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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718341/diagnostic-yield-and-outcomes-of-computed-tomography-of-the-head-in-critically-ill-nontrauma-patients
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Fabian Finkelmeier, Sophie Walter, Kai-Henrik Peiffer, Anjali Cremer, Andrea Tal, Thomas Vogl, Stefan Zeuzem, Stephan Fichtlscherer, Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Jörg Bojunga, Harald Farnik
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography of the head (HCT) is a widely used diagnostic tool, especially for emergency and trauma patients. However, the diagnostic yield and outcomes of HCT for patients on medical intensive care units (MICUs) are largely unknown. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated all head CTs from patients admitted to a single-center MICU during a 5-year period for CT indications, diagnostic yield, and therapeutic consequences. Uni- and multivariate analyses for the evaluation of risk factors for positive head CT were conducted...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717983/evaluation-of-acute-kidney-injury-aki-with-rifle-akin-ck-and-kdigo-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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F Ülger, M Pehlivanlar Küçük, A O Küçük, N K İlkaya, N Murat, B Bilgiç, H Abanoz
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of AKI development on mortality with four different classification systems (RIFLE, AKIN, CK, KDIGO) in critically ill trauma patients followed in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A retrospective review of 2034 patients in our intensive care unit was conducted between July 2010 and August 2013. A total of 198 patients with primary trauma were included in the study to evaluate the development of AKI. RESULTS: When the presence of AKI was investigated according to the four criteria (RIFLE, AKIN, CK, and KDIGO), the highest incidence of AKI was found according to the KDIGO classification (74...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716309/arginine-vasopressin-copeptin-and-the-development-of-relative-avp-deficiency-in-hemorrhagic-shock
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Carrie A Sims, Yuxia Guan, Meredith Bergey, Rebecca Jaffe, Lilias Holmes-Maguire, Niels Martin, Patrick Reilly
BACKGROUND: Arginine vasopressin (AVP) is critical for maintaining vasomotor tone and low levels have been associated with the development of irreversible shock. We investigated the clinical relationship between AVP, copeptin (the C-terminal fragment of the AVP precursor), and the development of relative AVP deficiency following hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: A prospective, observational study of 21 hypotensive (SBP<90 mmHg X 2) or presumptively bleeding trauma patients was conducted...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715359/attempting-to-validate-the-over-under-triage-matrix-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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James W Davis, Rachel C Dirks, Lawrence P Sue, Krista L Kaups
BACKGROUND: The Optimal Resources Document (ORD) mandates trauma activation based on injury mechanism, physiologic and anatomic criteria and recommends using the over/undertriage matrix (Matrix) to evaluate the appropriateness of trauma team activation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the Matrix method by comparing patients appropriately triaged with those undertriaged. We hypothesized that these two groups are different and Matrix does not discriminate the needs or outcomes of these different groups of patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714831/improving-the-quality-of-nutrition-in-pediatric-trauma
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Alice Wang, Helena Pelletier, Diana Calligan, Angela Coates, Karen Allison Bailey
Purpose Nutrition plays a key role in the recovery of pediatric trauma patients. A catabolic state in trauma patients may hinder recovery and inadequate nutrition may increase morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. The purpose of this paper is to review the current nutrition support practices for pediatric trauma patients at McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH), describe patient demographics and identify areas to improve the quality of patient care. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective chart review was conducted on pediatric trauma patients (age<18 years) identified through the trauma registry of MCH...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711170/early-selenium-treatment-for-traumatic-brain-injury-does-it-improve-survival-and-functional-outcome
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Hosseinali Khalili, Rebecka Ahl, Yang Cao, Shahram Paydar, Gabriel Sjölin, Amin Niakan, Gholamreza Dabiri, Shahin Mohseni
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and debility following trauma. The initial brain tissue insult is worsened by secondary reactive responses including oxidative stress reactions, inflammatory changes and subsequent permanent neurologic deficits. Effective agents to improve functional outcome and survival following TBI are scarce. Selenium is an antioxidant which has shown to reduce oxidative stress. This study examines the effect of intravenous selenium (Selenase(®)) treatment in patients with severe TBI on functional outcome and survival in a prospective study design...
