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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156253/exploring-the-impact-of-using-measured-or-estimated-values-for-height-and-weight-on-the-relationship-between-bmi-and-acute-hospital-mortality
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Anne P Toft-Petersen, Jerome Wulff, David A Harrison, Marlies Ostermann, Mike Margarson, Kathryn M Rowan, Deborah Dawson
PURPOSE: Studies have demonstrated an association between height and weight and mortality among patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the optimal body mass index (BMI) might be well above the optimal values in the general population. Most of these studies have relied on estimated values, the validity of which is not known. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Admissions to adult general ICUs from 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2016 in the Case Mix Programme (CMP) Database were described by height and weight assessment methods (measured or estimated)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154111/pten-expression-and-its-association-with-glucose-control-and-calorie-supplementation-in-critically-ill-patients
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Alessio Molfino, Francesco Alessandri, Paola Mosillo, Donatella Dell'Utri, Alessio Farcomeni, Maria Ida Amabile, Alessandro Laviano
BACKGROUND & AIM: Phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN) reduces insulin sensitivity. Since critically ill patients present insulin resistance, we aimed at assessing the role of PTEN expression on glucose homeostasis and clinical outcome in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) and receiving artificial nutrition. METHODS: Observational, single-center study conducted in one ICU in Rome, Italy on adult patients hospitalized for trauma. Plasma glucose levels and its variability were recorded in patients receiving artificial nutrition...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153827/compassion-satisfaction-and-fatigue-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-australian-intensive-care-nurses
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Samantha Jakimowicz, Lin Perry, Joanne Lewis
BACKGROUND: Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue influence nurses' intention to stay or leave nursing. Identification of compassion satisfaction or fatigue in critical care nurses is important in this high turnover workforce. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine factors predicting and contributing to compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue experienced by critical care nurses in Australian intensive care units. METHODS: A self-reported cross-sectional survey using an established tool collected data from critical care nurses of two adult Australian intensive care units...
November 16, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152933/ventilator-induced-lung-injury-does-it-occur-in-children
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Martin C Kneyber
Mechanical ventilation is one of the most practiced interventions in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Although unmistakable life-saving, it can also injury the lung, a process coined ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). To date, almost all of our knowledge VILI has been obtained from studies in adults or experimental studies mimicking the adult critical care situation. This leaves the question if VILI is of importance in the paediatric context. Paediatric clinical studies did not confirm an association between large tidal volume (Vt) and adverse outcome...
November 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152931/can-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-predict-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest
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Vito Fontana, Savino Spadaro, Paola Villois, Claudia Righy Shinotsuka, Alberto Fogagnolo, Leda Nobile, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur, Fabio S Taccone
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, high red blood cell distribution width (RDW) values have been associated with increased hospital mortality, but there are no data on the impact of RDW on outcomes of patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest (CA). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between RDW and long-term neurologic outcome in CA survivors. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of an institutional database including all unconscious adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after non-traumatic CA between January 2007 and January 2015...
November 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152906/short-term-outcomes-following-implementation-of-a-dedicated-young-adult-congenital-heart-disease-transition-program
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Sumeet S Vaikunth, Roberta G Williams, Merujan Y Uzunyan, Han Tun, Cheryl Barton, Philip M Chang
OBJECTIVE: Transition from pediatric to adult care is a critical time for patients with congenital heart disease. Lapses in care can lead to poor outcomes, including increased mortality. Formal transition clinics have been implemented to improve success of transferring care from pediatric to adult providers; however, data regarding outcomes remain limited. We sought to evaluate outcomes of transfer within a dedicated transition clinic for young adult patients with congenital heart disease...
November 20, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152759/retrieval-of-adult-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-by-an-intensive-care-physician-model
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Aidan J C Burrell, David V Pilcher, Vincent A Pellegrino, Stephen A Bernard
The optimal staffing model during the inter-hospital transfer of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is not known. We report the complications and outcomes of patients who were commenced on ECMO at a referring hospital by intensive care physicians and compare these findings with patients who had ECMO established at an ECMO center in Australia. This was a single center, retrospective observational study based on a prospectively collected ECMO database from Melbourne, Australia. Patients with severe cardiac and/or respiratory failure failing conventional supportive treatment between 2007-2013 were placed on ECMO via a physician-led model of ECMO retrieval, including two intensivists in a four person team, using percutaneous ECMO cannulation...
