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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332778/cricothyrotomy-in-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-transport
#1
Kevin High, Jeremy Brywczynski, Jin H Han
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a requisite skill set for helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) providers. Cricothyrotomy is a potentially lifesaving skill that is used when other airway maneuvers fail. The authors reviewed all transports by a helicopter program in which cricothyrotomy was performed to assess the frequency, success, and technique. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of air medical patient records from an electronic medical record system over a 112-month period...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331668/earlier-and-enhanced-rehabilitation-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-critical-care-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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David McWilliams, Charlotte Jones, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Tony Whitehouse, Tonny Veenith, Emma Reeves, Lauren Cooper, Catherine Snelson
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews of early rehabilitation within intensive care units have highlighted the need for robust multi-centre randomised controlled trials with longer term follow up. This trial aims to explore the feasibility of earlier and enhanced rehabilitation for patients mechanically ventilated for ≥5days and to assess the impact on possible long term outcome measures for use in a definitive trial. METHODS: Patients admitted to a large UK based intensive care unit and invasively ventilated for ≥5days were randomised to the rehabilitation intervention or standard care on a 1:1 basis, stratified by age and SOFA score...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330683/cardiac-function-during-weaning-failure-the-role-of-diastolic-dysfunction
#3
Ferran Roche-Campo, Alexandre Bedet, Emmanuel Vivier, Laurent Brochard, Armand Mekontso Dessap
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a common cause of weaning failure. Weaning shares some similarities with a cardiac stress test and may challenge active phases of the cardiac cycle-like ventricular contractility and relaxation. This study aimed at assessing systolic and diastolic function during the weaning process and scrutinizing their dynamics during weaning trials. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed during baseline ventilator settings to assess cardiac function at the initiation of the weaning process and at the start and the end of consecutive weaning trials (performed at day-1, day-2, and before extubation if applicable) to explore the evolution of left ventricle contractility and relaxation in a subset of patients...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324568/effects-of-pressure-support-ventilation-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-mild-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-depend-on-level-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure
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Paulo A F Magalhães, Gisele de A Padilha, Lillian Moraes, Cíntia L Santos, Ligia de A Maia, Cassia L Braga, Maria do Carmo M B Duarte, Lívia B Andrade, Alberto Schanaider, Vera L Capellozzi, Robert Huhle, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco, Pedro L Silva
BACKGROUND: Harmful effects of spontaneous breathing have been shown in experimental severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, in the clinical setting, spontaneous respiration has been indicated only in mild ARDS. To date, no study has compared the effects of spontaneous assisted breathing with those of fully controlled mechanical ventilation at different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on lung injury in ARDS. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of assisted pressure support ventilation (PSV) with pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) on lung function, histology and biological markers at two different PEEP levels in mild ARDS in rats...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323630/fatal-innominate-artery-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-tetraplegia-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Ahmad Zaheer Qureshi
Context Hemorrhage is one of the potentially fatal complications of tracheostomy. A rare but lethal cause of tracheostomy related bleeding is hemorrhage from the innominate artery. This occurs following tracheo-innominate artery fistula (TIF) formation, which is associated with a mortality rate of more than 85%. Here, we report the case of an individual with tetraplegia and a tracheostomy who died as a result of innominate artery hemorrhage. This case highlights the possible causes and interventions associated with this complication, and provides insight into tracheostomy related bleeding in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322062/increased-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-activity-is-associated-with-poor-clinical-outcome-in-adults-hospitalized-with-influenza-in-the-insight-flu003plus-study
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Sarah L Pett, Ken M Kunisaki, Deborah Wentworth, Timothy J Griffin, Ioannis Kalomenidis, Raquel Nahra, Rocio Montejano Sanchez, Shane W Hodgson, Kiat Ruxrungtham, Dominic Dwyer, Richard T Davey, Chris H Wendt
Background: Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) mediated tryptophan (TRP) depletion has antimicrobial and immuno-regulatory effects. Increased kynurenine (KYN)-to-TRP (KT) ratios, reflecting increased IDO activity, have been associated with poorer outcomes from several infections. Methods: We performed a case-control (1:2; age and sex matched) analysis of adults hospitalized with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 with protocol-defined disease progression (died/transferred to ICU/mechanical ventilation) after enrollment (cases) or survived without progression (controls) over 60 days of follow-up...
