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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146493/predicting-rosc-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-using-expiratory-carbon-dioxide-concentration-is-trend-detection-instead-of-absolute-threshold-values-the-key
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Peter Brinkrolf, Matthias Borowski, Camilla Metelmann, Roman-Patrik Lukas, Laura Pidde-Küllenberg, Andreas Bohn
AIM: Guidelines recommend detecting return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) by a rising concentration of carbon dioxide in the exhalation air. As CO2 is influenced by numerous factors, no absolute cut-off values of CO2 to detect ROSC are agreed on so far. As trends in CO2 might be less affected by influencing factors, we investigated an approach which is based on detecting CO2-trends in real-time. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study on 169 CO2 time series from out of hospital cardiac arrests resuscitated by Muenster City Ambulance-Service, Germany...
November 13, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135805/failure-of-invasive-airway-placement-on-the-first-attempt-is-associated-with-progression-to-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-compromise
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Hannah R Stinson, Vijay Srinivasan, Alexis A Topjian, Robert M Sutton, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, Tia T Raymond
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the proportion of acute respiratory compromise events in hospitalized pediatric patients progressing to cardiopulmonary arrest, and the clinical factors associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest. We hypothesized that failure of invasive airway placement on the first attempt (defined as multiple attempts at tracheal intubation, and/or laryngeal mask airway placement, and/or the creation of a new tracheostomy or cricothyrotomy) is independently associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest...
November 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129249/association-between-hospital-rates-of-early-do-not-resuscitate-orders-and-favorable-neurological-survival-among-survivors-of-inhospital-cardiac-arrest
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Timothy J Fendler, John A Spertus, Kevin F Kennedy, Paul S Chan
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend deferring prognostication for 48 to 72 hours after resuscitation from inhospital cardiac arrest. It is unknown whether hospitals vary in making patients who survive an arrest Do-Not-Resuscitate (DNR) early after resuscitation and whether a hospital's rate of early DNR is associated with its rate of favorable neurological survival. METHODS: Within Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation, we identified 24,899 patients from 236 hospitals who achieved return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after inhospital cardiac arrest between 2006 and 2012...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129042/healthcare-worker-infected-with-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-korea-2015
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Hae-Sung Nam, Mi-Yeon Yeon, Jung Wan Park, Jee-Young Hong, Ji Woong Son
Objectives: During the Korean outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2015, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) confirmed the MERS case of healthcare worker in Daejeon, South Korea. To verify the precise route of infection for the case, we conducted an in-depth epidemiological investigation in cooperation with KCDC. Methods: We reviewed the MERS outbreak investigation report of KCDC, and conducted an interview with the healthcare worker who was recovered from MERS...
November 12, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123876/do-not-attempt-resuscitation-order-in-japan
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Yoshihide Nakagawa, Sadaki Inokuchi, Nobuo Kobayashi, Yoshinobu Ohkubo
Aim: In Japan, the do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR) order is practised routinely even though no related laws or guidelines exist. This study aimed to clarify the current status of DNAR, reveal existing DNAR-related issues, and improve the application of DNAR. Methods: A questionnaire survey of medical institutions in Kanagawa Prefecture (total population, 9,120,000) about the current status of DNAR was carried out. Results: The results showed that DNAR has been practised at approximately 90% of the hospitals surveyed, but only about 30% have developed in-hospital DNAR guidelines...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123869/drug-induced-anaphylaxis-in-the-emergency-room
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REVIEW
Tomonori Takazawa, Kiyohiro Oshima, Shigeru Saito
Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening, systemic allergic reaction that presents unique challenges for emergency care practitioners. Anaphylaxis occurs more frequently than previously believed. Therefore, proper knowledge regarding the epidemiology, mechanisms, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of anaphylaxis is essential. In particular, the initial treatment strategy, followed by correct diagnosis, in the emergency room is critical for preventing fatal anaphylaxis, although making a diagnosis is not easy because of the broad and often atypical presentation of anaphylaxis...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123868/cardiocerebral-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-2017-update
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REVIEW
Gordon A Ewy
Sudden cardiac arrest is a major public health problem in the industrialized nations of the world. Yet, in spite of recurrent updates of the guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care, many areas have suboptimal survival rates. Cardiocerebral resuscitation, a non-guidelines approach to therapy of primary cardiac arrest based on our animal research, was instituted in Tucson (AZ, USA) in 2002 and subsequently adopted in other areas of the USA. Survival rates of patients with primary cardiac arrest and a shockable rhythm significantly improved wherever it was adopted...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114009/2017-american-heart-association-focused-update-on-pediatric-basic-life-support-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-quality-an-update-to-the-american-heart-association-guidelines-for-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-and-emergency-cardiovascular-care
#8
REVIEW
Dianne L Atkins, Allan R de Caen, Stuart Berger, Ricardo A Samson, Stephen M Schexnayder, Benny L Joyner, Blair L Bigham, Dana E Niles, Jonathan P Duff, Elizabeth A Hunt, Peter A Meaney
This focused update to the American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiovascular care follows the Pediatric Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation evidence review. It aligns with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation's continuous evidence review process, and updates are published when the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation completes a literature review based on new science. This update provides the evidence review and treatment recommendation for chest compression-only CPR versus CPR using chest compressions with rescue breaths for children <18 years of age...
