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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
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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-a-rare-case-of-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...
July 18, 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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701308/national-institutes-of-health-funded-cardiac-arrest-research-a-10-year-trend-analysis
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Ryan A Coute, Ashish R Panchal, Timothy J Mader, Robert W Neumar
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrest (CA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 450 000 lives annually. Improving survival depends on the ability to conduct CA research and on the translation and implementation of research findings into practice. Our objective was to provide a descriptive analysis of annual National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for CA research over the past decade. METHOD AND RESULTS: A search within NIH RePORTER for the years 2007 to 2016 was performed using the terms: "cardiac arrest" or "cardiopulmonary resuscitation" or "heart arrest" or "circulatory arrest" or "pulseless electrical activity" or "ventricular fibrillation" or "resuscitation...
July 12, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688059/a-case-of-severe-refractory-hypotension-after-amlodipine-overdose
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Melissa Chudow, Kevin Ferguson
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are responsible for a substantial portion of the mortality associated with cardiovascular medication overdose cases. Amlodipine, a dihydropyridine CCB, can cause prolonged hypotension in overdose. This report describes a severe amlodipine overdose case that was refractory to multiple therapeutic approaches. A 53-year-old male presented after ingesting eighty 10 mg amlodipine tablets in a suicide attempt. The patient was initially managed with calcium boluses, glucagon, multiple vasoactive agents, lipid emulsion infusions and hyperinsulinemic euglycemic therapy...
July 7, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663358/necrotising-coronaritis-with-fatal-outcome
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Lisa Schweizer, Nadja Fischer, Thomas Fehr, Stephan Schneiter
A 56-year-old woman presented with acute onset of typical chest pain. She was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Although significant obstructive coronary artery disease was ruled out by coronary angiography, cardiac MRI showed transmural necrosis of the lateral free wall with extensive microvascular obstruction consistent with ischaemic heart disease. Within 48 hours after initial presentation, the patient suddenly arrested due to pulseless electrical activity with futile resuscitation efforts...
June 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611138/cardiac-arrest-following-arteriovenous-fistula-manipulation-a-cautionary-note
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Miles Gandolfi, Bimbi S Fernando
Arteriovenous fistulas can lead to a number of different chronic complications. We describe a case where a patient developed a thrombosis within her brachiobasilic arteriovenous fistula, which was manually manipulated in order to restore fistula flow. This resulted in a pulseless electrical activity cardiac arrest within a few minutes. After ten minutes of chest compressions and intubation, there was return of spontaneous circulation. No epinephrine was given nor shocks administered. Patient was extubated within minutes and was alert, orientated and haemodynamically stable...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611061/clinical-events-and-echocardiographic-lesion-progression-rate-in-subjects-with-mild-or-moderate-aortic-regurgitation
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Sveeta Badiani, Jet van Zalen, Saad Saheecha, Lesley Hart, Ann Topham, Nikhil Patel, Lydia Sturridge, Andrew Marshall, Neil Sulke, Stephen Furniss, Guy Lloyd
A 69 year old male, an ex-smoker, was admitted with ongoing chest pain of 11 hours duration. Past medical history included treated hypertension and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. He delayed seeking medical attention as he assumed the pain to be due to indigestion and kept taking antacids without much symptomatic relief. Clinical examination on arrival was unremarkable. Admission 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG) was diagnostic of a recent anterolateral myocardial infarction (MI) (Figure 1a). Bedside trans-thoracic echocardiogram (TTE) confirmed an established anterolateral MI (Video 1, Figure 1b)...
June 13, 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583859/detection-and-quantification-of-gasping-during-resuscitation-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Martha Wolfskeil, Maxim Vanwulpen, Christophe Duchatelet, Koenraad G Monsieurs, Said Hachimi-Idrissi
AIM: To detect and quantify gasping during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients and to investigate whether gasping is associated with increased return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study in patients resuscitated and mechanically or manually ventilated for OHCA by emergency physicians of Ghent University Hospital. After intubation, pressure catheters were inserted in the endotracheal tube (ETT) and pressures were measured at the proximal and distal ends of the ETT...
June 3, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578350/ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-to-ventricular-pacing-a-novel-delivery-strategy-for-complete-atrioventricular-block-with-severe-bradycardia
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Bettina F Cuneo, Max B Mitchell, Ahmed I Marwan, Matthew Green, Johannes C von Alvensleben, Regina Reynolds, Timothy M Crombleholme, Henry L Galan
Fetuses with anti-SSA-mediated complete atrioventricular block (CAVB) are at high risk for perinatal death if they present at <20 weeks of gestation and develop ventricular rates of <55 beats per minute (bpm), cardiac dysfunction, or hydrops [Izmirly et al.: Circulation 2011;124:1927-1935; Jaeggi et al.: J Am Coll Cardiol 2002;39:130-137; Eliasson et al.: Circulation 2011;124:1919-1926]. After our experience with two such fetuses who died with pulseless electrical activity despite being paced within 30 min of birth, we performed an ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure to ventricular pacing on a 36-week CAVB fetus with cardiac dysfunction, mild hydrops, and a ventricular rate of 46 bpm...
