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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141694/the-icu-diary-study-prospective-multicenter-comparative-study-of-the-impact-of-an-icu-diary-on-the-wellbeing-of-patients-and-families-in-french-icus
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Maïté Garrouste-Orgeas, Cécile Flahault, Léonor Fasse, Stéphane Ruckly, Nora Amdjar-Badidi, Laurent Argaud, Julio Badie, Amélie Bazire, Naike Bige, Eric Boulet, Lila Bouadma, Cédric Bretonnière, Bernard Floccard, Alain Gaffinel, Xavier de Forceville, Hubert Grand, Rebecca Halidfar, Olfa Hamzaoui, Mercé Jourdain, Paul-Henri Jost, Eric Kipnis, Audrey Large, Alexandre Lautrette, Olivier Lesieur, Virginie Maxime, Emmanuelle Mercier, Jean Paul Mira, Yannick Monseau, Erika Parmentier-Decrucq, Jean-Philippe Rigaud, Antoine Rouget, François Santoli, Georges Simon, Fabienne Tamion, Nathalie Thieulot-Rolin, Marina Thirion, Sandrine Valade, Isabelle Vinatier, Christel Vioulac, Sebastien Bailly, Jean-François Timsit
BACKGROUND: Post-intensive care syndrome includes the multiple consequences of an intensive care unit (ICU) stay for patients and families. It has become a new challenge for intensivists. Prevention programs have been disappointing, except for ICU diaries, which report the patient's story in the ICU. However, the effectiveness of ICU diaries for patients and families is still controversial, as the interpretation of the results of previous studies was open to criticism hampering an expanded use of the diary...
November 15, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137863/results-and-functional-outcomes-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-who-underwent-mechanical-thrombectomy-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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L Viña Soria, L Martín Iglesias, L López Amor, I Astola Hidalgo, R Rodríguez García, L Forcelledo Espina, J A Gonzalo Guerra, S de Cima Iglesias, E Murias Quintana, P Vega Valdés, S Calleja Puerta, D Escudero Augusto
PURPOSE: To study the results and complications of endovascular treatment (EVT) in acute ischemic stroke patients admitted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). To analyse the possible factors related to mortality and level of disability at ICU discharge and one year after stroke. DESIGN: Observational prospective study. SETTING: Mixed ICU. Third level hospital. PATIENTS: Sixty adult patients. Consecutive sample. INTERVENTIONS: None...
November 11, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132508/brain-death
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REVIEW
Mack Drake, Andrew Bernard, Eugene Hessel
Death determined by neurologic criteria, commonly referred to as "brain death," occurs when function of the entire brain ceases, including the brain stem. Diagnostic criteria for brain death are explicit but controversy exists regarding nuances of the evaluation and potential confounders of the examination. Hospitals and ICU teams should carefully consider which clinicians will perform brain death testing and should use standard processes, including checklists to prevent diagnostic errors. Proper diagnosis is essential because misdiagnosis can be catastrophic...
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123833/clinical-characteristics-of-non-convulsive-status-epilepticus-diagnosed-by-simplified-continuous-electroencephalogram-monitoring-at-an-emergency-intensive-care-unit
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Satoshi Egawa, Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Arisa Manabe, Ryuta Nakashima, Hikari Matsumura, Tomoya Okazaki, Hideyuki Hamaya, Natsuyo Shinohara, Hajime Shishido, Koshiro Takano, Yuko Abe, Masanobu Hagiike, Yuichi Kubota, Yasuhiro Kuroda
Aim: The present study aimed to elucidate the clinical characteristics of non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) in patients with altered mental status (AMS). Methods: This single-center retrospective study comprised 149 patients who were hospitalized between March 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015 at the emergency intensive care unit (ICU) of the Kagawa University Hospital (Kagawa, Japan). The primary outcome was NCSE incidence. The secondary outcome was the comparison of duration of ICU stay, hospital stay, and a favorable neurological outcome, as assessed using the modified Rankin Scale score, at discharge from our hospital between patients with and without NCSE...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109881/hypothermia-with-extreme-bradycardia-following-spinal-cord-infarction-of-septic-origin
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Philippe Hantson, Thierry Duprez
Among other autonomic dysfunctions complicating acute spinal cord injury, deep hypothermia is rare but may induce serious cardiovascular complications. There are few pharmacological options to influence hypothermia. A 66-year-old woman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and asystole) in the context of a deep hypothermia (axillary temperature below 32°C). She had been admitted to the hospital two months before for an acute L4-L5 infectious spondylodiscitis without any initial neurological deficit...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095276/outcome-and-risk-factors-associated-with-extent-of-central-nervous-system-injury-due-to-exertional-heat-stroke
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Mengmeng Yang, Zhi Li, Yan Zhao, Feihu Zhou, Yu Zhang, Jingli Gao, Ting Yin, Xin Hu, Zhi Mao, Jianguo Xiao, Li Wang, Chao Liu, Liqiong Ma, Zhihao Yuan, Jianfei Lv, Haoliang Shen, Peter C Hou, Hongjun Kang
To explore the relationship between the extent of central nervous system (CNS) injury and patient outcomes meanwhile research the potential risk factors associated with neurologic sequelae. In this retrospective cohort study, we analyzed data from 117 consecutive patients (86 survivors, 31 nonsurvivors) with exertional heat stroke (EHS) who had been admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) at 48 Chinese hospitals between April 2003 and July 2015. Extent of CNS injury was dichotomized according to Glasgow coma scale (GCS) score (severe 3-8, not severe 9-15)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075902/relation-of-gray-white-matter-ratio-with-long-term-cognitive-functions-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-prospective-observational-study
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Achmet Ali, Gamze Tanirgan, Pulat Akin Sabanci, Nukhet Sivrikoz, Taner Abdullah, Altay Sencer, Serra Sencer, Mukadder Orhan-Sungur, Ibrahim Ozkan Akinci
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we hypothesized that a low gray matter-white matter ratio (GWR) is associated with poor cognitive function and low quality of life in patients with mild to moderate (WFNS ≤3) aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). METHODS: All patients with aSAH who were admitted to the neurointensive care unit (Neuro ICU) and whose WFNS score was ≤ 3 were enrolled in the study. During the Neuro ICU follow-up period, the following variables were recorded: demographics, neurological status, comorbidities, time elapsed between onset of bleeding and Neuro ICU admission, treatment method, number of days with vasospasm symptoms (DVS) and vasopressor usage...
