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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073769/aldosterone-does-not-predict-cardiovascular-events-following-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-patients-initially-without-heart-failure
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Reynaria Pitts, Elise Gunzburger, Christie M Ballantyne, Philip J Barter, David Kallend, Lawrence A Leiter, Eran Leitersdorf, Stephen J Nicholls, Prediman K Shah, Jean-Claude Tardif, Anders G Olsson, John J V McMurray, John Kittelson, Gregory G Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone may have adverse effects in the myocardium and vasculature. Treatment with an aldosterone antagonist reduces cardiovascular risk in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure (HF) and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. However, most patients with acute coronary syndrome do not have advanced HF. Among such patients, it is unknown whether aldosterone predicts cardiovascular risk. METHODS AND RESULTS: To address this question, we examined data from the dal-OUTCOMES trial that compared the cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor dalcetrapib with placebo, beginning 4 to 12 weeks after an index acute coronary syndrome...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072500/ultrasound-guided-intracardiac-xenotransfusion-of-canine-packed-red-blood-cells-and-epinephrine-to-the-left-ventricle-of-a-severely-anemic-cat-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Liron Oron, Yaron Bruchim, Sigal Klainbart, Efrat Kelmer
OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of an ultrasound-guided intracardiac xenotransfusion of canine packed red blood cells (pRBC) to the left ventricle of a severely anemic cat during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CASE SUMMARY: An 8-year-old previously healthy neutered female cat was presented with severe weakness after she had disappeared for 1 month. On presentation, the cat was in hypovolemic shock, laterally recumbent, and severely anemic with massive flea infestation...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062336/comparative-safety-of-morphine-delivered-via-intravenous-route-versus-patient-controlled-analgesia-device-for-pediatric-inpatients
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Jennifer Faerber, Wenjun Zhong, Dingwei Dai, Avi Baehr, Lynne G Maxwell, F Wickham Kraemer, Chris Feudtner
BACKGROUND: Although patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is an effective pain control modality, there is a lack of large studies on PCA safety in pediatric patients. This study compared the delivery of morphine either via intravenous route (morphine IV) or via PCA device (morphine PCA) on risk of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical ventilation (MV) using a large administrative database. METHODS: We assembled a retrospective cohort of pediatric inpatients between 5 and 21 years old in 42 children's hospitals between 2007 and 2011 from the Pediatric Health Information System...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055027/interdisciplinary-onsite-team-based-simulation-training-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-pilot-report
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D J W Reed, R L Hermelin, C S Kennedy, J Sharma
OBJECTIVE: Simulation training improves individual clinician confidence, performance and self-efficacy in resuscitation and procedural training experiences. The reality of resuscitation experiences in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is that they are team-accomplished events. However, limited data exist on team-based simulation training (TBST) in the NICU. We report the experience of TBST over a 4-year period. STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective report of 65 TBST events in a 71-bed Level IV NICU at a regional subspecialty children's hospital...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050441/blunt-cardiac-rupture-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Suraj Pinni, Vineet Kumar, Satish Balkrishna Dharap
Blunt Cardiac Rupture (BCR) is a life threatening injury. Majority of patients do not reach the hospital and in those who reach the emergency department, timely diagnosis and treatment is a challenge. The case is about a patient with multiple blunt injuries who presented in shock. Cardiac tamponade was suspected on clinical grounds and on evidence of mediastinal widening on radiograph. In the absence of songography, the diagnosis was confirmed by subxiphoid pericardial window. Emergency thoracotomy revealed a right atrial appendage rupture which was surgically corrected...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032304/l-carnitine-reduces-susceptibility-to-bupivacaine-induced-cardiotoxicity-an-experimental-study-in-rats
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Gail K Wong, Carolyne Pehora, Mark W Crawford
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of acute administration of L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv on susceptibility to bupivacaine-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. METHODS: In the first of two experiments, L-carnitine 100 mg·kg(-1) iv (n = 10) or saline iv (n = 10) was administered to anesthetized and mechanically ventilated Sprague-Dawley rats following which an infusion of bupivacaine 2.0 mg·kg(-1)·min(-1) iv was given until asystole occurred...
December 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030495/resuscitative-endovascular-balloon-occlusion-of-the-aorta-in-trauma-patients-in-youth
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Tatsuya Norii, Shin Miyata, Yusuke Terasaka, Sundeep Guliani, Stephen W Lu, Cameron Crandall
BACKGROUND: Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) has received increasing attention for critically uncontrolled hemorrhagic shock. However, the efficacy of REBOA in patients in youth is unknown. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the mortality and characteristics of patients of age ≤ 18 years with severe traumatic injury who received REBOA. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed observational cohort data from the Japan Trauma Data Bank (JTDB) from 2004 to 2015...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007621/instability-of-willingness-to-accept-life-sustaining-treatments-of-patients-with-advanced-chronic-organ-failure-during-one-year
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Carmen H M Houben, Martijn A Spruit, Jos M G A Schols, Emiel F M Wouters, Daisy J A Janssen
BACKGROUND: For optimal end-of-life decision-making, it is important to understand the stability of patients' treatment preferences. The aim of this article is to examine stability of willingness to accept life-sustaining treatments during one-year follow-up in Dutch patients with advanced chronic organ failure. In addition, we want to explore the association between willingness to accept high-burden treatment and preferences for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and mechanical ventilation (MV)...
