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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665838/fungal-infections-in-adult-patients-on-extracorporeal-life-support
#1
Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, Hakeem Yusuff, Richard Porter
BACKGROUND: Patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are often among the most severely ill in the intensive care unit. They are often receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics; they have multiple entry points for pathogens; and their immune system is impaired by blood circuit interaction. These factors are thought to predispose them to fungal infections. We thus aimed to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis of fungal infections in adults on ECMO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry, which compiles data on ECMO use from hundreds of international centers...
April 17, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566734/acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-lessons-learned-from-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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REVIEW
Alessandro Marchioni, Roberto Tonelli, Lorenzo Ball, Riccardo Fantini, Ivana Castaniere, Stefania Cerri, Fabrizio Luppi, Mario Malerba, Paolo Pelosi, Enrico Clini
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a fibrotic lung disease characterized by progressive loss of lung function and poor prognosis. The so-called acute exacerbation of IPF (AE-IPF) may lead to severe hypoxemia requiring mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit (ICU). AE-IPF shares several pathophysiological features with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a very severe condition commonly treated in this setting.A review of the literature has been conducted to underline similarities and differences in the management of patients with AE-IPF and ARDS...
March 23, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533448/prehospital-medicine-and-the-future-will-ecmo-ever-play-a-role
#3
David Macku, Pavel Hedvicak, John Quinn, Vladimir Bencko
Due to the hybrid warfare currently experienced by multiple NATO coalition and NATO partner nations, the tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) paradigm is greatly challenged. One of the major challenges to TCCC is the ad hoc extension phase in resource-poor environments, referred to as prolonged field care (PFC) and forward resuscitative care (FRC). The nuanced clinical skills with limited resources required by warfighters and auxiliary health care professionals to mitigate death on the battlefield and prevent morbidity and mortality in the PFC phase represent a balance that is still under review...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390466/iatrogenic-acute-aortic-dissection-induced-by-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grifting-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Jiachen Li, Xinliang Guan, Ming Gong, Xiaolong Wang, Hongjia Zhang
RATIONALE: Iatrogenic acute aortic dissection (IAAD) induced by cardiac surgery is a fatal complication, with 0.04% of therapeutic procedures and worse outcomes than spontaneous aortic dissection. PATIENTS CONCERNS: A 64-year-old male complaining of intermittent chest tightness for 4 years received an off-pump coronary artery bypass grifting (OPCABG) and IAAD was found during surgery. DIAGNOSIS: Unstable angina, coronary artery triple vessel lesion, IAAD...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312748/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-traumatic-brain-injury-how-do-we-manage-it
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REVIEW
Valentina Della Torre, Rafael Badenes, Francesco Corradi, Fabrizio Racca, Andrea Lavinio, Basil Matta, Federico Bilotta, Chiara Robba
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. TBI patients frequently suffer from lung complications and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Moreover, the association between TBI and ARDS in trauma patients is well recognized. Mechanical ventilation of patients with a concomitance of acute brain injury and lung injury can present significant challenges. Frequently, guidelines recommending management strategies for patients with traumatic brain injuries come into conflict with what is now considered best ventilator practice...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310701/severe-thoracic-trauma-still-an-independent-predictor-for-death-in-multiple-injured-patients
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Michael Grubmüller, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Eva Diepold, Katharina Angerpointner, Michael Nerlich, Antonio Ernstberger
BACKGROUND: Over the past, the severe thoracic trauma has had decisive influence on the outcome of multiple injured patients. Today, new therapies (e.g. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), protective ventilation methods and new forms of patient positioning) are available and applied regularly. What impact on the patient's outcome does the thoracic trauma have today? METHODS: Prospective data collection of multiple injured patients in a level-I trauma center was performed between 2008 and 2014...
January 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305226/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Kiona Y Allen, Catherine K Allan, Lillian Su, Mary E McBride
This review article will discuss the indications for and outcomes of neonates with congenital heart disease who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Most commonly, ECMO is used as a perioperative bridge to recovery or temporary support for those after cardiac arrest or near arrest in patients with congenital or acquired heart disease. What had historically been considered a contraindication to ECMO, is evolving and more of the sickest and most complicated babies are cared for on ECMO...
