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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054835/a-strategy-to-reduce-critical-cardiorespiratory-alarms-due-to-intermittent-enteral-feeding-of-preterm-neonates-in-intensive-care
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Rohan Joshi, Carola van Pul, Anouk Sanders, Hans Weda, Jan Willem Bikker, Loe Feijs, Peter Andriessen
BACKGROUND: Many preterm infants require enteral feeding as they cannot coordinate sucking, swallowing, and breathing. In enteral feeding, milk feeds are delivered through a small feeding tube passed via the nose or mouth into the stomach. Intermittent milk feeds may either be administered using a syringe to gently push milk into the infant's stomach (push feed) or milk can be poured into a syringe attached to the tube and allowed to drip in by gravity (gravity feed). This practice of enteral feeding is common in neonatal intensive care units...
October 20, 2017: Interactive Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054740/cordycepin-inhibits-lps-induced-acute-lung-injury-by-inhibiting-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#2
Jiaji Lei, Youlei Wei, Pengcheng Song, Yongchao Li, Tianze Zhang, Qingjiang Feng, Guangquan Xu
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a common severe clinical syndrome in intensive care unit. Inflammation has been reported to play a critical role in the development of ALI. Cordycepin, an active component isolated from Cordyceps militaris, has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects. However, the anti-inflammatory effects of cordycepin on LPS-induced ALI remain unclear. Therefore, in the present study, we assessed whether cordycepin could attenuate ALI induced by LPS. The mice were conditioned with cordycepin 1h before intranasal instillation of LPS...
October 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054691/impact-of-critical-illness-polyneuromyopathy-in-rehabilitation-a-prospective-observational-study
#3
Cameron Cunningham, Heather C Finlayson, William R Henderson, Russell J O'Connor, Andrew Travlos
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuromyopathy (CIPNM) is increasingly recognized as a source of disability in patients requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission. The prevalence and impact of CIPNM on patients in the rehabilitation setting has not been established. OBJECTIVES: To determine the proportion of at-risk rehabilitation inpatients with evidence of CIPNM and the functional sequelae of this disorder. DESIGN: Prospective observational study...
October 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054400/barriers-to-delirium-assessment-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Gabby Rowley-Conwy
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common syndrome that has both short and long-term negative outcomes for critically ill patients. Many studies over several years have found a knowledge gap and lack of evidence-based practice from critical care personnel, but there has been little exploration of the reasons for this. AIM: To identify the perceived barriers to delirium assessment and management among critical care nurses. METHOD: A literature review of published studies to examine barriers to effective delirium assessment using a comprehensive search strategy...
October 17, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054388/comparative-effectiveness-of-a-pilot-patient-centered-ultrasound-report-in-the-management-of-hydronephrosis
#5
Geolani W Dy, John L Gore, Wade W Muncey, Jonathan S Ellison, Paul A Merguerian
PURPOSE: Hydronephrosis is a common pediatric abnormality and can be associated with substantial parental anxiety, especially in the prenatal period. Radiology reports contain complex content that can be difficult for lay audiences to comprehend, potentially contributing to parental distress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed and piloted a patient-centered radiology report (PCRR) for renal ultrasounds (US) in children with hydronephrosis (Figure). We obtained consensus from a multidisciplinary panel of experts regarding critical US report components...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054314/bedside-chest-radiographs-in-the-intensive-care-setting-wireless-direct-radiography-compared-to-computed-radiography
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REVIEW
Craig R Audin, Shima Aran, Victorine V Muse, Gerald F Abbott, Jeanne B Ackman, Amita Sharma, Carol C Wu, Mannudeep K Kalra, Theresa C McLoud, Jo-Anne O Shepard, Florian J Fintelmann, Matthew D Gilman
OBJECTIVES: To compare image quality, visibility of anatomic landmarks, tubes and lines, and other clinically significant findings on portable (bedside) chest radiographs acquired with wireless direct radiography (DRw) and computed radiography (CR). METHODS: In a prospective IRB-approved and HIPAA-compliant study, portable DRw (DRX-1C mobile retrofit portable wireless direct radiography, CareStream Inc., Rochester, NY) and portable CR (AGFA CR (DXG) version; NIM2103, AGFA Healthcare, Ridgefield Park, NJ) images of the chest were acquired within 24-hours in 80 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
September 21, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053882/electrodiagnostic-studies-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-comparison-study-two-decades-later
#7
Ajitesh Ojha, Sasha A Zivkovic, David Lacomis
INTRODUCTION: Since the late 1980s, critical illness myopathy (CIM) and polyneuropathy (CIP) have been increasingly recognized in the intensive care unit (ICU). We explored whether these causes of ICU weakness were now more likely to lead to electrodiagnostic studies (EDX) at our institution than they were 19-20 years earlier. METHODS: We reviewed 100 consecutive ICU patients who underwent EDX from 2009-2015 and compared them to a previously reported study population from 1990-1995...
