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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325788/decompression-illness-with-hypovolemic-shock-and-neurological-failure-symptoms-after-two-risky-dives-a-case-report
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Sebastian Klapa, Johannes Meyne, Wataru Kähler, Frauke Tillmans, Henning Werr, Andreas Binder, Andreas Koch
Hypovolemia is known to be a predisposing factor of decompression illness (DCI) while diving. The typical clinically impressive neurological symptoms of DCI may distract from other symptoms such as an incipient hypovolemic shock. We report the case of a 61-year-old male Caucasian, who presented with an increasing central and peripheral neural failure syndrome and massive hypovolemia after two risky dives. Computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the head revealed multiple cerebral and pulmonary thromboembolisms...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270239/-late-presentation-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#2
N S Planting, A K E Hoffman-Haringsma
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a rare congenital defect. Most cases are currently diagnosed either prenatally by ultrasound or shortly after birth. Late presentation of CDH is uncommon, and symptoms vary greatly. Here we describe two cases. The first concerns a 9-year-old boy with abdominal pain. The symptoms were interpreted as constipation and he was admitted for a high enema. After a few hours he developed severe respiratory distress; chest X-ray revealed a tension gastrothorax, and thoracostomy resulted in immediate respiratory improvement...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235505/tension-pneumomediastnum-a-rare-cause-of-acute-intraoperative-circulatory-collapse-in-the-setting-of-unremarkable-tee-findings
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Jonathan B Weaver, Avinash B Kumar
DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Operating room. PATIENT: 25YF, ASA IV E who underwent an emergent decompressive craniectomy for refractory intracranial hypertension secondary to acute intracranial hemorhage. INTERVENTIONS: A 25Y caucasian female presented with acute intracranial hemorrhage with intraventricular extension secondary to Moya Moya disease. Post admisison, she underwent an emergent decompressive craniectomy for medically refractory intracranial hypertension...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190583/fibrinogen-is-an-independent-predictor-of-mortality-in-major-trauma-patients-a-five-year-statewide-cohort-study
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Zoe K McQuilten, Erica M Wood, Michael Bailey, Peter A Cameron, David J Cooper
INTRODUCTION: Fibrinogen may be reduced following traumatic injury due to loss from haemorrhage, increased consumption and reduced synthesis. In the absence of clinical trials, guidelines for fibrinogen replacement are based on expert opinion and vary internationally. We aimed to determine prevalence and predictors of low fibrinogen on admission in major trauma patients and investigate association of fibrinogen levels with patient outcomes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on all major trauma patients (January 2007-July 2011) identified through a prospective statewide trauma registry in Victoria, Australia were linked with laboratory and transfusion data...
November 21, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186477/bilateral-sagittal-split-mandibular-osteotomies-for-enhanced-exposure-of-the-anterior-cervical-spine-in-children-technical-note
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Michael Karsy, Neal Moores, Faizi Siddiqi, Douglas L Brockmeyer, Robert J Bollo
The bilateral sagittal split mandibular osteotomy (BSSMO), a common maxillofacial technique for expanding the oropharynx during treatment of micrognathia, is a rarely employed but useful adjunct to improve surgical access to the ventral cervical spine in children. Specifically, it provides enhanced exposure of the craniocervical junction in the context of midface hypoplasia, and of the subaxial cervical spine in children with severe kyphosis. The authors describe their technique for BSSMO and evaluate long-term outcomes in patients...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150278/the-quality-of-a-newly-developed-infant-chest-compression-method-applied-by-paramedics-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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Jacek Smereka, Mariusz Kasinski, Adam Smereka, Jerzy Robert Ładny, Łukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND: The etiology of sudden cardiac arrest in infants is different from that in adults, with respiratory failure, sudden infant death syndrome, and drowning being the primary causes in the former. According to the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations, the quality of chest compressions (CC) is a key element affecting the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The current ERC and AHA guidelines recommend the 'two-finger technique' (TFT) or 'two-thumb encircling hands technique' (TTHT) for external CCs during infant CPR...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142136/feasibility-and-safety-of-a-transthoracic-pneumostoma-airway-bypass-in-severe-emphysema-patients
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Gregory I Snell, Lynda Holsworth, Sadie Khorramnia, Glen P Westall, Trevor J Williams, Silvana Marasco, Julian H Gooi
BACKGROUND: Emphysema is characterised by airflow obstruction, hyperinflation, and resultant dyspnoea. It is worth investigating whether decompression improves lung mechanics and enhances quality of life (QoL). OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the feasibility and safety of creating a transthoracic pneumostoma to enable lung reduction. METHODS: A transthoracic 10-mm diameter Portaero Access Tube (Portaero™, Cupertino, CA, USA) was implanted via a third intercostal space incision in 15 severe emphysema patients [mean age 63 years, forced expiratory volume in 1 s 54% predicted, diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide 31% predicted, residual volume 246% predicted, Six-Minute Walk Test 296 m]...
