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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910212/feasibility-of-paramedic-performed-prehospital-lung-ultrasound-in-medical-patients-with-respiratory-distress
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Torben K Becker, Christian Martin-Gill, Clifton W Callaway, Francis X Guyette, Christopher Schott
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital ultrasound is not yet widely implemented. Most studies report on convenience samples and trauma patients, often by prehospital physicians or critical care clinicians. We assessed the feasibility of paramedic performed prehospital lung ultrasound in medical patients with respiratory distress. METHODS: Paramedics at 2 ambulance stations in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA underwent a 2-hour training session in prehospital lung ultrasound using the SonoSite iViz, a handheld ultrasound device...
September 14, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906137/treatment-of-achromobacter-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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G Christopher Wood, Brittany L Jonap, George O Maish, Louis J Magnotti, Joseph M Swanson, Bradley A Boucher, Martin A Croce, Timothy C Fabian
BACKGROUND: Achromobacter sp are nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB) that rarely cause severe infections, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Data on the treatment of Achromobacter pneumonia are very limited, and the organism has been associated with a high mortality rate. Thus, more data are needed on treating this organism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the treatment of Achromobacter VAP in critically ill trauma patients. METHODS: This retrospective, observational study evaluated critically ill trauma patients who developed Achromobacter VAP...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900890/high-level-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients-despite-early-and-well-driven-thromboprophylaxis-protocol
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S R Hamada, C Espina, T Guedj, R Buaron, A Harrois, S Figueiredo, J Duranteau
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is one of the most common preventable causes of in-hospital death in trauma patients surviving their injuries. We assessed the prevalence, incidence and risk factors for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill trauma patients, in the setting of a mature and early mechanical and pharmacological thromboprophylaxis protocol. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study on a cohort of patients from a surgical intensive care unit of a university level 1 trauma centre...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891535/doppler-sonographic-evaluation-of-venogenic-extremity-swellings-analysis-of-170-patients-from-kano-nigeria
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A Ismail, A M Tabari, K Isyaku
INTRODUCTION: Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a serious problem that can potentially lead to many complications including life-threatening pulmonary arterial thrombosis. Screening and confirmation of the diagnosis are critical in the care of this condition. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of Doppler sonography in diagnosing DVT and to illustrate the pattern in 170 suspected cases from our local environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted at our department over 18 months...
August 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891209/blood-component-transfusions-in-mass-casualty-events
#5
G Ramsey
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Planning transfusion needs in mass casualty events (MCE) is critical for disaster preparedness. Published data on blood component usage were analysed to seek correlative factors and usage rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: English-language medical publications since 1980 were searched for MCEs with numbers of patient admissions and transfused RBCs. Reports were excluded from natural disasters or with total RBC use <50 units. Statistical analysis employed Mann-Whitney U-tests and Spearman's rank correlations...
September 10, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882376/a-novel-approach-to-improving-the-interpretation-of-ct-brain-in-trauma
#6
L R Evans, M C Fitzgerald, D Varma, B Mitra
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography of the brain (CTB) has a fundamental role in the diagnosis and management of traumatic brain injury (TBI). There may be substantial discordance between initial CTB interpretation by emergency clinicians and the final radiology report. This study aimed to assess the utility of a structured reporting template in improving the accuracy of CTB interpretation by emergency clinicians. METHOD: A prospective pre- and post-intervention cohort study was undertaken using a study population of emergency medicine trainees...
September 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882361/relation-between-parental-psychopathology-and-posttraumatic-growth-after-a-child-s-admission-to-intensive-care-two-faces-of-the-same-coin
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Rocío Rodríguez-Rey, Jesús Alonso-Tapia
OBJECTIVES: Confronted with the potentially traumatic experience of a child's admission to a paediatric intensive care unit, parents may experience psychopathological post-trauma symptoms as well as posttraumatic growth. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore the relation between psychopathology symptoms, namely, posttraumatic stress disorder), anxiety and depression, as well as post traumatic growth in parents following their child's hospitalisation in a paediatric intensive care unit...
