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Care Of The Critically Ill Nontrauma Patient: Improving Emergency Department Readiness And Patient Care Through The Implementation Of A Dedicated Resuscitation Bay, Martha H. Buck RN, BSN, TCRN 2024 University of San Diego

Care Of The Critically Ill Nontrauma Patient: Improving Emergency Department Readiness And Patient Care Through The Implementation Of A Dedicated Resuscitation Bay, Martha H. Buck Rn, Bsn, Tcrn

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Current best practice among emergency departments worldwide includes the maintenance of a dedicated resuscitation space. This practice allows for team members and equipment to be ready at a moment’s notice to provide care to a patient in need of lifesaving interventions. This evidence-based performance improvement project seeks to implement this standard of care in a busy, urban emergency department in Southern California.

Prior to this study, patients at this facility were placed in the next available care space, without the maintenance of a dedicated resuscitation area for critically ill patients. Survey data evaluating staff levels of perceived readiness to care …


Honoring Veterans’ Wishes: Efficacy Of An Evidence-Based Shared Decision-Making Tool In Va Icu Goals-Of-Care Discussions, Stephanie Alexander, Anna Astashchanka MD, Venktesh Ramnath MD 2024 University of San Diego

Honoring Veterans’ Wishes: Efficacy Of An Evidence-Based Shared Decision-Making Tool In Va Icu Goals-Of-Care Discussions, Stephanie Alexander, Anna Astashchanka Md, Venktesh Ramnath Md

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

Abstract

Introduction: This Doctor of Nursing Practice project aimed to enhance the knowledge and confidence of the San Diego Veterans Health Administration’s (VASD) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) medical providers in goals-of-care discussions (GOCD). Additionally, this project aimed to improve the documentation of these discussions.

Background: Delays in GOCD can lead to futile medical and surgical interventions, inappropriate antibiotic use, and higher rates of mental health conditions in patients and their loved ones. Earlier GOCD are associated with lower ventilation and resuscitation rates, earlier hospice enrollment, reduced ICU admissions, lower financial costs, and better patient and caregiver quality of life. However, …


Delirium On Admission To The Cicu, Spencer Wittmeyer, Jaime Silva-Gburek, Kelly S. Tieves 2024 Chidlren's Mercy Kansas City

Delirium On Admission To The Cicu, Spencer Wittmeyer, Jaime Silva-Gburek, Kelly S. Tieves

Research Days

Background: Delirium is increasingly recognized in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) with an incidence up to 67% and is associated with worse outcomes including increased mortality, prolonged hospitalization, and increased rates of intubation and mechanical circulatory support. The Cornell Assessment for Pediatric Delirium (CAPD) is the only validated tool for the diagnosis of delirium in the pediatric population. The CAPD may be limited in children with developmental disabilities as it does not account for baseline ability in scoring. Prior work has identified low specificity for the CAPD in children with developmental disabilities and those requiring mechanical ventilation. This …


Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy Measures Of Cerebral Blood Flow During Graded Hypoxia In Neonatal Piglets, Danielle Shoshany, Shadi Malaeb, Randolph Sinahon, Mert Deniz Polat, Meltem Izzetoglu, Patricia A. Shewokis, Kurtulus Izzetoglu 2024 Drexel University

Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy Measures Of Cerebral Blood Flow During Graded Hypoxia In Neonatal Piglets, Danielle Shoshany, Shadi Malaeb, Randolph Sinahon, Mert Deniz Polat, Meltem Izzetoglu, Patricia A. Shewokis, Kurtulus Izzetoglu

St. Chris Research Day

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Characterizing New Invasive Infections In Children’S Mercy Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation And And Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Patients, Samantha M. Davidson, Jay F. Rilinger, Jenna O. Miller, Caroline Holten, Josh Herigon 2024 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Characterizing New Invasive Infections In Children’S Mercy Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation And And Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Patients, Samantha M. Davidson, Jay F. Rilinger, Jenna O. Miller, Caroline Holten, Josh Herigon

Research Days

This abstract characterizes the patients at Children's Mercy who developed a new serious bacterial infection while on extracorporeal support.


