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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/28819000/hypoxia-induced-myocardial-regeneration
#2
Wataru Kimura, Yuji Nakada, Hesham A Sadek
The underlying cause of systolic heart failure is the inability of the adult mammalian heart to regenerate damaged myocardium. In contrast, some vertebrate species and immature mammals are capable of full cardiac regeneration following multiple types of injury through cardiomyocyte proliferation. Little is known about what distinguishes proliferative cardiomyocytes from terminally differentiated, non-proliferative cardiomyocytes. Recently, several reports have suggested that oxygen metabolism and oxidative stress play a pivotal role in regulating the proliferative capacity of mammalian cardiomyocytes...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
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/28801040/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-case-report
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Shunsuke Kudo, Keiji Tanaka, Kunihiko Okada, Takahiro Takemura
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) followed by operating room sternotomy, rather than resuscitative thoracotomy, might be life-saving for patients with blunt cardiac rupture and cardiac arrest who do not have multiple severe traumatic injuries. A 49-year-old man was injured in a vehicle crash and transferred to the emergency department. On admission, he was hemodynamically stable, but a plain chest radiograph revealed a widened mediastinum, and echocardiography revealed hemopericardium. A computed tomography scan revealed hemopericardium and mediastinal hematoma, without other severe traumatic injuries...
August 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777288/trauma-to-the-heart-a-review-of-presentation-diagnosis-and-treatment
#5
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/28764222/evaluation-of-myocardial-injury-using-standard-diagnostic-tools-and-tissue-doppler-imaging-in-blunt-trauma-chest
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739617/paediatric-chest-wall-trauma-causing-delayed-presentation-of-ventricular-arrhythmia
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Angela M Tegethoff, Emerald Raney, Jenny Mendelson, Michael R Minckler
This report describes a paediatric patient presenting with haemodynamically stable non-sustained ventricular tachycardia 1 day after minor blunt chest trauma. Initial laboratory studies, chest X-ray and echocardiography were normal; however, cardiac MRI revealed precordial haematoma, myocardial contusion and small pericardial effusion. Throughout her hospital course, she remained asymptomatic aside from frequent couplets and triplets of premature ventricular contractions. Ectopy was controlled with oral verapamil...
July 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724751/tomo-seq-identifies-sox9-as-a-key-regulator-of-cardiac-fibrosis-during-ischemic-injury
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Grégory P A Lacraz, Jan Philipp Junker, Monika M Gladka, Bas Molenaar, Koen T Scholman, Marta Vigil-Garcia, Danielle Versteeg, Hesther de Ruiter, Marit W Vermunt, Menno P Creyghton, Manon M H Huibers, Nicolaas de Jonge, Alexander van Oudenaarden, Eva van Rooij
Background -Cardiac ischemic injury induces a pathological remodeling response, which can ultimately lead to heart failure. Detailed mechanistic insights into molecular signaling pathways relevant for different aspects of cardiac remodeling will support the identification of novel therapeutic targets. Methods -While genome-wide transcriptome analysis on diseased tissues has greatly advanced our understanding of the regulatory networks that drive pathological changes in the heart, this approach has been disadvantaged by the fact that the signals are derived from tissue homogenates...
July 19, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698415/-surgical-repair-for-blunt-cardiac-rupture
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Noriyoshi Yashiki, Tsuyoshi Yachi, Tomohiko Takahashi
Blunt cardiac injury is a life-threatening condition. We report 3 successful cases in which we performed surgery for blunt cardiac injury. Three individuals were injured, 2 in traffic accidents and the other being caught between a crane and a steel frame. Echocardiograms and computed tomography scans revealed pooling of bloody pericardial fluid in all 3 patients, who underwent emergency surgery. Two patients needed sutures to control persistent bleeding. Although a heart-lung machine was prepared at the start of surgery in all 3 cases, we did not need to use it for any patient...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673785/barbaloin-pretreatment-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-activation-of-ampk
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Peiyong Zhang, Xiaochen Liu, Guotao Huang, Caiyan Bai, Zhenling Zhang, Hongjun Li
Myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (MI/R) injury is a major cause of cardiac dysfunction during cardiovascular surgery and heart transplantation and characterized by hyperactive oxidative stress and inflammatory response. Barbaloin (BAR) is the main medicinal composition of the Chinese traditional medicine aloe vera. BAR has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. However, the effect of BAR on MI/R-induced myocardial injury is not explored. This study aims to investigate whether BAR provides cardio-protection against MI/R injury and the underlying mechanisms...
July 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667052/hearts-lacking-plasma-membrane-katp-channels-display-changes-in-basal-aerobic-metabolic-substrate-preference-and-ampk-activity
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Nermeen Youssef, Scott Campbell, Amy Barr, Manoj Gandhi, Beth Hunter, Vernon Dolinksy, Jason R B Dyck, Alexander S Clanachan, Peter E Light
Cardiac ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channels couple changes in cellular metabolism to membrane excitability and are activated during metabolic stress. Although under basal aerobic conditions, KATP channels are thought to be predominately closed. Despite intense research into the roles of KATP channels during metabolic stress, their contribution to aerobic basal cardiac metabolism has not been investigated previously. METHODS: Hearts from Kir6.2+/+ and Kir6.2 -/- mice were perfused in working mode and rates of glycolysis, fatty acid oxidation and glucose oxidation were measured...
