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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560047/prehospital-lactate-predicts-need-for-resuscitative-care-in-non-hypotensive-trauma-patients
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Alexander E St John, Andrew M McCoy, Allison G Moyes, Francis X Guyette, Eileen M Bulger, Michael R Sayre
Introduction: The prehospital decision of whether to triage a patient to a trauma center can be difficult. Traditional decision rules are based heavily on vital sign abnormalities, which are insensitive in predicting severe injury. Prehospital lactate (PLac) measurement could better inform the triage decision. PLac's predictive value has previously been demonstrated in hypotensive trauma patients but not in a broader population of normotensive trauma patients transported by an advanced life support (ALS) unit...
March 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538238/multicenter-study-of-crystalloid-boluses-and-transfusion-in-pediatric-trauma-when-to-go-to-blood
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Stephanie F Polites, Rachel M Nygaard, Pooja N Reddy, Martin D Zielinski, Chad J Richardson, Terri A Elsbernd, Branden M Petrun, Sean L Weinberg, Sherrie Murphy, Donald D Potter, Denise B Klinkner, Christopher R Moir
BACKGROUND: The 9th edition of ATLS recommends up to three crystalloid boluses in pediatric trauma patients with consideration of transfusion after the second bolus however this approach is debated. We aimed to determine if requirement of more than one fluid bolus predicts the need for transfusion. METHODS: 2010-2016 highest tier activation patients <15 years of age from two ACS Level I pediatric trauma centers were identified from prospectively maintained trauma databases...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489667/predictors-of-mortality-in-st-elevation-mi-patients-a-prospective-study
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Onur Zorbozan, Arif A Cevik, Nurdan Acar, Engin Ozakin, Hamit Ozcelik, Alparslan Birdane, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
We aimed to define factors predicting mortality in patients having ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) who had Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) in our setting.This is a prospective study on patients presenting to the emergency department with STEMI who underwent PCI during a 12-month period. Physiological parameters were calculated using the vital signs and age of patients. Time-based factors in the institutional protocol were collected. Univariate analysis was performed to define significant factors that affected mortality...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391095/delta-shock-index-in-the-emergency-department-predicts-mortality-and-need-for-blood-transfusion-in-trauma-patients
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Morgan Schellenberg, Aaron Strumwasser, Daniel Grabo, Damon Clark, Kazuhide Matsushima, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades
Shock Index (SI = heart rate/systolic blood pressure) predicts outcomes among trauma patients. Studies have also shown that the change in SI between the field and Emergency Department (ED) arrival (Delta SI) predicts mortality in trauma. Given the lack of reliable prehospital data, Delta SI may more accurately prognosticate if used within the ED. All trauma patients arriving to our Level I trauma center in 2014 were reviewed. Patients were matched for age, gender, mechanism of injury, and injury severity score...
October 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148174/prehospital-transfusion-of-red-cell-concentrates-in-a-paramedic-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-service
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Stefan Heschl, Emily Andrew, Anthony de Wit, Stephen Bernard, Marcus Kennedy, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: The optimal volume and type of intravenous fluid for the treatment of blood loss in the prehospital setting is controversial. The use of red cell concentrates (RCCs) may be associated with improved outcomes; however, the administration of blood products is limited to physicians in many jurisdictions. We sought to describe the characteristics of RCC transfusions in a paramedic-staffed helicopter emergency medical system in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all cases where paramedics consulted the responsible physician for approval of RCC transfusion between July 2011 and December 2015 in Victoria, Australia...
April 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135535/blood-glucose-concentrations-in-prehospital-trauma-patients-with-traumatic-shock-a-retrospective-analysis
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Janett Kreutziger, Wolfgang Lederer, Stefan Schmid, Hanno Ulmer, Volker Wenzel, Maarten W Nijsten, Daniel Werner, Thomas Schlechtriemen
BACKGROUND: Deranged glucose metabolism after moderate to severe trauma with either high or low concentrations of blood glucose is associated with poorer outcome. Data on prehospital blood glucose concentrations and trauma are scarce. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to describe the relationship between traumatic shock and prehospital blood glucose concentrations. The secondary aim was to determine the additional predictive value of prehospital blood glucose concentration for traumatic shock when compared with vital parameters alone...
January 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965751/the-accuracy-of-acuity-scoring-tools-to-predict-24-h-mortality-in-traumatic-brain-injury-patients-a-guide-to-triage-criteria
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Zohre Najafi, Hossien Zakeri, Amir Mirhaghi
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Prompt identification of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is vital for patients in critical condition; however, it is not clear which acuity scoring tools are associated with short-term mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of acuity scoring tools and 24-h mortality among TBI patients in both prehospital and hospital settings. METHODS: This study was an observational, prospective cohort, in which patients with TBI were followed from the accident scene to the hospital...
