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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223064/patient-characteristics-incidence-technique-outcomes-and-early-prediction-of-tracheostomy-in-the-state-of-victoria-australia
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Andrew Casamento, Michael Bailey, Ray Robbins, David Pilcher, Stephen Warrillow, Angaj Ghosh, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is a relatively common procedure in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. AIMS: To study the patient characteristics, incidence, technique, outcomes and prediction of tracheostomy in the State of Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We used data from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society Adult Patient Database (ANZICS APD) and the Victorian Admitted Episode Dataset (VAED) to identify and match patients who had received a tracheostomy from 2004 to 2014...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202261/intensive-care-unit-randomised-trial-comparing-two-approaches-to-oxygen-therapy-icu-rox-results-of-the-pilot-phase
#2
Paul J Young, Diane M Mackle, Michael J Bailey, Richard W Beasley, Victoria L Bennett, Adam M Deane, Glenn M Eastwood, Simon Finfer, Ross C Freebairn, Edward Litton, Natalie J Linke, Colin J McArthur, Shay P McGuinness, Rakshit Panwar, Rinaldo Bellomo
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the intensive care unit randomised trial comparing two approaches to oxygen therapy (ICU-ROX) pilot phase, which included the first 100 patients of an overall sample of 1000, was to examine feasibility. DESIGN: Investigator-initiated, prospective, parallel-group, pilot randomised controlled trial. SETTING: Six medical-surgical intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand, with participants recruited from September 2015 through June 2016...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202260/interobserver-agreement-for-post-mortem-renal-histopathology-and-diagnosis-of-acute-tubular-necrosis-in-critically-ill-patients
#3
Neil J Glassford, Alison Skene, Maria B Guardiola, Matthew J Chan, Sean M Bagshaw, Rinaldo Bellomo, Kim Solez
BACKGROUND: The renal histopathology of critically ill patients dying with acute kidney injury (AKI) in intensive care units of high income countries remains uncertain. METHODS: Retrospective observational assessment of interobserver agreement in the reporting of renal post mortem histopathology, and the ability of pathologists blinded to the clinical context to independently identify the presence of pre-mortem AKI from digital images of histological sections from 34 critically ill patients dying in teaching hospitals in Australia and Canada...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202258/the-spice-iii-study-protocol-and-analysis-plan-a-randomised-trial-of-early-goaldirected-sedation-compared-with-standard-care-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#4
Yahya Shehabi, Andrew B Forbes, Yaseen Arabi, Frances Bass, Rinaldo Bellomo, Suhaini Kadiman, Belinda D Howe, Colin McArthur, Michael C Reade, Ian Seppelt, Jukka Takala, Steve Webb, Matthew P Wise
BACKGROUND: Sedation strategy in critically ill patients who are mechanically ventilated is influenced by patient-related factors, choice of sedative agent and the intensity or depth of sedation prescribed. The impact of sedation strategy on outcome, in particular when delivered early after initiation of mechanical ventilation, is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: To present the protocol and analysis plan of a large randomised clinical trial investigating the effect of a sedation strategy, in critically ill patients who are mechanically ventilated, based on a protocol targeting light sedation using dexmedetomidine as the primary sedative, termed "early goal-directed sedation", compared with usual practice...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186517/renal-replacement-therapy-intensity-for-acute-kidney-injury-and-recovery-to-dialysis-independence-a-systematic-review-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Ying Wang, Martin Gallagher, Qiang Li, Serigne Lo, Alan Cass, Simon Finfer, John Myburgh, Catherine Bouman, Robert Faulhaber-Walter, John A Kellum, Paul M Palevsky, Claudio Ronco, Patrick Saudan, Ashita Tolwani, Rinaldo Bellomo
Background: There is no consensus whether higher intensity dose renal replacement therapy (RRT) compared with standard intensity RRT has survival benefit and achieves better renal recovery in acute kidney injury (AKI). Methods: In an individual patient data meta-analysis, we merged individual patient data from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing high with standard intensity RRT in intensive care unit patients with severe AKI. The primary outcome was all-cause mortality...
