Rehabilitative management of post-acute COVID-19: clinical pictures and outcomes
This study aimed to detect patients ’ characteristics who suffered severe and critical COVID-19 pneumonia admitted to the post-acute COVID-19 rehabilitation clinic in Ankara City Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital and to share our experiences and outcomes of rehabilitation programmes applied. This study was desi gned as a single-centre, retrospective, observational study. Severe and critical COVID-19 patients, admitted to the post-acute COVID-19 rehabilitation clinic, were included in patient-based rehabilitation programmes, targeting neuromuscular and respiratory recovery. Functional status, oxy...
Source: Rheumatology International - October 27, 2021 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research

Using inpatient electronic medical records to study influenza for pandemic preparedness
CONCLUSIONS: We identified important trends in influenza severity related to treatment timing in a large inpatient dataset, laying the groundwork for the use of this and other inpatient EMR data for influenza and other respiratory virus surveillance.PMID:34697904 | DOI:10.1111/irv.12921 (Source: Respiratory Care)
Source: Respiratory Care - October 26, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Candace C Fuller Austin Cosgrove Kenneth Sands Karla M Miller Russell E Poland Edward Rosen Alfred Sorbello Henry Francis Robert Orr Sarah K Dutcher Gregory T Measer Noelle M Cocoros Source Type: research

Perceptions and ideas of critically ill patients, their family and staff members regarding family participation in the physiotherapy-related care of critically ill patients: a qualitative study
CONCLUSION: Patients, family members and staff members supported the idea of increased family participation in physiotherapy-related tasks and suggested components of an intervention. These findings are necessary to further design and investigate family participation in physiotherapy-related tasks.PMID:34696667 | DOI:10.1080/09593985.2021.1990451 (Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice)
Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice - October 26, 2021 Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Lotte van Delft Karin Valkenet Arjen Slooter Cindy Veenhof Source Type: research

Optic disc morphology in preterm children. Influence of gestational age and birth weight
CONCLUSION: In our study, optic disc morphology in premature newborns was not influenced by gestational age, birth weight or presence of premature retinopathy.PMID:34696897 | DOI:10.1016/j.jfo.2021.03.009 (Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie)
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - October 26, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Authors: R Bouzerar O Madar P Tourneux C Couteaux B Jany V Promelle Source Type: research

An image processing tool for the detection of anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity by evaluating the myocardial metabolic activity in [18F]FDG PET/CT
ConclusionThe proposed methodology and presented software solution provides the capability to assess quantitatively myocardial metabolism acquired by routine [18F]FDG PET/CT scanning during cancer treatment for evaluating anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity. The [18F]FDG PET/CT septal-lateral uptake ratio is proposed as a new quantitative measure of myocardial metabolism. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - October 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Automatic, global registration in laparoscopic liver surgery
ConclusionsOur proposed automatic global registration could make augmented reality systems more intuitive and usable for surgeons and easier to translate to operating rooms. Yet, as the liver is deformed significantly during surgery, it will be very beneficial to incorporate deformation into our method for more accurate registration. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - October 26, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

The culture of research communication in neonatal intensive care units: key stakeholder perspectives
Journal of Perinatology, Published online: 26 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41372-021-01221-4The culture of research communication in neonatal intensive care units: key stakeholder perspectives (Source: Journal of Perinatology)
Source: Journal of Perinatology - October 26, 2021 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Jennifer Degl Deb Discenza Yamile Jackson Keira Sorrells Source Type: research

Aspergillosis Is Common Among COVID-19 Patients in the ICU
As many as 15% of patients with COVID-19 who are hospitalized in an intensive care unit (ICU) develop Aspergillus infection, according to a multinational study published in the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. (Source: JAMA)
Source: JAMA - October 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Acute pancreatitis in a COVID-19 patient in Brazil: a case report
ConclusionSince there is still limited evidence of pancreatic involvement in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection, no definite conclusion can be made. Given the lack of other etiology, we consider the possibility that the patient ’s acute pancreatitis could be secondary to coronavirus disease 2019 infection, and we suggest investigation of pancreas-specific plasma amylase in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and abdominal pain. (Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports)
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - October 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Documentation of neurological status in patients admitted to an intensive care unit after cardiac arrest: A 10-year cohort study
The objective of this study was to describe the documented neurological assessment and investigations for neuroprognostication  in patients after cardiac arrest. (Source: Australian Critical Care)
Source: Australian Critical Care - October 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Robert J. Short-Burchell, Charles F. Corke, Ross P. Carne, Neil R. Orford, Matthew J. Maiden Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

