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Eashaa Kumar, Michael T McCurdy, Christian A Koch, Abdurrahman Hamadah, Tibor Fülöp, Kamel A Gharaibeh
Unexplained hypotension in the intensive care unit is commonly attributed to volume depletion, cardiorespiratory failure, sepsis, or relative adrenal insufficiency. In these acute conditions, thyroid hormone levels measured in blood, serum or plasma are often altered and solely attributed to critical illness. We report a series of 3 critically ill patients with prolonged respiratory failure, suppressed mental status and unexplained hypotension. Thyroid stimulating hormone levels ranged from normal to mildly elevated (2...
March 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Sophie Emilia Huttmann, Friederike Sophie Magnet, Christian Karagiannidis, Jan Hendrik Storre, Wolfram Windisch
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQL), life satisfaction, living conditions, patients' attitudes towards life and death, expectations, beliefs and unmet needs are all poorly understood aspects associated with patients receiving invasive home mechanical ventilation (HMV) following ICU treatment and unsuccessful weaning. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess (1) HRQL, (2) life satisfaction and (3) patients' perspectives on life and death associated with invasive HMV as the consequence of unsuccessful weaning...
March 16, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
Rebekah C Kennedy, Russell R Fling, Michael S Robeson, Arnold M Saxton, Liesel G Schneider, John L Darcy, David A Bemis, Ling Zhao, Jiangang Chen
Widely used as an antimicrobial in antibacterial bar soaps, triclocarban (3,4,4'-trichlorocarbanilide; TCC) is effective against Gram-positive bacteria but shows little efficacy against Gram-negative strains, potentially altering the composition of indigenous microflora within and on the human body. To date, the consequence of continuous or previous nonprescription antimicrobial exposure from compounds in personal care products on commensal microflora is still elusive. Previous research has shown that TCC exposure during gestation and lactation induced dysbiosis of gut microbial communities among exposed dams and neonates...
March 13, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Joshua L Chan, Justin G Miller, Mandy Murphy, Ann Greenberg, Peggy Iraola, Keith A Horvath
BACKGROUND: Prolonged intubation following cardiac surgery is associated with significant morbidity. A fast-track extubation protocol primarily driven by bedside providers was instituted for all postoperative cardiac surgery patients to facilitate safe and expeditious extubation. METHODS: A retrospective review of 1581 cardiac surgery patients over an 8-year period was performed. Prior to 2011, non-protocolized standard perioperative management was utilized (n=807)...
March 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
David L Sigalet, Viona Lam, Mary Brindle, Dana Boctor, Laurie Wallace, Elaine de Heuval, Bollette Hartmann, Jens J Holst
PURPOSE: This study investigates the relationship between the enteric hormone glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) production, sensitivity, and intestinal adaptation in infants following resection or repair of gastroschisis. METHODS: With IRB approval (UCalgary #10656), consent was obtained from families of infants undergoing surgery for prospective monitoring of nutritional status, GLP-2 levels, and where possible, tissue sampling. RESULTS: Infants who adapted and weaned from parenteral nutrition (PN) had increased GLP-2 (86±32) n=24 vs...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Arnaud W Thille, Faustine Reynaud, Damien Marie, Stéphanie Barrau, Ludivine Rousseau, Christophe Rault, Véronique Diaz, Jean-Claude Meurice, Rémi Coudroy, Jean-Pierre Frat, René Robert, Xavier Drouot
Sleep is markedly altered in intensive care unit (ICU) patients and may alter respiratory performance. Our objective was to assess the impact of sleep alterations on weaning duration. We conducted a prospective physiological study performed in a French teaching hospital. ICU-patients intubated at least 24 h and difficult-to-wean were included. Complete polysomnography was performed after the first spontaneous breathing trial failure. Presence of atypical sleep, duration of sleep stages particularly rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and electroencephalogram (EEG) reactivity at eye opening were assessed by a neurologist...
