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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244842/intensive-care-treatments-associated-with-favorable-discharge-outcomes-in-argentine-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-for-the-south-american-guideline-adherence-group
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Monica S Vavilala, Silvia B Lujan, Qian Qiu, Michael J Bell, Nicolás M Ballarini, Nahuel Guadagnoli, María Alejandra Depetris, Gabriela A Faguaga, Gloria M Baggio, Leonardo O Busso, Mirta E García, Osvaldo R González Carrillo, Paula L Medici, Silvia S Sáenz, Elida E Vanella, Carly K Farr, Gustavo J Petroni
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the critical care management of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in low middle income countries. We aimed to identify indicators of intensive care unit (ICU) treatments associated with favorable outcomes in Argentine children with severe TBI. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from patients previously enrolled in a prospective seven center study of children with severe TBI who were admitted to an ICU in one of the seven study centers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244792/tight-glycemic-control-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yiyang Zhao, Yang Wu, Bo Xiang
BACKGROUND: There still are controversies in the impact of tight glycemic control (TGC) in critically ill children. The aim of this study was to assess the benefits and risks of TGC compared with conventional glycemic control (CGC) in critically ill pediatric patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) by using data retrieved from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHOD: EMBASE, CNKI, PubMed and the Cochrane Database were searched for RCTs comparing TGC with CGC in critically ill children in PICU...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243880/review-article-best-practice-management-of-common-knee-injuries-in-the-emergency-department-part-3-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Knee injuries are a common presentation to the ED and are often difficult to assess and definitively diagnose due to the patient's acute pain, effusion and guarding. The quality of ED care provided to patients with fractures or soft tissue injuries of the knee is critical to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of common knee injuries in the ED. Databases were searched in 2017, including PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites...
December 15, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243564/deportation-of-non-citizen-military-veterans-a-critical-analysis-of-implications-for-the-right-to-health
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Danielle Horyniak, Ietza Bojorquez, Richard F Armenta, Peter J Davidson
Military personnel are commonly exposed to health-harming conditions during their service, resulting in higher rates of physical and mental health conditions compared with the general population. In an era of mass deportations, it is notable that non-citizen military veterans are not exempt from deportation. We utilised a human rights framework to conduct a critical analysis of potential health consequences of deportation for U.S. military veterans, identifying three ways in which veterans' rights to health may be constrained through deportation...
December 15, 2017: Global Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243536/variation-in-pediatric-organ-donor-management-practices-among-us-organ-procurement-organizations
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Robert S Ream, Eric S Armbrecht
INTRODUCTION: Reports of actual pediatric organ donor management practice among US organ procurement organizations are sparse, and the use of standardized management guidelines is unknown. A recent consensus statement from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations offers guidelines for the management of the pediatric organ donor. RESEARCH QUESTION: To describe the use of guidelines and routine practices in the management of the pediatric organ donor with respect to hemodynamics, lung and ventilator management, fluid and electrolytes, hormonal replacement therapy, the use of blood products, thermoregulation, and prophylactic antibiotics...
January 1, 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243331/a-5-year-retrospective-audit-of-prescribing-by-a-critical-care-outreach-team
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Mark Wilson
UK prescribing legislation changes made in 2006 and 2012 enabled appropriately qualified nurses to prescribe any licensed medication, and all controlled drugs in schedule 2-5 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, for any medical condition within their clinical competence. Critical Care Outreach nurses who are independent nurse prescribers are ideally placed to ensure that acutely ill patients receive treatment without delay. The perceived challenge was how Critical Care Outreach nurses would be able to safely prescribe for a diverse patient group...
December 15, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243190/faltering-growth-in-the-critically-ill-child-prevalence-risk-factors-and-impaired-outcome
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Frédéric V Valla, Julien Berthiller, Bénédicte Gaillard-Le-Roux, Carole Ford-Chessel, Tiphanie Ginhoux, Shancy Rooze, Fleur Cour-Andlauer, Rosan Meyer, Etienne Javouhey
Low body mass index (BMI) z score is commonly used to define undernutrition, but faltering growth allows for a complementary dynamic assessment of nutritional status. We studied the prevalence of undernutrition and faltering growth at admission in the pediatric intensive care (PICU) setting and their impacts on outcome. All (685) consecutive children (aged 0 to 18 years old) admitted in a single-center PICU over a 1-year period were prospectively enrolled. Nutritional status assessment was based on anthropometric measurements performed at admission and collected from medical files...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243043/quality-of-life-in-a-broader-perspective-does-ascot-reflect-the-capability-approach
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M S van Loon, K M van Leeuwen, R W J G Ostelo, J E Bosmans, G A M Widdershoven
PURPOSE: Economic evaluation of services and interventions in care services tends to focus on quality of life(QoL) based on health-related measures such as EQ5D, with a major focus on health and functioning. The Capability Approach (CA) provides an alternative framework for measuring QoL and challenges some of the conventional issues in the current practice of measurement of QoL. The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) aims to measure social care-related QoL in a broad sense. This article investigates whether and, if so, how the ASCOT addresses issues put on the agenda by the CA...
