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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301864/functional-recovery-in-patients-with-and-without-intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness
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Daniela Susanne Dettling-Ihnenfeldt, Luuk Wieske, Janneke Horn, Frans Nollet, Marike van der Schaaf
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to compare the patient-reported functional health status with regard to physical, psychological, and social functioning of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors with and without ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW). DESIGN: Single-center prospective study in ICU patients who were mechanically ventilated for more than 2 days and who survived to ICU discharge. Functional health status was assessed at 3, 6, and 12 months after ICU discharge, using the Sickness Impact Profile 68 (SIP68)...
April 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262729/abo-blood-types-associated-with-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-han-chinese-people-a-hospital-based-study-of-200-000-patients
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Xuefeng Sun, Jun Feng, Wei Wu, Min Peng, Juhong Shi
ABO blood types are putatively associated with the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but it is not proved in Chinese people. A large population of Han Chinese patients discharged from Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2010 and June 2016 were retrospectively analyzed in a case-control study. A total of 1412 VTE patients were identified from 200,660 discharged Han Chinese patients, including 600 patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), 441 patients with pulmonary embolism, and 371 patients with both DVT and pulmonary embolism...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217744/effect-of-tcdr-mutation-on-sporulation-in-the-epidemic-clostridium-difficile-strain-r20291
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Brintha P Girinathan, Marc Monot, Daniel Boyle, Kathleen N McAllister, Joseph A Sorg, Bruno Dupuy, Revathi Govind
Clostridium difficile is an important nosocomial pathogen and the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. Antibiotic use is the primary risk factor for the development of C. difficile-associated disease because it disrupts normally protective gut flora and enables C. difficile to colonize the colon. C. difficile damages host tissue by secreting toxins and disseminates by forming spores. The toxin-encoding genes, tcdA and tcdB, are part of a pathogenicity locus, which also includes the tcdR gene that codes for TcdR, an alternate sigma factor that initiates transcription of tcdA and tcdB genes...
January 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190434/intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness
#4
J Horn, G Hermans
When critically ill, a severe weakness of the limbs and respiratory muscles often develops with a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit (ICU), a condition vaguely termed intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW). Many of these patients have serious nerve and muscle injury. This syndrome is most often seen in surviving critically ill patients with sepsis or extensive inflammatory response which results in increased duration of mechanical ventilation and hospital length of stay. Patients with ICUAW often do not fully recover and the disability will seriously impact on their quality of life...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141756/intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness-implications-for-case-management
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Nina R Harvey, Marietta P Stanton
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case study is to provide a specific example of the disease trajectory for one patient's experience with intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW). This case study provides those in case management with an overview of some of the common signs and symptoms of ICUAW, as well as the possible prognosis and recovery from ICUAW. PRIMARY PRACTICE SETTING: The events in this case study take place in the acute care setting including the intensive care unit of a mid-sized health center, a general medical-surgical (med-surg) unit, and a long-term acute care facility...
March 2017: Professional Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091345/propofol-as-a-risk-factor-for-icu-acquired-weakness-in-septic-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Peter A Abdelmalik, Goran Rakocevic
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIN) and critical illness myopathy (CIM), together "ICU-Acquired weakness (ICUAW)," occur frequently in septic patients. One of the proposed mechanisms for ICUAW includes prolonged inactivation of sodium channels. Propofol, used commonly in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), primarily acts via enhancement of GABAergic transmission but may also increase sodium channel inactivation, suggesting a potential interaction. METHODS: Electronic medical records and EMG reports of patients with ICUAW and a diagnosis of either sepsis, septicaemia, severe sepsis, or septic shock, concurrent with a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure (ARF), were retrospectively analyzed in a single center university hospital...
