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Rabinowitz, Raphael; Drake, Carolyn; Nair, Sunil; Imperato, Alexandria; Forster, Molly; Chuquin, Jose; Andriotis, Anthony; Gibbon, Grace; Shah, Dhawani; Murphy, Jordan; Kaufman, Brian
ISSN: 0012-3692
CID: 4930092

Where to start? A single center retrospective analysis of early liberation from mechanical ventilation in vv ECMO patients with acute respiratory failure [Meeting Abstract]

Gunther, I; Toy, B; Andriotis, A; Hagedorn, J; Morgenstern, T; Staccone, L; Smith, D; Lubinsky, A
Intro: The optimal strategy for weaning of respiratory support during lung recovery of patients requiring VV ECMO for acute respiratory failure is unknown. We hypothesized that earlier liberation from the ventilator in these patients may correlate with improved outcomes.
Method(s): We retrospectively reviewed all VV ECMO patients at our center from November 2015 to May 2019. Patients who were on VV ECMO as bridge to transplant or for isolated intraoperative indications were excluded. The final study population included 18 patients; 6 were liberated from mechanical ventilation prior to ECMO decannulation and 12 were decannulated from ECMO, but remained mechanically ventilated. Demographics and outcomes were compared between the two groups.
Result(s): Patients liberated from the ventilator prior to ECMO were treated for asthma, pneumonia and vasculitis (33% each) versus predominantly pneumonia (58%), had a lower rate of pre-existing lung disease (17% vs 33%), and lower APACHE II scores (median of 21 vs 24). These patients had longer duration of ECMO (220 vs 205 hours), less ventilator days (5 vs 20.5 days), higher average Richmond Agitation Scores (-1 vs -3), fewer days until they were able to get out of bed (4.5 vs 15 days), shorter ICU stays (16 vs 29 days), and were more likely to survive to hospital discharge (100% vs 67%).
Conclusion(s): Early ventilator liberation of patients on VV ECMO was associated with improved outcomes. Our study is limited by small sample size, retrospective design, and potential for confounding due to baseline differences between groups
ISSN: 1538-943x
CID: 4387222

Development and Evaluation of a Cognitive Aid Booklet for Use in Rapid Response Scenarios

Mitchell, Oscar J L; Lehr, Andrew; Lo, Michelle; Kam, Lily M; Andriotis, Anthony; Felner, Kevin; Kaufman, Brian; Madeira, Charles
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND:Rapid response teams (RRTs) have become ubiquitous among hospitals in North America, despite lack of robust evidence supporting their effectiveness. Many RRTs do not yet use cognitive aids during these high-stakes, low-frequency scenarios, and there are no standardized cognitive aids that are widely available for RRTs on medicine patients. We sought to design an emergency manual to improve resident performance in common RRT calls. METHODS:Residents from the New York University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program were asked to volunteer for the study. The intervention group was provided with a 2-minute scripted informational session on cognitive aids as well as access to a cognitive aid booklet, which they were allowed to use during the simulation. RESULTS:Resident performance was recorded and scored by a physician who was blinded to the purpose of the study using a predefined scoring card. Residents in the intervention group performed significantly better in the simulated RRT, by overall score (mean score = 7.33/10 and 6.26/10, respectively, P = 0.02), and by performance on the two critical interventions, giving the correct dose of naloxone (89% and 39%, respectively, P < 0.001) and checking the patient's blood glucose level (93% and 52%, respectively, P = 0.001). CONCLUSIONS:In a simulated scenario of opiate overdose, internal medicine residents who used a cognitive aid performed better on critical tasks than those residents who did not have a cognitive aid. The use of an appropriately designed cognitive aid with sufficient education could improve performance in critical scenarios.
PMID: 31116168
ISSN: 1559-713x
CID: 3920662

Assessing and Improving Resident Stress During Rapid Response Scenarios [Meeting Abstract]

Mitchell, O.; Lehr, A.; Lo, M.; Kam, L. M.; Andriotis, A.; Kaufman, B.; Felner, K. J.; Madeira, C.
ISSN: 1073-449x
CID: 3512922

Development and Evaluation of a Cognitive Aid Booklet for Use in Rapid Response Scenarios [Meeting Abstract]

Lehr, A.; Mitchell, O.; Lo, M.; Kam, L. M.; Andriotis, A.; Felner, K. J.; Kaufman, B.; Madeira, C.
ISSN: 1073-449x
CID: 3512982

A Case of a Rare and Devastating Manifestation of Influenza [Meeting Abstract]

Andriotis, A.; Rivera, P. J.
ISSN: 1073-449x
CID: 3513042

A Case Of A Rare Isoniazid Related Neurotoxicity [Meeting Abstract]

Andriotis, A; Ahmed, N; Kazeros, A
ISSN: 1535-4970
CID: 2591272

"I Can't Walk": An Unusual Presentation of Burkitt's Lymphoma [Meeting Abstract]

Andriotis, Anthony; Ahmed, Nahreen; Nolan, Anna
ISSN: 0012-3692
CID: 2572062

A Case of a Rare and Devastating Consequence of Childhood Measles [Meeting Abstract]

Andriotis, Anthony; Ahmed, Nahreen; Nolan, Anna
ISSN: 0012-3692
CID: 2572072