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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29901602/sudden-deaths-from-positional-asphyxia-a-case-report
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Sigitas Chmieliauskas, Eimantas Mundinas, Dmitrij Fomin, Gerda Andriuskeviciute, Sigitas Laima, Eleonora Jurolaic, Jurgita Stasiuniene, Algimantas Jasulaitis
RATIONALE: Positional asphyxia is a rare cause of sudden death and a difficult diagnosis, based mostly on the circumstances of the incident, along with particular external and internal findings, frequent in asphyxia (signs of sudden death). PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we are describing one case of adult who was found positioned in a way that led to eventual asphyxiation. DIAGNOSES: The final diagnosis of positional asphyxia was determined after the autopsy...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29892226/blood-shift-during-cough-negligible-or-significant
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Antonella LoMauro, Andrea Aliverti
Rationale: It was reported how forceful rhythmic coughing can provide effective blood flow during ventricular fibrillation without direct chest compression. This mechanism of cough-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation constitutes a form of "cardiac massage" secondary to the intrathoracic and intra-abdominal pressure changes during cough. We have previously shown that significant blood shifts (BSs) occurs from the thorax to the extremities during expulsive maneuvers and that abdominal pressure controls the outflow of blood from the splanchnic vasculature...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29859696/venous-thromboembolic-complications-with-and-without-intermittent-intraoperative-and-postoperative-pneumatic-compression-in-patients-with-glioblastoma-multiforme-using-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-retrospective-study
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M Ebeling, W Lüdemann, J Frisius, M Karst, I Schedel, V Gerganov, A Samii, R Fahlbusch
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of intraoperative and postoperative intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) as a method used to decrease the incidence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), in comparison to the standard use of graduated compression stockings, low-molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and physiotherapy during the hospital stay. All patients in this study underwent intracranial surgery for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) using intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance...
May 30, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29843753/mechanical-cpr-who-when-how
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REVIEW
Kurtis Poole, Keith Couper, Michael A Smyth, Joyce Yeung, Gavin D Perkins
In cardiac arrest, high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a key determinant of patient survival. However, delivery of effective chest compressions is often inconsistent, subject to fatigue and practically challenging.Mechanical CPR devices provide an automated way to deliver high-quality CPR. However, large randomised controlled trials of the routine use of mechanical devices in the out-of-hospital setting have found no evidence of improved patient outcome in patients treated with mechanical CPR, compared with manual CPR...
May 29, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764553/-interposed-abdominal-pulling-pressing-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-improve-the-resuscitation-effect-for-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
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Dabing Wang, Xiaonan Feng, Yujuan Han
OBJECTIVE: To study the impact of interposed abdominal pulling-pressing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (IAPP-CPR) for patients with cardiac arrest (CA). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. A total of 122 CA patients admitted to Department of Emergency of Shandong Provincial Mining Industry Group Company Central Hospital from July 2013 to December 2017 were enrolled. They were divided into standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (S-CPR) group (n = 62) and IAPP-CPR group (n = 60) according to order of admission...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741141/cardiac-arrest-in-the-catheterization-laboratory
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Kapil Yadav, Huu Tam Truong
Cardiac arrest in the Catheterization Lab is a rare and unique scenario that is often logistically challenging. It often has dire prognosis especially in patients suffering from severe pre-existing illnesses (high risk patient) such as acute myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock, or patients undergoing high risk procedures. As the number of complex interventional procedures increases, cardiac arrest in the cath lab will become more common and optimal management of this scenario is critical for both the patient and operator...
May 9, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739857/how-ventilation-is-delivered-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-an-international-survey
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Ricardo Luiz Cordioli, Laurent Brochard, Laurent Suppan, Aissam Lyazidi, François Templier, Abdo Khoury, Stephane Delisle, Dominique Savary, Jean-Christophe Richard
BACKGROUND: Recommendations regarding ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are based on a low level of scientific evidence. We hypothesized that practices about ventilation during CPR might be heterogeneous and may differ worldwide. To address this question, we surveyed physicians from several countries on their practices during CPR. METHODS: We used a Web-based opinion survey. Links to the survey were sent by e-mail newsletters and displayed on the Web sites of medical societies involved in CPR practice from December 2013 to March 2014...