January 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075419/surveillance-of-clostridium-difficile-infections-results-from-a-six-year-retrospective-study-in-nine-hospitals-of-a-north-italian-local-health-authority
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Greta Roncarati, Laura Dallolio, Erica Leoni, Manuela Panico, Angela Zanni, Patrizia Farruggia
Clostridium difficile is an emerging cause of healthcare associated infections. In nine hospitals of an Italian Local Health Authority the episodes of C. difficile infection (CDI) were identified using the data registered by the centralized Laboratory Information System, from 2010 to 2015. CDI incidence (positive patients for A and/or B toxins per patients-days) was analysed per year, hospital, and ward. A number of cases approximately equivalent to the mean of identified cases per year were studied retrospectively to highlight the risk factors associated to CDI and their severity...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063077/automatic-gallbladder-and-gallstone-regions-segmentation-in-ultrasound-image
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Jing Lian, Yide Ma, Yurun Ma, Bin Shi, Jizhao Liu, Zhen Yang, Yanan Guo
PURPOSE: As gallbladder diseases including gallstone and cholecystitis are mainly diagnosed by using ultra-sonographic examinations, we propose a novel method to segment the gallbladder and gallstones in ultrasound images. METHODS: The method is divided into five steps. Firstly, a modified Otsu algorithm is combined with the anisotropic diffusion to reduce speckle noise and enhance image contrast. The Otsu algorithm separates distinctly the weak edge regions from the central region of the gallbladder...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009867/essential-oils-of-three-cow-parsnips-composition-and-activity-against-nosocomial-and-foodborne-pathogens-and-food-contaminants
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Ljuboš Ušjak, Silvana Petrović, Milica Drobac, Marina Soković, Tatjana Stanojković, Ana Ćirić, Marjan Niketić
Although some widespread, native cow parsnips (Heracleum L. spp., Apiaceae) had broad medicinal and culinary applications throughout history, the knowledge about their volatile constituents is insufficient. This work investigates the composition and bioactivities of H. sphondylium L. (HSPH), H. sibiricum L. (HSIB) and H. montanum Schleich. ex Gaudin (HMON) essential oils. The composition was tested by GC and GC-MS. (Z)-β-Ocimene was the most abundant in HSPH (28.9%) and HMON (20.4%) root oils, while in HSIB root oil, β-pinene (26...
December 23, 2016: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881152/fitness-and-mobility-training-in-patients-with-intensive-care-unit-acquired-muscle-weakness-fitonicu-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jan Mehrholz, Simone Thomas, Jane H Burridge, André Schmidt, Bettina Scheffler, Ralph Schellin, Stefan Rückriem, Daniel Meißner, Katja Mehrholz, Wolfgang Sauter, Ulf Bodechtel, Bernhard Elsner
BACKGROUND: Critical illness myopathy (CIM) and polyneuropathy (CIP) are a common complication of critical illness. Both cause intensive-care-unit-acquired (ICU-acquired) muscle weakness (ICUAW) which increases morbidity and delays rehabilitation and recovery of activities of daily living such as walking ability. Focused physical rehabilitation of people with ICUAW is, therefore, of great importance at both an individual and a societal level. A recent systematic Cochrane review found no randomised controlled trials (RCT), and thus no supporting evidence, for physical rehabilitation interventions for people with defined CIP and CIM to improve activities of daily living...
November 24, 2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745753/the-sara-combilizer-%C3%A2-as-an-early-mobilisation-aid-for-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-before-and-after-study
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David McWilliams, Gemma Atkins, James Hodson, Catherine Snelson
BACKGROUND: Early mobility within the ICU is associated with a number of positive outcomes including reductions in ICU and hospital length of stay and better functional recovery. The exact definition of 'early' mobility is still not defined, with the actual ability to mobilise limited by a number of perceived factors. The Sara Combilizer is a combined tilt table and stretcher chair, which allows passive transfer of patients out of bed. This study aimed to assess whether the introduction of the Sara Combilizer reduced time taken to first mobilise for patients mechanically ventilated for at least five days and at risk of ICU acquired weakness...
October 10, 2016: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584942/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-during-ongoing-zika-virus-transmission-puerto-rico-january-1-july-31-2016
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Emilio Dirlikov, Chelsea G Major, Marrielle Mayshack, Nicole Medina, Desiree Matos, Kyle R Ryff, Jomil Torres-Aponte, Rebecca Alkis, Jorge Munoz-Jordan, Candimar Colon-Sanchez, Jorge L Salinas, Daniel M Pastula, Myriam Garcia, Marangely Olivero Segarra, Graciela Malave, Dana L Thomas, Gloria M Rodríguez-Vega, Carlos A Luciano, James Sejvar, Tyler M Sharp, Brenda Rivera-Garcia
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a postinfectious autoimmune disorder characterized by bilateral flaccid limb weakness attributable to peripheral nerve damage (1). Increased GBS incidence has been reported in countries with local transmission of Zika virus, a flavivirus transmitted primarily by certain Aedes species mosquitoes (2). In Puerto Rico, three arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) are currently circulating: Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. The first locally acquired Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico was reported in December 2015 (3)...
September 2, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27540231/the-sensitivity-of-the-paediatric-triage-tool-in-identifying-care-issues
#13
Shahad Abbas
AIM: The paediatric triage tool was previously developed within the hospital to allow delegation to less experienced pharmacists to provide clinical pharmacist cover and allow identification and prioritisation of patients depending on pharmaceutical care requirement within a paediatric population. The paediatric triage tool triages patients via a traffic light system and identifies patients who are at high risk and who need to be reviewed first each day, rather than trying to see every patient and every drug chart...
