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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421029/a-historical-view-of-motion-sickness-a-plague-at-sea-and-on-land-also-with-military-impact
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Doreen Huppert, Judy Benson, Thomas Brandt
Seasickness and its triggers, symptoms, and preventive measures were well known in antiquity. This chapter is based on an analysis of descriptions of motion sickness, in particular seasickness, in ancient Greek, Roman, and Chinese literature. A systematic search was made from the Greek period beginning with Homer in 800 BC to the late Roman period and ending with Aetios Amidenos in 600 AD, as well as in the Chinese medical classics dating from around 300 AD. Major aspects are the following: body movements caused by waves were identified in all cultures as the critical stimuli...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420365/social-determinants-of-antibiotic-misuse-a-qualitative-study-of-community-members-in-haryana-india
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Anna K Barker, Kelli Brown, Muneeb Ahsan, Sharmila Sengupta, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis. In India alone, multi-drug resistant organisms are responsible for over 58,000 infant deaths each year. A major driver of drug resistance is antibiotic misuse, which is a pervasive phenomenon worldwide. Due to a shortage of trained doctors, access to licensed allopathic doctors is limited in India's villages. Pharmacists and unlicensed medical providers are commonly the primary sources of healthcare. Patients themselves are also key participants in the decision to treat an illness with antibiotics...
April 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416774/microrna-100-suppresses-human-osteosarcoma-cell-proliferation-and-chemo-resistance-via-znrf2
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Qiang Xiao, Yu Yang, Qing An, Yong Qi
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a prevalent cancer worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in the growth, invasion and carcinogenesis of OS, whereas the underlying mechanisms remain ill-defined. Here, we addressed these questions. We detected significantly higher levels of ZNRF2, a ubiquitin ligase of the RING superfamily, and significantly lower levels of miR-100 in the OS specimens, compared to the paired normal bone tissues. The levels of ZNRF2 and miR-100 inversely correlated in the OS specimens. In addition, low miR-100 levels are associated with poor prognosis of the OS patients...
March 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416553/pharmacokinetics-and-dialytic-clearance-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-in-a-critically-ill-patient-on-continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration
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Eric Wenzler, Kristen L Bunnell, Susan C Bleasdale, Scott Benken, Larry H Danziger, Keith A Rodvold
Ceftazidime-avibactam 1.25 g every 8 hours was used to treat multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia in a critically ill patient on continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH). Pre-filter plasma drug concentrations of ceftazidime and avibactam were measured at 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 hours along with post-filter and ultrafiltrate concentrations at hours 2 and 6. Plasma pharmacokinetic parameters of ceftazidime and avibactam, respectively, were Cmax 61.10 and 14.54 mg/L, Cmin 31.96 and 8.45 mg/L, t1/2 6...
April 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413520/prognosis-of-patients-with-acinetobacter-baumannii-infection-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-analysis
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Dong Xiao, Lu Wang, Daquan Zhang, Dongming Xiang, Qi Liu, Xuezhong Xing
The present retrospective study aimed to investigate the prognostic factors for critically ill patients with an Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) infection. A total of 37 patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) were enrolled in the study. Data was collected from patients, including age, gender, ethnicity, A. baumannii infection status, concurrent infection status, prescribed antibiotics, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) and sepsis-related organ failure assessment (SOFA) scores, procalcitonin level, site of infection, shock, sepsis and renal replacement therapy status...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412382/use-of-nebulized-antimicrobials-for-the-treatment-of-respiratory-infections-in-invasively-mechanically-ventilated-adults-a-position-paper-from-the-european-society-of-clinical-microbiology-and-infectious-diseases
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Jordi Rello, Candela Solé-Lleonart, Jean-Jacques Rouby, Jean Chastre, Stijn Blot, Garyfallia Poulakou, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Jordi Riera, Lucy B Palmer, Jose M Pereira, Tim Felton, Jayesh Dhanani, Matteo Bassetti, Tobias Welte, Jason A Roberts
With an established role in cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis, nebulized antibiotics are increasingly being used to treat respiratory infections in critically ill invasively mechanically ventilated adult patients. Although there is limited evidence describing their efficacy and safety, in an era of need for new strategies to enhance antibiotic effectiveness because of a shortage of new agents and increases in antibiotic resistance, the potential of nebulization of antibiotics to optimize therapy is considered of high interest, particularly in patients infected with multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409205/what-s-wrong-in-the-control-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-critically-ill-patients-from-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Arjen M Dondorp, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Elizabeth A Ashley
