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"Mechanical chest compression"

Lukasz Szarpak, Zenon Truszewski, Lukasz Czyzewski, Michael Frass, Oliver Robak
INTRODUCTION: European Resuscitation Council as well as American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) stress the importance of uninterrupted and effective chest compressions (CCs). Manual CPR decreases in quality of CCs over time because of fatigue which impacts outcome. We report the first study with the Lifeline ARM automated CC device for providing uninterrupted CCs. METHODS: Seventy-eight paramedics participated in this randomized, crossover, manikin trial...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Cyril Stechovsky, Petr Hajek, Simon Cipro, Josef Veselka
Acute coronary syndrome is a common cause of sudden cardiac death. We present a case report of a 60-year-old man without a history of coronary artery disease who presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. During transportation to the hospital, he developed ventricular fibrillation (VF) and later pulseless electrical activity. Chest compressions with LUCAS 2 (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) automated mechanical compression-decompression device were initiated. Coronary angiography showed total occlusion of the left main coronary artery and primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed...
September 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
Scott T Youngquist, Patrick Ockerse, Sydney Hartsell, Chris Stratford, Peter Taillac
OBJECTIVE: To compare functional survival (discharge cerebral performance category 1 or 2) among victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) who had resuscitations performed using mechanical chest compression (mech-CC) devices vs. those using manual chest compressions (man-CC). METHODS: Observational cohort of 2600 cases of OHCA from a statewide, prospectively-collected cardiac arrest registry (Utah Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival). Comparison of functional survival among those receiving mech-CC vs man-CC was performed using a mixed-effects Poisson model with inverse probability weighted propensity scores to control for selection bias...
September 2016: Resuscitation
Tomasz Darocha, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Anna Jarosz, Dorota Sobczyk, Robert Gałązkowski, Jacek Piątek, Janusz Konstany-Kalandyk, Rafał Drwiła
BACKGROUND: The prognosis in hypothermic cardiac arrest is frequently good despite prolonged period of hypoperfusion and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Apart from protective effect of hypothermia itself established protocols of treatment and novel rewarming techniques may influence on outcome. The purpose of the study was to assess the outcome of patients with hypothermic circulatory arrest treated by means of arterio-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) according to locally elaborated protocol in Severe Accidental Hypothermia Center in Cracow, Poland...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Pål Aksel Næss, Kristian Engeseth, Ole Grøtta, Geir Øystein Andersen, Christine Gaarder
BACKGROUND: Life-threatening bleeding caused by liver injury due to chest compressions is a rare complication in otherwise successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Surgical intervention has been suggested to achieve bleeding control; however, reported mortality is high. In this report, we present a brief literature review and a case report in which use of a less invasive strategy was followed by an uneventful recovery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old white woman was admitted after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Niels Secher, Christian Lind Malte, Else Tønnesen, Leif Østergaard, Asger Granfeldt
BACKGROUND: Only one in ten patients survives cardiac arrest (CA), underscoring the need to improve CA management. Isoflurane has shown cardio- and neuroprotective effects in animal models of ischemia/reperfusion injury. Therefore, beneficial effect of isoflurane should be tested in an experimental CA model. We hypothesize that isoflurane anesthesia improves short-term outcome following resuscitation from CA compared with a subcutaneous fentanyl/fluanisone/midazolam anesthesia. METHODS: Male Sprague Dawley rats were randomized to anesthesia with isoflurane (n=11) or fentanyl/fluanisone/midazolam (n=11)...
April 28, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Charles D Deakin, Rudolph W Koster
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article summarizes current knowledge of the causes and consequences of interruption of chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. RECENT FINDINGS: Pauses in chest compressions occur during analysis of the heart rhythm, delivery of ventilation, interventions such as intubation, and gaining intravenous access, but pauses may also be unprompted. Pauses related to defibrillation are because of preshock pauses for rhythm analysis and charging, and postshock pauses to evaluate the outcome of the shock...
June 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Sten Rubertsson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to update and discuss the use of mechanical chest compression devices in treatment of cardiac arrest. RECENT FINDINGS: Three recently published large multicenter randomized trials have not been able to show any improved outcome in adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients when compared with manual chest compressions. SUMMARY: Mechanical chest compression devices have been developed to better deliver uninterrupted chest compressions of good quality...
June 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Yader Sandoval, Michael Samara, Mosi Bennett, Barry Cabuay, Ivan J Chavez, Susan Seatter, Peter Eckman, Peter Zimbwa, Aaron Dunn, Benjamin Sun
Mortality due to refractory cardiogenic shock (RCS) exceeds 50%. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has become an accepted therapy for RCS. The aim of our study was to evaluate outcomes of patients with RCS treated with percutaneous VA-ECMO (pVA-ECMO). Retrospective review of patients supported with VA-ECMO at our institution in 2012-2013. Clinical characteristics, bleeding, vascular complications, and outcomes including survival were assessed. A total of 37 patients were supported with VA-ECMO for RCS...
July 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Kasper Winther, René Christian Bleeg
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital resuscitation is often challenging. Giving uninterrupted and effective compressions is relatively impossible during transportation. In 2012, The Royal Danish Air Force received a donation of 8 mechanical chest compression devices (LUCAS(™)2; Physio-Control/Jolife AB, Lund, Sweden) to be used onboard the Danish search and rescue (SAR) helicopters. The scope of this investigation was to establish whether or not mechanical chest compression devices should be considered a necessity onboard the Danish SAR helicopters...
