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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129343/prognostic-value-of-hyperlactatemia-and-lactate-clearance-after-mitral-valve-surgery
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Adam S Evans, Matthew A Levin, Hung-Mo Lin, Ken Lee, Menachem M Weiner, Anelechi Anyanwu, David H Adams, Alexander J C Mittnacht
OBJECTIVES: Blood lactate is frequently used to guide management in critically ill patients. In patients undergoing mitral valve surgery, an elevated lactate level is frequently observed; however, overall mortality is low. The authors hypothesized that hyperlactemia is not a useful predictor of poor outcomes in this patient population. The main aim of this study was to explore how blood lactate level and lactate clearance are associated with 30-day mortality and major adverse events in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114416/outcomes-of-antepartum-and-postpartum-obstetric-admissions-to-the-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-university-hospital-an-8-year-review
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Menekşe Özçelik, Sanem Turhan, Onat Bermede, Ali Abbas Yılmaz, Necmettin Ünal, Mustafa Kemal Bayar
Objective: Although their rates are decreasing, pregnancy-related mortality and morbidity are problems worldwide. In this study, we aimed to review the characteristics, diagnoses, required interventions and outcomes of obstetric patients admitted between 2006 and 2014 to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a tertiary university hospital to provide an indicator for improving the management of critically ill obstetric patients. Methods: A retrospective study of hospital records of obstetric admissions to the ICU was conducted...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092656/effect-of-anemia-on-mortality-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Shruti K Gadre, Aravdeep Singh Jhand, Sami Abuqayyas, Xiaofeng Wang, Jorge Guzman, Abhijit Duggal
RATIONALE: The effect of anemia on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) requiring invasive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To examine the association between anemia (hemoglobin <12 g/dL) and 90-day and overall mortality in patients with COPD having acute respiratory failure requiring invasive mechanical ventilation. METHODS: Retrospective study of patients admitted to a quaternary referral medical intensive care unit (ICU) between October 2007 and December 2012 with a diagnosis of COPD and requiring invasive mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure of any cause...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083113/hydroxyethyl-starch-and-kidney-function-a-retrospective-study-in-patients-undergoing-therapeutic-plasma-exchange
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Muthuchellappan Radhakrishnan, Akshay Batra, Sundar Periyavan, Mariamma Philip, Vivek Anand
PURPOSE: Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) and albumin are used as replacement fluids during therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE). HES solutions are no longer recommended in critically ill patients due to its effect on kidneys and coagulation. In this retrospective study, we tried to look at the association between cumulative HES administration and kidney function in patients undergoing TPE. METHODS: Transfusion medicine department register was scrutinized to identify adult patients who had completed at least 5 cycles of TPE during the period June 2014-May 2015...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076161/use-of-the-blood-substitute-hboc-201-in-critically-ill-patients-during-sickle-crisis-a-three-case-series
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Jonathan M Davis, Nura El-Haj, Nimish N Shah, Garry Schwartz, Margaret Block, James Wall, Mark Tidswell, Ernest DiNino
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusion is an important treatment modality during severe sickle cell crisis (SCC). SCC patients who refuse, or cannot accept, RBCs present a unique challenge. Acellular hemoglobin (Hb)-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) might be an alternative for critically ill patients in SCC with multiorgan failure due to life-threatening anemia. HBOC-201 (HbO2 Therapeutics) has been administered to more than 800 anemic patients in 22 clinical trials, but use of any HBOCs in critically ill sickle cell patients with organ failure is exceedingly rare...
October 26, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067906/the-age-of-blood-evaluation-able-randomised-controlled-trial-description-of-the-uk-funded-arm-of-the-international-trial-the-uk-cost-utility-analysis-and-secondary-analyses-exploring-factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-and-health-care-costs
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Timothy S Walsh, Simon Stanworth, Julia Boyd, David Hope, Sue Hemmatapour, Helen Burrows, Helen Campbell, Elena Pizzo, Nicholas Swart, Stephen Morris
BACKGROUND: At present, red blood cells (RBCs) are stored for up to 42 days prior to transfusion. The relative effectiveness and safety of different RBC storage times prior to transfusion is uncertain. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of transfusing fresher RBCs (stored for ≤ 7 days) compared with current standard-aged RBCs in critically ill patients requiring blood transfusions. DESIGN: The international Age of BLood Evaluation (ABLE) trial was a multicentre, randomised, blinded trial undertaken in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands and France...
October 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053005/rbcs-homeostatically-bind-mtdna-through-tlr9-to-maintain-quiescence-and-prevent-lung-injury
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Meghan J Hotz, Danielle Qing, Michael G S Shashaty, Peggy Zhang, Hilary Faust, Neal Sondheimer, Stefano Rivella, G Scott Worthen, Nilam S Mangalmurti
RATIONALE: Potentially hazardous CpG-containing cell-free mitochondrial DNA (cf-mtDNA) is routinely released into the circulation and is associated with morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. How the body avoids inappropriate innate immune activation by cf-mtDNA remains unknown. Because red blood cells (RBCs) modulate innate immune responses by scavenging chemokines, we hypothesized that RBCs may attenuate CpG-induced lung inflammation through direct scavenging of CpG-containing DNA...