November 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114008/2017-american-heart-association-focused-update-on-adult-basic-life-support-and-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-quality-an-update-to-the-american-heart-association-guidelines-for-cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation-and-emergency-cardiovascular-care
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REVIEW
Monica E Kleinman, Zachary D Goldberger, Thomas Rea, Robert A Swor, Bentley J Bobrow, Erin E Brennan, Mark Terry, Robin Hemphill, Raúl J Gazmuri, Mary Fran Hazinski, Andrew H Travers
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a lifesaving technique for victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Despite advances in resuscitation science, basic life support remains a critical factor in determining outcomes. The American Heart Association recommendations for adult basic life support incorporate the most recently published evidence and serve as the basis for education and training for laypeople and healthcare providers who perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
November 6, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107407/transesophageal-echocardiography-guidelines-for-point-of-care-applications-in-cardiac-arrest%C3%A2-resuscitation
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James Fair, Michael Mallin, Haney Mallemat, Joshua Zimmerman, Robert Arntfield, Ross Kessler, Jonathan Bailitz, Michael Blaivas
Cardiac arrest is one of the most challenging patient presentations managed by emergency care providers, and echocardiography can be instrumental in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment guidance in these critically ill patients. Transesophageal echocardiography has many advantages over transthoracic echocardiography in a cardiac arrest resuscitation. As transesophageal echocardiography is implemented more widely at the point of care during cardiac arrest resuscitations, guidelines are needed to assist emergency providers in acquiring the equipment and skills necessary to successfully incorporate it into the management of cardiac arrest victims...
October 26, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102980/real-time-ventricular-fibrillation-amplitude-spectral-area-analysis-to-guide-timing-of-shock-delivery-improves-defibrillation-efficacy-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-swine
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Salvatore Aiello, Michelle Perez, Chad Cogan, Alvin Baetiong, Steven A Miller, Jeejabai Radhakrishnan, Christopher L Kaufman, Raúl J Gazmuri
BACKGROUND: The ventricular fibrillation amplitude spectral area (AMSA) predicts whether an electrical shock could terminate ventricular fibrillation and prompt return of spontaneous circulation. We hypothesized that AMSA can guide more precise timing for effective shock delivery during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Three shock delivery protocols were compared in 12 pigs each after electrically induced ventricular fibrillation, with the duration of untreated ventricular fibrillation evenly stratified into 6, 9, and 12 minutes: AMSA-Driven (AD), guided by an AMSA algorithm; Guidelines-Driven (GD), according to cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines; and Guidelines-Driven/AMSA-Enabled (GDAE), as per GD but allowing earlier shocks upon exceeding an AMSA threshold...
November 4, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102470/long-term-survival-trends-of-medicare-patients-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-insights-from-get-with-the-guidelines-resuscitation-%C3%A2
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Lauren E Thompson, Paul S Chan, Fengming Tang, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Saket Girotra, Sarah M Perman, Somnath Bose, Stacie L Daugherty, Steven M Bradley
BACKGROUND: Although rates of survival to hospital discharge after in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) have improved over the last decade, it is unknown if these survival gains are sustained after hospital discharge. OBJECTIVE: To examine 1-year survival trends overall and by rhythm after IHCA. METHODS: Using Medicare beneficiaries (age≥65years) with IHCA occurring between 2000 and 2011 at Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Registry participating hospitals we used multivariable regression, to examine temporal trends in risk-adjusted rates of 1-year survival...