May 8, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725828/comparison-of-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-and-lidocaine-on-intracranial-and-systemic-hemodynamic-response-to-chest-physiotherapy-and-tracheal-suctioning-in-patients-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Shalendra Singh, Rajendra Singh Chouhan, Ashish Bindra, Nayani Radhakrishna
PURPOSE: Chest physiotherapy and tracheal suction cause sympathetic stimulation and increase heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP) and intracranial pressure (ICP) which may have deleterious effect in the head injured. We planned to compare the effect of intravenous dexmedetomidine and lidocaine on intracerebral and systemic hemodynamic response to chest physiotherapy (CP) and tracheal suctioning (TS) in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI). METHODS: Prospective, randomized study in patients with sTBI, 18-60 years of age, undergoing mechanical ventilation and intraparenchymal ICP monitoring...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707339/effect-of-low-molecular-weight-heparin-on-venous-thromboembolism-disease-in-thoracotomy-patients-with-cancer
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Jun Dong, Jia Wang, Yuan Feng, Li-Ping Qi, Hua Fang, Guo-Dong Wang, Zhou-Qiao Wu, Hong-Zhi Wang, Yue Yang, Qing Li
Background: Much attention has been given to venous thromboembolism (VTE) disease, and many guidelines for prophylaxis have been published. However, there are few published data on patients who underwent thoracotomy. This study is to compare the effect of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) combined mechanical approaches with mechanical approaches alone in prevention of VTE in the post thoracotomy cancer patients. Methods: This study used a prospective, randomized-controlled design...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690910/haemodynamic-outcomes-during-piston-based-mechanical-cpr-with-or-without-active-decompression-in-a-porcine-model-of-cardiac-arrest
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Mikkel T Steinberg, Jan-Aage Olsen, Morten Eriksen, Andres Neset, Per Andreas Norseng, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Bjarne Madsen Hardig, Lars Wik
BACKGROUND: Experimental active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR is associated with increased haemodynamic outcomes compared to standard mechanical chest compressions. Since no clinically available mechanical chest compression device is capable of ACD-CPR, we modified the LUCAS 2 (Physio-Control, Lund, Sweden) to deliver ACD-CPR, hypothesising it would improve haemodynamic outcomes compared with standard LUCAS CPR on pigs with cardiac arrest. METHODS: The modified LUCAS delivering 5 cm compressions with or without 2 cm active decompression above anatomical chest level was studied in a randomized crossover design on 19 Norwegian domestic pigs...
April 24, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655766/mechanical-chest-compressions-and-traumatic-complications-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-is-there-a-price-to-pay
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Josep Iglesies, Pablo Loma-Osorio, Jaime Aboal, María Núñez, Ramon Brugada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 11, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644580/on-the-efficacy-of-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-and-epinephrine-following-cyanide-and-h-2-s-intoxication-induced-cardiac-asystole
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Annick Judenherc-HaouzI, Takashi Sonobe, Vikhyat S Bebarta, Philippe Haouzi
This study was aimed at determining the efficacy of epinephrine, followed by chest compressions, in producing a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during cyanide (CN)- or hydrogen sulfide (H2 S)-induced toxic cardiac pulseless electrical activity (PEA) in the rat. Thirty-nine anesthetized rats were exposed to either intravenous KCN (n = 27) or H2 S solutions (n = 12), at a rate that led to a PEA within less than 10 min. In the group intoxicated by CN, 20 rats were mechanically ventilated and received either epinephrine (0...
April 11, 2018: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626140/military-application-of-mechanical-cpr-devices-a-pressing-requirement
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EDITORIAL
Iain T Parsons, A T Cox, P S C Rees
Maintaining high-quality chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation following cardiac arrest presents a challenge. The currently available mechanical CPR (mCPR) devices are described in this review, coupled with an analysis of the evidence pertaining to their efficacy. Overall, mCPR appears to be at least equivalent to high-quality manual CPR in large trials. There is potential utility for mCPR devices in the military context to ensure uninterrupted quality CPR following a medical cardiac arrest...