January 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317845/pyomyositis-in-the-setting-of-complicated-diverticulitis-case-report
#7
James Sun, David Leor Kashan, Jolita Marie Auguste, Akella Chendrasekhar
Pyomyositis is typically thought of as a disease of the tropics. However, it is becoming more prevalent in temperate regions, and may be underdiagnosed. Here, pyomyositis is encountered as a complication of perforated diverticulitis, which has not been previously reported. A 61-year-old Caucasian man initially presented in respiratory distress and was diagnosed with respiratory failure due to COPD exacerbation. The patient was taking high-dose prednisone, 60 mg daily for the past 2 years. Initially, he was afebrile, normotensive, tachycardic to 178 beats/minute and tachypneic to 28 breaths/minute, requiring noninvasive ventilation to maintain oxygenation...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317840/an-antibiotic-stewardship-exercise-in-the-icu-building-a-treatment-algorithm-for-the-management-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-based-on-local-epidemiology-and-the-2016-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-american-thoracic-society-guidelines
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Lyn S Awad, Dania I Abdallah, Anas M Mugharbil, Tamima H Jisr, Nabila S Droubi, Nabila A El-Rajab, Rima A Moghnieh
Introduction: Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), the most common infection in patients on mechanical ventilation, should be tailored to local microbiological data. The aim of this study was to determine susceptibility patterns of organisms causing VAP to develop a treatment algorithm based on these findings and evidence from the literature. Materials and methods: This is a retrospective analysis of the microbiological etiology of VAP in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Lebanese tertiary care hospital from July 2015 to July 2016...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315693/nacseld-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-nacseld-aclf-score-predicts-30-day-survival-in-hospitalized-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Jacqueline G O'Leary, K Rajender Reddy, Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, Scott W Biggins, Florence Wong, Michael B Fallon, Ram M Subramanian, Patrick S Kamath, Paul Thuluvath, Hugo E Vargas, Benedict Maliakkal, Puneeta Tandon, Jennifer Lai, Leroy R Thacker, Jasmohan S Bajaj
NACSELD (North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease) definition of acute-on-chronic liver failure (NACSELD-ACLF) as ≥2 extra-hepatic organ failures has been proposed as a simple bedside tool to assess risk of mortality in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. We validated NACSELD-ACLF's ability to predict 30-day survival (defined as in-hospital death or hospice discharge) in a separate multicenter prospectively enrolled cohort of both infected and uninfected hospitalized patients with cirrhosis...
January 8, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315663/circulating-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-nasopharyngeal-airway-metabolome-and-bronchiolitis-severity
#10
Kohei Hasegawa, Christopher J Stewart, Juan C Celedón, Jonathan M Mansbach, Courtney Tierney, Carlos A Camargo
Low circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels are a risk factor for acute respiratory infection (e.g., bronchiolitis) in children. However, little is known about the relation of circulating 25OHD with the many downstream functional molecules in target organs - such as the airway - and with clinical outcomes. In this prospective multicenter study of infants (age <1 year) hospitalized with bronchiolitis, we measured serum 25OHD levels and profiled the metabolome of 144 nasopharyngeal airway samples. Among 254 metabolites identified, we defined a set of 20 metabolites that are related to lower serum 25OHD and higher vitamin D-binding protein levels...
January 9, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315054/ambulatory-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Houssam Abusibah, Muntasir M Abdelaziz, Peter Standen, Praveen Bhatia, Mahir Ma Hamad
The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism can be very difficult and elusive. It depends greatly on the use of diagnostic tests, which are in turn interpreted according to a pre-test clinical probability. These include non-specific tests such as the chest X-ray and electrocardiograph, which help exclude other conditions such as pneumonia or myocardial infarction. On the other hand, more specific tests such as computed tomography or ventilation/perfusion scanning are used to confirm or exclude the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism...
January 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314789/risk-factors-for-hospitalizations-due-to-bacterial-respiratory-tract-infections-after-tracheotomy
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Christopher J Russell, Cary Thurm, Matt Hall, Tamara D Simon, Michael N Neely, Jay G Berry
OBJECTIVE: Identify characteristics associated with hospital readmission due to bacterial respiratory tract infections (bRTI) after tracheotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of 8009 children 0-17 years undergoing tracheotomy from 2007 to 2013 at 48 children's hospitals in the Pediatric Health Information System database. The primary outcome was first hospital admission after tracheotomy for bRTI (ie, primary diagnosis of bRTI or a primary diagnosis of bRTI symptom and secondary diagnosis of bRTI)...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314751/emergency-airway-and-ventilator-procedures-for-community-based-home-care-staff-validation-of-an-educational-program
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Ann Marie Ramsey, Sarah Brennan, Adam Stricker, Kurt Riek, Dana Brown, Rachel Gurtowsky, Julie Sturza, Amy Goldstein Filbrun
BACKGROUND: Children discharged home with tracheostomy and chronic mechanical ventilator support are at high risk for complications and adverse events. Private duty nursing and home respiratory care services are a critical support necessary for successful discharge. The literature suggests that there are opportunities for home care staff (HCS) to improve upon the skills necessary to assess and intervene in an emergency thereby increasing the likelihood of improving long-term outcomes...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314741/a-bench-study-of-inhaled-nitric-oxide-delivery-during-high-frequency-percussive-ventilation
