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April 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Jo Ee Sam, Teak Sheng Gee, Nasser Abdul Wahab
Dengue fever has been a major cause of morbidity and mortality in subtropical and tropical countries. We report a rare case of severe dengue with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage. A search of literature through PubMed revealed that the largest series analyzed so far only included five cases. A 47-year-old man presented with 7 days history of fever, headache, myalgia, and vomiting with hematemesis. On the day of presentation, he had reduced consciousness and an episode of generalized tonic-clonic seizure...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Jozef Klučka, Tomáš Juřenčák, Petr Štourač, Pavel Vít, Vladimíra Foralová, Iva Synková
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in pediatric population is rare and predominantly has respiratory aetiology. Authors present the relatively unique case of out-of hospital cardiac arrest in 5-years old pediatric patient due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) as the initial rhythm during the advanced life support. The patient was resuscitated by his parents and the initial rhythm was VF. After defibrillation the patient was admitted to the pediatric intensive care were another two episodes of VF was detected and treated...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Julien Duranceau, Michael Mayette
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has been part of the standard care of postresuscitation patients for more than a decade. Multiple cooling methods are available, including the administration of cold intravenous (IV) fluids. Although this method is widely used, the safety of administration of large volumes of cold IV fluids has not been clearly demonstrated in the literature, and recent evidence points to potential deleterious effects associated with administration of large IV fluid volumes. We conducted a retrospective cohort study among patients who have been treated with TH after cardiac arrest between November 2011 and November 2013 at a tertiary care hospital in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada...
February 20, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
Elizabeth Meinert, Michael J Bell, Sandra Buttram, Patrick M Kochanek, Goundappa K Balasubramani, Stephen R Wisniewski, P David Adelson
OBJECTIVES: To understand the relationship between the timing of initiation of nutritional support in children with severe traumatic brain injury and outcomes. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled trial of therapeutic hypothermia (Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Consortium: Hypothermia, also known as "the Cool Kids Trial" (NCT 00222742). SETTINGS: Fifteen clinical sites in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. SUBJECTS: Inclusion criteria included 1) age less than 18 years, 2) postresuscitation Glasgow Coma Scale less than or equal to 8, 3) Glasgow Coma Scale motor score less than 6, and 4) available to be randomized within 6 hours after injury...
January 24, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Kyoung-Chul Cha, Hyung Il Kim, Oh Hyun Kim, Yong Sung Cha, Hyun Kim, Kang Hyun Lee, Sung Oh Hwang
BACKGROUND: Postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction (PRMD) can develop after successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest. However, echocardiographic patterns of PRMD remain unknown. This study aimed to investigate PRMD manifestations with serial echocardiography during the post-cardiac arrest period. METHODS: We enrolled non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients older than 19 years who underwent successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We excluded patients with myocardial infarction or pre-existing cardiac disease, including heart failure or myocardial disease...
March 2018: Resuscitation
Alexis A Topjian, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
Importance: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) occurs in more than 6000 children each year in the United States, with survival rates of less than 10% and severe neurologic morbidity in many survivors. Post-cardiac arrest hypotension can occur, but its frequency and association with survival have not been well described during targeted temperature management. Objective: To determine whether hypotension is associated with survival to discharge in children and adolescents after resuscitation from OHCA...
February 1, 2018: JAMA Pediatrics
Yoshito Zamami, Takahiro Niimura, Kenshi Takechi, Masaki Imanishi, Toshihiro Koyama, Keisuke Ishizawa
 Approximately 100000 people suffer cardiopulmonary arrest in Japan every year, and the aging of society means that this number is expected to increase. Worldwide, approximately 100 million develop cardiac arrest annually, making it an international issue. Although survival has improved thanks to advances in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, there is a high rate of postresuscitation encephalopathy after the return of spontaneous circulation, and the proportion of patients who can return to normal life is extremely low...
2017: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Ryan D Madder, Joshua C Reynolds
Cardiac arrest afflicts more than 300,000 persons annually in North America alone. Improving outcomes after cardiac arrest requires an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to postresuscitation intensive care and subsequent recovery. This article reviews components of injury within the post-cardiac arrest syndrome, the salient features of brain-oriented intensive care, best practices in neurologic prognostication, and a rational approach to emergency revascularization and hemodynamic support.
February 2018: Cardiology Clinics
Salvatore Aiello, Michelle Perez, Chad Cogan, Alvin Baetiong, Steven A Miller, Jeejabai Radhakrishnan, Christopher L Kaufman, Raúl J Gazmuri
BACKGROUND: The ventricular fibrillation amplitude spectral area (AMSA) predicts whether an electrical shock could terminate ventricular fibrillation and prompt return of spontaneous circulation. We hypothesized that AMSA can guide more precise timing for effective shock delivery during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three shock delivery protocols were compared in 12 pigs each after electrically induced ventricular fibrillation, with the duration of untreated ventricular fibrillation evenly stratified into 6, 9, and 12 minutes: AMSA-Driven (AD), guided by an AMSA algorithm; Guidelines-Driven (GD), according to cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines; and Guidelines-Driven/AMSA-Enabled (GDAE), as per GD but allowing earlier shocks upon exceeding an AMSA threshold...
