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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522141/venous-to-arterial-carbon-dioxide-difference-in-the-resuscitation-of-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-systematic-review
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J J Diaztagle Fernández, J C Rodríguez Murcia, J J Sprockel Díaz
INTRODUCTION: The way to assess tissue perfusion during the resuscitation of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock is a current subject of research and debate. Venous oxygen saturation and lactate concentration have been the most frequently used criteria, though they involve known limitations. The venous-to-arterial difference of carbon dioxide (pCO2 delta) is a parameter than can be used to indicate tissue perfusion, and its determination therefore may be useful in these patients...
May 15, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508956/doctors-attitudes-towards-the-introduction-and-clinical-operation-of-do-not-resuscitate-orders-dnrs-in-ireland
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M O'Reilly, C M P O'Tuathaigh, K Doran
BACKGROUND: Do not resuscitate orders (DNRs) are documents which state that should a patient suffer from cardiopulmonary failure, resuscitation should not be attempted. Internationally, DNRs are often misunderstood and used inappropriately in a clinical setting. AIMS: The aim of this paper was to determine the current understanding of DNRs and their clinical operation among hospital doctors in Ireland. METHODS: A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study was conducted involving doctors from the Cork teaching hospitals...
May 16, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498856/patterns-of-intravenous-fluid-resuscitation-use-in-adult-intensive-care-patients-between-2007-and-2014-an-international-cross-sectional-study
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Naomi E Hammond, Colman Taylor, Simon Finfer, Flavia R Machado, YouZhong An, Laurent Billot, Frank Bloos, Fernando Bozza, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Maryam Correa, Bin Du, Peter B Hjortrup, Yang Li, Lauralyn McIntryre, Manoj Saxena, Frédérique Schortgen, Nicola R Watts, John Myburgh
BACKGROUND: In 2007, the Saline versus Albumin Fluid Evaluation-Translation of Research Into Practice Study (SAFE-TRIPS) reported that 0.9% sodium chloride (saline) and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) were the most commonly used resuscitation fluids in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. Evidence has emerged since 2007 that these fluids are associated with adverse patient-centred outcomes. Based on the published evidence since 2007, we sought to determine the current type of fluid resuscitation used in clinical practice and the predictors of fluid choice and determine whether these have changed between 2007 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480110/point-of-care-testing-in-the-acute-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-identifying-the-coagulopathic-patient
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Yair M Gozal, Christopher P Carroll, Bryan M Krueger, Jane Khoury, Norberto O Andaluz
BACKGROUND: The use of anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications has become increasingly common and is a well-established risk factor for worsening of hemorrhages in trauma patients. The current study addresses the need to investigate the efficacy of point-of-care tests (POC) as an adjunct to conventional coagulation testing in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of 190 TBI patients >18 years of age who underwent both conventional and POC testing as part of their admission coagulopathy workup was conducted...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473360/emergency-splenectomy-postelective-colonoscopy
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Carolyn Cullinane, Jaroslaw Gudyma, Gerarde McArdle
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for investigation of colorectal carcinoma and inflammatory bowel disease. Splenic injury is a rare but potentially fatal complication of colonoscopy. The present case study outlines the early clinical presentation and rapid deterioration of a patient with a splenic injury after an elective colonoscopy. A 70-year-old female underwent a colonoscopy for investigation of altered bowel habit. The procedure was documented as difficult due to the presence of 'stiff loopy colon'. In recovery, patient's condition deteriorated and she was moved to the ward for further assessment...
May 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472516/-one-day-i-will-find-the-right-words-and-they-will-be-simple-rethinking-dnacpr-at-a-national-level
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Therese Callus
Evidence has shown a diversity of practices and terminology concerning the implementation and documentation of Do Not Attempt Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) notices across different hospital Trusts in England and Wales, and the Resuscitation Council (UK) has recently proposed a standard approach for how DNACPR notices can be better incorporated into overall care plans. However, the Council can only make recommendations for good practice. This discussion reviews current practices and suggests that the time has come for a national standardized approach to the process of initiating and documenting DNACPR, along with a dedicated programme to increase public understanding of what is involved...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469900/a-unified-electronic-tool-for-cpr-and-emergency-treatment-escalation-plans-improves-communication-and-early-collaborative-decision-making-for-acute-hospital-admissions
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Mae Johnson, Martin Whyte, Robert Loveridge, Richard Yorke, Shairana Naleem
The National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcomes and Death (NCEPOD) report 'Time to Intervene' (2012) stated that in a substantial number of cases, resuscitation is attempted when it was thought a 'do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation' (DNACPR) decision should have been in place. Early decisions about CPR status and advance planning about limits of care now form part of national recommendations by the UK Resuscitation Council (2016). Treatment escalation plans (TEP) document what level of treatment intervention would be appropriate if a patient were to become acutely unwell and were not previously formally in place at King's College Hospital...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441973/treatment-limiting-decisions-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-norwegian-regional-trauma-center
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Annette Robertsen, Reidun Førde, Nils Oddvar Skaga, Eirik Helseth
BACKGROUND: Treatment-limiting decisions (TLD) for severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) have been sparsely studied. This study determine prevalence, main reason for, categories and timing of TLDs in a Norwegian regional trauma setting. METHODS: A retrospective study of a 2-year cohort of 579 sTBI patients admitted to Oslo University Hospital (OUH). Prospectively collected data in the OUH Trauma Registry were combined with retrospective data from a chart review regarding TLDs...
