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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549527/vitamin-d-supplementation-in-the-critically-ill-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pascal L Langlois, Celeste Szwec, Frédérick D'Aragon, Daren K Heyland, William Manzanares
INTRODUCTION: Vitamin D insufficiency is reported in up to 50% of the critically ill patients and is associated with increased mortality, length of stay (LOS) in intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital, and respiratory disorders with prolonged ventilation. Benefits of vitamin D supplementation remain unclear. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical benefits of vitamin D administration in critically ill patients. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, CINAHL and Cochrane database for randomized controlled trials (RCT) conducted on heterogeneous ICU patients comparing vitamin D administration to placebo...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538591/intrathecal-morphine-and-oral-analgesics-provide-safe-and-effective-pain-control-after-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Ying Li, Rebecca A Hong, Christopher B Robbins, Kathleen M Gibbons, Ashlee E Holman, Michelle S Caird, Frances A Farley, Matthew D Abbott, Michelle C Burke
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective comparative study. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate that intrathecal morphine (ITM) and oral analgesics provide effective pain control after posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and this protocol has a low complication rate so patients can be admitted to a general care floor. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have shown that ITM combined with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia or epidural infusion (EPI) provides effective pain control after PSF for AIS...
May 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534234/functional-outcome-of-patients-with-prolonged-hypoglycemic-encephalopathy
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Guillaume Barbara, Bruno Mégarbane, Laurent Argaud, Guillaume Louis, Nicolas Lerolle, Francis Schneider, Stéphane Gaudry, Nicolas Barbarot, Angéline Jamet, Hervé Outin, Sébastien Gibot, Pierre-Edouard Bollaert
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the causes, clinical course and long-term outcome of comatose patients with prolonged hypoglycemic encephalopathy. METHODS: In a multicenter retrospective study conducted in patients hospitalized from July 1, 2004, to July 1, 2014, we investigated functional long-term prognosis and identified prognosis factors of patients admitted in an intensive care unit (ICU) with prolonged neurological manifestations related to hypoglycemia...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523156/predictors-of-length-of-stay-and-duration-of-tracheal-intubation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Vasileios Patris, Konstantinos Giakoumidakis, Mihalis Argiriou, Katerina K Naka, Efstratios Apostolakis, Mark Field, Manoj Kuduvalli, Aung Oo, Stavros Siminelakis
BACKGROUND: While short-term outcomes for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) have long been studied, there is very little data on their predictors. We aimed to identify the predictors of outcomes, such as intensive care unit (ICU) and in-hospital length of stay (LOS), duration of postoperative intubation and in-hospital mortality, after TAVI procedures. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 162 consecutive patients with aortic valve disease, who were admitted to a tertiary hospital of Liverpool for TAVI, during a five-year period...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503510/a-case-report-of-the-nutrition-support-for-a-patient-with-hellp-syndrome
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Seo Eun Yeon, Sun Jung Kim, Ju Hee Kim, Hae-Yun Chung, Se Hee Na, Song Mi Lee
A 30-year-old female patient, 18 weeks gestational age, with no prior medical history was admitted to hospital complaining severe right upper quadrant pain. The patient was admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) after emergency surgery to treat intraperitoneal hemorrhage caused by rupture of liver hematoma. Despite the absence of high blood pressure, the patient was diagnosed with hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome on the basis of abnormal levels of blood aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase, lactate dehydrogenase, total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, C-reactive protein (CRP) and platelet along with liver damage and proteinuria...
April 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501761/improving-the-quality-of-the-intensive-care-follow-up-of-ventilated-patients-during-a-national-registration-program
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P Reper, D Dicker, P Damas, W Aelvoet, L Huyghens, M Haelterman
OBJECTIVES: The Belgian Public Health Organization is concerned with rates of hospital-acquired infections like ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Implementing best practice guidelines for these nosocomial infections has variable success in the literature. This retrospective study was undertaken to see whether implementation of the evidence-based practices as a bundle was feasible, would influence compliance, and could reduce the rates of VAP. STUDY DESIGN: We utilized easily collectable data about regular care to rapidly assess whether interventions already in place were effectively successfully applied...
