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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923476/evaluation-of-nutrition-support-practices-results-from-a-nationwide-survey
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Wajdy Abi Saleh, Pierre Bou Khalil, Krystel Ouaijan, Fayez Abillama, Sandra Akiki, Nehmat Ahmad, Lama Mattar
BACKGROUND: Multiple clinical guidelines are available to improve and standardize the delivery of nutrition support. However, recommendations are not being universally applied at the bedside due to challenges of resources and barriers of knowledge. Assessing the current level of nutrition support practice is the first step to understand the barriers and ultimately implement potential strategies to increase guideline adherence and promote quality nutrition support in hospitals. There are no published data concerning the practice of nutrition support in Lebanese hospitals...
September 7, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922339/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-anaesthesia-related-perioperative-cardiac-arrest-a-6-year-observational-study-from-a-tertiary-care-university-hospital
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Andreas Hohn, Jan-Nicolas Machatschek, Jeremy Franklin, Stephan A Padosch
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the incidences of anaesthesia-related perioperative mortality and adverse outcomes have decreased drastically. However, to date, data on perioperative cardiac arrest and risk factors of perioperative cardiac arrest from European countries are scarce. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidences of perioperative cardiac arrest and rates of anaesthesia-related and anaesthesia-contributory cardiac arrest. Identification of pre-existing risk factors leading to perioperative cardiac arrest...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917221/determining-the-predictive-equation-for-height-from-ulnar-length-in-the-vietnamese-population
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Ana Bonell, Nguyen Nguyen Huyen, Vu Dinh Phu, Heiman Wertheim, Behzad Nadjm
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Height is an essential measurement in clinical medicine. It allows the calculation of body mass index, ideal body weight, basic energy requirements and tidal volumes. In many patient groups, such as the critically ill, height cannot be measured easily and surrogate anthropometric measures are used. Regression equations estimating height are specific to ethnicity. We aimed to develop the regression equation for Vietnamese men and women to predict height from ulna length and so improve prescription of life-saving treatment in the intensive care units...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900356/humidifiers-for-oxygen-therapy-what-risk-for-reusable-and-disposable-devices
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REVIEW
V La Fauci, G B Costa, A Facciolà, A Conti, R Riso, R Squeri
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial pneumonia accounts for the vast majority of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Although numerous medical devices have been discussed as potential vehicles for microorganisms, very little is known about the role played by oxygen humidifiers as potential sources of nosocomial pathogens. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the safety of the reuse of humidifiers by analysing the rate of microbial contamination in reusable and disposable oxygen humidifiers used during therapy, and then discuss their potential role in the transmission of respiratory pathogens...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894885/-intensive-care-medicine-survival-and-prospect-of-life
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REVIEW
A Valentin
Intensive care medicine has achieved a significant increase in survival rates from critical illness. In addition to short-term outcomes like intensive care unit or hospital mortality, long-term prognosis and prospect of life of intensive care patients have recently become increasingly important. Pure survival is no longer a sole goal of intensive care medicine. The prediction of an intensive care patient's individual course should include the period after intensive care. A relevant proportion of all intensive care patients is affected by physical, psychological, cognitive, and social limitations after discharge from the intensive care unit...
September 11, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893726/a-web-based-lifestyle-medicine-curriculum-facilitating-education-about-lifestyle-medicine-behavioral-change-and-health-care-outcomes
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Elizabeth Pegg Frates, Ryan C Xiao, Deepa Sannidhi, Yasamina McBride, Tracie McCargo, Theodore A Stern
BACKGROUND: Lifestyle medicine is the science and application of healthy lifestyles as interventions for the prevention and treatment of disease, and has gained significant momentum as a specialty in recent years. College is a critical time for maintenance and acquisition of healthy habits. Longer-term, more intensive web-based and in-person lifestyle medicine interventions can have a positive effect. Students who are exposed to components of lifestyle medicine in their education have improvements in their health behaviors...
September 11, 2017: JMIR Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882325/antimicrobial-stewardship-programme-in-critical-care-medicine-a-prospective-interventional-study
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J Ruiz, P Ramirez, M Gordon, E Villarreal, J Frasquet, J L Poveda-Andres, M Salavert-Lletí, A Catellanos
OBJECTIVE: Hospital antimicrobial stewardship programmes have achieved savings and a more rational use of antimicrobial treatments in general wards. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the experience of an antimicrobial stewardship programme in an intensive care unit (ICU). DESIGN: Prospective interventional, before-and-after study. SCOPE: 24-bed medical ICU in a tertiary hospital. INTERVENTION: Prospective audit and feedback antimicrobial stewardship programme...