The challenges of PICU research: Lessons learned from a minimal-risk study with PICU parents
Research conducted in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) with families is essential to advancing evidenced-based practice and improving patient outcomes in this unique setting. However, several ethical, logistical, and methodological challenges have been cited in the literature as having a significant effect on the development of PICU research. Investigators at a large midwestern health care center encountered several challenges during the course of a minimal-risk, survey-based study with parents of PICU patients. (Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing)
Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing - October 26, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Jesse M. Weiss, Zainab Alzawad Source Type: research

A prognostic model for 1-month mortality in the postoperative intensive care unit
AbstractPurposesRecognizing which patients admitted postsurgically to the intensive care unit (ICU) are at greater risk of mortality assists medical staff to identify who will benefit most from the care. We developed a prediction model for the 1-month mortality of postsurgical ICU patients.MethodsFrom May, 2019 to May, 2020, we conducted a prospective cohort study in the postsurgical ICU of a teaching hospital affiliated with our University of Medical Sciences. The outcome was death within 1  month of admission and the predictors were a variety of anthropometric and clinical features. The subjects of this analysis wer...
Source: Surgery Today - October 26, 2021 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Dynamic tracking of microvascular hemoglobin content for continuous perfusion monitoring in the intensive care unit: pilot feasibility study
Conclusion: MHC can be measured continuously in the ICU with high-resolution near-infrared spectroscopy, and reflects the dynamic variability of hemoglobin distribution in the microcirculation. Results suggest this novel hemodynamic metric should be furthe r evaluated for diagnosing microvascular dysfunction and monitoring peripheral perfusion. (Source: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing)
Source: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing - October 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

Sentiment Analysis Based on the Nursing Notes on In-Hospital 28-Day Mortality of Sepsis Patients Utilizing the MIMIC-III Database
This study extracted sentiment information in nursing notes and explored its association with in-hospital 28-day mortality in sepsis patients. The data of patients and nursing notes were extracted from the MIMIC-III database. A COX proportional hazard model was used to analyze the relationship between sentiment scores in nursing notes and in-hospital 28-day mortality. Based on the COX model, the individual prognostic index (PI) was calculated, and then, survival was analyzed. Among eligible 1851 sepsis patients, 580 cases suffered from in-hospital 28-day mortality (dead group), while 1271 survived (survived group). Signifi...
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: Statistics Authors: Qiaoyan Gao Dandan Wang Pingping Sun Xiaorong Luan Wenfeng Wang Source Type: research

Evaluation of the new BL-RED ( β-Lactamase Rapid Electrochemical Detection) test in positive blood culture broths
New Microbiol. 2021 Oct 25;44(3). Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe rapid detection of extended-spectrum β-lactamase Enterobacterales (ESBL-E) in a positive blood culture is important in order to initiate an appropriate antibiotic therapy and thus decrease mortality. We evaluated the new BL-RED (β-Lactamase Rapid Electrochemical Detection) test in 100 positive blood culture broths to detect (in ten minutes) the presence or absence of ESBL-E. The BL-RED test appears to be an easy, rapid and reliable test to detect the presence of ESBL directly in Gram negative bacilli-positive blood culture broths, with good perfo...
Source: New Microbiologica - October 25, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Laurine Milli ère Claire Duployez Caroline Lo ïez Fr édéric Wallet Source Type: research

A Retrospective Cohort Study on the Association between Red Cell Distribution Width and All-Cause Mortality of Patients with Cholecystitis at ICU Admission
CONCLUSION: High level of RDW is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital mortality and short- and long-term mortality in critically ill patients with cholecystitis. RDW can independently predict the prognosis of patients with cholecystitis.PMID:34691290 | PMC:PMC8528576 | DOI:10.1155/2021/9625220 (Source: Disease Markers)
Source: Disease Markers - October 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Yihua Dong Yu Pan Wei Zhou Yanhuo Xia Jingye Pan Source Type: research

