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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620595/the-predicting-ability-of-serum-phosphorus-to-assess-the-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-critically-ill-patients
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Reihanak Talakoub, Mahshid Bahrami, Azim Honarmand, Saeed Abbasi, Hamideh Gerami
BACKGROUND: No previous study exists to evaluate serum phosphorus (Ph) level as a predictor of the need to mechanical ventilation (MV). This study was designed to determine the predictive ability of admission serum Ph level on MV in patients admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted on 100 patients (>16 years old), admitted to our ICU over 1-year. Patients were classified into two groups according to the days of the need to MV...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618123/-pain-relieved-but-still-struggling-critically-ill-patients-experiences-of-pain-and-other-discomforts-during-analgosedation
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Helene Berntzen, Ida Torunn Bjørk, Hilde Wøien
AIM & OBJECTIVE: To explore how critically ill patients treated according to a strategy of analgosedation experience and handle pain, other discomforts, and wakefulness. BACKGROUND: Patients experience both pain and discomfort while in the intensive care unit (ICU). International guidelines recommend focused pain treatment and light sedation. An analgosedation protocol favoring pain management, light sedation and early mobilization was implemented in our university hospital medical and surgical ICU in Norway in 2014...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617166/challenges-in-providing-timely-physiotherapy-and-opportunities-to-influence-outcomes-for-potential-lung-donors
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Cassandra Raios, Jenny L Keating, Nicola Stitt, Helen I Opdam, Elizabeth H Skinner
CONTEXT: There is a critical shortage of donor lungs however, considerable ethical considerations are associated with the conduct of research to optimize care of the potential organ donor. OBJECTIVE: To investigate pathways of consent, respiratory care by physiotherapists and donation rates to contextualize future research on physiotherapy effects on donor lung suitability for procurement. DESIGN: Retrospective audit. SETTING: Australian tertiary hospital...
June 2017: Progress in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616369/management-of-an-obstructed-tracheostomy-in-a-limited-resource-setting
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Julie Chiaravalli, Norman Lufesi, Elwin Shawa, Vitumbiko Nkhoma, Elaine Sigalet, Adam Dubrowski
Obstruction of a tracheostomy tube is a common cause of respiratory compromise in adults and pediatric patients, which can lead to a life-threatening emergency if it is not properly managed. Compromised airway patency has many potential etiologies; however, the scenario described in this technical report focuses specifically on the management of tracheostomy obstruction through the presence of a mucus plug, blood clot, or highly viscous secretions. The simulation described in this technical report was written to be conducted as an in-situ simulation within the intensive care unit (ICU) at Mzuzu Central Hospital, Malawi...
May 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615145/early-initiation-of-low-dose-hydrocortisone-treatment-for-septic-shock-in-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Qing-Quan Lv, Xiao-Hua Gu, Qi-Hong Chen, Jiang-Quan Yu, Rui-Qiang Zheng
BACKGROUND: Physiologic dose hydrocortisone is part of the suggested adjuvant therapies for patients with septic shock. However, the association between the corticosteroid therapy and mortality in patients with septic shock is still not clear. Some authors considered that the mortality is related to the time frame between development of septic shock and start of low dose hydrocortisone. Thus we designed a placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial to assess the importance of early initiation of low dose hydrocortisone for the final outcome...
June 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614432/characteristics-of-nursing-professionals-and-the-practice-of-ecologically-sustainable-actions-in-the-medication-processes
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Patricia de Oliveira Furukawa, Isabel Cristina Kowal Olm Cunha, Mavilde da Luz Gonçalves Pedreira, Patricia Beryl Marck
Objectives: to verify the correlation between the characteristics of professionals and the practice of sustainable actions in the medication processes in an ICU, and to determine if interventions such as training and awareness can promote sustainable practices performed by nursing staff in the hospital. Methods: before-and-after design study using Lean Six Sigma methodology, applied in an intensive care unit. Nursing staff were observed regarding the practice of ecologically sustainable actions during medication processes (n = 324 cases for each group (pre and post-intervention)) through a data collection instrument...
June 8, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612365/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-of-intensive-care-unit-nurses-about-physical-restraint
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Mohammad Suliman, Sami Aloush, Khitam Al-Awamreh
BACKGROUND: Physical restraint is mainly used in intensive care units (ICUs) to prevent delirious or agitated patients from removing tubes and lines connected to them. However, inappropriate use of physical restraint could have many detrimental physical effects on the patient, such as nerve damage, asphyxiation or even death. AIM: The aim of the study is to investigate nurses' knowledge, attitude and practice of physical restraint in ICUs in Jordanian hospitals, about which little is known...
