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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760857/retrospective-chart-review-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-intoxication-with-toxicologic-analysis
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Payal Sud, Miles Gordon, Laura Tortora, Matthew Stripp, Damon Borg, Adam Berman
Introduction: Use of synthetic cannabinoids (SC) has recently emerged as a new drug epidemic. Our emergency departments (EDs) received a surge of SC users presenting with lethargy and bradycardia, contrasting prior reports of SC-induced tachycardia and agitation. Our goal was to describe these novel presentations and characterize the compounds. Methods: We present a case series of patients with SC intoxication who presented to our toxicology service covering two tertiary care EDs between 2/11/2015 and 6/23/2015...
May 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759099/procedural-sedation-by-advanced-care-paramedics-for-emergency-gastrointestinal-endoscopy
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Hana M Wiemer, Michael B Butler, Patrick C Froese, Allan Lapierre, Chris Carriere, Glen R Etsell, Dana Farina, Jennifer Jones, Jock Murray, Samuel G Campbell
CLINICIAN'S CAPSULE What is known about the topic? Advanced care paramedics (ACPs) in our emergency department (ED) successfully perform procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) for several procedures, including orthopedic manipulations. What did this study ask? How does the novel practice of ACP-led ED PSA for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy compare to that for orthopedic procedures? What did this study find? Adverse events occurred more frequently during UGI endoscopy sedations than orthopedic sedations (41...
May 15, 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730093/adverse-events-and-satisfaction-with-use-of-intranasal-midazolam-for-emergency-department-procedures-in-children
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Laurie Malia, V Matt Laurich, Jesse J Sturm
PURPOSE: Procedural sedation is commonly performed in the emergency department (ED). Having safe and fast means of providing sedation and anxiolysis to children is important for the child's tolerance of the procedure, parent satisfaction and efficient patient flow in the ED. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate fasting times associated with the administration of intranasal midazolam (INM) and associated complications. Secondary objectives included assessing provider and caregiver satisfaction scores...
April 30, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716799/emergency-and-critical-care-applications-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Tobias Kummer, Laura Oh, Mary Beth Phelan, Robert D Huang, Jason T Nomura, Srikar Adhikari
INTRODUCTION: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using intravascular microbubbles has potential to revolutionize point-of-care ultrasonography by expanding the use of ultrasonography into clinical scenarios previously reserved for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, or angiography. METHODS: We performed a literature search and report clinical experience to provide an introduction to CEUS and describe its current applications for point-of-care indications...
April 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715257/evaluation-of-richmond-agitation-sedation-scale-rass-in-mechanically-ventilated-in-the-emergency-department
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Marianne K Pop, Katelyn R Dervay, Mary Dansby, Carolina Jones
The purpose of this study was to assess Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS) goal implementation in mechanically ventilated patients sedated in the emergency department (ED), compliance with RASS, and goal achievement. This study was a retrospective chart review at a large Level I trauma academic medical center. Patients who were intubated in the ED or en route to the ED between October 1, 2013, and October 1, 2014, were eligible for inclusion if they met the following criteria: aged 18 years or older, 24 hr or more on mechanically ventilated support receiving continuous sedation and/or analgesia during the first 48 hr of admission, and a hospital stay of 6 days or more...
April 2018: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29715217/current-approach-to-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-shoulder-dislocation-in-children
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Michael Gottlieb
Shoulder dislocations are a common presentation to the emergency department. Although many cases may be diagnosed by history and clinical examination alone, imaging may help diagnose more challenging cases. Three-view radiographs are important for identifying subtle posterior dislocations, and ultrasonography has been gaining evidence as an alternate diagnostic modality. Intra-articular lidocaine and nerve blocks may improve pain control and reduce the need for procedural sedation. Multiple, evidence-based reduction techniques are described including tips for improving success...
May 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714993/issues-in-geriatric-care-falls
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Dipesh Patel, Richard J Ackermann
One in three older adults falls each year. There are approximately 2.5 million falls among older adults treated in emergency departments. Falls account for 87% of all fractures in this age group. The biggest risk factor for falling is a history of falls. Other risk factors include frailty, sedative and anticholinergic drugs, polypharmacy, and a variety of medical conditions. Current recommendations are that all patients age 65 years and older should be asked about falls each year. Patients also can be screened for fall risk with a variety of approaches including questionnaires and the Timed Up & Go test...