March 8, 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Nicolino Ambrosino, Michele Vitacca
Background: Progress in management has improved hospital mortality of patients admitted to the intensive care units, but also the prevalence of those patients needing weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation, and of ventilator assisted individuals. The result is a number of difficult clinical and organizational problems for patients, caregivers and health services, as well as high human and financial resources consumption, despite poor long-term outcomes. An effort should be made to improve the management of these patients...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Silvia L Nunes, Sune Forsberg, Hans Blomqvist, Lars Berggren, Mikael Sörberg, Toni Sarapohja, Carl-Johan Wickerts
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit patients undergoing mechanical ventilation have traditionally been sedated to make them comfortable and to avoid pain and anxiety. However, this may lead to prolonged mechanical ventilation and a longer length of stay. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to explore whether different sedation regimens influence the course and duration of the weaning process. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Intubated adult patients (n = 152) from 15 general intensive care units in Sweden were mechanically ventilated for ≥ 24 h...
March 3, 2018: Clinical Drug Investigation
Doaa El Amrousy, Mohamed Elkashlan, Nagat Elshmaa, Ahmed Ragab
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of ultrasound-guided laryngeal air column width difference in predicting postextubation stridor in children. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Single, tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: This study was carried out at PICU and surgical ICU, Tanta University Hospital on 400 ventilated children between January 2015 and May 2017. Patients who received mechanical ventilation and met criteria for a weaning trial were included...
March 1, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Satomi Tani, Carlos Piñeiro, Yuzo Koketsu
Background: The objectives of our study were 1) to characterize culling and retention patterns in parities 0 to 6 in served females and farrowed sows in two herd groups, and 2) to quantify the factors associated with by-parity culling risks for both groups in commercial herds. Lifetime data from first-service to removal included 465,947 service records of 94,691 females served between 2008 and 2013 in 98 Spanish herds. Herds were categorized into two groups based on the upper 25th percentile of the herd means of annualized lifetime pigs weaned per sow: high-performing (> 24...
2018: Porcine Health Management
Maziar Khorsandi, Mark Davidson, Omar Bouamra, Andrew McLean, Kenneth MacArthur, Ida Torrance, Gillian Wylie, Ed Peng, Mark Danton
Introduction: Around 3.2%-8.4% of patients receive venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support after pediatric cardiac surgery. The desired outcome is "bridge-to-recovery" in most cases. There is no universally agreed protocol, and given the associated costs and complications rates, the decisions as of when and when not to institute VA ECMO are largely empirical. Methods: A retrospective review of the ECMO database at the Scottish Pediatric Cardiac Services (SPCS) was undertaken...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Michael S Green, Johann J Mathew, Lia J Michos, Parmis Green, Mansoor M Aman
Introduction: An acquired Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is commonly caused by a malignancy or trauma, with pulmonary infection or aspiration being the presenting symptom. However, in the critical care setting the presentation can be subtle and may present with difficult ventilation. High endotracheal tube cuff pressures can lead to tracheal erosions and thus increasing the chances for developing a TEF. Prolonged intubation in the presence of other risk factors like poor general state of health, episodic hypotension, nasogastric tubes, and repeated intubations can increase the likelihood of developing an acquired TEF...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Adriana Ferlazzo, Cristina Cravana, Esterina Fazio, Pietro Medica
In order to acquire a pattern of thyroid involvement in welfare maintenance in Ruminants and Equines, this review summarizes data concerning the reference values of total and free iodothyronines and their modifications in physiological conditions and in different management conditions (pregnancy, lactation, weaning, growth, isolation, restraint, shearing, confinement and transportation). Thyroidal and extrathyroidal tissues efficiently respond to management practices, giving a differentiated contribution to circulating iodothyronine changes...
