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Acta Medica Intl.     Open Access   (SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advanced Arab Academy of Audio-Vestibulogy J.     Open Access  
Advanced Biomedical Research     Open Access  
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment     Open Access  
African J. for Infertility and Assisted Conception     Open Access  
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Ain-Shams J. of Anaesthesiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Arab J. of Interventional Radiology     Open Access  
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Astrocyte     Open Access  
Avicenna J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Canadian J. of Rural Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.202, CiteScore: 0)
Cancer Translational Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Chinese Medical J.     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.52, CiteScore: 1)
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Clinical Dermatology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Egyptian J. of Haematology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Endodontology     Open Access  
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Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eurasian J. of Pulmonology     Open Access  
European J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 2)
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European J. of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European J. of Psychology and Educational Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Fertility Science and Research     Open Access  
Formosan J. of Surgery     Open Access   (SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Genome Integrity     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.153, CiteScore: 0)
Glioma     Open Access  
Global J. of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gynecology and Minimally Invasive Therapy     Open Access   (SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 1)
Hamdan Medical J.     Open Access  
Heart and Mind     Open Access  
Heart India     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Heart Views     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Hepatitis B Annual     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ibnosina J. of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences     Open Access  
IJS Short Reports     Open Access  
Imam J. of Applied Sciences     Open Access  
Indian Anaesthetists Forum     Open Access  
Indian Dermatology Online J.     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Indian J. of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Anaesthesia     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.478, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.361, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Cerebral Palsy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Community Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.37, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Critical Care Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Indian J. of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.468, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.445, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology     Open Access  
Indian J. of Drugs in Dermatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Endocrinology and Metabolism     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.568, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indian J. of Medical and Paediatric Oncology     Open Access   (SJR: 0.425, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.503, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Medical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian J. of Nephrology     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.347, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Nuclear Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Indian J. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Ophthalmology     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.498, CiteScore: 1)
Indian J. of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
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Indian J. of Pain     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Indian J. of Plastic Surgery     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.311, CiteScore: 0)
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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  • High-flow nasal cannula versus conventional oxygen therapy in children
           with respiratory distress

    • Authors: Punthila Sitthikarnkha, Rujipat Samransamruajkit, Nuanchan Prapphal, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Suchada Sritippayawan
      Pages: 321 - 325
      Abstract: Punthila Sitthikarnkha, Rujipat Samransamruajkit, Nuanchan Prapphal, Jitladda Deerojanawong, Suchada Sritippayawan
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):321-325
      Purpose: The aim of this study is to determine the clinical efficacy of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy compared with conventional oxygen therapy in children presented with respiratory distress. Study Design: This was a randomized controlled study. Materials and Methods: Infants and children aged between 1 month to 5 years who were admitted to our tertiary referral center for respiratory distress (July 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015) and met the inclusion criteria were recruited. Interventions: Infants and children hospitalized with respiratory distress were randomized into two groups of interventions. All clinical data, for example, respiratory score, pulse rate, and respiratory rate were recorded. The results were subsequently analyzed. Results: A total of 98 respiratory distress children were enrolled during the study period. Only 4 children (8.2%) failed in HFNC therapy, compared with 10 children (20.4%) in conventional oxygen therapy group (P = 0.09). After adjusted for body weight, underlying diseases, and respiratory distress score, there was an 85% reduction in the odds of treatment failure in HFNC therapy group (adjusted odds ratio 0.15, 95% confidence interval 0.03–0.66, P = 0.01). Most children in HFNC therapy group had significant improvement in clinical respiratory score, heart rate, and respiratory rate at 240, 360, and 120 min compared with conventional oxygen therapy (P = 0.03, 0.04, and 0.03). Conclusion: HFNC therapy revealed a potential clinical advantage in management children hospitalized with respiratory distress compared with conventional respiratory therapy. The early use of HFNC in children with moderate-to-severe respiratory distress may prevent endotracheal tube intubation. Trial Register: TCTR 20170222007.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):321-325
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_181_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure due to noncystic
           fibrosis bronchiectasis

