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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432320/segmental-tibia-fractures-an-analysis-of-complication-and-healing-rates
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Robert M Corey, Nathan K Park, Lisa K Cannada
OBJECTIVES: To determine the most commonly associated injuries, complications, and healing rates of patients sustaining segmental tibial shaft fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective review. SETTING: Two Level I trauma centers. PATIENTS: One hundred and eight patients with segmental tibial shaft fractures were identified between 2005-2013. INTERVENTION: None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Demographics, injury characteristics, treatments, and complications...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420142/the-surprise-question-and-identification-of-palliative-care-needs-among-hospitalized-patients-with-advanced-hematologic-or-solid-malignancies
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Kathryn Elizabeth Hudson, Steven Paul Wolf, Gregory P Samsa, Arif H Kamal, Amy Pickar Abernethy, Thomas William LeBlanc
BACKGROUND: Little is known about quality of life (QOL), depression, and end-of-life (EOL) outcomes among hospitalized patients with advanced cancer. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the surprise question identifies inpatients with advanced cancer likely to have unmet palliative care needs. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study and long-term follow-up. SETTING/SUBJECTS: From 2008 to 2010, we enrolled 150 inpatients at Duke University with stage III/IV solid tumors or lymphoma/acute leukemia and whose physician would not be surprised if they died in less than one year...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406382/review-of-routes-to-administer-medication-during-prolonged-neonatal-resuscitation
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Michael Wagner, Monika Olischar, Megan O'Reilly, Katharina Goeral, Angelika Berger, Po-Yin Cheung, Georg M Schmölzer
OBJECTIVE: During neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation, early establishment of vascular access is crucial. We aimed to review current evidence regarding different routes for the administration of medications during neonatal resuscitation. DATA SOURCES: We reviewed PubMed, EMBASE, and Google Scholar using MeSH terms "catheterization," "umbilical cord," "delivery room," "catecholamine," "resuscitation," "simulation," "newborn," "infant," "intraosseous," "umbilical vein catheter," "access," "intubation," and "endotracheal...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369056/prompt-administration-of-antibiotics-and-fluids-in-the-treatment-of-sepsis-a-murine-trial
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Anthony J Lewis, John E Griepentrog, Xianghong Zhang, Derek C Angus, Christopher W Seymour, Matthew R Rosengart
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis, the acute organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection, poses a serious public health burden. Current management includes early detection, initiation of antibiotics and fluids, and source control as necessary. Although observational data suggest that delays of even a few hours in the initiation of antibiotics or IV fluids is associated with survival, these findings are controversial. There are no randomized data in humans, and prior animal studies studied time from experimental manipulation, not from the onset of clinical features of sepsis...
January 23, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319635/low-dose-epinephrine-boluses-for-acute-hypotension-in-the-picu
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Pamela D Reiter, Jennifer Roth, Beth Wathen, Jaime LaVelle, Leslie A Ridall
OBJECTIVES: To describe the use of low-dose bolus epinephrine in critically ill children during an acute hypotensive episode or prearrest condition. DESIGN: Institutional Review Board approved, single-center, retrospective medical chart review. SETTING: Large medical-surgical PICU within a freestanding, tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: Patients admitted to the PICU between June 1, 2015, and June 1, 2016, who received low-dose (≤ 5 µg/kg) IV bolus epinephrine...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310415/cisplatin-induced-sudden-cardiac-death-with-hemodynamic-collapse-a-severe-adverse-drug-reaction-case-report
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Silvijus Abramavicius, Marius Zemaitis, Vidas Pilvinis, Edmundas Kadusevicius
RATIONALE: Cisplatin is responsible for a significant percentage of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in oncology setting. A great proportion of cisplatin-induced severe adverse events are difficult to foresee, and giving premedication does not always prevent the occurrence of such events. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old woman with progressive T4 N0 M0 stage IV pleural mesothelioma experienced cardiac arrest with hemodynamic collapse after cisplatin and pemetrexed chemotherapy administration...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261563/pediatric-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-secondary-to-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Ryan W Morgan, Hannah R Stinson, Heather Wolfe, Robert B Lindell, Alexis A Topjian, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert M Sutton, Robert A Berg, Todd J Kilbaugh
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism is a rarely reported and potentially treatable cause of cardiac arrest in children and adolescents. The objective of this case series is to describe the course of five adolescent patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest secondary to pulmonary embolism. DESIGN: Case series. SETTING: Single, large academic children's hospital. PATIENTS: All patients under the age of 18 years (n = 5) who experienced an in-hospital cardiac arrest due to apparent pulmonary embolism from August 1, 2013, to July 31, 2017...
