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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150222/retrospective-study-of-thoracotomy-performed-in-a-french-level-1-trauma-center
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A Mancini, A Bonne, A Pirvu, P Porcu, P Bouzat, J Abba, C Arvieux
OBJECTIVE: Resuscitative thoracotomy, a potentially life-saving procedure, is used exceptionally, and essentially for penetrating trauma. Most of the available literature is American while reports from Europe are sparse. We report our experience in a French level 1-trauma center. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient records (patient age, gender, mechanism of injury, indication for emergency thoracotomy, anatomic injuries, interventions and survival) for all patients who underwent emergency thoracotomy between January 2005 and December 2015 were analyzed...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143074/-additional-emergency-medical-measures-in-trauma-associated-cardiac-arrest
#2
B Ondruschka, C Baier, J Dreßler, A Höch, M Bernhard, C Kleber, C Buschmann
INTRODUCTION: More than half of all traumatic deaths happen in prehospital settings. Until now, there have been no long-term studies examining the actual additive treatment during trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (tCPR), including pleural decompression, pericardiocentesis, tourniquets and external stabilization of the pelvis. The present cohort study evaluated forensic autopsy reports of trauma deaths occurring at the scene with respect to additive actions in preclinical tCPR as well as the potentially preventable nature of the individual death cases...
November 15, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063459/tension-pneumopericardium-following-suicidal-stab-wounds-to-the-chest
#3
Jakob Heimer, Stephan A Bolliger, Michael J Thali, Wolf Schweitzer
Pneumopericardium (PPC) and Tension Pneumopericardium (TPPC) refer to collections of gas in the pericardial cavity, the latter resulting in air tamponade and cardiac compromise. Following penetrating chest injuries, PPC and TPPC appear to be uncommon findings associated with a high mortality and correlated with other thoracic trauma. Diagnosis of PPC and TPPC is difficult relying on conventional autopsy alone, while postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) shows a high sensitivity for the detection of internal gas collections...
October 23, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060327/new-conducted-electrical-weapons-finite-element-modeling-of-safety-margins
#4
Dorin Panescu, Mark W Kroll, Michael A Brave
Introduction-We have previously published on the ventricular fibrillation (VF) risk with TASER(®) X26 conducted electrical weapon (CEW). Our risk model accounted for realistic body mass index distributions, modeled the effects of partial or oblique dart penetration, and used epidemiological CEW statistics. As new CEWs have become available to law enforcement, their cardiac safety profile was not quantified. Therefore, we applied our VF probability model to evaluate their cardiac risk. Methods and Results-An eXperimental Rotating-Field (XRF) waveform CEW and the X2 CEW are new 2-shot electrical weapon models designed to target a precise amount of delivered charge per pulse, 64 μC and 62 μC, respectively...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021679/a-rare-case-of-a-vertebrojugular-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#5
Fanor Saavedra-Pozo, Juan Vicenty-Padilla, Rafael Rodriguez-Mercado
Vertebrojugular fistulas have been described in the literature associated with blunt or penetrating injury and iatrogenic or spontaneous development. Its presentation may be broad and may include symptoms of radiculopathy, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, tinnitus, and bruit. However, so far, no direct cardiac complications had been reported. Here, we describe a case of an 86-year-old female who suffered a C5 vertebral fracture secondary to a ground-level fall that was initially treated conservatively due to the onset of new severe atrial fibrillation...
July 2017: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959111/ablation-of-ventricular-tachycardia-arising-from-the-great-cardiac-vein-a-rare-cause-of-coronary-artery-injury
#6
Allamsetty Suresh, Shih-Lin Chang, Yenn-Jiang Lin, Lei-Wei Lo, Fa-Po Chung, Shih-Ann Chen
We herein report a case of coronary artery injury during epicardial ablation of ventricular tachycardia (VT), and describe an effective method to combat such an injury. A male patient presented with recurrent palpitations which was refractory to medications, with a history of clinically documented VT during the symptomatic episodes. The ablation procedure was performed at the great cardiac vein/anterior interventricular vein (GCV/AIV) junction, in part because pace mapping showed a 12/12 match, and activation map of VT demonstrated the earliest activation site at GCV/AIV junction...
