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Yoanna Skrobik, Matthew S Duprey, Nicholas S Hill, John W Devlin
RATIONALE: Dexmedetomidine is associated with less delirium than benzodiazepines, and better sleep architecture than either benzodiazepines or propofol; its effect on delirium and sleep when administered at night to patients requiring sedation remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: To determine if nocturnal dexmedetomidine prevents delirium and improves sleep in critically ill adults. METHODS: This two-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial randomized 100 delirium-free critically ill adults receiving sedatives to receive nocturnal (21:30 to 6:15h) intravenous dexmedetomidine (0...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Sherily Pereira-Morales, Carmen Mabel Arroyo-Novoa, Annete Wysocki, Lucille Sanzero Eller
CONTEXT: Acute postoperative pain remains inadequately assessed and managed. A valid instrument that assesses acute pain in sedated Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) patients is needed. OBJECTIVES: Two behavioral pain assessment instruments, the Non-Verbal Pain Scale Revised (NVPS-R) and Critical Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT), were used to determine if these instruments adequately assess acute pain in the PACU. METHODS: A crossover study design was used...
February 5, 2018: Clinical Journal of Pain
Xianfeng Chen, Juntao Hu, Chi Zhang, Yiping Pan, Diansheng Tian, Fafa Kuang, Zhanhong Tang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanisms of protective effects of dexmedetomidine on lungs in patients of sepsis complicated with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: The adult patients with sepsis complicated with ARDS, the oxygenation index (PaO2/FiO2) was 150-200 mmHg (1 mmHg = 0.133 kPa), acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score was 10-20, need mechanical ventilation (MV) treatment > 72 hours, and admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University from September 2013 to June 2017 were enrolled...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
A Sassan Sabouri, Alireza Jafari, Paul Creighton, Adam Shepherd, Timothy J Votta, Hao Deng, Christopher Heard
BACKGROUND: Sedation regimes during oral procedures frequently associated with airway obstruction. The aim of this study was to define the association of bispectral index (BIS) to the depth of sedation and airway obstruction events. METHODS: 47 patients between 1421 years old who were candidates for 3rd molar teeth extraction were enrolled in this study. Patients received a total of 4mg midazolam, 100 microgram fentanyl followed by titrated incremental propofol in 10mg...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Michael E Reznik, Ali Mahta, J Michael Schmidt, Hans-Peter Frey, Soojin Park, David J Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Jan Claassen
BACKGROUND: Agitation is common after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and may be independently associated with outcomes. We sought to determine whether the duration of agitation and fluctuating consciousness were also associated with outcomes in patients with SAH. METHODS: We identified all patients with positive Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS) scores from a prospective observational cohort of patients with SAH from 2011 to 2015. Total duration of agitation was extrapolated for each patient using available RASS scores, and 24-h mean and standard deviation (SD) of RASS scores were calculated for each patient...
January 8, 2018: Neurocritical Care
Kengo Imai, Tatsuya Morita, Naosuke Yokomichi, Masanori Mori, Akemi Shirado Naito, Hiroaki Tsukuura, Toshihiro Yamauchi, Takashi Kawaguchi, Kaori Fukuta, Satoshi Inoue
PURPOSE: This study investigated the effect of two types of palliative sedation defined using intervention protocols: proportional and deep sedation. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed prospectively recorded data of consecutive cancer patients who received the continuous infusion of midazolam in a palliative care unit. Attending physicians chose the sedation protocol based on each patient's wish, symptom severity, prognosis, and refractoriness of suffering. The primary endpoint was a treatment goal achievement at 4 h: in proportional sedation, the achievement of symptom relief (Support Team Assessment Schedule (STAS) ≤ 1) and absence of agitation (modified Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) ≤ 0) and in deep sedation, the achievement of deep sedation (RASS ≤ - 4)...
December 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Nafisseh S Warner, Matthew A Warner, Darrel R Schroeder, Juraj Sprung, Toby N Weingarten
Caffeine has been shown to enhance the speed of recovery from general anesthesia in murine models, though data in human patients is lacking. This is a retrospective review of intravenous caffeine administration (median dose 150 [125, 250] mg) to 151 heavily sedated patients in the post-anesthesia recovery area, to determine the association between caffeine administration and changes in sedation score, respiratory rate, and oxyhemoglobin saturation. Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) score, respiratory rate, and oxyhemoglobin saturation values were obtained during the 90-minute period prior to and following caffeine administration...
