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Young Hwan Choi, Jong Ho Lee, Jae Jun Shin, Young Soon Cho
OBJECTIVE: Most of the literature about Curling's ulcer was published from 1960 through 1980. Therefore, an updated study of Curling's ulcer is needed. We analyzed the risk factors affecting ulcer incidence in burn patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the medical records of burn patients who were admitted to two burn centers. We collected information about the general characteristics of patients, burn area size, abbreviated burn severity index, whether surgery was performed, endoscopy results, and the total body surface area (TBSA)...
December 2015: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Sean van Diepen, Wendy I Sligl, Jeffrey B Washam, Ian C Gilchrist, Rakesh C Arora, Jason N Katz
Over the past half century, coronary care units have expanded from specialized ischemia arrhythmia monitoring units into intensive care units (ICUs) for acutely ill and medically complex patients with a primary cardiac diagnosis. Patients admitted to contemporary coronary intensive care units (CICUs) are at risk for common and preventable critical care complications, yet many CICUs have not adopted standard-of-care prevention protocols and practices from general ICUs. In this article, we (1) review evidence-based interventions and care bundles that reduce the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, excess sedation during mechanical ventilation, central line infections, stress ulcers, malnutrition, delirium, and medication errors and (2) recommend pragmatic adaptations for common conditions in critically ill patients with cardiac disease, and (3) provide example order sets and practical CICU protocol implementation strategies...
July 1, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Shane P Selvanderan, Matthew J Summers, Mark E Finnis, Mark P Plummer, Yasmine Ali Abdelhamid, Michael B Anderson, Marianne J Chapman, Christopher K Rayner, Adam M Deane
OBJECTIVES: Pantoprazole is frequently administered to critically ill patients for prophylaxis against gastrointestinal bleeding. However, comparison to placebo has been inadequately evaluated, and pantoprazole has the potential to cause harm. Our objective was to evaluate benefit or harm associated with pantoprazole administration. DESIGN: Prospective randomized double-blind parallel-group study. SETTING: University-affiliated mixed medical-surgical ICU...
October 2016: Critical Care Medicine
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OBJECTIVE: To observe the occurrence rate of elevated serum amylase and lipase in critically ill children, to explore the relationship between elevated pancreatic enzymes and pancreatic injury, and the effect of elevated pancreatic enzymes on state of illness and the prognosis. METHOD: The data of cases treated in pediatric intensive care unit(ICU) of 17 children's hospitals were collected prospectively from January 2012 to March 2014 according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
September 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Niloofar Rafinazari, Saeed Abbasi, Shadi Farsaei, Marjan Mansourian, Peyman Adibi
OBJECTIVE: Concern about adverse effects of the inconsistent use of stress-related mucosal damage prophylaxis in intensive care unit (ICU) is increasing. Hence, this study was designed to prospectively evaluate the rate of inappropriate stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) administration upon ICU admission, at ICU discharge and determine the adherence to American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) guideline during ICU stay. METHODS: In this study, 200 patients were randomly selected from all ICU admissions during 9 months...
July 2016: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
Shuang-Hong Luo, Qin Guo, Guan J Liu, Chaomin Wan
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal bleeding refers to loss of blood from any site of the digestive tract. In paediatric clinical practice, it is usually a complaint of children attending the emergency department as a symptom of diseases such as ulcers, gastric or oesophageal varices, gastritis, Mallory-Weiss tears, anorectal fissures, allergic colitis, infectious colitis, intussusception, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, and Meckel's diverticulum; it also occurs with high incidence in critically ill children hospitalised in intensive care units and is caused by stress-induced gastropathy...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Fayez Alshamsi, Emilie Belley-Cote, Deborah Cook, Saleh A Almenawer, Zuhoor Alqahtani, Dan Perri, Lehana Thabane, Awad Al-Omari, Kim Lewis, Gordon Guyatt, Waleed Alhazzani
BACKGROUND: The relative efficacy and safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) compared to histamine-2-receptor antagonists (H2RAs) should guide their use in reducing bleeding risk in the critically ill. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, ACPJC, clinical trials registries, and conference proceedings through November 2015 without language or publication date restrictions. Only randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of PPIs vs H2RAs for stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill adults for clinically important bleeding, overt gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, nosocomial pneumonia, mortality, ICU length of stay and Clostridium difficile infection were included...