September 4, 2017: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878814/thoracic-trauma-severity-contributes-to-differences-in-intensive-care-therapy-and-mortality-of-severely-injured-patients-analysis-based-on-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Jörg Bayer, Rolf Lefering, Sylvia Reinhardt, Jan Kühle, Jörn Zwingmann, Norbert P Südkamp, Thorsten Hammer
BACKGROUND: Thoracic trauma is a relevant source of comorbidity throughout multiply-injured patient care. We aim to determine a measurable influence of chest trauma's severity on early resuscitation, intensive care therapy, and mortality in severely injured patients. METHODS: Patients documented between 2002 and 2012 in the TraumaRegister DGU®, aged ≥ 16 years, injury severity score (ISS) ≥ 16 are analyzed. Isolated brain injury and severe head injury led to exclusion...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877389/abstracts-from-the-iveccs-evecc-annual-congresses-and-the-acvecc-vetcot-veterinary-trauma-critical-care-conference-2017
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April 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875125/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-fractures-in-mass-casualty-incidents
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EDITORIAL
Fikri M Abu-Zidan
The role of point-of-care ultrasound in mass casualty incidents (MCIs) is still evolving. Occasionally, hospitals can be destroyed by disasters resulting in large number of trauma patients. CAVEAT and FASTER ultrasound protocols, which are used in MCIs, included extremity ultrasound examination as part of them. The literature supports the use of ultrasound in diagnosing extremity fractures both in hospitals and MCIs. The most recent systematic review which was reported by Douma-den Hamer et al in 2016 showed that the pooled ultrasound sensitivity and specificity for detecting distal forearm fractures was 97% and 95% respectively...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872535/the-opportunity-awaits-to-lead-orthopaedic-telehealth-innovation-aoa-critical-issues
#11
Montri D Wongworawat, Gary Capistrant, John M Stephenson
Telehealth is a way to provide health-care services to a patient from a provider who is at another location. The most common methods include a live interactive visit with the patient, interpretation of imaging, and monitoring of patient progress. Principally, telehealth is a way of providing a service rather than a type of service. It is about patient care, not data care.Examples of orthopaedic applications include conducting patient examinations, interpreting imaging studies, and providing postoperative care...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868929/voices-and-views-of-congolese-refugee-women-a-qualitative-exploration-to-inform-health-promotion-and-reduce-inequities
#12
Shannon McMorrow, Jyotika Saksena
Refugees have recently been thrust into the spotlight worldwide. The strikingly negative rhetoric currently surrounding refugees calls for increased action from public health educators. In 2016, the largest proportion of refugees to the United States came from the Democratic Republic of Congo. This presents the opportunity to explore health needs as Congolese refugees resettle in the United States, with women taking priority due to health disparities linked to gender-based discrimination, trauma, sexual and gender-based violence, lower literacy rates, and less access to learning English...
September 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866754/opioid-associated-iatrogenic-withdrawal-in-critically-ill-adult-patients-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Pan Pan Wang, Elaine Huang, Xue Feng, Charles-André Bray, Marc M Perreault, Philippe Rico, Patrick Bellemare, Paul Murgoi, Céline Gélinas, Annie Lecavalier, Dev Jayaraman, Anne Julie Frenette, David Williamson
BACKGROUND: Opioids and benzodiazepines are frequently used in the intensive care unit (ICU). Regular use and prolonged exposure to opioids in ICU patients followed by abrupt tapering or cessation may lead to iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome (IWS). IWS is well described in pediatrics, but no prospective study has evaluated this syndrome in adult ICU patients. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of IWS caused by opioids in a critically ill adult population. This multicenter prospective cohort study was conducted at two level-1 trauma ICUs between February 2015 and September 2015 and included 54 critically ill patients...
September 2, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863026/transfusion-of-older-red-blood-cells-increases-the-risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Yue Wang, Qingshan Li, Tao Ma, Xuemin Liu, Bo Wang, Zheng Wu, Shaonong Dang, Yi Lv, Rongqian Wu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common and serious complication of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Transfusion of older red blood cells (RBCs) has been implicated in poor outcomes in trauma, cardiac surgery, and critically ill patients. However, whether transfusion of older RBCs plays any role in post-OLT AKI remained unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the age of transfused RBCs on post-OLT AKI. METHODS: The clinical data of consecutive adult patients who received donation after cardiac death and underwent OLT from December 2011 to December 2015 were analyzed...