December 19, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258541/intravenous-iron-vs-blood-for-acute-post-partum-anaemia-iibappa-a-prospective-randomised-trial
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Seng Chua, Sarika Gupta, Jennifer Curnow, Beata Gidaszewski, Marjan Khajehei, Hayley Diplock
BACKGROUND: Acute post-partum anaemia can be associated with significant morbidity including a predisposition for postnatal depression. Lack of clear practice guidelines means a number of women are treated with multiple blood transfusions. Intravenous iron has the potential to limit the need for multiple blood transfusions but its role in the post-partum setting is unclear. METHODS/DESIGN: IIBAPPA is a multi-centre randomised non-inferiority trial. Women with a primary post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) >1000 mL and resultant haemoglobin (Hb) 5...
December 19, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250141/gynostemma-pentaphyllum-is-neuroprotective-in-a-rat-model-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
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Gerburg Keilhoff, Torben Esser, Maximilian Titze, Uwe Ebmeyer, Lorenz Schild
Asphyxial cardiac arrest (ACA)-induced ischemia results in acute and delayed neuronal cell death. The early reperfusion phase is critical for the outcome. Intervention strategies directed to this period are promising to reduce ACA/resuscitation-dependent impairments. This study focused on the evaluation of the protective potential of an extract from Gynostemma pentaphyllum (GP), a plant used in traditional medicine with antioxidative, glucose lowering and neuroprotective activities, in an ACA rat model. We tested the following parameters: i) Basic systemic parameters such as pCO2 and blood glucose value within the first 30 min post-ACA; ii) mitochondrial response by determining activities of citrate synthase, respiratory chain complexes I + III and II + III, and the composition of cardiolipin 6 and 24 h post-ACA; iii) neuronal vitality of the CA1 hippocampal region by immunohistochemistry 24 h and 7 days post-ACA; and iv) cognitive function by a novel object recognition test 7 days post-ACA...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207756/intravenous-fluid-administration-and-the-survival-of-pre-hospital-resuscitated-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-in-thailand
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Phichet Nongchang, Wongsa Laohasiri Wong, Somsak Pitaksanurat, Pairoj Boonsirik Amchai
Introduction: Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) provides early care to critical OHCA patients. Pre hospital intervention has been improving OHCA survival rate, however it is still unclear for the recommendation of routine infusion of Intravenous (IV) fluids during cardiac arrest resuscitation. Aim: This study aimed to determine whether IV fluid administration was associated with increasing survival of resuscitated OHCA patients and to assess the survival rate of resuscitated OHCA patients...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205142/necrotizing-fasciitis-associated-with-primary-cutaneous-b-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report
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K G Spiridakis, D S Intzepogazoglou, M E Flamourakis, E E Sfakianakis, A V Daskalaki, E K Vakonaki, E Rahmanis, G E Kostakis, M S Christodoulakis
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rapidly progressive and life-threatening infection of the deeper skin layers and subcutaneous tissues that moves along the facial planes. OBJECTIVES: We present the rare case of a patient with necrotizing fasciitis associated with high malignancy b-cell lymphoma. Our purpose is to investigate the probable connection between the two pathologies and evaluate the importance of early surgical intervention. CASE REPORT: 51-year old Caucasian woman presented at the E...
May 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175357/hemodynamic-effects-of-iv-sodium-nitrite-in-hospitalized-comatose-survivors-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Cameron Dezfulian, Michele Olsufka, Deborah Fly, Sue Scruggs, Rose Do, Charles Maynard, Graham Nichol, Francis Kim
BACKGROUND: Patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest have brain and cardiac injury. Recent animal studies suggest that the administration of sodium nitrite after resuscitation from 12min of asystole limits acute cardiac dysfunction and improves survival and neurologic outcomes. It has been hypothesized that low doses of IV sodium nitrite given during resuscitation of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) will improve survival. Low doses of sodium nitrite (e.g., 9.6mg of sodium nitrite) are safe in healthy individuals, however the effect of nitrite on blood pressure in resuscitated cardiac arrest patients is unknown...