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April 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396656/prescription-patterns-for-tigecycline-in-severely-ill-patients-for-non-fda-approved-indications-in-a-developing-country-a-compromised-outcome
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Rima A Moghnieh, Dania I Abdallah, Ismail A Fawaz, Tarek Hamandi, Mohammad Kassem, Nabila El-Rajab, Tamima Jisr, Anas Mugharbil, Nabila Droubi, Samaa Al Tabah, Loubna Sinno, Fouad Ziade, Ziad Daoud, Ahmad Ibrahim
Introduction: With the rise in antibiotic resistance, tigecycline has been used frequently in off-label indications, based on its in-vitro activity against multidrug-resistant organisms. In this study, our aim was to assess its use in approved and unapproved indications. Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective chart review evaluating a 2-year experience of tigecycline use for > 72 h in 153 adult patients inside and outside critical care unit from January 2012 to December 2013 in a Lebanese tertiary-care hospital...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394975/-risk-factors-for-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-treated-with-polymyxin-b-experience-from-139-cases-at-a-tertiary-university-hospital-in-colombia
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Johanna Osorio, Jackeline Barreto, Claudia F Samboni, Lina A Cándelo, Luis C Álvarez, Susana Benavidez, Roso P Téllez, Dagoberto Santofimio, Jorge A Ramos, Carlos A Gómez
BACKGROUND: The rise of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram negative bacilli (MDR-GNB), added to paucity of newer therapy, have led to increase polymyxin B use, despite adverse renal toxicity profile. AIM: To determine the incidence and risk factors associated to acute kidney injury (AKI) and polymyxin B use, in patients with infections caused by MDR-GNB. METHODS: A retrospective cohort, with a nested case-control study of adults who received polymyxin B for more than 48 hours at a tertiary university hospital in Colombia (2011-2015) was performed...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388373/protein-kinetics-and-metabolic-effects-related-to-disease-states-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Robert G Martindale, Daren K Heyland, Saúl J Rugeles, Jan Wernerman, Peter J M Weijs, Jayshil J Patel, Stephen A McClave
Evaluating protein kinetics in the critically ill population remains a very difficult task. Heterogeneity in the intensive care unit (ICU) population and wide spectrum of disease processes creates complexity in assessing protein kinetics. Traditionally, protein has been delivered in the context of total energy. Focus on energy delivery has recently come into question, as the importance of supplemental protein in patient outcomes has been shown in several recent trials. The ICU patient is prone to catabolism, immobilization, and impaired immunity, which is a perfect storm for massive loss of lean body tissue with a unidirectional flow of amino acids from muscle to immune tissue for immunoglobulin production, as well as liver for gluconeogenesis and acute phase protein synthesis...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388372/protein-delivery-in-the-intensive-care-unit-optimal-or-suboptimal
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Daren K Heyland, Peter J M Weijs, Jorge A Coss-Bu, Beth Taylor, Arnold S Kristof, Grant E O'Keefe, Robert G Martindale
Emerging evidence suggests that exogenous protein/amino acid supplementation has the potential to improve the recovery of critically ill patients. After a careful review of the published evidence, experts have concluded that critically ill patients should receive up to 2.0-2.5 g/kg/d of protein. Despite this, however, recent review of current International Nutrition Survey data suggests that protein in critically ill patients is underprescribed and grossly underdelivered. Furthermore, the survey suggests that most of protein administration comes from enteral nutrition (EN) despite the availability of products and protocols that enhance the delivery of protein/amino acids in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384858/antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-among-intensive-care-units-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-southern-india
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Kailash Moolchandani, Apurba Sankar Sastry, R Deepashree, Sujatha Sistla, B N Harish, Jharna Mandal
INTRODUCTION: Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) are the rising threat in the health care facilities across the globe. As most Intesive Care Unit (ICU) patients are frequently on broad spectrum antimicrobials, this induces selective antibiotic pressure which leads to development of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) among the microorganisms of ICUs. AIM: To study the occurrence of different types of HAIs in patients admitted to various ICUs of JIPMER and the AMR pattern of the bacterial pathogens isolated from them...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382808/weaning-of-neurological-early-rehabilitation-patients-from-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Jens D Rollnik, Joachim K Krauss, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Claus Wallesch, Thomas Münte, Martin Stangel
BACKGROUND: There is little known about the factors influencing the weaning process of long-term mechanically ventilated patients in the neurological early rehabilitation. AIM: To identify salient clinical and neurophysiological variables with impact upon weaning from mechanical ventilation during neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation. DESIGN: Observational, retrospective data analysis. POPULATION: A sample of 65 mechanically ventilated neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation patients of the BDH-Clinic Hessisch Oldendorf in Northern Germany...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380408/haemodynamic-changes-with-paracetamol-in-critically-ill-children
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Samiran Ray, Thomas Brick, Sainath Raman, Paul J Birrell, Nigel J Klein, Mark J Peters
