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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666712/eustachian-valve-endocarditis-echocardiographic-diagnosis-in-a-critical-care-patient
#1
Mariana Alves, Rita Faria, António Messias, Carlos Meneses-Oliveira
Eustachian valve endocarditis is rare. A literature review revealed that only 29 cases have been reported and, among them, there is only one mention of an intensive care unit (ICU) admission. We present an 82-year-old man without previous medical records who presented with septic shock with multiple organ dysfunction. The patient was admitted to the ICU and deteriorated with combined shock (septic + cardiogenic). A second ultrasound screen detected a prominent Eustachian valve with mobile multilobulated vegetation attached...
2018: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657725/adherence-rate-of-quality-of-care-indicators-for-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-is-extremely-low-in-japanese-emergency-and-critical-care-departments-a-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
#2
Kyohei Miyamoto, Seiya Kato, Junichi Kitayama, Junpei Okawa, Ayana Okamoto, Jun Kamei, Kazuhisa Yoshiya, Hideki Asai, Shingo Adachi, Hidekazu Yukioka, Hiroshi Akimoto, Kazuo Okuchi
Aim: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia causes significant morbidity and mortality and requires specific management to prevent complications. Most studies evaluating quality of care have been carried out in Europe and North America, and accurate epidemiological data are lacking in Asia. We aimed to describe the epidemiology and evaluate the quality of care for S. aureus bacteremia in Japan. Methods: From February 2011 to January 2014, we undertook a multicenter retrospective observational study in 10 departments of emergency and critical care in Japan...
April 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650485/providing-transthoracic-echocardiography-training-for-intensive-care-unit-trainees-an-educational-improvement-initiative
#3
Catherine M Kuza, M Tariq Hanifi, Melissa Koç, Matthias Stopfkuchen-Evans
OBJECTIVE: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is important in the management of critically ill patients, yet it has not been incorporated into many residency programs' curricula. Our objective is to determine if trainees undergoing a 60-minute training session on TTE have improved knowledge, ultrasound skills, and increases the utilization of TTE during their rotation in the intensive care unit (ICU). We will also compare the results of participants with prior TTE exposure to TTE-naïve trainees...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622180/roles-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-and-cardiac-computed-tomography-for-evaluation-of-left-atrial-thrombus-and-associated-pathology-a-review-and-critical-analysis
#4
REVIEW
Faraz Pathan, Harvey Hecht, Jagat Narula, Thomas H Marwick
Evaluation of the left atrium and left atrial appendage for the presence of thrombus prior to cardioversion and pulmonary vein isolation, and of the entire heart for embolic sources in the setting of cryptogenic stroke, has long been standard medical care. Guidelines have uniformly recommended transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to accomplish these goals. In recent years, computed tomographic angiography has demonstrated diagnostic accuracy similar to that of TEE for the detection of thrombus. Analysis of the pertinent data and relative merits of the 2 technologies leads to the conclusions that: 1) both modalities have some unique, nonoverlapping capabilities that may dictate their use in specific situations; 2) computed tomographic angiography is a reasonable alternative to TEE when the primary aim is to exclude left atrial and left atrial appendage thrombus and in patients in whom the risks associated with TEE outweigh the benefits; and 3) both options should be discussed with the patient in the setting of shared decision making...
April 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621027/cardiac-output-monitoring-how-to-choose-the-optimal-method-for-the-individual-patient
#5
Bernd Saugel, Jean-Louis Vincent
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the different methods available for the assessment of cardiac output (CO) and describe their specific indications in intensive care and perioperative medicine. RECENT FINDINGS: In critically ill patients, persistent circulatory shock after initial resuscitation is an indication for the assessment of CO to monitor the response to fluids and vasoactive agents. In patients with circulatory shock associated with right ventricular dysfunction, pulmonary artery hypertension, or acute respiratory distress syndrome, invasive CO monitoring using indicator dilution methods is indicated...
