marie Gerdtz, Kay Stewart, David McD Taylor
OBJECTIVES: Behavioral emergencies are commonly seen in emergency departments. Acutely agitated patients can be difficult to manage and sedation may be required to decrease dangerous behavior and to ensure the safety of both the patient and staff. While the experience of staff caring for this population has been reported, patients' experiences with their overall management remains unknown. We aimed to describe the perceptions and experiences of patients regarding the use of sedation during acute behavioral emergencies...
May 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489007/-frequency-of-symptoms-and-drug-treatment-among-dying-patients-in-the-last-24-hours-of-life-at-landspitali-the-national-university-hospital-of-iceland-and-in-nursing-homes
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Svandis Iris Halfdanardottir, Kristin Lara Olafsdottir, Valgerdur Sigurdardottir
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency of 5 common symptoms and drug treatments prescribed and given in the last 24 hours of life in 11 medical units at Landspitali National University Hospital of Iceland (LUH) and in 7 nursing homes (NH). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data was collected retrospectively from 232 charts of patients who died in 2012, using documentation in the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) and the medication management system...
May 2017: Læknablađiđ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485318/a-national-multicenter-survey-on-management-of-pain-agitation-and-delirium-in-intensive-care-units-in-china
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Jing Wang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Wen-Hai Zhou, Bo Hu, Xin Rao, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: The management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is beneficial for patients and makes it widely applied in clinical practice. Previous studies showed that the clinical practice of PAD in ICU was improving; yet relatively little information is available in China. This study aimed to investigate the practice of PAD in ICUs in China. METHODS: A multicenter, nationwide survey was conducted using a clinician-directed questionnaire from September 19 to December 18, 2016...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476252/-zero-isolation-a-care-practice-oriented-towards-recovery
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Laurent Defromont, Coline Groulez, Guillaume François, Bruno Dekerf
Some institutions do not have an isolation room. Agitation is managed otherwise, with the idea that restraint or isolation can only be a terrible experience. The care pathway is therefore designed to favour autonomy and to limit restrictions of freedom. In this context, professionals are in constant contact with the user. Example of a unit which advocates this concept of rehabilitation.
May 2017: Soins. Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475360/patient-preferences-for-medicine-administration-for-acute-agitation-results-from-an-internet-based-survey-of-patients-diagnosed-with-bipolar-disorder-or-schizophrenia-in-two-nordic-countries
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Tine Rikke Jørgensen, Charlotte Emborg, Karianne Dahlen, Mette Bøgelund, Andreas Carlborg
The objective was to elicit patient preferences for medicine administration method in the management of acute agitation episodes among patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The patients' experiences of acute agitation episodes and their management of episodes were also explored. Data were collected via an anonymous, internet-based survey of residents in Denmark or Sweden with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (October 2014 to December 2014). Inclusion criteria were having a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, and being above 18 years of age...
May 5, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472575/beyond-anxiety-and-agitation-a-clinical-approach-to-akathisia
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Richardson Oghoteru Tachere, Mandana Modirrousta
BACKGROUND: When patients suddenly become restless and are unable to sit or stand still, especially in general medical settings, anxiety is often the topmost differential on every clinician's mind. However, the possibility of the very subjectively distressing condition called 'akathisia' should always be considered. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to discuss a clinical approach to the management of akathisia, drawing on the presentation of a patient who was admitted to a general medical ward...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465709/aromatherapy-and-aromatic-plants-for-the-treatment-of-behavioural-and-psychological-symptoms-of-dementia-in-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-clinical-evidence-and-possible-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Damiana Scuteri, Luigi Antonio Morrone, Laura Rombolà, Pina Rosa Avato, Anna Rita Bilia, Maria Tiziana Corasaniti, Shinobu Sakurada, Tsukasa Sakurada, Giacinto Bagetta
The treatment of agitation and aggression, typical Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs) of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), is one of the most complicated aspects of handling patients suffering from dementia. Currently, the management of these symptoms often associated with an increased pain perception, which notably reduces the patients' quality of life (QoL), relies on the employment of antipsychotic drugs. Unfortunately, the use of these pharmacological agents has some limits: in the long term, they do not result in being equally effective as in the first weeks of treatment and they present important side effects...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463343/biological-treatment-of-acute-agitation-or-aggression-with-schizophrenia-or-bipolar-disorder-in-the-inpatient-setting
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Christoph U Correll, Xin Yu, Yutao Xiang, John M Kane, Prakash Masand
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders are chronic illnesses that commonly present with symptoms of acute agitation and aggression. These symptoms must be managed rapidly to prevent potential harm to the patient and others, including their caregivers, peers, and health care workers. A number of treatment options are available to clinicians to manage acute agitation and aggression, including non-pharmacologic behavioral and environmental de-escalation strategies, as well as biological treatment options such as pharmacologic agents and electroconvulsive therapy...
