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Tracheostomy in icu

Asad Zaman Khan, Aslam Khan, Arshad Naseem
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of percutaneous tracheostomy when performed by physician intensivists. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Adult Medical ICU in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, Military Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, from September 2013 to August 2016. METHODOLOGY: Departmental record for percutaneous tracheostomies, performed by physician intensivifts, was evaluated...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Joseph Marcotte, Joshua Hazelton, Chirag Arya, Michael Dalton, Amber Batool, John Gaughan, Linh Nguyen, John Porter, Nicole Fox
BACKGROUND: The indications for surgical feeding tube (SFT) placement in trauma patients are poorly defined. Patient selection is critical as complications from SFTs have been reported in up to 70% of patients. A previous analysis by our group determined that 25% of the SFTs we placed were unnecessary and that older patients, patients with head and spinal cord injuries, and patients who needed a tracheostomy were more likely to require long term SFTs. Following this study, we modified our institutional guidelines for SFT placement...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Rambod Amirnovin, Sara Aghamohammadi, Carley Riley, Marlyn S Woo, Sylvia Del Castillo
BACKGROUND: The population of children requiring home mechanical ventilation has evolved over the years and has grown to include a variety of diagnoses and needs that have led to changes in the care of this unique population. The purpose of this study was to provide a descriptive analysis of pediatric patients requiring home mechanical ventilation after hospitalization and how the evolution of this technology has impacted their care. METHODS: A retrospective, observational, longitudinal analysis of 164 children enrolled in a university-affiliated home mechanical ventilation program over 26 years was performed...
March 6, 2018: Respiratory Care
Nicolino Ambrosino, Michele Vitacca
Background: Progress in management has improved hospital mortality of patients admitted to the intensive care units, but also the prevalence of those patients needing weaning from prolonged mechanical ventilation, and of ventilator assisted individuals. The result is a number of difficult clinical and organizational problems for patients, caregivers and health services, as well as high human and financial resources consumption, despite poor long-term outcomes. An effort should be made to improve the management of these patients...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Andrew J Redmann, Kyle Robinette, Charles M Myer, Alessandro de Alarcón, Aimee Veid, Catherine K Hart
Importance: Obtaining sufficient operating room time for inpatient consults requiring an operative intervention is a persistent challenge for otolaryngologists. Objective: To examine the institution of an otolaryngology-specific operating room (OR) for unscheduled (add-on) cases for its association with time from initial consultation to surgery and, secondarily, to determine utilization of a dedicated block of time. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective review of medical records of a tertiary care pediatric hospital for patients treated between January 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016; analysis was concluded by June 2016...
March 1, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Ponraj Kamatchi Sundaram, Pankaj Arora, Jinendrakumar Ramalingam, Jorson D'Costa
Background: Severe head injury (SHI) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity across the world. The current paradigm of management of SHI involves admission in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), mechanical ventilation (MV), and intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring. Such resources are expensive and often unavailable in the developing world. Objective: MV or ICP monitoring was unavailable for our patients due to the scarcity of resources. Hence, other alternatives were considered to prevent secondary brain injury due to hypoxia...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Pavithra Srinivas, Lauren N Hunt, Stephanie M Pouch, Keelie Thomas, Debra A Goff, Preeti Pancholi, Joan-Miquel Balada-Llasat, Karri A Bauer
Polymyxins are one of the last-line antibiotics for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Reports have demonstrated the emergence of colistin heteroresistance in A. baumannii, which can complicate assessment of minimum inhibitory concentrations and promote resistance to colistin. We aimed to determine the presence of colistin heteroresistance in A. baumannii isolates and correlate the results with clinical and microbiological outcomes via a retrospective study of 24 adult patients: 12 blood and 12 invasive respiratory cultures positive for colistin-susceptible A...
February 4, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
John Botha, Cameron Green, Ian Carney, Kavi Haji, Sachin Gupta, Ravindranath Tiruvoipati
OBJECTIVE: Proportional assist ventilation with load-adjustable gain factors (PAV+) is a mode of ventilation that provides assistance in proportion to patient effort. This may have physiological and clinical advantages when compared with pressure support ventilation (PSV). Our objective was to compare these two modes in patients being weaned from mechanical ventilation. DESIGN: Prospective randomised controlled trial comparing PSV with PAV+. SETTING: University-affiliated, tertiary referral intensive care unit (ICU)...
March 2018: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
Daryl Jones, George Matalanis, Johan Mårtensson, Raymond Robbins, Margaret Shaw, Siven Seevanayagam, Dean Cowie, Rinaldo Bellomo
BACKGROUND: The predictors and independent outcome association of delirium after cardiac surgery are important and yet poorly characterised. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study of cardiac surgery patients between January 2009 and March 2016. We defined delirium using ICD-10 diagnostic codes. Multivariable analysis was conducted to find independent associations between baseline variables, delirium, and key clinical outcomes. RESULTS: We studied 2447 study patients (28...
February 8, 2018: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Darrell Wu, Arina E Chesnokova, Shahab Akvan, Matt D Price, David J Sugarbaker, Joseph S Coselli, Scott A LeMaire
OBJECTIVE: Chylothorax is a potentially deadly complication that can occur after thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) repair. We describe our contemporary experience (2005-2014) with this complication, our efforts to identify perioperative variables associated with it, and our attempts to assess treatment outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 1092 consecutive patients who underwent TAAA repair between 2005 and 2014. Standard bivariate analysis was used to test for between-group differences...
