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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504565/early-intensive-statin-treatment-reduces-hard-cardiovascular-outcomes-after-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Gregory G Schwartz, Rana Fayyad, Michael Szarek, David DeMicco, Anders G Olsson
Background Early, intensive statin treatment is the standard of care after acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the benefit of this approach to prevent major adverse cardiovascular events has been demonstrated in only one randomised, placebo controlled trial. The Myocardial Ischemia Reduction with Aggressive Cholesterol Lowering (MIRACL) trial demonstrated that atorvastatin 80 mg daily, compared with placebo, reduced time to first occurrence of death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, resuscitated cardiac arrest, or hospitalisation for unstable angina (stroke not included) during the 16 week period following ACS...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498942/effect-of-vitamin-d-on-all-cause-mortality-in-heart-failure-evita-a-3-year-randomized-clinical-trial-with-4000%C3%A2-iu-vitamin-d-daily
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Armin Zittermann, Jana B Ernst, Sylvana Prokop, Uwe Fuchs, Jens Dreier, Joachim Kuhn, Cornelius Knabbe, Ingvild Birschmann, Uwe Schulz, Heiner K Berthold, Stefan Pilz, Ioanna Gouni-Berthold, Jan F Gummert, Marcus Dittrich, Jochen Börgermann
Aims: Circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels <75 nmol/L are associated with a nonlinear increase in mortality risk. Such 25OHD levels are common in heart failure (HF). We therefore examined whether oral vitamin D supplementation reduces mortality in patients with advanced HF. Methods and results: Four hundred HF patients with 25OHD levels <75 nmol/L were randomized to receive 4000 IU vitamin D daily or matching placebo for 3 years. Primary endpoint was all-cause mortality...
May 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478881/abdominal-compartment-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-fluid-resuscitation
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Bradley R Harrell, Sarah Miller
Fluid resuscitation is a primary concern of nurse clinicians. Excessive resuscitation with crystalloids places patients at particular risk for many subsequent complications that carry associated increases in mortality and morbidity. Intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome are deadly complications of third spacing and capillary leak that occur secondary to excessive fluid resuscitation. Careful consideration is necessary when achieving fluid balance in acutely ill patients, including reducing the use of crystalloids, implementing damage control resuscitation, and establishing measurable resuscitation endpoints...
June 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470919/extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-the-therapy-of-cardiogenic-shock-ecmo-cs-rationale-and-design-of-the-multicenter-randomized-trial
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Petr Ostadal, Richard Rokyta, Andreas Kruger, Dagmar Vondrakova, Marek Janotka, Ondrej Smíd, Jana Smalcova, Milan Hromadka, Ales Linhart, Jan Bělohlávek
AIMS: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in veno-arterial configuration represents an increasingly used method for circulatory support. ECMO in cardiogenic shock offers rapid improvement of circulatory status and significant increase in tissue perfusion. Current evidence on the use of ECMO in cardiogenic shock remains insufficient. The aim of the ECMO-CS trial is to compare two recognized therapeutic approaches in the management of severe cardiogenic shock: early conservative therapy and early implantation of veno-arterial ECMO on the background of standard care...
May 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468633/myocardial-and-haemodynamic-responses-to-two-fluid-regimens-in-african-children-with-severe-malnutrition-and-hypovolaemic-shock-afrim-study
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Nchafatso Obonyo, Bernadette Brent, Peter Olupot-Olupot, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Irene Kuipers, Sidney Wong, Kenji Shiino, Jonathan Chan, John Fraser, Job B M van Woensel, Kathryn Maitland
BACKGROUND: Fluid therapy in severely malnourished children is hypothesized to be deleterious owing to compromised cardiac function. We evaluated World Health Organization (WHO) fluid resuscitation guidelines for hypovolaemic shock using myocardial and haemodynamic function and safety endpoints. METHODS: A prospective observational study of two sequential fluid management strategies was conducted at two East African hospitals. Eligible participants were severely malnourished children, aged 6-60 months, with hypovolaemic shock secondary to gastroenteritis...
May 3, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457980/reversal-of-trauma-induced-coagulopathy-using-first-line-coagulation-factor-concentrates-or-fresh-frozen-plasma-retic-a-single-centre-parallel-group-open-label-randomised-trial
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Petra Innerhofer, Dietmar Fries, Markus Mittermayr, Nicole Innerhofer, Daniel von Langen, Tobias Hell, Gottfried Gruber, Stefan Schmid, Barbara Friesenecker, Ingo H Lorenz, Mathias Ströhle, Verena Rastner, Susanne Trübsbach, Helmut Raab, Benedikt Treml, Dieter Wally, Benjamin Treichl, Agnes Mayer, Christof Kranewitter, Elgar Oswald
BACKGROUND: Effective treatment of trauma-induced coagulopathy is important; however, the optimal therapy is still not known. We aimed to compare the efficacy of first-line therapy using fresh frozen plasma (FFP) or coagulation factor concentrates (CFC) for the reversal of trauma-induced coagulopathy, the arising transfusion requirements, and consequently the development of multiple organ failure. METHODS: This single-centre, parallel-group, open-label, randomised trial was done at the Level 1 Trauma Center in Innsbruck Medical University Hospital (Innsbruck, Austria)...
