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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699426/management-of-hemothorax-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-for-ruptured-aneurysms
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Mila H Ju, Michael J Nooromid, Heron E Rodriguez, Mark K Eskandari
Background Thoracic aortic aneurysm rupture is often a fatal condition. Emergent thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has emerged as a suitable treatment option. Unfortunately, respiratory complications from hemothorax continue to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality even after successful management of the aortic rupture. We hypothesize that early hemothorax decompression after TEVAR for ruptured aneurysms decreases the rate of postoperative respiratory complications. Methods Single-center, retrospective eight-year review of ruptured thoracic aneurysms treated with TEVAR...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657909/life-threatening-and-suspicious-lesions-caused-by-mechanical-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
#2
Louise Milling, Peter Mygind Leth, Birgitte Schmidt Astrup
Chest compression devices for mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have become more common. Here, we report the case of a young woman who attempted resuscitated with LUCAS™2 after she was found unconscious at home. At autopsy, we found extensive intramuscular hemorrhages in posterior neck, between the scapulae, and in the lumbar region. Investigation of internal organs showed injuries to the lung, spleen, and kidney. The extension of the injuries gave rise to suspicion of homicide by smothering, which police investigation subsequently did not support...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637440/acute-airway-compromise-due-to-parathyroid-tumour-apoplexy-an-exceptionally-rare-and-potentially-life-threatening-presentation
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Aoife Garrahy, David Hogan, James Paul O'Neill, Amar Agha
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous haemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma is a rare and potentially life-threatening presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 45 year old female recently diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism who presented with chest discomfort and acute airway compromise due to spontaneous extracapsular haemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma. Computed tomography (CT) imaging showed a hypopharyngeal haematoma extending 10 cm into the superior mediastinum...
June 21, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632556/watertight-sealing-without-lumbar-drainage-for-incidental-ventral-dural-defect-in-transthoracic-spine-surgery-a-retrospective-review-of-53-cases
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Sang-Hyeop Jeon, Sang-Ho Lee, Yi Sheng Tsang, Tag-Geun Jung, Ki-Hyoung Moon, Gun Choi, Ketan D Dilip
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the triple layer closure technique to establish watertight sealing without diversion of lumbar drainage, in preventing persistent incidental subarachnoid-pleural fistula and other neurological complications related to excessive drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after dural defect in transthoracic ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: CSF leakage into the pleural cavity leads to unfavorable conditions for natural healing of incidental durotomy due to the negative pressure environment of the pleural space and lack of wound healing around the bony cavity near the decompressed spinal cord...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607783/intramural-hematoma-of-the-esophagus-complicating-severe-preeclampsia
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Simone Garzon, Giovanni Zanconato, Nicoletta Zatti, Giuseppe Chiarioni, Massimo Franchi
Intramural hematoma of the esophagus is a rare injury causing esophageal mucosal dissection. Forceful vomiting and coagulopathy are common underlying causes in the elderly population taking antiplatelets or anticoagulation agents. Acute retrosternal pain followed by hematemesis and dysphagia differentiates the hematoma from other cardiac or thoracic emergencies, including acute myocardial infarction or aortic dissection. Direct inspection by endoscopy is useful, but chest computed tomography best assesses the degree of obliteration of the lumen and excludes other differential diagnoses...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602457/acute-idiopathic-gastric-distension-causing-atrioventricular-block-and-cardiogenic-shock
#6
Ryan Stringer, Megan Schrader
BACKGROUND: We report a rare case of acute idiopathic gastric dilatation with associated severe bradycardia and shock. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with complaint of chest pain and dyspnea. The patient required transvenous cardiac pacing for profound bradycardia and cardiogenic shock. After a negative emergent cardiac catheterization, a flat plate abdominal x-ray study demonstrated massive gastric dilatation, prompting nasogastric tube placement, with subsequent rapid improvement of the patient's cardiovascular and metabolic instability...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580205/solid-variant-of-an-aneurysmal-bone-cyst-of-the-thoracic-spine
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Varshil Mehta, Pravin Padalkar, Maya Kale, Ambadas Kathare
The solid variant of an aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) has been observed very rarely, especially those involving the spine. In this case report, we present a very unusual tumour of the thoracic spine which was managed by 360˚ decompression via posterior-only approach and stabilization. A 16-year-old boy presented to us with a sudden onset of weakness in both lower limbs leading to paraplegia. He also had a history of back and chest pain over the past one year. A collapse of the T5 vertebrae on plain radiograph was observed...
