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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788844/the-first-five-years-of-neonatal-and-pediatric-transports-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-the-center-and-south-of-italy-the-pediatric-branch-of-the-italian-rete-respira-network
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Matteo Di Nardo, Margherita Lonero, Elisabetta Pasotti, Federica Cancani, Daniela Perrotta, Corrado Cecchetti, Francesca Stoppa, Nicola Pirozzi, Ondina La Salvia, Antonella Nicolini, Antonio Amodeo, Nicolo' Patroniti, Antonio Pesenti
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal and pediatric ECMO is a high-risk procedure that should be performed only in expert centers. Children who are eligible for ECMO and are managed in hospitals without ECMO capabilities should be referred to the closest ECMO center before the severity of illness precludes safe conventional transport. When the clinical situation precludes safe conventional transport, ECMO should be provided on site with the patient transported on ECMO. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our institutional database of all ECMO transports for neonatal and pediatric respiratory failure from February 2013 to February 2018...
May 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747562/early-ambulation-in-patients-with-external-ventricular-drains-results-of-a-quality-improvement-project
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Syed Omar Shah, Jacqueline Kraft, Nethra Ankam, Paula Bu, Kristen Stout, Sara Melnyk, Fred Rincon, M Kamran Athar
INTRODUCTION: Prolonged immobility in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) can lead to muscle wasting and weakness, longer hospital stays, increased number of days in restraints, and hospital-acquired infections. Increasing evidence demonstrates the safety and feasibility of early mobilization in the ICU. However, there is a lack of evidence in the safety and feasibility of mobilizing patients with external ventricular drains (EVDs). The purpose of this study was to determine the safety and feasibility of early mobility in this patient population...
June 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729811/a-multicenter-program-to-implement-the-canadian-c-spine-rule-by-emergency-department-triage-nurses
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Ian G Stiell, Catherine M Clement, Maureen Lowe, Connor Sheehan, Jacqueline Miller, Sherry Armstrong, Brenda Bailey, Kerry Posselwhite, Jannick Langlais, Karin Ruddy, Susan Thorne, Alison Armstrong, Catherine Dain, Jeffrey J Perry, Christian Vaillancourt
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The Canadian C-Spine Rule has been widely applied by emergency physicians to safely reduce use of cervical spine imaging. Our objective is to evaluate the clinical effect and safety of real-time Canadian C-Spine Rule implementation by emergency department (ED) triage nurses to remove cervical spine immobilization. METHODS: We conducted this multicenter, 2-phase, prospective cohort program at 9 hospital EDs and included alert trauma patients presenting with neck pain or with cervical spine immobilization...
May 2, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691260/ceftolozane-tazobactam-for-the-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pneumonia-in-a-patient-receiving-intermittent-hemodialysis
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Mohammed A Alessa, Thamer A Almangour, Abdulaziz Alhossan, Musaed A Alkholief, Mohammed Alhokail, Deanne E Tabb
PURPOSE: The safety and effectiveness of ceftolozane-tazobactam for the treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia in a patient receiving intermittent hemodialysis are reported. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old African-American man arrived at an emergency trauma center from a nursing home via ambulance with shortness of breath and potential nasogastric tube misplacement. His medical history included end-stage renal disease (ESRD) for which he was receiving intermittent hemodialysis 3 times per week, hypertension, sacral ulcer, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and P...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681432/a-systematic-review-evaluating-the-role-of-nurses-and-processes-for-delivering-early-mobility-interventions-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Anna Krupp, Linsey Steege, Barbara King
OBJECTIVES: To investigate processes for delivering early mobility interventions in adult intensive care unit patients used in research and quality improvement studies and the role of nurses in early mobility interventions. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted. Electronic databases PubMED, CINAHL, PEDro, and Cochrane were searched for studies published from 2000 to June 2017 that implemented an early mobility intervention in adult intensive care units. Included studies involved progression to ambulation as a component of the intervention, included the role of the nurse in preparing for or delivering the intervention, and reported at least one patient or organisational outcome measure...
April 19, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678650/femoseal%C3%A2-device-use-for-femoral-artery-closure-by-different-techniques
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Roberto Gabrielli, Maria Sofia Rosati, Massiliano Millarelli, Angelica Dante, Maurizio Maiorano, Aldo Musilli, Roberto Chiappa, Marco Ventura
BACKGROUND: Common femoral artery is still the most frequently site used for vascular access, mostly for peripheral arterial interventions and its puncture remains a significant source of patient's morbidity. Manual compression (MC) has been the gold standard for hemostasis after femoral catheterization until recently, but only in the last few years, vascular closure devices (VCDs) are replacing MC due to their rapid development. Nowadays also vascular surgeons are becoming familiar with VCDs...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611164/thermic-sealing-in-femoral-catheterisation-first-experience-with-the-secure-device
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Michael Sacherer, Ewald Kolesnik, Friederike von Lewinski, Nicolas Verheyen, Karin Brandner, Markus Wallner, Deborah M Eaton, Olev Luha, Robert Zweiker, Dirk von Lewinski
BACKGROUND: Devices currently used to achieve hemostasis of the femoral artery following percutaneous cardiac catheterization are associated with vascular complications and remnants of artificial materials are retained at the puncture site. The SECURE arterial closure device induces hemostasis by utilizing thermal energy, which causes collagen shrinking and swelling. In comparison to established devices, it has the advantage of leaving no foreign material in the body following closing...
