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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054314/bedside-chest-radiographs-in-the-intensive-care-setting-wireless-direct-radiography-compared-to-computed-radiography
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Craig R Audin, Shima Aran, Victorine V Muse, Gerald F Abbott, Jeanne B Ackman, Amita Sharma, Carol C Wu, Mannudeep K Kalra, Theresa C McLoud, Jo-Anne O Shepard, Florian J Fintelmann, Matthew D Gilman
OBJECTIVES: To compare image quality, visibility of anatomic landmarks, tubes and lines, and other clinically significant findings on portable (bedside) chest radiographs acquired with wireless direct radiography (DRw) and computed radiography (CR). METHODS: In a prospective IRB-approved and HIPAA-compliant study, portable DRw (DRX-1C mobile retrofit portable wireless direct radiography, CareStream Inc., Rochester, NY) and portable CR (AGFA CR (DXG) version; NIM2103, AGFA Healthcare, Ridgefield Park, NJ) images of the chest were acquired within 24-hours in 80 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
September 21, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051092/a-study-on-the-targeted-surveillance-of-nosocomial-infection-in-intensive-care-units-of-177-hospitals-in-jiangsu-province-of-china
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Yang Li, Xiao-Li Cao, Hai Ge, Yi-Hong Jiang, Hong Zhou, Wei Zheng
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial infections (NIs) impact care and costs in hospitals across the globe. There are minimal data on targeted surveillance of NI in intensive care units (ICUs), and data specific to the risk factors for NI are especially limited. METHODS: One hundred seventy-seven secondary and tertiary hospitals performed NI targeted surveillance in their ICUs. The data were collected and summarized by Minke software, then fed back once per quarter. RESULTS: The incidence of NI appeared to decrease, and the incidence of NI per 1000 patient-days and adjusted incidence were 25...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046215/prospective-surveillance-of-device-associated-health-care-associated-infection-in-an-intensive-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-new-delhi-india
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Shilpee Kumar, Poornima Sen, Rajni Gaind, Pardeep Kumar Verma, Poonam Gupta, Prem Rose Suri, Sunita Nagpal, Anil Kumar Rai
BACKGROUND: Surveillance of health care-associated infections (HAIs) plays a key role in the hospital infection control program and reduction of HAIs. In India, most of the surveillance of HAIs is reported from private sector hospitals that do not depict the situation of government sector hospitals. Other studies do not confirm with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) surveillance criterion, or deal with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) instead of ventilator-associated event (VAE)...
October 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045957/-clinical-characteristics-of-neonatal-fungal-sepsis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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X Zhang, X F Ru, Y Wang, X Li, T Sang, Q Feng
OBJECTIVE: To study the characteristics of neonatal fungal sepsis and the difference between bacterial sepsis and fungal sepsis. To improve the understanding of neonatal fungal sepsis. METHODS: Clinical data of neonatal fungal sepsis in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) were collected from 2011 to 2016 in Peking University first Hospital. The clinical characteristics were analyzed retrospectively. The difference between neonatal fungal sepsis and bacterial sepsis was also analyzed...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045423/candidemia-in-non-icu-surgical-wards-comparison-with-medical-wards
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Antonio Vena, Emilio Bouza, Maricela Valerio, Belén Padilla, José Ramón Paño-Pardo, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Ana Díaz Martín, Miguel Salavert, Alessandra Mularoni, Mireia Puig-Asensio, Patricia Muñoz
Candidemia acquired outside critical care or hematological areas has received much attention in recent years; however, data on candidemia in surgical departments are very scarce. Our objectives were to describe episodes of candidemia diagnosed in surgical wards and to compare them with episodes occurring in medical wards. We performed a post hoc analysis of a prospective, multicenter study implemented in Spain during 2010-2011 (CANDIPOP project). Of the 752 episodes of candidemia, 369 (49.1%) occurred in patients admitted to surgical wards (165, 21...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042233/trends-of-device-utilization-ratios-in-intensive-care-units-over-10-year-period-in-south-korea-device-utilization-ratio-as-a-new-aspect-of-surveillance
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Eun Jin Kim, Yee Gyung Kwak, Sun Hee Park, Sung Ran Kim, Myoung Jin Shin, Hyeon Mi Yoo, Su Ha Han, Dong Wook Kim, Young Hwa Choi, Jin-Hong You
BACKGROUND: Device-associated healthcare-associated infection is an important issue related to safety of patients. It is important to reduce unnecessary device utilization in order to decrease device associated infection (DAI) rates. AIM: To investigate the time trend of device utilization ratios (DURs) of voluntarily participating hospitals, collected over a 10-year period through the Korean National Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance System (KONIS)...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033572/role-of-heart-rate-variability-in-preoperative-assessment-of-physiological-reserves-in-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-surgery
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Petr Reimer, Jan Máca, Pavel Szturz, Ondřej Jor, Roman Kula, Pavel Ševčík, Michal Burda, Milan Adamus
BACKGROUND: Major abdominal surgery (MAS) is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. The main objective of our study was to evaluate the predictive value of heart-rate variability (HRV) concerning development of postoperative complications in patients undergoing MAS. The secondary objectives were to identify the relationship of HRV and use of vasoactive drugs during anesthesia, intensive care unit length of stay (ICU-LOS), and hospital length of stay (H-LOS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-five patients scheduled for elective MAS were enrolled in a prospective, single-center, observational study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031433/risk-factors-for-health-care-associated-infection-in-hospitalized-adults-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alba Luz Rodríguez-Acelas, Miriam de Abreu Almeida, Bruna Engelman, Wilson Cañon-Montañez
