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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906708/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-mimics-the-role-of-lung-biopsy
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Mylène Aublanc, Sophie Perinel, Claude Guérin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) mimics is a condition looking like ARDS but that does not fulfill every criterion according to the recent Berlin definition. The purpose of this review is to better delineate ARDS mimics, to discuss why the complete diagnosis of ARDS is important, and to make a brief overview on the role of open lung biopsy in this setting. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent autopsy and lung biopsy data from ARDS patients compared lung histologic findings with the new Berlin definition of ARDS...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904836/pulmonary-complications-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Quan M Nhu, Harry Knowles, Paul J Pockros, Catherine T Frenette
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is an effective palliative intervention that is widely accepted for the management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Post-TACE pulmonary complications resulting in acute lung injury (ALI) or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are rare events. Pulmonary complications after TACE are thought to be related to chemical injury subsequent to the migration of the infused ethiodized oil or chemotherapeutic agent to the lung vasculature, facilitated by arteriovenous (AV) shunts within the hyper-vascular HCC...
2016: World Journal of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903001/right-in-front-of-our-eyes-evolution-of-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-with-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#3
Salaheldin M Elhamamsy, Mazen O Al-Qadi, Taro Minami, Marguerite Neill
INTRODUCTION: Toxic shock syndrome occurs from dysregulation of host inflammatory responses. Toxin- producing strains of Group A streptococcus cause TSS. Ischemic optic neuropathy rarely complicates septic shock. We present a rare case of streptococcal pharyngitis complicated by septic arthritis and TSS with reversible blindness due to non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. CASE: A 28-year-old man drove to our ED with exudative pharyngitis. A rapid streptococcal test was positive...
December 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898439/limiting-sedation-for-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-time-to-wake-up
#4
Faraaz Ali Shah, Timothy D Girard, Sachin Yende
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may require sedation in their clinical care. The goals of sedation in ARDS patients are to improve patient comfort and tolerance of supportive and therapeutic measures without contributing to adverse outcomes. This review discusses the current evidence for sedation management in patients with ARDS. RECENT FINDINGS: Deep sedation strategies should be avoided in the care of patients with ARDS because deep sedation has been associated with increased time on mechanical ventilation, longer ICU and hospital length of stay, and higher mortality in critically ill patients...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898436/golden-anniversary-of-the-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-still-much-work-to-do
#5
Jesús Villar, Arthur S Slutsky
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Over the past 50 years, we have developed a conceptual model of the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and have witnessed significant advances in the care of patients with ARDS. In this commentary, we will discuss recent published articles reporting or suggesting new conceptual models for diagnosis, classification, stratification, prevention, ventilatory management, pharmacologic treatment, and outcome prediction of ARDS. RECENT FINDINGS: This review is a tribute to all clinicians and investigators that have contributed to a better understanding of ARDS...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887602/combination-of-aspirin-with-essential-fatty-acids-is-superior-to-aspirin-alone-to-prevent-or-ameliorate-sepsis-or-ards
#6
EDITORIAL
Undurti N Das
It has been suggested that aspirin may be of benefit in treating sepsis and ARDS in view of its ability to block cyclo-oxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 activities; inhibit nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB); enhance the production of endothelial nitric oxide (eNO) and lipoxin A4 (LXA4). Our previous studies revealed that plasma phospholipid content of arachidonic acid (AA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is low in patients with sepsis. This implies that beneficial actions of aspirin in sepsis and ARDS is unlikely to be obtained in view of deficiency of AA and EPA, the precursors of LXA4 and resolvins respectively that are potent anti-inflammatory compounds and enhancers of eNO generation...
