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Prevalence, Co-Occurrence and Clustering of Lifestyle Risk Factors Among UK Men
(Source: Journal of Mens Health)
Source: Journal of Mens Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Zwolinsky, Stephen Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Men's Experiences and Perspectives Regarding Social Support after Weight Loss Surgery
(Source: Journal of Mens Health)
Source: Journal of Mens Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Moore, Darren D. Tags: Articles Source Type: research

[Correspondence] Association between Guillain-Barré syndrome and Zika virus infection
Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau and colleagues1 reported that Guillain-Barré syndrome was associated with Zika virus infection. They recommended that affected countries should ensure adequate intensive care capacity to manage patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. We argue that these findings are unfounded and probably result from confirmation bias (details and evidence in support of these arguments could be requested from the authors). The authors applied Brighton criteria2 to diagnose Guillain-Barré syndrome. (Source: LANCET)
Source: LANCET - June 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Leonelo E Bautista, Ajay K Sethi Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

[Correspondence] Association between Guillain-Barré syndrome and Zika virus infection – Authors' reply
We thank the correspondents for their comments on our study linking Zika virus to Guillain-Barré syndrome.1 About the concern regarding the non-specificity of Brighton criteria for diagnosing Guillain-Barré syndrome, we would like to emphasise that besides having typical clinical manifestations, all patients tested during the first week (37 [88%] of 42; the five remaining were in intensive care) had nerve conduction abnormalities, 39 (93%) of 42 patients had increased cerebrospinal fluid protein concentrations, and 16 (38%) of 42 required intensive care, substantiating the objective nature and severity of the disease. (Source: LANCET)
Source: LANCET - June 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Arnaud Fontanet, Van-Mai Cao-Lormeau, Timothée Dub, Henri-Pierre Mallet, Frédéric Ghawché Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Rotavirus vaccine strain transmission by vaccinated infants in the foster home
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved (Source: Journal of Medical Virology)
Source: Journal of Medical Virology - June 24, 2016 Category: Virology Authors: Hiroki Miura, Yoshiki Kawamura, Ken Sugata, Nozomi Koshiyama, Akiko Yoshikawa, Satoshi Komoto, Koki Taniguchi, Masaru Ihira, Tetsushi Yoshikawa Tags: Research Article Source Type: research

Management of acute periprosthetic joint infection of the knee – Algorithms for the on call surgeon
Publication date: Available online 23 June 2016 Source:The Surgeon Author(s): Robert Petretta, Jonathan Phillips, Andrew Toms Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) remains a serious complication following a total knee replacement. Infections rates following arthroplasty range from 0.5% to 3%. The acutely infected knee replacement often presents to the on call Orthopaedic Surgeon who can often lack the expertise or resources for the definitive management. However, obtaining an early and accurate diagnosis and potentially performing an early treatment such as irrigation and debridement may be required by the on call surg...
Source: The Surgeon - June 24, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A Primary Care Initiative for Cancer Survivorship: A Case Study of Cancer in Obese Men
(Source: Journal of Mens Health)
Source: Journal of Mens Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Shubair, Mamdouh M. Tags: Articles Source Type: research

Case report: a rare case of attempted homicide with Gloriosa superba seeds.
CONCLUSIONS: There are many poisonous plants in Asian countries. This case highlights the possibility of accidental or intentional use of Gloriosa seeds or its extracts to cause potentially fatal poisoning. It would be difficult to identify Gloriosa as the cause of poisoning without any background information because of multiple complications that can mimic a systemic infection. This case is a good example of the use of plants as biological weapons. PMID: 27324655 [PubMed - in process] (Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology)
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - June 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research

Clinical importance of placental membrane microscopic chorionic pseudocysts in preeclampsia.
CONCLUSION: The absence of MCP was significantly associated with the development of NRDS in neonates. The MCP count was inversely associated with the risk of NRDS in newborns of high-risk pregnancies caused by preeclampsia. PMID: 27328500 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Maternal-fetal prognosis in HELLP syndrome in a level 3 maternal-fetal care centre.
CONCLUSION: The management and delivery of the patients with HELLP syndrome must take place in a tertiary referral maternal and fetal care centre. PMID: 27328494 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 23, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research