June 3, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510749/dead-or-dying-pulseless-electrical-activity-during-trauma-resuscitation
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H Bäcker, A Kyburz, A Bosshard, R Babst, F J P Beeres
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490655/practice-guideline-summary-reducing-brain-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Romergryko G Geocadin, Eelco Wijdicks, Melissa J Armstrong, Maxwell Damian, Stephan A Mayer, Joseph P Ornato, Alejandro Rabinstein, José I Suarez, Michel T Torbey, Richard M Dubinsky, Jason Lazarou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence and make evidence-based recommendations for acute interventions to reduce brain injury in adult patients who are comatose after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: Published literature from 1966 to August 29, 2016, was reviewed with evidence-based classification of relevant articles. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: For patients who are comatose in whom the initial cardiac rhythm is either pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), therapeutic hypothermia (TH; 32-34°C for 24 hours) is highly likely to be effective in improving functional neurologic outcome and survival compared with non-TH and should be offered (Level A)...
May 30, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426258/improvements-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survival-from-1998-to-2013
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Yutaka Yamaguchi, Jeff A Woodin, Koichiro Gibo, Dana M Zive, Mohamud R Daya
OBJECTIVES: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains a major public health burden. Aggregate OHCA survival to hospital discharge has reportedly remained unchanged at 7.6% for almost 30 years from 1970 to 2008. We examined the trends in adult OHCA survival over a 16-year period from 1998 to 2013 within a single EMS agency. METHODS: Observational cohort study of adult OHCA patients treated by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) from 1998 to 2013. This is an ALS first response fire agency that maintains an active Utstein style cardiac arrest registry and serves a population of approximately 450,000 in 9 incorporated cities in Oregon...
April 20, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420670/confirmed-early-myocardial-rupture-in-a-patient-with-pulseless-electrical-activity-pea-following-late-presentation-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Baskar Sekar, Joe Martins, Sanjiv Petkar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Echo Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398813/neural-correlates-of-consciousness-at-near-electrocerebral-silence-in-an-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest-model
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Donald E Lee, Lauren G Lee, Danny Siu, Afsheen K Bazrafkan, Maryam H Farahabadi, Tin J Dinh, Josue Orellana, Wei Xiong, Beth A Lopour, Yama Akbari
Recent electrophysiological studies have suggested surges in electrical correlates of consciousness (i.e., elevated gamma power and connectivity) after cardiac arrest (CA). This study examines electrocorticogram (ECoG) activity and coherence of the dying brain during asphyxial CA. Male Wistar rats (n = 16) were induced with isoflurane anesthesia, which was washed out before asphyxial CA. Mean phase coherence and ECoG power were compared during different stages of the asphyxial period to assess potential neural correlates of consciousness...
April 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382198/adverse-drug-reactions-in-therapeutic-hypothermia-after-cardiac-arrest
#18
Robert Witcher, Amy L Dzierba, Catherine Kim, Pamela L Smithburger, Sandra L Kane-Gill
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) improves survival and neurologic function in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Many medications used to support TH have altered pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics during this treatment. It is unknown if or at what frequency the medications used during TH cause adverse drug reactions (ADRs). METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted for patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) after cardiac arrest and treated with TH from January 2009 to June 2012 at two urban, university-affiliated, tertiary-care medical centres...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371771/ecg-based-classification-of-resuscitation-cardiac-rhythms-for-retrospective-data-analysis
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Ali Bahrami Rad, Trygve Eftestol, Kjersti Engan, Unai Irusta, Jan Terje Kvaloy, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Lars Wik, Aggelos K Katsaggelos
There is a need to monitor the heart rhythm in resuscitation to improve treatment quality. Resuscitation rhythms are categorized into: ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), pulseless electrical activity (PEA), asystole (AS), and pulse-generating rhythm (PR). Manual annotation of rhythms is time-consuming and infeasible for large datasets. Our objective was to develop ECG-based algorithms for the retrospective and automatic classification of resuscitation cardiac rhythms. METHODS: The dataset consisted of 1631 3- second ECG segments with clinical rhythm annotations, obtained from 298 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients...
March 30, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343957/adult-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-philadelphia-from-2008-2012-an-epidemiological-study
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David F Gaieski, Anish K Agarwal, Benjamin S Abella, Robert W Neumar, Crawford Mechem, Sarah Wallace Cater, Frances S Shofer, Marion Leary, William P Pajerowski, Lance B Becker, Brendan Carr, Raina Merchant, Roger A Band
BACKGROUND: Wide variation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival has been reported, with low survival in urban settings. We sought to describe the epidemiology of OHCA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the fifth largest U.S. city, and identify potential areas for targeted interventions to improve survival. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective chart review of adult, non-traumatic, OHCA occurring in Philadelphia between 2008 and 2012. We determined incidence and epidemiological factors including: demographics, initial cardiac rhythm, bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automated external defibrillator use, return of spontaneous circulation and 30-day survival...
March 24, 2017: Resuscitation
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