May 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496350/intravenous-citrulline-generation-test-to-assess-intestinal-function-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Job Hc Peters, Nicolette J Wierdsma, Albertus Beishuizen, Tom Teerlink, Ad A van Bodegraven
BACKGROUND: Assessment of a quantifiable small intestinal function test is cumbersome. Fasting citrulline concentrations have been proposed as a measure of enterocyte function and elaborated into a citrulline generation test (CGT), which is applicable only when glutamine is administered orally. CGT is an oral test, limiting its use, for example, in critically ill patients. OBJECTIVE: Assessment of normative values and feasibility of an intravenously performed CGT in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with presumed gastrointestinal motility disturbances, especially when performed intravenously...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448318/two-state-collaborative-study-of-a-multifaceted-intervention-to-decrease-ventilator-associated-events
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Nishi Rawat, Ting Yang, Kisha J Ali, Mary Catanzaro, Mariah D Cohen, Donna O Farley, Lisa H Lubomski, David A Thompson, Bradford D Winters, Sara E Cosgrove, Michael Klompas, Kathleen A Speck, Sean M Berenholtz
OBJECTIVES: Ventilator-associated events are associated with increased mortality, prolonged mechanical ventilation, and longer ICU stay. Given strong national interest in improving ventilated patient care, the National Institute of Health and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funded a two-state collaborative to reduce ventilator-associated events. We describe the collaborative's impact on ventilator-associated event rates in 56 ICUs. DESIGN: Longitudinal quasi-experimental study...
April 26, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412028/-effectiveness-of-erlotinib-in-critical-care-unit-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-egfr-mutation
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M Dewolf, C Dayen, C Garoute, W Khamis, M Fourrier, F Rousselle, M Sadki, F Le Meunier, R Suguenot, E Lecuyer, H Bentayeb, Y Douadi, P Berna
INTRODUCTION: The search for mutations epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has changed the therapeutic approach and prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The effectiveness of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) has been demonstrated orally in patients with EGFR mutation. We report the case of a patient for whom treatment with TKI was started effectively in a Critical Care Unit. OBSERVATION: A patient of 59 years is followed for a stage IV lung adenocarcinoma with metastases in liver, brain, adrenal, lung and pleura...
April 12, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393340/-development-of-the-oral-assessment-scale-for-post-operational-patients-with-oral-cancer
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Yi-Chen Lee, Ya-Chuan Hsu, Hui-Ying Chiang
BACKGROUND: Current oral assessment scales are designed to assess the severity of oral health in cancer patients who have undergone radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Currently, no scale is available that assesses the overall oral health situation of patients. However, this type of scale is critical for guiding nursing staff to understand the oral status of postoperative patients and for facilitating the development of patient-centered oral nursing treatments. PURPOSE: To develop the oral assessment scale for post-operational patients with oral cancer (OASPOCa) and establish its psychometric properties...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368352/melatonin-pharmacological-blood-levels-increase-total-antioxidant-capacity-in-critically-ill-patients
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Giovanni Mistraletti, Rita Paroni, Michele Umbrello, Lara D'Amato, Giovanni Sabbatini, Martina Taverna, Paolo Formenti, Elena Finati, Gaia Favero, Francesca Bonomini, Rita Rezzani, Russel J Reiter, Gaetano Iapichino
In this study, the aim was to test the biochemical effects of melatonin supplementation in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients, since their blood levels are decreased. Sixty-four patients were enrolled in the study. From the evening of the 3rd ICU day, patients were randomized to receive oral melatonin (3 mg, group M) or placebo (group P) twice daily, at 20:00 and 24:00, until discharged. Blood was taken (at 00:00 and 14:00), on the 3rd ICU day to assess basal nocturnal melatonin values, and then during the treatment period on the 4th and 8th ICU days...
April 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362659/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-secondary-to-metoclopramide-use-in-an-elderly-gastroenterologic-surgery-patient
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Richard Breeden, Heath Ford, Carey Chrisman, Charles Mascioli
An 84-year-old African American woman was admitted to the hospital secondary to severe abdominal pain accompanied by septic shock. She underwent exploratory laparotomy, which revealed extensive small bowel necrosis likely due to small bowel torsion. A small bowel resection was performed with primary anastomoses and the patient was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). She recovered from shock but had a persistent gastroparesis interfering with enteral feeding, for which metoclopramide was prescribed...
March 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327122/midodrine-as-adjunctive-support-for-treatment-of-refractory-hypotension-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-multicenter-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-the-midas-trial
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Matthew H Anstey, Bradley Wibrow, Tharusan Thevathasan, Brigit Roberts, Khushi Chhangani, Pauline Yeung Ng, Alexander Levine, Alan DiBiasio, Todd Sarge, Matthias Eikermann
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to intensive care units (ICU) are often treated with intravenous (IV) vasopressors. Persistent hypotension and dependence on IV vasopressors in otherwise resuscitated patients lead to delay in discharge from ICU. Midodrine is an oral alpha-1 adrenergic agonist approved for treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. This trial aims to evaluate whether oral administration of midodrine is an effective adjunct to standard therapy to reduce the duration of IV vasopressor treatment, and allow earlier discharge from ICU and hospital...
