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Haemorrhagic shock

N M Al-Namnam, P Nambiar, P Shanmuhasuntharam, M Harris
Dengue is a mosquito transmitted flaviviral infection which can give rise to severe haemorrhage (dengue haemorrhagic fever/DHF) and with capillary leakage induces hypovolemic shock (dengue shock syndrome/DSS). Although dengue symptoms and complications have been known for many decades there has only been one documented case of osteonecrosis of the maxilla which was treated by excision of the necrotic bone. In this case of dengue infection, extensive maxillary osteonecrosis and minimal root resorption appeared to follow factitious injury with a toothpick but resolved with nonsurgical management...
October 15, 2016: Australian Dental Journal
Isabelle Clavagnier
Sophie assesses a patient whose condition is deteriorating. She manages the critical situation in conjunction with the doctor on duty.
October 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
D Vinayagam, S Bampoe, B Thilaganathan, A Khalil
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative haemodynamic monitoring is carried out in high-risk surgical patients, often using invasive methods, including pulmonary artery catheterisation. Early goal-directed therapy in high-risk surgical patients reduces tissue hypoxia, organ failure and improves outcomes. Significant maternal morbidity arises as a result of perioperative haemorrhage. At present, heart rate and brachial blood pressure are used as proxy markers to aid in fluid resuscitation, however, we know that these exhibit minimal change during early stages of shock, and are poor indicators of the adequacy of therapeutic intervention...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Piriyankan Ananthavarathan, Kamlesh Patel, Catherine Doran, Nigel Suggett
INTRODUCTION: Atraumatic splenic rupture is a rare surgical emergency that is often attributed to neoplastic or infectious causes. Rarely, it has been identified to also occur in the setting of an acute severe sepsis and in cases of pelvic or splenic abscess formation post-appendicectomy. However, to our knowledge, the co-presentation of acute appendiceal abscess and splenic rupture has not been previously described. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 67-year old male with decompensating haemorrhagic shock secondary to atraumatic splenic rupture on a background of an inadequately treated complicated appendicitis originally managed as diverticulitis with antibiotics in the community...
April 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Bertrand Prunet, Pierre-Yves Cordier, Nicolas Prat, Sophie DE Bourmont, David Couret, Dominique Lambert, Pierre Michelet
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the short-term respiratory tolerance and haemodynamic efficiency of low-volume resuscitation with hypertonic saline and hydroxyethylstarch (HS/HES) in a pig model of lung contusion and controlled haemorrhagic shock. We hypothesised that a low-volume of HS/HES after haemorrhagic shock didn't impact contused lungs in terms of extravascular lung water 3hours after trauma. METHODS: A lung contusion resulting from blunt chest trauma was induced in 28 anaesthetised female pigs with five bolt shots to the right thoracic cage, followed by haemorrhagic shock and fluid resuscitation...
September 19, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Marius Papurica, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Mirela Sarandan, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Corina Vernic, Corina Maria Dumbuleu, Radu Nartita, Dorel Sandesc
Nowadays, fluid resuscitation of multiple trauma patients is still a challenging therapy. Existing therapies for volume replacement in severe haemorrhagic shock can lead to adverse reactions that may be fatal for the patient. Patients presenting with multiple trauma often develop hemorrhagic shock, which triggers a series of metabolic, physiological and cellular dysfunction. These disorders combined, lead to complications that significantly decrease survival rate in this subset of patients. Volume and electrolyte resuscitation is challenging due to many factors that overlap...
2016: Burns and trauma
Yuki Kojima, Takashi Ishigami, Masakazu Akiba
We report a case of chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMMoL) in a 68-year-old man who developed osteomyelitis of the mandible. At the initial visit, he reported uncontrolled gingival bleeding, despite self-administered haemostasis. He complained of severe pain in the socket, despite potent opioid analgesia. After consultation with the internal medicine specialists, we undertook a surgical anti-inflammatory approach that included sequestrectomy with massive blood transfusion. His physical condition was ameliorated after the surgical procedure, and he was discharged from the hospital...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
R Copotoiu, E Cinca, O Collange, F Levy, P-M Mertes
This review addresses the pathophysiology of hemorrhagic shock, a condition produced by rapid and significant loss of intravascular volume, which may lead to hemodynamic instability, decreases in oxygen delivery, decreased tissue perfusion, cellular hypoxia, organ damage, and death. The initial neuroendocrine response is mainly a sympathetic activation. Haemorrhagic shock is associated altered microcirculatory permeability and visceral injury. It is also responsible for a complex inflammatory response associated with hemostasis alteration...
August 24, 2016: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
Yann Daniel, S Habas, L Malan, J Escarment, J-S David, S Peyrefitte
BACKGROUND: Despite the early uses of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings, blood loss still accounts for the vast majority of preventable deaths on the battlefield. Over the last few years, progress has been made in the management of such injuries, especially with the use of damage control resuscitation concepts. The early application of these procedures, on the field, may constitute the best opportunity to improve survival from combat injury during remote operations. DATA SOURCES: Currently available literature relating to trauma-induced coagulopathy treatment and far-forward transfusion was identified by searches of electronic databases...
August 16, 2016: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
T Viergutz, J Grüttner, T Walter, C Weiss, B Haaff, G Pollach, C Madler, T Luiz
BACKGROUND: In the current guidelines for the treatment of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends preclinical fibrinolysis as a reperfusion therapy if, due to long transportation times, no cardiac catheterisation is available within 90-120 min. However, there is little remaining in-depth expertise in this method because fibrinolysis is presently only rarely indicated. METHODS: In a rural area in southwestern Germany, where an emergency primary percutaneous coronary intervention was not routinely available within 90-120 min, 156 STEMI patients underwent fibrinolysis with the plasminogen activator reteplase, performed by trained emergency physicians...
