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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152931/can-red-blood-cell-distribution-width-predict-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest
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Vito Fontana, Savino Spadaro, Paola Villois, Claudia Righy Shinotsuka, Alberto Fogagnolo, Leda Nobile, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur, Fabio S Taccone
BACKGROUND: In critically ill patients, high red blood cell distribution width (RDW) values have been associated with increased hospital mortality, but there are no data on the impact of RDW on outcomes of patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest (CA). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between RDW and long-term neurologic outcome in CA survivors. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of an institutional database including all unconscious adult patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after non-traumatic CA between January 2007 and January 2015...
November 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123888/cardiac-arrest-caused-by-rapidly-increasing-ascites-in-a-patient-with-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report
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Masatoshi Okumura, Atsushi Ujiro, Yasunori Otsuka, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Sho Wada, Hirofumi Iwata, Toshiaki Kan, Seiji Miyauchi, Atsushi Hashimoto, Yuko Sato, Yoshihito Fujita, Yoshihiro Fujiwara, Hideki Shimaoka
Case: Thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever, renal insufficiency, and organomegaly (TAFRO) syndrome is a newly defined systemic inflammatory disorder with gradual progression of symptoms. A 59-year-old man with fever and ascites of unknown cause developed sudden-onset shock and respiratory failure in the general ward. Cardiac arrest immediately followed. Although he was resuscitated, frequent administration of adrenaline was required to maintain his blood pressure. His circulation was most effectively stabilized by drainage of fluid from his distended abdomen...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123869/drug-induced-anaphylaxis-in-the-emergency-room
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REVIEW
Tomonori Takazawa, Kiyohiro Oshima, Shigeru Saito
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening, systemic allergic reaction that presents unique challenges for emergency care practitioners. Anaphylaxis occurs more frequently than previously believed. Therefore, proper knowledge regarding the epidemiology, mechanisms, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of anaphylaxis is essential. In particular, the initial treatment strategy, followed by correct diagnosis, in the emergency room is critical for preventing fatal anaphylaxis, although making a diagnosis is not easy because of the broad and often atypical presentation of anaphylaxis...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123868/cardiocerebral-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-2017-update
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REVIEW
Gordon A Ewy
Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health problem in the industrialized nations of the world. Yet, in spite of recurrent updates of the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care, many areas have suboptimal survival rates. Cardiocerebral resuscitation, a non-guidelines approach to therapy of primary cardiac arrest based on our animal research, was instituted in Tucson (AZ, USA) in 2002 and subsequently adopted in other areas of the USA. Survival rates of patients with primary cardiac arrest and a shockable rhythm significantly improved wherever it was adopted...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984212/-fatal-intoxication-with-nicotine-for-e-cigarette
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D H van der Meer, A D Pranger, I Jansen, E B Wilms, H Kieft, J G Maring
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the electronic e-cigarette a few years ago, its use has greatly increased. The liquid formulations used in these e-cigarettes contain nicotine in high concentrations; ingestion of these liquids can be fatal. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 42-year-old male was admitted to the Intensive Care ward due to cardiac arrest. The patient had ingested highly concentrated liquid nicotine, originating from a vial with liquid for e-cigarettes. When the ambulance personnel found the patient he did not have a pulse; following CPR and administration of adrenaline his pulse returned...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968287/establishing-a-rodent-model-of-ventricular-fibrillation-cardiac-arrest-with-graded-histologic-and-neurologic-damage-with-different-cardiac-arrest-durations
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Florian Ettl, Ingrid A M Magnet, Wolfgang Weihs, Alexandra Warenits, Daniel Grassmann, Michael Wagner, Ursula Teubenbacher, Sandra Högler, Fritz Sterz, Andreas Janata
PURPOSE: To establish a ventricular fibrillation (VF) cardiac arrest (CA) resuscitation model with consistent neurologic and neuropathologic damage as potential therapeutic target. METHODS: Prospectively randomized groups of experiments in 2 phases. In phase 1 four groups of male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 5) were resuscitated after 6 min VFCA with 2 and 6 min basic life support durations (BLS) with and without adrenaline. In phase 2 the most promising group regarding return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival was compared to a group of 8 min CA...
