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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097621/practice-patterns-of-venous-thromboembolism-prophylaxis-in-underweight-critically-ill-patients-with-neurologic-injury
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Kevin Betthauser, Hannah Pope, Mollie Gowan, Theresa Human
PURPOSE: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in underweight patients with neurologic injury remains unaddressed by guidelines and primary literature. This study aimed to describe VTE prophylaxis strategies employed in this population and compare the impact of underweight and non-obese patients on thrombotic and bleeding events. METHODS: A retrospective review of adults admitted with a diagnosis of neurologic injury to a neurology/neurosurgery intensive care unit (ICU) over 6 years...
January 17, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096833/utility-of-serum-concentration-of-protein-s100-at-admission-to-the-medical-intensive-care-unit-in-prediction-of-permanent-neurological-injury
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Piotr Knapik, Małgorzata Knapik, Robert Partyka, Iwona Broll, Daniel Cieśla, Maciej Wawrzyńczyk, Danuta Kokocińska, Przemysław Jałowiecki
INTRODUCTION: Admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) may be preceded by dramatic events leading to permanent neurological injury. Plasma S100 protein levels are proved to be clinically useful in predicting neurological outcome following cardiac arrest. It is unclear, however, whether this may be extrapolated to a broader population of ICU patients. AIM: To assess the utility of plasma S100 protein in predicting death, permanent neurological damage, or unfavourable outcome at admission to the intensive care unit...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074985/-characteristics-and-evolution-of-patients-admitted-to-a-public-hospital-intensive-care-unit
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Carolina Ruiz, Miguel Ángel Díaz, Juan Marcelo Zapata, Sebastián Bravo, Sergio Panay, Cristina Escobar, Jorge Godoy, Max Andresen, Ricardo Castro
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of critical patients in Chile could differ from that reported in international studies. AIM: To describe the causes of admission and evolution of patients who were admitted to the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) of a general hospital in Chile in a two-year period (2012-2013). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out using the ICU database. The following variables were registered: admission diagnosis, APACHE II (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation), days of mechanical ventilation (MV), ICU length of stay and ICU and hospital survival...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072705/posterior-only-vertebral-column-resection-for-revision-surgery-in-post-laminectomy-rotokyphoscoliosis-associated-with-late-onset-paraplegia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Youping Tao, Jigong Wu, Huasong Ma
RATIONALE: Severe post-laminectomy spinal deformity associated with late-onset paraplegia is a complex and rare disorder. Little is known about revision surgery in post-laminectomy rotokyphoscoliosis associated with late-onset paraplegia treated by the single stage posterior-only vertebral column resection (VCR) procedure. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: The patient was a 14-year-old male diagnosed as post-laminectomy rotokyphoscoliosis associated with late-onset paraplegia...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070654/anesthesia-management-of-cesarean-section-in-parturient-with-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-a-case-report
#5
Zhimin Liao, Xiaoqin Jiang, Juan Ni
A 24-year-old woman at 29 weeks' gestation, and with psychiatric symptoms, was admitted to hospital and diagnosed as having anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis. After 4 weeks of immunotherapy with little effect, an emergency cesarean section was performed at 33(+4) weeks gestation under general anesthesia. The parturient was intubated after rapid sequence induction with etomidate, remifentanil and succinylcholine. Anesthesia was maintained with sevoflurane and remifentanil. Except for low weight, the infant was normal at birth...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062188/a-comprehensive-analysis-and-immunobiology-of-autoimmune-neurological-syndromes-during-the-zika-virus-outbreak-in-c%C3%A3%C2%BAcuta-colombia
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Juan-Manuel Anaya, Yhojan Rodríguez, Diana M Monsalve, Daniel Vega, Ernesto Ojeda, Diana González-Bravo, Mónica Rodríguez-Jiménez, Carlos A Pinto-Díaz, Pablo Chaparro, María L Gunturiz, Aftab A Ansari, M Eric Gershwin, Nicolás Molano-González, Carolina Ramírez-Santana, Yeny Acosta-Ampudia
We have focused on the epidemiology and immunobiology of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and factors associated with the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and other neurological syndromes in Cúcuta, the capital of North Santander department, Colombia. Data of patients with ZIKV disease reported to the national population-based surveillance system were used to calculate the basic reproduction number (R0) and the attack rates (ARs) as well as to develop epidemiological maps. Patients with neurological syndromes were contacted and their diagnoses were confirmed...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060152/an-elevated-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-score-is-associated-with-morbidity-in-infants-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Kalia P Ulate, Ofer Yanay, Howard Jeffries, Harris Baden, Jane L Di Gennaro, Jerry Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an empirically derived Low Cardiac Output Syndrome Score as a clinical assessment tool for the presence and severity of Low Cardiac Output Syndrome and to examine its association with clinical outcomes in infants who underwent surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Cardiac ICU at Seattle Children's Hospital. PATIENTS: Infants undergoing surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects...