June 30, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656646/parenteral-irons-versus-transfused-red-blood-cells-for-treatment-of-anemia-during-canine-experimental-bacterial-pneumonia
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Dante A Suffredini, Wanying Xu, Junfeng Sun, Jesús Barea-Mendoza, Steven B Solomon, Samuel L Brashears, Andreas Perlegas, Daniel B Kim-Shapiro, Harvey G Klein, Charles Natanson, Irene Cortés-Puch
BACKGROUND: No studies have been performed comparing intravenous (IV) iron with transfused red blood cells (RBCs) for treating anemia during infection. In a previous report, transfused older RBCs increased free iron release and mortality in infected animals when compared to fresher cells. We hypothesized that treating anemia during infection with transfused fresh RBCs, with minimal free iron release, would prove superior to IV iron therapy. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Purpose-bred beagles (n = 42) with experimental Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia rendered anemic were randomized to be transfused RBCs stored for 7 days or one of two IV iron preparations (7 mg/kg), iron sucrose, a widely used preparation, or ferumoxytol, a newer formulation that blunts circulating iron levels...
June 27, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623881/cardiac-tamponade-associated-with-delayed-ascending-aortic-perforation-after-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
#15
Dae Woong Ryu, Mi Kyung Lee
BACKGROUND: Cardiac tamponade due to aortic injury after blunt trauma is a rare and potentially fatal injury. Most aortic injuries caused by blunt trauma present as aortic dissection or rupture of the aortic isthmus. Several cases of delayed aortic injury have been reported. However, all of these injuries were observed in the descending aorta because they had been caused by a posterior rib fracture. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the first case of cardiac tamponade associated with delayed ascending aortic perforation 2 weeks after blunt trauma...
June 17, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614863/-anesthetic-management-in-thoracic-trauma-patients
#16
Alf Kozian, Astrid Bergmann, Thomas Hachenberg, Thomas Schilling
In daily practice, management of patients with blunt thoracic trauma is challenging for the anesthetist. Injuries of airways, lungs, diaphragm, heart and large vessels are the main difficulties.Respiratory and circulatory physiology in general is affected by general anesthesia, which may result in an increased number of perioperative complications. Therefore, anesthetic management of patients with thoracic trauma needs to address different clinical topics: management of difficult airways, intrinsic effects of anesthetics and mechanical ventilation on respiratory and cardiac function, the adequate replacement of blood loss as well as type and extent of the surgical intervention...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614862/-thoracic-trauma-prehospital-treatment
#17
Michael Hansen, Thomas Hachenberg
Penetrating thoracic injuries are rare in Germany and common in urban regions. 10 percent of the patients in Emergency Departments suffer from blunt thoracic trauma. Mechanism of trauma can predict the severity of the injuries. Very fast life-threatening injuries with hemodynamic problems like tension pneumothorax or cardiac tamponade have to be diagnosed. Prehospital emergency physicians need skills in ultrasound for diagnosis and in invasive therapy like chest tube or pericardium drainage tube. The application of an algorithm in exploration of a thoracic trauma seems to be useful...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610438/pneumorachis-associated-with-persistent-tachycardia-after-blunt-thoracic-trauma
#18
Paris-Dimitrios Kalogerakos, George Lazopoulos, Stefanos Palioudakis, Ioannis Drositis, Kiriaki Chionidou, George Chalkiadakis
Pneumorachis, or intraspinal air, can be a rare result of blunt thoracic trauma. We report the case of a 40-year-old man with multiple injuries and pneumorachis associated with persistent tachycardia. As factors that increase heart rate were gradually ruled out, intraspinal air was considered the potential culprit. Computed tomography revealed intraspinal air at the thoracic level, which possibly promoted cardiac arrhythmogenesis. Air may transiently compress the preganglionic cardiac sympathetic nerves and increase sympathetic output to the heart...
July 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601315/age-related-mortality-in-blunt-traumatic-hemorrhagic-shock-the-killers-and-the-life-savers
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John O Hwabejire, Christine E Nembhard, Tolulope A Oyetunji, Theodros Seyoum, Mayowa P Abiodun, Suryanarayana M Siram, Edward E Cornwell, Wendy R Greene
BACKGROUND: There are sparse data on the association between age and mortality in hemorrhagic shock (HS). We examined this association in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Glue Grant database was analyzed. Patients aged ≥16 y with blunt traumatic HS were stratified into eight age groups (16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74, 75-84, and ≥85 y) to identify the mortality inflection point. Subsequently, patients were restratified into young age (16-44 y), middle age (45-64 y), and elderly (≥65 y)...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597790/septal-thrombus-following-blunt-cardiac-injury
#20
Rahul Vasudev, Upamanyu Rampal, Hiten Patel, Mahesh Bikkina, Fayez Shamoon
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April 2017: Acta Cardiologica
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