October 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991109/patient-blood-management-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-a-review
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Jill M Cholette, David Faraoni, Susan M Goobie, Victor Ferraris, Nabil Hassan
Efforts to reduce blood product transfusions and adopt blood conservation strategies for infants and children undergoing cardiac surgical procedures are ongoing. Children typically receive red blood cell and coagulant blood products perioperatively for many reasons, including developmental alterations of their hemostatic system, and hemodilution and hypothermia with cardiopulmonary bypass that incites inflammation and coagulopathy and requires systemic anticoagulation. The complexity of their surgical procedures, complex cardiopulmonary interactions, and risk for inadequate oxygen delivery and postoperative bleeding further contribute to blood product utilization in this vulnerable population...
October 5, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979536/citrate-versus-non-citrate-anticoagulation-in-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-results-following-a-change-in-local-critical-care-protocol
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Samina R Chowdhury, Tom Lawton, Aaqid Akram, Robert Collin, James Beck
Continuous renal replacement therapy necessitates the use of anticoagulation. The anticoagulant of choice has traditionally been heparin. Emerging evidence has highlighted the deleterious effects of systemic heparin anticoagulation in the critically ill. Regional citrate anticoagulation has been used as an alternative in the setting of continuous renal replacement therapy. Our retrospective before-and-after cohort study aimed to ascertain if regional citrate anticoagulation is associated with any benefit in terms of circuit longevity, rates of complications, blood transfusion requirements and mortality, when introduced to a large general intensive care unit with a case mix of acute medical patients and acute and elective surgical patients...
February 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963742/transfusion-acquired-hepatitis-e-infection-misdiagnosed-as-severe-critical-illness-polyneuromyopathy-in-a-heart-transplant-patient
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Julie Belliere, Florence Abravanel, Marie Béatrice Nogier, Salima Martinez, Pascal Cintas, Sébastien Lhomme, Laurence Lavayssière, Olivier Cointault, Stanislas Faguer, Jacques Izopet, Nassim Kamar
This is the case of a 56-year-old man who underwent heart transplantation. Within the first postoperative days, his respiratory and limb muscles weakened, which was attributed to critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPM). At day 70 post transplantation, he had increased liver enzyme levels and acute hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection was diagnosed. HEV RNA was found in the serum, stools, and cerebrospinal fluid. Results of further investigations suggested a possible HEV-related polyradiculoneuropathy. At transplantation, the patient was negative for immunoglobulin (Ig)G, IgM, and HEV RNA...
September 29, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938306/different-clinical-course-and-complications-in-interagency-registry-for-mechanically-assisted-circulatory-support-1-patients-managed-with-or-without-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Jason J Han, Jennifer Chung, Carol W Chen, Ann C Gaffey, Alex Sotolongo, Christyna Justice, Alyse E Ameer, J Eduardo Rame, Christian Bermudez, Michael A Acker, Pavan Atluri
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a bridge to left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation has shown promise in improving end-organ function and optimizing outcomes in some critically ill patients, but the practice remains controversial. Retrospective review of patients who received LVADs from May 2008 to September 2016 at a high-volume, tertiary care cardiovascular center was performed. Subjects were Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) class 1 patients divided into ECMO bridge and non-ECMO bridge cohorts...
September 21, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914279/blood-products-provided-to-patients-receiving-futile-critical-care
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Thanh H Neville, Alyssa Ziman, Neil S Wenger
The number of hospitalized patients receiving treatment perceived to be futile is not insignificant. Blood products are valuable resources that are donated to help others in need. We aimed to quantify the amount of blood transfused into patients who were receiving treatment that the critical care physician treating them perceived to be futile. During a 3-month period, critical care physicians in 5 adult intensive care units completed a daily questionnaire to identify patients perceived as receiving futile treatment...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877877/acute-blood-loss-stimulates-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-production
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Seham Rabadi, Ikemesit Udo, David Evan Leaf, Sushrut Waikar, Marta Christov
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) production is upregulated by iron deficiency and hypoxia. However, the influence of acute blood loss, and the resulting increases in circulating erythropoietin, on FGF23 production is unknown. Using wild-type C57BL/6 mice, we show that acute loss of 10% total blood volume leads to an increase in plasma C-terminal FGF23 (cFGF23) levels within six hours, while plasma levels of intact FGF23, phosphate, calcium, parathyroid hormone, iron, and ferritin remain similar to control mice without acute blood loss...
