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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222830/impact-of-early-vasopressor-administration-on-neurological-outcomes-after-prolonged-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Michael W Hubble, Clark Tyson
: Introduction Vasopressors are associated with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), but no long-term benefit has been demonstrated in randomized trials. However, these trials did not control for the timing of vasopressor administration which may influence outcomes. Consequently, the objective of this study was to develop a model describing the likelihood of favorable neurological outcome (cerebral performance category [CPC] 1 or 2) as a function of the public safety answering point call receipt (PSAP)-to-pressor-interval (PPI) in prolonged out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
February 22, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215590/does-an-individualized-feedback-mechanism-improve-quality-of-out-of-hospital-cpr
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B Weston, J Jasti, E B Lerner, A Szabo, T Aufderheide, M R Colella
BACKGROUND: Despite its prevalence, survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains low. Early defibrillation, greater compression fraction, optimal compression rate, sufficient compression depth, and shorter pre-shock pause have been associated with improved survival in cardiac arrest patients. In early 2014, a program was initiated to provide feedback on CPR quality to prehospital providers after every treated cardiac arrest. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether individualized CPR feedback was associated with improved CPR quality measures in the prehospital setting...
February 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202085/should-capnography-be-used-as-a-guide-for-choosing-a-ventilation-strategy-in-circulatory-shock-caused-by-severe-hypothermia-observational-case-series-study
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Tomasz Darocha, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Anna Jarosz, Paweł Podsiadło, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Tomasz Sanak, Robert Gałązkowski, Jacek Piątek, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Rafał Drwiła
BACKGROUND: Severe accidental hypothermia can cause circulatory disturbances ranging from cardiac arrhythmias through circulatory shock to cardiac arrest. Severity of shock, pulmonary hypoperfusion and ventilation-perfusion mismatch are reflected by a discrepancy between measurements of CO2 levels in end-tidal air (EtCO2) and partial CO2 pressure in arterial blood (PaCO2). This disparity can pose a problem in the choice of an optimal ventilation strategy for accidental hypothermia victims, particularly in the prehospital period...
February 15, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190798/age-specific-differences-in-the-duration-of-prehospital-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-administered-by-emergency-medical-service-providers-necessary-to-achieve-favorable-neurological-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#4
Akira Funada, Yoshikazu Goto, Hayato Tada, Ryota Teramoto, Masaya Shimojima, Kenshi Hayashi, Masakazu Yamagishi
BACKGROUND: The appropriate duration of prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)administered by emergency medical service (EMS) providers for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) necessary to achieve 1-month survival with favorable neurological outcome (Cerebral Performance Category 1 or 2, CPC 1-2) is unclear and could differ by age.Methods and Results:We analyzed the records of 35,709 adult OHCA patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) before hospital arrival in a prospectively recorded Japanese registry between 2011 and 2014...
February 11, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147415/improving-survival-after-cardiac-arrest
#5
Conrad Arnfinn Bjørshol, Eldar Søreide
Each year, approximately half a million people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) in Europe: The majority die. Survival after CA varies greatly between regions and countries. The authors give an overview of the important elements necessary to promote improved survival after CA as a function of the chain of survival and formula for survival concepts. The chain of survival incorporates bystanders (who identify warning symptoms, call the emergency dispatch center, initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation [CPR]), dispatchers (who identify CA, and instruct and reassure the caller), first responders (who provide high-quality CPR, early defibrillation), paramedics and other prehospital care providers (who continue high-quality CPR, and provide timely defibrillation and advanced life support, transport to CA center), and hospitals (targeted temperature management, percutaneous coronary intervention, delayed prognostication)...
February 2017: Seminars in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103127/extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-ecpr-in-the-prehospital-setting-an-illustrative-case-of-ecpr-performed-in-the-louvre-museum
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Lionel Lamhaut, Alice Hutin, Juliette Deutsch, Jean-Herlé Raphalen, Romain Jouffroy, Jean-Pierre Orsini, Frédéric Baud, Pierre Carli
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) is now considered for the treatment of refractory cardiac arrest. CASE REPORT: In an urban city like Paris, extraction times of in-hospital ECPR can be long for patients presenting with refractory cardiac arrest. Using the medicalized prehospital system, we developed a possible early prehospital ECPR implementation. This case report is an example of ECPR prehospital implementation in the Louvre Museum...