February 20, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
Seyed Hossein Sadrolsadat, Fardin Yousefshahi, Abbas Ostadalipour, Fatemeh Zahra Mohammadi, Jalil Makarem
Background: Nowadays, pain, nausea, and vomiting are regarded as important complications of anesthesia and surgery. The current study aimed at assessing the effect of preemptive intravenous acetaminophen on control of pain, nausea, vomiting, shivering, and drowsiness following the general anesthesia for retina and/or vitrectomy surgeries. Methods: In a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial, 83 candidates for retina or vitrectomy eye surgery under general anesthesia were distributed into 3 groups: A) 41 patients in the control group who received 100 mL of normal saline just before the surgery and 100 mL of normal saline 20 minutes before the end of surgery; B) 21 patients in the preemptive group who received acetaminophen 15 mg/kg in 100 mL normal saline just before the surgery and 100 mL normal saline 20 minutes before the end of surgery; C) 21 patients in the preventive group who received 100 mL normal saline just before the surgery and acetaminophen 15 mg/kg in 100 mL normal saline 20 minutes before the end of surgery...
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
Soenke Boettger, David Garcia Nuñez, Rafael Meyer, André Richter, Susana Franco Fernandez, Alain Rudiger, Maria Schubert, Josef Jenewein
INTRODUCTION: Sedation is a core concept in the intensive care setting, however, the impact of sedation on delirium has not yet been studied to date. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 225 patients with Richmond Agitation and Sedation (RASS) scores of -1 - drowsiness and 0 - alert- and calmness were assessed with the Delirium Rating Scale-Revised 1998 (DRS-R-98) and DSM-IV-TR-determined diagnosis of delirium assessing drowsiness versus alertness. RESULTS: By itself, drowsiness increased the odds for developing delirium eightfold (OR 7...
December 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Zhuheng Wang, Chunzhi Shi, Liping Sun, Qinghua Guo, Wei Qiao, Guanhua Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of short-term deep sedation strategy in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) after surgery. METHODS: A perspective, randomized, parallel-group study was conducted. Adult patients with spontaneous ICH and undergoing craniotomy admitted to Daxing Teaching Hospital of Capital Medical University from December 2015 to November 2016 were enrolled. The patients who received surgery were randomly divided into a short-term deep sedation and a slight and middle sedation group...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
David Hui, Susan Frisbee-Hume, Annie Wilson, Seyedeh S Dibaj, Thuc Nguyen, Maxine De La Cruz, Paul Walker, Donna S Zhukovsky, Marvin Delgado-Guay, Marieberta Vidal, Daniel Epner, Akhila Reddy, Kimerson Tanco, Janet Williams, Stacy Hall, Diane Liu, Kenneth Hess, Sapna Amin, William Breitbart, Eduardo Bruera
Importance: The use of benzodiazepines to control agitation in delirium in the last days of life is controversial. Objective: To compare the effect of lorazepam vs placebo as an adjuvant to haloperidol for persistent agitation in patients with delirium in the setting of advanced cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: Single-center, double-blind, parallel-group, randomized clinical trial conducted at an acute palliative care unit at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas, enrolling 93 patients with advanced cancer and agitated delirium despite scheduled haloperidol from February 11, 2014, to June 30, 2016, with data collection completed in October 2016...
September 19, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Hoda Chookalayia, Mehdi Heidarzadeh, Mohammad Hassanpour-Darghah, Masoomeh Aghamohammadi-Kalkhoran, Mansoreh Karimollahi
OBJECTIVE: The Critical-Care Pain. OBSERVATION: Tool is one of the instruments developed to assess pain in patients who are unable to communicate verbally. The study aimed to survey the psychometric properties of Critical-Care Pain. OBSERVATION: Tool in four groups of non-verbal patients according to their Richmond Agitation Sedation Score (RASS). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY: 65 critically ill patients (medical, surgical, trauma) were assessed using the critical care pain observation tool on six occasions (before, during and after nociceptive and non-nociceptive procedures)...
