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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079068/safety-of-risperidone-for-acute-agitation-and-alcohol-intoxication-in-emergency-department-patients
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Patricia A Pepa, Kelly C Lee, Hien E Huynh, Michael P Wilson
BACKGROUND: Acute agitation in the setting of alcohol intoxication is commonly encountered in the Emergency Department (ED). In this setting, expert consensus guidelines recommend haloperidol over second-generation antipsychotics due to their limited safety data in alcohol intoxication. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective was to compare vital sign changes prior to and after risperidone administration between ED patients presenting with alcohol intoxication [ETOH (+)] and without alcohol intoxication [ETOH (-)]...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072524/acute-side-effects-after-consumption-of-the-new-synthetic-cannabinoids-ab-chminaca-and-mdmb-chmica
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Maren Hermanns-Clausen, Dieter Müller, Josephine Kithinji, Verena Angerer, Florian Franz, Florian Eyer, Hartmud Neurath, Gesine Liebetrau, Volker Auwärter
INTRODUCTION: In 2014, the "European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction" (EMCDDA) reported on 30 novel synthetic cannabinoids (SCs). Among these were indole- and indazole-based valine derivatives with a cyclohexylmethyl side chain (e.g., AB-CHMINACA and MDMB-CHMICA), which represent a new class of SCs. METHODS: A prospective observational study of patients treated in emergency departments (EDs) after the intake of SCs was conducted. Clinical and laboratory data were combined and reported to a poison control centre...
October 26, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051871/bilateral-divergent-shoulder-s-fracture-dislocation-case-in-an-ischemic-stroke-patient
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Atchi Walla, Faré Gnandi-Piou, Pilakimwé Egbohou, Komi Assogba, Mawuko Quacoe
INTRODUCTION: The literature review revealed that nowadays only about 15 cases of bilateral shoulder dislocation associated with the fracture of the upper end of the humerus have been published. The triad of lesional mechanism designated by the triple syndrome E composed of epilepsy, electrocution, and external trauma was the circumstances noted in which these fractures dislocations occur with migration of the two humeral heads either forward or backward. CASE REPORT: An architect of 36-year-old, right-handed, was admitted in emergency department for loss of knowledge of progressive installation...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038156/human-toxicity-caused-by-indole-and-indazole-carboxylate-synthetic-cannabinoid-receptor-agonists-from-horizon-scanning-to-notification
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Simon L Hill, Michael Dunn, Céline Cano, Suzannah J Harnor, Ian R Hardcastle, Johann Grundlingh, Paul I Dargan, David M Wood, Simon Tucker, Thomas Bartram, Simon H L Thomas
BACKGROUND: The emergence of novel psychoactive substances (NPS), particularly synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRA), has involved hundreds of potentially harmful chemicals in a highly dynamic international market challenging users', clinicians', and regulators' understanding of what circulating substances are causing harm. We describe a toxicovigilance system for NPS that predicted the UK emergence and identified the clinical toxicity caused by novel indole and indazole carboxylate SCRA...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993347/interrupted-aortic-arch-complicated-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-mimicking-aortic-dissection
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Farhala Mari Baloch, Javed Majid Tai, Aamir Hameed Khan, Abdul Baqi
A 50-year-old man presented to the emergency department with interscapular pain, diaphoresis and restlessness. Initial examination raised the possibility of aortic dissection; however, the CT scan did not concur with the diagnosis. An ECG showed ST segment elevation in leads V1-V6 and echocardiography showed severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction. Coronary angiography through the right femoral artery was attempted but the diagnostic catheter could not be advanced to the ascending aorta. Radiocontrast injection showed complete obstruction of the descending aorta...