September 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958358/blunt-and-penetrating-cardiac-trauma
#7
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Seth A Bellister, Bradley M Dennis, Oscar D Guillamondegui
Patients with traumatic cardiac injuries can present with wide variability in their severity of illness. The most severe will present in cardiac arrest, whereas the most benign may be altogether asymptomatic; most will fall somewhere in between. Management of cardiac injuries largely depends on mechanism of injury and patient physiology. Understanding the spectrum of injuries and their associated manifestations can help providers react more quickly and initiate potentially life-saving therapies more efficiently when time is critical...
October 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958060/managing-extensive-mitral-valve-and-ventricular-septal-injuries-secondary-to-penetrating-trauma
#8
Frank Y Han, Karl G Reyes, Mark S Bleiweis
Penetrating cardiac injuries with extensive intracardiac components and minimal epicardial components are a rare presentation. A 31-year-old male presented with complex mitral valve and ventricular septal injuries with partial atrioventricular disruption but with hardly visible epicardial injuries; the patient's presentation, progression of injuries and successful management are discussed.
September 7, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941568/resuscitation-thoracotomy
#9
G Boddaert, E Hornez, H De Lesquen, A Avramenko, B Grand, T MacBride, J-P Avaro
Resuscitation thoracotomy is a rarely performed procedure whose use, in France, remains marginal. It has five specific goals that correspond point-by-point to the causes of traumatic cardiac arrest: decompression of pericardial tamponade, control of cardiac hemorrhage, performance of internal cardiac massage, cross-clamping of the descending thoracic aorta, and control of lung injuries and other intra-thoracic hemorrhage. This approach is part of an overall Damage Control strategy, with a targeted operating time of less than 60minutes...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934985/factors-influencing-on-scene-time-in-a-rural-norwegian-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-a-retrospective-observational-study
#10
Øyvind Østerås, Jon-Kenneth Heltne, Bjørn-Christian Vikenes, Jörg Assmus, Guttorm Brattebø
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients need to be immediately identified, properly managed, and rapidly transported to definitive care. Extensive prehospital times may increase mortality in selected patient groups. The on-scene time is a part of the prehospital interval that can be decreased, as transport times are determined mostly by the distance to the hospital. Identifying factors that affect on-scene time can improve training, protocols, and decision making. Our objectives were to assess on-scene time in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in our region and selected factors that may affect it in specific and severe conditions...
September 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928592/the-journey-of-harmless-bullet-the-perioperative-care-of-penetrating-cardiac-injury
#11
Ahmad Abou-Leila, Gennadiy Voronov
Traumatic injuries to the heart contribute significantly to trauma are associated with high mortality. Cardiac gunshot wounds (GSW) are considered more lethal compared to other injuries and present several unique challenges to the anesthesia management and perioperative care. We are reporting a rare case of a trauma victim who survived a GSW to the heart. We will discuss the perioperative care of penetrating cardiac injuries, the role of the anesthesia team in resuscitation, safe anesthesia induction, cardiopulmonary bypass management, and the essential role of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram imaging...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911512/cardioprotective-effects-of-hsp72%C3%A2-administration-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#12
Takashi Tanimoto, Missag H Parseghian, Takehiro Nakahara, Hideki Kawai, Navneet Narula, Dongbin Kim, Robert Nishimura, Richard H Weisbart, Grace Chan, Richard A Richieri, Nezam Haider, Farhan Chaudhry, Glenn T Reynolds, John Billimek, Francis G Blankenberg, Partho P Sengupta, Artiom D Petrov, Takashi Akasaka, H William Strauss, Jagat Narula
BACKGROUND: Although early reperfusion is the most desirable intervention after ischemic myocardial insult, it may add to damage through oxidative stress. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the cardioprotective effects of a single intravenous dose of heat shock protein-72 (HSP72) coupled to a single-chain variable fragment (Fv) of monoclonal antibody 3E10 (3E10Fv) in a rabbit ischemia-reperfusion model. The Fv facilitates rapid transport of HSP72 into cells, even with intact membranes...