July 8, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706106/detailed-assessment-of-benefits-and-risks-of-retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-on-patients-with-complicated-injuries-the-da-vinci-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-study-protocol
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Kwok M Ho, Sudhakar Rao, Stephen Honeybul, Rene Zellweger, Bradley Wibrow, Jeffrey Lipman, Anthony Holley, Alan Kop, Elizabeth Geelhoed, Tomas Corcoran
INTRODUCTION: Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been increasingly used in patients with major trauma who have contraindications to anticoagulant prophylaxis as a primary prophylactic measure against venous thromboembolism (VTE). The benefits, risks and cost-effectiveness of such strategy are uncertain. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: Patients with major trauma, defined by an estimated Injury Severity Score >15, who have contraindications to anticoagulant VTE prophylaxis within 72 hours of hospitalisation to the study centre will be eligible for this randomised multicentre controlled trial...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705743/the-influence-of-crowding-on-clinical-practice-in-the-emergency-department
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I-Min Chiu, Yan-Ren Lin, Yuan-Jhen Syue, Chia-Te Kung, Kuan-Han Wu, Chao-Jui Li
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to clarify the association between the crowding and clinical practice in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: This 1-year retrospective cohort study conducted in two EDs in Taiwan included 70,222 adult non-trauma visits during the day shift between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. The ED occupancy status, determined by the number of patients staying during their time of visit, was used to measure crowding, grouped into four quartiles, and analyzed in reference to the clinical practice...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704554/trends-in-the-incidence-and-outcomes-of-bicycle-related-injury-in-the-emergency-department-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-south-korea-2012-2014
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Youn-Jung Kim, Dong-Woo Seo, Jae-Ho Lee, Yoon-Seon Lee, Bum-Jin Oh, Kyoung-Soo Lim, Won Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine trends in the incidence and outcomes of bicycle-related injuries in emergency departments (ED) in South Korea. METHODS: We analysed data from the National Emergency Department Information System database for adult patients (≥20 years) with bicycle-related injuries presenting to EDs in South Korea between January 2012 and December 2014. Riders and bicycle passengers whose injuries were associated with bicycle use were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704250/abnormal-calcium-levels-during-trauma-resuscitation-are-associated-with-increased-mortality-increased-blood-product-use-and-greater-hospital-resource-consumption-a-pilot-investigation
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Emily J MacKay, Michael D Stubna, Daniel N Holena, Patrick M Reilly, Mark J Seamon, Brian P Smith, Lewis J Kaplan, Jeremy W Cannon
BACKGROUND: Admission hypocalcemia predicts both massive transfusion and mortality in severely injured patients. However, the effect of calcium derangements during resuscitation remains unexplored. We hypothesize that any hypocalcemia or hypercalcemia (either primary or from overcorrection) in the first 24 hours after severe injury is associated with increased mortality. METHODS: All patients at our institution with massive transfusion protocol activation from January 2013 through December 2014 were identified...
July 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700540/clinical-and-radiological-presentations-and-management-of-blunt-splenic-trauma-a-single-tertiary-hospital-experience
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Gaby Jabbour, Ammar Al-Hassani, Ayman El-Menyar, Husham Abdelrahman, Ruben Peralta, Mohammed Ellabib, Hisham Al-Jogol, Mohammed Asim, Hassan Al-Thani
BACKGROUND Splenic injury is the leading cause of major bleeding after blunt abdominal trauma. We examined the clinical and radiological presentations, management, and outcome of blunt splenic injuries (BSI) in our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective study of BSI patients between 2011 and 2014 was conducted. We analyzed and compared management and outcome of different splenic injury grades in trauma patients. RESULTS A total of 191 BSI patients were identified with a mean (SD) age of 26.9 years (13...
July 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699144/palliative-care-needs-assessment-in-the-neuro-icu-effect-on-family
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Claire J Creutzfeldt, Marina G Hanna, C Sherry Cheever, Abhijit V Lele, Charles Spiekerman, Ruth A Engelberg, J Randall Curtis
BACKGROUND: Examine the association of a daily palliative care needs checklist on outcomes for family members of patients discharged from the neurosciences intensive care unit (neuro-ICU). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, longitudinal cohort study in a single, thirty-bed neuro-ICU in a regional comprehensive stroke and level 1 trauma center. One of two neuro-ICU services that admit patients to the same ICU on alternating days used a palliative care needs checklist during morning work rounds...
July 11, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699136/intrawound-application-of-vancomycin-changes-the-responsible-germ-in-elective-spine-surgery-without-significant-effect-on-the-rate-of-infection-a-randomized-prospective-study
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B Mirzashahi, M Chehrassan, S M J Mortazavi
PURPOSE: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a costly complication associated with spine surgery. The impact of intrawound vancomycin has not been strongly postulated to decrease the risk of surgical site infection. We designed study to determine whether intrawound vancomycin application reduces the risk of SSI in patients after spine surgery. METHODS: A prospective randomized control trial study to evaluate the patients with elective spine surgery in a period of 15 month was designed...