Improving Nutritional Delivery To Pediatric Patients While Using Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Jennifer Ruiz-Boada, Sarah Brunner, Tara Benton, Vimal Chadha 2024 Children's Mercy Kansas City

Improving Nutritional Delivery To Pediatric Patients While Using Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Jennifer Ruiz-Boada, Sarah Brunner, Tara Benton, Vimal Chadha

Research Days

This quality improvement guide aims to enhance early nutritional delivery to pediatric patients with renal failure who require renal replacement therapy.ng renal replacement therapy.


Emotion Regulation Strategies And Perceived Emotional Intelligence: The Effect Of Age., Iwanna Sepiadou 2024 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Emotion Regulation Strategies And Perceived Emotional Intelligence: The Effect Of Age., Iwanna Sepiadou

Adultspan Journal

The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between perceived emotional intelligence and the reported use of cognitive reappraisal and expressive suppression. We also investigated the possible effects of age on the aforementioned variables. The total sample consisted of 379 people (158 men, 220 women, 1 unreported). Across participants, 273 were young (20-39 years old) and 106 were middle-aged (40-65 years old). We found statistically significant positive correlations between the dimensions of perceived emotional intelligence and the reported use of cognitive reappraisal and negative primarily correlations between the dimensions of perceived emotional intelligence and the reported use of …


Port Catheter Fracture: A Silent Intrusion Into The Right Ventricle, Sanya Chandna, Saumya Nanda, Ankit Agrawal, Kavin Raj, Umesh Bhagat, Keerthana Jyotheeswara Pillai, Suryansh Bajaj 2024 Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Port Catheter Fracture: A Silent Intrusion Into The Right Ventricle, Sanya Chandna, Saumya Nanda, Ankit Agrawal, Kavin Raj, Umesh Bhagat, Keerthana Jyotheeswara Pillai, Suryansh Bajaj

Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives

Central venous port-a-catheters play a pivotal role in various medical procedures, yet they are associated with a spectrum of complications. Catheter fracture with cardiac migration is a rare complication, occurring in less than 1% of patients. Although not very common, it can cause severe issues, necessitating fragment removal. We present a case of spontaneous mediport fracture and migration in a patient with a history of Hodgkin's lymphoma and prior chemotherapy. He presented with nausea, vomiting, and tachycardia. Further evaluation revealed elevated total leukocyte count and labs consistent with diabetic ketoacidosis. He was diagnosed with new-onset diabetes mellitus. Imaging studies confirmed …


Potential Mechanisms For New Onset Atrial Fibrillation In Covid-19 Patients, Raghav Gupta, Yara Assadi, Shaniece Nicole Lawrence, Erika Jeanie Pitsker, Michael Scott Bickford Jr., Victoria Amber Saniko 2024 Rowan University

Potential Mechanisms For New Onset Atrial Fibrillation In Covid-19 Patients, Raghav Gupta, Yara Assadi, Shaniece Nicole Lawrence, Erika Jeanie Pitsker, Michael Scott Bickford Jr., Victoria Amber Saniko

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Introduction: This study shows the prevalence of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation in COVID-19 patients and highlights the most prevalent explanatory pathologic theories for the correlation.

Methods: The authors carried out a literature review over PubMed using the keywords “atrial fibrillation” and “long-term COVID.” 48 articles were reviewed. Articles relating to new onset of atrial fibrillation in COVID-19 patients were included while articles posted before 2020, not related to COVID and atrial fibrillation were excluded.

