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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899469/emergency-surgical-airways-following-activation-of-a-difficult-airway-management-team-in-hospitalized-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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Joseph M Darby, Gregory Halenda, Courtney Chou, Joseph J Quinlan, Louis H Alarcon, Richard L Simmons
INTRODUCTION: An emergency surgical airway (ESA) is widely recommended for securing the airway in critically ill patients who cannot be intubated or ventilated. Little is known of the frequency, clinical circumstances, management methods, and outcomes of hospitalized critically ill patients in whom ESA is performed outside the emergency department or operating room environments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adult patients undergoing ESA in our intensive care units (ICUs) and other hospital units from 2008 to 2012 following activation of our difficult airway management team (DAMT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875357/optimal-timing-of-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-acute-cholangitis
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Linda A Hou, Loren Laine, Nima Motamedi, Ara Sahakian, Christianne Lane, James Buxbaum
OBJECTIVES: Acute cholangitis mandates resuscitation, antibiotic therapy, and biliary decompression. Our aim was to define the optimal timing of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for patients with acute cholangitis. METHODS: Clinical data on all cases of cholangitis managed by ERCP were prospectively collected from September 2010 to July 2013. The clinical impact of the time to ERCP, defined as the time from presentation in the emergency department to the commencement of the ERCP, was determined...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862642/external-validation-of-the-pecarn-head-trauma-prediction-rules-in-japan
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Kentaro Ide, Satoko Uematsu, Kenichi Tetsuhara, Satoshi Yoshimura, Takahiro Kato, Tohru Kobayashi
OBJECTIVES: The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head trauma prediction rules are used to assist computed tomography (CT) decision-making for children with minor head trauma. Although the PECARN rules have been validated in North America and Europe, they have not yet been validated in Asia. In Japan, there are no clinical decision rules for children with minor head trauma. The rate of head CT for children with minor head trauma in Japan is high since CT is widely accessible across the country...
November 12, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853105/clinical-characteristics-of-patients-who-overdose-on-multiple-psychotropic-drugs-in-tokyo
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Satoshi Hori, Kosaku Kinoshita
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical aspects leading to overdose of multiple psychotropic drugs, in order to determine areas which need attention in the proper treatment of overdose patients. METHODS: Patients who were treated for overdose of psychotropic drugs at our emergency and critical center over two years were targeted. The clinical data was gathered from the medical records and database of all patients, including age, gender, vital signs, and laboratory data, drugs, and medical complications during hospital stay...
2016: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809989/management-of-polytrauma-patients-in-the-uk-is-there-a-weekend-effect
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Vasileios Giannoudis, Michalis Panteli, Peter V Giannoudis
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: It has been suggested that hospital admission during weekends poses a risk for adverse outcomes and increased patient mortality, the so-called 'weekend effect'. We undertook an evaluation of the impact of weekend admissions to the management of polytraumatised patients, in a Level I Major Trauma Centre (MTC) in the UK. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively documented data of polytrauma patients (injury severity score (ISS)>15), admitted between April 2013 and August 2015 was performed...
November 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779964/intraosseous-infusion-as-a-bridge-to-definitive-access
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Megan Johnson, Kenji Inaba, Saskya Byerly, Erika Falsgraf, Lydia Lam, Elizabeth Benjamin, Aaron Strumwasser, Jean-Stephane David, Demetrios Demetriades
Intraosseous (IO) needle placement is an alternative for patients with difficult venous access. The purpose of this retrospective study was to examine indications and outcomes associated with IO use at a Level 1 trauma center (January 2008-May 2015). Data points included demographics, time to insertion, intravenous (IV) access points, indications, infusions, hospital and intensive care unit length of stay, and mortality. Of 68 patients with IO insertion analyzed (63.2% blunt trauma, 29.4% penetrating trauma, and 7...
October 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736839/increase-in-adverse-reactions-associated-with-use-of-synthetic-cannabinoids-anchorage-alaska-2015-2016
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Yuri P Springer, Roy Gerona, Erich Scheunemann, Sarah L Shafer, Thomas Lin, Samuel D Banister, Michael P Cooper, Louisa J Castrodale, Michael Levy, Jay C Butler, Joseph B McLaughlin
In July 2015, personnel in the Alaska Division of Public Health's Section of Epidemiology became aware of an increase in the number of patients being treated in Anchorage hospital emergency departments for adverse reactions associated with use of synthetic cannabinoids (SCs). SCs are a chemically diverse class of designer drugs that bind to the same cannabinoid receptors as tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychoactive component of cannabis. A public health investigation was initiated to describe clinical outcomes, characterize the outbreak, and identify SC chemicals circulating in Anchorage...
