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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529728/measurements-of-rates-of-cooling-of-a-manikin-insulated-with-different-mountain-rescue-casualty-bags
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Christopher Press, Christopher Duffy, Jonathan Williams, Ben Cooper, Neil Chapman
BACKGROUND: Accidental hypothermia is common in those who sustain injuries in remote environments. This is unpleasant and associated with adverse effects on subsequent patient outcomes. To minimise further heat loss, a range of insulating systems are available to mountain rescue teams although the most effective and cost-efficient have yet to be determined. METHODS: Under ambient, still, dry, air conditions, a thermal manikin was filled with water at a temperature of 42 °C and then placed into a given insulation system...
2017: Extreme Physiology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516343/therapeutic-dormancy-to-delay-postsurgical-glioma-recurrence-the-past-present-and-promise-of-focal-hypothermia
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Didier Wion
Surgery precedes both radiotherapy and chemotherapy as the first-line therapy for glioma. However, despite multimodal treatment, most glioma patients die from local recurrence in the resection margin. Glioma surgery is inherently lesional, and the response of brain tissue to surgery includes hemostasis, angiogenesis, reactive gliosis and inflammation. Unfortunately, these processes are also associated with tumorigenic side-effects. An increasing amount of evidence indicates that the response to a surgery-related brain injury is hijacked by residual glioma cells and participates in the local regeneration of tumor tissues at the resection margin...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513855/technical-note-system-for-evaluating-local-hypothermia-as-a-radioprotector-of-the-rectum-in-a-small-animal-model
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Brian A Hrycushko, Chenchen Bing, Cecil Futch, Michelle Wodzak, Strahinja Stojadinovic, Paul M Medin, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: The protective effects of induced or even accidental hypothermia on the human body are widespread with several medical uses currently under active research. In vitro experiments using human cell lines have shown hypothermia provides a radioprotective effect that becomes more pronounced at large, single-fraction doses common to stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatments. This work describes the development of a system to evaluate local hypothermia for a radioprotive effect of the rat rectum during a large dose of radiation relevant to prostate SBRT...
May 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506506/endovascular-rewarming-in-the-emergency-department-for-moderate-to-severe-accidental-hypothermia
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Lauren R Klein, Joshua Huelster, Umama Adil, Megan Rischall, Douglas D Brunette, Robert R Kempainen, Matthew E Prekker
BACKGROUND: Endovascular temperature control catheters can be utilized for emergent rewarming in accidental hypothermia. The purpose of this study was to compare patients with moderate to severe hypothermia rewarmed with an endovascular temperature control catheter versus usual care at our institution. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational cohort study of patients with moderate to severe accidental hypothermia (core body temperature less than 32°C) in the Emergency Department of an urban, tertiary care medical center...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483389/battlefield-trauma-induced-hypothermia-transitioning-the-preferred-method-of-casualty-rewarming
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Brad L Bennett, John B Holcomb
For centuries, cold and wet weather has affected military combat operations leading to tremendous loss of manpower caused by cold-weather-related injuries including trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia. The initial battlefield management of hypothermia in military personnel had not advanced significantly following many wars and conflicts until 2006. The aim of this review is to: 1) provide an overview of trauma-induced hypothermia (TIH); 2) highlight the Department of Defense strategy for the implementation of a hypothermia clinical management program for battlefield (prehospital) casualties; 3) highlight the research and development of the Hypothermia Prevention and Management Kit (HPMK) as the preferred field rewarming system for battlefield TIH; and 4) emphasize how the HPMK can be easily transitioned to the civilian sector for active rewarming of both accidental and TIH patients...
May 5, 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466294/-cardiac-support-and-replacement-systems
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T Graf, H Thiele
In recent years, the widespread use of partial mechanical cardiac support and even temporary complete replacement of cardiac function has been established in many intensive care units in the treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock. There is a difference between partial left-ventricular assist devices (LVAD) and the possibility of complete heart (and lung) replacement by extra corporeal life support (ECLS). Despite the use of mechanical support devices, the mortality of cardiogenic shock remains high. The consideration of using percutaneous LVAD and ECLS in cardiogenic shock should be considered in refractory cardiogenic shock patients in addition to support by catecholamines and after early revascularization in acute coronary syndromes...