Results: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation in COVID patients is often reported to be around 17%, however 44% of patients within Intensive Care units (ICU) have atrial …


Clinical Outcomes For Va-Ecmo Patients Associated With Hyperlipidemia: An Analysis Of The National Inpatient Sample, Dakota B. Pastore, Tony Elias, Rafail Beshai, Kyrillos Girgis, Maziyar Daneshvar, Keith Anacker 2024 Rowan University

Clinical Outcomes For Va-Ecmo Patients Associated With Hyperlipidemia: An Analysis Of The National Inpatient Sample, Dakota B. Pastore, Tony Elias, Rafail Beshai, Kyrillos Girgis, Maziyar Daneshvar, Keith Anacker

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

Introduction: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is considered the most advanced temporary life support which provides complete hemodynamic support in addition to gas exchange. There is limited data available on the impact of hyperlipidemia (HLD) on VA-ECMO patients. We sought to examine the national inpatient sample (NIS) database to describe in-hospital outcomes among these patients.

Methods: The NIS was searched for hospitalizations of adult VA-ECMO patients with and without a concomitant diagnosis of HLD for the years 2019 and 2020. The primary outcome was inpatient mortality.

Results: This study included 3,885 VA-ECMO patients, of which 1,082 (27.8%) patients had HLD. …


Effects Of Obesity On Patients Undergoing Cardiomems Procedure: Retrospective Cohort Study, Tony Elias, Mena Elmalh, Priya Brahmbhatt, Kyrillos Girgis, Taha Syed, Michael Valderrama, Rafail Beshai 2024 Rowan University

Effects Of Obesity On Patients Undergoing Cardiomems Procedure: Retrospective Cohort Study, Tony Elias, Mena Elmalh, Priya Brahmbhatt, Kyrillos Girgis, Taha Syed, Michael Valderrama, Rafail Beshai

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

★ Remote hemodynamic monitoring (CardioMEMs) is becoming increasingly important for management of chronic heart failure patients.

★ There is limited data looking specifically for obese patients who undergo CardioMEMs implantation.

★ We sought to examine the national inpatient sample database to describe in-hospital outcomes for this demographic


Clostridium Perfringens Sepsis From A Hepatic Abscess With Hemolysis And Renal Failure, Requiring Hemodialysis, Joel Collins II, Katelyn Courtney, James A. Espinosa, Alan Lucerna 2024 Jefferson Health NJ

Clostridium Perfringens Sepsis From A Hepatic Abscess With Hemolysis And Renal Failure, Requiring Hemodialysis, Joel Collins Ii, Katelyn Courtney, James A. Espinosa, Alan Lucerna

Rowan-Virtua Research Day

The prognosis of sepsis caused by Clostridium perfringens is extremely poor, with a mortality rate of 70%-100%. Management includes antibiotic regimens specific to toxin production as well as source control via surgical or interventional mechanisms. We report a case of a 64-year-old male who presented with right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain and was diagnosed with Clostridium perfringens bacteremia with associated acalculous cholecystitis, hepatic abscess, and acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis. It is felt that early hemodialysis was an associated factor in the patient's survival.


Machine Learning Approaches For Neurological Risk Stratification Within 6 Hours Of Cardiac Arrest, Richard R. Riker, Qingchu Jin, Hunter Williams, Teresa May, David Seder, Raimond L. Winslow 2024 Maine Medical Center

Machine Learning Approaches For Neurological Risk Stratification Within 6 Hours Of Cardiac Arrest, Richard R. Riker, Qingchu Jin, Hunter Williams, Teresa May, David Seder, Raimond L. Winslow

Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2024

Background:

• Prognostication of neurological outcome should be delayed at least 72 hours after cardiac arrest. Early stratification of risk severity provides important information enabling improved medical decision making, research enrollment, and precision medicine approaches.

• We propose that electroencephalography (EEG)-derived indices are valid biomarkers of severity of neurological injury very early after cardiac arrest.

• This study was designed to assess the relative impact of early clinical data and processed EEG indices in the first 6 hours after recovery of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest.


