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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051969/-use-of-unmanned-drones-to-deliver-an-automated-external-defibrillator-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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K Fink, B Schmid, H-J Busch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 19, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051894/a-diagnostic-surprise-primary-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-of-the-lung
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Ankur Sinha, Ravikaran Patti, Prabhsimranjot Singh, William Solomon, Yizhak Kupfer
An 81-year-old male presented to the emergency room with a 3-month history of progressive shortness of breath, productive cough with white sputum, and generalized weakness with 10-pound weight loss in 2 months. On presentation, the patient was afebrile, with blood pressure of 93/55 mm Hg and oxy-hemoglobin saturation of 92% on 2 liters of oxygen via nasal cannula. Complete blood count with differential was significant for white count of 12 400/mL. Brain natriuretic peptide level was 454 ng/mL. Postero-anterior chest radiograph showed multiple round opacities in the lung fields...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050735/-inferior-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-complete-heart-block-and-cardiac-arrest-following-a-gadolinium-injection-a-case-of-kounis-syndrome
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R Demoulin, R Poyet, E Capilla, M Cardinale, A V Tortat, F Pons, F-X Brocq, C Jego, G Foucault, G-R Cellarier
Kounis syndrome is an allergic acute coronary syndrome. It occurs on healthy or pathological arteries. Its complications, although often benign, can lead to cardiac arrest and death. Its triggering factors are multiple and include contrast products used in diagnostic imaging. We report the case of an 81 years old patient affected by hepatocellular carcinoma, who presented a type 2 Kounis syndrome with inferior myocardial infarction, complicated by cardiac arrest related to complete heart block following a gadoteric acid injection...
October 16, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049711/hybrid-treatment-combining-robotic-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-and-percutaneous-catheter-radiofrequency-ablation
#4
Tatsuya Tarui, Norihiko Ishikawa, Ryuta Kiuchi, Go Watanabe
Isolated coronary artery bypass grafting associated with atrial fibrillation is routinely performed through a sternotomy, and cardiac arrest. Advancements in this surgical approach have led to better cosmesis, a quick postoperative recovery, with the same postoperative results. We report a case of a novel, less invasive hybrid treatment combining robot-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous radiofrequency catheter ablation.
August 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049549/transapical-cardioscopic-mitral-annuloplasty-a-short-term-survival-study-in-a-porcine-model
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Thang Duc Vu, Min Zin Oo, Duc-Viet Nguyen, Ervin Marquez Ocampo, Yilin Ong, Suganya Cheyyatraivendran-Arularasu, Lian-Kah Ti, Mark A Richards, Theo Kofidis
OBJECTIVES: The transapical approach provides concurrent surgical access to the mitral and the aortic valves, the root of the aorta and the left atrium. We previously showed the feasibility of transapical cardioscopic (TAC) surgery in a non-survival porcine model. However, reproducibility and feasibility of ring implantation using TAC have not been reported. Therefore, in this study, we hypothesized that implantation of a mitral annuloplasty ring can be feasibly and safely carried out endoscopically via the apex of the heart...
August 30, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049294/impact-of-dynamic-changes-of-elevated-bilirubin-on-survival-in-patients-on-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-life-support-for-acute-circulatory-failure
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Miriam Freundt, Dirk Lunz, Alois Philipp, Bernd Panholzer, Matthias Lubnow, Christine Friedrich, Leopold Rupprecht, Stephan Hirt, Assad Haneya
AIMS: Veno-arterial extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an established method to stabilize acute circulatory failure. Parameters and data on when to ideally wean circulatory support are limited. Bilirubin is a marker of end-organ damage. Therefore, the purpose of this large study was to evaluate the impact of dynamic changes of elevated bilirubin levels on survival in patients on ECLS. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reviewed 502 consecutive cases of ECLS from 2007 to 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049132/one-year-survival-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-does-pre-arrest-sepsis-matter
#7
Pia Koivikko, Olli Arola, Outi Inkinen, Minna Tallgren
AIM: Cardiac arrest is not a common complication of sepsis, although sepsis has been recognized as one condition behind cardiac arrest. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of sepsis among patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA), and to determine if sepsis is associated with inferior outcome after IHCA. METHODS: All consecutive emergency team dispatches in Turku University Hospital in 2011-2014 (n = 607) were reviewed retrospectively to identify the patients undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for IHCA (n = 301)...