    • Authors: Vijay Hadda, Gopal Chawla, Pawan Tiwari, Karan Madan, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Anant Mohan, Gopi C Khilnani, Randeep Guleria
      Pages: 326 - 331
      Abstract: Vijay Hadda, Gopal Chawla, Pawan Tiwari, Karan Madan, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Anant Mohan, Gopi C Khilnani, Randeep Guleria
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):326-331
      Purpose of the Study: Data regarding the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) for treatment of acute respiratory failure (ARF) among patients with noncystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis are limited. We intend to describe our experience with NIV use in this setting. Methodology: This was a retrospective study which included 99 patients with bronchiectasis and ARF who required either NIV or invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). Results: NIV was started as the primary modality of ventilatory support in 81 (66.3%) patients. Fifty-three (65.4%) patients were managed successfully with NIV. Twenty-eight (34.56%) patients failed NIV and required endotracheal intubation. Reasons for NIV failure were worsening or nonimprovement of ventilatory or oxygenation parameters (n = 15), hypotension (n = 6), worsening of sensorium (n = 3), and intolerance (n = 4). None of the patients failed NIV due to excessive respiratory secretions. The rate of correction of arterial blood gases was comparable between NIV and IMV groups. The total duration of stay (median [interquartile range] days) in hospital was comparable between patients treated with NIV and IMV (8 [7–10] vs. 11 [5–11]; P = 0.99), respectively. The mortality rate between NIV and IMV groups were statistically comparable (8.64% vs. 16.6%; P = 0.08). High APACHE score at admission was associated with NIV failure (odd's ratio [95% confidence interval]: 1.21 (1.07–1.38)]. Conclusions: NIV is feasible for management of ARF with non-CF bronchiectasis. High APACHE may predict NIV failure among these patients.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):326-331
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_474_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Mortality prediction using acute physiology and chronic health evaluation
           II and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation IV scoring systems:
           Is there a difference?

    • Authors: Ramesh Venkataraman, Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Lakshmi Ranganathan, Senthilkumar Rajagopal, Babu K Abraham, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan
      Pages: 332 - 335
      Abstract: Ramesh Venkataraman, Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Lakshmi Ranganathan, Senthilkumar Rajagopal, Babu K Abraham, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):332-335
      Background: Mortality prediction in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting is complex, and there are several scoring systems utilized for this process. The Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II has been the most widely used scoring system; although, the more recent APACHE IV is considered an updated and advanced prediction model. However, these two systems may not give similar mortality predictions. Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare the mortality prediction ability of APACHE II and APACHE IV scoring systems among patients admitted to a tertiary care ICU. Methods: In this prospective longitudinal observational study, APACHE II and APACHE IV scores of ICU patients were computed using an online calculator. The outcome of the ICU admissions for all the patients was collected as discharged or deceased. The data were analyzed to compare the discrimination and calibration of the mortality prediction ability of the two scores. Results: Out of the 1670 patients' data analyzed, the area under the receiver operating characteristic of APACHE II score was 0.906 (95% confidence interval [CI] – 0.890–0.992), and APACHE IV score was 0.881 (95% CI – 0.862–0.890). The mean predicted mortality rate of the study population as given by the APACHE II scoring system was 44.8 ± 26.7 and as given by APACHE IV scoring system was 29.1 ± 28.5. The observed mortality rate was 22.4%. Conclusions: The APACHE II and IV scoring systems have comparable discrimination ability, but the calibration of APACHE IV seems to be better than that of APACHE II. There is a need to recalibrate the scales with weights derived from the Indian population.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):332-335
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_422_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Clinicohematological profile of febrile neutropenia in childhood acute
           leukemia and utility of serum procalcitonin levels in neutropenic patients
           

    • Authors: Rajan Kapoor, Ashish K Simalti, Shuvendu Roy, Pulkit Agarwal
      Pages: 336 - 339
      Abstract: Rajan Kapoor, Ashish K Simalti, Shuvendu Roy, Pulkit Agarwal
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):336-339
      Introduction: This study was planned to explore the clinical and hematological profile of febrile neutropenia (FN) in Indian children with focus on correlation of degree of neutropenia with fever and procalcitonin (PCT) level and the utility of serum PCT levels in cases of FN. Materials and Methods: Children below 12 years, receiving chemotherapy for hematological malignancy having oral temperature more than 100°F and absolute neutrophil count (ANC) below 500/mm3 were included. The aim of this study was to observe the clinicohematological profile of FN and utility of serum PCT levels in neutropenic patients. PCT was done by two-step two-site electrochemiluminescence immunoassay. Serum PCT values were reported as nanogram/ml. Results: Four categories were made based on serum PCT levels which had negative correlation with ANC but no correlation with microbiologically detected infections. Discussion: PCT is generally used to support the diagnosis of bacterial infection or sepsis in the emergency department or to monitor the treatment of sepsis with regard to reviewing antimicrobial treatment. The use of PCT has been well established as a marker for infection in adults and in nonneutropenic children, but similar data are lacking in pediatric population, more so in children with FN in Indian contexts. This study aims to fulfill this lacuna. Conclusion: The higher levels of PCT had a high negative correlation with ANC but low correlation with microbiologically detected infections.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):336-339
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_516_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Competence of intensivists in focused transthoracic echocardiography in
           intensive care unit: A prospective observational study

