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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098197/dantrolene-versus-amiodarone-for-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-randomized-double-blinded-experimental-study
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Thomas Wiesmann, Dennik Freitag, Wolfgang Dersch, Daphne Eschbach, Marc Irqsusi, Thorsten Steinfeldt, Hinnerk Wulf, Carsten Feldmann
Dantrolene was introduced for treatment of malignant hyperthermia. It also has antiarrhythmic properties and may thus be an alternative to amiodarone for the treatment of ventricular fibrillation (VF). Aim of this study was to compare the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with dantrolene and amiodarone in a pig model of cardiac arrest. VF was induced in anesthetized pigs. After 8 min of untreated VF, chest compressions and ventilation were started and one of the drugs (amiodarone 5 mg kg(-1), dantrolene 2...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097649/hospital-variation-in-utilization-of-life-sustaining-treatments-among-patients-with-do-not-resuscitate-orders
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Allan J Walkey, Janice Weinberg, Renda Soylemez Wiener, Colin R Cooke, Peter K Lindenauer
OBJECTIVE: To determine between-hospital variation in interventions provided to patients with do not resuscitate (DNR) orders. DATA SOURCES/SETTING: United States Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, California State Inpatient Database. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including hospitalized patients aged 40 and older with potential indications for invasive treatments: in-hospital cardiac arrest (indication for CPR), acute respiratory failure (mechanical ventilation), acute renal failure (hemodialysis), septic shock (central venous catheterization), and palliative care...
January 18, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078762/competence-in-the-use-of-supraglottic-airways-by-australian-surf-lifesavers-for-cardiac-arrest-ventilation-in-a-manikin
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Lachlan Holbery-Morgan, Cara Angel, Michelle Murphy, James Carew, Finn Douglas, Robert Murphy, Natalie Hood, Andrew Rechtman, Christopher Scarff, Nicholas Simpson, Andrew Stewardson, Daniel Steinfort, Sam Radford, Ned Douglas, Douglas Johnson
OBJECTIVES: Lifesavers in Australia are taught to use pocket mask (PM) rescue breathing and bag valve mask (BVM) ventilation, despite evidence that first responders might struggle with these devices. Novices have successfully used the Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) Supreme and iGel devices previously, but there has been no previous comparison of the ability to train lifesavers to use the supraglottic airways compared to standard techniques for cardiac arrest ventilation. METHODS: The study is a prospective educational intervention whereby 113 lifesavers were trained to use the LMA and iGel supraglottic airways...
January 11, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060152/an-elevated-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-score-is-associated-with-morbidity-in-infants-after-congenital-heart-surgery
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Kalia P Ulate, Ofer Yanay, Howard Jeffries, Harris Baden, Jane L Di Gennaro, Jerry Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate an empirically derived Low Cardiac Output Syndrome Score as a clinical assessment tool for the presence and severity of Low Cardiac Output Syndrome and to examine its association with clinical outcomes in infants who underwent surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects. DESIGN: Prospective observational cohort study. SETTING: Cardiac ICU at Seattle Children's Hospital. PATIENTS: Infants undergoing surgical repair or palliation of congenital heart defects...
January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051284/analysis-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-croatia-survival-bystander-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-impact-of-physician-s-experience-on-cardiac-arrest-management-a-single-center-observational-study
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Anita Lukić, Ileana Lulić, Dinka Lulić, Zoran Ognjanović, Davorin Cerovečki, Siniša Telebar, Ivica Mašić
AIM: To analyze the initial rhythm, bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rate, and survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in Varaľdin County (Croatia), and to investigate whether physician's inexperience in emergency medical services (EMS) has an impact on resuscitation management. METHODS: We reviewed clinical records and Revised Utstein cardiac arrest forms of all out-of-hospital resuscitations performed by EMS Varaľdin (EMSVz), Croatia, from 2007-2013...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045326/non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischaemia-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Raphael Wurm, Anna Cho, Henrike Arfsten, Raphael van Tulder, Christian Wallmüller, Philipp Steininger, Fritz Sterz, Kristina Tendl, Csilla Balassy, Klaus Distelmaier, Martin Hülsmann, Gottfried Heinz, Christopher Adlbrecht
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Non-occlusive mesenteric ischaemia (NOMI) is characterised by hypoperfusion of the intestines without evidence of mechanical obstruction, potentially leading to extensive ischaemia and necrosis. Low cardiac output appears to be a major risk factor. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation aims at restoring blood flow after cardiac arrest. However, post restoration of spontaneous circulation, myocardial stunning limits immediate recovery of sufficient cardiac function...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045012/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-knowledge-among-nursing-students-a-questionnaire-study
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Mutlu Vural, Mustafa Feridun Koşar, Orhan Kerimoğlu, Fatih Kızkapan, Serdar Kahyaoğlu, Sevil Tuğrul, Hasan Burak İşleyen
OBJECTIVE: Nurses are usually first witnesses to in-hospital sudden cardiac arrests. Training of nurses has an impact on the efficiency and outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and thus, assessment of CPR knowledge among undergraduate nurses is very important to improve training program. METHODS: The questionnaire comprised of three parts about CPR knowledge: the first dealing with general questions to understand the importance of CPR in clinical practice; the second comprising the main goal and accuracy of CPR intervention; and the last consisting of questions targeting the indications, methods, and effectiveness of CPR...
