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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283324/early-mobilization-why-what-for-and-how
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A R Miranda Rocha, B P Martinez, V Z Maldaner da Silva, L A Forgiarini Junior
Early mobilization strategies in the intensive care unit may result in the prevention and reduction of polyneuromyopathy in the critical patient, improved quality of life, shortened ICU and hospital stay, and lesser mortality during hospitalization. However, it is well known that factors such as the protocol used, the population included in the studies, the timing of the strategy, the severity of the patients and different barriers directly influence the outcomes. This study examines the main protocols described in the literature and their associated results...
March 7, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239521/swallowing-and-swallowing-breathing-interaction-as-predictors-of-intubation-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Adam Ogna, Helene Prigent, Michele Lejaille, Patricia Samb, Tarek Sharshar, Djillali Annane, Frederic Lofaso, David Orlikowski
BACKGROUND: Bulbar weakness and respiratory impairment have been associated with increased morbidity in retrospective studies of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients. The aim of this study was to prospectively explore the relationship between subclinical swallowing impairment, respiratory function parameters, the necessity to intubate patients and the development of early postintubation pneumonia in patients with GBS in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Respiratory, swallowing, and tongue strength parameters were measured in 30 consecutive adults (51...
February 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210771/factors-influencing-physical-activity-and-rehabilitation-in-survivors-of-critical-illness-a-systematic-review-of-quantitative-and-qualitative-studies
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REVIEW
Selina M Parry, Laura D Knight, Bronwen Connolly, Claire Baldwin, Zudin Puthucheary, Peter Morris, Jessica Mortimore, Nicholas Hart, Linda Denehy, Catherine L Granger
PURPOSE: To identify, evaluate and synthesise studies examining the barriers and enablers for survivors of critical illness to participate in physical activity in the ICU and post-ICU settings from the perspective of patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. METHODS: Systematic review of articles using five electronic databases: MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Scopus. Quantitative and qualitative studies that were published in English in a peer-reviewed journal and assessed barriers or enablers for survivors of critical illness to perform physical activity were included...
February 16, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190429/the-scope-of-neurology-of-critical-illness
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REVIEW
E F M Wijdicks
Critical illness increases the probability of a neurologic complication. There are many reasons to consult a neurologist in a critically ill patient and most often it is altered alertness with no intuitive plausible explanation. Other common clinical neurologic problems facing the intensive care specialist and consulting neurologist in everyday decisions are coma following prolonged cardiovascular surgery, newly perceived motor asymmetry, seizures or other abnormal movements, and generalized muscle weakness...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169101/-patient-safety-in-antibiotics-administration-risk-assessment
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REVIEW
M Maqueda Palau, E Pérez Juan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of risk in the preparation and administration of antibiotics frequently used in the Intensive Care Unit using a risk matrix. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A study was conducted using situation analysis and literature review of databases, protocols and good practice guidelines on intravenous therapy, drugs, and their administration routes. The most used antibiotics in the ICU registered in the ENVIN-HELICS program from 1 April to 30 June 2015 were selected...
February 3, 2017: Revista de Calidad Asistencial: Organo de la Sociedad Española de Calidad Asistencial
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156637/complications-of-intrathecal-pump-therapy-in-malignancy-related-pain
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Egidio Del Fabbro
102 Background: Intrathecal pumps (ITP) are used to manage severe malignancy related pain by delivering analgesics directly into the cerebrospinal fluid, in theory allowing for a reduced opioid dose and fewer complications. Although there is literature to support efficacy in patients with cancer, including improved survival, this mode of drug delivery also carries a risk of serious complications. Reports of complications in non-malignant pain suggest the risks and mortality related to ITP may be under-appreciated and that injury and liability occur with both ITP placement and ITP maintenance...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072705/posterior-only-vertebral-column-resection-for-revision-surgery-in-post-laminectomy-rotokyphoscoliosis-associated-with-late-onset-paraplegia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Youping Tao, Jigong Wu, Huasong Ma
RATIONALE: Severe post-laminectomy spinal deformity associated with late-onset paraplegia is a complex and rare disorder. Little is known about revision surgery in post-laminectomy rotokyphoscoliosis associated with late-onset paraplegia treated by the single stage posterior-only vertebral column resection (VCR) procedure. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: The patient was a 14-year-old male diagnosed as post-laminectomy rotokyphoscoliosis associated with late-onset paraplegia...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067712/muscle-weakness-and-5-year-survival-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-survivors
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Victor D Dinglas, Lisa Aronson Friedman, Elizabeth Colantuoni, Pedro A Mendez-Tellez, Carl B Shanholtz, Nancy D Ciesla, Peter J Pronovost, Dale M Needham
OBJECTIVES: To longitudinally evaluate the association of post-ICU muscle weakness and associated trajectories of weakness over time with 5-year survival. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective cohort study over 5 years of follow-up. SETTING: Thirteen ICUs in four hospitals in Baltimore, MD. PATIENTS: One hundred fifty-six acute respiratory distress syndrome survivors. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Strength was evaluated with standardized manual muscle testing using the Medical Research Council sum score (range, 0-60; higher is better), with post-ICU weakness defined as sum score less than 48...
