keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

pneumonia randomized controlled trial

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770192/safety-and-efficacy-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-for-prophylaxis-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#1
Mojtaba Sharafkhah, Ali Abdolrazaghnejad, Nader Zarinfar, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Ali Massoudifar, Sahand Abaszadeh
Ventilator-associated-pneumonia (VAP) is characterized by morbidity, mortality, and prolonged length of stay in intensive care unit (ICU). The present study aimed to examine the effect of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) in preventing VAP in patients hospitalized in ICU. We performed a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 60 mechanically ventilated patients at high risk of developing VAP. NAC (600 mg/twice daily) and placebo (twice daily) were administered to NAC group ( n = 30) and control group ( n = 30), respectively, through the nasogastric tube in addition to routine care...
January 2018: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766275/implementing-cough-reflex-testing-in-a-clinical-pathway-for-acute-stroke-a-pragmatic-randomised-controlled-trial
#2
Makaela Field, Rachel Wenke, Arman Sabet, Melissa Lawrie, Elizabeth Cardell
Silent aspiration is common after stroke and can lead to subsequent pneumonia. While standard bedside dysphagia assessments are ineffective at predicting silent aspiration, cough reflex testing (CRT) has shown promise for identifying patients at risk of silent aspiration. We investigated the impact of CRT on patient and service outcomes when embedded into a clinical pathway. 488 acute stoke patients were randomly allocated to receive either CRT or standard care (i.e. bedside assessment). Primary outcomes included confirmed pneumonia within 3 months post stroke and length of acute inpatient stay...
May 15, 2018: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762314/effectiveness-of-dexmedetomidine-versus-propofol-on-extubation-times-length-of-stay-and-mortality-rates-in-adult-cardiac-surgery-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
John Nguyen, Noel Nacpil
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of dexmedetomidine versus propofol on extubation time, intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, total hospital length of stay and in-hospital mortality rates in cardiac surgery patients. INTRODUCTION: Recovery from cardiovascular surgery involves weaning from mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation decreases the work of breathing for patients by inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide via a ventilator or breathing machine...
May 2018: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747810/oral-health-interventions-using-chlorhexidine-effects-on-the-prevalence-of-oral-opportunistic-pathogens-in-stroke-survivors-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#4
Normaliza Ab Malik, Fathilah Abdul Razak, Sa'ari Mohamad Yatim, Otto Lok Tao Lam, Lijian Jin, Leonard S W Li, Colman McGrath
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the presence of oral opportunistic pathogens among stroke survivors, both before and after oral health care interventions. METHODS: A multicenter randomized clinical trial was conducted on hospitalized stroke survivors. Those in the control group were given standard care of oral hygiene (a manual toothbrush and toothpaste), whereas those in the test group were given intense care of oral hygiene (a powered toothbrush and 1% chlorhexidine oral gel)...
June 2018: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746721/melatonin-for-the-promotion-of-sleep-in-adults-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#5
REVIEW
Sharon R Lewis, Michael W Pritchard, Oliver J Schofield-Robinson, Phil Alderson, Andrew F Smith
BACKGROUND: Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) experience sleep deprivation caused by environmental disruption, such as high noise levels and 24-hour lighting, as well as increased patient care activities and invasive monitoring as part of their care. Sleep deprivation affects physical and psychological health, and patients perceive the quality of their sleep to be poor whilst in the ICU. Artificial lighting during night-time hours in the ICU may contribute to reduced production of melatonin in critically ill patients...
May 10, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739430/relax-restricted-versus-liberal-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-in-patients-without-ards-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#6
Anna Geke Algera, Luigi Pisani, Dennis C J Bergmans, Sylvia den Boer, Corianne A J de Borgie, Frank H Bosch, Karina Bruin, Thomas G Cherpanath, Rogier M Determann, Arjen M Dondorp, Dave A Dongelmans, Henrik Endeman, Jasper J Haringman, Janneke Horn, Nicole P Juffermans, David M van Meenen, Nardo J van der Meer, Maruschka P Merkus, Hazra S Moeniralam, Ilse Purmer, Pieter Roel Tuinman, Mathilde Slabbekoorn, Peter E Spronk, Alexander P J Vlaar, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Ary Serpa Neto, Marcus J Schultz, Frederique Paulus
BACKGROUND: Evidence for benefit of high positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) is largely lacking for invasively ventilated, critically ill patients with uninjured lungs. We hypothesize that ventilation with low PEEP is noninferior to ventilation with high PEEP with regard to the number of ventilator-free days and being alive at day 28 in this population.  METHODS/DESIGN: The "REstricted versus Liberal positive end-expiratory pressure in patients without ARDS" trial (RELAx) is a national, multicenter, randomized controlled, noninferiority trial in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients with uninjured lungs who are expected not to be extubated within 24 h...
