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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226957/pilot-multi-centre-randomised-trial-of-the-impact-of-pre-operative-focused-cardiac-ultrasound-on-mortality-and-morbidity-in-patients-having-surgery-for-femoral-neck-fractures-echonof-2-pilot
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D J Canty, J Heiberg, Y Yang, A G Royse, S Margale, N Nanjappa, D Scott, A Maier, D I Sessler, A Chuan, A Palmer, A Bucknill, C French, C F Royse
Hip fracture surgery is common, usually occurs in elderly patients who have multiple comorbidities, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Pre-operative focused cardiac ultrasound can alter diagnosis and management, but its impact on outcome remains uncertain. This pilot study assessed feasibility and group separation for a proposed large randomised clinical trial of the impact of pre-operative focused cardiac ultrasound on patient outcome after hip fracture surgery. Adult patients requiring hip fracture surgery in four teaching hospitals in Australia were randomly allocated to receive focused cardiac ultrasound before surgery or not...
December 11, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147476/sudden-cardiac-arrest-as-a-rare-presentation-of-myxedema-coma-case-report
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Divya Salhan, Deepak Sapkota, Prakash Verma, Saroj Kandel, Omar Abdulfattah, Antony Lixon, Deribe Zwenge, Frances Schmidt
Myxedema coma is a decompensated hypothyroidism which occurs due to long-standing, undiagnosed, or untreated hypothyroidism. Untreated hypothyroidism is known to affect almost all organs including the heart. It is associated with a decrease in cardiac output, stroke volume due to decreased myocardial contractility, and an increase in systemic vascular resistance. It can cause cardiac arrhythmias and the most commonly seen conduction abnormalities are sinus bradycardia, heart block, ventricular tachycardia, and torsade de pointes...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143314/skills-among-young-and-elderly-laypersons-during-simulated-dispatcher-assisted-cpr-and-after-cpr-training
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M A Nebsbjerg, S E Rasmussen, K B Bomholt, L Q Krogh, K Krogh, J A Povlsen, I S Riddervold, T Grøfte, H Kirkegaard, B Løfgren
BACKGROUND: Dispatcher assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DA-CPR) increase the rate of bystander CPR. The aim of the study was to compare the performance of DA-CPR and attainable skills following CPR training between young and elderly laypersons. METHODS: Volunteer laypersons (young: 18-40 years; elderly: > 65 years) participated. Single rescuer CPR was performed in a simulated DA-CPR cardiac arrest scenario and after CPR training. Data were obtained from a manikin and from video recordings...
November 15, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112078/survival-outcomes-following-the-use-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-as-a-rescue-technology-in-critically-ill-patients-results-from-pennsylvania-2007-2015
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Marco D Huesch, Andrew Foy, Christoph Brehm
OBJECTIVE: To examine real-world outcomes of survival, length of stay, and discharge destination, among all adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation admissions in one state over nearly a decade. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of administrative discharge data. SETTING: State-wide administrative discharge data from Pennsylvania between 2007 and 2015. PATIENTS: All 2,948 consecutive patients billed under a Diagnosis-Related Grouper 3 grouper and in whom a procedural code for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was present, admitted between the beginning of 2007 and the end of 2015 to hospitals regulated by the state of Pennsylvania...
November 3, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092921/contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Johanne Silvain, Lee S Nguyen, Vincent Spagnoli, Mathieu Kerneis, Paul Guedeney, Nicolas Vignolles, Kristel Cosker, Olivier Barthelemy, Claude Le Feuvre, Gérard Helft, Jean-Philippe Collet, Gilles Montalescot
OBJECTIVES: Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is a common and potentially severe complication in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI). There is no consensus on the best definition of CI-AKI to identify patients at risk of haemodialysis or death. The objective of this study was to assess the association of CI-AKI, using four definitions, on inhospital mortality, mortality or haemodialysis requirement over 1-year follow-up, in patients with STEMI treated with pPCI...
November 1, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057186/traumatic-pancreatitis-a-rare-complication-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Muhammad Aziz
An elderly gentleman was successfully revived after undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest. Post CPR, the patient developed acute pancreatitis which was likely complication of inappropriately delivered chest compressions which caused further complications and resulted in the death of the patient. This case underlines the importance of quality chest compressions that includes correct placement of hands by the operator giving chest compressions to avoid lethal injuries to the receiver...
