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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243190/faltering-growth-in-the-critically-ill-child-prevalence-risk-factors-and-impaired-outcome
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Frédéric V Valla, Julien Berthiller, Bénédicte Gaillard-Le-Roux, Carole Ford-Chessel, Tiphanie Ginhoux, Shancy Rooze, Fleur Cour-Andlauer, Rosan Meyer, Etienne Javouhey
Low body mass index (BMI) z score is commonly used to define undernutrition, but faltering growth allows for a complementary dynamic assessment of nutritional status. We studied the prevalence of undernutrition and faltering growth at admission in the pediatric intensive care (PICU) setting and their impacts on outcome. All (685) consecutive children (aged 0 to 18 years old) admitted in a single-center PICU over a 1-year period were prospectively enrolled. Nutritional status assessment was based on anthropometric measurements performed at admission and collected from medical files...
December 14, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242524/clinical-implications-of-the-plasma-epha2-receptor-level-in-critically-ill-patients-with-septic-shock
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Su Hwan Lee, Ju Hye Shin, Joo Han Song, Ah Young Leem, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Joon Chang, Kyung Soo Chung
The Eph/ephrin receptor ligand system is known to play a role in inflammation induced by infection, injury, and inflammatory diseases. The present study aimed to evaluate plasma EphA2 receptor levels in critically ill patients with sepsis. This study was a prospective cohort study evaluating samples and clinical data from the medical intensive care unit (MICU) of a 2000-bed university tertiary referral hospital in South Korea. Positive correlations of the plasma EphA2 receptor level with the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) II score and the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score were observed...
December 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241358/criticisms-of-kraepelin-s-psychiatric-nosology-1896-1927
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Kenneth S Kendler, Eric J Engstrom
Emil Kraepelin's psychiatric nosology, proposed in the 5th and 6th editions of his textbook published in 1896 and 1899, did not quickly gain worldwide acceptance, but was instead met with substantial and sustained criticism. The authors review critiques of Kraepelin's work published in his lifetime by Adolf Meyer, Friedrich Jolly, Eugenio Tanzi, Alfred Hoche, Karl Jaspers, and Willy Hellpach. These critics made six major points. First, Kraepelin's new categories of dementia praecox and manic-depressive insanity were too broad and too heterogeneous...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239951/the-clinical-utility-of-noninvasive-pulse-co-oximetry-hemoglobin-measurements-in-dark-skinned-critically-ill-patients
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Susan M Murphy, Shahed Omar
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of this study was to assess the clinical usefulness of a point-of-care device which measures hemoglobin noninvasively (SpHb) in a group of critically ill participants with dark skin pigmentation. METHODS: One hundred forty-six adult and pediatric participants from a multidisciplinary intensive care unit had intermittent readings of noninvasive hemoglobin measurements performed at a minimum of 4 hourly intervals. A total of 371 readings were analyzed...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228939/the-ethics-of-caring-for-hospital-dependent-patients
#5
Calvin Sung, Jennifer L Herbst
BACKGROUND: Hospital-dependent patients are individuals who are repeatedly readmitted to the hospital because their acute medical needs cannot be met elsewhere. Unlike the chronically critically ill, these patients do not have a continuous need for life-sustaining equipment and can experience periods of relative stability where they have a good quality of life. However, some end up spending months or even years in the hospital receiving resource-intensive care because they are unable to be safely discharged, despite an initial optimistic prognosis...
