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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542272/factors-associated-with-poor-outcomes-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Chih-Chin Kao, Ju-Yeh Yang, Likwang Chen, Chia-Ter Chao, Yu-Sen Peng, Chih-Kang Chiang, Jenq-Wen Huang, Kuan-Yu Hung
Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is one of the dialysis modalities for critically ill patients. Despite intensive dialysis care, a high mortality rate is found in these patients. Our objective was to investigate the factors associated with poor outcomes in these patients. We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the National Health Insurance Research Database. Records of critically ill patients who received CRRT between 2007 and 2011 were retrieved, and the patients were categorized into two groups: those with acute kidney injury (AKI) and those with history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538609/critical-care-interventions-for-asthmatic-patients-admitted-from-the-emergency-department-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Kristen Michelle Cundiff, James M Gerard, Robert G Flood
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and predictors of critical interventions in asthmatic patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients admitted from our emergency department (ED) to the PICU for treatment of status asthmaticus between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2013. Patients with concomitant medical conditions and those who received a critical intervention, other than continuously aerosolized albuterol, in the ED before admission were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537938/should-all-massively-transfused-patients-be-treated-equally-an-analysis-of-massive-transfusion-ratios-in-the-nontrauma-setting
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Eric W Etchill, Sara P Myers, Lauren M McDaniel, Matthew R Rosengart, Jay S Raval, Darrell J Triulzi, Andrew B Peitzman, Jason L Sperry, Matthew D Neal
OBJECTIVES: Although balanced resuscitation has become integrated into massive transfusion practice, there is a paucity of evidence supporting the delivery of high ratios of plasma and platelet to RBCs in the nontrauma setting. This study investigated the administration of blood component ratios in the massively transfused nontrauma demographic. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of a prospective, observational cohort of massively bleeding patients. SETTING: Surgical and critically ill patients at a tertiary medical center between 2011 and 2015...
May 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530309/-monitoring-units-in-departments-of-internal-medicine-frequency-impact-and-satisfaction
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David Raveh-Brawer, Tanya Itzekson, Ruth Henshke-Bar-Meir, Noa Sylvetsky, Reuven Friedmann, Ranana Siegman, Tanya Mor, Moshe Hersch, Amos M Yinnon, Shoshana Zevin
BACKGROUND: Due to increasing numbers of elderly, seriously ill patients and shortage of ICU beds, many hospitals have established monitoring units (MU) in their medical departments. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the national prevalence of MUs in medical departments; (2) to determine the outcome of consecutively admitted MU patients; (3) to evaluate patient/ family satisfaction with care. METHODS: The case control study included all 123 patients hospitalized in the MU during a 5-month period, compared with two control groups: (1) 123 patients admitted to medical departments, matched at a ratio of 1:1 by gender, age±10 years and mechanical ventilation; (2) all 52 medical patients treated in the ICU...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530118/readmission-to-intensive-care-unit-incidence-risk-factors-resource-use-and-outcomes-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Carolina R Ponzoni, Thiago D Corrêa, Roberto R Filho, Ary Serpa Neto, Murillo Sc Assunção, Andreia Pardini, Guilherme Pp Schettino
RATIONALE: Readmission to intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with poor clinical outcomes, increased length of ICU and hospital stay and higher costs. Nevertheless, knowledge on epidemiology of ICU readmissions, risk factors and attributable outcomes are restricted to developed countries. OBJECTIVES: Determine the effect of ICU readmissions on in-hospital mortality, incidence of ICU readmissions, identify predictors of ICU readmissions and hospital mortality and compare resource use and outcomes between readmitted and nonreadmitted patients in a developing country...
May 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524035/-comparison-of-risk-of-death-between-older-and-non-older-critical-patients-in-icu-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-consecutive-3-years
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Yeting Zhou, Daoming Tong, Shaodan Wang, Liansong Liu, Song Ye, Benwen Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk of death between older and non-older critical patients in intensive care unit (ICU) in Shuyang People's Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted. The critical patients who aged 15 or above, and admitted to ICU of Shuyang People's Hospital from January 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled, and all the data was collected from the registration and electronic medical records in the ICU. The prevalence and causes of death in ICU critical patients during the study period were observed...