Diagnostic, Prognostic, Predictive, and Monitoring Role of Neutrophil CD11b and Monocyte CD14 in Neonatal Sepsis
CONCLUSION: Sepsis patients had a significant increase in mCD14 MFI comparable to the controls. mCD14 MFI demonstrated better diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive results than nCD11b. hs-CRP outperformed mCD14 and nCD11b in terms of diagnostic efficacy and AUC. In the monitoring of sepsis patients, both mCD14 and nCD11b produced unsatisfactory results. Currently, the routine use of mCD14 or nCD11b as sepsis biomarkers in neonatal ICUs is not justified.PMID:34691286 | PMC:PMC8531823 | DOI:10.1155/2021/4537760 (Source: Disease Markers)
Source: Disease Markers - October 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Heba E Hashem Zakaria H Ibrahim Wafaa O Ahmed Source Type: research

< em > Leclercia adecarboxylata < /em > invasive infection in a patient with Hirschsprung disease: A case report
CONCLUSION: Infection with L. adecarboxylata revealed a wide range of infection. It has only recently been acknowledged as an emerging pathogen. Further studies of the pathogenesis and risk factors are required.PMID:34691449 | PMC:PMC8517714 | DOI:10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102927 (Source: Annals of Medicine)
Source: Annals of Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Adnane Aarab Abderrazak Saddari Benhamza Noussaiba Anass Ayyad Sahar Messaoudi Rim Amrani Elmostapha Benaissa Yassine Ben Lahlou Adil Maleb Mostafa Elouennass Source Type: research

Factors associated with mortality in intracranial infection patients admitted to pediatric intensive care unit: A retrospective cohort study
This study aimed to evaluate factors associated with mortality in pediatric patients with intracranial infection.METHODS: We performed a cohort retrospective study in our tertiary hospital to evaluate the outcomes of patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) from 2014 to 2018. The Chi-square test was performed to determine the significance of the predictor, and p
Source: Annals of Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Asmaul Kholifia Desy Rusmawatiningtyas Firdian Makrufardi Ida Safitri Laksanawati Intan Fatah Kumara None Nurnaningsih Source Type: research

Hypertriglyceridemia revealing acute pancreatitis: A case report
CONCLUSION: Early recognition of severe HTG can prevent progression to multiples diseases such as acute pancreatitis, can facilitate appropriate or even aggressive treatment to minimize complications of this.PMID:34691438 | PMC:PMC8519797 | DOI:10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102914 (Source: Annals of Medicine)
Source: Annals of Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: El Aidouni Ghizlane Merbouh Manal Taouihar Salma El Kaouini Abderrahim Maarad Mohammed Zaid Ikram Aftiss Fatem-Zahra El Mezzioui Sanae Bkiyar Houssam Housni Brahim Source Type: research

"Simple" Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Conscious Sedation: Safety and Effectiveness in Real-World Practice
Tex Heart Inst J. 2021 Sep 1;48(4):e207528. doi: 10.14503/THIJ-20-7528.ABSTRACTTranscatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a well-established alternative to open surgical replacement. Strictly selecting low-risk patients and using conscious sedation during TAVR has enabled hospital stays to be safely shortened. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a less rigorous patient-selection process involving multidisciplinary case discussions, percutaneous procedures with the use of conscious sedation, and postprocedural care outside an intensive care unit, with the goal of discharging patients from the hospital early. ...
Source: Texas Heart Institute Journal - October 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alexander Postalian Neil E Strickman Briana T Costello Kathryn G Dougherty Zvonimir Krajcer Source Type: research