September 15, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Daniel P Rasse, Alice Budai, Adam O'Toole, Xingzhu Ma, Cornelia Rumpel, Samuel Abiven
Evaluating biochars for their persistence in soil under field conditions is an important step towards their implementation for carbon sequestration. Current evaluations might be biased because the vast majority of studies are short-term laboratory incubations of biochars produced in laboratory-scale pyrolyzers. Here our objective was to investigate the stability of a biochar produced with a medium-scale pyrolyzer, first through laboratory characterization and stability tests and then through field experiment...
2017: PloS One
Mary K La, Melissa L Thompson Bastin, Jenee T Gisewhite, Carrie A Johnson, Alexander H Flannery
PURPOSE: This single-center, retrospective cohort study investigated the effects of timing of initiating home neuropsychiatric medications (NPMs) on sedation-related outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subjects included adult medical intensive care unit (MICU) patients who had an NPM on their admission medication list; intubated before or on arrival to the intensive care unit (ICU); and were on benzodiazepine-based sedation. The intervention assessed was the timing of the initiation of home NPMs: early (≤5days) vs...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Tarun D Singh, John C O'Horo, Ognjen Gajic, Amra Sakusic, Courtney N Day, Jay Mandrekar, Rahul Kashyap, Dereddi Raja Shekar Reddy, Alejandro A Rabinstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence, risk factors and outcomes of acute brain failure (ABF) in a mixed medical and surgical cohort of critically ill patients and its effect on ICU & hospital mortality. DESIGN: Observational electronic medical record (EMR) based retrospective cohort study of critically ill patients admitted to the ICU between 2006 and 2013. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PATIENTS: Consecutive adult (>18years) critically ill patients admitted to medical and surgical ICUs...
February 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Guenther Herzer, Claudia Mirth, Udo M Illievich, Wolfgang G Voelckel, Helmut Trimmel
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are key items in intensive care. Recently published S3 guidelines specifically address treatment of patients with elevated intracranial pressure. METHODS: The Austrian Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine carried out an online survey of neurointensive care units in Austria in order to evaluate the current state of practice in the areas of analgosedation and delirium management in this high-risk patient group...
July 21, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Wenjia Tong, Conglei Song, Danqun Jin, Jingmin Sun, Yating Wang, Daliang Xu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sedation and anti-inflammatory effects of dexmedetomidine and midazolam on critical ill children with multiple trauma. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. Sixty-five critical ill children with multiple trauma admitted to pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of Anhui Province Children's Hospital from January 2014 to September 2016 were enrolled, who were randomly divided into dexmedetomidine group (33 cases) and midazolam group (32 cases)...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Eric Azabou, Benjamin Rohaut, Nicholas Heming, Eric Magalhaes, Régine Morizot-Koutlidis, Stanislas Kandelman, Jeremy Allary, Guy Moneger, Andrea Polito, Virginie Maxime, Djillali Annane, Frederic Lofaso, Fabrice Chrétien, Jean Mantz, Raphael Porcher, Tarek Sharshar
BACKGROUND: Somatosensory (SSEP) and brainstem auditory (BAEP) evoked potentials are neurophysiological tools which, respectively, explore the intracranial conduction time (ICCT) and the intrapontine conduction time (IPCT). The prognostic values of prolonged cerebral conduction times in deeply sedated patients have never been assessed. Sedated patients are at risk of developing new neurological complications, undetected. In this prospective observational bi-center pilot study, we investigated whether early impairment of SSEP's ICCT and/or BAEP's IPCT could predict in-ICU mortality or altered mental status (AMS), in deeply sedated critically ill patients...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
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)
Benjamin Rohaut, Raphael Porcher, Tarik Hissem, Nicholas Heming, Patrick Chillet, Kamel Djedaini, Guy Moneger, Stanislas Kandelman, Jeremy Allary, Alain Cariou, Romain Sonneville, Andréa Polito, Marion Antona, Eric Azabou, Djillali Annane, Shidasp Siami, Fabrice Chrétien, Jean Mantz, Tarek Sharshar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Deep sedation is associated with acute brain dysfunction and increased mortality. We had previously shown that early-assessed brainstem reflexes may predict outcome in deeply sedated patients. The primary objective was to determine whether patterns of brainstem reflexes might predict mortality in deeply sedated patients. The secondary objective was to generate a score predicting mortality in these patients. METHODS: Observational prospective multicenter cohort study of 148 non-brain injured deeply sedated patients, defined by a Richmond Assessment sedation Scale (RASS) <-3...
2017: PloS One
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