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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346139/blood-biomarkers-for-evaluation-of-perinatal-encephalopathy-state-of-the-art
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Ernest M Graham, Allen D Everett, Jean-Christophe Delpech, Frances J Northington
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The rapid progress in biomarker science is on the threshold of significantly changing clinical care for infants in the neonatal ICU. Infants with neonatal brain injuries will likely be the first group whose management is dramatically altered with point-of-care, rapidly available brain biomarker analysis. Providing an interim update on progress in this area is the purpose of this review. RECENT FINDINGS: Highlighted findings from the past 18 months of publications on biomarkers in neonatal brain injury include; Specific nonbrain markers of cardiac health and global asphyxia continue to provide information on brain injury after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341068/analysis-of-hypo-and-hypermagnesemia-in-an-intensive-care-unit-cohort
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M Broman, F Hansson, B Klarin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate if magnesium deviations correlate with higher 180 day overall mortality or increased morbidity, compared to controls. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 5369 patients with 22,003 magnesium values treated at the Adult Intensive Care Unit at Skåne University Hospital, Lund, Sweden during 2006-2014. The patients were retrospectively divided into a control group with only normal magnesium values 0.7-1...
January 16, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340918/validation-of-aast-egs-grade-for-acute-pancreatitis
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Moustafa Younis, Matthew Hernandez, Mohamed Ray-Zack, Nadeem N Haddad, Asad Choudhry, Pooja Reddy, Martin D Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The AAST recently developed an emergency general surgery (EGS) disease grading system to measure anatomic severity. We aimed to validate this grading system for acute pancreatitis and compare cross sectional imaging-based AAST EGS grade and compare with several clinical prediction models. We hypothesize that increased AAST EGS grade would be associated with important physiological and clinical outcomes and is comparable to other severity grading methods. METHODS: Single institution retrospective review of adult patients admitted with acute pancreatitis during 10/2014-1/2016 was performed...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291417/performance-of-qsofa-and-sofa-for-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pyelonephritis-associated-with-upper-urinary-tract-calculi
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Hiroshi Fukushima, Masaki Kobayashi, Keizo Kawano, Shinji Morimoto
PURPOSE: The Sepsis-3 Task Force proposed a new definition of sepsis based on SOFA and introduced a novel scoring system, qSOFA, for screening high-risk patients for sepsis. Their clinical usefulness, however, is unclear. Therefore, we investigated their predictive performance for mortality in APN-UTC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 141 consecutive patients clinically diagnosed with APN-UTC outside the ICU. We evaluated the performance of qSOFA, SOFA, and SIRS in predicting in-hospital mortality and ICU admission using the AUC of the ROC curve, NRI, IDI, and decision curve analysis...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290034/pharmacokinetics-of-dexmedetomidine-during-analgosedation-in-icu-patients
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Piotr Smuszkiewicz, Paweł Wiczling, Justyna Ber, Justyna Warzybok, Tomasz Małkiewicz, Jan Matysiak, Agnieszka Klupczyńska, Iwona Trojanowska, Zenon Kokot, Edmund Grześkowiak, Wojciech Krzyzanski, Agnieszka Bienert
Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a fairly new alfa2-agonist which has been increasingly used in recent years for analgosedation, mostly because it offers a unique ability of providing both moderate level of sedation and analgesia without respiratory depression. Despite of many papers published, there are still only a few concerning the PK of the drug given as long-term infusion in ICU patients. The aim of this work was to characterize the population pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine and to investigate the potential benefits of individualization of drug dosing based on patient characteristics in the heterogeneous group of medical and surgical patients staying in intensive care unit...
December 30, 2017: Journal of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285609/functional-compromise-cohort-study-fccs-sarcopenia-is-a-strong-predictor-of-mortality-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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P A de Hoogt, K W Reisinger, J J W Tegels, J W A M Bosmans, F Tijssen, J H M B Stoot
BACKGROUND: Functional compromise in elderly patients is considered to be a significant contributing factor in increased postoperative morbidity and mortality. It is described as a state of reduced physiologic reserves including, e.g., sarcopenia, cachexia, malnutrition and frailty with increased susceptibility to adverse health outcomes. Aim of this study was to investigate the association of sarcopenia with mortality in ICU patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a total of 687 patients admitted to the ICU from January 2013 until December 2014 was performed...
