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Traumatic cardiac arrest

Aaron B Klassen, S Brent Core, Christine M Lohse, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
Study Objectives Law enforcement is increasingly viewed as a key component in the out-of-hospital chain of survival, with expanded roles in cardiac arrest, narcotic overdose, and traumatic bleeding. Little is known about the nature of care provided by law enforcement prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) assets. The purpose of the current study was to perform a descriptive analysis of events reported to a national EMS database. METHODS: This study was a descriptive analysis of the 2014 National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS) public release research data set, containing EMS emergency response data from 41 states...
March 13, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Wataru Takayama, Hazuki Koguchi, Akira Endo, Yasuhiro Otomo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the risk of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed in out-of-hospital settings for chest injuries in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: This retrospective, observational study was conducted in an emergency critical care medical center in Japan. Non-traumatic OHCA patients transferred to the hospital from April 2013 through August 2016 were analyzed. The outcome was defined by chest injuries related to CPR, which is composite of rib fractures, sternal fractures, and pneumothoraces...
March 8, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
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
Tuba Sarıaydın, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Yunsur Çevik, Emine Emektar
Purpose: This study evaluated whether serum lactate levels (SLL) at admission in patients with cardiac arrest (CA) can predict successful return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or short-term survival, especially within the first 24 h. Materials and methods: This prospective, observational study was conducted in the emergency department (ED) of a training and research hospital from April 2015 through February 2016. It included all patients older than 18 years who presented to the ED during the study period with non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Justin Mausz, Paul Snobelen, Walter Tavares
BACKGROUND: Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important determinant of survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), yet rates of bystander CPR are highly variable. In an effort to promote bystander CPR, the procedure has been streamlined, and ultrashort teaching modalities have been introduced. CPR has been increasingly reconceptualized as simple, safe, and easy to perform; however, current methods of CPR instruction may not adequately prepare lay rescuers for the various logistical, conceptual, and emotional challenges of resuscitating a victim of cardiac arrest...
February 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Joel Neves Briard, Luc de Montigny, Dave Ross, François de Champlain, Eli Segal
Introduction Rapid access to defibrillation is a key element in the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). Public automated external defibrillators (PAEDs) are becoming increasingly available, but little information exists regarding the relation between the proximity to the arrest and their usage in urban areas. METHODS: This study is a retrospective, observational, cross-sectional analysis of non-traumatic OHCA during a 24-month period in the greater Montreal area (Quebec, Canada)...
February 13, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Mark S Wainwright
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: All critical care is directed at maintaining brain health, but recognizing neurologic complications of critical illness in children is difficult, and limited data exist to guide practice. This article discusses an approach to the recognition and management of seizures, stroke, and cardiac arrest as complications of other critical illnesses in the pediatric intensive care unit. RECENT FINDINGS: Convulsive and nonconvulsive seizures occur frequently in children after cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury and during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Joseph P Ornato, Tammy Nguyen, Peter Moffett, Stephen Miller, Michael J Vitto, David Evans, Alan Payne, Kathy Baker, Mary Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about hemodynamics in adult, out-of-hospital (OHCA) patients following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). A 1994 study when "high-dose epinephrine" use was common showed consistently elevated systemic vascular resistance (SVR) lasting ≥6 hours in 49 adult patients after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). STUDY AIM: To characterize hemodynamic abnormalities in adult OHCA patients soon after ROSC. Our hypothesis was that, unlike the consistently high SVR values reported when "high-dose" epinephrine was in common use, there would be a more heterogenous distribution of SVR values using current adrenergic therapy...
February 6, 2018: Resuscitation
Chung-Yu Lai, Fu-Huang Lin, Hsin Chu, Chih-Hung Ku, Shih-Hung Tsai, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Wu-Chien Chien, Chun-Hsien Wu, Chi-Ming Chu, Chi-Wen Chang
The chain of survival has been shown to improve the chances of survival for victims of cardiac arrest. Post-cardiac arrest care has been demonstrated to significantly impact the survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). How post-cardiac arrest care influences the survival of OHCA patients has been a main concern in recent years. The objective of this study was to assess the survival outcome of hospitalized OHCA patients and determine the factors associated with improved survival in terms of survival to discharge...
2018: PloS One
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
Dawei Sun, Wenying Wang, Xintao Wang, Yan Wang, Xiaotao Xu, Feng Ping, Yu Du, Wei Jiang, Derong Cui
Transient global cerebral ischemia (tGCI) is a cerebrovascular disorder that can cause apoptotic neuronal damage and functional deficits. Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) was reported to be highly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) and to exert neuroprotective effects against different CNS diseases. However, the effects of bFGF on tGCI have not been studied intensively. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of bFGF and its underlying mechanism in an animal model of tGCI. After intracerebroventricular (i...
February 7, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Ki Hong Kim, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Young Sun Ro, Yu Jin Kim, Ki Jeong Hong, Joo Jeong, Jeong Ho Park, Tae Han Kim, So Yeon Kong
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the cooling method used for target temperature management (TTM) was associated with neurological recovery after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: From January 2008 to December 2016, adult OHCA patients who survived to hospitalization without any traumatic etiology and who received TTM were included. Patients who did not have information about neurological status at hospital discharge or who did not have information on target temperature management were excluded...
