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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078859/role-of-vitacamphore-in-improving-central-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-following-transient-global-ischemia
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J Lin, L Pang, X L Liu, J Xing
Pro-inflammatory cytokines (PICs) including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are responsive to ischemic stress. This process thereby modulates the responsiveness of many cell types under diseased conditions. The current study was to examine the role played by vitacamphore (VCP) in regulating the levels of PICs and protein expression of PIC receptors in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus of rats after cardiac arrest (CA)-induced transient global ischemia. CA was induced by asphyxia followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in rats...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074587/after-the-dnr-surrogates-who-persist-in-requesting-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#2
Ellen M Robinson, Wendy Cadge, Angelika A Zollfrank, M Cornelia Cremens, Andrew M Courtwright
Some health care organizations allow physicians to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a patient, despite patient or surrogate requests that it be provided, when they believe it will be more harmful than beneficial. Such cases usually involve patients with terminal diagnoses whose medical teams argue that aggressive treatments are medically inappropriate or likely to be harmful. Although there is state-to-state variability and a considerable judicial gray area about the conditions and mechanisms for refusals to perform CPR, medical teams typically follow a set of clearly defined procedures for these decisions...
January 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074576/decisions-and-authority
#3
Gregory E Kaebnick
This issue of the Hastings Center Report (January-February 2017) features three articles exploring aspects of decision-making for others. In the first two, the focus is on the limits of surrogate decision-makers' authority when the surrogates' judgments about a patient's treatment conflict with the physicians'. If a physician decides that a patient will not benefit from CPR, for example, but the patient's surrogate insists on it, is the physician obliged to proceed with the procedure? Or can the physician, pointing to a duty to provide good care to the patient and not to cause the patient to suffer, get a do-not-resuscitate order for the patient-even in the face of the surrogate's objections? These are the questions that animate the first article, in which a group of authors report on a policy implemented at Massachusetts General Hospital to help doctors who face this dilemma...
January 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073853/resuscitation-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-from-massive-pulmonary-embolism-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#4
Yun Seok Kim, Wookjin Choi, Jaecheol Hwang
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation can be used as a rescue strategy in cases of prolonged cardiac arrest caused by massive pulmonary embolism. We present a case of a male patient who was in prolonged cardiac arrest following massive pulmonary embolism. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was initiated approximately 93 min after prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation. After resuscitation, bedside echocardiography and a chest computed tomography angiogram revealed a massive pulmonary embolism during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062336/comparative-safety-of-morphine-delivered-via-intravenous-route-versus-patient-controlled-analgesia-device-for-pediatric-inpatients
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Jennifer Faerber, Wenjun Zhong, Dingwei Dai, Avi Baehr, Lynne G Maxwell, F Wickham Kraemer, Chris Feudtner
BACKGROUND: Although patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is an effective pain control modality, there is a lack of large studies on PCA safety in pediatric patients. This study compared the delivery of morphine either via intravenous route (morphine IV) or via PCA device (morphine PCA) on risk of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical ventilation (MV) using a large administrative database. METHODS: We assembled a retrospective cohort of pediatric inpatients between 5 and 21 years old in 42 children's hospitals between 2007 and 2011 from the Pediatric Health Information System...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045326/non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischaemia-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors
#6
Raphael Wurm, Anna Cho, Henrike Arfsten, Raphael van Tulder, Christian Wallmüller, Philipp Steininger, Fritz Sterz, Kristina Tendl, Csilla Balassy, Klaus Distelmaier, Martin Hülsmann, Gottfried Heinz, Christopher Adlbrecht
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischaemia (NOMI) is characterised by hypoperfusion of the intestines without evidence of mechanical obstruction, potentially leading to extensive ischaemia and necrosis. Low cardiac output appears to be a major risk factor. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation aims at restoring blood flow after cardiac arrest. However, post restoration of spontaneous circulation, myocardial stunning limits immediate recovery of sufficient cardiac function...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045013/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-refractory-cardiac-arrest-in-children-after-cardiac-surgery
#7
Ersin Erek, Selim Aydın, Dilek Suzan, Okan Yıldız, Fırat Altın, Barış Kırat, Ibrahim Halil Demir, Ender Ödemiş
OBJECTIVE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used to provide cardiorespiratory support during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ECPR) unresponsive to conventional methods. In this study, the results of ECPR in a cardiac arrest setting after cardiac surgery in children were analyzed. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, between November 2010 and June 2014, 613 congenital heart operations were performed by the same surgical team...