September 28, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916353/outcomes-of-adults-with-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-after-implementation-of-the-2010-resuscitation-guidelines
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Chih-Hung Wang, Chien-Hua Huang, Wei-Tien Chang, Min-Shan Tsai, Ping-Hsun Yu, Yen-Wen Wu, Wen-Jone Chen
BACKGROUND: The 2015 guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are based on an update of the 2010 guidelines with minor revisions. It is important to assess the 2010 guidelines to ensure their efficacy, which may help promote widespread adoption of the 2015 guidelines. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective observational study in a single center that evaluated patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) between 2006 and 2014. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to evaluate associations between independent variables and outcomes...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863949/impact-of-rapid-response-car-system-on-extracorporeal-life-support-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ryota Sato, Akira Kuriyama, Michitaka Nasu, Shinnji Gima, Wataru Iwanaga, Tadaaki Takada, Yusuke Kitahara, Hideto Fukui, Terutake Yonemori, Masaharu Yagi
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has been reported to be more effective than conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In ECLS, a shorter time from arrival to implantation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO; door-to-ECMO) time was predicted to be associated with better survival rates. This study aimed to examine the impact of the physician-based emergency medical services (P-EMS) using a rapid response car (RRC) on door-to-ECMO time in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
August 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836556/epinephrine-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-helpful-or-harmful
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REVIEW
Huan Shao, Chun-Sheng Li
OBJECTIVE: Epinephrine is the primary drug administered during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to reverse cardiac arrest. The evidence for the use of adrenaline in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and in-hospital resuscitation is inconclusive. We conducted a systematic review on the clinical efficacy of adrenaline in adult OHCA patients to evaluate whether epinephrine provides any overall benefit for patients. DATA SOURCES: The EMBASE and PubMed databases were searched with the key words "epinephrine," "cardiac arrest," and variations of these terms...
September 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827197/head-and-thorax-elevation-during-active-compression-decompression-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-an-impedance-threshold-device-improves-cerebral-perfusion-in-a-swine-model-of-prolonged-cardiac-arrest
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Johanna C Moore, Nicolas Segal, Michael C Lick, Kenneth W Dodd, Bayert J Salverda, Mason B Hinke, Aaron E Robinson, Guillaume Debaty, Keith G Lurie
AIM OF THE STUDY: As most cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts last longer than 15min, the aim of this study was to compare brain blood flow between the Head Up (HUP) and supine (SUP) body positions during a prolonged CPR effort of 15min, using active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR and impedance threshold device (ITD) in a swine model of cardiac arrest. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was induced in anesthetized pigs. After 8min of untreated VF followed by 2min of ACD-CPR+ITD in the SUP position, pigs were randomized to 18min of continuous ACD-CPR+ITD in either a 30° HUP or SUP position...
August 5, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801782/common-pediatric-medical-emergencies-in-office-practice
#11
Bharat Mehra, Suresh Gupta
General Practitioners frequently see children with medical conditions that may evolve into an emergency if not promptly attended to. The most common emergencies encountered in pediatric office practice are respiratory distress, dehydration, anaphylaxis, seizures and trauma. Assessment of children is sometimes difficult as the signs and symptoms might be subtle and not markedly expressed. Also, normal value of vital signs vary with age, thus their interpretation requires discrete knowledge of age appropriate values...
August 12, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754320/efficacy-of-vasopressin-epinephrine-compared-to-epinephrine-alone-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Qiang Zhang, Bo Liu, Lianxing Zhao, Zhijiang Qi, Huan Shao, Le An, Chunsheng Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy of vasopressin-epinephrine compared to epinephrine alone in patients who suffered out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Relevant studies up to February 2017 were identified by searching in PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, Wanfang for randomized controlled trials(RCTs) assigning adults with cardiac arrest to treatment with vasopressin-epinephrine (VEgroup) vs adrenaline (epinephrine) alone (E group)...
October 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736324/survival-and-neurological-outcome-in-the-elderly-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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G Hirlekar, T Karlsson, S Aune, A Ravn-Fischer, P Albertsson, J Herlitz, B Libungan
BACKGROUND: There have been few studies of the outcome in elderly patients who have suffered in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) and the association between cardiac arrest characteristics and survival. AIM: The aim of this large observational study was to investigate the survival and neurological outcome in the elderly after IHCA, and to identify which factors were associated with survival. METHODS: We investigated elderly IHCA patients (≥70years of age) who were registered in the Swedish Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Registry 2007-2015...
September 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652909/a-case-of-hypoglycemiainduced-qt-prolongation-leading-to-torsade-de-pointes-and-a-review-of-pathophysiological-mechanisms
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Faris Hannoodi, Hashim Alwash, Kushal Shah, Israa Ali, Sarwan Kumar, Khalid Zakaria
Torsades de pointes is a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia. Occurrence of this arrhythmia as a result of hypoglycemia has not been reported in the literature. We describe an interesting case of an insulin-dependent diabetic patient presenting with torsades de pointes resulting from hypoglycemia. A 62-year-old male was admitted to the hospital following an episode of severe insulin-induced hypoglycemia and a cardiac arrest. He was found to unresponsive at home after taking insulin. His serum glucose was found to be 18...
