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Michael E Winters, Joseph P Martinez, Haney Mallemat, William J Brady
An emergency physician (EP) is often the first health care provider to evaluate, resuscitate, and manage a critically ill patient. Between 2001 and 2009, the annual hours of critical care delivered in emergency departments (EDs) across the United States increased >200%! (Herring et al., 2013). This trend has persisted since then. In addition to seeing more critically ill patients, EPs are often tasked with providing critical care long beyond the initial resuscitation period. In fact, >33% of critically ill patients who are brought to an ED remain there for >6h (Herring et al...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710988/intestinal-fatty-acid-binding-protein-level-as-a-predictor-of-28-day-mortality-and-bowel-ischemia-in-patients-with-septic-shock-a-preliminary-study
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Motohiro Sekino, Hiroyuki Funaoka, Shuntaro Sato, Kyoko Okada, Haruka Inoue, Rintaro Yano, Sojiro Matsumoto, Taiga Ichinomiya, Ushio Higashijima, Shuhei Matsumoto, Tetsuya Hara
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate the levels of intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP), a biomarker of enterocyte injury, as a predictor of 28-day mortality and bowel ischemia in septic shock patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this preliminary prospective observational study, 57 adult septic shock patients under mechanical ventilation were enrolled. Serum I-FABP levels and prognostic biomarkers were recorded upon intensive care unit (ICU) admission. RESULTS: The overall 28-day mortality rate of participants was 23% (13/57)...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710215/a-study-protocol-for-an-observational-cohort-investigating-cognitive-outcomes-and-wellness-in-survivors-of-critical-illness-the-cogwell-study
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M Elizabeth Wilcox, Andrew S Lim, Mary P McAndrews, Richard A Wennberg, Ruxandra L Pinto, Sandra E Black, Karolina D Walczak, Jan O Friedrich, Michael S Taglione, Gordon D Rubenfeld
INTRODUCTION: Up to 9 out of 10 intensive care unit (ICU) survivors will suffer some degree of cognitive impairment at hospital discharge and approximately half will have decrements that persist for years. The mechanisms for this newly acquired brain injury are poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to describe the prevalence of sleep abnormalities and their association with cognitive impairment, examine a well-known genetic risk factor for dementia (Apolipoprotein E ε4) that may allow for genetic risk stratification of ICU survivors at greatest risk of cognitive impairment and determine if electroencephalography (EEG) is an independent predictor of long-term cognitive impairment and possibly a candidate intermediate end point for future clinical trials...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709948/mechanical-ventilation-strategies
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REVIEW
Martin Keszler
Although only a small proportion of full term and late preterm infants require invasive respiratory support, they are not immune from ventilator-associated lung injury. The process of lung damage from mechanical ventilation is multifactorial and cannot be linked to any single variable. Atelectrauma and volutrauma have been identified as the most important and potentially preventable elements of lung injury. Respiratory support strategies for full term and late preterm infants have not been as thoroughly studied as those for preterm infants; consequently, a strong evidence base on which to make recommendations is lacking...
July 11, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709443/severity-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grade-is-a-predictor-of-all-cause-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Bangchuan Hu, Renhua Sun, Aiping Wu, Yin Ni, Jingquan Liu, Feng Guo, Lijun Ying, Guoping Ge, Aijun Ding, Yunchao Shi, Changwen Liu, Lei Xu, Ronglin Jiang, Jun Lu, Ronghai Lin, Yannan Zhu, Weidong Wu, Bo Xie
BACKGROUND: In 2012, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine proposed a definition for acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) based on current medical evidence and expert opinion. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the feasibility of using the current AGI grading system and to investigate the association between AGI severity grades with clinical outcome in critically ill patients. METHODS: Adult patients at 14 general intensive care units (ICUs) with an expected ICU stay ≥24 h were prospectively studied...
July 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701840/colistin-nephrotoxicity-in-adults-single-centre-large-series-from-india
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Abdul Ghafur, Swati Gohel, Vidyalakshmi Devarajan, T Raja, Jose Easow, M A Raja, Sankar Sreenivas, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, T Ramakrishnan, S G Raman, Dedeepiya Devaprasad, Balaji Venkatachalam, Ramesh Nimmagadda
CONTEXT: Limited Indian data are available on the rate of colistin nephrotoxicity and other risk factors contributing to the development of this important side effect. AIM: This study aims to generate data on colistin nephrotoxicity from a large cohort of Indian patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case record analysis of patients who received colistin, in an oncology center in India, between January 2011 and December 2015...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701178/the-future-of-mechanical-ventilation-lessons-from-the-present-and-the-past
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REVIEW
Luciano Gattinoni, John J Marini, Francesca Collino, Giorgia Maiolo, Francesca Rapetti, Tommaso Tonetti, Francesco Vasques, Michael Quintel
The adverse effects of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) arise from two main causes: unphysiological increases of transpulmonary pressure and unphysiological increases/decreases of pleural pressure during positive or negative pressure ventilation. The transpulmonary pressure-related side effects primarily account for ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) while the pleural pressure-related side effects primarily account for hemodynamic alterations. The changes of transpulmonary pressure and pleural pressure resulting from a given applied driving pressure depend on the relative elastances of the lung and chest wall...