February 1, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003829/cardiac-arrest-as-a-consequence-of-air-embolism-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Zia Ur Rahman, Ghulam Murtaza, Mohsin Pourmorteza, Wael K El Minaoui, Pooja Sethi, Peyman Mamdouhi, Timir Paul
Air embolism is an infrequent but potentially catastrophic complication. It could be a complication of invasive procedures including surgery, central line placement, positive pressure ventilation, trauma, hemodialysis, pacemaker placement, cardiac ablation, and decompression sickness. Usually, it does not cause any hemodynamic complication. In rare cases, it could lodge in the heart and cause cardiac arrest. We present a case of an 82-year-old white female who underwent computed tomography (CT) guided biopsy of right lung pulmonary nodule...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998316/decompressive-craniectomy-for-malignant-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-in-a-16-year-old-boy-a-case-report
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Simon Lammy, Paul Fivey, Meharpal Sangra
BACKGROUND: Cryptogenic stroke frequently occurs in younger patients and has a high risk of recurrence. Consequently, secondary prevention is often suboptimal as there is no known risk factor to target. This case demonstrates an unexpected finding of middle cerebral artery infarction and extensive malignant transformation in a 16-year-old boy more than a day post-admission. The lack of a proven culprit lesion makes this case even more intriguing and subsequently raises questions of cryptogenic mechanisms in the context of unrelated trauma...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939518/failure-rate-of-prehospital-chest-decompression-after-severe-thoracic-trauma
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Alexander Kaserer, Philipp Stein, Hans-Peter Simmen, Donat R Spahn, Valentin Neuhaus
INTRODUCTION: Chest decompression can be performed by different techniques, like needle thoracocentesis (NT), lateral thoracostomy (LT), or tube thoracostomy (TT). The aim of this study was to report the incidence of prehospital chest decompression and to analyse the effectiveness of these techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective case series study, all medical records of adult trauma patients undergoing prehospital chest decompression and admitted to the resuscitation area of a level-1 trauma center between 2009 and 2015 were reviewed and analysed...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905158/metastatic-spinal-cord-compression-from-basal-cell-carcinoma-of-the-skin-treated-with-surgical-decompression-and-vismodegib-case-report-and-review-of-hedgehog-signalling-pathway-inhibition-in-advanced-basal-cell-carcinoma
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J McGrane, S Carswell, T Talbot
We report a case of a 66-year-old man with locally advanced and metastatic basal cell carcinoma (BCC) causing spinal cord compression, which was treated with spinal surgery and subsequent vismodegib. The patient presented with a large fungating chest wall lesion and a metastasis in T8 that was causing cord compression. He had neurosurgical decompression of the T8 lesion and fixation of the spine. Punch biopsy from the fungating chest wall lesion showed a BCC with some malignant squamous differentiation (basosquamous)...
January 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869490/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-causing-cardiac-arrest-in-a-30-year-old-woman
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H J Manson, Y M Goh, P Goldsmith, P Scott, P Turner
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents in infancy with respiratory failure requiring urgent surgical correction. Mortality in this group of patients remains poor and persistent pulmonary hypertension is a significant contributor. It is therefore rare for patients to reach adulthood undiagnosed. CDH is often identified incidentally in adults but when symptoms arise, they relate to the organ involved, and include gastrointestinal symptoms of dyspepsia and obstruction, as well as respiratory complaints such as dyspnoea...
February 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787569/-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-following-trauma
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B A Leidel, K-G Kanz
For decades, survival rates of cardiac arrest following trauma were reported between 0 and 2 %. Since 2005, survival rates have increased with a wide range up to 39 % and good neurological recovery in every second person injured for unknown reasons. Especially in children, high survival rates with good neurologic outcomes are published. Resuscitation following traumatic cardiac arrest differs significantly from nontraumatic causes. Paramount is treatment of reversible causes, which include massive bleeding, hypoxia, tension pneumothorax, and pericardial tamponade...