March 3, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040188/effect-of-early-initiation-of-mechanical-circulatory-support-on-survival-in-cardiogenic-shock
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Mir B Basir, Theodore L Schreiber, Cindy L Grines, Simon F Dixon, Jeffrey W Moses, Brijeshwar S Maini, Akshay K Khandelwal, E Magnus Ohman, William W O'Neill
The role and timing of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (AMICS) are not well understood. We sought to evaluate patient characteristics and predictors of outcomes in patients presenting with AMICS supported with an axial flow percutaneous MCS device; 287 consecutive unselected patients enrolled in the catheter-based ventricular assist device registry presenting with AMICS who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were included in this analysis...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018874/hospital-admissions-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-among-infants-in-the-canadian-arctic-a-cohort-study
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Anna Banerji, Val Panzov, Michael Young, Joan Robinson, Bonita Lee, Theo Moraes, Muhammad Mamdani, B Louise Giles, Depeng Jiang, Danny Bisson, Marguerite Dennis, Johanne Morel, Judith Hall, Charles Hui, Bosco Paes, James B Mahony
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether this burden of disease of lower respiratory tract infections is comparable across the Canadian Arctic. The objectives of this surveillance study were to compare the rates of hospital admission for lower respiratory tract infection and the severity of infection across Arctic Canada, and to describe the responsible viruses. METHODS: We performed a prospective multicentre surveillance study of infants less than 1 year of age admitted in 2009 with lower respiratory tract infection to all hospitals (5 regional, 4 tertiary) in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Nunavik to assess for regional differences...
October 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007621/instability-of-willingness-to-accept-life-sustaining-treatments-of-patients-with-advanced-chronic-organ-failure-during-one-year
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Carmen H M Houben, Martijn A Spruit, Jos M G A Schols, Emiel F M Wouters, Daisy J A Janssen
BACKGROUND: For optimal end-of-life decision-making, it is important to understand the stability of patients' treatment preferences. The aim of this article is to examine stability of willingness to accept life-sustaining treatments during one-year follow-up in Dutch patients with advanced chronic organ failure. In addition, we want to explore the association between willingness to accept high-burden treatment and preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical ventilation (MV)...
December 19, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998300/is-increased-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-the-culprit-autoresuscitation-in-a-44-year-old-man-after-prolonged-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-case-report
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Henning Hagmann, Katrin Oelmann, Robert Stangl, Guido Michels
BACKGROUND: The phenomenon of autoresuscitation is rare, yet it is known to most emergency physicians. However, the pathophysiology of the delayed return of spontaneous circulation remains enigmatic. Among other causes hyperinflation of the lungs and excessively high positive end-expiratory pressure have been suggested, but reports including cardiopulmonary monitoring during cardiopulmonary resuscitation are scarce to support this hypothesis. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of autoresuscitation in a 44-year-old white man after 80 minutes of advanced cardiac life support accompanied by continuous capnometry and repeated evaluation by ultrasound and echocardiography...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987159/a-novel-nonlinear-mathematical-model-of-thoracic-wall-mechanics-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-based-on-a-porcine-model-of-cardiac-arrest
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Ali Jalali, Allan F Simpao, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, C Nataraj
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is used widely to rescue cardiac arrest patients, yet some physiological aspects of the procedure remain poorly understood. We conducted this study to characterize the dynamic mechanical properties of the thorax during CPR in a swine model. This is an important step toward determining optimal CPR chest compression mechanics with the goals of improving the fidelity of CPR simulation manikins and ideally chest compression delivery in real-life resuscitations. This paper presents a novel nonlinear model of the thorax that captures the complex behavior of the chest during CPR...
February 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941230/the-possible-role-of-the-vagal-nervous-system-in-the-recovery-of-the-blood-pressure-control-after-cardiac-arrest-a-porcine-model-study
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Mario Lavanga, Giuseppe Baselli, Francesca Fumagalli, Giuseppe Ristagno, Manuela Ferrario
Previous studies have proved that the baroreceptor reflex (baroreflex) control of heart rate can be used for stratification of post-infarction population and, in general, cardiovascular disease populations. Many methods have been proposed to estimate the so-called baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) expressed as ms mmhg(-1). Most of the studies that exploit BRS focus mainly on acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and there are no important works that investigate the role of BRS immediately after cardiac arrest (CA). The present work is a continuation of the published work of Ristagno et al (2014 Shock 41 72-8)...
January 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935015/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-a-danish-health-region
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J Fjølner, J Greisen, M R S Jørgensen, C J Terkelsen, L B Ilkjaer, T M Hansen, H Eiskjaer, S Christensen, J Gjedsted
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) has emerged as a feasible rescue therapy for refractory, normothermic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Reported survival rates vary and comparison between studies is hampered by heterogeneous study populations, differences in bystander intervention and in pre-hospital emergency service organisation. We aimed to describe the first experiences, treatment details, complications and outcome with ECPR for OHCA in a Danish health region...
