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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780488/development-of-a-risk-score-to-predict-extubation-failure-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury
#1
Helena França Correia Dos Reis, Mansueto Gomes-Neto, Mônica Lajana Oliveira Almeida, Mário Ferreira da Silva, Lorena Barreto Arruda Guedes, Bruno Prata Martinez, Mário de Seixas Rocha
PURPOSE: To identify predictors and develop a risk score for the prediction of extubation failure in TBI patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively evaluated 311 TBI adults receiving mechanical ventilation for >48h in the intensive care unit. Epidemiological, ventilatory, airway protective, laboratory, and hemodynamic predictors were evaluated. A multiple logistic regression model was developed to predict the extubation failure risk. A score was developed using the arithmetic sum of the points for each independent predictor, whose scores were proportional to the regression coefficient...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688998/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
#2
Alain Cariou, Jean-Francois Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
July 5, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685324/phenotypic-characteristics-and-outcome-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-in-arab-children
#3
Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf, Nora AlMutiari, Mohammed Muzaffer, Rawiah Shehata, Adel Al-Wahadneh, Reem Abdwani, Safia Al-Abrawi, Mohammed Abu-Shukair, Zeyad El-Habahbeh, Abdullah Alsonbul
This study describes the disease characteristics and outcome of Arab children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and compares the findings with other ethnicities. We retrospectively reviewed the hospital registries of the participating hospitals for children with JDM seen between 1990 and 2016 in three Arab countries. All patients fulfilled Bohan and Peter criteria for JDM, diagnosed before 14 years of age and were of Arab ethnicity. Clinical and laboratory features as well as the long-term outcomes including accrual disease damage were collected at the last follow-up visit...
July 6, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674380/exceptionally-high-creatine-kinase-ck-levels-in-multicausal-and-complicated-rhabdomyolysis-a-case-report
#4
Pavan Luckoor, Mashal Salehi, Afua Kunadu
BACKGROUND Rhabdomyolysis is a syndrome caused by muscle breakdown. It can be caused by traumatic as well as non-traumatic factors such as drugs, toxins, and infections. Although it has been initially associated with only traumatic causes, non-traumatic causes now appear to be at least 5 times more frequent. In rhabdomyolysis, the CK levels can range anywhere from 10 000 to 200 000 or even higher. The higher the CK levels, the greater will be the renal damage and associated complications. We present the case of a patient with exceptionally massive rhabdomyolysis with unusually high CK levels (nearly 1 million) caused by combined etiologic factors and complicated with acute renal failure...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651475/high-frequency-ventilation-modalities-as-salvage-therapy-for-smoke-inhalation-associated-acute-lung-injury-a-systematic-review
#5
Andrew C Miller, Paula A Ferrada, Sameer S Kadri, Krupa Nataraj-Bhandari, Amir Vahedian-Azimi, Sadeq A Quraishi
BACKGROUND: Smoke inhalation-associated acute lung injury (SI-ALI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in victims of fire tragedies. To date, there are no evidence-based guidelines on ventilation strategies in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after smoke inhalation. We reviewed the existing literature for clinical studies of salvage mechanical ventilation (MV) strategies in patients with SI-ALI, focusing on mortality and pneumonia as outcomes. METHODS: A systematic search was designed in accordance with preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631089/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
#6
REVIEW
Alain Cariou, Jean-François Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627353/-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-diaphragm-structure-and-function
#7
Feifei Wang, Xiaoping Zhu, Shaolin Ma
Diaphragm is the principal respiratory muscle. Diaphragm dysfunction resulting from mechanical ventilation, chronic cardiopulmonary disease, medicine, cardio-thoracic surgery, septic shock and chronic malnutrition predisposes to weaning failure from mechanical ventilation and prolongs intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Traditionally, the method of assessment of diaphragm structure and function was invasive, lacking specific, and was difficult to be used bedside. A number of recent studies have been suggested that ultrasonographic evaluation has been proposed as an accurate, safe and noninvasive method of quantification of diaphragm structure and function...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614196/superiority-of-serum-cystatin-c-over-creatinine-in-prediction-of-long-term-prognosis-at-discharge-from-icu
#8
Bo Ravn, John R Prowle, Johan Mårtensson, Claes-Roland Martling, Max Bell
OBJECTIVES: Renal outcomes after critical illness are seldom assessed despite strong correlation between chronic kidney disease and survival. Outside hospital, renal dysfunction is more strongly associated with mortality when assessed by serum cystatin C than by creatinine. The relationship between creatinine and longer term mortality might be particularly weak in survivors of critical illness. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort study. PATIENTS: In 3,077 adult ICU survivors, we compared ICU discharge cystatin C and creatinine and their association with 1-year mortality...
