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Dan Peng, Xuan Li, Pin Liu, Mei Luo, Shuai Chen, Kewen Su, Zhongshuang Zhang, Qiang He, Jingfu Qiu, Yingli Li
BACKGROUND: In the intensive care unit (ICU), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common urinary tract infection. Nevertheless, there is no systematic review to investigate the epidemiology of pathogens and antimicrobial resistance of CAUTIs in ICUs. METHODS: Eight electronic databases were searched for eligible studies. A meta-analysis was performed to calculate the CAUTI incidence per 1,000 catheter days, the proportion of pathogen distribution, and the resistance rate with R3...
August 31, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
Nicole Schulz, Arne Güssow, Natali Bauer, Andreas Moritz
Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation after potassium. It plays a vital role in almost every metabolic process in the body and is important for bone mineralization, muscle contraction and relaxation, and neuronal signal transduction. Because of its expanding role in intensivecare medicine, there has been a significant increase in knowledge during recent years regarding the functions of magnesium in the body, problems leading to magnesium disorders, and limitations of laboratory testing...
February 2018: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
Kam Lun Hon, Maggie Haitian Wang
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October 2017: Journal of Critical Care
Astrid M P Demandt, Daniël A Geerse, Bram J P Janssen, Bjorn Winkens, Harry C Schouten, Walther N K A van Mook
BACKGROUND: Patients with hematological malignancies admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) have a poor prognosis. The Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score is used to monitor patients on the ICU. Little is known about the value of this score in hematology patients. Therefore, the prognostic value of the SOFA score and a modified hematological SOFA score (SOFAhem) was studied. METHODS: Patients with hematological malignancies admitted to the ICU between 1999 and 2009 were analyzed in a retrospective cohort study...
October 2017: European Journal of Haematology
Raffaele Scala, Leo Heunks, Cesare Gregoretti, Marcus J Schultz, Michael Dreher, João Winck
Meet @ERStalk Assembly 2: respiratory intensive care
June 2017: Breathe
N D Sveshnikova, F N Paleev
We studied predictors of prolonged stay in intensive care unit (ICU) after coronary surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass. Factors significantly associated with duration of ICU stay were elevated levels of glucose and lactate in venous blood, types of conduits used, and type of bypass surgery. Results of this study can be used for elaboration of a quantitative scale for prediction of duration of postoperative treatment in ICU.
June 2016: Kardiologiia
Joy Field
PROV1DING GOOD quality nursing careand nutritional support to highlylependent patients was posing a prob-js. These patients, many of whom hadme major emergency surgery, sufferedtrauma or had spent long periods in intensivecare, were cared for either on very busy generalsurgical wards or on the acute medical ward I wasthen running.
February 16, 2000: Nursing Standard
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Winners of this year's Nursing Standard Clinical Practice and Management Awards received theiraward scrolls at congress. From leftto right Christopher Barber, learning disability services staffnurse, Birmingham, Lesley Thomson, clinical nurse specialist at Withington Hospital, Manchester; Julia Webster, paediatric intensivecare unit sister at Royal Bramptonand Harefield NHS Trust, London; Claire O'Neill, ward manager at Glasgow's Marie Curie Centre; Pamela O'Neill, ethnic healthoutreach nurse at Barnet HealthcareNHS Trust, London; Donna Swinden, ward manager at Highbury Hospital, Nottingham; Lynn Andrews, senior nurse manager at Nottingham City Hospital: Susan Robinson, a healthvisitor in Chieveley, Berkshire; Sharon Boyne, surgical ward manager at Torbay Hospital, Devon; Zoe Wilkes, acting clinical team manager, Bilton Grange Clinic, Hull; and Jan Dixon, a nurse practitioner in Haltwhistle, Northumberland...
April 12, 2000: Nursing Standard
I Suárez, B Böll, A Shimabukuro-Vornhagen, G Michels, M von Bergwelt-Baildon, M Kochanek
BACKGROUND: Febrile neutropenia remains one of the most common reasons for hospital admission of patients with underlying oncologic disease. These patients have an up to 10-fold increased risk of developing sepsis, which often leads to these patients being transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). The survival of neutropenic patients with sepsis in particular has improved in recent years, due to advanced therapy in intensive care (surviving sepsis campaign); however few large international studies of neutropenic cancer patients in the ICU are available...
March 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Dariusz Janczak, Jan Skóra, Jerzy Garcarek, Andrzej Litarski, Marcim Merenda, Artur Wieraszko
UNLABELLED: The aim of the study was to analyse early results of treatment of acute type B aortic dissection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 59 patients, treated between 1998 and 2011, were divided into four groups. Group I comprised ten patients in whom hybrid procedures were performed: extra-anatomical by-pass graft from the brachio-cephalic trunk to the left carotid artery in six patients, transposition of the left carotid artery to the right one in two patients, and reversed Y prosthesis from the brachio-cephalic trunk to both carotids in the remaining 2 patients, to facilitate stent-grafting...
January 2012: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
H Klepzig, K Krobot, R Flettner, G Winten, A M Zeiher
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Unstable angina, a common serious clinical entity, is associated with a high rate of complications. The aim of our study was to evaluate treatment costs of patients with uncomplicated and complicated follow-up in order to evaluate the economic consequences of new therapeutic strategies, like the introduction of GPIIb/IIIa blockers at our hospital. METHODOLOGY: All 103 patients who were admitted to the medical intensivecare unit of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Hospital, Frankfurt am Main between March 2, 1992 and October 31, 1997 for unstable angina of Braunwald class III B were enrolled in the study...
April 1999: Zeitschrift Für Kardiologie
L Cordero, M Sananes, L W Ayers
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of gram-positive coccal (GPC), gram-negative bacillary (GNB), and fungal blood-stream infections (BSIs) during a 12-year period in which a consistent antibiotic treatment protocol was in place; to evaluate the efficacy of these antibiotic policies in relation to treatment, to the emergence of bacterial or fungal resistance, and to the occurrence of infection outbreaks or epidemics. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. METHODS: Demographic, clinical, and bacteriological information from 363 infants born during 1986 through 1991 and 1992 through 1997 who developed 433 blood-culture-proven BSIs was analyzed...
April 1999: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
A C Vatopoulos, V Kalapothaki, N J Legakis
Two hundred and ninety-nine Gram-negative hospital-acquired infections from 257 patients, consecutively identified during one month (November 1992) in five hospitals in the greater Athens area, were divided into four groups on the basis of the bacterium isolated: Group 1 (Escherichia coli group) included infections owing to E. coli, Group 2 (Proteus group) consisted of infections owing to Proteus spp. and Providencia spp., Group 3 (Kiebsiella/Enterobacter group) involved infections owing to Kiebsiella spp., Enterobacter spp...
September 1996: Journal of Hospital Infection
D Hunt, G Baker, A Hamer, C Penington, A Duffield, G Sloman
75 patients aged under 70 years who had survived acute myocardial infarction complicated by both significant arrhythmias and cardiac failure were followed-up for 1 year in an attempt to identify features which suggest the likelihood of late death or reinfarction. Patients were carefully instructed in the identification and importance of possible prodromal symptoms and the availability of a mobile intensivecare ambulance service and a 24 h hospital control centre. Horizontal ST-segment depression or anginal pain on an exercise test done within 6 weeks of infarction was a useful predictor of late death...
February 3, 1979: Lancet
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