December 14, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242902/effects-of-prenatal-alcohol-exposure-on-the-visual-system-of-monkeys-measured-at-different-stages-of-development
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Vanessa Harrar, Laurent Elkrief, Joseph Bouskila, Ryan Kucera, Anders Fink-Jensen, Jean-François Bouchard, Roberta Palmour, Maurice Ptito
Purpose: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a developmental disease characterized by behavioral problems and physical defects including malformations of the eye and associated optical defects. How these malformations affect retinal functioning is not well known, although animal models have suggested that scotopic vision is particularly deficient. Age is also known to affect scotopic vision. Here, we determined the combined effects of age and fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) on retinal function using full-field electroretinograms (ERGs) in monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus)...
December 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242524/clinical-implications-of-the-plasma-epha2-receptor-level-in-critically-ill-patients-with-septic-shock
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Su Hwan Lee, Ju Hye Shin, Joo Han Song, Ah Young Leem, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Kyung Soo Chung
The Eph/ephrin receptor ligand system is known to play a role in inflammation induced by infection, injury, and inflammatory diseases. The present study aimed to evaluate plasma EphA2 receptor levels in critically ill patients with sepsis. This study was a prospective cohort study evaluating samples and clinical data from the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a 2000-bed university tertiary referral hospital in South Korea. Positive correlations of the plasma EphA2 receptor level with the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score and the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score were observed...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242031/prognosis-and-predictors-of-mortality-in-critically-ill-elderly-patients
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A Suarez-de-la-Rica, C Castro-Arias, J Latorre, F Gilsanz, E Maseda
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate mortality of patients≥80 years admitted to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), global hospital mortality and factors related to it. MATERIAL AND METHODS: observational retrospective study of patients≥80 years admitted to SICU between June 2012 and June 2015. RESULTS: a total of 299 patients were included, 54 of them died in the SICU (18.1%) and 80 patients (26.8%) died during their hospital stay. SICU mortality was independently related to age (OR=1...
December 11, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241921/relationship-between-fetal-heart-rate-patterns-and-a-time-course-for-evaluation-of-fetal-well-being-the-30-minutes-rule-for-decision-of-mechanical-delivery
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Shintaro Makino, Chihiro Hirai, Jun Takeda, Atsuo Itakura, Satoru Takeda
OBJECTIVE: To predict acidosis in fetus showing deceleration associated with non-reassuring fetal status during delivery, we examined the relationship between duration of the deceleration and umbilical arterial pH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19,907 deliveries in eight facilities of the Juntendo Perinatal Care Group, 895 cases of vaginal deliveries with level 3 decelerations were selected for the subjects of this study. The cut-off point of time when the umbilical arterial pH fell below 7...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241524/validity-of-the-current-risk-assessment-scale-for-pressure-ulcers-in-intensive-care-evaruci-and-the-norton-mi-scale-in-critically-ill-patients
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Sara Lospitao-Gómez, Tomás Sebastián-Viana, José M González-Ruíz, Joaquín Álvarez-Rodríguez
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the validity of risk detection scales EVARUCI and Norton-MI (modified by INSALUD) to detect critical adult patients with the risk of developing pressure ulcers (PU) in an intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN: The authors have conducted a descriptive, prospective study at the ICU in their hospital from 2008 to 2014. The evaluations of both scales were registered daily by nurses from the unit. PATIENTS: Adult patients admitted into the ICU...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241428/state-targeted-funding-and-technical-assistance-to-increase-access-to-medication-treatment-for-opioid-use-disorder
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Amanda J Abraham, Christina M Andrews, Colleen M Grogan, Harold A Pollack, Thomas D'Aunno, Keith Humphreys, Peter D Friedmann
OBJECTIVE: As the United States grapples with an opioid epidemic, expanding access to effective treatment for opioid use disorder is a major public health priority. Identifying effective policy tools that can be used to expand access to care is critically important. This article examines the relationship between state-targeted funding and technical assistance and adoption of three medications for treating opioid use disorder: oral naltrexone, injectable naltrexone, and buprenorphine. METHODS: This study draws from the 2013-2014 wave of the National Drug Abuse Treatment System Survey, a nationally representative, longitudinal study of substance use disorder treatment programs...