December 28, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032304/l-carnitine-reduces-susceptibility-to-bupivacaine-induced-cardiotoxicity-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Gail K Wong, Carolyne Pehora, Mark W Crawford
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acute administration of L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv on susceptibility to bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. METHODS: In the first of two experiments, L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv (n = 10) or saline iv (n = 10) was administered to anesthetized and mechanically ventilated Sprague-Dawley rats following which an infusion of bupivacaine 2.0 mg·kg(-1)·min(-1) iv was given until asystole occurred...
December 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011292/utilization-of-palliative-care-services-for-cardiac-arrest-patients-undergoing-therapeutic-hypothermia-a-retrospective-analysis
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Emily K Zern, Michael N Young, Taylor Triana, Meng Xu, Benjamin Holmes, Nyal Borges, John A McPherson, Mohana B Karlekar
BACKGROUND: Palliative care (PC) services are integral to the care of patients with advanced medical illnesses. Given the significant morbidity and mortality associated with cardiac arrest, we sought to measure the use and impact of PC in the care of patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 317 consecutive patients undergoing TH after cardiac arrest. We compared intensive care unit (ICU) characteristics and clinical outcomes of subjects who received PC consultation (n=125) to those who did not (n=192)...
December 21, 2016: Resuscitation
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/27993546/post-resuscitation-management-of-cardiac-arrest-patients-in-the-critical-care-environment-a-retrospective-audit-of-compliance-with-evidence-based-guidelines
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A Milonas, A Hutchinson, D Charlesworth, A Doric, J Green, J Considine
BACKGROUND: There is a clear relationship between evidence-based post resuscitation care and survival and functional status at hospital discharge. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends protocol driven care to enhance chance of survival following cardiac arrest. Healthcare providers have an obligation to ensure protocol driven post resuscitation care is timely and evidence based. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine adherence to best practice guidelines for post resuscitation care in the first 24h from Return of Spontaneous Circulation for patients admitted to the intensive care unit from the emergency department having suffered out of hospital or emergency department cardiac arrest and survived initial resuscitation...
December 16, 2016: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987397/prophylactic-versus-clinically-driven-antibiotics-in-comatose-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Suada Filekovic Ribaric, Matjaz Turel, Rihard Knafelj, Vojka Gorjup, Rade Stanic, Primoz Gradisek, Ognjen Cerovic, Tomislav Mirkovic, Marko Noc
AIM: To investigate benefits of prophylactic antibiotics in comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Patients without evidence of tracheobronchial aspiration on admission bronchoscopy were randomized to prophylactic Amoxicillin-Clavulanic acid 1.2g every 8h (P) or clinically-driven antibiotics (C) administered if signs of infection developed during initial 7days of intensive care unit (ICU) stay. RESULTS: Among 83 patients enrolled between September 2013 and February 2015, tracheobronchial aspiration was documented in 23 (28%)...
February 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977460/perioperative-outcomes-and-management-in-pediatric-complex-cranial-vault-reconstruction-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Paul A Stricker, Susan M Goobie, Franklyn P Cladis, Charles M Haberkern, Petra M Meier, Srijaya K Reddy, Thanh T Nguyen, Lingyu Cai, Marcia Polansky, Peter Szmuk, John Fiadjoe, Codruta Soneru, Ricardo Falcon, Timothy Petersen, Courtney Kowalczyk-Derderian, Nicholas Dalesio, Stefan Budac, Neels Groenewald, Daniel Rubens, Douglas Thompson, Rheana Watts, Katherine Gentry, Iskra Ivanova, Mali Hetmaniuk, Vincent Hsieh, Michael Collins, Karen Wong, Wendy Binstock, Russell Reid, Kim Poteet-Schwartz, Heike Gries, Rebecca Hall, Jeffrey Koh, Carolyn Bannister, Wai Sung, Ranu Jain, Allison Fernandez, Gerald F Tuite, Ernesto Ruas, Oleg Drozhinin, Lisa Tetreault, Bridget Muldowney, Karene Ricketts, Patrick Fernandez, Lisa Sohn, John Hajduk, Brad Taicher, Jessica Burkhart, Allison Wright, Jane Kugler, Lea Barajas-DeLoa, Meera Gangadharan, Veronica Busso, Kayla Stallworth, Susan Staudt, Kristen L Labovsky, Chris D Glover, Henry Huang, Helena Karlberg-Hippard, Samantha Capehart, Cynthia Streckfus, Kim-Phuong T Nguyen, Peter Manyang, Jose Luis Martinez, Jennifer K Hansen, Heather Mitzel Levy, Alyssa Brzenski, Franklin Chiao, Pablo Ingelmo, Razaz Mujallid, Olutoyin A Olutoye, Tariq Syed, Hubert Benzon, Adrian Bosenberg
BACKGROUND: The Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to elucidate practices and outcomes in children with craniosynostosis undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction and inform quality improvement efforts. The aim of this study is to determine perioperative management, outcomes, and complications in children undergoing complex cranial vault reconstruction across North America and to delineate salient features of current practices...
