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AACN Advanced Critical Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Academic Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 90)
Acta Colombiana de Cuidado Intensivo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acute and Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
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Advances in Neonatal Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
African Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
AINS - Anasthesiologie - Intensivmedizin - Notfallmedizin - Schmerztherapie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Egyptian Journal of Critical Care Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EMC - Urgenze     Full-text available via subscription  
Emergency Care Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Emergency Medicine (Medicina neotložnyh sostoânij)     Open Access  
Emergency Medicine Australasia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
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Enfermería Intensiva (English ed.)     Full-text available via subscription  
European Burn Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
European Journal of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Frontiers in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Global Journal of Transfusion Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Indian Journal of Burns     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Injury     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Intensive Care Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
Intensive Care Medicine Experimental     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Intensivmedizin up2date     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Paramedic Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Iranian Journal of Emergency Medicine     Open Access  
Irish Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal Européen des Urgences et de Réanimation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal Of Cardiovascular Emergencies     Open Access  
Journal of Concussion     Open Access  
Journal of Critical Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
Journal of Critical Care Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Emergency Medical Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Emergency Practice and Trauma     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Intensive Care     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Intensive Care Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Intensive Medicine     Open Access  
Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Stroke Medicine     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the Intensive Care Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 81)
Journal of Translational Critical Care Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
La Presse Médicale Open     Open Access  
Médecine de Catastrophe - Urgences Collectives     Hybrid Journal  
Medicina Intensiva     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Medicina Intensiva (English Edition)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Mediterranean Journal of Emergency Medicine & Acute Care : MedJEM     Open Access  
Notfall + Rettungsmedizin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
OA Critical Care     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
OA Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Open Access Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Journal of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Palliative Care : Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Prehospital Emergency Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Research and Opinion in Anesthesia and Intensive Care     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Resuscitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Resuscitation Plus     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Saudi Critical Care Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Shock : Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis : Laboratory and Clinical Approaches     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Sklifosovsky Journal Emergency Medical Care     Open Access  
The Journal of Trauma Injury Infection and Critical Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Transplant Research and Risk Management     Open Access  
Trauma Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Trauma Monthly     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Western Journal of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
 AEM Education and Training : A Global Journal of Emergency Care     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

           

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  • What's New in Critical Illness and Injury Science? Delirium, COVID-19,
           and critical illness

    • Authors: Andrew C Miller
      Pages: 59 - 60
      Abstract: Andrew C Miller
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):59-60

      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):59-60
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_44_22
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Intensive care unit delirium in patients with severe COVID-19: A
           prospective observational cohort study

    • Authors: Ryan J Smith, Christian Lachner, Vijay P Singh, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba
      Pages: 61 - 69
      Abstract: Ryan J Smith, Christian Lachner, Vijay P Singh, Rodrigo Cartin-Ceba
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):61-69
      Background: Delirium is common in patients with severe coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19). The purpose of our study was to determine whether severe COVID-19 is an independent risk factor for the development of delirium in patients treated in the intensive care unit (ICU).Methods: This prospective observational cohort study involved 162 critically ill patients admitted to a multidisciplinary ICU during 2019 and 2020. A validated screening tool was used to diagnose delirium. Multiple delirium risk factors were collected daily including clinical characteristics, hospital course, lab values, vital signs, surgical exposure, drug exposure, and COVID-19 characteristics. After univariate analysis, a multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to determine independent risk factors associated with the development of delirium.Results: In our study population, 50 (31%) patients developed delirium. A total of 39 (24.1%) tested positive for COVID-19. Initial analysis showed COVID-19 to be more prevalent in those patients that developed delirium (40% vs. 17%; P = 0.003). Multivariate analysis showed opioid use (odds ratio [OR]: 24 [95% confidence intervals (CI): 16–27]; P ≤ 0.001), benzodiazepine use (OR: 23 [95% CI: 16–63] P = 0.001), and estimated mortality based on acute physiology and chronic health evaluation IV score (OR: 1.04 [95% CI: 1.01–1.07] P = 0.002) to be independently associated with delirium development. COVID-19 (OR: 1.44 [95% CI: 0.13–10.6]; P = 0.7) was not found to be associated with delirium.Conclusion: Delirium is prevalent in critically ill patients admitted to the ICU, including those with COVID-19. However, after adjustment for important covariates, we found in this cohort that COVID-19 was not an independent risk factor for delirium.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):61-69
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_93_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Point prevalence of delirium among critically ill patients in Saudi
           Arabia: A multicenter observational study

