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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
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Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909312/the-association-between-physical-activity-during-the-day-and-long-term-memory-stability
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Matthew B Pontifex, Kathryn L Gwizdala, Andrew C Parks, Karin A Pfeiffer, Kimberly M Fenn
Despite positive associations between chronic physical activity and memory; we have little understanding of how best to incorporate physical activity during the day to facilitate the consolidation of information into memory, nor even how time spent physically active during the day relates to memory processes. The purpose of this investigation was to examine the relation between physical activity during the day and long-term memory. Ninety-two young adults learned a list of paired-associate items and were tested on the items after a 12-hour interval during which heart rate was recorded continuously...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891297/exercise-rehabilitation-following-intensive-care-unit-discharge-for-recovery-from-critical-illness-executive-summary-of-a-cochrane-collaboration-systematic-review
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Bronwen Connolly, Lisa Salisbury, Brenda O'Neill, Louise Geneen, Abdel Douiri, Michael P W Grocott, Nicholas Hart, Timothy S Walsh, Bronagh Blackwood
Skeletal muscle wasting and weakness are major complications of critical illness and underlie the profound physical and functional impairments experienced by survivors after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). Exercise-based rehabilitation has been shown to be beneficial when delivered during ICU admission. This review aimed to determine the effectiveness of exercise rehabilitation initiated after ICU discharge on primary outcomes of functional exercise capacity and health-related quality of life...
December 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878937/patient-and-family-involvement-in-adult-critical-and-intensive-care-settings-a-scoping-review
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Michelle Olding, Sarah E McMillan, Scott Reeves, Madeline H Schmitt, Kathleen Puntillo, Simon Kitto
BACKGROUND: Despite international bodies calling for increased patient and family involvement, these concepts remain poorly defined within literature on critical and intensive care settings. OBJECTIVE: This scoping review investigates the extent and range of literature on patient and family involvement in critical and intensive care settings. Methodological and empirical gaps are identified, and a future agenda for research into optimizing patient and family involvement is outlined...
December 2016: Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872072/pharmacokinetics-of-anidulafungin-in-critically-ill-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-with-suspected-or-proven-invasive-fungal-infections
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R J M Brüggemann, V Middel-Baars, D W de Lange, A Colbers, A R J Girbes, P Pickkers, E L Swart
Echinocandins, such as anidulafungin are first line treatment for candidemia or invasive candidiasis in critically ill patients. There is conflicting data on the pharmacokinetic properties of anidulafungin in ICU patients. Adult ICU patients (from 3 hospitals) receiving anidulafungin for suspected or proven fungal infections were included. Patient were considered evaluable when a pharmacokinetic curve on day 3 could be completed. 23 out of 36 patients (7 female, 16 male) were evaluable. Median (range) age and bodyweight were 66 (28-88) yr and 76 (50-115) kg...
November 21, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865088/clinical-competence-in-nursing-a-concept-analysis
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Ippolito Notarnicola, Cristina Petrucci, Maria Rosimar De Jesus Barbosa, Fabio Giorgi, Alessandro Stievano, Loreto Lancia
INTRODUCTION: In nursing, clinical competence is a central issue for patient care and a clear understanding of the concept is critical for nursing education and nursing discipline. AIM: To perform an analysis of the concept of 'clinical competence' in nursing to better understand its meaning. METHOD: The Walker and Avant's concept analysis model was used. A systematic literature review on international databases (PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, Cochrane, Ovid, Open Grey) from 1993 to 2015 was conducted...