October 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987309/risperidone-in-the-emergency-setting-is-associated-with-more-hypotension-in-elderly-patients
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Michael P Wilson, Kimberly Nordstrom, Austin Hopper, Austin Porter, Edward M Castillo, Gary M Vilke
BACKGROUND: Expert consensus panels have recommended risperidone as first-line treatment for agitation of psychiatric origin. However, there are few if any studies on this medication in the emergency setting. OBJECTIVES: To assess the hemodynamic effects of risperidone in an emergency department (ED) setting, stratified by age. METHODS: This is a structured chart review of all patients who received oral risperidone over a 6-year period in an ED setting, excluding patients who received this medication as a prescription refill...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987298/palliative-care-symptom-management-in-the-emergency-department-the-abc-s-of-symptom-management-for-the-emergency-physician
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Mari Siegel, Suzanne Bigelow
BACKGROUND: Palliative care is a rapidly evolving area of emergency medicine. With an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 baby boomers per day reaching retirement age, emergency departments (EDs) are treating more patients with chronic and serious disease. Palliative care offers comprehensive care for patients with advanced medical illness, aims to alleviate suffering and improve quality of life, and plays an important role in caring for these patients in the ED. OBJECTIVES: We sought to increase the emergency physician's knowledge of and comfort with symptom control in palliative and hospice patients...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927394/laboratory-markers-of-cardiac-and-metabolic-complications-after-generalized-tonic-clonic-seizures
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Robert D Nass, Sina Meiling, René P Andrié, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) frequently lead to emergency inpatient referrals. Laboratory blood values are routinely performed on admission to detect underlying causes and metabolic or cardiac complications. Our goal was to assess the nature and frequency of complications occurring in association with GTCS. METHODS: We retrospectively extracted data from emergency protocols and discharge letters of adult patients admitted to the Department of Epileptology between 01/2010 and 06/2015...
September 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862050/synthetic-cannabinoid-black-mamba-infidelity-in-patients-presenting-for-emergency-stabilization-in-colorado-a-p-scan-cohort
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Nicklaus Brandehoff, Axel Adams, Kyle McDaniel, Samuel D Banister, Roy Gerona, Andrew A Monte
BACKGROUND: Use of new psychoactive substances (NPS) has increased over the last decade. During this period, variability of both clinical presentations and chemical compositions of these compounds has increased. Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs) are the most commonly used NPS and there are more than 100 documented unique molecules in this class. "Black Mamba", often associated to ADB-FUBINACA, is the most commonly used SC in Colorado. It has been linked to kidney injury, myocardial toxicity, seizures, and death...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853604/a-fatal-case-of-amphetamine-induced-ischaemic-colitis
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P A Green, Clf Battersby, R M Heath, L McCrossan
Amphetamine induced ischaemic colitis is an exceedingly rare presentation of amphetamine toxicity. The cases reported in the literature have described mild or transient disease. We present a fatal case of ischaemic colitis induced by amphetamine use in a 44-year-old woman who presented in extremis after a cardiac arrest en route to the emergency department. A short history of headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and agitation preceded her admission. Imaging revealed changes consistent with ischaemic colitis. Emergency laparotomy revealed widespread colonic necrosis necessitating a subtotal colectomy...
September 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800811/violence-in-the-emergency-department-a-global-problem
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Allison Tadros, Christopher Kiefer
Violence against health care workers is an unfortunately common event. Because of several inherent factors, emergency departments are particularly vulnerable. Once an incident occurs, it often goes unreported and leads to both physical and mental trauma. Health care workers should learn to recognize the cues that patients are escalating toward violence and be familiar with various options for sedating agitated patients. If sedation is not successful, physical restraint may become necessary. There are measures that can be taken that may help minimize the likelihood of violence toward health care workers...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800802/special-considerations-in-the-pediatric-psychiatric-population
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REVIEW
Genevieve Santillanes, Ruth S Gerson
Youth with psychiatric and behavioral complaints commonly present to emergency departments (EDs), which often lack dedicated mental health staff. This article addresses techniques EDs can use to better care for children in need of psychiatric assessment and medical clearance, specifically addressing the evaluation of youth with suicidal ideation and coexisting medical and psychiatric needs. The evaluation and management of youth with agitation and aggression are also discussed. The article concludes with a discussion of systems changes needed to truly improve emergency care for psychiatrically ill youth...
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800797/a-modern-day-fight-club-the-stabilization-and-management-of-acutely-agitated-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Andrew New, Veronica Theresa Tucci, Juan Rios
This article is an overview of the treatment and management of acutely agitated patients as they present in the emergency department or emergency psychiatric facility. This article focuses on how a patient encounter may unfold and what issues need to be considered along the way. Verbal de-escalation is emphasized as a standard of care, including the offering of environmental changes and medications when indicated. Approved medications are reviewed as well as the proper use of restraints.
September 2017: Psychiatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796120/synthetic-cannabis-analogues-and-suicidal-behavior-case-report
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Pedro Miguel Dos Santos Oliveira, Ana Sofia Félix Morais, Nuno Gonçalo Gomes Fernandes Madeira
INTRODUCTION: Despite growing legal control, a wide range of synthetic cannabis analogues is currently used for recreational purposes, notwithstanding their well adverse outcomes, which appear to be more frequent and more serious than those associated with cannabis use. We present the case report of a patient with paranoid schizophrenia, who attempted suicide by serious bodily harm after a single use of "Shiva Ultra Strong," a compound of several synthetic cannabis analogues. CASE SUMMARY: A 32-year-old male patient with paranoid schizophrenia was brought to the emergency department presenting with a severe self-inflicted wound to the neck which lacerated the right jugular vein and ipsilateral airway, and narrowly missed the carotid bifurcation...
