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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445615/status-epilepticus-in-dogs-and-cats-part-1-etiopathogenesis-epidemiology-and-diagnosis
#1
Susan Blades Golubovic, John H Rossmeisl
OBJECTIVE: To review current knowledge of the etiopathogenesis, diagnosis, and consequences of status epilepticus (SE) in veterinary patients. DATA SOURCES: Human and veterinary literature, including clinical and laboratory research and reviews. ETIOPATHOGENESIS: Status epilepticus is a common emergency in dogs and cats, and may be the first manifestation of a seizure disorder. It results from the failure of termination of an isolated seizure...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445241/serum-neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-a-diagnostic-marker-in-pediatric-sepsis
#2
Nagwan Yossery Saleh, Wafaa Moustafa M Abo El Fotoh, Mahmoud A El-Hawy
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the response of the body to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The early prediction of sepsis by current clinical and laboratory methods remains inadequate. Serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin level is increased in sepsis irrespective of renal dysfunction. Therefore, we aimed to correlate the serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin value determined at admission with clinical progression and severity of disease in critically ill children and to declare its role as a potential diagnostic and prognostic marker for sepsis in critically ill children in the emergency department...
April 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444167/electrical-cardiac-injuries-current-concepts-and-management
#3
Victor Waldmann, Kumar Narayanan, Nicolas Combes, Daniel Jost, Xavier Jouven, Eloi Marijon
Electrical injuries are a commonly encountered hazard in both the home and workplace. However, clinicians are often uncomfortable when faced with the patient who presents with an electric shock due to sparse literature and lack of systematic recommendations on this topic. Electrical injuries can range from minor skin burns to life threatening internal organ damage. A thorough clinical assessment to ascertain the path of current through the body and possible internal injury is essential. The main concern in an apparently stable individual after an electric shock is the potential for delayed occurrence of cardiac arrhythmias which will require monitoring in the intensive care setting...
April 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442873/anagen-effluvium-following-acute-colchicine-poisoning
#4
Andrea Combalia, Carola Baliu-Piqué, Adriana Fortea, Juan Ferrando
We present a case of a 17-year-old girl admitted to the Psychiatric Department recovering from a suicide attempt with colchicine. One week after poisoning, a sudden onset of hair loss was observed. Positive hair pull test and trichoscopy demonstrated the presence of anagen hairs with pigmented long roots covered by the root sheaths. Colchicine poisoning is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening toxicologic emergency. An overdose of colchicine inhibits cell division, and thus the most affected organs are those which have a high rate of cell turnover...
October 2016: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441669/keep-them-breathing-cystic-fibrosis-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
#5
Sheena D Brown, Rachel White, Phil Tobin
Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects more than 30,000 people in the United States and 80,000 people worldwide. This life-threatening genetic disorder causes a buildup of thick, viscous mucus secretions in various organ systems, most commonly the gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and genitourinary systems. This article reviews the clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and monitoring of patients with CF as well as guidelines for management and emerging pharmacologic treatments.