The First 24  h Hemodynamic Management in NICU after Revascularization Surgery in Moyamoya Disease
Behav Neurol. 2021 Oct 12;2021:5061173. doi: 10.1155/2021/5061173. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether hemodynamic factors are risk factors for prognosis in moyamoya disease (MMD).MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective study reviewed a single-center MMD cohort in Huashan Hospital from August 2017 to January 2020. Stroke events in 30 days and follow-up modified Rankin Scale (mRS) grade were recorded. Systematic assessments with perioperative mean arterial pressure (MAP), red blood cell (RBC) parameters, and fluid management were also conducted. Logistic regressions were applied to evaluate the predicto...
Source: Behavioural Neurology - October 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Jie Song Yu Lei Long Chen Chao Gao Wei Ni Xing Wu Gang Wu Ying Mao Jin Hu Yuxiang Gu Source Type: research

Impact of Permissive Hypoxia and Hyperoxia Avoidance on Clinical Outcomes in Septic Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation: A Retrospective Single-Center Study
CONCLUSIONS: Permissive hypoxia and hyperoxia avoidance had no significant association with reduced ICU mortality in mechanically ventilated septic patients. However, this approach was significantly associated with shorter mechanical ventilation duration and ICU stay, which can improve patient turnover and ventilator access.PMID:34692840 | PMC:PMC8531788 | DOI:10.1155/2021/7332027 (Source: Biomed Res)
Source: Biomed Res - October 25, 2021 Category: Research Authors: Kota Nishimoto Takeshi Umegaki Sayaka Ohira Takehiro Soeda Natsuki Anada Takeo Uba Tomohiro Shoji Munenori Kusunoki Yasufumi Nakajima Takahiko Kamibayashi Source Type: research

Assessment of the MAGIC recommendations in context of evolving evidence based on the use of PICC in ICU
J Vasc Access. 2021 Oct 23:11297298211048019. doi: 10.1177/11297298211048019. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe goal of the 2015 Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC) was to define indications and appropriate practices for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) use; however, MAGIC recommendations virtually reduced the use of PICC in hospital settings, including critical care. The aim of this review is to present an assessment of the MAGIC guidelines, considering contemporary evidence to date. The validity of the MAGIC recommendations and their applicability to current practice are called ...
Source: The Journal of Vascular Access - October 25, 2021 Category: Surgery Authors: Fulvio Pinelli Andrew Little Kathy Kokotis Kim Alsbrooks Mauro Pittiruti Source Type: research

Efficacy of < em > Bifidobacterium < /em > Triple Viable Enteric-Coated Capsules Combined with Enteral Nutrition on Patients with Chronic Critical Illness and Influence on Immune and Coagulation Function
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2021 Oct 15;2021:3718255. doi: 10.1155/2021/3718255. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of enteric-coated Bifidobacterium triple viable capsules combined with enteral nutrition in the treatment of patients with chronic critical illness (CCI) and their effects on the immune and coagulation function of patients.METHODS: 106 CCI patients admitted to the intensive care unit of our hospital from December 2018 to March 2020 were selected as the research objects, and they were randomly divided into the control group (n = 53) and the observation group (n = 53). The c...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Wei Wang Hui Zhang Wenjuan Huang Source Type: research

Hypoplasia of Extrahepatic Biliary Tree and Intrahepatic Cholangiolopathy in Cystic Fibrosis Imperfectly Mimic Biliary Atresia in 4 Infants With Cystic Fibrosis and Kasai Portoenterostomy
Four male infants with cystic fibrosis and prolonged neonatal jaundice underwent Kasai procedure to relieve biliary obstruction due to apparent biliary atresia. The excised remnants had viscid mucus accumulation in hypoplastic gallbladders and distended peribiliary glands. Main hepatic ducts were narrow and/or malformed. Microscopic differences between the gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts in cystic fibrosis and sporadic biliary atresia were unequivocal, despite some histologic overlap; no erosive or fibro-obliterative lesions typical of biliary atresia were seen. Common in liver, biopsies were small duct cholangiopa...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - October 25, 2021 Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Transitions of Care After Critical Illness—Challenges to Recovery and Adaptive Problem Solving*
CONCLUSIONS: Survivors and caregivers experienced a range of challenges across the transitions of care. There were distinct and contrasting themes related to the caregiver experience. Survivors and caregivers used comparable problem-solving strategies to navigate the challenges encountered across the transitions of care. (Source: Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Critical Care Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Return to Work After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Intensive Care Admission: Prospective, Case Series at 6 Months From Hospital Discharge*
CONCLUSIONS: The majority of coronavirus disease 2019 survivors following ICU in our cohort had returned to work by 6 months of follow-up. However, most of them reported reduced work effectiveness. Prolonged sick leave and unemployment were common findings in those not returning. (Source: Critical Care Medicine)
Source: Critical Care Medicine - October 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Online Brief Reports Source Type: research

