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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040883/veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-va-ecmo-for-emergency-cardiac-support
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Terri Sun, Andrew Guy, Amandeep Sidhu, Gordon Finlayson, Brian Grunau, Lillian Ding, Saida Harle, Leith Dewar, Richard Cook, Hussein D Kanji
PURPOSE: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) may provide benefit to patients in refractory cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock. We aim to summarize our center's 6-year experience with resuscitative VA-ECMO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective medical record review (April 2009 to 2015) was performed on consecutive non-cardiotomy patients who were managed with VA-ECMO due to refractory in- or out-of-hospital cardiac (IHCA/OHCA) arrest (E-CPR) or refractory cardiogenic shock (E-CS) with or without preceding cardiac arrest...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033721/an-audit-of-in-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-saudi-arabia-a-retrospective-study
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Abdullah Mohammed Kaki, Kamal Waheeb Alghalayini, Mohamed Nabil Alama, Adnan Abdullah Almazroaa, Norah Abdullah A Khathlan, Hassan Sembawa, Beena M Ouseph
OBJECTIVES: Data reflecting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts in Saudi Arabia are limited. In this study, we analyzed the characteristics, and estimated the outcome, of in-hospital CPR in a teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia over 4 years. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was conducted between January 2009 and December 2012 and included 4361 patients with sudden cardiopulmonary arrest. Resuscitation forms were reviewed. Demographic data, resuscitation characteristics, and survival outcomes were recorded...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974370/is-pulseless-electrical-activity-a-reason-to-refuse-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-ecmo-support
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Dirk Pabst, Christoph E Brehm
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation with ECMO support (ECPR) has shown to improve outcome in patients after cardiac arrest under resuscitation. Most current recommendations for ECPR do not include patients with a non-shockable rhythm such as PEA and asystole. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the outcome of 3 patient groups separated by initial rhythm at time of ECMO placement during CPR: asystole, PEA and shockable rhythm. METHODS: We made a retrospective single-center study of adults who underwent ECPR for in-hospital cardiac arrest between June 2008 and January 2017...
September 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943123/prognostic-significance-of-spontaneous-shockable-rhythm-conversion-in-adult-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-with-initial-non-shockable-heart-rhythms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shengyuan Luo, Yongshu Zhang, Wanwan Zhang, Ruiying Zheng, Jun Tao, Yan Xiong
BACKGROUND: There remains controversy over the prognostic significance of spontaneous shockable rhythm conversion in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients with initial non-shockable heart rhythms (pulseless electrical activity [PEA] or asystole). The aim of this study was to examine the association of shockable rhythm conversion with multiple OHCA outcomes, and to explore effect modifiers. METHODS: A dual-reviewer search was conducted in PubMed and EMBASE databases in March 2017...
September 22, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941873/extracorporeal-life-support-and-digoxin-specific-fab-fragments-for-successful-management-of-taxus-baccata-intoxication-with-low-output-and-ventricular-arrhythmia
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Mina Farag, Dominika Badowski, Ronald Koschny, Gisela Skopp, Andreas Brcic, Gabor B Szabo
INTRODUCTION: Yew plants are evergreen shrubs which are widely spread throughout the northern hemisphere. Taxane alkaloid derivatives, mainly taxine B, represent the main toxins of Taxus baccata and are highly cardiotoxic. Due to the lack of randomized clinical trials, case reports on accidental or suicidal yew intoxications build the only source of knowledge of clinical treatment options. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a suicidal yew ingestion admitted to our hospital under prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation due to pulseless electrical activity...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927190/outcomes-differ-by-first-documented-rhythm-after-witnessed-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-children-an-observational-study-with-prospective-nationwide-population-based-cohort-database-in-japan
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Masahiko Hara, Kenichi Hayashi, Tetsuhisa Kitamura
Aims: To evaluate and compare outcomes and impacts of delay of time to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by type of first documented rhythm in paediatric patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Methods and results: We enrolled 3968 paediatric (aged <18 years) OHCA patients whose events were witnessed between 2005 and 2012 from a prospective nationwide population-based cohort database in Japan. We assessed and compared their neurologically favourable 1-month survival according to first documented rhythm: pulseless ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (pVT/VF), pulseless electrical activity (PEA), or asystole...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916478/a-retrospective-study-of-pulseless-electrical-activity-bedside-ultrasound-identifies-interventions-during-resuscitation-associated-with-improved-survival-to-hospital-admission-a-reason-study
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Romolo Gaspari, Anthony Weekes, Srikar Adhikari, Vicki Noble, Jason T Nomura, Daniel Theodoro, Michael Woo, Paul Atkinson, David Blehar, Samuel Brown, Terrell Caffery, Emily Douglass, Jacqueline Fraser, Christine Haines, Samuel Lam, Michael Lanspa, Margaret Lewis, Otto Liebmann, Alexander Limkakeng, Fernando Lopez, Elke Platz, Michelle Mendoza, Hal Minnigan, Christopher Moore, Joseph Novik, Louise Rang, Will Scruggs, Christopher Raio
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine whether organized or disorganized cardiac activity is associated with increased survival in patients who present in pulseless electrical activity (PEA) treated with either 1) standard advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) medications or 2) other interventions. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective, multi-center observational study utilizing ultrasound in out-of-hospital or inemergency department PEA arrest...
