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ICU scoring system

Joseph M Blankush, Robbie Freeman, Joy McIlvaine, Trung Tran, Stephen Nassani, I Michael Leitman
Modified Early Warning Scores (MEWS) provide real-time vital sign (VS) trending and reduce ICU admissions in post-operative patients. These early warning calculations classically incorporate oxygen saturation, heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure, and temperature but have not previously included end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2), more recently identified as an independent predictor of critical illness. These systems may be subject to failure when physiologic data is incorrectly measured, leading to false alarms and increased workload...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Angel Paternina-Caicedo, Jezid Miranda, Ghada Bourjeily, Andrew Levinson, Carmelo Dueñas, Camilo Bello Muñoz, José A Rojas-Suarez
BACKGROUND: Every day, about 830 women die worldwide from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Obstetric early-warning scores have been proposed as a potential tool to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, based upon the identification of predetermined abnormal values in the vital signs or laboratory parameters, to generate a rapid and effective medical response. Several early-warning scores have been developed for obstetrical patients, but the majority are the result of a clinical consensus rather than statistical analyses of clinical outcome measures (i...
October 14, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lynne Moore, Henry Thomas Stelfox, David Evans, Sayed Morad Hameed, Natalie L Yanchar, Richard Simons, John Kortbeek, Gilles Bourgeois, Julien Clément, François Lauzier, Alexis F Turgeon
OBJECTIVE: To assess the variation in hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) for injury admissions across Canadian provinces and to evaluate the relative contribution of patient case mix and treatment-related factors (intensity of care, complications, and discharge delays) to explaining observed variations. BACKGROUND: Identifying unjustified interprovider variations in resource use and the determinants of such variations is an important step towards optimizing health care...
October 4, 2016: Annals of Surgery
A Aprato, A Joeris, F Tosto, V Kalampoki, E Rometsch, M Favuto, A Stucchi, M Azi, A Massè
BACKGROUND: To test if complexity of acetabular fractures, pre-trauma health status, time from trauma to definitive surgery, severity of injury or job characteristics influence work resumption, return to the same professional position and time out of work. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study on patients with surgically treated acetabular fractures. Medical records were reviewed to analyse demographics, follow-up, diagnosis (Letournel classification), type of surgical treatment, co-morbidities, time from trauma to definitive surgery, American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification (ASA) and associated injuries...
October 12, 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
Jacob Calvert, Qingqing Mao, Jana L Hoffman, Melissa Jay, Thomas Desautels, Hamid Mohamadlou, Uli Chettipally, Ritankar Das
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision support systems are used to help predict patient stability and mortality in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Accurate patient information can assist clinicians with patient management and in allocating finite resources. However, systems currently in common use have limited predictive value in the clinical setting. The increasing availability of Electronic Health Records (EHR) provides an opportunity to use medical information for more accurate patient stability and mortality prediction in the ICU...
November 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Thomas Desautels, Jacob Calvert, Jana Hoffman, Melissa Jay, Yaniv Kerem, Lisa Shieh, David Shimabukuro, Uli Chettipally, Mitchell D Feldman, Chris Barton, David J Wales, Ritankar Das
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is one of the leading causes of mortality in hospitalized patients. Despite this fact, a reliable means of predicting sepsis onset remains elusive. Early and accurate sepsis onset predictions could allow more aggressive and targeted therapy while maintaining antimicrobial stewardship. Existing detection methods suffer from low performance and often require time-consuming laboratory test results. OBJECTIVE: To study and validate a sepsis prediction method, InSight, for the new Sepsis-3 definitions in retrospective data, make predictions using a minimal set of variables from within the electronic health record data, compare the performance of this approach with existing scoring systems, and investigate the effects of data sparsity on InSight performance...