Glucose control and neurodevelopment
In intensive care settings, there has been increasing concern about control of blood glucose as a potential approach to improve outcomes. Hyperglycemia is common in children who are critically ill, including children who are undergoing cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease. A potential negative impact of tight glycemic control is the potential for hypoglycemia. Overall, the impact of tight postoperative glycemic control on future neurodevelopmental outcomes in patients with congenital heart disease is unknown. (Source: The Journal of Pediatrics)
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - June 23, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Stephen R. Daniels Tags: The Editors' Perspective Source Type: research

Active surveillance scheme in three Romanian hospitals reveals a high prevalence and variety of carbapenamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria: a pilot study, December 2014 to May 2015
We report the findings of an active surveillance scheme for detection of asymptomatic carriers with carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria (CP-GNB) in Romanian hospitals. During a pilot study from December 2014 to May 2015, faecal cultures were screened in three hospitals (two large, one medium-size) for patients newly admitted to selected wards or inpatients transferred from other wards to an intensive-care unit. The study revealed a high prevalence of CP-GNB detected in 22/27 and 28/38 of the carbapenem non-susceptible isolates from Hospitals 1 and 3, respectively. CP-GNB identified through faecal screening inclu...
Source: Eurosurveillance - June 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The Dose Response Multicentre Investigation on Fluid Assessment (DoReMIFA) in critically ill patients
The previously published “Dose Response Multicentre International Collaborative Initiative (DoReMi)” study concluded that the high mortality of critically ill patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) was unlike... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - June 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: F. Garzotto, M. Ostermann, D. Martín-Langerwerf, M. Sánchez-Sánchez, J. Teng, R. Robert, A. Marinho, M. E. Herrera-Gutierrez, H. J. Mao, D. Benavente, E. Kipnis, A. Lorenzin, D. Marcelli, C. Tetta and C. Ronco Source Type: research

Volumetric capnography: lessons from the past and current clinical applications
Dead space is an important component of ventilation–perfusion abnormalities. Measurement of dead space has diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic applications. In the intensive care unit (ICU) dead space measu... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - June 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Sara Verscheure, Paul B. Massion, Franck Verschuren, Pierre Damas and Sheldon Magder Source Type: research

Safe implementation of standard concentration infusions in paediatric intensive care
ConclusionIntroduction of standard infusions is safe and effective. We are exploring ways to further refine safety and extending to other drugs. (Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology)
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology - June 23, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Sara Arenas‐López, Isabel M. Stanley, Paul Tunstell, Virginia Aguado‐Lorenzo, Jo Philip, Joanne Perkins, Andrew Durward, Miguel Angel Calleja‐Hernández, Shane M. Tibby Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research

Metabolic acidosis and 5-oxoprolinuria induced by flucloxacillin and acetaminophen: a case report
Conclusions 5-Oxoprolinuria (pyroglutamic acid accumulation) is a rare, probably underdiagnosed cause of transient metabolic acidosis with increased anion gap. (Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports)
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - June 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Acute pancreatitis complicated with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism: a case report
Conclusions Deep vein thrombosis with pulmonary embolism is a rare but life-threatening complication of acute pancreatitis. Once diagnosed, early treatment with intravenous heparin or thrombolysis is effective. Patients with severe acute pancreatitis may be at risk of deep vein thrombosis due to immobilization and other mechanisms, but anticoagulation as prophylaxis is often not used. However, it may be considered on a case-by-case basis in patients with pancreatitis who are acutely ill and immobilized, need intensive care unit admission, and have multiple risk factors for deep vein thromboembolism. Further stud...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - June 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

Population‐based study shows that resuscitating apparently stillborn extremely preterm babies is associated with poor outcomes
ConclusionClinicians resuscitated extremely preterm infants without a detectable heartbeat, even at 22 weeks of gestation. No infant survived without resuscitation or if their heartbeat was not regained by five minutes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Acta Paediatrica)
Source: Acta Paediatrica - June 23, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Morgan Haines, Ian M Wright, Barbara Bajuk, Mohamed E. Abdel‐Latif, Lisa Hilder, Daniel Challis, Robert Guaran, Ju Lee Oei Tags: Regular Article Source Type: research