January 2018: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612932/prehospital-parameters-can-help-to-predict-coagulopathy-and-massive-transfusion-in-trauma-patients
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J-S David, E-J Voiglio, E Cesareo, O Vassal, E Decullier, P-Y Gueugniaud, S Peyrefitte, K Tazarourte
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of prehospital parameters, including vital signs and resuscitation (fluids, vasopressor), to predict trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC, fibrinogen <1·5 g/l or PTratio > 1·5 or platelet count <100 × 109 /l), and a massive transfusion (MT, ≥10 RBC units within the first 24 h). METHODS: From a trauma registry (2011-2015), in which patients are prospectively included, we retrospectively retrieved the heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), volume of prehospital fluids and administration of noradrenaline...
August 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464969/utilization-criteria-for-prehospital-ultrasound-in-a-canadian-critical-care-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-determining-who-might-benefit
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Domhnall O'Dochartaigh, Matthew Douma, Chris Alexiu, Shell Ryan, Mark MacKenzie
Introduction Prehospital ultrasound (PHUS) assessments by physicians and non-physicians are performed on medical and trauma patients with increasing frequency. Prehospital ultrasound has been shown to be of benefit by supporting interventions. Problem Which patients may benefit from PHUS has not been clearly identified. METHODS: A multi-variable logistic regression analysis was performed on a previously created retrospective dataset of five years of physician- and non-physician-performed ultrasound scans in a Canadian critical care Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)...
October 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452878/inefficacy-of-standard-vital-signs-for-predicting-mortality-and-the-need-for-prehospital-life-saving-interventions-in-blunt-trauma-patients-transported-via-helicopter-a-repeated-call-for-new-measures
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Nehemiah T Liu, John B Holcomb, Charles E Wade, Jose Salinas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of traditional vital signs for predicting mortality and the need for prehospital lifesaving interventions (LSIs) in blunt trauma patients requiring helicopter transport to a Level I trauma center. Our hypothesis was that standard vital signs are not sufficient for identifying or determining treatment for those patients most at risk. METHODS: This study involved prehospital trauma patients suffering from blunt trauma (motor vehicle/cycle collision) and transported from the point of injury via helicopter...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291451/prehospital-blood-transfusion-during-aeromedical-evacuation-of-trauma-patients-in-israel-the-idf-csar-experience
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Jacob Chen, Avi Benov, Roy Nadler, Daniel N Darlington, Andrew P Cap, Ari M Lipsky, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the effect of prehospital blood administration to trauma patients during short-to-moderate time evacuations is scarce. The Israel Air Force Airborne Combat Search and Rescue is the only organization that deals with aeromedical evacuation for both military and civilian casualties in Israel and the only one with the ability to give blood in the prehospital setting. METHODS: Data on packed red blood cells (PRBCs) administration in the evacuation missions from January 2003 to June 2010 were analyzed and actual transfusion practice was compared to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs)...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104427/novel-cpr-system-that-predicts-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-from-amplitude-spectral-area-before-electric-shock-in-ventricular-fibrillation
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Yoshihide Nakagawa, Mari Amino, Sadaki Inokuchi, Satoshi Hayashi, Tsutomu Wakabayashi, Tatsuya Noda
AIM: Amplitude spectral area (AMSA), an index for analysing ventricular fibrillation (VF) waveforms, is thought to predict the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after electric shocks, but its validity is unconfirmed. We developed an equation to predict ROSC, where the change in AMSA (ΔAMSA) is added to AMSA measured immediately before the first shock (AMSA1). We examine the validity of this equation by comparing it with the conventional AMSA1-only equation. METHOD: We retrospectively investigated 285 VF patients given prehospital electric shocks by emergency medical services...
April 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846895/development-and-validation-of-a-prehospital-prediction-model-for-acute-traumatic-coagulopathy
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Ithan D Peltan, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Lisa K Vande Vusse, Ellen Caldwell, Thomas D Rea, Ronald V Maier, Timothy R Watkins
BACKGROUND: Acute traumatic coagulopathy (ATC) is a syndrome of early, endogenous clotting dysfunction that afflicts up to 30% of severely injured patients, signaling an increased likelihood of all-cause and hemorrhage-associated mortality. To aid identification of patients within the likely therapeutic window for ATC and facilitate study of its mechanisms and targeted treatment, we developed and validated a prehospital ATC prediction model. METHODS: Construction of a parsimonious multivariable logistic regression model predicting ATC - defined as an admission international normalized ratio >1...
November 16, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814743/prehospital-fibrinolysis-versus-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Vincent Roule, Pierre Ardouin, Katrien Blanchart, Adrien Lemaitre, Julien Wain-Hobson, Damien Legallois, Joachim Alexandre, Rémi Sabatier, Paul Milliez, Farzin Beygui
BACKGROUND: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the preferred reperfusion strategy in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), but its benefit over prehospital fibrinolysis (FL) is not clear. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials in which outcomes of patients with STEMI managed with FL early in the prehospital setting versus PPCI were compared. RESULTS: Compared with PPCI, FL was consistently associated with similar rates of short-term (30-90 days) death (relative risk [RR] 0...
