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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928799/effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-treatment-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Ying Zhang, Shaoxue Ding, Caifeng Li, Yifeng Wang, Zhe Chen, Zhiqiang Wang
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious complication of acute lung injury. Severe systemic inflammation is the main cause of multiple organ dysfunction and high mortality. Removal of reactive oxygen species by anti-oxidants has been applied in clinical practice. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the most commonly used anti-oxidant. However, the benefit of anti-oxidant therapy was not consistently demonstrated by previous studies. In the present study, a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the effects of NAC for adult patients with ARDS...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919614/use-of-acute-physiology-and-chronic-health-evaluation-apache-ii-and-red-cell-distribution-width-rdw-for-assessment-of-mortality-of-patients-with-sepsis-in-icu
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A Q Huda, M R Karim, M A Mahmud, M S Islam, M F Haque, M R Islam, M A Hossain
Critically ill patients of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) need highest level of monitoring, intense nursing care and integrated management which are very expensive and consume significant part of hospital resources. Prediction of outcome from disease has become an essential component of health science. So, various scoring systems have been developed to predict outcome of critically ill patients in ICU. There is no perfect model of severity score to predict ICU mortality. Search for new system is still remaining as continuous efforts to find the best model to get accurate information about the prognosis and outcome of critically ill patients...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916973/myeloperoxidase-can-differentiate-between-sepsis-and-non-infectious-sirs-and-predicts-mortality-in-intensive-care-patients-with-sirs
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Irene T Schrijver, Hans Kemperman, Mark Roest, Jozef Kesecioglu, Dylan W de Lange
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is a clinical syndrome following inflammation. Clinically, it is difficult to distinguish SIRS following an infection, i.e., sepsis, from non-infectious SIRS. Myeloperoxidase is a hemeprotein stored in the neutrophil azurophilic granules and is one of the main pillars of neutrophil attack. Therefore, we hypothesized that myeloperoxidase can differentiate between sepsis and non-infectious SIRS in patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
September 15, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915220/predicting-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-with-red-cell-distribution-width-at-early-admission-stage
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Ting Zhang, Hua Liu, Dongyan Wang, Pengfei Zong, Changfeng Guo, Feng Wang, Deqing Wu, Maochun Tang, Jianjun Zhou, Yan Zhao
Red cell distribution width (RDW) has been proposed as an early prognosis marker with increased mortality in variety of pathophysiological conditions. We hypothesized that elevated RDW could be used in judging the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). We retrospectively and prospectively studied 545 and 72 AP patients, who were admitted to the Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, respectively. Compared with mild acute pancreatitis, significantly higher RDW was observed in patients with moderately severe acute pancreatitis and sever acute pancreatitis (14...
September 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906286/serial-daily-organ-failure-assessment-beyond-icu-day-5-does-not-independently-add-precision-to-icu-risk-of-death-prediction
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Andre L Holder, Elizabeth Overton, Peter Lyu, Jordan A Kempker, Shamim Nemati, Fereshteh Razmi, Greg S Martin, Timothy G Buchman, David J Murphy
OBJECTIVES: To identify circumstances in which repeated measures of organ failure would improve mortality prediction in ICU patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study, with external validation in a deidentified ICU database. SETTING: Eleven ICUs in three university hospitals within an academic healthcare system in 2014. PATIENTS: Adults (18 yr old or older) who satisfied the following criteria: 1) two of four systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria plus an ordered blood culture, all within 24 hours of hospital admission; and 2) ICU admission for at least 2 calendar days, within 72 hours of emergency department presentation...
September 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891977/polytrauma-defined-by-the-new-berlin-definition-a-validation-test-based-on-propensity-score-matching-approach
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Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Pao-Jen Kuo, Yi-Chun Chen, Peng-Chen Chien, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: Polytrauma patients are expected to have a higher risk of mortality than that obtained by the summation of expected mortality owing to their individual injuries. This study was designed to investigate the outcome of patients with polytrauma, which was defined using the new Berlin definition, as cases with an Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) ≥ 3 for two or more different body regions and one or more additional variables from five physiologic parameters (hypotension [systolic blood pressure ≤ 90 mmHg], unconsciousness [Glasgow Coma Scale score ≤ 8], acidosis [base excess ≤ -6...