August 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021439/relationship-between-bath-related-deaths-and-low-air-temperature
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Masaru Suzuki, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shingo Hori
Objective Bath-related sudden cardiac arrests occur frequently in Japan. Although previous studies have reported that most fatal events occurr in winter, the reason why such events exhibit a seasonal variation has not been elucidated. In this study, we hypothesized that the occurrence of bath-related deaths was correlated with a low air temperature. Method This prospective cross-sectional observational study was conducted in the Tokyo Metropolitan area between October 2012 and March 2013. Data were collected for all cases involving the activation of the emergency medical system because of an accident or acute illness related to bathing that occurred in Tokyo during the study period...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990736/hospital-outcomes-of-transcatheter-versus-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-female-in-the-united-states
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Tomo Ando, Emmanuel Akintoye, Tesfaye Telila, Alexandros Briasoulis, Hisato Takagi, Theodore Schreiber, Luis Afonso, Cindy L Grines
OBJECTIVES: To assess the in-hospital mortality and complications in female between transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). BACKGROUND: Female is one of the risk factors for increased adverse events in cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS: Nationwide Inpatient Sample database was queried from 2011 to 2014 for patients who underwent TAVR or SAVR in female patients. The primary endpoint was in-hospital all-cause mortality and second endpoints were perioperative complications...
October 9, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973289/early-postoperative-complications-for-elderly-patients-undergoing-single-level-decompression-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-ligamentous-hypertrophy-or-neuroforaminal-stenosis
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Arpan V Prabhu, Bryan A Lieber, Jenson K Henry, Nitin Agarwal, Monir Tabbosha, David O Okonkwo
BACKGROUND: Lumbar decompression for disc herniation is frequently performed on elderly patients, and this trend will continue as the population ages. Clinical reports on the complications of lumbar discectomy show good results and cost effectiveness in young or middle-aged patients. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the morbidity of single-level lumbar disc surgery for radicular pain in a cohort of patients greater than 80 yr of age to that of a middle-aged cohort...
July 18, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860015/state-wide-reduction-in-in-hospital-cardiac-complications-in-association-with-the-introduction-of-a-national-standard-for-recognising-deteriorating-patients
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Catherine Martin, Daryl Jones, Rory Wolfe
AIM: To examine whether introducing a national standard to improve the recognition of and response to clinical deterioration, was associated with a reduction in cardiovascular events in the hospital environment. METHOD: Interrupted time series was used to analyse the trajectories of monthly complication rates for 4.69 million admissions in 218 hospitals. Trajectory slopes determined for the "baseline period" (1 July 2007-30 June 2010) and the "Intervention period" (1 January 2013-30 June 2014) were compared (slope ratio)...
August 30, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857797/a-comparison-of-3-frailty-indices-in-predicting-morbidity-and-mortality-after-on-pump-aortic-valve-replacement
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Gary Esses, Evie Andreopoulos, Hung-Mo Lin, Shipra Arya, Stacie Deiner
BACKGROUND: Aortic valve replacement is a high-risk surgery (3%-5%, 30-day mortality) performed on approximately 30,000 elderly patients a year in the United States. Currently, preoperative risk assessment is based on a composite of medical examination and a subjective evaluation for frailty ("eyeball test"). Objective frailty assessment using validated indices has the potential to improve risk stratification. The purpose of this study was to (1) establish whether frailty can predict 30-day mortality and composite morbidity in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement and (2) compare the predictive ability of 3 frailty indices in this population...
August 29, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852203/presence-of-obesity-is-associated-with-lower-mortality-in-elderly-patients-with-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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A Jahangir, M Mirza, M Shahreyar, T Mengesha, R Shearer, S Sultan, A Jahangir, I Choudhuri, V Nangia, A Dhala, A Bhatia, I Niazi, J Sra, A J Tajik
BACKGROUND: Higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with greater prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, yet an inverse relationship between obesity and survival after cardiovascular events has been described. It is unclear whether a similar relationship exists for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) at high risk for mortality. We aimed to assess the impact of BMI on mortality and cardiovascular hospitalization in patients with ICD. METHODS: Patients who underwent ICD implantation in 2010-2011 were divided into normal (<25 kg m(-)(2)), overweight (25-29...