    • Authors: Muthapillai Senthilnathan, Pankaj Kundra, Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Savitri Velayudhan, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai
      Pages: 340 - 345
      Abstract: Muthapillai Senthilnathan, Pankaj Kundra, Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Savitri Velayudhan, Ajith Ananthakrishna Pillai
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):340-345
      Objectives: Focused transthoracic echocardiography (fTTE) in critical care can be used to assess patient's volume status, ventricular contractility, right ventricle chamber size, and valvular abnormalities. The objective of the study was to assess the competency of intensivists in performing fTTE in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients after a brief training course by cardiologist using a specific ECHO protocol. Methods: One hundred and four patients in ICU were recruited for this prospective observational study over a period of 12 months. Intensivists were trained for 60 h (2 h/day for 30 days). Intensivists performed fTTE in 82 ICU patients using a specific ECHO protocol developed in consensus with cardiologists. Each patient was assessed by an intensivist and two blinded cardiologists. At the end of the study period, the competency of intensivists was compared with two cardiologists and analyzed using intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). Results: There were excellent agreement between intensivists and cardiologists in terms of measuring ejection fraction (ICC estimate was 0.973–0.987), valvular function (ICC estimate for mitral valve was 0.940–0.972; ICC estimate for aortic valve was 0.872–0.940), and ICC estimate for pulmonary hypertension was 0.929–0.967. Good reliability has been found for the assessment of volume status with inferior vena cava diameter (ICC estimate for assessing hypovolemia was 0.790–0.902). Conclusion: Intensivists with requisite training in TTE were able to perform focused echocardiography with comparable accuracy to that of cardiologists. Further studies are required to elucidate the therapeutic implications of fTTE performed by the intensivists.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):340-345
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_401_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Medication errors in the emergency department: Knowledge, attitude,
           behavior, and training needs of nurses

    • Authors: Emanuele Di Simone, Noemi Giannetta, Flavia Auddino, Antonio Cicotto, Deborah Grilli, Marco Di Muzio
      Pages: 346 - 352
      Abstract: Emanuele Di Simone, Noemi Giannetta, Flavia Auddino, Antonio Cicotto, Deborah Grilli, Marco Di Muzio
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):346-352
      Aim: The aim was to describe which elements of nurses' knowledge, training needs, behavior, and attitude can prevent Medication errors (Acronym MEs) in the emergency department during all steps of the administration of intravenous (IV) medications. Methods: An anonymous questionnaire made up of 43 items has been drafted and delivered to a sample of 103 nurses of a university hospital in Rome. The study has been supported by specific literature review. Results: Majority of the sample (94%) answered that topics related to the preparation and administration of IV medications were covered during the basic course while 63.2% only during the postbasic course. Only 15.6% of nurses judged excellent their level of knowledge about preparation and administration of IV medications while 89.3% considered that it is important to improve their knowledge; 85.6% said that the teaching about the use of IV medications should be increased during the degree course they attended; 30.3% agreed that specific postgraduate courses on the use of IV drugs should be designed. Moreover, only 22% of the sample believed that the coaching of new recruit nurses is critical to prevent errors. Conclusion: The sample showed appropriate knowledge, positive attitudes, and right behavior related to the preparation and administration of IV medications. The skills that nurses must have in pharmacology are still rising, both due to the safety of drug therapy and to the increasing number of drugs available; the result is that nurses have to update their knowledge regularly.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):346-352
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_63_18
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Comparision of analgesic efficacy of tramadol infusion versus tramadol
           plus ondansetron infusion in medical intensive care unit