December 9, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918847/left-ventricular-compressions-improve-hemodynamics-in-a-swine-model-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#15
Kenton L Anderson, Maria G Castaneda, Susan M Boudreau, Danny J Sharon, Vikhyat S Bebarta
INTRODUCTION: We hypothesized that chest compressions located directly over the left ventricle (LV) would improve hemodynamics, including coronary perfusion pressure (CPP), and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in a swine model of cardiac arrest. METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography (echo) was used to mark the location of the aortic root and the center of the left ventricle on animals (n = 26) which were randomized to receive chest compressions in one of the two locations...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887820/real-time-tidal-volume-feedback-guides-optimal-ventilation-during-simulated-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Kyoung Min You, Chiwon Lee, Woon Yong Kwon, Jung Chan Lee, Gil Joon Suh, Kyung Su Kim, Min Ji Park, Sungwan Kim
PURPOSE: We performed this study to investigate whether real-time tidal volume feedback increases optimal ventilation and decreases hyperventilation during manikin-simulated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). BASIC PROCEDURES: We developed a new real-time tidal volume monitoring device (TVD) which estimated tidal volume in real time using a magnetic flowmeter. The TVD was validated with a volume-controlled mechanical ventilator with various tidal volumes. We conducted a randomized, crossover, manikin-simulation study in which 14 participants were randomly divided into a control (without tidal volume feedback, n = 7) and a TVD group (with real-time tidal volume feedback, n = 7) and underwent manikin simulation...
November 4, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886777/characteristics-of-patients-who-are-not-resuscitated-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-and-opportunities-to-improve-community-response-to-cardiac-arrest
#17
S Rajagopal, C R Kaye, R Lall, C D Deakin, S Gates, H Pocock, T Quinn, N Rees, M Smyth, G D Perkins
AIM: This study explores why resuscitation is withheld when emergency medical staff arrive at the scene of a cardiac arrest and identifies modifiable factors associated with this decision. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of unselected patients who sustained an out of hospital cardiac arrest attended by ambulance vehicles participating in a randomized controlled trial of a mechanical chest compression device (PARAMEDIC trial). Patients were categorized as 'non-resuscitation' patients if there was a do-not-attempt-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation (DNACPR) order, signs unequivocally associated with death or resuscitation was deemed futile (15min had elapsed since collapse with no bystander-CPR and asystole recorded on EMS arrival)...
December 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864126/the-use-of-life-sustaining-procedures-in-the-last-month-of-life-is-associated-with-more-depressive-symptoms-in-surviving-spouses
#18
Katherine A Ornstein, Melissa D Aldridge, Melissa M Garrido, Rebecca Gorges, Evan Bollens-Lund, Albert L Siu, Kenneth M Langa, Amy S Kelley
CONTEXT: Family caregivers of individuals with serious illness who undergo intensive life-sustaining medical procedures at the end of life may be at risk of negative consequences including depression. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the association between patients' use of life-sustaining procedures at the end of life and depressive symptoms in their surviving spouses. METHODS: We used data from the Health and Retirement Study, a longitudinal survey of U...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856490/prevalence-and-contents-of-advance-directives-of-patients-with-esrd-receiving-dialysis
#19
Molly A Feely, Daniel Hildebrandt, Jithinraj Edakkanambeth Varayil, Paul S Mueller
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: ESRD requiring dialysis is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates, including increased rates of cognitive impairment, compared with the general population. About one quarter of patients receiving dialysis choose to discontinue dialysis at the end of life. Advance directives are intended to give providers and surrogates instruction on managing medical decision making, including end of life situations. The prevalence of advance directives is low among patients receiving dialysis...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849657/long-term-follow-up-on-health-related-quality-of-life-after-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-children
#20
Thilo P K Fleck, Georg Dangel, Felix Bächle, Christoph Benk, Jochen Grohmann, Johannes Kroll, Matthias Siepe, Rene Höhn, Janbernd Kirschner, Friedhelm Beyersdorf, Brigitte Stiller
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate health-related quality of life in long-term survivors of mechanical circulatory support after acute cardiopulmonary failure. DESIGN: Prospective follow-up study. SETTING: Single-institutional in a center for congenital heart disease and pediatric cardiology. PATIENTS: Fifty patients who underwent 58 mechanical circulatory support therapies in our institution from 2001 to 2012...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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