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"Mechanical chest compression"

Grace Koo, Neha Goyal, Jeanne M DeCara, Roberto M Lang, Karima Addetia
Good-quality chest compressions improve outcomes in cardiac arrest. While manual chest compressions are suboptimal in this regard, the LUCAS device has been shown to improve the effectiveness of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The complication rate associated with mechanical CPR, however, has not been adequately studied. Limited evidence suggests no difference in internal injury between manual and mechanical CPR. We report the case of a patient on anticoagulation who developed a mediastinal hematoma post mechanical CPR and on whom subtle findings on initial echocardiography could have alerted the clinician to this complication early during the clinical course...
March 6, 2018: Echocardiography
Rebecca Maria Hasler, Sandra Stucky, Heinz Bähler, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Frank Neff
OBJECTIVE: Most deaths occur in the pre-hospital setting, whereas mortality in the emergency department (ED) is low (<1%). However, our clinical impression is that some patients are being transported to hospital in devastating conditions with no likelihood of survival, but demanding extensive hospital resources. The decision on whether to transport a dying person to hospital or not is a difficult task for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel. As there is little epidemiological data about these patients, this paper aims to describe this special population...
2018: PloS One
Russell D MacDonald
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March 2018: Air Medical Journal
Jakob Wollborn, Eva Ruetten, Bjoern Schlueter, Joerg Haberstroh, Ulrich Goebel, Martin A Schick
AIM: Standardized modeling of cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial to evaluate new treatment options. Experimental porcine models are ideal, closely mimicking human-like physiology. However, anteroposterior chest diameter differs significantly, being larger in pigs and thus poses a challenge to achieve adequate perfusion pressures and consequently hemodynamics during CPR, which are commonly achieved during human resuscitation. The aim was to prove that standardized resuscitation is feasible and renders adequate hemodynamics and perfusion in pigs, using a specifically designed resuscitation board for a pneumatic chest compression device...
January 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Keith Couper, Rochelle M Velho, Tom Quinn, Anne Devrell, Ranjit Lall, Barry Orriss, Joyce Yeung, Gavin D Perkins
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of training strategy on team deployment of a mechanical chest compression device. DESIGN: Randomised controlled manikin trial. SETTING: Large teaching hospital in the UK. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty teams, each comprising three clinicians. Participating individuals were health professionals with intermediate or advanced resuscitation training. INTERVENTIONS: Teams were randomised in a 1:1 ratio to receive either standard mechanical chest compression device training or pit-crew device training...
February 1, 2018: BMJ Open
Zhengfei Yang, Qingyu Liu, Guanghui Zheng, Zhifeng Liu, Longyuan Jiang, Qing Lin, Rui Chen, Wanchun Tang
Background: A compression-ventilation (C:V) ratio of 30:2 is recommended for adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by the current American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. However, continuous chest compression (CCC) is an alternative strategy for CPR that minimizes interruption especially when an advanced airway exists. In this study, we investigated the effects of 30:2 mechanical CPR when compared with CCC in combination with regular ventilation in a porcine model. Methods: Sixteen male domestic pigs weighing 39±2 kg were utilized...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Jorge López, Sarah N Fernández, Rafael González, María J Solana, Javier Urbano, Blanca Toledo, Jesús López-Herce
AIMS: Chest compressions (CC) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation are not sufficiently effective in many circumstances. Mechanical CC could be more effective than manual CC, but there are no studies comparing both techniques in children. The objective of this study was to compare the effectiveness of manual and mechanical chest compressions with Thumper device in a pediatric cardiac arrest animal model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An experimental model of asphyxial cardiac arrest (CA) in 50 piglets (mean weight 9...
2017: PloS One
Torben K Becker, Aric W Berning, Arjun Prabhu, Clifton W Callaway, Francis X Guyette, Christian Martin-Gill
AIM OF THE STUDY: Mechanical chest compression (MCPR) devices are considered equivalent to manual compressions in patient outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, recent data suggest possible harm in patients with a supraglottic airway device (SGA) during MCPR. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in direct and indirect markers of ventilation and perfusion in patients with cardiac arrest receiving MCPR and who had their airway managed with an endotracheal tube (ETT) or SGA...
January 2018: Resuscitation
Bram J Geller, Benjamin S Abella
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, with a hospital discharge rate of approximately 10%. International resuscitation guidelines offer standardized cardiac arrest management approaches, but beyond the guidelines, are promising innovations to improve resuscitative care. Although clinical data do not yet support the routine use of mechanical chest compressions, corticosteroids, thrombolytics, and adjunctive ventilation devices during arrest, these therapies may have an important role in select patients...
February 2018: Cardiology Clinics
Myron L Weisfeldt, Ross A Pollack
Public access defibrillation is particularly valuable in witnessed cardiac arrests that occur in public places. Bystander and police use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) has increased over the past 15 years, resulting in improved survival with normal or near-normal neurologic function. There is great promise for increasing bystander use of defibrillators as the technology is applied to linking patients with shockable arrests to volunteers committed to bringing AEDs to the patients. There continues to be controversy as to the value of epinephrine, antiarrhythmic drugs, hypothermia, and mechanical chest compression in resuscitative efforts...
December 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
Paweł Podsiadło, Tomasz Darocha, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Kinga Sałapa, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Tomasz Sanak, Rachel Turner, Hermann Brugger
Podsiadło, Paweł, Tomasz Darocha, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Kinga Sałapa, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Tomasz Sanak, Rachel Turner, and Hermann Brugger. Severe hypothermia management in mountain rescue: A survey study. High Alt Med Biol 18:411-416, 2017. INTRODUCTION: Severe hypothermia is a rare but demanding medical emergency. Although mortality is high, if well managed, the neurological outcome of survivors can be excellent. The aim of the study was to assess whether mountain rescue teams (MRTs) are able to meet the guidelines in the management of severe hypothermia, regarding their equipment and procedures...
