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Role of sleep quality in critical care

Would improving sleep and circadian rhythms in the critical care setting result in improved patient outcomes (e.g., reduce severity of infection, duration of intubation, length of hospital stay)?

Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? Compelling Question (CQ)

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea NHLBI Staff

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Dietary nitrates and the enterosalivary nitrate cycle

Are dietary fruits and vegetables, particularly leafy greens, protective against cardiovascular disease due to their ability to increase bioavailability of nitric oxide?

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Understanding the biological rationale behind the benefit of a particular dietary component that promotes CV health will substantiate public health recommendations about diet.

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Our understanding of the nitrate/nitrite cycle and of cardiovascular activity of nitric oxide has advanced rapidly in the past 10-15 years. The time is ripe for linking these advances in the science of nitrates to the consequences of dietary nitrate.
The role of dietary fruits and vegetables in the protection against cardiovascular disease is supported by many studies, especially leafy green vegetables. However, identification of the component of fruits and vegetables affording this protection has been elusive. Recent discoveries about the ability of the body to cycle dietary nitrates to produce bioactive nitric oxide via the enterosalivary cycle and lingual microbiome lends strength to the argument that leafy green vegetables may be protective due to their high nitrate content. This possibility should be examined in both large cohort studies and in clinical series. Would be helpful for the USDA to add nitrates to their standard database of food nutrients. NHLBI needs to partner with NCI to coordinate with ongoing research about the potential nitrosylation of dietary nitrites to carcinogenic n-nitrosamines in the setting of low antioxidant intake.

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Optimal hemoglobin threshold for transfusion in children with ARDS?

Do different hemoglobin transfusion thresholds alter outcomes in children with ARDS? What is the optimal *minimum* transfusion threshold for children with ARDS? What patient-centered outcomes can be affected by transfusion strategies: ventilator free days, time to organ function recovery, duration of intensive care stay, survival?

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Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Society of Critical Care Medicine Executive Committee/Council

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Molecular determinants of pulmonary failure in sepsis

Respiratory failure in sepsis is almost universal and leads to worse clinical outcomes, yet it is poorly understood. Recent epidemics of pulmonary failure from respiratory viruses (e.g. influenza, SARS, MERS, etc) makes understanding molecular determinants of respiratory failure and the associated inflammatory and physiologic responses, critical for improving the health of our nation and potentially mitigating future... more »

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Exploring and understanding the molecular determinants of pulmonary failure will impact not only the predictable complications of acute respiratory illnesses such as influenza, but also inform our understanidng and treatment of myriad other common respiratory illnesses resulting in pulmonary failure, such as pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, obesity hypoventilation, etc.

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Patients receiving critical care services in the United States are among the most close monitored, including continuous monitoring of cardiorespiratory physiology. This highly monitored population is a nature source for studying longitudinal changes in molecular patterns and respiratory physiology.

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Long-term pulmonary function in survivors of critical illness

Pulmonary function is known to suffer during the early recovery phases from critical illness, but the long-term patterns of recovery and associated consequences are uncertain. In addition, the clinical and molecular determinants of progressive deterioration or recovery of pulmonary function remain unknown.

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What are the molecular mechanisms of lung injury, and how do they differ in children?

Both adults and children have significant morbidity and mortality due to lung injury, but have different etiologies and outcomes. It is possible that the underlying pathobiology in the two groups is different. There are no targeted therapies for lung injury, indicating that the cause is still not understood.

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Mortality rates for acute lung injury in pediatrics vary from about 10-30%. Immunosuppressed patients and those with cancer have higher rates. Morbidity following long ICU stays have social impacts on family and education, and can put patients at risk of future lung complications.

Though ECMO shows promise of improving outcomes, large clinical studies are lacking. ECMO is also fraught with signifiant risks and high costs. A molecular understanding of the pathobiology of lung injury could lead to specific therapies to improve survival and decrease morbidity.

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(1) The heterogeneity of both adults and children with lung injury hinders the applicability of clinical and translational studies. (2) Reliable animal models of pediatric lung injury are lacking.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea Rebecca Turcotte

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National network to study the pathobiology of sepsis

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospitalized patients, the 3rd leading cause of death in all people in the US, the most common condition leading to widespread vascular collapse, among the most common causes of respiratory failure, and a frequent cause of acute cardiac dysfunction.

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Developing a national network to address important aspects of sepsis (causes and consequences of cardiac dysfunction, molecular determinants of respiratory failure) and serve as a trials group for testing novel interventions for new discoveries.

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Develop and validate a metric to address the full spectrum of patient-level comorbidities affecting critical illness

An individual metric to inform about the additive and not individual impact of comorbidities on critical illness and peri-operative mortality. For instance, we know the impact of COPD or MI or CKD on mortality after hemicolectomy, but not necessarily the additive impact of all three.

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Pathogenesis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in survivors of critical illness.

Acute cardiovascular complications are frequent in critical illness and injury, occurring on a spectrum that includes troponin leak or demand ischemia to acute occlusive coronary events and lethal arrhythmias. They arise in the course of similar acute illnesses but they epidemiology, pathogenesis, treatment and long-term consequences are unknown. Are they the result of a generalized inflammatory state that persists... more »

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Complications of critical illness are frequent and the most common are cardiovascular in nature but not well understood. Understanding the pathogenesis of these consequences will lead to improve treatments, acute survival of critical illness and injury, and improved long-term outcomes.

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Patients receiving critical care services in the United States are among the most close monitored, including continuous monitoring of cardiorespiratory physiology. Integrating high dimensional data from ICU data streams and applying big data analytics, in combination with primetime genomic and metabolomic technologies, makes this question imminently feasible.

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Effect of obesity on recovery of lung function in pediatric survivors of critical illness

What are the determinants of persistent respiratory failure in children? Are obese children at greater risk for prolonged mechanical ventilation than non-obese children? Does BMI affect the time to recovery of lung function in obese children with ARDS? What is the pathogenesis and molecular contributors of obesity on respiratory failure in critical illness?

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National ARDS Registry

ARDS remains one of the most common and lethal forms of respiratory failure in critically ill patients. Improvements in understanding the pathogenesis has not led to effective treatments, and heterogeneity of the condition precludes major advances. A national registry would serve to improve understanding of epidemiology, disease characterization (for definitions) and can identify incidence, outcome, disparities, treatment... more »

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Can be modeled on the ARDS/PETAL Network, but more broadly implemented for epidemiology and pragmatic studies.

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Palliation of symptoms associated with pulmonary conditions; promotion of patient participation in symptom self-management

Palliation of symptoms associated with a number of pulmonary conditions; promotion of patient participation in symptom self-management across the spectrum of illness, from ICU admission to rehabilitation to home; requires a multi-disciplinary perspective and team.

There are a plethora of distressing symptoms (anxiety, shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, weakness) associated with a number of chronic pulmonary conditions,... more »

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Innovative symptom management strategies are needed that empower patients and their family members to engage in self-management strategies across the spectrum of illness from hospitalization through recovery.

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Longitudinal studies with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators are needed to address the varying needs of these patients and their family members over the course of recovery or transition to death in these patients. Interventions need to be cost-effective and prevent readmission to the critical care unit.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea American Thoracic Society member

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