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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446535/direct-transfer-to-angiosuite-to-reduce-door-to-puncture-time-in-thrombectomy-for-acute-stroke
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Marc Ribo, Sandra Boned, Marta Rubiera, Alejandro Tomasello, Pilar Coscojuela, David Hernández, Jorge Pagola, Jesús Juega, Noelia Rodriguez, Marian Muchada, David Rodriguez-Luna, Carlos A Molina
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate direct transfer to the angiosuite protocol of patients with acute stroke, candidates for endovascular treatment (EVT). METHODS: We studied workflow metrics of all patients with stroke who had undergone EVT in the past 12 months. Patients followed three protocols: direct transfer to emergency room (DTER), CT room (DTCT) or angiosuite (DTAS, only last 6 months if admission National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score >9 and time from onset <4...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431590/delays-in-door-to-needle-time-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-in-the-emergency-department-a-comprehensive-stroke-center-experience
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Ashkan Mowla, Jordan Doyle, Navdeep S Lail, Hamidreza Rajabzadeh-Oghaz, Christopher Deline, Peyman Shirani, Marilou Ching, Annemarie Crumlish, Deborah A Steck, David Janicke, Elad I Levy, Robert N Sawyer
BACKGROUND: Current American Stroke Association guidelines recommend initiating intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) within 60min of patient arrival, given the benefits of IVT for AIS are time dependent. This study aimed to identify the delaying factors in door-to-needle time (DTN) in the emergency department of one of the largest comprehensive stroke centers in New York State. We also recommended measures to reduce the delays. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of all AIS patients who received IVT in our emergency department patients between April 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015 to identify those with a DTN time of >60min...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431197/serum-c-reactive-protein-procalcitonin-and-lactate-dehydrogenase-for-the-diagnosis-of-pancreatic-necrosis
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Oluyemi Komolafe, Stephen P Pereira, Brian R Davidson, Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy
BACKGROUND: The treatment of people with pancreatic necrosis differs from that of people with oedematous pancreatitis. It is important to know the diagnostic accuracy of serum C-reactive protein (CRP), serum procalcitonin, and serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) as a triage test for the detection of pancreatic necrosis in people with acute pancreatitis, so that an informed decision can be made as to whether the person with pancreatic necrosis needs further investigations such as computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan and treatment for pancreatic necrosis started...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424823/-coma-in-the-emergency-room
#4
M Braun, C J Ploner, T Lindner, M Möckel, W U Schmidt
Coma of unknown origin (CUO) is a frequent unspecific emergency symptom associated with a high mortality. A fast diagnostic work-up is essential given the wide spectrum of underlying diagnoses that are made up of approximately 50% primary central nervous system (CNS) pathologies and approximately 50% extracerebral, almost exclusively internal medical causes. Despite the high mortality associated with this symptom, there are currently no generally accepted management guidelines for adult patients presenting with CUO...
April 19, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424822/rapid-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-post-appendectomy-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-children
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Megan H Lee, Eric P Eutsler, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis, especially if perforated at presentation, is often complicated by postoperative abscess formation. The detection of a postoperative abscess relies primarily on imaging. This has traditionally been done with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to accurately detect intra-abdominal abscesses, especially with the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our single-center experience with a rapid non-contrast MRI protocol evaluating post-appendectomy abscesses in children with persistent postsurgical symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420210/predictors-of-active-extravasation-and-complications-after-conventional-angiography-for-acute-intraabdominal-bleeding
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Zachary M Haber, Hearns W Charles, Joseph P Erinjeri, Amy R Deipolyi
Conventional angiography is used to evaluate and treat possible sources of intraabdominal bleeding, though it may cause complications such as contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN). The study's purpose was to identify factors predicting active extravasation and complications during angiography for acute intraabdominal bleeding. All conventional angiograms for acute bleeding (January 2013-June 2015) were reviewed retrospectively, including 75 angiograms for intraabdominal bleeding in 70 patients. Demographics, comorbidities, vital signs, complications within one month, and change in hematocrit (ΔHct) and fluids and blood products administered over the 24 h prior to angiography were recorded...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416251/initial-asthma-severity-assessment-tools-as-predictors-of-hospitalization
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Natalia Paniagua, Amaia Elosegi, Isabel Duo, Ana Fernandez, Elisa Mojica, Lorea Martinez-Indart, Santiago Mintegi, Javier Benito
BACKGROUND: Assessment tools to classify and prioritize patients, such as systems of triage, and indicators of severity, such as clinical respiratory scores, are helpful in guiding the flow of asthmatic patients in the emergency department. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the performance of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT), triage level (TL), Pulmonary Score (PS), and initial O2 saturation (O2 sat), in predicting hospitalization in pediatric acute asthma exacerbations...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411260/the-fast-ed-app-a-smartphone-platform-for-the-field-triage-of-patients-with-stroke
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Raul G Nogueira, Gisele S Silva, Fabricio O Lima, Yu-Chih Yeh, Carol Fleming, Daniel Branco, Arthur H Yancey, Jonathan J Ratcliff, Robert Keith Wages, Earnest Doss, Mehdi Bouslama, Jonathan A Grossberg, Diogo C Haussen, Teppei Sakano, Michael R Frankel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Emergency Medical Services field triage to stroke centers has gained considerable complexity with the recent demonstration of clinical benefit of endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke. We sought to describe a new smartphone freeware application designed to assist Emergency Medical Services professionals with the field assessment and destination triage of patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: Review of the application's platform and its development as well as the different variables, assessments, algorithms, and assumptions involved...
