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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469616/prehospital-echocardiography-during-resuscitation-impacts-treatment-in-a-physician-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-an-observational-study
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Rein Ketelaars, Christian Beekers, Geert-Jan Van Geffen, Gert Jan Scheffer, Nico Hoogerwerf
BACKGROUND: Patients in cardiac arrest must receive algorithm-based management such as basic life support and advanced (cardiac) life support. International guidelines dictate diagnosing and treating any factor that may have caused the arrest or may be complicating the resuscitation. Ultrasound may be of potential value in this process and can be used in a prehospital setting. The objective is to evaluate the use of prehospital ultrasound during traumatic and non-traumatic CPR and determine its impact on prehospital treatment decisions in a Dutch helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS)...
February 22, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464219/typical-pericarditis-ecg-findings-after-falling-from-height-the-pr-segment-depression-or-st-segment-elevation
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Murat Sucu, Gokhan Altunbas, Fatma Yilmaz Coskun
Acute pericarditis (AP) following blunt thoracic trauma is rare and difficult to diagnosis. A 43-year-old man with offered to the emergency department (ED) after falling from height before a week ago. The ECG performed in the ED was abnormal, ECG revealed PR segment depression in leads DII, DIII, aVF, and V3-6 and a preliminary diagnosis of acute inferolateral STEMI was presumed. Patients have evidence of systemic inflammation, including leukocytosis, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate. We are reporting a case of post-traumatic acute pericarditis presenting with PR-segment depression and normal cardiac enzymes mimicking acute STEMI...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458321/differential-effects-of-isotonic-and-hypotonic-4-albumin-solution-on-intracranial-pressure-and-renal-perfusion-and-function
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Naoya Iguchi, Junko Kosaka, Joseph Bertolini, Clive N May, Yugeesh R Lankadeva, Rinaldo Bellomo
OBJECTIVES: Albumin is used to resuscitate trauma patients but may increase intracranial pressure (ICP). Its effects on renal blood flow and function are unknown. Our aim was to examine the effects of hypertonic albumin on ICP and renal function, and if any effects are due to the hypotonicity of the solution containing albumin or to albumin itself. DESIGN, SETTING AND SUBJECTS: Cross-over, randomised controlled experimental study of six adult Merino ewes in the animal facility of a research institute...
March 2018: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457746/cardiac-rupture-caused-by-traffic-accident-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#4
Stefania Zerbo
The commonest cause of blunt cardiac injuries is from traffic accidents followed by violent falls, sport activities, accidents or a fight but rupture of the heart is rare and lethal. The precise incidence of cardiac injury after a blunt chest trauma is unknown as rates vary greatly in the literature from between 7% and 76% of cases. Autopsy studies have shown that the right ventricle is the most frequently ruptured, followed by the left ventricle, right atrium, intraventricular septum, left atrium and interatrial septum with decreasing frequency...
January 1, 2018: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445066/epidemiology-of-pediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-at-school-an-investigation-of-a-nationwide-registry-in-japan
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Kosuke Kiyohara, Junya Sado, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Mamoru Ayusawa, Masahiko Nitta, Taku Iwami, Ken Nakata, Yasuto Sato, Noriko Kojimahara, Naohito Yamaguchi, Tomotaka Sobue, Yuri Kitamura
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the epidemiology of pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) occurring in school settings is important to establish an evidence-based strategy for prevention and better prognosis.Methods and Results:The Stop and Prevent cardIac aRrest, Injury, and Trauma in Schools (SPIRITS) is a nationwide prospective observational study linking databases from 2 nationally representative registries, the Injury and the Accident Mutual Aid Benefit System of The Japan Sport Council and the All-Japan Utstein Registry of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency...
February 15, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441597/toxic-stress-and-protective-factors-in-multi-ethnic-school-age-children-a-research-protocol
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Eileen M Condon, Lois S Sadler, Linda C Mayes
Exposure to stressful environments in early childhood can cause a toxic stress response and lead to poor health outcomes, including obesity, cardiac disease, diabetes, and mental illness. In animals and maltreated children, the presence of a nurturing caregiver can buffer against the physiological disruptions associated with a toxic stress response; however, the specific caregiver and parenting characteristics that best promote a protective relationship in humans remain largely unexplored, particularly in families living in high-risk environments...