December 11, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227709/a-review-study-on-the-beneficial-effects-of-baduanjin
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Liye Zou, Zhujun Pan, Albert Yeung, Saira Talwar, Chaoyi Wang, Yang Liu, Yankai Shu, Xiaoan Chen, Garrett Anthony Thomas
AIM: Baduanjin, a Chinese traditional Qigong exercise that focuses on a mind-body integration, is considered to be an effective exercise in promoting health. Thus, we systematically and critically evaluated the emerging literature relating to the effects of Baduanjin on health outcomes. METHODS: We used seven English-language electronic databases for the literature search. At least one health-related parameter was reported in retrievable full-text Baduanjin intervention studies...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216942/-comparison-of-national-early-warning-score-rapid-emergency-medicine-score-and-acute-physiology-and-chronic-health-evaluation-ii-score-for-predicting-outcome-among-emergency-severe-patients
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Li Chen, Lipu Deng, Hongmei Zhao, Xiaoying Huang, Xianghua He, Xiangmin Li, Ben Liu, Yongxiang Xie
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the comparation of national early warning score (NEWS), rapid emergency medicine score (REMS) and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score in predicting prognosis of critically ill patients in emergency department (ED). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Critically ill patients, aged > 16 years, hospitalized > 24 hours, and admitted to the ED of Nanhua Hospital Affiliated to South China University from January 2016 to June 2017 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197350/effect-of-hyperchloremia-on-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-septic-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lenar Yessayan, Javier A Neyra, Fabrizio Canepa-Escaro, George Vasquez-Rios, Michael Heung, Jerry Yee
BACKGROUND: Hyperchloremia is common in critically ill septic patients. The impact of hyperchloremia on the incidence of acute kidney injury (AKI) is not well studied. We investigated the association between hyperchloremia and AKI within the first 72 h of intensive care unit (ICU) admission. METHODS: 6490 ICU adult patients admitted with severe sepsis or septic shock were screened for eligibility. Exclusion criteria included: AKI on admission, baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <15 ml/min/1...
December 2, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193654/technology-experience-of-solid-organ-transplant-patients-and-their-overall-willingness-to-use-interactive-health-technology
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Jasper M M Vanhoof, Bert Vandenberghe, David Geerts, Pieter Philippaerts, Patrick De Mazière, Annette DeVito Dabbs, Sabina De Geest, Fabienne Dobbels
BACKGROUND: The use of interactive health technology (IHT) is a promising pathway to tackle self-management problems experienced by many chronically ill patients, including solid organ transplant (Tx) patients. Yet, to ensure that the IHT is accepted and used, a human-centered design process is needed, actively involving end users in all steps of the development process. A first critical, predevelopment step involves understanding end users' characteristics. This study therefore aims to (a) select an IHT platform to deliver a self-management support intervention most closely related to Tx patients' current use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), (b) understand Tx patients' overall willingness to use IHT for self-management support, and investigate associations with relevant technology acceptance variables, and (c) explore Tx patients' views on potential IHT features...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189593/association-of-insurance-with-use-of-emergency-medical-services-among-children
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Parul Dayal, Timothy K Ruttan, Jamie L Kissee, Ilana S Sigal, James P Marcin
OBJECTIVE: The use of emergency medical services (EMS) can be lifesaving for critically ill children and should be defined by the child's clinical need. Our objective was to determine whether nonclinical demographic factors and insurance status are associated with EMS use among children presenting to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study using the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, we included children presenting to EDs from 2009 to 2014...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187011/noncardiovascular-disease-and-critical-care-delivery-in-a-contemporary-cardiac-and-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Michael Goldfarb, Sean van Diepen, Mark Liszkowski, Jacob C Jentzer, Isabel Pedraza, Bojan Cercek
BACKGROUND: Noncardiovascular comorbidities and critical illness are increasing in cardiovascular intensive care units (CICUs). There are limited data comparing critical care delivery, resource utilization, and costs between contemporary CICUs and medical intensive care units (MICUs). METHODS: All CICU (n = 6967; 22 748 patient-days) and MICU (n = 10 892; 39 211 patient-days) admissions to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a tertiary care academic medical center, between January 2011 and December 2016 were reviewed...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186414/local-sympathetic-denervation-attenuates-myocardial-inflammation-and-improves-cardiac-function-after-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
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Karin A Ziegler, Andrea Ahles, Timo Wille, Julia Kerler, Deepak Ramanujam, Stefan Engelhardt
Aims: Cardiac inflammation has been suggested to be regulated by the sympathetic nervous system (SNS). However, due to the lack of methodology to surgically eliminate the myocardial SNS in mice, neuronal control of cardiac inflammation remains ill defined. Here, we report a procedure for local cardiac sympathetic denervation in mice and tested its effect in a mouse model of heart failure post myocardial infarction. Methods and Results: Upon preparation of the carotid bifurcation the right and left superior cervical ganglion were localized and their pre- and postganglionic branches dissected before removal of the ganglion...