June 13, 2017: Nursing in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611229/variation-in-definition-of-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
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Louise Rose, Michael McGinlay, Reshma Amin, Karen Ea Burns, Bronwen Connolly, Nicholas Hart, Philippe Jouvet, Sherri Katz, David Leasa, Cathy Mawdsley, Danny F McAuley, Marcus J Schultz, Bronagh Blackwood
Consistency of definitional criteria for terminology applied to describe subject cohorts receiving mechanical ventilation within ICU and post-acute care settings is important for understanding prevalence, risk stratification, effectiveness of interventions, and projections for resource allocation. Our objective was to quantify the application and definition of terms for prolonged mechanical ventilation. We conducted a scoping review of studies (all designs except single-case study) reporting a study population (adult and pediatric) using the term prolonged mechanical ventilation or a synonym...
June 13, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610934/boarding-icu-patients-are-our-rounding-practices-subpar
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Andrew M Nunn, Justin S Hatchimonji, Daniel N Holena, Mark J Seamon, Brian P Smith, Lewis J Kaplan, Niels D Martin, Patrick M Reilly, C William Schwab, Jose L Pascual
INTRODUCTION: Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) patients "boarding" in ICUs other than the designated home unit have been shown to suffer increased rates of complications. We hypothesized that ICU rounding practices are different when SICU patients are housed in home vs. boarding ICUs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: SICU rounds were observed at an academic quaternary medical center. Individual patient rounding time and order seen on rounds along with patient data and demographics were recorded...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603411/effect-of-small-dose-levosimendan-on-mortality-rates-and-organ-functions-in-chinese-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
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Xin Wang, Shikui Li
AIM: As a primary cause of death not only in Western countries but also in the People's Republic of China, sepsis is diagnosed as abnormal organ functions as a result of a disordered response to a severe infection. This study was designed to assess the effect of small-dose levosimendan without a loading dose on mortality rates and organ functions in Chinese elderly patients with sepsis. METHODS: Following a prospective, randomized, and double-blinded design, 240 Chinese elderly patients with sepsis shock were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599662/a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-an-enteral-formulation-designed-to-improve-gastrointestinal-tolerance-in-the-critically-ill-patient-the-spirit-trial
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Stephan M Jakob, Lukas Bütikofer, David Berger, Michael Coslovsky, Jukka Takala
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is frequent in patients in intensive care units (ICU) and is associated with discomfort and complications and may increase the length of stay and nursing workload. METHODS: This was a prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled single-center pilot study to assess the incidence and frequency of diarrhea and the respective effects of a modified enteral diet (intervention: Peptamen® AF, rich in proteins, medium chain triglycerides and fish oil) compared to a standard diet (control: Isosource® Energy) in 90 randomized adult patients (intervention, n = 46; control, n = 44) with an ICU stay ≥5 days and tube feeding ≥3 days...
June 10, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598014/ward-nurses-experience-of-the-transfer-of-icu-patients-a-great-responsibility-and-a-huge-challenge
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Ronny Enger, Birgitta Andershed
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe nurses' experiences of patients' transition from ICUs to general wards and their suggestions for improvements. BACKGROUND: In the ICU, the most seriously ill patients with life-threatening conditions and multiple organ dysfunction syndromes are cared for and carefully monitored by specially trained professionals using advanced techniques for the prevention of failure of vital functions. The transfer of ICU patients to general wards means a change from a high to a lower level, including the loss of one-to-one nursing and a reduction of visible monitoring equipment and general close attention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597281/gangrenous-cholecystitis-innovative-laparoscopic-techniques-to-facilitate-subtotal-fenestrating-cholecystectomy-when-a-critical-view-of-safety-cannot-be-achieved
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Rebekah Kirkwood, Lauren Damon, Jennifer Wang, Esther Hong, Kimberly Kirkwood
BACKGROUND: Gangrenous cholecystitis is associated with a higher conversion rate of conversion from laparoscopic to open than acute non-gangrenous cholecystitis. New strategies and techniques are needed to decrease conversion rates and improve outcomes. METHODS: In this article, we provide a richly detailed, illustrated description of a modified fundus-first technique that we have developed over the last 15 years and now use routinely with rare conversions. We also compared outcomes of laparoscopic (LC) and open (OC) approaches for pathologically confirmed gangrenous cholecystitis in 146 patients during 1995-2005, the first 10 years during which these two approaches were performed contemporaneously at our institution on comparable patients...
