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Clinical Practice Guidelines in EM

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By Aaron Guinn Canadian emergency medicine physician - clinical diagnosis, sepsis and tox
Jason Alexander, Adam S Cifu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 12, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Nancy Carney, Annette M Totten, Cindy OʼReilly, Jamie S Ullman, Gregory W J Hawryluk, Michael J Bell, Susan L Bratton, Randall Chesnut, Odette A Harris, Niranjan Kissoon, Andres M Rubiano, Lori Shutter, Robert C Tasker, Monica S Vavilala, Jack Wilberger, David W Wright, Jamshid Ghajar
: The scope and purpose of this work is 2-fold: to synthesize the available evidence and to translate it into recommendations. This document provides recommendations only when there is evidence to support them. As such, they do not constitute a complete protocol for clinical use. Our intention is that these recommendations be used by others to develop treatment protocols, which necessarily need to incorporate consensus and clinical judgment in areas where current evidence is lacking or insufficient...
September 20, 2016: Neurosurgery
Thai Lan N Tran, Karen J Brasel, Riyad Karmy-Jones, Susan Rowell, Martin A Schreiber, David V Shatz, Roxie M Albrecht, Mitchell J Cohen, Marc A DeMoya, Walter L Biffl, Ernest E Moore, Nicholas Namias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Fatima Rodriguez, Kenneth W Mahaffey
Non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTE-ACS) are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease worldwide. The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology periodically release practice guidelines to guide clinicians in the management of NSTE-ACS, most recently in in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The present review compares and contrasts the 2 guidelines, with a focus on the strength of recommendation and level of evidence in the approach to initial presentation and diagnosis of NSTE-ACS, risk assessment, treatments, and systems of care...
July 19, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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July 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Joel S Tieder, Joshua L Bonkowsky, Ruth A Etzel, Wayne H Franklin, David A Gremse, Bruce Herman, Eliot S Katz, Leonard R Krilov, J Lawrence Merritt, Chuck Norlin, Jack Percelay, Robert E Sapién, Richard N Shiffman, Michael B H Smith
This is the first clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics that specifically applies to patients who have experienced an apparent life-threatening event (ALTE). This clinical practice guideline has 3 objectives. First, it recommends the replacement of the term ALTE with a new term, brief resolved unexplained event (BRUE). Second, it provides an approach to patient evaluation that is based on the risk that the infant will have a repeat event or has a serious underlying disorder. Finally, it provides management recommendations, or key action statements, for lower-risk infants...
May 2016: Pediatrics
William J Powers, Colin P Derdeyn, José Biller, Christopher S Coffey, Brian L Hoh, Edward C Jauch, Karen C Johnston, S Claiborne Johnston, Alexander A Khalessi, Chelsea S Kidwell, James F Meschia, Bruce Ovbiagele, Dileep R Yavagal
PURPOSE: The aim of this guideline is to provide a focused update of the current recommendations for the endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke. When there is overlap, the recommendations made here supersede those of previous guidelines. METHODS: This focused update analyzes results from 8 randomized, clinical trials of endovascular treatment and other relevant data published since 2013. It is not intended to be a complete literature review from the date of the previous guideline publication but rather to include pivotal new evidence that justifies changes in current recommendations...
October 2015: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Meghan Delaney, Silvano Wendel, Rachel S Bercovitz, Joan Cid, Claudia Cohn, Nancy M Dunbar, Torunn O Apelseth, Mark Popovsky, Simon J Stanworth, Alan Tinmouth, Leo Van De Watering, Jonathan H Waters, Mark Yazer, Alyssa Ziman
Blood transfusion is one of the most common procedures in patients in hospital so it is imperative that clinicians are knowledgeable about appropriate blood product administration, as well as the signs, symptoms, and management of transfusion reactions. In this Review, we, an international panel, provide a synopsis of the pathophysiology, treatment, and management of each diagnostic category of transfusion reaction using evidence-based recommendations whenever available.