December 19, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998615/analysis-of-intraosseous-blood-samples-using-an-epoc-point-of-care-analyzer-during-resuscitation
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Crystal Ives Tallman, Michael Darracq, Megann Young
BACKGROUND: In the early phases of resuscitation in a critically ill patient, especially those in cardiac arrest, intravenous (IV) access can be difficult to obtain. Intraosseous (IO) access is often used in these critical situations to allow medication administration. When no IV access is available, it is difficult to obtain blood for point of care analysis, yet this information can be crucial in directing the resuscitation. We hypothesized that IO samples may be used with a point of care device to obtain useful information when seconds really do matter...
December 12, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993546/post-resuscitation-management-of-cardiac-arrest-patients-in-the-critical-care-environment-a-retrospective-audit-of-compliance-with-evidence-based-guidelines
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A Milonas, A Hutchinson, D Charlesworth, A Doric, J Green, J Considine
BACKGROUND: There is a clear relationship between evidence-based post resuscitation care and survival and functional status at hospital discharge. The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recommends protocol driven care to enhance chance of survival following cardiac arrest. Healthcare providers have an obligation to ensure protocol driven post resuscitation care is timely and evidence based. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine adherence to best practice guidelines for post resuscitation care in the first 24h from Return of Spontaneous Circulation for patients admitted to the intensive care unit from the emergency department having suffered out of hospital or emergency department cardiac arrest and survived initial resuscitation...
December 16, 2016: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941593/low-dose-sodium-nitrite-fluid-resuscitation-prevents-lethality-from-crush-syndrome-by-improving-nitric-oxide-consumption-and-preventing-myoglobin-cytotoxicity-in-kidney-in-a-rat-model
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Isamu Murata, Yumi Miyake, Naomi Takahashi, Ryuta Suzuki, Takayuki Fujiwara, Yuji Sato, Yutaka Inoe, Jun Kobayashi, Ikuo Kanamoto
OBJECTIVE: Crush syndrome (CS) is a serious medical condition characterized by muscle cell damage resulting from pressure. CS has a high mortality, even when patients receive fluid therapy. We examined whether administration of NaNO2-containing fluid can improve survival in a rat model of CS. DESIGN: The CS model was generated by subjecting anesthetized rats to bilateral hind limb compression with a rubber tourniquet for 5 h. Rats were then randomly divided into six groups: (i) sham; (ii) CS with no treatment; (iii) CS with normal saline treatment; (iv) CS with normal saline + 25 mEq/L bicarbonate treatment; and (v and vi) CS with normal saline + 200 or 500 μmol/kg NaNO2...
December 9, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918869/paramedic-initiated-cms-sepsis-core-measure-bundle-prior-to-hospital-arrival-a-stepwise-approach
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Jason G Walchok, Ronald G Pirrallo, Douglas Furmanek, Martin Lutz, Colt Shope, Brandi Giles, Greta Gue, Aaron Dix
BACKGROUND: To improve patient outcomes, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented core measures that outline the initial treatment of the septic patient. These measures include initial blood culture collection prior to antibiotics, adequate intravenous fluid resuscitation, and early administration of broad spectrum antibiotics. We sought to determine if Paramedics can initiate the CMS sepsis core measure bundle in the prehospital field reliably. METHODS: This is a retrospective, case series from a 3rd service EMS system model in Greenville, South Carolina between November 17, 2014 and February 20, 2016...
December 5, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918639/evaluation-of-an-outpatient-protocol-in-the-treatment-of-canine-parvoviral-enteritis
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Emilee C Venn, Karolina Preisner, Pedro L Boscan, David C Twedt, Lauren A Sullivan
OBJECTIVE: To compare 2 treatment protocols (standard in-hospital versus modified outpatient) in affecting the duration of treatment or survival of dogs with parvoviral enteritis. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized study. SETTING: University teaching hospital. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs with naturally acquired parvovirus were randomized to receive either an inpatient (n = 20) or outpatient (n = 20) treatment protocol. INTERVENTIONS: Both groups received intravenous (IV) fluid resuscitation and correction of hypoglycemia at hospital admission...
January 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887010/technical-note-rapid-large-volume-resuscitation-at-resuscitative-thoracotomy-by-intra-cardiac-catheterization
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Shamir O Cawich, Vijay Naraynsingh
An emergency thoracotomy may be life-saving by achieving four goals: (i) releasing cardiac tamponade, (ii) controlling haemorrhage, (iii) allowing access for internal cardiac massage and (iv) clamping the descending aorta to isolate circulation to the upper torso in damage control surgery. We theorize that a new goal should be achieving rapid, large-volume fluid resuscitation and we describe a technique to achieve this.
