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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744657/transcatheter-intervention-of-coronary-obstructions-in-infants-children-and-young-adults
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Ryan Callahan, James E Lock, Pinak B Shah, Audrey C Marshall
This study assesses the characteristics of coronary obstructions that underwent transcatheter intervention in a pediatric catheterization laboratory, the procedural details, and patient outcomes. Acute cardiac failure due to coronary obstructions in children is rare. The role of catheter based intervention is largely unreported. Single center retrospective review between January 2000 and December 2016. Thirty-three patients (median age 2y/o [0-38], weighing 9.6 kg [2.2-91]) underwent 39 transcatheter interventions on 39 lesions, mainly left main coronary (16/39; 39%) and right coronary (9/39; 23%) arteries...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737259/refractory-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#2
Madhan Shanmugasundaram, Kapildeo Lotun
Refractory out of hospital cardiac arrest is a common problem that is associated with poor overall survival rates and neurological outcomes. There are various definitions that have been used but the most accepted one is cardiac arrest that requires more than 10 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts or more than 3 defibrillation attempts. There have been different pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies that were studied in these patients. None of the antiarrhythmic or vasopressor medications have been consistently shown to improve survival or neurological outcomes in this subset of patients...
May 7, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732190/hybrid-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#3
REVIEW
Alexandre Brasseur, Sabino Scolletta, Roberto Lorusso, Fabio Silvio Taccone
Veno-venous (VV) and veno-arterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy is widely used in critically ill patients with refractory cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest or suffering from severe respiratory failure. Besides traditional ECMO cannulation, changes in patients' conditions or the occurrence of specific complications (i.e., cerebral hypoxia or left ventricular dilation) may require modifications in cannulation strategies or the combination of ECMO with additional invasive or minimally invasive procedures, to improve organ function and ECMO efficiency...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707371/successful-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-postpartum-patient-with-amniotic-fluid-embolism
#4
Gil Myeong Seong, Su Wan Kim, Hye Sim Kang, Hyun Wook Kang
Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare but fatal obstetric emergency, which is characterized by a sudden cardiovascular collapse, respiratory failure, and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). We report a case of sudden cardiac arrest due to an amniotic-fluid embolism which was successfully treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A 32-year-old female at 39.1 weeks of gestation was scheduled for induction labor. During labor, a sudden generalized tonic-clonic seizure was developed followed by dyspnea and hypotension...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698335/pediatric-veno-veno-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-rescue-from-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#5
David A Baran, Kelly Stelling, Derrick McQueen, Mark Pearson, Vaishali Shah
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide poisoning affects approximately 5000 children per year and can be challenging to diagnose and treat (Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2016;13:1-24). It is in the differential diagnosis of a patient presented with altered consciousness. Patients may look quite "pink" and well perfused, but are often in serious distress. We present the first case in the literature of carbon monoxide poisoning treated with the use of veno-veno extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)...
April 25, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692537/brown-fat-necrosis-with-calcifications-in-the-newborn-risk-factors-radiographic-findings-and-clinical-course
#6
Eleza T Golden, Paula Dickson, Stephen Simoneaux
Objective: To describe the radiographic appearance of subclinical calcified brown fat necrosis and the associated clinical and laboratory findings. Materials and Methods: Picture Archiving and Communications Sytem (PACS) was searched using keywords "soft tissue calcification" and "chest." The clinical record was searched for prior cardiac surgery, bypass, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation (ECMO) and prostaglandin use. Age when calcifications were first detected, location, resolution, and associated laboratory abnormalities were recorded...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687446/cost-utility-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-rewarming-in-accidentally-hypothermic-patients-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
#7
S Kosiński, T Darocha, A Czerw, P Paal, M Pasquier, P Krawczyk, R Drwiła, R Gałązkowski
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has become the treatment of choice for severely hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest or acute cardiac failure. Highly specialized ECMO centres have been established, however, no centre has ever reported the costs of extracorporeal rewarming. The aim of this study was to assess the costs of the treatment of patients in Swiss Stage III and IV rewarmed with veno-arterial ECMO. METHODS: A retrospective exploratory cohort study analysed twenty-nine consecutive patients treated for hypothermia in the Severe Accidental Hypothermia Centre in Cracow, Poland...
April 23, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674141/trends-in-utilization-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-patients-hospitalized-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#8
Nileshkumar J Patel, Nish Patel, Bhaskar Bhardwaj, Harsh Golwala, Varun Kumar, Varunsiri Atti, Shilpkumar Arora, Smit Patel, Nilay Patel, Gabriel A Hernandez, Apurva Badheka, Carlos E Alfonso, Mauricio G Cohen, Deepak L Bhatt, Navin K Kapur
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to examine the trends and predictors of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) use in patients hospitalized after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data regarding MCS use in patients hospitalized after OHCA. METHODS: We conducted an observational analysis of MCS use in 960,428 patients hospitalized after OHCA between January 2008 and December 2014 in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database...