October 26, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067632/a-national-trial-on-differences-in-cerebral-perfusion-pressure-values-by-measurement-location
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Molly M McNett, Mary Kay Bader, Sarah Livesay, Susan Yeager, Cristina Moran, Arianna Barnes, Kimberly R Harrison, DaiWai M Olson
BACKGROUND: Cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) is a key parameter in management of brain injury with suspected impaired cerebral autoregulation. CPP is calculated by subtracting intracranial pressure (ICP) from mean arterial pressure (MAP). Despite consensus on importance of CPP monitoring, substantial variations exist on anatomical reference points used to measure arterial MAP when calculating CPP. This study aimed to identify differences in CPP values based on measurement location when using phlebostatic axis (PA) or tragus (Tg) as anatomical reference points...
October 24, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042333/postoperative-intravenous-acetaminophen-for-craniotomy-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Steven Greenberg, Glenn S Murphy, Michael J Avram, Torin Shear, Jessica Benson, Kruti N Parikh, Aashka Patel, Rebecca Newmark, Vimal Patel, Julian Bailes, Joseph W Szokol
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether opioids during the first 24 postoperative hours were significantly altered when receiving intravenous (IV) acetaminophen during that time compared to those receiving placebo (normal saline). METHODS: One hundred forty patients undergoing any craniotomy were randomly assigned to receive either 1g of IV acetaminophen or placebo upon surgical closure, and every six hours thereafter, up to 18 hours postoperatively. Analgesic requirements for the first 24 hours postoperatively were recorded...
October 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037936/super-refractory-nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-due-to-self-poisoning-with-metaldehyde
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José L Fernández-Torre, Alicia Paramio-Paz, Juan Carlos Rodríguez-Borregán, Pedro Orizaola, Pilar Bosque-Varela, Miguel A Hernández-Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Metaldehyde self-poisoning in adults is uncommon and, to the best of our knowledge, an episode of super-refractory nonconvulsive status epilepticus (sr-NCSE) following an suicide attempt has not been previously demonstrated. CASE REPORT: A 68-year-old woman was admitted to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in coma. On neurologic examination, the pupils were reactive, brainstem reflexes were present and plantar responses were flexor bilaterally. Routine laboratory tests were unremarkable...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033252/impact-of-prior-icu-experience-on-icu-patient-family-members-psychological-distress-a-descriptive-study
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Chrystal L Lewis, Jessica Z Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To determine if current levels of anxiety, depression and acute stress disorder symptoms differ significantly among family members of intensive-care-unit patients depending upon previous intensive-care experience. RESEARCH DESIGN: This study used a prospective, descriptive study design. SETTING: Family members (N=127) from patients admitted within a 72-hour timeframe to the medical, surgical, cardiac and neurological intensive care units were recruited from waiting rooms at a medium-sized community hospital in the Southeastern United States...
October 12, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020604/predictors-of-favourable-outcome-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-treated-with-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sonia D'Arrigo, Sofia Cacciola, Mark Dennis, Christian Jung, Eisuke Kagawa, Massimo Antonelli, Claudio Sandroni
AIMS: To identify the predictors of survival to discharge in adults resuscitated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) following in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). METHODS: MEDLINE and ISI Web of Science were searched for eligible studies. Pooled Odds Ratio (OR) and Pooled Mean Difference (PMD) for each predictor were calculated. The quality of evidence (QOE) was evaluated according to the GRADE guidelines. RESULTS: Eleven studies were included totalling 856 patients...