A Continuous Objective Shivering Monitor During Targeted Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest, Richard R. Riker, Erica Schlichting, David Seder, Mary Weatherbee, David J Gagnon, Teresa May 2024 Maine Medical Center

A Continuous Objective Shivering Monitor During Targeted Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest, Richard R. Riker, Erica Schlichting, David Seder, Mary Weatherbee, David J Gagnon, Teresa May

Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2024

Background:

• Shivering during targeted temperature management (TTM) after cardiac arrest is stressful and linked to cerebral metabolic crisis.

• Few publications report shivering incidence, timing, or severity during TTM, and shivering treatment recommendations conflict.

• To evaluate multimodal shivering assessments, we studied patients during TTM managed with surface cooling, moderate analgosedation, surface counterwarming, and intermittent neuromuscular blockade (NMB) and evaluated surface electromyographic (EMG) power in decibels using the Medtronic bispectral index (BIS) monitor.


Issue 8: Pulmonary & Critical Care Insider, Bharat Bajantri MD, Sarah Ellsworth-Hoffman MLS, Caterina Elliott NP, PA, Donna Cota MD 2024 Parkview Health

Issue 8: Pulmonary & Critical Care Insider, Bharat Bajantri Md, Sarah Ellsworth-Hoffman Mls, Caterina Elliott Np, Pa, Donna Cota Md

Critical Care & Pulmonary

Pulmonary & Critical Care Insider Issue 8

Compiled by Bharat Bajantri, MD, and librarian Sarah Ellsworth, MLS for the clinicians of the Pulmonary and Critical Care team of Parkview.

The Pulmonary & Critical Care Insider newsletter was created by Dr. Bharat Bajantri, MD and Sarah Ellsworth, MLS in 2023 as a form of current awareness for current practice at our hospital, Parkview Health. The content resides within critical care and pulmonary related topics and this information is compiled into four main formats.

  1. Original Study Summaries: New research publications are read, reviewed, then concisely summarized for clinical interpretation with professional …


Systematic Surgical Approach To Juvenile Angiofibroma, Raluca Oana Pulpă, Viorel Zainea, Cătălina Voiosu, Ruxandra Oana Aliuș, Andreea Rusescu, Irina Gabriela Ioniță, Veronica Epure, Dragoș Octavian Palade, Răzvan Hainăroșie 2024 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania

Systematic Surgical Approach To Juvenile Angiofibroma, Raluca Oana Pulpă, Viorel Zainea, Cătălina Voiosu, Ruxandra Oana Aliuș, Andreea Rusescu, Irina Gabriela Ioniță, Veronica Epure, Dragoș Octavian Palade, Răzvan Hainăroșie

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Introduction. Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare type of benign vascular tumour that affects only young males, especially those between the ages of 9 and 19. Therapeutic management depends on the extent of the lesion, being conditioned by the complexity of the anatomy of the skull base and the risk of massive bleeding due to the abundant vascular supply. The purpose of this article is to describe the modern approach to juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, starting from the general knowledge on this topic and presenting the experience of our clinic. Materials and Methods. A retrospective study was conducted on 10 male …


Surgery Of The Colon; The Impact Of Colostomy And Postoperative Complications On Patients' Quality Of Life, Vlad Denis Constantin, Adrian Silaghi, Dragos Epistatu, Daniela Gabriela Bălan, Florin Silviu Groseanu, Denisa Mihaela Nedelcu, Ioana Paunica 2024 Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of General Surgery, Bucharest, Romania

Surgery Of The Colon; The Impact Of Colostomy And Postoperative Complications On Patients' Quality Of Life, Vlad Denis Constantin, Adrian Silaghi, Dragos Epistatu, Daniela Gabriela Bălan, Florin Silviu Groseanu, Denisa Mihaela Nedelcu, Ioana Paunica

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Introduction. This study aims to evaluate the impact of stoma formation on the quality of life of patients undergoing colonic surgery, considering both emergency and elective procedures. Several factors (demographic data, Charlson comorbidity score, type of surgical intervention, duration of hospitalization, postoperative outcomes and complications, etc.) were analyzed to understand their influence on patients' well-being. Materials and Methods. A retrospective analysis was performed on patients who underwent colorectal surgery that required stoma formation. A total of 270 patients were included in the study, with 69.25% undergoing emergency surgery and 30.74% undergoing elective procedures. Results. The Charlson comorbidity score was significantly …


