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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424752/ce-original-research-an-investigation-into-the-safety-of-oral-intake-during-labor
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Anne Shea-Lewis, Patricia Eckardt, Donna Stapleton
Findings from this quantitative retrospective study suggest ad lib intake may have benefits. ABSTRACT: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the maternal and neonatal outcomes among laboring women permitted ad lib oral intake with those permitted nothing by mouth except for ice chips. DESIGN: This was a quantitative retrospective observational cross-sectional study. SAMPLE: The initial data set consisted of all closed medical records for 2,817 women who were admitted to a suburban community hospital in the northeastern United States between January 2008 and December 2012...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395815/association-of-oral-intake-and-transient-mixed-venous-oxygen-desaturation-in-patients-undergoing-fast-track-postoperative-care-after-open-heart-surgery
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Yuichi Maki, Daisuke Toyoda, Keiko Tomichi, Jun Onodera, Yoshifumi Kotake
OBJECTIVE: The impact of early resumption of oral intake after cardiac surgery on hemodynamics has not been characterized. The authors examined the effects of early oral intake on the oxygen supply-demand relationship in patients undergoing on-pump cardiac surgery in an early recovery after surgery program. DESIGN: Prospective data were collected in postcardiac surgical patients in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) during an 18-month period. SETTING: Single institution study...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379854/the-effect-of-education-on-the-nursing-care-quality-of-patients-who-are-under-mechanical-ventilation-in-icu-ward
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Sahar Geravandi, Farhad Soltani, Mohammad Javad Mohammadi, Rashin Alizadeh, Aliasghr Valipour, Abedin Hoseini, Babak Rastegarimehr, Ahmad Reza Yari, Azimeh Karimyan, Ali Ghomeishi
Nurses have the most important role among health care workers (HCWs) in each hospital (Aiken et al., 2008) [1]. Nurses education can lead to the improvement of nursing care If is implemented and designed based on nurses' needs and proper principles (Aiken et al., 2008) [1]. Nowadays, increased quality of the treatment and increase the chances of survival of patients with acute respiratory failure are very important (Teixeira et al., 2013) [2]. Nursing care plan in ICU patients is one of the important elements in nursing care, and one of the main strategies is promotion of education level...
February 2018: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369910/intensive-care-unit-versus-ward-management-after-anterolateral-thigh-flap-reconstruction-after-oral-cancer-ablation
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Wei-Chen Chen, Kuo-Shu Hung, Szu-Han Chen, Shyh-Jou Shieh, Jing-Wei Lee, Jenn-Ren Hsiao, Yao-Chou Lee
BACKGROUND: Whether postoperative care in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a necessity for patients undergoing head and neck free flap reconstruction remains debatable. In August 2012, our institute initiated a policy to care for these patients in the ICU, opposed to the previous policy of care in the ward. Thus, we used this opportunity to compare outcomes between these 2 care approaches. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with oral cancer who underwent cancer ablation and immediate anterolateral thigh flap reconstruction from August 2010 to July 2014 were included in this retrospective study...
January 25, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360277/comparative-effectiveness-of-aerosolized-versus-oral-ribavirin-for-the-treatment-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infections-a-single-center-retrospective-cohort-study-and-review-of-the-literature
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Tracy P Trang, Meghan Whalen, Alexandra Hilts-Horeczko, Sarah B Doernberg, Catherine Liu
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of viral infections in immunocompromised hosts and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. In January 2015, our institution switched from aerosolized to oral ribavirin (RBV) for primary treatment of RSV infection among high risk immunocompromised adult patients. The objective of the study was to evaluate the clinical and economic outcomes associated with this switch. METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of adult patients diagnosed with RSV infection and treated with RBV between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2016...
January 23, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354572/association-of-post-extubation-dysphagia-with-tongue-weakness-and-somatosensory-disturbance-in-non-neurologic-critically-ill-patients
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Hee Seon Park, Jung Hoi Koo, Sun Hong Song
Objective: To prospectively assess the association between impoverished sensorimotor integration of the tongue and lips and post-extubation dysphagia (PED). Methods: This cross-sectional study included non-neurologic critically ill adult patients who required endotracheal intubation and underwent videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) between October and December 2016. Participants underwent evaluation for tongue and lip performance, and oral somatosensory function...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329162/reorganizing-care-with-the-implementation-of-electronic-medical-records-a-time-motion-study-in-the-picu
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Nadia Roumeliotis, Geneviève Parisien, Sylvie Charette, Elizabeth Arpin, Fabrice Brunet, Philippe Jouvet
OBJECTIVES: To assess caregivers' patient care time before and after the implementation of a reorganization of care plan with electronic medical records. DESIGN: A prospective, observational, time-motion study. SETTING: A level 3 PICU. PARTICIPANTS: Nurses and orderlies caring for intubated patients during an 8-hour work shift before (2008-2009) and after (2016) implementation of reorganization of care in 2013. INTERVENTIONS: The reorganization plan included improved telecommunication for healthcare workers, increased tasks delegated to orderlies, and an ICU-specific electronic medical record (Intellispace Critical Care and Anesthesia information system, Philips Healthcare)...