May 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440856/when-a-cesarean-section-scar-is-more-than-an-innocent-bystander-in-a-subsequent-pregnancy-ultrasound-to-the-rescue
#6
REVIEW
Divya Singh, Ladbans Kaur
Over the years, cesarean section has played a pivotal role in reducing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. With the rising trend of this surgery, a substantial number of pregnant women have a cesarean section scar. The scar can serve as the abode of grave conditions in subsequent pregnancies, namely cesarean scar pregnancy, morbidly adherent placenta, and scar dehiscence. Sonography has emerged as a robust tool for the diagnosis of these potentially life-threatening conditions. This review highlights the key sonographic features of various complications that can occur at the cesarean scar site in subsequent pregnancies...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440669/can-multiphase-dynamic-ct-angiography-provide-a-better-assessment-of-aortic-dissection-compared-with-the-standard-triphasic-protocol
#7
Chun-Yan Lu, Yi-Ke Diao, Ying-Qiang Guo, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Hong-Li Bai, Zhen-Lin Li
Background Acute aortic dissection (AD) is a life-threatening medical emergency. It has been debated whether the multiphase dynamic computed tomography angiography (CTA) protocol is superior to the standard triphasic protocol for revealing the characteristics of AD. Purpose To examine two multiphase dynamic protocols, Dynamic four-dimensional (4D) CTA using the shuttle mode and Flash 4D CTA using the high-pitch mode for the assessment of AD and to compare them with the standard triphasic protocol. Material and Methods A total of 54 consecutive patients were randomly and equally assigned to three groups and scanned with a second-generation DSCT scanner...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439387/angiographic-embolization-in-the-treatment-of-puerperal-hematoma
#8
Hasene Özçam, Cihangir Uzunçakmak, Nuri Özgür Kılıçkesmez, Besim Haluk Bacanakgil, Burçin Karakuş, İlhan Nahit Mutlu
Puerperal hematoma is one of the life threatening obstetrical emergencies. Surgical ligation of bleeding vessel may not always be possible for the patients who were hemodynamically unstable, hence pelvic arterial angiography may be preferred as the first line treatment modality for these cases. Pelvic arterial angiography and embolization is a safe, tolerable, and minimally invasive treatment modality in the diagnosis and treatment of pelvic hemorrhage. We present a case of puerperal hematoma after a normal spontaneous delivery treated with bilateral iliac arterial embolization...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437498/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-scoliosis-surgery
#9
Philip K Louie, Bryce A Basques, Adam Bitterman, Shalin Shah, Kishan Patel, Isaac Abramchayev, Jonathan Lewin
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare and potentially life-threatening complication of scoliosis surgery. The anatomical relationship of the duodenum and the superior mesenteric artery, the correction of angular deformity of the spine, and the normal adolescent growth spurt all contribute to the condition. We report the case of a 14-year-old boy who had a history of idiopathic scoliosis and presented with bilious vomiting that had persisted for 7 days after posterior T9-L4 fusion with instrumentation...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437268/anisocoria-after-repair-of-blowout-fracture
#10
Kyung Ah Lee
Anisocoria may indicate a life-threatening neurosurgical emergency, unlike bilateral mydriasis. In patients with periorbital fracture, anisocoria can be caused by direct or indirect injury to the oculomotor nerve, excessive retraction of the orbital contents, or constriction of the muscles responsible for eyeball movement. Herein, the author reports a patient, 15-year-old boy, who developed anisocoria after an operation for a blowout fracture. The anisocoria was improved, self-limiting, and transient. The author has also reviewed the literature regarding anisocoria...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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
#11
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/28430558/lower-esophageal-sphincter-augmentation-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-the-safety-of-a-modern-implant
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C Daniel Smith, Robert A Ganz, John C Lipham, Reginald C Bell, David W Rattner
INTRODUCTION: Use of the magnetic sphincter augmentation device (MSAD) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is increasing. As this innovative treatment for GERD gains widespread use and adoption, an assessment of its safety since U.S. market introduction is presented. METHODS: Events were collected from the Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database, which reports events submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of suspected device-associated deaths, serious injuries, and malfunctions...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430540/demystifying-orbital-emergencies-a-pictorial-review
#13
Viet D Nguyen, Achint K Singh, Wilson B Altmeyer, Bundhit Tantiwongkosi
Imaging of the orbit plays an important role in the workup of orbital emergencies. Orbital imaging is particularly useful in the emergency department, where clinical history and physical examination may be limited or delayed until the exclusion or treatment of more life-threatening conditions. Cross-sectional orbital imaging with multidetector computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is commonly performed in addition to ultrasonography. In an emergent setting, CT is the preferred modality when evaluating for intraorbital foreign bodies, fractures, or calcifications within a mass lesion...
April 21, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429198/managing-the-perioperative-patient-on-direct-oral-anticoagulants
#14
Jordan Leitch, Janet van Vlymen
PURPOSE: Patients are increasingly treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention of stroke due to non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. When these patients present for urgent or emergent surgical procedures, they present a challenge to the anesthesiologist who must manage perioperative risk due to anticoagulation. The purpose of this module is to review the literature surrounding the perioperative management of DOACs. Timing, laboratory monitoring, and availability of reversal agents are important considerations to optimize patients being treated with DOACs who require emergent surgery...
