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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30043501/best-life-bringing-ecmo-simultion-to-life-how-medical-simulation-improved-regional-ecmo-program
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Mateusz Puślecki, Marcin Ligowski, Marek Dąbrowski, Sebastian Stefaniak, Małgorzata Ładzińska, Piotr Ładziński, Aleksander Pawlak, Marcin Zieliński, Agata Dąbrowska, Aniela Artyńska, Mariusz Gezela, Paweł Sobczyński, Łukasz Szarpak, Bartłomiej Perek, Marek Jemielity
BACKGROUND: The implemented "ECMO for Greater Poland" program takes full advantage of the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) perfusion therapy to promote health for 3.5 million inhabitants in the region (Greater Poland). The predominant subjects of implementation are patients with hypothermia, with severe reversible respiratory failure (RRF) and treatment of other critical states leading to heart failure such as sudden cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock or acute intoxication...
July 25, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29874192/procalcitonin-guided-antibiotic-therapy-an-expert-consensus
#2
Michele Bartoletti, Massimo Antonelli, Francesco Arturo Bruno Blasi, Ivo Casagranda, Arturo Chieregato, Roberto Fumagalli, Massimo Girardis, Filippo Pieralli, Mario Plebani, Gian Maria Rossolini, Massimo Sartelli, Bruno Viaggi, Pierluigi Viale, Claudio Viscoli, Federico Pea
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a useful biomarker of bacterial infection and its use is associated to reduced duration of antibiotic therapy in the setting of intensive care medicine. To address the need of practical guidance for the use of PCT in various clinical settings, a group of experts was invited to participate at a consensus process with the aims of defining the rationale for appropriate use of PCT and for improving the management of critically ill patients with sepsis. METHODS: A group of 14 experts from anesthesiology and critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, pulmonology, clinical microbiology, laboratory medicine, clinical pharmacology and methodology provided expert opinion through a modified Delphi process, after a comprehensive literature review...
July 26, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623382/-the-heart-catheter-table-is-not-the-operating-table-intraindividual-comparison-of-pulmonary-artery-pressures
#3
M U Ziegler, H Reinelt
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery need extensive and invasive monitoring, which needs to be individually adapted for each patient and requires a diligent risk-benefit analysis. The use of a pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) seems to be justifiable in certain cases; therefore, the preoperative diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension represents an indication for perioperative monitoring with PAC in the S3 guidelines of the German Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI)...
May 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600255/emergency-manuals-improved-novice-physician-performance-during-simulated-icu-emergencies
#4
Michael R Kazior, Jacob Wang, Marjorie P Stiegler, Dung Nguyen, Annette Rebel, Robert S Isaak
Background: Emergency manuals, which are safety essentials in non-medical high-reliability organizations (e.g., aviation), have recently gained acceptance in critical medical environments. Of the existing emergency manuals in anesthesiology, most are geared towards intraoperative settings. Additionally, most evidence supporting their efficacy focuses on the study of physicians with at least some meaningful experience as a physician. Our aim was to evaluate whether an emergency manual would improve the performance of novice physicians (post-graduate year [PGY] 1 or first year resident) in managing a critical event in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
July 2017: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499334/erratum-to-how-to-manage-a-pregnant-woman-for-emergency-care-anesthesia-or-intensive-care-take-home-messages-from-the-french-society-of-anesthesiology-and-intensive-care-sfar-monothematic-one-day-meeting-anaesth-crit-care-pain-med-35-suppl-1-2016-s1-s3
#5
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209788/-reform-of-emergency-physician-training-in-austria-finally-up-to-date
#6
REVIEW
H Trimmel, M Baubin, J Kreutziger, G Frank, G Prause
During the last 20 years Austrian prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) have significantly improved. The structure and organization of Austrian EMS comply with European standards but training requirements for prehospital EMS physicians are insufficient when compared with other countries. Although some EMS systems follow the German or Swiss postgraduate training concepts, the legal requirements in Austria defining the scope of mandatory training for physicians in the prehospital setting are only minimal...
February 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886611/-mass-casualty-incident-special-features-of-threatening-situations
#7
Björn Hossfeld, Thomas Wurmb, Florent Josse, Matthias Helm
Terrorist attacks or amok runs may cause "threatening situations" for emergency medical services (EMS), fire fighters and physicians. Cooperation with the police is of paramount importance. In order to minimize the risk to rescue personnel and affected persons, emergency medical care has to follow tactical principles. So, the strategy in such "threatening situations" is "Stop the bleeding and clear the scene". The police define three areas of danger: unsafe, partly safe and secure...