September 19, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876671/screening-for-an-occult-penetrating-cardiac-injury-using-transoesophageal-echcardiography-toe-a-prospective-study
#13
A Nicol, K Steur, R Bent, R Myburgh, G Sudwarts, F Roodt, S Edu, P Navsaria
BACKGROUND: 30% of patients with a cardiac injury will present with a penetrating chest wound and be haemodynamically stable, the so-called "occult cardiac injury". Current international practice is to screen for occult cardiac injuries using ultrasound (US) of the pericardial sac. If the US confirms the presence of fluid, then the patient undergoes a subxiphoid pericardial window (SPW) under general anaesthetic. In our experience, US Results in a large number of false positives and unnecessary operations...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801484/predicting-outcomes-in-traumatic-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-relevance-of-utstein-factors
#14
Ben Beck, Janet E Bray, Peter Cameron, Lahn Straney, Emily Andrew, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
BACKGROUND: Given low survival rates in cases of traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), there is a need to identify factors associated with outcomes. We aimed to investigate Utstein factors associated with achieving return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival to hospital in traumatic OHCA. METHODS: The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) was used to identify cases of traumatic OHCA that received attempted resuscitation and occurred between July 2008 and June 2014...
August 11, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780711/percutaneous-removal-of-intravascular-pellet-following-penetrating-cardiac-trauma
#15
Joshua D Chew, George T Nicholson, Bret A Mettler, Thomas P Doyle
There is controversy regarding the management of projectile embolization, a rare complication of penetrating trauma. We present the case of a 5-year-old, 20 kg male with retrograde venous projectile embolization following traumatic injury with a pellet gun. The projectile was successfully removed utilizing a novel, percutaneous approach.
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777288/trauma-to-the-heart-a-review-of-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment
#16
Adam Lee Goldstein, Dror Soffer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759818/histological-topography-of-the-atrioventricular-node-and-its-extensions-in-relation-to-the-cardiothoracic-surgical-landmarks-in-normal-human-hearts
#17
Arpandeep Randhawa, Tulika Gupta, Anjali Aggarwal, Daisy Sahni, Rana Sandip Singh
BACKGROUND: Atrioventricular (AV) nodal injury which results in cardiac conduction disorders is one of the potential complications of heart valve surgeries and radiofrequency catheter ablations. Understanding the topography of the AV conduction system in relation to the tricuspid and mitral valves will help in reducing these complications. METHODS: A tissue block of 3cmx4cm, which contain the AV node, bundle of His and the AV nodal extensions, was excised at the AV septal junction in 20 apparently normal human hearts...
September 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759541/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-after-stab-wound-to-the-chest-missed-by-transthoracic-echocardiography-a-case-report
#18
Abimbola O Faloye, Raphael Y Gershon
Traumatic ventral septal defect may be sustained after either blunt force or penetrating trauma to the chest. Severity ranges from asymptomatic to acute decompensated heart failure. Our patient suffered a stab wound to the chest and was initially taken to the operating room for repair of a lacerated right ventricle. Subsequent postoperative hemodynamic deterioration prompted a bedside transthoracic echocardiogram, which failed to identify causal factors. A transesophageal echocardiogram performed immediately after ventral septal defect was demonstrated...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709823/intracardiac-foreign-body-resulting-from-a%C3%A2-transmediastinal-gunshot-mimics-an-extracardiac-foreign-body-an-image-presentation
#19
Hsun-Yi Fu, Mao Ting, Yi-Chia Wang, Hsi-Yu Yu
A transmediastinal gunshot wound (TMGW) is one of the most severe traumatic injuries, with a high mortality rate. Prompt diagnosis and emergency surgical intervention with or without cardiopulmonary bypass are usually required to save lives. We report a particular case of TMGW in which the computed tomography imaging findings indicated an extracardiac foreign body. However, intraoperative findings revealed an intracardiac foreign body, and urgent cardiopulmonary bypass was performed to remove the foreign body...
July 11, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616061/penetrating-cardiac-trauma-analysis-of-240-cases-from-a-hospital-in-bogota-colombia
#20
Andres Isaza-Restrepo, Dínimo José Bolívar-Sáenz, Marcos Tarazona-Lara, José Rafael Tovar
BACKGROUND: Trauma characteristics and its management is influenced by socioeconomic context. Cardiac trauma constitutes a challenge for surgeons, and outcomes depend on multiple factors including initial care, characteristics of the wounds, and surgical management. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional case series of patients with penetrating cardiac injuries (PCI) from January 1999 to October 2009 who underwent surgery in a trauma referral center in Bogotá, Colombia...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
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