April 3, 2018: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599072/preoperative-immobility-significantly-impacts-the-risk-of-postoperative-complications-in-bariatric-surgery-patients
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Rana M Higgins, Melissa Helm, Jon C Gould, Tammy L Kindel
BACKGROUND: Preoperative immobility in general surgery patients has been associated with an increased risk of postoperative complications. It is unknown if immobility affects bariatric surgery outcomes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of immobility on 30-day postoperative bariatric surgery outcomes. SETTING: This study took place at a university hospital in the United States. METHODS: The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program 2015 data set was queried for primary minimally invasive bariatric procedures...
March 5, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574998/safety-and-efficacy-of-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-eras-programs-in-patients-undergoing-hepatectomy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shuo Qi, Guodong Chen, Peng Cao, Jiangping Hu, Gengsheng He, Jiaxing Luo, Jun He, Xiuda Peng
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, following a variety of perioperative treatments with evidence-based medical evidence, has indicated its validity to accelerate rehabilitation in a wide variety of surgical procedures. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) study was implemented to verify the safety and efficacy of the perioperative effects in patients undergoing hepatectomy with ERAS or with conventional surgery (CS). METHODS: From August 2016 to November 2017, according to the inclusion criteria, 160 patients with liver diseases were suitable for participating in this experiment...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558224/a-prospective-before-and-after-study-of-droperidol-for-prehospital-acute-behavioral-disturbance
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Colin B Page, Lachlan E Parker, Stephen J Rashford, Emma Bosley, Katherine Z Isoardi, Frances E Williamson, Geoffrey K Isbister
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Acute behavioral disturbance is a common problem for emergency medical services. We aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of droperidol compared to midazolam in the prehospital setting. METHODS: This was a prospective before and after study comparing droperidol to midazolam for prehospital acute behavioral disturbance, when the state ambulance service changed medications. The primary outcome was the proportion of adverse effects (airway intervention, oxygen saturation < 90%, respiratory rate < 12, systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg, sedation assessment tool score -3 and dystonic reactions) in patients receiving sedation...
March 20, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29536655/feasibility-safety-and-patient-satisfaction-of-same-day-discharge-following-peripheral-arterial-interventions-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Ashequl M Islam, Gaurav Alreja, Jaya Mallidi, Mohammed Ziaul Hoque, Jennifer Friderici
OBJECTIVE: To assess feasibility, safety, and patient satisfaction of same-day discharge (SD) following peripheral arterial interventions. BACKGROUND: Although diagnostic angiography is routinely performed as a same-day procedure, same-day percutaneous trans-luminal angioplasty is less common. Because there is very low incidence of peri-procedural complications after 4 hr, discharge after this window is possible provided the patient is able to ambulate and has necessary social support...
March 14, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530770/enhanced-recovery-decreases-pulmonary-and-cardiac-complications-following-thoracotomy-for-lung-cancer
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Robert M Van Haren, Reza J Mehran, Arlene M Correa, Mara B Antonoff, Carla M Baker, Ta Charra Woodard, Wayne L Hofstetter, Gabriel E Mena, Jack A Roth, Boris Sepesi, Stephen G Swisher, Ara A Vaporciyan, Garrett L Walsh, David C Rice
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways aim to improve postoperative recovery through evidence-based practices including early ambulation, multimodal opioid-sparing analgesia, and reduction of surgical stress. The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes following implementation of ERAS in patients undergoing resection for pulmonary malignancy. METHODS: A retrospective review compared outcomes for patients undergoing pulmonary resection for primary lung cancer...
March 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494459/a-survey-of-restraint-methods-for-the-safe-transport-of-children-in-ground-ambulances
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Rashida H Woods, Manish Shah, Cara Doughty, Anthony Gilchrest
OBJECTIVES: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released draft recommendations in 2010 on the safe transport of children in ground ambulances. The purpose of this study was to assess awareness of these guidelines among emergency medical service (EMS) agencies and to identify implementation barriers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional, anonymous online survey of 911-responding, ground transport EMS agencies in Texas. Demographics, modes of transport based on case scenarios, and barriers to implementation were assessed...