November 4, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
Young-Duck Cho, Sung-Jun Park, Sung-Hyuk Choi, Young-Hoon Yoon, Jung-Youn Kim, Sung-Woo Lee, Chae-Seung Lim
Purpose: Postcardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) shares many features with sepsis including plasma cytokine elevation with dysregulation of cytokine production, and the presence of endotoxin in plasma. PCAS is closely related to ischemia-reperfusion injury. During ischemia-reperfusion injury, neutrophil, which is the first line of innate immunity, plays a major role. In this study, we investigated the inflammatory response of human neutrophils in an in vitro model which we simulated with hypoxia-normoxia and hypoxia-hyperoxia environments...
October 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
R Fantin, B Schmid, C Busche, H Fritz, K Fink, H-J Busch
BACKGROUND: During the last decade target temperature management has become an integral part of postresuscitation care. Within recent years there was a strong debate about the optimal target temperature, which might have effects on the preclinical induction of hypothermia. The present investigation focuses on the use of mild therapeutic hypothermia by emergency services in the state of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and compares it to results of a prior study in 2008. METHODS: Between April and August 2014 a questionnaire was sent to all senior emergency physicians of emergency services in Baden Württemberg...
August 25, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Lee Joseph, Paul S Chan, Steven M Bradley, Yunshu Zhou, Garth Graham, Philip G Jones, Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, Saket Girotra
Importance: Previous studies have found marked differences in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest by race. Whether racial differences in survival have narrowed as overall survival has improved remains unknown. Objectives: To examine whether racial differences in survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest have narrowed over time and if such differences could be explained by acute resuscitation survival, postresuscitation survival, and/or greater temporal improvement in survival at hospitals with higher proportions of black patients...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
Julianna Jung, Milana Zaurova
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 22, 2016: Emergency Medicine Practice
Qian Zhang, Chunsheng Li, Fei Shao, Lianxing Zhao, Miaomiao Wang, Yingying Fang
OBJECTIVES: Postresuscitation care bundle treatment after return of spontaneous circulation in patients experiencing in-hospital cardiac arrest can improve patients' survival and quality of life. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of combined therapy of Shenfu injection and postresuscitation care bundle in these patients. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled clinical study. SETTING: Fifty hospitals in China...
October 2017: Critical Care Medicine
Christian Rylander, Hans Friberg, Elna-Marie Larsson, Lars Johan Liedholm, Sten Rubertsson, Tobias Cronberg
Assessment of neurologic prognosis after cardiac arrest. Updated recommendations from the Swedish CPR Council Expert Group European Resuscitation Council (ERC) issued updated guidelines for postresuscitation care in 2015. This paper provides updated Swedish recommendations for neurological prognostication of patients remaining unconscious after cardiac arrest (CA). The prognostication should be based on independent methods; clinical and neurophysiological examinations, imaging and biomarkers. It should not be performed earlier than three days after CA and any influence from sedatives must be negligible...
June 2, 2017: Läkartidningen
Ephraim Eziechina Onyia, Mark C Chikani, Wilfred C Mezue, Enoch O Uche, Izuchukwu Iloabachie, Matthew Mesi, Sunday Ejembi, Chuka Agunwa
INTRODUCTION: Civilian penetrating gunshot injuries to the neurocranium are no longer uncommon in Nigeria. Such injuries are however poorly reported. They are associated with poor outcome and, at close range, are frequently fatal, especially when inflicted by high-velocity weapons. Prompt transfer to neurosurgical service and urgent intervention may improve outcome in those that are not mortally wounded. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-two patients with civilian penetrating gunshot wounds seen over a 10-year period (2004-2014) at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery Enugu were reviewed retrospectively, and their data were analyzed to evaluate factors that impacted on outcome...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
Jun Yang, Lian-Xing Zhao, Chun-Sheng Li, Nan Tong, Hong-Li Xiao, Le An
BACKGROUND: Study of lung function in survivor from cardiac arrest (CA) caused by pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) was rare. The aim of this study was to investigate the variations of postresuscitation lung function after thrombolysis treatment in a CA porcine model caused by PTE. METHODS: After 2 min of untreated CA, pigs of 10-12 weeks with a weight of 30 ± 2 kg (n = 24) were treated with recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator (50 mg). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and ventilation were initiated after drug administration...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
Rahul P Sharma, Dion Stub
Cardiac arrest is a major cause of morbidity and mortality and accounts for nearly 500,000 deaths annually in the United States. In patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, survival is less than 15%, with considerable regional variation. Although most deaths occur during the initial resuscitation, an increasing proportion occur in patients hospitalized after initially successful resuscitation. In these patients, the significant subsequent morbidity and mortality is due to "post cardiac arrest syndrome...
October 2016: Interventional cardiology clinics
Antonio F Amico
Echocardiography during preresuscitation care, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and postresuscitation is suggested to be an important tool in critical care medicine. At present a structured process integrating advanced life support and transtoracic echocardiography is not included in guidelines of cardiac resuscitation. However identification and treatment of reversible causes or complicating factors during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is rational and aimed to improve the outcomes. Furthermore, echocardiography has the potential to define the efficiency of the chest compressions and the optimal duration of the resuscitation maneuvers and/or the right time to switch to extracorporeal resuscitation...
May 3, 2017: Minerva Cardioangiologica
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