January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058140/predictive-value-of-brain-arrest-neurological-outcome-scale-branos-on-mortality-and-morbidity-after-cardiac-arrest
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Cengiz Şahutoğlu, Mehmet Uyar, Kubilay Demirağ, Hasan İsayev, Ali Reşat Moral
OBJECTIVE: There are several prediction scales and parameters for prognosis after a cardiac arrest. One of these scales is the brain arrest neurological outcome scale (BrANOS), which consists of duration of cardiac arrest, Glasgow Coma Scale score and Hounsfield unit measured on cranial computed tomography (CT) scan. The objective of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of BrANOS on predicting the mortality and disability after a cardiac arrest. METHODS: We retrospectively investigated cardiac arrest patients who were hospitalized in our intensive care unit (ICU) within a 3-year period...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054896/staged-or-combined-approach-for-carotid-endarterectomy-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-5-year-long-experience
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Kursad Oz, Ünal Aydın, Mugisha Kyaruzi, Zeynep Karaman, Onur Selçuk Göksel, Mehmet Yeniterzi, Ihsan Bakir
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical approach for patients with hemodynamically significant carotid and coronary disease remains controversial. We analyzed our 5-year experience and compared early and long-term outcome following staged and combined carotid and coronary artery bypass. METHODS: 312 consecutive patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass between 2008 and 2013 were prospectively enrolled in the study. Patients were scheduled for a staged (carotid endarterectomy followed by coronary artery bypass within 1 week) procedure (Group S) unless they were unstable in terms of cardiac status (were deemed to a combined procedure; Group C)...
7, 2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054290/treatment-of-hyponatremia-in-patients-with-acute-neurological-injury
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Theresa Human, Aaron M Cook, Brian Anger, Kathleen Bledsoe, Amber Castle, David Deen, Haley Gibbs, Christine Lesch, Norah Liang, Karen McAllen, Christopher Morrison, Dennis Parker, A Shaun Rowe, Denise Rhoney, Kiranpal Sangha, Elena Santayana, Scott Taylor, Eljim Tesoro, Gretchen Brophy
BACKGROUND: Little data exist regarding the practice of sodium management in acute neurologically injured patients. This study describes the practice variations, thresholds for treatment, and effectiveness of treatment in this population. METHODS: This retrospective, multicenter, observational study identified 400 ICU patients, from 17 centers, admitted for ≥48 h with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), traumatic brain injury (TBI), intraparenchymal hemorrhage, or intracranial tumors between January 1, 2011 and July 31, 2012...
January 4, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032249/anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-among-two-seriously-medically-ill-populations-and-their-family-caregivers-a-comparison-and-clinical-implications
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Kelly M Shaffer, Jamie M Jacobs, Jessica N Coleman, Jennifer S Temel, Jonathan Rosand, Joseph A Greer, Ana-Maria Vranceanu
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and depression are common among patients with acute illness and their families. In oncology, psychosocial services addressing these symptoms are increasingly part of regular practice. Less is known about psychiatric distress among patients with acute neurological injury (ANI) and their family caregivers. To highlight this inequity in psychosocial intervention across medical services, we compared anxiety and depressive symptomatology shortly following diagnosis among patients facing incurable cancer or ANI and their family caregivers...
December 28, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030489/the-mangled-extremity-score-and-amputation-time-for-a-revision
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Melissa N Loja, Amanda Sammann, Joseph DuBose, Chin-Shang Li, Yu Liu, Stephanie Savage, Thomas Scalea, John B Holcomb, Todd E Rasmussen, M Margaret Knudson
BACKGROUND: The Mangled Extremity Severity Score (MESS) was developed 25 years ago in an attempt to utilize the extent of skeletal and soft tissue injury, limb ischemia, shock, and age to predict the need for amputation after extremity injury. Subsequently, there have been mixed reviews as to the utility of this score. We hypothesized that the MESS, when applied to a data set collected prospectively in modern times, would not correlate with the need for amputation. METHODS: We applied the MESS to patient data collected in the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma PROspective Vascular Injury Treatment (PROOVIT) registry...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025597/clinical-profiles-of-dengue-infection-during-an-outbreak-in-northern-india
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Anish Laul, Poonam Laul, Vamsi Merugumala, Ravi Pathak, Urvashi Miglani, Pinkee Saxena
Introduction. Dengue fever is an arboviral disease, which is transmitted by mosquito vector and presents as varied clinical spectrum of dengue fever (DF), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), dengue shock syndrome (DSS), and expanded dengue syndrome (EDS) with atypical presentations, thus posing a diagnostic dilemma. Unless we are aware of these presentations, diagnosis as well as early initiation of treatment becomes difficult. We studied the various clinical presentations of dengue infection during an outbreak of disease in 2015...