    • Authors: Surya Prakash Yarramalle, Kartik Munta, S Manimala Rao, Pradeep Marur Venkategowda, Sagar Sunka, Sai Kiran Dudam
      Pages: 353 - 356
      Abstract: Surya Prakash Yarramalle, Kartik Munta, S Manimala Rao, Pradeep Marur Venkategowda, Sagar Sunka, Sai Kiran Dudam
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):353-356
      Background: Tramadol, a preferred analgesic due to its less respiratory depression. It also has a central action that blocks the reuptake and enhances the release of serotonin at spinal antinociceptive pathways. Ondansetron, an antiemetic is a serotonin receptor antagonist. Due to the contradictory actions of the two drugs, co-administration of these drugs resulted in higher usage of tramadol. All these studies were done in the postoperative period. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of tramadol infusion versus tramadol plus ondansetron infusion in Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. Materials and Methods: After Institutional Ethical Committee approval, 50 patients who experience pain other than postoperative pain were enrolled and randomized into two groups. Both the groups initially received 50 mg of tramadol intravenously over 10 min followed by Group T+O received 10 mg/h tramadol + 0.4 mg/h ondansetron as an infusion. Group T received 10 mg/h tramadol as infusion. Hemodynamic parameters along with pain assessment using Verbal Rating Scale (VRS) were analyzed at 0, 3, 6, 12, and 24 h. Rescue analgesia was administered if VRS >4. Side effects were noted by condition scoring criteria (CSC) scale. Results: Rescue analgesia was administered at 3 h, for three patients in T+O Group and 1 patient in T Group, but this is not statistically significant (P = 0.153). No rescue analgesia was required in both the groups at any other point of time. There was fall in heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressures, respiratory rate at 0, 3, 6, 12, and 24 h in both the groups but not statistically significant. Grade 1 sedation of CSC scale was observed in two patients of Group T+O and one patient in Group T but not statistically significant (P = 0.153). No nausea and vomiting were seen. Conclusions: We conclude that co-administration of tramadol and ondansetron can be practiced in medical ICU patients without any higher requirement in dosage of tramadol.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):353-356
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_5_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Diagnosing catheter-associated urinary tract infection in critically Ill
           patients: Do the guidelines help?

    • Authors: Sai Saran, Namrata S Rao, Afzal Azim
      Pages: 357 - 360
      Abstract: Sai Saran, Namrata S Rao, Afzal Azim
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):357-360
      Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the leading cause of hospital-acquired infections in hospitalized patients in medical and surgical wards, but it is still commonly underdiagnosed in critically ill patients despite a higher device usage rate. The most commonly employed diagnostic criteria for such diagnosis come from the Infectious Disease Society of America and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Health Safety Network surveillance definition. It is surprising that no separate diagnostic criteria of CAUTI exist, for the critically ill patients – though these patients are of a different class of patients' altogether, due to decreased immunity, existence on multiple organ supports, and invasive lines, and an inability to communicate with a clinician. In this review, we highlight the difficulties in applying the available guidelines to diagnose CAUTI in critically ill patients. We also suggest an algorithm for the diagnosis of CAUTI in these patients.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):357-360
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_434_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Clinicoetiological pattern and outcome of neonates requiring mechanical
           ventilation: Study in a tertiary care centre

    • Authors: Mohini Yadav, Gauri Chauhan, AK Bhardwaj, PD Sharma
      Pages: 361 - 363
      Abstract: Mohini Yadav, Gauri Chauhan, AK Bhardwaj, PD Sharma
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):361-363
      The clinical and etiological pattern of ventilated newborns, their outcome in relation to morbidity and mortality was studied with 50 ventilated newborns, including outborns. M:f ratio was 2.1:1. The most common gestational age 28–36 weeks (60%) and mostly were appropriate for gestational age (66%). Survival rate 40% (20/50) being directly proportional to the gestational age and intrauterine growth pattern (P < 0.01). Babies by LSCS Lower Segment Cessarian Section survived more than born by normal vaginal delivery (46.7% vs. 37.1%). More outborn survival could be related to their advanced gestational age on presentation. The initial assessment of APGAR score of >7 had a better outcome (56.3%; P < 0.03). The most common indication of ventilation was hyaline membrane disease (19/50) but the survival rate best in babies with meconium aspiration syndrome (54.5%). The most prevalent complication was sepsis (survival rate 60%) while conditions such as shock, intraventricular hemorrhage, disseminated intravascular coagulation, air leak syndrome, and pulmonary hemorrhage had 100% mortality. Thus, the outcome as survival is constrained by many factors; newborn's profile, conditions at birth, and postnatal resuscitation.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):361-363
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_452_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Experience with β-D-Glucan assay in the management of critically ill
           patients with high risk of invasive candidiasis: An observational study