September 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890524/diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-with-paroxysmal-sympathetic-hyperactivity-following-acute-brain-injuries-using-a-consensus-based-diagnostic-tool-a-single-institutional-case-series
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Shigeo Godo, Shigemi Irino, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Yu Kawazoe, Motoo Fujita, Daisuke Kudo, Ryosuke Nomura, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Shigeki Kushimoto
Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity (PSH) is a distinct syndrome of episodic sympathetic hyperactivities following severe acquired brain injury, characterized by paroxysmal transient fever, tachycardia, hypertension, tachypnea, excessive diaphoresis and specific posturing. PSH remains to be an under-recognized condition with a diagnostic pitfall especially in the intensive care unit (ICU) settings due to the high prevalence of concomitant diseases that mimic PSH. A consensus set of diagnostic criteria named PSH-Assessment Measure (PSH-AM) has been developed recently, which is consisted of two components: a diagnosis likelihood tool derived from clinical characteristics of PSH, and a clinical feature scale assigned to the severity of each sympathetic hyperactivity...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888275/mean-arterial-pressure-of-65-mm-hg-versus-85-100-mm-hg-in-comatose-survivors-after-cardiac-arrest-rationale-and-study-design-of-the-neuroprotect-post-cardiac-arrest-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Koen Ameloot, Cathy De Deyne, Bert Ferdinande, Matthias Dupont, Pieter-Jan Palmers, Thibault Petit, Ward Eertmans, Clara Moonen, Ann Belmans, Robin Lemmens, Joseph Dens, Stefan Janssens
BACKGROUND: Post-cardiac arrest (CA) patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) have a poor prognosis, with estimated survival rates of around 30%-50%. On admission, these patients have a large cerebral penumbra at risk for additional damage in case of suboptimal brain oxygenation during their stay in the ICU. The aim of the Neuroprotect post-CA trial is to investigate whether forcing mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and mixed venous oxygen saturation (SVO2) in a specific range (MAP 85-100 mm Hg, SVO2 65%-75%) with additional pharmacological support (goal-directed hemodynamic optimization) may better salvage the penumbra, reduce cerebral ischemia, and improve functional outcome when compared with current standard of care (MAP 65 mm Hg)...
September 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885400/internal-validation-of-the-sepsis-in-obstetrics-score-to-identify-risk-of-morbidity-from-sepsis-in-pregnancy
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Catherine M Albright, Phinnara Has, Dwight J Rouse, Brenna L Hughes
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively validate the Sepsis in Obstetrics Score, a pregnancy-specific sepsis scoring system, to identify risk for intensive care unit (ICU) admission for sepsis in pregnancy. METHODS: This is a prospective validation study of the Sepsis in Obstetrics Score. The primary outcome was admission to the ICU for sepsis. Secondary outcomes included admission to a telemetry unit and time to administration of antibiotic therapy. We evaluated test characteristics of a predetermined score of 6 or greater...
September 5, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879449/prognostic-factors-of-mortality-in-iranian-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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Alimohammad Fatemi, Somayeh Shamsaee, Ahmad Raeisi, Zahra Sayedbonakdar, Abbas Smiley
The aim was to determine the course, outcome, and determinants of mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in intensive care unit (ICU). SLE patients admitted to ICU from 2004 to 2015 were recruited retrospectively. Demographic data, disease characteristics, causes of admission, baseline SLE disease activity index-2K (SLEDAI-2K) and Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE) score, the outcome, and the causes of death were recorded. Predictors of mortality were compared between alive and dead patients by Cox regression analysis...
September 6, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868165/serum-vitamin-d-level-at-icu-admission-and-mortality
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Hakan Korkut Atalan, Bülent Güçyetmez
OBJECTIVE: Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a major role in the regulation of bone and calcium metabolism and has effects on the immune and cardiovascular systems. Vitamin D deficiency is commonly seen in the general population as well as in critically ill patients and is reported to be associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Our aim was to determine the relationship between vitamin D level at ICU admission and mortality. METHODS: A total of 491 patients admitted to the ICU between January 2014 and January 2015 were evaluated retrospectively...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860348/assessment-of-sepsis-3-criteria-and-quick-sofa-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-and-bacterial-infections
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Salvatore Piano, Michele Bartoletti, Marta Tonon, Maurizio Baldassarre, Giada Chies, Antonietta Romano, Pierluigi Viale, Elia Vettore, Marco Domenicali, Marialuisa Stanco, Chiara Pilutti, Anna Chiara Frigo, Alessandra Brocca, Mauro Bernardi, Paolo Caraceni, Paolo Angeli
INTRODUCTION: Patients with cirrhosis have a high risk of sepsis, which confers a poor prognosis. The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria have several limitations in cirrhosis. Recently, new criteria for sepsis (Sepsis-3) have been suggested in the general population (increase of Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) ≥2 points from baseline). Outside the intensive care unit (ICU), the quick SOFA (qSOFA (at least two among alteration in mental status, systolic blood pressure ≤100 mm Hg or respiratory rate ≥22/min)) was suggested to screen for sepsis...
August 31, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860332/negative-pressure-ventilation-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-failure
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Amanda B Hassinger, Ryan K Breuer, Kirsten Nutty, Chang-Xing Ma, Omar S Al Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to describe the use of negative-pressure ventilation (NPV) in a heterogeneous critically ill, pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients admitted to a pediatric ICU with acute respiratory failure supported with NPV from January 1, 2012 to May 15, 2015. RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-three subjects at a median age of 15.5 months were supported with NPV for various etiologies, most commonly bronchiolitis (70%)...