May 2018: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701428/anaesthetic-management-in-a-duchennne-muscle-dystrophy-patient-for-treatment-of-recurrent-pneumothorax
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Sara Mota, Liuba Germanova, Joana Cortesão, Teresa Paiva
INTRODUCTION: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an x linked recessive disorder. Long term prognosis is ominous, with development of respiratory distress and cardiomyopathy in advanced stage of the disease and expected death in the teens-to-mid 20s due to respiratory or cardiac failure. Peri-operative management of this patients is challenging due to difficult airway anatomy (macroglossia, limited neck and mandibular mobility). Additionally, they are at risk of developing malignant hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis and hyperkalemic cardiac arrest when exposed to halogenated inhalational anaesthetics and depolarizing muscle relaxants...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698336/the-management-of-pediatric-genital-injuries-at-a-pediatric-emergency-department-in-japan
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Hirokazu Takei, Osamu Nomura, Yusuke Hagiwara, Nobuaki Inoue
OBJECTIVES: Genital injuries among children are often associated with consumer products or specific activities. There are few descriptive studies from Asia on pediatric genital injuries seen in the emergency department (ED). The aim of this study was to describe the characteristic features of accidental genital injuries among children. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of children aged 15 years or younger who visited our ED for genital injuries between March 2010 and November 2014 was conducted...
April 25, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677410/mapping-drug-overdose-demographic-and-socioeconomic-characteristics-in-the-community
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Brenda L Rooney, Mitchell T Voter, Christopher M Eberlein, Andrea J Schossow, Cathy L Fischer
INTRODUCTION: Drug use and drug overdose have increased at an alarming rate. OBJECTIVE: To identify demographic and neighborhood social and economic factors associated with higher risk of overdose. These findings can be used to inform development of community programs and appropriately devote resources to prevent and treat drug abuse. METHODS: The electronic health records of all patients seen in the emergency department or admitted to the hospital for a drug overdose in 2016 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, were reviewed retrospectively...
March 2018: WMJ: Official Publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669351/bronchial-thermoplasty-in-severe-asthma-best-practice-recommendations-from-an-expert-panel
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Peter I Bonta, Pascal Chanez, Jouke T Annema, Pallav L Shah, Robert Niven
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a bronchoscopic treatment for patients with severe asthma who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical therapy. In this "expert best practice" paper, the background and practical aspects of BT are highlighted. Randomized, controlled clinical trials have shown BT to be safe and effective in reducing severe exacerbations, improving quality of life, and decreasing emergency department visits. Five-year follow-up studies have provided evidence of the functional stability of BT-treated patients with persistence of a clinical benefit...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661381/a-review-of-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-inhaled-methoxyflurane-as-an-analgesic-for-outpatient-procedures
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REVIEW
C Jephcott, J Grummet, N Nguyen, O Spruyt
Methoxyflurane delivered via a hand-held inhaler is a proven analgesic which has been used in Australasia for emergency relief of trauma associated pain since the 1970s. The agent is self-administered by the patient under the supervision of trained personnel. More than 5 million patients have received inhaled methoxyflurane without significant side effects. Methoxyflurane is also licensed in Australasia for the relief of pain in monitored conscious patients requiring analgesia for minor surgical procedures...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656945/ketamine-versus-ketamine-pluses-atropine-for-pediatric-sedation-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jiaxiao Shi, Ang Li, Zhijian Wei, Yang Liu, Cong Xing, Hongyu Shi, Han Ding, Dayu Pan, Guangzhi Ning, Shiqing Feng
OBJECTIVES: The application of atropine for pediatric sedation in the emergency department remains controversial. Our objective was to perform a comprehensive review of the literature and assess the clinical indexes in groups with and without atropine use. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomized and non-randomized studies that compared ketamine and ketamine plus atropine for pediatric sedation. The risk ratio with 95% confidence interval was calculated using either a fixed- or random-effects model according to the value of I2 ...
April 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651740/the-expanding-role-of-ketamine-in-the-emergency-department
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Sophia Sheikh, Phyllis Hendry
Patients frequently come to the emergency department for pain. For decades, ketamine has been used in the emergency department for procedural sedation but is now receiving attention as a potential alternative to opioids because of its unique analgesic effects. Additionally, ketamine's dissociative properties have made it a popular choice for sedating profoundly agitated patients. In this narrative review, these new roles for ketamine in the emergency department are discussed.