May 2, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464863/clinical-course-and-prognostic-factors-of-patients-in-severe-accidental-hypothermia-with-circulatory-instability-rewarmed-with-veno-arterial-ecmo-an-observational-case-series-study
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Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Darocha, Anna Jarosz, Aleksander Zeliaś, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Paweł Podsiadło, Tomasz Sanak, Kinga Sałapa, Jacek Piątek, Janusz Konstany-Kalandyk, Robert Gałązkowski, Paweł Krawczyk, Łukasz Krzych, Rafał Drwiła
BACKGROUND: Recently, veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has become the rewarming treatment of choice in hypothermic cardiac arrest. The detailed indications for extracorporeal rewarming in non-arrested, severely hypothermic patients with circulatory instability have not been established yet. The primary purpose of the study was a preliminary analysis of all aspects of the treatment process, as well as initial identification of mortality risk factors within the group of severely hypothermic patients, treated with arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO)...
May 2, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447143/-severe-accidental-hypothermia-treatment-using-an-intravascular-temperature-management-catheter
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S Allgäuer, F Pieper, H Mahrholdt
Different techniques have been reported for the treatment of severe accidental hypothermia. In this case, we successfully used an intravascular catheter temperature management system which has been developed to induce reversible therapeutic hypothermia in patients following resuscitation. In our patient, the initial core temperature was 26.7 °C, and the temperature management system allowed for successful rewarming without complications with a maximum rate of about 1 °C/h.
April 26, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411927/out-of-hospital-evaluation-and-treatment-of-accidental-hypothermia
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REVIEW
Ken Zafren
Accidental hypothermia is an unintentional drop in core temperature to 35°C or below. Core temperature is best measured by esophageal probe. If core temperature cannot be measured, the degree should be estimated using clinical signs. Treatment is to protect from further heat loss, minimize afterdrop, and prevent cardiovascular collapse during rescue and resuscitation. The patient should be handled gently, kept horizontal, insulated, and actively rewarmed. Active rewarming is also beneficial in mild hypothermia but passive rewarming usually suffices...
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289764/erratum-to-good-neurological-outcome-after-primary-accidental-hypothermia-presenting-with-asystole
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I Eckert, P Imboden, P Paal, J Koppenberg
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March 13, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277601/the-international-hypothermia-registry-ihr-dieter-s-esao-winter-schools-and-beat-s-international-hypothermia-registry
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Beat H Walpoth, Marie Meyer, Christophe Gaudet-Blavignac, Philippe Baumann, Pierre Gilquin, Christian Lovis
Accidental hypothermia could be listed as an 'orphan disease,' since mild hypothermia is common but has no severe medical consequences, whereas severe hypothermia is rare and life-threatening. In order to increase our knowledge, find new outcome predictors, and propose better guidelines for the treatment of deep accidental hypothermia victims, we created the International Hypothermia Registry (IHR: https://www.hypothermia-registry.org), which will allow us to gather a large number of cases in order to achieve statistical significance and issue evidence-based recommendations...
March 7, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205299/perioperative-hypothermia-during-hip-fracture-surgery-an-observational-study
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Usha Gurunathan, Christopher Stonell, Paul Fulbrook
RATIONALE: Elderly patients are at high risk of accidental perioperative hypothermia. The primary objective of this study was to measure the changes in body temperature and the incidence of hypothermia in elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study on all adult patients undergoing surgery for fractured neck of femur between December 2013 and July 2014. We monitored their temperatures in different perioperative areas at multiple time points and also noted the warming methods used...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202085/should-capnography-be-used-as-a-guide-for-choosing-a-ventilation-strategy-in-circulatory-shock-caused-by-severe-hypothermia-observational-case-series-study
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Tomasz Darocha, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Anna Jarosz, Paweł Podsiadło, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Tomasz Sanak, Robert Gałązkowski, Jacek Piątek, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Rafał Drwiła
BACKGROUND: Severe accidental hypothermia can cause circulatory disturbances ranging from cardiac arrhythmias through circulatory shock to cardiac arrest. Severity of shock, pulmonary hypoperfusion and ventilation-perfusion mismatch are reflected by a discrepancy between measurements of CO2 levels in end-tidal air (EtCO2) and partial CO2 pressure in arterial blood (PaCO2). This disparity can pose a problem in the choice of an optimal ventilation strategy for accidental hypothermia victims, particularly in the prehospital period...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190442/neurologic-complications-of-acute-environmental-injuries
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REVIEW
I R F da Silva, J A Frontera
Environmental injuries can result in serious neurologic morbidity. This chapter reviews neurologic complications of thermal burns, smoke inhalation, lightning strikes, electric injury, near drowning, decompression illness, as well as heat stroke and accidental hypothermia. Knowing the pathophysiology and clinical presentation of such injuries is essential to proper management of primary and secondary medical complications. This chapter highlights the most frequently encountered neurologic injuries secondary to common environmental hazards, divided into the topics: injuries related to fire, electricity, water, and the extremes of temperature...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166944/recover-of-peripheral-nerve-function-after-prolong-hypothermic-cardiac-arrest-in-a-porcine-model-with-extra-corporeal-life-support
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Benedict Kjaergaard, Cristian Sevcencu, Sigridur Olga Magnusdottir, Henrik Bygum Krarup, Thomas Nørgaard Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Surviving long lasting cardiac arrest following accidental hypothermia has been reported after treatment with extra corporeal life support (ECLS), but there is a risk of neurologic injury. Most surviving hypothermia patients have a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit, where most patients experience polyneuropathy. Theoretically, accidental hypothermic cardiac arrest may in itself contribute to polyneuropathy. This study was designed to examine the impact of three hours of cardiac arrest at a core temperature of 20°C followed by reanimation of peripheral nerve function...
