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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137035/enteral-nutrition-tube-placement-assisted-by-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis-a-novel-method-for-quality-improvement
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Gang Li, Yiyuan Pan, Jing Zhou, Zhihui Tong, Lu Ke, Weiqin Li
To evaluate the effect of a novel procedure using real-time ultrasonography to assist nasojejunal tube placement at bedside in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP).Single center, prospective descriptive study in a 15-bed surgery intensive care unit of a university hospital. Thirty SAP patients were enrolled. The whole procedure of placing nasojejunal tube was performed by a single physician, who places nasojejunal tube at the bedside and performs ultrasonography to guide the tube positioning. The final nasojejunal tube position was confirmed by abdominal radiograph...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117819/role-of-ultrasound-in-confirmation-of-endotracheal-tube-in-neonates-a-review
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Deepak Sharma, Seyyed Ahmad Tabatabaii, Nazanin Farahbakhsh
Tracheal intubation is a commonly done procedure in neonatal intensive care unit and delivery room during resuscitation. The confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) position should be done quickly as tube malposition is associated with various serious adverse outcomes like hypoxemia, right upper lobe collapse, atelectasis, air leak syndromes and esophageal intubation. ETT position can be confirmed by various methods like clinical sign, chest radiography, capnography, external digital tracheal palpation, ultrasonography (USG), respiratory function monitor, video-laryngoscope and fiberoptic devices...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110981/distributive-shock-in-a-neonate-with-diffuse-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma
#4
James Brown, Rajan Arora, Usha Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Hemangiomas are common cutaneous findings on healthy infants. These vascular malformations are generally benign, though in rare circumstances they can potentially be fatal. This is particularly true when the hemangiomas are large or numerous and occurring in visceral organs. Previously unrecognized visceral hemangiomas are part of the differential for any neonate presenting unexpectedly in shock. CASE REPORT: A 10-day-old neonate presented to the pediatric emergency department with difficulty breathing...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108135/regimens-of-ultrasound-surveillance-for-twin-pregnancies-for-improving-outcomes
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REVIEW
Jane G Woolcock, Rosalie M Grivell, Jodie M Dodd
BACKGROUND: Increased ultrasound surveillance of twin pregnancies has become accepted practice due to the higher risk of complications. There is no current consensus however as to the method and frequency of ultrasound monitoring that constitutes optimal care. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the effects of different types and frequency of ultrasound surveillance for women with a twin pregnancy on neonatal, fetal and maternal outcomes. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register, ClinicalTrials...
November 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098114/high-frequency-ultrasound-obtaining-optimal-images-and-the-effect-of-image-artifacts-on-image-quality
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Ruth S Burk, Mary Jo Grap, Valentina Lucas, Cindy L Munro, Paul A Wetzel, Christine M Schubert
Objective: High-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) images are being researched for use in the prevention, detection, and monitoring of pressure injuries in patients at risk. This seminal longitudinal study in mechanically ventilated adults describes image quality, the incidence of image artifacts, and their effect on image quality in critically ill subjects. Approach: Mechanically ventilated subjects from three adult intensive care units were enrolled, and multiple sacral images from each subject were obtained daily...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078131/neuromuscular-electrophysiological-disorders-and-muscle-atrophy-in-mechanically-ventilated-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-new-insights-from-a-prospective-observational-study
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Paulo Eugênio Silva, Vinicius Maldaner, Luciana Vieira, Karina Livino de Carvalho, Hedian Gomes, Priscilla Melo, Nicolas Babault, Gerson Cipriano, Joao Luiz Quagliotti Durigan
PURPOSE: It is unclear whether the muscular changes in mechanically-ventilated traumatic brain injury patients (TBI) are only associated with disuse or additionally to neuromuscular electrophysiological disorders (NED). The correlation between muscle atrophy and NED may affect functional outcomes and rehabilitation programs significantly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational study was performed to investigate the presence of NED and muscle atrophy in TBI patients undergoing mechanical ventilation...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057120/ivc-measurements-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-renal-failure
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Rami Jambeih, Jean I Keddissi, Houssein A Youness
