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By Elvis Amao Internal Medicine , Cardiology and infectious diseases
Gianni Casella, Maddalena Lettino
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February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
David Adlam, Fernando Alfonso, Angela Maas, Christiaan Vrints
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February 22, 2018: European Heart Journal
Timothy Johnson, Peter Richman, John R Allegra, Barnet Eskin, James Seger
BACKGROUND: Advances in pharmacologic therapy, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) and advanced directives may have decreased the intubations of dyspneic elderly (≥65years old) patients in the emergency department (ED). OBJECTIVE: To determine if the percentage of elderly ED patients intubated has decreased in recent years. METHODS: Design: Retrospective multihospital cohort. SETTING: Consecutive ED patients in nine NJ hospitals (1/1/1999 to 9/30/2014)...
February 25, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Mahir Elder, Nimrod Blank, Amir Kaki, M Chadi Alraies, Cindy L Grines, Marvin Kajy, Reema Hasan, Tamam Mohamad, Theodore Schreiber
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) failure due to pulmonary embolism (PE) increases morbidity and mortality and contributes to prolonged hospital length of stay and higher costs of care. RV mechanical circulatory support (MCS) including Impella RP devices have been increasingly used in hemodynamically compromised PE patients who are refractory to intravascular volume expansion and inotropic therapy. However, effectiveness and safety of Impella RP, in hemodynamically unstable PE patients is unknown...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Toshihiro Fukui
Background: Both acute aortic dissection and ruptured aortic aneurysm are leading causes of death in cardiovascular disease. These life-threatening conditions have recently been categorized as acute aortic syndrome. This review describes the etiology, clinical presentation, and therapeutic options for acute aortic syndrome including acute aortic dissection and ruptured aortic aneurysm. Main body: Several diagnostic tools for detecting these critical conditions have been developed including computed tomography, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and laboratory tests...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
Michael Goldfarb, Lior Bibas, L Kristin Newby, Timothy D Henry, Jason Katz, Sean van Diepen, Bojan Cercek
BACKGROUND: Quality indicators (QIs) are increasingly used in cardiovascular care as measures of performance but there is currently no consensus on indicators for the cardiovascular intensive care unit (CICU). METHODS: We searched Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, and COCHRANE databases from inception until October 2016 and websites for organizations involved in quality measurement for QIs relevant to cardiovascular disease in an intensive or critical care setting. We surveyed 14 expert cardiac intensivist-administrators (7 European; 7 North American) on the importance and relevance of each indicator as a measure of CICU care quality using a scale of 1 (=lowest) to 10 (=highest)...
February 28, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Wolf B Kratzert, Eva K Boyd, Johanna C Schwarzenberger
Survival of adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) has improved significantly over the last 2 decades, leading to an increase in hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) admissions of these patients. Whereas most of the ICU admissions in the past were related to perioperative management, the incidence of medical emergencies from long-term sequelae of palliative or corrective surgical treatment of these patients is rising. Intensivists now are confronted with patients who not only have complex anatomy after congenital cardiac surgery, but also complex pathophysiology due to decades of living with abnormal cardiac anatomy and diseases of advanced age...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Hitoshi Yamamura, Yu Kawazoe, Kyohei Miyamoto, Tomonori Yamamoto, Yoshinori Ohta, Takeshi Morimoto
Background: Use of high-dose norepinephrine is thought to have an immunosuppressive action that increases mortality. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between norepinephrine dosage and prognosis of patients with septic shock. Methods: This study was a nested cohort of the DExmedetomidine for Sepsis in Intensive Care Unit Randomized Evaluation (DESIRE) trial. We evaluated 112 patients with septic shock and an initial Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Cardiovascular (SOFA-C) category score > 2 and initial lactate level > 2 mmol/L...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
Cecilia Villa Etchegoyen, Guillermo Alberto Keller, Sebastian Mrad, Sixuan Cheng, Guillermo DiGirolamo
Drug-induced QT interval prolongation is the most frequent cause of Long QT syndrome (LQTS) in the clinical practice. This electrophysiological entity, produced by an extended duration of the myocardial repolarization and reflected as a prolonged QT interval in the superficial electrocardiogram (EKG), increases the risk of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (Torsades de Pointes) appearance and sudden death. Certain antiarrhythmic drugs such as amiodarone, sotalol, quinidine, procainamide, verapamil and diltiazem are known as drugs that, due to their mechanism of action, prolong the QT interval, demanding constant monitorization...
February 23, 2018: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Soo Jin Na, Chi Ryang Chung, Hee Jung Choi, Yang Hyun Cho, Kiick Sung, Jeong Hoon Yang, Gee Young Suh, Kyeongman Jeon
BACKGROUND: The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) has suggested that extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients should be managed by a multidisciplinary team. However, there are limited data on the impact of ECMO team on the outcomes of patients with severe acute respiratory failure. METHODS: All consecutive patients with severe acute respiratory failure who underwent ECMO for respiratory support from January 2012 through December 2016 were divided into the pre-ECMO team period (before January 2014, n = 70) and the post-ECMO team period (after January 2014, n = 46)...
February 27, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
A L Schenone, K Chen, K Andress, M Militello, L Cho
In the current era, cardiovascular intensive care units care for more complex patients who are far sicker than historical post-myocardial infarction patients, and sedation has become a common intervention in these units. Current sedation best practices derive mainly from non-cardiac units which limits their generalization to the critically ill cardiac patient. Thus, a great variability in sedation protocols, especially the selection of sedative agents, is commonly seen in daily practice across cardiac units...