April 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438479/family-presence-during-resuscitation-fpdr-observational-case-studies-of-emergency-personnel-in-victoria-australia
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Joanne E Porter, Nareeda Miller, Anita Giannis, Nicole Coombs
INTRODUCTION: Family Presence During Resuscitation (FPDR), although not a new concept, remains inconsistently implemented by emergency personnel. Many larger metropolitan emergency departments (ED) have instigated a care coordinator role, however these personnel are often from a non-nursing background and have therefore limited knowledge about the clinical aspects of the resuscitation. In rural emergency departments there are simply not enough staff to allocate an independent role. A separate care coordinator role, who is assigned to care for the family and not take part in the resuscitation has been well documented as essential to the successful implementation of FPDR...
April 21, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433804/crocin-attenuates-hemorrhagic-shock-induced-oxidative-stress-and-organ-injuries-in-rats
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Long Yang, Xiujuan Dong
We aimed to evaluate the effect of natural antioxidant crocin in alleviating hemorrhagic shock (HS)-induced organ damages. HS rats were treated with crocin during resuscitation. Mortality at 12h and 24h post resuscitation was documented. HS and resuscitation induced organ injuries, as characterized by elevated wet/dry ratio, quantitative assessment ratio, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase, whereas rats received crocin treatment demonstrated improvements in all the above characteristics...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433454/a-randomized-comparison-of-three-chest-compression-techniques-and-associated-hemodynamic-effect-during-infant-cpr-a-randomized-manikin-study
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Jacek Smereka, Lukasz Szarpak, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez, Jerzy R Ladny, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric cardiac arrest is an uncommon but critical life-threatening event requiring effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation. High-quality cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential, but is poorly performed, even by highly skilled healthcare providers. The recently described two-thumb chest compression technique (nTTT) consists of the two thumbs directed at the angle of 90° to the chest while having the fingers fist-clenched. This technique might facilitate adequate chest-compression depth, chest-compression rate and rate of full chest-pressure relief...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422404/the-use-of-resuscitation-plans-at-a-tertiary-australian-hospital-room-for-improvement
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Roger J Smith, John D Santamaria, Jennifer A Holmes, Espedito E Faraone, Patricia N Hurune, David A Reid
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the introduction of a document for recording the resuscitation plans of patients at a tertiary hospital. The 'Acute Resuscitation Plan' (ARP) was introduced in September 2014, superseding the 'Not for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)' form. Unlike the Not for CPR form, the ARP was relevant to patients with and without resuscitation limits. DESIGN: Retrospective audit of the records of all admissions to the hospital from January-June 2014 (Not for CPR period) and January-June 2015 (ARP period)...
April 19, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421842/the-management-of-ventricular-dysrhythmia-in-aconite-poisoning
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James M Coulson, Thomas M Caparrotta, John P Thompson
INTRODUCTION: Aconite poisoning is relatively rare but is frequently complicated by ventricular dysrhythmias, which may be fatal. Molecular basis of aconite alkaloid ventricular arrhythmogenicity: Aconite exerts its toxic effects due to the presence of an admixture of alkaloids present in all parts of the plant. The major target of these aconite alkaloids is the fast voltage-gates sodium channel, where they cause persistent activation. This blockade of the channel in the activated state promotes automaticity within the ventricular myocardium and the generation of ventricular arrhythmias...
