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706 papers 100 to 500 followers Clínica Fundadores Bogotá Colombia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727606/the-clinical-utility-of-respiratory-variation-in-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-for-predicting-fluid-responsiveness-in-spontaneously-ventilating-patients
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Elliot Long, Ed Oakley, Trevor Duke, Franz E Babl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727607/new-onset-heart-failure-and-mortality-in-hospital-survivors-of-sepsis-related-left-ventricular-dysfunction
#2
Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Jacob C Jentzer, Jeffrey B Geske, Mukesh Kumar, Ankit Sakhuja, Akhil Singhal, Joseph T Poterucha, Kianoush Kashani, Joseph G Murphy, Ognjen Gajic, Rahul Kashyap
BACKGROUND: The association between new-onset left ventricular (LV) dysfunction during sepsis with long-term heart failure outcomes is lesser understood. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all adult patients with severe sepsis and septic shock between 2007 and 2014 that underwent echocardiography within 72 hours admitted to the intensive care unit. Patients with prior heart failure, LV dysfunction, and structural heart disease were excluded. LV systolic dysfunction was defined as LV ejection fraction <50% and LV diastolic dysfunction as ≥grade II...
July 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750457/etiology-and-immunopathogenesis-of-sarcoidosis-novel-insights
#3
Els Beijer, Marcel Veltkamp, Bob Meek, David Robert Moller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750458/imaging-for-sarcoidosis
#4
Lucio Calandriello, Simon L F Walsh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750459/pulmonary-sarcoidosis
#5
Martina Bonifazi, Stefano Gasparini, Veronica Alfieri, Elisabetta A Renzoni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750460/sarcoidosis-associated-pulmonary-hypertension
#6
Oksana A Shlobin, Robert P Baughman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750461/l%C3%A3-fgren-s-syndrome-diagnosis-management-and-disease-pathogenesis
#7
Bekir Karakaya, Ylva Kaiser, Coline H M van Moorsel, Johan Grunewald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750462/cardiac-involvement-in-sarcoidosis-evolving-concepts-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
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David M Sayah, Jason S Bradfield, John M Moriarty, John A Belperio, Joseph P Lynch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739281/ventilation-rate-in-adults-with-a-tracheal-tube-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-systematic-review
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Gino Vissers, Jasmeet Soar, Koenraad G Monsieurs
AIM: The optimal ventilation rate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with a tracheal tube is unknown. We evaluated whether in adults with cardiac arrest and a secure airway (tracheal tube), a ventilation rate of 10min(-1), compared to any other rate during CPR, improves outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review up to 14 July 2016. We included both adult human and animal studies. A GRADE (Grades of Recommendation, Assessment, Development and Evaluation) approach was used to evaluate the quality of evidence for each outcome...
July 21, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750883/delayed-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-the-lazarus-phenomenon-after-cessation-of-out-of-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Markku Kuisma, Ari Salo, Jyrki Puolakka, Jouni Nurmi, Hetti Kirves, Taneli Väyrynen, James Boyd
INTRODUCTION: The delayed return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cessation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), also known as the Lazarus phenomenon, is a rare event described in several case reports. This study aims to determine the incidence and the time of occurrence of the Lazarus phenomenon after cessation of out-of-hospital CPR. METHODS: This prospective observational cohort study was conducted in the Helsinki Emergency Medical Service in Finland from 1 January 2011 through 31 December 2016...
September 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750884/predictive-value-of-eeg-in-postanoxic-encephalopathy-a-quantitative-model-based-approach
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Evdokia Efthymiou, Roland Renzel, Christian R Baumann, Rositsa Poryazova, Lukas L Imbach
INTRODUCTION: The majority of comatose patients after cardiac arrest do not regain consciousness due to severe postanoxic encephalopathy. Early and accurate outcome prediction is therefore essential in determining further therapeutic interventions. The electroencephalogram is a standardized and commonly available tool used to estimate prognosis in postanoxic patients. The identification of pathological EEG patterns with poor prognosis relies however primarily on visual EEG scoring by experts...
July 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750886/intubation-is-not-a-marker-for-coma-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-retrospective-study
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Katherine M Berg, Anne V Grossestreuer, Amy Uber, Parth V Patel, Michael W Donnino
INTRODUCTION: In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) strikes over 200,000 people in the United States annually. Targeted temperature management (TTM) is considered beneficial in other settings, but there is no prospective data for IHCA. Recent work on TTM and IHCA found an association between TTM and worse outcome. However, the authors used intubation as a marker for coma to determine eligibility for TTM. The validity of this approach is unexplored. METHODS: Retrospective, single center study of adult patients with IHCA occurring in an intensive care unit, intubated prior to or during the event, or immediately after ROSC...
July 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730561/men-experience-higher-risk-of-pneumonia-and-death-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Sandro Marini, Andrea Morotti, Umme K Lena, Joshua N Goldstein, Steven M Greenberg, Jonathan Rosand, Christopher D Anderson
BACKGROUND: Infectious complications worsen outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). We investigated the impact of sex on post-ICH infections and mortality. METHODS: Consecutive ICH patients (admitted to a single hospital between 1994 and 2015) were retrospectively assessed via chart review to ascertain the following in-hospital infections: urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia, and sepsis. Adjusted logistic regression was performed to identify associations between sex, infection, and mortality at 90 days...