April 16, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644151/trans-cranial-doppler-as-an-ancillary-study-supporting-irreversible-brain-injury-in-a-post-cardiac-arrest-patient-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#9
Naresh Mullaguri, Aarti Sarwal, Nakul Katyal, Premkumar Nattanamai, Pravin George, Christopher R Newey
Obtaining neuroimaging in patients on cardiopulmonary support devices such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can be challenging, given the complexities in monitoring, instrumentation, and associated hemodynamic lability. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is used as an ancillary test for the assessment of cerebral circulatory arrest, but its use in non-pulsatile blood flow in venoarterial (VA) ECMO is not well described. We report the use of TCD in a patient on VA ECMO post-cardiac arrest for evaluation of death by neurological criteria...
February 6, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626610/health-related-quality-of-life-after-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-refractory-cardiac-arrest
#10
T Spangenberg, J Schewel, A Dreher, F Meincke, E Bahlmann, H van der Schalk, F Kreidel, C Frerker, M Stoeck, B Bein, K-H Kuck, A Ghanem
BACKGROUND: Recent data identifies extracorporeal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) as a potential addendum of conventional cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (cCPR) in highly specified circumstances and selected patients. However, consented criteria indicating eCPR are lacking. Therefore we provide first insights into the health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes of patients treated with eCPR in a real world setting. METHODS: Retrospective single-center experience of 60 consecutive patients treated with eCPR between 01/2014 and 06/2016 providing 1-year survival- and HRQoL data obtained through the Short-Form 36 Survey (SF-36) after refractory out-of-hospital- (OHCA) and in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) of presumed cardiac etiology...
April 4, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559755/high-frequency-percussive-ventilation-facilitates-weaning-from-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-adults
#11
Iosif Gulkarov, James Schiffenhaus, Ivan Wong, Ashwad Afzal, Felix Khusid, Berhane Worku
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is an invaluable rescue therapy for patients suffering from cardiopulmonary arrest, but it is not without its drawbacks. There are cases where patients recover their cardiac function, yet they fail to wean to mechanical conventional ventilation (MCV). The use of high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) has been described in patients with acute respiratory failure (RF) who fail MCV. We describe our experience with five patients who underwent VA-ECMO for cardiopulmonary arrest who were successfully weaned from VA-ECMO with HFPV after failure to wean with MCV...
March 2018: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559353/association-of-serum-biomarkers-with-outcomes-of-cardiac-arrest-patients-undergoing-ecmo
#12
Yun Zhang, Chun-Sheng Li, Xiao-Li Yuan, Ji-Yang Ling, Qiang Zhang, Yong Liang, Bo Liu, Lian-Xing Zhao
BACKGROUND: Recently, a series of studies have been conducted to investigate the association of the common biochemical biomarkers, such as serum lactate and creatinine, with clinical outcomes in cardiac arrest patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), however, the results were not consistent and the sample size of primary studies is limited. In the present study, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the associations. METHODS: Relevant studies in English databases (PubMed, ISI web of science, and Embase) and Chinese databases (Wanfang and CNKI) up to January 2018 were systematically searched...
March 10, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492386/role-of-paediatric-assist-device-in-bridge-to-transplant
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Roland Hetzer, Mariano Francisco Del Maria Javier, Eva Maria Delmo Walter
Background: While heart transplantation has gained recognition as the gold standard therapy for advanced heart failure, the scarcity of donor organs has become an important concern. The evolution of surgical alternatives such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), allow for recovery of the myocardium and ensure patient survival until heart transplantation becomes possible. This report elaborates the role of VADs as a bridge to heart transplantation in infants and children (≤18 years old) with end-stage heart failure...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476891/post-arrest-therapeutic-hypothermia-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
#14
Henry H Cheng, Satish K Rajagopal, Arnold J Sansevere, Erica McDavitt, Daniel Wigmore, Jessica Mecklosky, Kristofer Andren, Kathryn A Williams, Amy Danehy, Janet S Soul
BACKGROUND: While therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is an effective neuroprotective therapy for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, TH has not been demonstrated to improve outcome in other pediatric populations. Patients with acquired or congenital heart disease (CHD) are at high risk of both cardiac arrest and neurodevelopmental impairments, and therapies are needed to improve neurologic outcome. The primary goal of our study was to compare safety/efficacy outcomes in post-arrest CHD patients treated with TH versus controls not treated with TH...