November 5, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648770/prehospital-shock-index-and-pulse-pressure-heart-rate-ratio-to-predict-massive-transfusion-after-severe-trauma-retrospective-analysis-of-a-large-regional-trauma-database
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Julien Pottecher, François-Xavier Ageron, Clémence Fauché, Denis Chemla, Eric Noll, Jacques Duranteau, Laurent Chapiteau, Jean-François Payen, Pierre Bouzat
BACKGROUND: Early and accurate detection of severe hemorrhage is critical for a timely trigger of massive transfusion (MT). Hemodynamic indices combining heart rate (HR) and either systolic (shock index [SI]) or pulse pressure (PP) (PP/HR ratio) have been shown to track blood loss during hemorrhage. The present study assessed the accuracy of prehospital SI and PP/HR ratio to predict subsequent MT, using the gray-zone approach. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis (January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011) of a prospectively developed trauma registry (TRENAU), in which the triage scheme combines patient severity and hospital facilities...
October 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27168573/evaluation-of-miniature-wireless-vital-signs-monitor-in-a-trauma-intensive-care-unit
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Jonathan P Meizoso, Casey J Allen, Juliet J Ray, Robert M Van Haren, Laura F Teisch, Xiomara Ruiz Baez, Alan S Livingstone, Nicholas Namias, Carl I Schulman, Kenneth G Proctor
A previous study demonstrated basic proof of principle of the value of a miniature wireless vital signs monitor (MWVSM, MiniMedic, Athena GTX, Des Moines, Iowa) for battlefield triage However, there were unanswered questions related to sensor reliability and uncontrolled conditions in the prehospital environment. This study determined whether MWVSM sensors track vital signs and allow for appropriate triage compared to a gold standard bedside monitor in trauma patients. This was a prospective study in 59 trauma intensive care unit patients...
May 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27027555/automated-continuous-vital-signs-predict-use-of-uncrossed-matched-blood-and-massive-transfusion-following-trauma
#17
Nehu Parimi, Peter F Hu, Colin F Mackenzie, Shiming Yang, Stephen T Bartlett, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
BACKGROUND: Recognizing the use of uncross-matched packed red blood cells (UnXRBCs) or predicting the need for massive transfusion (MT) in injured patients with hemorrhagic shock can be challenging.A validated predictive model could accelerate decision making regarding transfusion. METHODS: Three transfusion outcomes were evaluated in adult trauma patients admitted to a Level I trauma center during a 4-year period (2009-2012): use of UnXRBC, use of greater than 4 U of packed red blood cells within 4 hours (MT1), and use of equal to or greater than 10 U of packed red blood cells within 24 hours (MT2)...
June 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26985695/computer-modelling-using-prehospital-vitals-predicts-transfusion-and-mortality
#18
Zachary D W Dezman, Eric Hu, Peter F Hu, Shiming Yang, Lynn G Stansbury, Rhonda Cooke, Raymond Fang, Catriona Miller, Colin F Mackenzie
OBJECTIVE: Test computer-assisted modeling techniques using prehospital vital signs of injured patients to predict emergency transfusion requirements, number of intensive care days, and mortality, compared to vital signs alone. METHODS: This single-center retrospective analysis of 17,988 trauma patients used vital signs data collected between 2006 and 2012 to predict which patients would receive transfusion, require 3 or more days of intensive care, or die. Standard transmitted prehospital vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure, shock index, and respiratory rate) were used to create a regression model (PH-VS) that was internally validated and evaluated using area under the receiver operating curve (AUROC)...
September 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26953537/association-of-prehospital-shock-index-and-trauma-bay-uncrossmatched-red-blood-cell-transfusion-with-multiple-transfusion
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Darcy L Day, Kathleen M Anzelon, Franscisco A Conde
Early resuscitation of bleeding trauma patients with multiple blood products improves outcome, yet transfusion initiation is not standardized. Shock index (heart rate/systolic blood pressure) and trauma bay uncrossmatched red blood cell (RBC) transfusion were evaluated for association with multiple transfusions, defined as 6 or more RBCs during the first 6 hrs of hospital presentation. A prehospital shock index of 1 was significantly associated with multiple transfusions (p = .02). Subjects receiving uncrossmatched RBCs required more RBCs during the first 6 hrs (10...
March 2016: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26683104/trends-of-hemoglobin-oximetry-do-they-help-predict-blood-transfusion-during-trauma-patient-resuscitation
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shiming Yang, Peter F Hu, Amechi Anazodo, Cheng Gao, Hegang Chen, Christine Wade, Lauren Hartsky, Catriona Miller, Cristina Imle, Raymond Fang, Colin F Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: A noninvasive decision support tool for emergency transfusion would benefit triage and resuscitation. We tested whether 15 minutes of continuous pulse oximetry-derived hemoglobin measurements (SpHb) predict emergency blood transfusion better than conventional oximetry, vital signs, and invasive point-of-admission (POA) laboratory testing. We hypothesized that the trends in noninvasive SpHb features monitored for 15 minutes predict emergency transfusion better than pulse oximetry, shock index (SI = heart rate/systolic blood pressure), or routine POA laboratory measures...
January 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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