November 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150535/disparities-in-management-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-rural-south-africa-data-from-the-haalsi-study-health-and-aging-in-africa-longitudinal-studies-of-international-network-for-the-demographic-evaluation-of-populations-and-their-health-communities
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Thiago Veiga Jardim, Sheridan Reiger, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, Nigel J Crowther, Alisha Wade, F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Joshua Salomon, Stephen Tollman, Thomas A Gaziano
BACKGROUND: Optimal secondary prevention is critical for the reduction of repeated cardiovascular events, and the control of cardiovascular risk factors in this context is essential. Data on secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in sub-Saharan Africa are needed to inform intervention strategies with a particular focus on local disparities. The aim of this study was to assess CVD management in a rural community in northeast South Africa. METHODS AND RESULTS: We recruited adults aged ≥40 years residing in the Agincourt subdistrict of Mpumalanga province...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148343/lessons-learned-from-the-affordable-care-act-the-premium-subsidy-design-may-promote-adverse-selection
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Ilana Graetz, Caitlin N McKillop, Cameron M Kaplan, Teresa M Waters
Since 2014, average premiums for health plans available in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces have increased. We examine how premium price changes affected the amount consumers pay after subsidies for the lowest-cost bronze and silver plans available by age in the federally facilitated exchanges. Between 2015 and 2016, benchmark plan premiums increased in 83.3% of counties. Overall, rising benchmark premiums were associated with lower average after-subsidy premiums for the lowest-cost bronze and silver plans for older subsidy-eligible adults, but with higher after-subsidy premiums for younger adults purchasing the same plans, regardless of income...
May 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148330/risk-factors-for-falls-among-older-adults-following-transition-from-nursing-home-to-the-community
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Jing Marrero, Richard H Fortinsky, George A Kuchel, Julie Robison
This study analyzes the incidence of falls for older adults who transitioned from institutions to the community through the Connecticut Money Follows the Person demonstration program, identifying intrinsic and extrinsic fall risk factors for this population. This prospective cohort study analyzed data from 648 Money Follows the Person participants aged 65 years and older, using 6- and 12-month posttransition surveys. Of the 648 participants, 161 (25.2%) fell in the first 6 months after transition, while 156 (24...
March 1, 2017: Medical Care Research and Review: MCRR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147950/mental-health-consultation-among-ontario-s-immigrant-populations
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Farah Islam, Nazilla Khanlou, Alison Macpherson, Hala Tamim
To determine the prevalence rates and characteristics of past-year mental health consultation for Ontario's adult (18 + years old) immigrant populations. The Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) 2012 was used to calculate the prevalence rates of past-year mental health consultation by service provider type. Characteristics associated with mental health consultation were determined by carrying out multivariable logistic regression analysis on merged CCHS 2008-2012 data. Adult immigrant populations in Ontario (n = 3995) had lower estimated prevalence rates of past-year mental health consultation across all service provider types compared to Canadian-born populations (n = 14,644)...
November 16, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146105/content-validation-of-behaviours-and-autonomic-responses-for-the-assessment-of-pain-in-critically-ill-adults-with-a-brain-injury
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Céline Gélinas, Kathleen A Puntillo, Madalina Boitor, Mélanie Bérubé, Jane Topolovec-Vranic, Anne-Sylvie Ramelet, Aaron M Joffe, Melissa Richard-Lalonde, Francis Bernard, David L Streiner
BACKGROUND: The evidence shows that brain-injured patients express behaviours that are related to their level of consciousness (LOC), and different from other patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Therefore, existing behavioural scales should be revised to enhance their content and validity for use in these patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the content relevance of behaviours and autonomic responses for pain assessment of brain-injured ICU patients from the perspective of critical care clinicians...
November 13, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146024/effect-of-serum-albumin-concentration-on-neurological-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-from-the-critical-comprehensive-registry-of-intensive-cares-for-ohca-survival-study-in-osaka-japan
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Tasuku Matsuyama, Taku Iwami, Tomoki Yamada, Koichi Hayakawa, Kazuhisa Yoshiya, Taro Irisawa, Yoshio Abe, Tetsuro Nishimura, Toshifumi Uejima, Yasuo Ohishi, Takeyuki Kiguchi, Masashi Kishi, Masafumi Kishimoto, Shota Nakao, Yasuyuki Hayashi, Taku Sogabe, Takaya Morooka, Junichi Izawa, Tomonari Shimamoto, Toshihiro Hatakeyama, Tomoko Fujii, Junya Sado, Takeshi Shimazu, Takashi Kawamura, Tetsuhisa Kitamura
The aim of this study was to assess whether serum albumin concentration upon hospital arrival had prognostic indications on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This prospective, multicenter observational study conducted in Osaka, Japan (the CRITICAL [Comprehensive Registry of Intensive Cares for OHCA Survival] study), enrolled all patients with consecutive OHCA transported to 14 participating institutions. We included adult patients aged ≥18 years with nontraumatic OHCA who achieved return of spontaneous circulation and whose serum albumin concentration was available from July 2012 to December 2014...
