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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606684/en-route-care-provided-by-us-navy-nurses-in-iraq-and-afghanistan
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Virginia S Blackman, Benjamin D Walrath, Lauren K Reeves, Alejandra G Mora, Joseph K Maddry, Zsolt T Stockinger
BACKGROUND: US Navy nurses provide en route care for critically injured combat casualties without having a formal program for training, utilization, or evaluation. Little is known about missions supported by Navy nurses. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the number and types of patients transported and skill sets required by Navy nurses during 2 combat support deployments. METHODS: All interfacility casualty transfers between 2 separate facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan were assessed...
April 2018: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530471/whiptail-stingray-injury
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Simon Laurent, Olivier Martinet, Helene Cuq, Alain Rind, Philippe Durasnel, Claire Lenne, Renaud Blondé
Stingray injuries to the chest are rare but potentially life-threatening. They may occur in remote areas where advanced emergency healthcare services are unavailable. We describe the case of a 24-year-old man with tension pneumothorax due to a Himantura fai stingray injury to the left chest. The chest wound was unremarkable, with no external bleeding or evidence of a foreign body. Decompression was performed at the scene with an improvised knife procedure and a hollow writing pen, which served as a chest tube...
March 9, 2018: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506496/extragonadal-germ-cell-tumor-of-the-posterior-mediastinum-in-a-child-complicated-with-spinal-cord-compression-a-case-report
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Dong Keon Yon, Tae Keun Ahn, Dong Eun Shin, Gwang Il Kim, Moon Kyu Kim
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors (GCTs) in children are rare neoplasms with diverse pathological findings according to the site and age of presentation. The most common symptoms in children with mediastinal GCTs, which are nonspecific, are dyspnea, chest pain, cough, hemoptysis, vena cava occlusion syndrome, and fatigue/weakness. Because of these nonspecific symptoms, it is difficult to suspect a mediastinal mass. A posterior mediastinal tumor causing spinal cord compression is an important example of an oncologic emergency arising from a neurogenic tumor...
March 5, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502130/primary-thoracic-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone-sensitive-to-steroids
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Huiliang Yang, Gi Hye Im, Gunnlaugur Petur Nielsen, Arvin Kheterpal, Joseph H Schwab
Spinal giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a rare benign, but locally aggressive, entity. We report the case of a 40-year-old man diagnosed with GCTB of the thoracic spine. The only symptom upon presentation was progressive back pain with pain radiating to the chest. Magnetic resonance imaging showed that the soft tissue mass extended posteriorly into the spinal canal, causing severe spinal cord compression. We initially treated this case with Decadron (Fresenius kabi, Bad Homburg vor der Hohe, Germany) for 1 week...
March 3, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501016/management-of-extensive-surgical-emphysema-with-subcutaneous-drain-a-case-report
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Quoc Tran, Ryo Mizumoto, Daniel Mehanna
INTRODUCTION: Subcutaneous emphysema (SE) is a frequent and often self-limiting complication of tube thoracostomy or other cardiothoracic procedures. On rare occasions, severe and extensive surgical emphysema marked by palpable cutaneous tension, dysphagia, dysphonia, palpebral closure or associated with pneumoperitoneum, airway compromise, "tension phenomenon" and respiratory failure require treatment. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67 year old lady presented with a large spontaneous pneumothorax on the background of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and newly diagnosed lung cancer, developed extensive surgical emphysema following insertion of a chest drain...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486576/excision-of-thoracic-vertebral-chondrosarcoma-after-spinal-decompression
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Ayaka Asakawa, Hironori Ishibashi, Masashi Kobayashi, Tsuyoshi Hachimaru, Hirokuni Arai, Kenichi Okubo
A 44-year-old man presented with an abnormal chest shadow. Computed tomography-guided biopsy showed a chondral tumor of the thoracic vertebrae. Five years later, he developed a walking disorder, left leg numbness, and a vesicorectal disorder. Emergency orthopedic spinal decompression was performed. Eight months later, the residual tumor had become larger and was adjacent to the aorta. Prior to thoracotomy, an intraaortic stent was inserted. The 4th and 5th ribs were invaded by the tumor. The entire tumor and chest wall were excised with the aortic adventitia...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477681/surgical-missteps-in-the-management-of-venous-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-which-lead-to-reoperation
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Meena M Archie, Johnathon C Rollo, Hugh A Gelabert
INTRODUCTION: Surgical management of spontaneous subclavian thrombosis due to venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) results in durable relief of symptoms. The need to re-operate is rare. We report our experience with re-operation for vTOS. METHODS: Patients evaluated for vTOS between 1996 and 2016 were identified in a prospective database. Data recorded included demographics, initial presentation, initial surgery, recurrent presentation, re-operation, and final outcomes...
