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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723789/measuring-the-impact-of-emergency-medical-services-ems-on-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survival-in-a-developing-country-a-key-metric-for-ems-systems-performance
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Mazen El Sayed, Reem Al Assad, Yasmin Abi Aad, Nour Gharios, Marwan M Refaat, Hani Tamim
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) can be used to evaluate the overall performance of the emergency medical services' (EMS) system. This study assessed the impact of EMS on OHCA survival rates in a setting where the prehospital system is underdeveloped.A retrospective chart review was carried out over a 5-year period of all adult OHCA patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary care center in Lebanon.A total of 271 patients with OHCA (179 [66.1%] men, mean age of 69.9 [standard deviation = 15...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704248/low-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-at-the-onset-of-emergent-trauma-surgery-is-associated-with-nonsurvival-a-case-series
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Roman Dudaryk, Danielle K Bodzin, Juliet J Ray, Craig S Jabaley, Richard R McNeer, Richard H Epstein
BACKGROUND: End-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) is a valuable marker of the return of adequate circulation following cardiac arrest due to medical causes. Previously, the prognostic value of capnography in trauma has been studied among limited populations in prehospital and emergency department settings. We aimed to investigate the relationship between early intraoperative EtCO2 and nonsurvival of patients undergoing emergency surgery at a level 1 academic trauma center as a case series...
July 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698191/manual-versus-semiautomatic-rhythm-analysis-and-defibrillation-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Ziad Nehme, Emily Andrew, Resmi Nair, Stephen Bernard, Karen Smith
BACKGROUND: Although manual and semiautomatic external defibrillation (SAED) are commonly used in the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the optimal strategy is not known. We hypothesized that SAED would reduce the time to first shock and lead to higher rates of cardioversion and survival compared with a manual strategy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Between July 2005 and June 2015, we included adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of presumed cardiac pathogenesis...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698134/effects-of-advanced-life-support-on-patients-who-suffered-cardiac-arrest-outside-of-hospital-and-were-defibrillated
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Akihito Hagihara, Daisuke Onozuka, Takashi Nagata, Manabu Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: The effects and relative benefits of advanced airway management and epinephrine on patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) who were defibrillated are not well understood. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study. Using data of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases occurring between 2005 and 2013 in Japan, hierarchical logistic regression and conditional logistic regression along with time-dependent propensity matching were performed...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676243/characteristics-of-hospitalizations-for-cardiogenic-shock-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-the-united-states
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Udhay Krishnan, Josef A Brejt, Joshua Schulman-Marcus, Rajesh V Swaminathan, Dmitriy N Feldman, S Chiu Wong, Parag Goyal, Evelyn M Horn, Maria Karas, Irina Sobol, Robert M Minutello, Geoffrey Bergman, Harsimran Singh, Luke K Kim
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have reported a decline in mortality for patients with cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction (CS-AMI), a finding which has been attributed to an increase in revascularization over the past decade. However, other studies that have focused on CS-AMI patients treated with early percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) have found no improvement in risk-adjusted mortality. To reconcile these discordances, we hypothesize that the clinical complexity of the PCI-population has changed over time, in ways not precisely adjusted for in previous studies...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673308/two-cases-of-low-birth-weight-infant-survival-by-prehospital-emergency-hysterotomy
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Miretta Tommila, Mikko Pystynen, Hanna Soukka, Fatih Aydin, Matias Rantanen
BACKGROUND: During maternal cardiac arrest, emergency hysterotomy (EH) is recommended after four minutes of resuscitation, if no signs of spontaneous circulation are detected. This extreme procedure is believed to be potentially beneficial for both the mother and the infant. Both maternal and neonatal survivals seem to be associated to the time delay between the cardiac arrest and the delivery and in-hospital resuscitation location. In addition to this, gestational age is an important determinant to neonatal outcome...
July 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663360/public-knowledge-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-response-to-acute-cardiac-events-in-three-cities-in-china-and-india
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Herbert C Duber, Claire R McNellan, Alexandra Wollum, Bryan Phillips, Kate Allen, Jonathan C Brown, Miranda Bryant, R B Guptam, Yichong Li, Piyusha Majumdar, Gregory A Roth, Blake Thomson, Shelley Wilson, Alexander Woldeab, Maigeng Zhou, Marie Ng
OBJECTIVE: To inform interventions targeted towards reducing mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and sudden cardiac arrest in three megacities in China and India, a baseline assessment of public knowledge, attitudes and practices was performed. METHODS: A household survey, supplemented by focus group and individual interviews, was used to assess public understanding of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, AMI symptoms, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs)...
June 29, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655622/increased-cardiac-arrest-survival-and-bystander-intervention-in-enclosed-pedestrian-walkway-systems
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Minha Lee, Derya Demirtas, Jason E Buick, Michael J Feldman, Sheldon Cheskes, Laurie J Morrison, Timothy C Y Chan
BACKGROUND: Cities worldwide have underground or above-ground enclosed walkway systems for pedestrian travel, representing unique environments for studying out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). The characteristics and outcomes of OHCAs that occur in such systems are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether OHCAs occurring in enclosed pedestrian walkway systems have differing demographics, prehospital intervention, and survival outcomes compared to the encompassing city, by examining the PATH walkway system in Toronto...