October 14, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692663/decisions-by-default-incomplete-and-contradictory-molst-in-emergency-care
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Brian Clemency, Colleen Clemency Cordes, Heather A Lindstrom, Jeanne M Basior, Deborah P Waldrop
OBJECTIVES: What patients intend when they make health care choices and whether they understand the meaning of orders for life-sustaining treatment forms is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to analyze the directives from a sample of emergency department (ED) patients' MOLST forms. PROCEDURES: MOLST forms that accompanied 100 patients who were transported to an ED were collected and their contents analyzed. Data categories included age, gender, if the patient completed the form for themselves, medical orders for life-sustaining treatment including intubation, ventilation, artificial nutrition, artificial fluids or other treatment, and wishes for future hospitalization or transfer...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685422/a-systematic-review-of-observational-pain-assessment-instruments-for-use-with-nonverbal-intubated-critically-ill-adult-patients-in-the-emergency-department-an-assessment-of-their-suitability-and-psychometric-properties
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Wayne Varndell, Margaret Fry, Doug Elliott
AIM: This systematic review examined the psychometric properties and suitability of the available observational pain instruments for potential use with nonverbal critically ill adult patients in the emergency department. BACKGROUND: In the emergency department assessing pain in critically ill patients is challenging, especially those unable to communicate the presence of pain. Critically ill patients are commonly unable to verbally communicate pain due to altered oral communication (e...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665740/a-prospective-cohort-evaluation-of-major-and-minor-airway-management-complications-during-routine-anaesthetic-care-at-an-academic-medical-centre
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J M Huitink, P P Lie, I Heideman, E P Jansma, R Greif, N van Schagen, A Schauer
The aim of this study was to develop an audit tool to identify prospectively all peri-operative adverse events during airway management in a cost-effective and reproducible way. All patients at VU University Medical Center who required general anaesthesia for elective and emergency surgical procedures were included during a period of 8 weeks. Daily questionnaires and interviews were taken from anaesthesia trainees and anaesthetic department staff members. A total of 2803 patients underwent general anaesthesia, 1384 men and 1419 women, including 2232 elective patients and 571 emergency procedures, 697 paediatric and 2106 adult surgical procedures...
September 26, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665031/impact-and-feasibility-of-an-emergency-department-based-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-bundle-for-patients-intubated-in-an-academic-emergency-department
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Lawrence A DeLuca, Paul Walsh, Donald D Davidson, Lisa R Stoneking, Laurel M Yang, Kristi J H Grall, M Jessica Gonzaga, Wanda J Larson, Uwe Stolz, Dylan M Sabb, Kurt R Denninghoff
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) has been linked to emergency department (ED) intubation and length of stay (LOS). We assessed VAP prevalence in ED intubated patients, feasibility of ED VAP prevention, and effect on VAP rates. METHODS: This was a quality improvement initiative using a pre/post design. Phase 1 (PRE1) comprised patients before intensive care unit (ICU) bundle deployment. Phase 2 (PRE2) occurred after ICU but before ED deployment. Phase 3 (POST) included patients received VAP prevention starting at ED intubation...
September 21, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649040/toxicological-emergencies-in-the-resuscitation-area-of-a-pediatric-emergency-department-a-12-month-review
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Gillian A Beauchamp, Benjamin T Kerrey, Matthew R Mittiga, Andrea S Rinderknecht, Shan Yin
OBJECTIVE: Few studies of children with toxicological emergencies describe those undergoing acute resuscitation, and most describe exposures to single agents. We describe a 12-month sample of patients evaluated in the resuscitation area of a pediatric emergency department (ED) for a toxicological emergency. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients in a high-volume, academic pediatric ED. We identified patients evaluated in the ED resuscitation area for toxicological exposure and conducted structured chart reviews to collect relevant data...
September 20, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590209/characteristics-and-outcomes-for-acute-heart-failure-in-elderly-patients-presenting-to-the-ed
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Pierre-Géraud Claret, Ian G Stiell, Justin W Yan, Catherine M Clement, Brian H Rowe, Lisa A Calder, Jeffrey J Perry
INTRODUCTION: The first aim of this study was to investigate the characteristics for elderly patients with acute heart failure presenting to the emergency department (ED). The second aim was to determine the characteristics of these elderly patients associated with serious adverse events. METHODS: The population was divided into 2 age groups, <80 and ≥80 years. The primary outcome was the occurrence of a serious adverse event, defined as either death from any cause within 30 days of the index ED visit or any of the following events within 14 days of the index ED visit: admission to a monitored unit, intubation, need for noninvasive ventilation, myocardial infarction, major procedure, or, for patients who were discharged after the initial visit, return to the ED resulting in admission to hospital...
