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Mechanical chest compressions

Jason Suh, Amishi Desai, Anish Desai, Josephine Dela Cruz, Anusiyanthan Mariampillai, Alexander Hindenburg
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains the number one preventable cause of hospital acquired mortality and morbidity. Each year, more than 12 million patients are at risk for VTE. The delivery of appropriate and timely VTE prophylaxis is still suboptimal in many healthcare institutions and can lead to increased readmissions, morbidity, as well as costs. To clarify this issue further, we performed a retrospective case control study at our institution to determine if poor adherence to the VTE prophylaxis guidelines could lead to an increase in VTE events...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Sang Min Park, Haemin Jeong, Kyung-Soon Hong, Christopher Kim
BACKGROUND: In a patient underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) due to bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) insufficiency without marked dilation of ascending aorta, the development of delayed-typed aneurysmal complication of ascending aorta has been often reported because the dilated aorta tends to grow insidiously with age. CASE SUMMARY: A 58-year-old man who underwent AVR with mechanical valve due to severe aortic regurgitation secondary to BAV 7 years previously presented with exertional chest discomfort for 1 year...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kathleen Meert, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
OBJECTIVE: To explore the safety and efficacy of targeted temperature management amongst infants with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to an apparent life threatening event (ALTE) recruited to the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Paediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial. METHODS: Fifty-four infants (48h to <1year of age) with ALTE who received chest compressions for ≥2min, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation were included...
October 11, 2016: Resuscitation
Kathleen L Meert, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
OBJECTIVE: To investigate relationships between cardiac arrest characteristics and survival and neurobehavioral outcome among children recruited to the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial data. SETTING: Thirty-six PICUs in the United States and Canada. PATIENTS: All children (n = 295) had chest compressions for greater than or equal to 2 minutes, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation...
September 27, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Natalie Behrle, Peter Dyke, Abdallah Dalabih
Motor vehicle accident is the most common cause of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) in children (85.3%) due to the height of the child in relation to proper restraints and the compliant pediatric rib cage (J Trauma. 1996;40:200-202). Trauma to the chest wall may lead to injury of the myocardium, resulting in myocardial contusion, ventricular septal defect (VSD), ventricular free wall rupture, or valve compromise (J Trauma. 1996;40; 200-202; Heart Lung. 2012;41:200-202; J Inj Violence Res. 2012;4:98-100). There are several proposed mechanisms for the formation of VSD after blunt chest trauma including rupture of ischemic myocardium related to the initial trauma and reopening of a spontaneously closed congenital VSD...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Robert Trevor Marshall, Hemang Kotecha, Takuyo Chiba, Joseph Tennyson
This is a report of a thoracic vertebral fracture in a 79-year-old male survivor of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with chest compressions provided by a LUCAS 2 (Physio-Control Inc.; Lund Sweden) device. This is the first such report in the literature of a vertebral fracture being noted in a survivor of cardiac arrest where an automated compression device was used. Marshall RT , Kotecha H , Chiba T , Tennyson J . Thoracic spine fracture in a survivor of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with mechanical CPR. Prehosp Disaster Med...
September 19, 2016: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Jessie Biles, Alan A Garner
INTRODUCTION: Although harness suspension trauma has been documented since the 1960s, especially in the mountaineering setting, there is little robust medical research into the area. Helicopter hoist rescue shares similar risks and is reserved for those cases that cannot be accessed safely by other routes, where extrication may be hazardous or will take an unreasonable amount of time. The single sling or chest harness used for hoist rescue is a single harness around the upper torso and is easier and quicker to apply than a stretcher...
September 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
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
Yecheng Liu, Zhuang Tian, Chunhua Yu, Joseph Walline, Jun Xu, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu
BACKGROUND: Although the cardiac pump and the thoracic pump are the two main theories, the actual mechanisms of blood flow during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in humans are still unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between the pump mechanism and time after cardiac arrest. METHODS AND RESULTS: 20 patients with non-traumatic cardiac arrest were enrolled in this study. Transesophageal two-dimensional and pulse-doppler echocardiography were used during CPR...
November 15, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Daniel Sachse, Anne Lee Solevåg, Jens Petter Berg, Britt Nakstad
BACKGROUND: Optimizing resuscitation is important to prevent morbidity and mortality from perinatal asphyxia. The metabolism of cells and tissues is severely disturbed during asphyxia and resuscitation, and metabolomic analyses provide a snapshot of many small molecular weight metabolites in body fluids or tissues. In this study metabolomics profiles were studied in newborn pigs that were asphyxiated and resuscitated using different protocols to identify biomarkers for subject characterization, intervention effects and possibly prognosis...
