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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784591/accuracy-and-outcome-of-rapid-ultrasound-in-shock-and-hypotension-rush-in-egyptian-polytrauma-patients
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Adel Hamed Elbaih, Ahmed Mohamed Housseini, Mohamed E M Khalifa
PURPOSE: "Polytrauma" patients are of a higher risk of complications and death than the summation of expected mortality and morbidity of their individual injuries. The ideal goal in trauma resuscitation care is to identify and treat all injuries. With clinical and technological advanced imaging available for diagnosis and treatment of traumatic patients, point of care-rapid ultrasound in shock and hypotension (RUSH) significantly affects modern trauma services and patient outcomes...
March 26, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742629/death-in-trauma-the-role-of-the-acnp-in-patient-advocacy-and-familial-support-in-end-of-life-care-decision-making
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Stephanie N Barndt
The trauma acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) participates in the care of critically-ill patients by utilizing his or her advanced clinical skills at the bedside and through communication with the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's family. Although the incidence of morbidity is decreasing in trauma, death can occur shortly after arrival to hospital, or in the days after initial injury, leading to the need for the unexpected conversation of end-of-life wishes with a patient or the patient's family...
May 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732946/prehospital-trauma-care-among-68-european-neurotrauma-centers-results-of-the-center-tbi-provider-profiling-questionnaires
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Maryse C Cnossen, Ruben van den Brande, Hester Lingsma, Suzanne Polinder, Fiona Lecky, Andrew Maas
The first hour following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered crucial to prevent death and disability. It is however not established yet how the prehospital care should be organized to optimize recovery during the first hour. The objective of the current study was to examine variation in prehospital trauma care across Europe aiming to inform comparative effectiveness analyses on care for neurotrauma patients. A survey on prehospital trauma care was sent to 68 neurotrauma centers from 20 European countries participating in the CENTER-TBI study...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729820/tachycardic-and-non-tachycardic-responses-in-trauma-patients-with-haemorrhagic-injuries
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Andrew T Reisner, Shwetha Edla, Jianbo Liu, Jiankun Liu, Maxim Y Khitrov, Jaques Reifman
BACKGROUND: Analyses of large databases have demonstrated that the association between heart rate (HR) and blood loss is weaker than what is taught by Advanced Trauma Life Support training. However, those studies had limited ability to generate a more descriptive paradigm, because they only examined a single HR value per patient. METHODS: In a comparative, retrospective analysis, we studied the temporal characteristics of HR through time in adult trauma patients with haemorrhage, based on documented injuries and transfusion of ≥3 units of red blood cells (RBCs)...
April 30, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725587/do-programs-for-runaway-and-homeless-youth-work-a-qualitative-exploration-from-the-perspectives-of-youth-clients-in-diverse-settings
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Marya Gwadz, Robert M Freeman, Alexandra H Kutnick, Elizabeth Silverman, Amanda S Ritchie, Charles M Cleland, Noelle R Leonard, Aradhana Srinagesh, Jamie Powlovich, James Bolas
Runaway and homeless youth (RHY) comprise a large population of young people who reside outside the control and protection of parents and guardians and who experience numerous traumas and risk factors, but few buffering resources. Specialized settings have developed to serve RHY, but little is known about their effects. The present cross-sectional qualitative descriptive study, grounded in the positive youth development approach and the Youth Program Quality Assessment model, addressed this gap in the literature...
2018: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710068/association-of-prehospital-advanced-life-support-by-physician-with-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-blunt-trauma-following-traffic-collisions-japanese-registry-based-study
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Tatsuma Fukuda, Naoko Ohashi-Fukuda, Yutaka Kondo, Kei Hayashida, Ichiro Kukita
Importance: Controversy remains as to whether advanced life support (ALS) or basic life support (BLS) is superior for critically ill and injured patients, including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and major trauma, in the prehospital setting. Objective: To assess whether prehospital ALS should be provided for traumatic OHCA and who should perform it. Design, Setting, and Participants: Japanese government-managed nationwide population-based registry data of patients with OHCA transported to an emergency hospital were analyzed...