November 23, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169799/pharmacokinetics-of-magnesium-bolus-therapy-in-cardiothoracic-surgery
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Peter Biesenbach, Johan Mårtensson, Luca Lucchetta, Ravi Bangia, Jessica Fairley, Irmelin Jansen, George Matalanis, Rinaldo Bellomo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pharmacokinetics of a 20 mmol magnesium bolus in regards to serum and urinary magnesium concentration, volume of distribution, and half-life. DESIGN: Prospective, experimental study. SETTING: A university-affiliated teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty consecutive cardiac surgery patients treated with magnesium bolus therapy for prevention of arrhythmia. INTERVENTIONS: A 20-mmol bolus of magnesium sulfate was administered intravenously...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161684/higher-versus-lower-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-intensity-in-critically-ill-patients-with-liver-dysfunction
#7
Zachary O'Brien, Alan Cass, Louise Cole, Simon Finfer, Martin Gallagher, Colin McArthur, Shay McGuiness, John Myburgh, Rinaldo Bellomo, Johan Mårtensson
AIMS: To study the association between higher versus lower continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) intensity and mortality in critically ill patients with combined acute kidney injury and liver dysfunction. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of patients with liver dysfunction (Sequential Organ Failure Assessment liver score ≥2 or diagnosis of liver failure/transplant) included in the Randomized Evaluation of Normal versus Augmented Level renal replacement therapy (RENAL) trial...
November 22, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144182/plasma-lyte-148-vs-hartmann-s-solution-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass-pump-prime-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-trial
#8
Laurence Weinberg, Elizabeth Chiam, James Hooper, Frank Liskaser, Angela Kim Hawkins, Denise Massie, Andrew Ellis, Chong O Tan, David Story, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms of acid-base changes during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) remain unclear. We tested the hypothesis that, when used as CPB pump prime solutions, Plasma-Lyte 148 (PL) and Hartmann's solution (HS) have differential mechanisms of action in their contribution to acid-base changes. METHODS: We performed a prospective, double-blind, randomized trial in adult patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery with CPB. Participants received a CPB prime solution of 2000 mL, with either PL or HS...
November 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133019/frequency-and-significance-of-qsofa-criteria-during-adult-rapid-response-team-reviews-a-prospective-cohort-study
#9
Maurice LeGuen, Yvonne Ballueer, Richard McKay, Glenn Eastwood, Rinaldo Bellomo, Daryl Jones
AIM: A new definition of sepsis released by an international task-force has introduced the concept of quick Sequential (Sepsis-Related) Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA). This study aimed to measure the proportion of patients who fulfilled qSOFA criteria during a Rapid Response Team (RRT) review and to assess their associated outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of adult RRT reviews over a one month period between 6th June and 10th July 2016 in a large tertiary hospital in Melbourne Australia RESULTS: Over a one-month period, there were 282 RRT reviews, 258 of which were included...
November 11, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127739/renal-haemodynamics-and-oxygenation-during-and-after-cardiac-surgery-and-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#10
REVIEW
Roger G Evans, Yugeesh R Lankadeva, Andrew D Cochrane, Bruno Marino, Naoya Iguchi, Michael Z L Zhu, Sally G Hood, Julian A Smith, Rinaldo Bellomo, Bruce S Gardiner, Chang-Joon Lee, David W Smith, Clive N May
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication following cardiac surgery performed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and has important implications for prognosis. The aetiology of cardiac surgery-associated AKI is complex, but renal hypoxia, particularly in the medulla, is thought to play at least some role. There is strong evidence from studies in experimental animals, clinical observations and computational models, that medullary ischaemia and hypoxia occurs during CPB. There are no validated methods to monitor or improve renal oxygenation during CPB, and thus possibly decrease the risk of AKI...