November 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768659/combat-medevac-a-comparison-of-care-by-provider-type-for-en-route-trauma-care-in-theater-and-30-day-patient-outcomes
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Joseph K Maddry, Alejandra G Mora, Shelia Savell, Lauren K Reeves, Crystal A Perez, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) is the movement and en route care of injured and medically compromised patients by medical care providers via helicopter. Military MEDEVAC platforms provide lifesaving interventions that improve survival in combat. There is limited evidence to support decision making related to en route care and allocation of resources. The association between provider type and en route care is not well understood. Our objective was to describe MEDEVAC providers and identify associations between provider type, procedures performed, and outcomes...
November 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742755/percutaneous-balloon-atrial-septostomy-on-top-of-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-results-in-safe-and-effective-left-heart-decompression
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Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Thomas Barnetche, Luc Morin, Zakaria Jalal, Nicholas S Boscamp, Emmanuel Le Bret, Jean-Benoit Thambo, Julie A Vincent, Alain Fraisse, Alejandro J Torres
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter techniques are emerging for left atrial (LA) decompression under venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). We aimed to assess whether balloon atrioseptostomy (BAS) is a safe and efficient strategy. METHODS: All patients who underwent percutaneous static BAS under VA-ECMO at four tertiary institutions were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: From 2000 to 2014, BAS was performed in 64 patients (32 adults and 32 children)...
October 14, 2016: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630885/quality-of-basic-life-support-a-comparison-between-medical-students-and-paramedics
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Maria Isabel Körber, Thomas Köhler, Verena Weiss, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
INTRODUCTION: Poor survival rates after cardiac arrest can partly be explained by poor basic life support skills in medical professionals. AIM: This study aimed to assess quality of basic life support in medical students and paramedics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study with 100 early medical students (group A), 100 late medical students (group B) and 100 paramedics (group C), performing a 20-minute basic life support simulation in teams of two...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629501/-chest-decompression-in-emergency-medicine-and-intensive-care
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REVIEW
H Drinhaus, T Annecke, J Hinkelbein
Decompression of the chest is a life-saving invasive procedure for tension pneumothorax, trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation or massive haematopneumothorax that every emergency physician or intensivist must master. Particularly in the preclinical setting, indication must be restricted to urgent cases, but in these cases chest decompression must be executed without delay, even in subpar circumstances. The methods available are needle decompression or thoracentesis via mini-thoracotomy with or without insertion of a chest tube in the midclavicular line of the 2nd/3rd intercostal space (Monaldi-position) or in the anterior to mid-axillary line of the 4th/5th intercostal space (Bülau-position)...
October 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574387/mechanical-chest-compressions-in-prolonged-cardiac-arrest-due-to-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-can-cause-myocardial-contusion
#18
Cyril Stechovsky, Petr Hajek, Simon Cipro, Josef Veselka
Acute coronary syndrome is a common cause of sudden cardiac death. We present a case report of a 60-year-old man without a history of coronary artery disease who presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. During transportation to the hospital, he developed ventricular fibrillation (VF) and later pulseless electrical activity. Chest compressions with LUCAS 2 (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) automated mechanical compression-decompression device were initiated. Coronary angiography showed total occlusion of the left main coronary artery and primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed...
September 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516842/anesthetic-complication-during-maxillofacial-trauma-surgery-a-case-report-of-intraoperative-tension-pneumothorax
#19
Al Haitham Al Shetawi, Leonard Golden, Michael Turner
Tension pneumothorax is a life-threatening emergency that requires a high index of suspension and immediate intervention to prevent circulatory collapse and death. Only five cases of pneumothorax were described in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery literature. All cases were postoperative complications associated with orthognathic surgery. We report a case of intraoperative tension pneumothorax during a routine facial trauma surgery requiring emergency chest decompression. The possible causes, classification, and reported cases will be presented...
September 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502327/treatment-for-avascular-necrosis-of-bone-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Arturo J Martí-Carvajal, Ivan Solà, Luis H Agreda-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Avascular necrosis of bone is a frequent and severe complication of sickle cell disease and its treatment is not standardised. This is an update of a previously published Cochrane Review. OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of any surgical procedure compared with other surgical interventions or non-surgical procedures, on avascular necrosis of bone in people with sickle cell disease in terms of efficacy and safety. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group Haemoglobinopathies Trials Register, comprising references identified from comprehensive electronic database searches and handsearches of relevant journals and abstract books of conference proceedings...
August 9, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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