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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332778/cricothyrotomy-in-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-transport
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Kevin High, Jeremy Brywczynski, Jin H Han
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a requisite skill set for helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) providers. Cricothyrotomy is a potentially lifesaving skill that is used when other airway maneuvers fail. The authors reviewed all transports by a helicopter program in which cricothyrotomy was performed to assess the frequency, success, and technique. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of air medical patient records from an electronic medical record system over a 112-month period...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325841/single-center-experience-with-venovenous-ecmo-for-influenza-related-ards
#2
Jessica Buchner, Michael Mazzeffi, Zachary Kon, Jay Menaker, Lewis Rubinson, Gregory Bittle, Chetan Pasrija, Daniel Herr
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine whether venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) reduced mortality in patients with influenza-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was performed. Baseline characteristics of participants were compared and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was used to compare survival at last medical center follow-up. Cox proportional hazards modeling also was performed to test for univariate associations between salient variables and mortality...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325753/induced-hypothermia-in-patients-with-septic-shock-and-respiratory-failure-cass-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-trial
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Theis Skovsgaard Itenov, Maria Egede Johansen, Morten Bestle, Katrin Thormar, Lars Hein, Louise Gyldensted, Anne Lindhardt, Henrik Christensen, Stine Estrup, Henrik Planck Pedersen, Matthew Harmon, Uday Kant Soni, Silvia Perez-Protto, Nicolai Wesche, Ulrik Skram, John Asger Petersen, Thomas Mohr, Tina Waldau, Lone Musaeus Poulsen, Ditte Strange, Nicole P Juffermans, Daniel I Sessler, Else Tønnesen, Kirsten Møller, Dennis Karsten Kristensen, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Jens D Lundgren, Jens-Ulrik Jensen
BACKGROUND: Animal models of serious infection suggest that 24 h of induced hypothermia improves circulatory and respiratory function and reduces mortality. We tested the hypothesis that a reduction of core temperature to 32-34°C attenuates organ dysfunction and reduces mortality in ventilator-dependent patients with septic shock. METHODS: In this randomised, controlled, open-label trial, we recruited patients from ten intensive care units (ICUs) in three countries in Europe and North America...
January 8, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322987/complications-related-to-sitting-position-during-pediatric-neurosurgery-an-institutional-experience-and-review-of-literature
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Priyanka Gupta, Girija P Rath, Hemanshu Prabhakar, Parmod K Bithal
BACKGROUND: Sitting position is preferred during posterior fossa surgeries as it provides better anatomical orientation and a clear surgical field. However, its use has been declining due to its propensity to cause life-threatening complications. This study was carried out to analyze the perioperative complications and postoperative course of children who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 97 children (<18 years) who underwent neurosurgery in sitting position over a period of 12 years, were retrospectively analyzed...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321341/exercise-tolerance-and-balance-of-inspiratory-to-expiratory-muscle-strength-in-relation-to-breathing-timing-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Keisuke Miki, Kazuyuki Tsujino, Tatsuya Edahiro, Seigo Kitada, Mari Miki, Kenji Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Kagawa, Yohei Oshitani, Yuko Ohara, Yuki Hosono, Hiroyuki Kurebe, Ryoji Maekura
Little is known about the applicability of respiratory muscle training based on exertional pathophysiological conditions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between breathing timing and exertional responses, as well as whether exertional changes in the inspiratory duty cycle (inspiratory time [Ti]/total time [Ttot]) affect pathophysiological conditions, including respiratory muscles. Methods: Forty-five stable COPD patients (mean age: 71...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321114/nebulized-ketamine-to-avoid-mechanical-ventilation-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-severe-asthma-exacerbation
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Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Aziza Bentalha, Alae El Koraichi, Salma Ech-Cherif El Kettani
Asthma is a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite advances in outpatient treatment. Sometimes, children fail to respond to standard treatment and can potentially require mechanical ventilation. We describe a case of a 26-month-old girl with a severe asthma exacerbation successfully managed by ketamine administration via nebulization route that permitted to avoid mechanical ventilation. Nebulized ketamine might be a reasonable option to avoid mechanical ventilation in children who fail to respond to standard treatment of severe asthma exacerbation...