Predictors and outcome of obstetric admissions to intensive care unit: A comparative study
Shruti Jain, Kiran Guleria, Neelam B Vaid, Amita Suneja, Sharmila AhujaIndian Journal of Public Health 2016 60(2):159-163This descriptive observational study was carried out in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital to identify predictors and outcome of obstetric admission to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Ninety consecutive pregnant patients or those up to 42 days of termination of pregnancy admitted to ICU from October 2010 to December 2011 were enrolled as study subjects with selection of a suitable comparison group. Qualitative statistics of both groups were compared using Pearson's Chi-square test and Fisher's exact test...
Source: Indian Journal of Public Health - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Shruti JainKiran GuleriaNeelam B VaidAmita SunejaSharmila Ahuja Source Type: research

Automatic labeling of portal and hepatic veins from MR images prior to liver transplantation
Conclusion The proposed approach is efficient in terms of both computational cost and accuracy of labeling and segmentation of hepatic and portal veins. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - June 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Fathers role in supporting breastfeeding of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit: a qualitative study
Conclusions The results of this qualitative study provide insight into how fathers can be supportive of breastfeeding when experiencing a preterm birth. Targeted information and practical advice provided by caregivers on the first days of life can help fathers to get involved in the breastfeeding process. (Source: BMJ Open)
Source: BMJ Open - June 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Denoual, H., Dargentas, M., Roudaut, S., Balez, R., Sizun, J. Tags: Open access, Paediatrics, Patient-centred medicine, Qualitative research Source Type: research

{beta}-Blockers in sepsis: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials
The objective of this systematic review is to determine the efficacy and safety of β-blockers in adults with sepsis using data from randomised control trials. Methods and analysis We will identify randomised control trials comparing treatment with β-blockers, versus placebo or standard care in adults with sepsis. Data sources will include MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, clinical trial registries and conference proceedings. Two reviewers will independently determine trial eligibility. For each included trial, we will conduct duplicate independent data extraction, risk of bias assessment and evaluation of the quality of...
Source: BMJ Open - June 23, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Duan, E. H., Oczkowski, S. J. W., Belley-Cote, E., Whitlock, R., Lamontagne, F., Devereaux, P. J., Cook, D. J. Tags: Open access, Emergency medicine, Infectious diseases, Intensive care, Research methods Protocol Source Type: research

Early Rehabilitation in the Medical and Surgical Intensive Care Units for Patients With and Without Mechanical Ventilation: An Interprofessional Performance Improvement Project
Most early mobility studies focus on patients on mechanical ventilation and the role of physical and occupational therapy. This Performance Improvement Project (PIP) project examined early mobility and increased intensity of therapy services on ICU patients with and without mechanical ventilation. In addition, Speech-Language Pathology rehabilitation was added to the early mobilization program. (Source: PM and R)
Source: PM and R - June 23, 2016 Category: Rehabilitation Authors: John R. Corcoran, Jodi M. Herbsman, Tamara Bushnik, Steve Van Lew, Angela Stolfi, Kate Parkin, Alison McKenzie, Geoffrey W. Hall, Waveney Joseph, Jonathan Whiteson, Steven R. Flanagan Source Type: research

Risk stratification in intermediate-risk acute pulmonary embolism
We have greatly enjoyed reading the recently published article by Langer and colleagues (1). The authors prospectively studied 161 consecutive normotensive patients with acute pulmonary embolism who presented without hemodynamic instability. They evaluated the utility of echocardiographic signs of right ventricular dysfunction and several biomarkers including hearttype fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP), creatin kinase isoenzyme MB (CK-MB), and troponin I (TnI). The primary endpoint was defined as death within 30 days after admission. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Murat Biteker, Volkan Doğan, Özcan Başaran, Marwa Mouline Doğan Source Type: research

Pre-oxygenation and apnoeic oxygenation using Transnasal Humidified Rapid Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE) for emergency intubation
Hypoxia is one of the leading causes of anaesthesia-related injury. In response to the limitations of conventional pre-oxygenation, Transnasal Humidified Rapid Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE) has been used as a method of providing both pre-oxygenation and apnoeic oxygenation during intubation. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Alexander J. Doyle, Daniel Stolady, Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Gayathri Wijewardena, Emma Gent, Mark Blunt, Peter Young Source Type: research