    • Authors: Nada S Alqadheeb, Mai S Hashhoush, Abdulrahman M Alharthy, Nasir Nasim Mahmood, Zahra A Alfardan, Rashid Amin, Khalid A Maghrabi, Mohammed A Almaani, Mahmoud S Alyamany, Farhan Zayed Alenezi, Abdulrahman R Alruwaili, Kasim H Alkhatib, Asia S Rugaan, Faisal S Eltatar, Haifa M Algethamy, Abdullah M Abudayah, Alaa E Ghabashi, Galal B ElRakaiby, Khalid F Alkatheeri, Mohammed I Alarifi, Yousef A Al Mubarak, Nadia H Ismail, Israa H Alnajdi, Mohammed Elrazi I. Ahmed, Mariam A Alansari, Ahmed O Alenazi, Osama M Almuslim
      Pages: 70 - 76
      Abstract: Nada S Alqadheeb, Mai S Hashhoush, Abdulrahman M Alharthy, Nasir Nasim Mahmood, Zahra A Alfardan, Rashid Amin, Khalid A Maghrabi, Mohammed A Almaani, Mahmoud S Alyamany, Farhan Zayed Alenezi, Abdulrahman R Alruwaili, Kasim H Alkhatib, Asia S Rugaan, Faisal S Eltatar, Haifa M Algethamy, Abdullah M Abudayah, Alaa E Ghabashi, Galal B ElRakaiby, Khalid F Alkatheeri, Mohammed I Alarifi, Yousef A Al Mubarak, Nadia H Ismail, Israa H Alnajdi, Mohammed Elrazi I. Ahmed, Mariam A Alansari, Ahmed O Alenazi, Osama M Almuslim
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):70-76
      Background: Delirium in critically ill patients is independently associated with poor clinical outcomes. There is a scarcity of published data on the prevalence of delirium among critically ill patients in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we sought to determine, in a multicenter fashion, the prevalence of delirium in critically ill patients in Saudi Arabia and explore associated risk factors.Methods: A cross-sectional point prevalence study was conducted on January 28, 2020, at 14 intensive care units (ICUs) across 3 universities and 11 other tertiary care hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Delirium was screened once using the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist. We excluded patients who were unable to participate in a valid delirium assessment, patients admitted with traumatic brain injury, and patients with documented dementia in their medical charts.Results: Of the 407 screened ICU patients, 233 patients were enrolled and 45.9% were diagnosed with delirium. The prevalence was higher in mechanically ventilated patients compared to patients not mechanically ventilated (57.5% vs. 33.6%; P < 0.001). In a multivariate model, risk factors independently associated with delirium included age (adjusted odds ratio [AOR], 1.021; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.01–1.04; P = 0.008), mechanical ventilation (AOR, 2.39; 95% CI, 1.34–4.28; P = 0.003), and higher severity of illness (AOR, 1.01; 95% CI, 1.001–1.021; P = 0.026).Conclusion: In our study, delirium remains a prevalent complication, with distinct risk factors. Further studies are necessary to investigate long-term outcomes of delirium in critically ill patients in Saudi Arabia.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):70-76
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_76_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Mortality in patients receiving prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation
           time in the emergency department: A retrospective cohort study