May 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466925/peripheral-va-ecmo-with-direct-biventricular-decompression-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock
#15
Prashant Rao, Jarrod Mosier, Joshua Malo, Vicky Dotson, Christopher Mogan, Richard Smith, Roy Keller, Marvin Slepian, Zain Khalpey
Cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest are life-threatening emergencies that result in high mortality rates. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) via peripheral cannulation is an option for patients who do not respond to conventional therapies. Left ventricular (LV) distention is a major limitation with peripheral VA-ECMO and is thought to contribute to poor recovery and the inability to wean off VA-ECMO. We report on a novel technique that combines peripheral VA-ECMO with off-pump insertion of a trans-apical LV venting cannula and a right ventricular decompression cannula...
February 1, 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450594/position-paper-for-the-organization-of-ecmo-programs-for-cardiac-failure-in-adults
#16
Darryl Abrams, A Reshad Garan, Akram Abdelbary, Matthew Bacchetta, Robert H Bartlett, James Beck, Jan Belohlavek, Yih-Sharng Chen, Eddy Fan, Niall D Ferguson, Jo-Anne Fowles, John Fraser, Michelle Gong, Ibrahim F Hassan, Carol Hodgson, Xiaotong Hou, Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Shingo Ichiba, William A Jakobleff, Roberto Lorusso, Graeme MacLaren, Shay McGuinness, Thomas Mueller, Pauline K Park, Giles Peek, Vin Pellegrino, Susanna Price, Erika B Rosenzweig, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Leonardo Salazar, Matthieu Schmidt, Arthur S Slutsky, Christian Spaulding, Hiroo Takayama, Koji Takeda, Alain Vuylsteke, Alain Combes, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices...
February 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381937/case-of-a-cardiac-arrest-patient-who-survived-after-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-1-5-hours-of-resuscitation-a-case-report
#17
Seong Ho Moon, Jong Woo Kim, Joung Hun Byun, Sung Hwan Kim, Ki Nyun Kim, Jun Young Choi, In Seok Jang, Chung Eun Lee, Jun Ho Yang, Dong Hun Kang, Hyun Oh Park
RATIONALE: Per the American Heart Association guidelines, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be considered for in-hospital patients with easily reversible cardiac arrest. However, there are currently no consensus recommendations regarding resuscitation for prolonged cardiac arrest cases. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We encountered a 48-year-old man who survived a cardiac arrest that lasted approximately 1.5 hours. He visited a local hospital's emergency department complaining of chest pain and dyspnea that had started 3 days earlier...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354178/the-role-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-patients-after-irreversible-cardiac-arrest-as-potential-organ-donors
#18
REVIEW
Tomasz Kłosiewicz, Mateusz Puślecki, Marcin Zieliński, Michał Mandecki, Marcin Ligowski, Sebastian Stefaniak, Marek Dąbrowski, Marek Karczewski, Łukasz Gąsiorowski, Maciej Sip, Agata Dąbrowska, Wojciech Telec, Bartłomiej Perek, Marek Jemielity
The number of people waiting for a kidney or liver transplant is growing systematically. Due to the latest advances in transplantation, persons after irreversible cardiac arrest and confirmation of death have become potential organ donors. It is estimated that they may increase the number of donations by more than 40%. However, without good organization and communication between pre-hospital care providers, emergency departments, intensive care units and transplantation units, it is almost impossible to save the organs of potential donors in good condition...
December 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332781/pediatric-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-patient-with-traumatic-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-and-takotsubo-syndrome
#19
Thomas E Pearson, Meg A Frizzola, Marc A Priest, Monica F Rochman, Curtis D Froehlich
Takotsubo syndrome is rare in pediatric patients but must be considered in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage with pulmonary edema and cardiomyopathy. A systematic, collaborative approach is needed to facilitate emergent transfer of patients where extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (e-CPR) is used as a lifesaving measure. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in transport requires preplanning, role delineation, resources, and research efforts to be successful. We present an unusual transport case of successful e-CPR/ECMO treatment of Takotsubo syndrome in a 12-year-old boy with an isolated traumatic intracranial injury, cardiomyopathy with pulmonary edema, and multiple cardiac arrests...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317348/paediatric-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-factors-associated-with-survival-and-neurobehavioural-outcome-one-year-later
#20
Kathleen Meert, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, John Berger, George Ofori-Amanfo, Christopher J L Newth, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical characteristics associated with 12-month survival and neurobehavioural function among children recruited to the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Paediatric Cardiac Arrest In-Hospital trial. METHODS: Children (n = 329) with in-hospital cardiac arrest who received chest compressions for ≥2 min, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation were included. Neurobehavioural function was assessed using the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales, second edition (VABS-II) at baseline (reflecting pre-arrest status) and 12 months post-arrest...
March 2018: Resuscitation
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