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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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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...
January 6, 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...
November 9, 2016: 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-21-st-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 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/27782830/patient-outcomes-after-critical-illness-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-studies-following-hospital-discharge
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778318/oral-hygiene-care-for-critically-ill-patients-to-prevent-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Fang Hua, Huixu Xie, Helen V Worthington, Susan Furness, Qi Zhang, Chunjie Li
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is defined as pneumonia developing in people who have received mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours. VAP is a potentially serious complication in these patients who are already critically ill. Oral hygiene care (OHC), using either a mouthrinse, gel, toothbrush, or combination, together with aspiration of secretions, may reduce the risk of VAP in these patients. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of oral hygiene care on incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients receiving mechanical ventilation in hospital intensive care units (ICUs)...
October 25, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716370/near-infrared-spectroscopy-for-assessing-tissue-oxygenation-and-microvascular-reactivity-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Abele Donati, Elisa Damiani, Roberta Domizi, Claudia Scorcella, Andrea Carsetti, Stefania Tondi, Valentina Monaldi, Erica Adrario, Rocco Romano, Paolo Pelaia, Mervyn Singer
BACKGROUND: Impaired microcirculatory perfusion and tissue oxygenation during critical illness are associated with adverse outcome. The aim of this study was to detect alterations in tissue oxygenation or microvascular reactivity and their ability to predict outcome in critically ill patients using thenar near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with a vascular occlusion test (VOT). METHODS: Prospective observational study in critically ill adults admitted to a 12-bed intensive care unit (ICU) of a University Hospital...
October 1, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703296/rhabdomyolysis-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients
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Biljana Kuzmanovska, Emilija Cvetkovska, Igor Kuzmanovski, Nikola Jankulovski, Mirjana Shosholcheva, Andrijan Kartalov, Tatjana Spirovska
INTRODUCTION: Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome of injury of skeletal muscles associated with myoglobinuria, muscle weakness, electrolyte imbalance and often, acute kidney injury as severe complication. THE AIM: of this study is to detect the incidence of rhabdomyolysis in critically ill patients in the surgical intensive care unit (ICU), and to raise awareness of this medical condition and its treatment among the clinicians. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all surgical and trauma patients admitted to surgical ICU of the University Surgical Clinic "Mother Teresa" in Skopje, Macedonia, from January 1(st) till December 31(st) 2015 was performed...
July 27, 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660177/subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-spinal-subdural-hematoma-due-to-acute-csf-hypotension
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Christopher S Graffeo, Avital Perry, Eelco F M Wijdicks
BACKGROUND: Intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) are rare complications of spine surgery, thought to be precipitated by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hypotension in the setting of an intraoperative durotomy or postoperative CSF leak. Considerable clinical variability has been reported, requiring a high level of clinical suspicion in patients with a new, unexplained neurologic deficit after spine surgery. METHODS: Case report...
September 22, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633969/the-efficacy-of-thymosin-%C3%AE-1-as-immunomodulatory-treatment-for-sepsis-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Fang Liu, Hong-Mei Wang, Tiansheng Wang, Ya-Mei Zhang, Xi Zhu
BACKGROUND: Thymosin α1 (Tα1) as immunomodulatory treatment is supposed to be beneficial for the sepsis patients by regulating T cell subsets and inflammatory mediators. However, limited by the small sample size and the poor study design, the persuasive power of the single clinical studies is weak. This meta-analysis aimed to investigate the impact of Tα1 on the sepsis patients. METHODS: We searched for the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CBM, VIP, CNKI, WANFANG, Igaku Chuo Zasshi (ICHUSHI) and Korean literature databases reporting the effects of Tα1 on outcomes in sepsis patients...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27571047/the-utility-of-clinical-features-for-the-diagnosis-of-seizures-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Sarah E Schmitt
INTRODUCTION: Seizures in the intensive care unit (ICU) are often subtle, and may have little or no clinical correlate. This study attempts to determine what clinical features are most strongly associated with the presence of electrographic seizures on continuous EEG (cEEG) monitoring. METHODS: A retrospective review for all patients who underwent cEEG monitoring between Jan. 2003 and Mar. 2009 for either characterization of clinical events or altered mental status was performed...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
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