May 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523584/external-validation-of-saps-3-and-mpm0-iii-scores-in-48-816-patients-from-72-brazilian-icus
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Giulliana Martines Moralez, Ligia Sarmet Cunha Farah Rabello, Thiago Costa Lisboa, Mariza da Fonte Andrade Lima, Rodrigo Marques Hatum, Fernando Vinicius Cesar De Marco, Alessandra Alves, Jorge Eduardo da Silva Soares Pinto, Hélia Beatriz Nunes de Araújo, Grazielle Viana Ramos, Aline Reis Silva, Guilherme Côrtes Fernandes, Guilherme Brenande Alves Faria, Ciro Leite Mendes, Roberto Álvaro Ramos Filho, Valdênia Pereira de Souza, Pedro Emmanuel Alvarenga Americano do Brasil, Fernando Augusto Bozza, Jorge Ibrain Figueira Salluh, Marcio Soares
BACKGROUND: The performance of severity-of-illness scores varies in different scenarios and must be validated prior of being used in a specific settings and geographic regions. Moreover, models' calibration may deteriorate overtime and performance of such instruments should be reassessed regularly. Therefore, we aimed at to validate the SAPS 3 in a large contemporary cohort of patients admitted to Brazilian ICUs. In addition, we also compared the performance of the SAPS 3 with the MPM0-III...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521902/differences-between-the-sexes-in-motorcycle-related-injuries-and-fatalities-at-a-taiwanese-level-i-trauma-center
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Ching-Hua Hsieh, Shiun-Yuan Hsu, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Yi-Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: Female patients present with unique physiological and behavioral characteristics compared to male patients. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare the injury patterns, injury characteristics, and mortality of male and female patients hospitalized for treatment of motorcycle accident-related trauma in a level I trauma center. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of motorcycle-related injuries from the Trauma Registry System was performed to identify and compare 4028 male and 2919 female patients hospitalized for treatment between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013...
April 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521598/malnutrition-critical-illness-survivors-and-postdischarge-outcomes-a-cohort-study
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Kris M Mogensen, Clare M Horkan, Steven W Purtle, Takuhiro Moromizato, James D Rawn, Malcolm K Robinson, Kenneth B Christopher
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that preexisting malnutrition in patients who survived critical care would be associated with adverse outcomes following hospital discharge. METHODS: We performed an observational cohort study in 1 academic medical center in Boston. We studied 23,575 patients, aged ≥18 years, who received critical care between 2004 and 2011 and survived hospitalization. RESULTS: The exposure of interest was malnutrition determined at intensive care unit (ICU) admission by a registered dietitian using clinical judgment and on data related to unintentional weight loss, inadequate nutrient intake, and wasting of muscle mass and/or subcutaneous fat...