May 4, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Mette Krag, Anders Perner, Jørn Wetterslev, Matt P Wise, Mark Borthwick, Stepani Bendel, Paolo Pelosi, Frederik Keus, Anne Berit Guttormsen, Joerg C Schefold, Morten Hylander Møller
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are at risk of clinically important gastrointestinal bleeding, and acid suppressants are frequently used prophylactically. However, stress ulcer prophylaxis may increase the risk of serious adverse events and, additionally, the quantity and quality of evidence supporting the use of stress ulcer prophylaxis is low. The aim of the SUP-ICU trial is to assess the benefits and harms of stress ulcer prophylaxis with a proton pump inhibitor in adult patients in the ICU...
2016: Trials
R Singh, R Trickett, Cer Meyer, S Lewthwaite, D Ford
Introduction Acute gastrointestinal stress ulceration is a common and serious complication of trauma. Prophylactic proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine receptor antagonists have been used in poly-trauma, burns and head and spinal injuries, as well as on intensive care units, for the prevention of acute gastric stress ulcers. Methods We prospectively studied the use of prophylactic PPIs in with femoral neck fracture patients, gathering data on all acute gastric ulcer complications, including coffee-ground vomiting, malena and haematemesis...
July 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Vickie Larrow, Eira I Klich-Heartt
Ventilated-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a major concern for hospitals and a major problem for ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. Included in the basics are hand hygiene, wearing gloves, endotracheal tube suctioning, head of bed at 30°, stress ulcer prophylaxis, turning patient side to side at least every two hours, and giving the patient a sedation vacation each morning. Beyond the basics included here are oral hygiene, oral suctioning, endotracheal tube cuff pressure, artificial humidification, the difference in practice between registered nurses and respiratory therapists, using the beach chair position and early mobilization, and the VAP bundle...
June 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing: Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Youngouk Ro, Chang Soo Eun, Hyun Soo Kim, Ji Yeoun Kim, Young Jae Byun, Kyo-Sang Yoo, Dong Soo Han
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) are commonly prescribed for stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in critically ill patients. Several studies have suggested that the use of PPIs is a potential risk factor for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). We compared the incidences of CDI in the PPI group and H2RA group for SUP in critically ill patients. METHODS: From August 2005 to July 2012, the incidences of CDI were retrospectively analyzed in patients who were admitted directly to intensive care units and stayed for more than 3 days...
July 15, 2016: Gut and Liver
Melissa Shears, Waleed Alhazzani, John C Marshall, John Muscedere, Richard Hall, Shane W English, Peter M Dodek, François Lauzier, Salmaan Kanji, Mark Duffett, Jeffrey Barletta, Mohammed Alshahrani, Yaseen Arabi, Adam Deane, Deborah J Cook
PURPOSE: Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) using histamine-2-receptor antagonists has been a standard of care in intensive care units (ICUs) for four decades. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are increasingly used despite apparently lower background rates of gastrointestinal bleeding and growing concerns about PPI-associated complications. Our objective was to understand the views and prescribing habits amongst Canadian physicians regarding SUP in the ICU and to gauge interest in a future randomized-controlled trial (RCT)...
June 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Lukas Buendgens, Alexander Koch, Frank Tacke
Stress-related mucosal disease is a typical complication of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). It poses a risk of clinically relevant upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. Therefore, stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is recommended in high-risk patients, especially those mechanically ventilated > 48 h and those with a manifest coagulopathy. Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and, less effectively, histamine 2 receptor antagonists (H2RA) prevent GI bleeding in critically ill patients in the ICU...