Measuring Intensive Care Unit Performance after Sustainable Growth Rate Reform: An Example with the National Quality Forum Metrics
Performance measurement is essential for quality improvement and is inevitable in the shift to value-based payment. The National Quality Forum (NQF) is an important clearinghouse for national performance measures in health care in the United States. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Albert P. Nguyen, Joseph A. Hyder, Brendan T. Wanta, Henry T. Stelfox, Ulrich Schmidt Source Type: research

Effect and mechanism of hydrocortisone on organ function in patients with severe burns
This study aimed to assess in severely burned non-septic patients whether hydrocortisone (HC) improved outcome and diminished capillary leakage. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 23, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: K. de Leeuw, A.S. Niemeijer, J. Eshuis, M.K. Nieuwenhuis, G.I.J.M. Beerthuizen, W.M.T. Janssen Source Type: research

Am J Respir Crit Care Med; +21 new citations
21 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search. Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results: Am J Respir Crit Care Med These pubmed results were generated on 2016/06/22PubMed comprises more than 24 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. (Source: Am J Respir Crit Car...)
Source: Am J Respir Crit Car... - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Report Source Type: research

Donation After Circulatory Death for Liver Transplantation: A Meta-Analysis on the Location of Life Support Withdrawal Affecting Outcomes
Conclusions: Our evidence suggests that withdrawal in the operating theater and premortem heparin administration improve DCD liver transplant outcomes, thus allowing for the most effective usage of these valuable organs. (Source: Transplantation)
Source: Transplantation - June 22, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science-Liver Source Type: research

Acute traumatic coagulopathy in a critically injured pediatric population: Definition, trend over time, and outcomes
CONCLUSION: INR likely serves as a marker of systemic dysregulation rather than a treatment target in ATC. Elevated admission INR, elevated INR at 24 hours, and overall trend in INR strongly predict mortality in a diverse pediatric trauma population; however, product transfusion did not influence the INR trend or clinical outcome. Further research is warranted to evaluate potential upstream mediators of ATC and targets for intervention in pediatric trauma patients. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Prognostic and epidemiologic study, level III. (Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care)
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: EAST 2016 Plenary Papers Source Type: research

Embedding a trauma hospitalist in the trauma service reduces mortality and 30-day trauma-related readmissions
CONCLUSION: Our study provides evidence that embedding a hospitalist on the trauma service reduces mortality and trauma-related readmissions. A reason for these improved outcomes may be related to THOSP “vigilance.” LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic/care management study, level IV. (Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care)
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Portable infrared pupillometry in critical care
Infrared pupillometry was introduced in 1962 but portable instruments that use this technology have only recently become available in the hospital setting. Questions surrounding the accuracy of these instrumen... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Merlin D. Larson and Vineeta Singh Source Type: research

Antibiotic strategies in the era of multidrug resistance
The rapid emergence and dissemination of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms in ICUs worldwide threaten adequate antibiotic coverage of infected patients in this environment. The causes of this problem are mul... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: George Karam, Jean Chastre, Mark H. Wilcox and Jean-Louis Vincent Source Type: research

Knockout of interleukin-17A protects against sepsis-associated acute kidney injury
Sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) is an independent risk factor for death in patients with sepsis, but treatment for it is limited. To improve the diagnosis and treatment of SA-AKI, we must first ... (Source: Annals of Intensive Care)
Source: Annals of Intensive Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Cong-juan Luo, Feng Luo, Li Zhang, Yan Xu, Guang-yan Cai, Bo Fu, Zhe Feng, Xue-feng Sun and Xiang-mei Chen Source Type: research

Hyperoxemia as a risk factor for ventilator-associated pneumonia
Consequences of hyperoxemia, such as acute lung injury, atelectasis, and reduced bacterial clearance, might promote ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The aim of our study was to determine the relationship... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Sophie Six, Karim Jaffal, Geoffrey Ledoux, Emmanuelle Jaillette, Frédéric Wallet and Saad Nseir Source Type: research

Comparison of the accuracy between robot-assisted and conventional freehand pedicle screw placement: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion Further high-quality studies are required to unequivocally recommend one surgical technique over the other. With the more application of robot-assisted navigation system, accuracy and clinical benefit of the technique will be gradually improved. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Assessment of hospital surge capacity using the MACSIM simulation system: a pilot study
Conclusions The tested model was evaluated as an accurate tool to determine SC. The results illustrate that SC cannot be determined by testing one single function in the hospital, since all functions interact with each other and different functions can be identified as limiting factors at different times during the response. (Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - June 22, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

