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Kouhei Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Omori, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Yasuaki Nakao, Takuji Yamamoto, Youichi Yanagawa
PURPOSE: We investigated the changes in the vital signs and the final outcomes subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patients who were evacuated from the scene using the doctor-helicopter (Dr. Heli) service and those who only underwent interhospital transportation using the doctor-helicopter Dr. Heli service to investigate safety of this system METHODS: We retrospectively investigated all of the patients with non-traumatic SAH who were transported by a Dr. Heli between January 2010 and March 2016...
December 10, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Gregor Lichy, Jörg Braun
Due to the increasingly changed clinical landscape, which leads to a reduction of clinical facilities in rural regions. This also leads to a centralized clinical care, in addition to limited care options in the periphery. Therefore the interhospital transfer is becoming increasingly important. Specialized centers have become more and more important through this centralization of clinical care. Not only the number of transports, but also the transport distances have steadily increased in recent years. It is necessary to differentiate centripetal transports into the centers of the maximum and centrifugal transports back to peripheral clinics, weaning devices or rehabilitation facilities...
November 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Ju-Sing Fan, Yen-Chia Chen, Hsien-Hao Huang, David Hung-Tsang Yen, Chorng-Kuang How, Mu-Shuan Huang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the incidence and risk factors for interhospital transfer neurological deterioration (IHTND) in patients with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (SICH). METHODS: Consecutive adult patients with first-ever SICH referred to our emergency department (ED) and transported by ambulance from July 2011 through June 2015 were eligible for this prospective observational study. Enrolled patients had SICH with elapsed time <12 hours and a nearly normal Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score (≥13) at presentation...
October 12, 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Adambeke Nwozuzu, Manuel L Fontes, Robert B Schonberger
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate differences in the inclusion of anesthesiologists in mobile extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) teams between North American and European centers. DESIGN: A retrospective review of North American versus European mobile ECMO teams. The search terms used to identify relevant articles were the following: "extracorporeal membrane transport," "mobile ECMO," and "interhospital transport." SETTING: MEDLINE review of articles...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
James H Hertzog, Thomas E Pearson, Marc A Priest, Ellen Spurrier, Ryan R Davies
Ventricular assist devices (VADs) for the mechanical support of cardiac failure are being used more frequently in children of increasingly younger age. These children have significant and multiple medical comorbidities, and their length of hospital stay has been increasing. As this population of hospitalized VAD-supported children increases, so does the possibility of their need for interfacility transport for specialized diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Reports on such transports are limited to 3 children who underwent scheduled elective transfers...
September 2016: Air Medical Journal
Himanshu Khurana, Yatin Mehta, Sunil Dubey
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Long distance air travel for medical needs is on the increase worldwide. The condition of some patients necessitates specially modified aircraft, and monitoring and interventions during transport by trained medical personnel. This article presents our experience in domestic and international interhospital air medical transportation from January 2010 to January 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hospital records of all air medical transportation undertaken to the institute during the period were analyzed for demographics, primary etiology, and events during transport...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Barclay T Stewart, Adam Gyedu, Christos Giannou, Brijesh Mishra, Norman Rich, Sherry M Wren, Charles Mock, Adam L Kushner
OBJECTIVE: Many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are ill equipped to care for the large and growing burden of vascular conditions. We aimed to develop essential vascular care recommendations that would be feasible for implementation at nearly every setting worldwide, regardless of national income. METHODS: The normative Delphi method was used to achieve consensus on essential vascular care resources among 27 experts in multiple areas of vascular care and public health as well as with experience in LMIC health care...
December 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
L Mikael Broman, Björn Frenckner
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may be a life-saving procedure for patients with severe reversible pulmonary or cardiac failure or for patients in need for a bridge to transplantation. ECMO is provided by specialized centers, but patients in need of ECMO are frequently taken care of at other centers. Conventional transports to an ECMO center can be hazardous and deaths have been described. For this reason, many ECMO centers have developed transport programs with mobile ECMO. After request, the mobile team including all necessary equipment to initiate ECMO is sent to the referring hospital, where the patient is cannulated and ECMO commenced...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Andrew R Coggins, Erin N Cummins, Brian Burns
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) therapy is widely used for the management of acute respiratory failure. The objective of this study was to investigate the current use of NIV during interhospital retrievals in an Australian physician-led aeromedical service. METHODS: We reviewed patients receiving NIV during interhospital retrieval at the Greater Sydney Area Helicopter Medical Services (GSA-HEMS) over a 14-month period. The main objectives were to describe the number of retrievals using NIV, the need for intubation in NIV patients and the effect of the therapy on mission duration...
July 1, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Andreas Valentin, Carole Schwebel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Erik Jan van Lieshout, Jan Binnekade, Elmer Reussien, Dave Dongelmans, Nicole P Juffermans, Rob J de Haan, Marcus J Schultz, Margreeth B Vroom
PURPOSE: Regionalization and concentration of critical care increases the need for interhospital transport. However, optimal staffing of ground critical care transport has not been evaluated. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, open-label, blinded-endpoint non-inferiority trial, critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation transported by interhospital ground critical care transport were randomized between transport staffed by a dedicated team comprising a critical care nurse and paramedic (nurses group) or a dedicated team including a critical care physician (nurses + physician group)...
