J Clin Apher 2021 Nov 27. Epub 2021 Nov 27.
Department of Laboratory Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, USA.
Nurs Crit Care 2022 Jan 20. Epub 2022 Jan 20.
Escola Paulista de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Background: Several nonpharmacological strategies for the prevention and treatment of delirium have been increasingly used because the aetiology of delirium is multifactorial.Aims: To verify the association between nonpharmacological strategies (presence of companion, mobilization, absence of physical restraint and natural light) and the occurrence of delirium, and to identify risk factors for delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.Study Design: The study was conducted in a Brazilian medical and surgical ICU. Read More
Department of Nursing, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), Córdoba, Spain.
Background: Patients treated in intensive care units (ICUs) experience life-threatening medical conditions but some external factors in ICUs do not help or even adversely affect and complicate their evolution. Among others, such factors include noise pollution due to alarms and medical clinical equipment, as well as the activities of the health care personnel themselves.Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the influence of elevated sound levels on physiological variables and the consciousness state of patients treated in a cardiovascular area in an ICU. Read More
Pharmacopsychiatry 2022 Jan 20. Epub 2022 Jan 20.
Department of Physical Medicine and Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Universidad de La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain.
J Nurs Care Qual 2022 Jan 19. Epub 2022 Jan 19.
Heart Center (Dr Rodrigues) and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (Drs Tume and Lemming), Texas Children's Hospital, Houston; and Talent Management, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama (Dr Lofton).
Background: Pain management with opioids and underutilization of prophylaxis for constipation can prolong a patient's hospital length of stay and impede pain management efforts.Problem: In pediatric postoperative cardiac patients, opioid therapy is a common approach to pain management but often places them at greater risk for constipation due to anatomy and age.Methods: A retrospective review of 50 patients' medical records for baseline data was conducted, and a survey evaluated providers' current knowledge and practice. Read More
Anesth Analg 2022 Jan 20. Epub 2022 Jan 20.
Department of Pain Management, Anesthesiology Institute.
Background: Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is one of the major complications of diabetes mellitus. It is often debilitating and refractory to pharmaceutical therapies. Our goal was to systematically review and evaluate the strength of evidence of interventional management options for PDN and make evidence-based recommendations for clinical practice. Read More