June 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413896/congenital-malformations-palliative-care-and-postnatal-redirection-to-more-intensive-treatment-a-review-at-a-swiss-tertiary-center
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Ulrich Pfeifer, Deborah Gubler, Eva Bergstraesser, Dirk Bassler
PURPOSE: The so-called lethal malformations pose ethical challenges. Most affected fetuses die before or at birth. Live-born neonates commonly receive palliative care. If the postnatal course is better than expected, redirection towards more treatment may occur. We aimed to analyze this in a Swiss patient cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 6 years, fetal malformation was suspected in 1113 cases. We identified patients prenatally assigned to palliative care, assessed pre- and postnatal diagnoses, and outcomes...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401688/goals-of-patient-care-system-change-with-video-based-education-increases-rates-of-advance-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-decision-making-and-discussions-in-hospitalised-rehabilitation-patients
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Claire Johnson, Jeffrey Chong, Anne Wilkinson, Barbara Hayes, Sonia Tait, Nicholas Waldron
BACKGROUND: Advance CPR discussions and decision-making are not routine clinical practice in the hospital setting. Frail older patients may be at risk of non-beneficial CPR. AIM: To assess the utility and safety of two interventions to increase CPR decision-making, documentation and communication for hospitalised older patients. METHODS: A pre-post study tested two interventions: i) standard ward-based education forums with CPR content; and ii) a combined, two-pronged strategy with 'Goals of Patient Care' (GoPC) system change and structured video-based workshop; against usual practice (ie no formal training)...
April 12, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401138/prevalence-of-symptoms-at-the-end-of-life-in-an-acute-care-hospital-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Daniel Kobewka, Paul Ronksley, Dan McIsaac, Sunita Mulpuru, Alan Forster
BACKGROUND: There is currently debate over the benefits and harms of physician-assisted death. One of the factors influencing this debate is concern about symptoms in the days before death. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency of symptoms before death and determine patient characteristics associated with these symptoms. METHODS: We reviewed the medical record of every patient who died at a multisite academic teaching hospital over a 3-month period...
January 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399031/the-advance-care-planning-readiness-scale-development-and-validation-of-a-measure-of-willingness-to-discuss-and-acceptance-of-end-of-life-care-in-gynecologic-cancer-patients
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Alaina J Brown, Megan Johnson Shen, Diana Urbauer, Jolyn Taylor, Patricia A Parker, Cindy Carmack, Lauren Prescott, Carly Rosemore, Elizabeth Kolawole, Charlotte Sun, Lois Ramondetta, Diane C Bodurka
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article was to develop and validate a scale that assesses the readiness of gynecologic oncology patients to engage in advance care planning. METHODS: The Advance Care Planning Readiness Scale (ACPRS) was validated across 3 independent samples of gynecologic oncology patients. In step I, patients underwent cognitive interviewing to determine if the scale items were comprehensible and applicable to patients. Based on this, modifications to the scale (addition, removal, and merger of items) were completed...
May 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396614/can-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-be-diagnosed-by-autopsy-report-of-a-presumed-case-presenting-as-cardiac-rupture
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Andrew Mitchell, François Marquis
BACKGROUND: Takostsubo (stress) cardiomyopathy (TC) is a clinical syndrome featuring transient left ventricular dysfunction and wall-motion abnormalities, usually following emotional or physical stress. The diagnosis of TC depends on fulfillment of multiple clinical criteria. Although the pathogenesis has not been firmly established, myocardial cathecholamine toxicity is thought to represent a primary mechanism. The vast majority of patients with TC survive. However, a rare cause of death in TC is myocardial rupture...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388951/implementing-the-emergency-triage-assessment-and-treatment-plus-admission-care-etat-clinical-practice-guidelines-to-improve-quality-of-hospital-care-in-rwandan-district-hospitals-healthcare-workers-perspectives-on-relevance-and-challenges
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Celestin Hategeka, Leah Mwai, Lisine Tuyisenge
BACKGROUND: An emergency triage, assessment and treatment plus admission care (ETAT+) intervention was implemented in Rwandan district hospitals to improve hospital care for severely ill infants and children. Many interventions are rarely implemented with perfect fidelity under real-world conditions. Thus, evaluations of the real-world experiences of implementing ETAT+ are important in terms of identifying potential barriers to successful implementation. This study explored the perspectives of Rwandan healthcare workers (HCWs) on the relevance of ETAT+ and documented potential barriers to its successful implementation...
April 7, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383471/clinical-practice-guideline-adherence-during-operation-inherent-resolve
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Timothy P Plackett, Darren C Cherry, Gerald Delk, Steven Satterly, Jared Theler, Derek McVay, Jacqueline Moore, Stacy A Shackelford
BACKGROUND: The Joint Trauma System (JTS) Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) contributed to the decrease in battlefield morality over the past 15 years. However, it is unknown to what degree the guidelines are being followed in current military operations. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients treated at three separate US Army Role II facilities during the first ten months of Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq. Charts were reviewed for patient demographics, clinical care, and outcomes...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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