November 25, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873292/icu-management-based-on-picco-parameters-reduces-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-and-icu-length-of-stay-in-patients-with-severe-thoracic-trauma-and-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Zhong Yuanbo, Wang Jin, Shi Fei, Long Liangong, Liu Xunfa, Xu Shihai, Shan Aijun
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess whether a management algorithm using data obtained with a PiCCO system can improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). RESULTS: The PaO2/FiO2 ratio increased over time in both groups, with a sharper increase in the PiCCO group. There was no difference in 28-day mortality (3.2 vs. 3.6%, P = 0.841). Days on mechanical ventilation (3 vs. 5 days, P = 0.002) and ICU length of stay (6 vs...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867816/severe-ards-caused-by-adenovirus-early-initiation-of-ecmo-plus-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
#8
Sang Ook Ha, Hyoung Soo Kim, Sunghoon Park, Ki-Suck Jung, Seung Hun Jang, Sang Jin Han, Hyun-Sook Kim, Sun Hee Lee
The reported survival rates of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by human adenovirus (HAdV) pneumonia are poor. The results do not differ much in immunocompetent patients supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We report two immunocompetent patients with severe ARDS complicating HAdV pneumonia who were treated successfully and survived to discharge. Compared with previous cases, our cases might have benefited from several factors. First, the time interval between mechanical ventilator support and ECMO implantation was shorter...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867583/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-after-cardiac-surgery
#9
REVIEW
Lisa Q Rong, Antonino Di Franco, Mario Gaudino
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a leading cause of postoperative respiratory failure, with a mortality rate approaching 40% in the general population and 80% in the subset of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The increased risk of ARDS in these patients has traditionally been associated with the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), the need for blood product transfusions, large volume shifts, mechanical ventilation and direct surgical insult. Indeed, the impact of ARDS in the cardiac population is substantial, affecting not only survival but also in-hospital length of stay and long-term physical and psychological morbidity...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853493/implantability-complications-and-follow-up-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-stent-shunt-creation-with-the-6f-self-expanding-sinus-superflex-visual-stent
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Daniel Spira, Jakub Wiskirchen, Ulrich Lauer, Dominik Ketelsen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Benjamin Wiesinger
BACKGROUND: The transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent-shunt (TIPSS) builds a shortcut between the portal vein and a liver vein, and represents a sophisticated alternative to open surgery in the management of portal hypertension or its complications. OBJECTIVES: To describe clinical experiences with a low-profile nitinol stent system in TIPSS creation, and to assess primary and long-term success. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients (5 females, 21 males; mean age 54...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842755/extracorporeal-gas-exchange-the-expanding-role-of-extracorporeal-support-in-respiratory-failure
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REVIEW
Nikunj Bhatt, Erik Osborn
The use of extracorporeal support is expanding quickly in adult respiratory failure. Extracorporeal gas exchange is an accepted rescue therapy for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in select patients. Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal is also being investigated as a preventative, preemptive, and management platform in patients with respiratory failure other than severe ARDS. The non-ARDS patient population is much larger, so the potential for rapid growth is high. This article hopes to inform decisions about the use of extracorporeal support by increasing understanding concerning the past and present practice of extracorporeal gas exchange...
December 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842745/managing-acute-lung-injury
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REVIEW
Gregory A Schmidt
The foundation of mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome involves limiting lung overdistention by using small tidal volumes or transpulmonary pressures. Potential for additional lung recruitment with higher positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) should be assessed. When stress index indicates tidal recruitment-derecruitment, PEEP is increased to higher values. Alternatively, a high PEEP table is used in all patients. When these conventional approaches are insufficient to sustain acceptable gas exchange, rescue is attempted using extracorporeal therapies, airway pressure-release ventilation, inhaled vasodilators, or high-frequency oscillatory ventilation...
December 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818965/alcohol-related-dementia-and-neurocognitive-impairment-a-review-study
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REVIEW
Ankur Sachdeva, Mina Chandra, Mona Choudhary, Prabhoo Dayal, Kuljeet Singh Anand
CONTEXT: Alcohol consumption has escalated rapidly in many countries over the past decade. Evidence suggests a correlation between alcohol use and cognitive decline. We have systematically reviewed the concept and controversies, epidemiology, nosology, neuropathology and neurobiology, neuropsychology and management updates of alcohol-related dementia (ARD) in this paper. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We retrieved papers for this review by searching the PubMed database for terms "alcohol and dementia", "alcohol and cognitive impairment", and "alcohol and wernicke-korsakoff" mentioned in the title of the published papers...
September 2016: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors & Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818334/neuromuscular-blockade-in-the-21-st-century-management-of-the-critically-ill-patient
#14
REVIEW
Julian deBacker, Nicholas Hart, Eddy Fan
Neuromuscular blockings agents (NMBAs) have a controversial role in the ventilatory and medical management of critical illness. The clinical concern surrounding NMBA-induced complications stems from evidence presented in the 2002 clinical practice guidelines, but new evidence from subsequent randomized trials and studies provides a more optimistic outlook about the application of NMBAs in the intensive care unit (ICU). Furthermore, changes in the delivery of critical care such as protocolized care pathways, minimizing or interrupting sedation, increased monitoring techniques, and overall improvements in reducing immobility have created a modern, 21st century ICU environment whereby NMBAs may be administered safely...