August 30, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807442/age-is-related-to-neurological-outcome-in-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-ohca-receiving-therapeutic-hypothermia-th
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Se Jong Oh, Jin Joo Kim, Jae Ho Jang, In Cheol Hwang, Jae Hyuk Woo, Yong Su Lim, Hyuk Jun Yang
INTRODUCTION: In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the patients' outcomes after cardiac arrest based on age in one center, to determine whether geriatric patients had worse outcomes. METHODS: This was a single-center, retrospective cohort study. The patients admitted to the intensive care unit on successful resuscitation after OHCA were retrospectively identified and evaluated. RESULTS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients over 18years of-age with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) (>24h) after cardiac arrest who were admitted to the emergency intensive care unit (EICU) and received post-cardiac arrest care between March 2007 and December 2013...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771117/trends-in-deceased-donor-kidney-availability-and-utilization-in-the-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
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Fayez Hejaili, Besher Attar, Faissal A M Shaheen
OBJECTIVES: We investigated trends in deceased donor kidney availability and utilization in Saudi Arabia, wait list changes, and recipient characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten-year registry data from the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation were analyzed, including consent/discard rates, numbers of kidneys from deceased donors versus expanded criteria and standard criteria donors, wait list characteristics, dialysis characteristics, and causes of chronic kidney disease...
August 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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/28680517/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-resuscitation-outcome-in-north-india-caro-study
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Chennappa Kalvatala Krishna, Hakim Irfan Showkat, Meenakshi Taktani, Vikram Khatri
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) in India and factors influencing the outcome. METHODS: The outcome and related factors like demographics, aspects of the OHCA event, return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and survival to discharge, among the 80 adult patients presenting to emergency department experiencing OHCA considered for resuscitation between January 2014 to April 2015, were analyzed, according to the guidelines of the Utstein consensus conference...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659263/health-insurance-expansion-and-incidence-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-pilot-study-in-a-us-metropolitan-community
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Eric C Stecker, Kyndaron Reinier, Carmen Rusinaru, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Jon Jui, Sumeet S Chugh
BACKGROUND: Health insurance has many benefits including improved financial security, greater access to preventive care, and better self-perceived health. However, the influence of health insurance on major health outcomes is unclear. Sudden cardiac arrest prevention represents one of the major potential benefits from health insurance, given the large impact of sudden cardiac arrest on premature death and its potential sensitivity to preventive care. METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted a pre-post study with control group examining out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) among adult residents of Multnomah County, Oregon (2015 adult population 636 000)...
June 28, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655624/validity-of-the-iqcode-ca-an-informant-questionnaire-on-cognitive-decline-modified-for-a-cardiac-arrest-population
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Erik Blennow Nordström, Gisela Lilja, Kristofer Årestedt, Hans Friberg, Niklas Nielsen, Susanna Vestberg, Tobias Cronberg
AIM: To examine the psychometric properties of a modified version of the Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE), for a cardiac arrest population (IQCODE-CA). METHODS: The IQCODE-CA, a 26-item observer-reported questionnaire, was completed by informants, defined as relatives or close friends, of 268 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors who participated in the Target Temperature Management trial in a scheduled follow-up 180±14days after OHCA...
September 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648651/the-impact-of-functional-status-on-the-outcomes-of-endovascular-lower-extremity-revascularization-for-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-elderly
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Isidore Dinga Madou, Martin D Slade, Kristine C Orion, Timur Sarac, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
BACKGROUND: Functional status is an important predictor of outcomes after infrainguinal bypass surgery. There are little data on the effect of functional status on the outcomes of endovascular lower extremity interventions, especially in the elderly frail population. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Program files for the years 2011-2013 to assess the impact of functional status on outcome after endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia (CLI)...
June 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646442/variability-of-adverse-events-in-the-public-health-care-service-of-the-tuscany-region
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Sara Albolino, Riccardo Tartaglia, Tommaso Bellandi, Elisa Bianchini, Giancarlo Fabbro, Silvia Forni, Giulia Cernuschi, Annibale Biggeri
The objective of the study is to analyze the variation of adverse events (AEs) according to the different structure of hospitals. The study is a multicenter, retrospective study. It involves 4 teaching hospitals (THs) and 32 community hospitals, distributed in 12 local trusts (LTs), of the Tuscany Regional Healthcare Service (RHS). A random sample of the clinical records of patients admitted in LTs and THs in 2008 was selected from the database of the hospital discharge records of the centers. Among 11,293 clinical records included, a total of 354 adverse events were identified...
June 23, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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