October 18, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049073/postoperative-outcomes-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-comparative-studies
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Mahesh Nagappa, George Ho, Jayadeep Patra, Jean Wong, Mandeep Singh, Roop Kaw, Davy Cheng, Frances Chung
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common comorbidity in patients undergoing cardiac surgery and may predispose patients to postoperative complications. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to determine the evidence of postoperative complications associated with OSA patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: A literature search of Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Medline, Medline In-process, Web of Science, Scopus, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and CINAHL until October 2016 was performed...
October 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048771/catecholaminergic-polymorphic-ventricular-tachycardia-an-update
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REVIEW
Andrés R Pérez-Riera, Raimundo Barbosa-Barros, Marianne P C de Rezende Barbosa, Rodrigo Daminello-Raimundo, Augusto A de Lucca, Luiz C de Abreu
Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia is a rare devastating lethal inherited disorder or sporadic cardiac ion channelopathy characterized by unexplained syncopal episodes, and/or sudden cardiac death (SCD), aborted SCD (ASCD), or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) observed in children, adolescents, and young adults without structural heart disease, consequence of adrenergically mediated arrhythmias: exercise-induced, by acute emotional stress, atrial pacing, or β-stimulant infusion, even when the electrocardiogram is normal...
October 19, 2017: Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047318/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-following-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-resulting-in-paraplegia-a-case-report
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Nazia Dildar, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Muhammad Omer Aamir, Nadeem Ahmad
CONTEXT: Spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage (SSEH) mostly presents as low back pain with or without a radiculopathy, and rarely with paraplegia or tetraplegia depending on the site and severity of spinal cord compression. We present here a case who had anemia and developed paraplegia following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to a transfusion reaction. FINDINGS: A 65-year-old lady presented with sudden onset chest pain radiating to nape of the neck followed by loss of sensations and power in legs few hours after a blood transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046934/-knowledge-of-the-population-about-leading-symptoms-of-cardiovascular-emergencies-and-the-responsibility-and-accessibility-of-medical-facilities-in-emergencies-results-of-the-kzen-study-in-western-palatinate
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T Luiz, S Dittrich, G Pollach, C Madler
BACKGROUND: The Westpfalz is a mainly rural region in the southwestern part of the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate with 527,000 inhabitants and demonstrates a higher than average cardiovascular mortality compared to the rest of Germany. The reasons are not known. Our study attempted to investigate whether significant deficits in knowledge of the population on cardiovascular emergencies, the accessibility of emergency medical services (EMS) or the different responsibilities and abilities of the medical facilities could be held responsible for this...
October 18, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046809/hospital-resuscitation-teams-a-review-of-the-risks-to-the-healthcare-worker
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REVIEW
Stephen M Vindigni, Juan N Lessing, David J Carlbom
BACKGROUND: "Code blue" events and related resuscitation efforts involve multidisciplinary bedside teams that implement specialized interventions aimed at patient revival. Activities include performing effective chest compressions, assessing and restoring a perfusing cardiac rhythm, stabilizing the airway, and treating the underlying cause of the arrest. While the existing critical care literature has appropriately focused on the patient, there has been a dearth of information discussing the various stresses to the healthcare team...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046747/ventricular-fibrillation-due-to-overdose-of-loperamide-the-poor-man-s-methadone
#13
Amr Salama, Yana Levin, Pramod Jha, Richard Alweis
Loperamide is an over-the-counter antidiarrheal agent that is considered by many patients to be safe, but has been used as a drug of abuse due to its opioid properties. However, cardiotoxicity has been reported, prompting the FDA to release a warning regarding the arrhythmogenic potential of loperamide. We present a case of a 38-year-old female presenting with cardiac arrest thought to be secondary to abuse of the loperamide that she was using to alleviate the heroin withdrawal symptoms. Cardiac ischemia and other drug toxicities were ruled out...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045596/the-relationship-between-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-measurement-of-extracellular-volume-fraction-and-clinical-outcomes-in-adults-with-repaired-tetralogy-of-fallot
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Kate Hanneman, Andrew M Crean, Bernd J Wintersperger, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Elsie T Nguyen, Camilla Kayedpour, Rachel M Wald
Aims: Our aims were to explore cardiac magnetic resonance quantification of myocardial extracellular volume (ECV) in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) when compared with healthy controls and to investigate the association between ECV and major adverse cardiovascular outcomes. Methods and results: We prospectively recruited adults with rTOF (n = 44, 59% male, 32.9 ± 13.6 years) and evaluated right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) ECV by pre/post-gadolinium T1 measurements (modified Look-Locker inversion recovery technique) on a 1...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044938/hot-off-the-press-prehospital-advanced-cardiac-life-support-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#15
Corey Heitz, Justin Morgenstern, William K Milne
This retrospective cohort study examined the rate of survival to hospital discharge among adult patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), comparing patients who received care only from basic cardiac life support (BCLS) trained emergency medical service (EMS) crews to patients who had an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) trained EMS crew on scene at some point during the resuscitation. There was no difference in the primary outcome of rate of survival to hospital discharge (10.9% with ACLS care and 10...