August 31, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859061/is-the-new-zealand-early-warning-score-useful-following-cardiac-surgery
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Kevin Niall Peek, Michael Gillham
AIMS: The rate of medical emergency team (MET) calling among post-cardiac surgery patients is unknown. We set out to determine what the call frequency would be if MET activation occurred in every instance that the early warning score (EWS) breached our local threshold, what the outcome was for these patients and what the calling rate might be if the proposed New Zealand EWS (NZEWS) system was implemented with 100% adherence. METHODS: The clinical records of 400 consecutive post-cardiac surgery patients were examined...
September 1, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839444/clinical-outcomes-of-isolated-renal-failure-compared-to-other-forms-of-organ-failure-in-patients-with-severe-acute-pancreatitis
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Amir Gougol, Mohannad Dugum, Anwar Dudekula, Phil Greer, Adam Slivka, David C Whitcomb, Dhiraj Yadav, Georgios I Papachristou
AIM: To assess differences in clinical outcomes of isolated renal failure (RF) compared to other forms of organ failure (OF) in patients with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). METHODS: Using a prospectively maintained database of patients with acute pancreatitis admitted to a tertiary medical center between 2003 and 2016, those with evidence of persistent OF were classified to renal, respiratory, cardiovascular, or multi-organ (2 or more organs). Data regarding demographics, comorbidities, etiology of acute pancreatitis, and clinical outcomes were prospectively recorded...
August 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835620/short-and-long-term-outcomes-after-surgical-procedures-lasting-for-more-than-six-hours
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Natalia Cornellà, Joan Sancho, Antonio Sitges-Serra
Long-term all-cause mortality and dependency after complex surgical procedures have not been assessed in the framework of value-based medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate the postoperative and long-term outcomes after surgical procedures lasting for more than six hours. Retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing a first elective complex surgical procedure between 2004 and 2013. Heart and transplant surgery was excluded. Mortality and dependency from the healthcare system were selected as outcome variables...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830362/impact-of-intrathecal-morphine-analgesia-on-the-incidence-of-pulmonary-complications-after-cardiac-surgery-a-single-center-propensity-matched-cohort-study
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Christoph Ellenberger, Tornike Sologashvili, Krishnan Bhaskaran, Marc Licker
BACKGROUND: Acute pain and systemic opioids may both negatively impact respiratory function after cardiac surgery. This study analyzes the local practice of using intrathecal morphine analgesia (ITMA) with minimal parenteral opioid administration in cardiac surgery, specifically the impact on postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). METHODS: Data from adult patients who underwent elective cardiac surgery between January 2002, and December 2013 in a single center were analyzed...
August 22, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819204/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-of-unplanned-extubation
#18
Chien-Ming Chao, Mei-I Sung, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Chih-Cheng Lai, Khee-Siang Chan, Ai-Chin Cheng, Shu-Chen Hsing, Chin-Ming Chen
This study investigated the prognostic factors and outcomes of unplanned extubation (UE) in patients in a medical center's 6 intensive care units (ICUs) and calculated their mortality risk. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adult patients in Chi Mei Medical Center who underwent UE between 2009 and 2015. During the study period, there were 305 episodes of UE in 295 ICU patients (men: 199 [67.5%]; mean age: 65.7 years; age range: 18-94 years). The mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score was 16...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816920/similar-metabolic-innate-immunity-and-adipokine-profiles-in-adult-and-pediatric-sepsis-versus-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-a-pilot-study
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Theonymfi Tavladaki, Anna Maria Spanaki, Helen Dimitriou, Efmorfia Kondili, Christianna Choulaki, Dimitris Georgopoulos, George Briassoulis
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether the septic profiles of heat shock protein 72, heat shock protein 90α, resistin, adiponectin, oxygen consumption, CO2 production, energy expenditure, and metabolic pattern, along with illness severity, nutritional, and inflammatory indices, differ between adult and pediatric patients compared with systemic inflammatory response syndrome and healthy controls. To evaluate whether these biomolecules may discriminate sepsis from systemic inflammatory response syndrome in adult and pediatric patients...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815220/severity-and-outcomes-of-acute-alcoholic-pancreatitis-in-cannabis-users
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Hemant Goyal, Kelsey Guerreso, Betsy Smith, Kaitlin Harper, Sheetal Patel, Akash Patel, Puja Parikh
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most commonly and widely used illicit drug in the world and is also the most commonly used drug of abuse in alcohol drinkers. Experimental studies have shown conflicting results of the effects of cannabis on the severity of acute pancreatitis (AP). The purpose of this study is to ascertain the clinical effects of simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use on severity at presentation and outcomes of acute alcoholic pancreatitis (AAP). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on the patients discharged with principle or secondary diagnosis of AP using ICD-9 & ICD-10 codes during the time period from January 2006 to December 2015 at a large community-based hospital in Central Georgia...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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