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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343949/lactate-and-echocardiography-before-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Chiara Lazzeri, Manuela Bonizzoli, Giovanni Cianchi, Stefano Batacchi, Paolo Terenzi, Morena Cozzolino, Pasquale Bernardo, Adriano Peris
BACKGROUND: Lactate has been recognised as a prognostic factor in several critical conditions. Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a well-established therapy in patients with Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome (ARDS) unresponsive to conventional therapy and echocardiography pre ECMO initiation has been recently reported to help in risk stratifying these patients. METHODS: We assessed whether the detection of hyperlactataemia could be associated with the presence of left ventricle (LV) or right ventricle (RV) dysfunction in 121 consecutive patients with refractory ARDS...
March 14, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338592/open-abdomen-with-vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-in-patients-with-complicated-diffuse-secondary-peritonitis-a-single-center-8-year-experience
#2
Matti Tolonen, Panu Mentula, Ville Sallinen, Suvi Rasilainen, Minna Bäcklund, Ari Leppäniemi
BACKGROUND: Open abdomen (OA) treatment in patients with peritonitis is increasing worldwide. Various temporary abdominal closure devices are being used. This study included patients with complicated diffuse secondary peritonitis, OA, and vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM). The aim of this study was to describe mortality and major morbidity in terms of delayed primary fascial closure (DPFC) and enteroatmospheric fistula rates. METHODS: This was a single academic center retrospective study of consecutive patients with diffuse peritonitis, OA, and VAWCM between years 2008-2016...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338222/long-term-self-reported-cognitive-problems-after-delirium-in-the-intensive-care-unit-and-the-effect-of-systemic-inflammation
#3
Annemiek E Wolters, Linda M Peelen, Dieuwke S Veldhuijzen, Irene J Zaal, Dylan W de Lange, Wietze Pasma, Diederik van Dijk, Olaf L Cremer, Arjen J C Slooter
OBJECTIVES: To describe the association between intensive care unit (ICU) delirium and self-reported cognitive problems in 1-year ICU survivors, and investigate whether this association was altered by exposure to systemic inflammation during ICU stay. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Dutch medical-surgical ICU. PARTICIPANTS: One-year ICU survivors, admitted to the ICU ≥48 hours. MEASUREMENTS: Self-reported cognitive problems were measured with the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333761/race-ethnicity-health-insurance-and-mortality-in-older-survivors-of-critical-illness
#4
Matthew R Baldwin, Jessica L Sell, Nina Heyden, Azka Javaid, David A Berlin, Wendy C Gonzalez, Peter B Bach, Mathew S Maurer, Gina S Lovasi, David J Lederer
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether minority race or ethnicity is associated with mortality and mediated by health insurance coverage among older (≥ 65 yr old) survivors of critical illness. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Two New York City academic medical centers. PATIENTS: A total of 1,947 consecutive white (1,107), black (361), and Hispanic (479) older adults who had their first medical-ICU admission from 2006 through 2009 and survived to hospital discharge...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328653/somatosensory-functions-in-survivors-of-critical-illness
#5
Philipp Baumbach, Theresa Götz, Albrecht Günther, Thomas Weiss, Winfried Meissner
OBJECTIVES: There is growing evidence for increased levels of pain and reduced health-related quality of life in survivors of critical illness. Recent studies showed marked small nerve fiber pathology in critically ill patients, which may contribute to chronic pain states and reduced physical recovery after ICU discharge. Primary objective of this study was the comparison of somatosensory functions between survivors of critical illness 6 months after ICU discharge and controls. In post hoc analyses, we aimed to identify associations between small fiber deficits, pain, health-related quality of life, and clinical data...
March 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327177/intestinal-t-lymphocyte-homing-is-associated-with-gastric-emptying-and-epithelial-barrier-function-in-critically-ill-a-prospective-observational-study
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Christian Greis, Zohal Rasuly, Rolf A Janosi, Lambros Kordelas, Dietrich W Beelen, Tobias Liebregts
BACKGROUND: Impaired gastric emptying is common in critically ill patients. Intestinal dysmotility, a major cause of feed intolerance, may foster infectious complications due to mucosal barrier disruption. However, little is known about gut-directed immune activation, intestinal barrier function and its association with impaired gastric emptying in critically ill patients at ICU admission. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study at two tertiary care medical ICUs...
