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See detailSafety, efficacy and clinical generalization of the STAR protocol: a retrospective analysis
Stewart, K. W.; Pretty, C. G.; Tomlinson, H. et al

in Annals of Intensive Care (2016), 6(1),

Background: The changes in metabolic pathways and metabolites due to critical illness result in a highly complex and dynamic metabolic state, making safe, effective management of hyperglycemia and ... [more ▼]

Background: The changes in metabolic pathways and metabolites due to critical illness result in a highly complex and dynamic metabolic state, making safe, effective management of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia difficult. In addition, clinical practices can vary significantly, thus making GC protocols difficult to generalize across units.The aim of this study was to provide a retrospective analysis of the safety, performance and workload of the stochastic targeted (STAR) glycemic control (GC) protocol to demonstrate that patient-specific, safe, effective GC is possible with the STAR protocol and that it is also generalizable across/over different units and clinical practices. Methods: Retrospective analysis of STAR GC in the Christchurch Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU), New Zealand (267 patients), and the Gyula Hospital, Hungary (47 patients), is analyzed (2011–2015). STAR Christchurch (BG target 4.4–8.0 mmol/L) is also compared to the Specialized Relative Insulin and Nutrition Tables (SPRINT) protocol (BG target 4.4–6.1 mmol/L) implemented in the Christchurch Hospital ICU, New Zealand (292 patients, 2005–2007). Cohort mortality, effectiveness and safety of glycemic control and nutrition delivered are compared using nonparametric statistics. Results: Both STAR implementations and SPRINT resulted in over 86 % of time per episode in the blood glucose (BG) band of 4.4–8.0 mmol/L. Patients treated using STAR in Christchurch ICU spent 36.7 % less time on protocol and were fed significantly more than those treated with SPRINT (73 vs. 86 % of caloric target). The results from STAR in both Christchurch and Gyula were very similar, with the BG distributions being almost identical. STAR provided safe GC with very few patients experiencing severe hypoglycemia (BG < 2.2 mmol/L, <5 patients, 1.5 %). Conclusions: STAR outperformed its predecessor, SPRINT, by providing higher nutrition and equally safe, effective control for all the days of patient stay, while lowering the number of measurements and interventions required. The STAR protocol has the ability to deliver high performance and high safety across patient types, time, clinical practice culture (Christchurch and Gyula) and clinical resources. © 2016, Stewart et al. [less ▲]

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See detailGlucometer Performance in the Intensive Care Unit
Thomas, Felicity Louise ULg; Pretty, C.P.; Shaw, G.M. et al

Poster (2014)

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See detailExpiratory model-based method to monitor ARDS disease state
Van Drunen, EJ; Chiew, YS; Chase, JG et al

in BioMedical Engineering OnLine (2013)

INTRODUCTION: Model-based methods can be used to characterise patient-specific condition and response to mechanical ventilation (MV) during treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS ... [more ▼]

INTRODUCTION: Model-based methods can be used to characterise patient-specific condition and response to mechanical ventilation (MV) during treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Conventional metrics of respiratory mechanics are based on inspiration only, neglecting data from the expiration cycle. However, it is hypothesised that expiratory data can be used to determine an alternative metric, offering another means to track patient condition and guide positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) selection. METHODS: Three fully sedated, oleic acid induced ARDS piglets underwent three experimental phases. Phase 1 was a healthy state recruitment manoeuvre. Phase 2 was a progression from a healthy state to an oleic acid induced ARDS state. Phase 3 was an ARDS state recruitment manoeuvre. The expiratory time-constant model parameter was determined for every breathing cycle for each subject. Trends were compared to estimates of lung elastance determined by means of an end-inspiratory pause method and an integral-based method. All experimental procedures, protocols and the use of data in this study were reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the University of Liege Medical Faculty. RESULTS: The overall median absolute percentage fitting error for the expiratory time-constant model across all three phases was less than 10 %; for each subject, indicating the capability of the model to capture the mechanics of breathing during expiration. Provided the respiratory resistance was constant, the model was able to adequately identify trends and fundamental changes in respiratory mechanics. CONCLUSION: Overall, this is a proof of concept study that shows the potential of continuous monitoring of respiratory mechanics in clinical practice. Respiratory system mechanics vary with disease state development and in response to MV settings. Therefore, titrating PEEP to minimal elastance theoretically results in optimal PEEP selection. Trends matched clinical expectation demonstrating robustness and potential for guiding MV therapy. However, further research is required to confirm the use of such real-time methods in actual ARDS patients, both sedated and spontaneously breathing. [less ▲]

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See detail“Can this cool new glycaemia metric tell me if my critical care patients are going to live or die?
Thomas, Felicity Louise ULg; Signal, M.K.; Shaw, G.M. et al