September 13, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905989/assessment-of-futility-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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P Setälä, S Hoppu, I Virkkunen, A Yli-Hankala, A Kämäräinen
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate the impact of futile resuscitation attempts to the outcome calculations of attempted resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Defined as partial resuscitations, we focused on a subgroup of patients in whom cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated, but further efforts were soon abandoned due to evidence of futility. METHODS: We conducted this study using the Utstein template during a 12-month study period...
November 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904070/antiarrhythmic-drugs-for-non-shockable-turned-shockable-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-amiodarone-lidocaine-or-placebo-study-alps
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Peter J Kudenchuk, Brian G Leroux, Mohamud Daya, Thomas Rea, Christian Vaillancourt, Laurie J Morrison, Clifton W Callaway, James Christenson, Joseph P Ornato, James V Dunford, Lynn Wittwer, Myron L Weisfeldt, Tom P Aufderheide, Gary M Vilke, Ahamed H Idris, Ian G Stiell, M Riccardo Colella, Tami Kayea, Debra A Egan, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, Pamela Gray, Randal Gray, Ron Straight, Paul Dorian
Background -Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) commonly presents with non-shockable rhythms (asystole and pulseless electrical activity (PEA)). Whether antiarrhythmic drugs are safe and effective when these evolve to shockable rhythms (ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT)) during resuscitation is not known. Methods -Adults with non-traumatic OHCA, vascular access and VF/VT anytime after ≥1 shock(s) were prospectively randomized, double-blind, to receive amiodarone, lidocaine or placebo by paramedics...
September 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887695/a-nirs-death-experience-a-reduction-in-cortical-oxygenation-by-time-resolved-near-infrared-spectroscopy-preceding-cardiac-arrest
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C Lanks, C B Kim, H B Rossiter
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has been used effectively post-cardiac-arrest to gauge adequacy of resuscitation and predict the likelihood of achieving a return of spontaneous circulation. However, preempting hemodynamic collapse is preferable to achieving ROSC through advanced cardiac life support. Minimizing "time down" without end-organ perfusion has always been a central pillar of ACLS. In many critically ill patients there is a prolonged phase of end-organ hypoperfusion preceding loss of palpable pulses and initiation of ACLS...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885469/bigger-is-better-comparison-of-alternative-devices-for-tension-hemopneumothorax-and-pulseless-electrical-activity-in-a-yorkshire-swine-model
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Matthew L Leatherman, Laura M Fluke, Christian S McEvoy, Douglas M Pokorny, Robert L Ricca, Matthew J Martin, Christopher S Gamble, Travis M Polk
BACKGROUND: Tension pneumothorax is a cause of potentially preventable death in pre-hospital and battlefield settings and 14g angiocatheter (14G AC) decompression remains the current treatment standard, despite its high incidence of failure. Traumatic pneumothorax is often associated with hemothorax, but 14G AC has no proven efficacy for associated hemothorax. We sought to compare the 14G AC to three alternative devices for treatment of tension hemopneumothorax (t-H/PTX) in a positive pressure ventilation swine model...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884991/acute-cardiac-disease-in-a-patient-with-hyper-ige-syndrome
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A Castilano, H Watti, A Abdulbaki, K Modi, J A Bocchini, S L Bahna
We describe the case of a 24-year-old male with hyper-IgE syndrome (HIES) which was diagnosed at 4 years of age and died from a very rare cardiac complication. He had typical clinical and laboratory manifestations of HIES, including total serum IgE as high as > 100,000 IU/mL. Stem cell transplantation was not available. During the 20-year follow-up, he suffered numerous various infections of the skin and deep organs, partial lung resection, as well as multiple bone fractures. At age 24, he developed acute decompensated heart failure associated with elevated serum troponin I and brain natriuretic protein...
September 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855497/a-49-year-old-man-with-subacute-respiratory-failure-and-interstitial-lung-opacities
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Anastasiia A Rudkovskaia, Ying-Chun Lo, Virginia Brady, Jose Costa, Wassim H Fares
BACKGROUND Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) results from proliferative vasculopathy involving all layers of the blood vessel. Similar findings may be present in pulmonary hypertension (PH) associated with microscopic tumor embolism, which are thought to be related to the phenomenon of pulmonary tumor thrombotic microangiopathy (PTTM). PTTM is associated with the activation of the coagulation system at the surface of the tumor emboli, resulting in stenosis or occlusion of the vessel. CASE REPORT A 49-year-old man with stage IV gastro-esophageal junction adenocarcinoma presented with complaints of cough and shortness of breath...