May 9, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726345/mortality-and-morbidity-in-acutely-ill-adults-treated-with-liberal-versus-conservative-oxygen-therapy-iota-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Derek K Chu, Lisa H-Y Kim, Paul J Young, Nima Zamiri, Saleh A Almenawer, Roman Jaeschke, Wojciech Szczeklik, Holger J Schünemann, John D Neary, Waleed Alhazzani
BACKGROUND: Supplemental oxygen is often administered liberally to acutely ill adults, but the credibility of the evidence for this practice is unclear. We systematically reviewed the efficacy and safety of liberal versus conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults. METHODS: In the Improving Oxygen Therapy in Acute-illness (IOTA) systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, Embase, HealthSTAR, LILACS, PapersFirst, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry from inception to Oct 25, 2017, for randomised controlled trials comparing liberal and conservative oxygen therapy in acutely ill adults (aged ≥18 years)...
April 28, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718143/the-association-between-empirical-antibiotic-treatment-and-mortality-in-severe-infections-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-a-prospective-study
#8
Yael Zak-Doron, Yael Dishon Benattar, Iris Pfeffer, George L Daikos, Anna Skiada, Anastasia Antoniadou, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Roberto Andini, Giusi Cavezza, Leonard Leibovici, Dafna Yahav, Noa Elyakim-Raz, Yehuda Carmeli, Amir Nutman, Mical Paul
Background: Empirical colistin should be avoided. We aimed to evaluate the association between covering empirical antibiotics (EAT) and mortality for infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CRGNB). Methods: Secondary analysis of a randomized-controlled trial, including adults with bloodstream infections (BSI), pneumonia or urosepsis caused by CRGNB. All patients received EAT followed by covering targeted therapy. The exposure variable was covering EAT in the first 48 hours...
April 27, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713463/zinc-as-an-adjunct-therapy-in-the-management-of-severe-pneumonia-among-gambian-children-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stephen Howie, Christian Bottomley, Osaretin Chimah, Readon Ideh, Bernard Ebruke, Uduak Okomo, Charles Onyeama, Simon Donkor, Onike Rodrigues, Mary Tapgun, Marie Janneh, Claire Oluwalana, Bankole Kuti, Godwin Enwere, Pamela Esangbedo, Conor Doherty, Grant Mackenzie, Brian Greenwood, Tumani Corrah, Andrew Prentice, Richard Adegbola, Syed Zaman
Background: The benefit of zinc as an adjunct therapy for severe pneumonia is not established. We assessed the benefit of adjunct zinc therapy for severe pneumonia in children and determined whether the study children were zinc deficient. Methods: This was a randomized, parallel group, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with an allocation ratio of 1:1 conducted in children with severe pneumonia to evaluate the efficacy of daily zinc as an adjunct treatment in preventing 'treatment failure' (presence of any sign of severe pneumonia) on day-5 and day-10 and in reducing the time to resolution of signs of severe pneumonia...
June 2018: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709502/is-the-venner-pneux-endotracheal-tube-system-a-cost-effective-option-for-post-cardiac-surgery-care
#10
Lazaros Andronis, Raymond A Oppong, Na'ngono Manga, Eshan Senanayake, Shameer Gopal, Susan Charman, Ramesh Giri, Heyman Luckraz
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is common and costly. In a recent randomized controlled trial, the Venner-PneuX (VPX) endotracheal tube system was found to be superior to standard endotracheal tubes (SET) in preventing VAP. However, VPX is considerably more expensive. We evaluated the costs and benefits of VPX to determine whether replacing SET with VPX is a cost-effective option for intensive care units. METHODS: We developed a decision analytic model to compare intubation with VPX or SET for patients requiring mechanical ventilation post cardiac surgery...
April 27, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702071/incentive-spirometry-after-lung-resection-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#11
Peter Ra Malik, Christine Fahim, Jordyn Vernon, Priya Thomas, Colin Schieman, Christian J Finley, John Agzarian, Yaron Shargall, Forough Farrokhyar, Wael C Hanna
BACKGROUND: Incentive spirometry (IS) is thought to reduce the incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) after lung resection. We sought to determine whether the addition of IS to routine physiotherapy following lung resection results in a lower rate of PPC, as compared to physiotherapy alone. METHODS: A single-blind prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted in adults undergoing lung resection. Individuals with previous lung surgery or home oxygen were excluded...
April 24, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679383/shortened-courses-of-antibiotics-for-bacterial-infections-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#12
Alexandra M Hanretty, Jason C Gallagher
BACKGROUND: Commonly prescribed durations of therapy for many, if not most, bacterial infections are not evidence-based. Misunderstandings by clinicians and patients alike influence perspectives on antibiotic use, including duration of therapy and its role in antibiotic resistance. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that shorter durations of antibiotic therapy are as efficacious as longer durations for many infections. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of English language articles using PubMed were identified for inclusion...