June 24, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648808/are-characteristics-of-hospitals-associated-with-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest-insights-from-the-great-paris-registry
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Richard Chocron, Wulfran Bougouin, Frankie Beganton, Philippe Juvin, Thomas Loeb, Frédéric Adnet, Eric Lecarpentier, Lionel Lamhaut, Daniel Jost, Eloi Marijon, Alain Cariou, Xavier Jouven, Florence Dumas
PURPOSE: As post-cardiac arrest care may influence patients' outcome, characteristics of receiving hospitals should be integrated in the evaluation of survival. We aimed at assessing the influence of care level center on patients' survival at hospital discharge using a regional registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients (OHCA). METHODS: We retrospectively analysed a Utstein and in-hospital data prospectively collected for all non-traumatic OHCA patients, in whom a successful return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) had been obtained, from a large metropolitan area (Great Paris)...
June 23, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646584/prehospital-advanced-cardiac-life-support-for-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-cohort-study
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Alexis Cournoyer, Eric Notebaert, Massimiliano Iseppon, Sylvie Cossette, Luc Londei-Leduc, Yoan Lamarche, Judy Morris, Éric Piette, Raoul Daoust, Jean-Marc Chauny, Catalina Sokoloff, Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, Jean Paquet, André Denault
OBJECTIVES: Out-of-hospital advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) has not consistently shown a positive impact on survival. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) could render prolonged on-site resuscitation (ACLS or basic cardiac life support [BCLS]) undesirable in selected cases. The objectives of this study were to evaluate, in patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and in a subgroup of potential E-CPR candidates, the association between the addition of prehospital ACLS to BCLS and survival to hospital discharge, prehospital return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and delay from call to hospital arrival...
June 24, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616642/-identification-of-common-locations-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests-in-a%C3%A2-german-metropolis
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C Hanefeld, F Rosbund, A Kloppe, C Kloppe
BACKGROUND: Most patients who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest initially have a shockable rhythm. Fast defibrillation and correctly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are key factors for patient survival. These can be carried out by bystanders if an automated external defibrillator (AED) is available even in the absence of emergency services. AIM: The place and time of CPRs in a German city were investigated and the strategic placement of emergency medical services and AEDs necessary were evaluated...
June 14, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615177/direct-transport-to-a-percutaneous-cardiac-intervention-center-and-outcomes-in-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Kristian Kragholm, Carolina Malta Hansen, Matthew E Dupre, Ying Xian, Benjamin Strauss, Clark Tyson, Lisa Monk, Claire Corbett, Christopher B Fordyce, David A Pearson, Emil L Fosbøl, James G Jollis, Benjamin S Abella, Bryan McNally, Christopher B Granger
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines recommend regional systems of care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, whether emergency medical services should bypass nonpercutaneous cardiac intervention (non-PCI) facilities and transport out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients directly to PCI centers despite longer transport time remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Using the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival with geocoding of arrest location, we identified out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with prehospital return of spontaneous circulation and evaluated the association between direct transport to a PCI center and outcomes in North Carolina during 2012 to 2014...
June 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596923/unilateral-dilated-pupil-and-spontaneous-cardiac-arrest-with-successful-bystander-resuscitation
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James M Hancox, Julian Spiers, Nicholas Crombie, David N Naumann
A 75-year-old man collapsed on a golf course and received cardiopulmonary resuscitation from a bystander, including the use of a public automated external defibrillator (AED). The AED was discharged once, with return of spontaneous circulation. An air ambulance crew found the patient haemodynamically stable, with no acute abnormalities on a 12-lead ECG. He had reduced consciousness and a dilated left pupil. On contacting the patient's wife by telephone, she said that he had fallen and hit his head earlier that day...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592372/scene-time-interval-and-good-neurological-recovery-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Ki Hong Kim, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Young Sun Ro, Yu Jin Kim, Ki Jeong Hong, Joo Jeong
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether scene time interval (STI) is associated with better neurological recovery in the emergency medical service (EMS) system with intermediate service level. METHODS: Adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients with presumed cardiac etiology (2012 to 2014) were analyzed, excluding patients not-resuscitated, occurred in ambulance/medical/nursing facility, unknown STI or extremely longer STI (>60 min), and unknown outcomes...
May 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587703/make-it-two-a-case-report-of-dual-sequential-external-defibrillation
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Colin R Bell, Adam Szulewski, Steven C Brooks
Dual sequential external defibrillation (DSED) is the process of near simultaneous discharge of two defibrillators with differing pad placement to terminate refractory arrhythmias. Previously used in the electrophysiology suite, this technique has recently been used in the emergency department and prehospital setting for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We present a case of successful DSED in the emergency department with neurologically intact survival to hospital discharge after refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF) and review the putative mechanisms of action of this technique...
June 7, 2017: CJEM
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 30, 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...
August 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
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