May 2017: Annals of Clinical Psychiatry: Official Journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458577/ambulatory-anesthetic-care-in-children-undergoing-myringotomy-and-tube-placement-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Hal Robinson, Thomas Engelhardt
PURPOSE: Myringotomy and tube placement is one of the most frequently performed ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeries in the pediatric population. Effective anesthetic management is vital to ensuring successful ambulatory care and ensuring child and parental satisfaction. RECENT FINDINGS: This review summarizes recently published studies about the long-term effects of general anesthesia in young children, novel approaches to preoperative fasting and simplified approaches to the assessment and management of emergence delirium (ED) and emergence agitation (EA)...
2017: Local and Regional Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448998/efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-armodafinil-therapy-for-hypersomnia-associated-with-dementia-with-lewy-bodies-a-pilot-study
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Maria I Lapid, Karen M Kuntz, Sara S Mason, Jeremiah A Aakre, Emily S Lundt, Walter Kremers, Laura A Allen, Daniel A Drubach, Bradley F Boeve
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypersomnia is common in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). We assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of armodafinil for hypersomnia associated with DLB. METHODS: We performed a 12-week pilot trial of armodafinil therapy (125-250 mg orally daily) in DLB outpatients with hypersomnia. The patients underwent neurologic examinations, a neuropsychological battery, laboratory testing, electrocardiography, and polysomnography. Efficacy was assessed at 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks...
April 28, 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425829/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-midazolam-for-premedication-in-paediatric-anaesthesia-with-sevoflurane-a-meta-analysis
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Ji-Feng Feng, Xiao-Xia Wang, Yan-Yan Lu, Deng-Ge Pang, Wei Peng, Jian-Lan Mo
Background Dexmedetomidine (DEX), an α2-adrenergic receptor agonist, produces ideal sedation and early postoperative recovery for premedication in paediatric surgery, reducing preoperative anxiety and facilitating smooth induction of anaesthesia. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the effects of DEX and midazolam (MDZ) in paediatric anaesthesia with sevoflurane. Methods PubMed, Ovid, Web of Science, and Public Health Management Corporation were searched through December 2016 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that compared DEX and MDZ in children undergoing sevoflurane anaesthesia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398818/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-malignant-catatonia-in-child-psychiatry-literature-review-and-a-case-series
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Neera Ghaziuddin, Melissa Hendriks, Paresh Patel, Lee E Wachtel, Dirk M Dhossche
OBJECTIVE: To describe the presentation of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) and malignant catatonia (MC) in children and adolescents. BACKGROUND: NMS and MC are life-threatening, neuropsychiatric syndromes, associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. NMS is diagnosed when there is a recent history of treatment with an antipsychotic (AP) medication, while MC is diagnosed when the symptoms resemble NMS but without a history of exposure to an AP agent...