March 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140963/when-the-momentum-has-gone-what-will-be-the-role-of-extracorporeal-lung-support-in-the-future
#8
Darryl Abrams, Matthew Bacchetta, Daniel Brodie
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been expanding interest in and use of extracorporeal support in respiratory failure concurrent with technological advances and predominantly observational data demonstrating improved outcomes. However, until there is more available data from rigorous, high-quality randomized studies, the future of extracorporeal support remains uncertain. RECENT FINDINGS: Outcomes for patients supported with extracorporeal devices continue to show favorable trends...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059668/-early-complications-of-extracorporeal-rewarming
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Anna Jarosz, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Darocha, Tomasz Sanak, Paweł Podsiadło, Rafał Drwiła, Robert Gałązkowski
BACKGROUND: Application of appropriate method of rewarming is the key issue in the management of hypothermia. Severely hypothermic, life-threatened patients require advanced extracorporeal rewarming. Such procedure is not free of possible complications, yet, if the qualification for extracorporeal rewarming is correct, it guarantees restoration of hemodynamic stability, and what is the most important, leads to full neurologic recovery, even with long resuscitation times. THE AIM: The summary of complications observed during extracorporeal rewarming with ECMO in severely hypothermic patients and analysis of their prevalence in managed group...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042836/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-on-antiepileptic-drug-serum-concentrations-in-pediatric-patients
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Nicholas O Dillman, Mindl M Messinger, Kimberly N Dinh, Jennifer L Placencia, Brady S Moffett, Milenka Cuevas Guaman, Jennifer C Erklauer, Jeffrey R Kaiser, Angus A Wilfong
OBJECTIVES: Patients supported on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) have an increased incidence of seizures. Phenobarbital (PB) and fosphenytoin (fos-PHT) are common antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) used to manage seizures in the pediatric population; however, it is unknown what effect ECMO has on the serum concentrations of AEDs. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effect of ECMO on AED serum concentrations. METHODS: A retrospective, matched-cohort study was performed in patients younger than 18 years who received ECMO and were treated with intravenous (IV) PB or fos-PHT at Texas Children's Hospital between 2004 and 2014...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964417/continued-successful-evolution-of-extended-criteria-donor-lungs-for-transplantation
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Sakhee Kotecha, Jamie Hobson, Jeremy Fuller, Eldho Paul, Bronwyn J Levvey, Helen Whitford, Miranda Paraskeva, David McGiffin, Gregory I Snell, Glen P Westall
BACKGROUND: In an era of increasing ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) use, it remains important to describe what outcomes can be achieved without EVLP, by taking an aggressive approach to donor use to maximize lung transplantation. METHODS: Data for all lung transplant donor referrals to the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia were collected for 2012 to 2013. Donor variables were analyzed and calculated into a previously validated lung donor score. Lung transplant recipient outcome data included the following: primary graft dysfunction; duration of mechanical ventilation; need for cardiopulmonary bypass extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; intensive care and hospital length of stay; 30-day, 1-year, and 3- to 4-year survival rates; rates of acute rejection and chronic lung allograft dysfunction; and peak and 12-month lung function (forced expiratory volume in 1 second)...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643322/difficulties-in-funding-of-va-ecmo-therapy-for-patients-with-severe-accidental-hypothermia
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Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Darocha, Anna Jarosz, Aleksandra Czerw, Paweł Podsiadło, Tomasz Sanak, Robert Gałązkowski, Jacek Piątek, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Krzysztof Kusza, Łukasz J Krzych, Rafał Drwiła
BACKGROUND: Severe accidental hypothermia is defined as a core temperature below 28 Celsius degrees. Within the last years, the issue of accidental hypothermia and accompanying cardiac arrest has been broadly discussed and European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines underline the importance of Extracorporeal Rewarming (ECR) in treatment of severely hypothermic victims. The study aimed to evaluate the actual costs of ECR with VA-ECMO and of further management in the Intensive Care Unit of patients admitted to the Severe Accidental Hypothermia Centre in Cracow, Poland...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638161/argatroban-for-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-during-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration
#13
Jonathan H Sin, Natasha D Lopez
Patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are at risk of circuit thrombosis due to constant contact between blood and the extracorporeal components. Unfractionated heparin has traditionally been used in this setting as a systemic form of anticoagulation to prevent thrombosis of the circuit. However, if a patient develops heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), an alternative anticoagulant would be required while the patient is maintained on ECMO. Unfortunately, the pharmacokinetic changes induced by ECMO and critical illness may potentially affect optimal drug dosing...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536932/thromboprophylaxis-in-extracorporeal-circuits-current-pharmacological-strategies-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Gail M Annich, Oshri Zaulan, Megan Neufeld, Deborah Wagner, Melissa M Reynolds
The development of extracorporeal devices for organ support has been a part of medical history and progression since the late 1900s. These types of technology are primarily used and developed in the field of critical care medicine. Unfractionated heparin, discovered in 1916, has really been the only consistent form of thromboprophylaxis for attenuating or even preventing the blood-biomaterial reaction that occurs when such technologies are initiated. The advent of regional anticoagulation for procedures such as continuous renal replacement therapy and plasmapheresis have certainly removed the risks of systemic heparinization and heparin effect, but the challenges of the blood-biomaterial reaction and downstream effects remain...