Pharmacist ‐Led Intervention on the Inappropriate Use of Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis Pharmacotherapy in Intensive Care Units: A Systematic review
Conclusion: Pharmacist-led intervention is associated with a decrease in inappropriate use of SUP pharmacotherapy during hospitalization, at ICU transferred and hospital discharged, and a lot of medical cost savings. Further research is needed to determine whether pharmacist-led intervention is cost-effective. (Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology)
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - October 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 18, Pages 11178: Risk Factors of Eye Complications in Patients Treated in the Intensive Care Unit
ia Kózka In critically ill patients, normal eye protection mechanisms, such as tear production, blinking, and keeping the eye closed, are impaired. In addition, many other factors related to patients’ severe condition and treatment contribute to ocular surface disease. Reducing risk factors and proper eye care can have a significant impact on incidences of eye complications and patient quality of life after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of the study was to determine risk factors for ocular complication, especially those related to nursing care. The study was conducted in the ICU of ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Lucyna P łaszewska-Żywko Aurelia Sega Agnieszka Bukowa Katarzyna Wojnar-Gruszka Marcelina Podstawa Maria K ózka Tags: Article Source Type: research

Association between prehospital field to emergency department delta shock index and in-hospital mortality in patients with torso and extremity trauma: A multinational, observational study
by Dae Kon Kim, Joo Jeong, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Young Sun Ro, Tae Han Kim, Sabariah Faizah Jamaluddin, for the PATOS Clinical Research Network Hemorrhage, a main cause of mortality in patients with trauma, affects vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate. Shock index (SI), calculated as heart rate divided by systolic blood pressure, is widely used to estimate the shock status of patients with hemorrhage. The difference in SI bet ween the emergency department and prehospital field can indirectly reflect urgency after trauma. We aimed to determine the association between delta SI (DSI) and ...
Source: PLoS One - October 25, 2021 Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Dae Kon Kim Source Type: research

