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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144999/communicating-out-loud-midwifery-students-experiences-of-a-simulation-exercise-for-neonatal-resuscitation
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Mary Carolan-Olah, Gina Kruger, Vera Brown, Felicity Lawton, Melissa Mazzarino, Vidanka Vasilevski
Midwifery students feel unprepared to deal with commonly encountered emergencies, such as neonatal resuscitation. Clinical simulation of emergencies may provide a safe forum for students to develop necessary skills. A simulation exercise, for neonatal resuscitation, was developed and evaluated using qualitative methods. Pre and post-simulation questions focussed on student confidence and knowledge of resuscitation. Data were analysed using a thematic analysis approach. Pre-simulation questions revealed that most students considered themselves not very confident/unsure about their level of confidence in undertaking neonatal resuscitation...
October 23, 2017: Nurse Education in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129501/-maternal-deaths-due-to-haemorrhage-results-from-the-french%C3%A2-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
#2
E Morau, J C Ducloy, S Le Roux, P Weber
Haemorrhage is the first cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in France and a quality of care marker. Haemorrhage rate in France is around 5 to 10% of deliveries. PPH is defined as a post-partum blood loss≥500mL whatever the delivery route and sometime blood can be concealed inside the pelvis. Between 2010 and 2012 in France, 29 deaths were related to haemorrhage giving a maternal mortality ratio of 1,2/100,000 live births (CI 95% 0,8-1,7). Haemorrhage cases decreased from last triennium (2007-2009) especially for uterine atony cases (12/29) but remains the first leading cause of direct maternal death...
November 9, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125848/early-decreased-tlr2-expression-on-monocytes-is-associated-with-their-reduced-phagocytic-activity-and-impaired-maturation-in-a-porcine-polytrauma-model
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Lukas Schimunek, Rafael Serve, Michel P J Teuben, Philipp Störmann, Birgit Auner, Mathias Woschek, Roman Pfeifer, Klemens Horst, Tim-P Simon, Miriam Kalbitz, Ramona Sturm, Hans-C Pape, Frank Hildebrand, Ingo Marzi, Borna Relja
In their post-traumatic course, trauma patients suffering from multiple injuries have a high risk for immune dysregulation, which may contribute to post-injury complications and late mortality. Monocytes as specific effector cells of the innate immunity play a crucial role in inflammation. Using their Pattern Recognition Receptors (PRRs), notably Toll-Like Receptors (TLR), the monocytes recognize pathogens and/or pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) and organize their clearance. TLR2 is the major receptor for particles of gram-positive bacteria, and initiates their phagocytosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124458/pitfalls-of-cannulation-for-extracorporeal-life-support-review-of-the-literature-and-illustrative-case-presentation
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REVIEW
Martin Geyer, Bernhard Gohrbandt, Ingo Sagoschen, Thomas Hartmann, Felix Post, Christian-Friedrich Vahl, Thomas Münzel
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support (ECLS) are an increasingly established advanced therapy for emerging severe lung and/or cardiocirculatory dysfunction or failure. Several reports have provided evidence for a potential benefit in prognosis by ECLS in cases of cardiogenic shock including cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Routine use in specialized centers reduces the incidence of negative side effects (e.g., vascular/ischemic, embolic, hemorrhagic, hemolytic and, furthermore, septic)...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117063/effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-lactate-clearance-in-patients-with-septic-shock-a-sub-analysis-of-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kyohei Miyamoto, Tsuyoshi Nakashima, Nozomu Shima, Seiya Kato, Kentaro Ueda, Yu Kawazoe, Yoshinori Ohta, Takeshi Morimoto, Hitoshi Yamamura
Lactate clearance is useful to guide initial resuscitation of patients with septic shock. We conducted this study to evaluate whether dexmedetomidine increases lactate clearance in patients with septic shock. This was a randomized controlled trial that involved a post hoc subgroup analysis. Adult patients with septic shock under ventilation were randomized to receive sedation strategy with or without dexmedetomidine (60 in the dexmedetomidine and 51 in the non-dexmedetomidine groups). The primary outcome was the lactate clearance at 6 h, defined as the percent decrease in lactate from randomization to 6 h after...
November 7, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115769/importance-of-measuring-lactate-levels-in-children-with-sepsis
#6
Nisha Anil
Sepsis is a major public health problem as well as one of the leading causes of preventable death in children because of failure to recognise the early signs and symptoms and to resuscitate rapidly. Blood lactate levels are used to assess the severity of sepsis and the effectiveness of resuscitation. Lactate levels are easily obtainable and should be checked in all patients admitted with suspected sepsis within six hours of presentation. The test should be repeated four and eight-hours post-diagnosis of sepsis...