January 19, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102532/time-to-epinephrine-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-retrospective-analysis-of-intraosseous-versus-intravenous-access
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Elliot M Ross, Julian Mapp, Chetan Kharod, David A Wampler, Christopher Velasquez, David A Miramontes
INTRODUCTION: The 2015 advanced cardiac life support update continues to advocate administering epinephrine during cardiac arrest. The goal of our study is to determine if prehospital intraosseous (IO) access results in shorter time to epinephrine than prehospital peripheral intravenous (PIV) access. METHODS: The out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) database of a large, urban, fire-based emergency medical services system was searched for consecutive cases of OHCA between January 2013 and December 2015...
April 2016: American Journal of Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054123/-clamshell-thoracotomy-after-thoracic-knife-wounds
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Marcus Rudolph, Niko R E Schneider, Erik Popp
Resuscitation in the event of traumatic cardiac arrest was for a long time considered to be a less than promising technique to employ; however, current data indicate that the prospects of success need not be any poorer than for resuscitation due to cardiac distress. The targeted and rapid remedying of reversible causes can re-establish the circulatory function and the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) algorithm for traumatic cardiac arrest is a helpful guide in this respect. This case report illustrates the resolute implementation of this algorithm in the prehospital environment in the case of an attempted suicide by a thoracic knife wound...
January 4, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052716/tripartite-stratification-of-the-glasgow-coma-scale-in-children-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-and-mortality-an-analysis-from-a-multicenter-comparative-effectiveness-study
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Sarah Murphy, Neal J Thomas, Shira Gertz, John Beca, James F Luther, Michael J Bell, Steven R Wisniewski, Adam Hartman, Robert Tasker
The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score has not been validated in children < 5y and the clinical circumstances at the time of assignment can limit its applicability. This study describes the distribution of GCS scores in the population, the relationship between injury characteristics with the GCS score and the association between the tripartite stratification of the GCS on mortality in children with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). The first 200 children from a multicenter, comparative effectiveness study in severe TBI (inclusion criteria [age 0 - 18 y, GCS ≤ 8 at the time of ICP monitoring] were analyzed...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004542/prehospital-thoracotomy-for-traumatic-cardiac-arrest
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William Ottestad, Per B Bredmose, Per Olav Berve, Halvard Stave, Gunnar Farstad, Lars Wik, Mårten Sandberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Tidsskrift for Den Norske Lægeforening: Tidsskrift for Praktisk Medicin, Ny Række
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995600/emergency-medical-system-response-time-does-not-affect-on-incidence-of-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-after-prehospital-resuscitation-in-one-million-central-european-agglomeration
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Tomasz Kłosiewicz, Ilona Skitek-Adamczak, Marcin Zieliński
BACKGROUND: The survival of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest (OHSCA) in Europe still remains low. The State Medical Rescue System is composed of several elements. Efficacy ofeach of them may have influence on victim's survival. Until now, the incidence of return ofspontaneous circulation (ROSC) and its correlation with rescue services time in city ofPoznan has not been determined. AIM: The main purpose of this study was to assess incidents of OHSCA and prehospital frequency of ROSC after OHSCA in Poznan city and district...
December 20, 2016: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988273/the-association-of-maximum-troponin-values-post-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-with-electrocardiographic-findings-cardiac-reperfusion-procedures-and-survival-to-discharge-a-sub-study-of-roc-primed
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Laurie J Morrison, Sean M Devlin, Michael C Kontos, Sheldon Cheskes, Tom P Aufderheide, Jim Christenson, Joseph P Ornato, Ian G Stiell, Valeria E Rac, Andrew J Thomas, Jane G Wigginton, Paul Dorian
BACKGROUND: The role of Troponin (Tn) levels in the management of patients post out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is unclear. METHODS: All OHCA patients enrolled in the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Prehospital Resuscitation using an IMpedance valve and Early versus Delayed analysis trial and admitted to hospital with a Tn level and a 12-lead electrocardiogram were stratified by ST elevation (STE) or no STE in a regression model for survival to discharge adjusted for Utstein predictors and site...
February 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968964/-evolution-of-the-nurse-s-role-in-the-management-of-a-cardiac-arrest
#13
Florian Loosli, Alice Hutin, Hugues Lefort, Pierre Carli, Lionel Lamhaut
In France, there are 40 000 sudden deaths each year and the cardiac arrest survival rate is less than 10%. The arrival of extracorporeal cardio pulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) offers hope in the event of refractory cardiac arrest in prehospital care. Extending ECPR programmes requires more scientific evidence, training and an evolution of the role of paramedics.