July 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698267/clinical-criteria-for-tracheostomy-decannulation-in-subjects-with-acquired-brain-injury
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Claudia Enrichi, Irene Battel, Cristiano Zanetti, Isabella Koch, Laura Ventura, Katie Palmer, Francesca Meneghello, Francesco Piccione, Simonetta Rossi, Marta Lazzeri, Maurizio Sommariva, Andrea Turolla
BACKGROUND: Patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) often require long periods of having a tracheostomy tube for airway protection and prolonged mechanical ventilation. It has been recognized that fast and safe decannulation improves outcomes and facilitates the recovery process. Nevertheless, few studies have provided evidence for decannulation criteria, despite the high prevalence of ABI subjects with tracheostomies. The aim of our study was to assess which clinical parameters are the best predictors for decannulation in subjects with ABI...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697017/risk-factors-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-after-traumatic-injury-a-competing-risks-analysis
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Jan-Michael Van Gent, Richard Y Calvo, Ashley L Zander, Erik J Olson, C Beth Sise, Michael J Sise, Steven R Shackford
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is typically reported as a composite measure of the quality of trauma center care. Given recent data suggesting post-injury DVT and PE are distinct clinical processes, a better understanding may result from analyzing them as independent, competing events. Using competing risks analysis, we evaluated our hypothesis that the risk factors and timing of post-injury DVT and PE are different...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695586/intra-operative-protective-mechanical-ventilation-in-lung-transplantation-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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G L Verbeek, P S Myles, G P Westall, E Lin, S L Hastings, S F Marasco, J Jaffar, A C Meehan
Primary graft dysfunction occurs in up to 25% of patients after lung transplantation. Contributing factors include ventilator-induced lung injury, cardiopulmonary bypass, ischaemia-reperfusion injury and excessive fluid administration. We evaluated the feasibility, safety and efficacy of an open-lung protective ventilation strategy aimed at reducing ventilator-induced lung injury. We enrolled adult patients scheduled to undergo bilateral sequential lung transplantation, and randomly assigned them to either a control group (volume-controlled ventilation with 5 cmH2 O, positive end-expiratory pressure, low tidal volumes (two-lung ventilation 6 ml...
August 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694703/secondary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-critically-ill-patients-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Hafsteinn O Gudnason, Einar S Björnsson
Secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC) is a term used for a group of chronic cholestatic disease affecting the intra- and/or extrahepatic biliary tree with inflammation and progressive stricture formation, which can lead to biliary cirrhosis. A newly recognized form of SSC is secondary sclerosing cholangitis in critically ill patients (SSC-CIP). Pathogenesis is believed to involve ischemic injury of intrahepatic bile ducts associated with prolonged hypotension, vasopressors administration, and/or mechanical ventilation in patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693604/right-median-nerve-electrical-stimulation-for-acute-traumatic-coma-the-asia-coma-electrical-stimulation-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Xiang Wu, Chao Zhang, Junfeng Feng, Qing Mao, Guoyi Gao, Jiyao Jiang
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become the most common cause of death and disability in persons between 15 and 30 years of age, and about 10-15% of patients affected by TBI will end up in a coma. Coma caused by TBI presents a significant challenge to neuroscientists. Right median nerve electrical stimulation has been reported as a simple, inexpensive, non-invasive technique to speed recovery and improve outcomes for traumatic comatose patients. METHODS/DESIGN: This multicentre, prospective, randomised (1:1) controlled trial aims to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of electrical right median nerve stimulation (RMNS) in both accelerating emergence from coma and promoting long-term outcomes...
July 10, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684287/high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-adults-with-ards-past-present-and-future
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REVIEW
Michael C Sklar, Eddy Fan, Ewan C Goligher
High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is a unique mode of mechanical ventilation that utilizes non-conventional gas exchange mechanisms to deliver ventilation at very low tidal volumes and high frequencies. The properties of HFOV make it a potentially ideal mode to prevent ventilator-induced lung injury in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome. Despite a compelling physiological basis and promising experimental data, large randomized controlled trials have not detected an improvement in survival with the use of HFOV; the use of HFOV as an early lung-protective strategy in patients with ARDS may be harmful...
July 3, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683810/effect-of-dextran-70-on-outcome-in-severe-sepsis-a-propensity-score-matching-study
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Peter Bentzer, Marcus Broman, Thomas Kander
BACKGROUND: Albumin may be beneficial in patients with septic shock but availability is limited and cost is high. The objective of the present study was to investigate if the use of dextran-70 in addition to albumin and crystalloids influences organ failure or mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock. METHODS: Patients with severe sepsis or septic shock (n = 778) admitted to a university hospital intensive care unit (ICU) between 2007 and 2015 that received dextran-70 during resuscitation were propensity score matched to controls at a 1 to 1 ratio...
