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Sarah Lombardo, Thomas Scalea, Jason Sperry, Raul Coimbra, Gary Vercruysse, Toby Enniss, Gregory J Jurkovich, Raminder Nirula
INTRODUCTION: Patients with nontraumatic acute intracranial pathology benefit from neurointensivist care. Similarly, trauma patients with and without traumatic brain injury (TBI) fare better when treated by a dedicated trauma team. No study has yet evaluated the role of specialized neurocritical (NICU) and trauma intensive care units (TICU) in the management of TBI patients, and it remains unclear which TBI patients are best served in NICU, TICU, or general (Med/Surg) ICU. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis of The American Association for the Surgery of Trauma Multi-Institutional Trials Committee (AAST-MITC) decompressive craniectomy study...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224110/comparison-of-inhaled-milrinone-nitric-oxide-and-prostacyclin-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#2
Martin Albert, Daniel Corsilli, David R Williamson, Marc Brosseau, Patrick Bellemare, Stéphane Delisle, Anne Qn Nguyen, France Varin
AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of inhaled milrinone in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: Open-label prospective cross-over pilot study where fifteen adult patients with hypoxemic failure meeting standard ARDS criteria and monitored with a pulmonary artery catheter were recruited in an academic 24-bed medico-surgical intensive care unit. Random sequential administration of iNO (20 ppm) or nebulized epoprostenol (10 μg/mL) was done in all patients...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220740/the-spectrum-and-outcome-of-surgical-sepsis-in-pietermaritzburg-south-africa
#3
S Green, V Y Kong, D L Clarke, B Sartorius, J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, P Brysiewicz, W Bekker, E Harknett
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, and the incidence appears to be increasing. In the resource-limited environment in low- and middle-income countries, the management of surgical sepsis (SS) continues to represent a significant portion of the workload for most general surgeons. OBJECTIVE: To describe the spectrum of SS seen at a busy emergency department, and categorise the outcomes. METHODS: The Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) and Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Surgical Service (PMSS) in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa (SA), maintain a prospective electronic registry...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215789/a-ten-year-review-of-total-hospital-onset-intensive-care-unit-bloodstream-infections-at-an-academic-medical-center
#4
Anna M Civitarese, Eric Ruggieri, J Matthias Walz, Deborah Ann Mack, Stephen O Heard, Michael Mitchell, Craig M Lilly, Karen E Landry, Richard T Ellison
OBJECTIVE: The rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in United States intensive care units (ICU) have decreased significantly, and a parallel reduction in the rates of total hospital onset bacteremias in these units should also be expected. We report 10-year trends for total hospital onset ICU-associated bacteremias at a tertiary care academic medical center. DESIGN: This was a retrospective analysis of all positive blood cultures among patients admitted to seven adult ICUs for the period FY2005 through FY2014 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network definitions...
February 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215129/longitudinal-changes-in-anthropometrics-and-impact-on-self-reported-physical-function-after-traumatic-brain-injury
#5
Lee-Anne S Chapple, Adam M Deane, Lauren T Williams, Richard Strickland, Chris Schultz, Kylie Lange, Daren K Heyland, Marianne J Chapman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Patients admitted to the ICU with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at risk of muscle wasting but this has not been quantified. Our aims were to describe longitudinal changes in anthropometrical data, compare the accuracy of non-invasive methodologies to the validated dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and assess the relationships between anthropometrical data and self-reported physical function. METHODS: In a prospective observational study, we recruited patients admitted to the ICU with a moderate-to-severe TBI over 12 months...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
#6
J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209637/the-impact-of-payer-source-on-trauma-outcomes-in-a-pediatric-population
#7
Felecia A Lee, Ashley M Hervey, Arash Sattarin, Aaron Deeds, Gina M Berg, Kimberly Molik
OBJECTIVES: Determine if there were differences in conclusions drawn regarding disparities in trauma outcomes based on literature-derived payer source definitions in a pediatric population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective registry review of admitted pediatric trauma patients (≤17 years of age) at a level II pediatric trauma facility. Eligible patients were categorized into 3 payer source definitions: definition 1: commercially insured, Medicaid, uninsured; definition 2: insured, uninsured; definition 3: commercially insured, underinsured...
