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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826584/prediction-of-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-after-intravenous-thrombolysis-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-symptomatic-intracranial-hemorrhage-score
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Thanin Lokeskrawee, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Jayanton Patumanond, Somsak Tiamkao, Thanoot Thamangraksat, Phanyarat Phankhian, Polchai Pleumpanupat, Paworamon Sribussara, Teeraparp Kitjavijit, Anake Supap, Weerawan Rattanaphibool, Jariya Prisiri
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (sICH) is common after intravenous thrombolysis in acute ischemic strokes (AISs). Available predictive scoring systems were derived mostly in the Western countries. METHODS: Retrospective data in 1 provincial and 4 regional hospitals in the northern part of Thailand were reviewed. Patients with AIS, to whom recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) had been prescribed, were classified into 3 groups: no intracranial hemorrhage (no ICH), asymptomatic intracranial hemorrhage (asICH) and sICH...
November 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870355/mechanical-ventilation-state-of-the-art
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Tài Pham, Laurent J Brochard, Arthur S Slutsky
Mechanical ventilation is the most used short-term life support technique worldwide and is applied daily for a diverse spectrum of indications, from scheduled surgical procedures to acute organ failure. This state-of-the-art review provides an update on the basic physiology of respiratory mechanics, the working principles, and the main ventilatory settings, as well as the potential complications of mechanical ventilation. Specific ventilatory approaches in particular situations such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are detailed along with protective ventilation in patients with normal lungs...
September 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899408/respiratory-support-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-an-expert-opinion
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Davide Chiumello, Laurent Brochard, John J Marini, Arthur S Slutsky, Jordi Mancebo, V Marco Ranieri, B Taylor Thompson, Laurent Papazian, Marcus J Schultz, Marcelo Amato, Luciano Gattinoni, Alain Mercat, Antonio Pesenti, Daniel Talmor, Jean-Louis Vincent
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common condition in intensive care unit patients and remains a major concern, with mortality rates of around 30-45% and considerable long-term morbidity. Respiratory support in these patients must be optimized to ensure adequate gas exchange while minimizing the risks of ventilator-induced lung injury. The aim of this expert opinion document is to review the available clinical evidence related to ventilator support and adjuvant therapies in order to provide evidence-based and experience-based clinical recommendations for the management of patients with ARDS...
September 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716645/update-in-management-of-severe-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure
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Dharani Kumari Narendra, Dean R Hess, Curtis N Sessler, Habtamu M Belete, Kalpalatha K Guntupalli, Felix Khusid, Charles Mark Carpati, Mark Elton Astiz, Suhail Raoof
Mortality related to severe-moderate and severe ARDS remains high. We searched the literature to update this topic. We defined severe hypoxemic respiratory failure as Pao2/Fio2 < 150 mm Hg (ie, severe-moderate and severe ARDS). For these patients, we support setting the ventilator to a tidal volume of 4 to 8 mL/kg predicted body weight (PBW), with plateau pressure (Pplat) ≤ 30 cm H2O, and initial positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 10 to 12 cm H2O. To promote alveolar recruitment, we propose increasing PEEP in increments of 2 to 3 cm provided that Pplat remains ≤ 30 cm H2O and driving pressure does not increase...
October 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289816/current-state-of-the-art-for-renal-replacement-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Sean M Bagshaw, Michael Darmon, Marlies Ostermann, Fredric O Finkelstein, Ron Wald, Ashita J Tolwani, Stuart L Goldstein, David J Gattas, Shigehiko Uchino, Eric A Hoste, Stephane Gaudry
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with incremental risk for death and chronic kidney disease and represents a mounting clinical challenge for healthcare professionals. Renal replacement therapy (RRT) use in ICU settings is rising, likely in response to similar trends in AKI, taken together with an ageing population burdened by high prevalence of multi-morbidity and high illness acuity. Numerous features of RRT prescription and delivery are not standardized, nor are they supported from high-quality evidence derived from randomized trials...
June 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858374/prediction-of-fluid-responsiveness-an-update
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Xavier Monnet, Paul E Marik, Jean-Louis Teboul
In patients with acute circulatory failure, the decision to give fluids or not should not be taken lightly. The risk of overzealous fluid administration has been clearly established. Moreover, volume expansion does not always increase cardiac output as one expects. Thus, after the very initial phase and/or if fluid losses are not obvious, predicting fluid responsiveness should be the first step of fluid strategy. For this purpose, the central venous pressure as well as other "static" markers of preload has been used for decades, but they are not reliable...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27536694/fluid-management-for-critically-ill-patients-a-review-of-the-current-state-of-fluid-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Erin Frazee, Kianoush Kashani
BACKGROUND: Intravenous fluids (IVF) are frequently utilized to restore intravascular volume in patients with distributive and hypovolemic shock. Although the benefits of the appropriate use of fluids in intensive care units (ICUs) and hospitals are well described, there is growing knowledge regarding the potential risks of volume overload and its impact on organ failure and mortality. To avoid volume overload and its associated complications, strategies to identify fluid responsiveness are developed and utilized more often among ICU patients...
June 2016: Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555797/current-best-practice-in-the-management-of-hypertensive-disorders-in-pregnancy
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Rosemary Townsend, Patrick O'Brien, Asma Khalil
Preeclampsia is a potentially serious complication of pregnancy with increasing significance worldwide. Preeclampsia is the cause of 9%-26% of global maternal mortality and a significant proportion of preterm delivery, and maternal and neonatal morbidity. Incidence is increasing in keeping with the increase in obesity, maternal age, and women with medical comorbidities entering pregnancy. Recent developments in the understanding of the pathophysiology of preeclampsia have opened new avenues for prevention, screening, and management of this condition...
2016: Integrated Blood Pressure Control
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