March 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034871/how-i-evaluate-and-treat-thrombocytopenia-in-the-intensive-care-unit-patient
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REVIEW
Andreas Greinacher, Sixten Selleng
Multiple causes (pseudothrombocytopenia, hemodilution, increased consumption, decreased production, increased sequestration, and immune-mediated destruction of platelets) alone or in combination make thrombocytopenia very common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Persisting thrombocytopenia in critically ill patients is associated with, but not causative of, increased mortality. Identification of the underlying cause is key for management decisions in individual patients. While platelet transfusion might be indicated in patients with impaired platelet production or increased platelet destruction, it could be deleterious in patients with increased intravascular platelet activation...
December 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032261/identifying-congestion-levels-sources-and-determinants-on-intensive-care-units-the-portuguese-case
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Diogo Ferreira, Rui Cunha Marques
Healthcare systems are facing a resources scarcity so they must be efficiently managed. On the other hand, it is commonly accepted that the higher the consumed resources, the higher the hospital production, although this is not true in practice. Congestion on inputs is an economic concept dealing with such situation and it is defined as the decreasing of outputs due to some resources overuse. This scenario gets worse when inpatients' high severity requires a strict and effective resources management, as happens in Intensive Care Units (ICU)...
December 28, 2016: Health Care Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025597/clinical-profiles-of-dengue-infection-during-an-outbreak-in-northern-india
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Anish Laul, Poonam Laul, Vamsi Merugumala, Ravi Pathak, Urvashi Miglani, Pinkee Saxena
Introduction. Dengue fever is an arboviral disease, which is transmitted by mosquito vector and presents as varied clinical spectrum of dengue fever (DF), dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), dengue shock syndrome (DSS), and expanded dengue syndrome (EDS) with atypical presentations, thus posing a diagnostic dilemma. Unless we are aware of these presentations, diagnosis as well as early initiation of treatment becomes difficult. We studied the various clinical presentations of dengue infection during an outbreak of disease in 2015...
2016: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993157/early-phase-cumulative-hypotension-duration-and-severe-stage-progression-in-oliguric-acute-kidney-injury-with-and-without-sepsis-an-observational-study
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Junichi Izawa, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Taku Iwami, Shigehiko Uchino, Masanori Takinami, John A Kellum, Takashi Kawamura
BACKGROUND: Managing blood pressure in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) could effectively prevent severe-stage progression. However, the effect of hypotension duration in the early phase of AKI remains poorly understood. This study investigated the association between early-phase cumulative duration of hypotension below threshold mean arterial pressure (MAP) and severe-stage progression of oliguric AKI in critically ill patients, and assessed the difference in association with presence of sepsis...
December 19, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984278/guidelines-for-family-centered-care-in-the-neonatal-pediatric-and-adult-icu
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Judy E Davidson, Rebecca A Aslakson, Ann C Long, Kathleen A Puntillo, Erin K Kross, Joanna Hart, Christopher E Cox, Hannah Wunsch, Mary A Wickline, Mark E Nunnally, Giora Netzer, Nancy Kentish-Barnes, Charles L Sprung, Christiane S Hartog, Maureen Coombs, Rik T Gerritsen, Ramona O Hopkins, Linda S Franck, Yoanna Skrobik, Alexander A Kon, Elizabeth A Scruth, Maurene A Harvey, Mithya Lewis-Newby, Douglas B White, Sandra M Swoboda, Colin R Cooke, Mitchell M Levy, Elie Azoulay, J Randall Curtis
OBJECTIVE: To provide clinicians with evidence-based strategies to optimize the support of the family of critically ill patients in the ICU. METHODS: We used the Council of Medical Specialty Societies principles for the development of clinical guidelines as the framework for guideline development. We assembled an international multidisciplinary team of 29 members with expertise in guideline development, evidence analysis, and family-centered care to revise the 2007 Clinical Practice Guidelines for support of the family in the patient-centered ICU...
