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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490655/practice-guideline-summary-reducing-brain-injury-following-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology
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Romergryko G Geocadin, Eelco Wijdicks, Melissa J Armstrong, Maxwell Damian, Stephan A Mayer, Joseph P Ornato, Alejandro Rabinstein, José I Suarez, Michel T Torbey, Richard M Dubinsky, Jason Lazarou
OBJECTIVE: To assess the evidence and make evidence-based recommendations for acute interventions to reduce brain injury in adult patients who are comatose after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: Published literature from 1966 to August 29, 2016, was reviewed with evidence-based classification of relevant articles. RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: For patients who are comatose in whom the initial cardiac rhythm is either pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), therapeutic hypothermia (TH; 32-34°C for 24 hours) is highly likely to be effective in improving functional neurologic outcome and survival compared with non-TH and should be offered (Level A)...
May 10, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489635/trends-in-sex-differences-in-clinical-characteristics-treatment-strategies-and-mortality-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-poland-from-2005-to-2011
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Lukasz Zandecki, Marcin Sadowski, Marianna Janion, Marek Gierlotka, Mariusz Gasior, Lech Polonski
INTRODUCTION: During the last decade, there has been an increased awareness of sex differences in the clinical characteristics, management, and mortality in myocardial infarction. Many previous studies have found that women with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) have a poorer baseline risk profile, are less intensively treated, and have worse outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether sex disparities in STEMI have changed in recent years. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of data on 111 148 STEMI patients enrolled in the Polish Registry of Acute Coronary Syndromes between 2005 and 2011...
May 5, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486266/pediatric-drowning-a-standard-operating-procedure-to-aid-the-prehospital-management-of-pediatric-cardiac-arrest-resulting-from-submersion
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Rebecca R Best, Benjamin H L Harris, Jason L Walsh, Timothy Manfield
OBJECTIVES: Drowning is one of the leading causes of death in children. Resuscitating a child following submersion is a high-pressure situation, and standard operating procedures can reduce error. Currently, the Resuscitation Council UK guidance does not include a standard operating procedure on pediatric drowning. The objective of this project was to design a standard operating procedure to improve outcomes of drowned children. METHODS: A literature review on the management of pediatric drowning was conducted...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465012/mild-induced-hypothermia-and-survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-a-swedish-urban-area
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Louise Martinell, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson, Niklas Nielsen, Christian Rylander
BACKGROUND: Mild induced hypothermia (MIH) was introduced for post cardiac arrest care in Sweden in 2003, based on two clinical trials. This retrospective study evaluated its association with 30-day survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in a Swedish community from 2003 to 2015. METHODS: Out of 3680 patients with OHCA, 1100 were hospitalized after return of spontaneous circulation and 871 patients who remained unconscious were included in the analysis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463098/when-is-a-cardiac-arrest-non-cardiac
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Ryan M Carter, David C Cone
Introduction While the overall survival rate for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is low, ranging from 5%-10%, several characteristics have been shown to decrease mortality, such as presence of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), witnessed vs unwitnessed events, and favorable initial rhythm (VF/VT). More recently, studies have shown that modified CPR algorithms, such as chest-compression only or cardio-cerebral resuscitation, can further increase survival rates in OHCA. Most of these studies have included only OHCA patients with "presumed cardiac etiology," on the assumption that airway management is of lesser impact than chest compressions in these patients...
May 2, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445501/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survival-in-drug-related-versus-cardiac-causes-in-ontario-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Aaron M Orkin, Chun Zhan, Jason E Buick, Ian R Drennan, Michelle Klaiman, Pamela Leece, Laurie J Morrison
BACKGROUND: Drug overdose causes approximately 183,000 deaths worldwide annually and 50,000 deaths in Canada and the United States combined. Drug-related deaths are concentrated among young people, leading to a substantial burden of disease and loss of potential life years. Understanding the epidemiology, patterns of care, and prognosis of drug-related prehospital emergencies may lead to improved outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests with drug-related and presumed cardiac causes between 2007 and 2013 using the Toronto Regional RescuNet Epistry database...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442204/out-of-hospital-thoracotomy-for-cardiac-arrest-after-penetrating-thoracic-trauma
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Mark G Van Vledder, Oscar J F Van Waes, Fabian O Kooij, Joost H Peters, Esther M M Van Lieshout, Michael H J Verhofstad
INTRODUCTION: Emergency department thoracotomy is an established procedure for cardiac arrest in patients suffering from penetrating thoracic trauma and yields relatively high survival rates (up to 21%) in patients with cardiac tamponade. To minimize the delay between arrest and thoracotomy, some have advocated thoracotomy on the accident scene. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with return of spontaneous circulation and subsequent survival after out of hospital thoracotomy in the Netherlands...
