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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863949/impact-of-rapid-response-car-system-on-extracorporeal-life-support-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ryota Sato, Akira Kuriyama, Michitaka Nasu, Shinnji Gima, Wataru Iwanaga, Tadaaki Takada, Yusuke Kitahara, Hideto Fukui, Terutake Yonemori, Masaharu Yagi
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has been reported to be more effective than conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In ECLS, a shorter time from arrival to implantation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO; door-to-ECMO) time was predicted to be associated with better survival rates. This study aimed to examine the impact of the physician-based emergency medical services (P-EMS) using a rapid response car (RRC) on door-to-ECMO time in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
August 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740999/advanced-cardiac-life-support-2016-singapore-guidelines
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Chi Keong Ching, Siew Hon Benjamin Leong, Siang Jin Terrance Chua, Swee Han Lim, Kenneth Heng, Sohil Pothiawala, Venkataraman Anantharaman
The main areas of emphasis in the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guidelines are: early recognition of cardiac arrest and call for help; good-quality chest compressions; early defibrillation when applicable; early administration of drugs; appropriate airway management ensuring normoventilation; and delivery of appropriate post-resuscitation care to enhance survival. Of note, it is important to monitor the quality of the various care procedures. The resuscitation team needs to reduce unnecessary interruptions to chest compressions in order to maintain adequate coronary perfusion pressure during the ACLS drill...
July 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682938/improving-patient-selection-for-refractory-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-treated-with-extracorporeal-life-support
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Tahar Chouihed, Antoine Kimmoun, Adrien Lauvray, Francois-Xavier Laithier, Deborah Jaeger, Simon Lemoine, Juan Pablo Maureira, Lionel Nace, Kevin Duarte, St├ęphane Albizzati, Nicolas Girerd, Bruno Levy
BACKGROUND: Despite recent management improvement, including Extra-Corporeal Life Support (ECLS), refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (ROHCA) survival remains dramatically low. METHODS: We assessed an innovative strategy (Out of hoSpital Cardiac ARrest-ExtraCorporeal Life Support - "OSCAR-ECLS") to optimize access to ECLS of ROHCA patients and reduce the delay between recognition and ECLS implantation. METHODS: This study, conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital, compared the survival and delay times of ROHCA patients treated by ECLS before and after OSCAR-ECLS implementation...
July 4, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395519/palliative-care-training-in-cardiology-fellowship-a-national-survey-of-the-fellows
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Noura M Dabbouseh, Shivtej Kaushal, Wendy Peltier, Fabian M Johnston
OBJECTIVES: To address perspectives of cardiology fellows on the current state of palliative education and palliative and hospice resource utilization within their fellowship experiences. METHODS: We conducted an online national survey of cardiology fellows during the 2015 to 2016 academic year. Survey questions aimed to assess perceived importance of palliative care education, level of palliative care education during fellowship, and the structure of palliative care support at respondent institutions...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377296/mechanical-chest-compressions-improve-rate-of-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-and-allow-for-initiation-of-percutaneous-circulatory-support-during-cardiac-arrest-in-the-cardiac-catheterization-laboratory
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Joseph M Venturini, Elizabeth Retzer, J Raider Estrada, Janet Friant, David Beiser, Dana Edelson, Jonathan Paul, John Blair, Sandeep Nathan, Atman P Shah
BACKGROUND: Performing advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) is challenging. Mechanical chest compression (MCC) devices deliver compressions in a small space, allowing for simultaneous percutaneous coronary intervention and reduced radiation exposure to rescuers. In refractory cases, MCC devices allow rescuers to initiate percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and extracorporeal life support (ECLS) during resuscitation. This study sought to assess the efficacy and safety of MCC when compared to manual compressions in the CCL...
June 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26837438/description-of-medication-administration-by-emergency-medical-services-during-mass-casualty-incidents-in-the-united-states
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Mazen El Sayed, Hani Tamim, N Clay Mann
BACKGROUND: Emergency Medical Services (EMS) preparedness and availability of essential medications are important to reduce morbidity and mortality from mass-casualty incidents (MCIs). OBJECTIVES: This study describes prehospital medication administration during MCIs by different EMS service levels. METHODS: The US National EMS Public-Release Research Dataset maintained by the National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) was used to carry out the study...
April 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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