September 30, 2016: JMIR Medical Informatics
Andrea Carvalho de Oliveira, Paulo Carlos Garcia, Lilia de Souza Nogueira
OBJECTIVE: To identifyevidences of the influence of nursing workload on the occurrence of adverse events (AE) in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). METHOD: A systematic literature review was conducted in the databases MEDLINE, CINAHL, LILACS, SciELO, BDENF, and Cochrane from studies in English, Portuguese, or Spanish, published by 2015. The analyzed AE were infection, pressure ulcer (PU), patient falls, and medication errors. RESULTS: Of 594 potential studies, eight comprised the final sample of the review...
July 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
Ali Sait Kavakli, Nilgun Kavrut Ozturk, Raif Umut Ayoglu, Mustafa Emmiler, Lutfi Ozyurek, Kerem Inanoglu, Sadik Ozmen
OBJECTIVES: Various minimally invasive surgical approaches have been used in mitral valve (MV) surgery. The transapical off-pump mitral valve intervention with NeoChord implantation (TOP-MINI) is a minimally invasive, alternative procedure for the treatment of degenerative mitral regurgitation. There are several special considerations for the anesthesiologist during the TOP-MINI procedure. The main purpose of this study was to present the anesthetic management of the TOP-MINI procedure...
June 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Joseph A Carrese, Gail Geller, Emily D Branyon, Lindsay K Forbes, Rachel J Topazian, Brian W Weir, Omar Khatib, Jeremy Sugarman
OBJECTIVE: Treating patients and family members with respect and dignity is a core objective of health care, yet it is unclear how best to measure this in the ICU setting. Accordingly, we sought to create a direct observation checklist to assess the "respect and dignity status" of an ICU. DESIGN: A draft checklist based on previous work was iteratively revised to enhance accuracy and feasibility. SETTING: Seven ICUs within the Johns Hopkins Health System...
September 22, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
I Efendijev, R Raj, M B Skrifvars, S Hoppu, M Reinikainen
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to determine the association of early treatment intensity with hospital mortality of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: We performed an observational study based on a national ICU registry. We included adult patients treated in Finnish ICUs between 2003 and 2013 with the length of ICU stay of more than 3 days. We measured treatment intensity with the Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (TISS-76). We assessed mean and daily TISS scores...
November 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Matthew M Churpek, Ashley Snyder, Xuan Han, Sarah Sokol, Natasha Pettit, Michael D Howell, Dana P Edelson
RATIONALE: The 2016 definitions of sepsis included the quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score to identify high-risk patients outside the intensive care unit (ICU). OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare qSOFA to other commonly used early warning scores. METHODS: All admitted patients first meeting criteria for suspicion of infection in the emergency department (ED) or hospital wards from November 2008 until January 2016 were included...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Mariusz Piechota, Anna Piechota
BACKGROUND: The mortality rate in patients with severe liver dysfunction secondary to alcoholic liver disease (ALD) who do not respond to the standard treatment is exceptionally high. OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of applying extracorporeal liver support techniques to treat this group of patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The data from 23 hospital admissions of 21 patients with ALD who were admitted to the department of anesthesiology and intensive therapy (A&IT) at the Dr Wł...
July 2016: Hepatitis Monthly
Babak Mahshidfar, Azadeh Sameti, Saeed Abbasi, Davood Farsi, Mani Mofidi, Peyman Hafezimoghadam, Popak Rahimzadeh, Mahdi Rezai
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of intravenous (IV) acetaminophen on reducing the need for morphine sulfate in intubated patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Current study was done as a clinical trial on the patients supported by mechanical ventilator. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Behavioral pain scale (BPS) scoring system was used to measure pain in the patients. All of the patients received 1 g, IV acetaminophen, every 6 h during the 1(st) and 3(rd) days of admission and placebo during the 2(nd) and 4(th) days...
August 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
L A Rütter, G Keyßer, M Winkler, S Rütter
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Very little is known about the outcome of patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases in intensive care units (ICU). This retrospective study investigated the results of intensive medical treatment in these patients and the reliability of scoring systems used for the prediction of survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case group consisting of 50 patients suffering from inflammatory rheumatic diseases was generated by analysis of patient records from the ICU at the University Hospital for Internal Medicine in Halle (Saale) in the years 2001-2010...
