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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203417/clinical-factors-associated-with-weaning-failure-in-patients-requiring-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Hong-Joon Shin, Jin-Sun Chang, Seong Ahn, Tae-Ok Kim, Cheol-Kyu Park, Jung-Hwan Lim, In-Jae Oh, Yu-Il Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Young-Chul Kim, Yong-Soo Kwon
BACKGROUND: For patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), weaning is difficult and mortality is very high. PMV has been defined recently, by consensus, as constituting ≥21 consecutive days of mechanical ventilation (MV) for ≥6 hours per day. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical factors predicting weaning failure in patients undergoing PMV in medical intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and laboratory characteristics of 127 patients who received MV for more than 21 days in the medical ICU at Chonnam National University Hospital in South Korea between January 2005 and December 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185893/united-states-clergy-religious-values-and-relationships-to-end-of-life-discussions-and-care
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Michael J Balboni, Adam Sullivan, Andrea C Enzinger, Patrick T Smith, Christine Mitchell, John R Peteet, James Tulsky, Tyler VanderWeele, Tracy A Balboni
CONTEXT: While clergy interact with approximately half of U.S. patients facing end-of-life medical decisions, little is known about clergy-congregant interactions or clergy influence on end-of-life decisions. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a nationally representative survey of clergy beliefs and practices. METHODS: A mailed survey to a nationally representative sample of clergy completed in March 2015 with 1005 of 1665 responding (60% response rate)...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167547/bacteremia-due-to-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre-a-multicenter-clinical-and-molecular-epidemiologic-analysis-in-the-nation-s-epicenter-for-cre
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Michael J Satlin, Liang Chen, Gopi Patel, Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Gregory Weston, Angela C Kim, Susan K Seo, Marnie E Rosenthal, Steven J Sperber, Stephen G Jenkins, Camille L Hamula, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, Michael H Levi, Bettina C Fries, Yi-Wei Tang, Stefan Juretschko, Albert D Rojtman, Tao Hong, Barun Mathema, Michael R Jacobs, Thomas J Walsh, Robert A Bonomo, Barry N Kreiswirth
Although the New York/New Jersey (NY/NJ) area is an epicenter for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), there are few multicenter studies of CRE from this region. We characterized patients with CRE bacteremia in 2013 at eight NY/NJ medical centers and determined the prevalence of carbapenem resistance among Enterobacteriaceae bloodstream isolates and CRE resistance mechanisms, genetic backgrounds, capsular types (cps), and antimicrobial susceptibilities. Of 121 patients with CRE bacteremia, 50% had cancer or transplantation...
February 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164367/the-association-of-admission-hyperglycaemia-and-adverse-clinical-outcome-in-medical-emergencies-the-multinational-prospective-observational-triage-study
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A Kutz, T Struja, P Hausfater, D Amin, A Amin, S Haubitz, M Bernard, A Huber, B Mueller, P Schuetz
AIMS: The clinical relevance of hyperglycaemia in an emergency department population remains incompletely understood. We investigated the association between admission blood glucose levels and adverse clinical outcomes in a large emergency department cohort. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 7132 adult medical patients seeking emergency department care in three tertiary care hospitals in Switzerland, France and the USA. We used adjusted multivariable logistic regression models to examine the association between admission blood glucose levels and 30-day mortality, as well as adverse clinical course stratified by pre-existing diabetes and principal medical diagnoses...
February 6, 2017: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161016/high-flow-warm-humidified-oxygen-versus-standard-low-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-for-moderate-bronchiolitis-hfwho-rct-an-open-phase-4-randomised-controlled-trial
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Elizabeth Kepreotes, Bruce Whitehead, John Attia, Christopher Oldmeadow, Adam Collison, Andrew Searles, Bernadette Goddard, Jodi Hilton, Mark Lee, Joerg Mattes
BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is the most common lung infection in infants and treatment focuses on management of respiratory distress and hypoxia. High-flow warm humidified oxygen (HFWHO) is increasingly used, but has not been rigorously studied in randomised trials. We aimed to examine whether HFWHO provided enhanced respiratory support, thereby shortening time to weaning off oxygen. METHODS: In this open, phase 4, randomised controlled trial, we recruited children aged less than 24 months with moderate bronchiolitis attending the emergency department of the John Hunter Hospital or the medical unit of the John Hunter Children's Hospital in New South Wales, Australia...