May 1, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536223/cardiac-compression-due-to-gastric-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-chest-pain
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Alex Brown, David Austin, Venkatesh Kanakala
A 42-year-old man was admitted to coronary care for assessment with severe retrosternal chest pain. Echocardiography showed significant external compression of the left atrium. A subsequent CT scan revealed him to have a large hiatus hernia, with most of his stomach herniating into his thorax causing left atrial compression and gastric volvulus. He subsequently underwent successful emergency decompression of the gastric volvulus and repair of his hiatus hernia.
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461164/chest-compliance-is-altered-by-static-compression-and-decompression-as-revealed-by-changes-in-anteroposterior-chest-height-during-cpr-using-the-resqpump-in-a-human-cadaver-model
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Nicolas Segal, Aaron E Robinson, Paul S Berger, Michael C Lick, Johanna C Moore, Bayert J Salverda, Mason B Hinke, Andrew A Ashton, Angela M McArthur, Keith G Lurie, Anja K Metzger
INTRODUCTION: Chest compliance plays a fundamental role in the generation of circulation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). To study potential changes in chest compliance over time, anterior posterior (AP) chest height measurements were performed on newly deceased (never frozen) human cadavers during CPR before and after 5min of automated CPR. We tested the hypothesis that after 5min of CPR chest compliance would be significantly increased. METHODS: Static compression (30, 40, and 50kg) and decompression forces (-10, -15kg) were applied with a manual ACD-CPR device (ResQPUMP, ZOLL) before and after 5min of automated CPR...
July 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458928/iatrogenic-right-sided-pneumothorax-presenting-as-st-segment-elevation-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Bashar Alzghoul, Ayoub Innabi, Anusha Shanbhag, Kshitij Chatterjee, Farah Amer, Nikihil Meena
Pneumothorax is a well-recognized complication of central venous line insertion (CVL). Rarely, pneumothorax can lead to electrocardiogram (ECG) findings mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. We present a 63-year-old man with iatrogenic right-sided pneumothorax who developed ST-segment elevation on a 12-lead ECG suggestive of myocardial infarction. The ECG findings completely resolved after needle decompression and chest tube placement. This case points up this rare electrocardiographic finding with discussion of possible mechanisms and differential diagnosis...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435494/the-efficacy-of-lucas-in-prehospital-cardiac-arrest-scenarios-a-crossover-mannequin-study
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Robert A Gyory, Scott E Buchle, David Rodgers, Jeffrey S Lubin
INTRODUCTION: High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is critical for successful cardiac arrest outcomes. Mechanical devices may improve CPR quality. We simulated a prehospital cardiac arrest, including patient transport, and compared the performance of the LUCAS™ device, a mechanical chest compression-decompression system, to manual CPR. We hypothesized that because of the movement involved in transporting the patient, LUCAS would provide chest compressions more consistent with high-quality CPR guidelines...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427001/emergency-room-thoracotomy-for-acute-traumatic-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-a-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-case-report
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Kenichiro Ishida, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Nobutaka Iwasa, Masaro Nakae, Masayuki Sakaki, Yohei Ieki, Kyosuke Takahashi, Yumiko Shimahara, Taku Sogabe, Keiichiro Shimono, Mitsuhiro Noborio, Daikai Sadamitsu
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries have a high mortality rate, and prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving in cardiac tamponade. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. He was hemodynamically unstable. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) showed pericardial fluid with right ventricular collapse consistent with cardiac tamponade in the subxiphoid view...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422817/incidence-and-implications-of-left-ventricular-distention-during-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support
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Lauren K Truby, Koji Takeda, Christine Mauro, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Arthur R Garan, Ajay J Kirtane, Veli K Topkara, Darryl Abrams, Daniel Brodie, Paolo C Colombo, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
Left ventricular distention (LVD) during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support is increasingly recognized but seldom reported in the literature. The current study defined LVD as not present (LVD-); subclinical (LVD+, evidence of pulmonary edema on chest radiograph AND pulmonary artery diastolic blood pressure greater than 25 mm Hg within the first 2 hours of intensive care unit admission); or clinical (LVD++, need for decompression of the left ventricle immediately following VA-ECMO initiation)...
