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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823018/prevalence-and-nature-of-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-kidney-transplant-patients-in-a-german-intensive-care-unit
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Julia Amkreutz, Alexander Koch, Lukas Buendgens, Anja Muehlfeld, Christian Trautwein, Albrecht Eisert
Background Complex polypharmacotherapy makes kidney transplant patients vulnerable to drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Objective To study prevalence and nature of potential DDIs (pDDIs) in kidney transplant patients. Setting Internal medicine ICU, University Hospital RWTH Aachen. Method In this retrospective observational study, pDDIs were identified in the first week after transplant from 1999 to 2010. Patients aged at least 18 years with prescription of at least two drugs were included. Patients with incomplete data were excluded...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822798/meaning-in-life-as-a-mediator-between-physical-impairment-and-the-wish-to-hasten-death-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Mariona Guerrero-Torrelles, Cristina Monforte-Royo, Joaquín Tomás-Sábado, Frederic Marimon, Josep Porta-Sales, Albert Balaguer
CONTEXT: Meaning in life (MiL) is a key factor for ensuring spiritual wellbeing and quality of life among patients with life-threatening illnesses. However, the role of MiL in relation to the wish to hasten death (WTHD) and its interaction with other physical and psychological factors in patients with advanced cancer has not yet been studied. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the relationship between the WTHD and MiL, and to propose a theoretical model of functional relationships between WTHD, performance status, depression and MiL...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822743/medical-management-of-patients-with-a%C3%A2-left-ventricular-assist-device-for-the%C3%A2-non-left-ventricular-assist-device%C3%A2-specialist
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REVIEW
Adam D DeVore, Priyesh A Patel, Chetan B Patel
More than 2,400 continuous-flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are implanted each year in the United States alone. Both the number of patients living with LVADs and the life expectancy of these patients are increasing. As a result, patients with LVADs are increasingly encountered by non-LVAD specialists who do not have training in managing advanced heart failure for general medical care, cardiovascular procedures, and other subspecialty care. An understanding of the initial evaluation and management of patients with LVADs is now an essential skill for many health care providers...
August 3, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822735/-the-care-of-skin-lesions-caused-by-extravasation-of-intravenous-fluids-in-peripheral-venous-perfusion
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C Ly
INTRODUCTION: Infiltration and extravasation account for 23-78 % of the complications stemming from peripheral venous perfusions in neonatal intensive care units. Their consequences, sometimes dramatic, can be pain, infections, or even loss of skin, which can lead to nerve and/or muscle damage, particularly severe for preterm neonates. Today there are no recommendations on the care of these lesions, which can lead to an erroneous choice or to a delay in the possible treatments. OBJECTIVE: This review of the literature aims to explore and propose elements of therapeutic care collected in the scientific literature...
August 16, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822608/predictors-of-mortality-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-in-bahrain
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Sana Abdulaziz Al Khawaja, Zainab Mahdi Ateya, Ridha Abdulla Al Hammam
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August 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822536/impression-evaluation-and-laboratory-use-for-single-unit-crowns-findings-from-the-national-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Michael S McCracken, Mark S Litaker, Ashley J George, Scott Durand, Sepideh Malekpour, Don G Marshall, Cyril Meyerowitz, Lauren Carter, Valeria V Gordan, Gregg H Gilbert
BACKGROUND: Objectives were to determine the likelihood that a clinician accepts an impression for a single-unit crown and document crown remake rates. METHODS: The authors developed a questionnaire that asked dentists about techniques used to fabricate single-unit crowns. The authors showed dentists photographs of 4 impressions and asked them to accept or reject each impression. The authors correlated answers with dentist and practice characteristics. Other questions pertained to laboratory use and crown remake rates...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822403/inpatient-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-complications-should-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-lines-be-placed-in-the-intensive-care-unit-setting
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Michael Martyak, Ishraq Kabir, Rebecca Britt
Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are now commonly used for central access in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting; however, there is a paucity of data evaluating the complication rates associated with these lines. We performed a retrospective review of all PICCs placed in the inpatient setting at our institution during a 1-year period from January 2013 to December 2013. These were divided into two groups: those placed at the bedside in the ICU and those placed by interventional radiology in non-ICU patients...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822391/the-impact-of-hemodynamic-transesophageal-echocardiography-on-the-use-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-trauma
