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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786813/prediction-of-mortality-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-implementations-from-a-tertiary-pediatric-intensive-care-facility
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Ebru Atike Ongun, Oğuz Dursun
BACKGROUND: To explore the mortality risk factors of traumatic brain injury in pediatric intensive care unit admissions. METHODS: Eighty-eight children (categorized using the Glasgow Coma Scale) between September 2014 and December 2016 were analyzed. Emergency department and intensive care course, treatment strategies, axonal injury, intubation and tracheostomy rates, length of intensive care and hospitalization, Rotterdam-CT scores, injury severity scores, and PRISM-III scores were recorded...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780772/the-trends-and-risk-factors-to-predict-adverse-outcomes-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-a-10-year-experience-from-2006-to-2015-in-a-single-tertiary-center
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Minji Kim, Juyoung Park, Soo Hyun Kim, Yoo Min Kim, Cheonga Yee, Suk-Joo Choi, Soo-Young Oh, Cheong-Rae Roh
Objective: To investigate the change of maternal characteristics, delivery and neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) over recent 10 years and to identify the risk factors associated with adverse outcome. Methods: Consecutive GDM patients (n=947) delivered in our institution were included. Research period was arbitrarily divided into 2 periods (period 1: from 2006 to 2010, period 2: from 2011 to 2015). Multiple pregnancies or preexisting diabetes were excluded...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780244/severity-of-acidosis-affects-long-term-survival-in-copd-patients-with-hypoxemia-after-intensive-care-unit-discharge
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Sinem Gungor, Feyza Kargin, Ilim Irmak, Fulya Ciyiltepe, Eylem Acartürk Tunçay, Pinar Atagun Guney, Emine Aksoy, Birsen Ocakli, Nalan Adiguzel, Zuhal Karakurt
Background: Patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with acute respiratory failure (ARF) due to COPD have high mortality and morbidity. Acidosis has several harmful effects on hemodynamics and metabolism, and the current knowledge regarding the relationship between respiratory acidosis severity on the short- and long-term survival of COPD patients is limited. We hypothesized that COPD patients with severe acidosis would have a poorer short- and long-term prognosis compared with COPD patients with mild-to-moderate acidosis...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776817/investigation-of-the-prevalence-of-pressure-ulcers-and-patient-related-risk-factors-in-hospitals-in-the-province-of-erzurum-a-cross-sectional-study
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Mağfiret Kaşıkçı, Meyreme Aksoy, Emrah Ay
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are a significant health care problem all across the world due to their associated high mortality and morbidity rates and high health care costs. The prevalence of pressure ulcers serves as one of the most important indicators of the quality of nursing care. STUDY AIM: This study aims to determine the prevalence of pressure ulcers and patient-related risk factors in inpatients receiving treatment in the province of Erzurum, located in the eastern part of Turkey...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Tissue Viability
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775794/rebleeding-vs-thromboembolism-after-hospitalization-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-on-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Neil Sengupta, Ariela L Marshall, Blake A Jones, Sandra Ham, Elliot B Tapper
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Little is known about outcomes of patients hospitalized for gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) while they are taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC). We aimed to determine the frequency at which patients resume DOAC therapy following hospitalization for GIB in a real-world setting, and the risks and benefits. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of medical claims data from the Truven Health Marketscan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database, from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2014...
May 15, 2018: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774549/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-adult-patients-with-down-syndrome
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Vicky Duffy, Daniel Gomez, Peter Rycus, Brian Rivera, Stephanie L Santoro, Carl H Backes, Clifford L Cua
Patients with Down syndrome (DS) may have multiple medical issues that place them at risk for requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric patients with Down syndrome has been described, but minimal data exist for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation use in adults with Down syndrome. The goal of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics and to determine if there were differences between adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients with Down syndrome that were alive (aDS) versus those that died (dDS) prior to hospital discharge...
May 17, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774388/withholding-or-withdrawing-of-life-sustaining-therapy-in-older-adults-%C3%A2-80-years-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Bertrand Guidet, Hans Flaatten, Ariane Boumendil, Alessandro Morandi, Finn H Andersen, Antonio Artigas, Guido Bertolini, Maurizio Cecconi, Steffen Christensen, Loredana Faraldi, Jesper Fjølner, Christian Jung, Brian Marsh, Rui Moreno, Sandra Oeyen, Christina Agwald Öhman, Bernardo Bollen Pinto, Ivo W Soliman, Wojciech Szczeklik, Andreas Valentin, Ximena Watson, Tilemachos Zafeiridis, Dylan W De Lange
PURPOSE: To document and analyse the decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment (LST) in a population of very old patients admitted to the ICU. METHODS: This prospective study included intensive care patients aged ≥ 80 years in 309 ICUs from 21 European countries with 30-day mortality follow-up. RESULTS: LST limitation was identified in 1356/5021 (27.2%) of patients: 15% had a withholding decision and 12.2% a withdrawal decision (including those with a previous withholding decision)...