March 22, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324982/multi-task-transfer-learning-for-in-hospital-death-prediction-of-icu-patients
#7
Chandan Karmakar, Budhaditya Saha, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Svetha Venkatesh
Multi-Task Transfer Learning (MTTL) is an efficient approach for learning from inter-related tasks with small sample size and imbalanced class distribution. Since the intensive care unit (ICU) data set (publicly available in Physionet) has subjects from four different ICU types, we hypothesize that there is an underlying relatedness amongst various ICU types. Therefore, this study aims to explore MTTL model for in-hospital mortality prediction of ICU patients. We used single-task learning (STL) approach on the augmented data as well as individual ICU data and compared the performance with the proposed MTTL model...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321803/prognosis-of-cirrhotic-patients-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit-a-meta-analysis
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Delphine Weil, Eric Levesque, Marc McPhail, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Eleni Theocharidou, Evangelos Cholongitas, Arnaud Galbois, Heng Chih Pan, Constantine J Karvellas, Bertrand Sauneuf, René Robert, Jérome Fichet, Gaël Piton, Thierry Thevenot, Gilles Capellier, Vincent Di Martino
BACKGROUND: The best predictors of short- and medium-term mortality of cirrhotic patients receiving intensive care support are unknown. METHODS: We conducted meta-analyses from 13 studies (2523 cirrhotics) after selection of original articles and response to a standardized questionnaire by the corresponding authors. End-points were in-ICU, in-hospital, and 6-month mortality in ICU survivors. A total of 301 pooled analyses, including 95 analyses restricted to 6-month mortality among ICU survivors, were conducted considering 249 variables (including reason for admission, organ replacement therapy, and composite prognostic scores)...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301864/functional-recovery-in-patients-with-and-without-intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness
#9
Daniela Susanne Dettling-Ihnenfeldt, Luuk Wieske, Janneke Horn, Frans Nollet, Marike van der Schaaf
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to compare the patient-reported functional health status with regard to physical, psychological, and social functioning of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors with and without ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW). DESIGN: Single-center prospective study in ICU patients who were mechanically ventilated for more than 2 days and who survived to ICU discharge. Functional health status was assessed at 3, 6, and 12 months after ICU discharge, using the Sickness Impact Profile 68 (SIP68)...
April 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292397/mortality-prediction-in-patients-admitted-in-surgical-intensive-care-unit-by-using-apache-iv
#10
Hassan Shoukat, Yar Muhammad, Khalid Masood Gondal, Imran Aslam
OBJECTIVE: To predict the mortality by the mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) IV score of all the patients admitted in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and comparing the score of the survivors and non-survivors. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, from June 2013 to November 2014. METHODOLOGY: All adult patients admitted in the Surgical ICU were included in this study...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291652/cost-effectiveness-of-hospital-treatment-and-outcomes-of-acute-methanol-poisoning-during-the-czech-republic-mass-poisoning-outbreak
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Jan Rulisek, Martin Balik, Ferdinand Polak, Petr Waldauf, Daniela Pelclova, Jan Belohlavek, Sergey Zakharov
PURPOSE: During an outbreak of mass methanol poisoning in the Czech Republic in 2012-2014, we compared the total hospital costs and one-year medical costs in the patients treated with different antidotes (fomepizole versus ethanol) and modalities of hemodialysis (intermittent hemodialysis, IHD, versus continuous renal replacement therapy, CRRT). METHODS: Cross-sectional study in 106 patients with confirmed diagnosis treated in 30 ICU settings. For each patient, the following data were analyzed: admission laboratory data, GCS, PSS, ICU length of stay, organ failures, treatment, outcome, and total hospital costs...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289812/the-icm-research-agenda-on-intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness
#12
Nicola Latronico, Margaret Herridge, Ramona O Hopkins, Derek Angus, Nicholas Hart, Greet Hermans, Theodore Iwashyna, Yaseen Arabi, Giuseppe Citerio, E Wesley Ely, Jesse Hall, Sangeeta Mehta, Kathleen Puntillo, Johannes Van den Hoeven, Hannah Wunsch, Deborah Cook, Claudia Dos Santos, Gordon Rubenfeld, Jean-Louis Vincent, Greet Van den Berghe, Elie Azoulay, Dale M Needham
We present areas of uncertainty concerning intensive care unit-acquired weakness (ICUAW) and identify areas for future research. Age, pre-ICU functional and cognitive state, concurrent illness, frailty, and health trajectories impact outcomes and should be assessed to stratify patients. In the ICU, early assessment of limb and diaphragm muscle strength and function using nonvolitional tests may be useful, but comparison with established methods of global and specific muscle strength and physical function and determination of their reliability and normal values would be important to advance these techniques...
March 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286904/short-and-long-term-mortality-due-to-sepsis-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#13
Orit Barrett, Ella Abramovich, Jacob Dreiher, Victor Novack, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra
Severe infections and sepsis are common among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality risks. To determine whether RA is an independent risk factor for short- and long-term mortality in patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with sepsis. A retrospective age- and sex-matched cohort study, based on data of the SEPSIS-ISR Registry, an ongoing study that collects data on all patients admitted with the diagnosis of sepsis to the ICUs of 7 large hospitals during the period 2002-2012...