December 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284566/surviving-fournier-s-gangrene-multivariable-analysis-and-a-novel-scoring-system-to-predict-length-of-stay
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Saum B Ghodoussipour, Daniel Gould, Jacob Lifton, Ido Badash, Aaron Krug, Gus Miranda, Jeffrey Loh-Doyle, Joseph Carey, Hooman Djaladat, Leo Doumanian, David Ginsberg
BACKGROUND: There is no contemporary scoring system to predict hospital length of stay and morbidity in Fournier's gangrene. A retrospective study was conducted to formulate a scoring system to predict duration of hospitalization, resource utilization, need for reconstruction, morbidity and mortality. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on 54 patients treated for FG from 2010-2016 at LAC+USC Medical Center, the largest public hospital in Los Angeles County...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282093/timing-of-renal-replacement-therapy-and-long-term-risk-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-death-in-intensive-care-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Søren Christiansen, Steffen Christensen, Lars Pedersen, Henrik Gammelager, J Bradley Layton, M Alan Brookhart, Christian Fynbo Christiansen
BACKGROUND: The optimal time to initiate renal replacement therapy (RRT) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) is unclear. We examined the impact of early RRT on long-term mortality, risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). METHODS: This cohort study included all adult patients treated with continuous RRT in the ICU at Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark (2005-2015). Data were obtained from a clinical information system and population-based registries...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277396/botulism-in-the-icu-nursing-care-plan
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G Zariquiey-Esteva, D Galeote-Cózar, P Santa-Candela, A Castanera-Duro
INTRODUCTION AND CASE EVALUATION: Botulism is a rare disease in Europe, caused by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, notifiable, non-transmissible person-to-person and potentially fatal (between 5 and 10%) if not treated quickly. The favourable opinion of the Clinical Research Ethics Committee was obtained. We present the nursing care plan of a 49-year-old man with a diagnosis of bacterial intoxication caused by Clostridium botulinum, secondary to ingestion of beans in poor condition, who was admitted to the ICU for a total of 35 days...
December 22, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276990/bright-light-and-oxygen-therapies-decrease-delirium-risk-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients-by-targeting-sleep-and-acid-base-disturbances
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Sirimas Potharajaroen, Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Thavatchai Tayjasanant, Thammasak Thawitsri, George Anderson, Michael Maes
This study examined the effects of bright light therapy (BLT) on the incidence of delirium in post-operative patients admitted to a surgical intensive care unit (SICU) and delineates risk and protective factors. We included 62 patients in a single-blind, randomized controlled study. The intervention group was treated with care as usual plus BLT for three consecutive days. Delirium was diagnosed by DSM-5 criteria with the Confusion Assessment Method-Intensive Care Unit (CAM-ICU). Risk factors for delirium were measured, including the APACHE II score, Insomnia Severity Index (ISI), as well as hematocrit and bicarbonate levels...
December 18, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275137/blood-volume-extracted-from-the-critical-patient-in-the-first-24-hours-after-admission
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M Maqueda-Palau, E Pérez-Juan
OBJECTIVE: To calculate the number of analytical tests and blood volume drawn during the first 24hours of admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). To analyse values of basal haemoglobin and at 24hours, relate them to blood loss, weight variation, and scoring system. METHOD: An observational descriptive pilot study. Variables studied: age, sex, diagnosis on admission, analytical tests extracted, waste quantity before the extraction of samples, total volume blood extracted in 24hours, weight variation, APACHE, SAPS, basal haemoglobin and at 24hours...
December 20, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248137/epidemiology-of-cardiac-surgery-associated-acute-kidney-injury
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REVIEW
Eric A J Hoste, Wim Vandenberghe
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is defined by the KDIGO definition into 3 stages on basis of an increase in serum creatinine or a period of oliguria. AKI is defined as rapid reversal when the episode is 48 h or less. When AKI persists for 7 days or longer, the term acute kidney disease is used. Subclinical AKI is defined by increased concentration of an AKI biomarker, without meeting the KDIGO definition for AKI. In contrast to this, functional AKI is defined by the KDIGO definition, wherein the AKI biomarker concentration is not increased...