June 8, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595826/-what-happens-behind-the-curtains-an-exploration-of-icu-nurses-experiences-of-post-mortem-care-on-patients-who-have-died-in-intensive-care
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Carien de Swardt, Nicola Fouché
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of intensive care nurses performing post mortem care on patients who had died in an intensive care unit at a private hospital in Cape Town. The study further sets out to identify educational needs and to offer recommendations that may address these needs for this sample of nurses. METHODOLOGY AND SETTING: A qualitative research design using a descriptive method was used to explore the experiences of a purposive heterogeneous sample of six nurses who were working in an intensive care unit in a private hospital in Cape Town...
June 5, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595825/nursing-staff-s-experiences-of-working-in-an-evidence-based-designed-icu-patient-room-an-interview-study
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Fredrika Sundberg, Sepideh Olausson, Isabell Fridh, Berit Lindahl
INTRODUCTION: It has been known for centuries that environment in healthcare has an impact, but despite this, environment has been overshadowed by technological and medical progress, especially in intensive care. Evidence-based design is a concept concerning integrating knowledge from various research disciplines and its application to healing environments. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore the experiences of nursing staff of working in an evidence-based designed ICU patient room...
June 5, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591048/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-sleep-quality-of-patients-after-surgery-without-mechanical-ventilation-in-icu
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Weina Lu, Qinghui Fu, Xiaoqian Luo, Shuiqiao Fu, Kai Hu
Sleep quality of patients in intensive care unit (ICU) has been recently recognized as an important aspect of the intensive care. Dexmedetomidine is one of the most recently introduced for sedation in the ICU. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of dexmedetomidine on sleep quality of patients without mechanical ventilation in ICU.The patients who were included in this study were divided into two groups. In the sedation group, dexmedetomidine was given by a continuous infusion targeting a sedation level -1 to -2 on the score of RASS (Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590164/care-of-the-critically-ill-burn-patient-an-overview-from-the-perspective-of-optimizing-palliative-care
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Daniel E Ray, Mohana B Karlekar, Donnelle L Crouse, Margaret Campbell, J Randall Curtis, Jeffrey Edwards, Dana R Lustbader, Anne C Mosenthal, Colleen Mulkerin, Kathleen A Puntillo, David E Weissman, Renee D Boss, Karen J Brasel, Judith E Nelson
Burn specialists have long recognized the need for and role modeled a comprehensive approach incorporating relief of distress as part of care during critical illness. More recently, palliative care specialists have become part of the healthcare team in many US hospitals, especially larger academic institutions that are more likely to have designated burn centers. No current literature describes the intersection of palliative care and burn care or integration of primary and specialist palliative care in this unique context...
June 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580386/hospitalizations-for-osteoporosis-related-fractures-economic-costs-and-clinical-outcomes
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Derek Weycker, Xiaoyan Li, Rich Barron, Rebecca Bornheimer, David Chandler
BACKGROUND: Osteoporotic fractures frequently require inpatient care, and are associated with elevated risks of morbidity, mortality, and re-hospitalization. A comprehensive evaluation of healthcare costs, resource utilization, and outcomes associated with osteoporosis (OP)-related fractures treated in US hospitals was undertaken. METHODS: A retrospective analysis using the Premier Perspective Database (2010 - 2013) was conducted. Study population comprised patients aged ≥ 50 years hospitalized with a principal diagnosis of a closed or pathologic fracture commonly associated with OP; the first qualifying hospitalization was designated the "index admission"...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580340/a-system-for-continuous-estimating-and-monitoring-cardiac-output-via-arterial-waveform-analysis
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A Vakily, H Parsaei, M M Movahhedi, M A Sahmeddini
BACKGROUND: Cardiac output (CO) is the total volume of blood pumped by the heart per minute and is a function of heart rate and stroke volume. CO is one of the most important parameters for monitoring cardiac function, estimating global oxygen delivery and understanding the causes of high blood pressure. Hence, measuring CO has always been a matter of interest to researchers and clinicians. Several methods have been developed for this purpose, but a majority of them are either invasive, too expensive or need special expertise and experience...
June 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578599/influence-of-chemotherapy-within-30-days-before-icu-admission-on-mortality-in-critically-ill-medical-patients-with-cancer
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Ricardo Pelayo Calderón, Pilar Sanz León, Pablo Rodríguez Monedero, Pilar Breñosa Calderón, Marc Vives, Alfredo Sánchez Panadero
BACKGROUND: The main objective was to determine whether the administration of chemotherapy (CT) during the month before intensive care unit (ICU) admission of medical patients with cancer influences the survival rate. The design was a single-institution observational cohort study in an ICU of a tertiary university hospital. METHODS: Our cohort included 248 oncology patients admitted to the ICU from 2005 to 2014 due to nonsurgical problems. Seventy-six (30.6%) patients had received CT in the month before admission (CT group) and 172 did not receive CT (control group)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
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