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Colin B Page, Lachlan E Parker, Stephen J Rashford, Emma Bosley, Katherine Z Isoardi, Frances E Williamson, Geoffrey K Isbister
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Acute behavioral disturbance is a common problem for emergency medical services. We aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of droperidol compared to midazolam in the prehospital setting. METHODS: This was a prospective before and after study comparing droperidol to midazolam for prehospital acute behavioral disturbance, when the state ambulance service changed medications. The primary outcome was the proportion of adverse effects (airway intervention, oxygen saturation < 90%, respiratory rate < 12, systolic blood pressure < 90 mmHg, sedation assessment tool score -3 and dystonic reactions) in patients receiving sedation...
March 20, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Gesa Cohrs, Monika Huhndorf, Nils Niemczyk, Lukas J Volz, Alexander Bernsmeier, Ash Singhal, Naomi Larsen, Michael Synowitz, Friederike Knerlich-Lukoschus
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive imaging tool which lacks the burden of ionizing radiation. It is not established as primary diagnostic tool in traumatic brain injury (TBI). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of MRI as initial imaging modality in the emergency management of mild pediatric TBI. METHODS: Children (0-18 years, sub-divided in four age-groups) with mild TBI who received MRI in the emergency department were identified...
March 19, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Caroline Daly, Eve Griffin, Darren M Ashcroft, Roger T Webb, Ivan J Perry, Ella Arensman
Background: Intentional drug overdose (IDO) is the most common form of hospital-treated self-harm, yet no national study has systematically classified the range of drugs involved using a validated system. We aimed to determine the profile of patients engaging in overdose, to identify drugs frequently used and to quantify the contributions of multiple drug use and alcohol involvement. Methods: Between 2012 and 2014, the National Self-Harm Registry, Ireland recorded 18 329 presentations of non-fatal IDO to Irish emergency departments...
March 12, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
Robin A Scott, Kathleen S Oman, Kathleen Flarity, Jennifer L Comer
INTRODUCTION: Patient falls are a significant issue in hospitalized patients and financially costly to hospitals. The Joint Commission requires that patients be assessed for fall risk and interventions in place to mitigate the risk of falls. It is imperative to have a patient population/setting specific fall risk assessment tool to identify patients at risk for falling. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the 2013 Memorial ED Fall Risk Assessment tool (MEDFRAT) specifically designed for the ED population...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
Javad Seyedhosseini, Jaleh Saiidian, Amirpejman Hashemi Taheri, Elnaz Vahidi
Background: Ultrasound (US) is an effective modality in the evaluation of shoulder dislocation and reduction. In most studies, high frequency US probes have been used. Objective: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of low frequency US in the diagnosis of shoulder dislocation and its proper reduction in the emergency department (ED). Methods: In a prospective observational study 84 patients, suspicious of shoulder dislocation, were enrolled in our study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Reza Azizkhani, Azadeh Bahadori, Mohammadreza Shariati, Keyhan Golshani, Omid Ahmadi, Babak Masoumi
Background: The present study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4 ) in procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) when combined with ketamine in patients with fractures in emergency departments and required short and painful emergency procedures. Materials and Methods: In this study, 100 patients with fractures and dislocations who were presented to the emergency departments and required PSA for short and painful emergency procedures were randomly allocated to groups of ketamine plus MgSO4 or ketamine alone...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
Leslie S Zun
BACKGROUND: The management of acute agitation in the emergency department often requires the administration of rapid-acting antipsychotic agents. However, there are few comparative studies and little guidance regarding the risks associated with use of such drugs in the acute setting. OBJECTIVE: This structured evidence-based review compared the safety of antipsychotic pharmacotherapies for acute agitation using data from randomized controlled trials identified by a literature search of the PubMed database...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Steven M Green, Mark G Roback, Baruch S Krauss
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February 2, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Paul V Williams, Abhishek Kavati, Dominic Pilon, Yongling Xiao, Maryia Zhdanava, Maria-Magdalena Balp, Patrick Lefebvre, Benjamin Ortiz, Vivian Hernandez-Trujillo
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have described chronic idiopathic/spontaneous urticaria (CIU/CSU) healthcare burden in adults, while this information remains largely unknown in children. We aimed to describe treatment patterns, healthcare resource utilization (HRU), and costs in CIU/CSU pediatric patients, as well as to compare HRU and costs in CIU/CSU and CIU/CSU-free pediatric patients. METHODS: Medicaid claims from four states (09/01/2013-03/31/2016) were used to identify patients less than 12 years old...
February 10, 2018: Dermatology and Therapy
Daniel Joseph, Jody A Vogel, C Sam Smith, Whitney Barrett, Gary Bryskiewicz, Aaron Eberhardt, David Edwards, Lara Rappaport, Christopher B Colwell, Kevin E McVaney
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with a substantial number of emergency department visits annually and is responsible for a significant number of lives lost each year in the United States. However, a minimal amount is known about the impact of alcohol on the EMS system. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the proportion of 9-1-1 calls in Denver, Colorado in which (1) alcohol was a contributing factor or (2) the individual receiving EMS services had recently ingested alcohol...