June 7, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438718/the-effect-of-50-compared-to-100-inspired-oxygen-fraction-on-brain-oxygenation-and-post-cardiac-arrest-mitochondrial-function-in-experimental-cardiac-arrest
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Annika Nelskylä, Jouni Nurmi, Milla Jousi, Alexey Schramko, Eero Mervaala, Giuseppe Ristagno, Markus B Skrifvars
BACKGROUND AND AIM: We hypothesised that the use of 50% compared to 100% oxygen maintains cerebral oxygenation and ameliorates the disturbance of cardiac mitochondrial respiration during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was induced electrically in anaesthetised healthy adult pigs and left untreated for seven minutes followed by randomisation to manual ventilation with 50% or 100% oxygen and mechanical chest compressions (LUCAS(®))...
July 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410590/early-predictors-of-poor-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#16
Louise Martinell, Niklas Nielsen, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson, Janneke Horn, Matt P Wise, Johan Undén, Christian Rylander
BACKGROUND: Early identification of predictors for a poor long-term outcome in patients who survive the initial phase of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) may facilitate future clinical research, the process of care and information provided to relatives. The aim of this study was to determine the association between variables available from the patient's history and status at intensive care admission with outcome in unconscious survivors of OHCA. METHODS: Using the cohort of the Target Temperature Management trial, we performed a post hoc analysis of 933 unconscious patients with OHCA of presumed cardiac cause who had a complete 6-month follow-up...
April 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402925/time-delays-associated-with-vasoactive-medication-preparation-and-delivery-in-simulated-patients-at-risk-of-cardiac-arrest
#17
P G Brindley, D O'Dochartaigh, C Volney, S Ryan, M J Douma
PURPOSE: To compare, quantify, and describe the time-delays associated with four common methods of adrenaline administration in the simulated setting of impending cardiac arrest. METHODS: Using sham medication and a high-fidelity simulator, experienced Nurses prepared, then delivered, adrenaline by: i) bolus, ii) lower-concentration infusion iii) higher-concentration infusion, and iv) higher-concentration infusion plus carrier-line. We recorded medication preparation and delivery time, plus administration errors and self-reported competence...
August 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395982/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-of-out-of-hospital-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-in-qatar-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#18
Furqan B Irfan, Rafael Consunji, Ayman El-Menyar, Pooja George, Ruben Peralta, Hassan Al-Thani, Stephen Hodges Thomas, Guillaume Alinier, Ashfaq Shuaib, Jassim Al-Suwaidi, Rajvir Singh, Maaret Castren, Peter A Cameron, Therese Djarv
BACKGROUND: Traumatic cardiac arrest studies have reported improved survival rates recently, ranging from 1.7-7.5%. This population-based nationwide study aims to describe the epidemiology, interventions and outcomes, and determine predictors of survival from out-of-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest (OHTCA) in Qatar. METHODS: An observational retrospective population-based study was conducted on OHTCA patients in Qatar, from January 2010 to December 2015. Traumatic cardiac arrest was redefined to include out-of-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest (OHTCA) and in-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest (IHTCA)...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385642/outcome-among-vf-vt-patients-in-the-linc-lucas-in-cardiac-arrest-trial-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Bjarne Madsen Hardig, Erik Lindgren, Ollie Östlund, Johan Herlitz, Rolf Karlsten, Sten Rubertsson
INTRODUCTION: The LINC trial evaluated two ALS-CPR algorithms for OHCA patients, consisting of 3min' mechanical chest compression (LUCAS) cycles with defibrillation attempt through compressions vs. 2min' manual compressions with compression pause for defibrillation. The PARAMEDIC trial, using 2min' algorithm found worse outcome for patients with initial VF/VT in the LUCAS group and they received more adrenalin compared to the manual group. We wanted to evaluate if these algorithms had any outcome effect for patients still in VF/VT after the initial defibrillation and how adrenalin timing impacted it...
June 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385449/centhaquin-effects-in-a-swine-model-of-ventricular-fibrillation-centhaquin-and-cardiac-arrest
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Konstantina Papalexopoulou, Athanasios Chalkias, Paraskevi Pliatsika, Apostolos Papalois, Panagiotis Papapanagiotou, Georgios Papadopoulos, Eleni Arnaoutoglou, Anastasios Petrou, Anil Gulati, Theodoros Xanthos
BACKGROUND: Centhaquin citrate is a novel agent being developed for use in the treatment of haemorrhagic shock. The aim of our study was to assess whether the administration of centhaquin would improve initial resuscitation success, 24-hour survival, and neurologic outcome compared with adrenaline alone in a porcine model of ventricular fibrillation. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation was induced in 20 healthy Landrace/Large White piglets. The animals were randomised to receive placebo plus adrenaline 0...
December 19, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
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