September 6, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867537/thermal-injury-of-the-skin-induces-g-csf-dependent-attenuation-of-epo-mediated-stat-signaling-and-erythroid-differentiation-arrest-in-mice
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John G Noel, Benjamin J Ramser, Jose A Cancelas, Francis X McCormack, Jason C Gardner
Inflammation-mediated impairment of erythropoiesis plays a central role in the development of the anemia of critical illness (ACI). ACI develops despite elevation of endogenous erythropoietin (EPO), does not respond to exogenous erythropoietin (EPO) supplementation, and contributes significantly to transfusion requirements in burned patients. We have reported previously that the reduction of red blood cell mass in the bone marrow of a burn-injured ACI mouse model is granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) dependent...
September 1, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863026/transfusion-of-older-red-blood-cells-increases-the-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Yue Wang, Qingshan Li, Tao Ma, Xuemin Liu, Bo Wang, Zheng Wu, Shaonong Dang, Yi Lv, Rongqian Wu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and serious complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Transfusion of older red blood cells (RBCs) has been implicated in poor outcomes in trauma, cardiac surgery, and critically ill patients. However, whether transfusion of older RBCs plays any role in post-OLT AKI remained unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the age of transfused RBCs on post-OLT AKI. METHODS: The clinical data of consecutive adult patients who received donation after cardiac death and underwent OLT from December 2011 to December 2015 were analyzed...
August 31, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862718/clinical-impact-of-regional-citrate-anticoagulation-in-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients
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Maria Huguet, Lida Rodas, Miquel Blasco, Luis F Quintana, Jordi Mercadal, Jose T Ortiz-Pérez, Irene Rovira, Esteban Poch
BACKGROUND: Regional citrate anticoagulation (RCA) is being used increasingly in continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) as a safer alternative to heparin. However, complex metabolic control to avoid side effects have generated discrepancies about its introduction into everyday practice. We aimed to compare both anticoagulation techniques in terms of efficacy, safety and feasibility. METHODS: Observational retrospective study performed in 3 specialized ICUs in patients receiving CVVHDF with RCA between January 2013 and May 2016...
August 17, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837540/multi-institutional-analysis-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-in-patients-with-severe-hemorrhage-a-new-mortality-predictor-value
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Juan Carlos Duchesne, Danielle Tatum, Glenn Jones, Brandy Davis, Rosemarie Robledo, Marc DeMoya, Terence O'Keeffe, Paula Ferrada, Tomas Jacome, Rebecca Schroll, Jordan Wlodarczyk, Priya Prakash, Brian Smith, Kenji Inaba, Desmond Khor, Marquinn Duke, Mansoor Khan
BACKGROUND: The neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has been associated as a predictor for increased mortality in critically ill patients. We sought to determine the relationship between NLR and outcomes in adult trauma patients with severe hemorrhage requiring the initiation of massive transfusion protocol (MTP). We hypothesized that the NLR would be a prognostic indicator of mortality in this population. METHODS: This was a multi-institutional retrospective cohort study of adult trauma patients (≥18 years) with severe hemorrhage who received MTP between November 2014 and November 2015...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837430/the-epidemiology-of-chronic-critical-illness-after-severe-traumatic-injury-at-two-level-one-trauma-centers
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Juan C Mira, Joseph Cuschieri, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Zhongkai Wang, Gabriela L Ghita, Tyler J Loftus, Julie A Stortz, Steven L Raymond, Jennifer D Lanz, Laura V Hennessy, Babette Brumback, Philip A Efron, Henry V Baker, Frederick A Moore, Ronald V Maier, Lyle L Moldawer, Scott C Brakenridge
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of chronic critical illness after severe blunt trauma. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study (NCT01810328). SETTING: Two level-one trauma centers in the United States. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-five adult blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock who survived beyond 48 hours after injury. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Chronic critical illness was defined as an ICU stay lasting 14 days or more with evidence of persistent organ dysfunction...
December 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811051/patient-blood-management-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Aryeh Shander, Mazyar Javidroozi, Gregg Lobel
Patient Blood Management underscores a fundamental shift from a product-centered approach to a patient-centric approach through timely application of evidence-based medical and surgical concepts designed to maintain hemoglobin concentration, optimize hemostasis, and minimize blood loss in an effort to improve patient outcome. In this concept, allogeneic blood transfusion is not viewed as the treatment of default for anemic patients, but one among many treatment modalities that should be weighed based on its merits-potentials risks and benefits-for the individual patient in the context of other alternatives...
October 2017: Transfusion Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764217/performance-of-disease-specific-scoring-models-in-intensive-care-patients-with-severe-liver-diseases
#20
Maged T El-Ghannam, Moataz H Hassanien, Mohamed D El-Talkawy, Abdel Aziz A Saleem, Amal I Sabry, Hoda M Abu Taleb
INTRODUCTION: Egypt has the highest prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in the world, estimated nationally at 14.7%. HCV treatment consumes 20% ($80 million) of Egypt's annual health budget. Outcomes of cirrhotic patients admitted to the ICU may, in fact, largely depend on differences in the state of the disease, criteria and indications for admission, resource utilization, and intensity of treatment. AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of liver specific scoring models in predicting the outcome of critically ill cirrhotic patients in the ICU as it may help in prioritization of high risk patients and preservation of ICU resources...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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