September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614140/a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonias-among-burn-patients-by-diagnostic-criteria-set
#9
Duraid Younan, Russell Griffin, Thomas Swain, Eric Schinnerer, Jean-Francois Pittet, Bernard Camins
OBJECTIVES: The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) replaced its old definition for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) with ventilator associated events (VAEs) in 2013. Little data is available comparing the two definitions in burn patients. METHODS: Data from 2011-2014 were collected on burn patients mechanically ventilated for at least two days. VAP was determined using two methods: (1) pneumonia as defined by the previous more clinical CDC (NHSN) definition captured in the burn registry; (2) pneumonia as defined by the recent CDC (NHSN) standard of Ventilator-Associated Events where patients meeting the criteria for possible VAP (PVAP) were considered having a pneumonia...
June 13, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604379/physiotherapy-immediately-after-thymectomy-in-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#10
Massimiliano Polastri, Franco Stella, Massimo Lambertini, Walter Trani, Annalisa Ghetti, Andrea Dell'Amore
AIM: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by activation of autoantibodies against acetylcholine receptors: patients with MG typically experience muscle weakness and fatigue. The aims of the present study were 1) to describe immediate postoperative physiotherapeutic interventions in two MG patients who underwent thymectomy, and 2) to discuss postoperative rehabilitative issues in MG patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a non-experimental study analyzing two subjects with MG who underwent thymectomy...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598990/neurological-failure-in-icu-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-a-prospective-cohort-study
#11
Chiara Marzorati, Djamel Mokart, Frederic Pène, Virginie Lemiale, Achille Kouatchet, Julien Mayaux, François Vincent, Martine Nyunga, Fabrice Bruneel, Antoine Rabbat, Christine Lebert, Pierre Perez, Dominique Benoit, Giuseppe Citerio, Elie Azoulay, Stephane Legriel
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies of neurological complications in patients with hematological malignancies are scant. The objective of the study was to identify determinants of survival in patients with hematological malignancy and neurological failure. METHODS: Post hoc analysis of a prospective study of adults with hematological malignancies admitted for any reason to one of 17 university or university-affiliated participating ICUs in France and Belgium (2010-2012)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588895/evaluation-of-cough-peak-expiratory-flow-as-a-predictor-of-successful-mechanical-ventilation-discontinuation-a-narrative-review-of-the-literature
#12
REVIEW
Chuan Jiang, Antonio Esquinas, Bushra Mina
A crucial step in the transition from mechanical ventilation to extubation is the successful performance of a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Guidelines recommend removal of the endotracheal tube upon successful completion of a SBT. However, this does not guarantee successful extubation as there remains a risk of re-intubation. Guidelines have outlined ventilator liberation protocols, selected use of non-invasive ventilation on extubation, early mobilization, and dynamic ventilator metrics to prevent and better predict extubation failure...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574323/improving-icu-risk-management-and-patient-safety
#13
Lucy Ann Kielty
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe a study which aimed to develop and validate an assessment method for the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 80001-1 (IEC, 2010) standard (the Standard); raise awareness; improve medical IT-network project risk management processes; and improve intensive care unit patient safety. Design/methodology/approach An assessment method was developed and piloted. A healthcare IT-network project assessment was undertaken using a semi-structured group interview with risk management stakeholders...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571190/the-study-of-different-clinical-pattern-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-and-common-precipitating-events-and-independent-mortality-factors
#14
M G Mahesh, Rajendra Prasad Shivaswamy, Bj Subhash Chandra, Sajid Syed
INTRODUCTION: Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among diabetic patients in spite of major advances in the pathogenesis and more standardized diagnosis and treatment. AIM: To find out the different patterns of clinical presentations, common precipitating factors and independent mortality factors in DKA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital, Mysuru on 110 patients from November 2007 to October 2009...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549273/body-weight-supported-bedside-treadmill-training-facilitates-ambulation-in-icu-patients-an-interventional-proof-of-concept-study