April 15, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435494/the-efficacy-of-lucas-in-prehospital-cardiac-arrest-scenarios-a-crossover-mannequin-study
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Robert A Gyory, Scott E Buchle, David Rodgers, Jeffrey S Lubin
INTRODUCTION: High-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is critical for successful cardiac arrest outcomes. Mechanical devices may improve CPR quality. We simulated a prehospital cardiac arrest, including patient transport, and compared the performance of the LUCAS™ device, a mechanical chest compression-decompression system, to manual CPR. We hypothesized that because of the movement involved in transporting the patient, LUCAS would provide chest compressions more consistent with high-quality CPR guidelines...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427881/association-of-time-from-arrest-to-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-with-survival-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Joo Jeong, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Ki Ok Ahn
BACKGROUND: Timely post-resuscitation coronary reperfusion therapy is recommended; however, the timing of immediate coronary reperfusion for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has not been established. We studied the effect of the time interval from arrest to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on resuscitated OHCA patients. METHODS: All witnessed OHCA patients with a presumed cardiac etiology received successful PCI at hospitals between 2013 and 2015, excluding cases with unknown information regarding the time from arrest to PCI and survival outcomes...
April 17, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395982/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-of-out-of-hospital-traumatic-cardiac-arrest-in-qatar-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Furqan B Irfan, Rafael Consunji, Ayman El-Menyar, Pooja George, Ruben Peralta, Hassan Al-Thani, Stephen Hodges Thomas, Guillaume Alinier, Ashfaq Shuaib, Jassim Al-Suwaidi, Rajvir Singh, Maaret Castren, Peter A Cameron, Therese Djarv
BACKGROUND: Traumatic cardiac arrest studies have reported improved survival rates recently, ranging from 1.7-7.5%. This population-based nationwide study aims to describe the epidemiology, interventions and outcomes, and determine predictors of survival from out-of-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest (OHTCA) in Qatar. METHODS: An observational retrospective population-based study was conducted on OHTCA patients in Qatar, from January 2010 to December 2015. Traumatic cardiac arrest was redefined to include out-of-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest (OHTCA) and in-hospital traumatic cardiac arrest (IHTCA)...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393757/prehospital-randomised-assessment-of-a-mechanical-compression-device-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-paramedic-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-trial-and-economic-evaluation
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Simon Gates, Ranjit Lall, Tom Quinn, Charles D Deakin, Matthew W Cooke, Jessica Horton, Sarah E Lamb, Anne-Marie Slowther, Malcolm Woollard, Andy Carson, Mike Smyth, Kate Wilson, Garry Parcell, Andrew Rosser, Richard Whitfield, Amanda Williams, Rebecca Jones, Helen Pocock, Nicola Brock, John Jm Black, John Wright, Kyee Han, Gary Shaw, Laura Blair, Joachim Marti, Claire Hulme, Christopher McCabe, Silviya Nikolova, Zenia Ferreira, Gavin D Perkins
BACKGROUND: Mechanical chest compression devices may help to maintain high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but little evidence exists for their effectiveness. We evaluated whether or not the introduction of Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assistance System-2 (LUCAS-2; Jolife AB, Lund, Sweden) mechanical CPR into front-line emergency response vehicles would improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of the LUCAS-2 device as a routine ambulance service treatment for OHCA...
March 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392369/compression-to-ventilation-ratio-and-incidence-of-rearrest-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-roc-ccc-trial
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David D Salcido, Robert H Schmicker, Jason E Buick, Sheldon Cheskes, Brian Grunau, Peter Kudenchuk, Brian Leroux, Stephanie Zellner, Dana Zive, Tom P Aufderheide, Allison C Koller, Heather Herren, Jack Nuttall, Matthew L Sundermann, James J Menegazzi
BACKGROUND: Previous work has demonstrated that when out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), but subsequently have another cardiac arrest prior to hospital arrival (rearrest), the probability of survival to hospital discharge is significantly decreased. Additionally, few modifiable factors for rearrest are known. We sought to examine the association between rearrest and compression-to-ventilation ratio during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and to confirm the association between rearrest and outcomes...