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis Developing after COVID-19 Vaccination: VITT, VATT, TTS, and More
Semin Thromb Hemost DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1736168Despite the huge efforts globally underway for preventing or limiting the spread of severe acute respiratory coronavirus disease 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak appears still virtually unstoppable. As for many other infectious diseases, COVID-19 vaccination has now become crucial for limiting viral spread, especially for averting hospitalizations, need for intensive care, and fatal outcome. Nonetheless, as for other vaccines, COVID-19 vaccination is not completely free from side effects. Among the adverse events that have been reported...
Source: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis - October 25, 2021 Category: Hematology Authors: Lippi, Giuseppe Favaloro, Emmanuel J. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Correction to: Prognostic factors of adult tuberculous meningitis in intensive care unit: a single-center retrospective study in East China
(Source: BMC Neurology)
Source: BMC Neurology - October 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Authors: Baobao Feng, Xiao Fei, Ying Sun, Xingguo Zhang, Deya Shang, Yi Zhou, Meiyan Sheng, Jiarui Xu, Wei Zhang and Wanhua Ren Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Use of Helicopter Medical Transportation to the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit
AbstractBackgroundHelicopter medical transportation (HMT) is a valuable resource that can expedite medical care by shortening transferring times. However, there is conflicting evidence regarding its cost and efficacy. No specific studies have addressed its use in patients transferred to the neuroscience intensive care unit (NSICU).MethodsThis was a retrospective study performed at a university hospital in the coastal southeastern USA. The flight logs for the air ambulance company were reviewed, and all patients undergoing HMT to the NSICU during a 1-year period were identified. Flight logs and medical records were reviewed...
Source: Neurocritical Care - October 25, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Unnecessary removal of vascular access devices due to suspected infection in Australian intensive care units
Vascular access devices suspected of infection are often removed unnecessarily  and frequently require replacement. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and economic impact of premature, unnecessary device removal due to suspected infection in adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit. (Source: Australian Critical Care)
Source: Australian Critical Care - October 25, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: India Pearse, Amanda Corley, Claire M. Rickard, Nicole Marsh Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Impact of tight glucose control on circulating 3-hydroxybutyrate in critically ill patients
Recent evidence suggests a potentially protective effect of increasing ketone body availability via accepting low macronutrient intake early after onset of critical illness. The impact of blood glucose control... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - October 25, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Jan Gunst, Astrid De Bruyn, Michael P. Casaer, Sarah Vander Perre, Lies Langouche and Greet Van den Berghe Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development of three-dimensional integral-type reconstruction formula for magnetic resonance elastography
ConclusionWe have developed a novel inversion algorithm and evaluated it quantitatively. The results confirm that the proposed algorithms are highly quantitative and noise-robust methods for estimating storage and loss modulus regardless of noise, voxel anisotropy, and propagation direction. Therefore, the proposed algorithms will appropriate to various three-dimensional MRE systems. (Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery)
Source: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery - October 25, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Factors associated with mortality of pediatric sepsis patients at the pediatric intensive care unit in a low-resource setting
Sepsis is the leading cause of death worldwide in pediatric populations. Studies in low-resource settings showed that the majority of pediatric patients with sepsis still have a high mortality rate. (Source: BMC Pediatrics)
Source: BMC Pediatrics - October 25, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Desy Rusmawatiningtyas, Arini Rahmawati, Firdian Makrufardi, Nurul Mardhiah, Indah Kartika Murni, Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal, Ary I. Savitri, Intan Fatah Kumara and Nurnaningsih Tags: Research Source Type: research

Vaccination against COVID-19 infection: the need of evidence for diabetic and obese pregnant women
ConclusionsWe urgently need data on the effect of COVID-19 vaccination, in terms of maternal and fetal outcomes and vaccine related symptoms in high risk women during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is important to run campaigns to promote vaccination, in particular in pregnant women at high risk to have severe COVID infection as those diabetics and/or obese. (Source: Acta Diabetologica)
Source: Acta Diabetologica - October 24, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: characteristics, diagnostic accuracy, prognostic factors and long-term outcome in a paediatric population
AbstractPosterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare entity among children, characterised by acute neurological symptoms and radiological findings. The role of clinical symptoms and neuroimaging in predicting the prognosis of PRES have not been well-characterised. A retrospective descriptive study of children with PRES, admitted to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit during a 10-year period, was performed to describe its characteristics, compare the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) scan and MRI on diagnosis and identify prognostic factors on paediatric population. Sixteen cases were identified. Most ...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - October 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

In-situ simulation to increase intensive care nursing staff during the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Italy: advantages and limitations
Italy was one of the most affected Western European countries during the first outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The great number of critically ill patients required a nationwide increase in intensive care beds (Grasselli, Pesenti,& Cecconi, 2020). Consequently, a massive nursing workforce without any precedent critical care training or experience was deployed to the intensive care units (ICU), trying to guarantee a nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:2, as a defined standard for Italian ICUs. Despite those recruitments, the number of experienced critical care nurses (CCN) remains too often disproportionate in relation to the...
Source: Clinical Simulation in Nursing - October 24, 2021 Category: Nursing Authors: Alessandro MONESI, Guglielmo IMBRIACO, Carlo Alberto MAZZOLI, Aimone GIUGNI, Patrizia FERRARI Tags: Short communication Source Type: research

Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: characteristics, diagnostic accuracy, prognostic factors and long-term outcome in a paediatric population
AbstractPosterior reversible leukoencephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare entity among children, characterised by acute neurological symptoms and radiological findings. The role of clinical symptoms and neuroimaging in predicting the prognosis of PRES have not been well-characterised. A retrospective descriptive study of children with PRES, admitted to a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit during a 10-year period, was performed to describe its characteristics, compare the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) scan and MRI on diagnosis and identify prognostic factors on paediatric population. Sixteen cases were identified. Most ...
Source: Acta Neurologica Belgica - October 24, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Clinical spectrum and risk factors for mortality among seawater and freshwater critically ill drowning patients: a French multicenter study
Drowning is a global threat and one of the leading causes of injury around the world. The impact of drowning conditions including water salinity on patients ’ prognosis remains poorly explored in Intensive Care... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - October 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Florian Reizine, Agathe Delbove, Alexandre Dos Santos, Laetitia Bodenes, Pierre Bouju, Pierre Fill âtre, Aurélien Frérou, Guillaume Halley, Olivier Lesieur, Maud Jonas, Florian Berteau, Jean Morin, David Luque-Paz, Rémy Marnai, Anthony Le Meur, Cécil Tags: Research Source Type: research

Identification of focal ARDS using ventilatory ratio
(Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - October 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Kay Choong See, Melanie Torres Estaras and Juvel Mabao Taculod Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research

The effect of opioids on gastrointestinal function in the ICU
Gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction is common in the critical care setting and is highly associated with clinical outcomes. Opioids increase the risk for GI dysfunction and are frequently prescribed to reduce pa... (Source: Critical Care)
Source: Critical Care - October 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Yun Yan, Yu Chen and Xijing Zhang Tags: Review Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life in critically ill survivors: specific impact of cardiac arrest in non-shockable rhythm
Intensive care has a strong impact on health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The specific impact of cardiac arrest in non-shockable rhythm is poorly known. (Source: Annals of Intensive Care)
Source: Annals of Intensive Care - October 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Guillaume Geri, Nadia Aissaoui, Gwenhael Colin, Alain Cariou and Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou Tags: Research Source Type: research

Separation from mechanical ventilation and survival after spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Prolonged need for mechanical ventilation greatly impacts life expectancy of patients after spinal cord injury (SCI). Weaning outcomes have never been systematically assessed. In this systematic review and met... (Source: Annals of Intensive Care)
Source: Annals of Intensive Care - October 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Annia F. Schreiber, Jacopo Garlasco, Fernando Vieira, Yie Hui Lau, Dekel Stavi, David Lightfoot, Andrea Rigamonti, Karen Burns, Jan O. Friedrich, Jeffrey M. Singh and Laurent J. Brochard Tags: Review Source Type: research

Comparison of prognostic factors between bacteraemic and non-bacteraemic critically ill immunocompetent patients in community-acquired severe pneumococcal pneumonia: a STREPTOGENE sub-study
The presence of bacteraemia in pneumococcal pneumonia in critically ill patients does not appear to be a strong independent prognostic factor in the existing literature. However, there may be a specific patter... (Source: Annals of Intensive Care)
Source: Annals of Intensive Care - October 24, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Authors: Hugo Bellut, Raphael Porcher, Emmanuelle Varon, Pierre Asfar, Yves Le Tulzo, Bruno Megarbane, Armelle Mathonnet, Anthony Dugard, Anne Veinstein, Kader Ouchenir, Shidasp Siami, Jean Reignier, Arnaud Galbois, Jo ël Cousson, Sébastien Preau, Olivier Baldes Tags: Research Source Type: research

Postpartum Depression Screening for Mothers of Babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Background: Postpartum depression (PPD) is a prevalent, yet underidentified, problem among mothers with babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Postpartum depression can result in immediate and long-term consequences for mother and baby. Screening, followed by early intervention, is critical for improvement and resolution. The purpose of the project was to initiate early screening for PPD among a high-risk population to identify and refer for early treatment. Methods: A screening and referral protocol was implemented using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), with consults as indicated to ...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - October 23, 2021 Category: Nursing Tags: Feature Source Type: research

Outcomes of COVID-19 patients admitted to Australian intensive care units during the first four months of the pandemic
Med J Aust. 2021 Oct 23. doi: 10.5694/mja2.51311. Online ahead of print.NO ABSTRACTPMID:34688226 | DOI:10.5694/mja2.51311 (Source: Medical Journal of Australia)
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - October 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: Rochelle Wynne Caleb Ferguson Patricia M Davidson Source Type: research