November 11, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123557/defining-fluid-removal-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-national-and-international-survey-of-critical-care-practice
#11
Michael E O'Connor, Sarah L Jones, Neil J Glassford, Rinaldo Bellomo, John R Prowle
Design and objectives: To identify and compare how intensive care unit specialists in the United Kingdom and Australia and New Zealand self-reportedly define, assess and manage fluid overload in critically ill patients using a structured online questionnaire. Results: We assessed 219 responses. Australia and New Zealand and United Kingdom intensive care unit specialists reported using clinical examination findings, bedside tools and radiological features to assess fluid status, diagnose fluid overload and initiate fluid removal in the critically ill...
November 2017: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122431/nonsurgical-strategies-to-reduce-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-an-updated-consensus-process
#12
Giovanni Landoni, Vladimir Lomivorotov, Simona Silvietti, Caetano Nigro Neto, Antonio Pisano, Gabriele Alvaro, Ludmilla Abrahao Hajjar, Gianluca Paternoster, Hynek Riha, Fabrizio Monaco, Andrea Szekely, Rosalba Lembo, Nesrin A Aslan, Giovanni Affronti, Valery Likhvantsev, Cristiano Amarelli, Evgeny Fominskiy, Martina Baiardo Redaelli, Alessandro Putzu, Massimo Baiocchi, Jun Ma, Giuseppe Bono, Valentina Camarda, Remo Daniel Covello, Nora Di Tomasso, Miriam Labonia, Carlo Leggieri, Rosetta Lobreglio, Giacomo Monti, Paolo Mura, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Daniela Pasero, Stefano Turi, Agostino Roasio, Carmine D Votta, Emanuela Saporito, Claudio Riefolo, Chiara Sartini, Luca Brazzi, Rinaldo Bellomo, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: A careful choice of perioperative care strategies is pivotal to improve survival in cardiac surgery. However, there is no general agreement or particular attention to which nonsurgical interventions can reduce mortality in this setting. The authors sought to address this issue with a consensus-based approach. DESIGN: A systematic review of the literature followed by a consensus-based voting process. SETTING: A web-based international consensus conference...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094474/review-article-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department-part-1-definitions-and-outcomes
#13
REVIEW
Stephen Pj Macdonald, Julian M Williams, Amith Shetty, Rinaldo Bellomo, Simon Finfer, Nathan Shapiro, Gerben Keijzers
Sepsis has recently been redefined as acute organ dysfunction due to infection. The ED plays a critical role in identifying patients with sepsis. This is challenging due to the heterogeneity of the syndrome, and the lack of an objective standard diagnostic test. While overall mortality rates from sepsis appear to be falling, there is an increasing burden of morbidity among survivors. This largely reflects the growing proportion of older patients with comorbid illnesses among those treated for sepsis.
November 2, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080515/quantitative-relationships-among-plasma-lactate-inorganic-phosphorus-albumin-unmeasured-anions-and-the-anion-gap-in-lactic-acidosis
#14
James Figge, Rinaldo Bellomo, Moritoki Egi
BACKGROUND: Quantitative relationships among plasma [Lactate], [Pi], [Albumin], unmeasured anions ([UA]) and the anion gap (AGK) in lactic acidosis (LA) are not well defined. METHODS: A mathematical model featuring compensatory potassium and chloride shifts and respiratory changes in LA demonstrated: (1) AGK=[Lactate]+Zp×[Pi]+2.4×[Albumin]+constant1+e, where Zp is a function of pH, and e reflects unmeasured anions and cations plus pH-related variations. Eq. (1) can be algebraically rearranged to incorporate the albumin-corrected anion gap, cAGK: (2) cAGK=[Lactate]+Zp×[Pi]+constant2+e...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077618/urinary-oxygenation-as-a-surrogate-measure-of-medullary-oxygenation-during-angiotensin-ii-therapy-in-septic-acute-kidney-injury
#15
Yugeesh R Lankadeva, Junko Kosaka, Roger G Evans, Rinaldo Bellomo, Clive N May
OBJECTIVES: Angiotensin II is an emerging therapy for septic acute kidney injury, but it is unknown if its vasoconstrictor action induces renal hypoxia. We therefore examined the effects of angiotensin II on intrarenal PO2 in ovine sepsis. We also assessed the validity of urinary PO2 as a surrogate measure of medullary PO2. DESIGN: Interventional study. SETTING: Research Institute. SUBJECTS: Sixteen adult Merino ewes (n = 8/group)...