BACKGROUND: Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a public health problem that increase health care costs. This article aimed to systematically review the literature and meta-analyze studies investigating risk factors (RFs) independently associated with HAIs in hospitalized adults. METHODS: Electronic databases (MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS) were searched to identify studies from 2009-2016. Pooled risk ratios (RRs) or odds ratios (ORs) or mean differences (MDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated and compared across the groups...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028461/antibiotic-impregnated-central-venous-catheters-do-not-change-antibiotic-resistance-patterns
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Isaiah R Turnbull, Sara A Buckman, Christopher B Horn, Grant V Bochicchio, John E Mazuski
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic-impregnated central venous catheters (CVCs) decrease the incidence of infection in high-risk patients. However, use of these catheters carries the hypothetical risk of inducing antibiotic resistance. We hypothesized that routine use of minocycline and rifampin-impregnated catheters (MR-CVC) in a single intensive care unit (ICU) would change the resistance profile for Staphylococcus aureus. METHODS: We reviewed antibiotic susceptibilities of S...
October 13, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026536/implementation-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-prevention-bundles-in-a-surgical-intensive-care-unit-using-peer-tutoring
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Sang-Won Park, Suhui Ko, Hye-Sun An, Ji Hwan Bang, Woo-Young Chung
BACKGROUND: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) can be prevented through well-coordinated, multifaceted programs. However, implementation of CLABSI prevention programs requires individualized strategies for different institutional situations, and the best strategy in resource-limited settings is uncertain. Peer tutoring may be an efficient and effective method that is applicable in such settings. METHODS: A prospective intervention was performed to reduce CLABSIs in a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at a tertiary hospital...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026535/clinical-and-molecular-characteristics-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bloodstream-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Xia Zheng, Jian-Feng Wang, Wang-Lan Xu, Jun Xu, Juan Hu
BACKGROUND: To analyze the clinical characteristics and outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKp) and carbapenem-susceptible K. pneumoniae (CSKp) bloodstream infections (BSIs), and to study the risk factors for development of CRKp BSI and K. pneumoniae BSI-related mortality. METHODS: A retrospective case control study of patients with K. pneumoniae BSI was conducted in the intensive care unit of the First Affiliated Hospital, Medical of College, Zhejiang University from January 2013 to December 2014...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020307/follow-up-blood-cultures-in-gram-negative-bacteremia-are-they-needed
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Christina N Canzoneri, Bobak J Akhavan, Zehra Tosur, Pedro E Alcedo Andrade, Gabriel M Aisenberg
Background: Bloodstream infections remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) bacteremia is typically transient and usually resolves rapidly after the initiation of appropriate antibiotic therapy and source control. The optimal duration of treatment and utility of follow-up blood cultures (FUBC) have not been studied in detail. Currently, the management of Gram-negative bacteremia is determined by clinical judgment. To investigate the value of repeat blood cultures, we analyzed 500 episodes of bacteremia to determine frequency of FUBC and identify risk factors for persistent bacteremia...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019887/factors-predicting-a-home-death-among-home-palliative-care-recipients
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Ming-Chung Ko, Sheng-Jean Huang, Chu-Chieh Chen, Yu-Ping Chang, Hsin-Yi Lien, Jia-Yi Lin, Lin-Chung Woung, Shang-Yih Chan
Awareness of factors affecting the place of death could improve communication between healthcare providers and patients and their families regarding patient preferences and the feasibility of dying in the preferred place.This study aimed to evaluate factors predicting home death among home palliative care recipients.This is a population-based study using a national representative sample retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database. Subjects receiving home palliative care, from 2010 to 2012, were analyzed to evaluate the association between a home death and various characteristics related to illness, individual, and health care utilization...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991927/current-status-of-indwelling-urinary-catheter-utilization-and-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-throughout-hospital-wards-in-korea-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Bongyoung Kim, Hyunjoo Pai, Won Suk Choi, Yeonjae Kim, Ki Tae Kweon, Hyun Ah Kim, Seong Yeol Ryu, Seong-Heon Wie, Jieun Kim
To evaluate the frequency and appropriateness of indwelling urinary catheters (IUC) use and the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI), and explore the risk factors for CA-UTI in hospitals as a whole, we conducted a study. This study was divided into two parts; a point-prevalence study on Dec 12th 2012 and a prospective cohort study from Dec 13th 2012 to Jan 9th 2013 were performed in six hospitals in Korea. All hospitalized patients with newly-placed IUCs were enrolled and monitored weekly for 28 days after IUC placement...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991766/comparative-analysis-of-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterization-compared-to-blind-catheterization
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Darko Sazdov, Marija Jovanovski Srceva, Zorka Nikolova Todorova
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheterization is performed by the landmark method and ultrasound guided method. The purpose of the study was to compare the success, average number of attempts, average time to return of blood, and complication rate between the two methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study done in the Intensive Care Unit of the Acibadem Sistina Clinical Hospital, in Skopje. There were 400 patients in need of central venous catheter and they were prospectively randomized in two groups...