September 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754586/distress-associated-with-dementia-related-psychosis-and-agitation-in-relation-to-healthcare-utilization-and-costs
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Donovan T Maust, Helen C Kales, Ryan J McCammon, Frederic C Blow, Amanda Leggett, Kenneth M Langa
OBJECTIVES: Explore the relationship between behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD; specifically, delusions, hallucinations, and agitation/aggression) and associated caregiver distress with emergency department (ED) utilization, inpatient hospitalization, and expenditures for direct medical care. DESIGN/SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Retrospective cross-sectional cohort of participants with dementia (N = 332) and informants from the Aging, Demographics, and Memory Study, a nationally representative survey of U...
October 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697164/the-use-safety-and-efficacy-of-olanzapine-in-a-level-i-pediatric-trauma-center-emergency-department-over-a-10-year-period
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Jon B Cole, Lauren R Klein, Ashley M Strobel, Stephane R Blanchard, Rebecca Nahum, Marc L Martel
OBJECTIVES: Olanzapine is a second-generation antipsychotic increasingly used in emergency medicine for many indications. Literature on its use in children is sparse. Our objectives were to describe the use, safety, and efficacy of olanzapine in pediatric emergency patients. METHODS: A structured chart review was performed of patients 18 years old or younger receiving olanzapine from 2007 to 2016 in the emergency department of a pediatric level I trauma center. RESULTS: A total of 285 children received olanzapine...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660688/use-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-confirmation-of-central-venous-catheter-placement-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ralph Bou Chebl, Shafeek Kiblawi, Christopher El Khuri, Nadine El Hajj, Rana Bachir, Roni Aoun, Gilbert Abou Dagher
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to determine the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (US) for confirming the tip location and placement of central venous catheters in adult patients. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using electronic databases, including MEDLINE, ClinicalTrials.gov, Cochrane, Embase, PubMed, and Scopus. Inclusion criteria were studies conducted on adult patients receiving an internal jugular or a subclavian central venous catheter in the emergency department or intensive care unit...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645462/analgosedation-practices-and-the-impact-of%C3%A2-sedation-depth-on-clinical-outcomes-among-patients-requiring-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-ed-a-cohort-study
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Robert J Stephens, Enyo Ablordeppey, Anne M Drewry, Christopher Palmer, Brian T Wessman, Nicholas M Mohr, Brian W Roberts, Stephen Y Liang, Marin H Kollef, Brian M Fuller
BACKGROUND: Analgesia and sedation are cornerstone therapies for mechanically ventilated patients. Despite data showing that early deep sedation in the ICU influences outcome, this has not been investigated in the ED. Therefore, ED-based sedation practices, and their influence on outcome, remain incompletely defined. This study's objectives were to describe ED sedation practices in mechanically ventilated patients and to test the hypothesis that ED sedation depth is associated with worse outcomes...
June 21, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559128/performance-of-the-modified-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-in-identifying-delirium-in-older-emergency-department-patients
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Florian F Grossmann, Wolfgang Hasemann, Reto W Kressig, Roland Bingisser, Christian H Nickel
BACKGROUND: Delirium in older emergency department (ED) patients is associated with severe negative patient outcomes and its detection is challenging for ED clinicians. ED clinicians need easy tools for delirium detection. We aimed to test the performance criteria of the modified Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (mRASS) in identifying delirium in older ED patients. METHODS: The mRASS was applied to a sample of consecutive ED patients aged 65 or older by specially trained nurses during an 11-day period in November 2015...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500785/don-t-label-me-a-qualitative-study-of-patients-perceptions-and-experiences-of-sedation-during-behavioral-emergencies-in-the-emergency-department
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Celene Y L Yap, Jonathan C Knott, David C M Kong, Marie Gerdtz, Kay Stewart, David M Taylor
OBJECTIVES: Behavioral emergencies are commonly seen in emergency departments (EDs). Acutely agitated patients can be difficult to manage and sedation may be required to decrease dangerous behavior and to ensure the safety of both the patient and the staff. While the experience of staff caring for this population has been reported, patients' experiences with their overall management remains unknown. We aimed to describe the perceptions and experiences of patients regarding the use of sedation during acute behavioral emergencies...
May 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
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