2016: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008594/causes-of-death-in-critically-ill-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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A Karamyan, H Brandtner, S Grinzinger, V Chroust, C Bacher, F Otto, M Reisp, L Hauer, J Sellner
BACKGROUND: Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience higher mortality rates as compared to the general population. While the risk of intensive care unit (ICU) admission is also reported to be higher, little is known about causes of death CoD in critically ill MS patients. AIM: To study the causes of death (CoD) in the series of critically ill patients with MS verified by autopsy. METHODS: We reviewed hospital electronic charts of MS patients treated at the neurological ICU of a tertiary care hospital between 2000 and 2015...
December 23, 2016: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004327/nutritional-and-bioenergetic-considerations-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-neurological-injury
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Peter A Abdelmalik, Susan Dempsey, Wendy Ziai
The brain, due to intensive cellular processes and maintenance of electrochemical gradients, is heavily dependent on a constant supply of energy. Brain injury, and critical illness in general, induces a state of increased metabolism and catabolism, which has been proven to lead to poor outcomes. Of all the biochemical interventions undertaken in the ICU, providing nutritional support is perhaps one of the most undervalued, but potentially among the safest, and most effective interventions. Adequate provisions of calories and protein have been shown to improve patient outcomes, and guidelines for the nutritional support of the critically ill patient are reviewed...
December 21, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000130/early-mobilization-in-the-neuro-icu-how-far-can-we-go
#16
Brian F Olkowski, Syed Omar Shah
Immobility that is frequently encountered in the intensive care unit (ICU) can lead to patient complications. Early mobilization of patients in the ICU has been shown to reduce the complications associated with critical illness; however, early mobilization in the neurological intensive care unit (NICU) presents a unique challenge for the multidisciplinary team. The early mobilization of patients with acute neurologic injuries such as acute ischemic stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, and neurotrauma varies because of differing disease processes and management...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000129/management-of-external-ventricular-drains-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-multi-institutional-survey
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David Y Chung, Thabele M Leslie-Mazwi, Aman B Patel, Guy A Rordorf
BACKGROUND: Patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) often develop hydrocephalus requiring an external ventricular drain (EVD). The best available evidence suggests that a rapid EVD wean and intermittent CSF drainage is safe, reduces complications, and shortens ICU and hospital length of stay as compared to a gradual wean and continuous drainage. However, optimal EVD management remains controversial and the baseline practice among neurological ICUs is unclear. Therefore, we sought to determine current institutional practices of EVD management for patients with aneurysmal SAH...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000127/intensive-care-unit-admission-for-patients-in-the-interact2-ich-blood-pressure-treatment-trial-characteristics-predictors-and-outcomes
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Katja E Wartenberg, Xia Wang, Paula Muñoz-Venturelli, Alejandro A Rabinstein, Pablo M Lavados, Craig S Anderson, Thompson Robinson
BACKGROUND: Wide variation exists in criteria for accessing intensive care unit (ICU) facilities for managing patients with critical illnesses such as acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We aimed to determine the predictors of admission, length of stay, and outcome for ICU among participants of the main Intensive Blood Pressure Reduction in Acute Cerebral Hemorrhage Trial (INTERACT2). METHODS: INTERACT2 was an international, open, blinded endpoint, randomized controlled trial of 2839 ICH patients (<6 h) and elevated systolic blood pressure (SBP) allocated to receive intensive (target SBP <140 mmHg within 1 h) or guideline-recommended (target SBP <180 mmHg) BP-lowering treatment...
December 20, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999663/implementation-of-goal-directed-fluid-therapy-during-hip-revision-arthroplasty-a-matched-cohort-study
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Marit Habicher, Felix Balzer, Viktor Mezger, Jennifer Niclas, Michael Müller, Carsten Perka, Michael Krämer, Michael Sander
BACKGROUND: Several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated that intraoperative goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) can decrease postsurgical complications in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. However, very few studies have demonstrated the value of goal-directed therapy (GDT) in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery and confirmed it is as useful in real-life conditions. Therefore, we initiated a GDFT implementation programme in patients undergoing hip revision arthroplasty in order to assess its effects on postoperative complications (e...
2016: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987397/prophylactic-versus-clinically-driven-antibiotics-in-comatose-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Suada Filekovic Ribaric, Matjaz Turel, Rihard Knafelj, Vojka Gorjup, Rade Stanic, Primoz Gradisek, Ognjen Cerovic, Tomislav Mirkovic, Marko Noc
AIM: To investigate benefits of prophylactic antibiotics in comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Patients without evidence of tracheobronchial aspiration on admission bronchoscopy were randomized to prophylactic Amoxicillin-Clavulanic acid 1.2g every 8h (P) or clinically-driven antibiotics (C) administered if signs of infection developed during initial 7days of intensive care unit (ICU) stay. RESULTS: Among 83 patients enrolled between September 2013 and February 2015, tracheobronchial aspiration was documented in 23 (28%)...
February 2017: Resuscitation
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