November 24, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180833/growth-differentiation-factor-15-is-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
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Lukas Buendgens, Eray Yagmur, Jan Bruensing, Ulf Herbers, Christer Baeck, Christian Trautwein, Alexander Koch, Frank Tacke
Growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15) is a member of the transforming growth factor-β superfamily related to inflammation and macrophage activation. Serum concentrations of GDF-15 can predict poor survival in chronic diseases, but its role in sepsis is obscure. Therefore, we investigated GDF-15 as a prognostic biomarker in critically ill patients. We measured GDF-15 levels in 219 critically ill patients (146 with sepsis, 73 without sepsis) upon admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), in comparison to 66 healthy controls...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179572/when-and-why-do-neonatal-and-pediatric-critical-care-physicians-consult-palliative-care
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Claire A Richards, Helene Starks, M Rebecca O'Connor, Erica Bourget, Taryn Lindhorst, Ross Hays, Ardith Z Doorenbos
BACKGROUND: Parents of children admitted to neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) are at increased risk of experiencing acute and post-traumatic stress disorder. The integration of palliative care may improve child and family outcomes, yet there remains a lack of information about indicators for specialty-level palliative care involvement in this setting. OBJECTIVE: To describe neonatal and pediatric critical care physician perspectives on indicators for when and why to involve palliative care consultants...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172964/chronic-critical-illness-in-adults-343
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Amanda Meegan, Drew A Rosielle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 27, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170999/the-baby-boom-and-later-life-is-critical-care-fit-for-the-future
#16
Richard Pugh, Christian P Subbe, Chris Thorpe, Tamas Szakmany
Populations around the world are ageing while in many developed countries the proportion of elderly patients admitted to critical care is rising. It is clear that age alone should not be used as a reason for refusing intensive care admission. Critical care in this patient group is challenging in many ways: with advancing age, several physiological changes occur which all lead to a subsequent reduction of physical performance and compensatory capacity, in many cases additionally aggravated by chronic illness...
November 24, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166922/herpes-simplex-type-1-pneumonitis-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphatic-leukemia-a-case-report
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Miriam Luginbuehl, Alexander Imhof, Alexander Klarer
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary pathogenicity of herpes simplex virus type 1 in patients in intensive care without classic immunosuppression as well as the necessity of antiviral treatment in the case of herpes simplex virus detection in respiratory specimens in these patients is controversial. We present a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome in a patient with stable chronic lymphatic leukemia not requiring treatment, in whom we diagnosed herpes simplex virus type 1 bronchopneumonitis based on herpes simplex virus type 1 detection in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and clinical response to antiviral treatment...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162949/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-treatment-of-muscle-impairment-critical-review-and-recommendations-for-clinical-practice
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Ethne L Nussbaum, Pamela Houghton, Joseph Anthony, Sandy Rennie, Barbara L Shay, Alison M Hoens
Purpose: In response to requests from physiotherapists for guidance on optimal stimulation of muscle using neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), a review, synthesis, and extraction of key data from the literature was undertaken by six Canadian physical therapy (PT) educators, clinicians, and researchers in the field of electrophysical agents. The objective was to identify commonly treated conditions for which there was a substantial body of literature from which to draw conclusions regarding the effectiveness of NMES...
2017: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161935/extended-versus-short-course-corticosteroid-taper-regimens-in-the-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-in-critically-ill-patients
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Teresa Poon, Daryl Glick Paris, Samuel L Aitken, Paru Patrawalla, Eric Bondarsky, Jerry Altshuler
BACKGROUND: Previous literature has suggested that a short course of corticosteroids is similarly effective as an extended course for managing an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). However, there are limited data regarding the optimal corticosteroid regimen in critically ill patients and the dosing strategies remain highly variable in this population. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated patients with AECOPD admitted to the intensive care unit within a 2-year period...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151002/management-of-arrhythmia-in-sepsis-and-septic-shock
#20
Martin Balik, Vojtech Matousek, Michal Maly, Tomas Brozek
The occurrence of supraventricular arrhythmias is associated with an unfavourable prognosis in septic shock. Available trials are difficult to apply in sepsis and septic shock patients due to included cohorts, control groups and because "one size does not fit all". The priorities in the critically ill are maintenance of a sinus rhythm and diastolic ventricular filling. The rate control modality should be reserved for chronic AF and in situations when a sinus rhythm is difficult to maintain due to extreme stress conditions resulting from a high dosage of vasoactive agents...
November 18, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
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