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Chest decompression

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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Abolhassan Ertiaei, Mahsa Ghajarzadeh, Azizollah Javdan, Abbas Taffakhori, Bahaaddin Siroos, Mohsen Esfandbod, Hooshang Saberi
We present a woman referred with underlying non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) masquerading clinically with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) like syndrome. At first evaluation, chest CT-Scan along with brain and whole spine MRI were normal. Electrodiagnostic studies were in favor of acute generalized polyradiculoneuropathy. Laboratory evaluation revealed hypoglycorrhachia. She treated with plasmapheresis after two weeks; she was discharged from hospital, but neurological recovery was not complete. After 6 months, she came back with acute onset of weakness in lower limbs, back pain, fever and urinary incontinence...
July 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
Łukasz Szarpak, Zenon Truszewski, Jacek Smereka, Łukasz Czyżewski
BACKGROUND: Providing high-quality chest compressions is a key element affecting the effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of standard (manual) chest compressions (Standard BLS, standard basic life support) and those performed with the use of the Lifeline ARM chest compression system (ARM; Defibtech). METHODS: The study was designed as a randomized crossover study. In total, 37 nurses participated in the study...
July 8, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
Sang-Hyeop Jeon, Sang-Ho Lee, Yi Sheng Tsang, Tag-Geun Jung, Ki-Hyoung Moon, Gun Choi, Ketan Deshpande
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 neurologic complications related to excessive drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) after dural defect in transthoracic ossified posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cerebrospinal fluid (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...
June 28, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Agnieszka Saracen, Zbigniew Kotwica
Percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a minimally invasive procedure widely used for the treatment of pain due to vertebral fractures of different origins-osteoporotic, traumatic, or neoplastic. PVP is minimally invasive, but the complications are not rare; however, they are in most cases not significant clinically. The most frequent is cement leakage, which can occur onto veins, paravertebral soft tissue, into the intervertebral disk, or to the spinal canal, affecting foraminal area or epidural space. We analyzed results of treatment and complications of vertebroplasty performed with the use of polimethylomethylacrylate cement (PMMA) on 1100 vertebrae, with a special regard to the severity of complication and eventual clinical manifestation...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Antonio Fernando Rolim Marques, Lizianne Hermogenes Lopes, Marcela Dos Santos Martins, Cesar Vanderlei Carmona, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Elcio Shiyoti Hirano
INTRODUCTION: Pneumopericardium, defined as the presence of gas in the pericardial sac, is a rare condition caused mostly by trauma. Tension pneumopericardium is a cause of hemodynamic instability; hence, it consists in a life-threatening situation and should be regarded in blunt chest trauma. CASE REPORT: A 51-year-old male was victim of a 4m fall and burial. He was stable upon admission and presented a simple pneumopericardium and pneumomediastinum on CT. While being submitted to an upper digestive endoscopy he presented respiratory failure and had to be intubated, suddenly evolving to shock...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Joseph 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 life-saving 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...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Hironobu Sakaura, Toshitada Miwa, Yusuke Kuroda, Tetsuo Ohwada
OBJECTIVE The authors recently reported that the presence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and/or extended abdominal aortic calcification was associated with significantly worse clinical outcomes after posterior lumbar interbody fusion. CKD is one of the highest risk factors for systemic atherosclerosis. Therefore, impaired blood flow due to atherosclerosis could exacerbate degeneration of the cervical spine and neural tissue. However, there has been no report of a study evaluating the deleterious effects of CKD and atherosclerosis on the outcomes after decompression surgery for cervical compression myelopathy...
May 27, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Álynson Larocca Kulcheski, Xavier Soler Graells, Marcel Luiz Benato, Pedro Grein Del Santoro, André Luis Sebben
Spondylodiscitis due to Candida is a rare complication from hematogenic dissemination of infection caused by this fungus. We present an atypical case of spondylodiscitis caused by this germ that occurred after chest contusion and progressed with necrotizing fasciitis of the anterior region of the chest and osteomyelitis of the sternum. Through contiguity, it also affected the upper thoracic spine. The patient evolved with neurological alterations and recovered satisfactorily after appropriate treatment with surgical decompression of the spinal cord and specific antibiotic therapy...
November 2015: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Tomofumi Takenaka, Yu-Ichiro Ohnishi, Satoru Oshino
Thoracic radiculopathy is a rare entity. Symptomatic adjacent-segment disease after anterior cervical fusion occurs commonly in the lower cervical spine segment. We describe the clinical presentation and treatment of T2 radiculopathy after C5-6 anterior fusion. A 60-year-old man presented with the right axillary pain for 3 months. He had undergone C5-6 anterior fusion for cervical spondylosis 5 years prior. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance images showed T2-3 degenerative disease. C5-6 anterior fusion exacerbated the T2-3 segment involved in the patient's scoliotic deformity...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Noemi Pavo, Georg Goliasch, Franz Josef Nierscher, Dominik Stumpf, Moritz Haugk, Jan Breckwoldt, Kurt Ruetzler, Robert Greif, Henrik Fischer
BACKGROUND: Resuscitation guidelines encourage the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) feedback devices implying better outcomes after sudden cardiac arrest. Whether effective continuous feedback could also be given verbally by a second rescuer ("human feedback") has not been investigated yet. We, therefore, compared the effect of human feedback to a CPR feedback device. METHODS: In an open, prospective, randomised, controlled trial, we compared CPR performance of three groups of medical students in a two-rescuer scenario...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Daniel S Mulconrey
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective in vivo investigation of fluoroscopic radiation exposure during spinal surgery. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the total amount of radiation dosage and identify techniques to maintain safe levels of fluoroscopic exposure in the operating room. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: No previous study has performed an in vivo examination of fluoroscopic radiation exposure to the spinal surgeon and operating room personnel. Previous similar studies were in vitro, used older versions of fluoroscopy, and increased fluoro times associated with pedicle screw placement...
August 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
Jennifer Davies, David Spitzer, Maria Phylactou, Martin Glasser
A 91-year-old presented with a rare cause of cardiac arrest. He was initially admitted with severe back pain following vomiting and diagnosed with probable aspiration pneumonia. On day 3 of admission, he was discovered in cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started. On intubation, a left-sided pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema were noted. Needle decompression showed gastric fluid leaking from the cannula. The patient regained a cardiac output, and a subsequent CT scan confirmed a large pneumomediastinum with air tracking to the neck and chest, and bilateral pneumothoraces...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
David Wampler, Chetan Kharod, Scotty Bolleter, Alison Burkett, Caitlin Gabehart, Craig Manifold
INTRODUCTION: Chest compressions and defibrillation are the only therapies proven to increase survival in cardiac arrest. Historically, rescuers must remove hands to shock, thereby interrupting chest compressions. This hands-off time results in a zero blood flow state. Pauses have been associated with poorer neurological recovery. METHODS: This was a blinded randomized control cadaver study evaluating the detection of defibrillation during manual chest compressions...
June 2016: Resuscitation
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