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the inferior vena cava (IVC) measurement by bedside ultrasound (US-IVC) predicts improvement in renal function in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Medical intensive care unit. PATIENTS: 33 patients with AKI were included. INTERVENTION: US-IVC was done on admission. The patients' management was done by the primary teams, who were unaware of the US-IVC findings...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054229/complications-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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Hidenao Kayawake, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Hiromi Oda, Hideki Motoyama, Masatsugu Hamaji, Toshi Menju, Akihiro Aoyama, Toshihiko Sato, Makoto Sonobe, Hiroshi Date
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is considered useful for the staging and diagnosis of lung cancer or thoracic lymph node enlargement; however, little is known about its complications. Between July 2009 and November 2016, 413 patients underwent EBUS-TBNA, and four complications (0.97%) occurred. Here we report four cases involving complications of EBUS-TBNA, including mediastinitis (n = 2), obstructive pneumonia (n = 1), and airway obstruction requiring admission to the intensive care unit (n = 1)...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048709/comparison-of-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-guided-by-ultrasound-and-bronchoscopy-in-critically-ill-obese-patients
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Jieqiong Song, Lizhen Xuan, Wei Wu, Duming Zhu, Yijun Zheng
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) with ultrasound (US) or bronchoscopic guidance for critically ill patients, notably obese patients. METHODS: This work was a retrospective study. The study included mechanically ventilated patients who underwent PDT from August 2013 to July 2015 in the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Zhongshan Hospital. The patients were classified according to the different guidance methods during tracheotomy and their body mass index in the following 4 groups: normal bronchoscopy group, normal US group, obese bronchoscopy group, and obese US group...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044014/-anaphylaxis-and-allergic-reactions-during-surgery-and-medical-procedures
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Blas J Larrauri, María Gabriela Torre, Eloísa Malbrán, María Cecilia Juri, Diego S Fernández Romero, Alejandro Malbrán
Anaphylaxis during anesthesia is an unpredictable, severe, and rare reaction. It has an incidence of 1/10 000 to 1/20 000 surgeries. In most series, the responsible drugs include neuromuscular blocking agents, latex, or antibiotics. The frequency and etiology of systemic allergic reactions in other medical procedures are largely unknown. The identification of responsible drugs of anaphylaxis is a complex task, requiring testing of all medications and substances used during surgery. We describe our experience in a retrospective study of 15 patients...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030715/point-of-care-transcranial-doppler-by-intensivists
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REVIEW
Vincent Issac Lau, Robert Thomas Arntfield
In the unconscious patient, there is a diagnostic void between the neurologic physical exam, and more invasive, costly and potentially harmful investigations. Transcranial color-coded sonography and two-dimensional transcranial Doppler imaging of the brain have the potential to be a middle ground to bridge this gap for certain diagnoses. With the increasing availability of point-of-care ultrasound devices, coupled with the need for rapid diagnosis of deteriorating neurologic patients, intensivists may be trained to perform point-of-care transcranial Doppler at the bedside...
October 13, 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026677/bedside-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-children-with-respiratory-difficulty-following-cardiac-surgery
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REVIEW
Hussam Kanaan Hamadah, Mohamed Salim Kabbani
Many children frequently fail extubation or require a prolonged period of positive pressure ventilation support after cardiac surgery. Pediatric cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) ultrasound (US) stands as a simple, basic bedside tool that can be performed by trained intensivists for the diagnosis with immediate implication on therapeutic decisions in multiple scenarios that physicians may face in PCICU. Bedside US is widely available, convenient, and inexpensive. This educational article based mainly on our own experience is highlighting the role of US in detecting the most common causes of respiratory weaning difficulties and extubation failure in postoperative cardiac children through proposed illustration and algorithm...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016551/pectoral-fascial-pecs-i-and-ii-blocks-as-rescue-analgesia-in-a-patient-undergoing-minimally-invasive-cardiac-surgery
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Suraj Yalamuri, Rebecca Y Klinger, W Michael Bullock, Donald D Glower, Brandi A Bottiger, Jeffrey C Gadsden
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiac surgery have the potential for significant pain from the thoracotomy site. We report the successful use of pectoral nerve block types I and II (Pecs I and II) as rescue analgesia in a patient undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair. CASE REPORT: In this case, a 78-year-old man, with no history of chronic pain, underwent mitral valve repair via right anterior thoracotomy for severe mitral regurgitation...
