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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822390/physiologic-features-of-brain-death
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Eno-Obong Essien, Kristina Fioretti, Thomas M Scalea, Deborah M Stein
Brain death is known to be associated with physiologic derangements but their incidence is poorly described. Knowledge of the changes that occur during brain death is important for management of the potential organ donor. Thus, we sought to characterize the pathophysiology that occurs during brain death in patients with traumatic injuries. All brain-dead patients over a 10-year period were identified from the trauma registry at a level 1 urban trauma center. Patient demographics, injury characteristics, and clinical data for defining organ dysfunction were reviewed for the 24 hours surrounding brain-death declaration...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820799/regional-anesthesia-and-analgesia-after-surgery-in-icu
#2
Mathieu Capdevila, Séverin Ramin, Xavier Capdevila
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim is to demonstrate that ICU physicians should play a pivotal role in developing regional anesthesia techniques that are underused in critically ill patients despite the proven facts in perioperative and long-term pain, organ dysfunction, and postsurgery patient health-related quality of life improvement. RECENT FINDINGS: Regional anesthesia and/or analgesia strategies in ICU reduce the surgical and trauma-stress response in surgical patients as well as complications incidence...
August 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820540/endoscopic-port-access-surgery-for-late-orthotopic-cardiac-transplantation-atrioventricular-valve-disease
#3
Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Bernard Stockman, Yvette Vermeulen, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to present details of the perioperative and long-term outcomes of redo-endoscopic port access surgery (REPAS) for late atrioventricular valve disease (AVVD) in orthotopic cardiac transplant (OCT) patients. METHODS: Between February 2004 and October 2015, REPAS was performed for late AVVD in seven consecutive OCT patients (mean age 57.9 ± 17.2 years; EuroSCORE II 21.2 ± 14.7%) at the authors' institution. The mean OCT-REPAS time interval was 7...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810921/the-role-of-whole-body-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-thoracic-injuries-in-severely-injured-patients-a-retrospective-multi-centre-study-based-on-the-trauma-registry-of-the-german-trauma-society-traumaregister-dgu-%C3%A2
#4
Patricia Lang, Martin Kulla, Fabian Kerwagen, Rolf Lefering, Benedikt Friemert, Hans-Georg Palm
BACKGROUND: Thoracic injuries are a leading cause of death in polytrauma patients. Early diagnosis and treatment are of paramount importance. Whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) has largely replaced traditional imaging techniques such as conventional radiographs and focused computed tomography (CT) as diagnostic tools in severely injured patients. It is still unclear whether WBCT has led to higher rates of diagnosis of thoracic injuries and thus to a change in outcomes. METHODS: In a retrospective study based on the trauma registry of the German Trauma Society (TraumaRegister DGU(®)), we analysed data from 16,545 patients who underwent treatment in 59 hospitals between 2002 and 2012 (ISS ≥ 9)...
August 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807405/initiation-of-a-multidisciplinary-rapid-response-team-to-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#5
Brett J Carroll, Heather Pemberton, Kenneth A Bauer, Louis M Chu, Jeffrey L Weinstein, Barbara L Levarge, Duane S Pinto
Pulmonary embolism (PE) can result in rapid clinical decompensation in many patients. With increasing patient complexity and advanced treatment options for PE, multidisciplinary, rapid response teams can optimize risk stratification and expedite management strategies. The Massive And Submassive Clot On-call Team (MASCOT) was created at our institution, which comprised specialists from cardiology, pulmonology, hematology, interventional radiology, and cardiac surgery. MASCOT offers rapid consultation 24 hours a day with a web-based conference call to review patient data and discuss management of patients with high-risk PE...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806284/is-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-practical-in-severe-chest-trauma-a-systematic-review-in-single-center-of-developing-country
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Up Huh, Seunghwan Song, Sung Woon Chung, Sang-Pil Kim, Chung Won Lee, Hyo Young Ahn, Miju Bae, Seon Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in patients with rupture of heart and major vessels caused by severe chest trauma. METHODS: From April 2015 to May 2016, 10 patients with suspected injuries to the heart and major vessels following focused assessment with sonography in trauma or computed tomography were selected from patients admitted at a level I trauma centre presenting with cardiac tamponade and tension haemothorax due to severe chest trauma...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803513/mechanisms-of-unexpected-death-and-autopsy-findings-in-friedreich-ataxia
#7
Roger W Byard, John D Gilbert
A 36-year-old woman with a clinical history of Friedreich ataxia and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy was found unexpectedly dead at her home. The heart showed asymmetric left ventricular hypertrophy, with an interventricular septal thickness of 20-25 mm (the remainder of the left ventricular wall measured 15 mm). Histologically, both ventricles had irregular areas of marked myocyte hypertrophy with associated interstitial fibrosis and focal myofibre disarray. There was neuronal loss within the dentate nucleus of the cerebellum, with vacuolation and axonal loss in the dorsal columns and spinocerebellar tracts of the upper cervical spinal cord...
