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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539246/consideration-of-alternative-causes-of-lactic-acidosis-thiamine-deficiency-in-malignancy
#1
Ryan K Dean, Rogin Subedi, Dalvir Gill, Amitpal Nat
Lactic acidosis is a common metabolic acidosis characterized by increased serum lactate and is usually associated with a decreased blood pH. Lactic acidosis has many different causes but has been differentiated into type A, hypoxic causes, and type B, non-hypoxic causes. Tissue hypoxia, type A, is the most common cause, usually secondary to processes such as sepsis and multi-organ failure. Type A must be differentiated from type B in the correct clinical setting as treatments are vastly different. Type B causes may include drug side-effects, toxins, enzymatic defects, inherited or acquired, any of which may lead to overproduction or underutilization of lactate...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535961/emergency-intubation-in-prehospital-care
#2
Tomasz Klosiewicz, Radoslaw Zalewski, Agata Dabrowska, Adrian Maciejewski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526599/the-impact-of-an-electronic-best-practice-advisory-on-brain-computed-tomography-ordering-in-an-academic-emergency-department
#3
Donald Szlosek, Samir A Haydar, Rachel J Williams, Ryan C Jackson, Christine L Hein, Nathan Mick, Tania D Strout
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526596/first-aid-protocols-for-lifeguards-what-should-equipment-be-there-in-a-portable-emergency-bag
#4
Cristian Abelairas-Gómez, Candela Gómez-González, Roberto Barcala-Furelos, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526595/the-effect-of-providing-clinical-performance-feedback-on-compliance-with-sepsis-bundles-in-the-emergency-department
#5
Joanne Wozniak, Yuxiu Lei, James Dargin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526594/chest-compressions-in-infants
#6
Tomasz Klosiewicz, Radoslaw Zalewski, Agata Dabrowska, Adrian Maciejewski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526598/breathe-easy-5-steps-to-better-breathing-with-your-metered-dose-inhaler-mdi
#7
Evan H Allie, Ellen B O'Kelley, Katie H Fischesser, Lawrence B Stack, Donald H Arnold
Proper use of the metered-dose inhaler (MDI) is essential for medications to prevent and treat acute asthma exacerbations. This training video teaches children and clinicians correct technique for MDI use.
May 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521972/coronary-vasospasm-associated-with-5-fluorouracil-chemotherapy-cardiac-toxicity-or-cardiac-hypersensitivity
#8
Nicholas G Kounis, Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas Patsouras, Nicholas Koutsogiannis, Dimitrios Velissaris, George Soufras, George Hahalis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526597/slow-ventricular-tachycardia-in-a-91-year-old-man-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-and-acute-respiratory-failure
#9
Nicola Vargas, Loredana Tibullo, Cesare A E Landi, Giovanni Carifi, Emanuela Landi, Elisa Salsano, Francesco Di Grezia, Fiore Candelmo
Slow ventricular tachycardia (VT) in patients with devices such as an implantable cardioverter - defibrillator (ICD) is more common than in the rest of the population. The incidence in elderly patients with an ICD remains largely unknown. In younger patients, slow VT is generally asymptomatic or associated with limited clinical relevance. It may be efficiently and safely terminated by anti-tachycardia pacing. We present a case of slow VT in a 91-year-old man with ICD with type 1 acute respiratory failure and drowsiness...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521971/comparison-of-early-sequential-hypothermia-and-delayed-hypothermia-on-neurological-function-after-resuscitation-in-a-swine-model
#10
Wei Yuan, Jun-Yuan Wu, Yong-Zhen Zhao, Jie Li, Jie-Bin Li, Zhen-Hua Li, Chun-Sheng Li
BACKGROUND: We utilized a porcine cardiac arrest model to compare early sequential hypothermia (ESH) with delayed hypothermia (DH) and no hypothermia (NH) to investigate the different effects on cerebral function after resuscitation. METHODS: After return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), resuscitated 24 pigs divided into three groups. The ESH group implemented early sequential hypothermia immediately, and the DH group implemented delayed hypothermia at 1 h after ROSC...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511806/st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-could-be-the-primary-presentation-of-acute-aortic-dissection
#11
Qing-Yi Zhu, Shi Tai, Liang Tang, Wen Peng, Sheng-Hua Zhou, Zhen-Guo Liu, Xin-Qun Hu
BACKGROUND: Stanford type A aortic dissection (TAAD) may lead to coronary artery occlusion and malfunction. However, TAAD manifesting as acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has not been studied. In the present study, we reported 8 TAAD cases with STEMI as the primary presentation, and analyzed their clinical characteristics and outcome. METHODS: The records were reviewed for patients admitted to the large comprehensive university hospital for PCI due to STEMI from January 1, 2002 to January 1, 2017...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527873/comparison-of-xenon-with-led-illuminant-in-difficult-and-inhalation-injury-airway-scenario-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-study
#12
Andreas Moritz, Johannes Prottengeier, Joachim Schmidt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a Xenon halogen with a light-emitting diode (LED) laryngoscope light handle in a difficult airway scenario, as well as in an inhalation injury airway scenario that combines a difficult airway and a limited view. METHODS: We recruited forty-two anesthetists into a randomized crossover trial. Each performed tracheal intubation (TI) with a Xenon halogen and a LED light handle in the two manikin scenarios...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511807/does-the-novel-lateral-trauma-position-cause-more-motion-in-an-unstable-cervical-spine-injury-than-the-logroll-maneuver
#13
Per Kristian Hyldmo, MaryBeth Horodyski, Bryan P Conrad, Sindre Aslaksen, Jo Røislien, Mark Prasarn, Glenn R Rechtine, Eldar Søreide
