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Trauma
The role of cardiac dysfunction and post-traumatic pulmonary embolism in brain-lung interactions following traumatic brain injury
Mabrouk Bahloul, Karama Bouchaala, Najeh Baccouche, Kamilia Chtara, Hedi Chelly, Mounir Bouaziz
Acute Crit Care. 2022;37(2):266-268.   Published online May 20, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/acc.2022.00374
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Infection
Gravity-induced ischemia in the brain and prone positioning for COVID-19 patients breathing spontaneously: still far from the truth!
Mabrouk Bahloul, Sana Kharrat, Kamilia Chtara, Hedi Chelly, Chokri Ben Hamida, Mounir Bouaziz
Acute Crit Care. 2022;37(1):134-136.   Published online February 28, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/acc.2022.00199
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Infection
Clinical characteristics and outcomes of critically ill COVID-19 patients in Sfax, Tunisia
Mabrouk Bahloul, Sana Kharrat, Kamilia Chtara, Malek Hafdhi, Olfa Turki, Najeh Baccouche, Rania Ammar, Nozha Kallel, Majdi Hsairi, Olfa Chakroun-Walha, Chokri Ben Hamida, Hedi Chelly, Khaiereddine Ben Mahfoudh, Abelhamid Karoui, Hela Karray, Noureddine Rekik, Mounir Bouaziz
Acute Crit Care. 2022;37(1):84-93.   Published online November 16, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/acc.2021.00129
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Background
Africa, like the rest of the world, has been impacted by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. However, only a few studies covering this subject in Africa have been published. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of critically ill adult COVID-19 patients—all of whom had a confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection— admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Habib Bourguiba University Hospital (Sfax, Tunisia). Results: A total of 96 patients were admitted into our ICU for respiratory distress due to COVID-19 infection. Mean age was 62.4±12.8 years and median age was 64 years. Mean arterial oxygen tension (PaO2)/fractional inspired oxygen (FiO2) ratio was 105±60 and ≤300 in all cases but one. Oxygen support was required for all patients (100%) and invasive mechanical ventilation for 38 (40%). Prone positioning was applied in 67 patients (70%). Within the study period, 47 of the 96 patients died (49%). Multivariate analysis showed that the factors associated with poor outcome were the development of acute renal failure (odds ratio [OR], 6.7; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.75–25.9), the use of mechanical ventilation (OR, 5.8; 95% CI, 1.54–22.0), and serum cholinesterase (SChE) activity lower than 5,000 UI/L (OR, 5.0; 95% CI, 1.34–19). Conclusions: In this retrospective cohort study of critically ill patients admitted to the ICU in Sfax, Tunisia, for acute respiratory failure following COVID-19 infection, the mortality rate was high. The development of acute renal failure, the use of mechanical ventilation, and SChE activity lower than 5,000 UI/L were associated with a poor outcome.

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  • Cost Effectiveness of Strategies for Caring for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19 in Tanzania
    Hiral Anil Shah, Tim Baker, Carl Otto Schell, August Kuwawenaruwa, Khamis Awadh, Karima Khalid, Angela Kairu, Vincent Were, Edwine Barasa, Peter Baker, Lorna Guinness
    PharmacoEconomics - Open.2023; 7(4): 537.     CrossRef
  • Prognostic Value of Serum Cholinesterase Activity in Severe SARS-CoV-2–Infected Patients Requiring Intensive Care Unit Admission
    Mabrouk Bahloul, Sana Kharrat, Saba Makni, Najeh Baccouche, Rania Ammar, Aida Eleuch, Lamia Berrajah, Amel Chtourou, Olfa Turki, Chokri Ben Hamida, Hedi Chelly, Kamilia Chtara, Fatma Ayedi, Mounir Bouaziz
    The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.2022; 107(3): 534.     CrossRef
Pulmonary
Impact of prone position on outcomes of COVID-19 patients with spontaneous breathing
Mabrouk Bahloul, Sana Kharrat, Malek Hafdhi, Anis Maalla, Olfa Turki, Kamilia Chtara, Rania Ammar, Basma Suissi, Chokri Ben Hamida, Hedi Chelly, Khaiereddine Ben Mahfoudh, Mounir Bouaziz
Acute Crit Care. 2021;36(3):208-214.   Published online August 12, 2021
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4266/acc.2021.00500
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Background
In this study, we explored whether early application of the prone position (PP) can improve severe hypoxemia and respiratory failure in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients with spontaneous breathing.