February 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139533/amitraz-an-underrecognized-poison-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Sahajal Dhooria, Ritesh Agarwal
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Amitraz is a member of formamidine family of pesticides. Poisoning from amitraz is underrecognized even in areas where it is widely available. It is frequently misdiagnosed as organophosphate poisoning. This systematic review provides information on the epidemiology, toxicokinetics, mechanisms of toxicity, clinical features, diagnosis and management of amitraz poisoning. METHODS: Medline and Embase databases were searched systematically (since inception to January 2014) for case reports, case series and original articles using the following search terms: 'amitraz', 'poisoning', 'toxicity', 'intoxication' and 'overdose'...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122159/hypothermia-and-targeted-temperature-management-in-cats-and-dogs
#17
Andrea Brodeur, Annie Wright, Yonaira Cortes
OBJECTIVE: To review current knowledge surrounding the effects, treatment, and prognosis of hypothermia in people, dogs, and cats, as well as the application of therapeutic hypothermia in clinical medicine. ETIOLOGY: Hypothermia may be a primary or secondary condition, and may be due to environmental exposure, illness, medications, anesthesia, or trauma. Hypothermia has been applied therapeutically in human medicine for a variety of conditions, including postcardiac arrest...
March 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110639/amitraz-poisoning-a-case-report-of-an-unusual-pesticide-poisoning-in-sri-lanka-and-literature-review
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H M M T B Herath, S P Pahalagamage, Nilukshana Yogendranathan, M D M S Wijayabandara, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Amitraz is a pesticide used worldwide on animals and in agriculture. It contains triazapentadiene, which is a centrally acting alpha-2 adrenergic agonist. Amitraz poisoning is fairly uncommon in humans and occurs via oral, dermal or inhalational routes. Only a limited number of case reports of human intoxication have been published and most of them are of accidental ingestion by children. CASE PRESENTATION: A twenty-year-old Sri Lankan female presented following self-ingestion of 20 ml of amitraz resulting in 37...
January 23, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013421/measuring-core-temperature-using-the-proprietary-application-and-thermo-smartphone-adapter
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Tomasz Darocha, Jacek Majkowski, Tomasz Sanak, Paweł Podsiadło, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Kinga Sałapa, Piotr Mazur, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Robert Gałązkowski, Łukasz Krzych, Rafał Drwiła
Fast and accurate measurement of core body temperature is crucial for accidental hypothermia treatment. We have developed a novel light and small adapter to the headset jack of a mobile phone based on Android. It has been applied to measure temperature and set up automatic notifications (e.g. Global Positioning System coordinates to emergency services dispatcher, ECMO coordinator). Its validity was confirmed in comparison with Vital Signs Monitor Spacelabs Healthcare Elance 93300 as a reference method, in a series of 260 measurements in the temperature range of 10-42 °C...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919274/altered-pharmacological-effects-of-adrenergic-agonists-during-hypothermia
#20
REVIEW
Erik Sveberg Dietrichs, Georg Sager, Torkjel Tveita
Rewarming from accidental hypothermia is often complicated by hypothermia-induced cardiac dysfunction, calling for immediate pharmacologic intervention. Studies show that although cardiac pharmacologic support is applied when rewarming these patients, a lack of updated treatment recommendations exist. Mainly due to lack of clinical and experimental data, neither of the international guidelines includes information about pharmacologic cardiac support at temperatures below 30 °C. However, core temperature of accidental hypothermia patients is often reduced below 30 °C...
December 5, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
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