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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332778/cricothyrotomy-in-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-transport
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Kevin High, Jeremy Brywczynski, Jin H Han
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a requisite skill set for helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) providers. Cricothyrotomy is a potentially lifesaving skill that is used when other airway maneuvers fail. The authors reviewed all transports by a helicopter program in which cricothyrotomy was performed to assess the frequency, success, and technique. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of air medical patient records from an electronic medical record system over a 112-month period...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319652/pain-assessment-in-mechanically-ventilated-noncommunicative-severe-trauma-patients
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Candelas López-López, Teresa Pérez-Pérez, Juan Vicente Beneit-Montesinos, José Luis García-Klepzig, Mercedes Virginia Martinez-Ureta, María Del Ara Murillo-Pérez, Silvia Ana Torrente-Vela, Mónica García-Iglesias
The aim of this study was to measure pain levels in noncommunicative patients with severe trauma who required tracheal suctioning and mobilization and to determine the utility of the Behavioral Indicators of Pain Scale (ESCID) in these cases. The pain scores for the procedures were recorded on Days 1, 3, and 6 of the patients' stay in the intensive care unit. These assessments were performed at 3 moments: before, during, and after the application of the procedures. Because of the longitudinal character of the study, data were fitted into a multivariate model using the Generalized Estimating Equations method...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314789/risk-factors-for-hospitalizations-due-to-bacterial-respiratory-tract-infections-after-tracheotomy
#3
Christopher J Russell, Cary Thurm, Matt Hall, Tamara D Simon, Michael N Neely, Jay G Berry
OBJECTIVE: Identify characteristics associated with hospital readmission due to bacterial respiratory tract infections (bRTI) after tracheotomy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study of 8009 children 0-17 years undergoing tracheotomy from 2007 to 2013 at 48 children's hospitals in the Pediatric Health Information System database. The primary outcome was first hospital admission after tracheotomy for bRTI (ie, primary diagnosis of bRTI or a primary diagnosis of bRTI symptom and secondary diagnosis of bRTI)...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312748/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-traumatic-brain-injury-how-do-we-manage-it
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Valentina Della Torre, Rafael Badenes, Francesco Corradi, Fabrizio Racca, Andrea Lavinio, Basil Matta, Federico Bilotta, Chiara Robba
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. TBI patients frequently suffer from lung complications and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Moreover, the association between TBI and ARDS in trauma patients is well recognized. Mechanical ventilation of patients with a concomitance of acute brain injury and lung injury can present significant challenges. Frequently, guidelines recommending management strategies for patients with traumatic brain injuries come into conflict with what is now considered best ventilator practice...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310701/severe-thoracic-trauma-still-an-independent-predictor-for-death-in-multiple-injured-patients
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Michael Grubmüller, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Eva Diepold, Katharina Angerpointner, Michael Nerlich, Antonio Ernstberger
BACKGROUND: Over the past, the severe thoracic trauma has had decisive influence on the outcome of multiple injured patients. Today, new therapies (e.g. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), protective ventilation methods and new forms of patient positioning) are available and applied regularly. What impact on the patient's outcome does the thoracic trauma have today? METHODS: Prospective data collection of multiple injured patients in a level-I trauma center was performed between 2008 and 2014...
January 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306264/management-of-right-main-bronchial-rupture-with-a-double-lumen-endotracheal-tube-in-a-patient-with-blunt-chest-trauma
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Seung Hwan Seol, Woon Jeong Lee, Seon Hee Woo, Dae Hui Kim, Jong Hui Suh
Tracheobronchial disruption is one of the most severe injuries caused by blunt chest trauma. It may cause airway obstruction and resulting life-threatening respiratory deficiency. However, the clinical presentations are variable and frequently difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a previously healthy 16-year-old man with complete right main bronchial transection sustained after a vehicular accident, who had progressive dyspnea, subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and anterior chest wall, and bilateral tension pneumothorax...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
#7
Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303902/rhabdomyolysis-in-a-tertiary-picu-a-10-year-study
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Ben Gelbart, Renata DeMarco, Alexander David Hussey, Siva P Namachivayam, Rosemary McRae, Catherine Quinlan, Trevor Duke
OBJECTIVES: Rhabdomyolysis is a disorder of muscle breakdown. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of rhabdomyolysis in children admitted to a PICU and to assess the relationship between peak creatinine kinase and mortality. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study in children admitted to the PICU with rhabdomyolysis between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2014. Demographic, clinical, and outcome data were recorded. Outcomes were analyzed by level of peak creatinine kinase value (0-10,000, 10,001-50,000, > 50,000IU/L)...