January 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907966/getting-rid-of-weakness-in-the-icu-an-updated-approach-to-the-acute-management-of-myasthenia-gravis-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Alexis A Lizarraga, Karlo J Lizarraga, Michael Benatar
After prompt diagnosis, severe myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) usually require management in the intensive care unit. In the myasthenic patient, recognition of precipitating factors is paramount, and frequent monitoring of bulbar, upper airway, and/or respiratory muscle strength is needed to identify impending myasthenic crisis. Noninvasive ventilation can be attempted prior to intubation and mechanical ventilation in the setting of respiratory failure. Cholinesterase inhibitors should be discontinued, but resumed prior to extubation, and steroid dosage could be increased once the airway is secured...
December 2016: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891297/exercise-rehabilitation-following-intensive-care-unit-discharge-for-recovery-from-critical-illness-executive-summary-of-a-cochrane-collaboration-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Bronwen Connolly, Lisa Salisbury, Brenda O'Neill, Louise Geneen, Abdel Douiri, Michael P W Grocott, Nicholas Hart, Timothy S Walsh, Bronagh Blackwood
Skeletal muscle wasting and weakness are major complications of critical illness and underlie the profound physical and functional impairments experienced by survivors after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). Exercise-based rehabilitation has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission. This review aimed to determine the effectiveness of exercise rehabilitation initiated after ICU discharge on primary outcomes of functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life...
December 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832023/rbc-distribution-width-biomarker-for-red-cell-dysfunction-and-critical-illness-outcome
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Ahmed S Said, Philip C Spinella, Mary E Hartman, Katherine M Steffen, Ronald Jackups, Richard Holubkov, Mike Wallendorf, Allan Doctor
OBJECTIVES: RBC distribution width is reported to be an independent predictor of outcome in adults with a variety of conditions. We sought to determine if RBC distribution width is associated with morbidity or mortality in critically ill children. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary PICU. PATIENTS: All admissions to St. Louis Children's Hospital PICU between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2012...
February 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829717/pseudocholinesterase-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-and-morbidity-in-organophosphorus-poisoning
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Pradeepkumar Hiremath, Pradeep Rangappa, Ipe Jacob, Karthik Rao
BACKGROUND: Organophosphorus (OP) pesticide poisoning is a major clinical and public health problem in India. Mortality rate remains high at 15%-30%. AIMS: This prospective, observational study examines the relationship between pseudocholinesterase (PChE) activity and morbidity and mortality in OP poisoning. SETTING AND DESIGN: OP poisoning cases admitted to a tertiary care center Intensive Care Unit (ICU) over 5 years from 2010 to 2014 were studied...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825364/mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin-mr-proadm-a-marker-of-positive-fluid-balance-in-critically-ill-patients-results-of-the-envol-study
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Bernard Vigué, Pierre-Etienne Leblanc, Frédérique Moati, Eric Pussard, Hussam Foufa, Aurore Rodrigues, Samy Figueiredo, Anatole Harrois, Jean-Xavier Mazoit, Homa Rafi, Jacques Duranteau
BACKGROUND: The optimal control of blood volume without fluid overload is a main challenge in the daily care of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Accordingly this study focused on the identification of biomarkers to help characterize fluid overload status. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients were studied from ICU admission to day 7 (D7). Blood and urine samples were taken daily and sodium and water balance strictly calculated resulting in a total cumulative assessment of ∆Na(+) and ∆H2O...
November 9, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818334/neuromuscular-blockade-in-the-21st-century-management-of-the-critically-ill-patient
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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 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...
March 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782830/patient-outcomes-after-critical-illness-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies-following-hospital-discharge
#20
Mohamed D Hashem, Aparna Nallagangula, Swaroopa Nalamalapu, Krishidhar Nunna, Utkarsh Nausran, Karen A Robinson, Victor D Dinglas, Dale M Needham, Michelle N Eakin
BACKGROUND: There is growing interest in patient outcomes following critical illness, with an increasing number and different types of studies conducted, and a need for synthesis of existing findings to help inform the field. For this purpose we conducted a systematic review of qualitative studies evaluating patient outcomes after hospital discharge for survivors of critical illness. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and CENTRAL databases from inception to June 2015...
October 26, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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