May 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413557/c2-primary-leiomyoma-in-an-immunocompetent-woman-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mohana Rao Patibandla, Madhukar T Nayak, A K Purohit, Megha Uppin, Sundaram Challa, Gokul Chowdary Addagada, Manisha Nukavarapu
Clinical case report and review of the literature. This is the first case of primary leiomyoma in an immunocompetent woman without previous history of uterine leiomyoma being reported in the literature to the best of our knowledge. Leiomyoma, a type of smooth muscle cell tumor, involving the vertebra is extremely rare. There were very few primary leiomyoma in patients with AIDS or in the immune-suppressed patients. This 48-year-old female came with H/o neck pain, weakness and bladder retention. On examination, tone increased in all four limbs, power on the right side of the limbs 4/5, power on the left upper limb 0/5, lower limb 3/5, left plantar was up going, decreased sensation over the left second cervical vertebra (C2) dermatome and all modalities decreased below C2...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407704/delayed-epidural-mucin-collection-after-surgery-for-spinal-metastatic-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#15
Dong Ha Kim, Dong Hwan Kim, Hwan Soo Kim, Kyoung Hyup Nam, Byung Kwan Choi, In Ho Han
A rare case of delayed large epidural mucin collection causing neurologic deficit after surgery for metastatic pancreatic cancer is reported. A 65-year-old man presented with intractable upper-thoracic back pain radiating to the chest and gait disturbance. He had a history of subtotal pancreatectomy due to intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas and concurrent chemotherapy. Eight months after pancreatectomy, multiple thoracic spinal metastasis was diagnosed with routine up positron emission tomography-computed tomography...
March 2017: Korean Journal of Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403899/hepato-bronchial-fistula-secondary-to-perforated-sigmoid-diverticulitis-a-case-report
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Jun Sunny Yin, Shaylan Govind, Daniele Wiseman, Richard Inculet, Raymond Kao
BACKGROUND: Patients with diverticulitis are predisposed to hepatic abscesses via seeding through the portal circulation. Hepatic abscesses are well-documented sequelae of diverticulitis, however instances of progression to hepato-bronchial fistulization are rare. We present a case of diverticulitis associated with hepatic abscess leading to hepato-bronchial fistulization, which represents a novel disease course not yet reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old Caucasian man presented with a history of unintentional weight loss and dyspnea both at rest and with exertion...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400132/utility-of-a-simple-lighting-device-to-improve-chest-compressions-learning
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L González-Calvete, R Barcala-Furelos, J D Moure-González, C Abelairas-Gómez, A Rodríguez-Núñez
INTRODUCTION: The recommendations on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) emphasize the quality of the manoeuvres, especially chest compressions (CC). Audiovisual feedback devices could improve the quality of the CC during CPR. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a simple lighting device as a visual aid during CPR on a mannequin. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-two paediatricians who attended an accredited paediatric CPR course performed, in random order, 2min of CPR on a mannequin without and with the help of a simple lighting device, which flashes at a frequency of 100 cycles per minute...
April 8, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383466/relative-device-stability-of-anterior-versus-axillary-needle-decompression-for-tension-pneumothorax-during-casualty-movement-preliminary-analysis-of-a-human-cadaver-model
#18
Matthew L Leatherman, Jenny M Held, Laura M Fluke, Christian S McEvoy, Kenji Inaba, Daniel Grabo, Matthew J Martin, Angela S Earley, Robert L Ricca, Travis M Polk
BACKGROUND: Tension pneumothorax (tPTX) remains a significant cause of potentially preventable death in military and civilian settings. The current prehospital standard of care for tPTX is immediate decompression with a 14-gauge 8-cm angiocatheter; however, failure rates may be as high as 17% to 60%. Alternative devices, such as 10-gauge angiocatheter, modified Veress needle, and laparoscopic trocar, have shown to be potentially more effective in animal models; however, little is known about the relative insertional safety or mechanical stability during casualty movement...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383397/evaluation-of-a-newly-developed-infant-chest-compression-technique-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
#19
Jacek Smereka, Karol Bielski, Jerzy R Ladny, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND: Providing adequate chest compression is essential during infant cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation (CPR) but was reported to be performed poor. The "new 2-thumb technique" (nTTT), which consists in using 2 thumbs directed at the angle of 90° to the chest while closing the fingers of both hands in a fist, was recently introduced. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare 3 chest compression techniques, namely, the 2-finger-technique (TFT), the 2-thumb-technique (TTHT), and the nTTT in an randomized infant-CPR manikin setting...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369055/effectiveness-of-feedback-with-a-smartwatch-for-high-quality-chest-compressions-during-adult-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-controlled-simulation-study
#20
Chiwon Ahn, Juncheol Lee, Jaehoon Oh, Yeongtak Song, Youngjoon Chee, Tae Ho Lim, Hyunggoo Kang, Hyungoo Shin
Previous studies have demonstrated the potential for using smartwatches with a built-in accelerometer as feedback devices for high-quality chest compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. However, to the best of our knowledge, no previous study has reported the effects of this feedback on chest compressions in action. A randomized, parallel controlled study of 40 senior medical students was conducted to examine the effect of chest compression feedback via a smartwatch during cardiopulmonary resuscitation of manikins...
2017: PloS One
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