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Critical Care

Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report

The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.

Association of Overnight Extubation With Outcomes After Cardiac Surgery in the Intensive Care Unit

Gershengorn and colleagues evaluated the incidence and safety of overnight extubation following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), using retrospective data from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. Between 2014 and 2017, 42% of patients undergoing elective CABG had an overnight extubation, a rate that the authors report is similar to patients undergoing other cardiac procedures.

Thoracic Surgery Residents Association Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery

The Throacic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA) Decision Algorithms in Cardiothoracic Surgery is a 100-chapter compendium with an individual algorithm for clinical decisions spanning the entire scope of cardiothoracic surgery. The resource was developed for cardiothoracic surgery residents by residents and cardiothoraicc surgery faculty.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Future Acute Kidney Injury

Using deep learning employing data from over 700,000 patients (6 billion data points), an algorithm for continuous prediction of the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) was developed. The model correctly predicted over 90% of AKI requiring dialysis with a lead time of up to 48 hours, with 2 false alerts for every true alert.

Phase of Care Mortality Analysis According to Individual Patient Risk Profile

In this article, Umana-Pizana et al performed a phases-of-care mortality analysis amongst 5141 cardiac surgery cases with a 4.6% crude mortality in a population with a median STS risk score of 5.8%. They demonstrate that triggers for mortality occured primarily preoperatively (49.3%), followed by in the intensive care unit (23.9%), intraoperatively (13.4%), discharge phase (10.4%), and postoperative floor (3.0%).

Are Urinary Biomarkers Better Than Acute Kidney Injury Duration for Predicting Readmission?

Given that acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is a risk factor for readmission, Brown and colleagues sought to determine whether urinary biomarkers were better at predicting readmission within 30 days that duration of AKI during the index admission.

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