February 14, 2018: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437639/soluble-gpvi-is-elevated-in-injured-patients-shedding-is-mediated-by-fibrin-activation-of-gpvi
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Samantha J Montague, Céline Delierneux, Christelle Lecut, Nathalie Layios, Robert J Dinsdale, Christine S-M Lee, Natalie S Poulter, Robert K Andrews, Peter Hampson, Christopher M Wearn, Nathalie Maes, Jonathan Bishop, Amy Bamford, Chris Gardiner, Woei Ming Lee, Tariq Iqbal, Naiem Moiemen, Steve P Watson, Cécile Oury, Paul Harrison, Elizabeth E Gardiner
Soluble glycoprotein VI (sGPVI) is shed from the platelet surface and is a marker of platelet activation in thrombotic conditions. We assessed sGPVI levels together with patient and clinical parameters in acute and chronic inflammatory conditions, including patients with thermal injury and inflammatory bowel disease and patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for elective cardiac surgery, trauma, acute brain injury, or prolonged ventilation. Plasma sGPVI was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and was elevated on day 14 after thermal injury, and was higher in patients who developed sepsis...
February 13, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432317/the-outcomes-of-early-surgical-intervention-in-geriatric-proximal-femur-fractures-among-patients-receiving-direct-oral-anticoagulation
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Nathan A Franklin, Ashley Ali, Richard K Hurley, Hassan R Mir, Michael J Beltran
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the pre-hospital use of Direct Oral Anticoagulant (DOAC) agents on the outcomes of early surgical fixation of a geriatric hip fracture. DESIGN: Case-Control. SETTING: Two academic level 1 trauma centers. INTERVENTION: Early (<48h) surgical fixation of a geriatric proximal femur fracture. PATIENTS: 19 patients receiving Pradaxa (Dabigatran), Eliquis (Apixaban), or Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) who underwent surgery between 2010 and 2015 and 74 control patients...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419523/association-between-the-mode-of-transport-and-in-hospital-medical-complications-in-trauma-patients-findings-from-a-level-i-trauma-center-in-saudi-arabia
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Nawfal Aljerian, Saleh Alhaidar, Ali Alothman, Wijdan AlJohi, Faisal Abdullah Albaqami, Suliman Abdullah Alghnam
BACKGROUND: In Saudi Arabia, injury is the leading cause of death. Even if nonfatal, the impact of injuries on population health is enormous, as thousands of young patients suffer permanent disabilities every year. Unlike in developed countries, private transportation (PT) is a common means to transport trauma patients. Outcome differences between patients transported via PT relative to emergency medical services (EMS) has not been previously explored. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the association between transportation mode and in-hospital complications among trauma patients...
January 2018: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419332/alcohol-as-a-factor-in-911-calls-in-denver
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Daniel Joseph, Jody A Vogel, C Sam Smith, Whitney Barrett, Gary Bryskiewicz, Aaron Eberhardt, David Edwards, Lara Rappaport, Christopher B Colwell, Kevin E McVaney
BACKGROUND: Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with a substantial number of emergency department visits annually and is responsible for a significant number of lives lost each year in the United States. However, a minimal amount is known about the impact of alcohol on the EMS system. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to determine the proportion of 9-1-1 calls in Denver, Colorado in which (1) alcohol was a contributing factor or (2) the individual receiving EMS services had recently ingested alcohol...
February 8, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399875/perioperative-management-of-a-redo-aortic-root-replacement-in-a-patient-with-severe-factor-xi-deficiency
#11
Michael G Fitzsimons, Rebecca Karp Leaf, Johnathan Mack, Pavan K Bendapudi, Tao Shen, Duke E Cameron
Factor XI deficiency is associated with significant bleeding in the setting of trauma and surgery. We present a patient with FXI deficiency and multiple red blood cell allo-antibodies requiring repeat aortic root replacement and discuss the perioperative management of patients with FXI deficiency undergoing cardiac surgery.
February 4, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395761/cyanide-poisoning-is-a-possible-cause-of-cardiac-arrest-among-fire-victims-and-empiric-antidote-treatment-may-improve-outcomes
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Yasuhiko Kaita, Takehiko Tarui, Takahiro Shoji, Hiroshi Miyauchi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide and cyanide poisoning are important causes of death due to fire. Carbon monoxide is more regularly assessed than cyanide at the site of burn or smoke inhalation treatment due to its ease in assessment and simplicity to treat. Although several forensic studies have demonstrated the significance of cyanide poisoning in fire victims using blood cyanide levels, the association between the cause of cardiac arrest and the concentration of cyanide among fire victims has not been sufficiently investigated...