February 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Jan-Thorben Sieweke, Dominik Berliner, Jörn Tongers, L Christian Napp, Ulrike Flierl, Florian Zauner, Johann Bauersachs, Andreas Schäfer
AIMS: Cardiogenic shock is still associated with high mortality rates of around 50%. Intra-aortic counterpulsation had been frequently used in cardiogenic shock, but was previously found to provide no mortality benefit. We investigated the effect of an interdisciplinary and multiprofessional routine strategy of early invasive haemodynamic support in combination with complete revascularization in patients with cardiogenic shock before admission to our intensive care unit. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analysed all cardiogenic shock patients (mean age 62±13 years) presenting at our institution between 2013 and mid 2016, who received an Impella CP microaxial pump for isolated left ventricle support ( n=61)...
February 1, 2018: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
Sudhir Krishnan, Ajit Moghekar, Abhijit Duggal, Jagadeesh Yella, Shraddha Narechania, Vidhya Ramachandran, Atul Mehta, Fatima Adhi, Anil Kumar Changarath Vijayan, Xiaozhen Han, Xiaofeng Wang, Frank Dong, Charles Martin, Jorge Guzman
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to Medical Intensive care unit (MICU) are often subjected to multiple radiological studies. We hypothesized that some, endure radiation dose exposure [Cumulative Effective dose (CED)] in excess of annual Unites states federal occupational health standard limits (CED≥50 mSv) and 5 year cumulative limit (CED≥100 mSv). We also evaluated the correlation of CED with Acute physiology and chronic health evaluation- 3 score (APACHE 3) and other clinical variables...
January 29, 2018: Chest
Tomoyuki Masuyama, Masamitsu Sanui, Naoto Yoshida, Yusuke Iizuka, Kunio Ogi, Satoko Yagihashi, Kanae Nagatomo, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Alan K Lefor
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepine use is a risk factor for the development of delirium in adult intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Suvorexant is an alternative to benzodiazepines to induce sleep, but the incidence of delirium in critically ill patients is unknown. We undertook this retrospective study to investigate the incidence of delirium in patients who receive suvorexant in the ICU. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in a closed 12-bed ICU at a tertiary teaching hospital...
February 8, 2018: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
John J Marini, Daniel De Backer, Can Ince, Mervyn Singer, Frank Van Haren, Martin Westphal, Paul Wischmeyer
With imprecise definitions, inexact measurement tools, and flawed study execution, our clinical science often lags behind bedside experience and simply documents what appear to be the apparent faults or validity of ongoing practices. These impressions are later confirmed, modified, or overturned by the results of the next trial. On the other hand, insights that stem from the intuitions of experienced clinicians, scientists and educators-while often neglected-help place current thinking into proper perspective and occasionally point the way toward formulating novel hypotheses that direct future research...
December 28, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
S Vallabhajosyula, S Pruthi, S Shah, B M Wiley, S V Mankad, J C Jentzer
Sepsis continues to be a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the intensive care unit. Cardiovascular dysfunction in sepsis is associated with worse short- and long-term outcomes. Sepsis-related myocardial dysfunction is noted in 20%-65% of these patients and manifests as isolated or combined left or right ventricular systolic or diastolic dysfunction. Echocardiography is the most commonly used modality for the diagnosis of sepsis-related myocardial dysfunction. With the increasing use of ultrasonography in the intensive care unit, there is a renewed interest in sepsis-related myocardial dysfunction...
January 2018: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Atul Palkar, Mangala Narasimhan, Harly Greenberg, Karan Singh, Seth Koenig, Paul Mayo, Eric Gottesman
BACKGROUND: The diaphragmatic response to increased mechanical load following withdrawal of mechanical ventilation is critical in determining the outcome of extubation. Using ultrasonography, we aimed to evaluate the performance of the excursion-time (E-T) index-a product of diaphragm excursion and inspiratory time, to predict the outcome of extubation. METHODS: Right hemidiaphragm excursion, inspiratory time, and E-T index were measured by ultrasonography during mechanical ventilation: (1) on assist-control (A/C) mode during consistent patient-triggered ventilation, (2) following 30 min during a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT), and (3) between 4 and 24 h following extubation...
January 17, 2018: Chest
Philipp Kanapinn, Wolfgang Burchert, Hermann Körperich, Jan Körfer
BACKGROUND: Despite the use of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), diagnosis of a driveline infection in ventricular assist device (LVAD) recipients remains challenging. Our aim was to evaluate the potential of a baseline 18F-FDG PET/CT (prior to an infection) for the diagnosis of an LVAD-related infection. METHODS: We retrospectively selected all LVAD recipients who had undergone two consecutive whole-body 18F-FDG PET/CT examinations between January 2010 and December 2016...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Stefano Mastrobuoni, Angelo Maria Dell'Aquila, Olivier Van Caenegem, Alain Poncelet, Luc-Marie Jacquet, Josè Garcia
BACKGROUND: Outcomes of Continuous Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices (CF-LVADs) as bridge to transplant have significantly improved. The question has arisen whether patients on CF-LVADs have an increased risk of death on the waiting list as to justify a priority allocation (status 1). The aim of this study was to compare the survival following implantation of CF-LVADs to the survival on the waiting list for patients initially listed in United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) status 2...
January 18, 2018: Transplantation
Sebastian Roth, Henrik Fox, Uwe Fuchs, Uwe Schulz, Angelika Costard-Jäckle, Jan F Gummert, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg, Thomas Bitter
BACKGROUND: Determination of cardiac output (CO) is essential in diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF). The gold standard to obtain CO is invasive assessment via thermodilution (TD). Noninvasive pulse contour analysis (NPCA) is supposed as a new method of CO determination. However, a validation of this method in HF is pending and performed in the present study. METHODS: Patients with chronic-stable HF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤ 45%; HF-REF) underwent right heart catheterization including TD...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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