February 4, 2018: Resuscitation
Alexis Cournoyer, Éric Notebaert, Luc de Montigny, Dave Ross, Sylvie Cossette, Luc Londei-Leduc, Massimiliano Iseppon, Yoan Lamarche, Catalina Sokoloff, Brian J Potter, Alain Vadeboncoeur, Dominic Larose, Judy Morris, Raoul Daoust, Jean-Marc Chauny, Éric Piette, Jean Paquet, Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, François de Champlain, Eli Segal, Martin Albert, Marie-Claude Guertin, André Denault
AIMS: Patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are frequently transported to the closest hospital. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is often indicated following OHCA. This study's primary objective was to determine the association between being transported to a PCI-capable hospital and survival to discharge for patients with OHCA. The additional delay to hospital arrival which could offset a potential increase in survival associated with being transported to a PCI-capable center was also evaluated...
February 1, 2018: Resuscitation
Brian Grunau, Takahisa Kawano, William Dick, Ronald Straight, Helen Connolley, Robert Schlamp, Frank Scheuermeyer, Christopher B Fordyce, David Barbic, John Tallon, Jim Christenson
BACKGROUND: British Columbia (BC) Emergency Health Services implemented a strategy to improve outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), focusing on paramedic-led high-quality on-scene resuscitation. We measured changes in care metrics and survival trends. METHODS: This was a post-hoc study of prospectively identified consecutive non-traumatic ambulance-treated adult OHCAs from 2006 to 2016 within BC's four metropolitan areas. The primary outcome was survival to hospital discharge; we described available favourable neurological outcomes (mRS ≤3)...
February 2, 2018: Resuscitation
Christoph Weiser, Michael Poppe, Fritz Sterz, Harald Herkner, Christian Clodi, Christoph Schriefl, Alexandra Warenits, Mathias Vossen, Michael Schwameis, Alexander Nürnberger, Alexander Spiel
BACKGROUND: Outcome is generally poor in out of hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) with initial non-shockable rhythms. Termination of resuscitation rules facilitate early prognostication at the scene to cease resuscitation attempts in futile situations and to proceed advanced life support in promising conditions. As pulseless electrical activity (PEA) is present as first rhythm in every 4th OHCA we were interested if the initial electrical frequency in PEA predicts survival. METHODS: All patients >18 years of age with non-traumatic OHCA and PEA as first rhythm between August 2013 and August 2015 from the Vienna Cardiac Arrest Registry were included in this retrospective observational study...
February 3, 2018: Resuscitation
Sachin Agarwal, Alex Presciutti, Jayati Verma, Marykay A Pavol, Deepti Anbarasan, Daniel Brodie, Leroy E Rabbani, David J Roh, Soojin Park, Jan Claassen, Yaakov Stern
AIM: To examine gender differences among cardiac arrest (CA) survivors' cognitive, functional, and psychiatric outcomes at discharge. METHODS: This is a prospective, observational cohort of 187 CA patients admitted to Columbia University Medical Center, considered for Targeted Temperature Management (TTM), and survived to hospital discharge between September 2015 and July 2017. Patients with sufficient mental status at hospital discharge to engage in the Repeatable Battery for Neuropsychological Status (RBANS), Modified Lawton Physical Self-Maintenance Scale (M-PSMS), Cerebral Performance Category Scale (CPC), Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist - Civilian Version (PCL-C) were included...
January 29, 2018: Resuscitation
Jacinta Waack, Matthew Shepherd, Emily Andrew, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
OBJECTIVE: Delayed sequence intubation (DSI) involves the administration of ketamine to facilitate adequate preoxygenation in the agitated patient. DSI was introduced into the Clinical Practice Guideline for Intensive Care Flight Paramedics in Victoria in late 2013. We aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients receiving DSI. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was undertaken of patients who received DSI between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016, during both primary response and retrieval missions...
February 6, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Kenneth A Michelson, Joel D Hudgins, Michael C Monuteaux, Richard G Bachur, Jonathan A Finkelstein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has a low rate of survival to hospital discharge. Understanding whether pediatric emergency departments (EDs) have higher survival than general EDs may help identify ways to improve care for all patients with OHCA. We sought to determine if OHCA survival differs between pediatric and general EDs. METHODS: We used the 2009-2014 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample to study children under 18 with cardiac arrest...
February 2018: Pediatrics
Romain Jouffroy, Perrine Ravasse, Anastasia Saade, Rado Idialisoa, Pascal Philippe, Pierre Carli, Benoit Vivien
Objective: It has not been determined yet whether the number of defibrillation shocks delivered over the first 30 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) impacts the rate of successful return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study in non-traumatic OHCA. Patients who were administered defibrillation shocks using a public automated external defibrillator (AED) were consecutively enrolled in the study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
Valentine Baert, Joséphine Escutnaire, Ziad Nehme, Pierre Mols, Steven Lagadec, Christian Vilhelm, Line Jacob, Eric Wiel, Frédéric Adnet, Hervé Hubert
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Care quality is a primary concern in health field. In France, the care practice report card (CPRC) is compulsory for practitioners. It is the first step towards the culture of excellence. In this context, practitioners have to assess and improve their practices. Competent authorities define registries as reliable sources for CPRC. The first aim of this work is to describe how we designed and built a universally transposable CPRC model based on an Utstein-style cardiac arrest registry...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
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