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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332778/cricothyrotomy-in-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-transport
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Kevin High, Jeremy Brywczynski, Jin H Han
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a requisite skill set for helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) providers. Cricothyrotomy is a potentially lifesaving skill that is used when other airway maneuvers fail. The authors reviewed all transports by a helicopter program in which cricothyrotomy was performed to assess the frequency, success, and technique. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of air medical patient records from an electronic medical record system over a 112-month period...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328743/man-behind-the-laryngoscopy-is-important
#2
Nadeem Zaidi
Tracheal intubation is the most fundamental and effective resuscitation skill in many emergency situations. It is also performed to facilitate various surgical procedures and mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients. Tracheal intubation is also one of the most commonly taught clinical skills.
March 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320830/-a-multi-center-retrospective-study-of-clinical-characteristics-and-hospitalization-costs-of-patients-hospitalized-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-china-during-2013-2014
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J T Lin, B Xing, H P Tang, L Yang, Y D Yuan, Y H Gu, P Chen, X J Liu, J Zhang, H G Liu, C Z Wang, W Zhou, D J Sun, Y Q Chen, Z C Chen, M Huang, Q C Lin, C P Hu, X H Yang, J M Huo, X W Ye, X Zhou, P Jiang, W Zhang, Y J Huang, L M Dai, R Y Liu, S X Cai, J Y Xu, J Y Zhou
Objective: To study the characteristics of patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in 29 teaching hospitals in China and to evaluate the hospitalization costs of these patients. Methods: This was a retrospective study and involved patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in 29 hospitals throughout China during 2013-2014. Information about the demographic features, conditions before the admission, the outcome, the complications, and the costs was collected using the pre-designed case report form. The influencing factors of the hospitalization costs were analyzed...
November 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319038/noninvasive-ventilation-neurally-adjusted-ventilator-assist-for-management-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#4
Vijay Hadda, Tajamul Hussain Shah, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Gopi C Khilnani, Randeep Guleria
Patient-ventilator asynchrony is common with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) used for management of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Neurally adjusted ventilator assist (NAVA) is a mode of ventilatory support which can minimize the patient-ventilator asynchrony. Delivering NIV with NAVA (NIV-NAVA) during acute exacerbation of COPD seems a logical approach and may be useful in reducing patient-ventilator asynchrony. However, there are no published reports which describe the use of NIV-NAVA for management of acute exacerbation of COPD...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314751/emergency-airway-and-ventilator-procedures-for-community-based-home-care-staff-validation-of-an-educational-program
#5
Ann Marie Ramsey, Sarah Brennan, Adam Stricker, Kurt Riek, Dana Brown, Rachel Gurtowsky, Julie Sturza, Amy Goldstein Filbrun
BACKGROUND: Children discharged home with tracheostomy and chronic mechanical ventilator support are at high risk for complications and adverse events. Private duty nursing and home respiratory care services are a critical support necessary for successful discharge. The literature suggests that there are opportunities for home care staff (HCS) to improve upon the skills necessary to assess and intervene in an emergency thereby increasing the likelihood of improving long-term outcomes...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310868/high-velocity-nasal-insufflation-in-the-treatment-of-respiratory-failure-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#6
Pratik Doshi, Jessica S Whittle, Michael Bublewicz, Joseph Kearney, Terrell Ashe, Russell Graham, Suesann Salazar, Terry W Ellis, Dianna Maynard, Rose Dennis, April Tillotson, Mandy Hill, Misha Granado, Nancy Gordon, Charles Dunlap, Sheldon Spivey, Thomas L Miller
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We compare high-velocity nasal insufflation, a form of high-flow nasal cannula, with noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation in the treatment of undifferentiated respiratory failure with respect to therapy failure, as indicated by requirement for endotracheal intubation or cross over to the alternative therapy. METHODS: This was a multicenter, randomized trial of adults presenting to the emergency department (ED) with respiratory failure requiring noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310701/severe-thoracic-trauma-still-an-independent-predictor-for-death-in-multiple-injured-patients
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Michael Grubmüller, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Eva Diepold, Katharina Angerpointner, Michael Nerlich, Antonio Ernstberger
BACKGROUND: Over the past, the severe thoracic trauma has had decisive influence on the outcome of multiple injured patients. Today, new therapies (e.g. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), protective ventilation methods and new forms of patient positioning) are available and applied regularly. What impact on the patient's outcome does the thoracic trauma have today? METHODS: Prospective data collection of multiple injured patients in a level-I trauma center was performed between 2008 and 2014...