February 1, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151799/survival-healthcare-utilization-and-end-of-life-care-among-older-adults-with-malignancy-associated-bowel-obstruction-comparative-study-of-surgery-venting-gastrostomy-or-medical-management
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Elizabeth J Lilley, John W Scott, Joel E Goldberg, Christy E Cauley, Jennifer S Temel, Andrew S Epstein, Stuart R Lipsitz, Brittany L Smalls, Adil H Haider, Angela M Bader, Joel S Weissman, Zara Cooper
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival, readmissions, and end-of-life care after palliative procedures compared with medical management for malignancy-associated bowel obstruction (MBO). BACKGROUND: MBO is a late complication of intra-abdominal malignancy for which surgeons are frequently consulted. Decisions about palliative treatments, which include medical management, surgery, or venting gastrostomy tube (VGT), are hampered by the paucity of outcomes data relevant to patients approaching the end of life...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148613/delirium-in-trauma-patients-prevalence-and-predictors
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Kathryn T Von Rueden, Breighanna Wallizer, Paul Thurman, Karen McQuillan, Tiffany Andrews, Jennifer Merenda, Heesook Son
BACKGROUND: Delirium is associated with increased mortality, morbidity, hospital costs, and postdischarge cognitive dysfunction. Most research focuses on nontrauma patients receiving mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and predictors of delirium in trauma patients residing in intensive and intermediate care units of an academic medical center. METHODS: Trauma patients were screened for delirium by using the Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit...
February 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145659/who-dies-after-icu-discharge-retrospective-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-for-in-hospital-mortality-of-icu-survivors
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Jungsil Lee, Young Jae Cho, Se Joong Kim, Ho Il Yoon, Jong Sun Park, Choon Taek Lee, Jae Ho Lee, Yeon Joo Lee
We investigated the causes of inpatient death after intensive care unit (ICU) discharge and determined predictors of in-hospital mortality in Korea. Using medical ICU registry data of Seoul National University Hospital, we performed a retrospective cohort study involving patients who were discharged alive from their first ICU admission with at least 24 hours of ICU length of stay (LOS). From January 2011 to August 2013, 723 patients were admitted to ICU and 383 patients were included. The estimated in-hospital mortality rate was 11...
March 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120236/outcomes-and-risk-factors-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-neonates
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Anucha Thatrimontrichai, Natthaka Rujeerapaiboon, Waricha Janjindamai, Supaporn Dissaneevate, Gunlawadee Maneenil, Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, Pattama Tanaanantarak
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in neonates has been associated with high mortality and poor outcome. This study aimed to compare the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of VAP and non- VAP conditions in neonates. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Thailand from January 2014 to December 2014. All neonatal patients who were ventilated more than 48 hours were enrolled. RESULTS: There were 128 enrolled patients...