February 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941501/isoflurane-sedation-on-the-icu-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-treated-with-targeted-temperature-management-an-observational-propensity-matched-study
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Alexander Krannich, Christoph Leithner, Martin Engels, Jens Nee, Victor Petzinka, Tim Schröder, Achim Jörres, Jan Kruse, Christian Storm
OBJECTIVE: Targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest requires deep sedation to prevent shivering and discomfort. Compared to IV sedation, volatile sedation has a shorter half-life and thus may allow more rapid extubation and neurologic assessment. DESIGN: Observational analysis of clinical data. SETTING: University hospital, medical ICU. PATIENTS: Four hundred thirty-two cardiac arrest survivors underwent targeted temperature management; of those, 110 were treated with volatile sedation using an anesthetic conserving device and isoflurane, and 322 received standard IV sedation...
December 8, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938887/years-of-life-lost-after-complications-of-coronary-artery-bypass-operations
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Robert E Freundlich, Michael D Maile, Mark M Hajjar, Joseph R Habib, Elizabeth S Jewell, Thomas Schwann, Robert H Habib, Milo Engoren
BACKGROUND: We currently have an incomplete understanding of which postoperative complications after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are associated with long-term death. The purpose of this study was to find the associations between complications and attributable death. METHODS: Prospectively collected data on patient characteristics, risk factors, and complications of patients undergoing isolated CABG with 20-year follow-up were analyzed with a Cox regression model to calculate the overall hazard of dying associated with each postoperative complication...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926646/treatment-of-a-pregnant-patient-in-a-persistent-vegetative-state
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Matthew P Romagano, William E Scorza, Stephen E Lammers, Carole Dorr, John C Smulian
BACKGROUND: Brain injury leading to a persistent vegetative state during pregnancy involves difficult medical and ethical decisions. CASE: A 21-year-old multigravid woman entered a persistent vegetative state at 20 1/7 weeks of gestation after cardiac arrest with postanoxic brain injury from a suspected drug overdose. The clinical disciplines responsible for her case formed a collaborative care plan involving ventilator, nutrition, and medication support of the mother and regular fetal monitoring and ultrasound testing...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908944/use-of-neuromuscular-blockers-during-therapeutic-hypothermia-after-cardiac-arrest-a-nursing-protocol
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Coraline Boulila, Samia Ben Abdallah, Aude Marincamp, Vincent Coic, Romuald Lauverjat, Nicole Ericher, Wulfran Bougouin, Jean-Paul Mira, Alain Cariou, Guillaume Geri
BACKGROUND: Neuromuscular blockers used to prevent shivering during therapeutic hypothermia in comatose patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are associated with adverse events. OBJECTIVE: To assess the influence of a nurse-implemented protocol on use of neuromuscular blockers in patients treated with 24-hour therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: A before and after study was done in a 24-bed cardiac arrest center...
December 2016: Critical Care Nurse
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...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867562/analysis-of-risk-factors-for-and-the-prognosis-of-postoperative-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-patients-with-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
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Mei-Fang Chen, Liang-Wan Chen, Hua Cao, Yong Lin
BACKGROUND: To explore the risk factors for and the prognosis of postoperative acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection (AD). METHODS: This retrospective nested case-control study included 527 Stanford type A AD patients who were divided into ARDS groups and non-ARDS groups. The clinical features of the groups were examined. RESULTS: The fifty-nine patients in the ARDS group exhibited extended durations of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) (P=0...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836871/patient-safety-events-in-out-of-hospital-paediatric-airway-management-a-medical-record-review-by-the-csi-ems
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Matthew Hansen, Garth Meckler, William Lambert, Caitlin Dickinson, Kathryn Dickinson, Joshua Van Otterloo, Jeanne-Marie Guise
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and characterise the nature of patient safety events in paediatric out-of-hospital airway management. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional medical record review of all 'lights and sirens' emergency medicine services transports from 2008 to 2011 in patients <18 years of age in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area. A chart review tool (see online supplementary appendix) was adapted from landmark patient safety studies and revised after pilot testing...
November 11, 2016: BMJ Open
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