April 27, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454806/assessing-micro-vascular-resistances-via-imr-to-predict-outcome-in-stemi-patients-with-multivessel-disease-undergoing-primary-pci-amicro-rationale-and-design-of-a-prospective-multicenter-clinical-trial
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Massimo Fineschi, Edoardo Verna, Giuseppe Mezzapelle, Davide Bartolini, Giovanni Turiano, Antonio Manari, Katia Lucarelli, Lucia Uguccioni, Alessandra Repetto, Giuseppe Tarantini
BACKGROUND: In STEMI patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PPCI) the evaluation of coronary microcirculatory resistance index (IMR) predict the extent of microvascular damage and left ventricular (LV) remodeling. However, the impact of IMR on the clinical outcome after PPCI in patients with multivessel disease (MVD) remains unsettled. AIM: We designed a prospective multicenter controlled clinical trial to evaluate the prognostic value of IMR in terms of clinical outcome and left ventricular remodeling in STEMI patients with MVD undergoing PPCI...
May 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431416/caring-for-critically-injured-children-an-analysis-of-56-pediatric-damage-control-laparotomies
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Miguel A Villalobos, Joshua P Hazelton, Rachel L Choron, Lisa Capano-Wehrle, Krystal Hunter, John P Gaughan, Steven E Ross, Mark J Seamon
BACKGROUND: Injury is the leading cause of death in children under 18 years. Damage control principles have been extensively studied in adults but remain relatively unstudied in children. Our primary study objective was to evaluate the use of damage control laparotomy (DCL) in critically injured children. METHODS: An American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center review (1996-2013) of pediatric trauma laparotomies was undertaken. Exclusion criteria included: age older than 18 years, laparotomy for abdominal compartment syndrome or delayed longer than 2 hours after admission...
May 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430698/the-right-ventricle-is-dilated-during-resuscitation-from-cardiac-arrest-caused-by-hypovolemia-a-porcine-ultrasound-study
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Rasmus Aagaard, Asger Granfeldt, Morten T Bøtker, Troels Mygind-Klausen, Hans Kirkegaard, Bo Løfgren
OBJECTIVES: Dilation of the right ventricle during cardiac arrest and resuscitation may be inherent to cardiac arrest rather than being associated with certain causes of arrest such as pulmonary embolism. This study aimed to compare right ventricle diameter during resuscitation from cardiac arrest caused by hypovolemia, hyperkalemia, or primary arrhythmia (i.e., ventricular fibrillation). DESIGN: Thirty pigs were anesthetized and then randomized to cardiac arrest induced by three diffrent methods...
April 20, 2017: Critical Care 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/28403120/detection-of-pulmonary-embolism-during-cardiac-arrest-ultrasonographic-findings-should-be-interpreted-with-caution
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Rasmus Aagaard, Philip Caap, Nicolaj C Hansson, Morten T Bøtker, Asger Granfeldt, Bo Løfgren
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the right ventricle is more dilated during resuscitation from cardiac arrest caused by pulmonary embolism, compared with hypoxia and primary arrhythmia. DESIGN: Twenty-four pigs were anesthetized and cardiac arrest was induced using three different methods. Pigs were resuscitated after 7 minutes of untreated cardiac arrest. Ultrasonographic images were obtained and the right ventricular diameter was measured...
April 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378150/improvement-of-lay-rescuer-chest-compressions-with-a%C3%A2-novel-audiovisual-feedback-device-a-randomized-trial
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A Wutzler, S von Ulmenstein, M Bannehr, K Völk, J Förster, C Storm, W Haverkamp
BACKGROUND: Bystander actions and skills determine among others the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, the depth and rate of chest compressions (CC) are difficult to estimate for laypeople and poor CC quality may result. Our study aimed to evaluate the impact of a new feedback device on CC performance by laypeople. The percentage of CC with both correct rate and correct depth of all CC served as primary endpoint. METHODS: Forty-eight subjects with no medical background performed 2 min of CC on a manikin with and without a novel feedback device (TrueCPR™, Physio-Control, Redmond, Wash...
