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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286819/pain-management-via-ultrasound-guided-nerve-block-in-emergency-department-a-case-series-study
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Amir Nejati, Houman Teymourian, Leili Behrooz, Gholamreza Mohseni
INTRODUCTION: Pain is the most common complaint of patients referring to emergency department (ED). Considering the importance of pain management in ED, this study aimed to investigate the efficacy and feasibility of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in this setting. METHODS: 46 patients who came to the ED with injured extremities were enrolled in the study and received either femoral, axillary or sciatic nerve block depending on their site of injury (1.5 mg Bupivacaine per kg of patient's weight)...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283340/a-prospective-randomized-double-dummy-trial-comparing-intravenous-push-dose-of-low-dose-ketamine-to-short-infusion-of-low-dose-ketamine-for-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-pain-in-the-emergency-department
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Sergey Motov, Mo Mai, Illya Pushkar, Antonios Likourezos, Jefferson Drapkin, Matthew Yasavolian, Jason Brady, Peter Homel, Christian Fromm
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Compare adverse effects and analgesic efficacy of low-dose ketamine for acute pain in the ED administered either by single intravenous push (IVP) or short infusion (SI). METHODS: Patients 18-65, presenting to ED with acute abdominal, flank, or musculoskeletal pain with initial pain score≥5, were randomized to ketamine 0.3mg/kg by either IVP or SI with placebo double-dummy. Adverse effects were evaluated by Side Effects Rating Scale for Dissociative Anesthetics (SERSDA) and Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS) at 5, 15, 30, 60, 90, and 120min post-administration; analgesic efficacy was evaluated by Numerical Rating Scale (NRS)...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264690/presentations-to-an-urban-emergency-department-in-bern-switzerland-associated-with-acute-recreational-drug-toxicity
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Evangelia Liakoni, Sabine Müller, Adrian Stoller, Meret Ricklin, Matthias E Liechti, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos
BACKGROUND: Although the recreational use of psychoactive substances is common there is only limited systematic collection of data on acute drug toxicity or hospital presentations. Currently, data from Switzerland are only available from the University Hospital of Basel. The present study aimed to describe the presentations due to recreational drug use at an emergency department in Bern, Switzerland during a 4 year period. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of cases presenting from May 2012 to April 2016 at the emergency department of the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland, with symptoms/signs consistent with acute toxicity of recreational drug use...
March 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259526/review-of-intranasally-administered-medications-for-use-in-the-emergency-department
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Abby M Bailey, Regan A Baum, Karolyn Horn, Tameka Lewis, Kate Morizio, Amy Schultz, Kyle Weant, Stephanie N Justice
BACKGROUND: Intranasal (IN) medication delivery is a viable alternative to other routes of administration, including intravenous (IV) and intramuscular (IM) administration. The IN route bypasses the risk of needle-stick injuries and alleviates the emotional trauma that may arise from the insertion of an IV catheter. OBJECTIVE: This review aims to evaluate published literature on medications administered via the IN route that are applicable to practice in emergency medicine...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243098/delirium-after-a-traumatic-brain-injury-predictors-and-symptom-patterns
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Jutaporn Maneewong, Benchalak Maneeton, Narong Maneeton, Tanat Vaniyapong, Patrinee Traisathit, Natthanidnan Sricharoen, Manit Srisurapanont
BACKGROUND: Delirium in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common, may be predictable, and has a multifaceted symptom complex. This study aimed to examine: 1) the sum score of Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) and if its component scores could predict delirium in TBI patients, and 2) the prominent symptoms and their courses over the first days after TBI. METHODS: TBI patients were recruited from neurosurgical ward inpatients. All participants were hospitalized within 24 hours after their TBI...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242149/-hallucinations-etiological-analysis-of-children-admitted-to-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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D Vareilles, C Bréhin, C Cortey, A-L Chevrin, T Hamon, M Vignes, Y Chaix, I Claudet
Children's hallucinations pose the dual challenge of diagnosing a possible medical emergency and a possible psychiatric disorder. PURPOSE: The main objective was to analyze the causes of such hallucinations in children presenting to a pediatric emergency department. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a single-center, observational, retrospective study including all children aged less than 15 years experiencing hallucinations and admitted to our tertiary level pediatric emergency department between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2015...