February 8, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
André L N Gobatto, Bruno A M P Besen, Mino Cestari, Paolo Pelosi, Luiz M S Malbouisson
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) is a common and increasingly used procedure in the intensive care unit (ICU). It is usually performed with bronchoscopy guidance. Ultrasound has emerged as a useful tool in order to assist PDT, potentially improving its success rate and reducing procedural-related complications. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the ultrasound-guided PDT is equivalent or superior to the bronchoscopy-guided or anatomical landmarks-guided PDT with regard to procedural-related and clinical complications...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
L Martinez, J Demanet, V Mignaux, F Dewavrin
INTRODUCTION: Tracheostomy is a commonly performed procedure. The aim of this study was to assess professional practice, describe patient characteristics and examine short and long-term outcomes. METHODS: All patients with CCAM GEPA004 code were retrospectively included. RESULTS: Two hundred and fourteen (7%) patients who were mecanically ventilated had a tracheostomy performed in intensive care unit (ICU). Median time to tracheostomy was 22 (14-28) days...
January 29, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
B S Alabi, O A Afolabi, A D Dunmade, H K Omokanye, I O Ajayi, S O Ayodele, N O Busari
BACKGROUND: The study aims to highlight common indications as well as outcome of treatment among patients with tracheostomy in Ilorin, North-Central Nigeria. METHODS: A review of clinical records of all patients with tracheostomy over a period of ten years (2002-2011), using the Theatre, Ward, ICU and the emergency register after approval from the ethical review committee. Data retrieved included; demographic profile, primary diagnosis, indication for tracheostomy, surgical technique, hospital admission and care outcome of management...
January 2018: Annals of African Medicine
Bertrand Herer
BACKGROUND: The incidence of chronically ill subjects with prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV) has significantly increased over the last decade because of improvements in acute critical care. The aim of this study was to describe the outcomes and care pathways of subjects receiving PMV through a tracheostomy tube in an intermediate-care facility. METHODS: Sixty-six subjects with chronic respiratory failure who experienced 109 hospitalizations between December 2010 and December 2012 in a 34-bed post-care unit were retrospectively included and followed for at least 1 y...
January 23, 2018: Respiratory Care
Y H Ng, D V Pilcher, M Bailey, C A Bain, C MacManus, T K Bucknall
We aimed to develop a predictive model for intensive care unit (ICU)-discharged patients at risk of post-ICU deterioration. We performed a retrospective, single-centre cohort observational study by linking the hospital admission, patient pathology, ICU, and medical emergency team (MET) databases. All patients discharged from the Alfred Hospital ICU to wards between July 2012 and June 2014 were included. The primary outcome was a composite endpoint of any MET call, cardiac arrest call or ICU re-admission. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to identify predictors of outcome and develop a risk-stratification model...
January 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Nazzareno Fagoni, Simone Piva, Elena Peli, Fabio Turla, Elisabetta Pecci, Livio Gualdoni, Bertilla Fiorese, Frank Rasulo, Nicola Latronico
BACKGROUND: Weaning protocols expedite extubation in mechanically ventilated patients, yet the literature investigating the application in tracheostomized patients remains scarce. The primary objective of this parallel randomized controlled pilot trial (RCT) was to assess the feasibility and safety of a nurse-led weaning protocol (protocol) compared to weaning based on physician's clinical judgment (control) in tracheostomized critically ill patients. RESULTS: We enrolled 65 patients, 27 were in the protocol group and 38 in the control group...
January 22, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
Byung Hee Kang, Jayun Cho, John Cook-Jong Lee, Kyoungwon Jung
BACKGROUND: Although there have been many studies dealing with tracheostomy timing in trauma patients, the optimal timing is still being debated. This study aimed to compare outcomes between early tracheostomy (ET) and late tracheostomy (LT) in trauma populations to estimate the optimal timing of tracheostomy after intubation. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the 5 years' data of trauma patients who underwent tracheostomy during their acute intensive care unit (ICU) stay...
January 17, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Qin Lu, Yonglin Xie, Xunchen Qi, Xinwei Li, Shuxu Yang, Yirong Wang
OBJECTIVE: Tracheotomy have been proven to be benefit for the patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation. However, whether early tracheotomy (less than 10 days) could also improve the outcome of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient (GCS≤8) remains controversial. The aim of this study was trying to clarify this question. METHODS: We searched four databases (PubMed, Web of Science, Elsevier and Cochrane Library) for articles comparing the outcome of early tracheostomy with late tracheostomy or prolonged intubation on the severe TBI patients...
January 11, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Wei-Chih Chen, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, Wen-Kuang Yu, Yen-Wen Chen, Kuang-Yao Yang
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have reported outcomes of lung cancer patients with acute respiratory failure (RF) using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV). The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic factors in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study included all hospitalized lung cancer patients who received NIPPV for acute RF. It was conducted at a tertiary medical center in Taiwan from 2005 to 2010. The primary outcome was all cause mortality at 28 days after the initiation of NIPPV...
2018: PloS One
Jeffrey J Cies, Richard J LaCoursiere, Wayne S Moore, Arun Chopra
Aztreonam, a broad-spectrum monobactam, is typically reserved for multidrug resistant (MDR) infections. Pharmacokinetic (PK) data to guide dosing in children, however, are limited to healthy volunteers or nonintensive care unit (ICU) patients. Impaired antibiotic delivery into tissue remains a major concern and may explain the high morbidity and mortality associated with MDR infections. Therefore, evaluating the PK changes in pediatric ICU patients is necessary to elucidate the most appropriate antimicrobial regimen...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
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