December 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
Jasmin Hasmik Shahinian, Jonas Quitt, Mark Wiese, Friedrich Eckstein, Oliver Reuthebuch
BACKGROUND: Mechanical chest compression using a piston device during reanimation is often the only way to ensure stable chest compression at a constant rate and force. However, its use can be associated with severe fractures of the thoracic rib cage and endanger the clinical course of the patient. Thus, the usage of such a piston device during the reanimation has currently been classified as a mere Class IIB indication. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 66-year-old male who underwent emergent CABG surgery after receiving out-of-hospital resuscitation as a result of myocardial infarction using the LUCAS system...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
George Little
A 30-year-old man suffered post-traumatic hypothermic cardiac arrest. On arrival in the emergency department, rectal core temperature was 23°C. Manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was continued as no mechanical chest compression device was available, and active and passive rewarming was undertaken. Bilateral thoracostomies confirmed good lung inflation. Defibrillation and intravenous epinephrine were discontinued until core temperature was elevated above 30°C. Extracorporeal rewarming was unavailable...
July 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
C Ji, R Lall, T Quinn, C Kaye, K Haywood, J Horton, V Gordon, C D Deakin, H Pocock, A Carson, M Smyth, N Rees, K Han, S Byers, S Brace-McDonnell, S Gates, G D Perkins
BACKGROUND: The PARAMEDIC cluster randomised trial evaluated the LUCAS mechanical chest compression device, and did not find evidence that use of mechanical chest compression led to an improvement in survival at 30 days. This paper reports patient outcomes from admission to hospital to 12 months after randomisation. METHODS: Information about hospital length of stay and intensive care management was obtained through linkage with Hospital Episode Statistics and the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre...
September 2017: Resuscitation
Lisa Schweizer, Nadja Fischer, Thomas Fehr, Stephan Schneiter
A 56-year-old woman presented with acute onset of typical chest pain. She was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Although significant obstructive coronary artery disease was ruled out by coronary angiography, cardiac MRI showed transmural necrosis of the lateral free wall with extensive microvascular obstruction consistent with ischaemic heart disease. Within 48 hours after initial presentation, the patient suddenly arrested due to pulseless electrical activity with futile resuscitation efforts...
June 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Dingyu Tan, Feng Sun, Yangyang Fu, Shihuan Shao, Yazhi Zhang, Yingying Hu, Jun Xu, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of different airway pressure on ventilation, organ perfusion and return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) of cardiac arrest (CA) pigs during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and to explore the possible beneficial mechanism of positive airway pressure during CPR. METHODS: Twenty healthy landrace pigs of clean grade were divided into low airway pressure group (LP group, n = 10) and high airway pressure group (HP group, n = 10) with random number table...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Matthew Gittinger, Sarah M Brolliar, James A Grand, Graham Nichol, Rosemarie Fernandez
INTRODUCTION: This pilot study used a simulation-based platform to evaluate the effect of an automated mechanical chest compression device on team communication and patient management. METHODS: Four-member emergency department interprofessional teams were randomly assigned to perform manual chest compressions (control, n = 6) or automated chest compressions (intervention, n = 6) during a simulated cardiac arrest with 2 phases: phase 1 baseline (ventricular tachycardia), followed by phase 2 (ventricular fibrillation)...
June 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Ingrid Anna Maria Magnet, Florian Ettl, Andreas Schober, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Daniel Grassmann, Michael Wagner, Christoph Schriefl, Christian Clodi, Ursula Teubenbacher, Sandra Högler, Wolfgang Weihs, Fritz Sterz, Andreas Janata
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may increase end organ perfusion and thus survival when conventional CPR fails. The aim was to investigate, if after ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest in rodents ECLS improves outcome compared with conventional CPR. METHODS: In 24 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (460-510 g) resuscitation was started after 10 min of no-flow with ECLS (consisting of an open reservoir, roller pump, and membrane oxygenator, connected to cannulas in the jugular vein and femoral artery, n = 8) or CPR (mechanical chest compressions plus ventilations, n = 8) and compared with a sham group (n = 8)...
December 2017: Shock
Alessandra Russo, Nicola Gasparetto, Luca Favero, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Silvia Orazio, Guido Garzena, Paolo Rosi, Zoran Olivari
The purpose of cardiopulmonary resuscitation after sudden cardiac arrest is to restore minimal blood flow to provide oxygen to the brain and other vital organs. Chest compressions and external defibrillation are the first line for circulatory support. Although early defibrillation is the main factor influencing survival, cardiopulmonary resuscitation must be characterized by high-quality external chest compressions. Unfortunately, the performance of manual chest compressions decreases during time and in hostile conditions...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Oyvind Thomassen, Sven Christjar Skaiaa, Jorg Assmuss, Øyvind Østerås, Jon Kenneth Heltne, Lars Wik, Guttorm Brattebo
AIM: Chest compression devices are useful during mountain rescue but may cause a delay in transport if not immediately available. The aims of this prospective observational study were to compare manual and mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during transport on a sledge connected to a snowmobile with a non-moving setting and to compare CPR quality between manual and two mechanical chest compression devices. METHODS: Sixteen healthcare providers simulated four different combined CPR scenarios on a sledge in a non-moving setting and during transport and two mechanical chest compression devices during transport on the sledge...
September 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
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