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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447316/mining-and-environmental-health-disparities-in-native-american-communities
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Johnnye Lewis, Joseph Hoover, Debra MacKenzie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: More than a century of hard rock mining has left a legacy of >160,000 abandoned mines in the Western USA that are home to the majority of Native American lands. This article describes how abrogation of treaty rights, ineffective policies, lack of infrastructure, and a lack of research in Native communities converge to create chronic exposure, ill-defined risks, and tribal health concerns. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent results show that Native Americans living near abandoned uranium mines have an increased likelihood for kidney disease and hypertension, and an increased likelihood of developing multiple chronic diseases linked to their proximity to the mine waste and activities bringing them in contact with the waste...
April 26, 2017: Current Environmental Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446075/comparison-of-bronchoscopy-guided-and-real-time-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-safety-complications-and-effectiveness-in-critically-ill-patients
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Aykut Sarıtaş, Muhammed M Kurnaz
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy, safety, and incidence of complications between fiber-optic bronchoscopy-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (FOB-PDT) and ultrasound-guided percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (US-PDT) and to determine whether US-PDT is a viable alternative to FOB-PDT. METHODS: This randomized prospective study was carried out in 80 patients who were randomly divided into US-PDT and FOB-PDT groups. Demographic data and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II), procedure duration, hemorrhage status, complications, procedure difficulty, displacement of entry location after US, and hemodynamic data were evaluated in both groups...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444828/labeling-and-defining-severe-and-enduring-anorexia-nervosa-a-systematic-review-and-critical-analysis
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Catherine Broomfield, Kristin Stedal, Stephen Touyz, Paul Rhodes
OBJECTIVE: With anorexia nervosa (AN) having various presentations, attention has been directed towards particularly durable forms of the condition in both research and clinical contexts. A major hindrance in terms of advancing the field is the inconsistent labeling and defining of this subgroup. This has two implications; first, the inconsistent recruitment of participants when researching this sample, and second, the misdiagnosing of patients who may or may not have a durable course of the disease...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444077/chronic-critical-illness-are-we-saving-patients-or-creating-victims
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Sergio Henrique Loss, Diego Silva Leite Nunes, Oellen Stuani Franzosi, Gabriela Soranço Salazar, Cassiano Teixeira, Silvia Regina Rios Vieira
The technological advancements that allow support for organ dysfunction have led to an increase in survival rates for the most critically ill patients. Some of these patients survive the initial acute critical condition but continue to suffer from organ dysfunction and remain in an inflammatory state for long periods of time. This group of critically ill patients has been described since the 1980s and has had different diagnostic criteria over the years. These patients are known to have lengthy hospital stays, undergo significant alterations in muscle and bone metabolism, show immunodeficiency, consume substantial health resources, have reduced functional and cognitive capacity after discharge, create a sizable workload for caregivers, and present high long-term mortality rates...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438837/an-unpredicted-aggregation-critical-region-of-the-actin-polymerizing-protein-triobp-1-tara-determined-by-elucidation-of-its-domain-structure
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Nicholas J Bradshaw, Antony S K Yerabham, Rita Marreiros, Tao Zhang, Luitgard Nagel-Steger, Carsten Korth
Protein aggregation resulting from disruptions in proteostasis in the brains of patients with chronic mental illness is an emerging theme particularly in the study of schizophrenia. For example, proteins such as Disrupted in Schizophrenia 1 (DISC1) and dysbindin-1B are present in insoluble aggregates, detectable within brain homogenates from such patients. Using an epitope discovery and proteomics approach to compare post-mortem brain samples from schizophrenia patients and controls, we recently identified TRIO-Binding Protein 1 (TRIOBP-1, also known as Tara) as another aggregation-associated protein...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437539/safety-and-efficacy-of-antiviral-therapy-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-reactivation-in-immunocompetent-critically-ill-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nicholas J Cowley, Andrew Owen, Sarah C Shiels, Joanne Millar, Rebecca Woolley, Natalie Ives, Husam Osman, Paul Moss, Julian F Bion
Importance: Latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is present in more than half the adult population, and a viral reactivation (ie, when the virus becomes measurable in body fluids such as blood) can occur in up to one-third of these individuals during episodes of critical illness. Objective: To determine whether antiviral therapy is safe and effective for preventing CMV reactivation in a general population of critically ill patients. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center, open-label, randomized, controlled clinical trial recruited 124 CMV-seropositive patients undergoing mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours in the intensive care unit between January 1, 2012, and January 31, 2014...