May 17, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771797/measuring-in-hospital-recovery-after-colorectal-surgery-within-a-well-established-enhanced-recovery-pathway-a-comparison-between-hospital-length-of-stay-and-time-to-readiness-for-discharge
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Saba Balvardi, Nicolò Pecorelli, Tanya Castelino, Petru Niculiseanu, A Sender Liberman, Patrick Charlebois, Barry Stein, Franco Carli, Nancy E Mayo, Liane S Feldman, Julio F Fiore
BACKGROUND: Hospital length of stay is often used as a measure of in-hospital recovery but may be confounded by organizational factors. Time to readiness for discharge may provide a superior index of recovery. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to contribute evidence for the construct validity of time to readiness for discharge and length of stay as measures of in-hospital recovery after colorectal surgery in the context of a well-established enhanced recovery pathway...
May 15, 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767223/evaluation-of-renal-function-estimation-formulas-specific-to-dynamic-renal-function-for-drug-dosing-in-critically-ill-patients
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Lianjie Xiong, Z Kevin Lu, April Miller Quidley, Bebbyn S Alford, P Brandon Bookstaver
OBJECTIVES: The study compared estimated creatinine clearance (eCrCl) between the Cockcroft-Gault (CG) equation and the Jelliffe, Chiou, and Brater equations designed for estimation in dynamic renal function and resulting antimicrobial dosing concordance of five antimicrobials (cefepime, meropenem, piperacillin/tazobactam, vancomycin, and fluconazole) commonly used in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Electronic medical records were used to identify the target patient population...
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765435/mortality-of-adult-intensive-care-units-in-turkey-using-the-apache-ii-and-sofa-systems-outcome-assessment-in-turkish-intensive-care-units
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Cetin Kaymak, Irfan Sencan, Seval Izdes, Aydin Sari, Hatice Yagmurdur, Derya Karadas, Derya Oztuna
Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate intensive care unit (ICU) performance using risk-adjusted ICU mortality rates nationally, assessing patients who died or had been discharged from the ICU. For this purpose, this study analyzed the Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) databases, containing detailed clinical and physiological information and mortality of mixed critically ill patients in a medical ICU at secondary and tertiary referral ICUs in Turkey...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763267/top-20-research-studies-of-2017-for-primary-care-physicians
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Mark H Ebell, Roland Grad
Based on systematic surveillance of more than 110 medical journals, 247 studies met criteria as POEMs (patient-oriented evidence that matters) in 2017. Members of the Canadian Medical Association identified 20 of these POEMs as most relevant to practice. This article reviews the clinical questions and bottom-line answers from these studies. Blood pressure should be measured after a period of rest, using a bare arm, and orthostatic blood pressure is more predictive when measured after one minute of standing rather than three minutes...
May 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762462/the-safety-and-utility-of-fiberoptic-bronchoscopy-in-the-very-elderly
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Cameron W McLaughlin, Andrew J Skabelund, Ellis R Easterling, Michael J Morris
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) is a common modality for diagnostic sampling within the thorax. It is utilized often in the elderly population, but there is limited data on the safety and utility of the procedure in the very elderly. METHODS: FBs performed outside the intensive care unit in the San Antonio Military Health System on patients 85 years and older were reviewed. Outcomes including indications, complications, diagnostic yield, and final diagnosis were compared with a control group consisting of patients' ages of 65 to 79 years old...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760123/diabetes-attributable-nursing-home-costs-for-each-u-s-state
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Simon J Neuwahl, Amanda A Honeycutt, Diana C Poehler, Sundar S Shrestha, Ping Zhang, Thomas J Hoerger
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the diabetes-attributable nursing home costs for each state. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We used a diabetes-attributable fraction (AF) approach to estimate nursing home costs attributable to diabetes (in 2013 $) in aggregate and per person with diabetes in each state. We calculated the AFs as the difference in diabetes prevalence between nursing homes and the community. We used the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's 2013-2015 Minimum Data Set to estimate the prevalence of diabetes in nursing homes and to adjust for the intensity of care among people with diabetes in nursing homes...
May 14, 2018: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760023/improving-prediction-of-dementia-in-primary-care
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Susan Jongstra, Willem A van Gool, Eric P Moll van Charante, Jan-Willem van Dalen, Lisa S M Eurelings, Edo Richard, Suzanne A Ligthart
PURPOSE: The Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) is one of the most widely used instruments to screen for cognitive deficits; however, this instrument alone is not sensitive enough to detect early symptoms of dementia. We aimed to investigate whether additionally using the Visual Association Test (VAT) improves the predictive value of the MMSE score for development of dementia. METHODS: Analyses were based on data from 2,690 primary care patients aged 70 to 78 years who participated in the Prevention of Dementia by Intensive Vascular Care (preDIVA) trial...