2016: PloS One
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
J P Nolan, P Ferrando, J Soar, J Benger, M Thomas, D A Harrison, G D Perkins
BACKGROUND: In recent years there have been many developments in post-resuscitation care. We have investigated trends in patient characteristics and outcome following admission to UK critical care units following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for the period 2004-2014. Our hypothesis is that there has been a reduction in risk-adjusted mortality during this period. METHODS: We undertook a prospectively defined, retrospective analysis of the Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) Case Mix Programme Database (CMPD) for the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2014...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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
Tae Han Kim, Ki Jeong Hong, Shin Sang Do, Chu Hyun Kim, Sung Wook Song, Kyoung Jun Song, Young Sun Ro, Ki Ok Ahn, Dayea Beatrice Jang
OBJECTIVES: Manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during vertical transport in small elevators using standard stretcher for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest can raise concerns with diminishing quality. Mechanical CPR on a reducible stretcher (RS-CPR) that can be shortened in the length was tested to compare the CPR quality with manual CPR on a standard stretcher (SS-CPR). METHODS: A randomized crossover manikin simulation was designed. Three teams of emergency medical technicians were recruited to perform serial CPR simulations using two different protocols (RS-CPR and SS-CPR) according to a randomization; the first 6 minutes of manual CPR at the scene was identical for both scenarios and two different protocols during vertical transport in a small elevator followed on a basis of cross-over assignment...
August 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ji Chunling, Zhou Hourong, Yang Xiulin, Zhang Qian, Yuan Yuhui, Huang Jia
OBJECTIVE: To study the protective effect of erythropoietin (EPO) on brain tissue with cardiac arrest-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CA-CPR) and its mechanism. METHODS: 120 male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into three groups (each n = 40), namely: sham group, routine chest compression group, and conventional chest compression + EPO group (EPO group). The rats in each group were subdivided into CA and 6, 12, 24, 48 hours after restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) five subgroups (each n = 8)...
December 2015: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Emad Mohamed Hijazi, Rasheed Khaled Ibdah, Sukina Ismael Rawashdeh, Abdullah Mahmoud Saadeh, Hamzeh Ibrahim Al-Balas
BACKGROUND: Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic multi-systemic disease of unknown cause. Intra-cardiac thrombus (ICT) complicating BD is extremely rare. In general, cardiac manifestations in BD are associated with poor prognosis. Chest computed tomography (CT) scan and echocardiogram are excellent modalities for diagnosis and patient assessment. Cardiac surgical intervention can be done safely using an on-pump technique when medical management has failed. CASE REPORT: We report on a case of a 27-year-old Jordanian woman diagnosed with BD who presented with dyspnea, cough, and hemoptysis, with supine bradycardia reaching 36 beats/minute and dizziness which disappear on sitting or standing position, and with heart rate reaching 76 beats/minute...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
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
Farkhondeh Yousefnia-Darzi, Farideh Hasavari, Tahereh Khaleghdoost, Ehsan Kazemnezhad-Leyli, Malahat Khalili
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of secretions in the airways of patients with an endotracheal tube and mechanical ventilation will have serious consequences. One of the most common methods of airway clearance is endotracheal suctioning. In order to facilitate discharge of airway secretion resulting in promotion of gas exchange, chest physiotherapy techniques can be used at the time of expiration before suction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial with a cross-over design, 50 mechanically ventilated patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) were randomly divided into two groups of thoracic squeezing...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Shoji Kawakami, Teruo Noguchi, Takahito Doi, Yoshio Tahara, Yoshihiro Sanda, Tetsuya Fukuda, Hisao Ogawa, Satoshi Yasuda
Although high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential for survival from cardiac arrest, chest compressions can also sometimes lead to life-threatening chest injuries. In addition, post-cardiac arrest syndrome patients often have coagulopathy due to therapeutic hypothermia, mechanical hemodynamic support, or both. Therefore, when progressive anemia and prolonged shock are detected in patients who have received CPR, identifying the cause of hemorrhagic shock is crucial. We herein present an interesting case of hemorrhagic shock due to an internal mammary artery injury secondary to CPR that was detected by computed tomography and invasive angiography...
2016: Internal Medicine
Preethi William, Prashant Rao, Uday B Kanakadandi, Alejandro Asencio, Karl B Kern
Cardiac arrest, though not common during coronary angiography, is increasingly occurring in the catheterization laboratory because of the expanding complexity of percutaneous interventions (PCI) and the patient population being treated. Manual chest compression in the cath lab is not easily performed, often interrupted, and can result in the provider experiencing excessive radiation exposure. Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provides unique advantages over manual performance of chest compression for treating cardiac arrest in the cardiac cath lab...
May 25, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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