PURPOSE: Paracetamol has been associated with a reduction in blood pressure, especially in febrile, critically-ill adults. We hypothesised that blood pressure would fall following administration of paracetamol in critically-ill children and this effect would be greater during fever and among children with a high body surface area to weight ratio. METHODS: A 12-month prospective observational study of children (0-16years) admitted to paediatric intensive care, who underwent pulse contour analysis and received paracetamol concurrently...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375516/host-pathogen-interface-progress-in-understanding-the-pathogenesis-of-infection-due-to-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Danielle Ahn, Alice Prince
The diverse responses of critically ill patients to infection with multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria are determined by many complex factors. These include the nature of the immune response activated by specific organisms. Properties unique to each organism such as adherence proteins, microvesicle formation, toxin production and the propensity to form biofilms are important factors in pathogenesis. Equally important is the variability in the host immune response, whether due to genetic or iatrogenic factors, including the presence of major comorbidities, treatment with immunomodulatory therapy and disruption of the microbiome...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375513/host-and-pathogen-biomarkers-for-severe-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections
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Carlos Juan, Carmen Peña, Antonio Oliver
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is among the leading causes of severe nosocomial infections, particularly affecting critically ill and immunocompromised patients. Here we review the current knowledge on the factors underlying the outcome of P. aeruginosa nosocomial infections, including aspects related to the pathogen, the host, and treatment. Intestinal colonization and previous use of antibiotics are key risk factors for P. aeruginosa infections, whereas underlying disease, source of infection, and severity of acute presentation are key host factors modulating outcome; delayed adequate antimicrobial therapy is also independently associated with increased mortality...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375030/aminoglycosides-against-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-critically-ill-the-pitfalls-of-aminoglycoside-susceptibility
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Alexandre P Zavascki, Brandon O Klee, Jürgen B Bulitta
The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has brought aminoglycosides to the frontline since an aminoglycoside may be the only antimicrobial to which CRE isolates show in vitro susceptibility. The appropriateness of aminoglycoside-based therapies for severe infections by CRE is discussed considering the current breakpoints and recent pharmacokinetic (PK) studies in critically ill patients. Areas covered: Many aminoglycoside-susceptible CRE isolates present minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) at or slightly below the breakpoint of amikacin or gentamicin...
April 17, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362030/effect-of-universal-chlorhexidine-decolonisation-on-the-infection-rate-in-intensive-care-patients
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Wiesława Duszyńska, Barbara Adamik, Karolina Lentka-Bera, Katarzyna Kulpa, Agata Nieckula-Schwarz, Agnieszka Litwin, Łukasz Stróżecki, Andrzej Kübler
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), particularly intensive care unit-acquired infections (HAI-ICU), are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitals. Most of these infections are caused by multidrugresistant organisms. The results of recent studies have suggested that daily bathing with chlorhexidine (CHX)-universal decolonisation can prevent ICU infections. The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of CHX bathing on the rate and type of HAI-ICU in critically ill patients...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356745/illness-denial-questionnaire-for-patients-and-caregivers
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Silvia Rossi Ferrario, Ines Giorgi, Paola Baiardi, Laura Giuntoli, Gianluigi Balestroni, Paola Cerutti, Marina Manera, Paola Gabanelli, Valentina Solara, Roberta Fornara, Michela Luisetti, Pierangela Omarini, Giovanna Omarini, Giulio Vidotto
PURPOSE: Interest in assessing denial is still present, despite the criticisms concerning its definition and measurement. We tried to develop a questionnaire (Illness Denial Questionnaire, IDQ) assessing patients' and caregivers' denial in relation to their illness/disturbance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After a preliminary study, a final version of 24 dichotomous items (true/false) was selected. We hypothesized a theoretical model with three dimensions: denial of negative emotions, resistance to change, and conscious avoidance, the first two composing the actual Denial and the last representing an independent component of the illness denial behavior...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353418/factors-associated-with-the-development-of-tertiary-peritonitis-in-critically-ill-patients
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Josep Ballus, Juan C Lopez-Delgado, Joan Sabater-Riera, Xose L Perez-Fernandez, Antoni J Betbese, Joan A Roncal
BACKGROUND: Critically ill surgical patients remain at a high risk of adverse outcomes as a result of secondary peritonitis (SP). The risk is even higher if tertiary peritonitis (TP) develops. Factors related to the development of TP, however, are scarce in the literature. The main aim of our study was to identify factors associated with the development of TP in patients with SP in the intensive care unit (ICU), and also to report differences in microbiologic patterns and antibiotic therapy in patients with the two conditions...
March 29, 2017: Surgical Infections
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