    • Authors: Nitin Bansal, Ram Gopalakrishnan, Nandini Sethuraman, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, P Senthur Nambi, D Suresh Kumar, R Madhumitha, MA Thirunarayan, V Ramasubramanian
      Pages: 364 - 368
      Abstract: Nitin Bansal, Ram Gopalakrishnan, Nandini Sethuraman, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, P Senthur Nambi, D Suresh Kumar, R Madhumitha, MA Thirunarayan, V Ramasubramanian
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):364-368
      Background: The (1,3)-β-D-glucan assay (BDG) is recommended for the early diagnosis of invasive candidiasis (IC). Methods: Records of 154 critically ill adults with suspected IC, on whom BDG was done, were analyzed. Patients were divided into three groups: Group A (confirmed IC), Group B (alternative diagnosis or cause of severe sepsis), and Group C (high candidal score and positive BDG [>80 pg/mL] but without a confirmed diagnosis of IC). Results: Mean BDG levels were significantly higher in Group A (n = 32) as compared to Group B (n = 60) and Group C (n = 62) (448.75 ± 88.30 vs. 144.46 ± 82.49 vs. 292.90 ± 137.0 pg/mL; P < 0.001). Discontinuation of empiric antifungal therapy based on a value <80 resulted in cost savings of 14,000 INR per day per patient. Conclusion: A BDG value of <80 pg/ml facilitates early discontinuation of empirical antifungal therapy, with considerable cost savings.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):364-368
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_4_18
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome

    • Authors: Kashmira Rajendra Hajare, Priya Patil, Jyoti Bansode
      Pages: 369 - 371
      Abstract: Kashmira Rajendra Hajare, Priya Patil, Jyoti Bansode
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):369-371
      Idiopathic systemic capillary leak syndrome (ISCLS) is a very rare life-threatening disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of hypotension, hemoconcentration, and hypoalbuminemia. It is caused by transient endothelial dysfunction, leading to plasma leakage from intravascular to interstitial space. Here, we report a case of ISCLS with recurrent episodes of capillary leak which required a long-term prophylaxis with beta-2 adrenergic receptor agonist and theophylline. Although ISCLS is the rare entity, associated morbidity and mortality require physician's awareness to provide timely therapy. Under-recognition in the medical community and rarity of this syndrome has precluded analysis in rational clinical trial designs that are necessary to determine targeted and adequate therapy. This report is meant to enhance awareness of ISCLS among physician's community.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):369-371
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_464_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Aortocaval fistula presenting as Type 2 acute myocardial infarction in a
           patient with severe arteriopathy

    • Authors: Vivekanand Rajendran, Krishnaswamy Sundararajan, Alice Sawka
      Pages: 372 - 374
      Abstract: Vivekanand Rajendran, Krishnaswamy Sundararajan, Alice Sawka
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):372-374
      Aortocaval fistulas (ACFs) are rare with varied etiologies. Symptoms can be acute or delayed with predominant manifestations being high output cardiac failure. Acute coronary syndrome due to ACF has not been widely reported. We present a case of a 68-year-old male who presented with signs and symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome. This was confirmed by electrocardiogram changes and a rise in cardiac enzymes. A large abdominal aortic aneurysm was diagnosed initially by imaging without evidence of leak or rupture. A coronary angiogram showed only mild diffuse disease. On further reviewing, the computerized tomography imaging revealed an ACF. This was subsequently repaired with rapid improvement in his condition. Acute coronary syndrome is an unusual presentation of ACF with inadequately understood pathophysiological mechanisms. Prompt diagnosis and surgical management of this fistula are paramount to reduce mortality and morbidity.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):372-374
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_520_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Primary cutaneous mucormycosis in a trauma patient with
           morel-lavall&#233;e lesion

    • Authors: Karan Singla, Tanvir Samra, Nidhi Bhatia
      Pages: 375 - 377
      Abstract: Karan Singla, Tanvir Samra, Nidhi Bhatia
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):375-377
      Mucormycosis is an aggressive fungal infection caused by zygomycetes from the order of Mucorales. Immunocompromised patients or patients with comorbidities are susceptible to this infection. There are many forms of mucormycosis such as rhino-orbito-cerebral, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and pulmonary. Cutaneous mucormycosis is rare in trauma patients with no comorbidities. Morel-Lavallée lesions are rare degloving injuries in trauma patients. We report a case of cutaneous mucormycosis in a trauma patient with the Morel-Lavallée lesions.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):375-377
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_343_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis

