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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225378/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-in-a-1-year-old-boy-after-accidental-chest-compression-by-an-adult
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Huang-Wei Wu, Jen-Hung Chien, Ken-Pen Weng, Chu-Chuan Lin, Bo-Hau Chen, Shih-Ming Huang, Yu-Chi Hung
We report a 1-year-old boy with a delayed diagnosis of traumatic ventricular septal defect (VSD) related to chest compression. His cardiac function was stable after adequate medical treatment. Spontaneous closure of traumatic VSD occurred to this patient at the age of 4 years. This is a rare case of traumatic VSD associated with accidental chest compression, which is similar to rupture of the ventricular septum after blunt chest trauma. It should be kept in mind that traumatic VSD and concomitant thoracic injuries can develop during chest compression...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215789/a-ten-year-review-of-total-hospital-onset-intensive-care-unit-bloodstream-infections-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Anna M Civitarese, Eric Ruggieri, J Matthias Walz, Deborah Ann Mack, Stephen O Heard, Michael Mitchell, Craig M Lilly, Karen E Landry, Richard T Ellison
OBJECTIVE: The rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in United States intensive care units (ICU) have decreased significantly, and a parallel reduction in the rates of total hospital onset bacteremias in these units should also be expected. We report 10-year trends for total hospital onset ICU-associated bacteremias at a tertiary care academic medical center. DESIGN: This was a retrospective analysis of all positive blood cultures among patients admitted to seven adult ICUs for the period FY2005 through FY2014 according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network definitions...
February 16, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215570/the-cardiac-electrophysiology-of-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
#3
Michael Manogue, David S Hirsh, Michael Lloyd
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a clinical syndrome encountered frequently in trauma centers and is accompanied by both acute and chronic heart rhythm abnormalities. The injury is characterized by sympathetic nervous system (SNS) impairment with preservation of parasympathetic output via the vagus nerve. Severe bradycardia in the form of life-threatening sinus arrest or complete heart block may be observed in the acute recovery phase. Therapy for arrhythmias in the acute phase includes atropine, intravenous chronotropes, methylxanthines for prevention of episodic bradycardia, and pacemaker implantation in severe cases...
February 12, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213888/transfusion-in-critical-care-a-uk-regional-audit-of-current-practice
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J O M Plumb, M G Taylor, E Clissold, M P W Grocott, R Gill
A consistent message within critical care publications has been that a restrictive transfusion strategy is non-inferior, and possibly superior, to a liberal strategy for stable, non-bleeding critically ill patients. Translation into clinical practice has, however, been slow. Here, we describe the degree of adherence to UK best practice guidelines in a regional network of nine intensive care units within Wessex. All transfusions given during a 2-month period were included (n = 444). Those given for active bleeding or within 24 h of major surgery, trauma or gastrointestinal bleeding were excluded (n = 148)...
February 18, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209155/intranasal-oxytocin-reduces-provoked-symptoms-in-female-patients-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-despite-exerting-sympathomimetic-and-positive-chronotropic-effects-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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M Sack, D Spieler, L Wizelman, G Epple, J Stich, M Zaba, U Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severe psychiatric disease accompanied by neuroendocrine changes such as adrenergic overdrive and hence an elevated cardiovascular morbidity. Current pharmacotherapeutic options for PTSD are less than suboptimal, necessitating the development of PTSD-specific drugs. Although the neuropeptide oxytocin has been repeatedly suggested to be effective in PTSD treatment, there are, to our knowledge, only three studies that have assessed its efficacy on the intensity of PTSD symptoms in PTSD patients - among them one symptom provocation study in male veterans...
February 17, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202707/cadasil-accelerated-by-acute-hypotension-arterial-and-venous-contribution-to-leukoaraiosis
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Jacqueline A Pettersen, Julia Keith, Fuqiang Gao, J David Spence, Sandra E Black
OBJECTIVE: To underline the importance of blood pressure regulation in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) and to describe changes that occur in the veins in this condition, specifically venous collagenosis associated with leukoaraiosis. METHODS: Case report with neuroimaging and pathologic data. RESULTS: A 61-year-old man with genetically confirmed CADASIL was initially lucid following a motor vehicle accident but subsequently became hypotensive (60/40 mm Hg) due to an open femur fracture and required intubation...