January 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303440/predictive-value-of-positive-high-sensitivity-troponin-t-in-intubated-traumatic-brain-injury-patients
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Ayman El-Menyar, Mohammad Asim, Rifat Latifi, Shrikant I Bangdiwala, Hassan Al-Thani
OBJECTIVE The clinical relevance of high-sensitivity troponin T (HsTnT) in trauma patients is not well explored. In this study, the authors aimed to study the predictive value of serum HsTnT in intubated patients who had sustained traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS A retrospective analysis was conducted for all intubated TBI patients between 2010 and 2014 at a national level 1 trauma center. Data were analyzed and compared based on the HsTnT status on admission (group 1, negative results; and group 2, positive results)...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298241/is-observation-for-traumatic-hemothorax-safe
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Leah Demetri, Myriam M Martinez Aguilar, Jordan D Bohnen, Ryan Whitesell, D Dante Yeh, David King, Marc de Moya
BACKGROUND: EAST guidelines suggest tube thoracostomy (TT) be considered for all traumatic hemothoraces. However, previous research has suggested that some traumatic hemothoraces may be observed safely. We sought to 1) determine the safety of selective observation for traumatic hemothorax, and 2) identify predictors of failed observation. METHODS: All patients with traumatic hemothorax from 2000-2014 at a Level I Trauma Center were identified and categorized by size as small (<300cc) or large (≥300cc) based on chest CT-scan measurements...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283957/early-tracheostomy-in-patients-with-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury-appears-safe-and-may-improve-outcomes
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Christopher Flanagan, Benjamin R Childs, Timothy A Moore, Heather A Vallier
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series OBJECTIVE.: To characterize outcomes associated with tracheostomy timing following traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The morbidity associated with cervical spine trauma is substantially increased in the setting of concomitant CSCI. Despite recent evidence, it remains uncertain if early tracheostomy following traumatic CSCI can improve outcomes. METHODS: From January 1, 2007, to December 31, 2015, retrospective chart review identified seventy (70) patients who presented to a single Level 1 trauma center with traumatic CSCI and received tracheostomy for management of respiratory compromise...
December 27, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275138/does-a-history-of-psychoactive-substances-abuse-play-a-role-in-the-level-of-pain-of-the-patient-with-severe-trauma
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C López-López, A Arranz-Esteban, M V Martinez-Ureta, M C Sánchez-Rascón, C Morales-Sánchez, M Chico-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the influence of psychotropic substance use on the level of pain in patients with severe trauma. DESIGN: Longitudinal analytical study. SCOPE: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Trauma and Emergencies. PATIENTS: severe trauma, non-communicative and mechanical ventilation >48hours. Two groups of patients were created: users and non-users of psychotropic substances according to medical records. INTERVENTIONS: Measurement of pain level at baseline and during mobilization, using the Pain Indicator Behaviour Scale...
December 20, 2017: Enfermería Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273362/the-risk-factors-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-massively-transfused-patients
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Navpreet K Dhillon, Eric J T Smith, Ara Ko, Megan Y Harada, Audrey R Yang, Kavita A Patel, Galinos Barmparas, Eric J Ley
BACKGROUND: Massive transfusion protocols (MTPs) are necessary for hemodynamically unstable trauma patients with active bleeding. Thrombotic events have been associated with blood transfusion; however, the risk factors for the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in trauma patients receiving MTP are unknown. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted by reviewing the electronic medical records of all trauma patients admitted to a Level I trauma center who received MTP from 2011 to 2016...
