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J S Evans, S J Huang, A S McLean, M Nalos
The current trend to treat hypotension in critically ill patients is to place a greater emphasis on inotropic support and less on fluid resuscitation in order to limit the potential harm from fluid overload. This combination may trigger left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO) in susceptible patients. Although LVOTO is classically described in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it has been reported in other conditions including septic shock, apical ballooning syndrome, myocardial infarction, respiratory failure, and post valvular surgery...
January 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069789/hypotension-induced-by-the-concomitant-use-of-a-calcium-channel-blocker-and-clarithromycin
#2
Sayako Takeuchi, Yuki Kotani, Toshihide Tsujimoto
In the elderly, calcium-channel blockers are the first-line treatment for hypertension, and macrolides are commonly prescribed antibiotics. Here we report a 78-year-old man taking nifedipine, diltiazem and carvedilol who presented with persistent hypotension and bradycardia after clarithromycin was prescribed. He was diagnosed with drug-induced hypotension and treated with fluid resuscitation and vasoactive agents. His symptoms gradually improved. He was transferred out of the intensive care unit 3 days after hospitalisation...
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069418/splenic-artery-aneurysm-rupture-in-pregnancy
#3
Joshua Jacobson, Chad Gorbatkin, Stacey Good, Scott Sullivan
CASE PRESENTATION: A pregnant woman at 22+5/7weeks gestation presented to the emergency department (ED) from an outpatient clinic, hypotensive after experiencing a syncopal episode. On arrival to the ER she was tachycardic, tachypneic and complaining of abdominal pain. A bedside FAST was performed and noted free fluid in the abdomen. Subsequent CT obtained noted the rare but life-threatening diagnosis of ruptured splenic artery aneurysm that resulted in emergent transfer to the operating room with OB/GYN and general surgery...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051046/typhoid-perforation-post-operative-intensive-care-unit-care-and-outcome
#4
Mukaila Oyegbade Akinwale, Arinola A Sanusi, Oluwaseun K Adebayo
BACKGROUND: Typhoid perforation ileitis is a serious complication of typhoid fever, a common and unfortunate health problem in a resource-poor country like Nigeria. Following bowel perforation, treatment is usually by simple closure or bowel resection and anastomosis after adequate aggressive fluid resuscitation and electrolyte correction. Postoperatively, some of these patients do require management in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on account of sepsis or septic shock and to improve survival...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045686/vibrio-mimicus-as-the-rare-cause-of-acute-diarrheal-illness
#5
Samuel Muller, Heather Chau, Kristi Boudreaux
Vibrio mimicus, although named for having many of the same virulent factors as Vibrio cholera, is a rare cause of significant gastrointestinal illness. Like many of the Vibrio species, the strongest risk factor for V. mimicus infection is seafood consumption. After consuming crabs, a 64-year-old male presented with a three day history of voluminous, non-bloody, water diarrhea. The severity of the diarrhea caused the patient to have orthostatic hypotension and acute kidney injury, which improved with fluid resuscitation...
November 2016: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033136/permissive-hypotension-and-trauma-can-fluid-restriction-reduce-the-incidence-of-ards
#6
Melissa Kolarik, Eric Roberts
Emergency care, including the resuscitation of patients involved in traumatic events, has evolved over the years. A prior practice of utilizing large volumes of crystalloids has been found to contribute to complications such as coagulopathy, fluid overload, and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In contrast, permissive hypotension is a method of fluid restriction that allows for low blood pressure and mean arterial pressure during the resuscitation period. When permissive hypotension occurs and fluids are restricted in trauma patients, the incidence of ARDS can be reduced significantly with improvement in patient outcomes...
January 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031842/fatal-tumour-pulmonary-embolism
#7
Salim Rashid Masoud, Coenraad Frederik Nicolaas Koegelenberg, Abraham Christoffel van Wyk, Brian William Allwood
A 30-year-old female with no significant past medical history was referred to our facility with sudden onset of shortness of breath. She had a low clinical probability for pulmonary thromboembolism and a computed tomography angiogram showed enlarged pulmonary arteries but no in situ thrombi. She developed recurrent episodes of hypotension and hypoxia, and was transferred to the intensive care unit where she died despite active resuscitation. An autopsy revealed extensive lymphatic and pulmonary vascular tumour emboli as the immediate cause of death...