January 11, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305143/bleeding-complications-after-use-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Kambiz Hassan, Nikolai Bayer, Friederike Schlingloff, Martin Oberhoffer, Peter Wohlmuth, Michael Schmoeckel, Stephan Geidel
BACKGROUND: To analyze the results of open-heart surgery and bleeding complications after administration of novel oral anticoagulants (NOAC). METHODS: We investigated 81 consecutive patients (age: 74 [IQR 68, 78] years) who underwent open-heart operations at our institution between July 2014 and June 2016. All patients presented for surgery while on NOAC therapy: 37 had Rivaroxaban (45.7%), 35 Apixaban (43.2%) and 9 Dabigatran (11.1%). The calculated risk, using the European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation II, was 3...
January 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302596/what-are-the-ethical-issues-in-relation-to-the-role-of-the-family-in-intensive-care
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Jean-Pierre Quenot, Fiona Ecarnot, Nicolas Meunier-Beillard, Auguste Dargent, Audrey Large, Pascal Andreu, Jean-Philippe Rigaud
A large proportion of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are unable to express themselves, often due to acute illness, shock or trauma, and this precludes any communication and/or consent for care that might reflect their wishes and opinions. In such cases, the only solution for the ICU physician is to include the patient's family in the healthcare decisions. This can represent a significant burden on the family, on top of the psychological distress of the ICU environment and hospitalisation of their relatives, and many family members may suffer from anxiety, depression or symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during or after the hospitalisation and/or death of a loved one in the ICU...
December 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277396/botulism-in-the-icu-nursing-care-plan
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G Zariquiey-Esteva, D Galeote-Cózar, P Santa-Candela, A Castanera-Duro
INTRODUCTION AND CASE EVALUATION: Botulism is a rare disease in Europe, caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, notifiable, non-transmissible person-to-person and potentially fatal (between 5 and 10%) if not treated quickly. The favourable opinion of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee was obtained. We present the nursing care plan of a 49-year-old man with a diagnosis of bacterial intoxication caused by Clostridium botulinum, secondary to ingestion of beans in poor condition, who was admitted to the ICU for a total of 35 days...
December 22, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274212/drug-susceptibility-of-fungi-isolated-from-icu-patients
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Barbara D Modrzewska, Anna J Kurnatowska,, Katarzyna Khalid
Candida species can be a reason of infections associated with high morbidity and mortality. The risk of invasive candidosis for patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) is increased due to immunosuppressive states, prolonged length of stay, broad-spectrum antibiotics and Candida colonization. The aim of the study was to determine selected properties of fungi isolated from patients treated in the ICUs of hospitals in Lodz. The materials were collected from the oral cavity, the tracheostomy or endotracheal tube and urine from 16 children and 35 adult...
2017: Annals of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262433/aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-strategies-for-preventing-vasospasm-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Michael N Diringer, Allyson R Zazulia
This article addresses the intensive care unit (ICU) management of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), with an emphasis on the prevention of cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), which are major contributors to morbidity and mortality. Interventions addressing various steps in the development of vasospasm have been attempted, with variable success. Enteral nimodipine remains the only approved measure to potentially prevent DCI. Since oral and intravenous administrations are limited by hypotension, direct administration via sustained-release pellets and intraventricular administration of sustained-release microparticles are being investigated...
December 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260243/-perioperative-handling-of-antidiabetic-drugs
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REVIEW
J Wagner, V Luber, J F Lock, U A Dietz, S Lichthardt, N Matthes, K Krajinovic, C-T Germer, S Knop, A Wiegering
Diabetes mellitus is the most frequent metabolic disorder in the western world with a prevalence of 3% in adults under 65 years of age and 14.3% in adults over 65 years of age. Due to the increasing age of our population, the number of patients taking oral antidiabetic drugs has increased. Thus, operating physicians must make a risk-adapted decision whether the medication can be continued perioperatively or if certain drugs must be paused, and if so, with what risks. Operative interventions can lead to a number of metabolic shifts, which change the normal glucose metabolism...
December 19, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258778/effects-of-deep-sedation-under-mechanical-ventilation-on-cognitive-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-oral-and-maxillofacial-cancer-and-microvascular-reconstruction
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Y Terada, S Inoue, M Konda, J Egawa, J Ueda, T Kirita, M Kawaguchi
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive impairment after intensive care unit (ICU) admission is becoming increasingly recognized. High-dose deep sedation has been suggested to play an important role in the development of cognitive impairment. However, the impact of heavy sedation as a single cause in the development of cognitive impairment in ICU patients remains unclear. In this study we investigated whether a three-day deep sedation protocol could reduce cognitive function in mechanically ventilated non-critical patients...