August 12, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576447/association-between-off-hour-presentation-and-endotracheal-intubation-related-adverse-events-in-trauma-patients-with-a-predicted-difficult-airway-a-historical-cohort-study-at-a-community-emergency-department-in-japan
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Yuko Ono, Takuya Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Chida, Tetsuya Sato, Hiroaki Kikuchi, Daiji Suzuki, Masakazu Ikeda, Koichi Tanigawa, Kazuaki Shinohara
BACKGROUND: A reduction in medical staff such as occurs in hospitals during nights and weekends (off hours) is associated with a worse outcome in patients with several unanticipated critical conditions. Although difficult airway management (DAM) requires the simultaneous assistance of several appropriately trained medical caregivers, data are scarce regarding the association between off-hour presentation and endotracheal intubation (ETI)-related adverse events, especially in the trauma population...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568459/supine-position-and-nonmodifiable-risk-factors-for-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-trauma-patients
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Christopher P Michetti, Heather A Prentice, Jennifer Rodriguez, Anna Newcomb
BACKGROUND: We studied trauma-specific conditions precluding semiupright positioning and other nonmodifiable risk factors for their influence on ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: We performed a retrospective study at a Level I trauma center from 2008 to 2012 on ICU patients aged ≥15, who were intubated for more than 2 days. Using backward logistic regression, a composite of 4 factors (open abdomen, acute spinal cord injury, spine fracture, spine surgery) that preclude semiupright positioning (supine composite) and other variables were analyzed...
July 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566463/recovery-from-a-possible-cytomegalovirus-meningoencephalitis-induced-apparent-brain-stem-death-in-an-immunocompetent-man-a-case-report
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Theresia Monica Rahardjo, Tinni Trihartini Maskoen, Ike Sri Redjeki
BACKGROUND: Recovery from cytomegalovirus meningoencephalitis with brain stem death in an immunocompetent patient is almost impossible. We present a remarkable recovery from a possible cytomegalovirus infection in an immunocompetent man who had severe neurological syndromes, suggesting brain stem death complicated by pneumonia and pleural effusion. CASE PRESENTATION: A 19-year-old Asian man presented at our hospital's emergency department with reduced consciousness and seizures following high fever, headache, confusion, and vomitus within a week before arrival...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27546740/preoxygenation-and-apneic-oxygenation-using-transnasal-humidified-rapid-insufflation-ventilatory-exchange-for-emergency-intubation
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Alexander J Doyle, Daniel Stolady, Maryanne Mariyaselvam, Gayathri Wijewardena, Emma Gent, Mark Blunt, Peter Young
PURPOSE: Hypoxia is one of the leading causes of anesthesia-related injury. In response to the limitations of conventional preoxygenation, Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange (THRIVE) has been used as a method of providing both preoxygenation and apneic oxygenation during intubation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, THRIVE was introduced in a critical care unit (CCU), operating room (OR), and emergency department (ED) during emergency intubation of patients at high risk of hypoxia...
December 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501600/appropriateness-of-broad-spectrum-antibiotics-for-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-in-the-emergency-department
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Panita Worapratya, Jutharat Joraluck, Apisit Wanjaroenchaisuk, Prasit Wuthisuthimethawee
OBJECTIVE: Determine the appropriateness of broad-spectrum antibiotics applied in severe sepsis and septic shock in an emergency room and its impact on the survival rate. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This was a prospective observational study in an emergency room setting at a tertiary care facility where early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) was applied for resuscitation of severe septic and septic shock patients. The data recorded were the initial vital signs, SAP II score, time of EGDT goals achieved (ScvO₂> 70), time of antibiotics initiated, type of antibiotics used, organisms that were identified, source of infection, initial and final diagnosis, and outcome of treatment...
May 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27471139/clinical-presentations-and-outcomes-of-children-with-basilar-skull-fractures-after-blunt-head-trauma
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Michael G Tunik, Elizabeth C Powell, Prashant Mahajan, Jeff E Schunk, Elizabeth Jacobs, Michelle Miskin, Sally Jo Zuspan, Sandra Wootton-Gorges, Shireen M Atabaki, John D Hoyle, James F Holmes, Peter S Dayan, Nathan Kuppermann
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We describe presentations and outcomes of children with basilar skull fractures in the emergency department (ED) after blunt head trauma. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of an observational cohort of children with blunt head trauma. Basilar skull fracture was defined as physical examination signs of basilar skull fracture without basilar skull fracture on computed tomography (CT), or basilar skull fracture on CT regardless of physical examination signs of basilar skull fracture...
October 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27459257/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-older-adults-with-long-standing-versus-late-onset-asthma
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Michael L Herscher, Juan P Wisnivesky, Paula J Busse, Nicola A Hanania, Tianyun Sheng, Michael S Wolf, Alex D Federman
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effect of age of onset on clinical characteristics and outcomes in a cohort of older patients with long-standing (LSA) and late-onset asthma (LOA). METHODS: In all, 452 patients 60 years of age and older with persistent asthma were recruited. We defined LOA as asthma developing at age 40 or later and LSA as developing before age 40. We compared airway obstruction as assessed by spirometry, as well as asthma control using the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ), quality of life using the Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ), and asthma-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations among patients with LSA vs...
July 26, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
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