January 6, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319038/noninvasive-ventilation-neurally-adjusted-ventilator-assist-for-management-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Vijay Hadda, Tajamul Hussain Shah, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Gopi C Khilnani, Randeep Guleria
Patient-ventilator asynchrony is common with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) used for management of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Neurally adjusted ventilator assist (NAVA) is a mode of ventilatory support which can minimize the patient-ventilator asynchrony. Delivering NIV with NAVA (NIV-NAVA) during acute exacerbation of COPD seems a logical approach and may be useful in reducing patient-ventilator asynchrony. However, there are no published reports which describe the use of NIV-NAVA for management of acute exacerbation of COPD...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317840/an-antibiotic-stewardship-exercise-in-the-icu-building-a-treatment-algorithm-for-the-management-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-based-on-local-epidemiology-and-the-2016-infectious-diseases-society-of-america-american-thoracic-society-guidelines
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Lyn S Awad, Dania I Abdallah, Anas M Mugharbil, Tamima H Jisr, Nabila S Droubi, Nabila A El-Rajab, Rima A Moghnieh
Introduction: Management of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), the most common infection in patients on mechanical ventilation, should be tailored to local microbiological data. The aim of this study was to determine susceptibility patterns of organisms causing VAP to develop a treatment algorithm based on these findings and evidence from the literature. Materials and methods: This is a retrospective analysis of the microbiological etiology of VAP in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Lebanese tertiary care hospital from July 2015 to July 2016...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317119/noninvasive-ventilation-during-endoscopic-procedures-rationale-clinical-use-and-devices
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Marina Pieri, Giovanni Landoni, Luca Cabrini
Endoscopic procedures, such as transesophageal echocardiography, gastroscopy, and airway fibroscopy, routinely are performed in a heterogenous population of patients for diagnostic/interventional purposes (eg, transfemoral aortic valve replacement, airway fibroscopies, and intubation). Sedation frequently is administered to achieve an appropriate degree of patient compliance and procedure success. Patients with reduced respiratory reserve or those who are overly sedated, however, may develop hypoxia and respiratory failure during endoscopies, necessitating premature termination of the examination itself...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315465/ventilation-strategy-and-anesthesia-management-in-patients-with-severe-tracheal-stenosis-undergoing-urgent-tracheal-stenting
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J-H Zhu, M Lei, E-G Chen, Q Qiao, T-D Zhong
BACKGROUND: Stenting of airway stenosis is a common procedure in specialized centers. The aim of this study was to summarize our clinical experience in ventilation strategy and anesthesia management of patients undergoing urgent tracheal stenting. METHODS: Clinical data of 22 patients with severe tracheal stenosis who underwent urgent endoscopic placement of a tracheal stent during a 2-year period were retrospectively reviewed. The efficacy and safety of different ventilation strategies and veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), individualized based on the cause and location of tracheal narrowing, were evaluated...
January 7, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315320/association-of-day-4-cumulative-fluid-balance-with-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-influenza-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Wen-Cheng Chao, Chien-Hua Tseng, Ying-Chun Chien, Chau-Chyun Sheu, Ming-Ju Tsai, Wen-Feng Fang, Yu-Mu Chen, Kuo-Chin Kao, Han-Chung Hu, Wann-Cherng Perng, Kuang-Yao Yang, Wei-Chih Chen, Shinn-Jye Liang, Chieh-Liang Wu, Hao-Chien Wang, Ming-Cheng Chan
BACKGROUND: Fluid balance is a fundamental management of patients with sepsis, and this study aimed to investigate the impact of cumulative fluid balance on critically ill patients with influenza admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: This multicenter retrospective cohort study was conducted by the Taiwan Severe Influenza Research Consortium (TSIRC) which includes eight medical centers. Patients with virology-proven influenza infection admitted to ICUs between October 2015 and March 2016 were included for analysis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315054/ambulatory-management-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Houssam Abusibah, Muntasir M Abdelaziz, Peter Standen, Praveen Bhatia, Mahir Ma Hamad
The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism can be very difficult and elusive. It depends greatly on the use of diagnostic tests, which are in turn interpreted according to a pre-test clinical probability. These include non-specific tests such as the chest X-ray and electrocardiograph, which help exclude other conditions such as pneumonia or myocardial infarction. On the other hand, more specific tests such as computed tomography or ventilation/perfusion scanning are used to confirm or exclude the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism...