March 2016: Air Medical Journal
Olga Maurin, Benoit Frattini, Daniel Jost, Noémie Galinou, Laure Alhanati, Pascal Dang Minh, Nicolas Genotelle, Guillaume Burlaton, Stanislas de Regloix, Michel Bignand, Jean Pierre Tourtier
INTRODUCTION: During out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), chest compression interruptions or hands-off time (HOT) affect the prognosis. Our aim was to measure HOT due to the application of an automated chest compression device (ACD) by an advanced life support team. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational case series report since the introduction of a new method of installing the ACD. Inclusion criteria were patients over 18 years old with OHCA who were treated with an ACD (Lucas 2(TM), Physio-Control)...
September 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Keith Couper, Joyce Yeung, Thomas Nicholson, Tom Quinn, Ranjit Lall, Gavin D Perkins
AIM: To summarise the evidence in relation to the routine use of mechanical chest compression devices during resuscitation from in-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of studies which compared the effect of the use of a mechanical chest compression device with manual chest compressions in adults that sustained an in-hospital cardiac arrest. Critical outcomes were survival with good neurological outcome, survival at hospital discharge or 30-days, and short-term survival (ROSC/1-h survival)...
June 2016: Resuscitation
Mikkel T Steinberg, Jan-Aage Olsen, Cathrine Brunborg, David Persse, Fritz Sterz, Michael Lozano, Mark Westfall, David T Travis, E Brooke Lerner, Lars Wik
INTRODUCTION: Animal studies indicate higher termination of VF/VT (TOF) rates after shocks delivered during the decompression phase of the compression cycle for manual and mechanical CPR. We investigated TOF for shocks delivered in different compression cycle phases during load distributing band (LDB) mechanical CPR in the CIRC trial. METHODS: Shocks were retrospectively categorized as delivered during the compression, decompression, or relaxation phase of LDB compressions using transthoracic impedance data...
June 2016: Resuscitation
Florian Manke, Thorsten Keil
We report about a prolonged resuscitation of a hypothermic patient (26.2°C) in stadium HT III of the Swiss Staging System (SSS). A mechanical chest compression with the Lund University Cardiac Assist System (LUCAS) and the rewarming with a haemodialysis device were implemented. After a resuscitation time of 200min and a body temperature of 32.1°C ventricular fibrillation occurred. After the defibrillation a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was established. The patient achieved a very good cognitive-mnestic result after the resuscitation but he suffered a neurological deficit in the meaning of paraplegia...
January 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
Michael Bernhard, Björn Hossfeld, Bernhard Kumle, Torben K Becker, Bernd Böttiger, Torsten Birkholz
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August 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Hui Li, Dongping Wang, Yi Yu, Xiang Zhao, Xiaoli Jing
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review of the published literatures comparing the use of mechanical chest compression device and manual chest compression during cardiac arrest (CA) with respect to short-term survival outcomes and neurological function. METHODS: Databases including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and the registry were systematically searched. Further references were gathered from cross-references from articles by handsearch...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Henrik Wagner, Bjarne Madsen Hardig, Malin Rundgren, David Zughaft, Jan Harnek, Matthias Götberg, Göran K Olivecrona
BACKGROUND: Resuscitation after cardiac arrest (CA) in the catheterization laboratory (cath-lab) using mechanical chest compressions (CC) during simultaneous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a strong recommendation in the 2015 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines. This study aimed at re-evaluating survival to hospital discharge and assess long term outcome in this patient population. METHODS: Patients presenting at the cath lab with spontaneous circulation, suffering CA and requiring prolonged mechanical CC during cath lab procedures between 2009 and 2013 were included...
January 21, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Matthew L Sundermann, David D Salcido, Allison C Koller, James J Menegazzi
OBJECTIVES: Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the United States and is treated by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR involves both chest compressions and positive pressure ventilations when given by medical providers. Mechanical chest compression devices automate chest compressions and are beginning to be adopted by emergency medical services with the intent of providing high-quality, consistent chest compressions that are not limited by human providers who can become fatigued...
January 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Joshua W Lampe, George Bratinov, Theodore R Weiland, Uday Illindala, Robert A Berg, Lance B Becker
BACKGROUND: Intra-arrest hypothermia induction may provide more benefit than inducing hypothermia after return of spontaneous circulation. However, little is understood about the interaction between patient physiology and hypothermia induction technology choice during ongoing chest compressions. METHODS: After 10 min of untreated ventricular fibrillation, mechanical chest compressions were provided for 60 min (100 CPM, 1.25" deep) in 26 domestic swine (30.5 ± 1...
December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Andreas Günther, Ulf Harding, Matthias Gietzelt, Frank Gradaus, Erik Tute, Matthias Fischer
INTRODUCTION: Due to limited resources, the 2010 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines could not be fully implemented in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Brunswick, Germany. This is why implementation was prioritized according to local conditions. Thus, prehospital therapeutic hypothermia, mechanical chest compression and feedback systems were not established. Clinical data and long-term results were assessed by a QM system and room for improvement was identified. METHODS: All attempted resuscitations from 2011 until 2014 were recorded and compared against the German Resuscitation Registry...
2015: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
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