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Zhanglong Peng, Shibani Pati, Magali J Fontaine, Kelly Hall, Anthony V Herrera, Rosemary A Kozar
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies have demonstrated that the early and empiric use of plasma improves survival after hemorrhagic shock. We have demonstrated in rodent models of hemorrhagic shock that resuscitation with plasma is protective to the lungs compared with lactated Ringer's solution. As our long-term objective is to determine the molecular mechanisms that modulate plasma's protective effects in injured bleeding patients, we have used human plasma in a mouse model of hemorrhagic shock...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
C Wallmüller, P Stratil, A Schober
The development of technical assist devices in the context of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) reaches back to the early roots of modern resuscitation research. This article covers the subjects of extracorporeal CPR (ECPR), including extracorporeal life support (ECLS), emergency ECLS (EECLS) and mechanical resuscitation devices. Specifically, the potential use of active compression-decompression CPR (ACD-CPR), impedance threshold devices (ITD) and capnography as additional measures during resuscitation are described in detail...
October 6, 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Haidong Wu, Peng Wang, Yi Li, Manhui Wu, Jiali Lin, Zitong Huang
Objective. We investigated whether and how diazoxide can attenuate brain injury after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by selective opening of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium (mitoKATP) channels. Methods. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats with induced cerebral ischemia (n = 10 per group) received an intraperitoneal injection of 0.1% dimethyl sulfoxide (1 mL; vehicle group), diazoxide (10 mg/kg; DZ group), or diazoxide (10 mg/kg) plus 5-hydroxydecanoate (5 mg/kg; DZ + 5-HD group) 30 min after CPR...
2016: BioMed Research International
Julianna Jung
Patient survival after cardiac arrest can be improved significantly with prompt and effective resuscitative care. This systematic review analyzes the basic life support factors that improve survival outcome, including chest compression technique and rapid defibrillation of shockable rhythms. For patients who are successfully resuscitated, comprehensive postresuscitation care is essential. Targeted temperature management is recommended for all patients who remain comatose, in addition to careful monitoring of oxygenation, hemodynamics, and cardiac rhythm...
October 2016: Emergency Medicine Practice
Sekar Arunkumar, Bhagavatula Indira Devi, Dhaval Shukla, Madhusudhan Reddy
BACKGROUND: Intracranial pressure monitoring (ICP) is considered as optional for management of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. AIMS: This study was performed to determine whether ICP monitoring is beneficial in the managing severe TBI in children. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Neurosurgical intensive care unit (ICU) of a tertiary care referral center; prospective observational study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Children aged 16 years or less with severe TBI defined as "postresuscitation Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score of 8 or less admitted to an ICU" were enrolled...
September 2016: Neurology India
Scott T Youngquist, Atman P Shah, John P Rosborough, James T Niemann
Most resuscitated victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who survive to hospital expire due to the postresuscitation syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by a sepsis-like proinflammatory state. The objective of this investigation was to determine whether a relationship exists between the rise of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), a proinflammatory cytokine, following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), and early postarrest survival in a clinically relevant animal model of spontaneous ventricular fibrillation (VF)...
October 2016: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
Bram Rochwerg, Jason H Cheung, Christine M Ribic, Faraz Lalji, France J Clarke, Susheel Gantareddy, Nischal Ranganath, Aziz Walele, Ellen McDonald, Maureen O Meade, Deborah J Cook, Trevor T Wilkieson, Catherine M Clase, Peter J Margetts, Azim S Gangji
Background. Bioimpedance analysis (BIA) is a novel method of assessing a patient's volume status. Objective. We sought to determine the feasibility of using vector length (VL), derived from bioimpedance analysis (BIA), in the assessment of postresuscitation volume status in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with sepsis. Method. This was a prospective observational single-center study. Our primary outcome was feasibility. Secondary clinical outcomes included ventilator status and acute kidney injury. Proof of concept was sought by correlating baseline VL measurements with other known measures of volume status...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Hong-Li Xiao, Chun-Sheng Li, Lian-Xing Zhao, Jun Yang, Nan Tong, Le An, Qi-Tong Liu
Acute pulmonary embolism (APE) has a very high mortality rate, especially at cardiac arrest and even after the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). This study investigated the protective effect of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor captopril on postresuscitation hemodynamics, in a porcine model of cardiac arrest established by APE. Twenty-nine Beijing Landrace pigs were infused with an autologous thrombus leading to cardiac arrest and subjected to standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation and thrombolysis...
November 2016: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
Tao Qin, Ling-Yan Lei, Nuo Li, Fangying Ruan Shi, Meng-Hua Chen, Lu Xie
OBJECTIVE: Overproduction of free radicals is a main factor contributing to cerebral injury after cardiac arrest (CA)/cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We sought to evaluate the impact of edaravone on the survival and neurological outcomes after CA/CPR in rats. METHODS: Rats were subjected to CA following CPR. For survival study, the rats with restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) were randomly allocated to one of the two groups (edaravone and saline group, n=20/each group) to received Edaravone (3 mg/kg) or normal saline...
June 29, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Maryam Y Naim, Robert M Sutton, Stuart H Friess, George Bratinov, Utpal Bhalala, Todd J Kilbaugh, Joshua W Lampe, Vinay M Nadkarni, Lance B Becker, Robert A Berg
OBJECTIVES: Treatment algorithms for cardiac arrest are rescuer centric and vary little from patient to patient. The objective of this study was to determine if cardiopulmonary resuscitation-targeted to arterial blood pressure and coronary perfusion pressure rather than optimal guideline care would improve 24-hour survival in a porcine model of ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. DATA SOURCES: Preclinical animal laboratory using female 3-month-old swine. STUDY SELECTION: A randomized interventional study...