January 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314751/emergency-airway-and-ventilator-procedures-for-community-based-home-care-staff-validation-of-an-educational-program
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Ann Marie Ramsey, Sarah Brennan, Adam Stricker, Kurt Riek, Dana Brown, Rachel Gurtowsky, Julie Sturza, Amy Goldstein Filbrun
BACKGROUND: Children discharged home with tracheostomy and chronic mechanical ventilator support are at high risk for complications and adverse events. Private duty nursing and home respiratory care services are a critical support necessary for successful discharge. The literature suggests that there are opportunities for home care staff (HCS) to improve upon the skills necessary to assess and intervene in an emergency thereby increasing the likelihood of improving long-term outcomes...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314320/patient-agitation-and-its-management-in-adult-critical-care-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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REVIEW
Samantha Freeman, Janelle Yorke, Paul Dark
AIM: To critically review the evidence relating to the management of agitation within the Adult Critical Care Unit (ACCU) environment and identify any risks and benefits of current management strategies. BACKGROUND: Admission to an ACCU can be traumatic and potentially life altering for the patient. Patient agitation is common in ACCUs and is associated with the potential for harm. Despite inherent safety risks, there is a paucity of evidence-based guidance underpinning the care of agitation in patients with critical illness...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314257/contemporary-management-and-outcomes-of-acute-type-a-aortic-dissection-an-analysis-of-the-sts-adult-cardiac-surgery-database
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Teng C Lee, Zachary Kon, Faisal H Cheema, Maria V Grau-Sepulveda, Brian Englum, Sunghee Kim, Paramita S Chaudhuri, Vinod H Thourani, Gorav Ailawadi, G Chad Hughes, Matthew L Williams, J Matthew Brennan, Lars Svensson, James S Gammie
PURPOSE: Management of acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) is challenging and operative strategies are varied. We used the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (STS ACSD) to describe contemporary surgical strategies and outcomes for AAAD. METHODS: Between July 2011 and September 2012, 2982 patients with AAAD underwent operations at 640 centers in North America. RESULTS: In this cohort, median age was 60 years old, 66% were male, and 80% had hypertension...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312748/acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-traumatic-brain-injury-how-do-we-manage-it
#16
REVIEW
Valentina Della Torre, Rafael Badenes, Francesco Corradi, Fabrizio Racca, Andrea Lavinio, Basil Matta, Federico Bilotta, Chiara Robba
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. TBI patients frequently suffer from lung complications and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is associated with poor clinical outcomes. Moreover, the association between TBI and ARDS in trauma patients is well recognized. Mechanical ventilation of patients with a concomitance of acute brain injury and lung injury can present significant challenges. Frequently, guidelines recommending management strategies for patients with traumatic brain injuries come into conflict with what is now considered best ventilator practice...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310390/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-caused-by-acute-respiratory-stress-from-extubation-a-case-report
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Kohei Taniguchi, Syogo Takashima, Ryo Iida, Koshi Ota, Masahiko Nitta, Kazushi Sakane, Tomohiro Fujisaka, Nobukazu Ishizaka, Osamu Umegaki, Kazuhisa Uchiyama, Akira Takasu
RATIONAL: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a transient systolic dysfunction of the left ventricular apex without stenosis of coronary arteries and is induced by various psychological and physical factors. TCM sometimes causes lethal complications such as arrhythmia, thrombogenesis, and even cardiac rupture, and thus it should be diagnosed appropriately and managed carefully. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are exposed to overstress during the treatment process and therefore can are at potential risk for TCM...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306264/management-of-right-main-bronchial-rupture-with-a-double-lumen-endotracheal-tube-in-a-patient-with-blunt-chest-trauma
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Seung Hwan Seol, Woon Jeong Lee, Seon Hee Woo, Dae Hui Kim, Jong Hui Suh
Tracheobronchial disruption is one of the most severe injuries caused by blunt chest trauma. It may cause airway obstruction and resulting life-threatening respiratory deficiency. However, the clinical presentations are variable and frequently difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a previously healthy 16-year-old man with complete right main bronchial transection sustained after a vehicular accident, who had progressive dyspnea, subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and anterior chest wall, and bilateral tension pneumothorax...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
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Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305431/case-of-nasogastric-tube-dysfunction
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Florian Rainer, Guenther Prenner, Lukas Peter Binder, Peter Fickert, Johannes Plank
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: An elderly female patient was admitted to intensive care for prolonged vasopressor therapy and mechanical ventilation after cardiac arrest and acute percutaneous coronary intervention. Antiplatelet, thyroid hormone replacement and statin therapies were administered through a 14-French nasogastric tube (Nestlé Health Science) and enteral feeding was initiated. Correct position of the nasogastric tube was confirmed radiologically. On the seventh day in the intensive care, our patient was seen to regurgitate soft crumbs into her mouth...
January 5, 2018: Gut
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