September 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Christopher J McALOON, Benjamin M Anderson, Wadih Dimitri, Jonathan Panting, Shamil Yusuf, Sunil K Bhudia, Faizel Osman
BACKGROUND: Transvenous left ventricular (LV) lead placement for cardiac resynchronization therapy is unsuccessful in 5-10% of reported cases. These patients may benefit from isolated surgical placement of an epicardial LV lead via minithoracotomy approach. AIM: To evaluate the success of this approach at long-term follow-up. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of all consecutive patients undergoing isolated epicardial LV lead placement after failed transvenous attempt over a 6-year period...
October 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
Alex K Bonnecaze, Sarah Ellen Elza Stephens, Peter John Miller
Clostridium sordellii is a spore-forming anaerobic Gram-positive rod that has rarely been reported to cause disease in humans. Resultant mortality from infection is estimated at nearly 70% and is most often correlated with gynaecological procedures, intravenous drug abuse or trauma. C. sordellii infection often presents similarly to toxic shock syndrome (TSS); notable features of infection include refractory hypotension, haemoconcentration and marked leucocytosis. Although clinically similar to TSS, a notable difference is C...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Cecylia S Lupala, Patricia Gomez-Gutierrez, Juan J Perez
Bradykinin (BK) is a nonapeptide involved in several pathophysiological conditions including among others, septic and haemorrhagic shock, anaphylaxis, arthritis, rhinitis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease. Accordingly, BK antagonists have long been sought after for therapeutic intervention. Action of BK is mediated through two different G-protein coupled receptors known as B1 and B2. Although there are several B1 antagonists reported in literature, their pharmacological profile is not yet optimal so that new molecules need to be discovered...
July 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
David N Naumann, Alastair Beaven, Janine Dretzke, Sam Hutchings, Mark J Midwinter
BACKGROUND: Increased microcirculatory flow and perfusion has been reported to improve clinical outcomes following shock. The optimal resuscitation fluid to restore the flow dynamics of the microcirculation is unknown. This review summarises the preclinical literature in order to inform the direction and most important hypotheses for future clinical interventional studies. METHODS: Standard systematic review methodology was utilized, and registered with the Collaborative Approach to Meta Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies (CAMARADES)...
July 25, 2016: Shock
A G P Bullingham
The Great War of 1914-1918 ushered in a new era of technology on the battlefield resulting in casualties on an unprecedented scale. There had been progress in many related areas of medicine before the outbreak of hostilities but these had not been applied or fully developed in clinical practice. This is particularly true for the management of haemorrhagic shock and resuscitation. This article discusses the history and development of medical treatment of shock and trauma patients during the conflict.
July 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
G Justus Hofmeyr, Zahida Qureshi
Prevention of deaths from obstetric haemorrhage requires effective health systems including family planning, commodities, personnel, infrastructure and ultimately universal access to comprehensive obstetric care for women giving birth. The main causes of death associated with antepartum haemorrhage are placental abruption, placenta praevia and uterine rupture. Preventive measures include preconceptual folate supplementation, management of hypertensive disorders, early diagnosis of placenta praevia and use of uterine stimulants cautiously, particularly misoprostol...
June 23, 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Dhrubajyoti Bandyopadhyay, Sayan Chattaraj, Adrija Hajra, Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, Vijayan Ganesan
INTRODUCTION: The most common arthropod-borne viral (arboviral) disease in humans is dengue. It is transmitted by female Aedes mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are widely distributed in subtropical and tropical areas of the world. Study of dengue infection and its complications are rare from countries like India. AIM: In this prospective observational cross-sectional study, we intended to assess the frequency and degree of hepatobiliary dysfunction in adult patients with dengue infection presenting to a tertiary-care medical facility...
May 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Anna Sandstrom, Pankhaj Jha
INTRODUCTION: Visceral artery aneurysms (VAA) are an uncommon vascular pathology with an incidence estimated at 0.01% to 2%. The likely aetiology of visceral artery aneurysms is uncertain includes atherosclerosis, trauma and inflammation. VAAs are often asymptomatic until rupture which causes life threatening haemorrhage and is associated with a high mortality. Gastric artery aneurysms (GAA) form a very small proportion of VAAs (<4%). CASE DESCRIPTION: This is a case series of three patients who presented to Nambour Hospital with a ruptured left gastric aneurysm...
July 14, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ronald Kintu-Luwaga
INTRODUCTION: Male circumcision is traditionally carried out by ascribed practitioners, so self-circumcision is very rare. It is intriguing why the victims should not seek available modern health care. This article highlights another case of self-circumcision, the related causes, complications and their management. The gradual increase in numbers is contributing to the surgical disease burden. CASE PRESENTATION: A 21year old male circumcised himself using a razor-blade 13days prior to presentation at the hospital...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sam D Hutchings, David N Naumann, Sarah Watts, Callie Wilson, Clare Burton, Julia Wendon, Emrys Kirkman
BACKGROUND: Traumatic hemorrhagic shock (THS) is a leading cause of preventable death following severe traumatic injury. Resuscitation of THS is typically targeted at blood pressure, but the effects of such a strategy on systemic and microcirculatory flow remains unclear. Failure to restore microcirculatory perfusion has been shown to lead to poor outcomes in experimental and clinical studies. Systemic and microcirculatory variables were examined in a porcine model of complex THS, in order to investigate inter-individual variations in flow and the effect of microcirculatory perfusion on reversal of the shock state...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
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