July 20, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741102/the-range-of-neurological-complications-in-chikungunya-fever
#14
T Cerny, M Schwarz, U Schwarz, J Lemant, P Gérardin, E Keller
BACKGROUND: Chikungunya fever is a globally spreading mosquito-borne disease that shows an unexpected neurovirulence. Even though the neurological complications have been a major cause of intensive care unit admission and death, to date, there is no systematic analysis of their spectrum available. OBJECTIVE: To review evidence of neurological manifestations in Chikungunya fever and map their epidemiology, clinical spectrum, pathomechanisms, diagnostics, therapies and outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754492/the-french-emergency-medical-services-after-the-paris-and-nice-terrorist-attacks-what-have-we-learnt
#15
Pierre Carli, François Pons, Jacques Levraut, Bruno Millet, Jean-Pierre Tourtier, Bertrand Ludes, Antoine Lafont, Bruno Riou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 25, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726590/a-method-of-managing-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-absence-of-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-the-ice-protocol
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Randall Chesnut, Nancy Temkin, Sureyya Dikmen, Carlos Rondina, Walter Videtta, Gustavo Petroni, Silvia Lujan, Victor Alanis, Antonio Luis Eiras Falcao, Gustavo La Fuente, Luis Gonzalez, Manuel Jibaja, Arturo Lavendez, Freddy Sandi Lora, Roberto Merida, Ricardo Romero, James Pridgeon, Jason Barber, Joan Machamer, Kelley Chaddock
Purpose - The imaging- and clinical-examination (ICE) algorithm used in the BEST TRIP ICP randomized controlled trial is the only prospectively investigated clinical protocol for TBI management without ICP monitoring. As the default literature standard, it warrants careful evaluation. Methods - We present the ICE protocol in detail and analyse the demographics, outcome, treatment intensity, frequency of intervention usage, and related adverse events in the ICE-protocol cohort. Results - The 167 ICE protocol patients were young (median 29 years) with a median Glasgow Coma Scale motor score of 4 but with anisocoria or abnormal pupillary reactivity in 40%...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750598/hemodynamic-instability-secondary-to-vasopressin-withdrawal-in-septic-shock
#17
Brittany D Bissell, Carolyn Magee, Peter Moran, Melissa L Thompson Bastin, Alexander H Flannery
RATIONALE: Vasopressors such as norepinephrine are first line for support of mean arterial pressure (MAP) in the management of septic shock. Their use, however, is commonly associated with many adverse events. These detriments frequently trigger the use of alternative, noncatecholamine therapies, including vasopressin. Vasopressin deficiency is a known physiologic consequence of septic shock, and while guidelines recommend vasopressin in addition to norepinephrine, no consensus exists on the duration of deficiency or ideal time of cessation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732314/the-effect-of-low-dose-furosemide-in-critically-ill-patients-with-early-acute-kidney-injury-a-pilot-randomized-blinded-controlled-trial-the-spark-study
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Sean M Bagshaw, R T Noel Gibney, Peter Kruger, Imran Hassan, Finlay A McAlister, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: Furosemide is commonly prescribed in acute kidney injury (AKI). Prior studies have found conflicting findings on whether furosemide modifies the course and outcome of AKI. METHODS: Pilot multi-center randomized blinded placebo-controlled trial in adult patients with AKI admitted to three intensive care units. Participants were randomly allocated to furosemide bolus and infusion or 0.9% saline placebo. Primary endpoint was worsening AKI, defined by the RIFLE criteria...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732315/total-and-ionized-magnesium-testing-in-the-surgical-intensive-care-unit-opportunities-for-improved-laboratory-and-pharmacy-utilization
#19
Daniel Dante Yeh, Nalin Chokengarmwong, Yuchiao Chang, Liyang Yu, Colleen Arsenault, Joseph Rudolf, Elizabeth Lee-Lewandrowski, Kent Lewandrowski
PURPOSE: Ionized fraction (iMg) is the physiologically active form of magnesium (Mg); total Mg may not accurately reflect iMg status. Erroneously "low" Mg levels may result in unnecessary repetitive testing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 11/2015 to 01/2016, patients ordered for Mg from a pilot ICU also had iMg tested. Weighted kappa statistic was used to assess agreement between Mg categories (low, normal, high). Predictors of unnecessary repeated Mg testing and repletion using data were explored through logistic regression models using GEE techniques to account for repeated measurements in both bivariate and multivariable analyses...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735154/accuracy-of-c-reactive-protein-as-a-bacterial-infection-marker-in-critically-immunosuppressed-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Vanessa Martins de Oliveira, Rafael Barberena Moraes, Airton Tetelbom Stein, Eliana Márcia Wendland
BACKGROUND: There is a need for a better understanding of the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a valid marker for the detection of bacterial infections in critically immunosuppressed patients. A high negative predictive value of CRP is also needed to rule out sepsis and bacterial infections in immunocompetent patients. However, few studies have evaluated the performance of CRP in immunocompromised hosts. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of CRP as a marker of infection in critically immunosuppressed patients...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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