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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302424/external-validation-of-the-universal-termination-of-resuscitation-rule-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-british-columbia
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Brian Grunau, John Taylor, Frank X Scheuermeyer, Robert Stenstrom, William Dick, Takahisa Kawano, David Barbic, Ian Drennan, Jim Christenson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The Universal Termination of Resuscitation Rule (TOR Rule) was developed to identify out-of-hospital cardiac arrests eligible for field termination of resuscitation, avoiding futile transportation to the hospital. The validity of the rule in emergency medical services (EMS) systems that do not routinely transport out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to the hospital is unknown. We seek to validate the TOR Rule in British Columbia. METHODS: This study included consecutive, nontraumatic, adult, out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated by EMS in British Columbia from April 2011 to September 2015...
March 14, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291451/prehospital-blood-transfusion-during-aeromedical-evacuation-of-trauma-patients-in-israel-the-idf-csar-experience
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Jacob Chen, Avi Benov, Roy Nadler, Daniel N Darlington, Andrew P Cap, Ari M Lipsky, Elon Glassberg
BACKGROUND: Data regarding the effect of prehospital blood administration to trauma patients during short-to-moderate time evacuations is scarce. The Israel Air Force Airborne Combat Search and Rescue is the only organization that deals with aeromedical evacuation for both military and civilian casualties in Israel and the only one with the ability to give blood in the prehospital setting. METHODS: Data on packed red blood cells (PRBCs) administration in the evacuation missions from January 2003 to June 2010 were analyzed and actual transfusion practice was compared to clinical practice guidelines (CPGs)...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290925/two-decades-of-saving-lives-on-the-battlefield-tactical-combat-casualty-care-turns-20
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Frank K Butler
BACKGROUND: Twenty years ago, the original Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) article was published in this journal. Since TCCC is essentially a set of best-practice prehospital trauma care guidelines customized for use on the battlefield, the presence of a journal with a specific focus on military medicine was a profound benefit to the initial presentation of TCCC to the U.S. Military. METHODS: In the two ensuing decades, which included the longest continuous period of armed conflict in our nation's history, TCCC steadily evolved as the prehospital trauma care evidence base was augmented and as feedback from user medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen was obtained...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285322/intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-cardiac-arrest
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REVIEW
Jerry P Nolan, Robert A Berg, Stephen Bernard, Bentley J Bobrow, Clifton W Callaway, Tobias Cronberg, Rudolph W Koster, Peter J Kudenchuk, Graham Nichol, Gavin D Perkins, Tom D Rea, Claudio Sandroni, Jasmeet Soar, Kjetil Sunde, Alain Cariou
Over the last 15 years, treatment of comatose post-cardiac arrest patients has evolved to include therapeutic strategies such as urgent coronary angiography with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), targeted temperature management (TTM)-requiring mechanical ventilation and sedation-and more sophisticated and cautious prognostication. In 2015, collaboration between the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) resulted in the first European guidelines on post-resuscitation care...
March 11, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285032/the-association-between-physician-turnover-the-july-effect-and-survival-after-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Laura Myers, Bassem Mikhael, Paul Currier, Katherine Berg, Anupam Jena, Michael Donnino, Lars W Andersen
IMPORTANCE: The July Effect refers to adverse outcomes that occur as a result of turnover of the physician workforce in teaching hospitals during the month of June. OBJECTIVE: As a surrogate for physician turnover, we used a multivariable difference-in-difference approach to determine if there was a difference in outcomes between May and July in teaching versus non-teaching hospitals. DESIGN: We used prospectively collected observational data from United States hospitals participating in the Get With The Guidelines(®)-Resuscitation registry...