    • Authors: Sorravit Savatmongkorngul, Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Napathom Sunsuwan, Pungkawa Sricharoen, Chetsadakon Jenpanitpong, Konwachira Maijan, Sorawich Watcharakitpaisan, Parama Kaninworapan
      Pages: 77 - 81
      Abstract: Sorravit Savatmongkorngul, Chaiyaporn Yuksen, Napathom Sunsuwan, Pungkawa Sricharoen, Chetsadakon Jenpanitpong, Konwachira Maijan, Sorawich Watcharakitpaisan, Parama Kaninworapan
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):77-81
      Background: Patients waiting for intensive care unit (ICU) admission cause emergency department (ED) crowding and have an increased risk of mortality and length of stay (LOS) in hospital, which increase the hospitalization cost. This study aimed to investigate the correlation between mortality and invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) time in patients in the ED.Methods: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in patients who received IMV in the ED of Ramathibodi Hospital. The correlation between mortality at 28 days after intubation and IMV time in the ED was analyzed. The cutoff time was analyzed to determine prolonged and nonprolonged IMV times. ICU ventilation time, length of ICU stay, and LOS in the hospital were also analyzed to determine their correlations between IMV time in the ED.Results: In this study, 302 patients were enrolled, 71 died, and 231 survived 28 days after receiving IMV in the ED. We found that the duration of >12 h of IMV in the ED increased the 28-day mortality rate by 1.98 times (P = 0.036). No correlations were found between IMV time in the ED and ventilation time in the ICU, length of ICU stay, and LOS in the hospital.Conclusion: More than 12 h of IMV time in the ED correlated with mortality at 28 days after initiation of IMV. No associations were found between prolonged IMV time in the ED with ventilation time in the ICU, length of ICU stay, and LOS in the hospital.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):77-81
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_69_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Surveillance study of bloodstream infections, antimicrobial use, and
           resistance patterns among intensive care unit patients: A retrospective
           cross-sectional study

    • Authors: Mera A Ababneh, Mohammad Al Domi, Abeer M Rababa&#39;h
      Pages: 82 - 90
      Abstract: Mera A Ababneh, Mohammad Al Domi, Abeer M Rababa'h
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):82-90
      Background: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are one of the most critical illnesses requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission. This study assessed patterns of antimicrobial use and resistance in ICU patients with BSIs.Methods: Inpatients admitted to the ICU and who received at least one antimicrobial agent between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2019, were included in the study. Electronic patients' medical records were used to collect patients' demographic, clinical, and microbiological data.Results: A total of 1051 patients were enrolled in the study, where 650 patients (61.84%) were treated with three or more antimicrobial agents. The most frequently used antimicrobials were piperacillin/tazobactam followed by teicoplanin, meropenem, and levofloxacin. The most predominant multidrug-resistant pathogens were Acinetobacter baumannii, followed by Escherichia coli, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Klebsiella pneumonia, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.Conclusions: The administration of the antimicrobials among ICU patients was highly based on a combination of three or more broad-spectrum agents. MDR pathogens were found to be highly prevalent among ICU patients with BSI. Therefore, we suggest recommending that hospital policies should apply the antimicrobial stewardship protocols, infection control, and implement antimicrobial de-escalation protocol to reduce the harm pressure of antimicrobial resistance.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):82-90
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_70_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Acute kidney injury in critically ill adults: A cross-sectional study