Poster (2013)

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See detailAssessment of ventricular contractility and ventricular-arterial coupling with a model-based sensor.
Desaive, Thomas ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; JANSSEN, Nathalie ULg et al

in Computer Methods & Programs in Biomedicine (2013), 109(2),

Estimation of ventricular contractility and ventricular arterial coupling is clinically important in diagnosing and treating cardiac dysfunction in the critically ill. However, experimental assessment of ... [more ▼]

Estimation of ventricular contractility and ventricular arterial coupling is clinically important in diagnosing and treating cardiac dysfunction in the critically ill. However, experimental assessment of indexes of ventricular contractility, such as the end-systolic pressure-volume relationship, requires a highly invasive maneuver and measurements that are not typical in an intensive care unit (ICU). This research describes the use of a previously validated cardiovascular system model and parameter identification process to evaluate the right ventricular arterial coupling in septic shock. Model-based ventricular arterial coupling is defined by the ratio of the end systolic right ventricular elastance (E(esrvf)) over the pulmonary artery elastance (E(pa)) or the mean pulmonary inflow resistance (R(pulin)). Results are compared to the clinical gold-standard assessment (conductance catheter method). Six anesthetized healthy pigs weighing 20-30kg received a 0.5mgkg(-1) endotoxin infusion over a period of 30min from T0 to T30, to induce septic shock and veno-venous hemofiltration was used from T60 onward. The results show good agreement with the gold-standard experimental assessment. In particular, the model-based right ventricular elastance (E(esrvf)) correlates well with the clinical gold standard (R(2)=0.69) and the model-based non-invasive coupling (E(esrvf)/R(pulin)) follow the same trends and dynamics (R(2)=0.37). The overall results show the potential to develop a model-based sensor to monitor ventricular-arterial coupling in clinical real-time. [less ▲]

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See detailAnalysis of different model-based approaches for estimating dFRC for real-time application
van Drunen, EJ; Chase, JG; Chiew, YS et al

in BioMedical Engineering OnLine (2013), 12:9

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See detailCumulative time in band (cTIB): glycemic level, variability and patient outcome vs mortality
Penning, Sophie ULg; Signal, M; PREISER, Jean-Charles ULg et al

in Proceedings of ANZICS 2012 (2012)

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See detailVariability of insulin sensitivity during the first 4 days of critical illness
Pretty, Christopher ULg; Le Compte, A; Chase, JG et al

in Critical Care (2012), 16 (Suppl 1)

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See detailComputer-based monitoring of global cardiovascular dynamics during acute pulmonary embolism and septic shock in swine
Revie, JA; Stevenson, D; Chase, JG et al

in Critical Care (2012), 16 (Suppl 1)

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See detailRespiratory system elastance monitoring during PEEP titration
Chiew, YS; Chase, JG; Shaw, GM et al

in Critical Care (2012), 34 (Suppl 1)

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See detailPilot Trial of STAR in Medical ICU
Fisk, LM; Le Compte, A; Shaw, GM et al

in Critical Care (2012), 16 (Suppl 1)

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See detailPhysiological Relevance of a Minimal Model in Healthy Pigs Lungs
Chiew, YS; Desaive, Thomas ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg et al

in Proceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailPerformance of lung recruitment model in healthy anesthetised pigs
Chiew, YS; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; JANSSEN, Nathalie ULg et al

in Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2012 (2012)

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See detailEstimating afterload, systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary vascular resistance in an intensive care setting
Stevenson, D; Revie, J.; Chase, JG et al

in Proceedings of BMS2012 (2012)

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See detailCardiovascular modelling and the Intensive Care Unit clinician
Desaive, Thomas ULg; LAMBERMONT, Bernard ULg; Kolh, Philippe ULg et al

in Proceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailModel-based Monitoring of Septic Shock Treated with Large-Pore Hemofiltration Therapy
Revie; Stevenson, D; Chase, JG et al

in Proceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailAnalysis of Aortic Energetics from Pulse Wave Examination in a Porcine Study of Septic Shock
Revie, JA; Stevenson, D; Chase, JG et al

in Prceedings of BMS 2012 (2012)

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See detailObservation of the Incretin Effect in Critically Ill patients
Jamaludin, U.; Docherty, P; Chase, JG et al

in Proceedings of the 11th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting (DTM2011) (2011)

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See detailEnteral nutrition-associated incretin effect in the critically ill
PREISER, Jean-Charles ULg; Jamaludin, U; Docherty, P et al

in Proceedings of the 33rd Congress of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN 2011) (2011)

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See detailPulmonary embolism diagnostics from the driver function
Stevenson, DJ; Revie; Chase, JG et al

in Critical Care (2011), 15 (Suppl 1)

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