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857652/evaluation-of-who-oral-rehydration-solution-ors-and-salt-tablets-in-resuscitating-adult-patients-with-burns-covering-more-than-15-of-total-body-surface-area-tbsa
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A M Moghazy, O A Adly, M A Elbadawy, R E Hashem
Intra-venous (IV) burn resuscitation is effective; nevertheless it has its disadvantages. WHO Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) has shown high effectiveness in treating dehydration. WHO-ORS, with salt supplement, seems to be suitable for burn resuscitation, where IV resuscitation is not available, feasible or possible. The objective of the study was to evaluate acute phase efficacy and safety, as well as limitations and complications of burn resuscitation using WHO-ORS and salt tablets. This randomized controlled clinical trial was conducted in the Burn Unit, Suez Canal University Hospital, Ismailia, Egypt...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854071/staged-laparotomies-based-on-the-damage-control-principle-to-treat-hemodynamically-unstable-grade-iv-blunt-hepatic-injury-in-an-eight-year-old-girl
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Takashi Kobayashi, Masayuki Kubota, Yuhki Arai, Toshiyuki Ohyama, Naoki Yokota, Kohei Miura, Hirosuke Ishikawa, Daiki Soma, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Jun Sakata, Masayuki Nagahashi, Hitoshi Kameyama, Toshifumi Wakai
BACKGROUND: Severe blunt hepatic injury is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. Damage control (DC) surgery has been reported to be useful in severely compromised children with hepatic injury. We applied such a technique in the treatment of a case of hemodynamically unstable grade IV blunt hepatic injury in an eight-year-old girl. This case is the first to use multimodal approaches including perihepatic packing, temporary closure of the abdominal wall with a plastic sheet, transarterial embolization (TAE), and planned delayed anatomical hepatic resection in a child...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849481/brief-report-systemic-vascular-access-and-resuscitation-via-corpus-cavernosum
#17
Melville Bradley
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital systemic vascular access with early resuscitation in the hypovolemic trauma patient can be problematic and is attempted through venous cut-downs, peripheral IV lines, and/or interosseous routes. This brief report examines an alternative for males via the corpus cavernosum (CC). METHODS: A systematic literature review using certain inclusion criteria including, but not limited to, corpus cavernosum access and resuscitation was conducted and a summary table created...
November 2016: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799257/defibrillators-selecting-the-right-device-for-the-right-patient
#18
Sana M Al-Khatib, Paul Friedman, Kenneth A Ellenbogen
Advances in the field of defibrillation have brought to practice different types of devices that include the transvenous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy, the subcutaneous ICD (S-ICD), and the wearable cardioverter-defibrillator. To ensure optimal use of these devices and to achieve best patient outcomes, clinicians need to understand how these devices work, learn the characteristics of patients who qualify them for one type of device versus another, and recognize the remaining gaps in knowledge surrounding these devices...
November 1, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787442/temporary-abdominal-closure-for-trauma-and-intra-abdominal-sepsis-different-patients-different-outcomes
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Tyler J Loftus, Janeen R Jordan, Chasen A Croft, R Stephen Smith, Philip A Efron, Alicia M Mohr, Frederick A Moore, Scott C Brakenridge
BACKGROUND: Temporary abdominal closure (TAC) after damage control surgery (DCS) for injured patients has been generalized to septic patients. However, direct comparisons between these populations are lacking. We hypothesized that patients with intra-abdominal sepsis would have different resuscitation requirements and lower primary fascial closure rates than trauma patients. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a 3-year retrospective cohort analysis of patients managed with TAC for trauma (n = 77) or intra-abdominal sepsis (n = 147)...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787439/damage-control-surgery-in-weightlessness-a-comparative-study-of-simulated-torso-hemorrhage-control-comparing-terrestrial-and-weightless-conditions
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Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Jessica Lynn McKee, Homer Tien, Anthony J LaPorta, Kit Lavell, Tim Leslie, David R King, Paul B McBeth, Susan Brien, Derek J Roberts, Reginald Franciose, Jonathan Wong, Vivian McAlistair, Danielle Bouchard, Chad G Ball
BACKGROUND: Torso bleeding remains the most preventable cause of post-traumatic death worldwide. Remote damage control resuscitation (RDCR) endeavours to rescue the most catastrophically injured, but has not focused on prehospital surgical torso hemorrhage control (HC). We examined the logistics and metrics of intraperitoneal packing in weightlessness in Parabolic flight (0g) compared to terrestrial gravity (1g) as an extreme example of surgical RDCR. METHODS: A surgical simulator was customized with high-fidelity intraperitoneal anatomy, a "blood" pump and flowmeter...
February 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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