August 31, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862895/how-to-prevent-and-avoid-common-mistakes-in-skin-tear-management-in-the-home-setting
#15
Valentina Vanzi, Elena Toma
Skin tears are acute wounds, often mismanaged and misdiagnosed that can convert to chronic wounds, representing a common but relevant burden to both the individual and the health care system. The implementation of prevention protocols and training programs is essential to manage these wounds in the community. Managing a skin tear-related problem at home represents a challenge, due to some critical issues and specific conditions. A multifaceted prevention programme should consider the involvement of relatives, caregivers and personal care aides in order to promote patients' safety, to minimise the risk of trauma and to improve patients' outcomes following a skin injury...
September 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857793/initiation-and-termination-of-massive-transfusion-protocols-current-strategies-and-future-prospects
#16
John C Foster, Joshua W Sappenfield, Robert S Smith, Sean P Kiley
The advent of massive transfusion protocols (MTP) has had a significant positive impact on hemorrhaging trauma patient morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, societal MTP guidelines and individual MTPs at academic institutions continue to circulate opposing recommendations on topics critical to MTPs. This narrative review discusses up-to-date information on 2 such topics, the initiation and termination of an MTP. The discussion for each begins with a review of the recommendations and supporting literature presented by MTP guidelines from 3 prominent societies, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American College of Surgeons, and the task force for Advanced Bleeding Care in Trauma...
August 29, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857647/ems-dispatches-during-hurricanes-irene-and-sandy-in-new-jersey
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Joshua Bucher, Jonathan McCoy, Colleen Donovan, Snehal Patel, Pamela Ohman-Strickland, Asa Dewan
BACKGROUND: Hurricanes Irene and Sandy heavily impacted New Jersey. Investigating EMS dispatch trends during these storms may allow us to prepare for future disasters. OBJECTIVES: Our objectives to characterize the types of EMS dispatches immediately before, during, and after landfall compared to a control period. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at a large EMS dispatch center that provides first responders, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Life Support (ALS), and critical care transport services to an area with approximately 20 receiving hospitals including a Level I Trauma Center...
August 31, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855771/surgery-goes-social-the-extent-and-patterns-of-social-media-utilization-by-major-trauma-acute-and-critical-care-surgery-societies
#18
Jawad M Khalifeh, Haytham M A Kaafarani
CONTEXT AND AIMS: The evolving influence of social media in trauma, acute, and critical care surgery (TACCS) cannot be ignored. We sought to investigate the extent and patterns of use of social networks by major regional, national and international TACCS societies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The two leading social networking sites, Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TW), were thoroughly examined for the presence of official accounts for each of the major TACCS societies. An official FB or TW account was defined as one which has a blue verified badge and/or is linked the society's official website...
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837430/the-epidemiology-of-chronic-critical-illness-after-severe-traumatic-injury-at-two-level-one-trauma-centers
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Juan C Mira, Joseph Cuschieri, Tezcan Ozrazgat-Baslanti, Zhongkai Wang, Gabriela L Ghita, Tyler J Loftus, Julie A Stortz, Steven L Raymond, Jennifer D Lanz, Laura V Hennessy, Babette Brumback, Philip A Efron, Henry V Baker, Frederick A Moore, Ronald V Maier, Lyle L Moldawer, Scott C Brakenridge
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and risk factors of chronic critical illness after severe blunt trauma. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study (NCT01810328). SETTING: Two-level one trauma centers in the United States. PATIENTS: One hundred thirty-five adult blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock who survived beyond 48 hours after injury. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Chronic critical illness was defined as an ICU stay lasting 14 days or more with evidence of persistent organ dysfunction...
August 23, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831501/non-traumatic-hemorrhage-is-controlled-with-reboa-in-acute-phase-then-mortality-increases-gradually-by-non-hemorrhagic-causes-direct-iabo-registry-in-japan
#20
Y Matsumura, J Matsumoto, K Idoguchi, H Kondo, T Ishida, Y Kon, K Tomita, K Ishida, T Hirose, K Umakoshi, T Funabiki
PURPOSE: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) is now a feasible and less invasive resuscitation procedure. This study aimed to compare the clinical course of trauma and non-trauma patients undergoing REBOA. METHODS: Patient demographics, etiology, bleeding sites, hemodynamic response, length of critical care, and cause of death were recorded. Characteristics and outcomes were compared between non-trauma and trauma patients. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was then conducted...
August 22, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
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