October 10, 2017: Nursing Children and Young People
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110753/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-of-position-during-the-late-stages-of-labour-in-nulliparous-women-with-an-epidural-clinical-effectiveness-and-an-economic-evaluation-bumpes
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Debra Bick, Annette Briley, Peter Brocklehurst, Pollyanna Hardy, Edmund Juszczak, Lynn Lynch, Christine MacArthur, Phillip Moore, Mary Nolan, Oliver Rivero-Arias, Julia Sanders, Andrew Shennan, Matt Wilson
BACKGROUND: Epidural analgesia leads to increased risk of instrumental vaginal delivery (IVD). There is debate about whether or not posture in second-stage labour influences the incidence of spontaneous vaginal birth (SVB). OBJECTIVES: In nulliparous women with epidural analgesia, does a policy of adopting an 'upright position' throughout second-stage labour increase the incidence of SVB compared with a policy of adopting a 'lying-down' position? DESIGN: Two-arm randomised controlled trial...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102344/clinical-outcomes-of-coronary-occlusion-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Oluwaseun A Akinseye, Sunil K Jha, Uzoma N Ibebuogu
BACKGROUND: Coronary occlusion (CO) is a rare but serious complication following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with limited published data. We sought to evaluate the immediate and short-term outcomes of CO complicating TAVR. METHODS: Studies, including case reports, case series and original articles published from 2002 to 2016 describing CO following TAVR were identified with a systematic electronic search using the PRISMA Statement. Only studies reporting data on demographic and procedural characteristics, management and follow up outcomes were analyzed...
September 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098323/three-question-set-from-michigan-neuropathy-screening-instrument-adds-independent-prognostic-information-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-analysis-of-altitude-trial
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Jelena P Seferovic, Marc A Pfeffer, Brian Claggett, Akshay S Desai, Dick de Zeeuw, Steven M Haffner, John J V McMurray, Hans-Henrik Parving, Scott D Solomon, Nish Chaturvedi
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The self-administered Michigan Neuropathy Screening Instrument (MNSI) is used to diagnose diabetic peripheral neuropathy. We examined whether the MNSI might also provide information on risk of death and cardiovascular outcomes. METHODS: In this post hoc analysis of the Aliskiren Trial in Type 2 Diabetes Using Cardio-Renal Endpoints (ALTITUDE) trial, we divided 8463 participants with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or cardiovascular disease (CVD) into independent training (n = 3252) and validation (n = 5211) sets...
November 3, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091127/basic-life-support-evaluation-of-learning-using-simulation-and-immediate-feedback-devices1
#10
Lucia Tobase, Heloisa Helena Ciqueto Peres, Edenir Aparecida Sartorelli Tomazini, Simone Valentim Teodoro, Meire Bruna Ramos, Thatiane Facholi Polastri
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate students' learning in an online course on basic life support with immediate feedback devices, during a simulation of care during cardiorespiratory arrest. METHOD: a quasi-experimental study, using a before-and-after design. An online course on basic life support was developed and administered to participants, as an educational intervention. Theoretical learning was evaluated by means of a pre- and post-test and, to verify the practice, simulation with immediate feedback devices was used...
October 30, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084038/brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-in-pediatric-patients-post-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#11
Venessa L Pinto, Sumit Pruthi, Ashly C Westrick, Chevis N Shannon, Brian C Bridges, Truc M Le
Neurologic complications can occur with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) due to several factors. Prior studies identified neonates as having unique risk factors and neuroimaging findings post ECMO. The aim of this study is to describe brain magnetic resonance imaging findings of pediatric patients treated with ECMO. We conducted a retrospective study of nonneonatal pediatric patients who underwent a comprehensive brain magnetic resonance imaging after ECMO between January 2000 and July 2015. We identified 47 pediatric patients in the study cohort with a median age of 8 months (interquartile range 3-170 months) and a median ECMO run duration of 7...
November 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081177/-outcome-determinants-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-secondary-to-acute-myocardial-infarction-receiving-extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-combined-with-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-therapy
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H X Fu, J F Ma, M F Hu, Z N Zhao, Y Wang, L Miao
Objective: To investigate the clinical efficacy and outcome determinants in cardiac arrest patients secondary to acute myocardial infarction treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Methods: The clinical data of 27 patients hospitalized from January 2014 to March 2017 in 3 hospitals were retrospectively analyzed. The clinical data of the surviving group (12 cases) and the death group (15 cases) were compared and the outcome determinants were explored...
