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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040883/veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-va-ecmo-for-emergency-cardiac-support
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Terri Sun, Andrew Guy, Amandeep Sidhu, Gordon Finlayson, Brian Grunau, Lillian Ding, Saida Harle, Leith Dewar, Richard Cook, Hussein D Kanji
PURPOSE: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) may provide benefit to patients in refractory cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock. We aim to summarize our center's 6-year experience with resuscitative VA-ECMO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective medical record review (April 2009 to 2015) was performed on consecutive non-cardiotomy patients who were managed with VA-ECMO due to refractory in- or out-of-hospital cardiac (IHCA/OHCA) arrest (E-CPR) or refractory cardiogenic shock (E-CS) with or without preceding cardiac arrest...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040245/code-team-training-demonstrating-adherence-to-aha-guidelines-during-pediatric-code-blue-activations
#2
Claire Stewart, Jamie Shoemaker, Rachel Keller-Smith, Katherine Edmunds, Andrew Davis, Ken Tegtmeyer
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric code blue activations are infrequent events with a high mortality rate despite the best effort of code teams. The best method for training these code teams is debatable; however, it is clear that training is needed to assure adherence to American Heart Association (AHA) Resuscitation Guidelines and to prevent the decay that invariably occurs after Pediatric Advanced Life Support training. The objectives of this project were to train a multidisciplinary, multidepartmental code team and to measure this team's adherence to AHA guidelines during code simulation...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040202/re-examination-of-a-battlefield-trauma-golden-hour-policy
#3
Jeffrey T Howard, Russ S Kotwal, Alexis R Santos, Matthew J Martin, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: Most combat casualties who die, do so in the prehospital setting. Efforts directed toward alleviating prehospital combat trauma death, known as killed in action (KIA) mortality, have the greatest opportunity for eliminating preventable death. METHODS: 4,542 military casualties injured in Afghanistan from September 11, 2001 to March 31, 2014 were included in this retrospective analysis to evaluate proposed explanations for observed KIA reduction following a mandate by Secretary of Defense Robert M...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035926/damage-control-surgery-current-state-and-future-directions
#4
Daniel Benz, Zsolt J Balogh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Damage control surgery (DCS) represents a staged surgical approach to the treatment of critically injured trauma patients. Originally described in the context of hepatic trauma and postinjury-induced coagulopathy, the indications for DCS have expanded to the management of extra abdominal trauma and to the management of nontraumatic acute abdominal emergencies. Despite being an accepted treatment algorithm, DCS is based on a limited evidence with current concerns of the variability in practice indications, rates and adverse outcomes in poorly selected patient cohorts...
October 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035925/acute-kidney-injury-in-trauma-patients
#5
Anatole Harrois, Nicolas Libert, Jacques Duranteau
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review epidemiology and pathophysiology of acute kidney injury (AKI) in trauma patients and propose strategies that aim at preventing AKI after trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: AKI in trauma patients has been reported to be as frequent as 50% with an association to a prolonged length of stay and a raise in mortality. Among the specific risk factors encountered in trauma patients, hemorrhagic shock, rhabdomyolysis severity, age, and comorbidities are independently associated with AKI occurrence...
October 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035676/the-molecular-mechanism-and-neuroprotective-effect-of-dihydrocapsaicin-induced-mild-hypothermia-after-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-rats
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Xiaopeng Zhong, Xiujuan Wang, Fei Fei, ManCui Zhang, Po Ding, Shiwu Zhang
To investigate the molecular mechanism of dihydrocapsaicin (DHC)-induced mild hypothermia in rats, and to compare its protective effect on the central nervous system with that of a conventional method of inducing hypothermia, 24 healthy male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups based on the following conditions: control group, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) group, body surface cooling group, and DHC group. Tracheal clipping was used to mimic asphyxia arrest. Rats were assessed for their neurological deficit scores...