November 3, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812048/management-of-eczema-herpeticum-in-a-burn-unit
#15
Muhammad Sohail, Farid Ahmad Khan, Hussan Birkhez Shami, Muhammad Mustehsan Bashir
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical features, course and outcome of eczema herpeticum in burn patients. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted at the King Edward Medical University / Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from November 2012 to October 2015, and comprised eczema herpeticum patients. Demographic and clinical features of the patients, treatment protocols and outcomes were noted. SPSS 18 was used for data analysis. RESULTS: Of the 18 patients, 10(56%) were females and 8(44%) were males...
November 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790606/nutrition-a-primary-therapy-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Bryan Wilson, Katri Typpo
Appropriate nutrition is an essential component of intensive care management of children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and is linked to patient outcomes. One out of every two children in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) will develop malnutrition or have worsening of baseline malnutrition and present with specific micronutrient deficiencies. Early and adequate enteral nutrition (EN) is associated with improved 60-day survival after pediatric critical illness, and, yet, despite early EN guidelines, critically ill children receive on average only 55% of goal calories by PICU day 10...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790273/clinical-practice-guideline-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Young-Jae Cho, Jae Young Moon, Ein-Soon Shin, Je Hyeong Kim, Hoon Jung, So Young Park, Ho Cheol Kim, Yun Su Sim, Chin Kook Rhee, Jaemin Lim, Seok Jeong Lee, Won-Yeon Lee, Hyun Jeong Lee, Sang Hyun Kwak, Eun Kyeong Kang, Kyung Soo Chung, Won-Il Choi
There is no well-stated practical guideline for mechanically ventilated patients with or without acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We generate strong (1) and weak (2) grade of recommendations based on high (A), moderate (B) and low (C) grade in the quality of evidence. In patients with ARDS, we recommend low tidal volume ventilation (1A) and prone position if it is not contraindicated (1B) to reduce their mortality. However, we did not support high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (1B) and inhaled nitric oxide (1A) as a standard treatment...
October 2016: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786562/spontaneous-breathing-during-mechanical-ventilation-risks-mechanisms-management
#18
Takeshi Yoshida, Yuji Fujino, Marcelo B P Amato, Brian P Kavanagh
Spontaneous respiratory effort during mechanical ventilation has long been recognized to improve oxygenation (1, 2) and because oxygenation is a key management target, such effort may seem beneficial. Also, disuse and loss of peripheral muscle and diaphragm function is increasingly recognized (3), and thus spontaneous breathing may confer additional advantage. Of course, all patients will need to transition to spontaneous effort if they are to become independent of the ventilator. Finally, epidemiologic data suggest that the use of partial (vs...
October 27, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779577/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-trauma-patients-a-case-series-and-systematic-literature-review
#19
Chiara Robba, Andrea Ortu, Federico Bilotta, Alessandra Lombardo, Mypinder S Sekhon, Fabio Gallo, Basil F Matta
BACKGROUND: Veno-venous extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (vv-ECMO) is an established salvage therapy for severe respiratory failure, and may provide an alternative form of treatment for trauma-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) when conventional treatments have failed. The need for systemic anticoagulation is a relative contraindication in patients with bleeding risks, especially in multi traumatic injury. METHODS: We describe a case series of four trauma patients with ARDS who were managed with ECMO admitted to the Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge (UK), from January 2000 to January 2016...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778310/the-critical-care-response-to-a-hospital-outbreak-of-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-infection-an-observational-study
#20
Hasan M Al-Dorzi, Abdulaziz S Aldawood, Raymond Khan, Salim Baharoon, John D Alchin, Amal A Matroud, Sameera M Al Johany, Hanan H Balkhy, Yaseen M Arabi
BACKGROUND: Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused several hospital outbreaks, including a major outbreak at King Abdulaziz Medical City, a 940-bed tertiary-care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (August-September 2015). To learn from our experience, we described the critical care response to the outbreak. METHODS: This observational study was conducted at the Intensive Care Department which covered 5 ICUs with 60 single-bedded rooms. We described qualitatively and, as applicable, quantitatively the response of intensive care services to the outbreak...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
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