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Urolithiasis resulting from inherited metabolic derangement is rare. Only 13 cases of 2,8-dihydroxyadenine stones resulting from a deficiency of the enzyme adenine phosphoribosyl transferase have been reported since 1974. Of these cases 9 have been in children with the homozygous trait. To date, 3 homozygous and 1 heterozygous adults with urolithiasis have… (More)
BACKGROUND Recommendations on use of neuromuscular blocking agents include using peripheral nerve stimulators to monitor depth of blockade and concomitantly administering sedatives and/or analgesics. OBJECTIVE To evaluate critical care nurses' practices in administering neuromuscular blocking agents. METHODS A 16-item survey was mailed to 483 acute care… (More)
In perioperative settings, medications are removed from manufacturers' identifying containers; therefore, scrub personnel should label medications placed on the sterile field. Compliance with medication labeling practices with the use of both blank and preprinted labels was tested in the OR at a Houston, Texas, hospital. Scrub personnel were more likely to… (More)
Critically ill patients require sedation to reduce anxiety, agitation, and achieve therapeutic goals. Over-sedation in combination with multiple causes for extreme muscle weakness, however, interferes with recovery from critical illness. This article describes contributing factors and explores methods of preventing over-sedation and related sequelae.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Few studies have tested the impact of motivational interviewing (MI) delivered by primary care providers on pediatric obesity. This study tested the efficacy of MI delivered by providers and registered dietitians (RDs) to parents of overweight children aged 2 through 8. METHODS Forty-two practices from the Pediatric Research in… (More)
This ethnographic study of the VISICU eICU (VSISCU, Inc., Baltimore, MD) work environment in a large midwestern health care system describes everyday life working in a telemedicine intensive care. Data were gathered through 60 hours of observation and formal interviews of eICU clinician team members. Working in the remote telemedicine center, often referred… (More)
The Food and Drug Administration, drug manufacturers, and critical care experts recommend using peripheral nerve stimulators (PNSs) to monitor depth of blockade when administering neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs). This study evaluates critical care nurses' practices regarding use of PNSs, identifies problems associated with their use, and determines… (More)
Two separate outbreaks of Pseudomonas aeruginosa urinary tract infections (UTIs) were associated with cystoscopy or transurethral prostate resection. The first outbreak was identified after routine bacteremia surveillance demonstrated four cases of P aeruginosa septicemia in a three-month period. A six-month retrospective review of the microbiology records… (More)
Maximizing faculty resources using nonfaculty registered nurses to supervise high-fidelity human-patient simulation is an innovative strategy for addressing the nursing faculty shortage and preparing graduates to practice safely in hospitals. The authors describe their use of nonfaculty registered nurses and its outcomes.
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to determine the feasibility of and test a multicomponent, nonpharmacologic, nurse-driven intervention for prevention of delirium. DESIGN This was a prospective, cohort pilot study. SETTING This study was carried out in a 12-bed medical intensive care unit in a Magnet-designated community hospital in a… (More)