May 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504994/preoperative-low-dose-aspirin-exposure-and-outcomes-after-emergency-neurosurgery-for-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-elderly-patients
#10
Alex T Lee, Arni Gagnidze, Sharon R Pan, Pimwan Sookplung, Bala Nair, Shu-Fang Newman, Alon Ben-Ari, Ahmed Zaky, Kevin Cain, Monica S Vavilala, Irene Rozet
BACKGROUND: Antiplatelet medications are usually discontinued before elective neurosurgery, but this is not an option for emergent neurosurgery. We performed a retrospective cohort study to examine whether preoperative aspirin use was associated with worse outcomes after emergency neurosurgery in elderly patients. METHODS: We analyzed all cases of emergency neurosurgical procedures for traumatic intracranial hemorrhage from 2008 to 2012 at a level 1 trauma center...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495379/transthoracic-echocardiography-for-diagnosing-pulmonary-embolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Matthew Fields, Joshua Davis, Lily Girson, Arthur Au, Jacqueline Potts, Charity J Morgan, Imelda Vetter, Lee Ann Riesenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis with significant mortality if not appropriately treated. The use of transthoracic echocardiography in patients with PE is common; however, its diagnostic capabilities in this use are unclear. With the increased use of ultrasonography in medical settings, it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of echocardiography for the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE through 2016 for articles assessing the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for PE...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492463/impact-of-an-alcohol-withdrawal-treatment-pathway-on-hospital-length-of-stay-a-retrospective-observational-study-comparing-pre-and-post-pathway-implementation
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Andrew J Muzyk, Rachel E Rogers, Gary Dighe, Jessica Hartung, Robert C Musser, Mary J Stillwagon, Sarah Rivelli
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the implementation of a hospital-specific alcohol withdrawal treatment pathway used in a medical-surgical patient population decreased hospital length of stay (LOS) compared with the standard of care. METHODS: This retrospective observational study, conducted in a large academic tertiary care hospital, involved 582 subjects who met criteria for study inclusion, with 275 subjects in the 2010 cohort and 307 in the 2012 cohort. The Alcohol Withdrawal Project Team was formed with the goal of creating a standardized approach to the recognition and treatment of alcohol withdrawal at Duke University Hospital...
May 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489813/implementing-a-novel-model-for-hospice-and-palliative-care-in-the-emergency-department-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-medical-center-in-taiwan
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Tzu-Chieh Weng, Ya-Chun Yang, Ping-Jen Chen, Wen-Fu Kuo, Wei-Lin Wang, Ya-Ting Ke, Chien-Chin Hsu, Kao-Chang Lin, Chien-Cheng Huang, Hung-Jung Lin
Hospice and palliative care has been recognized as an essential part of emergency medicine; however, there is no consensus on the optimal model for the delivery of hospice and palliative care in the emergency department (ED). Therefore, we conducted a novel implementation in a tertiary medical center in Taiwan. In the preintervention period, we recruited a specialist for hospice and palliative medicine in the ED to lead our intervention. In the early stage of the intervention, starting on July 1, 2014, we encouraged and funded ED physicians and nurses to receive training for hospice and palliative medicine and residents of emergency medicine to rotate to the hospice ward...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475274/remote-ischaemic-preconditioning-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-with-or-without-valve-surgery
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Carina Benstoem, Christian Stoppe, Oliver J Liakopoulos, Julia Ney, Dirk Hasenclever, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Goetzenich
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial improvements in myocardial preservation strategies, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is still associated with severe complications. It has been reported that remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) reduces reperfusion injury in people undergoing cardiac surgery and improves clinical outcome. However, there is a lack of synthesised information and a need to review the current evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of remote ischaemic preconditioning in people undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting, with or without valve surgery...
May 5, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473010/reduction-of-environmental-contamination-with-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-by-copper-alloy-coating-of-surfaces-in-a-highly-endemic-setting
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Maria Souli, Anastasia Antoniadou, Ioannis Katsarolis, Irini Mavrou, Elisabeth Paramythiotou, Evangelos Papadomichelakis, Maria Drogari-Apiranthitou, Theofano Panagea, Helen Giamarellou, George Petrikkos, Apostolos Armaganidis
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of copper-coating in reducing environmental colonization in an intensive-care unit (ICU) with multidrug-resistant-organism (MDRO) endemicity DESIGN Interventional, comparative crossover trial SETTING The general ICU of Attikon University hospital in Athens, Greece PATIENTS Those admitted to ICU compartments A and B during the study period METHODS Before any intervention (phase 1), the optimum sampling method using 2 nylon swabs was validated. In phase 2, 6 copper-coated beds (ie, with coated upper, lower, and side rails) and accessories (ie, coated side table, intravenous [i...