February 16, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208022/protein-requirements-for-critically-ill-patients-with-renal-and-liver-failure
#8
Jayshil J Patel, Craig J McClain, Menaka Sarav, Jill Hamilton-Reeves, Ryan T Hurt
Diseases leading to critical illness induce proteolysis resulting in muscle wasting and negative nitrogen balance. Muscle wasting has been associated with poor intensive care unit (ICU)-related outcomes, including an increased risk for mortality. Acute kidney injury (AKI) represents a common organ dysfunction associated with ICU-related disorders, such as sepsis, trauma, and respiratory failure. AKI and renal replacement therapy lead to amino acid loss. Decompensated liver cirrhosis (DLC) and acute liver failure (ALF) represent more severe forms of liver dysfunction leading to ICU admission...
February 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206931/a-comprehensive-investigation-of-comorbidities-mechanisms-injury-patterns-and-outcomes-in-geriatric-blunt-trauma-patients
#9
Carlos V R Brown, Kevin Rix, Amanda L Klein, Brent Ford, Pedro G R Teixeira, Jayson Aydelotte, Ben Coopwood, Sadia Ali
The geriatric population is growing and trauma providers are often tasked with caring for injuries in the elderly. There is limited information regarding injury patterns in geriatric trauma patients stratified by mechanism of injury. This study intends to investigate the comorbidities, mechanisms, injury patterns, and outcomes in geriatric blunt trauma patients. A retrospective study of the 2012 National Trauma Databank was performed. Adult blunt trauma patients were identified; geriatric (>/=65) patients were compared with younger (<65) patients regarding admission demographics and vital signs, mechanism and severity of injury, and comorbidities...
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203417/clinical-factors-associated-with-weaning-failure-in-patients-requiring-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
#10
Hong-Joon Shin, Jin-Sun Chang, Seong Ahn, Tae-Ok Kim, Cheol-Kyu Park, Jung-Hwan Lim, In-Jae Oh, Yu-Il Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Young-Chul Kim, Yong-Soo Kwon
BACKGROUND: For patients requiring prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), weaning is difficult and mortality is very high. PMV has been defined recently, by consensus, as constituting ≥21 consecutive days of mechanical ventilation (MV) for ≥6 hours per day. This study aimed to evaluate the clinical factors predicting weaning failure in patients undergoing PMV in medical intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical and laboratory characteristics of 127 patients who received MV for more than 21 days in the medical ICU at Chonnam National University Hospital in South Korea between January 2005 and December 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197049/zinc-supplementation-in-adult-mechanically-ventilated-trauma-patients-is-associated-with-decreased-occurrence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-prospective-observational-study
#11
Farshad Hasanzadeh Kiabi, Abbas Alipour, Hadi Darvishi-Khezri, Aily Aliasgharian, Amir Emami Zeydi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a type of lung infection that typically affects critically ill patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The aim of this analysis is to determine potential association between zinc supplementation with the occurrence of VAP in adult mechanically ventilated trauma patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This secondary analysis of a prospective observational study was carried out over a period of 1 year in ICUs of one teaching hospital in Iran...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195959/treatment-charges-for-traumatic-brain-injury-among-older-adults-at-a-trauma-center
#12
Jennifer S Albrecht, Julia F Slejko, Deborah M Stein, Gordon S Smith
OBJECTIVE: To provide charge estimates of treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI), including both hospital and physician charges, among adults 65 years and older treated at a trauma center. METHODS: We identified older adults treated for TBI during 2008-2012 (n = 1843) at Maryland's Primary Adult Resource Center and obtained hospital and physician charges separately. Analyses were stratified by sex and all charges were inflated to 2012 dollars. Total TBI charges were modeled as a function of covariates using a generalized linear model...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192567/development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-risk-score-for-treating-children-with-mild-head-trauma-and-intracranial-injury
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Jacob K Greenberg, Yan Yan, Christopher R Carpenter, Angela Lumba-Brown, Martin S Keller, Jose A Pineda, Ross C Brownson, David D Limbrick
Importance: The appropriate treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and intracranial injury (ICI) on computed tomographic imaging remains unclear. Evidence-based risk assessments may improve patient safety and reduce resource use. Objective: To derive a risk score predicting the need for intensive care unit observation in children with mTBI and ICI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis of the prospective Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head injury cohort study included patients enrolled in 25 North American emergency departments from 2004 to 2006...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190583/fibrinogen-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-in-major-trauma-patients-a-five-year-statewide-cohort-study
#14
Zoe K McQuilten, Erica M Wood, Michael Bailey, Peter A Cameron, David J Cooper
INTRODUCTION: Fibrinogen may be reduced following traumatic injury due to loss from haemorrhage, increased consumption and reduced synthesis. In the absence of clinical trials, guidelines for fibrinogen replacement are based on expert opinion and vary internationally. We aimed to determine prevalence and predictors of low fibrinogen on admission in major trauma patients and investigate association of fibrinogen levels with patient outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on all major trauma patients (January 2007-July 2011) identified through a prospective statewide trauma registry in Victoria, Australia were linked with laboratory and transfusion data...