July 11, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699088/sepsis-prediction-in-critically-ill-patients-by-platelet-activation-markers-on-icu-admission-a-prospective-pilot-study
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Nathalie Layios, Céline Delierneux, Alexandre Hego, Justine Huart, Christian Gosset, Christelle Lecut, Nathalie Maes, Pierre Geurts, Arnaud Joly, Patrizio Lancellotti, Adelin Albert, Pierre Damas, André Gothot, Cécile Oury
BACKGROUND: Platelets have been involved in both immune surveillance and host defense against severe infection. To date, whether platelet phenotype or other hemostasis components could be associated with predisposition to sepsis in critical illness remains unknown. The aim of this work was to identify platelet markers that could predict sepsis occurrence in critically ill injured patients. METHODS: This single-center, prospective, observational, 7-month study was based on a cohort of 99 non-infected adult patients admitted to ICUs for elective cardiac surgery, trauma, acute brain injury, and post-operative prolonged ventilation and followed up during ICU stay...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697154/interfacility-transport-shock-index-is-associated-with-decreased-survival-in-children
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Ryan M Jennings, Bradley A Kuch, Kathryn A Felmet, Richard A Orr, Joseph A Carcillo, Ericka L Fink
BACKGROUND: Shock index, the ratio of heart rate to systolic blood pressure that changes with age, is associated with mortality in adults after trauma and in children with sepsis. We assessed the utility of shock index to predict sepsis diagnosis and survival in children requiring interfacility transport to a tertiary care center. METHODS: We studied children aged 1 month to 21 years who had at least 2 sets of vital signs recorded during interfacility transport to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh by our critical care transport team...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692620/delirium-in-the-icu-what-about-the-floor
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Anthony Cahill, Christopher Pearcy, Vaidehi Agrawal, Phillip Sladek, Michael S Truitt
Delirium was first described in the 1800s as acute, fluctuating confusion. Recent studies note an incidence of 15% in adult intensive care unit patients. Here we present the first prospective study to evaluate the incidence and risk factors for delirium in patients admitted to the trauma surgeon (TS) in non-critical care areas (NCCAs). Patients 18 years or older admitted to any TS in the designated NCCA were evaluated and consented for participation over a 3-month period. Participants were screened with the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM) every 12 hr...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690892/outcomes-of-multi-trauma-road-traffic-crashes-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-oman-does-attendance-by-trauma-surgeons-versus-non-trauma-surgeons-make-a-difference
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Ammar Al-Kashmiri, Sultan Z Al-Shaqsi, Nada Al-Marhoobi, Mahmood Hasan
OBJECTIVES: Trauma surgeons are essential in hospital-based trauma care systems. However, there are limited data regarding the impact of their presence on the outcome of multi-trauma patients. This study aimed to assess the outcomes of multi-trauma road traffic crash (RTC) cases attended by trauma surgeons versus those attended by non-trauma surgeons at a tertiary hospital in Oman. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in December 2015. A previously published cohort of 821 multi-trauma RTC patients admitted between January and December 2011 to the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman, were reviewed for demographic, injury and hospitalisation data...
May 2017: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689992/characteristics-of-palliative-care-consultation-at-an-academic-level-one-trauma-center
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Emily B Rivet, Paula Ferrada, Tara Albrecht, J Brian Cassel, Beth Broering, Danielle Noreika, Egidio Del Fabbro
BACKGROUND: The current status of palliative care consultation for trauma patients has not been well characterized. We hypothesized that palliative care consultation currently is requested for patients too late to have any clinical significance. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for traumatically injured patients' ≥18 years of age who received palliative care consultation at an academic medical center during a one-year period. RESULTS: The palliative care team evaluated 82 patients with a median age of 60 years...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684012/-high-blood-pressure-during-the-autonomic-crises-in-children-in-intensive-care-unit-etiologic-circumstances-and-modality-therapeutic
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D D Batouche, M Benatta, R Okbani, N F Benatta
The dysautonomic (DC) or neurovegetative crisis remains an imperfectly known entity; it associates in a paroxysmal manner a reaction of sympathetic hyperreactivity that can lead to the prognosis. Our objective is to specify the etiological circumstances (DC) and their modality of treatment in pediatric intensive care unit. MATERIALS-METHODS: Descriptive study on files of children admitted in the intensive care unit of 2010-2015 who presented a DC acquired during their hospitalization...
July 3, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682941/reduction-in-mortality-rates-of-postinjury-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-a-shifting-paradigm-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Karlijn J P van Wessem, Luke P H Leenen
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS) has decreased in the last decade by improvement in trauma care. However, it still remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. This study investigated the current incidence and mortality of MODS in polytrauma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3-year prospective study included consecutive trauma patients admitted to a Level-1 Trauma Center ICU. Isolated head injuries, drowning, asphyxiation and burns were excluded...
July 4, 2017: Shock
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