    • Authors: Mohamed M. A. ElSeirafi, Hasan M. S. N. Hasan, Kannan Sridharan, Mohamed Qasim Toorani, Sheikh Abdul Azeez Pasha, Zafar Mohiuddin, Sana Alkhawaja
      Pages: 91 - 94
      Abstract: Mohamed M. A. ElSeirafi, Hasan M. S. N. Hasan, Kannan Sridharan, Mohamed Qasim Toorani, Sheikh Abdul Azeez Pasha, Zafar Mohiuddin, Sana Alkhawaja
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):91-94
      Background: Wide differences in the estimates of acute kidney injury (AKI) have been reported in studies from various parts of the world. Due to dearth of data from the region, we carried out the present study to assess the incidence and the associated factors for AKI in our critically ill population.Methods: A prospective, observational study in critically ill adults who developed AKI was carried out. The diagnosis of AKI was attained by AKI Network (AKIN) criteria. The key details collected included details related to demographics, APCAHE score, concomitant diagnoses, whether mechanical ventilation was provided or not, radiological findings, drugs with potential nephrotoxicity, requirement of renal replacement therapy (RRT), whether recovered from AKI and time taken for recovery, duration of stay in the intensive care unit, and outcome (died/alive).Results: One hundred patients out of the total 560 with an incidence of 17.9% developed AKI. Forty-five had Stage 1, 22 had Stage 2, and 33 had Stage 3 AKI, and a significantly higher mortality was observed with Stage 3 AKIN Class compared to Stages 1 and 2. Two-thirds of the patients had septic shock, while 29 had contrast-induced nephropathy. Ninety-five patients received at least one drug with potential nephrotoxicity. Sixty-three patients recovered from AKI episodes. Only 29 patients underwent RRT of which 41% died.Conclusion: We observed an incidence of 17.9% for AKI in our critically ill patients. The estimates from this study will serve as a baseline for future studies in the region.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):91-94
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_77_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Hematological manifestations of COVID-19 acute respiratory distress
           syndrome patients and the impact of thrombocytopenia on disease outcomes:
           A retrospective study

    • Authors: Meltem Simsek, Fatma Yildirim, Irem Karaman, Halil &#304;brahim Dural
      Pages: 95 - 100
      Abstract: Meltem Simsek, Fatma Yildirim, Irem Karaman, Halil İbrahim Dural
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):95-100
      Background: Platelet count is a simple and readily available biomarker, in which thrombocytopenia was shown to be independently associated with disease severity and risk of mortality in the critical coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of thrombocytopenia on disease progression in critically ill COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU).Methods: COVID-19-associated ARDS patients in our research hospitals' ICU were retrospectively investigated. Patients were divided into two groups as thrombocytopenic (<150 × 109/ml) patients on admission or those who developed thrombocytopenia during ICU follow-up (Group 1) and those without thrombocytopenia during ICU course and follow-up (Group 2).Results: The median platelet count of all patients was 240 × 109/ml, and the median D-dimer was 1.16 mg/ml. On admission, 32 (18.3%) patients had thrombocytopenia. The mean platelet count of Group 1 was 100.0 ± 47.5 × 109/ml. Group 1 was older and their Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II and sequential organ failure assessment scores were higher. Group 1 had lower hemoglobin, neutrophil, and lymphocyte counts and higher ferritin and procalcitonin level. Invasive mechanical ventilation was more commonly needed, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) was more frequently observed in Group 1. The ICU and hospital length of stay of Group 1 was longer with higher mortality.Conclusion: Patients with thrombocytopenia had increased inflammatory markers, frequency of DIC, duration of ICU stay, and mortality. The presence of thrombocytopenia may reflect the progression of COVID-19 toward an unfavorable outcome.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):95-100
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_96_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Observational management of Grade II or higher blunt traumatic thoracic
           aortic injury: 15 years of experience at a single suburban institution