January 8, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306264/management-of-right-main-bronchial-rupture-with-a-double-lumen-endotracheal-tube-in-a-patient-with-blunt-chest-trauma
#8
Seung Hwan Seol, Woon Jeong Lee, Seon Hee Woo, Dae Hui Kim, Jong Hui Suh
Tracheobronchial disruption is one of the most severe injuries caused by blunt chest trauma. It may cause airway obstruction and resulting life-threatening respiratory deficiency. However, the clinical presentations are variable and frequently difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a previously healthy 16-year-old man with complete right main bronchial transection sustained after a vehicular accident, who had progressive dyspnea, subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and anterior chest wall, and bilateral tension pneumothorax...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305381/thirty-day-hospital-readmissions-among-mechanically-ventilated-emergency-department-patients
#9
David B Page, Anne M Drewry, Enyo Ablordeppey, Nicholas M Mohr, Marin H Kollef, Brian M Fuller
BACKGROUND: Unplanned 30-day readmissions have a negative impact on patients and healthcare systems. Mechanically ventilated ED patients are at high risk for complications, but factors associated with readmission are unknown. OBJECTIVE: (1) Determine the rate of 30-day hospital readmission for ED patients receiving mechanical ventilation. (2) Identify associations between ED-based risk factors and readmission. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study...
January 5, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301340/carbon-dioxide-and-nitrogen-infused-compressed-air-foam-for-depopulation-of-caged-laying-hens
#10
Shailesh Gurung, Dima White, Gregory Archer, Darrel Styles, Dan Zhao, Yuhua Farnell, James Byrd, Morgan Farnell
Depopulation of infected poultry flocks is a key strategy to control and contain reportable diseases. Water-based foam, carbon dioxide inhalation, and ventilation shutdown are depopulation methods available to the poultry industry. Unfortunately, these methods have limited usage in caged layer hen operations. Personnel safety and welfare of birds are equally important factors to consider during emergency depopulation procedures. We have previously reported that compressed air foam (CAF) is an alternative method for depopulation of caged layer hens...
January 3, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300236/contemporary-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-transfusion-associated-circulatory-overload
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Nareg H Roubinian, Jeanne E Hendrickson, Darrell J Triulzi, Jerome L Gottschall, Michael Michalkiewicz, Dhuly Chowdhury, Daryl J Kor, Mark R Looney, Michael A Matthay, Steven H Kleinman, Donald Brambilla, Edward L Murphy
OBJECTIVES: Transfusion-associated circulatory overload is characterized by hydrostatic pulmonary edema following blood transfusion. Restrictive transfusion practice may affect the occurrence and severity of transfusion-associated circulatory overload in critically ill patients. We sought to examine contemporary risk factors and outcomes for transfusion-associated circulatory overload. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Four tertiary care hospitals...
January 3, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299864/the-effect-of-temperature-on-airborne-filamentous-fungi-in-the-indoor-and-outdoor-space-of-a-hospital
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Fariba Abbasi, Mohammad Reza Samaei
Fungi are one of the bioaerosols in indoor air of hospitals. They have adverse effects on staff and patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of three incubation temperature on the density and composition of airborne fungi in an indoor and outdoor space of hospital. Sabouraud dextrose agar was used for culture the fungi. For improvement of aseptic properties, chloramphenicol was added to this medium. The density of airborne fungi was less than 282 CFU/m3. The highest density was detected in emergency room and the lowest of them was in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and operation room (OR)...
January 3, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287880/revisits-after-pediatric-tracheotomy-airway-concerns-result-in-returns
#13
Sophie Shay, Nina L Shapiro, Neil Bhattacharyya
OBJECTIVES: Children undergoing tracheotomy represent a medically vulnerable patient population, and understanding the reasons for revisiting the hospital setting following tracheotomy is critical for improving the quality of care for these patients. This study aims to investigate the incidence and characteristics of revisits following pediatric tracheotomy. METHODS: Cross-sectional, population-based study using state databases. The State Inpatient Databases and State Emergency Department Databases for California, Florida, Iowa and New York 2010-11 were linked and examined for cases of pediatric tracheotomy (patients < 18...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286529/unanticipated-difficult-airway-management-in-children-the-consensus-statement-of-the-paediatric-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-care-section-and-the-airway-management-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-and-the-polish-so
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Wojciech Walas, Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Tomasz Gaszyński, Ewa Helwich, Marek Migdał, Andrzej Piotrowski, Grażyna Siejka, Tomasz Szczapa, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Tracheal intubation may be defined as an artificial airway established in order to provide mechanical ventilation of the lungs during surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, treatment in an intensive care unit, as well as in emergency situations. Difficulties encountered during intubation may cause hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury and, in extreme situations, may result in the patient's death. There may be unanticipated and anticipated difficult airway. Children form a specific group of patients as there are significant differences in both anatomy and physiology...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285622/effects-of-the-intensity-of-prehospital-treatment-on-short-term-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-heart-failure-the-semica-2-study