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Madison Griffin, Brett Howard, Sam Devictor, Josh Ferenczy, Frances Cobb, D Benjamin Christie
Post-traumatic fluid management is a widely debated topic. No best-practice consensus exists. Adverse outcomes such as acute kidney injury or volume overload are common. Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is an adjunct therapy for severe acute renal failure and volume overload, but is costly and not without risk. Hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) is widely accepted as a reliable way to monitor volume status of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Although data exist evaluating hTEE and CRRT independently, there is a lack of research mutually inclusive of the two...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822384/clinical-characteristics-of-trauma-patients-requiring-hydrocortisone-treatment-for-refractory-hypotension
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Gina Kim, Jeffrey Young
Corticosteroids play an important role in responding to physiologic stress in the human body. However, its application in critical care remains heavily debated. The purpose of this study was to identify patient characteristics associated with receiving stress-dose steroids during the intensive care unit stay after traumatic injury and its effect on in-hospital mortality. Patients admitted to the University of Virginia trauma center between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2015, were identified using our Trauma Registry...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822348/risk-factors-for-potential-drug-drug-interactions-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Slobodan M Janković, Ana V Pejčić, Miloš N Milosavljević, Valentina D Opančina, Nikola V Pešić, Tamara T Nedeljković, Goran M Babić
PURPOSE: To determine risk factors for each severity-based category of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) encountered at intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort analysis of patients treated at the ICU of the Clinical Center Kragujevac, a public tertiary care hospital in Kragujevac, Serbia. Three interaction checkers were used to reveal drug-drug interactions: Medscape, Epocrates and Micromedex. RESULTS: The study included 201 patients, 66...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822109/consumer-attitudes-towards-the-establishment-of-a-national-australian-familial-cancer-research-database-by-the-inherited-cancer-connect-iccon-partnership
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Laura Forrest, Gillian Mitchell, Letitia Thrupp, Lara Petelin, Kate Richardson, Lyon Mascarenhas, Mary-Anne Young
Clinical genetics units hold large amounts of information which could be utilised to benefit patients and their families. In Australia, a national research database, the Inherited Cancer Connect (ICCon) database, is being established that comprises clinical genetic data held for all carriers of mutations in cancer predisposition genes. Consumer input was sought to establish the acceptability of the inclusion of clinical genetic data into a research database. A qualitative approach using a modified nominal group technique was used to collect data through consumer forums conducted in three Australian states...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821985/impact-of-processing-methods-on-urinary-biomarkers-analysis-in-neonates
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Michelle C Starr, David J Askenazi, Stuart L Goldstein, James W MacDonald, Theo K Bammler, Zahra Afsharinejad, Patrick D Brophy, Sandra E Juul, Dennis E Mayock, Sangeeta R Hingorani
BACKGROUND: In neonates, the validation of urinary biomarkers to diagnose acute kidney injury is a rapidly evolving field. The neonatal population poses unique challenges when assessing the collection, storage, and processing of urinary samples for biomarker analysis. Given this, establishing optimal and consistent sample processing in this population for meaningful use in ongoing clinical trials is important. METHODS: Urine from a cohort of 19 hospitalized neonatal intensive care unit patients enrolled in the Preterm Erythropoietin Neuroprotection Trial (Clinical Trial NCT01378273) was collected for biomarker analysis by indirect techniques using Fisher-brand cotton balls placed in the diapers...
August 19, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821597/a-randomised-controlled-trial-assessing-the-efficacy-of-an-electronic-discharge-communication-tool-for-preventing-death-or-hospital-readmission
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Maria J Santana, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, Danielle A Southern, Ward W Flemons, Maeve O'Beirne, Michael D Hill, Alan J Forster, Deborah E White, William A Ghali
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of an electronic discharge communication tool (e-DCT) for preventing death or hospital readmission, as well as reducing patient-reported adverse events after hospital discharge. The e-DCT assessed has already been shown to yield high-quality discharge summaries with high levels of patient and physician satisfaction. METHODS: This two-arm randomised controlled trial was conducted in a Canadian tertiary care centre's internal medicine medical teaching units...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821524/the-association-between-intensive-care-unit-acquired-hypernatraemia-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cerebrovascular-diseases-a-single-centre-cohort-study-in-japan
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Takahiro Imaizumi, Masahiro Nakatochi, Yoshiro Fujita, Rie Nomura, Kenshi Watanabe, Michitaka Maekawa, Taishi Yamakawa, Takayuki Katsuno, Shoichi Maruyama