September 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246547/retrieval-of-severe-acute-respiratory-failure-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-any-impact-on-their-outcomes
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Nicolas Bréchot, Ciro Mastroianni, Matthieu Schmidt, Francesca Santi, Guillaume Lebreton, Anne-Marie Hoareau, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Juliette Chommeloux, Marina Rigolet, Said Lebbah, Guillaume Hekimian, Pascal Leprince, Alain Combes
OBJECTIVE: Mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) retrieval teams (MERTs) assure ECMO implantation and under-ECMO retrieval of patients with most severe acute respiratory failure (ARF) to experienced ECMO centers. Although described as feasible, mobile ECMO has only been poorly evaluated in comparison with on-site implantation. This study was undertaken to compare the indications, characteristics, and outcomes of MERT-implanted patients with venovenous (VV)-ECMO versus those implanted on site in our intensive care unit (ICU)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239284/maternal-obesity-and-excessive-maternal-weight-gain-during-pregnancy-effects-on-outcomes-after-neonatal-cardiac-surgical-procedures
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Rocky Tsang, Pamela Hilvers, Philip J Lupo, Ronald Bronicki, Dean McKenzie, Paul A Checchia
Introduction Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk for adverse perinatal outcomes. Obesity is also associated with a chronic inflammatory state and metabolic derangements that affect the newborn. The additional use of cardiopulmonary bypass during the neonatal period could impact the systemic inflammatory response in the immediate postoperative period that manifests as cardiac depression and multi-organ dysfunction. This study aimed to determine the association of maternal obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy with the immediate postoperative morbidity of neonatal patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass...
December 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234838/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-traumatic-head-injury-following-road-traffic-accidents-admitted-in-icu-analysis-of-694-cases
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Hedi Chelly, Mabrouk Bahloul, Rania Ammar, Ahmed Dhouib, Khaireddine Ben Mahfoudh, Mohamed Zaher Boudawara, Olfa Chakroun, Imen Chabchoub, Anis Chaari, Mounir Bouaziz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to analyze the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) following Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs). Moreover, we aim to evaluate the outcome of the TBI victims referred to our medico-surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and to define predictive factors associated with poor prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective study over a 4-year period (2009 to 2012) of 694 patients with head injuries, incurred during road traffic accidents, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a university hospital (Sfax-Tunisia)...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230562/risks-of-bleeding-and-thrombosis-in-intensive-care-unit-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
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Lene Russell, Lars Broksø Holst, Lars Kjeldsen, Jakob Stensballe, Anders Perner
BACKGROUND: Patients with malignant haematological disease and especially those who require intensive care have an increased risk of bleeding and thrombosis, but none of these data were obtained in ICU patients only. We assessed the incidence of bleeding and thrombotic complications, use of blood products and risk factors for bleeding in an adult population of ICU patients with haematological malignancies. METHODS: We screened all patients with acute leukaemia and myelodysplastic syndrome admitted to a university hospital ICU during 2008-2012...
December 11, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225783/a-study-on-the-efficacy-of-apache-iv-for-predicting-mortality-and-length-of-stay-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-iran
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Mohammad Ghorbani, Haleh Ghaem, Abbas Rezaianzadeh, Zahra Shayan, Farid Zand, Reza Nikandish
Background: Clinical assessment of disease severity is an important part of medical practice for prediction of mortality and morbidity in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A disease severity scoring system can be used as guidance for clinicians for objective assessment of disease outcomes and estimation of the chance of recovery. This study aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that the mortality and length of stay in emergency ICUs predicted by APACHE-IV is different to the real rates of mortality and length of stay observed in our emergency ICU in Iran...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217407/can-we-predict-intermediate-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Chanika Alahakoon, Tharaka Lagath Dassanayake, Indika Bandara Gawarammana, Vajira Senaka Weerasinghe
INTRODUCTION: Ingestion of organophosphorus insecticides (OPI) is a common method of deliberate self harm in the developing world. Deaths mainly follow as a result of the respiratory failure associated with both cholinergic crisis and the intermediate syndrome. Even though death can be prevented by early mechanical ventilation of these patients, limited studies are available regarding the prediction of intermediate syndrome and subsequent respiratory failure. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review articles that are published with regard to possible prediction of intermediate syndrome using clinical, biochemical and electrophysiological parameters...
December 5, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217106/a-novel-mortality-prediction-model-for-the-current-population-in-an-adult-intensive-care-unit
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Sofia Fika, Serafeim Nanas, Georgios Baltopoulos, Efstratia Charitidou, Pavlos Myrianthefs
BACKGROUND: The accurate and reliable mortality prediction is very useful, in critical care medicine. There are various new variables proposed in the literature that could potentially increase the predictive ability for death in ICU of the new predictive scoring model. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a new intensive care unit (ICU) mortality prediction model, using data that are routinely collected during the first 24 h of ICU admission, and compare its performance to the most widely used conventional scoring systems...
January 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216937/-significance-of-peripheral-perfusion-index-in-early-diagnosis-and-goal-directed-therapy-of-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuanfeng Shi, Ruihong Yin, Yanli Wang, Jiguang Li, Xiaobing Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Caihong Gu, Xiuzhen Zou, Kexi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of peripheral perfusion index (PPI) in early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy of septic shock, and to provide reference for the early clinical diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Adult patients with sepsis admitted to emergency medical department and intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City in Jiangsu Province from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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