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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...
January 24, 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-a-case-report
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Christopher Elia, James Brazdzionis, Vartan Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: Chiari malformation type I (CM) commonly present with symptoms such as tussive headaches, paresthesias and in severe cases, corticobulbar dysfunction.3 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...
December 27, 2017: 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". The two methods can complement each other in opposite direction, and implement the "2016 national consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation on CPR in China", which is an important part of the wisdom to the Chinese CPR...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170348/51%C3%A2-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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109872/severe-decompression-illness-case-report-prehospital-recognition-and-regional-transport-considerations
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Julie Estrada, David Meurer, Kevin De Boer, Karl Huesgen
A 46-year-old male presented to our tertiary care emergency department (ED) with shortness of breath and chest pain following an uneventful four-hour SCUBA dive at 100 feet. His prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) assessment revealed transient hypotension and hypoxia. He later developed progressive skin mottling. Serology was significant for acute kidney injury, transaminitis, hemoconcentration, and hypoxia on an arterial blood gas. Computed tomography (CT) angiography demonstrated intravascular gas throughout the mesenteric and pulmonary arteries as well as the portal venous system...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095302/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hematomas-one-case-report-and-rehabilitation-outcome
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Hang Xian, Li-Wei Xu, Cong-Han Li, Jian-Ming Hao, Wei-Xia Wan, Guo-Dong Feng, Ke-Jian Lian, Lin Li
RATIONALE: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma (SSEH) is a relatively rare but potentially disabling disease, and the classical presentation of it includes an acute onset of severe, sometimes radiating back or neck pain, followed by signs and symptoms of rapidly evolving nerve root or spinal cord compression. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a 26-year-old female patient presented with weakness in bilateral lower extremities, progressing to intense paraplegia and anesthesia without recent medical history of trauma, infection, surgery, or drug use...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049181/recurrent-multiple-organ-involvement-of-disseminated-alveolar-echinococcosis-in-3-patients-case-report
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Leilei Xu, Sikandaer Siyiti, Xinghua Song, Hao Wen, Liwen Ding, Akbar Yunus, Zheng Tian, Chong Wang, Jiangtao Chen
RATIONALE: Alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a rare but highly malignant form of echinococcosis caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. There have been very few reports on multiple-organ AE, especially AE in bones. Here we report 3 rare cases of disseminated multiple-organ AE from western China and its neighboring areas. PATIENT CONCERNS: Patient 1 had back and left hip pain, headache, and weakness in left lower limb, often with minor epilepsy and fluctuation of blood pressure...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047318/spontaneous-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-following-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-resulting-in-paraplegia-a-case-report
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Nazia Dildar, Saeed Bin Ayaz, Muhammad Omer Aamir, Nadeem Ahmad
CONTEXT: Spontaneous spinal epidural hemorrhage (SSEH) mostly presents as low back pain with or without a radiculopathy, and rarely with paraplegia or tetraplegia depending on the site and severity of spinal cord compression. We present here a case who had anemia and developed paraplegia following disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) due to a transfusion reaction. FINDINGS: A 65-year-old lady presented with sudden onset chest pain radiating to nape of the neck followed by loss of sensations and power in legs few hours after a blood transfusion...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983829/mechanical-ventilation-during-resuscitation-how-manual-chest-compressions-affect-a-ventilator-s-function
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Tillmann Speer, Wolfgang Dersch, Björn Kleine, Christian Neuhaus, Clemens Kill
INTRODUCTION: Guidelines for resuscitation recommend positive-pressure ventilation with a fixed ventilation rate as provided by an automated transport ventilator during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with a secured airway. We investigated the influence of manual chest compressions (CC) on the accuracy of ventilator presets and the quality of CC with intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV), bilevel ventilation (BiLevel), and the novel ventilation mode chest compression synchronized ventilation (CCSV) in a simulation model...
October 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975363/decompression-of-tension-pneumothoraces-in-asian-trauma-patients-greater-success-with-lateral-approach-and-longer-catheter-lengths-based-on-computed-tomography-chest-wall-measurements
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S Goh, W R Xu, L T Teo
INTRODUCTION: Our study aims to compare the anterior and lateral approaches for needle thoracostomy (NT) and determine the adequacy of catheter lengths used for NT in Asian trauma patients based on computed tomography chest wall measurements. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective review of chest computed tomography scans of 583 Singaporean trauma patients during period of 2011-2015 was conducted. Four measurements of chest wall thickness (CWT) were taken at the second intercostal space, midclavicular line and fifth intercostal space, midaxillary line bilaterally...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963613/cardiothoracic-injuries-after-cardiopump-cpr-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Martin Kolopp, Angélique Franchi, Patrick Grafiadis, Laurent Martrille
Although many clinical trials have demonstrated its efficacy during active compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACD-CPR), the Ambu® CardioPump seems likely to cause severe and sometimes lethal injuries. In this paper, we report two cases observed at the Institute of Legal Medicine of Nancy, France. A 67-year-old man collapsed in the street, in the presence of witnesses, and without any sign of trauma. The autopsy revealed a flail chest, a wound of the left ventricle, a rupture of the right ventricle, and a wrenching of the inferior vena cava...
September 29, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
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