April 20, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427001/emergency-room-thoracotomy-for-acute-traumatic-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-a-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-case-report
#15
Kenichiro Ishida, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Nobutaka Iwasa, Masaro Nakae, Masayuki Sakaki, Yohei Ieki, Kyosuke Takahashi, Yumiko Shimahara, Taku Sogabe, Keiichiro Shimono, Mitsuhiro Noborio, Daikai Sadamitsu
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries have a high mortality rate, and prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving in cardiac tamponade. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. He was hemodynamically unstable. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) showed pericardial fluid with right ventricular collapse consistent with cardiac tamponade in the subxiphoid view...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425094/fatal-acute-hemorrhagic-bowel-infarction-caused-by-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis-and-literature-review
#16
Supawon Srettabunjong
Acute mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is a rare, but life-threatening medical phenomenon. MVT is normally characterized by insidious onset, with nonspecific signs and symptoms. A high index of clinical suspicion is required for diagnosis, and emergency surgery is necessary to optimize the chances of patient survival, especially in the people aged more than 70 years. Surprisingly, based on my review of the literature, no fatal acute MVT case has been reported in the forensic literature. All reported such cases have been documented in medical literature, and most of them have been associated with underlying risk factors for venous thrombosis, such as hypercoagulable state, certain cancers, and stasis of the blood flow...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424995/the-emergence-of-vancomycin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-an-intensive-care-unit-in-kerman-iran
#17
Yasser Fasihi, Fereshteh Saffari, Shahla Mansouri, Davood Kalantar-Neyestanaki
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a global threat to public health. This study is the first report of the emergence of vancomycin-resistant MRSA in Kerman, Iran. During a period of 15 months, a total of 205 clinical isolates of S. aureus were collected from three university hospitals affiliated with the Kerman University of Medical Science, Kerman, Iran. Screening of methicillin and vancomycin resistance was carried out by phenotypic methods. The resistance and virulence genes of vancomycin-resistant isolates were detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
April 19, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422834/feasibility-and-safety-of-emergency-laparoscopic-partial-splenectomy-a-retrospective-analysis
#18
Hongyu Li, Yonggang Wei, Bing Peng, Bo Li, Fei Liu
The increased awareness of asplenia-related life-threatening complications has led to the development of parenchyma sparing splenic resections in past few years. The aim of this study is to retrospectively analyze the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic partial splenectomy (LPS) in selected emergency patients.From January 2013 to December 2015, there were 46 emergency patients, diagnosed with splenic rupture, admitted in our department. Selection criteria for LPS: (1) Preoperative CT scan revealed single pole rupture without spleen pedicle injury; (2) BP>90/60 mm Hg and heart rates <120 bpm; (3) No sigh of multiple organ injury...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417890/fire-safety-for-the-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeon-and-surgical-staff
#19
REVIEW
LisaMarie Di Pasquale, Elie M Ferneini
Fire in the operating room is a life-threatening emergency that demands quick, efficient intervention. Because the circumstances surrounding fires are generally well-understood, virtually every operating room fire is preventable. Before every operating room case, thorough preprocedure "time outs" should address each team members' awareness of specific fire risks and agreement regarding fire concerns and emergency actions. Fire prevention centers on 3 constituent parts of the fire triad necessary for fire formation...
May 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414670/diulafoy-s-lesion-an-uncanny-etiology-of-gastrointestinal-bleed
#20
V Gasia, O Lamendola
INTRODUCTION: Dieulafoy's lesion is a relatively rare, but potentially life-threatening, condition. It accounts for 1-2 percent of acute gastrointestinal (GI); bleeding. CASE: A 99-year-old woman was initially admitted due to left lower extremity cellulitis related to chronic venous stasis ulcer and was receiving broad-spectrum IV antibiotics. Upon admission to the medical floor, she had an episode of hematemesis and multiple bowel movements with black-tarry stools...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
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