September 4, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877256/medication-and-supplement-use-in-older-people-with-and-without-intellectual-disability-an-observational-cross-sectional-study
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Jure Peklar, Mitja Kos, Máire O'Dwyer, Mary McCarron, Philip McCallion, Rose Anne Kenny, Martin C Henman
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the medication and supplement use of aging people is critical to ensuring that health service providers in primary care can optimise use of these agents. An increasing number of people with different levels of intellectual disability (ID) are living in the community and becoming for the first time substantial users of primary health care services. This, however, brings new challenges that need to be addressed at the primary health care level. We quantified the use of medicines and food supplements and described the associated patterns of morbidity in the two comparable cohorts of aging population with and without intellectual disability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835267/workplace-violence-in-a-tertiary-care-israeli-hospital-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-types-of-violence-the-perpetrators-and-hospital-departments
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Sigal Shafran-Tikva, Revital Zelker, Zvi Stern, David Chinitz
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, there is a widespread and disturbing pattern of violence towards healthcare workers. However, violent occurrences in Israeli hospitals have often been unrecognized and underreported. Moreover, most studies have not sufficiently differentiated among the different types of violence. To examine the different types of violence experienced by nurses and physicians, the types of perpetrators and the specialty fields involved. METHODS: A quantitative questionnaire was used to assess the incidence of a "basket" of violent behaviors, divided into eight types of violent manifestations...
August 23, 2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800865/anaphylaxis
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REVIEW
Daniel LoVerde, Onyinye I Iweala, Ariana Eginli, Guha Krishnaswamy
Anaphylaxis is a systemic, life-threatening disorder triggered by mediators released by mast cells and basophils activated via allergic (IgE-mediated) or nonallergic (non-IgE-mediated) mechanisms. It is a rapidly evolving, multisystem process involving the integumentary, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and cardiovascular systems. Anaphylaxis and angioedema are serious disorders that can lead to fatal airway obstruction and culminate in cardiorespiratory arrest, resulting in hypoxemia and/or shock. Often, these disorders can be appropriately managed in an outpatient setting; however, these conditions can be severe enough to warrant evaluation of the patient in the ED and in some cases, hospitalization, and management in an ICU...
August 8, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796716/an-intensive-simulation-based-communication-course-for-pediatric-critical-care-medicine-fellows
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Erin M Johnson, Melinda F Hamilton, R Scott Watson, Rene Claxton, Michael Barnett, Ann E Thompson, Robert Arnold
OBJECTIVE: Effective communication among providers, families, and patients is essential in critical care but is often inadequate in the PICU. To address the lack of communication education pediatric critical care medicine fellows receive, the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh PICU developed a simulation-based communication course, Pediatric Critical Care Communication course. Pediatric critical care medicine trainees have limited prior training in communication and will have increased confidence in their communication skills after participating in the Pediatric Critical Care Communication course...
August 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768134/saving-or-creating-which-are-we-doing-when-we-resuscitate-extremely-preterm-infants
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Travis N Rieder
Neonatal intensive care units represent simultaneously one of the great success stories of modern medicine, and one of its most controversial developments. One particularly controversial issue is the resuscitation of extremely preterm infants. Physicians in the United States generally accept that they are required to resuscitate infants born as early as 25 weeks and that it is permissible to resuscitate as early as 22 weeks. In this article, I question the moral pressure to resuscitate by criticizing the idea that resuscitation in this context "saves" a human life...
August 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757793/a-mortality-study-for-icu-patients-using-bursty-medical-events
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Luca Bonomi, Xiaoqian Jiang
The study of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) is a crucial task in critical care research which has significant implications both in identifying clinical risk factors and defining institutional guidances. The mortality study of ICU patients is of particular interest because it provides useful indications to healthcare institutions for improving patients experience, internal policies, and procedures (e.g. allocation of resources). To this end, many research works have been focused on the length of stay (LOS) for ICU patients as a feature for studying the mortality...