June 2016: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832082/a-review-of-the-national-health-insurance-scheme-in-ghana-what-are-the-sustainability-threats-and-prospects
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Robert Kaba Alhassan, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah, Daniel Kojo Arhinful
BACKGROUND: The introduction of the national health insurance scheme (NHIS) in Ghana in 2003 significantly contributed to improved health services utilization and health outcomes. However, stagnating active membership, reports of poor quality health care rendered to NHIS-insured clients and cost escalations have raised concerns on the operational and financial sustainability of the scheme. This paper reviewed peer reviewed articles and grey literature on the sustainability challenges and prospects of the NHIS in Ghana...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826131/preconception-care-education-for-women-with-diabetes-a-systematic-review-of-conventional-and-digital-health-interventions
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Chidiebere Hope Nwolise, Nicola Carey, Jill Shawe
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, 199.5 million women have diabetes mellitus (DM). Preconception care (PCC) education starting from adolescence has been recommended as an effective strategy for safeguarding maternal and child health. However, traditional preconception care advice provided by health care professionals (HCPs) within clinic settings is hindered by inadequate resources, suboptimal coverage, and busy clinics. Electronic health (eHealth), which is instrumental in solving problems around scarce health resources, could be of value in overcoming these limitations and be used to improve preconception care and pregnancy outcomes for women with DM...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817198/heart-of-the-tropics-delivering-evidence-based-care-for-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-northern-australia
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Greg Starmer, Ryan Schrale
Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are life-threatening medical emergencies that require urgent treatment, posing particular challenges for systems of health care in regional and remote parts of the world characterised by large distances and widely dispersed populations and healthcare facilities. Northern Australia is such an environment. The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, coronary artery disease and ACS (myocardial infarction and unstable angina) in northern Australia is amongst the highest in Australia...
October 2016: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777585/time-trends-and-predictors-of-abnormal-postoperative-body-temperature-in-infants-transported-to-the-intensive-care-unit
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Hedwig Schroeck, Angela K Lyden, Wendy L Benedict, Satya Krishna Ramachandran
Background. Despite increasing adoption of active warming methods over the recent years, little is known about the effectiveness of these interventions on the occurrence of abnormal postoperative temperatures in sick infants. Methods. Preoperative and postoperative temperature readings, patient characteristics, and procedural factors of critically ill infants at a single institution were retrieved retrospectively from June 2006 until May 2014. The primary endpoints were the incidence and trend of postoperative hypothermia and hyperthermia on arrival at the intensive care units...
2016: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777432/case-of-24-week-fetus-delivered-from-mother-on-life-support-with-brain-death-from-suicide-attempt-ethical-issues-associated-with-severe-complications
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Takeshi Nishimura, Keisuke Kohama, Takaaki Osako, Taihei Yamada, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Atsunori Nakao, Joji Kotani
Advances in critical care medicine have made it possible to sustain vital organ systems in brain-dead patients. One clinical scenario besides donor organ retrieval in which a benefit may be gained from continuing life support is pregnancy. A pregnant woman in her late 30's at 23 weeks gestation exhibiting worsening depression was referred to the Department of Psychiatry. One day after admission she attempted suicide by hanging and suffered a cardiopulmonary arrest. A fetal heart beat and fetal motion was confirmed immediately after resuscitation...
October 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766802/infection-associated-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-sepsis-syndromes-a-tip-of-an-iceberg
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Arun Agarwal, Aakanksha Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, underdiagnosed, fatal and devastating hyperinflammatory syndrome that has gained increasing recognition over the past decade. Patients with HLH present with clinical and laboratory evidence of uncontrolled inflammation. Delay in diagnosis and management inevitably leads to a rapidly progressive and fatal course. In this case series, we present 7 cases of secondary HLH (sHLH) in adults with their presentation, course, and outcomes...
October 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759621/antibiotics-versus-surgical-therapy-for-uncomplicated-appendicitis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-trials-prospero-2015-crd42015016882
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Julian C Harnoss, Isabelle Zelienka, Pascal Probst, Kathrin Grummich, Catharina Müller-Lantzsch, Jonathan M Harnoss, Alexis Ulrich, Markus W Büchler, Markus K Diener
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate available evidence regarding effectiveness and safety of surgical versus conservative treatment of acute appendicitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is ongoing debate on the merits of surgical and conservative treatment for acute appendicitis. METHODS: A systematic literature search (Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase) and hand search of retrieved reference lists up to January 2016 was conducted to identify randomized and nonrandomized studies...
October 17, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755325/effectiveness-of-nursing-discharge-planning-interventions-on-health-related-outcomes-in-discharged-elderly-inpatients-a-systematic-review
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Cedric Mabire, Andrew Dwyer, Antoine Garnier, Joanie Pellet
BACKGROUND: Inadequate discharge planning for the growing elderly population poses significant challenges for health services. Effective discharge planning interventions have been examined in several studies, but little information is available on nursing's role or the specific components of these interventions. Despite the research published on the importance of discharge planning, the impact on patient's health outcomes still needs to be proven in practice. OBJECTIVES: To determine the best available evidence on the effectiveness of discharge planning interventions involving at least one nurse on health-related outcomes for elderly inpatients discharged home and to assess the relative impact of individual components of discharge planning interventions...