January 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390347/transcatheter-closure-of-a-huge-iatrogenic-atrial-septal-defect-a-case-report
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Yong Yang, Xi Li, Mao Chen, Yuan Feng
RATIONALE: Iatrogenic atrial septal defects caused by cardiac surgery are rare complications that are traditionally repaired through reoperations; unfortunately, reoperations are accompanied by high risk and trauma. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we report a rare case of a huge atrial septal defect after mitral and aortic mechanical valve replacement. DIAGNOSES: Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a 20 × 33 mm atrial septal defect with a mainly left-to-right shunt and bidirectional shunt...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389837/airway-and-ventilation-management-strategies-for-haemorrhagic-shock-to-tube-or-not-to-tube-that-is-the-question
#14
Anthony J Hudson, Geir Strandenes, Christopher K Bjerkvig, Marius Svanevik, Elon Glassberg
Many standard trauma management guidelines advocate the early use of endotracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation as key treatment interventions in haemorrhagic shock. The evidence for using these airway and ventilation strategies to manage a circulation problem is unclear. The potentially harmful effects of drug assisted intubation and positive pressure ventilation include reduced cardiac output, apnoea, hypoxia, hypocapnoea (due to inadvertent hyperventilation) and unnecessarily prolonged on-scene times...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388694/an-extension-of-the-perseverative-cognition-hypothesis-to-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-symptomatology-cardiovascular-recovery-in-relation-to-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-severity-and-cognitive-appraisals-of-stress
#15
Jeffrey L Kibler
Beyond the construct of cardiovascular reactivity, the measurement of cardiovascular recovery from stress represents an important index of exaggerated physiological arousal and disease risk. Cardiovascular recovery in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has not received adequate attention. The present study examined whether cardiovascular recovery following an oral speaking stressor was associated with the severity of PTSD symptoms, and whether cognitive stress appraisals of threat and challenge were significantly associated with PTSD severity and recovery...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385649/left-atrial-thrombi-following-tranexamic-acid-in-a-bleeding-trauma-patient-a-word-of-caution
#16
Nels Davis Carroll, Carlos S Restrepo, Brian J Eastridge, Chad N Stasik
We describe the case of a bleeding trauma patient who received tranexamic acid (TXA) during air transport who subsequently developed multiple intra-cardiac thrombi. The administration of TXA during transport may be associated with this unusual presentation.
January 31, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384058/inflammation-atrial-fibrillation-and-cardiac-surgery-current-medical-and-invasive-approaches-for-the-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Sahin Iscan, Bortecin Eygi, Yuksel Besir, Ismail Yurekli, Habib Cakir, Levent Yilik, Orhan Gokalp, Ali Gurbuz
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac dysrhythmia commonly seen in clinical practice especially after cardiac surgery. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality for the patients. The pathogenesis of AF is not exactly understood yet, but there is growing data about the relationship between AF and inflammation. Cardiac surgery itself is a big source for inflammation. It causes major surgical trauma, ischemia/reperfusion injury, hypothermia, low arterial pressure, and the equipment of cardiopulmonary bypass makes a large foreign surface thus it activates inflammatory response...
January 31, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379803/delayed-cardiac-rupture-induced-by-traumatic-myocardial-infarction-consequence-of-a-45-magnum-blast-injury-a-comprehensive-case-review
#18
Holger Rupprecht, Katharina Gaab
A penetrating chest trauma, a myocardial contusion or a myocardial infarction can lead to a cardiac rupture, which is linked to an extreme high death rate. Only few cases with delayed perforation of the myocardium have been reported in literature. We report about a penetrating gunshot injury, which led to a myocardial contusion with secondary delayed rupture of the left ventricle and the left inferior lobe of the lung. The leakage of the lesion in the left ventricle could be sealed sufficiently with fibrin-coated collagen fleeces after adapting stitches with Prolene 2-0...
January 2018: Bulletin of Emergency and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374876/-solitary-kidney-is-it-too-little
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Roxana Cleper
Solitary functioning kidney (SFK) occurs with unilateral renal agenesis (URA) in 1/2000 live births - or after uninephrectomy for tumor, trauma, uncontrolled infections or hypertension and post-kidney donation. URA-associated states include urological, cardiac, gastrointestinal and skeletal anomalies or it might be a component of a genetic syndrome. In 10% of cases of URA another family member is affected. In any case of SFK a compensatory process is triggered consisting of glomerular hypertension with hyperfiltration which achieves 75% of two kidneys' function...
January 2018: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374291/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-percutaneous-patent-foramen-ovale-and-atrial-septal-defect-occlusion
#20
C Kavvouras, M Vavuranakis, S Vaina, K Lampropoulos, G Bazoukis, G Tse, D Tousoulis
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) plays a unique role in transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO). However, problems such as the need for general anesthesia, possible trauma from endotracheal intubation, presence of "blind spots," and occasional inadequate imaging of some cardiac structures have necessitated better imaging techniques. Our study aimed to compare the findings of TEE during the initial diagnostic examination with those from intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) acquired during the interventional procedure...
January 26, 2018: Herz
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