April 6, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380019/thromboelastometric-analysis-of-the-risk-factors-for-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-in-adult-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Hiroyuki Koami, Yuichiro Sakamoto, Ryota Sakurai, Miho Ohta, Hisashi Imahase, Mayuko Yahata, Mitsuru Umeka, Toru Miike, Futoshi Nagashima, Takashi Iwamura, Kosuke Chris Yamada, Satoshi Inoue
It is well known that coagulopathy is observed in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Thrombolytic therapy for those patients has been controversial until now. The purpose of this study was to identify a significant predictor for return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) of OHCA patients in the emergency department (ED) using whole blood viscoelastic testing. Adult non-trauma OHCA patients transported to our hospital that underwent thromboelastometry (ROTEM) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation between January 2013 and December 2015 were enrolled in this study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363752/are-prehospital-deaths-from-trauma-and-accidental-injury-preventable-a-direct-historical-comparison-to-assess-what-has-changed-in-two-decades
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G J Oliver, D P Walter, A D Redmond
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: In 1994, Hussain and Redmond revealed that up to 39% of prehospital deaths from accidental injury might have been preventable had basic first aid care been given. Since then there have been significant advances in trauma systems and care. The exclusion of prehospital deaths from the analysis of trauma registries, giv en the high rate of those, is a major limitation in prehospital research on preventable death. We have repeated the 1994 study to identify any changes over the years and potential developments to improve patient outcomes...
May 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352966/cold-blooded-evaluating-brain-temperature-by-mri-during-surface-cooling-of-human-subjects
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Eric J Curran, Daniel L Wolfson, Richard Watts, Kalev Freeman
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) confers neurological and survival benefits for post-cardiac arrest patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) who remain comatose. Specialized equipment for induction of hypothermia is not available in the prehospital setting, and there are no reliable methods for emergency medical services personnel to initiate TTM. We hypothesized that the application of surface cooling elements to the neck will decrease brain temperature and act as initiators of TTM...
March 28, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280734/saving-the-on-scene-time-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-the-registered-nurses-role-and-performance-in-emergency-medical-service-teams
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Ming-Wei Lin, Che-Yu Wu, Chih-Long Pan, Zhong Tian, Jyh-Horng Wen, Jet-Chau Wen
For out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients, every second is vital for their life. Shortening the prehospital time is a challenge to emergency medical service (EMS) experts. This study focuses on the on-scene time evaluation of the registered nurses (RNs) participating in already existing EMS teams, in order to explore their role and performance in different EMS cases. In total, 1247 cases were separated into trauma and nontrauma cases. The nontrauma cases were subcategorized into OHCA (NT-O), critical (NT-C), and noncritical (NT-NC) cases, whereas the trauma cases were subcategorized into collar-and-spinal board fixation (T-CS), fracture fixation (T-F), and general trauma (T-G) cases...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276880/effectiveness-of-prehospital-epinephrine-administration-in-improving-long-term-outcomes-of-witnessed-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-with-initial-non-shockable-rhythms
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Jun Tomio, Shinji Nakahara, Hideto Takahashi, Masao Ichikawa, Masamichi Nishida, Naoto Morimura, Tetsuya Sakamoto
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the association between prehospital epinephrine administration by emergency medical services (EMS) and the long-term outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with initial pulseless electrical activity (PEA) or asystole. METHODS: We conducted a controlled, propensity-matched, retrospective cohort study by using Japan's nationwide OHCA registry database. We studied 110,239 bystander-witnessed OHCA patients aged 15-94 years with initial non-shockable rhythms registered between January 2008 and December 2012...
February 7, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
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.
May 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267617/effect-of-prehospital-advanced-airway-management-for-pediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Naoko Ohashi-Fukuda, Tatsuma Fukuda, Kent Doi, Naoto Morimura
BACKGROUND: Respiratory care may be important in pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) due to the asphyxial nature of the majority of events. However, evidence of the effect of prehospital advanced airway management (AAM) for pediatric OHCA is scarce. METHODS: This was a nationwide population-based 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 between 1 and 17 years old...
March 4, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259227/prehospital-predictors-of-initial-shockable-rhythm-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-findings-from-the-taichung-sudden-unexpected-death-registry-thunder
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Yen-Nien Lin, Shih-Sheng Chang, Lee-Min Wang, Hwan-Ting Chi, Kwo-Chang Ueng, Chin-Feng Tsai, Chee-Seong Phan, Li-Hua Lu, Choon-Hoon Hii, Yu-Ting Chung, Sumeet S Chugh, Ming-Fong Chen, Tsu-Juey Wu, Kuan-Cheng Chang
OBJECTIVE: To identify the incidence and prehospital predictors of ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF) as the initial arrhythmia in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in central Taiwan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Taichung Sudden Unexpected Death Registry program encompasses the Taichung metropolitan area in central Taiwan, with a population of 2.7 million and 17 destination hospitals for patients with OHCA. We performed a detailed analysis of demographic characteristics, circumstances of cardiac arrest, and emergency medical service records using the Utstein Style...
March 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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