January 1, 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802718/curcumin-ameliorates-cardiac-dysfunction-induced-by-mechanical-trauma
#8
Xintao Li, Tingting Cao, Shuo Ma, Zehao Jing, Yue Bi, Jicheng Zhou, Chong Chen, Deqin Yu, Liang Zhu, Shuzhuang Li
Curcumin, a phytochemical component derived from turmeric (Carcuma longa), has been extensively investigated because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. Inflammation and oxidative stress play critical roles in posttraumatic cardiomyocyte apoptosis, which contributes to secondary cardiac dysfunction. This research was designed to identify the protective effect of curcumin on posttraumatic cardiac dysfunction and investigate its underlying mechanism. Noble-Collip drum was used to prepare a mechanical trauma (MT) model of rats, and the hemodynamic responses of traumatised rats were observed by ventricular intubation 12h after trauma...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801782/common-pediatric-medical-emergencies-in-office-practice
#9
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/28801484/predicting-outcomes-in-traumatic-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-relevance-of-utstein-factors
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Ben Beck, Janet E Bray, Peter Cameron, Lahn Straney, Emily Andrew, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
BACKGROUND: Given low survival rates in cases of traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), there is a need to identify factors associated with outcomes. We aimed to investigate Utstein factors associated with achieving return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival to hospital in traumatic OHCA. METHODS: The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) was used to identify cases of traumatic OHCA that received attempted resuscitation and occurred between July 2008 and June 2014...
August 11, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795675/-clinical-application-of-abdominal-lifting-and-compression-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-method-for-treatment-of-patients-with-cardiac-arrest
#11
Haishan Li, Liu Ji, Jingjing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical application of rhythmic abdominal lifting and compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ALC-CPR) in cardiac arrest (CA) patients with conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) contraindication (chest rib fracture, chest trauma, etc.). METHODS: The clinical data of patients with CA in emergency department of Hefei Second People's Hospital from June 2015 to December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively, and the patients with weights 40-150 kg and CA≤20 minutes, and resuscitated with ALC-CPR were selected...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792295/medical-care-at-a-large-vertical-running-event
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Christopher J Nash, Christopher T Richards, Gina Schwieger, Sanjeev Malik, George T Chiampas
OBJECTIVE: Vertical running events, during which participants race up the stairwells of skyscrapers, are becoming increasingly popular. Such events have unique and specific operational and clinical considerations for event medical directors, but descriptions of the medical care provided at these events are lacking. We sought to perform a descriptive analysis of the medical care delivered at a single, large vertical running event. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of medical encounters at a large vertical running event from 2011-2017 was performed...
August 9, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791755/emergency-department-use-of-apneic-oxygenation-versus-usual-care-during-rapid-sequence-intubation-a-randomized-controlled-trial-the-endao-trial
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Nicholas Caputo, Ben Azan, Rui Domingues, Lee Donner, Mark Fenig, Douglas Fields, Robert Fraser, Karlene Hosford, Richard Iuorio, Marc Kanter, Moira McCarty, Thomas Parry, Andaleeb Raja, Mary Ryan, Blaine Williams, Hemlata Sharma, Daniel Singer, Chris Shields, Sandra Scott, Jason R West
OBJECTIVES: Desaturation leading to hypoxemia may occur during rapid sequence intubation (RSI). Apneic oxygenation (AO) was developed to prevent the occurrence of oxygen desaturation during the apnea period. The purpose of this study was to determine if the application of AO increases the average lowest oxygen saturation during RSI when compared to usual care (UC) in the emergency setting. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at an academic, urban, level 1 trauma center...