February 22, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463357/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-pulmonary-concerns-in-remote-spaceflight-triage-environments
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Benjamin D Johansen, Rebecca S Blue, Tarah L Castleberry, Erik L Antonsen, James M Vanderploeg
INTRODUCTION: With the development of the commercial space industry, growing numbers of spaceflight participants will engage in activities with a risk for pulmonary injuries, including pneumothorax, ebullism, and decompression sickness, as well as other concomitant trauma. Medical triage capabilities for mishaps involving pulmonary conditions have not been systematically reviewed. Recent studies have advocated the use of point-of-care ultrasound to screen for lung injury or illness. The operational utility of portable ultrasound systems in disaster relief and other austere settings may be relevant to commercial spaceflight...
February 1, 2018: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402359/-predictive-value-of-partial-pressure-of-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-on-the-effect-of-active-abdominal-compression-decompression-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-serum-s100b-protein-on-cerebral-function
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Hongwei Wang, Xin Sha, Sisen Zhang, Xianfa Jiao, Longxian Zhao, Yingxin Cen, Wei Song, Jing Li, Lixiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) on the effect of active abdominal compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (AACD-CPR) and serum S100B protein on cerebral function. METHODS: 142 adult patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) AACD-CPR in Zhengzhou People's Hospital, Affiliated Southern Medical University from September 2014 to December 2017 were enrolled. Patients were divided into successful group and failure group according to restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or not; and then according to Glasgow-Pittsburgh cerebral performance categories (CPC) one month after ROSC, the successful group was divided into good prognosis group (CPC 1-2) and poor prognosis group (CPC 3-5) further...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369843/smartwatch-feedback-device-for-high-quality-chest-compressions-by-a-single-rescuer-during-infant-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-controlled-simulation-study
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Juncheol Lee, Yeongtak Song, Jaehoon Oh, Youngjoon Chee, Chiwon Ahn, Hyungoo Shin, Hyunggoo Kang, Tae Ho Lim
OBJECTIVE: According to the guidelines, rescuers should provide chest compressions (CC) ∼1.5 inches (40 mm) for infants. Feedback devices could help rescuers perform CC with adequate rates (CCR) and depths (CCD). However, there is no CC feedback device for infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We suggest a smartwatch-based CC feedback application for infant CPR. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: We created a smartwatch-based CC feedback application. This application provides feedback on CCD and CCR by colour and text for infant CPR...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305711/early-management-of-retained-hemothorax-in-blunt-head-and-chest-trauma
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Fong-Dee Huang, Wen-Bin Yeh, Sheng-Shih Chen, Yuan-Yuarn Liu, I-Yin Lu, Yi-Pin Chou, Tzu-Chin Wu
BACKGROUND: Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2005 to February 2012, 61 patients with major blunt injuries to the chest and head were prospectively enrolled...
January 5, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303132/surgical-decompression-for-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-tertiary-center
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O A Ojo, E O Poluyi, B S Owolabi, O O Kanu, M O Popoola
BACKGROUND: There are controversies regarding the importance and timing of spinal cord decompression following trauma. Documented evidence shows that early decompression in the setting of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurologic outcomes. Our objective was to evaluate the outcome of posttraumatic spinal cord decompression with or without spinal stabilization in our region. METHODOLOGY: We performed a cross-sectional study on adult patients who presented with acute spinal cord compression of traumatic etiology within a 2-year period...
November 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288861/resolution-of-tachyarrhythmia-following-posterior-fossa-decompression-surgery-for-chiari-malformation-type-i
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Christopher Elia, James Brazdzionis, Vartan Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation (CM) type I commonly presents with symptoms such as tussive headaches, paresthesias, and, in severe cases, corticobulbar dysfunction. However, patients may present with atypical symptoms lending to the complexity in this patient population. We present a case of a CM patient presenting with atypical cardiac symptoms and arrhythmias, all of which resolved after surgical decompression. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 31-year-old female presented with atypical chest pain, palpitations, tachycardia, headaches, and dizziness for 2 years...