July 13, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Wei Gu, Qian Zhang, Chun-Sheng Li
BACKGROUND: Postresuscitation immune dysfunction contributes to the low survival rate after successful resuscitation, but its mechanism remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether splenic regulatory T-cell (Treg) apoptosis was involved in the postresuscitation immune dysfunction. METHODS: Thirty-eight pigs were randomly divided into sham-operated group (SHAM group, n = 8), 12 h post return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) group, 24 h post-ROSC group, and 48 h post-ROSC group (n = 10 per group)...
July 5, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Lian-Xing Zhao, Chun-Sheng Li, Jun Yang, Nan Tong, Hong-Li Xiao, Le An
BACKGROUND: The success rate of resuscitation in cardiac arrest (CA) caused by pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is low. Furthermore, there are no large animal models that simulate clinical CA. The aim of this study was to establish a porcine CA model caused by PTE and to investigate the pathophysiology of CA and postresuscitation. METHODS: This model was induced in castrated male pigs (30 ± 2 kg; n = 21) by injecting thrombi (10-15 ml) via the left external jugular vein...
July 5, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Jacob C Jentzer, Casey M Clements, R Scott Wright, Roger D White, Allan S Jaffe
Cardiac arrest is a common and lethal condition frequently encountered by emergency medicine providers. Resuscitation of persons after cardiac arrest remains challenging, and outcomes remain poor overall. Successful resuscitation hinges on timely, high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The optimal method of providing chest compressions and ventilator support during cardiac arrest remains uncertain. Prompt and effective defibrillation of ventricular arrhythmias is one of the few effective therapies available for treatment of cardiac arrest...
June 16, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Jayshil J Patel, Martin D Rosenthal, Keith R Miller, Robert G Martindale
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to describe established and emerging mechanisms of gut injury and dysfunction in trauma, describe emerging strategies to improve gut dysfunction, detail the effect of trauma on the gut microbiome, and describe the gut-brain connection in traumatic brain injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Newer data suggest intraluminal contents, pancreatic enzymes, and hepatobiliary factors disrupt the intestinal mucosal layer. These mechanisms serve to perpetuate the inflammatory response leading to multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS)...
August 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Shideh Assar, Mohsen Husseinzadeh, Abdul Hussein Nikravesh, Hannaneh Davoodzadeh
Research Objective. This study determined the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after in-hospital cardiac arrest and factors influencing it in two training hospitals in Ahvaz. Method. Patients hospitalized in the pediatric wards and exposed to CPR during hospital stay were included in the study (September 2013 to May 2014). The primary outcome of CPR was assumed to be the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and the secondary outcome was assumed to be survival to discharge. The neurological outcome of survivors was assessed using the Pediatric Cerebral Performance Category (PCPC) method...
2016: Scientifica
Peter Stratil, Michael Holzer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Targeted temperature management (TTM) after cardiac arrest has become a standard therapy in postresuscitation care. However, many questions addressing the optimum treatment protocol remain unanswered. RECENT FINDINGS: The positive influence of intra-arrest cooling on survival and neurologic outcome, seen in animal studies, was not revealed in clinical trials so far. By contrast, the evidence of TTM after restoration of circulation is based on both experimental and clinical data...
June 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Yan-Ren Lin, Yuan-Jhen Syue, Waradee Buddhakosai, Huai-En Lu, Chin-Fu Chang, Chih-Yu Chang, Cheng Hsu Chen, Wen-Liang Chen, Chao-Jui Li
The postresuscitative hemodynamic status of children with traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) might be impacted by the early administration of epinephrine, but this topic has not been well addressed. The aim of this study was to analyze the early postresuscitative hemodynamics, survival, and neurologic outcome according to different time points of first epinephrine treatment among children with traumatic OHCA.Information on 388 children who presented to the emergency departments of 3 medical centers and who were treated with epinephrine for traumatic OHCA during the study period (2003-2012) was retrospectively collected...
March 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Rizwan Talib Hashmi, Misbahuddin Khaja
Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is uncommon in the adult population but can be a life-threatening condition. Clinical manifestations vary according to the degree of airway obstruction, and, in some cases, making the correct diagnosis requires a high level of clinical suspicion combined with a detailed history and exam. Sudden cardiac arrest after FBA may occur secondary to asphyxiation. We present a 48-year-old male with no history of cardiac disease brought to the emergency department after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
Abdallah Amir, Kacie J Saulters, Sam Olum, Kelly Pitts, Andrew Parsons, Cristina Churchill, Kabanda Taseera, Rose Muhindo, Christopher C Moore
INTRODUCTION: The optimal resuscitation strategy for patients with severe sepsis in resource-limited settings is unknown. Therefore, we determined the association between intravenous fluids, changes in vital signs and lactate after the first 6 hours of resuscitation from severe sepsis, and in-hospital mortality at a hospital in Uganda. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We enrolled patients admitted with severe sepsis to Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital and obtained vital signs and point-of-care blood lactate concentration at admission and after 6 hours of resuscitation...
June 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Sandra Bellini
The practice of perinatal regionalization is designed to ensure that newborns are born in facilities with a care level designation that is consistent with expected pregnancy outcomes. Regionalization practices have resulted in lower neonatal mortality and morbidity rates. However, despite regionalization efforts, approximately 10 percent of newborns will require some level assistance with breathing, and a few (<1 percent) will require resuscitation in the birthing room. After resuscitation, many of these newborns require acute transport to a different facility...
December 2015: Nursing for Women's Health
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