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Jen Heng Pek, Gene Yong-Kwang Ong
INTRODUCTION: Resuscitation of critically ill children can be chaotic, and emergency airway management is often fraught with difficulties. This study aimed to characterize the Singaporean landscape of tracheal intubation in a pediatric emergency unit, placing emphasis on safety outcomes, procedural process of care, and provider training. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases presented to the KK Women's and Children's Hospital from January 2009 to December 2013 with intubation carried out within the pediatric emergency unit was done...
November 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161297/prognostic-performance-of-mr-pro-adrenomedullin-in-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-emergency-department-compared-to-clinical-severity-scores-psi-and-curb
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Jacopo Maria Legramante, Maria Mastropasqua, Beniamino Susi, Ottavia Porzio, Marta Mazza, Grazia Miranda Agrippino, Cartesio D Agostini, Antonella Brandi, Germano Giovagnoli, Vito Nicola Di Lecce, Sergio Bernardini, Marilena Minieri
AIM: (i) evaluate the performance of MR-pro-ADM in reflecting the outcome and risk for CAP patients in the emergency department, and (ii) compare the prognostic performance of MR-pro-ADM with that of clinical scores PSI and CURB65. METHODS: Observational prospective, single-center study in patients with suspected community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Eighty one patients underwent full clinical and laboratory assessment as by protocol, and were followed up a 28 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109872/severe-decompression-illness-case-report-prehospital-recognition-and-regional-transport-considerations
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Julie Estrada, David Meurer, Kevin De Boer, Karl Huesgen
A 46-year-old male presented to our tertiary care emergency department (ED) with shortness of breath and chest pain following an uneventful four-hour SCUBA dive at 100 feet. His prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) assessment revealed transient hypotension and hypoxia. He later developed progressive skin mottling. Serology was significant for acute kidney injury, transaminitis, hemoconcentration, and hypoxia on an arterial blood gas. Computed tomography (CT) angiography demonstrated intravascular gas throughout the mesenteric and pulmonary arteries as well as the portal venous system...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100652/team-focused-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-prehospital%C3%A2-principles-adapted-for-emergency-department%C3%A2-cardiac%C3%A2-arrest-resuscitation
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Blake Johnson, Michael Runyon, Anthony Weekes, David Pearson
BACKGROUND: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has high rates of morbidity and mortality, and a growing body of evidence is redefining our approach to the resuscitation of these high-risk patients. OBJECTIVES: Team-focused cardiopulmonary resuscitation (TFCPR), most commonly deployed and described by prehospital care providers, is a focused approach to cardiac arrest care that emphasizes early defibrillation and high-quality, minimally interrupted chest compressions while de-emphasizing endotracheal intubation and intravenous drug administration...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954604/untapped-potential-in-australian-hospitals-for-organ-donation-after-circulatory-death
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Sandeep S Rakhra, Helen I Opdam, Laura Gladkis, Byron Arcia, Michael A Fink, John Kanellis, Peter S Macdonald, Gregory I Snell, David V Pilcher
OBJECTIVE: To determine the potential for organ donation after circulatory death (DCD) in Australia by applying ideal and expanded organ suitability criteria, and to compare this potential with actual DCD rates. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. Setting, methods: We analysed DonateLife audit data for patients aged 28 days to 80 years who died between July 2012 and December 2014 in an intensive care unit or emergency department, or who died within 24 hours of discharge from either, in the 75 Australian hospitals contributing data to DonateLife...
September 2, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918550/advance-care-planning-challenges-at-the-emergency-department-of-a-cancer-care-center
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Maria T Cruz-Carreras, Patrick Chaftari, Jayne Viets-Upchurch
INTRODUCTION: Code status discussions form an important part of advance care planning (ACP) as it enables physicians to respect the patient's wishes for end-of-life care. However, in some cases, code status discussions can be challenging causing the physician to go against the patient's wishes and the code of medical ethics. This is especially true in an emergency setting. In this paper, we will discuss three cases of advanced cancer patients, where code status discussions posed challenges to healthcare providers...