February 15, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198552/cortical-spreading-depolarizations-in-the-postresuscitation-period-in-a-cardiac-arrest-male-rat-model
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Frederik Boe Hansen, Niels Secher, Morten Skovgaard Jensen, Leif Østergaard, Else Tønnesen, Asger Granfeldt
Neurological injury develops over days following cardiac arrest (CA); however, the exact mechanisms remain unknown. After stroke or trauma, the progression of neurological injury is associated with cortical-spreading depolarizations (CSDs). The objective was to investigate whether CA and subsequent resuscitation in rats are associated with 1) the development of spontaneous negative direct current (DC) shifts indicative of CSDs, and 2) changes in artificially induced CSDs in the postresuscitation period. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized into four groups: 1) CA 90, 2) Control 90, 3) CA 360, and 4) Control 360...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198023/patient-outcomes-and-amotosalen-uva-treated-platelet-utilization-in-massively-transfused-patients
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W Nussbaumer, M Amato, H Schennach, M Astl, C Y Chen, J-S Lin, L Corash, R J Benjamin
BACKGROUND: Amotosalen/UVA-treated platelet concentrates (PCs) have demonstrated efficacy for treating and preventing bleeding in clinical trials and in routine use; however, most studies were performed in haematology/oncology patients. We investigated efficacy during massive transfusion (MT) in general hospitalized patients. METHODS: Universal amotosalen/UVA treatment (INTERCEPT Blood System) of platelets was introduced at a large Austrian medical centre. We performed a retrospective cohort analysis comparing component use, in-hospital mortality and length of stay after MT that included platelet transfusion, for two periods (21 months each) before and after implementation...
February 15, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197657/gestational-diabetes-and-adverse-perinatal-outcomes-from-716-152-births-in-france-in-2012
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Cécile Billionnet, Delphine Mitanchez, Alain Weill, Jacky Nizard, François Alla, Agnès Hartemann, Sophie Jacqueminet
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to assess the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in a large national cohort. METHODS: All deliveries taking place after 22 weeks in France in 2012 were included by extracting data from the hospital discharge database and the national health insurance system. The diabetic status of mothers was determined by the use of glucose-lowering agents and by hospital diagnosis. Outcomes were analysed according to the type of diabetes and, in the GDM group, whether or not diabetes was insulin-treated...
February 15, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194284/coronary-cameral-fistula-connecting-the-left-anterior-descending-artery-and-the-first-obtuse-marginal-artery-to-the-left-ventricle-a-rare-finding
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Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Ehtesham Ul Haq, Ahmed Arslan Yousuf Awan, Arshad Ameer Khan, Ghazanfar Qureshi, Pragathi Balakrishna
Coronary-cameral fistulas are rare congenital malformations, often incidentally found during cardiac catheterizations. The majority of these fistulas are congenital in nature but can be acquired secondary to trauma or invasive cardiac procedures. These fistulas most commonly originate in the right coronary artery and terminate into the right ventricle and least frequently drain into the left ventricle. Depending upon their size and location, coronary-cameral fistulas can lead to congestive heart failure, myocardial infarction, and bacterial endocarditis...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187475/concomitant-sternal-fracture-in-flail-chest-an-analysis-of-21-741-polytrauma-patients-from-the-traumaregister-dgu%C3%A2
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Stefan Schulz-Drost, Sebastian Krinner, Andreas Langenbach, Pascal Oppel, Rolf Lefering, Dominic Taylor, Friedrich F Hennig, Andreas Mauerer
Background Isolated sternal fractures (SFs) rarely show complications, but their influence in a thorax trauma of the seriously injured still remains unclear. Methods A retrospective analysis of the TraumaRegister DGU(®) was performed involving the years 2009 to 2013 (Injury Severity Score [ISS] ≥ 16, primary admission to a trauma center). Cohort formation: Unilateral and bilateral flail chest (FC) injuries with and without a concomitant SF, respectively. Results In total, 21,741 patients (25% female) met the inclusion criteria, with 3,492 (16...
February 10, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183285/early-detection-of-myocardial-infarction-following-blunt-chest-trauma-by-computed-tomography-a-case-report
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Thung-Lip Lee, Chin-Feng Hsuan, Chen-Hsiang Shih, Huai-Wen Liang, Hsing-Shan Tsai, Wei-Kung Tseng, Kwan-Lih Hsu
BACKGROUND: Blunt cardiac trauma encompasses a wide range of clinical entities, including myocardial contusion, cardiac rupture, valve avulsion, pericardial injuries, arrhythmia, and even myocardial infarction. Acute myocardial infarction due to coronary artery dissection after blunt chest trauma is rare and may be life threatening. Differential diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction from cardiac contusion at this setting is not easy. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we demonstrated a case of blunt chest trauma, with computed tomography detected myocardium enhancement defect early at emergency department...
February 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179016/shock-induced-endotheliopathy-shine-in-acute-critical-illness-a-unifying-pathophysiologic-mechanism
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REVIEW
PärIngemar Johansson, Jakob Stensballe, SisseRye Ostrowski
One quarter of patients suffering from acute critical illness such as severe trauma, sepsis, myocardial infarction (MI) or post cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) develop severe hemostatic aberrations and coagulopathy, which are associated with excess mortality. Despite the different types of injurious "hit", acutely critically ill patients share several phenotypic features that may be driven by the shock. This response, mounted by the body to various life-threatening conditions, is relatively homogenous and most likely evolutionarily adapted...