October 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079917/permissive-hypotensive-resuscitation-in-adult-patients-with-traumatic-haemorrhagic-shock-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mohammed Albreiki, David Voegeli
BACKGROUND: Permissive hypotensive resuscitation (PHR) is an advancing concept aiming towards deliberative balanced resuscitation whilst treating severely injured patients, and its effectiveness on the survival rate remains unexplored. This detailed systematic review aims to critically evaluate the available literature that investigates the effects of PHR on survival rate. METHODS: A systematic review design searched for comparative and non-comparative studies using EMBASE, MEDLINE, PubMed, Web-of-Science and CENTRAL...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079508/early-coronary-angiography-in-patients-resuscitated-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-without-st-segment-elevation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah, Ayesha Mubashir, Abdur Rahman Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Aldo L Schenone, Faisal Khosa, Habib Samady, Venu Menon
OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis of published studies was performed to determine the impact of performing early versus delayed or no coronary angiography in patients without ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction following out of hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: A structured search was conducted using Medline, Embase and Ovid by two independent investigators using a variety of keywords. The primary outcome was short term (at discharge) and long term (at 6-14 months follow-up) mortality whereas the secondary end-point was good neurological outcome (defined as a Cerebral Performance Category Score of 1 or 2), at discharge and follow up...
October 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072885/cardiopulmonary-ultrasound-for-critically-ill-adults-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-in-a-resource-limited-setting-the-africa-trial
#15
Torben K Becker, Chelsea A Tafoya, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Matthew J Tafoya, Ross A Kessler, Nikhil Theyyunni, Hussein A Yakubu, Daniel Opuni, Daniel J Clauw, James A Cranford, Chris K Oppong, Rockefeller A Oteng
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of a cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) examination on diagnostic accuracy for critically ill patients in a resource-limited setting. METHODS: Approximately half of the emergency medicine resident physicians at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, were trained in a CPUS protocol. Adult patients triaged to the resuscitation area of the emergency department (ED) were enrolled if they exhibited signs or symptoms of shock or respiratory distress...
October 26, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065123/supplemental-arginine-vasopressin-during-the-resuscitation-of-severe-hemorrhagic-shock-preserves-renal-mitochondrial-function
#16
Carrie A Sims, Guan Yuxia, Khushboo Singh, Evan C Werlin, Patrick M Reilly, Joseph A Baur
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), a hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary, plays a vital role in maintaining vasomotor tone during acute blood loss. We hypothesized that decompensated hemorrhagic shock is associated with decreased AVP stores and supplementation during resuscitation would improve both blood pressure and renal function. Using a decompensated hemorrhagic shock model, male Long-Evans rats were bled to mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) of 40mmHg and maintained until the MAP could not be sustained without fluid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064270/women-have-a-worse-prognosis-and-undergo-fewer-coronary-angiographies-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-than-men
#17
Matilde Winther-Jensen, Christian Hassager, Jesper Kjaergaard, John Bro-Jeppesen, Jakob H Thomsen, Freddy K Lippert, Lars Køber, Michael Wanscher, Helle Søholm
BACKGROUND: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is more often reported in men than in women. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to assess sex-related differences in post-resuscitation care; especially with regards to coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, mortality and functional status after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: We included 704 consecutive adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest-patients with cardiac aetiology in the Copenhagen area from 2007-2011...
February 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058596/efficacy-of-inhaled-hydrogen-on-neurological-outcome-following-brain-ischemia-during-post-cardiac-arrest-care-hybrid-ii-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Tomoyoshi Tamura, Kei Hayashida, Motoaki Sano, Shuko Onuki, Masaru Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen gas inhalation (HI) improved survival and neurological outcomes in an animal model of post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS). The feasibility and safety of HI for patients with PCAS was confirmed in a pilot study. The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of HI for patients with PCAS. METHODS/DESIGN: The efficacy of inhaled HYdrogen on neurological outcome following BRain Ischemia During post-cardiac arrest care (HYBRID II) trial is an investigator-initiated, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial designed to enroll 360 adult comatose (Glasgow Coma Scale score < 8) patients who will be resuscitated following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of a presumed cardiac cause...
October 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057186/traumatic-pancreatitis-a-rare-complication-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#19
Muhammad Aziz
An elderly gentleman was successfully revived after undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest. Post CPR, the patient developed acute pancreatitis which was likely complication of inappropriately delivered chest compressions which caused further complications and resulted in the death of the patient. This case underlines the importance of quality chest compressions that includes correct placement of hands by the operator giving chest compressions to avoid lethal injuries to the receiver...
August 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056563/impact-of-targeted-therapy-on-the-quality-of-end-of-life-care-for-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-population-based-study-in-taiwan
#20
Hsin-Yun Tsai, Kuo-Piao Chung, Raymond Nien-Chen Kuo
CONTEXT: Targeted therapies with epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors have been widely used in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, little research has focused on the use of targeted therapies at the end-of-life (EOL). OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the determinants of receiving targeted therapy during the last month of life and how targeted therapies affect the quality of EOL care. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective population-based study using a cancer registry and National Health Insurance claims data among 42,678 Taiwanese NSCLC decedents in 2005-2012...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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