October 20, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053644/dental-approach-for-apert-syndrome-in-children-a-systematic-review
#8
A-S López-Estudillo, M-A Rosales-Bérber, S Ruiz-Rodríguez, A Pozos-Guillén, Á Noyola-Frías, A Garrocho-Rangel
BACKGROUND: Apert Syndrome (AS), or type I acrocephalosyndactyly, is a rare, congenital craniosynostosis condition resulting from missense mutations in the gene encoding fibroblast growth factor receptor 2. It is characterized by three specific clinical features: brachycephalic skull; midface hypoplasia, and limb abnormalities (syndactyly of hands and feet). The disorder exhibits variable presentations in bones, brain, skin, internal organs, and in the oral/maxillofacial region. The aim of the present paper was to show the main results from a systematic review of AS...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053607/does-migration-limit-the-effect-of-health-insurance-on-hypertension-management-in-china
#9
Hai Fang, Yinzi Jin, Miaomiao Zhao, Huyang Zhang, John A Rizzo, Donglan Zhang, Zhiyuan Hou
Background: In China, rapid urbanization has caused migration from rural to urban areas, and raised the prevalence of hypertension. However, public health insurance is not portable from one place to another, and migration may limit the effectiveness of this non-portable health insurance on healthcare. Our study aims to investigate whether migration limits the effectiveness of health insurance on hypertension management in China. Methods: Data were obtained from the national baseline survey of the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study in 2011, including 4926 hypertensive respondents with public health insurance...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053532/using-a-complex-patient-management-scenario-to-help-bridge-the-education-practice-gap
#10
Adriane Burgess, Hannah Murphy Buc, Janice M Brennan
Preparing nursing students for transition to practice is challenging in light of the increasing complexity of today's health care environment. A clinical simulation was developed to engage senior-level bachelor of science in nursing students in the management of a critically ill patient whose deterioration warranted timely transfer to an intensive care unit. In this fast-paced, highly charged simulation, students were challenged to implement priority setting, delegation, communication methods, and teamwork...
October 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053492/significance-of-mini-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-amylase-level-in-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-prospective-observational-study
#11
Sukhen Samanta, Banani Poddar, Afzal Azim, Ratender K Singh, Mohan Gurjar, Arvind K Baronia
OBJECTIVES: Aspiration of oropharyngeal or gastric contents in intubated patients can lead to ventilator-associated pneumonia. Amylase in respiratory secretion has been reported as a possible marker of aspiration. We studied whether elevated α-amylase in mini bronchoalveolar lavage specimens can be suggestive of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intubated patients with high clinical suspicion. DESIGN: Prospective single-center observational study. SETTING: Department of Critical Care Medicine, tertiary care academic institute...
October 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053113/an-automated-critical-event-screening-and-notification-system-to-facilitate-preanesthesia-record-review
#12
David B Wax, Patrick J McCormick, Thomas T Joseph, Matthew A Levin
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia information management systems make prior anesthesia records readily available for review when patients return for a subsequent procedure but may create a problem of too much documentation to review in a limited amount of time. We implemented a screening tool to facilitate the identification of critical documentation for review. METHODS: An algorithm was developed to electronically search prior anesthesia records for predefined critical events and flag records containing these events...
June 22, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052742/-triple-arthrodesis-for-correction-of-cavovarus-deformity
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REVIEW
A Barg, R Ruiz, B Hintermann
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to correct the underlying cavovarus deformity and to achieve a pain-free and stable hindfoot. INDICATIONS: Rigid neurologic, posttraumatic, congenital, and idiopathic cavovarus deformities. CONTRAINDICATIONS: General surgical or anesthesiological risks, infections, critical soft tissue conditions, neurovascular impairment of the lower extremity, noncompliance, patients with severely reduced bone quality, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, smoking...