February 8, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Christine M Groth, Nicole M Acquisto, Tina Khadem
PURPOSE: Characterize medication practices during and immediately after rapid sequence intubation (RSI) by provider/location and evaluate adverse drug events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study of adult and pediatric intensive care unit and emergency department patients over a 24-h period surrounding first intubation. RESULTS: A total of 404 patients from 34 geographically diverse institutions were included (mean age 58 ± 22 years, males 59%, pediatric 8%)...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Hamed Aminiahidashti, Sajad Shafiee, Seyed Mohammad Hosseininejad, Abulfazl Firouzian, Ayyub Barzegarnejad, Alieh Zamani Kiasari, Behzad Feizzadeh Kerigh, Farzad Bozorgi, Misagh Shafizad, Ahmad Geraeeli
OBJECTIVE: Many procedures performed in emergency department are stressful and painful, and creating proper and timely analgesia and early and effective assessment are the challenges in this department. This study has been conducted in order to compare the efficacy of propofol and fentanyl combination with propofol and ketamine combination for procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) in trauma patients in the emergency department. METHOD: This is a randomized prospective double-blind clinical trial conducted in the emergency department of Imam Khomeini Hospital, a tertiary academic trauma center in northern Iran...
February 4, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Corrie E Chumpitazi, Elizabeth A Camp, Divya R Bhamidipati, Almea M Montillo, A Chantal Caviness, Lesby Mayorquin, Faria A Pereira
BACKGROUND: There is no evidence of an association between fasting time and the incidence of adverse events during procedural sedation and analgesia. Pediatric and adult emergency medicine guidelines support avoiding delaying procedures based on fasting time. General pediatric guidelines outside emergent care settings continue to be vague and do not support a set fasting period for urgent and emergent procedures. OBJECTIVE: To describe shortened preprocedural fasting and vomiting event rates during the implementation of a shortened fasting protocol...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yadong Lu, Teck-Wei Tan, Ko Weber Lau
Placement of constricting devices around the penis and scrotum for autoerotic purposes or increasing sexual performance represents a well-known challenge for urologists and can result in serious complications. The removal of the constricting devices can be challenging and often requires resourcefulness and multidisciplinary approach. We report one case of successful removal of a penoscrotal constricting metal ring in a 49-year-old male using a hand-held orthopaedic saw under ketamine and midazolam sedation in the emergency department...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Urology
Meital Ben-Ari, Gilad Chayen, Ivan P Steiner, Dana Aronson Schinasi, Oren Feldman, Itai Shavit
In many countries, procedural sedation outside of the operating room is performed by pediatricians. We examined if in situ sedation simulation training (SST) of pediatricians improves the performance of tasks related to patient safety during sedation in the Emergency Department (ED). We performed a single-center, quasi-experimental, study evaluating the performance of sedation, before-and-after SST. Sixteen pediatricians were evaluated during sedation as part of their usual practice, using the previously validated Sedation-Performance-Score (SPS)...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Zlatan Coralic, Hendry R Sawe, Juma A Mfinanga, Alfredo Cortez, Jennifer Koehl, Hannah Siroker, Teri A Reynolds
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We describe ketamine procedural sedations and associated adverse events in low-acuity and high-acuity patients in a resource-limited ED. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of ketamine procedural sedations at the Emergency Medical Department at the Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. We observed consecutive procedural sedations and recorded patient demographics, medications, vital signs, pulse oximetry, capnography and a priori defined adverse events (using standard definitions in emergency medicine sedation guidelines)...
April 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Luca Cabrini, Giovanni Landoni, Martina Baiardo Radaelli, Omar Saleh, Carmine D Votta, Evgeny Fominskiy, Alessandro Putzu, Cézar Daniel Snak de Souza, Massimo Antonelli, Rinaldo Bellomo, Paolo Pelosi, Alberto Zangrillo
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled studies evaluating any drug, technique or device aimed at improving the success rate or safety of tracheal intubation in the critically ill. METHODS: We searched PubMed, BioMed Central, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials and references of retrieved articles. Finally, pertinent reviews were also scanned to detect further studies until May 2017. The following inclusion criteria were considered: tracheal intubation in adult critically ill patients; randomized controlled trial; study performed in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department or ordinary ward; and work published in the last 20 years...
January 20, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Maria Gustafsson, Maria Sjölander, Bettina Pfister, Jörn Schneede, Hugo Lövheim
Age-associated physiological changes and extensive drug treatment including use of potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) pose a significant risk of drug-drug interactions and adverse drug events among elderly people with dementia. This study aimed at analysing the effects of clinical pharmacists' interventions on use of PIMs, risk of emergency department visits, and time to institutionalization. Furthermore, a descriptive analysis was conducted of circumstances associated with drug-related readmissions...
January 16, 2018: Pharmacy (Basel, Switzerland)
John R Richards
BACKGROUND: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a challenging clinical disorder. CHS patients frequently present to the emergency department and may require treatment for intractable emesis, dehydration, and electrolyte abnormalities. Thought to be a variant of cyclic vomiting syndrome, CHS has become more prevalent with increasing cannabis potency and use, as enabled by various states having legalized the recreational use of cannabis. OBJECTIVE: This aim of this review is to investigate the pathophysiology of CHS and evaluate the published literature on pharmacologic treatment in the emergency department...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Woo Sung Kim, Ji Yeon Ku, Hanbyul Choi, Hyo Jeong Choi, Ho Jung Kim, Bora Lee
OBJECTIVE: Ketamine use in emergency departments (EDs) for procedural sedation and analgesia is becoming increasingly common. However, few studies have examined patient factors related to adverse events associated with ketamine. This study investigated factors for consideration when using ketamine to sedate pediatric ED patients. METHODS: The study included pediatric patients receiving ketamine for laceration repair in the ED. Before sedation, information was collected about upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, allergy history, and fasting time...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
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