December 16, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251207/perioperative-outcomes-from-the-prospective-multicenter-least-invasive-fast-track-evar-life-registry
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Zvonimir Krajcer, Venkatesh G Ramaiah, Esteban A Henao, D Chris Metzger, Wayne K Nelson, Mohammed M Moursi, Hiranya A Rajasinghe, Raed Al-Dallow, Larry E Miller
PURPOSE: To determine the feasibility, perioperative resource utilization, and safety of a fast-track endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) protocol in well-selected patients. METHODS: Between October 2014 and May 2016, the LIFE (Least Invasive Fast-track EVAR) registry ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT02224794) enrolled 250 patients (mean age 73±8 years; 208 men) in a fast-track EVAR protocol comprised of bilateral percutaneous access using the 14-F Ovation stent-graft, no general anesthesia, no intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and next-day discharge...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211143/hospitalizations-due-to-diseases-associated-with-poor-sanitation-in-the-public-health-care-network-of-the-metropolitan-region-of-porto-alegre-rio-grande-do-sul-state-brazil-2010-2014
#16
Mariana Santiago Siqueira, Roger Dos Santos Rosa, Ronaldo Bordin, Rita de Cássia Nugem
OBJECTIVE: to describe the occurrence, characteristics and expenditures of hospitalizations due to diseases associated with poor sanitation funded by the Brazilian National Health System (SUS) among residents of the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil, from 2010 to 2014. METHODS: descriptive study with data from SUS Hospital Information System (SIH/SUS). RESULTS: out of 13,929 hospitalizations for diseases associated with poor sanitation, 93...
October 2017: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189950/cost-assessment-of-a-new-oral-care-program-in-the-intensive-care-unit-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Jérôme Ory, Charline Mourgues, Evelyne Raybaud, Russell Chabanne, Jean Christophe Jourdy, Fabien Belard, Renaud Guérin, Bernard Cosserant, Jean Sébastien Faure, Laure Calvet, Bruno Pereira, Dominique Guelon, Ousmane Traore, Laurent Gerbaud
OBJECTIVES: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most frequent hospital-acquired infections in intensive care units (ICU). In the bundle of care to prevent the VAP, the oral care is very important strategies, to decrease the oropharyngeal bacterial colonization and presence of causative bacteria of VAP. In view of the paucity of medical economics studies, our objective was to determine the cost of implementing this oral care program for preventing VAP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In five ICUs, during period 1, caregivers used a foam stick for oral care and, during period 2, a stick and tooth brushing with aspiration...
November 30, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187048/multitargeted-feeding-strategies-improve-nutrition-outcome-and-are-associated-with-reduced-pneumonia-in-a-level-1-trauma-intensive-care-unit
#18
Jenny C Lee, George W Williams, Rosemary A Kozar, Lillian S Kao, Krislynn M Mueck, Andrew D Emerald, Natacha C Villegas, Laura J Moore
BACKGROUND: Factors impeding delivery of adequate enteral nutrition (EN) to trauma patients include delayed EN initiation, frequent surgeries and procedures, and postoperative ileus. We employed 3 feeding strategies to optimize EN delivery: (1) early EN initiation, (2) preoperative no nil per os feeding protocol, and (3) a catch-up feeding protocol. This study compared nutrition adequacy and clinical outcomes before and after implementation of these feeding strategies. METHODS: All trauma patients aged ≥18 years requiring mechanical ventilation for ≥7 days and receiving EN were included...
March 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181195/survey-of-extent-of-translation-of-oral-healthcare-guidelines-for-icu-patients-into-clinical-practice-by-nursing-staff
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Vivek Agarwal, Rameshwari Singhal, Richa Khanna, Pavitra Rastogi, Avinash Agarwal, Shuchi Tripathi
Nosocomial infections in critically ill/ventilated patients result from bacterial load in oropharyngeal regions. Oral decontamination serves as the easiest effective means of controlling infections. Knowledge, attitude, and practices followed by healthcare personnel in intensive care settings need to be assessed to implement concrete measures in health-care. Survey questionnaire was constructed and implemented following its validation on seventy nursing and paramedical staff working in government and private intensive care units throughout Lucknow city...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109881/hypothermia-with-extreme-bradycardia-following-spinal-cord-infarction-of-septic-origin
#20
Philippe Hantson, Thierry Duprez
Among other autonomic dysfunctions complicating acute spinal cord injury, deep hypothermia is rare but may induce serious cardiovascular complications. There are few pharmacological options to influence hypothermia. A 66-year-old woman was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) for serious cardiac arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and asystole) in the context of a deep hypothermia (axillary temperature below 32°C). She had been admitted to the hospital two months before for an acute L4-L5 infectious spondylodiscitis without any initial neurological deficit...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
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