July 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Andrew P Reimer, Alex Milinovich, Elizabeth A Madigan
INTRODUCTION: The proliferation and use of electronic medical records (EMR) in the clinical setting now provide a rich source of clinical data that can be leveraged to support research on patient outcomes, comparative effectiveness, and health systems research. Once the large volume and variety of data that robust clinical EMRs provide is aggregated, the suitability of the data for research purposes must be addressed. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is two-fold. First, we present a stepwise framework capable of guiding initial data quality assessment when matching multiple data sources regardless of context or application...
June 2016: International Journal of Medical Informatics
Dana J Herrigel, Madeline Carroll, Christine Fanning, Michael B Steinberg, Amay Parikh, Michael Usher
BACKGROUND: Interhospital transfer is an understudied area within transitions of care. The process by which hospitals accept and transfer patients is not well described. National trends and best practices are unclear. OBJECTIVE: To describe the demographics of large transfer centers, to identify common handoff practices, and to describe challenges and notable innovations involving the interhospital transfer handoff process. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: A convenience sample of 32 tertiary care centers in the United States was studied...
June 2016: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Jeong Ho Park, Ki Ok Ahn, Sang Do Shin, Won Chul Cha, Hyun Wook Ryoo, Young Sun Ro, Taeyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Interhospital transfer delays for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients requiring primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may be shortened by improved regional care systems. We evaluated the transfer process and first door-to-balloon (D1toB) time in STEMI patients who underwent interhospital transfer for primary PCI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We evaluated the D1toB time in 1837 patients who underwent interhospital transfer for primary PCI from the Cardiovascular Disease Surveillance program in Korea...
May 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
B Frenckner
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a method for providing long-term treatment of a patient in a modified heart-lung machine. Desaturated blood is drained from the patient, oxygenated and pumped back to a major vein or artery. ECMO supports heart and lung function and may be used in severe heart and/or lung failure when conventional intensive care fails. The Stockholm programme started in 1987 with treatment of neonates. In 1995, the first adult patient was accepted onto the programme. Interhospital transportation during ECMO was started in 1996, which enabled retrieval of extremely unstable patients during ECMO...
December 2015: Journal of Internal Medicine
Thórir S Sigmundsson, Daníel Arnarson, Arnar Rafnsson, Viðar Magnússon, Gunnar Thór Gunnarsson, Gestur Thorgeirsson
INTRODUCTION: ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) is a life-threatening disease and good outcome depends on early restoration of coronary blood flow. Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) is the treatment of choice if performed within 120 minutes of first medical contact (FMC) but in case of anticipated long transport or delays, pre-hospital fibrinolysis is indicated. The aim was to study transport times and adherence to clinical guidelines in patients with STEMI transported from outside of the Reykjavik area to Landspitali University Hospital in Iceland...
January 2016: Læknablađiđ
Sang Hwa Lee, Kyoung Jun Song, Sang Do Shin, Young Sun Ro, Min Jung Kim, James F Holmes
Prompt diagnosis and appropriate transport of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is critical. We aimed to study differences in clinical outcomes by emergency medical services (EMS) usage and interhospital transfer in patients with SAH. We analyzed the CAVAS (CArdioVAscular disease Surveillance) database which is an emergency department-based, national cohort of cardiovascular disease in Korea. Eligible patients were adults with non-traumatic SAH diagnosed between January 2007 and December 2012. We excluded those whose EMS use and intershopital transfer data was unknown...
December 2015: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Arun Ranganath, John Dziodzio, Barbara McCrum, Lauren Connolly, Christopher Pare, Matthew Sholl, Robert Ecker, David Seder
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Critical Care Medicine
Cory M Alwardt, Donald S Wilson, Michelle L Alore, Louis A Lanza, Patrick A Devaleria, Octavio E Pajaro
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is indicated when conventional measures fail to support a patient during cardiac or respiratory failure. Due to the complicated nature of ECMO, patients often require transport to a tertiary care center. This study retrospectively compared the performance of the Cardiohelp™ (Maquet) life support system with a previously used ECMO circuit when transporting adult patients on venoarterial ECMO between facilities. Two ECMO circuits were compared for performance: 1) the Cardiohelp™ (Maquet) life support system and 2) the "standard" circuit consisting of a Thoratec CentriMag centrifugal pump, Maquet Quadrox-D oxygenator, and a Terumo CDI-500 in-line blood gas analyzer...
March 2015: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Shetal Patel, James H Hertzog, Scott Penfil, Nicholas Slamon
OBJECTIVE: Few trials address the use of telemedicine during pediatric transport. We believe that video conferencing has equivalent quality, connectivity, and ease of operation, can be done economically, and will improve evaluation. METHODS: Prospective randomized pilot study was used to examine video versus cellular communication between the medical command officer (MCO) and pediatric transport team (TT) for children with moderate to severe illness undergoing interhospital transport...
September 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
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