#14
Richard D Branson, Jeff Griebel, Dario Rodriquez
BACKGROUND: Safe and effective delivery of inhaled nitric oxide (INO) requires the appropriate interface of ventilator and INO delivery device. METHODS: We compared INO delivery using four configurations with the Transport Sinusoidal Bronchotron® and INOmax DSIR Plus® in a lung model. Ventilator settings and lung model values were held constant. Delivered NO, NO2 , and inspired oxygen (FIO2 ) were measured. The mean difference between set and measured NO was calculated and compared using ANOVA...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314320/patient-agitation-and-its-management-in-adult-critical-care-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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Samantha Freeman, Janelle Yorke, Paul Dark
AIM: To critically review the evidence relating to the management of agitation within the Adult Critical Care Unit (ACCU) environment and identify any risks and benefits of current management strategies. BACKGROUND: Admission to an ACCU can be traumatic and potentially life altering for the patient. Patient agitation is common in ACCUs and is associated with the potential for harm. Despite inherent safety risks, there is a paucity of evidence-based guidance underpinning the care of agitation in patients with critical illness...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312659/healthcare-associated-infection-and-its-risk-factors-among-patients-admitted-to-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia-longitudinal-study
#16
Solomon Ali, Melkamu Birhane, Sisay Bekele, Gebre Kibru, Lule Teshager, Yonas Yilma, Yesuf Ahmed, Netsanet Fentahun, Henok Assefa, Mulatu Gashaw, Esayas Kebede Gudina
Background: Healthcare associated infection (HAI) is alarmingly increasing in low income settings. In Ethiopia, the burden of HAI is still not well described. Methods: Longitudinal study was conducted from May to September, 2016. All wards of Jimma University Medical Centre were included. The incidence, prevalence and risk factors of healthcare associated infection were determined. A total of 1015 admitted patients were followed throughout their hospital stay. Biological specimens were collected from all patients suspected to have hospital aquired infection...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310868/high-velocity-nasal-insufflation-in-the-treatment-of-respiratory-failure-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Pratik Doshi, Jessica S Whittle, Michael Bublewicz, Joseph Kearney, Terrell Ashe, Russell Graham, Suesann Salazar, Terry W Ellis, Dianna Maynard, Rose Dennis, April Tillotson, Mandy Hill, Misha Granado, Nancy Gordon, Charles Dunlap, Sheldon Spivey, Thomas L Miller
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We compare high-velocity nasal insufflation, a form of high-flow nasal cannula, with noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in the treatment of undifferentiated respiratory failure with respect to therapy failure, as indicated by requirement for endotracheal intubation or cross over to the alternative therapy. METHODS: This was a multicenter, randomized trial of adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) with respiratory failure requiring noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304488/factors-associated-with-elevated-cardiac-troponin-levels-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
#18
Samad Ghaffari, Nariman Sepehrvand, Leili Pourafkari, Reza Hajizadeh, Elnaz Javanshir, Mehdi Nadiri, Nader D Nader
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the factors that are associated with increased cardiac troponin I (cTnI) leakage in the acute pulmonary embolism (PTE) setting and their alignment with patient outcome. METHODS: Adult patients with a diagnosis of PTE were enrolled in this prospective cohort study. The primary endpoint of interest was major adverse cardio-pulmonary events (MACPE), defined as the composite of in-hospital all-cause mortality, need for thrombolysis and mechanical ventilation and surgical embolectomy during index hospitalization...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304139/early-neonatal-mortality-and-neurological-outcomes-of-neonatal-resuscitation-in-a-resource-limited-setting-on-the-thailand-myanmar-border-a-descriptive-study
#19
Sophie Janet, Verena I Carrara, Julie A Simpson, Nant War War Thin, Wah Wah Say, Naw Ta Mlar Paw, Kesinee Chotivanich, Claudia Turner, Jane Crawley, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Of the 4 million neonatal deaths worldwide yearly, 98% occur in low and middle-income countries. Effective resuscitation reduces mortality and morbidity but long-term outcomes in resource-limited settings are poorly described. This study reports on newborn neurological outcomes following resuscitation at birth in a resource-limited setting where intensive newborn care including intubation is unavailable. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of births records from 2008 to 2015 at Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) on the Thailand-Myanmar border...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298331/detection-of-artificial-pulmonary-lung-nodules-in-ultralow-dose-ct-using-an-ex-vivo-lung-phantom
#20
Caroline Alexandra Burgard, Thomas Gaass, Madeleine Bonert, David Bondesson, Natalie Thaens, Maximilian Ferdinand Reiser, Julien Dinkel
OBJECTIVES: To assess the image quality of 3 different ultralow-dose CT protocols on pulmonary nodule depiction in a ventilated ex vivo-system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four porcine lungs were inflated inside a dedicated chest phantom and prepared with n = 195 artificial nodules (0.5-1 mL). The artificial chest wall was filled with water to simulate the absorption of a human chest. Images were acquired with a 2x192-row detector CT using low-dose (reference protocol with a tube voltage of 120 kV) and 3 different ULD protocols (respective effective doses: 1mSv and 0...
2018: PloS One
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