November 2016: Revue de L'infirmière
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965361/effect-of-preceding-medications-on-resuscitation-outcome-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#14
Shih-Wen Hung, Chien-Ming Chu, Chih-Feng Su, Li-Ming Tseng, Tzong-Luen Wang
As evidence regarding the impact of preceding medications on resuscitation outcomes has been inconsistent, this study aimed to analyze the association between preceding medications and resuscitation outcomes in patients experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). This retrospective study included patients with OHCA presenting to a tertiary care hospital by emergency medical service (EMS) between January 2006 and June 2011. Using the Utstein template, data were collected from EMS and hospital medical records for prehospital care, in-hospital care, and medications which were taken continuously for at least 2 weeks preceding OHCA...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927189/prehospital-critical-care-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-an-observational-study-examining-survival-and-a-stakeholder-focused-cost-analysis
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Johannes von Vopelius-Feldt, Jane Powell, Richard Morris, Jonathan Benger
BACKGROUND: Survival rates from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain low, despite remarkable efforts to improve care. A number of ambulance services in the United Kingdom (UK) have developed prehospital critical care teams (CCTs) which attend critically ill patients, including OHCA. However, current scientific evidence describing CCTs attending OHCA is sparse and research to date has not demonstrated clear benefits from this model of care. METHODS: This prospective, observational study will describe the effect of CCTs on survival from OHCA, when compared to advanced-life-support (ALS), the current standard of prehospital care in the UK...
December 7, 2016: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923115/a-comparison-of-the-universal-tor-guideline-to-the-absence-of-prehospital-rosc-and-duration-of-resuscitation-in-predicting-futility-from-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Ian R Drennan, Erin Case, P Richard Verbeek, Joshua C Reynolds, Zachary D Goldberger, Jamie Jasti, Mark Charleston, Heather Herren, Ahamed H Idris, Paul R Leslie, Michael A Austin, Yan Xiong, Robert H Schmicker, Laurie J Morrison
INTRODUCTION: The Universal Termination of Resuscitation (TOR) Guideline accurately identifies potential out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors. However, implementation is inconsistent with some Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies using absence of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) as sole criterion for termination. OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of the Universal TOR Guideline with the single criterion of no prehospital ROSC. Second, to determine factors associated with survival for patients transported without a ROSC...
February 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904259/profile-and-outcome-of-sudden-cardiac-arrests-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
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Gautham Raja Pandian, Suma Mary Thampi, Nilanchal Chakraborty, Deepthi Kattula, Paul Prabhakar Abhilash Kundavaram
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is one of the common emergencies encountered in the emergency department (ED) of any hospital. Although several studies have reported the predictors of CPR outcome in general, there are limited data from the EDs in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients above 18 years with SCA who were resuscitated in the ED of a tertiary care hospital with an annual census of 60,000 patients between August 2014 and July 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899017/public-access-defibrillation-and-outcomes-after-pediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#18
Tatsuma Fukuda, Naoko Ohashi-Fukuda, Hiroaki Kobayashi, Masataka Gunshin, Toshiki Sera, Yutaka Kondo, Naoki Yahagi
BACKGROUND: Use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) has been recommended for pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, there are no conclusive studies that elucidated the effectiveness of public-access defibrillation (PAD) in children. METHODS: This was a nationwide, population-based, propensity score-matched study of pediatric OHCA in Japan from 2011 to 2012, based on data from the All-Japan Utstein Registry. We included pediatric OHCA patients (aged 1-17 years) who received bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
February 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890300/evaluating-clinical-care-in-the-prehospital-setting-is-rapid-emergency-medicine-score-the-missing-metric-of-ems
#19
Scott M Alter, Allison Infinger, Doug Swanson, Jonathan R Studnek
INTRODUCTION: The Rapid Emergency Medicine Score (REMS) was developed to predict emergency department patient mortality. Our objective was to utilize REMS to assess initial patient acuity and evaluate clinical change during prehospital care. METHODS: All non-cardiac arrest emergency transports from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 were analyzed from a single EMS agency. Using age, pulse rate, mean arterial pressure, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, and Glasgow Coma Scale, initial and final REMS were calculated...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816529/the-influence-of-comorbidity-on-survival-and-long-term-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Emily Andrew, Ziad Nehme, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
INTRODUCTION: Comorbid conditions have been associated with morbidity, functional status and quality of life for patients with a wide range of diseases. Previous studies have attempted to elucidate the influence of pre-arrest comorbidities on survival and neurological recovery following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), however the findings are conflicting. METHODS: Baseline comorbidities recorded within prehospital patient care records were linked with baseline and 12-month follow-up data from the Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry for adult (≥16 years) non-traumatic OHCA patients...
January 2017: Resuscitation
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