October 16, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044399/barriers-and-facilitators-to-public-access-defibrillation-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-systematic-review
#16
Christopher M Smith, Sarah N Lim Choi Keung, Mohammed O Khan, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Rachael Fothergill, Christopher Hartley-Sharpe, Mark H Wilson, Gavin D Perkins
Public access defibrillation initiatives make automated external defibrillators available to the public. This facilitates earlier defibrillation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest victims and could save many lives. It is currently only used for a minority of cases. The aim of this systematic review was to identify barriers and facilitators to public access defibrillation. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken defining formal search terms for a systematic review of the literature in March 2017. Studies were included if they considered reasons affecting the likelihood of public access defibrillation and presented original data...
October 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043908/early-functional-connectome-integrity-and-1-year-recovery-in-comatose-survivors-of-cardiac-arrest
#17
Haris I Sair, Yousef Hannawi, Shanshan Li, Joshua Kornbluth, Athena Demertzi, Carol Di Perri, Russell Chabanne, Betty Jean, Habib Benali, Vincent Perlbarg, James Pekar, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Damien Galanaud, Lionel Velly, Louis Puybasset, Steven Laureys, Brian Caffo, Robert D Stevens
Purpose To assess whether early brain functional connectivity is associated with functional recovery 1 year after cardiac arrest (CA). Materials and Methods Enrolled in this prospective multicenter cohort were 46 patients who were comatose after CA. Principal outcome was cerebral performance category at 12 months, with favorable outcome (FO) defined as cerebral performance category 1 or 2. All participants underwent multiparametric structural and functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging less than 4 weeks after CA...
October 18, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043373/correction-to-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-cardiogenic-shock-post-cardiac-arrest
#18
Marc Pineton de Chambrun, Nicolas Bréchot, Guillaume Lebreton, Matthieu Schmidt, Guillaume Hekimian, Pierre Demondion, Jean-Louis Trouillet, Pascal Leprince, Jean Chastre, Alain Combes, Charles-Edouard Luyt
The second element of the first author's name was misinterpreted as a given name, whereas in fact it is part of his family name. The correct version of his name for indexing purposes is therefore M. Pineton de Chambrun (not M. P. de Chambrun).
October 17, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042253/calcium-uptake-and-cytochrome-c-release-from-normal-and-ischemic-brain-mitochondria
#19
Alexander Andreyev, Pratistha Tamrakar, Robert E Rosenthal, Gary Fiskum
At abnormally elevated levels of intracellular Ca(2+), mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake may compromise mitochondrial electron transport activities and trigger membrane permeability changes that allow for release of cytochrome c and other mitochondrial apoptotic proteins into the cytosol. In this study, a clinically relevant canine cardiac arrest model was used to assess the effects of global cerebral ischemia and reperfusion on mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake capacity, Ca(2+) uptake-mediated inhibition of respiration, and Ca(2+)-induced cytochrome c release, as measured in vitro in a K(+)-based medium in the presence of Mg(2+), ATP, and NADH-linked oxidizable substrates...
October 14, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041982/costs-related-to-cardiac-arrest-management-a-systematic-review-protocol
#20
Guillaume Geri, Joshua Gilgan, Carolyn Ziegler, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Laurie J Morrison
BACKGROUND: Each year, about 500,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest (either out-of-hospital or in-hospital) in the USA. Although significant improvements in survival have occurred through the implementation of complex high-quality protocols of care, global costs related to such management are not clearly described. METHODS: We will undertake a systematic review of the published literature on costs related to the acute phase of cardiac arrest management (from collapse to hospital discharge)...
October 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
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