April 4, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377054/complete-chest-recoil-during-laypersons-cpr-is-it-a-matter-of-weight
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Enrico Contri, Stefano Cornara, Alberto Somaschini, Cinzia Dossena, Michela Tonani, Francesco Epis, Elisa Zambaiti, Ferdinando Fichtner, Enrico Baldi
INTRODUCTION: Chest compressions depth and complete chest recoil are both important for high-quality Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). It has been demonstrated that anthropometric variables affect chest compression depth, but there are no data about they could influence chest recoil. The aim of this study was to verify whether physical attributes influences chest recoil in lay rescuers. METHODS: We evaluated 1 minute of compression-only CPR performed by 333 laypersons immediately after a Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (BLS/AED) course...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363619/body-mass-index-and-outcome-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-not-treated-by-targeted-temperature-management
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Ioanna Galatianou, George Karlis, Aristotelis Apostolopoulos, Georgios Intas, Eleftheria Chalari, Anil Gulati, Nicoletta Iacovidou, Athanasios Chalkias, Theodoros Xanthos
BACKGROUND: Obesity has been demonstrated to increase the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and may influence the quality and effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Our aim was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and the outcome of OHCA victims not treated by targeted temperature management. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of OHCA patients. The patients were categorized according to BMI into two groups: the normal BMI group (nBMI) and the elevated BMI group (eBMI)...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356134/external-validation-of-the-rosc-after-cardiac-arrest-raca-score-in-a-physician-staffed-emergency-medical-service-system
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Petteri Kupari, Markus Skrifvars, Markku Kuisma
BACKGROUND: The return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest (RACA) score may have implications as a quality indicator for the emergency medical services (EMS) system. We aimed to validate this score externally in a physician staffed urban EMS system. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study. Data on resuscitation attempts from the Helsinki EMS cardiac arrest registry from 1.1.2008 to 31.12.2010 were collected and analyzed. For each attempted resuscitation the RACA score variables were collected and the score calculated...
March 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344186/omission-of-predilation-in-balloon-expandable-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-retrospective-analysis-in-a-large-volume-center
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Karsten Hamm, Wilko Reents, Michael Zacher, Philipp Halbfass, Sebastian Kerber, Anno Diegeler, Bernhard Schieffer, Sebastian Barth
AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the effect of omitting predilation on feasibility, procedural results and safety in balloon-expandable TAVI. METHODS AND RESULTS: We performed an analysis of all 680 patients scheduled for a balloon expandable TAVI prosthesis between january 2011 and august 2016. Patients treated with or without predilation were compared. Procedure times decreased from 85.6±42.9 to 56.7±26.1 minutes (p<0.001), fluoroscopy times from 9.5±5.7 to 6...
March 28, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318669/-impact-of-onsite-or-dispatched-automated-external-defibrillator-use-on-early-survival-after-sudden-cardiac-arrest-occurring-in-international-airports
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Elena Linda Garcia, Sherry Caffrey-Villari, Diomeda Ramirez, Jean-Luc Caron, Patrice Mannhart, Paul-Georges Reuter, Frederic Lapostolle, Frederic Adnet
INTRODUCTION: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health challenge. Use of automated external defibrillators (AED) by laypersons improves survival of patient's victim of OHCA. The aim of our study was to compare onsite AED vs. dispatched AED management of cardiac arrest occurring in international airports. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, observational, comparative, study on data collected from three international airports: Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle (CDG), Chicago and Madrid-Barajas...
March 15, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267376/favorable-neurocognitive-outcome-with-low-tidal-volume-ventilation-after-cardiac-arrest
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Jeremy R Beitler, Tiffany Bita Ghafouri, Sayuri P Jinadasa, Ariel Mueller, Leeyen Hsu, Ryan J Anderson, Jisha Joshua, Sanjeev Tyagi, Atul Malhotra, Rebecca E Sell, Daniel Talmor
RATIONALE: Neurocognitive outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) often is poor even when initial resuscitation succeeds. Lower tidal volumes (VT) attenuate extrapulmonary organ injury in other disease states and are neuro-protective in preclinical models of critical illness. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between VT and neurocognitive outcome following OHCA. METHODS: Propensity-adjusted analysis of two-center retrospective cohort of OHCA patients who received mechanical ventilation for at least the first 48 hours of hospitalization...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265880/study-design-and-rationale-of-a-multicenter-open-labeled-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-midazolam-versus-morphine-in-acute-pulmonary-edema-mimo-trial
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Alberto Dominguez-Rodriguez, Guillermo Burillo-Putze, Maria Del Mar Garcia-Saiz, Ana Aldea-Perona, Magali González-Colaço Harmand, Oscar Mirò, Pedro Abreu-Gonzalez
PURPOSE: Morphine has been used for several decades in cases of acute pulmonary edema (APE) due to the anxiolytic and vasodilatory properties of the drug. The non-specific depression of the central nervous system is probably the most significant factor for the changes in hemodynamics in APE. Retrospective studies have shown both negative and neutral effects in patients with APE and therefore some authors have suggested benzodiazepines as an alternative treatment. The use of intravenous morphine in the treatment of APE remains controversial...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265453/automated-closed-loop-resuscitation-of-multiple-hemorrhages-a-comparison-between-fuzzy-logic-and-decision-table-controllers-in-a-sheep-model
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Nicole Ribeiro Marques, Brent J Ford, Muzna N Khan, Michael Kinsky, Donald J Deyo, William J Mileski, Hao Ying, George C Kramer
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic shock is the leading cause of trauma-related death in the military setting. Definitive surgical treatment of a combat casualty can be delayed and life-saving fluid resuscitation might be necessary in the field. Therefore, improved resuscitation strategies are critically needed for prolonged field and en route care. We developed an automated closed-loop control system capable of titrating fluid infusion to a target endpoint. We used the system to compare the performance of a decision table algorithm (DT) and a fuzzy logic controller (FL) to rescue and maintain the mean arterial pressure (MAP) at a target level during hemorrhages...
2017: Disaster and Military Medicine
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