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782569/the-protective-effects-of-electro-acupuncture-in-thoracic-surgery-on-trauma-stressed-rats-involve-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-and-supraoptic-nucleus
#14
Huan-Huan Zhang, Yi-Nan Tao, Mei-Yan Jiang, Jin Wang, Jun Chen, Chun-Mei Xia, Lin-Lin Shen, Meng-Ya Wang, Da-Nian Zhu
The present study was designed to explore whether the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and supraoptic nucleus (SON) were involved in the protective effects of electro-acupuncture (EA) on cardiac function in thoracic surgery on trauma-stressed rats. The rats were randomly divided into a non-stressed group (Control), surgical trauma-stressed group (Trauma), and Neiguan EA applied on the surgical trauma-stressed group (Trauma+EA-PC 6). RVLM neuron discharge was observed by using an in vivo electrophysiological method, and micro-dialysis combining high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorometric detection (HPLC-FD) was used to assess expression of amino acids in the RVLM...
August 3, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780711/percutaneous-removal-of-intravascular-pellet-following-penetrating-cardiac-trauma
#15
Joshua D Chew, George T Nicholson, Bret A Mettler, Thomas P Doyle
There is controversy regarding the management of projectile embolization, a rare complication of penetrating trauma. We present the case of a 5-year-old, 20 kg male with retrograde venous projectile embolization following traumatic injury with a pellet gun. The projectile was successfully removed utilizing a novel, percutaneous approach.
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777288/trauma-to-the-heart-a-review-of-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment
#16
Adam Lee Goldstein, Dror Soffer
Cardiac injury remains a rare occurrence even to the most experienced trauma surgeon. Despite this rarity, a physician receiving trauma patients with potential injury to the heart must be prepared to lead a rapid and precise assessment, request the relevant diagnostic imaging, and guide a surgical or observation based plan. A high index of suspicion of cardiac injury is vital to avoid missed injuries and preventable fatalities. Knowledge of the differences between blunt and penetrating cardiac trauma is crucial in managing these patients...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765747/severe-leakage-presenting-mitral-regurgitation-caused-by-a-pseudoaneurysm-connecting-the-left-ventricle-and-the-left-atrium-through-fistulae-as-a-rare-complication-of-cardiac-trauma
#17
Bong Seok Seo, Jae-Hyeong Park, Byung Joo Sun, Jae-Hwan Lee, Jae Won Lee
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July 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764222/evaluation-of-myocardial-injury-using-standard-diagnostic-tools-and-tissue-doppler-imaging-in-blunt-trauma-chest
#18
Parshotam Lal Gautam, Neeru Luthra, Manpreet Kaur, Jaspal Singh, Gurpreet Singh Wander, Rohit Tandon, Namrata, Nikhil Gautam
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial contusion is an entity in chest trauma which is difficult to diagnose. Current practice relies more on cardiac-specific biochemical markers and standard echocardiography, but no gold standard test exists. The application of Tissue Doppler imaging is yet unexplored. AIM: The present study was designed to evaluate cardiac injury in patients with blunt trauma chest using conventional trans-thoracic echocardiography parameters and Tissue Doppler imaging...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762453/damage-control-surgery-6-years-of-experience-at-a-level-i-trauma-center
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Amit Gupta, Subodh Kumar, Sushma Sagar, Pawan Sharma, Biplab Mishra, Maneesh Singhal, Mahesh C Misra
BACKGROUND: Damage control surgery (DCS) has been a well-established practice in the management of trauma victims for more than 2 decades now. The primary aim of this study was to review and analyze the presentation and outcome of patients with torso trauma who underwent DCS at Level I trauma center. METHODS: Retrospective study was conducted using database records prospectively maintained over period of 6 years from 2008 through 2013 at an urban Level I trauma center...
July 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759541/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-after-stab-wound-to-the-chest-missed-by-transthoracic-echocardiography-a-case-report
#20
Abimbola O Faloye, Raphael Y Gershon
Traumatic ventral septal defect may be sustained after either blunt force or penetrating trauma to the chest. Severity ranges from asymptomatic to acute decompensated heart failure. Our patient suffered a stab wound to the chest and was initially taken to the operating room for repair of a lacerated right ventricle. Subsequent postoperative hemodynamic deterioration prompted a bedside transthoracic echocardiogram, which failed to identify causal factors. A transesophageal echocardiogram performed immediately after ventral septal defect was demonstrated...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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