October 26, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020866/cause-and-timing-of-death-and-sub-group-differential-effects-of-erythropoietin-in-the-epo-tbi-study
#16
Markus Benedict Skrifvars, Craig French, Michael Bailey, Jeffrey Presneill, Alistair Nichol, Lorraine Little, Jacques Duranteau, Olivier Huet, Samir Haddad, Yaseen Arabi, Colin McArthur, D James Cooper, Rinaldo Bellomo
The EPO-TBI study randomised 606 patients with moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) to be treated with weekly epoetin alfa (EPO) or placebo. Six-month mortality was lower in EPO treated patients in an analysis adjusting for TBI severity. Knowledge of possible differential effects by TBI injury subtype and acute neurosurgical treatment as well as timing and cause of death (COD) will facilitate the design of future interventional TBI trials. We defined COD as cerebral (brain death, cerebral death with withdrawal or death during maximal care) and non-cerebral (death following withdrawal or during maximal care due to a non-cerebral cause)...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952891/age-of-red-cells-for-transfusion-and-outcomes-in-critically-ill-adults
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
D James Cooper, Zoe K McQuilten, Alistair Nichol, Bridget Ady, Cécile Aubron, Michael Bailey, Rinaldo Bellomo, Dashiell Gantner, David O Irving, Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen, Colin McArthur, Lynne Murray, Ville Pettilä, Craig French
BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether the duration of red-cell storage affects mortality after transfusion among critically ill adults. METHODS: In an international, multicenter, randomized, double-blind trial, we assigned critically ill adults to receive either the freshest available, compatible, allogeneic red cells (short-term storage group) or standard-issue (oldest available), compatible, allogeneic red cells (long-term storage group). The primary outcome was 90-day mortality...
November 9, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916987/erratum-to-the-impact-of-disability-in-survivors-of-critical-illness
#18
Carol L Hodgson, Andrew A Udy, Michael Bailey, Jonathan Barrett, Rinaldo Bellomo, Tracey Bucknall, Belinda J Gabbe, Alisa M Higgins, Theodore J Iwashyna, Julian Hunt-Smith, Lynne J Murray, Paul S Myles, Jennie Ponsford, David Pilcher, Craig Walker, Meredith Young, D J Cooper
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September 15, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880931/restrictive-intraoperative-fluid-optimisation-algorithm-improves-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-prospective-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Laurence Weinberg, Damian Ianno, Leonid Churilov, Ian Chao, Nick Scurrah, Clive Rachbuch, Jonathan Banting, Vijaragavan Muralidharan, David Story, Rinaldo Bellomo, Chris Christophi, Mehrdad Nikfarjam
We aimed to evaluate perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy with or without a cardiac output goal directed therapy (GDT) algorithm. We conducted a multicentre randomised controlled trial in four high volume hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery centres. We evaluated whether the additional impact of a intraoperative fluid optimisation algorithm would influence the amount of fluid delivered, reduce fluid related complications, and improve length of hospital stay. Fifty-two consecutive adult patients were recruited...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869251/cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury-risk-factors-pathophysiology-and-treatment
#20
REVIEW
Ying Wang, Rinaldo Bellomo
Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury (CSA-AKI) is the most common clinically important complication in adult patients undergoing open heart surgery, and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. In patients in intensive care units, CSA-AKI is the second most common type of AKI after septic AKI. In this Review, we explore the definition of CSA-AKI, discuss its epidemiology and identify its risk factors. We discuss current theories of the pathophysiology of CSA-AKI and describe its clinical course...
November 2017: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
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