April 12, 2018: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650431/-efficacy-safety-and-satisfaction-of-sedation-analgesia-in-spanish-emergency-departments
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Concepción Míguez Navarro, Niki Oikonomopoulou, Arístides Rivas García, Andrea Mora Capín, Gloria Guerrero Márquez
OBJECTIVES: To offer analgesia and sedation should be a priority in paediatric emergency departments. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness and safety of the sedation-analgesia procedure, as well as the satisfaction of the doctors, patients and parents. METHODS: A multicentre, observational, and prospective analytical study was conducted on the sedation-analgesia procedure performed on children younger than 18 years old in 18 paediatric emergency departments in Spain from February 2015 until January 2016...
April 9, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623620/economic-evaluation-of-midazolam-droperidol-combination-versus-droperidol-or-olanzapine-for-the-management-of-acute-agitation-in-the-emergency-department-a-within-trial-analysis
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Celene Y L Yap, Ya-Seng Arthur Hsueh, Jonathan C Knott, David McD Taylor, Esther W Chan, David C M Kong
BACKGROUND: The combination of midazolam and droperidol has proven superior to droperidol or olanzapine monotherapy in the management of acute agitation in emergency departments (EDs). OBJECTIVE: This is the first economic analysis to evaluate the cost-benefit and cost effectiveness of the midazolam-droperidol combination compared with droperidol or olanzapine for the management of acute agitation in EDs. METHODS: This analysis used data derived from a randomised, controlled, double-blind clinical trial conducted in two metropolitan Australian EDs between October 2014 and August 2015...
July 24, 2017: PharmacoEconomics Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29580286/hematoma-block-or-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-which-is-the-most-effective-method-of-anesthesia-in-reduction-of-displaced-distal-radius-fracture
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Ping-Tao Tseng, Tsai-Hsueh Leu, Yen-Wen Chen, Yu-Pin Chen
BACKGROUND: Procedure sedation and analgesia (PSA) is often used to alleviate discomfort and to facilitate fracture reduction for patients with distal radius fracture in emergency departments and clinics, but risks of respiratory distress and needs for different levels of monitoring under PSA are still under concern. Hematoma block (HB) is a simple alternative method of providing rapid pain relief during reduction of distal radius fracture. However, there is still in lack of strong evidence to promote HB over PSA in clinical practice...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576825/comparison-of-sedative-effectiveness-of-thiopental-versus-midazolam-in-reduction-of-shoulder-dislocation
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Elnaz Vahidi, Rezvan Hemati, Mehdi Momeni, Amirhossein Jahanshir, Morteza Saeedi
BACKGROUND: Various sedative drugs have been proposed to control anxiety and agitation in shoulder dislocation, but none of them has been diagnosed as the best sedative and relaxant agent. The study aimed to compare the sedative effectiveness of thiopental versus midazolam in reduction of shoulder dislocation. METHODS: A randomized double-blind controlled trail was performed in 80 patients with shoulder dislocation recruited from the emergency department. Ten patients were excluded and 70 patients were enrolled in the study...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564214/use-of-ketamine-sedation-for-the-management-of-displaced-paediatric-forearm-fractures
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Anatole Vilhelm Wiik, Poonam Patel, Joanna Bovis, Adele Cowper, Philip Socrates Pastides, Alison Hulme, Stuart Evans, Charles Stewart
AIM: To determine if ketamine sedation is a safe and cost effective way of treating displaced paediatric radial and ulna fractures in the emergency department. METHODS: Following an agreed interdepartmental protocol, fractures of the radius and ulna (moderately to severely displaced) in children between the age of 2 and 16 years old, presenting within a specified 4 mo period, were manipulated in our paediatric emergency department. Verbal and written consent was obtained prior to procedural sedation to ensure parents were informed and satisfied to have ketamine...
March 18, 2018: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560077/higher-mallampati-scores-are-not-associated-with-more-adverse-events-during-pediatric-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia
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Maya S Iyer, Raymond D Pitetti, Melissa Vitale
Introduction: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is used by non-anesthesiologists (NAs) outside of the operating room for several types of procedures. Adverse events during pediatric PSA that pose the most risk to patient safety involve airway compromise. Higher Mallampati scores may indirectly indicate children at risk for airway compromise. Medical governing bodies have proposed guidelines for PSA performed by NAs, but these recommendations rarely suggest using Mallampati scores in pre-PSA evaluations...
March 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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