September 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874952/duration-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-the-emergency-department
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Lauren B Angotti, Jeremy B Richards, Daniel F Fisher, Jeffrey D Sankoff, Todd A Seigel, Haitham S Al Ashry, Susan R Wilcox
INTRODUCTION: Due to hospital crowding, mechanically ventilated patients are increasingly spending hours boarding in emergency departments (ED) before intensive care unit (ICU) admission. This study aims to evaluate the association between time ventilated in the ED and in-hospital mortality, duration of mechanical ventilation, ICU and hospital length of stay (LOS). METHODS: This was a multi-center, prospective, observational study of patients ventilated in the ED, conducted at three academic Level I Trauma Centers from July 2011 to March 2013...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833853/the-pediatric-submersion-score-predicts-children-at-low-risk-for-injury-following-submersions
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Rohit P Shenoi, Sachin Allahabadi, Daniel M Rubalcava, Elizabeth A Camp
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric submersion victims often require admission. We wanted to identify a cohort of children at low risk for submersion-related injury who can be safely discharged from the emergency department (ED) after a period of observation. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective derivation/validation cross-sectional study of children (0-18 years) who presented postsubmersion to a tertiary care, children's hospital ED from 2008 to 2015. We reviewed demographics, comorbidities, and prehospital and ED course...
August 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830913/risk-factors-for-respiratory-decompensation-among-healthy-infants-with-bronchiolitis
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Nina M Dadlez, Nora Esteban-Cruciani, Asama Khan, Lindsey C Douglas, Yi Shi, William N Southern
BACKGROUND: Although most children with bronchiolitis only require supportive care, some decompensate and require ventilatory support. We examined predictors of respiratory decompensation among hospitalized children to identify which patients may benefit from expectant monitoring. METHODS: We examined children ≤24 months old with bronchiolitis admitted to the general infant and toddler floor. Children with pneumonia or comorbidities were excluded. Demographic and clinical characteristics were abstracted from a clinical database and medical records...
September 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829632/frequency-of-and-factors-associated-with-emergency-department-intracranial-pressure-monitor-placement-in-severe-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Nithya Kannan, Alex Quistberg, Jin Wang, Jonathan I Groner, Richard B Mink, Mark S Wainwright, Michael J Bell, Christopher C Giza, Douglas F Zatzick, Richard G Ellenbogen, Linda Ng Boyle, Pamela H Mitchell, Monica S Vavilala
OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency of and factors associated with emergency department (ED) intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor placement in severe paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Retrospective, multicentre cohort study of children <18 years admitted to the ED with severe TBI and intubated for >48 hours from 2007 to 2011. RESULTS: Two hundred and twenty-four children had severe TBI and 75% underwent either ED, operating room (OR) or paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) ICP monitor placement...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817480/revised-national-estimates-of-emergency-department-visits-for-sepsis-in-the-united-states
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Henry E Wang, Allison R Jones, John P Donnelly
OBJECTIVES: The emergency department is an important venue for initial sepsis recognition and care. We sought to determine contemporary estimates of the epidemiology of U.S. emergency department visits for sepsis. DESIGN: Analysis of data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. SETTING: U.S. emergency department visits, 2009-2011. PATIENTS: Adult (age, ≥ 18 yr) emergency department sepsis patients...
September 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791755/emergency-department-use-of-apneic-oxygenation-versus-usual-care-during-rapid-sequence-intubation-a-randomized-controlled-trial-the-endao-trial
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Nicholas Caputo, Ben Azan, Rui Domingues, Lee Donner, Mark Fenig, Douglas Fields, Robert Fraser, Karlene Hosford, Richard Iuorio, Marc Kanter, Moira McCarty, Thomas Parry, Andaleeb Raja, Mary Ryan, Blaine Williams, Hemlata Sharma, Daniel Singer, Chris Shields, Sandra Scott, Jason R West
OBJECTIVES: Desaturation leading to hypoxemia may occur during rapid sequence intubation (RSI). Apneic oxygenation (AO) was developed to prevent the occurrence of oxygen desaturation during the apnea period. The purpose of this study was to determine if the application of AO increases the average lowest oxygen saturation during RSI when compared to usual care (UC) in the emergency setting. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at an academic, urban, Level I trauma center...
August 9, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781312/the-prehospital-predictors-of-tracheal-intubation-for-in-patients-who-experience-convulsive-seizures-in-the-emergency-department
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Kenichiro Sato, Noritoshi Arai, Aki Omori-Mitsue, Ayumi Hida, Akio Kimura, Sousuke Takeuchi
Objective To identify the prehospital factors predicting the performance of tracheal intubation (TI) at the emergency department (ED) in patients with convulsive seizure or epilepsy. Methods We performed a retrospective analysis of seizure patients who underwent TI at the ED soon after arrival. The clinical variables obtained in the prehospital setting were reviewed. Patients The study population included consecutive adult patients who were transported to an urban tertiary care ED due to convulsive seizure between August 2010 and September 2015...