March 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484188/the-safety-of-a-novel-early-mobilization-protocol-conducted-by-icu-physicians-a-prospective-observational-study
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Keibun Liu, Takayuki Ogura, Kunihiko Takahashi, Mitsunobu Nakamura, Hiroaki Ohtake, Kenji Fujiduka, Emi Abe, Hitoshi Oosaki, Dai Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Mitsuaki Nishikimi, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Takashi Mato
Background: There are numerous barriers to early mobilization (EM) in a resource-limited intensive care unit (ICU) without a specialized team or an EM culture, regarding patient stability while critically ill or in the presence of medical devices. We hypothesized that ICU physicians can overcome these barriers. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of EM according to the Maebashi EM protocol conducted by ICU physicians. Methods: This was a single-center prospective observational study...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471453/modified-minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-technique-can-potentially-improve-safety-of-interbody-graft-placement
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Khalid H Kurtom, Wendy S Towers
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MITLIF) is a well-described procedure with excellent reported outcomes. A modification of interbody graft placement can potentially improve the ease and safety of this procedure. OBJECTIVE: To describe a modification of the MITLIF graft placement and retrospectively review our experience including intraoperative and postoperative complications. METHODS: Single surgeon, single institution, retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent a modified MITLIF technique between November 2011 and December 2013...
February 16, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468104/cerebellar-stroke-occupational-therapy-and-physical-therapy-management-from-intensive-care-unit-to-outpatient-a-case-report
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Christopher M Wilson, Christina L Mitchell, Katherine M Hebert
Cerebellar stroke increases the risk of extensive physical disability and long-term institutionalization. The purpose of this case report is to describe the 14-month longitudinal rehabilitation management and outcomes from the intensive care unit, inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient care of a patient after cerebellar stroke. A goal of this case report is to provide rehabilitation clinicians with a long-term perspective and understanding of the course of recovery for a patient after cerebellar cerebrovascular accident or related injury...
December 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404658/-miscommunication-as-a-risk-focus-in-patient-safety-work-process-analysis-in-prehospital-emergency-care
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S Wilk, L Siegl, K Siegl, C Hohenstein
BACKGROUND: In an analysis of a critical incident reporting system (CIRS) in out-of-hospital emergency medicine, it was demonstrated that in 30% of cases deficient communication led to a threat to patients; however, the analysis did not show what exactly the most dangerous work processes are. Current research shows the impact of poor communication on patient safety. OBJECTIVES: An out-of-hospital workflow analysis collects data about key work processes and risk areas...
April 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337780/efficacy-and-safety-of-sodium-picosulfate-magnesium-citrate-for-bowel-preparation-in-a-physically-disabled-outpatient-population-a-randomized-endoscopist-blinded-comparison-with-ascorbic-acid-enriched-polyethylene-glycol-solution-plus-bisacodyl-the-pico-movi
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Elisabeth M H Mathus-Vliegen, Karin van der Vliet, Inge J Wignand-van der Storm, John S Stadwijk
BACKGROUND: Because of its volume, adequate bowel preparation remains problematic in physically unfit patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare a small-volume sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate preparation with a 2-L ascorbic acid-enriched polyethylene glycol solution plus bisacodyl. DESIGN: This study has a noninferiority design, assuming that ascorbic acid-enriched polyethylene glycol solution plus bisacodyl is 70% efficacious in achieving an Ottawa score ≤7 and accepting a difference in success rate of <15% with a target enrollment of 146 patients per group...
February 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305280/challenges-for-environmental-hygiene-practices-in-australian-paramedic-led-health-care-a-brief-report
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Nigel Barr, Mark Holmes, Anne Roiko, Peter Dunn, Bill Lord
This study explored the self-reported behaviors and perceptions of Australian paramedics in relation to their environmental hygiene practices. A national online survey was conducted with Paramedics Australasia members (N = 417). Participants reported working in ambulances often contaminated with body fluids. Widespread noncompliance with routine and deep cleaning of ambulances, and misunderstandings about environmental hygiene practices were apparent. Improvements to environmental hygiene practices of Australian paramedics are recommended to avoid pathogen transmission and ensure patient safety...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284542/a-comparison-of-two-emergency-medical-dispatch-protocols-with-respect-to-accuracy
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Klara Torlén, Lisa Kurland, Maaret Castrén, Knut Olanders, Katarina Bohm
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical dispatching should be as accurate as possible in order to ensure patient safety and optimize the use of ambulance resources. This study aimed to compare the accuracy, measured as priority level, between two Swedish dispatch protocols - the three-graded priority protocol Medical Index and a newly developed prototype, the four-graded priority protocol, RETTS-A. METHODS: A simulation study was carried out at the Emergency Medical Communication Centre (EMCC) in Stockholm, Sweden, between October and March 2016...
December 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
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