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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458092/ramifications-of-the-children-s-surgery-verification-program-for-patients-and-hospitals
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Katherine J Baxter, Bonnie F Gale, Curtis D Travers, Kurt F Heiss, Mehul V Raval
BACKGROUND: The American College of Surgeons in 2015 instituted the Children's Surgery Verification (CSV) program delineating requirements for hospitals providing pediatric surgical care. Our purpose was to examine possible effects of the CSV program by evaluating neonates undergoing high-risk operations. STUDY DESIGN: Using the Kid's Inpatient Database 2009, we identified infants undergoing surgery for five high risk neonatal conditions. We considered all children's hospitals and children's units Level I centers and considered all others Level II/III...
February 16, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458082/beyond-pain-nurses-assessment-of-patient-suffering-dignity-and-dying-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Amanda Su, Lindsay Lief, David Berlin, Zara Cooper, Daniel Ouyang, John Holmes, Renee Maciejewski, Paul K Maciejewski, Holly G Prigerson
CONTEXT: Deaths in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are increasingly common in the United States, yet little is known about patients' experiences at the end-of-life in the ICU. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine nurse assessment of symptoms experienced, and care received by ICU patients in their final week, and their associations with nurse-perceived suffering and dignity. METHODS: From September 2015 to March 2017, nurses who cared for 200 ICU patients who died were interviewed about physical and psychosocial dimensions of patients' experiences...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458056/alcohol-and-cv-health-jekyll-and-hyde-j-curves
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REVIEW
Evan L O'Keefe, James J Di Nicolantonio, James H O'Keefe, Carl J Lavie
A routine of light or moderate alcohol consumption (≤1 drink/day for women and 1 to 2 drinks/day for men) were associated with a lower risk for all-cause mortality, coronary artery disease (CAD), type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), heart failure (HF), and stroke. Conversely, heavy drinking, (>4 drinks/day) is associated with an increased risk for death and cardiovascular (CV) disease (CVD). Excessive alcohol intake trails behind only smoking and obesity among the 3 leading causes of premature deaths in the United States (US)...
February 16, 2018: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457950/knowledge-and-skills-of-critical-care-nurses-in-assisting-with-intubation
#4
Chris Williams, Andrew Parry
Assisting with tracheal intubation is an aspect of clinical practice that requires knowledge and skill if the procedure is to be carried out in a timely and safe manner. Maintaining this knowledge and skill requires good quality education and regular opportunities to practise. These two factors appear to be inconsistent in critical care units. This article details an audit performed on a large tertiary referral centre critical care unit. It was undertaken in two phases: the first was a self-assessment of knowledge and the second was a practical assessment of the audit subjects in a simulated setting...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457577/space-place-and-waiting-time-reflections-on-health-policy-and-politics
#5
Sally Sheard
Health systems have repeatedly addressed concerns about efficiency and equity by employing trans-national comparisons to draw out the strengths and weaknesses of specific policy initiatives. This paper demonstrates the potential for explicit historical analysis of waiting times for hospital treatment to add value to spatial comparative methodologies. Waiting times and the size of the lists of waiting patients have become key operational indicators. In the United Kingdom, as National Health Service (NHS) financial pressures intensified from the 1970s, waiting times have become a topic for regular public and political debate...
February 19, 2018: Health Economics, Policy, and Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457491/critical-care-pharmacists-and-medication-management-in-an-icu-recovery-center
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Joanna L Stollings, Sarah L Bloom, Li Wang, E Wesley Ely, James C Jackson, Carla M Sevin
BACKGROUND: Many patients experience complications following critical illness; these are now widely referred to as post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). An interprofessional intensive care unit (ICU) recovery center (ICU-RC), also known as a PICS clinic, is one potential approach to promoting patient and family recovery following critical illness. OBJECTIVES: To describe the role of an ICU-RC critical care pharmacist in identifying and treating medication-related problems among ICU survivors...