February 24, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238395/profound-hypotension-and-bradycardia-in-the-setting-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-intoxication-a-case-series
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David O Andonian, Shauna R Seaman, Elaine B Josephson
Cannabinoids are the most commonly used illegal substances in the world [1]. Synthetic Cannabinoids (SCB) are also known as "Spice", "K2", "Spike", "herbal incense", "Cloud 9", "Mojo" and many others are becoming a large public health concern due to their increasing use, unpredictable toxicity, and abuse potential [2]. The most common reported toxicities with SCB use based on studies using Texas Poison control record are tachycardia, agitation and irritability, drowsiness, hallucinations, delusions, hypertension, nausea, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, chest pain, acute kidney injury, seizures, heart attacks and both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes [3]...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237385/ketamine-as-a-first-line-treatment-for-severely-agitated-emergency-department-patients
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Jeff Riddell, Alexander Tran, Rimon Bengiamin, Gregory W Hendey, Patil Armenian
OBJECTIVE: Emergency physicians often need to control agitated patients who present a danger to themselves and hospital personnel. Commonly used medications have limitations. Our primary objective was to compare the time to a defined reduction in agitation scores for ketamine versus benzodiazepines and haloperidol, alone or in combination. Our secondary objectives were to compare rates of medication redosing, vital sign changes, and adverse events in the different treatment groups. METHODS: We conducted a single-center, prospective, observational study examining agitation levels in acutely agitated emergency department patients between the ages of 18 and 65 who required sedation medication for acute agitation...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205446/intramuscular-ziprasidone-dosing-for-acute-agitation-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Tammy Nguyen, Jillian Stanton, Robin Foster
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular (IM) ziprasidone is often used to manage acute agitation. Limited data exist on the pediatric dosing of ziprasidone in the emergency department (ED). OBJECTIVE: To characterize the mg/kg dosing differences between pediatric ED patients who respond to an initial dose of ziprasidone versus patients who do not. METHODS: This was a retrospective, observational study of 5- to 18-year-old patients who were treated with IM ziprasidone in the pediatric ED from 2007 to 2015...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160494/intravenous-midazolam-droperidol-combination-droperidol-or-olanzapine-monotherapy-for-methamphetamine-related-acute-agitation-subgroup-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Celene Y L Yap, David McD Taylor, Jonathan C Knott, Simone E Taylor, Georgina A Phillips, Jonathan Karro, Esther W Chan, David C M Kong, David J Castle
AIM: To examine the efficacy and safety of (1) midazolam-droperidol versus droperidol and (2) midazolam-droperidol versus olanzapine for methamphetamine-related acute agitation. DESIGN AND SETTING: A multi-centre, randomized, double-blind, controlled, clinical trial was conducted in two Australian emergency departments, between October 2014 and September 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Three hundred and sixty-one patients, aged 18-65 years, requiring intravenous medication sedation for acute agitation, were enrolled into this study...
February 4, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152160/new-or-worsening-symptoms-and-signs-in-community-dwelling-persons-with-dementia-incidence-and-relation-to-use-of-acute-medical-services
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Philip D Sloane, Christopher H Schifeling, Anna S Beeber, Kimberly T Ward, David Reed, Lisa P Gwyther, Bobbi Matchar, Sheryl Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: To understand the range of symptoms that present to family caregivers of community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). DESIGN: Six-month longitudinal prospective study to identify the incidence of new or worsening symptoms and their association with acute care medical service use. SETTING: Community-based sample of volunteers from multiple states. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 136 patient-caregiver dyads with a range of dementia severity...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130544/mistaking-2c-p-for-2c-b-what-a-difference-a-letter-makes
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Adrian Stoller, Patrick C Dolder, Michael Bodmer, Felix Hammann, Katharina M Rentsch, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Matthias E Liechti, Evangelia Liakoni
2,5-Dimethoxy-4(n)-propylphenethylamine (2C-P) is a synthetic phenethylamine derivative belonging to the large family of the so-called 2C drugs. These compounds can differ significantly in receptor affinity, potency and duration of action, and an important structural difference is the ligand in the 4 position of the phenyl ring, such as propyl in 2C-P or bromine in 2,5-dimethoxy-4-bromophenethylamine (2C-B). The 2C drugs are known for their hallucinogenic properties. We present a case of a 19-year-old male admitted to the emergency department with severe hallucinations, mydriasis, tachycardia, agitation and confusion following the use of a substance sold as 2C-B...
