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Kenzie A Cameron, Elaine R Cohen, Joelle R Hertz, Diane B Wayne, Debi Mitra, Jeffrey H Barsuk
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to identify perceived barriers and facilitators to central venous catheter (CVC) insertion among healthcare providers and to understand the extent to which an existing Simulation-Based Mastery Learning (SBML) program may address barriers and leverage facilitators. METHODS: Providers participating in a CVC insertion SBML train-the-trainer program, in addition to intensive care unit nurse managers, were purposively sampled from Veterans Administration Medical Centers located in geographically diverse areas...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
Zahra Laleh Eslamian, Elahe Zarean, Maryam Moshfeghi, Zahra Heidari
Background: Early prediction of adverse neonatal outcome would be possible by Doppler impedance indices of middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical artery (UmA), and descending aortal artery (AO) that result in decrease neonatal morbidity and mortality rate. The aim of the present study was a determination of optimal value for the ratio of MCA to descending aorta blood flow (MCA/AO) impedance indices and its comparison with the ratio of MCA to UmA (MCA/UmA) impedance indices and their relationship with neonatal outcome...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
H R Touw, K L Parlevliet, M Beerepoot, P Schober, A Vonk, J W Twisk, P W Elbers, C Boer, P R Tuinman
Postoperative pulmonary complications are common after cardiothoracic surgery and are associated with adverse outcomes. The ability to detect postoperative pulmonary complications using chest X-rays is limited, and this technique requires radiation exposure. Little is known about the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound for the detection of postoperative pulmonary complications after cardiothoracic surgery, and we therefore aimed to compare lung ultrasound with chest X-ray to detect postoperative pulmonary complications in this group of patients...
March 12, 2018: Anaesthesia
Nianfang Lu, Li Jiang, Bo Zhu, Wenyong Han, Yingqi Zhao, Yuntao Shi, Fashuang Guo, Xiuming Xi
OBJECTIVE: To explore the accuracy of fluid responsiveness assessment by variability of peripheral arterial peak velocity and variability of inferior vena cava diameter (ΔIVC) in patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. The patients with septic shock undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Beijing Electric Power Hospital from January 2016 to December 2017 were enrolled. According to sepsis bundles of septic shock, volume expansion (VE) was conducted...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Fabrizio Poletti, Claudio Coccino, Davide Monolo, Paolo Crespi, Giorgio Ciccioli, Giuseppe Cordio, Giovanni Seveso, Stefano De Servi
PURPOSE: Patients admitted to cardiac intensive care unit need administration of drugs intravenously often in concomitance of therapeutic techniques such as non-invasive ventilation, continuous renal replacement therapy and intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation. Therefore, the insertion of central venous catheters provides a reliable access for delivering medications, laboratory testing and hemodynamic monitoring, but it is associated with the risk of important complications. In our study, we tested the efficacy and safety of peripherally inserted central catheters to manage cardiac intensive care...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
José Morales-Roselló, Asma Khalil, Victoria Fornés-Ferrer, Alfredo Perales-Marín
OBJECTIVE: To study the accuracy of the cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) for the detection of intrapartum fetal compromise (IFC) in fetuses growing over the 10th centile. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 569 nonsmall fetuses attending the day hospital unit of a tertiary hospital that underwent an ultrasound examination at 36-40 weeks, and were delivered within 4 weeks of examination. IFC was defined as a composite of: abnormal intrapartum fetal heart rate or intrapartum fetal scalp pH < 7...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Israel Ugalde, Manuel Bello Segura, Sabrina Oneto, Ari Ciment
An altered mental status presents a diagnostic challenge for many clinicians. Described here is a case of primary hyperparathyroidism not initially suspected until after a thorough neurological and infectious cause were excluded. A 60-year-old woman presented with altered mental status and gait instability. Her family noticed progressive gait instability and mood swings for the past 4 months. Initial imaging and laboratory values were unable to explain her symptoms. On transfer out of the intensive care unit, her corrected calcium was found to be 13...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Jingyi Wu, Zhen Wang, Tao Wang, Tao Yu, Jing Yuan, Qingling Zhang, Weihua Lu, Xia Zhang
BACKGROUND: Prompt, accurate, and noninvasive prediction of fluid responsiveness is still lacking in intensive care unit. This study is to investigate the value of the Doppler ultrasound evaluation of variation in brachial artery peak velocity (VVpeakbrach ) and passive leg raising (PLR)-induced changes in the brachial artery peak velocity (ΔVpeakPLR ) in predicting the fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted involving 62 patients...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Emma K van de Weerdt, Bart J Biemond, Sacha S Zeerleder, Krijn P van Lienden, Jan M Binnekade, Alexander P J Vlaar
BACKGROUND: Severe thrombocytopenia should be corrected by prophylactic platelet transfusion prior to central venous catheter (CVC) insertion, according to national and international guidelines. Even though correction is thought to prevent bleeding complications, evidence supporting the routine administration of prophylactic platelets is absent. Furthermore, platelet transfusion bears inherent risk. Since the introduction of ultrasound-guided CVC placement, bleeding complication rates have decreased...
February 20, 2018: Trials
Jessie V Madden, Christopher J Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
BACKGROUND: Small-for-gestational age (SGA) infants (birthweight <10th centile) are at increased risk of perinatal complications but are frequently not identified antenatally, particularly in low risk women delivering at term (>37 weeks gestation). This is compounded by the fact that late pregnancy ultrasound is not the norm in many jurisdictions for this cohort of women. We thus investigated the relationship between birthweight <10th centile and serious neonatal outcomes in low risk women at term...
