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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075307/chronic-heart-failure-part-2-treatment-and-management
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Rebecca Brake, Ian David Jones
Chronic heart failure is a common and complex clinical syndrome that results from impaired cardiac relaxation or contraction. There have been considerable advances in the management of chronic heart failure; however, the mortality rate remains high. Patients with chronic heart failure may experience multiple debilitating symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, and peripheral oedema. However, breathlessness may be considered the most debilitating symptom. The management of chronic heart failure aims to improve the patient's quality of life by reducing symptoms and supporting the patient to manage their condition...
January 11, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053066/technological-advances-in-cardiovascular-safety-assessment-decrease-preclinical-animal-use-and-improve-clinical-relevance
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Brian R Berridge, A Eric Schultze, Jon R Heyen, George H Searfoss, R Dustan Sarazan
Cardiovascular (CV) safety liabilities are significant concerns for drug developers and preclinical animal studies are predominately where those liabilities are characterized before patient exposures. Steady progress in technology and laboratory capabilities is enabling a more refined and informative use of animals in those studies. The application of surgically implantable and telemetered instrumentation in the acute assessment of drug effects on CV function has significantly improved historical approaches that involved anesthetized or restrained animals...
December 2016: ILAR Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024556/current-and-future-status-of-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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REVIEW
Rohit K Singal, Deepa Singal, Joseph Bednarczyk, Yoan Lamarche, Gurmeet Singh, Vivek Rao, Hussein D Kanji, Rakesh C Arora, Rizwan A Manji, Eddy Fan, A Dave Nagpal
Numerous series, propensity-matched trials, and meta-analyses suggest that appropriate use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) for in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) can be lifesaving. Even with an antecedent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) duration in excess of 45 minutes, 30-day survival with favourable neurologic outcome using E-CPR is approximately 35%-45%. Survival may be related to age, duration of CPR, or etiology. Associated complications include sepsis, renal failure, limb and neurologic complications, hemorrhage, and thrombosis...
January 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019045/autonomic-modulation-for-the-treatment-of-ventricular-arrhythmias-therapeutic-use-of-percutaneous-stellate-ganglion-blocks
#4
Marat Fudim, Richard Boortz-Marx, Chetan B Patel, Albert Y Sun, Jonathan P Piccini
Ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF) and electrical storm are commonly encountered emergency conditions in cardiac and surgical intensive care units. In most cases, recurrent ventricular arrhythmias or electrical storm are associated with a heightened sympathetic tone. These arrhythmias can be difficult to treat and may be refractory to beta-blockade, antiarrhythmic therapy, sedation, and mechanical hemodynamic support. While monomorphic ventricular tachycardia and PVC-triggered polymorphic ventricular tachycardia may sometimes be amenable to successful ablation, some patients may be too critically ill to make such an approach feasible...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998300/is-increased-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-the-culprit-autoresuscitation-in-a-44-year-old-man-after-prolonged-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-case-report
#5
Henning Hagmann, Katrin Oelmann, Robert Stangl, Guido Michels
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of autoresuscitation is rare, yet it is known to most emergency physicians. However, the pathophysiology of the delayed return of spontaneous circulation remains enigmatic. Among other causes hyperinflation of the lungs and excessively high positive end-expiratory pressure have been suggested, but reports including cardiopulmonary monitoring during cardiopulmonary resuscitation are scarce to support this hypothesis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of autoresuscitation in a 44-year-old white man after 80 minutes of advanced cardiac life support accompanied by continuous capnometry and repeated evaluation by ultrasound and echocardiography...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955846/advanced-cardiac-life-support-in-obstetric-settings
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942342/is-current-training-in-basic-and-advanced-cardiac-life-support-bls-acls-effective-a-study-of-bls-acls-knowledge-amongst-healthcare-professionals-of-north-kerala
#7
Madavan Nambiar, Nisanth Menon Nedungalaparambil, Ottapura Prabhakaran Aslesh
BACKGROUND: Healthcare professionals are expected to have knowledge of current basic and advanced cardiac life support (BLS/ACLS) guidelines to revive unresponsive patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the current practices and knowledge of BLS/ACLS principles among healthcare professionals of North-Kerala using pretested self-administered structured questionnaire. Answers were validated in accordance with American Heart Association's BLS/ACLS teaching manual and the results were analysed...