April 25, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708915/should-percussion-pacing-have-a-role-in-perioperative-advanced-cardiac-life-support-a-case-report
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Chris Giordano, Jordan Miller, Ilan Keidan
Percussion pacing involves using one's fist to repeatedly strike a patient's left sternal border in a rhythmic manner. The resulting increase in ventricular pressure can trigger myocardial depolarization and subsequent contraction. We describe the successful treatment of acute preoperative symptomatic sinus bradycardia with percussion pacing in a 63-year-old patient scheduled for placement of a gastric feeding tube after trauma involving spinal cord injury. Although no longer included in current advanced cardiovascular life support guidelines, percussion pacing may be a suitable alternative to chest compressions in multitrauma cases where the force of compressions could cause further complications...
May 1, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670613/innate-immunity-in-the-persistent-inflammation-immunosuppression-and-catabolism-syndrome-and-its-implications-for-therapy
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REVIEW
Hiroyuki Horiguchi, Tyler J Loftus, Russell B Hawkins, Steven L Raymond, Julie A Stortz, McKenzie K Hollen, Brett P Weiss, Elizabeth S Miller, Azra Bihorac, Shawn D Larson, Alicia M Mohr, Scott C Brakenridge, Hironori Tsujimoto, Hideki Ueno, Frederick A Moore, Lyle L Moldawer, Philip A Efron
Clinical and technological advances promoting early hemorrhage control and physiologic resuscitation as well as early diagnosis and optimal treatment of sepsis have significantly decreased in-hospital mortality for many critically ill patient populations. However, a substantial proportion of severe trauma and sepsis survivors will develop protracted organ dysfunction termed chronic critical illness (CCI), defined as ≥14 days requiring intensive care unit (ICU) resources with ongoing organ dysfunction...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669612/prehospital-blood-product-administration-opportunities-in-ground-transport-als-ems-a-descriptive-study
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Felicia M Mix, Martin D Zielinski, Lucas A Myers, Kathy S Berns, Anurahda Luke, James R Stubbs, Scott P Zietlow, Donald H Jenkins, Matthew D Sztajnkrycer
IntroductionHemorrhage remains the major cause of preventable death after trauma. Recent data suggest that earlier blood product administration may improve outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether opportunities exist for blood product transfusion by ground Emergency Medical Services (EMS). METHODS: This was a single EMS agency retrospective study of ground and helicopter responses from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2015 for adult trauma patients transported from the scene of injury who met predetermined hemodynamic (HD) parameters for potential transfusion (heart rate [HR]≥120 and/or systolic blood pressure [SBP]≤90)...
April 19, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651513/-chest-trauma-from-a-surgical-perspective
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Philipp Lichte, Sebastian Kalverkamp, Jan Spillner, Frank Hildebrand, Philipp Kobbe
Patients with multiple injuries in particular frequently also suffer from chest trauma. During the initial phase the identification and treatment of life-threatening injuries is essential and tension pneumothorax is of particular importance during this phase. The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) algorithm should be followed for structured treatment. In most cases treatment by insertion of a chest tube is sufficient but for some injuries an emergency thoracotomy is unavoidable as a life-saving intervention...
May 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642982/military-medical-skills-readiness-in-combat-advanced-trauma-life-support-performance-efficiency-at-afghanistan-role-3-hospitals
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Andrew Hall, Jacob Glaser, Dennis Hanseman, Ryan Parks, Michael Brazeau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596291/interprofessional-simulations-promote-knowledge-retention-and-enhance-perceptions-of-teamwork-skills-in-a-surgical-trauma-burn-intensive-care-unit-setting
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Katie L George, Beth Quatrara
BACKGROUND: The current state of health care encompasses highly acute, complex patients, managed with ever-changing technology. The ability to function proficiently in critical care relies on knowledge, technical skills, and interprofessional teamwork. Integration of these factors can improve patient outcomes. Simulation provides "hands-on" practice and allows for the integration of teamwork into knowledge/skill training. However, simulation can require a significant investment of time, effort, and financial resources...
May 2018: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29589042/-hemostyptics-for-treatment-of-junctional-vascular-injuries-management-of-traumatic-vascular-injuries-at-the-transition-from-trunk-to-extremities
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REVIEW
D C Hinck, S Wipper, E S Debus
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled post-traumatic bleeding is still the leading cause of death among trauma patients. In situations of mass casualty incidents (MASCAL) and military conflicts the treatment of uncontrolled critical bleeding is a challenge and associated with a worse outcome due to the austere environment; however, even under optimal treatment circumstances in situations of individual medicine the severity of vascular trauma is underestimated. As a consequence, this leads to a poorer prognosis for patients with (vascular) injuries...