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Òscar Miró, Melissa Hazlitt, Xavier Escalada, Pere Llorens, Víctor Gil, Francisco Javier Martín-Sánchez, Pia Harjola, Verónica Rico, Pablo Herrero-Puente, Javier Jacob, David C Cone, Martin Möckel, Michael Christ, Yonathan Freund, Salvatore di Somma, Said Laribi, Alexandre Mebazaa, Veli-Pekka Harjola
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about treatments provided by advanced life support (ALS) ambulance teams to patients with acute heart failure (AHF) during the prehospital phase, and their influence on short-term outcome. We evaluated the effect of prehospital care in consecutive patients diagnosed with AHF in Spanish emergency departments (EDs). METHODS: We selected patients from the EAHFE registry arriving at the ED by ALS ambulances with available follow-up data. We recorded specific prehospital ALS treatments (supplemental oxygen, diuretics, nitroglycerin, non-invasive ventilation) and patients were grouped according to whether they received low- (LIPHT; 0/1 treatments) or high-intensity prehospital therapy (HIPHT; > 1 treatment) for AHF...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284851/comparison-of-i-gel-versus-endotracheal-tube-in-patients-undergoing-elective-cesarean-section-a-prospective-randomized-control-study
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Manohar Panneer, Saravana Babu, Prakash Murugaiyan
Background and Aim: Physiological changes during pregnancy and the sympatho adrenalstimulation during larynoscopy and intubation leads to evaluation of safe devices to secure airway during cesarean section under general anesthesia. I-gel, recently emerging effective supra glottic device found safe during general anesthesia in cesarean section. Aim of the study is to compare the hemodynamic disturbances and airway related complications of I-gel and Endotracheal tube in patients undergoing cesarean section under general anesthesia...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278917/experiences-with-unregulated-respite-care-among-family-caregivers-of-children-dependent-on-respiratory-technologies
#17
Krista Keilty, David Nicholas, Enid Selkirk
Increasingly, children with respiratory conditions who are dependent on medical technology (e.g. ventilators and tracheostomies) are cared for at home by family caregivers who are at risk for significant health, financial and social burdens. In many jurisdictions, access to quality respite is varied and often the availability of regulated (nursing) providers is insufficient. Rather than go without, some families have secured alternative and unregulated providers to supplement formal home care systems. The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of family caregivers of children dependent on respiratory technologies who have used unregulated providers for in-home respite care...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Health Care: for Professionals Working with Children in the Hospital and Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277163/criterion-validity-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-a-palliative-care-screening-tool-for-patients-admitted-to-an-emergency-department-intensive-care-unit
#18
Sabrina Corrêa da Costa Ribeiro, Ricardo Tavares de Carvalho, Juraci Aparecida Rocha, Roger Daglius Dias
OBJECTIVE: The use of palliative care (PC) screening criteria to trigger PC consultations may optimize the utilization of PC services, improve patient comfort, and reduce invasive and futile end-of-life care. The aim of the present study was to assess the criterion validity and inter-rater reliability of a PC screening tool for patients admitted to an emergency department intensive care unit (ED-ICU). METHOD: Observational retrospective study evaluating PC screening criteria based on the presence of advanced diagnosis and the use of two "surprise questions" (traditional and modified)...
December 26, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276674/upfront-triple-combination-therapy-induced-pulmonary-edema-in-a-case-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-sjogren-s-syndrome
#19
Kimikazu Takeuchi, Kazuhiko Nakayama, Mitsumasa Okano, Naoki Tamada, Hideya Suehiro, Yuto Shinkura, Kenichi Yanaka, Hiroyuki Onishi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Toshiro Shinke, Noriaki Emoto, Ken-Ichi Hirata
Clinical efficacy of combination therapy using vasodilators for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is well established. However, information on its safety are limited. We experienced a case of primary Sjogren's syndrome associated with PAH where the patient developed pulmonary edema immediately after the introduction of upfront triple combination therapy. Although the combination therapy successfully stabilized her pre-shock state, multiple ground glass opacities (GGO) emerged. We aborted the dose escalation of epoprostenol and initiated continuous furosemide infusion and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), but this did not prevent an exacerbation of pulmonary edema...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276588/ventilatory-efficiency-and-aerobic-capacity-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-a-randomized-study
#20
Stine Maren Riksfjord, Siri Merete Brændvik, Ola D Røksund, Inger-Lise Aamot
Objectives: To assess ventilatory efficiency and aerobic capacity in people with multiple sclerosis and whether treadmill walking or progressive strength training has an effect on these parameters in this population. Methods: In all, 24 adults with multiple sclerosis with an Expanded Disability Status Scale score of ≤6 completed a cardiopulmonary exercise test before and after 8 weeks of exercise. They were randomized to treadmill walking of low-to-moderate intensity (50%-70% of peak heart rate) or progressive strength training (six repetitions × two at 80% of one repetition maximum)...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
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