April 14, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409655/9-1-1-triage-of-non-traumatic-chest-pain-association-with-hospital-diagnosis
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Greg Scott, Jeff J Clawson, Isabel Gardett, Meghan Broadbent, Nathan Williams, Conrad Fivaz, Gigi Marshall, Tracey Barron, Christopher Olola
OBJECTIVE: Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people seek emergency care-and one of the most critical. In the United States, chest pain is the second most common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. A patient's primary complaint of "chest pain" may reflect a broad range of underlying causes; therefore, it is important that emergency medical service (EMS) agencies gain a thorough understanding of these cases, beginning with the initial management of chest pain in the 9-1-1 center...
April 14, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388994/relation-of-baseline-hemoglobin-levels-and-adverse-events-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-from-the-acute-catheterization-and-urgent-intervention-triage-strategy-and-harmonizing-outcomes-with-revascularization-and-stents-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Sorin J Brener, Roxana Mehran, George D Dangas, Edwin Magnus Ohman, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Yiran Zhang, Rupa Parvataneni, Gregg W Stone
The association between anemia at admission and adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) has been incompletely studied. Anemia was defined as serum hemoglobin <12 g/dl in women or <13 g/dl in men in 2 large trials of patients with ACS. We plotted hazard functions for major bleeding at 30 days and all-cause mortality, myocardial infarction, and stent thrombosis at 1 year according to baseline hemoglobin. Among 16,318 patients, 3070 (18.8%) had anemia at baseline. All-cause death at 1 year (2...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383022/high-sensitivity-assays-for-troponin-in-patients-with-cardiac-disease
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REVIEW
Dirk Westermann, Johannes Tobias Neumann, Nils Arne Sörensen, Stefan Blankenberg
Troponin is a widely used biomarker in patients with cardiac disease. The use of troponin is well established in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but troponin measurement is also used in other acute and nonacute settings. In patients with suspected AMI, early decision-making is crucial to allow rapid treatment and further diagnostic evaluation. Current guidelines recommend serial measurements of troponin with a cut-off concentration at the 99th percentile to triage patients in the emergency department...
April 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375958/evidence-based-practice-standard-care-for-acute-pain-management-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-in-an-urgent-care-center
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Sunghee Kim, Ron Brathwaite, Ook Kim
BACKGROUND: Vaso-occlusive episodes (VOEs) with sickle cell disease (SCD) require opioid treatment. Despite evidence to support rapid pain management within 30 minutes, care for these patients does not consistently meet this benchmark. This quality improvement study sought to decrease the first analgesic administration time, increase patient satisfaction, and expedite patient flow. METHODS: A prospective pre-/postevaluation design was used to evaluate outcomes with patients 18 years or older with VOEs in an urgent care (UC) center after implementation of evidence-based practice standard care (EBPSC)...
April 2017: Quality Management in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375656/evidence-based-treatment-and-supervision-practices-for-co-occurring-mental-and-substance-use-disorders-in-the-criminal-justice-system
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Roger H Peters, M Scott Young, Elizabeth C Rojas, Claire M Gorey
BACKGROUND: Over seven million persons in the United States are supervised by the criminal justice system, including many who have co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs). This population is at high risk for recidivism and presents numerous challenges to those working in the justice system. OBJECTIVES: To provide a contemporary review of the existing research and examine key issues and evidence-based treatment and supervision practices related to CODs in the justice system...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372712/outpatient-management-for-acute-exacerbations-of-obstructive-lung-diseases
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REVIEW
Brenda Marsh, Matthew G Drake
Primary care providers tasked with treating acute exacerbations of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease must be able to recognize exacerbation of symptoms and triage patients based on exacerbation severity to the appropriate level of care. Early treatment with bronchodilators and corticosteroids should be followed by repeated assessments of treatment efficacy. Primary care providers should also provide symptom-guided action plans to empower patients to manage their disease.