January 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170306/9%C3%A2-closed-chest-compressions-reduce-survival-in-a-model-of-haemorrhage-induced-traumatic-cardiac-arrest
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Sarah Watts, Jason Smith, Robert Gwyther, Emrys Kirkman
BACKGROUND: Closed chest compressions (CCC) are a key component of resuscitation from medical causes of cardiac arrest, but when haemorrhage, the leading cause of preventable battlefield deaths, is the likely cause there is little evidence to support their use. Resuscitation protocols for traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA) highlight the importance of addressing reversible causes, such as the administration of fluids to treat hypovolaemia. This study evaluated whether CCC were beneficial following haemorrhage-induced TCA and additionally whether resuscitation with blood improved physiological outcomes...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158865/-anesthesiological-aspects-and-complications-of-intracranial-meningiomas-operated-at-the-sylvanus-olympio-university-hospital-center-lom%C3%A3-about-21-cases
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Pilakimwé Egbohou, Tabana Mouzou, Kadanga Beketi, Essossinam Kpelao, Abdel Kader Moumouni, Hamza Doles Sama, Sarakawabalo Assénouwé, Gnimdou Akala-Yoba, Kadjika Tomta
This study aimed to point to both the anesthesiological aspects and the perioperative complications of intracranial meningiomas operated at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center, Lomé. We conducted a retrospective study by reviewing the medical records of patients with intracranial meningiomas undergoing surgery over the period December 2010-December 2015 (5 years) at the Sylvanus Olympio University Hospital Center, Lomé. Out of 46 patients operated fo brain tumors, 21 (45.6%) had meningioma. The average age was 49 ±20 years, with a male predominance (52...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103789/an-in-situ-simulation-based-educational-outreach-project-for-pediatric-trauma-care-in-a-rural-trauma-system
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Lilly Bayouth, Sarah Ashley, Jackie Brady, Bryan Lake, Morgan Keeter, David Schiller, Walter C Robey, Stephen Charles, Kari M Beasley, Eric A Toschlog, Shannon W Longshore
BACKGROUND: Outcome disparities between urban and rural pediatric trauma patients persist, despite regionalization of trauma systems. Rural patients are initially transported to the nearest emergency department (ED), where pediatric care is infrequent. We aim to identify educational intervention targets and increase provider experience via pediatric trauma simulation. METHODS: Prospective study of simulation-based pediatric trauma resuscitation was performed at three community EDs...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075482/fluid-resuscitation-practices-in-cardiac-surgery-patients-in-the-usa-a-survey-of-health-care-providers
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Solomon Aronson, Paul Nisbet, Martin Bunke
BACKGROUND: Fluid resuscitation during cardiac surgery is common with significant variability in clinical practice. Our goal was to investigate current practice patterns of fluid volume expansion in patients undergoing cardiac surgeries in the USA. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional online survey of 124 cardiothoracic surgeons, cardiovascular anesthesiologists, and perfusionists. Survey questions were designed to assess clinical decision-making patterns of intravenous (IV) fluid utilization in cardiovascular surgery for five types of patients who need volume expansion: (1) patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) without bleeding, (2) patients undergoing CPB with bleeding, (3) patients undergoing acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH), (4) patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or use of a ventricular assist device (VAD), and (5) patients undergoing either off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (OPCABG) surgery or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072885/cardiopulmonary-ultrasound-for-critically-ill-adults-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-in-a-resource-limited-setting-the-africa-trial
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Torben K Becker, Chelsea A Tafoya, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Matthew J Tafoya, Ross A Kessler, Nikhil Theyyunni, Hussein A Yakubu, Daniel Opuni, Daniel J Clauw, James A Cranford, Chris K Oppong, Rockefeller A Oteng
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of a cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) examination on diagnostic accuracy for critically ill patients in a resource-limited setting. METHODS: Approximately half of the emergency medicine resident physicians at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, were trained in a CPUS protocol. Adult patients triaged to the resuscitation area of the emergency department (ED) were enrolled if they exhibited signs or symptoms of shock or respiratory distress...
October 26, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065922/persisting-demand-and-supply-gap-for-maternal-and-newborn-care-in-eastern-uganda-a-mixed-method-cross-sectional-study
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Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Suzanne Namusoke Kiwanuka, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Peter Waiswa
BACKGROUND: The slow progress in reducing maternal and newborn death in low and middle-income countries is attributed to both demand and supply-side factors. This study assessed the changes in maternal and newborn services in health facilities as well as demand for maternal and newborn health services in Eastern Uganda. METHODS: The health assessment data were collected in August 2013 and September 2015 in the districts of Kamuli, Pallisa, and Kibuku. We purposively collected data on the availability of services from 40 health facilities that provided maternal and newborn services...
October 24, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033730/intentional-intra-arterial-injection-of-midazolam-in-a-patient-with-status-epilepticus-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Muhammad Asghar Ali, Muhammad Yahya
Fundamental medical care includes intravenous (IV) access which provides prompt resuscitation and reliable delivery of analgesics, antibiotics, and vasoactive medication. Difficult access populations, especially in critical area, continue to challenge providers to consider and utilize alternative means to provide IV access. Potential options under such circumstances include intramuscular, intraosseous, and intratracheal drug administration, but in extreme cases where no other options are available, intra-arterial route might be considered...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974135/propofol-and-fentanyl-sedation-for-laser-treatment-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-to-avoid-intubation
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Fiammetta Piersigilli, Alessandra Di Pede, Gino Catena, Simona Lozzi, Cinzia Auriti, Iliana Bersani, Irma Capolupo, Anna Lipreri, Vincenzo Di Ciommo, Andrea Dotta, Stefania Sgrò
BACKGROUND: Despite the optimization of neonatal assistance, severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP, stage III-IV) remains a common condition among preterm infants. Laser photocoagulation usually requires general anesthesia and intubation, but extubation can be difficult and these infants often affected by chronic lung disease. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical charts of 13 neonates that were sedated with propofol in association with fentanyl for the laser treatment of ROP. This protocol was introduced in our unit to avoid intubation and minimize side effects of anesthesia and ventilation...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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