November 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991766/comparative-analysis-of-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterization-compared-to-blind-catheterization
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Darko Sazdov, Marija Jovanovski Srceva, Zorka Nikolova Todorova
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheterization is performed by the landmark method and ultrasound guided method. The purpose of the study was to compare the success, average number of attempts, average time to return of blood, and complication rate between the two methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study done in the Intensive Care Unit of the Acibadem Sistina Clinical Hospital, in Skopje. There were 400 patients in need of central venous catheter and they were prospectively randomized in two groups...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984373/pulmonary-ultrasound-scoring-system-for-intubated-critically-ill-patients-and-its-association-with-clinical-metrics-and-mortality-a-prospective-cohort-study
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David M Tierney, Lori L Boland, Josh D Overgaard, Joshua S Huelster, Ann Jorgenson, James P Normington, Roman R Melamed
PURPOSE: Pulmonary ultrasound (PU) examination at the point-of-care can rapidly identify the etiology of acute respiratory failure (ARF) and assess treatment response. The often-subjective classification of PU abnormalities makes it difficult to document change over time and communicate findings across providers. The study goal was to develop a simple, PU scoring system that would allow for standardized documentation, have high interprovider agreement, and correlate with clinical metrics...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976606/the-significance-of-placental-cord-insertion-site-in-twin-pregnancy
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Erkan Kalafat, Basky Thilaganathan, Aris Papageorghiou, Amar Bhide, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between abnormal cord insertion and the development of the twin-specific complications, including birthweight discordance, selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR) and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). METHODS: A single-center cohort study of twin pregnancies. Abnormal cord insertion was defined as either marginal (cord attachment site less than 2cm to the nearest margin of the placental disc) or velamentous (when the umbilical cord was attached to the membrane before reaching the placental disc with clear evidence of vessels traversing the membranes to connect with the placental disc), as described in placental pathology reports...
October 4, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964834/combined-use-of-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-level-and-ultrasonography-improves-prediction-of-perinatal-outcomes-associated-with-preeclamptic-pregnancy
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Juan Wu, Wei Zhou, Quanhua Li, Rui Yuan, Hezhou Li, Shihong Cui
INTRODUCTION: Serum gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT), produced and released mostly from the liver and bile duct, is an enzyme involved in response to oxidative stress, and has been used as a maker for prediction of cardiovascular events. Umbilical artery blood flow resistance index, e.g., the systolic/diastolic ratio (S/D ratio) as determined by ultrasound, has been used to assess the fetal intrauterine conditions. While changes of GGT and S/D ratio in preeclampsia are found to be associated with the risk for adverse perinatal outcome, the potential value of combined use of the two measurements for the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome has not been determined...
September 28, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963297/clinical-examination-critical-care-ultrasonography-and-outcomes-in-the-critically-ill-cohort-profile-of-the-simple-intensive-care-studies-i
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Bart Hiemstra, Ruben J Eck, Geert Koster, Jørn Wetterslev, Anders Perner, Ville Pettilä, Harold Snieder, Yoran M Hummel, Renske Wiersema, Anne Marie G A de Smet, Frederik Keus, Iwan C C van der Horst
PURPOSE: In the Simple Intensive Care Studies-I (SICS-I), we aim to unravel the value of clinical and haemodynamic variables obtained by physical examination and critical care ultrasound (CCUS) that currently guide daily practice in critically ill patients. We intend to (1) measure all available clinical and haemodynamic variables, (2) train novices in obtaining values for advanced variables based on CCUS in the intensive care unit (ICU) and (3) create an infrastructure for a registry with the flexibility of temporarily incorporating specific (haemodynamic) research questions and variables...
September 27, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962810/intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness
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REVIEW
Christopher L Kramer
Intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) is a substantial contributor to long-term disability in survivors of critical illness. Critical illness polyneuropathy, critical illness myopathy, and muscle atrophy from disuse contribute in various proportions to ICUAW. ICUAW is a clinical diagnosis supported by electrophysiology and newer diagnostic tests, such as muscle ultrasound. Risk factor reduction, including the aggressive treatment of sepsis and early mobilization, improves outcome. Although some patients with ICUAW experience a full recovery, for others improvement is slow and incomplete and quality of life is adversely affected...
November 2017: Neurologic Clinics
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