January 25, 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119408/a-decision-making-algorithm-for-initiation-and-discontinuation-of-rrt-in-severe-aki
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Mallika L Mendu, George R Ciociolo, Sarah R McLaughlin, Dionne A Graham, Roya Ghazinouri, Siddharth Parmar, Alissa Grossier, Rebecca Rosen, Karl R Laskowski, Leonardo V Riella, Emily S Robinson, David M Charytan, Joseph V Bonventre, Jeffrey O Greenberg, Sushrut S Waikar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: AKI is an increasingly common and devastating complication in hospitalized patients. Severe AKI requiring RRT is associated with in-hospital mortality rates exceeding 40%. Clinical decision making related to RRT initiation for patients with AKI in the medical intensive care unit is not standardized. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a 13-month (November of 2013 to December of 2014) prospective cohort study in an academic medical intensive care unit involving the implementation of an AKI Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plan, a decision-making algorithm to assist front-line clinicians caring for patients with AKI...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118657/association-of-intensive-care-unit-patient-to-intensivist-ratios-with-hospital-mortality
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Hayley B Gershengorn, David A Harrison, Allan Garland, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Kathryn M Rowan, Hannah Wunsch
Importance: The patient-to-intensivist ratio (PIR) across intensive care units (ICUs) is not standardized and the association of PIR with patient outcome is not well established. Understanding the impact of PIR on outcomes is necessary to optimize senior medical staffing and deliver high-quality care. Objective: To test the hypotheses that: (1) there is significant variation in the PIR across ICUs and (2) higher PIRs are associated with higher hospital mortality for ICU patients...
January 24, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115333/clinical-efficacy-of-%C3%AE-lactam-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitor-combinations-for-the-treatment-of-bloodstream-infection-due-to-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-haematological-patients-with-neutropaenia-a-study-protocol-for-a-retrospective-observational
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C Gudiol, C Royo-Cebrecos, C Tebe, E Abdala, M Akova, R Álvarez, G Maestro-de la Calle, A Cano, C Cervera, W T Clemente, P Martín-Dávila, A Freifeld, L Gómez, T Gottlieb, M Gurguí, F Herrera, A Manzur, G Maschmeyer, Y Meije, M Montejo, M Peghin, J Rodríguez-Baño, I Ruiz-Camps, T C Sukiennik, J Carratalà
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infection (BSI) due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacilli (ESBL-GNB) is increasing at an alarming pace worldwide. Although β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor (BLBLI) combinations have been suggested as an alternative to carbapenems for the treatment of BSI due to these resistant organisms in the general population, their usefulness for the treatment of BSI due to ESBL-GNB in haematological patients with neutropaenia is yet to be elucidated...
January 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111105/preoperative-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-with-positive-airway-pressure-is-associated-with-decreased-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-cardiac-surgery
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Jim K Wong, Edward R Mariano, Anthony G Doufas, Megan J Olejniczak, Clete A Kushida
OBJECTIVE: Based on clinical studies in the nonsurgical population that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) provides benefits for those with atrial fibrillation, the authors tested the hypothesis that PAP in patients with OSA reduces the incidence of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. SETTING: Single-center university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 192 patients in sinus rhythm preoperatively who were undergoing nontransplantation or ventricular assist device implantation cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass but not requiring systemic circulatory arrest, with documented PAP adherence from January 2008 to October 2015...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099637/factors-associated-with-maternal-death-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Suzanne Vieira Saintrain, Juliana Gomes Ramalho de Oliveira, Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain, Zenilda Vieira Bruno, Juliana Lima Nogueira Borges, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva
Objective: To identify factors associated with maternal death in patients admitted to an intensive care unit. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a maternal intensive care unit. All medical records of patients admitted from January 2012 to December 2014 were reviewed. Pregnant and puerperal women were included; those with diagnoses of hydatidiform mole, ectopic pregnancy, or anembryonic pregnancy were excluded, as were patients admitted for non-obstetrical reasons...
October 2016: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098590/analgesia-and-sedation-requirements-in-mechanically-ventilated-trauma-patients-with-acute-preinjury-use-of-cocaine-and-or-amphetamines
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Bridgette Kram, Shawn J Kram, Michelle L Sharpe, Michael L James, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Mark L Shapiro
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine whether mechanically ventilated trauma patients with a positive urine drug screen (UDS) for cocaine and/or amphetamines have different opioid analgesic and sedative requirements compared with similar patients with a negative drug screen for these stimulants. METHODS: This retrospective, single-center cohort study at a tertiary care, academic medical and level 1 trauma center in the United States included patients ≥16 years of age who were admitted to an adult intensive care unit with a diagnosis of trauma between 2009 and 2013 with a UDS documented within 24 hours of admission, and were mechanically ventilated for >24 hours...