April 20, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666203/efficacy-and-safety-of-pulmonary-application-of-corticosteroids-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
Mahin Delara, Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Mê-Linh Le, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Geert W 'tJong
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids as the frontline treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants are associated with adverse effects on growth and neurodevelopmental outcome, but the pulmonary administration of steroids may help prevent the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) without these side effects. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulmonary application of corticosteroids in preterm infants with RDS. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664857/restrictive-versus-liberal-strategy-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-in-orthopaedic-patients
#14
Wan-Jie Gu, Xiao-Ping Gu, Xiang-Dong Wu, Hao Chen, Joey S W Kwong, Lu-Yang Zhou, Shuo Chen, Zheng-Liang Ma
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend restrictive criteria for red blood-cell transfusion in most clinical settings. However, patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery may require distinct transfusion criteria since benefits and potential harm often vary considerably based on patient characteristics and surgical procedures. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of restrictive transfusion in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, especially in important subgroups. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched to identify randomized controlled trials investigating restrictive (mostly a hemoglobin level of 8...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663993/-meta-analysis-of-observing-prone-position-ventilation-role-in-the-oxygenation-of-severe-pneumonia-patients
#15
Yuming Du, Yan Li, Rongqing Sun, Bo Yuan, Min Gao, Lirui Wang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the clinical effect of prone position mechanical ventilation on the improvement of oxygenation in patients with severe pneumonia. METHODS: Pubmed, Embase, Cochrane Library, CNKI, Wanfang Data and VIP database were searched from the time of database built up until December 10th, 2017. All the published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) about the effects of prone position ventilation on the oxygenation of severe pneumonia patients were screened, and were confirmed by the literature reference citation retrieval...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662613/efficacy-of-continuous-versus-intermittent-subglottic-secretion-drainage-in-preventing-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-patients-requiring-mechanical-ventilation-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Hiroko Fujimoto, Osamu Yamaguchi, Hajime Hayami, Mika Shimosaka, Sayaka Tsuboi, Mitsunori Sato, Shigeo Takebayashi, Satoshi Morita, Mari Saito, Takahisa Goto, Kiyoyasu Kurahashi
Objective: Aspiration of subglottic secretion is a widely used intervention to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This study aimed to compare the efficacy of continuous and intermittent subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) in preventing VAP. Methods: A single-center randomized controlled trial was conducted on adult postoperative patients who were expected to undergo mechanical ventilation for more than 48 hours. Primary outcome measure was incidence of VAP and secondary outcome measures were length of mechanical ventilation and intensive-care unit (ICU) stay...
March 23, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655626/a-toddler-pcv-booster-dose-following-3-infancy-priming-doses-increases-circulating-serotype-specific-igg-levels-but-does-not-increase-protection-against-carriage
#17
Ron Dagan, Shalom Ben-Shimol, Birgit Simell, David Greenberg, Nurith Porat, Helena Käyhty, Noga Givon-Lavi
BACKGROUND: We compared PCV7 serological response and protection against carriage in infants receiving 3 doses (2, 4, 6 months; 3+0 schedule) to those receiving a booster (12 months; 3+1). METHODS: A prospective, randomized controlled study, conducted between 2005 and 2008, before PCVs were implemented in Israel. Healthy infants were randomized 1:1:1 to receive 3+1, 3+0 and 0+2 (control group; 12, 18 months doses). Nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal swabs were obtained at all visits...
April 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650505/universal-versus-conditional-third-day-follow-up-visit-for-children-with-nonsevere-unclassified-fever-at-the-community-level-in-ethiopia-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomized-noninferiority-trial
#18
Karin Källander, Tobias Alfven, Ayalkibet Abebe Workineh, Abreham Hailemariam, Max Petzold, Dawit Getachew, Lawrence Barat, Laura C Steinhardt, Julie R Gutman
BACKGROUND: Under the World Health Organization's integrated community case management strategy, febrile children seen by community health workers (on day 1) without a diagnosable illness and without danger signs are advised to return on day 3, regardless of symptom resolution. This advice might be unnecessary and place additional time and cost burdens on caregivers and community health workers. However, the safety of not following up with respect to children with unclassified fever is unknown...
April 12, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629985/ventilator-bundle-and-its-effects-on-mortality-among-icu-patients-a-meta-analysis
#19
Claudia Pileggi, Valentina Mascaro, Aida Bianco, Carmelo G A Nobile, Maria Pavia
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of the ventilator bundle in the reduction of mortality in ICU patients. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, Cochrane Library for studies published until June 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Included studies: randomized controlled trials or any kind of nonrandomized intervention studies, made reference to a ventilator bundle approach, assessed mortality in ICU-ventilated adult patients. DATA EXTRACTION: Items extracted: study characteristics, description of the bundle approach, number of patients in the comparison groups, hospital/ICU mortality, ventilator-associated pneumonia-related mortality, assessment of compliance to ventilator bundle and its score...
April 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629984/early-enteral-nutrition-provided-within-24-hours-of-icu-admission-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
Feng Tian, Philippa T Heighes, Matilde J Allingstrup, Gordon S Doig
OBJECTIVES: To identify, appraise, and synthesize the most current evidence to determine whether early enteral nutrition alters patient outcomes from critical illness. DATA SOURCES: Medline and Embase were searched. The close out date was November 20, 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Early enteral nutrition was defined as a standard formula commenced within 24 hours of ICU admission. Comparators included any form of nutrition support "except" early enteral nutrition...
April 6, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
keyword
keyword
76974
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"