February 4, 2016: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Mette Krag, Anders Perner, Morten H Møller
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is considered standard of care in the majority of critically ill patients in the ICU. In this review, we will present the current evidence for the use of SUP in ICU patients, including data on the prevalence of gastrointestinal bleeding and the balance between benefits and harms of SUP. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of overt gastrointestinal bleeding in critically ill patients is in the area of 5%. Consistent risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding have been identified, but indications for SUP vary considerably...
April 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Roberta E Redfern, Megan Brown, Kathryn L Karhoff, Jennifer L Middleton
OBJECTIVES: Acid-suppressive therapy (AST) is widely used for gastrointestinal prophylaxis in hospitalized patients, particularly to prevent stress-related mucosal bleeding in critically ill individuals. Previous reports suggest gross overutilization and continuation of unnecessary therapy, which have been linked to several adverse effects. METHODS: Retrospective chart review at a large tertiary care hospital, evaluating the use of AST for ulcer prophylaxis in accordance with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' guidelines and the less commonly studied nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug-related ulcer prophylaxis guidelines...
December 2015: Southern Medical Journal
Jérôme Ouellet, Dennis Bailey, Marie-Ève Samson
OBJECTIVE: To describe current opinions about stress-related mucosal disease (SRMD) prevention in Canadian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). METHODS: A 22-question survey covering several aspects of SRMD was sent to all identified PICU attendings in Canada. RESULTS: Sixty-eight percent of identified attendings completed the questionnaire. Thirty-eight percent were based in Quebec, 31% in Alberta, and 31% from other provinces. Most attendings (78%) had worked in a PICU for 6 years or more...
July 2015: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
Nikhil Meena, Marcus Costner, Manish Joshi
PURPOSE: We hypothesize that stress ulcer prophylaxis with acid suppressant medications (ASM) is overused and educating house-staff will decrease this. METHODS: Retrospective chart review in two six-month phases. House staff was educated prior to phase II. Rates of SUP were calculated for ICU stay, medicine floor, and at discharge. RESULTS: There were 625 ICU admissions. Analysis was done on 106 and 118 patients in each phase. SUP use decreased from 62% to 37% in patients with no indications (p value < 0...
August 2015: Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society
Gary E Weissman, Nicole B Gabler, Sydney E S Brown, Scott D Halpern
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between different measures of capacity strain and adherence to prophylaxis guidelines in the intensive care unit (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study within the Project IMPACT database. We used multivariable logistic regression to examine relationships between ICU capacity strain and appropriate usage of venous thromboembolism prophylaxis (VTEP) and stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP)...
December 2015: Journal of Critical Care
Haitao Lan, Charat Thongprayoon, Adil Ahmed, Vitaly Herasevich, Priya Sampathkumar, Ognjen Gajic, John C O'Horo
Ventilator-associated events (VAEs) are associated with increased risk of poor outcomes, including death. Bundle practices including thromboembolism prophylaxis, stress ulcer prophylaxis, oral care, and daily sedation breaks and spontaneous breathing trials aim to reduce rates of VAEs and are endorsed as quality metrics in the intensive care units. We sought to create electronic search algorithms (digital signatures) to evaluate compliance with ventilator bundle components as the first step in a larger project evaluating the ventilator bundle effect on VAE...
2015: BioMed Research International
Minh T Hong, Leslie C Monye, Charles F Seifert
BACKGROUND: The current literature discourages the use of acid suppressive therapy (AST) for stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in noncritically ill patients. However, several sources indicate that the majority of noncritically ill patients are given AST for SUP while there may only be a small proportion of high-risk patients who need SUP therapy. There is a new scoring system to aid practitioners in stratifying the risk of stress ulcer-related gastrointestinal bleeding in noncritically ill patients developed by Herzig et al and appropriately prescribe AST for SUP in this population...
September 2015: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
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