February 2, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
Paulo A F Magalhães, Carlos A Camillo, Daniel Langer, Lívia B Andrade, Maria do Carmo M B Duarte, Rik Gosselink
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory muscle dysfunction, being a common cause of weaning failure, is strongly associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation (MV) and prolonged stay in intensive care units. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) has been described as an important contributor to the treatment of respiratory muscle dysfunction in critically ill patients. Its effectiveness is however yet controversial. OBJECTIVE: To discuss evidence for assessment of readiness and the effectiveness of interventions for liberation from MV, with special attention to the role of IMT...
January 2018: Respiratory Medicine
Alexandra M Hudecova, Kristine E A Hansen, Siddhartha Mandal, Hanne F Berntsen, Abdolrahman Khezri, Tracy L Bale, Thomas W K Fraser, Karin E Zimmer, Erik Ropstad
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are found in the food chain of both humans and animals and exert a wide spectrum of potentially adverse effects. The present experiment aimed to investigate whether a defined mixture of 29 POPs, based on the dietary intake of Scandinavians, could affect the stress response in female mice exposed through ingestion, and in their offspring. Female mice 129:C57BL/6F0 hybrids were exposed from weaning, throughout pregnancy, and up until necropsy, to either 5000 × or 100 000 × the estimated daily intake for Scandinavians...
January 18, 2018: Chemosphere
Wei Cao, Xianjian Wu, Gang Jia, Hua Zhao, Xiaoling Chen, Caimei Wu, Jingyi Cai, Jing Wang, Guangmang Liu
Objective: This study investigated whether spermine supplementation could regulate cell cycle, apoptosis, and amino acid transporter-related genes expression in the thymus and spleen of early weaned piglets. Methods: Eighty female piglets were randomly distributed to receive adequate nutrients supplemented with spermine (0.4 mmol kg-1 body weight 24h-1) or to be provided with restricted nourishment supplemented with normal saline for 7 h or 3, 6, or 9 d in pairs...
January 26, 2018: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
H M Hammon, D Frieten, C Gerbert, C Koch, G Dusel, R Weikard, C Kühn
There is increasing evidence that nutrition during early mammalian life has a strong influence on health and performance in later life. However, there are conflicting data concerning the appropriate milk diet. This discrepancy particularly applies to ruminants, a group of mammals that switch from monogastric status to rumination during weaning. Little is known regarding how the whole genome expression pattern in the juvenile ruminant gut is affected by alternative milk diets. Thus, we performed a next-generation-sequencing-based holistic whole transcriptome analysis of the jejunum in male pre-weaned German Holstein calves fed diets with restricted or unlimited access to milk during the first 8 weeks of life...
January 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Helena Amaral Gonçalves Fusatto, Luciana Castilho de Figueiredo, Ana Paula Ragonete Dos Anjos Agostini, Melissa Sibinelli, Desanka Dragosavac
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify pulmonary dysfunction and factors associated with prolonged mechanical ventilation, hospital stay, weaning failure and mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting with use of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). METHODS: This observational study analyzed respiratory, surgical, clinical and demographic variables and related them to outcomes. RESULTS: We analyzed 39 patients with a mean age of 61...
January 2018: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
Bertrand Herer
BACKGROUND: The incidence of chronically ill subjects with prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) has significantly increased over the last decade because of improvements in acute critical care. The aim of this study was to describe the outcomes and care pathways of subjects receiving PMV through a tracheostomy tube in an intermediate-care facility. METHODS: Sixty-six subjects with chronic respiratory failure who experienced 109 hospitalizations between December 2010 and December 2012 in a 34-bed post-care unit were retrospectively included and followed for at least 1 y...
January 23, 2018: Respiratory Care
Brittany L Shutes, Samantha W Gee, Cheryl L Sargel, Kelsey A Fink, Joseph D Tobias
OBJECTIVES: Dexmedetomidine use in pediatric critical care is increasing. Its prolonged effects as a single continuous agent for sedation are not well described. The aim of the current study was to describe prolonged dexmedetomidine therapy without other continuous sedation, specifically the hemodynamic effects, discontinuation strategies, and risk factors for withdrawal. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Large, single-center, quaternary care pediatric academic institution...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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