May 2017: Medical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367682/feasibility-and-acceptability-of-a-colocated-homeless-tailored-primary-care-clinic-and-emergency-department
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Sonya Gabrielian, Jennifer C Chen, Beena P Minhaj, Rishi Manchanda, Lisa Altman, Ella Koosis, Lillian Gelberg
OBJECTIVES: Homeless adults have low primary care engagement and high emergency department (ED) utilization. Homeless-tailored, patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) decrease this population's acute care use. We studied the feasibility (focused on patient recruitment) and acceptability (conceptualized as clinicians' attitudes/beliefs) of a pilot initiative to colocate a homeless-tailored PCMH with an ED. After ED triage, low-acuity patients appropriate for outpatient care were screened for homelessness; homeless patients chose between a colocated PCMH or ED visit...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362168/impact-of-abbreviated-filgrastim-schedule-on-survival-and-hematopoietic-recovery-after-irradiation-in-four-mouse-strains-with-different-radiosensitivity
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Merriline Satyamitra, Vidya P Kumar, Shukla Biswas, Lynnette Cary, Leonora Dickson, Srinivasan Venkataraman, Sanchita P Ghosh
Filgrastim (Neupogen(®), granulocyte-colony stimulating factor) is among the few countermeasures recommended for management of patients in the event of lethal total-body irradiation. Despite the plethora of studies using filgrastim as a radiation countermeasure, relatively little is known about the optimal dose schedule of filgrastim to mitigate radiation lethality. We evaluated the efficacy of filgrastim in improving 30-day survival of CD2F1 mice irradiated with a lethal dose (LD70/30) in the AFRRI cobalt-60 facility...
March 31, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356162/blood-transfusion-and-coagulopathy-in-geriatric-trauma-patients
#17
Brett Mador, Bartolomeu Nascimento, Simon Hollands, Sandro Rizoli
BACKGROUND: Trauma resuscitation has undergone a paradigm shift with new emphasis on the early use of blood products and increased proportions of plasma and platelets. However, it is unclear how this strategy is applied or how effective it is in the elderly population. The study aim is to identify differences in transfusion practices and the coagulopathy of trauma in the elderly. METHODS: Data was prospectively collected on all consecutive patients that met trauma activation criteria at a Level I trauma centre...
March 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345431/collaterals-2016-translating-the-collaterome-around-the-globe
#18
David S Liebeskind, Graham W Woolf, Ashfaq Shuaib
Collaterals 2016 (third International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain) was a multidisciplinary scientific conference focused on collateral circulation in acute ischemic stroke. Decisive challenges include generalizability of optimal triage and selection paradigms based on collateral status for definitive treatment of acute ischemic stroke, rapid dissemination of expert methods, and the urgent need to leverage networking opportunities for stroke science related to the hemodynamics of collaterals. The collaterome, or individual capacity to offset ischemia in the brain, and determination of a favorable collateral profile have become pivotal factors in consideration of the precision medicine of stroke decision-making...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341982/pocket-sized-point-of-care-cardiac-ultrasound-devices-role-in-the-emergency-department
#19
A Colclough, P Nihoyannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute breathlessness accounts for 8% of accident and emergency attendances. Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (US) effectively reduces time to diagnosis. Fast and practical information via pocket-sized cardiac US devices may better the diagnosis in this complex patient group. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 40 consecutive patients presenting with shortness of breath at the emergency department (ED). Divided into two groups were all adult patients over 18 with acute breathing difficulties (triage category 1-3): 21 patients received a short focused cardiac US scan using a pocket-sized Vscan and 19 patients received no scan...
March 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328670/the-trauma-ecosystem-the-impact-and-economics-of-new-trauma-centers-on-a-mature-statewide-trauma-system
#20
David J Ciesla, Etienne E Pracht, Pablo T Leitz, David A Spain, Joseph J Tepas, Kristan L Staudenmayer
INTRODUCTION: Florida serves as a model for the study of trauma system performance. Between 2010 and 2104, 5 new trauma centers were opened along side 20 existing centers. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of trauma system expansion on system triage performance and trauma center patient profiles. METHODS: A statewide dataset was queried for all injury related discharges from adult acute care hospitals using ICD-9 codes for 2010 and 2014. The dataset, inclusion criteria, and definitions of high-risk injury were chosen to match those used by the Florida department of health in its trauma registry...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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