September 13, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
Yo-Han Lee, Seok Jeong Lee, Myoung Kyu Lee, Won-Yeon Lee, Suk Joong Yong, Sang-Ha Kim
BACKGROUND: Serum selenium levels are lower in critically ill patients as compared with healthy controls. However, there is no data about the difference in serum selenium levels depending on the severity of lung diseases. We aimed to identify the factors associated with low serum selenium levels in critically ill patients with respiratory diseases. METHODS: A prospective study was performed in 83 patients with respiratory diseases who had admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and general wards...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Chandraprakash Umapathy, Amit Raina, Shreyas Saligram, Gong Tang, Georgios I Papachristou, Mordechai Rabinovitz, Jennifer Chennat, Herbert Zeh, Amer H Zureikat, Melissa E Hogg, Kenneth K Lee, Melissa I Saul, David C Whitcomb, Adam Slivka, Dhiraj Yadav
BACKGROUND: Most studies of acute necrotizing pancreatitis (ANP) focus on short-term outcomes. We evaluated long-term survival and outcomes following ANP. METHODS: Patients treated for ANP at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center from 2001 to 2008 were studied. Data on presentation and course during initial hospitalization and follow-up (median 34 months) was extracted. RESULTS: Mean age of patients (n = 167) was 53 ± 16 years; 70 % were male, 94 % white, 71 % transfers, 52 % biliary etiology, and 78 % had first-attack of acute pancreatitis...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Alice B R Aarvold, Helen M Ryan, Laura A Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Chris Fjell, Keith R Walley
OBJECTIVES: Mortality prediction scores have been used for a long time in ICUs; however, numerous studies have shown that they over-predict mortality in the obstetric population. With sepsis remaining a major cause of obstetric mortality, we aimed to look at five mortality prediction scores (one obstetric-based and four general) in the septic obstetric population and compare them to a nonobstetric septic control group. SUBJECT AND DESIGN: Women in the age group of 16-50 years with an admission diagnosis or suspicion of sepsis were included...
September 9, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Shawna D Bellew, Daniel Cabrera, Christine M Lohse, M Fernanda Bellolio
OBJECTIVES: Rapid response teams (RRT) respond to signs of deterioration in order to avoid morbidity and mortality. Early RRT activation (eRRT) in patients admitted from the emergency department (ED) is associated with significantly increased mortality. Predicting these events may represent an opportunity to identify patients who would benefit from further resuscitation, aid disposition decision making, or improve communication between ED and inpatient providers. We aimed to create a clinical prediction instrument to quantify the risk of eRRT...
September 9, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Niteen D Karnik, Anish V Gupta
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a fulminant clinical disorder of varied etiology, characterized by diffuse lung injury and severe hypoxemia. It is a leading cause of ICU admission and the associated high mortality has sparked a lot of research on etiology, outcome, scoring systems, mortality predictors, biomarkers including inflammatory cytokines and even genomics in ARDS. The previously used AECC (American European Consensus Conference) definition (1994) of ARDS was replaced by the recent Berlin definition (2012) so as to improve its validity and reliability...
November 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Konstantin A Krychtiuk, Max Lenz, Lorenz Koller, Maria C Honeder, Lisa Wutzlhofer, Chao Zhang, Lijian Chi, Gerald Maurer, Alexander Niessner, Kurt Huber, Johann Wojta, Gottfried Heinz, Walter S Speidl
Although patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) suffer from various pathologies, many develop a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). As key regulators of innate immunity, monocytes may be crucially involved in SIRS development. Monocytes can be distinguished into three subsets: Classical monocytes (CD14++CD16-; CM), non-classical monocytes (CD14+CD16++CCR2-; NCM) and intermediate monocytes (CD14++CD16+CCR2+; IM). The aim of this prospective, observational study was to analyse whether monocyte subset distribution is associated with 30-day survival in critically ill patients...
September 8, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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