    • Authors: Jin Bong Ye, Jin Young Lee, Jin Suk Lee, Se Heon Kim, Hanlim Choi, Yook Kim, Soo Young Yoon, Young Hoon Sul, Jung Hee Choi
      Pages: 101 - 105
      Abstract: Jin Bong Ye, Jin Young Lee, Jin Suk Lee, Se Heon Kim, Hanlim Choi, Yook Kim, Soo Young Yoon, Young Hoon Sul, Jung Hee Choi
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):101-105
      Background: We aimed to investigate the outcomes after delayed management of ≥ Grade II blunt traumatic thoracic aortic injury (BTAI).Methods: Between January 2005 and December 2019, we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 21 patients with ≥ Grade II thoracic aortic injury resulting from blunt trauma. Twelve patients underwent observation for the injury, whereas nine patients were transferred immediately after the diagnosis. Patients were divided into a nonoperative management group (n = 7) and delayed repair group (n = 5) based on whether they underwent thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair or surgery.Results: The most common dissection type was DeBakey classification IIIa (n = 9). Five patients underwent delayed surgery (including aneurysm repair), with observation periods ranging from 1 day to 36 months. The delayed repair group exhibited higher injury severity scores than the nonoperative management group (n = 7). The nonoperative management group was followed-up with blood pressure management without a change in status for a period ranging from 3 to 96 months.Conclusions: Our findings indicated that conservative management may be appropriate for select patients with Grade II/III BTAI, especially those exhibiting hemodynamic stability with anti-impulse therapy and minimally sized pseudoaneurysms. However, further studies are required to identify the risk factors for injury progression and long-term outcomes.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):101-105
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_89_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Medication errors in Jordan: A systematic review

    • Authors: Abeer M Rababah, Afrah Nabil Mardini, Mera A Ababneh, Mohammad Rababa, Maisan Hayajneh
      Pages: 106 - 114
      Abstract: Abeer M Rababah, Afrah Nabil Mardini, Mera A Ababneh, Mohammad Rababa, Maisan Hayajneh
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):106-114
      Medication errors (MEs) present a significant issue in health care area, as they pose a threat to patient safety and could occur at any stage of the medication use process. The objective of this systematic review was to review studies reporting the rates, prevalence, and/or incidence of various MEs in different health care clinical settings in Jordan. We searched PubMed, HINARI, Google, and SCOPUS for relevant published studies. We included observational, cross-sectional or cohort studies on MEs targeting adults in different health-care settings in Jordan. A total of 411 records were identified through searching different databases. Following the removal of duplicates, screening of title, abstract and full-text screening, 24 papers were included for the final review step. Prescribing errors was the most common error reported in the included studies, where it was reported in 15 studies. The prevalence of prescribing errors ranged from 0.1% to 96%. Two studies reported unintentional discrepancies and documentation errors as other types of MEs, where the prevalence of unintentional discrepancies ranged from 47% to 67.9%, and the prevalence of documentation errors ranged from 33.7% to 65%. In conclusion, a wide variation was found between the reviewed studies in the error prevalence rates. This variation may be due to the variation in the clinical settings, targeted populations, methodologies employed. There is an imperative need for addressing the issue of MEs and improving drug therapy practice among health-care professionals by introducing education and training.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):106-114
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_72_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Approach to new-onset facial nerve palsy in a critically ill patient: A
           case report

    • Authors: Saumitra Misra, Saurabh Kumar, Nitin Rai, Sai Saran
      Pages: 115 - 117
      Abstract: Saumitra Misra, Saurabh Kumar, Nitin Rai, Sai Saran
      International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):115-117
      Lower motor type of facial nerve palsy (Bell's palsy) is one of the most common types of facial nerve palsy, with well-defined management with steroids and antivirals for patients attending outpatient clinics. The diagnosis and management of facial nerve palsy in critically ill patients require an individualized approach, as there may be many other causes like soft-tissue compression due to facial edema which can occur as a complication of prone ventilation and severe subcutaneous emphysema. This report highlights the challenges in the management of new-onset facial nerve palsy diagnosed in the intensive care unit (ICU) for a patient on mechanical ventilation, and creates a necessity for a standard operating protocol for the management of such scenarios in ICU.
      Citation: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science 2022 12(2):115-117
      PubDate: Fri,24 Jun 2022
      DOI: 10.4103/ijciis.ijciis_94_21
      Issue No: Vol. 12, No. 2 (2022)
       
 
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