March 27, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576820/the-emergency-department-crash-cart-a-systematic-review-and-suggested-contents
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REVIEW
Gabrielle A Jacquet, Bachar Hamade, Karim A Diab, Rasha Sawaya, Gilbert Abou Dagher, Eveline Hitti, Jamil D Bayram
BACKGROUND: As the field of Emergency Medicine grows worldwide, the importance of an Emergency Department Crash Cart (EDCC) has long been recognized. Yet, there is paucity of relevant peer-reviewed literature specifically discussing EDCCs or proposing detailed features for an EDCC suitable for both adult and pediatric patients. METHODS: The authors performed a systematic review of EDCC-specific literature indexed in Pubmed and Embase on December 20, 2016. In addition, the authors reviewed the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care, the 2015 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines for resuscitation, and the 2013 American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) 9th edition...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560047/prehospital-lactate-predicts-need-for-resuscitative-care-in-non-hypotensive-trauma-patients
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Alexander E St John, Andrew M McCoy, Allison G Moyes, Francis X Guyette, Eileen M Bulger, Michael R Sayre
Introduction: The prehospital decision of whether to triage a patient to a trauma center can be difficult. Traditional decision rules are based heavily on vital sign abnormalities, which are insensitive in predicting severe injury. Prehospital lactate (PLac) measurement could better inform the triage decision. PLac's predictive value has previously been demonstrated in hypotensive trauma patients but not in a broader population of normotensive trauma patients transported by an advanced life support (ALS) unit...
March 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549679/trauma-in-elderly-patients-a-study-of-prevalence-comorbidities-and-gender-differences
#16
M Gioffrè-Florio, L M Murabito, C Visalli, F P Pergolizzi, F Famà
AIM: Trauma, in geriatric patients, increases with age, and is a leading cause of disability and institutionalization, resulting in morbidity and mortality. The aim of our study was to analyse the prevalence of trauma, the related risk factors, mortality and sex differences in the prevalence in a geriatric population. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We observed 4,554 patients (≥65 years) with home injuries or car accidents. Patients were evaluated with ISS (Injury Severity Score) and major trauma with ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)...
January 2018: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521705/chest-trauma-in-athletic-medicine
#17
Nicholas R Phillips, Derek E Kunz
While overall sports participation continues at high rates, chest injuries occur relatively infrequently. Many conditions of chest injury are benign, related to simple contusions and strains, but the more rare, severe injuries carry a much higher risk of morbidity and mortality than the typical issues encountered in athletic medicine. Missed or delayed diagnosis can prove to be catastrophic. Sports medicine providers must be prepared to encounter a wide range of traumatic conditions relating to the torso, varying from the benign chest wall contusion to the life-threatening tension pneumothorax...
March 2018: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496535/refractory-schizophrenia-attempted-suicide-and-withdrawal-of-life-support-a-clinical-ethics-case-report
#18
Cory Taylor, Jamie C Fertal, Solomon Liao
BACKGROUND: Withdrawal of life support for an individual with refractory schizophrenia after attempted suicide remains controversial. Discussion regarding prognosis of mental illness and the distinction between somatic and mental illness brings out many ethical issues. This article will examine the role and weight of severe persistent mental illness in the withdrawal of life support after attempted suicide. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 30-year-old gentleman with deafness and schizophrenia was admitted with multiple self-inflicted visceral stab wounds...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489608/the-impact-of-a-displayed-checklist-on-simulated-pediatric-trauma-resuscitations
#19
Erin Hulfish, Maria Carmen G Diaz, Megan Feick, Catherine Messina, Glenn Stryjewski
BACKGROUND: Advanced Trauma Life Support resuscitation follows a strict protocolized approach to the initial trauma evaluation. Despite this structure, elements of the primary and secondary assessments can still be omitted. The aim of this study is to determine if a cognitive aid checklist reduces omissions and speeds the time to assessment completion. We additionally investigated if a displayed checklist improved performance further. METHODS: A series of 131 simulated trauma resuscitations were performed...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29469616/prehospital-echocardiography-during-resuscitation-impacts-treatment-in-a-physician-staffed-helicopter-emergency-medical-service-an-observational-study
#20
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
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