Tag: arrhythmia

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Cerebral auto-regulation was altered in half of the patients with sepsis and was associated with the development of SABD. These findings support the concept that cerebral hypoxia could contribute to the development of sepsis-associated brain dysfunction (SABD). Mxa was 0.29. Cerebral autoregulation (CAR) was impaired in 50 patients (50%). In a multiple linear regression analysis, low mean arterial pressure, history of chronic kidney disease and... Read More | Comment
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Clear and concise, The Only EKG Book You’ll Ever Need has provided quick and accurate discussions on using an EKG to diagnose cardiac and non-cardiac conditions for nearly 30 years. This ninth edition is packed with full-color illustrations, real-world clinical scenarios, and step-by-step instructions—giving you the practical guidance you need to use an EKG in actual clinical settings with patients. Outlines processes for identifying and... Read More | Comment
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There are numerous barriers to early mobilization (EM) in a resource-limited intensive care unit (ICU) without a specialized team or an EM culture, regarding patient stability while critically ill or in the presence of medical devices. We hypothesized that ICU physicians can overcome these barriers. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of EM according to the Maebashi EM protocol conducted by... Read More | Comment
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End-of-life care can be stressful for patients and their loved ones, but a new algorithm could help provide better care to people during their final months. A paper published in arXiv by researchers from Stanford describes a deep neural network that can look at a patient’s records and estimate the chance of mortality in the next three to 12 months. The team found that this... Read More | Comment
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Atrial fibrillation patients with a prior history of stroke who undergo catheter ablation to treat the abnormal heart rhythm lower their long-term risk of a recurrent stroke by 50 percent. The Intermountain study compared a group of 140 patients, who had a prior history of stroke and underwent their first catheter ablation, to two other patient groups, both of which also had a prior history... Read More | Comment
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The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the right ventricle is more dilated during resuscitation from cardiac arrest caused by pulmonary embolism, compared with hypoxia and primary arrhythmia. The right ventricle was more dilated during resuscitation when cardiac arrest was caused by pulmonary embolism compared with hypoxia and primary arrhythmia. However, the right ventricle was dilated, irrespective of the cause of... Read More | Comment
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Current use of azithromycin (Zithromax/Zmax, Pfizer) was linked with a twofold increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia compared with no antibiotic use, but this risk disappeared when azithromycin use was compared with amoxicillin use, in a large European study. These findings from more than 14 million outpatients in five European countries who were part of the Arrhythmogenic Potential of Drugs (ARITMO) study. Read More | Comment
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Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Lakhmir S. Chawla, MD, about future research related to the Congress session "Bench-Pressing in the ICU: Which Vasopressor Agent Should I Choose for My Patient?" which he presented at the 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida. P. Dr. Chawla is an Intensivist and Nephrologist and is Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at George Washington University in... Read More | Comment
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This randomized clinical trial evaluates the short-term effects of high-dose caffeine consumption vs placebo in patients with heart failure at increased risk for arrhythmic events. After 500 mg of caffeine administered over a 5-hour period, we found no statistically significant effect of caffeine ingestion. Read More | Comment