September 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527501/effects-of-early-combined-endurance-and-resistance-training-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-patients-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sabrina Eggmann, Martin L Verra, Gere Luder, Jukka Takala, Stephan M Jakob
BACKGROUND: Prolonged need for intensive care is associated with neuromuscular weakness, termed Intensive Care Unit Acquired Weakness. Those affected suffer from severe functional impairment that can persist for years. First studies suggest a positive effect of physiotherapy and early mobilisation. However, the ideal intervention for a preferential functional outcome is not known. So far no randomised controlled trial has been conducted to specifically evaluate an early endurance and resistance training in the mechanically ventilated, critically ill patient...
2016: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513355/neuromuscular-recovery-is-prolonged-after-immobilization-or-superimposition-of-inflammation-with-immobilization-compared-to-inflammation-alone-data-from-a-preclinical-model
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Christiane G Stäuble, Marc Helming, J A Jeevendra Martyn, Manfred Blobner, Heidrun Fink
OBJECTIVES: Recovery from ICU-acquired muscle weakness extends beyond hospital stay. We hypothesized that immobilization, more than inflammation, plays a prominent role in the delayed recovery from critical illness. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled, experimental study. SETTING: Animal laboratory, university hospital. SUBJECTS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats. INTERVENTIONS: Animals were divided to have one hind limb immobilized (n = 129) or sham-immobilized (n = 129) on day -12...
November 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509364/stroke-in-acquired-and-congenital-heart-disease-patients-and-its-relationship-to-hospital-mortality-and-lasting-neurologic-deficits
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Henry H Cheng, Satish Rajagopal, Erica McDavitt, Daniel Wigmore, Kathryn Williams, Ravi Thiagarajan, P Ellen Grant, Amy Danehy, Michael J Rivkin
OBJECTIVE: To describe strokes in patients with acquired or congenital heart disease and investigate risk factors for in-hospital mortality and ongoing neurologic deficits. DESIGN: Single-center, retrospective review of cardiac, neurologic, and radiologic patient databases. SETTING: Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: All patients with acquired or congenital heart disease admitted from January 2010 to October 2014 identified with stroke...
October 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488220/functional-status-score-for-the-icu-an-international-clinimetric-analysis-of-validity-responsiveness-and-minimal-important-difference
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Minxuan Huang, Kitty S Chan, Jennifer M Zanni, Selina M Parry, Saint-Clair G B Neto, Jose A A Neto, Vinicius Z M da Silva, Michelle E Kho, Dale M Needham
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the internal consistency, validity, responsiveness, and minimal important difference of the Functional Status Score for the ICU, a physical function measure designed for the ICU. DESIGN: Clinimetric analysis. SETTINGS: Five international datasets from the United States, Australia, and Brazil. PATIENTS: Eight hundred nineteen ICU patients. INTERVENTION: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Clinimetric analyses were initially conducted separately for each data source and time point to examine generalizability of findings, with pooled analyses performed thereafter to increase power of analyses...
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27408428/misdiagnosis-of-bone-metastasis-cancer-after-using-adefovir-dipivoxi-in-a-hepatitis-b-patient-with-fanconi-syndrome
#18
Xin Li, Man Shen, Wan-Jun Sun, Zhong-Xia Huang, Na An, Jia-Jia Zhang
Adefovir dipivoxil is commonly used for treatment of chronic hepatitis B patients. We present a case of acquired Fanconi syndrome and hypophosphatemic osteomalacia in a patient with chronic hepatitis B who had been treated with ADV for 8 years. A 41-year-old man complained of severe bilateral hypochondrium pain and lower limb weakness, and he had the diagnosis of bone metastasis cancer or multiple myeloma. Laboratory results and radiologic findings suggested Fanconi syndrome with osteomalacia after hospitalized...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316915/french-intensive-care-society-international-congress-r%C3%A3-animation-2016
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312737/icu-acquired-weakness-a-rehabilitation-perspective-of-diagnosis-treatment-and-functional-management
#20
Richard D Zorowitz
ICU-acquired weakness (ICUAW) occurs with reported incidence rates from 25% to 100%. Risk factors include immobility, sepsis, persistent systemic inflammation, multiorgan system failure, hyperglycemia, glucocorticoids, and neuromuscular blocking agents. The pathophysiology remains unknown. Clinical features may be neuropathic, myopathic, or a combination of both. Although manual muscle testing is more practical in diagnosing ICUAW, the "gold standard" for the diagnosis of ICUAW remains electromyography and nerve conduction studies...
October 2016: Chest
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