OBJECTIVES: Hypernatraemia is one of the major electrolyte disorders associated with mortality among critically ill patients in intensive care units (ICUs). It is unclear whether this applies to patients with cerebrovascular diseases in whom high sodium concentrations may be allowed in order to prevent cerebral oedema. This study aimed to examine the association between ICU-acquired hypernatraemia and the prognosis of patients with cerebrovascular diseases. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821388/a-case-control-analysis-investigating-risk-factors-and-outcomes-for-nephrocalcinosis-and-renal-calculi-in-neonates
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Melissa Huynh, Roderick Clark, Jenny Li, Guido Filler, Sumit Dave
INTRODUCTION: Studies on outcomes and risk factors for neonatal nephrocalcinosis (NC) and renal calculi (RC) are limited, and often do not include controls for comparison. We conducted a case-control analysis to identify risk factors associated with NC and/or RC in neonates and studied the natural course of these anomalies. STUDY DESIGN: Infants diagnosed with NC/RC on ultrasound within the first year of life and corresponding gestational age- and gender-matched controls were identified from the neonatal intensive care unit database at our institution over a 10-year period...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821360/development-and-implementation-of-an-early-mobility-program-for-mechanically-ventilated-pediatric-patients
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Kristina A Betters, Kiran B Hebbar, David Farthing, Brittany Griego, Tricia Easley, Hartley Turman, Lauren Perrino, Stephanie Sparacino, Mary L deAlmeida
PURPOSE: Early mobility (EM) is being used in adult ICUs in an effort to treat and prevent intensive care unit acquired weakness (ICU-AW) and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS). Data supports children suffer from ICU-AW and PICS as well. Our objective was to create and implement an EM protocol for pediatric patients receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. METHODS: A multidisciplinary EM committee was formed to create and implement an EM protocol in a quarternary care PICU...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821336/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-red-blood-cell-transfusion-triggers-in-cardiac-surgery
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Colleen G Koch, Daniel I Sessler, Edward J Mascha, Joseph F Sabik, Liang Li, Andra I Duncan, Nicole M Zimmerman, Eugene H Blackstone
BACKGROUND: Class I evidence supporting a threshold for transfusion in the cardiac surgical setting is scarce. We randomly allocated patients to a transfusion hematocrit trigger of 24% versus 28% to compare morbidity, mortality, and resource use. METHODS: From March 2007 to August 2014, two centers randomly assigned 722 adults undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery or valve procedures to a 24% hematocrit trigger (n = 363, low group) or 28% trigger (n = 354, high group)...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821331/nontuberculous-mycobacterium-infections-associated-with-heater-cooler-devices
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Keith B Allen, David D Yuh, Suzanne B Schwartz, Richard A Lange, Richard Hopkins, Kelly Bauer, Julia A Marders, Jose Delgado Donayre, Nicole Milligan, Catherine Wentz
BACKGROUND: Disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterium infections have occurred following surgical procedures involving extracorporeal circulation; contaminated water from heater-cooler devices (HCDs) has been implicated as the source. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the public health concern and to educate physicians who care for this patient population. METHODS: The Food and Drug Administration Medical Device Reporting (MDR) database was queried for reports received between January 2010 and August 2016 for patient infections and device contaminations associated with the use of HCDs...
August 16, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821302/participation-of-adults-with-disorders-differences-of-sex-development-dsd-in-the-clinical-study-dsd-life-design-methodology-recruitment-data-quality-and-study-population
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Robert Röhle, Katharina Gehrmann, Maria Szarras-Czapnik, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Catherine Pienkowski, Claire Bouvattier, Peggy Cohen-Kettenis, Anna Nordenström, Ute Thyen, Birgit Köhler
BACKGROUND: dsd-LIFE is a comprehensive cross-sectional clinical outcome study of individuals with disorders/differences of sex development (DSD). This study focuses on various rare genetic conditions characterized by impaired gonadal or adrenal functionality. METHODS/DESIGN: The study aims to assess quality of life (QoL) as a measure of psychosocial adaptation, psychosexual and mental health aspects as major outcomes. Health status and functioning, medical and surgical therapies, participants' views on health care, psychological and social support, sociodemographic factors and their interrelations will be investigated as factors associated with the outcomes...
August 18, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820644/national-estimates-of-genetic-testing-in-women-with-a-history-of-breast-or-ovarian-cancer
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Christopher P Childers, Kimberly K Childers, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons, James Macinko
Purpose In the United States, 3.8 million women have a history of breast (BC) or ovarian cancer (OC). Up to 15% of cases are attributable to heritable mutations, which, if identified, provide critical knowledge for treatment and preventive care. It is unknown how many patients who are at high risk for these mutations have not been tested and how rates vary by risk criteria. Methods We used pooled cross-sectional data from three Cancer Control Modules (2005, 2010, 2015) of the National Health Interview Survey, a national in-person household interview survey...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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