October 8, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017648/-neurological-prognostic-value-of-gray-white-matter-ratio-in-patients-after-respiratory-and-cardiac-arrest
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Hengjun Liu, Peng Xu, Fei He, Yao Liu, Jun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of gray-white-matter ratio (GWR) on neurological outcome in patients with coma after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) post-respiratory and cardiac arrest (CA). METHODS: Respiratory and CA patients with restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and coma after CPR admitted to Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital Clinical Medical College of Nanjing Medical University from February 2013 to June 2016 were enrolled. All patients were subjected to target temperature management (TTM) after CPR, and received cranial CT within 5 days after ROSC...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991830/development-and-validation-of-an-empiric-tool-to-predict-favorable-neurologic-outcomes-among-picu-patients
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Punkaj Gupta, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Jeffrey M Gossett, Jennifer Daufeldt, Tom B Rice, Randall C Wetzel
OBJECTIVES: To create a novel tool to predict favorable neurologic outcomes during ICU stay among children with critical illness. DESIGN: Logistic regression models using adaptive lasso methodology were used to identify independent factors associated with favorable neurologic outcomes. A mixed effects logistic regression model was used to create the final prediction model including all predictors selected from the lasso model. Model validation was performed using a 10-fold internal cross-validation approach...
October 6, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991058/red-cell-distribution-width-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Vito Fontana, Ottavia Bond, Savino Spadaro, Filippo Annoni, Leda Nobile, Rafael Badenes, Carlo A Volta, Jean-L Vincent, Jacques Creteur, Fabio S Taccone
BACKGROUND: High red cell distribution width (RDW) values have been associated with increased hospital mortality in critically ill patients, but few data are available for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS: We analyzed an institutional database of adult (>18 y) patients admitted to the Department of Intensive Care after nontraumatic SAH between January 2011 and May 2016. RDW (normal value, 10.9% to 13.4%) was obtained daily from admission for a maximum of 7 days, from routine blood analysis...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973220/effect-of-individualized-vs-standard-blood-pressure-management-strategies-on-postoperative-organ-dysfunction-among-high-risk-patients-undergoing-major-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Emmanuel Futier, Jean-Yves Lefrant, Pierre-Gregoire Guinot, Thomas Godet, Emmanuel Lorne, Philippe Cuvillon, Sebastien Bertran, Marc Leone, Bruno Pastene, Vincent Piriou, Serge Molliex, Jacques Albanese, Jean-Michel Julia, Benoit Tavernier, Etienne Imhoff, Jean-Etienne Bazin, Jean-Michel Constantin, Bruno Pereira, Samir Jaber
Importance: Perioperative hypotension is associated with an increase in postoperative morbidity and mortality, but the appropriate management strategy remains uncertain. Objective: To evaluate whether an individualized blood pressure management strategy tailored to individual patient physiology could reduce postoperative organ dysfunction. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Intraoperative Norepinephrine to Control Arterial Pressure (INPRESS) study was a multicenter, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial conducted in 9 French university and nonuniversity hospitals...
October 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970179/creation-and-efficacy-of-a-cadaver-based-prosection-anatomical-course-for-critical-care-advanced-practice-providers
#17
Melissa K Stewart, Stephen Gondek, Roslyn Green, Jason Young, Raeanna C Adams, Timothy Nunez
OBJECTIVE: Intensive care units (ICUs) increasingly rely on advanced practice providers (APPs) to care for critically ill patients. Our institutional APPs perceived functional anatomical knowledge deficits. To meet this need, a cadaver-based prosection course was developed. The purpose of our study was to describe and evaluate the learner-perceived course efficacy. DESIGN: A precourse survey collected participant demographics. Precourse and postcourse surveys assessed perceived confidence in 13 anatomical areas...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937323/clinical-characteristics-and-temporal-profile-of-recovery-in-patients-with-favorable-outcomes-at-6-months-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Aditya Vedantam, Claudia S Robertson, Shankar P Gopinath
OBJECTIVE Early withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment due to expected poor prognosis is responsible for the majority of in-house deaths in severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). With increased focus on the decision and timing of withdrawal of care in patients with severe TBI, data on early neurological recovery in patients with a favorable outcome is needed to guide physicians and families. METHODS The authors reviewed prospectively collected data obtained in 1241 patients with head injury who were treated between 1986 and 2012...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932559/pupillary-abnormalities-in-non-selected-critically-ill-patients-an-observational-study
#19
Philippe Portran, Martin Cour, Romain Hernu, Sylvie de la Salle, Laurent Argaud
BACKGROUND: Repeated pupillary examination is a key element of neurologic surveillance in intensive care units (ICU). However, in non-selected critically ill patients, the clinical interest of monitoring pupillary diameter and light reflex is poorly documented. We aimed to determine the prevalence and the etiologies of pupillary abnormalities (PAs) in this ICU patient population. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study in a medical university affiliated ICU over a 6-month period...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929378/external-ventricular-drains-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-is-less-more
#20
David Y Chung, Stephan A Mayer, Guy A Rordorf
External ventricular drains (EVD) are essential in the early management of hydrocephalus and elevated intracranial pressure after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Once in place, management of the EVD is thought to influence long-term patient outcomes, rates of ventriculitis, incidence of delayed cerebral ischemia, need for a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, and intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital length of stay. The available evidence supports adopting early clamp trials and intermittent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage...
September 19, 2017: Neurocritical Care
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