Quality metrics and outcomes among critically ill patients in China: results of the national clinical quality control indicators for critical care medicine survey 2015-2019
CONCLUSIONS: The quality indicators of medical care in China's ICUs are heterogeneous, which is reflected in geographic disparities and grades of hospitals. This study is of great significance for improving the homogeneity of ICUs in China.PMID:35773965 | DOI:10.1097/CM9.0000000000001933 (Source: Chinese Medical Journal)
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - July 1, 2022 Category: General Medicine Authors: Xi Rui Fen Dong Xudong Ma Longxiang Su Guangliang Shan Yanhong Guo Yun Long Dawei Liu Xiang Zhou China-NCCQC Group Source Type: research

Acute abdomen: a rare presentation of group a streptococcal infection
Acta Chir Belg. 2022 Jun 30:1-4. doi: 10.1080/00015458.2022.2040108. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn this case report we describe a 38-year old female patient admitted to the emergency department with acute abdomen and sepsis. Broad-spectrum antibiotics were started. Abdominal imaging was inconclusive, exploratory laparoscopy showed four-quadrant peritonitis. No provoking factor could be withheld. Due to clinical deterioration the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. Blood cultures showed the presence of group A streptococcus, and clindamycin was associated. She recovered, and could be discharged after seve...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - July 1, 2022 Category: Surgery Authors: Jelle Lubach Marie Vannijvel Hendrik Stragier Yves Debaveye Albert Wolthuis Source Type: research

Causes of Nurses' Second Victim Distress: An Objective Analysis
Background: Unanticipated adverse events could harm not only patients and families but also health care professionals. These people are defined as second victims. Second victim distress (SVD) refers to physical, emotional, and professional problems of health care professionals. While positive patient safety cultures (PSCs) are associated with reducing severity of SVD, there is a dearth of research on the association between PSCs and SVD and the mediation effects in those associations. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to explore the associations between PSCs and SVD and verify the multiple mediation effe...
Source: Quality Management in Healthcare - July 1, 2022 Category: Health Management Tags: Special Section on Nursing Challenges and Solutions Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Calcifications Are Associated With More Severe Multiorgan Failure in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Longitudinal Results of the Maastricht Intensive Care COVID Cohort
Conclusion: A greater extent of CAC is associated with a more severe multiorgan failure in mechanically ventilated coronavirus disease 2019 patients. (Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging)
Source: Journal of Thoracic Imaging - July 1, 2022 Category: Radiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Diagnostic delay in pulmonary blastomycosis: a case series reflecting a referral center experience
ConclusionThere was a delay in diagnosis of patients with pulmonary blastomycosis, largely attributable to the lack of consideration of the etiological agent. Novel approaches to assist providers in recognizing the illness earlier and trigger evaluation are needed. (Source: Infection)
Source: Infection - July 1, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Lack of Early Etiologic Investigations in Young Sudden Cardiac Death
Since majority of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims die in the intensive care unit (ICU), early etiologic investigations may improve understanding of SCA and targeted prevention. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - July 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ardalan Sharifzadehgan, Bamba Gaye, Wulfran Bougouin, Kumar Narayanan, Florence Dumas, Nicole Karam, Julien Rischard, Isabelle Plu, Victor Waldmann, Vincent Algalarrondo, Estelle Gandjbakhch, Patrick Bruneval, Frankie Beganton Date curation, Christine Alo Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Impact of Comorbid Prematurity and Congenital Anomalies: A Review
Preterm infants are more likely to be born with congenital anomalies than those who are born at full-term. Conversely, neonates born with congenital anomalies are also more likely to be born preterm than those without congenital anomalies. Moreover, the comorbid impact of prematurity and congenital anomalies is more than cumulative. Multiple common factors increase the risk of brain injury and neurodevelopmental impairment in both preterm babies and those born with congenital anomalies. These include prolonged hospital length of stay, feeding difficulties, nutritional deficits, pain exposure and administration of medicatio...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - July 1, 2022 Category: Physiology Source Type: research

Evaluation of selected hematological, biochemical and oxidative stress parameters in stored canine CPDA-1 whole blood
Blood transfusions are mainly given to intensive care patients; therefore, additional complications that could arise from storage lesions in preserved blood should be avoided. It has been shown that human stor... (Source: BMC Veterinary Research)
Source: BMC Veterinary Research - July 1, 2022 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Jolanta Bujok, Eliza Wajman, Natalia Trochanowska-Pauk and Tomasz Walski Tags: Research Source Type: research

Familiarity with the post-intensive care syndrome among general practitioners and opportunities to improve their involvement in ICU follow-up care
(Source: Intensive Care Medicine)
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - July 1, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Global and focal monitoring in traumatic brain injury: a never-ending story?
(Source: Intensive Care Medicine)
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - July 1, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

The importance of ventilator settings and respiratory mechanics in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest
(Source: Intensive Care Medicine)
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - July 1, 2022 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

Mouse sepsis models: don't forget ambient temperature!
(Source: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental)
Source: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental - July 1, 2022 Category: Surgery Authors: Dario Lucas Helbing, Leonie Karoline Stabenow and Reinhard Bauer Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Sudden Cardiac Death in Schizophrenia During Hospitalization: An Autopsy-Based Study
In this study, we present nine autopsy-based SCD cases in schizophrenia patients who died suddenly during hospitalization. Their medical records before and during hospitalization, and postmortem autopsy findings were summarized. These decedents had an average duration of schizophrenia for 6.83 ± 3.75 years with a male/female ratio of 4:5. They were all on intermittent antipsychotics medication before hospitalization and died within 15 days after hospitalization. Seven of the nine cases (77.8%) died of organic heart diseases such as severe coronary artery atherosclerosis (n = 4), myocarditis (n = 1), cardiomyopathy (n = 1)...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - July 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Ambulation on hip fracture postoperative day 1: a marker for better outcomes following hip fracture surgery in patients 55  years or older
CONCLUSIONS: Failure to ambulate on POD1 following hip fracture surgery in >55 years is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital complications and mortality. Every effort should be made address this modifiable risk factor and mobilise patients on POD1 to improve patient outcomes.PMID:35773620 | DOI:10.1177/11207000221107853 (Source: Hip International)
Source: Hip International - June 30, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Nina D Fisher Rown Parola Andrew S Bi Sanjit R Konda Kenneth A Egol Source Type: research

LOSS et al.Nutrition as a risk for mortality and functionality in critically ill older adultsNutrition as a risk for mortality and functionality in critically ill older adults
CONCLUSION: Older adults (65 years or older) constitute a fragile population in which nutritional breaks were associated with increased hospital mortality. Furthermore, a prospective clinical trial is necessary to establish the best strategy to feed this population. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.PMID:35770828 | DOI:10.1002/jpen.2431 (Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition)
Source: JPEN Journal Of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition - June 30, 2022 Category: Nutrition Authors: Sergio Henrique Loss Pedro do Valle Teichmann Tatiana Pedroso de Paula Luiza de Azevedo Gross Vicente Lobato Costa Bernardo Oppermann Lisboa Luiza Ferreira Sperb Marina Ver çoza Viana Luciana Ver çoza Viana Source Type: research