March 21, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325798/management-of-inpatient-hyperglycemia-and-diabetes-in-older-adults
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Guillermo E Umpierrez, Francisco J Pasquel
Adults aged 65 years and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, and their number is expected to double to 89 million between 2010 and 2050. The prevalence of diabetes in hospitalized adults aged 65-75 years and over 80 years of age has been estimated to be 20% and 40%, respectively. Similar to general populations, the presence of hyperglycemia and diabetes in elderly patients is associated with increased risk of hospital complications, longer length of stay, and increased mortality compared with subjects with normoglycemia...
April 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320561/the-effects-of-oral-rinse-with-0-2-and-2-chlorhexidine-on-oropharyngeal-colonization-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-adults-intensive-care-units
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Farid Zand, Leili Zahed, Parisa Mansouri, Freshte Dehghanrad, Maryam Bahrani, Mohammad Ghorbani
BACKGROUND: Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is the most common nosocomial infection in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) which increases the length of ICU stay, duration of mechanical ventilation, and mortality. The present study used an oral care protocol and compared the effects of two different concentrations of chlorhexidine on reduction of oropharyngeal colonization and VAP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 114 patients from trauma, surgery, neurosurgery, and general ICUs randomly allocated to two groups under oral care with 0...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216018/prospective-randomised-controlled-study-evaluating-early-modification-of-oral-microbiota-following-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-and-oral-hygiene-with-chlorhexidine
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Felipe Francisco Tuon, Oleg Gavrilko, Saulo de Almeida, Eigi Ricardo Sumi, Thiago Alberto, Jaime Luis Rocha, Edvaldo Antonio Rosa
OBJECTIVES: Chlorhexidine (CHX) is the most commonly used oral hygiene product for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV). The change in dental plaque (DP) microbiota following CHX use in patients under MV has not been described previously. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of pathogenic bacteria associated with VAP and the coverage of DP within the oral cavity in patients administered CHX. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomised, controlled, double-blind study in patients (n=16) under MV who were mouth-rinsed with either CHX or placebo...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215171/oral-colonization-by-nosocomial-pathogens-during-hospitalization-in-intensive-care-unit-and-prevention-strategies
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Hossein Kazemian, Samane Bourbour, Maryam Beheshti, Abbas Bahador
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients are very susceptible to a variety of disorders and infections during hospitalization in Intensive Care Units (ICU). Among these problems, nosocomial infections are major causes of morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Nosocomial pneumonias, specifically ventilator associated pneumonias have become a major health care issue. The implication of oral care in hospital presents challenges that can prevent or reduce the risk of nosocomial pneumonias in ICU...
February 15, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180003/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-the-importance-of-education-of-icu-nurses-on-prevention-preliminary-results
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Bence Mogyoródi, Erzsébet Dunai, János Gál, Zsolt Iványi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) increases intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, ICU mortality, the number of ventilator days, and costs. We implemented a VAP bundle and investigated its efficacy on prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015 in a 12-bed multidisciplinary ICU. The bundle was implemented on July 02, 2015. Comparative analysis was performed before and after the implementation of the bundle...
December 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152740/understanding-efficiency-of-chemotherapy-delivery-for-planned-chemotherapy-admission-at-columbia-university-medical-center
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Jason Dennis Wright, Sowmya Vasan, Alfred I Neugut, Jim Hu, Dawn L Hershman
206 Background: Delays in administration of planned in-patient chemotherapy can lead to prolonged length of stay (LOS), resulting in increased cost and risk of nosocomial infections and other complications. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of cancer patients admitted to Columbia University Medical Center, a tertiary care center, for planned chemotherapy from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Eligible patients were identified as cancer patients (via ICD9 codes) who were admitted directly to the inpatient hematology/oncology service with intravenous chemotherapy orders submitted within 24 hours of the admission...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152386/no-difference-in-mechanical-ventilation-free-hours-in-critically-ill-patients-who-received-intravenous-oral-or-enteral-phosphate-replacement
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Stephen J Lemon, Stephanie D Zack, Stacy A Voils
PURPOSE: To determine the impact on duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) and the need for reintubation after changing from intravenous (IV) to oral phosphate formulations, in response to a national shortage of IV phosphate. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed in adult patients who required MV for at least 48 hours. RESULTS: A total of 136 patients were included, with 68 patients in both the restricted phosphate group and unrestricted phosphate groups...
June 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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