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942055/students-satisfaction-to-hybrid-problem-based-learning-format-for-basic-life-support-advanced-cardiac-life-support-teaching
#8
Geetanjali Chilkoti, Medha Mohta, Rachna Wadhwa, Ashok Kumar Saxena, Chhavi Sarabpreet Sharma, Neelima Shankar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Students are exposed to basic life support (BLS) and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) training in the first semester in some medical colleges. The aim of this study was to compare students' satisfaction between lecture-based traditional method and hybrid problem-based learning (PBL) in BLS/ACLS teaching to undergraduate medical students. METHODS: We conducted a questionnaire-based, cross-sectional survey among 118 1(st)-year medical students from a university medical college in the city of New Delhi, India...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927189/prehospital-critical-care-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-observational-study-examining-survival-and-a-stakeholder-focused-cost-analysis
#9
Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt, Jane Powell, Richard Morris, Jonathan Benger
BACKGROUND: Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low, despite remarkable efforts to improve care. A number of ambulance services in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed prehospital critical care teams (CCTs) which attend critically ill patients, including OHCA. However, current scientific evidence describing CCTs attending OHCA is sparse and research to date has not demonstrated clear benefits from this model of care. METHODS: This prospective, observational study will describe the effect of CCTs on survival from OHCA, when compared to advanced-life-support (ALS), the current standard of prehospital care in the UK...
December 7, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918847/left-ventricular-compressions-improve-hemodynamics-in-a-swine-model-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#10
Kenton L Anderson, Maria G Castaneda, Susan M Boudreau, Danny J Sharon, Vikhyat S Bebarta
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that chest compressions located directly over the left ventricle (LV) would improve hemodynamics, including coronary perfusion pressure (CPP), and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in a swine model of cardiac arrest. METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography (echo) was used to mark the location of the aortic root and the center of the left ventricle on animals (n = 26) which were randomized to receive chest compressions in one of the two locations...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899836/impact-of-an-advanced-cardiac-life-support-simulation-laboratory-experience-on-pharmacy-student-confidence-and-knowledge
#11
Whitney D Maxwell, Phillip L Mohorn, Jason S Haney, Cynthia M Phillips, Z Kevin Lu, Kimberly Clark, Alex Corboy, Kelly R Ragucci
Objective. To assess the impact of an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) simulation on pharmacy student confidence and knowledge. Design. Third-year pharmacy students participated in a simulation experience that consisted of team roles training, high-fidelity ACLS simulations, and debriefing. Students completed a pre/postsimulation confidence and knowledge assessment. Assessment. Overall, student knowledge assessment scores and student confidence scores improved significantly. Student confidence and knowledge changes from baseline were not significantly correlated...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885821/exploring-simulation-in-the-internal-medicine-clerkship
#12
Brian Kwan, Glory Bui, Paul Jain, Nilesh Shah, Derek Juang
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based medical education has been shown to produce substantial educational benefits; however, the integration and effectiveness of high-fidelity simulation within the internal medicine (IM) clerkship remains largely unexplored. Investigators sought to determine the effectiveness of simulation in improving student confidence in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) curriculum. Secondary goals included examining student perceptions of the role of simulation in medical education...