April 6, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623383/-mechanical-circulatory-support-in-terminal-heart-failure
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REVIEW
M Derwall, A Moza, A Brücken
BACKGROUND: After exhaustion of all conservative measures in the treatment of acute and chronic heart insufficiency, there is the possibility to temporarily or permanently support or replace the pump performance of the heart by mechanical circulatory support (MCS) systems. OBJECTIVE: Presentation of the most important cardiac support systems for intensive care medicine, their indications and important risk factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Critical review of device manufacturer's specifications, current research and expert opinions...
May 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614537/-news-in-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Guido Michels, Hans-Jörg Busch
For the first time, the european guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have been updated by the ILCOR in december 2017. If new data and findings are available, these guidelines can also be updated outside the 5-year cycle. Thus, it is now recommended that, depending on the level of training of the layer, a chest-compression-only CPR or in combination with ventilation should be done. The important function of the dispatchers in the context of telephone or dispatcher-assisted CPR is emphasized by the demand of a structured training...
April 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29613954/left-ventricular-compressions-improve-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-and-hemodynamics-in-a-swine-model-of-traumatic-cardiopulmonary-arrest
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Kenton L Anderson, Kristin C Fiala, Maria G Castaneda, Susan M Boudreau, Allyson A Araña, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including closed chest compressions, has commonly been considered ineffective in traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest (TCPA) because traditional chest compressions do not produce substantial cardiac output. However, recent evidence suggests that chest compressions located over the left ventricle produce greater hemodynamics when compared to traditional compressions. We hypothesized that chest compressions located directly over the left ventricle would improve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and hemodynamics, when compared to traditional chest compressions, in a swine model of traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest (TCPA)...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601846/burden-of-caregiving-after-a-child-s-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Kathleen Meert, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
OBJECTIVE: To describe caregiver burden among those whose children survive in-hospital cardiac arrest and have high risk of neurologic disability, and explore factors associated with burden during the first year post-arrest. METHODS: The study is a secondary analysis of the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Paediatric Cardiac Arrest In-Hospital (THAPCA-IH) trial. 329 children who had an in-hospital cardiac arrest, chest compressions for >2 min, and mechanical ventilation after return of circulation were recruited to THAPCA-IH...
March 27, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544678/on-the-relative-importance-of-bending-and-compression-in-cervical-spine-bilateral-facet-dislocation
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REVIEW
Roger W Nightingale, Cameron R Bass, Barry S Myers
BACKGROUND: Cervical bilateral facet dislocations are among the most devastating spine injuries in terms of likelihood of severe neurological sequelae. More than half of patients with tetraparesis had sustained some form of bilateral facet fracture dislocation. They can occur at any level of the sub-axial cervical spine, but predominate between C5 and C7. The mechanism of these injuries has long been thought to be forceful flexion of the chin towards the chest. This "hyperflexion" hypothesis comports well with intuition and it has become dogma in the clinical literature...
March 8, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514336/imaging-of-combat-related-thoracic-trauma-review-of-penetrating-trauma
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John P Lichtenberger, Andrew M Kim, Dane Fisher, Peter S Tatum, Brian Neubauer, P Gabriel Peterson, Brett W Carter
Introduction: Combat-related thoracic trauma is a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality of the casualties from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries were the most common mechanisms of trauma. Imaging plays a key role in the management of combat-related thoracic trauma casualties. This review discusses the imaging manifestations of thoracic injuries from penetrating trauma, emphasizing epidemiology and diagnostic clues seen during OEF and OIF...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510457/an-insidious-and-deadly-complication-of-mechanical-chest-compressions-in-a-patient-on-anticoagulation-and-the-subtle-echocardiographic-findings-that-enabled-timely-diagnosis
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Grace Koo, Neha Goyal, Jeanne M DeCara, Roberto M Lang, Karima Addetia
Good-quality chest compressions improve outcomes in cardiac arrest. While manual chest compressions are suboptimal in this regard, the LUCAS device has been shown to improve the effectiveness of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The complication rate associated with mechanical CPR, however, has not been adequately studied. Limited evidence suggests no difference in internal injury between manual and mechanical CPR. We report the case of a patient on anticoagulation who developed a mediastinal hematoma post mechanical CPR and on whom subtle findings on initial echocardiography could have alerted the clinician to this complication early during the clinical course...
March 6, 2018: Echocardiography
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