February 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164016/isolated-rupture-of-bicuspid-aortic-valve-following-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-literature
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Hemindermeet Singh, Sajid Ali, Faraz Khan Luni, Fayyaz Hashmi, Mohammed Taleb
Blunt trauma to chest cause injury to various cardiac structures. Isolated rupture of aortic valve without aortic dissection is rare complication of blunt chest trauma and can be caused by a tear or avulsion of the valve. We report a case of a 35-year-old male who presented with severe aortic insufficiency due to rupture of a non-infected congenital bicuspid aortic valve following non-penetrating chest trauma. The diagnosis was suggested by echocardiography and was confirmed by intra-operative and histological findings...
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164015/post-traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-a-rare-indication-for-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-as-a-bridge-to-transplant
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María Alejandra Restrepo-Córdoba, Francisco José Hernández-Pérez, Manuel Francisco Gómez-Bueno, Juan Manuel Escudier-Villa, Evaristo Castedo, Javier Segovia, Luis Antonio Alonso-Pulpón
A ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma. This report presents the case of a 44-year-old man who developed a VSD as a result of high-energy closed chest trauma. We describe the initial surgical and medical management of the cardiac rupture. After failed repair surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was used as a bridge to heart transplantation. We discuss the successful use of ECMO to improve the prognosis results in this rare and complex entity.
February 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163912/the-benefits-of-youth-are-lost-on-the-young-cardiac-arrest-patient
#16
REVIEW
Brian Griffith, Patrick Kochanek, Cameron Dezfulian
Children and young adults tend to have reduced mortality and disability after acquired brain injuries such as trauma or stroke and across other disease processes seen in critical care medicine. However, after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), outcomes are remarkably similar across age groups. The consistent lack of witnessed arrests and a high incidence of asphyxial or respiratory etiology arrests among pediatric and young adult patients with OHCA account for a substantial portion of the difference in outcomes...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158980/early-exposure-to-hyperoxia-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-traumatic-injuries
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Derek W Russell, David R Janz, William L Emerson, Addison K May, Gordon R Bernard, Zhiguo Zhao, Tatsuki Koyama, Lorraine B Ware
BACKGROUND: Hyperoxia is common early in the course of resuscitation of critically ill patients. It has been associated with mortality in some, but not all, studies of cardiac arrest patients and other critically ill cohorts. Reasons for the inconsistency are unclear and may depend on unmeasured patient confounders, the timing and duration of hyperoxia, population characteristics, or the way that hyperoxia is defined and measured. We sought to determine whether, in a prospectively collected cohort of mechanically ventilated patients with traumatic injuries with and without head trauma, higher maximum partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2) within 24 hours of admission would be associated with increased risk of in-hospital mortality...
February 3, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151402/mental-health-among-parents-of-children-with-critical-congenital-heart-defects-a-systematic-review
#18
REVIEW
Sarah E Woolf-King, Alexandra Anger, Emily A Arnold, Sandra J Weiss, David Teitel
BACKGROUND: Parents of children with critical congenital heart defects (PCCHDs) may be at high risk for mental health morbidity; however, the literature is not well characterized. Given that compromised parental mental health can lead to long-term cognitive, health-related, and behavioral problems in children, a systematic review of this literature could provide informed recommendations for continued research and enhance the care of families of children living with critical congenital heart defects...
February 1, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150328/use-of-emergency-ultrasound-in-arizona-community-emergency-departments
#19
Richard Amini, Michael T Wyman, Nicholas C Hernandez, John A Guisto, Srikar Adhikari
OBJECTIVES: Despite the increased educational exposure to point-of-care ultrasound (US) at all levels of medical training, there are utilization gaps between academic and nonacademic emergency department (ED) settings. The purpose of this study was to assess the current practices and potential barriers to the use of point-of-care US in nonacademic EDs throughout the state of Arizona. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study. An online questionnaire was electronically sent to all nonacademic EDs in Arizona...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150060/rupture-of-the-right-upper-pulmonary-vein-and-left-atrium-caused-by-blunt-chest-trauma
#20
Motoo Osaka, Ryo Nagai, Tadashi Koishizawa
A 49-year-old man was transferred to our hospital by ambulance due to blunt chest trauma sustained in a car accident. Echocardiography and enhanced computed tomography showed hemopericardium without other vital organ damage. Emergent surgery was performed under strong suspicion of traumatic cardiac rupture. Careful inspection showed a rupture of the right upper pulmonary vein at the junction of the left atrium, a laceration of the inferior vena cava, and a left-side pericardium rupture, and they were repaired with running 4-0 polypropylene suture...
February 1, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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