November 25, 2016: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871512/case-report-management-of-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-severe-anaphylaxis-in-the-setting-of-spinal-anesthesia
#13
Brian M Osman, Joni M Maga, Sebastian M Baquero
The purpose of this case report is to educate fellow anesthesiologists of a complicated differential diagnosis for sudden cardiovascular collapse after spinal anesthesia. We report a case where anaphylaxis occurred while under spinal anesthesia and resulted in difficult resuscitation. A 58-year-old woman undergoing bilateral knee replacements under spinal anesthesia experienced sudden seizure and cardiovascular collapse from acute anaphylactic shock while administering a cephalosporin. Local anesthetic toxicity, high spinal, and anaphylaxis were considered due to overlapping of symptoms...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869490/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-causing-cardiac-arrest-in-a-30-year-old-woman
#14
H J Manson, Y M Goh, P Goldsmith, P Scott, P Turner
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents in infancy with respiratory failure requiring urgent surgical correction. Mortality in this group of patients remains poor and persistent pulmonary hypertension is a significant contributor. It is therefore rare for patients to reach adulthood undiagnosed. CDH is often identified incidentally in adults but when symptoms arise, they relate to the organ involved, and include gastrointestinal symptoms of dyspepsia and obstruction, as well as respiratory complaints such as dyspnoea...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866783/characterizing-cardiac-arrest-in-children-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-single-center-study
#15
Punkaj Gupta, Andrew Wilcox, Tommy R Noel, Jeffrey M Gossett, Stephanie R Rockett, Brian K Eble, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti
OBJECTIVES: To characterize cardiac arrest in children undergoing cardiac surgery using single-center data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Utstein-Style Guidelines. METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or less having a cardiac arrest for 1 minute or more during the same hospital stay as heart operation qualified for inclusion (2002-2014). Patients having a cardiac arrest both before or after heart operation were included. Heart operations were classified on the basis of the first cardiovascular operation of each hospital admission (the index operation)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859372/numerical-analyses-for-low-reynolds-flow-in-a-ventricular-assist-device
#16
Guilherme Lopes, Eduardo Bock, Luben Gómez
Scientific and technological advances in blood pump developments have been driven by their importance in cardiac patient treatments and in the expansion of life quality in assisted people. To improve and optimize the design and development, numerical tools were incorporated into the analyses of these mechanisms and have become indispensable in their advances. This study analyzes the flow behavior with low impeller Reynolds number, for which there is no consensus on the full development of turbulence in ventricular assist devices (VAD)...
November 8, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850044/404-nurse-driven-implementation-of-cardiac-surgery-advanced-life-support-in-a-cardiac-surgery-icu
#17
Lauren Espeso, Timothy Meyenburg, Richard Bell, Daniel Herr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816162/cardiac-arrest-and-resuscitation-unique-to-pregnancy
#18
REVIEW
Terri-Ann Bennett, Vern L Katz, Carolyn M Zelop
Maternal cardiopulmonary arrest (MCPA) is a catastrophic event that can cause significant morbidity and mortality. A prepared, multidisciplinary team is necessary to perform basic and advanced cardiac life support specific to the anatomic and physiologic changes of pregnancy. MCPA is a challenging clinical scenario for any provider. Overall, it is an infrequent occurrence that involves 2 patients. However, key clinical intervention performed concurrently can save the life of both mother and baby.
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812522/extracorporeal-life-support-for-pediatric-heart-failure
#19
REVIEW
Christopher R Burke, D Michael McMullan
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) represents an essential component in the treatment of the pediatric patient with refractory heart failure. Defined as the use of an extracorporeal system to provide cardiopulmonary support, ECLS provides hemodynamic support to facilitate end-organ recovery and can be used as a salvage therapy during acute cardiorespiratory failure. Support strategies employed in pediatric cardiac patients include bridge to recovery, bridge to therapy, and bridge to transplant. Advances in extracorporeal technology and refinements in patient selection have allowed wider application of this therapy in pediatric heart failure patients...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791428/cpr-induced-consciousness-during-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-case-report-on-an-emerging-phenomenon
#20
Joshua Pound, P Richard Verbeek, Sheldon Cheskes
BACKGROUND: High quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has produced a relatively new phenomenon of consciousness in patients with vital signs absent. Further research is necessary to produce a viable treatment strategy during and post resuscitation. OBJECTIVE: To provide a case study done by paramedics in the field illustrating the need for sedation in a patient whose presentation was consistent with CPR induced consciousness. Resuscitative challenges are provided as well as potential future treatment options to minimize harm to both patients and prehospital providers...
October 28, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
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