February 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457482/dark-and-bright-two-sides-of-family-centered-care-in-the-nicu-a-qualitative-study
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Jila Mirlashari, Sousan Valizadeh, Elham Navab, Jenene W Craig, Fatemeh Ghorbani
Nurses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have an important role in implementing family-centered care (FCC). The aim of the study was to explore the lived experiences of NICU nurses on implementing FCC. An interpretative phenomenological study was conducted and 11 employed nurses were interviewed from April 2015 to February 2016. The data were analyzed through the Diekelmann, Allen, and Tanner approach. Four main themes of "strain to achieve stability," "bewildered by taking multiple roles," "accepting the family," and "reaching bright horizon" were extracted...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457309/severe-intestinal-malabsorption-associated-with-ace-inhibitor-or-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-treatment-an-observational-cohort-study-in-germany-and-italy
#8
Peter Malfertheiner, Claudio Ripellino, Nazarena Cataldo
PURPOSE: The angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) olmesartan has been recently associated with sprue-like enteropathy (SLE), a gastrointestinal condition characterized by intestinal malabsorption (IM) and severe diarrhea. Whether the increased risk of SLE is substance-specific or a class effect involving all ARBs is uncertain. The aim of this study is to assess the risk of enteropathy associated with ARBs and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-i) by using data from large administrative and claim databases...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457280/continuous-blood-purification-ameliorates-clinical-signs-and-corrects-the-plasma-phospholipid-levels-of-patients-with-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndromes
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Wei Wen, Kun Wang, Zhi-Ming Jiang, Zhong-Hui Zhang, Lei Zhou
BACKGROUND: Multiple organ dysfunction syndromes (MODS) is reported as a leading cause of mortality in intensive care units. Recently, continuous blood purification (CBP) has been mostly applied for MODS treatment. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of CBP on plasma phospholipid level in patients with MODS. METHODS: A total of 126 patients with MODS and 120 healthy people were collected. The serum cytokine levels, blood biochemical parameters, and blood gas indexes were detected, and the correlation among phospholipid compounds with serum cytokine levels, blood biochemical parameters, and blood gas indexes was analyzed...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457273/clinical-risk-factors-for-early-seizure-recurrence-in-dogs-hospitalized-for-seizure-evaluation
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M Kwiatkowska, A Tipold, E Huenerfauth, A Pomianowski
BACKGROUND: Epileptic seizures are a common cause for neurological evaluations in dogs. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine the timing, frequency, and risk factors for early seizure recurrence (ESR) among dogs admitted to the hospital for seizure evaluation and to facilitate rapid decision making about whether dogs should be placed in the intensive care unit (ICU) or day ward. ANIMALS: Nine-hundred twenty-two dogs referred for seizure investigation; 214 patients were included...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457258/quality-of-prescribing-by-physicians-nurse-practitioners-and-physician-assistants-in-the-united-states
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Shiyin Jiao, Irene B Murimi, Randall S Stafford, Ramin Mojtabai, G Caleb Alexander
OBJECTIVE: Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) have increasingly broad prescribing authority in the United States, yet little is known regarding how the quality of their prescribing practices compares to that of physicians. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of prescribing practices of physicians and non-physician providers. METHODS: A serial cross-sectional analysis of the 2006-2012 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) was performed...
February 19, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457114/a-pediatric-case-developing-critical-abdominal-distension-caused-by-a-combination-of-humidified-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-and-nasal-airway
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Satoki Inoue, Yumiko Tamaki, Shota Sonobe, Junji Egawa, Masahiko Kawaguchi
Background: We describe a pediatric patient who suffered from critical abdominal distention caused by a combination of humidified, high-flow nasal cannula (HHFNC) oxygen therapy and nasal airway. Case presentation: A 21-month-old boy with a history of chronic lung disease was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Immediately after admission, his airway was established using a tracheal tube and mechanical ventilation was started. Five days after the commencement of mechanical ventilation, finally, his trachea was extubated...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457111/mortality-and-physical-status-at-hospital-discharge-in-japanese-elderly-critically-ill-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Tomoaki Yatabe, Atsushi Nishigaki, Takahiko Tamura, Masataka Yokoyama
Background: Because there is ongoing population aging, the age of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) is also higher. However, the evidence about outcomes in elderly patients is insufficient in Japan. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective study. Method: The study participants were consecutive patients who were admitted to our ICU and received mechanical ventilation for more than 24 h. We divided the patients into two groups, according to age. Patients in group A were 74 years old or younger, and those in group B were 75 years old or older...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456916/spine-degenerative-conditions-and-their-treatments-national-trends-in-the-united-states-of-america
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Zorica Buser, Brandon Ortega, Anthony D'Oro, William Pannell, Jeremiah R Cohen, Justin Wang, Ray Golish, Michael Reed, Jeffrey C Wang
Study Design: Retrospective database study. Objective: Low back and neck pain are among the top leading causes of disability worldwide. The aim of our study was to report the current trends on spine degenerative disorders and their treatments. Methods: Patients diagnosed with lumbar or cervical spine conditions within the orthopedic subset of Medicare and Humana databases (PearlDiver). From the initial cohorts we identified subgroups based on the treatment: fusion or nonoperative within 1 year from diagnosis...