September 1, 2017: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988172/haemodynamic-response-to-crystalloids-or-colloids-in-shock-an-exploratory-subgroup-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nicholas Heming, Souheil Elatrous, Samir Jaber, Anne Sylvie Dumenil, Joël Cousson, Xavier Forceville, Antoine Kimmoun, Jean Louis Trouillet, Jérôme Fichet, Nadia Anguel, Michael Darmon, Claude Martin, Sylvie Chevret, Djillali Annane
OBJECTIVE: To compare the haemodynamic effect of crystalloids and colloids during acute severe hypovolaemic shock. DESIGN: Exploratory subgroup analysis of a multicentre randomised controlled trial (Colloids Versus Crystalloids for the Resuscitation of the Critically Ill, CRISTAL, ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00318942). SETTING: CRISTAL was conducted in intensive care units in Europe, North Africa and Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Current analysis included all patients who had a pulmonary artery catheter in place at randomisation...
October 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986814/effect-of-shen-fu-injection-on-hemodynamics-in-early-volume-resuscitation-treated-septic-shock-patients
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Kai-Liang Fan, Jun-Hui Wang, Li Kong, Fei-Hu Zhang, Hao Hao, Hao Zhao, Zheng-Yun Tian, Ming-Xin Yin, Hua Fang, Hui-Hui Yang, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hemodynamic effect of Shen-Fu Injection (, SFI) in early volume resuscitation treated septic shock patients by monitoring pulse indicator continuous cardiac output (PICCO). METHODS: All septic shock patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from January 1st, 2014 to December 31th, 2015, were reviewed, and totally 65 were enrolled in this study. They were assigned to SFI group (33 cases) and control group (32 cases)...
October 6, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986400/preoperative-selective-versus-non-selective-%C3%AE-blockade-in-ppgl-patients-undergoing-adrenalectomy
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Caojie Liu, Qingguo Lv, Xinlei Chen, Guangcheng Ni, Liru Hu, Yuwei Zhang, Nan Wei Tong
PURPOSE: Preoperative preparation for adrenalectomy for pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PPGL) is universally recognized as necessary, while the optimal strategy remains controversial. Our aims were to increase intraoperative hemodynamic stability, expedite postoperative recovery, decrease side effects, and reduce costs for patients with PPGL undergoing adrenalectomy. METHODS: We identified 526 patients undergoing open adrenalectomy for PPGL in the West China Hospital of Sichuan University between May, 2007 and December, 2016...
October 6, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984797/validation-of-radial-artery-based-uncalibrated-pulse-contour-method-pulsioflex-in-critically-ill-patients-a-observational-study
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Jörn Grensemann, Jerome M Defosse, Meike Willms, Uwe Schiller, Frank Wappler, Samir G Sakka
BACKGROUND: Because of their simplicity, uncalibrated pulse contour (UPC) methods have been introduced into clinical practice in critical care but are often validated with a femoral arterial waveform. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to test the accuracy of cardiac index (CI) measurements and trending ability from a radial artery with one UPC. DESIGN: An observational study. SETTING: Tertiary care mixed-surgical ICU. Data were obtained from April 2015 to July 2016...
November 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977087/complications-of-central-venous-catheter-insertion-in-a-teaching-hospital
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Pedro Henrique Comerlato, Taiane Francieli Rebelatto, Felipe Augusto Santiago de Almeida, Luiza Birck Klein, Marcio Manozzo Boniatti, Beatriz D Schaan, Dimitris Varvaki Rados
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheters are fundamental to daily clinical practice. This procedure is mainly performed by residents, often without supervision or structured training. OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of central venous catheterization and the complication rate related to it. METHOD: Retrospective cohort study. Adult patients undergoing central venous catheter insertion out of the intensive care unit (ICU) of a teaching hospital were selected from March 2014 to February 2015...
July 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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