The Normal Electrocardiogram
This article highlights historical developments in electrocardiography, describes the normal resting 12-lead ECG, and discusses the need for continuous cardiac monitoring. In addition, future directions for the ECG are explored briefly. (Source: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America)
Source: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America - June 22, 2016 Category: Nursing Authors: Patricia R.E. Harris Source Type: research

Children with Down syndrome: Clinical course and mortality‐associated factors in a French medical paediatric intensive care unit
ConclusionsThe mortality rate in critically ill DS children admitted for medical reasons is high and is predominantly associated with respiratory conditions. (Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health)
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health - June 22, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Christelle Joffre, Fabrice Lesage, Olivier Bustarret, Philippe Hubert, Mehdi Oualha Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Triage Decisions for ICU Admission: report from the Task Force of the World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
Demand for intensive care unit (ICU) resources often exceeds supply, and shortages of ICU beds and staff are likely to persist. Triage requires careful weighing of the benefits and risks involved in ICU admission, while striving to guarantee fair distribution of available resources. We must ensure that the patients who occupy ICU beds are those most likely to benefit from the ICU's specialized technology and professionals. Although prognosticating is not an exact science, preference should be given to patients who are more likely to survive if admitted to the ICU but unlikely to survive or likely to have more significant m...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Lluís Blanch Torra, Fayez François Abillama, Pravin Amin, Michael Christian, Gavin M. Joynt, John Myburgh, Joseph L. Nates, Paolo Pelosi, Charles Sprung, Arzu Topeli, Jean-Louis Vincent, Susan Yeager, Janice Zimmerman, on behalf of the Council of the Wo Source Type: research

Prevalence and Factors Associated with the Absence of Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: a cross sectional study of Georgia Intensive Care Units
The need for VTE prophylaxis is well accepted in the ICU and supported by a variety of guideline recommendations. Several studies have highlighted poor adherence to these recommendations but it is unknown why this discrepancy exists. The aim of this study is assess the prevalence of pharmacoprophylaxis and characterize the practice of withholding prophylaxis. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Anthony Hawkins, Michael Mazzeffi, Prasad Abraham, Christopher Paciullo Source Type: research

Admission plasma levels of the neuronal injury marker neuron specific enolase are associated with mortality and delirium in sepsis
Neuron specific enolase (NSE) concentrations are prognostic following traumatic and anoxic brain injury, and may provide a method to quantify neuronal injury in other populations. We determined the association of admission plasma NSE concentrations with mortality and delirium in critically ill septic patients. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Brian J. Anderson, John P. Reilly, Michael G.S. Shashaty, Jessica A. Palakshappa, Alex Wysoczanski, Thomas G. Dunn, Altaf Kazi, Anna Tommasini, Mark E. Mikkelsen, William D. Schweickert, Dennis L. Kolson, Jason D. Christie, Nuala J. Meyer Source Type: research

Medication Induced and Spontaneous Hypoglycemia Carry the Same Risk of Hospital Mortality in Critically Ill Patients
This study aimed to examine the impact of hypoglycemia etiology on mortality risk among critically ill patients. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Lina Saliba, Charles H. Cook, Kathleen M. Dungan, Kyle Porter, Claire V. Murphy Source Type: research

The efficacy and safety of antithrombin and recombinant human thrombomodulin in patients with severe sepsis and disseminated intravascular coagulation
Recombinant human thrombomodulin (rhTM) is often used concomitantly with antithrombin (AT) to treat disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). This observational study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of AT+rhTM combination therapy. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Norihisa Yasuda, Koji Goto, Yojiro Yoshifumi Ohchi, Takakuni Abe, Hironori Koga, Takaaki Kitano Source Type: research

Comparing average levels and peak occurrence of overnight sound in the medical intensive care unit on A-weighted and C-weighted decibel scales
Sound levels in the intensive care unit (ICU) are universally elevated and are believed to contribute to sleep and circadian disruption. The purpose of this study is to compare overnight ICU sound levels and peak occurrence on A- versus C-weighted scales. (Source: Journal of Critical Care)
Source: Journal of Critical Care - June 22, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Melissa Knauert, Sangchoon Jeon, Terrence E. Murphy, H. Klar Yaggi, Margaret A. Pisani, Nancy S. Redeker Source Type: research