April 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581907/pregnancy-after-prosthetic-aortic-valve-replacement-how-do-we-monitor-prosthetic-valvular-function-during-pregnancy
#6
Nicole Sahasrabudhe, Nickolas Teigen, Diana S Wolfe, Cynthia Taub
Background: With modern medicine, many women after structural heart repair are deciding to experience pregnancy. There is a need for further study to identify normal echocardiographic parameters to better assess prosthetic valvular function in pregnancy. In addition, a multidisciplinary approach is essential in managing pregnant patients with complex cardiac conditions. Case: A 22-year-old nulliparous woman with an aortic valve replacement 18 months prior to her pregnancy presented to prenatal care at 20-week gestation...
2018: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534732/bedside-ultrasound-to-detect-central-venous-catheter-misplacement-and-associated-iatrogenic-complications-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
REVIEW
Jasper M Smit, Reinder Raadsen, Michiel J Blans, Manfred Petjak, Peter M Van de Ven, Pieter R Tuinman
BACKGROUND: Insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC) is common practice in critical care medicine. Complications arising from CVC placement are mostly due to a pneumothorax or malposition. Correct position is currently confirmed by chest x-ray, while ultrasonography might be a more suitable option. We performed a meta-analysis of the available studies with the primary aim of synthesizing information regarding detection of CVC-related complications and misplacement using ultrasound (US)...
March 13, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522218/acute-and-critical-care-echocardiography
#8
Mattia Arrigo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 7, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468335/use-of-speckle-tracking-strain-in-preload-dependent-patients-need-for-cautious-interpretation
#9
C Nafati, M Gardette, M Leone, L Reydellet, V Blasco, A Lannelongue, F Sayagh, S Wiramus, F Antonini, J Albanèse, L Zieleskiewicz
BACKGROUND: In critical patients, left ventricular ejection fraction and fractional shortening are used to reflect left ventricular systolic function. An emerging technique, two-dimensional-strain echocardiography, allows assessment of the left ventricle systolic longitudinal deformation (global longitudinal strain) and the speed at which this deformation occurs (systolic strain rate). This technique is of increasing use in critical patients in intensive care units and in the peri-operative period where preload constantly varies...
February 21, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467026/what-is-new-in-critical-care-echocardiography
#10
EDITORIAL
Philippe Vignon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456606/sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-dynamic-cavity-obstruction-the-case-for-a-decatecholaminisation-strategy
#11
Cosmin Balan, Adrian View-Kim Wong
Catecholamines are entrenched in the management of shock states. A paradigm shift has pervaded the critical care arena in recent years acknowledging their propensity to cause harm and fuel a 'death-spiral'. We present the case of a 21-year-old male following a witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who received high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation and standard advanced life support for refractory ventricular fibrillation until return of spontaneous circulation after 70 min. Early post-admission echocardiography revealed severe diffuse sub-basal left ventricular hypertrophy with dynamic mid-cavity obstruction and akinetic apical pouching...
February 2018: Journal of the Intensive Care Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449161/ultrasound-training-in-surgical-critical-care-fellowship-a-survey-of-program-directors
#12
Thomas W Carver
OBJECTIVE: Surgical critical care (SCC) fellows are expected to receive training in critical care ultrasound (CCUS) but training is sporadic and there is no standardized curriculum to guide educators. Previous studies show wide variation in CCUS training during fellowship across specialties but SCC has been underrepresented. This study was performed to assess SCC program directors' views regarding CCUS during fellowship training. DESIGN: Adult SCC program directors were surveyed regarding the role of CCUS in fellowship training...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439775/right-ventricular-fractional-area-of-change-is-predictive-of-ventilator-support-days-in-trauma-and-burn-patients
#13
Duraid Younan, David C Pigott, C Blayke Gibson, John P Gullett, Ahmed Zaky
Echocardiography has contributed to the care of critically ill patients but there remains a need for more publications about its association with outcomes to confirm its role. We conducted a retrospective review of trauma and burn patients that were admitted to our intensive care unit between 2015 and 2017 that underwent hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography. Data collected included demographics, clinical and laboratory data. Right ventricle fractional area of change (RVFAC) measurements were performed on still mages obtained from mid-esophageal four-chamber-view clips...