February 2018: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456674/inflammation-responses-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-an-intensive-care-unit
#15
Qiu-Yue Liu, Fen Han, Li-Ping Pan, Hong-Yan Jia, Qi Li, Zong-De Zhang
Pulmonary tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains a global problem. Inflammatory responses are the primary characteristics of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical importance of inflammatory cells and factors for patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in ICU. A total of 124 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in ICU were recruited for the present study. The inflammatory responses in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in ICU were examined by changes in inflammatory cells and factors in the serum...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456610/how-can-we-improve-adoption-of-protective-mechanical-ventilation-in-united-kingdom-critical-care-units
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Paul P Dean, Claire Horsfield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456603/successful-management-of-70-acetic-acid-ingestion-on-the-intensive-care-unit-a-case-report
#17
Andrew Ratcliffe, Andrew Baker, Daniel Smith
Acetic acid is an organic acid available in concentrations from 2 to 80%. Whilst lower concentrations of 2-6% are more commonly used as the table top condiment, vinegar, much stronger solutions are regularly used in Eastern Europe as food preservatives and cleaning solutions. Oral ingestion of greater than 12% has been reported to cause haemolysis, renal failure, shock and death. Most reported cases of deliberate or accidental poisoning are from Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1980s, with very little currently in western publications...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456602/review-of-management-in-cardiotoxic-overdose-and-efficacy-of-delayed-intralipid-use
#18
Edward Walter, James McKinlay, Jade Corbett, Justin Kirk-Bayley
We present the case of a 51-year-old woman admitted to our intensive care unit following an intentional overdose of a calcium channel antagonist and a beta blocker. The resultant hypotension was reversed with glucagon, noradrenaline, calcium and high-dose insulin. Despite these interventions, she remained vasoplegic and received a delayed, standard dose of intralipid. Subsequently, the vasoplegia resolved rapidly, and the vasopressor was stopped. Here, we review the management of overdose of calcium channel and beta-adrenergic receptor blockers, concentrating on the pharmacology of lipid emulsion therapy...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456599/deprivation-of-liberty-and-intensive-care-an-update-post-ferreira
#19
Behrad Baharlo, Daniele Bryden, Stephen J Brett
The right to liberty and security of the person is protected by Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights which has been incorporated into the Human Rights Act 1998. The 2014 Supreme Court judgment in the case commonly known as Cheshire West provided for an 'acid test' to be employed in establishing a deprivation of liberty. This 'acid test' of 'continuous supervision and not free to leave' led to concerns that patients lacking capacity being treated on an Intensive Care Unit could be at risk of a 'deprivation of liberty', if this authority was applicable to this setting...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456597/insertion-rates-and-complications-of-central-lines-in-the-uk-population-a-pilot-study
#20
Adrian Vk Wong, Nitin Arora, Olusegun Olusanya, Ben Sharif, Robert M Lundin, A Dhadda, S Clarke, R Siviter, M Argent, Gavin Denton, Anna Dennis, Angela Day, Tamas Szakmany
Background: Central venous catheters are inserted ubiquitously in critical care and have roles in drug administration, fluid management and renal replacement therapy. They are also associated with numerous complications. The true number of central venous catheters inserted per year and the proportion of them associated with complications are unknown in the UK. Methods: We performed a prospective audit at five hospitals, as a feasibility pilot for a larger, nationwide audit...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
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