January 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030494/traumatic-colon-injury-in-damage-control-laparotomy-a-multicenter-trial-is-it-safe-to-do-a-delayed-anastomosis
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Leah Tatebe, Andrew Jennings, Ken Tatebe, Alexandra Handy, Purvi Prajapati, Michael Smith, Tai Do, Gerald O Ogola, Rajesh R Gandhi, Therese M Duane, Stephen Luk, Laura B Petrey
BACKGROUND: Delayed colonic anastomosis after damage control laparotomy (DCL) is an alternative to colostomies during a single laparotomy (SL) in high-risk patients. However, literature suggests increased colonic leak rates up to 27% with DCL, and various reported risk factors. We evaluated our regional experience to determine if delayed colonic anastomosis was associated with worse outcomes. METHODS: A multi-center retrospective cohort study was performed across three Level I Trauma Centers encompassing traumatic colon injuries from January 2006 through June 2014...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004964/patient-safety-under-deep-sedation-for-digestive-endoscopic-procedures
#9
Julián Álvarez, Rafael Cabadas, Manuel de la Matta
Deep sedation with Propofol has become popular in recent years. The safety of this technique when administered by non-anaesthesiologists has created much controversy which at times is masked in a contentious debate on the economic sustainability of the health system. In 2011, the Spanish Society of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Pain Therapy, along with 20 other organisations from European countries, revoked the recommendations of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy on the administration of Propofol by non-anaesthesiologists, citing that it is "extremely dangerous for the safety and quality of endoscopic procedures"...
December 22, 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994261/use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-management-of-massive-air-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-metroplasty
#10
Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Narjes Nick, Mina Amiri, Rahim Hemmati
The patient was a 32-year-old woman who presented with infertility secondary to uterine didelphys. Hysteroscopic metroplasty was chosen as the corrective surgical procedure for this anatomical defect. During the surgical repair, the patient developed a massive air embolism (MAE) leading to hypotension, arrhythmia, and cardiogenic shock. Resuscitation was started by placing the patient in the right-side up position, and emplacement of central venous catheter, but it was unsuccessful. The decision was then made to bypass the patient's cardiopulmonary system to effectively treat the MAE...
December 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986618/recurrent-episodes-of-life-threatening-vasodilatory-shock-following-unintentional-intoxication-with-amlodipine
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Chris J Kapelios, George Karamanakos, Stavros Liatis, Magda Sarafadi, Marios Polizois, Ioannis Papoutsis, Alexander D Kokkinos
Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) have a narrow therapeutic index, and their intake in excess is associated with a critical clinical presentation of sustained hypotension and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, which are difficult to treat. Unfortunately, available means of treatment fail to resuscitate a significant number of patients poisoned by CCBs, rendering them the main cardiovascular drugs involved in deaths due to overdose. Importantly, in all cases reported until now in the literature, CCB intoxication was known at the time of the patients' presentation and the medical challenge regarded solely the therapeutic approach...
December 13, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979471/changes-in-kidney-perfusion-and-renal-cortex-metabolism-in-septic-shock-an-experimental-study
#12
Emiel Hendrik Post, Fuhong Su, Koji Hosokawa, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Antoine Herpain, Jacques Creteur, Jean-Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer
BACKGROUND: The etiology of renal dysfunction in sepsis is currently attributed to altered perfusion, microcirculatory abnormalities and cellular alterations. To clarify these mechanisms, we characterized the changes in renal perfusion and cortex metabolism in a large animal model of sepsis. METHODS: We studied 12 adult female sheep randomized to peritonitis-induced sepsis (n = 8) or to sham procedure (n = 4). A flow probe was positioned around the renal artery to measure renal blood flow (RBF)...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965930/a-case-of-severe-thoracoabdominal-impalement-by-a-steel-bar
#13
Ki Tae Kim, Pil Won Seo
A 53-year-old man arrived at the trauma center with a steel bar penetrating from the epigastrium to the right scapula. He was hypotensive and hypoxic, and immediate resuscitation and basic evaluation were performed. An emergency operation was performed due to an unstable hemodynamic state. Multiple injuries were confirmed in the right lower lobe, posterior chest wall, diaphragm, and liver lateral segment. Right lower lobectomy and liver lateral sectionectomy were performed following removal of the bar. The patient recovered without additional hemorrhage after the surgery, and was transferred to a rehabilitation institution with periodic follow-up...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956676/fibrinogen-in-the-initial-resuscitation-of-severe-trauma-fiirst-a-randomized-feasibility-trial
#14
B Nascimento, J Callum, H Tien, H Peng, S Rizoli, P Karanicolas, A Alam, W Xiong, R Selby, A-M Garzon, C Colavecchia, R Howald, A Nathens, A Beckett
BACKGROUND: Decreased plasma fibrinogen concentration shortly after injury is associated with higher blood transfusion needs and mortality. In North America and the UK, cryoprecipitate transfusion is the standard-of-care for fibrinogen supplementation during acute haemorrhage, which often occurs late during trauma resuscitation. Alternatively, fibrinogen concentrate (FC) can be beneficial in trauma resuscitation. However, the feasibility of its early infusion, efficacy and safety remain undetermined...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940454/acute-traumatic-coagulopathy-pathophysiology-and-resuscitation
#15
J W Simmons, M F Powell
Acute Traumatic Coagulopathy occurs immediately after massive trauma when shock, hypoperfusion, and vascular damage are present. Mechanisms for this acute coagulopathy include activation of protein C, endothelial glycocalyx disruption, depletion of fibrinogen, and platelet dysfunction. Hypothermia and acidaemia amplify the endogenous coagulopathy and often accompany trauma. These multifactorial processes lead to decreased clot strength, autoheparinization, and hyperfibrinolysis. Furthermore, the effects of aggressive crystalloid administration, haemodilution from inappropriate blood product transfusion, and prolonged surgical times may worsen clinical outcomes...