Assessing Mid To Long Term Amputation-Free Survival Rates In Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia; A Study Of Hybrid Vascular Techniques, Cristian Traian Paius, Vlad Denis Constantin, Alexandru Carap, Andrei Tarus, Grigore Tinica 2024 St. Pantelimon Emergency Clinical Hospital, Department of Surgery, Bucharest, Romania

Assessing Mid To Long Term Amputation-Free Survival Rates In Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia; A Study Of Hybrid Vascular Techniques, Cristian Traian Paius, Vlad Denis Constantin, Alexandru Carap, Andrei Tarus, Grigore Tinica

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Introduction. Chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) is a debilitating condition characterized by inadequate blood supply to the lower extremities, often leading to tissue damage, ulcers, and limb loss. Amputation-free survival (AFS) serves as a crucial measure in evaluating interventions and managing CLTI, emphasizing limb preservation, functional restoration, and prevention of recurrent ischemic events. Objectives. This study aimed to assess mid to long term AFS in CLTI patients treated with hybrid vascular techniques. Materials and Methods. Conducted over 24 months at the Emergency Hospital of Saint Pantelimon in Bucharest, Romania, the study enrolled 62 adult CLTI patients, tracking them postoperatively. Kaplan Meyer …


Effect Of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy On Serum Levels Of Inflammatory Cytokines/Interleukin-17 In Severe Acute Pancreatitis, Diana Iosif, Adrian Paul Suceveanu, Marius Prazaru, Iulia Cindea, Viorel Gherghina, Anca Mihaela Pantea Stoian, Laura Mazilu, Dragos Serban, Alina Nicoara, Andra Iulia Suceveanu 2024 Ovidius University of Constanta, Doctoral School of Medicine, Constanta, Romania

Effect Of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy On Serum Levels Of Inflammatory Cytokines/Interleukin-17 In Severe Acute Pancreatitis, Diana Iosif, Adrian Paul Suceveanu, Marius Prazaru, Iulia Cindea, Viorel Gherghina, Anca Mihaela Pantea Stoian, Laura Mazilu, Dragos Serban, Alina Nicoara, Andra Iulia Suceveanu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Despite continuous investigations in the diagnosis and treatment of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP), this disease still remains a critical condition with a mortality rate of up to 35%. The pathophysiology of SAP involves an important inflammatory reaction of the pancreas (mediated by inflammatory cytokines and immune system activation), causing severe local tissue damage as well as important systemic imbalances. IL-17 is an inflammatory mediator that have a pivotal role in SAP evolution, generating multiple interactions between inflammatory cytokines and significantly influencing the immune system response. Consequently, continuous renal replacement therapy/CRRT was added to the conventional therapy, leading to improved treatment …


Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Literature Review, Nicole Kiril Nikolov, Hannah Theresa Reimer, Alvin Sun, Benjamin David Bunnell, Zachary Isaac Merhavy 2024 Ross University School of Medicine

Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomy: A Literature Review, Nicole Kiril Nikolov, Hannah Theresa Reimer, Alvin Sun, Benjamin David Bunnell, Zachary Isaac Merhavy

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Appendectomy is the most common emergency abdominal surgery in the United States. Open appendectomy has been the standard procedure for decades, whereas laparoscopic appendectomy is a newer, less-invasive method of removing the appendix. This review intends to elucidate the similarities and differences between these two procedures as well as explore the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. Socioeconomic factors, associated costs, preoperative imaging, operative time and methods, length of hospital stay, recovery time, and complications associated with open and laparoscopic appendectomy are discussed. Overall, laparoscopic appendectomy has shorter hospital stays and recovery times, requires less analgesics, and results in better …


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