January 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123616/simplified-point-of-care-ultrasound-protocol-to-confirm-central-venous-catheter-placement-a-prospective-study
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Sean P Wilson, Samer Assaf, Shadi Lahham, Mohammad Subeh, Alan Chiem, Craig Anderson, Samantha Shwe, Ryan Nguyen, John C Fox
BACKGROUND: The current standard for confirmation of correct supra-diaphragmatic central venous catheter (CVC) placement is with plain film chest radiography (CXR). We hypothesized that a simple point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) protocol could effectively confirm placement and reduce time to confirmation. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a convenience sample of patients in the emergency department and intensive care unit who required CVC placement. Correct positioning was considered if turbulent flow was visualized in the right atrium on sub-xiphoid, parasternal or apical cardiac ultrasound after injecting 5 cc of sterile, non-agitated, normal saline through the CVC...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076656/combined-inhaled-beta-agonist-and-anticholinergic-agents-for-emergency-management-in-adults-with-asthma
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Scott W Kirkland, Christine Vandenberghe, Britt Voaklander, Taylor Nikel, Sandra Campbell, Brian H Rowe
BACKGROUND: Inhaled short-acting anticholinergics (SAAC) and short-acting beta₂-agonists (SABA) are effective therapies for adult patients with acute asthma who present to the emergency department (ED). It is unclear, however, whether the combination of SAAC and SABA treatment is more effective in reducing hospitalisations compared to treatment with SABA alone. OBJECTIVES: To conduct an up-to-date systematic search and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of combined inhaled therapy (SAAC + SABA agents) vs...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057371/3-meo-pcp-intoxication-in-two-young-men-first-in-vivo-detection-in-italy
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Elisabetta Bertol, Jennifer Pascali, Diego Palumbo, Valeria Catalani, Maria Grazia Di Milia, Alessia Fioravanti, Francesco Mari, Fabio Vaiano
3-MeO-PCP or 3-methoxyphencyclidine is a derivative of phencyclidine. It acts as a dissociative anesthetic and it has allegedly hallucinogenic and sedative effects. There are almost no documented intoxication cases and references about its pharmacology and toxicity in literature. This study presents two concomitant intoxication cases due to consumption of 3-MeO-PCP and alcohol. A 19 (A) and a 21 years old (B) men were brought to Santa Maria Nuova Hospital in a comatose state (Glasgow score 3). They showed respiratory acidosis, right anisocoria with mydriatic pupils and hypothermia...
December 26, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979642/severe-carisoprodol-withdrawal-after-a-14-year-addiction-and-acute-overdose
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Kathy T Vo, Howard Horng, Craig G Smollin, Neal L Benowitz
BACKGROUND: Carisoprodol, a centrally acting muscle relaxant with a high abuse potential, has barbiturate-like properties at the GABA-A receptor, leading to central nervous system depression and desired effects. Its tolerance and dependence has been previously demonstrated in an animal model, and withdrawal has been described in several recent case reports. Many cases can be effectively managed with a short course of benzodiazepines or antipsychotic agents. However, abrupt cessation in a patient with a history of long-term and high-dose carisoprodol abuse may result in symptoms that are more difficult for providers to treat...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917218/can-we-predict-agitation-in-patients-with-suicide-attempts-in-the-emergency-department
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Ayhan Akoz, Sultan Tuna Akgol Gur, Elif Oral, Ummu Zeynep Avsar, Mucahit Emet
BACKGROUND: The agitation in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) after suicide attempts is common and an important problem. OBJECTIVE: To establish whether we can predict agitated patients among suicide attempt patients in ED. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional observational study of adult suicide attempt events in ED. Information was collected prospectively on a specially designed data-collection form. Patients aged 16 years old and above who presented to the ED for care due to suicide attempts were included in the study...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882039/pediatric-tooth-extractions-under-sedoanalgesia
#18
Ayse Hande Arpaci, Berrin Isik
OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to evaluate intravenous ketamine and inhalation sedation in children, their unwanted side-effects and surgeon satisfaction. METHODS: In this study, data of 922 children aged between 1-18 who underwent tooth extraction under sedoanalgesia in our department between September 2015-January 2016 were gathered and anesthesia approaches, unwanted side effects and surgical satisfaction was investigated. Postoperative recovery emergence agitation or delirium was evaluated with Watcha Behavior Scale (WBS)...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857778/state-of-acute-agitation-at-psychiatric-emergencies-in-europe-the-stage-study
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Luis San, Josef Marksteiner, Peter Zwanzger, María Aragüés Figuero, Francisco Toledo Romero, Grigorios Kyropoulos, Alberto Bessa Peixoto, Roxana Chirita, Anca Boldeanu
BACKGROUND: Agitation is an array of syndromes and types of behaviors that are common in patients with psychiatric disorders. In Europe, the estimation of prevalence of agitation has been difficult due to the lack of standard studies or systematic data collection done on this syndrome. OBJECTIVE: An observational, cross-sectional, multicenter study aimed to assess the prevalence of agitation episodes in psychiatric emergencies in different European countries. METHOD: For 1 week, all episodes of acute agitation that were attended to at the psychiatric emergency room (ER) or Acute Inpatient Unit (AIU) in the 27 participating centers were registered...
2016: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842924/dexmedetomidine-use-in-the-emergency-department-for-control-of-methamphetamine-induced-agitation-a-report-of-two-cases
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Rex Pui Kin Lam, Wai Lam Yip, Chi Keung Wan, Matthew Sik Hon Tsui
BACKGROUND: Chemical restraint is often required to control agitation induced by methamphetamine. Dexmedetomidine is an α-2 adrenergic receptor agonist with sedative, analgesic, and sympatholytic properties. Its use in the emergency department (ED) to control methamphetamine-induced agitation has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: To report two cases of methamphetamine-induced agitation successfully sedated with dexmedetomidine in the ED. CASE REPORT: The first case was a 42-year-old man with unstable emotion and violent behaviours after smoking methamphetamine...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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