April 2017: Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756400/perspectives-of-survivors-families-and-researchers-on-key-outcomes-for-research-in-acute-respiratory-failure
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Victor D Dinglas, Caroline M Chessare, Wesley E Davis, Ann Parker, Lisa Aronson Friedman, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Clifton O Bingham, Alison E Turnbull, Dale M Needham
BACKGROUND: There is heterogeneity among the outcomes evaluated in studies of survivors of acute respiratory failure (ARF). AIM: To evaluate the importance of specific outcome domains to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) survivors, their family members and clinical researchers. METHODS: Nineteen outcome domains were identified from the National Institutes of Health's Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System; WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health; Society of Critical Care Medicine's Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS); as well as patient, clinician and researcher input...
July 29, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753737/uplc-ms-ms-method-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-ten-antibiotics-used-in-intensive-care-units
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Nahed El-Najjar, Julian Hösl, Thomas Holzmann, Jonathan Jantsch, André Gessner
Large variation in the levels of different ß-lactams and other antibiotics used in critically ill patients has been documented. The aim of this study is to establish and validate a fast ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) method for the simultaneous analysis of ten antibiotics (Meropenem, Cefepime, Ceftazidime, Piperacillin, Benzylpenicillin, Ampicillin, Flucloxacillin, Linezolid, and Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim) in human plasma according to European Medicines Agency (EMA) guidelines...
July 28, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749111/syncope-in-pediatric-patients-a-practical-approach-to-differential-diagnosis-and-management-in-the-emergency-department-digest
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Colleen Fant, Ari Cohen, Michelle N Vazquez
Syncope is a condition that is often seen in the emergency department. Most syncope is benign, but it can be a symptom of a life-threatening condition. While syncope often requires an extensive workup in adults, in the pediatric population, critical questioning and simple, noninvasive testing is usually sufficient to exclude significant or life-threatening causes. For low-risk patients, resource-intensive workups are rarely diagnostic, and add significant cost to medical care. This issue will highlight critical diseases that cause syncope, identify high-risk "red flags," and enable the emergency clinician to develop a cost-effective, minimally invasive algorithm for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric syncope...
April 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748278/-therapy-escalation-for-the-potential-organ-donor-are-all-intensive-care-measures-also-ethically-justifiable
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REVIEW
S-O Kuhn, K Hahnenkamp
The gap between the number of organs needed and the number available has dramatically increased in Germany in the last decade-for intensivists and transplantation specialists, it is challenging to cover the demand responsibly. It is therefore increasingly important to identify potential organ donors in order to realize organ donation. An escalation of intensive care measures is often required, which raises critical ethical questions. In Germany, organ donation is only allowed after brain death with prior informed consent from the deceased or his/her relatives...
July 26, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743340/-ventilator-bundle-guided-by-context-of-jci-settings-can-effectively-reduce-the-morbidity-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#18
Lili Zhao, Lili Liu, Jing Chen, Caili Yang, Jianjian Nie, Minwei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of improving the compliance of ventilator bundle on morbidity of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) guided by context of Joint Commission International (JCI) settings, and to study the oral care efficacy of suction tube sponge brush. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. The patients who needed MV admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734773/epico-4-0-total-quality-in-the-management-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-critically-ill-patients-by-analysing-the-integrated-process
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Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Pedro Llinares, Emilio Maseda, Alejandro Rodríguez, Santiago Grau, Guillermo Quindós
BACKGROUND: A high quality integrated process in the clinical setting of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk for invasive candidiasis is a necessary tool to improve the management of these patients. AIMS: To identify the key points on invasive candidiasis in order to develop a set of recommendations with a high level of consensus required for the creation of a total quality integrated process for the management of non-neutropenic critically ill patients at risk of invasive candidiasis...
July 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733841/analgosedation-of-adult-patients-with-elevated-intracranial-pressure-survey-of-current-clinical-practice-in-austria
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Guenther Herzer, Claudia Mirth, Udo M Illievich, Wolfgang G Voelckel, Helmut Trimmel
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are key items in intensive care. Recently published S3 guidelines specifically address treatment of patients with elevated intracranial pressure. METHODS: The Austrian Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine carried out an online survey of neurointensive care units in Austria in order to evaluate the current state of practice in the areas of analgosedation and delirium management in this high-risk patient group...
July 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
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