March 8, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282762/a-comparison-between-the-two-methods-of-chest-compression-in-infant-and-neonatal-resuscitation-a-review-according-to-2010-cpr-guidelines
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Alexandros Douvanas, Christina Koulouglioti, Maria Kalafati
AIM: The quality of chest compression (CC) delivered during neonatal and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is identified as the most important factor to achieve the increase of survival rate without major neurological deficit to the patients. The objective of the study was to systematically review all the available studies that have compared the two different techniques of hand placement on infants and neonatal resuscitation, from 2010 to 2015 and to highlight which method is more effective...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280719/cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-during-immediate-neonatal-transition-and-resuscitation
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REVIEW
Gerhard Pichler, Georg M Schmölzer, Berndt Urlesberger
This article provides a review of cerebral tissue oxygenation during immediate transition after birth in human neonates. Recommended routine monitoring, especially if resuscitation is needed, during this period includes arterial oxygen saturation and heart rate measured by pulse oximetry and electrocardiogram. However, there is increasing interest to monitor in addition with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) the oxygenation of the brain. There is a different pattern of increase between cerebral tissue oxygenation and arterial oxygen saturation during the immediate transition, with cerebral tissue oxygenation reaching a plateau faster than arterial oxygen saturation...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275618/extracorporeal-life-support-for-refractory-ventricular-tachycardia
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REVIEW
Sujatha P Bhandary, Nicholas Joseph, James P Hofmann, Theodosios Saranteas, Thomas J Papadimos
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a very effective bridging therapy in patients with refractory ventricular tachycardia (VT) associated with cardiogenic shock. A moribund patient in extremis, is not amenable to optimization by standard ACC/AHA guidelines. New approaches and novel salvage techniques are necessary to improve outcomes in patients with refractory clinical settings such as malignant ventricular arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock and/or pulmonary failure until further management options are explored...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272736/reintroduction-of-anti-thrombotic-therapy-after-a-gastrointestinal-haemorrhage-if-and-when
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REVIEW
Martin J Scott, Andrew Veitch, Jecko Thachil
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage is a common clinical scenario and, in those using antithrombotic agents, the risk is significantly increased. Management of these patients, in terms of initial resuscitation is well established and numerous guidelines exist in this area. However, few studies have addressed the subsequent dilemma of if and when antithrombotic agents should be reintroduced. Consequently, practice is variable and not necessarily evidenced-based. Overall, for patients that are either anticoagulated or using antiplatelet drugs for secondary prophylaxis, there is a clear benefit to restarting these agents...
March 8, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270448/management-of-pregnancy-and-obstetric-complications-in-prehospital-trauma-care-prehospital-resuscitative-hysterotomy-perimortem-caesarean-section
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EDITORIAL
Emir Battaloglu, Keith Porter
The need for prehospital resuscitative hysterotomy/perimortem caesarean section is rare. The procedures can be daunting and clinically challenging for practitioners. Maternal death can be averted by swift and decisive action. This guideline serves to inform prehospital practitioners about conducting maternal resuscitation following cardiac arrest, provides an evidence-based framework to support decision making and highlights areas for improvement in prehospital care.
March 7, 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270248/the-resuscitative-and-pharmacokinetic-effects-of-humeral-intraosseous-vasopressin-in-a-swine-model-of-ventricular-fibrillation
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James M Burgert, Arthur D Johnson, Jose Garcia-Blanco, Lawrence V Fulton, Michael J Loughren
Introduction The American Heart Association (AHA; Dallas, Texas USA) and European Resuscitation Council (Niel, Belgium) cardiac arrest (CA) guidelines recommend the intraosseous (IO) route when intravenous (IV) access cannot be obtained. Vasopressin has been used as an alternative to epinephrine to treat ventricular fibrillation (VF). Hypothesis/Problem Limited data exist on the pharmacokinetics and resuscitative effects of vasopressin administered by the humeral IO (HIO) route for treatment of VF. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of HIO and IV vasopressin, on the occurrence, odds, and time of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and pharmacokinetic measures in a swine model of VF...
March 8, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269574/development-of-a-diagnostic-feedback-device-to-assess-neonatal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-chest-compression-performance
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Debbie Lloyd, Dawie van den Heever, Kiran Dellimore, Johan Smith
Neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (NCPR) is an important intervention to save the lives of newborns who suffer from cardiac and respiratory arrest. Despite its importance there is a dearth of NCPR research and no commercially available feedback device suitable for use during NCPR. The aim of this study is to develop a diagnostic feedback device in the form of a patch placed on the infant's chest. The diagnostic feedback patch measures both the compression depth and force during NCPR, while giving audio-visual feedback according to current NCPR guidelines...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267618/predicting-in-hospital-mortality-for-initial-survivors-of-acute-respiratory-compromise-arc-events-development-and-validation-of-the-arc-score
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Ari Moskowitz, Lars W Andersen, Mathias Karlsson, Anne V Grossestreuer, Maureen Chase, Michael N Cocchi, Katherine Berg, Michael W Donnino
AIM: Acute respiratory compromise (ARC) is a common and highly morbid event in hospitalized patients. To date, however, few investigators have explored predictors of outcome in initial survivors of ARC events. In the present study, we leveraged the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines(®)-Resuscitation (GWTG-R) ARC data registry to develop a prognostic score for initial survivors of ARC events. METHODS: Using GWTG-R ARC data, we identified 13,193 index ARC events...
March 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266699/rapidly-progressive-and-almost-lethal-pneumonia
#14
Juancarlo Martínez-González, Carlos Robles-Arias, William Rodríguez-Cintrón
We herein describe the case of a 65-year-old male patient who presented with Osler's triad, which is the combination of endocarditis, pneumonia, and meningitis. This report is even more unusual since the pathogen isolated was the invasive and virulent strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 3. The clinical entity described is also called Austrian syndrome. Even though rare in this antibiotic era, the syndrome remains one of high morbidity and mortality. This particular case is of paramount importance for the clinician reader...