    • Authors: Satyendra Kumar Sonkar, Satish Kumar, Neeraj Kumar Singh
      Pages: 378 - 380
      Abstract: Satyendra Kumar Sonkar, Satish Kumar, Neeraj Kumar Singh
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):378-380
      Hypokalemia is a serious and life-threatening clinical condition. We present a case of a 45-year-old male, with known hyperthyroidism presenting with profound tremor, irritability, quadriparesis, and labored breathing since morning, on the day of admission. Arterial blood gas analysis showed severe hypokalemia. Patient's vital was stabilized and patient's oxygen saturation was maintained on oxygen inhalation. Intravenous potassium chloride infusion was administered with regular monitoring of vitals and electrolytes. Patient's symptoms improved. Thyroid function testing showed high free T3 (tri-iodothyronine) and free T4 (thyroxine) with low thyroid-stimulating hormone concentration in the serum, indicating thyrotoxic hypokalemic periodic paralysis. Treatment with antithyroid drug carbimazole resulted in an improvement during the follow-up visit. Hypokalemia is believed to be a consequence of a massive shift due to increased sodium–potassium–adenosine triphosphatase (Na+K+ATPase) pump activity in the presence of elevated thyroid hormones.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):378-380
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_369_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Secondary hypertriglyceridemia causing recurrent acute pancreatitis with
           normal pancreatic enzymes

    • Authors: Prabhat Kumar, Anindya Ghosh, Nitin Sinha, Rajinder Singh Tonk
      Pages: 381 - 383
      Abstract: Prabhat Kumar, Anindya Ghosh, Nitin Sinha, Rajinder Singh Tonk
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):381-383
      Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is the third leading cause of acute pancreatitis (APs) worldwide which is invariably associated with elevated pancreatic enzyme levels. We present a case of HTG-induced recurrent AP with normal serum amylase and lipase levels in a patient of Syndrome Z.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):381-383
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_353_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Adult influenza A (H1N1) related encephalitis: A case report

    • Authors: Devinder Midha, Arun Kumar, Pratibha Vasudev, Zafar Ahmad Iqbal, Amit Kumar Mandal
      Pages: 384 - 387
      Abstract: Devinder Midha, Arun Kumar, Pratibha Vasudev, Zafar Ahmad Iqbal, Amit Kumar Mandal
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):384-387
      The year 2009–2010 saw H1N1 influenza outbreaks occurring in almost all countries of the world, causing the WHO to declare it a pandemic of an alert level of 6. In India, H1N1 influenza outbreaks were again reported in late 2014 and early 2015. Since then, sporadic cases of H1N1 influenza have been reported. H1N1 influenza usually presents itself with respiratory tract symptoms. In a minority of patients, abdominal symptoms may occur as well. Acute influenza-associated encephalopathy/encephalitis mostly occurs in the pediatric population, whereas in adults, it is a rare complication. The incidence of neurological complications appears to have increased after the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus pandemic. We would like to draw attention to an adult patient case who initially presented with respiratory symptoms but then deteriorated and developed encephalitis, which is rarely reported. As per literature reviewed by Victoria Bangualid and Judith Berger on PubMed, only 21 cases of neurological complications were found in adult influenza A patients, out of whom 8 had encephalopathy.
      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):384-387
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_344_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Adding an “R” in the “DOPE” Mnemonic for
           ventilator troubleshooting

    • Authors: Vimal Koshy Thomas, Siju Varghese Abraham
      Pages: 388 - 388
      Abstract: Vimal Koshy Thomas, Siju Varghese Abraham
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):388-388

      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):388-388
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_501_17
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Diagnostic value of procalcitonin in predicting bacteremia in intensive
           care unit

    • Authors: Rupali Patnaik, Afzal Azim
      Pages: 389 - 389
      Abstract: Rupali Patnaik, Afzal Azim
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):389-389

      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):389-389
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_124_18
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
  • Designing a multidimensional pain assessment tool for critically Ill
           elderly patients: An agenda for future research

    • Authors: Hamed Mortazavi
      Pages: 390 - 391
      Abstract: Hamed Mortazavi
      Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):390-391

      Citation: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018 22(5):390-391
      PubDate: Thu,17 May 2018
      DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_44_18
      Issue No: Vol. 22, No. 5 (2018)
       
 
 
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