October 19, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142896/sodium-variability-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-severe-burn-injury
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Soman Sen, Nam Tran, Brian Chan, Tina L Palmieri, David G Greenhalgh, Kiho Cho
Background: Dysnatremias are associated with increased mortality in critically ill patients. Hypernatremia in burn patients is also associated with poor survival. Based on these findings, we hypothesized that high plasma sodium variability is a marker for increased mortality in severely burn-injured patients. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of adult burn patients with a burn injury of 15% total body surface area (TBSA) or greater from 2010 to 2014. All patients included in the study had at least three serum sodium levels checked during admission...
2017: Burns and trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142540/clinical-audit-of-dengue-related-deaths-in-2011-mayo-hospital-lahore-pakistan
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Somia Iqtadar, Nabeel Akbar, Mehreen Mehmood, Sajid Abaidullah
Background and Objective: Dengue infection has evolved into an epidemic during last few years in Pakistan and has been associated with poor outcomes. Literature with respect to mortality risk factors in Dengue infection is not sufficient. This compelled us to conduct this study to find out major contributory factors to death in patients with dengue viral infection at one of Asia's ancient hospital setting with an aim to recognize complications at earliest and improve case management in future...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142377/serum-vitamin-d-status-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-children
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Nazik Aşılıoğlu, Halit Çiǧdem, Muhammed Sükrü Paksu
Background: Vitamin D is a pleiotropic hormone essential for optimal health. Critical illness in children is a major cause of significant health-care utilization and mortality around the world. The association of Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in critically ill adults has been well-studied, in comparison, the importance of Vitamin D in pediatric critical illness has been much less studied. Aim and Objectives: This study aimed to assess Vitamin D status and its determinants in patients admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in North of Turkey...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139608/current-state-of-screening-high-ace-youth-and-emerging-adults-in-primary-care
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Michelle Pardee, Elizabeth Kuzma, Chin Hwa Gina Y Dahlem, Nicole Boucher, Cynthia S Darling-Fisher
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Trauma comes in many forms, including interpersonal, community, and institutional trauma. The adverse childhood event (ACE) studies demonstrated that adverse experiences in childhood can have a profound, cumulative impact on the course of health and development over a lifetime. It is critical for healthcare providers, such as nurse practitioners (NPs), working in primary care to screen adolescents and emerging adults for a history of ACEs and trauma. A review of current assessment tools used in assessing this population in health settings is needed to determine how screening for ACEs is being performed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139480/position-paper-the-potential-role-of-optical-biopsy-in-the-study-and-diagnosis-of-environmental-enteric-dysfunction
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Alex J Thompson, Michael Hughes, Salzitsa Anastasova, Laurie S Conklin, Tudor Thomas, Cadman Leggett, William A Faubion, Thomas J Miller, Peter Delaney, François Lacombe, Sacha Loiseau, Alexander Meining, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Guillermo J Tearney, Paul Kelly, Guang-Zhong Yang
Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED) is a disease of the small intestine affecting children and adults in low and middle income countries. Arising as a consequence of repeated infections, gut inflammation results in impaired intestinal absorptive and barrier function, leading to poor nutrient uptake and ultimately to stunting and other developmental limitations. Progress towards new biomarkers and interventions for EED is hampered by the practical and ethical difficulties of cross-validation with the gold standard of biopsy and histology...
November 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137886/diesel-exhaust-inhalation-exposure-induces-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-mice
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Jing Liu, Xiaoqing Ye, Dapeng Ji, Xiaofei Zhou, Cong Qiu, Weiping Liu, Luyang Yu
Diesel exhaust (DE) is one of the main sources of urban air pollution. An increasing number of evidence showed the association of air pollution with cardiovascular diseases. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one of the most disastrous vascular diseases, which results in right ventricular failure and death. However, the relationship of DE inhalation exposure with PAH is still unknown. In this study, male adult mice were exposed by inhalation to filtered ambient air (negative control), 10% O2 hypoxia (PAH-phenotype positive control), 350 μg/m(3) particulate matter whole DE, or the combination of DE and hypoxic condition...
November 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137860/quality-of-anthropometric-measurements-in-spanish-intensive-care-units-the-camies-study
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M A García-Martínez, T Cherednichenko, Y Hidalgo Encinas, A I Catalá Espinosa, A Arrascaeta Llanes, J A Acosta Escribano
INTRODUCTION: Real body weight and height are essential data to be obtained in all critically ill patients (CIP), due to their influence in the designing of therapies and monitoring. Visual estimation is a very inaccurate practice. No precise descriptions of anthropometric measurements among CIP are available in the clinical practice guides. OBJECTIVE: To describe anthropometric quality in CIP, health professional perception of such quality, and its influencing factors...
November 11, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
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