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By Bhuvnesh Kansara MD Anaesthesia, Cardiac Anaesthesia
Leigh White, Alice Halpin, Marianne Turner, Laurent Wallace
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound is a well-validated adjunct to central venous cannulation; however, previous reviews of ultrasound-guided radial artery cannulation have been inconclusive. The aim of this study was to assess the use of ultrasound in radial artery cannulation in adult and paediatric populations. METHODS: A systematic search of five major databases for all relevant articles published until November 2015 was conducted. Randomized controlled trials of radial artery cannulation with and without ultrasound guidance were included...
May 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Young Ae Kang
Unplanned readmission to the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with poor prognosis, longer hospital stay, increased costs, and higher mortality rate. In this retrospective study, involving 1368 patients, the risk factors for and outcomes of ICU readmission after cardiac surgery were analyzed. The readmission rate was 5.9%, and the most common reason for readmission was cardiac issues. Preoperative risk factors were comorbid conditions, mechanical ventilation, and admission route. Perioperative risk factors were nonelective surgery, duration of cardiopulmonary bypass, and longer operation time...
February 2016: AACN Advanced Critical Care
S Jill Ley, Deirdre Koulakis
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July 2015: AACN Advanced Critical Care
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