May 2018: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756746/factors-influencing-consent-to-organ-donation-after-brain-death-certification-a-survey-of-29-intensive-care-units
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Guya Piemonte, Maria L Migliaccio, Stefano Bambi, Marco Bombardi, Lorenzo D'antonio, Andrea Guazzini, Caterina Di Pasquale, Laura Tadini-Buoninsegni, Cristiana Guetti, Manuela Bonizzoli, Sara Bagatti, Paolo Lopane, Anna Nativi, Laura Rasero, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Family refusal (FR) to heart beating donation (HBD) in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is increasing in recent years with a significant impact on the number of transplantable organs. Fostering setting humanization, quality of relationships, respect for will and family reliance towards ICU could be relevant in containing FR to organ donation (OD) in ICU. Our aims were to highlight the effects of structural features of ICUs and humanization determinants on FR in HBD process, and to describe visiting policies, structure and modalities of support in ICUs...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756534/neurostimulant-prescribing-patterns-in-children-admitted-to-the-icu-after-traumatic-brain-injury
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Amanda Marie Morrison, Amy Houtrow, James Zullo, Patrick M Kochanek, Carol Vetterly, Ericka L Fink
Neurostimulant medications are commonly prescribed following traumatic brain injury (TBI) in adults; little is known about their use in children with TBI. Our objective was to analyze neurostimulant prescribing practices from 2005 to 2015 in children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with TBI. We hypothesized that neurostimulant prescriptions have increased over time and are associated with older age and injury severity. A retrospective cohort study of patients aged 1 month to 18 years with an ICD-9-CM discharge diagnosis code for TBI admitted to the ICU between 2005 and 2015 in 37 pediatric hospitals included in the Pediatric Health Information System was conducted...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753512/long-term-outcome-of-preadolescents-adolescents-and-adult-patients-undergoing-total-cavopulmonary-connection
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Masamichi Ono, Elisabeth Beran, Melchior Burri, Julie Cleuziou, Jelena Pabst von Ohain, Martina Strbad, Christoph Röhlig, Alfred Hager, Jürgen Hörer, Christian Schreiber, Rüdiger Lange
OBJECTIVES: Patients with a single ventricle infrequently undergo total cavopulmonary connection as preadolescents, adolescents, or adults. The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of this cohort and to analyze the factors influencing outcomes. METHODS: Between 1994 and 2015, 50 of 460 patients underwent total cavopulmonary connection as preadolescents, adolescents, or adults (group A). The patients' characteristics and operative results were compared with those of the remaining 410 patients aged less than 9 years who underwent total cavopulmonary connection (group B)...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746151/determinants-of-successful-direct-breastfeeding-at-hospital-discharge-in-high-risk-premature-infants
#18
Lara Casey, Sandra Fucile, Kimberly E Dow
BACKGROUND: Despite a mother's intention to breastfeed, there are many barriers to feeding preterm infants that decrease breastfeeding rates. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this research was to determine factors associated with successful direct breastfeeding (DBF) of the preterm infant at hospital discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 69 preterm (<34 weeks' gestational age) infants in the neonatal intensive care unit, whose mothers intended to breastfeed, was conducted...
May 10, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742533/delirium-screening-and-management-in-inpatient-rehabilitation-facilities
#19
Mooyeon Oh-Park, Peii Chen, Vickie Romel-Nichols, Kimberly Hreha, Olga Boukrina, A M Barrett
Delirium is an acute and fluctuating disturbance in cognition attention, and awareness that is often a reflection of abnormal physiological condition of an individual. Delirium is highly prevalent among an older population and is associated with high mortality, poor medical and functional outcomes and high healthcare cost. Delirium often has iatrogenic triggers and it has been recognized as a quality indicator of healthcare organizations. In spite of its high prevalence and significance, more than 50% of the delirium cases are underrecognized by healthcare professionals and remained untreated...
May 7, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742219/assessment-of-delirium-using-the-pre-deliric-model-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-argentina
#20
Fernando Ariel Sosa, Javier Roberti, Margarita Tovar Franco, María Mercedes Kleinert, Agustina Risso Patrón, Javier Osatnik
OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence of and risk factors for delirium in the intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Argentina and to conduct the first non-European study exploring the performance of the PREdiction of DELIRium in ICu patients (PRE-DELIRIC) model. METHODS: Prospective observational study in a 20-bed intensive care unit of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The PRE-DELIRIC model was applied to 178 consecutive patients within 24 hours of admission to the intensive care unit; delirium was assessed with the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU)...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
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