August 31, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841581/predictors-of-survival-for-nonhighly-selected-patients-undergoing-resuscitation-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-after-cardiac-arrest
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Dirk Pabst, Aly El-Banayosy, Behzad Soleimani, Christoph E Brehm
In several case reports and case series, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation during chest compression (CPR) has been shown to be a reasonable tool to improve outcome of patients under resuscitation. Although recommendations for ECPR include younger patients with shockable rhythm and short previous CPR-time, it remains unclear if nonhighly selected patients have a similar outcome. Aim of this study was to determine outcome in our nonhighly selected patient population treated with ECPR and investigate possible predictors of survival...
August 23, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832795/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-an-average-brazilian-intensive-care-unit-should-we-perform-less-or-better
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Leonardo Augusto Miana, Marcella Mendes Moraes, Bernardo Mendes Moraes, Pedro Guilherme Ponte, Eduardo Venturelli, Rodrigo Urbano Mallosto, Alexander Moreira-Almeida
Introduction: Few data can be found about cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit outside reference centers in third world countries. Objective: To study epidemiology and prognostic factors associated with cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit (ICU) in an average Brazilian center. Methods: Between June 2011 and July 2014, 302 cases of cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit were prospectively evaluated in 273 patients (age: 68.9 ± 15 years) admitted in three mixed units...
May 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801484/predicting-outcomes-in-traumatic-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-relevance-of-utstein-factors
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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/28757765/pulseless-electrical-activity-in-acute-massive-pulmonary-embolism-during-thrombolytic-therapy
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Han-Hua Yu, Jing-Ren Jeng
We report a case of acute pulmonary embolism with hemodynamic instability diagnosed by a computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. The patient developed pulseless electrical activity during systemic thrombolytic therapy with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator. Successful return of spontaneous circulation was achieved after immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation with chest compressions for 6 min. His electrocardiogram (ECG) on arrival in the emergency department displayed sinus tachycardia, an S wave in lead I, a Q wave in lead III, incomplete right bundle branch block (RBBB), T-wave inversion (TWI) in leads V1-V3, ST elevation in leads aVR and V1, and ST depression in leads I, II, III, aVF, and V4-V6...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754760/accidental-hypothermic-cardiac-arrest-and-rapid-mediastinal-warming-with-pleural-lavage-a-survivor-after-3-5-hours-of-manual-cpr
#18
George Little
A 30-year-old man suffered post-traumatic hypothermic cardiac arrest. On arrival in the emergency department, rectal core temperature was 23°C. Manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was continued as no mechanical chest compression device was available, and active and passive rewarming was undertaken. Bilateral thoracostomies confirmed good lung inflation. Defibrillation and intravenous epinephrine were discontinued until core temperature was elevated above 30°C. Extracorporeal rewarming was unavailable...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751042/spontaneous-rupture-of-the-urinary-bladder-srub-recovery-from-cardiopulmonary-arrest
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Kohei Taniguchi, Ryo Iida, Koshi Ota, Masahiko Nitta, Takuya Tsujino, Kazumasa Komura, Teruo Inamoto, Haruhito Azuma, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Akira Takasu
Spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder (SRUB) is rare and results in a lethal condition, i.e., pan peritonitis. However, early and accurate diagnosis of SRUB is very difficult. A 54-year-old woman was transported to our hospital with suspicion of pan peritonitis after spontaneous return of circulation with pulseless electrical activity. Laboratory investigation seemed to indicate acute renal failure. Namely, her serum urea and creatinine levels were grossly elevated. Exploratory laparotomy showed unexpected rupture of urinary bladder...
October 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743074/coronary-perfusion-pressure-and-compression-quality-in-maternal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-supine-and-left-lateral-tilt-positions-a-prospective-crossover-study-using-mannequins-and-swine-models
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Satoshi Dohi, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Ryu Matsuoka, Kohei Seo, Masaaki Nagatsuka, Akihiko Sekizawa
OBJECTIVE: The risk of maternal and fetal mortality is high if cardiopulmonary arrest occurs during pregnancy. To assess the best position for maternal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a prospective randomized crossover study was undertaken, involving basic life support mannequin-based simulation (BLS-MS) and a swine model of pulseless electrical activity (an unstable cardiac state) incorporating a fetal mannequin (PEA-FM). STUDY DESIGN: The BLS-MS (performed by certified rescuers) served to evaluate the quality of chest compressions in 30° left lateral tilt (LLT) and supine positions...
July 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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