April 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437209/conversations-about-goals-and-values-are-feasible-and-acceptable-in-long-term-acute-care-hospitals-a-pilot-study
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Daniela J Lamas, Robert L Owens, R Nicholas Nace, Anthony F Massaro, Nathan J Pertsch, Susan T Moore, Rachelle E Bernacki, Susan D Block
RATIONALE: The chronically critically ill have survived acute critical illness but require prolonged mechanical ventilation. These patients are frequently transferred from acute care to long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) for prolonged recovery, yet many suffer setbacks requiring readmission to acute care. The patient's relatively improved condition while at the LTACH might be an opportunity for communication regarding care goals; however, there have been no prior studies of the feasibility of such conversations in the LTACH...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437207/persistent-delirium-in-chronic-critical-illness-as-a-prodrome-syndrome-before-death
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Anna DeForest, Craig D Blinderman
BACKGROUND: Chronic critical illness (CCI) patients have poor functional outcomes, high risk of mortality, and significant sequelae, including delirium and cognitive dysfunction. The prognostic significance of persistent delirium in patients with CCI has not been well described. OBJECTIVE: We report a case of a patient with CCI following major cardiac surgery who was hemodynamically stable following a long course in the cardiothoracic intensive care unit (CTICU), but had persistent and unremitting delirium...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435684/comparison-of-the-clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-primary-versus-secondary-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-in-critically-ill-patients
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Dong Zhang, Rao Fu, Yanhua Li, Hongyan Li, Yuting Li, Hongxiang Li
BACKGROUND: This prospective study compared clinical characteristics and prognosis between primary (P) and secondary (S) acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) (P-AGI)/(S-AGI) in critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a prospective, single-center observational study. Patients were included if they had been hospitalized for at least 72 h before the AGI diagnosis. Patients were classified according to severity of gastrointestinal dysfunction, while P-AGI or S-AGI were defined according to whether the gastrointestinal system was directly or indirectly involved...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433672/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-1-introduction
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Susan J Bartlett, Sara Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Patient-centered healthcare, where we design and deliver care to address the needs and preferences of patients, represents an important paradigm shift. Patient reported outcomes (PROs) are critical to capture the patient voice, understand how illness and treatments affect people, and establish how well services and treatments address what matters most to patients. OBJECTIVE: Originally developed for use in research, PROs are now used to monitor individuals and populations, manage care, evaluate services and providers, and inform policy...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425335/the-incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-postintubation-hypotension-in-the-immunocompromised-critically-ill-adult
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Nathan J Smischney, Mohamed O Seisa, John Cambest, Robert A Wiegand, Kyle D Busack, Theodore O Loftsgard, Darrell R Schroeder, Daniel A Diedrich
OBJECTIVES: Our primary aim was to ascertain the frequency of postintubation hypotension in immunocompromised critically ill adults with secondary aims of arriving at potential risk factors for the development of postintubation hypotension and its impact on patient-related outcomes. METHODS: Critically ill adult patients (≥18 years) were included from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2014. We defined immunocompromised as patients with any solid organ or nonsolid organ malignancy or transplant, whether solid organ or not, requiring current chemotherapy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417586/icu-mortality-is-increased-with-high-admission-serum-osmolarity-in-all-patients-other-than-those-admitted-with-pulmonary-diseases-and-hypoxia
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Shailesh Bihari, Shivesh Prakash, Sandra L Peake, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Andrew Bersten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: High serum osmolarity has been shown to be lung protective. There is lack of clinical studies evaluating the impact on outcomes such as mortality. We aimed to examine the effect of serum osmolarity on intensive care unit (ICU) mortality in critically ill patients METHODS: Data from January 2000 to December 2012 was accessed using the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Outcomes and Resource Evaluation (CORE) database. A total of 509 180 patients were included...
April 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416020/patient-and-family-centered-performance-measures-focused-on-actionable-processes-of-care-for-persistent-and-chronic-critical-illness-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Louise Rose, Laura Istanboulian, Laura Allum, Lisa Burry, Craig Dale, Nicholas Hart, Claire Kydonaki, Pam Ramsay, Natalie Pattison, Bronwen Connolly
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5 to 10% of critically ill patients transition from acute critical illness to a state of persistent and in some cases chronic critical illness. These patients have unique and complex needs that require a change in the clinical management plan and overall goals of care to a focus on rehabilitation, symptom relief, discharge planning, and in some cases, end-of-life care. However, existing indicators and measures of care quality, and tools such as checklists, that foster implementation of best practices, may not be sufficiently inclusive in terms of actionable processes of care relevant to these patients...
