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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800373/dysphagia-and-speech-language-pathology-involvement-following-chemical-ingestion-injury-a-review-of-44-cases-admitted-to-a-quaternary-australian-hospital-2008-2012
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Anna F Rumbach, Rebecca Cremer
Purpose: This study aimed to explore the clinical characteristics of an adult chemical ingestion population and examine the course of return to oral intake post injury and speech-language pathologist (SLP) involvement during the initial acute-care admission. Method: A retrospective chart review of adults admitted to a quaternary hospital for the treatment of an acute chemical ingestion injury between 2008 and 2012 was conducted. Results: Forty-four adults (23 men, 21 women) were identified as receiving treatment for ingestion injury, of whom 18 (40...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790009/impact-of-a-visual-aid-on-discordance-between-physicians-and-family-members
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Gabrielle Burelli, Chloé Berthelier, Hélène Vanacker, Léonard Descaillot, Bénédicte Philippon-Jouve, Xavier Fabre, Mahmoud Kaaki, Jean-Charles Chakarian, Alexandre Domine, Pascal Beuret
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of a visual aid on the discordance about prognosis between physicians and family members. METHODS: The study was performed in a general intensive care department with two 6-bed units. In the unit A, family members could consult a visual aid depicting day by day the evolution of global, hemodynamic, respiratory, renal and neurological conditions of the patient on a 10 point scale. In the unit B, they only received oral medical information...
August 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767690/a-simplified-prevention-bundle-with-dual-hand-hygiene-audit-reduces-early-onset-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-cardiovascular-surgery-units-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Kang-Cheng Su, Yu Ru Kou, Fang-Chi Lin, Chieh-Hung Wu, Jia-Yih Feng, Shiang-Fen Huang, Tao-Fen Shiung, Kwei-Chun Chung, Yu-Hsiu Tung, Kuang-Yao Yang, Shi-Chuan Chang
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of a simplified prevention bundle with alcohol-based, dual hand hygiene (HH) audit on the incidence of early-onset ventilation-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: This 3-year, quasi-experimental study with interrupted time-series analysis was conducted in two cardiovascular surgery intensive care units in a medical center. Unaware external HH audit (eHH) performed by non-unit-based observers was a routine task before and after bundle implementation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743340/-ventilator-bundle-guided-by-context-of-jci-settings-can-effectively-reduce-the-morbidity-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Lili Zhao, Lili Liu, Jing Chen, Caili Yang, Jianjian Nie, Minwei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the impact of improving the compliance of ventilator bundle on morbidity of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) guided by context of Joint Commission International (JCI) settings, and to study the oral care efficacy of suction tube sponge brush. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. The patients who needed MV admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xiamen University from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702304/oral-versus-intravenous-clarithromycin-in-moderate-to-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-an-observational-study
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Nikolas Rae, Aran Singanayagam, Stuart Schembri, James D Chalmers
OBJECTIVES: British Thoracic Society guidelines recommend clarithromycin in addition to beta-lactam antibiotics for patients with community-acquired pneumonia and CURB-65 score 2-5. Intravenous therapy is commonly used but there are few data on whether oral therapy is equally effective. METHODS: This observational study used propensity matching to compare two groups of patients with moderate to severe community-acquired pneumonia (CURB-65 score 2-5) treated with oral (n = 226) or intravenous (n = 226) clarithromycin on admission...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631452/the-impact-of-the-anaesthetic-conserving-device-on-occupational-exposure-to-isoflurane-among-intensive-care-healthcare-professionals
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Jennifer Herzog-Niescery, Heike Vogelsang, Philipp Gude, Hans-Martin Seipp, Horst Bartz, Waldemar Uhl, Thomas P Weber, Martin Bellgardt
BACKGROUND: Use of Anesthetic Conserving Devices (ACD) for inhalational isoflurane sedation in intensive care units (ICU) has grown in recent years, and healthcare professionals are concerned about isoflurane pollution and exposure-related health risks. Real-time measurements to determine isoflurane exposure in ICU personnel during short-term patient care procedures and ACD handling have not yet been performed. METHODS: Isoflurane concentrations in the breathing zones of ICU staff (25 cm around the nose and mouth) were measured, by photoacoustic gas monitoring, during daily practice including tracheal suctioning, oral hygiene, body care, and patient positioning...
June 14, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616433/medication-errors-in-patients-with-enteral-feeding-tubes-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Seyed Mojtaba Sohrevardi, Mohammad Hossein Jarahzadeh, Ehsan Mirzaei, Mahtabalsadat Mirjalili, Arefeh Dehghani Tafti, Behrooz Heydari
OBJECTIVE: Most patients admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) have problems in using oral medication or ingesting solid forms of drugs. Selecting the most suitable dosage form in such patients is a challenge. The current study was conducted to assess the frequency and types of errors of oral medication administration in patients with enteral feeding tubes or suffering swallowing problems. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in the ICU of Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Yazd, Iran...
April 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594615/oral-decontamination-techniques-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Ranjitha Chacko, Amala Rajan, Prabha Lionel, M Thilagavathi, Bijesh Yadav, Jeyarani Premkumar
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the major nosocomial infections in the intensive care unit (ICU), contributing to increased mortality and morbidity. Studies have shown that oral decontamination through the use of mechanical and pharmacological agents significantly reduces the incidence of VAP, but oral care practices in ICUs are not consistent. A double-blind randomised controlled trial was undertaken in the medical ICU of a tertiary care centre in India, to assess the efficacy of a toothbrush-based oral care technique in reducing incidence of VAP...
June 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591237/association-between-pathogens-from-tracheal-aspirate-and-oral-biofilm-of-patients-on-mechanical-ventilation
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Luana Carneiro Diniz Souza, Vanise Barros Rodrigues da Mota, Alícia Valéria Dos Santos Zaranza de Carvalho, Rita da Graça Carvalhal Frazão Corrêa, Silvana Amado Libério, Fernanda Ferreira Lopes
The aim of this study was to detect possible associations between respiratory pathogens from tracheal aspirate and oral biofilm samples in intubated patients in an intensive care unit (ICU), and to identify the most common respiratory pathogens in oral biofilm, particularly in patients that developed ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Two oral biofilm samples were collected from the tongue of intubated patients (at admission and after 48 hours) and analyzed by culture with the Antibiotic Sensitivity Test...
June 5, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584429/thromboelastography-for-evaluation-of-coagulopathy-in-nonbleeding-patients-with-sepsis-at-intensive-care-unit-admission
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Syed Nabeel Muzaffar, Arvind Kumar Baronia, Afzal Azim, Anupam Verma, Mohan Gurjar, Banani Poddar, Ratender Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) is a global test of coagulation which analyzes the whole coagulation process. TEG is popular in trauma, liver transplant, and cardiac surgeries, but studies in sepsis are limited. We have assessed the utility of TEG for evaluating coagulopathy in nonbleeding patients with sepsis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective, observational study was done in 12-bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a tertiary care hospital in North India, during May 2014-November 2014...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580563/-new-treatment-for-vascular-thrombosis-prevention-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion
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Chen-Wei Lin, Shiao-Pei Wang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common type of arrhythmia that increases significantly the risk of blood clots in the heart and of stroke. Therefore, stroke prevention is a key goal of AF treatment. In the past, patients were required to take anticoagulants for the remainder of their life, to regularly the monitor international normalized ratio (INR) of prothrombin time (PT), and to avoid possible negative interactions with various drugs and foods. Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), a novel device and technique, was thus developed for AF patients with contraindications to anticoagulants and a high risk of bleeding...
June 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
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, 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...
July 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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MULTICENTER STUDY
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...
July 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...
June 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
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