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital personnel who lack advanced airway management training must rely on basic techniques when transporting unconscious trauma patients. The supine position is associated with a loss of airway patency when compared to lateral recumbent positions. Thus, an inherent conflict exists between securing an open airway using the recovery position and maintaining spinal immobilization in the supine position. The lateral trauma position is a novel technique that aims to combine airway management with spinal precautions...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506507/syndrome-surveillance-of-fentanyl-laced-heroin-outbreaks-utilization-of-ems-medical-examiner-and-poison-center-databases
#14
P Quincy Moore, Joseph Weber, Steven Cina, Steven Aks
OBJECTIVE: Describe surveillance data from three existing surveillance systems during an unexpected fentanyl outbreak in a large metropolitan area. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of three data sets: Chicago Fire Department EMS, Cook County Medical Examiner, and Illinois Poison Center. Each included data from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. EMS data included all EMS responses in Chicago, Illinois, for suspected opioid overdose in which naloxone was administered and EMS personnel documented other criteria indicative of opioid overdose...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506506/endovascular-rewarming-in-the-emergency-department-for-moderate-to-severe-accidental-hypothermia
#15
Lauren R Klein, Joshua Huelster, Umama Adil, Megan Rischall, Douglas D Brunette, Robert R Kempainen, Matthew E Prekker
BACKGROUND: Endovascular temperature control catheters can be utilized for emergent rewarming in accidental hypothermia. The purpose of this study was to compare patients with moderate to severe hypothermia rewarmed with an endovascular temperature control catheter versus usual care at our institution. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational cohort study of patients with moderate to severe accidental hypothermia (core body temperature less than 32°C) in the Emergency Department of an urban, tertiary care medical center...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499786/head-elevation-and-lateral-head-rotation-effect-on-facemask-ventilation-efficiency-randomized-crossover-trials
#16
Sayuri Matsunami, Nobuyasu Komasawa, Yuki Konishi, Toshiaki Minami
PURPOSE: We performed two prospective randomized crossover trials to evaluate the effect of head elevation or lateral head rotation to facemask ventilation volume. METHODS: In the first trial, facemask ventilation was performed with a 12-cm high pillow (HP) and 4-cm low pillow (LP) in 20 female patients who were scheduled to undergo general anesthesia. In the second trial, facemask ventilation was performed with and without lateral head rotation in another 20 female patients...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487098/describing-wait-time-bottlenecks-for-ed-patients-undergoing-head-ct
#17
Jonathan G Rogg, Robert Huckman, Michael Lev, Ali Raja, Yuchiao Chang, Benjamin A White
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Facing increased utilization and subsequent capacity and budget constraints, ED's must better understand bottlenecks and their effect on process flow to improve process efficiency. The primary objective of this study was to identify bottlenecks in obtaining a head CT and investigate patient waiting time based on those bottlenecks. METHODS: This observational study included all patients undergoing a head CT between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 at a large, urban academic ED with over 100,000 visits per year...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476550/disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-is-associated-with-the-neurologic-outcome-of-cardiac-arrest-survivors
#18
Dong Hun Lee, Byung Kook Lee, Kyung Woon Jeung, Yong Hun Jung, Sung Min Lee, Yong Soo Cho, Seong-Woo Yun, Yong Il Min
PURPOSE: We aimed to examine the serial changes in coagulofibrinolytic markers that occurred after the restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in cardiac arrest patients, who were treated with targeted temperature management (TTM). We also evaluated the association between the disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) score and clinical outcomes. METHODS: This was a single-centre, retrospective observational study that included cardiac arrest patients who were treated with TTM from May 2012 to December 2015...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473275/effects-of-repeated-epinephrine-administration-and-administer-timing-on-witnessed-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients
#19
R Sagisaka, H Tanaka, H Takyu, H Ueta, S Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Repeated administration of epinephrine is associated with unfavorable cerebral outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), but the timing of epinephrine administration has not been considered. AIM: The aim of the study was to analyze the effects of repeated epinephrine administration after OHCA on favorable cerebral function coded by cerebral performance categories (CPC 1-2). METHODS: A nationwide, retrospective, population-based observational study was conducted by using Utstein-style data between 2010 and 2012 in Japan...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473274/alterations-in-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-according-to-cerebrovascular-disease-sub-groups
#20
Emre Gökcen, İbrahim Caltekin, Atakan Savrun, Hilal Korkmaz, Şeyda Tuba Savrun, Gökhan Yıldırım
BACKGROUND: ONSD (optic nerve sheath diameter) is a method used for indirect measurement of the increased intracranial pressure. In previous studies, the relation between the increased intracranial pressure and ONSD was analyzed in the patients suffering from cerebrovascular diseases (CVD). In our study, the patients suffering from ischemic CVD were categorized into 4 subgroups according to Oxfordshire Community Stroke Project classification (OCSP); the relationship between each group and ONSD, and the influence on each eye were analyzed...
April 30, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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