April 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413520/prognosis-of-patients-with-acinetobacter-baumannii-infection-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-analysis
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Dong Xiao, Lu Wang, Daquan Zhang, Dongming Xiang, Qi Liu, Xuezhong Xing
The present retrospective study aimed to investigate the prognostic factors for critically ill patients with an Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) infection. A total of 37 patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) were enrolled in the study. Data was collected from patients, including age, gender, ethnicity, A. baumannii infection status, concurrent infection status, prescribed antibiotics, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) and sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) scores, procalcitonin level, site of infection, shock, sepsis and renal replacement therapy status...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408242/intravenous-immunoglobulin-protects-against-severe-pandemic-influenza-infection
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Steven Rockman, Sue Lowther, Sarina Camuglia, Kirsten Vandenberg, Shirley Taylor, Lou Fabri, Sylvia Miescher, Martin Pearse, Deborah Middleton, Stephen J Kent, Darryl Maher
Influenza is a highly contagious, acute, febrile respiratory infection that can have fatal consequences particularly in individuals with chronic illnesses. Sporadic reports suggest that intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) may be efficacious in the influenza setting. We investigated the potential of human IVIg to ameliorate influenza infection in ferrets exposed to either the pandemic H1N1/09 virus (pH1N1) or highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1). IVIg administered at the time of influenza virus exposure led to a significant reduction in lung viral load following pH1N1 challenge...
April 6, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407367/a-review-of-early-influences-on-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behaviors-of-preschool-age-children-in-high-income-countries
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Ana Cristina Lindsay, Mary L Greaney, Sherrie F Wallington, Tatiana Mesa, Carlos F Salas
PURPOSE: Promoting physical activity (PA) is a key component of preventing and controlling childhood obesity. Despite well-documented benefits of PA, globally, rates of PA among young children have declined over the past decades, and most children are not accruing sufficient PA daily. Helping children develop the foundation for PA habits early in life is critical for the promotion of health in childhood and prevention of chronic diseases later in life, and will ultimately promote longer and healthier lives for individuals and the general population...
April 13, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403118/validation-of-intensive-care-and-mechanical-ventilation-codes-in-medicare-data
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Hannah Wunsch, Andrew Kramer, Hayley B Gershengorn
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of codes relevant to critically ill patients in administrative data. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study linking data from Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Outcomes, a clinical database of ICU patients with data from Medicare Provider Analysis and Review. We linked data based on matching for sex, date of birth, hospital, and date of admission to hospital. SETTING: Forty-six hospitals in the United States participating in Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation Outcomes...
April 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402551/a-risk-prediction-score-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Rakesh Malhotra, Kianoush B Kashani, Etienne Macedo, Jihoon Kim, Josee Bouchard, Susan Wynn, Guangxi Li, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Ravindra Mehta
Background.: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common in critically ill patients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early identification of high-risk patients provides an opportunity to develop strategies for prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of AKI. Methods.: We undertook this multicenter prospective cohort study to develop and validate a risk score for predicting AKI in patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). Patients were screened for predictor variables within 48 h of ICU admission...
April 10, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400680/changes-in-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-and-related-hemodynamic-parameters-following-a-fluid-challenge-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Shahed Omar, Ahmad Ali, Yahya Atiya, Rudo Lufuno Mathivha, Joel M Dulhunty
CONTEXT: Severe sepsis or septic shock. AIMS: The aim of this study is to examine the effect of a fluid challenge on the B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) and the hemodynamic state. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This observational study was conducted in an intensivist-led academic, mixed medical-surgical Intensive Care Unit. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Focused transthoracic echocardiogram, plasma BNP, and hemodynamic measurements were recorded at baseline and following a 500 ml fluid challenge in thirty patients...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399905/cardiac-biomarkers-are-associated-with-maximum-stage-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-analysis
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Ryan Haines, Siobhan Crichton, Jessica Wilson, David Treacher, Marlies Ostermann
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether cardiac troponin T (cTnT), cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are associated with acute kidney injury (AKI) and need for acute renal replacement therapy (RRT) in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We analysed prospectively collected data for patients admitted to the ICU between June and December 2010 for non-cardiac reasons. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes creatinine criteria were applied to identify patients with AKI including those who received acute RRT...
April 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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