March 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265454/fluid-resuscitation-in-haemorrhagic-shock-in-combat-casualties
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REVIEW
Parli R Ravi, Bipin Puri
This brief update reviews the recent literature available on fluid resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock and considers the applicability of this evidence for use in resuscitation of combat casualties in the combat casualty care (CCC) environment. A number of changes need to be incorporated in the CCC guidelines: (1) dried plasma (DP) is added as an option when other blood components or whole blood are not available; (2) the wording is clarified to emphasize that Hetastarch is a less desirable option than whole blood, blood components, or DP and should be used only when these preferred options are not available; (3) the use of blood products in certain tactical field care settings where this option might be feasible (FSC, GH) is discussed; (4) 1:1:1 damage control resuscitation (DCR) with plasma: packed red blood cells (PRBC): platelets is preferred to 1:1 DCR with plasma: PRBC when platelets are available; and (5) the 30-min wait between increments of resuscitation fluid administered to achieve clinical improvement or target blood pressure has been eliminated...
2017: Disaster Mil Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262458/early-management-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-review-of-the-best-evidence
#16
REVIEW
Serena Stigliano, Hanna Sternby, Enrique de Madaria, Gabriele Capurso, Maxim S Petrov
In the 20th century early management of acute pancreatitis often included surgical intervention, despite overwhelming mortality. The emergence of high-quality evidence (randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses) over the past two decades has notably shifted the treatment paradigm towards predominantly non-surgical management early in the course of acute pancreatitis. The present evidence-based review focuses on contemporary aspects of early management (which include analgesia, fluid resuscitation, antibiotics, nutrition, and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) with a view to providing clear and succinct guidelines on early management of patients with acute pancreatitis in 2017 and beyond...
February 7, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259482/accuracy-of-postresuscitation-team-debriefings-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Paul C Mullan, Niall H Cochrane, James M Chamberlain, Randall S Burd, Fawn D Brown, Lauren E Zinns, Kristen M Crandall, Karen J O'Connell
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Guideline committees recommend postresuscitation debriefings to improve performance. "Hot" postresuscitation debriefings occur immediately after the event and rely on team recall. We assessed the ability of resuscitation teams to recall their performance in team-based, hot debriefings in a pediatric emergency department (ED), using video review as the criterion standard. We hypothesized that debriefing accuracy will improve during the course of the study. METHODS: Resuscitation physician and nurse leaders cofacilitated debriefings after ED resuscitations involving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or intubation...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257500/pediatric-emergency-care-capacity-in-a-low-resource-setting-an-assessment-of-district-hospitals-in-rwanda
#18
Celestin Hategeka, Jean Shoveller, Lisine Tuyisenge, Cynthia Kenyon, David F Cechetto, Larry D Lynd
BACKGROUND: Health system strengthening is crucial to improving infant and child health outcomes in low-resource countries. While the knowledge related to improving newborn and child survival has advanced remarkably over the past few decades, many healthcare systems in such settings remain unable to effectively deliver pediatric advance life support management. With the introduction of the Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment plus Admission care (ETAT+)-a locally adapted pediatric advanced life support management program-in Rwandan district hospitals, we undertook this study to assess the extent to which these hospitals are prepared to provide this pediatric advanced life support management...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256337/psychometric-properties-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-attitudes-towards-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-with-defibrillation-acprd-c-among-female-hospital-nurses-in-taiwan
#19
Hsing-Long Lin, Mei-Hsiang Lin, Chao-Chung Ho, Chin-Hua Fu, Malcolm Koo
INTRODUCTION: Nurses are often the first responders to in-hospital cardiac emergencies. A positive attitude towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation with defibrillation may contribute to early cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rapid defibrillation, which are associated with enhanced long-term survival. The aim of this study was to translate and adapt the 31-item attitudes towards cardiopulmonary resuscitation with defibrillation and the national resuscitation guidelines (ACPRD) instrument into Chinese and to evaluate its psychometric properties in a sample of Taiwanese hospital nurses...
February 27, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254364/teamwork-among-midwives-during-neonatal-resuscitation-at-a-maternity-hospital-in-nepal
#20
Johan Wrammert, Sabitri Sapkota, Kedar Baral, Ashish Kc, Mats Målqvist, Margareta Larsson
PROBLEM: The ability of health care providers to work together is essential for favourable outcomes in neonatal resuscitation, but perceptions of such teamwork have rarely been studied in low-income settings. BACKGROUND: Neonatal resuscitation is a proven intervention for reducing neonatal mortality globally, but the long-term effects of clinical training for this skill need further attention. Having an understanding of barriers to teamwork among nurse midwives can contribute to the sustainability of improved clinical practice...
February 26, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
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