November 1, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101301/do-not-attempt-resuscitation-dnar-orders-understanding-and-interpretation-of-their-use-in-the-hospitalised-patient-in-ireland-a-brief-report
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Helen O'Brien, Siobhan Scarlett, Anne Brady, Kieran Harkin, Rose Anne Kenny, Jeanne Moriarty
Following the introduction of do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders in the 1970s, there was widespread misinterpretation of the term among healthcare professionals. In this brief report, we present findings from a survey of healthcare professionals. Our aim was to examine current understanding of the term do-not-attempt-resuscitate (DNAR), decision-making surrounding DNAR and awareness of current guidelines. The survey was distributed to doctors and nurses in a university teaching hospital and affiliated primary care physicians in Dublin via email and by hard copy at educational meetings from July to December 2014...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097178/delayed-versus-early-umbilical-cord-clamping-for-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael Fogarty, David A Osborn, Lisa Askie, Anna Lene Seidler, Kylie Hunter, Kei Lui, John Simes, William Tarnow-Mordi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of delayed versus early cord clamping on hospital mortality (primary outcome) and morbidity in preterm infants using Cochrane Collaboration Neonatal Review Group methodology. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Chinese articles, cross-referencing citations, expert informants and trial registries to 31 July 2017. STUDY ELIGIBILITY: RCTs of delayed (≥ 30 seconds) vs early (<30 seconds) clamping in infants born <37 weeks gestation...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097176/how-shall-we-transfuse-hippolyta
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Brendan C Graham, Lindsey J Graham, Carl H Rose, Jeffrey L Winters
The US Department of Defense recently made the decision to open direct ground combat roles to women. Blood product transfusion is an essential component of the US Military guidelines for tactical combat casualty care and damage control resuscitation, but blood transfusion carries with it the specific side effect of alloimmunization-a uniquely significant side effect for young women who may desire subsequent pregnancies. Presently to be considered are the changes that may need to be made to blood transfusion in the setting of battlefield medicine to optimally care for combat-injured women, as a majority of the existing data regarding the risks of transfusion in the trauma setting involve predominantly men...
October 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095714/current-trends-in-the-management-of-hemodynamically-unstable-pelvic-ring-injuries
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Philip F Stahel, Clay C Burlew, Ernest E Moore
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Complex traumatic pelvic ring disruptions are associated with a high mortality rate due to associated retroperitoneal hemorrhage, traumatic-hemorrhagic shock, and postinjury coagulopathy. The present review provides an update on current management strategies to improve survival rates form hemodynamically unstable pelvic ring injuries. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently published international consensus guidelines have attempted to standardize the classification of hemodynamically unstable pelvic ring injuries and provided classification-based management algorithms for acute resuscitation and pelvic ring stabilization...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088951/update-on-critical-care-for-acute-spinal-cord-injury-in-the-setting-of-polytrauma
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John K Yue, Ethan A Winkler, Jonathan W Rick, Hansen Deng, Carlene P Partow, Pavan S Upadhyayula, Harjus S Birk, Andrew K Chan, Sanjay S Dhall
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) often occurs in patients with concurrent traumatic injuries in other body systems. These patients with polytrauma pose unique challenges to clinicians. The current review evaluates existing guidelines and updates the evidence for prehospital transport, immobilization, initial resuscitation, critical care, hemodynamic stability, diagnostic imaging, surgical techniques, and timing appropriate for the patient with SCI who has multisystem trauma. Initial management should be systematic, with focus on spinal immobilization, timely transport, and optimizing perfusion to the spinal cord...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081906/brugada-type-1-electrocardiogram-should-we-treat-the-electrocardiogram-or-the-patient
#18
REVIEW
Pietro Delise, Giuseppe Allocca, Nadir Sitta
Patients with a Brugada type 1 electrocardiogram (ECG) pattern may suffer sudden cardiac death (SCD). Recognized risk factors are spontaneous type 1 ECG and syncope of presumed arrhythmic origin. Familial sudden cardiac death (f-SCD) is not a recognized independent risk factor. Finally, positive electrophysiologic study (+EPS) has a controversial prognostic value. Current ESC guidelines recommend implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in patients with a Brugada type 1 ECG pattern if they have suffered a previous resuscitated cardiac arrest (class I recommendation) or if they have syncope of presumed cardiac origin (class IIa recommendation)...
September 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079508/early-coronary-angiography-in-patients-resuscitated-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-without-st-segment-elevation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Muhammad Shahzeb Khan, Sayed Mustafa Mahmood Shah, Ayesha Mubashir, Abdur Rahman Khan, Kaneez Fatima, Aldo L Schenone, Faisal Khosa, Habib Samady, Venu Menon
OBJECTIVE: A meta-analysis of published studies was performed to determine the impact of performing early versus delayed or no coronary angiography in patients without ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction following out of hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: A structured search was conducted using Medline, Embase and Ovid by two independent investigators using a variety of keywords. The primary outcome was short term (at discharge) and long term (at 6-14 months follow-up) mortality whereas the secondary end-point was good neurological outcome (defined as a Cerebral Performance Category Score of 1 or 2), at discharge and follow up...
October 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079487/what-is-the-preferred-resuscitation-fluid-for-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Michael E Winters, Robert Sherwin, Gary M Vilke, Gabriel Wardi
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock recommend crystalloids as the initial fluid solution of choice in the resuscitation of these patients. In recent years, there have been numerous studies published on the type of fluid used in the resuscitation of patients with sepsis. The primary goal of this article is to determine the preferred intravenous fluid for the resuscitation of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. METHODS: A MEDLINE literature review was completed to identify studies that investigated the type of resuscitation fluid in the management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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