August 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763432/endovascular-treatment-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-under-general-anesthesia-predictors-of-good-outcome
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Umeshkumar Athiraman, Ali Sultan-Qurraie, Bala Nair, David L Tirschwell, Basavaraj Ghodke, Adam D Havenon, Danial K Hallam, Louis J Kim, Kyra J Becker, Deepak Sharma
BACKGROUND: The choice of anesthetic technique, general anesthesia (GA) versus Monitored Anesthesia Care, may impact the outcome of patients undergoing endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke (AIS). The aim of this study was to identify the factors associated with good discharge outcome in patients receiving GA for AIS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Electronic medical records of patients above 18 years old who underwent endovascular treatment of AIS under GA at a Comprehensive Stroke Center from 2010 to 2014 were reviewed...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754440/to-intubate-or-not-to-intubate-emergency-medicine-physicians-perspective-on-intubating-critically-ill-terminal-cancer-patients
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Kenneth Kim, Bharath Chakravarthy, Craig Anderson, Solomon Liao
CONTEXT: Emergency physicians (EPs) often need to make a decision whether or not to intubate a terminal cancer patient. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore EPs' attitudes about intubating critically ill, terminal cancer patients. METHODS: Fifty EPs at three emergency departments (one university based, one community, and one Health Maintenance Organization) in Southern California participated in an anonymous survey that presented a hypothetical case of an end-stage lung cancer patient in pending respiratory failure...
November 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723586/a-code-icu-expedited-review-of-critically-ill-patients-is-associated-with-reduced-emergency-department-length-of-stay-and-duration-of-mechanical-ventilation
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Matthew L Durie, Jai N Darvall, Daniel A Hadley, Mark A Tacey
PURPOSE: To examine the effect of a system of expedited review of critically ill patients in the Emergency Department (ED) on ED length of stay (LOS) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study at a tertiary hospital comparing two 12-month periods before and after implementation of a 'Code ICU' system of expedited review of critically ill patients in the ED. All adult ED to ICU admissions were included. Separate analyses were performed for patients intubated prior to ICU admission...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701849/blunt-trauma-neck-with-complete-tracheal-transection-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge-to-the-trauma-team
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K N J Prakash Raju, D Anandhi, R Surendar, Ashwith Shetty, Vinay R Pandit
Survival following trachea-esophageal transection is uncommon. Establishing a secure airway has the highest priority in trauma management. Airway management is a unique and a defining element to the specialty of emergency medicine. There is no doubt regarding the significance of establishing a patent airway in the critically ill patient in the emergency department. Cannot intubate and cannot ventilate situation is a nightmare to all emergency physicians. The most important take-home message from this case report is that every Emergency physician should have the ability to predict "difficult airway" and recognize "failed airway" very early and be skilled in performing rescue techniques when routine oral-tracheal intubation fails...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659207/-ecstasy-light-not-as-light-as-its-name-suggests-toxic-effects-of-4-fluoroamphetamine
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M C J Knippels, I M M Essers, F J H Magdelijns, D J L van Twist
BACKGROUND: The use of 4-fluoroamphetamine (4-FA) has shown a marked increase, especially because users perceive its effects to be relatively mild. 4-FA is also known as ecstacy-light, but is probably not as light as its name suggests. From April 2017 its use has therefore been forbidden in the Netherlands. CASE DESCRIPTION: In a short time, we saw three patients at our emergency department who had signs of a severe intoxication with 4-FA. A 21-year-old male developed a tonic-clonic seizure, bruxism, mydriasis, and rhabdomyolysis...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538609/critical-care-interventions-for-asthmatic-patients-admitted-from-the-emergency-department-to-the-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Kristen Michelle Cundiff, James M Gerard, Robert G Flood
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the frequency and predictors of critical interventions in asthmatic patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients admitted from our emergency department (ED) to the PICU for treatment of status asthmaticus between January 1, 2008, and March 31, 2013. Patients with concomitant medical conditions and those who received a critical intervention, other than continuously aerosolized albuterol, in the ED before admission were excluded...
May 23, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445418/hyponatremia-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes-from-fall-injuries-in-the-elderly
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Spencer C H Kuo, Pao-Jen Kuo, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Shao-Chun Wu, Shiun-Yuan Hsu, Ching-Hua Hsieh
Background: Hyponatremia has been proposed as a contributor to falls in the elderly, which have become a major global issue with the aging of the population. This study aimed to assess the clinical presentation and outcomes of elderly patients with hyponatremia admitted due to fall injuries in a Level I trauma center. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed data obtained from the Trauma Registry System for trauma admissions from January 2009 through December 2014. Hyponatremia was defined as a serum sodium level <135 mEq/L, and only patients who had sustained a fall at ground level (<1 m) were included...
April 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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