February 17, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Adrian Vk Wong, Nitin Arora, Olusegun Olusanya, Ben Sharif, Robert M Lundin, A Dhadda, S Clarke, R Siviter, M Argent, Gavin Denton, Anna Dennis, Angela Day, Tamas Szakmany
Background: Central venous catheters are inserted ubiquitously in critical care and have roles in drug administration, fluid management and renal replacement therapy. They are also associated with numerous complications. The true number of central venous catheters inserted per year and the proportion of them associated with complications are unknown in the UK. Methods: We performed a prospective audit at five hospitals, as a feasibility pilot for a larger, nationwide audit...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
Christopher Flatley, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: In high-risk pregnancies combining the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) with the estimated fetal weight (EFW) improves the identification of vulnerable fetuses. The purpose of this study was to assess the CPR and EFW's ability to predict adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes in a low-risk pregnancy, when measured late in gestation. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of women who birthed at Mater Mothers Hospitals, Brisbane, Australia between 2010 and 2015...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Pattarin Pirompanich, Sasithon Romsaiyut
Background: Weaning failure is a crucial hindrance in critically ill patients. Rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI), a well-known weaning index, has some limitations in predicting weaning outcomes. A new weaning index using point-of-care ultrasound with diaphragmic thickening fraction (DTF) has potential benefits for improving weaning success. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a combination of DTF and RSBI for predicting successful weaning compared to RSBI alone. Methods: This prospective study enrolled patients from the medical intensive care unit or ward who were using mechanical ventilation and readied for weaning...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
Steven J Campbell, Rabih Bechara, Shaheen Islam
Spreading beyond the realm of tertiary academic medical centers, point-of-care ultrasound in the intensive care unit is an important diagnostic tool. The real-time feedback garnered can lead to critical and clinically relevant changes in management and decrease potential complications. Bedside ultrasound evaluation in the intensive care setting with a small, portable equipment is well-suited for placement of central lines, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis or other bedside ICU procedures and in the evaluation of cardiac activity, pleural and abdominal cavity and the overall fluid volume...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
X Yang, S Y Qian, Y M Zhu, X Xu, C F Liu, F Xu, X X Ren, Y Wang, Y C Zhang, G P Lu
Objective: To investigate the current application status of continuous blood purification (CBP) technology and equipment in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in China. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted to understand the current popularization of CBP technology and equipment, the management of CBP equipment and consumables, and the application of CBP in different diseases. A questionnaire named Application Status of Continuous Blood Purification Technology was applied. Children's hospitals and polyclinic hospitals with the pediatric qualification (pediatric emergency or critical care unit members of Chinese Medical Association and Chinese Medical Doctor Association) were selected...
February 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Ashraf Sadat Mousavi, Neda Hashemi, Maryam Kashanian, Narges Sheikhansari, Arash Bordbar, Shayesteh Parashi
The study was performed on pregnant women with a gestational age of 26-32 weeks of pregnancy, who had been admitted to the hospital with a confirmed diagnosis of premature rupture of membranes. In all eligible women, ultrasounds were performed for the evaluation of amniotic fluid index. Then, the women were divided into two groups according to amniotic fluid index of ≥5 cm and <5 cm. These women were followed and monitored up to delivery. The women of the two groups did not have significant difference between them according to age, gestational age at the time of ruptured membrane, body mass index, gravidity, parity, gestational age at delivery and route of delivery...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
André L N Gobatto, Bruno A M P Besen, Mino Cestari, Paolo Pelosi, Luiz M S Malbouisson
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) is a common and increasingly used procedure in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is usually performed with bronchoscopy guidance. Ultrasound has emerged as a useful tool in order to assist PDT, potentially improving its success rate and reducing procedural-related complications. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the ultrasound-guided PDT is equivalent or superior to the bronchoscopy-guided or anatomical landmarks-guided PDT with regard to procedural-related and clinical complications...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Caroline Busche, Hans-Jörg Busch, Guido Michels
The use of Point-of-care ultrasonography (POC Ultrasonography) is getting more and more important in the bedside care of patients, especially in emergency- and intensive care units. In addition to the focused sonography of the heart, lungs and abdomen, the POC Ultrasonography recently includes also cases in prehospital care. Increasingly special applications in intensive care, e.g. the assessment of weaning from mechanical ventilation or evaluation of the hemodynamics of a patient by means of sonographic control, gain meaning...
February 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Junyi Wang, Xinjing Gao, Dong Wang, Zhiyong Wang, Zhibo Li, Dong Liu, Lei Xu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in acute kidney injury (AKI) caused by sepsis. METHODS: The sepsis patients admitted to intensive care unit of Tianjin Third Central Hospital from January 2015 to June 2017 were enrolled. All of the patients were completed the 6-hour Bundle treatment and the bilateral renal contrast-enhanced ultrasound within 24 hours, and the peak signal intensity (PSI), peak intensity time (PIT), wash internal rate (WIR) and renal function parameters were measured at the same time...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Yan Zhuang, Linfeng Dai, Mingqi Chen, Ning Chang, Jiandong Chen, Haibo Shi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of bedside lung ultrasound B-line score in the diagnosis of acute heart failure (AHF). METHODS: A retrospectively analysis was conducted. The adult patients presenting with acute dyspnea in intensive care unit (ICU) of Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from January 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled. An 8-zone lung ultrasound was performed and plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) level was tested in all patients...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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