Methods
This is a prospective observational study of severe, critically ill adult COVID-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit. All vital parameters were recorded in real time for all patients. Moreover, the results of chest computed tomography (CT), when available, were analyzed.
Results
PP was applied in 21 patients who were breathing spontaneously. The application of PP was associated with a significant increase in oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry (SpO2) from 82%±12% to 96%±3% (P<0.001) 1 hour later. Moreover, PP was associated with a significant reduction in respiratory rate from 31±10 to 21±4 breaths/min (P<0.001). Furthermore, the number of patients who exhibited signs of respiratory distress after PP was reduced from 10 (47%) to 3 (14%) (P=0.04). Early PP application also led to a clear improvement on CT imaging. It was not, however, associated with a reduction in mortality rate or in the use of invasive mechanical ventilation (P>0.05 for both).
Conclusions
Our study confirmed that the early application of PP can improve hypoxemia and tachypnea in COVID-19 patients with spontaneous breathing. Randomized controlled trials are needed to confirm the beneficial effects of PP in COVID-19 patients with spontaneous breathing.

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    Mara Graziani, Andrea Galeazzo Rigutini, Diletta Bartolini, Laura Traballi, Lorenzo Luzi, Rossana Regina, Francesco Bossi, Carla Caponi, Cecilia Becattini
    Internal and Emergency Medicine.2024; 19(1): 147.     CrossRef
  • Conscious prone positioning in nonintubated COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Gustavo Adolfo Vásquez-Tirado, Edinson Dante Meregildo-Rodríguez, Martha Genara Asmat-Rubio, María José Salazar-Castillo, Claudia Vanessa Quispe-Castañeda, María del Carmen Cuadra-Campos
    Critical Care Science.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Prone positioning in awake patients without ventilatory support does not alter major clinical outcomes in severe COVID-19: results from a retrospective observational cohort study, systematic review and meta-analysis
    Raíssa S. Freire, Camila M. S. S. Barros, Jefferson Valente, Cássia da Luz Goulart, Anna G. R. Santos, Fernando H. Fonseca, Sabrina T. Saenz, Andiana S. Dias, Maria G. A. Rodrigues, Bernardo Maia Silva, Eduardo Fernandes, Nadia Cubas-Vega, Vanderson Sampa
    Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine.2024; 18(3-4): 219.     CrossRef
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    Gustavo Adolfo Vásquez-Tirado, Edinson Dante Meregildo-Rodríguez, Martha Genara Asmat-Rubio, María José Salazar-Castillo, Claudia Vanessa Quispe-Castañeda, María del Carmen Cuadra-Campos
    Critical Care Science.2024;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Awake prone positioning for COVID-19 acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in Tunisia
    Khaoula Ben Ismail, Fatma Essafi, Imen Talik, Najla Ben Slimene, Ines Sdiri, Boudour Ben Dhia, Takoua Merhbene
    Acute and Critical Care.2023; 38(3): 271.     CrossRef
  • Gravity-induced ischemia in the brain-and prone positioning for COVID-19 patients breathing spontaneously
    J. Howard Jaster, Giulia Ottaviani
    Acute and Critical Care.2022; 37(1): 131.     CrossRef
  • Gravity-induced ischemia in the brain and prone positioning for COVID-19 patients breathing spontaneously: still far from the truth!
    Mabrouk Bahloul, Sana Kharrat, Kamilia Chtara, Hedi Chelly, Chokri Ben Hamida, Mounir Bouaziz
    Acute and Critical Care.2022; 37(1): 134.     CrossRef
  • A Case of COVID-19 with Acute Exacerbation after Anti-Inflammatory Treatment
    Yugo Ashino, Yoichi Shirato, Masahiro Yaegashiwa, Satoshi Yamanouchi, Noriko Miyakawa, Kokichi Ando, Yumiko Sakurada, Haorile Chagan Yasutan, Toshio Hattori
    Reports.2022; 5(2): 24.     CrossRef
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