July 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680565/oxidative-injury-of-the-pulmonary-circulation-in-the-perinatal-period-short-and-long-term-consequences-for-the-human-cardiopulmonary-system
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Daphne P de Wijs-Meijler, Dirk J Duncker, Dick Tibboel, Ralph T Schermuly, Norbert Weissmann, Daphne Merkus, Irwin K M Reiss
Development of the pulmonary circulation is a complex process with a spatial pattern that is tightly controlled. This process is vulnerable for disruption by various events in the prenatal and early postnatal periods. Disruption of normal pulmonary vascular development leads to abnormal structure and function of the lung vasculature, causing neonatal pulmonary vascular diseases. Premature babies are especially at risk of the development of these diseases, including persistent pulmonary hypertension and bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
March 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676373/middle-age-exacerbates-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-a-double-hit-murine-model
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Guillaume Voiriot, Damien Contou, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Valerie Amsellem, Elisabeth Marcos, Mehdi Latiri, Serge Adnot, Bernard Maitre, Armand Mekontso Dessap
RATIONALE: In a recent systematic review, aging has been identified as the only factor independently associated with mortality during human acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We explored this age-dependent severity in a clinically relevant double hit murine ARDS model. METHODS: Young adult (Y, 10-12weeks) and middle-old (O, 12-13months) male C57BL6 mice underwent an aspiration of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or control saline vehicle. Twenty hours later, four groups of mice were sacrificed [Y(control), O(control), Y(LPS) and O(LPS)]...
July 1, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673010/rhubarb-vs-glycerin-enema-for-treatment-of-critically-ill-patients-with-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Bing Wan, Hao Zhang, Jiangtao Yin, Haiyan Fu, Yikun Chen, Liping Yang, Dadong Liu, Tangfeng Lv, Yong Song
Rhubarb has been used as an evacuant for thousands of years. However, recent research has indicated that rhubarb inhibits inflammation and protects organ function. In the current study, the use of rhubarb was investigated in patients with intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH). Specifically, its dual role in attenuating lung and bowel injury by catharsis and inhibiting inflammation was evaluated. Patients in the glycerin group (n=56) received 110 ml of glycerin enema by coloclysis once daily for 7 to 9 days. Patients in the rhubarb group (n=56) were treated with a mixture of 0...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672919/brain-injury-with-systemic-inflammation-in-newborns-with-congenital-heart-disease-undergoing-heart-surgery
#18
Rossitza P Pironkova, Joseph Giamelli, Howard Seiden, Vincent A Parnell, Dorota Gruber, Cristina P Sison, Czeslawa Kowal, Kaie Ojamaa
The potential role of systemic inflammation on brain injury in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) was assessed by measuring levels of central nervous system (CNS)-derived proteins in serum prior to and following cardiac surgery. A total of 23 newborns (gestational age, 39±1 weeks) with a diagnosis of CHD that required cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were enrolled in the current study. Serum samples were collected immediately prior to surgery and 2, 24 and 48 h following CPB, and serum levels of phosphorylated neurofilament-heavy subunit (pNF-H), neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100B were analyzed...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671898/patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-timeliness-of-initial-crystalloid-resuscitation-in-a-prospective-sepsis-and-septic-shock-cohort
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Daniel E Leisman, Chananya Goldman, Martin E Doerfler, Kevin D Masick, Susan Dries, Eric Hamilton, Mangala Narasimhan, Gulrukh Zaidi, Jason A D'Amore, John K D'Angelo
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to 1) assess patterns of early crystalloid resuscitation provided to sepsis and septic shock patients at initial presentation and 2) determine the association between time to initial crystalloid resuscitation with hospital mortality, mechanical ventilation, ICU utilization, and length of stay. DESIGN: Consecutive-sample observational cohort. SETTING: Nine tertiary and community hospitals over 1...
June 30, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671879/feasibility-of-protective-ventilation-during-elective-supratentorial-neurosurgery-a-randomized-crossover-clinical-trial
#20
Francesco Ruggieri, Luigi Beretta, Laura Corno, Valentina Testa, Enrico A Martino, Marco Gemma
BACKGROUND: Traditional ventilation approaches, providing high tidal volumes (Vt), produce excessive alveolar distention and lung injury. Protective ventilation, employing lower Vt and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP), is an attractive alternative also for neuroanesthesia, when prolonged mechanical ventilation is needed. Nevertheless, protective ventilation during intracranial surgery may exert dangerous effects on intracranial pressure (ICP). We tested the feasibility of a protective ventilation strategy in neurosurgery...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
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