September 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731918/nurse-competence-scale-a-systematic-and-psychometric-review
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Mervi Flinkman, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Olivia Numminen, Yunsuk Jeon, Liisa Kuokkanen, Riitta Meretoja
AIM: To report a systematic and psychometric review. BACKGROUND: The Nurse Competence Scale is currently the most widely used generic instrument to measure registered nurses' competence in different phases of their careers. Based on a decade of research, this review provides a summary of the existing evidence. DESIGN: A systematic literature review of research evidence and psychometric properties. DATA SOURCES: Nine databases from 2004 - October 2015...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730284/quality-indicators-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-crrt-care-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
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Oleksa G Rewa, Pierre-Marc Villeneuve, Philippe Lachance, Dean T Eurich, Henry T Stelfox, R T Noel Gibney, Lisa Hartling, Robin Featherstone, Sean M Bagshaw
OBJECTIVES: Renal replacement therapy is increasingly utilized in the intensive care unit (ICU), of which continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is most common. Despite CRRT being a relatively invasive and resource intensive technology, there remains wide practice variation in its application. This systematic review appraised the evidence for quality indicators (QIs) of CRRT care in critically ill patients. DESIGN: A comprehensive search strategy was developed and performed in five citation databases (Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, and PubMed) and select grey literature sources...
October 11, 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717391/the-oral-health-of-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-a-scoping-review
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Mark Tambe Keboa, Natalie Hiles, Mary Ellen Macdonald
INTRODUCTION: Improving the oral health of refugees and asylum seekers is a global priority, yet little is known about the overall burden of oral diseases and their causes for this population. OBJECTIVE: To synthesize available evidence on the oral health of, and access to oral health care by this population. METHODS: Using a scoping review methodology, we retrieved 3321 records from eight databases and grey literature; 44 publications met the following inclusion criteria: empirical research focused on refugees and/or asylum seekers' oral health, published between 1990 and 2014 in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish...
October 7, 2016: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712030/effectiveness-of-pressure-ulcer-prevention-strategies-for-adult-patients-in-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review
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Nahla Tayyib, Fiona Coyer
BACKGROUND: Pressure ulcers are associated with substantial health burden, but could be preventable. Hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) prevention has become a priority for all healthcare settings, as it is considered a sign of quality of care providing. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are at higher risk for HAPUs development. Despite the availability of published prevention strategies, there is a little evidence about which strategies can be safely integrated into routine standard care and have an impact on HAPUs prevention...
December 2016: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704547/cognitive-orientation-to-daily-occupational-performance-co-op-as-group-therapy-for-children-living-with-motor-coordination-difficulties-an-integrated-literature-review
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Leanne Anderson, Jessie Wilson, Gary Williams
BACKGROUND/AIM: Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) demonstrate limited participation in daily occupations which negatively impacts their physical and psycho-social wellbeing. The CO-OP approach is strongly supported within the literature as an effective treatment for DCD when delivered as a one-on-one therapy. Group interventions have proven to be effective in increasing self-esteem, decreasing feelings of isolation and are a cost effective way of delivering therapy...
October 5, 2016: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699783/factors-that-impact-on-the-use-of-mechanical-ventilation-weaning-protocols-in-critically-ill-adults-and-children-a-qualitative-evidence-synthesis
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Joanne Jordan, Louise Rose, Katie N Dainty, Jane Noyes, Bronagh Blackwood
BACKGROUND: Prolonged mechanical ventilation is associated with a longer intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay and higher mortality. Consequently, methods to improve ventilator weaning processes have been sought. Two recent Cochrane systematic reviews in ICU adult and paediatric populations concluded that protocols can be effective in reducing the duration of mechanical ventilation, but there was significant heterogeneity in study findings. Growing awareness of the benefits of understanding the contextual factors impacting on effectiveness has encouraged the integration of qualitative evidence syntheses with effectiveness reviews, which has delivered important insights into the reasons underpinning (differential) effectiveness of healthcare interventions...
October 4, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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