#15
Juultje Sommers, Denise C Wieferink, Dave A Dongelmans, Frans Nollet, Raoul H H Engelbert, Marike van der Schaaf
PURPOSE: Early mobilisation is advocated to improve recovery of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors. However, severe weakness in combination with tubes, lines and machinery are practical barriers for the implementation of ambulation with critically ill patients. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of Body Weight-Supported Treadmill Training (BWSTT) in critically ill patients in the ICU. METHODS: A custom build bedside Body Weight-Supported Treadmill was used and evaluated in medical and surgical patients in the ICU...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548993/muscle-metabolism
#16
Nicolas Tardif, Jonathan Grip, Olav Rooyackers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the recent findings on metabolic derangements leading to loss of muscle mass and function. RECENT FINDINGS: Several recent studies investigated methods to assess muscle mass and function and its clinical relevance. These are also included. A few studies confirm that a low muscle mass is related to a worse outcome but also a compromised muscle function at discharge is related to long-term survival. A low quality of muscle assessed by the density of muscle from a computed tomography scan is related to mortality...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499130/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-as-a-treatment-strategy-for-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-in-the-low-tidal-volume-era-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Bourke W Tillmann, Michelle L Klingel, Alla E Iansavichene, Ian M Ball, A Dave Nagpal
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hospital survival in patients with severe ARDS managed with ECMO and low tidal volume ventilation as compared to patients managed with low tidal volume ventilation alone. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for studies of at least 10 adult patients with severe ARDS comparing the use of ECMO with low tidal volume ventilation to mechanical ventilation with a low tidal volume alone. Only studies reporting hospital or ICU survival were included...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488418/systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-post-operative-complications-and-mortality-risk-in-liver-transplant-candidates-with-obesity
#18
REVIEW
M Barone, M T Viggiani, G Losurdo, M Principi, G Leandro, A Di Leo
BACKGROUND: International guidelines rate class III (morbid) obesity (body mass index [BMI]≥40 kg/m(2) ) as a relative contraindication for liver transplantation (LT) requiring further research. Moreover, data on the mortality risk in candidates with a BMI: 30-34.9 and 35-39.9 kg/m(2) (class I and class II obesity, respectively) are weak. AIM: Herein, we compared post-operative complications and mortality risks in all obese candidates vs candidates with a BMI: 18...
May 10, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487184/symptom-assessment-in-non-vocal-or-cognitively-impaired-icu-patients-implications-for-practice-and-future-research
#19
REVIEW
JiYeon Choi, Margaret L Campbell, Céline Gélinas, Mary Beth Happ, Judith Tate, Linda Chlan
BACKGROUND: Symptom assessment in critically ill patients is challenging because many cannot provide a self-report. OBJECTIVES: To describe the state of the science on symptom communication and the assessment of selected physical symptoms in non-vocal ICU patients. METHODS: This paper summarizes a 2014 American Thoracic Society Annual International Conference symposium presenting current evidence on symptom communication, delirium, and the assessment of common physical symptoms (i...
July 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479008/monitoring-the-hand-hygiene-compliance-of-health-care-workers-in-a-general-intensive-care-unit-use-of-continuous-closed-circle-television-versus-overt-observation
#20
Evgeni Brotfain, Ilana Livshiz-Riven, Alexander Gushansky, Alexander Erblat, Leonid Koyfman, Tomer Ziv, Lisa Saidel-Odes, Moti Klein, Abraham Borer
INTRODUCTION: A variety of hand hygiene monitoring programs (HHMPs) have come into use in hospitals throughout the world. In the present study, we compare continuous closed circle television (CCTV) with overt observation for monitoring the hand hygiene compliance of health care workers (HCWs) in a general intensive care unit (GICU). METHODS: This is a cross-sectional and comparative study. In this study, we use a novel hand hygiene CCTV monitoring system for hand hygiene performance monitoring...
May 4, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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