February 5, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428185/lack-of-correlation-between-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-velocity-time-integral-and-stroke-volume-index-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#14
R Blancas, Ó Martínez-González, D Ballesteros, A Núñez, J Luján, D Rodríguez-Serrano, A Hernández, C Martínez-Díaz, C M Parra, B L Matamala, M A Alonso, M Chana
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlation between left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral (LVOT VTI) and stroke volume index (SVI) calculated by thermodilution methods in ventilated critically ill patients. DESIGN: A prospective, descriptive, multicenter study was performed. SETTING: Five intensive care units from university hospitals. PATIENTS: Patients older than 17 years needing mechanical ventilation and invasive hemodynamic monitoring were included...
February 7, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415773/end-expiratory-occlusion-maneuver-to-predict-fluid-responsiveness-in-the-intensive-care-unit-an-echocardiographic-study
#15
Delphine Georges, Hugues de Courson, Romain Lanchon, Musa Sesay, Karine Nouette-Gaulain, Matthieu Biais
BACKGROUND: In mechanically ventilated patients, an increase in cardiac index during an end-expiratory-occlusion test predicts fluid responsiveness. To identify this rapid increase in cardiac index, continuous and instantaneous cardiac index monitoring is necessary, decreasing its feasibility at the bedside. Our study was designed to investigate whether changes in velocity time integral and in peak velocity obtained using transthoracic echocardiography during an end-expiratory-occlusion maneuver could predict fluid responsiveness...
February 8, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400259/noteworthy-literature-published-in-2017-for-perioperative-echocardiography
#16
Lee Andrew Goeddel, Megan Kostibas, Thomas Metkus, Mary Beth Brady
In this inaugural review, we present noteworthy advances in perioperative echocardiography relevant to the cardiac anesthesiologist. These studies come from different clinical realms including advances in mitral valve imaging, perioperative echocardiographic evaluation, and critical care echocardiography. The importance of perioperative echocardiography continues to grow with cardiac anesthesiologists positioned in a critical role throughout the perioperative care continuum.
March 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355441/ntprobnp-and-st2-as-predictors-for-all-cause-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-symptoms-suggestive-for-heart-failure
#17
Kurt Boman, Finn Thormark Fröst, Ann-Charlotte R Bergman, Mona Olofsson
BACKGROUND: A new biomarker, suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) has been introduced as a marker for fibrosis and hypertrophy. Its clinical value in comparison with N-terminal pro-hormone of brain natriuretic peptide /Amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) in predicting mortality in elderly patients with symptoms of heart failure (HF) is still unclear. AIM: To evaluate the prognostic value for all-cause- and cardiovascular mortality of ST2 or NTproBNP and the combination of these biomarkers...
February 6, 2018: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340858/critical-care-echocardiography-a-certification-pathway-for-advanced-users
#18
EDITORIAL
Scott J Millington, Alberto Goffi, Robert T Arntfield
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303901/certification-in-critical-care-echocardiography-the-evolution-of-an-emerging-picu-practice
#19
Erik Su, Bereketeab Haileselassie, Antonio Hernandez, José L Díaz-Gómez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260440/frequency-and-prognostic-impact-of-basic-critical-care-echocardiography-abnormalities-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#20
Kay Choong See, Jeffrey Ng, Wen Ting Siow, Venetia Ong, Jason Phua
BACKGROUND: Among intensive care unit (ICU) patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), apart from acute cor pulmonale (ACP), the frequency and prognostic impact of basic critical care echocardiography (BCCE) abnormalities are not well defined. METHODS: Observational study of patients with ARDS, admitted from September 2012 to May 2014, who underwent BCCE within 48 h of admission to a 20-bed medical ICU. We examined the association of two major BCCE-detected abnormalities (left ventricular ejection fraction < 40% and severe ACP) with ICU/hospital mortality and ICU/hospital length of stay...
December 19, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
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