February 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273354/a-comparison-of-alcohol-positive-and-alcohol-negative-trauma-patients-requiring-an-emergency-laparotomy
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Cedric Benson, Janice Weinberg, Chaitan K Narsule, Tejal S Brahmbhatt
BACKGROUND: The effect of alcohol exposure on patients undergoing a laparotomy for trauma is unknown. The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes of morbidity and mortality between alcohol positive and alcohol negative trauma patients who required emergent laparotomies using the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB). METHODS: A retrospective database analysis was performed using 28,354 NTDB incident trauma cases, from 2007 through 2012, who had been tested for alcohol and who required abdominal operations (using ICD-9-CM procedure codes) within 24h of presentation...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261721/the-multistep-road-to-ventilator-associated-lung-abscess-a-retrospective-study-of-s-aureus-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Roman Mounier, David Lobo, Julia Voulgaropoulos, Mathieu Martin, Bouziane Aït-Mamar, Valérie Bitot, Paul-Henri Jost, Ron Birnbaum, Biba Nebbad, Fabrice Cook, Gilles Dhonneur
OBJECT: We observed some cases of lung abscess (LA) in ICU patients suffering S.aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia (S.aureus-VAP). We aimed to assess which of the host and/or bacteria-related features are associated with LA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study from January 2009 to July 2013 in a trauma surgical ICU within a teaching hospital. All adult patients presenting with S.aureus-VAP were included. We compared two groups of patients according to the formation or not of LA concomitantly to S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249744/-a-successful-case-of-tracheal-segmental-resection-and-reconstruction-for-cicatricial-tracheal-stenosis
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Teruo Iwata, Yuusuke Nabe, Takeshi Hanagiri, Fumihiro Tanaka
A 45-year-old man had consciousness disorder due to fall trauma had received ventilation support and tracheostomy. Two months later, the tracheostomy tube was removed. One year later, he suffered from severe cicatricial tracheal stenosis. Under a diagnosis of post-intubation tracheal stenosis, he underwent circumferential resection and end-to-end anastomosis of the trachea. The central part of the resected trachea of 3 cartilage rings showed a stenosis like a pin hole. The post operative course was uneventful, and there was no stenosis or sutural insufficiency on examination by bronchoscopy...
2017: Journal of UOEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227049/rib-fracture-fixation-in-a-south-african-public-trauma-service
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G V Oosthuizen, J De Wet, J L Bruce, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Rib fractures and flail chests have traditionally been treated nonoperatively. Current literature suggests that it is not only safe and feasible but also desirable to perform fixation of severe rib fractures. Our unit in the Pietermaritzburg public sector adopted rib fracture fixation in 2014 and in this audit we assess its feasibility in our setting. METHODS AND RESULTS: We audited our first nine cases of rib fracture fixation performed to date, of which seven were males...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221484/the-impacts-of-baseline-ventilator-parameters-on-hospital-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-treated-with-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#18
Meng-Yu Wu, Yu-Sheng Chang, Chung-Chi Huang, Tzu-I Wu, Pyng-Jing Lin
BACKGROUND: Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a valuable life support in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adult patients. However, the success of VV-ECMO is known to be influenced by the baseline settings of mechanical ventilation (MV) before its institution. This study was aimed at identifying the baseline ventilator parameters which were independently associated with hospital mortality in non-trauma patients receiving VV-ECMO for severe ARDS. METHODS: This retrospective study included 106 non-trauma patients (mean age: 53 years) who received VV-ECMO for ARDS in a single medical center from 2007 to 2016...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210725/airway-management-in-a-patient-with-tracheal-disruption-due-to-penetrating-neck-trauma-with-hollow-point-ammunition-a-case-report
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Angela M Johnson, James L Hill, Dave J Zagorski, Joseph M McClain, Nicole C Maronian
Rapid sequence induction and intubation was performed for a patient in respiratory distress after a gunshot wound to the neck. Resistance was noted distal to vocal cords. With a bronchoscope unavailable, the endotracheal tube was advanced with a corkscrew maneuver. Subcutaneous emphysema had developed. The endotracheal tube was advanced into the right mainstem with adequate ventilation. Imaging illustrated tracheoesophageal injury. The patient was emergently explored. An intraluminal bullet was removed, lateral wall tracheal defect was repaired, and a tracheostomy was placed...
November 27, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205678/perioperative-management-of-gastrostomy-tube-placement-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-a-role-for-a-perioperative-surgical-home
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Ariane Boivin, Richard Antonelli, Navil F Sethna
BACKGROUND: In past decades, Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients have been living longer and as the disease advances, patients experience multisystemic deterioration. Older patients often require gastrostomy tube placement for nutritional support. For optimizing the perioperative care, a practice of multidisciplinary team can better anticipate, prevent, and manage possible complications and reduce the overall perioperative morbidity and mortality. AIMS: The aim of this study was to review our experience with perioperative care of adolescent and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergoing gastrostomy by various surgical approaches in order to identify challenges and improve future perioperative care coordination to reduce morbidity...
December 5, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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