October 20, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052706/association-of-an-electroencephalography-based-risk-score-with-seizure-probability-in-hospitalized-patients
#14
Aaron F Struck, Berk Ustun, Andres Rodriguez Ruiz, Jong Woo Lee, Suzette M LaRoche, Lawrence J Hirsch, Emily J Gilmore, Jan Vlachy, Hiba Arif Haider, Cynthia Rudin, M Brandon Westover
Importance: Continuous electroencephalography (EEG) use in critically ill patients is expanding. There is no validated method to combine risk factors and guide clinicians in assessing seizure risk. Objective: To use seizure risk factors from EEG and clinical history to create a simple scoring system associated with the probability of seizures in patients with acute illness. Design, Setting, and Participants: We used a prospective multicenter (Emory University Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Yale University Hospital) database containing clinical and electrographic variables on 5427 continuous EEG sessions from eligible patients if they had continuous EEG for clinical indications, excluding epilepsy monitoring unit admissions...
October 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052691/discontinuing-inappropriate-medication-use-in-nursing-home-residents-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hans Wouters, Jessica Scheper, Hedi Koning, Chris Brouwer, Jos W Twisk, Helene van der Meer, Froukje Boersma, Sytse U Zuidema, Katja Taxis
Background: Inappropriate prescribing is a well-known clinical problem in nursing home residents, but few interventions have focused on reducing inappropriate medication use. Objective: To examine successful discontinuation of inappropriate medication use and to improve prescribing in nursing home residents. Design: Pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial, with clustering by elder care physicians and their wards. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT01876095)...
October 10, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052660/symptom-distress-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-toward-the-end-of-life
#16
Lissi Hansen, Nathan F Dieckmann, Kenneth J Kolbeck, Willscott E Naugler, Michael F Chang
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To describe the presence, frequency, severity, and distress of symptoms in outpatients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma toward the end of life, and the variability in psychological and physical symptom distress between and within patients over time. 
. DESIGN: A prospective, longitudinal, descriptive design. 
. SETTING: Outpatient clinics at two healthcare institutions. 
. SAMPLE: 18 patients (15 men and 3 women) with hepatocellular carcinoma and a mean age of 63...
November 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052533/establishing-partnership-with-traditional-birth-attendants-for-improved-maternal-and-newborn-health-a-review-of-factors-influencing-implementation
#17
Tina Miller, Helen Smith
BACKGROUND: Recent World Health Organization recommendations recognize the important role Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) can play in supporting the health of women and newborns. This paper provides an analysis of key factors that affect the implementation of interventions to develop partnerships with TBAs to promote improved access to skilled care at birth. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of 20 papers identified through two systematic reviews that examined the effectiveness of interventions to find new roles for TBAs on maternal and newborn health outcomes, as well as papers identified through a systematic mapping of the maternal health literature...
October 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052450/measuring-the-implementation-of-youth-empowerment-solutions
#18
Susan Morrel-Samuels, Laney A Rupp, Andria B Eisman, Alison L Miller, Sarah A Stoddard, Susan P Franzen, Peter Hutchison, Marc A Zimmerman
Scholars have increasingly emphasized the importance of using evidence-based programs to promote health and prevent disease. While theoretically and empirically based programs may be effective in carefully controlled conditions, many fail to achieve desired outcomes when implemented in real-world settings. Ensuring high-quality implementation of health promotion programs is critically important as variation in implementation is closely associated with program effectiveness. The purpose of this article is to present methods used to document and assess the implementation of the Youth Empowerment Solutions (YES) program...
October 1, 2017: Health Promotion Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051909/performance-monitoring-in-children-following-traumatic-brain-injury-compared-to-typically-developing-children
#19
Amy A Wilkinson, Maureen Dennis, Margot J Taylor, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Kathy Boutis, Karen Choong, Craig Campbell, Douglas Fraser, Jamie Hutchison, Russell Schachar
Children with traumatic brain injury are reported to have deficits in performance monitoring, but the mechanisms underlying these deficits are not well understood. Four performance monitoring hypotheses were explored by comparing how 28 children with traumatic brain injury and 28 typically developing controls (matched by age and sex) performed on the stop-signal task. Control children slowed significantly more following incorrect than correct stop-signal trials, fitting the error monitoring hypothesis. In contrast, the traumatic brain injury group showed no performance monitoring difference with trial types, but significant group differences did not emerge, suggesting that children with traumatic brain injury may not perform the same way as controls...
January 2017: Child neurology open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051396/facial-transplantation-an-update-of-results-and-perspectives-from-tissue-engineering
#20
Francesco Simonacci, Roberto Toni, Edoardo Raposio
BACKGROUND/AIM: Facial transplantation is a revolutionary procedure developed recently, which is indicated if autologous transfers fail to restore human appearance. More than 30 patients have undergone facial transplantation in different centers worldwide. Here, we provide an update on its main anatomical, surgical, immunological, ethical, and follow- up aspects. We also provide innovative perspectives of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering that could hold promise for this emerging surgical field...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
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