December 2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470923/what-is-new-in-pediatric-ecmo-2016-a-year-in-review
#15
REVIEW
P P Roeleveld
With the increasing use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children come increasing publications concerning pediatric ECMO. In 2016 important work was done in identifying modifiable risk-factors and possible predictors of mortality in cardiac and respiratory ECMO and risk-estimation scores have been developed for respiratory ECMO patients. Also, increasing important experience is published in the areas of neurodevelopmental follow-up of ECMO survivors. The most relevant publications of 2016 are summarized in this review...
May 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072699/prevention-preferable-to-treatment-3-case-reports-of-patients-experiencing-right-sided-heart-failure-after-ebstein-anomaly-correction
#16
Ming Luo, Jing Lin, Zhen Qin, Lei Du
RATIONALE: Ebstein anomaly is a common congenital heart disease that may induce severe tricuspid regurgitation and dilation of the "atrialized" portion of the right ventricle. Patients who undergo surgery to correct Ebstein anomaly are at high risk of postoperative right-sided heart failure, yet little is known about what pre-, peri-, or postoperative procedures may help reduce this risk. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we describe 3 cases of adults with Ebstein anomaly who underwent corrective surgery and in whom right-sided heart failure occurred with severe tricuspid regurgitation detected by transesophageal echocardiography...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007059/current-status-of-pediatric-ventricular-assist-device-support
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REVIEW
Iki Adachi, Sarah Burki, Charles D Fraser
The last decade has witnessed significant advancement in the field of ventricular assist device (VAD) support. Although device options for pediatric patients were previously severely limited because of body size constraints, this frustrating situation has gradually been changing, owing to ongoing device miniaturization. Recognition of the superiority of VAD support compared with conventional extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support has spurred enthusiasm for VAD support in children. In this article, we discuss the current status of pediatric VAD support; where do we stand now and where will we be heading? Because this field is rapidly changing, it is anticipated that this article will provide a general overview of what is currently occurring in the field of pediatric VAD support...
January 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898438/rescue-therapies-for-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-what-to-try-first
#18
Onnen Moerer, Tommaso Tonetti, Michael Quintel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe respiratory failure due to the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) might require rescue therapy measures beyond even extended standard care to ensure adequate oxygenation and survival. This review provides a summary and assessment of treatment options that can be beneficial when the standard approach fails. RECENT FINDINGS: 'Life-threatening' conditions or refractory hypoxemia during mechanical ventilation are more a matter of personal rating than an objective diagnosis based on defined and/or unanimously agreed thresholds that would mandate the use of rescue therapies...
February 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619972/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-interstitial-lung-disease-what-is-on-the-other-side-of-the-bridge
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EDITORIAL
Sacha Rozencwajg, Matthieu Schmidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27493812/propofol-infusion-syndrome-in-refractory-status-epilepticus-a-case-report-and-topical-review
#20
Akil Walli, Troels Dirch Poulsen, Mette Dam, Jens Børglum
Propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS) is a fatal complication when doses of propofol administration exceed 4 mg/kg/h for more than 48 hours. Propofol overdosage is not uncommon in patients with refractory status epilepticus (RSE). We describe a case of refractory status epilepticus complicated by propofol infusion syndrome and collect from 5 databases all reports of refractory status epilepticus cases that were treated by propofol and developed the syndrome and outline whether refractory status epilepticus treatment with propofol is standardized according to international recommendations, compare it with alternative medications, and discuss how this syndrome can be treated and prevented...
2016: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
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