March 12, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272093/elevated-procalcitonin-is-associated-with-bacterial-infection-during-acute-liver-failure-only-when-unrelated-to-acetaminophen-intoxication
#14
Maxime Mallet, Maela Haq, Simona Tripon, Maguy Bernard, Hedi Benosman, Dominique Thabut, Marika Rudler
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of procalcitonin (PCT) in predicting bacterial infection and survival without transplantation upon admission in the ICU for acute liver failure (ALF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2009 until October 2015, all cases of ALF patients admitted in our ICU were retrospectively reviewed and included in the study if the PCT level upon admission was available. Patients with pre-existing liver pathology or ALF in a context of already advanced multiorgan failure were excluded...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271450/patient-important-outcomes-in-randomized-controlled-trials-in-critically-ill-patients-a-systematic-review
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Stéphane Gaudry, Jonathan Messika, Jean-Damien Ricard, Sylvie Guillo, Blandine Pasquet, Emeline Dubief, Tanissia Boukertouta, Didier Dreyfuss, Florence Tubach
BACKGROUND: Intensivists' clinical decision making pursues two main goals for patients: to decrease mortality and to improve quality of life and functional status in survivors. Patient-important outcomes are gaining wide acceptance in most fields of clinical research. We sought to systematically review how well patient-important outcomes are reported in published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in critically ill patients. METHODS: Literature search was conducted to identify eligible trials indexed from January to December 2013...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265980/outcomes-in-elderly-patients-admitted-to-the-intensive-care-unit-with-solid-tumors
#16
Edouard Auclin, Anaïs Charles-Nelson, Baptiste Abbar, Emmanuel Guérot, Stéphane Oudard, Caroline Hauw-Berlemont, Constance Thibault, Alexandra Monnier, Jean-Luc Diehl, Sandrine Katsahian, Jean-Yves Fagon, Julien Taieb, Nadia Aissaoui
BACKGROUND: As the population ages and cancer therapies improve, there is an increased call for elderly cancer patients to be admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). This study aimed to assess short-term survival and prognostic factors in critically ill patients with solid tumors aged ≥65 years. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study. The primary endpoint was ICU mortality. Resumption of anticancer therapy in patients who survived the ICU stay and 90-day mortality were secondary endpoints...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263377/the-frailty-phenotype-and-palliative-care-needs-of-older-survivors-of-critical-illness
#17
Lauren R Pollack, Nathan E Goldstein, Wendy C Gonzalez, Craig D Blinderman, Mathew S Maurer, David J Lederer, Matthew R Baldwin
OBJECTIVES: To assess symptoms in older intensive care unit (ICU) survivors and determine whether post-ICU frailty identifies those with the greatest palliative care needs. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. SETTING: Urban tertiary care hospital and community hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Medical ICU survivors of mechanical ventilation aged 65 and older (N = 125). MEASUREMENTS: Baseline measurements of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (ESAS), categorized as mild (0-3), moderate (4-6), and severe (7-10), and the frailty phenotype were made during the week before hospital discharge...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262210/pentraxin-3-a-predicator-for-28-day-mortality-in-patients-with-septic-shock
#18
Hongying Jie, Yunxiang Li, Xuehua Pu, Jilu Ye
BACKGROUND: Useful biomarkers that can serve as prognostic predictors are of great value in clinical practice because of the complex individual response to sepsis. Pentraxin 3 (PTX3), as a multifunctional pattern-recognition molecule, has been reported to be closely associated with the severity of infectious diseases in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of this study was to investigate whether PTX3 could serve as a potential prognostic biomarker in patients with septic shock. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center prospective observational study was conducted during May 2012-May 2015 in the ICU of Taizhou People׳s Hospital...
March 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256290/risk-factors-for-mortality-in-272-patients-with-lung-transplant-a-multicenter-analysis-of-7-intensive-care-units
#19
Jordi Rello, Irene Bello, Rosario de Vicente, Ana Hermira Anchuelo, Maria Ángeles Ballesteros, Reyes Iranzo, Luzdivina Rellán, Jordi Riera, Juan Carlos Robles
BACKGROUND: One-year survival in lung transplant is around 85%, but this figure has not increased in recent years, in spite of technical improvements. METHODS: Retrospective, multicenter cohort study. Data from 272 eligible adults with lung transplant were recorded at 7 intensive care units (ICU) in Spain in 2013. The objective was to identify variables that might help to guide future clinical interventions in order to reducethe risk of death in the postoperative period...
February 27, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250604/quality-of-life-improves-with-individualized-home-based-exercises-in-critical-care-survivors
#20
Aayushi G Shelly, Nivedita S Prabhu, Priyanka Jirange, Asha Kamath, K Vaishali
THE AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aims to determine the effect of individualized home-based exercise on the quality of life post-Intensive Care Unit (ICU) discharge. SUBJECTS: Adult patients invasively mechanically ventilated for more than 48 h in medical ICU. METHODOLOGY: Thirty-five patients were enrolled prospectively in this study. They were interviewed to complete short form 36 (SF-36) version 2 questionnaire and were randomly allocated to control and experimental group by block randomization...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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