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The purpose of this study is to better understand the relationship between gender (being a man or a woman), infections caught in the hospital, and serious illness. Five hundred seventy patients 18 years of age or older who are critically (seriously) ill and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for at least 48 hours will participate in this study. Patients will be studied while receiving regular ICU treatment according to local standards. Blood specimens will come from pati...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of tight control of serum glucose levels with an intensive insulin treatment in patients hospitalized in an intensive care unit with medical and surgical patients.
The CAPSS Study is a retrospective and prospective, multi-center, single-arm post-market data collection study with an FDA cleared device. Physiologic data measurements will be collected from enrolled subjects using electronic health records and data streams via the Accuryn Monitoring System. Analysis of these data has the potential to be able to acutely guide resuscitation and monitor trends for emerging critical conditions.
ICU-acquired weakness represents a common and often devastating disease process which affects greater than 50% of critically ill patients. This pathogenesis of this acquired disease is multifactorial and results in variable severity, ranging from mild, transient to severe, permanent dysfunction of peripheral nerves in additional to muscle. In affected patients, weakness may persist for months to years after the acute phase of their illness, and has been implicated as a major ...
This study investigates the impact of introducing an early mobilisation device called the Sara Combilizer on time taken to mobilise in critical care. The investigators will collect baseline data on time taken to mobilise for a period of 4 months, then following a training programme and introduction of the device for a further 4 months
The aim of this study is to characterise the use of clinical nutrition support, especially of parenteral nutrition that is administered directly into a vein, in adult patients with critical illness. The study wants to assess nutritional balance (that means the ratio of calories and protein prescribed to calories and protein actually received). Furthermore, it wants to evaluate whether the nutrition received has influence on the patients' clinical outcome, with focus on measures...
Hematologic malignancy patients are admitted to ICU in increasing numbers. Successful ICU intervention has led to an increasing number of ICU survivors; however, there is a lack of information available about these patients' long term survival and quality of life. There is little Canadian data regarding ICU survival and regarding 1-year survival and functional outcomes in this group of patients. Over 500 patients are admitted annually to Canadian ICUs with an underlying hematol...
Association between plasma procalcitonin levels and positive blood cultures in critical illness patients in the ICU.
This study is a large multi-centre collaboration between a busy regional paediatric intensive care transport service (Children's Acute Transport Service, CATS), four large paediatric intensive care units (PICUs at Great Ormond Street Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Royal London Hospital in London, and Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge) and the Department of Paediatrics at Imperial College, London. CATS transports over 800 sick children on life support to the three PICUs each ...
Patients who survive critical illness usually experience long-lasting physical and psychological impairments, which are often debilitating. Rehabilitation interventions started in the ICU may reduce this morbidity. In-bed cycling, which uses a special bicycle that attaches to the hospital bed, allows critically ill patients who are mechanically ventilated (MV) to gently exercise their legs while in the ICU. The main goal of this study is to determine whether critically ill MV a...
Advances in modern medicine and critical care interventions have greatly impacted survival of critically ill patients, but these interventions are not without consequences. Although patients may now survive the initial critical illness, these patients may not recover to their pre-illness baseline state of health. Recent data in both the critically ill adult and neonatal patients who survive sepsis or surgical events have been shown to progress to persistent inflammatory, immuno...
PPI is an objective measure to assess pre-attentive processes that have already been tested before in the case of schizophrenia. The investigators aim to assess through this instrument two main characteristics, that the investigators assume are of relevance which are the duration of illness and the type of pharmaceutical treatment, patients receive. The investigators believe these two main characteristics are critical to the ability of the patients in improvement of their PPI ...
A retrospective study of protein intake and needs as well as outcomes in critically ill adult patients. Data will be collected for up to 7 days of ICU stay.
This study is conducted to evaluate the incidence and prognostic significance of IAH in medical ICU patients.
The purpose of this study is to define the natural history and causes of chronic critical illness (CCI) in surgical intensive care patients who have had sepsis. The investigator also wants to define the long-term physical and cognitive outcomes of this disease. The investigator will be looking at many clinical variables to try to define CCI.
Early detection and timely therapeutic intervention can improve the prognosis of patients with sepsis. However, early diagnosis of sepsis can be difficult; because determining which patients presenting with signs of infection during an initial evaluation, do currently have, or will later develop a more serious illness is not easy. Physiological deterioration often precedes clinical deterioration as patients develop critical illness. In this study, the investigators aim to eval...
The main purpose of this study is to determine if the multifaceted treatment for substance abuse in dual disordered patients is more effective in reducing drug use than a supportive control treatment. The researchers will also determine if adding a case management component (Critical Time Intervention; CTI) to the intervention will increase treatment engagement and retention.
This observational study aims to assess the relationship between muscle strength and physical function in critical ill patients. Grip and quadriceps strengths are measured using a standardized protocol of dynamometry. Physical function is assessed using the validated ICU mobility scale.
Muscle wasting is a common consequence of critical illness, and has a profound impact upon the rehabilitation of those who survive admission to critical to care. The investigators intend to assess if the application of 10 sessions over two weeks of passive cycling with electrical stimulation to the lower limbs and abdomen can prevent muscle loss, or at least cause less muscle loss, compared to patients who receive standard daily sessions of physiotherapy. This will be done by c...
Acute muscle wasting occurs early and rapidly during the first week of critical illness and contributes substantially to weakness acquired in the ICU. Muscle wasting and subsequent weakness is associated with delayed liberation from mechanical ventilation, prolonged hospital length of stay, long-term functional disability, and worse quality of life. Moreover, low muscle volume as well as ICU-acquired weakness increases the risk of mortality in critically ill patients. Although ...
The purpose of the study is to determine whether the quality of life of patients with multiple chronic conditions cared for by primary care physicians will improve due to the introduction of a chronic illness management intervention.
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Background: Few studies showed that early rehabilitation on the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) results in a better functional outcome at hospital discharge and reduced hospital stay. Effects of early rehabilitation at the general ward directly after transfer from the ICU on the length of stay (LOS) in hospital and on the functional outcome are missing. Methods: In a prospective randomised controlled trial (RCT) 53 consecutive critical-illness-survivors were enrolled at nine ICUs. E...
Among critically ill patients requiring mechanical ventilation and catecholamines for shock, nearly 40% to 50% die, and functional recovery is often delayed in survivors. International guidelines include early nutritional support (≤48 h after admission), 20-25 kcal/kg/d at the acute phase, and 1.2-2 g/kg/d protein. These targets are rarely achieved in patients with severe critically illnesses. Recent data challenge the wisdom of providing standard amounts of calories and prot...
This is a pilot quality improvement implementation study that will measure the impact of a rehabilitation bundle implementation on the outcomes of interest. Advancements in the care provided in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs) have led to fewer deaths in children. These improvements are unfortunately countered by the emergence of side effects of critical illness, known as PICU-acquired complications (PACs). Delirium, muscle weakness, drug dependency and withdrawal are inc...