March 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284881/postoperative-chylothorax-of-unclear-etiology-in-a-patient-with-right-sided-subclavian-central-venous-catheter-placement
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Samie Asghar, Faisal Shamim
A young male underwent decompressive craniotomy for an intracerebral bleed. A right-sided subclavian central venous catheter was placed in the operating room after induction of anesthesia. Postoperatively, he was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for mechanical ventilation due to low Glasgow coma scale. He had an episode of severe agitation and straining on the tracheal tube in the evening same day. On the 2nd postoperative day in ICU, his airway pressures were high, and chest X-ray revealed massive pleural effusion on right side...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233493/-a-first-step-to-teaching-basic-life-support-in-schools-training-the-teachers
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María Pichel López, Santiago Martínez-Isasi, Roberto Barcala-Furelos, Felipe Fernández-Méndez, David Vázquez Santamariña, Luis Sánchez-Santos, Antonio Rodríguez-Nuñez
INTRODUCTION: Teachers may have an essential role in basic life support (BLS) training in schoolchildren. However, few data are available about their BLS learning abilities. AIM: To quantitatively assess the quality of BLS when performed by school teachers after a brief and simple training program. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental study with no control group, and involving primary and secondary education teachers from four privately managed and public funded schools was conducted in 3 stages: 1st...
December 7, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221279/endoscopic-naso-leakage-drainage-a-safe-and-effective-method-for-the-management-of-intrathoracic-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy
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Yi Zhang, Yong-Xing Zhang, Jian-Wei Hu, Guang-Yu Yao, Liang Xue, Hong Fan, Yi-Qun Zhang, Qun Wang
Background: Intrathoracic anastomotic leakage (IAL) remains a major complication of esophagectomy. Main non-surgical options of management include chest drainage and endoscope interventions. This study is aim to present our experience and assess the efficacy of endoscopic naso-leakage drainage (ENLD) in patients with IAL. Methods: From June 2011 to January 2017, 67 patients who developed IAL after esophagectomy and managed by non-surgical approaches were analyzed retrospectively...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216935/-chest-compression-on-cpr-and-active-abdominal-on-cpr
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Lixiang Wang, Wei Song, Sisen Zhang
Chest compression cannot be effectively applied under certain situations, such as chest wall deformity, rib fracture, or hemopneumothorax. Active abdominal compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (AACD-CPR) could reach better resuscitation outcomes in certain cardiac arrest (CA) patients. AACD-CPR can strengthen the high quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in "2015 American Heart Association for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care update guide"...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170348/51-paediatric-emergency-clinicians-are-rarely-exposed-to-non-airway-critical-procedures-a-predict-pern-study
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Juan P Garrahan, Mark Lyttle, Ed Oakley, Stuart Dalziel, Lucia Nguyen, Arjun Rao, Santiago Mintegi, Franz Babl
BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that approximately one per thousand paediatric ED attendances may require some sort of critical procedure, with intubation being by far the most common. It is unknown how often critical non-airway procedures such as chest decompression, CPR, ED thoracotomy, defibrillation, pacing, and advanced vascular access techniques are performed by paediatric emergency clinicians. OBJECTIVE: To determine the recent performance or supervision, and confidence for various paediatric critical non-airway procedures by senior paediatric emergency clinicians...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153816/a-decreased-preload-due-to-a-loaded-stomach-a-rare-presentation-of-a-paraesophageal-hernia
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Rens A van der Linde, Seilenna S Lases, Thomas J Buist, Henderik L van Westreenen, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs
A hiatal hernia is a condition in which intraabdominal content herniates into the intrathoracic cavity. On rare occasions, a hiatal hernia can lead to cardiorespiratory compromise. We report a case of chest pain followed by cardiac arrest in a patient not known to have hiatal hernia, and without preliminary symptoms. The patient was suspected of having cardiac ischemia; however, angiography did not reveal any abnormalities. Chest tomography revealed a large paraesophageal hernia with compression of the right ventricle causing decreased preload and cardiac output...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143074/-additional-emergency-medical-measures-in-trauma-associated-cardiac-arrest
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B Ondruschka, C Baier, J Dreßler, A Höch, M Bernhard, C Kleber, C Buschmann
INTRODUCTION: More than half of all traumatic deaths happen in prehospital settings. Until now, there have been no long-term studies examining the actual additive treatment during trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (tCPR), including pleural decompression, pericardiocentesis, tourniquets and external stabilization of the pelvis. The present cohort study evaluated forensic autopsy reports of trauma deaths occurring at the scene with respect to additive actions in preclinical tCPR as well as the potentially preventable nature of the individual death cases...
December 2017: Der Anaesthesist
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