September 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776177/-rudolf-frey-a-biographical-sketch-on-the-occasion-of-his-100th-birthday
#8
REVIEW
M Goerig, J P A H Jantzen
The life of an outstanding human being, a creative personality, will find the interest of posterity if he is acknowledged not only as a representative of his time but also decades later can be described as a formative character. This applies to Rudolf Frey who, like no other, has deeply influenced the development of German language anesthesiology after the Second World War. In the 1950s and 1960s as a visionary he already portrayed the four pillars of our discipline as the future field of work of anesthetists: anesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine and pain therapy...
August 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537981/development-of-education-and-research-in-anesthesia-and-intensive-care-medicine-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-in-lusaka-zambia-a-descriptive-observational-study
#9
Anna Janowicz, Tuma Kasole, Emily Measures, Meg Langley, Fastone M Goma, Feruza Ismailova, John A Kinnear, M Dylan Bould
BACKGROUND: Data from 2006 show that the practice of anesthesia at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia was underdeveloped by international standards. Not only was there inadequate provision of resources related to environment, equipment, and drugs, but also a severe shortage of staff, with no local capability to train future physician anesthetic providers. There was also no research base on which to develop the specialty. This study aimed to evaluate patient care, education and research to determine whether conditions had changed a decade later...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467578/approach-to-inguinal-hernia-in-high-risk-geriatric-patients-should-it-be-elective-or-emergent
#10
Rıza Gürhan Işıl, Pınar Yazıcı, Uygar Demir, Cemal Kaya, Özgür Bostancı, Ufuk Oğuz İdiz, Canan Tülay Işıl, Mahmut Kaan Demircioğlu, Mehmet Mihmanlı
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are more prone to have inguinal hernia due to weakened abdominal musculature. However, surgical repair of inguinal hernia (SRIH) may not be performed or may be delayed due to greater risk in presence of comorbidities. Present study is investigation of outcome of elective and emergency SRIH in geriatric patients. METHODS: Records of total of 384 high-risk (American Society of Anesthesiology classification III-IV) patients aged >65 years who underwent SRIH between January 2010 and December 2014 were reviewed...
March 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466618/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-a-department-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-surgery
#11
Efrat Avinadav, Anastasia Almog, Dragan Kravarusic, Emanuelle Seguier, Inbal Samuk, Adrianna Nika, Enrique Freud
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a common tool for routine use in emergency medicine, anesthesiology and intensive care for diagnostic and interventional purposes. When a portable ultrasound device became available for the department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Schneider's Children Medical Center of Israel, we added POCUS assessments to the physician's daily rounds. POCUS is performed by pediatric surgeons trained in basic ultrasonography skills...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431426/anesthesiologists-and-disaster-medicine-a-needs-assessment-for-education-and-training-and-reported-willingness-to-respond
#12
MULTICENTER STUDY
Heather K Hayanga, Daniel J Barnett, Natasha R Shallow, Michael Roberts, Carol B Thompson, Itay Bentov, Gozde Demiralp, Bradford D Winters, Deborah A Schwengel
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists provide comprehensive health care across the emergency department, operating room, and intensive care unit. To date, anesthesiologists' perspectives regarding disaster medicine and public health preparedness have not been described. METHODS: Anesthesiologists' thoughts and attitudes were assessed via a Web-based survey at 3 major academic institutions. Frequencies, percentages, and odds ratios (ORs) were used to assess self-reported perceptions of knowledge and skills, as well as attitudes and beliefs regarding education and training, employee development, professional obligation, safety, psychological readiness, efficacy, personal preparedness, and willingness to respond (WTR)...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138737/-care-for-severely-injured-persons-update-of-the-2016-s3-guideline-for-the-treatment-of-polytrauma-and-the-severely-injured
#13
REVIEW
P Hilbert-Carius, T Wurmb, H Lier, M Fischer, M Helm, C Lott, B W Böttiger, M Bernhard
In 2011 the first interdisciplinary S3 guideline for the management of patients with serious injuries/trauma was published. After intensive revision and in consensus with 20 different medical societies, the updated version of the guideline was published online in September 2016. It is divided into three sections: prehospital care, emergency room management and the first operative phase. Many recommendations and explanations were updated, mostly in the prehospital care and emergency room management sections...