May 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397128/characteristics-and-treatment-of-patients-with-clinical-illness-due-to-synthetic-cannabinoid-inhalation-reported-by-medical-toxicologists-a-toxic-database-study
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Andrew A Monte, Diane P Calello, Roy R Gerona, Eike Hamad, Sharan L Campleman, Jeffery Brent, Paul Wax, Robert G Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Synthetic cannabinoid (SC) abuse has resulted in numerous outbreaks of severe clinical illness across the United States over the past decade. The primary objective of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics of patients abusing SC requiring bedside consultation by medical toxicologists. METHODS: This was a multicenter analysis from a prospectively collected cohort of patients presenting to medical care after synthetic cannabinoid exposure, utilizing the ToxIC Registry...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390512/management-of-medical-complications-during-the-rehabilitation-of-moderate-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Billie A Schultz, Erica Bellamkonda
Brain injury specialists are experienced providers able to identify and treat the unique medical complications after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury, including posttraumatic seizures, paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity, spasticity, hydrocephalus, agitation, neuroendocrine dysfunction, heterotopic ossification, venous thromboembolism, and cranial nerve dysfunction. Owing to the potential negative impact on outcome if left untreated, identification and appropriate treatment is essential. An additional role of the brain injury specialist is to educate family about potential medical complications and anticipated outcomes after brain injury...
May 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376877/rationale-and-design-of-the-placid-study-a-randomised-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-inhaled-loxapine-versus-im-aripiprazole-in-acutely-agitated-patients-with-schizophrenia-or-bipolar-disorder
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L San, G Estrada, N Oudovenko, E Vieta
BACKGROUND: The management of acute agitation manifesting in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder requires swift pharmacological intervention to provide rapid symptomatic relief and prevent escalation to aggression and violence. Antipsychotic medications are widely used in this setting and the availability of an inhaled formulation with deep lung absorption of the antipsychotic loxapine has the potential to deliver a faster onset of therapeutic effect than the available intramuscular formulations of antipsychotics...
April 4, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375992/pain-agitation-and-delirium-guidelines-interprofessional-perspectives-to-translate-the-evidence
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Juliane Jablonski, Jaime Gray, Todd Miano, Gretchen Redline, Heather Teufel, Tara Collins, Jose Pascual-Lopez, Martha Sylvia, Niels D Martin
BACKGROUND: Societal guidelines exist for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium (PAD) in critically ill patients. This contemporary practice aims for a more awake and interactive patient. Institutions are challenged to translate the interrelated multivariable concepts of PAD into daily clinical practice and to demonstrate improvement in quality outcomes. An interdisciplinary goal-directed approach shows outcomes in high-acuity surgical critical care during the early stages of implementation...
May 2017: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373920/pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformation-causing-systemic-hypoxemia-in-early-infancy
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V Aggarwal, D M Khan, J F Rhodes
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is not routinely appreciated during the standard echocardiogram to assess for structural abnormalities or pulmonary hypertension. The distal pulmonary AVM is suspected only if an injection of agitated saline is performed and late entry of particles is appreciated in the left heart structures. A large or complex pulmonary AVM can result in significant right-to-left shunting and consequential systemic hypoxemia in the presence or absence of pulmonary hypertension. For direct visualization of the pulmonary AVM, computerized tomography (CT) scan is the procedure of choice...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368091/de-escalation-techniques-for-psychosis-induced-aggression-or-agitation
#20
REVIEW
Maolin Du, Xuemei Wang, Shaohua Yin, Wei Shu, Ruiqi Hao, Sai Zhao, Harish Rao, Wan-Ley Yeung, Mahesh B Jayaram, Jun Xia
BACKGROUND: Aggression is a disposition, a willingness to inflict harm, regardless of whether this is behaviourally or verbally expressed and regardless of whether physical harm is sustained.De-escalation is a psychosocial intervention for managing people with disturbed or aggressive behaviour. Secondary management strategies such as rapid tranquillisation, physical intervention and seclusion should only be considered once de-escalation and other strategies have failed to calm the service user...
April 3, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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