May 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464841/the-impact-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-on-renal-outcomes-in-dialysis-requiring-acute-kidney-injury-may-be-related-to-the-baseline-kidney-function
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Marisa Aparecida de Souza Oliveira, Thais Oliveira Claizoni Dos Santos, Julio Cesar Martins Monte, Marcelo Costa Batista, Virgilio Gonçalves Pereira, Bento Fortunato Cardoso Dos Santos, Oscar Fernando Pavão Santos, Marcelino de Souza Durão
BACKGROUND: Many controversies exist regarding the management of dialysis-requiring acute kidney injury (D-AKI). No clear evidence has shown that the choice of dialysis modality can change the survival rate or kidney function recovery of critically ill patients with D-AKI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study investigating patients (≥16 years old) admitted to an intensive care unit with D-AKI from 1999 to 2012. We analyzed D-AKI incidence, and outcomes, as well as the most commonly used dialysis modality over time...
May 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460590/a-dedicated-neurological-intensive-care-unit-offers-improved-outcomes-for-patients-with-brain-and-spine-injuries
#17
Jin-Heon Jeong, JaeSeung Bang, WonJoo Jeong, KyuSun Yum, JunYoung Chang, Jeong-Ho Hong, Kiwon Lee, Moon-Ku Han
BACKGROUND: Admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) specialized for brain and spine injury patients is associated with improved outcome. We investigated the effects of the first dedicated, combined neurological and neurosurgical ICU (NeuroICU) in Korea on patient outcomes. METHODS: The first dedicated NeuroICU in Korea was established in March 2013. We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data and compared the outcomes between patients admitted to the ICU before and after NeuroICU establishment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460504/-the-predictive-value-of-dynamic-arterial-elastance-in-arterial-pressure-response-after-norepinephrine-dosage-reduction-in-patients-with-septic-shock
#18
F M Liang, T Yang, L Dong, J J Hui, J Yan
Objective: To assess whether dynamic arterial elastance(Ea(dyn))can be used to predict the reduction of arterial pressure after decreasing norepinephrine (NE) dosage in patients with septic shock. Methods: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted. Thirty-two patients with septic shock and mechanical ventilationwere enrolledfrom January 2014 to December 2015 in ICU of Wuxi People's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. Hemodynamic parameters were recorded by pulse contour cardiac output(PiCCO)monitoring technology before and after decreasing norepinephrine dosage...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460210/hypoxic-hepatitis-its-biochemical-profile-causes-and-risk-factors-of-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-cohort-study-of-565-patients
#19
Mohammed M Aboelsoud, Amen I Javaid, Mazen O Al-Qadi, James H Lewis
PURPOSE: A retrospective analysis of critically-ill patients with hypoxic hepatitis (HH) to characterize the biochemical profile and to identify predictors of mortality using the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care III database. METHODS: HH was defined as a rapid increase in AST/ALT≥800IU/L after exclusion of other causes. We investigated the correlation between various clinical and laboratory parameters and mortality rates using regression models. RESULTS: Among 38,645 ICU-patients, 565 (1...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457980/reversal-of-trauma-induced-coagulopathy-using-first-line-coagulation-factor-concentrates-or-fresh-frozen-plasma-retic-a-single-centre-parallel-group-open-label-randomised-trial
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Petra Innerhofer, Dietmar Fries, Markus Mittermayr, Nicole Innerhofer, Daniel von Langen, Tobias Hell, Gottfried Gruber, Stefan Schmid, Barbara Friesenecker, Ingo H Lorenz, Mathias Ströhle, Verena Rastner, Susanne Trübsbach, Helmut Raab, Benedikt Treml, Dieter Wally, Benjamin Treichl, Agnes Mayer, Christof Kranewitter, Elgar Oswald
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy is important; however, the optimal therapy is still not known. We aimed to compare the efficacy of first-line therapy using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or coagulation factor concentrates (CFC) for the reversal of trauma-induced coagulopathy, the arising transfusion requirements, and consequently the development of multiple organ failure. METHODS: This single-centre, parallel-group, open-label, randomised trial was done at the Level 1 Trauma Center in Innsbruck Medical University Hospital (Innsbruck, Austria)...
April 27, 2017: Lancet Haematology
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