November 21, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190439/neurologic-complications-of-polytrauma
#15
R M Jha, L Shutter
Neurologic complications in polytrauma can be classified by etiology and clinical manifestations: neurovascular, delirium, and spinal or neuromuscular problems. Neurovascular complications include ischemic strokes, intracranial hemorrhage, or the development of traumatic arteriovenous fistulae. Delirium and encephalopathy have a reported incidence of 67-92% in mechanically ventilated polytrauma patients. Causes include sedation, analgesia/pain, medications, sleep deprivation, postoperative state, toxic ingestions, withdrawal syndromes, organ system dysfunction, electrolyte/metabolic abnormalities, and infections...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187803/management-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injuries
#16
C D Shank, B C Walters, M N Hadley
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating disease process affecting tens of thousands of people across the USA each year. Despite the increase in primary prevention measures, such as educational programs, motor vehicle speed limits, automobile running lights, and safety technology that includes automobile passive restraint systems and airbags, SCIs continue to carry substantial permanent morbidity and mortality. Medical measures implemented following the initial injury are designed to limit secondary insult to the spinal cord and to stabilize the spinal column in an attempt to decrease devastating sequelae...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187475/concomitant-sternal-fracture-in-flail-chest-an-analysis-of-21-741-polytrauma-patients-from-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Stefan Schulz-Drost, Sebastian Krinner, Andreas Langenbach, Pascal Oppel, Rolf Lefering, Dominic Taylor, Friedrich F Hennig, Andreas Mauerer
Background Isolated sternal fractures (SFs) rarely show complications, but their influence in a thorax trauma of the seriously injured still remains unclear. Methods A retrospective analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU(®) was performed involving the years 2009 to 2013 (Injury Severity Score [ISS] ≥ 16, primary admission to a trauma center). Cohort formation: Unilateral and bilateral flail chest (FC) injuries with and without a concomitant SF, respectively. Results In total, 21,741 patients (25% female) met the inclusion criteria, with 3,492 (16...
February 10, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182668/cross-sectional-study-of-mode-of-delivery-and-maternal-and-perinatal-outcomes-in-mainland-china
#18
Lei Hou, Susan Hellerstein, Allison Vitonis, Liying Zou, Yan Ruan, Xin Wang, Weiyuan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cesarean delivery (CD) rates have risen globally with nearly 50% of the non-indicated CDs worldwide in China and Brazil. In China's One Child Policy era (1979-2015) most deliveries were women having their only child. Family size is a major determinant of the safety of medically non-indicated CD or CD on maternal request. The goal of this study is to document CD rates, indications, and analyze the relative safety of non-indicated CD compared to SVD and intrapartum CD. METHODS: Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses of the association between mode of delivery and short-term maternal and perinatal outcomes were performed on a cross-section of all deliveries at 39 hospitals in 14 provinces of China in 2011, presented as adjusted odds ratio (aOR), 99% confidence intervals (CI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180123/repetitive-traumatic-brain-injury-in-patients-from-kashan-iran
#19
Esmaeil Fakharian, Mahdi Mohammadzadeh, Shirin Behdadmehr, Hamid Reza Sabri, Azadeh Sadat Mirzadeh, Javad Mohammadzadeh
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a worldwide problem, especially in countries with high incidence of road traffic accidents such as Iran. Patients with a single occurrence of TBI have been shown to be at increased risk to sustain future TBI. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to present the incidence and characteristics of repeated TBI (RTBI) in Iranian patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During one year, all admitted TBI patients with prior TBI history were enrolled into the study...
September 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180121/hemodynamic-changes-following-routine-fluid-resuscitation-in-patients-with-blunt-trauma
#20
Shahram Paydar, Hamed Kabiri, Maryam Barhaghtalab, Fariborz Ghaffarpasand, Saeed Safari, Alireza Baratloo
BACKGROUND: The management of trauma patients is often difficult. The American college of surgeons suggests using advanced trauma life support (ATLS) measures. ATLS is regarded as the gold standard for the resuscitation of cases with acute life threatening injuries. OBJECTIVES: To assess the change in base excess (BE) values and central venous pressure (CVP) one and six hours after injection of 1000 cc normal saline in trauma patients admitted to the ICU. PATIENTS AND METHODS: According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, patients were randomly selected to participate in the project...
September 2016: Trauma Monthly
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