March 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091758/-deaths-from-propofol-abuse-survey-of-institutes-of-forensic-medicine-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
#14
C Maier, J Iwunna, M Tsokos, F Mußhoff
Previous references suggesting a high mortality of propofol addiction in medical personnel were mostly based on surveys of the heads of medical departments or case reports; therefore, a questionnaire was sent to 48 forensic medicine departments in Germany, Austria and Switzerland concerning the number of autopsies carried out between 2002-2112 on medical personnel with the suspicion of abuse of propofol or other analgesics. The response rate was 67%. In 16 out of the 32 responding departments 39 deaths (27 males) were observed with previous connections to anesthesiology, intensive care or emergency departments of which 22 were physicians, 13 nurses, 2 other personnel and 2 were unknown...
February 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942344/acute-care-trauma-surgeon-s-role-in-obstetrical-gynecologic-emergencies-the-obcat-alert
#15
Seong K Lee, Eddy H Carrillo, Andrew Rosenthal, Rafael Sanchez, Chauniqua Kiffin, Dafney L Davare
BACKGROUND: Overwhelming hemorrhage or other intra-abdominal complications may be associated with obstetrical or gynecologic (OB/GYN) procedures and may require the surgical training of an Acute Care/Trauma Surgeon. The OB Critical Assessment Team (OBCAT Alert) was developed at our institution to facilitate a multidisciplinary response to complex OB/GYN cases. We sought to review and characterize the Acute Care/Trauma Surgeon's role in these cases. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all emergency consults during an OB/GYN case at our institution from 2008 to 2015...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900413/recommendations-of-the-german-association-of-anesthesiology-and-intensive-care-medicine-dgai-on-structured-patient-handover-in-the-perioperative-setting-the-sbar-concept
#16
V von Dossow, B Zwissler
Teamwork in the operating room and in the intensive care unit necessitates clear and precise communication; however, interruptions in communication frequently occur, especially in the perioperative phase. Patients are particularly susceptible to deficits in communication, e.g. due to higher stress peaks, simultaneous admission of several patients and concomitant treatment of emergency cases. The German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine (DGAI) therefore recommends the implementation of the so-called SBAR concept (S situation, B background, A assessment, R recommendation) for standardization of patient handover...
December 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692343/how-to-manage-a-pregnant-woman-for-emergency-care-anesthesia-or-intensive-care-take-home-messages-from-the-french-society-of-anesthesiology-and-intensive-care-sfar-monothematic-one-day-meeting
#17
EDITORIAL
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October 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27654500/-history-of-anesthesia-from-narcosis-to-perioperative-homeostasis
#18
H Petermann, M Goerig
In the western World 16 October 1846 is often called "Ether Day", marking the beginning of anesthesia. Before that date, for physicians there was only a struggle against pain. In the following 170 years all fields of general anesthesia as well as regional and local anesthesia were continuously developed. Pharmacological developments and technical innovations made this evolution possible. The complexity of this field of medicine requires a specialist: the anesthesiologist, whose selection of the most suitable form of anesthesia for the patient makes the surgical intervention painless...
October 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324155/-pre-operative-documentation-of-individual-in-patient-therapy-goals-a%C3%A2-medical-staff-questionnaire
#19
MULTICENTER STUDY
K Umgelter, J Landscheidt, K Jäger, M Blobner, E Kochs
BACKGROUND: Perioperative care demands consideration of individual treatment goals. We evaluated the attitudes of medical staff towards a short standardized advance directive (SSAD) as a means of improving patient-orientated care at the transition from operating theater to general or intensive care wards. METHOD: Multicenter anonymized standardized multiple-choice questionnaire among physicians and nurses from various operative and anesthesiology departments. Questions addressing demographic parameters and attitudes towards advance directives in acute care settings (eleven 4‑stepped Likert items)...
July 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27142362/-pharmacogenetics-in-anesthesia-and-intensive-care-medicine-clinical-and-legal-challenges-exemplified-by-malignant-hyperthermia
#20
REVIEW
W Klingler, E Pfenninger
Pharmacotherapy is a key component of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine. The individual genetic profile influences not only the effect of pharmaceuticals but can also completely alter the mode of action. New technologies for genetic screening (e.g. next generation sequencing) and increasing knowledge of molecular pathways foster the disclosure of pharmacogenetic syndromes, which are classified as rare diseases. Taking into account the high genetic variability in humans and over 8000 known rare diseases, up to 20 % of the population may be affected...
May 2016: Der Anaesthesist
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