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Palliative care for patients with HIV/AIDS admitted to intensive care units

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, September 2016
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Title
Palliative care for patients with HIV/AIDS admitted to intensive care units
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva, September 2016
DOI 10.5935/0103-507x.20160054
Pubmed ID
Authors

Paola Nóbrega Souza, Erique José Peixoto de Miranda, Ronaldo Cruz, Daniel Neves Forte, Souza, Paola Nóbrega, Miranda, Erique José Peixoto de, Cruz, Ronaldo, Forte, Daniel Neves

Abstract

To describe the characteristics of patients with HIV/AIDS and to compare the therapeutic interventions and end-of-life care before and after evaluation by the palliative care team. This retrospective cohort study included all patients with HIV/AIDS admitted to the intensive care unit of the Instituto de Infectologia Emílio Ribas who were evaluated by a palliative care team between January 2006 and December 2012. Of the 109 patients evaluated, 89% acquired opportunistic infections, 70% had CD4 counts lower than 100 cells/mm3, and only 19% adhered to treatment. The overall mortality rate was 88%. Among patients predicted with a terminally ill (68%), the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy decreased from 50.0% to 23.1% (p = 0.02), the use of antibiotics decreased from 100% to 63.6% (p < 0.001), the use of vasoactive drugs decreased from 62.1% to 37.8% (p = 0.009), the use of renal replacement therapy decreased from 34.8% to 23.0% (p < 0.0001), and the number of blood product transfusions decreased from 74.2% to 19.7% (p < 0.0001). Meetings with the family were held in 48 cases, and 23% of the terminally ill patients were discharged from the intensive care unit. Palliative care was required in patients with severe illnesses and high mortality. The number of potentially inappropriate interventions in terminally ill patients monitored by the palliative care team significantly decreased, and 26% of the patients were discharged from the intensive care unit.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 100 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 18 18%
Student > Master 13 13%
Other 12 12%
Researcher 5 5%
Lecturer 4 4%
Other 13 13%
Unknown 36 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 25 25%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 19%
Social Sciences 4 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 6 6%
Unknown 42 42%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 April 2017.
All research outputs
#7,431,844
of 22,893,031 outputs
Outputs from Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
#85
of 331 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#116,905
of 337,409 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
#2
of 9 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,893,031 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 67th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 331 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.2. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 73% of its peers.
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