December 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932177/cardiac-tamponade-due-to-suprahepatic-surgical-exploration-in-liver-retransplantation-a-case-report
#16
M S Chae, Y K Jeon, D G Kim, G H Na, Y S Yi, C S Park
BACKGROUND: Cardiac tamponade is an emergency condition that requires early recognition and prompt pericardial decompression. Little has been reported on cardiac tamponade in liver retransplantation (reLT), but most cases are fatal. We managed a case of reLT complicated by accidental cardiac tamponade. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old man underwent an emergency reLT because of liver cirrhosis with recurrent hepatitis B. During the dissection, suprahepatic exploration was attempted, but this resulted in severe hemorrhage because of the many tissue adhesions...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931646/haemodynamic-coherence-in-haemorrhagic-shock
#17
REVIEW
Nicolas Libert, Anatole Harrois, Jacques Duranteau
In case of haemorrhage, a combination of low volume fluid resuscitation and permissive hypotension is used to avoid the adverse effects of early aggressive fluid resuscitation. During this phase, occult microvascular hypoperfusion can possibly develop over time. After controlling the bleeding, it is expected that optimization of macrocirculation will result in an improvement in microcirculation. However, this is the case only without alterations in microcirculation regulation. Haemodynamic coherence must be maintained to expect the restoration of microcirculation through systemic haemodynamic-driven resuscitation...
December 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913815/-volume-therapy-in-the-severely-injured-patient-recommendations-and-current-guidelines
#18
Sigune Kaske, Marc Maegele
BACKGROUND: Volume therapy is a cornerstone of early resuscitation of severely injured trauma patients, but the optimal strategy remains under debate. A recent Cochrane review could not find evidence for or against early volume replacement or large versus small amounts of fluid. METHOD: Current recommendations and guidelines regarding volume therapy in severely injured patients are summarized based upon the updated European Trauma Guideline on the management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma (fourth edition) and the S3-Guideline Polytrauma and combined with a selective review of the literature...
December 2, 2016: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894500/prediction-of-massive-transfusion-in-trauma
#19
REVIEW
Paul M Cantle, Bryan A Cotton
Hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in trauma. Damage control resuscitation relies on permissive hypotension, minimizing crystalloid use, and early implementation of massive transfusion protocols with established blood component ratios. These protocols improve the survival of the severely injured patient. Trauma physicians must quickly and accurately predict when a massive transfusion protocol should be activated. Several validated transfusion scores have been developed for this purpose. Many of these scores are useful for resuscitation research...
January 2017: Critical Care Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894494/optimal-fluid-therapy-for-traumatic-hemorrhagic-shock
#20
REVIEW
Ronald Chang, John B Holcomb
The resuscitation of traumatic hemorrhagic shock has undergone a paradigm shift in the last 20 years with the advent of damage control resuscitation (DCR). Major principles of DCR include minimization of crystalloid, permissive hypotension, transfusion of a balanced ratio of blood products, and goal-directed correction of coagulopathy. In particular, plasma has replaced crystalloid as the primary means for volume expansion for traumatic hemorrhagic shock. Predicting which patient will require DCR by prompt and accurate activation of a massive transfusion protocol, however, remains a challenge...
January 2017: Critical Care Clinics
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