March 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096999/decreasing-skeletal-muscle-as-a-risk-factor-for-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Keita Shibahashi, Kazuhiro Sugiyama, Masahiro Kashiura, Yuichi Hamabe
BACKGROUND: Older patients account for the majority of patients with sepsis. The objective of this study was to determine if decreased skeletal muscle mass is associated with outcomes in elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Patients (60 years and older) who were admitted to a tertiary medical center intensive care unit with a primary diagnosis of sepsis between January 2012 and February 2016 were included. Patients who had not undergone abdominal computed tomography on the day of admission, had cardiopulmonary arrest on arrival, or had iliopsoas abscess were excluded from the analyses...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096455/multicenter-prospective-study-on-device-associated-infection-rates-and-bacterial-resistance-in-intensive-care-units-of-venezuela-international-nosocomial-infection-control-consortium-inicc-findings
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Gabriel D Empaire, Maria E Guzman Siritt, Victor D Rosenthal, Fernando Pérez, Yvis Ruiz, Claudia Díaz, Gabriela Di Silvestre, Evelyn Salinas, Nelva Orozco
BACKGROUND: Device-associated healthcare-acquired infections (DA-HAI) pose a threat to patient safety in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A DA-HAI surveillance study was conducted by the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) in two adult medical/surgical ICUs at two hospitals in Caracas, Venezuela, in different periods from March 2008 to April 2015, using the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) definitions and criteria, and INICC methods...
January 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096032/creation-of-an-intensive-care-unit-and-organizational-changes-in-an-adult-emergency-department-impact-on-acute-stroke-management
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Laurent Puy, Chantal Lamy, Sandrine Canaple, Audrey Arnoux, Nicolas Laine, Ella Iacob, Jean-Marc Constans, Olivier Godefroy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Following the reorganization of a University Medical Center onto a single campus, an Intensive Care Unit was created within the adult Emergency Department (ED ICU). We assessed the effects of these organizational changes on acute stroke management and the intravenous administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (IV rtPA), as characterized by the thrombolysis rate, door-to-needle time (DNT) and outcome at 3months. METHODS: Between October 2013 and September 2015, we performed a retrospective, observational, single-center, comparative study of patients admitted for ischemic stroke and treated with IV rtPA during two 321-day periods (before and after the creation of the ED ICU)...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094172/interval-changes-in-myocardial-performance-index-predict-outcome-in-severe-sepsis
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Junaid Nizamuddin, Feroze Mahmood, Avery Tung, Ariel Mueller, Samuel M Brown, Shahzad Shaefi, Michael O'Connor, Daniel Talmor, Sajid Shahul
OBJECTIVES: Septic cardiomyopathy is a well-described consequence of septic shock and is associated with increased sepsis-related mortality. The myocardial performance index (MPI), a parameter derived from echocardiographic tissue Doppler measurements, allows for a more sensitive assessment of global cardiac function than do traditional metrics for cardiac function. The authors hypothesized that changes in left ventricular MPI in patients with severe sepsis would be associated with a higher 90-day mortality...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093651/infections-in-intensive-care-unit-adult-patients-harboring-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-implications-for-prevention-and-therapy
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B Borgatta, L Lagunes, A T Imbiscuso, M N Larrosa, M Lujàn, J Rello
The purpose of this paper was to report the burden and characteristics of infection by multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDR-PA) in clinical samples from intensive care unit (ICU) adults, and to identify predictors. This was a retrospective observational study at four medical-surgical ICUs. The case cohort comprised adults with documented isolation of an MDR-PA strain from a clinical specimen during ICU stay. Multivariate analysis was performed to identify predictors for MDR-PA infection. During the study period, 5667 patients were admitted to the ICU and P...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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