October 16, 2017: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035463/effect-of-balanced-crystalloid-gelatin-and-hydroxyethyl-starch-on-coagulation-detected-by-rotational-thromboelastometry-in-vitro
#7
Silvie Sevcikova, Tomas Vymazal, Miroslav Durila
BACKGROUND: Fluid resuscitation with crystalloid and colloid solutions is a common treatment in perioperative medicine. However, a variety of unbalanced or balanced solutions are used in clinical practice and there is still vivid debate going on regarding selection of optimal fluid with minimal negative effect on coagulation to minimize bleeding and blood transfusion requirements. The aim of the study was to investigate adverse effects of balanced crystalloids and colloids on coagulation measured by thromboelastometry in vitro...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034837/dual-purpose-injectable-doxorubicin-conjugated-alginate-gel-containing-polycaprolactone-microparticles-for-anti-cancer-and-anti-inflammatory-therapy
#8
Vaishali Pawar, Vivek Borse, Riya Thakkar, Rohit Srivastava
In situ gel formulations have been widely reported as a carrier for sustained release delivery systems due to certain advantages such as targeted drug delivery, minimal invasiveness and potent therapeutic activity. Herein, in situ gel system for sustained release of doxorubicin and ibuprofen for anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity is reported. Doxorubicin-conjugated alginate (dox-alg) gel was prepared using EDC-NHS chemistry and loaded with ibuprofen encapsulated polycaprolactone (PCL) microparticles (dox-alg composite)...
October 13, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034035/surgical-embolectomy-for-acute-pulmonary-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Ikuo Fukuda, Kazuyuki Daitoku
Acute pulmonary thromboembolism is a catastrophic event, especially for hospitalized patients. The prognosis of pulmonary thromboembolism depends on the degree of pulmonary arterial occlusion. The mortality of massive pulmonary embolism is reportedly as high as 25% without cardiopulmonary arrest and 65% with cardiopulmonary arrest. In patients with unstable hemodynamics due to pulmonary thromboembolism, surgical pulmonary embolectomy is indicated for patients with a contraindication to thrombolysis, failed catheter therapy, or failed thrombolysis...
June 25, 2017: Annals of Vascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033730/intentional-intra-arterial-injection-of-midazolam-in-a-patient-with-status-epilepticus-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#10
Muhammad Asghar Ali, Muhammad Yahya
Fundamental medical care includes intravenous (IV) access which provides prompt resuscitation and reliable delivery of analgesics, antibiotics, and vasoactive medication. Difficult access populations, especially in critical area, continue to challenge providers to consider and utilize alternative means to provide IV access. Potential options under such circumstances include intramuscular, intraosseous, and intratracheal drug administration, but in extreme cases where no other options are available, intra-arterial route might be considered...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033721/an-audit-of-in-hospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-saudi-arabia-a-retrospective-study
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Abdullah Mohammed Kaki, Kamal Waheeb Alghalayini, Mohamed Nabil Alama, Adnan Abdullah Almazroaa, Norah Abdullah A Khathlan, Hassan Sembawa, Beena M Ouseph
OBJECTIVES: Data reflecting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts in Saudi Arabia are limited. In this study, we analyzed the characteristics, and estimated the outcome, of in-hospital CPR in a teaching hospital in Saudi Arabia over 4 years. METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was conducted between January 2009 and December 2012 and included 4361 patients with sudden cardiopulmonary arrest. Resuscitation forms were reviewed. Demographic data, resuscitation characteristics, and survival outcomes were recorded...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033029/corrigendum-to-comparison-of-three-cognitive-exams-in-cardiac-arrest-survivors-resuscitation-116-2017-98-104
#12
Allison C Koller, Jon C Rittenberger, Melissa J Repine, Patrick W Morgan, Jeffrey Kristan, Clifton W Callaway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032869/sep-1-a-sepsis-measure-in-need-of-resuscitation
#13
EDITORIAL
Michael G Allison, Stephen M Schenkel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 9, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032298/factors-and-outcomes-associated-with-inpatient-cardiac-arrest-following-emergent-endotracheal-intubation
#14
Gabriel Wardi, Julian Villar, Thien Nguyen, Anuja Vyas, Nicholas Pokrajac, Anushirvan Minokadeh, Daniel Lasoff, Christopher Tainter, Jeremy R Beitler, Rebecca E Sell
BACKGROUND: Inpatient peri-intubation cardiac arrest (PICA) following emergent endotracheal intubation (ETI) is an uncommon but potentially preventable type of cardiac arrest (CA). Limited published data exist describing factors associated with inpatient PICA and patient outcomes. This study identifies risk factors associated with PICA among hospitalized patients emergently intubated out of the operating room and compares PICA to other types of inpatient CA. METHODS: Retrospective case-control study of patients at our institution over a five-year period...