December 15, 2017: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241382/causes-of-mortality-in-icu-acquired-weakness
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Linda van Wagenberg, Esther Witteveen, Luuk Wieske, Janneke Horn
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICU-AW) is a common complication of critical illness and is associated with increased mortality, longer mechanical ventilation and longer hospital stay. Little is known about the causes of mortality in patients with ICU-AW. In this study, we aimed to give an overview of the causes of death in a population diagnosed with ICU-AW during hospital admission. METHODS: Data from a prospective cohort study in the mixed medical-surgical ICU of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam were used...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241376/non-endoscopic-biopsy-techniques-a-review
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David O Otuya, Yogesh Verma, Hamid Farrokhi, Lisa Higgins, Mireille Rosenberg, Christopher Damman, Guillermo J Tearney
Diseases of the stomach and small intestine account for approximately 20% of all gastrointestinal (GI)-related mortality. Biopsy of the stomach and small intestine remains a key diagnostic tool for most of the major diseases that affect the GI tract. While endoscopic means for obtaining biopsy is generally the standard of care, it has several limitations that make it less ideal for pediatric patients and in low resource areas of the world. Therefore, non-endoscopic means for obtaining biopsy samples is of interest in these settings...
December 15, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241349/distribution-and-clustering-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma-ctcl-cases-in-canada-during-1992-to-2010
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Feras M Ghazawi, Elena Netchiporouk, Elham Rahme, Matthew Tsang, Linda Moreau, Steven Glassman, Nathalie Provost, Martin Gilbert, Sara-Elizabeth Jean, Osama Roshdy, Kevin Pehr, Denis Sasseville, Ivan V Litvinov
BACKGROUND: Clustering of patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) was reported in several jurisdictions around the world. This rare cancer is known to affect spouses and in some cases multiple members of the same family. These combined results suggest the existence of external disease triggers/promoters. We recently conducted the first comprehensive analysis of CTCL incidence and mortality in Canada, which revealed case clustering in several regions. OBJECTIVES: To extend our previous analysis on CTCL incidence across Canada and to provide all the collected data on CTCL patient incidence in Canada during the period of 1992 to 2010...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240853/the-evaluation-of-medical-inpatients-who-are-admitted-on-long-term-opioid-therapy-for-chronic-pain
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Hilary Mosher, Shoshana J Herzig, Itai Danovitch, Christina Boutsicaris, Sameer Hassamal, Karl Wittnebel, Azadeh Dashti, Teryl Nuckols
Individuals who are on long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic noncancer pain are frequently admitted to the hospital with acute pain, exacerbations of chronic pain, or comorbidities. Consequently, hospitalists find themselves faced with complex treatment decisions in the context of uncertainty about the effectiveness of LTOT as well as concerns about risks of overdose, opioid use disorders, and adverse events. Our multidisciplinary team sought to synthesize guideline recommendations and primary literature relevant to assessing medical inpatients on LTOT, with the objective of assisting practitioners in balancing effective pain treatment and opioid risk reduction...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240847/characterizing-hospitalist-practice-and-perceptions-of-critical-care-delivery
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Joseph R Sweigart, David Aymond, Alfred Burger, Andy Kelly, Nick Marzano, Thomas McIlraith, Peter Morris, Mark V Williams, Eric M Siegal
BACKGROUND: Intensivist shortages have led to increasing hospitalist involvement in critical care delivery. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the practice of hospitalists practicing in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. DESIGN: Survey of hospital medicine physicians. SETTING: This survey was conducted as a needs assessment for the ongoing efforts of the Critical Care Task Force of the Society of Hospital Medicine Education Committee...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240684/optimal-multi-type-sensor-placement-for-structural-identification-by-static-load-testing
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Numa Joy Bertola, Maria Papadopoulou, Didier Vernay, Ian F C Smith
Assessing ageing infrastructure is a critical challenge for civil engineers due to the difficulty in the estimation and integration of uncertainties in structural models. Field measurements are increasingly used to improve knowledge of the real behavior of a structure; this activity is called structural identification. Error-domain model falsification (EDMF) is an easy-to-use model-based structural-identification methodology which robustly accommodates systematic uncertainties originating from sources such as boundary conditions, numerical modelling and model fidelity, as well as aleatory uncertainties from sources such as measurement error and material parameter-value estimations...
December 14, 2017: Sensors
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