October 11, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031626/a-better-understanding-of-lay-providers-cpr-performance-during-resuscitation-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#15
EDITORIAL
William J Brady, George Glass, Robert E O'Connor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031625/ideal-i-cpr-looking-beyond-shadows-in-a-cave
#16
Nicolas Segal, Scott Youngquist, Keith Lurie
Survival rates after cardiac arrest have shown minimal improvement in the last 60 years. However, in some forward-thinking institutions, out-of and in-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates exceed 20% and 40% respectively. These beacons can enlighten us, providing a clearer vision of what it takes to provide Ideal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. To make progress in a field that has seemingly stagnated for too many decades, we must be open to new ideas and develop bundles of care that work in communities with varying EMS systems and various existing infrastructure to bring the best practices to the rest of the country...
October 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031624/impact-of-timing-of-cardiac-arrest-during-hospitalization-on-survival-outcomes-and-subsequent-length-of-stay
#17
Abdul H Qazi, Kevin Kennedy, Steven M Bradley, Paul S Chan
BACKGROUND: In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is common and often fatal. However, the association between timing of cardiac arrest and likelihood of survival to discharge, neurological status, and subsequent hospital length of stay (LOS) is unknown. METHODS: Within the Get-With-The-Guidelines Resuscitation registry, we identified 175,904 patients between 2000 and 2014 with an IHCA. Time from admission to IHCA was categorized as <3, 3-7, or >7days from admission...
October 12, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031479/the-optimum-chest-compression-site-with-regard-to-heart-failure-demonstrated-by-computed-tomography
#18
Keunha Hwang, Sung-Bin Chon, Jung Gi Im
BACKGROUND: To determine the optimum chest compression site during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with regard to heart failure (HF) by applying three-dimensional (3D) coordinates on computed tomography (CT). METHODS: This retrospective, cross-sectional study involved adults who underwent echocardiography and CT on the same day from 2007 to 2017. Incomplete CT images or information on HF, cardiac medication between echocardiography and CT, or thoracic abnormalities were excluded...
July 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031177/giant-gastric-lipoma-presenting-as-gi-bleed-enucleation-or-resection
#19
Salah Termos, Ossama Reslan, Omar Alqabandi, Abdullah AlDuwaisan, Saud Al-Subaie, Khalifa Alyatama, Mohammad Alali, Ahmad AlSaleh
INTRODUCTION: Gastric lipomas are unusual benign lesions and account for less than 1% of all tumours of the stomach and 5% of all gastrointestinal lipomas (Thompson et al.2003; Fernandez et al. 1983 [1,2]). Although predominantly asymptomatic and indolent; they may present with gastric outlet obstruction and upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding owing to size and ulceration. Only a few cases have been reported, presenting large in size with massive GI bleeding (Alcalde Escribano et al...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030806/palliative-care-in-the-management-of-patients-with-advanced-heart-failure
#20
Susan E Lowey
Globally, there are 18-million individuals living with heart failure, a disease that is responsible for 12-15 million office visits and 6.5 million inpatient hospitalizations each year. As HF becomes advanced or end-stage, patients often live in a cycle of frequent transitions between care settings, and with unmet needs, including distress from inadequately managed symptoms. Prognostication in patients with heart failure can be challenging due to the unpredictable exacerbating-remitting illness trajectory that is associated with this progressive disease...
October 14, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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