April 12, 2016: Lancet
Lisa L Strate, Ian M Gralnek
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May 2016: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Venu Jain, Radha Chari, Sharon Maslovitz, Dan Farine, Emmanuel Bujold, Robert Gagnon, Melanie Basso, Hayley Bos, Richard Brown, Stephanie Cooper, Katy Gouin, N Lynne McLeod, Savas Menticoglou, William Mundle, Christy Pylypjuk, Anne Roggensack, Frank Sanderson
OBJECTIVE: Physical trauma affects 1 in 12 pregnant women and has a major impact on maternal mortality and morbidity and on pregnancy outcome. A multidisciplinary approach is warranted to optimize outcome for both the mother and her fetus. The aim of this document is to provide the obstetric care provider with an evidence-based systematic approach to the pregnant trauma patient. OUTCOMES: Significant health and economic outcomes considered in comparing alternative practices...
June 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Michael D Brown, John H Burton, Devorah J Nazarian, Susan B Promes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: Annals of Emergency Medicine
M E J Callister, D R Baldwin, A R Akram, S Barnard, P Cane, J Draffan, K Franks, F Gleeson, R Graham, P Malhotra, M Prokop, K Rodger, M Subesinghe, D Waller, I Woolhouse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2015: Thorax
Peter W Macfarlane, Charles Antzelevitch, Michel Haissaguerre, Heikki V Huikuri, Mark Potse, Raphael Rosso, Frederic Sacher, Jani T Tikkanen, Hein Wellens, Gan-Xin Yan
The term early repolarization has been in use for more than 50 years. This electrocardiographic pattern was considered benign until 2008, when it was linked to sudden cardiac arrest due to idiopathic ventricular fibrillation. Much confusion over the definition of early repolarization followed. Thus, the objective of this paper was to prepare an agreed definition to facilitate future research in this area. The different definitions of the early repolarization pattern were reviewed to delineate the electrocardiographic measures to be used when defining this pattern...
July 28, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Bruno Levy, Olivier Bastien, Bendjelid Karim, Karim Benjelid, Alain Cariou, Tahar Chouihed, Alain Combes, Alexandre Mebazaa, Bruno Megarbane, Patrick Plaisance, Alexandre Ouattara, Christian Spaulding, Christian Splaulding, Jean-Louis Teboul, Fabrice Vanhuyse, Thierry Boulain, Kaldoun Kuteifan
Unlike for septic shock, there are no specific international recommendations regarding the management of cardiogenic shock (CS) in critically ill patients. We present herein recommendations for the management of cardiogenic shock in adults, developed with the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system by an expert group of the French-Language Society of Intensive Care (Société de Réanimation de Langue Française (SRLF)), with the participation the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care (SFAR), the French Cardiology Society (SFC), the French Emergency Medicine Society (SFMU), and the French Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (SFCTCV)...
December 2015: Annals of Intensive Care
Tanveer Rab, Karl B Kern, Jacqueline E Tamis-Holland, Timothy D Henry, Michael McDaniel, Neal W Dickert, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Matthew Keadey, Stephen Ramee
Patients who are comatose after cardiac arrest continue to be a challenge, with high mortality. Although there is an American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Class I recommendation for performing immediate angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (when indicated) in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, no guidelines exist for patients without ST-segment elevation. Early introduction of mild therapeutic hypothermia is an established treatment goal. However, there are no established guidelines for risk stratification of patients for cardiac catheterization and possible percutaneous coronary intervention, particularly in patients who have unfavorable clinical features in whom procedures may be futile and affect public reporting of mortality...
July 7, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Kavish R Patidar, Jasmohan S Bajaj
Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is part of a spectrum of neurocognitive changes in cirrhosis. HE is divided into 2 broad categories based on severity: covert hepatic encephalopathy (CHE) and overt hepatic encephalopathy (OHE). CHE has a significant impact on a patient's quality of life, driving performance, and recently has been associated with increased hospitalizations and death. Likewise, OHE is associated with increased rates of hospitalizations and mortality, and poor quality of life. Given its significant burden on patients, care takers, and the health care system, early diagnosis and management are imperative...
November 2015: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Joseph W Rossano, Wendell E Jones, Stamatios Lerakis, Michael G Millin, Ira Nemeth, Pascal Cassan, Joan Shook, Siobán Kennedy, David Markenson, Richard N Bradley
OBJECTIVE: Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been used successfully in many populations to improve survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. While ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia are more prevalent in adults, these arrhythmias do occur in infants. The Scientific Advisory Council of the American Red Cross reviewed the literature on the use of AEDs in infants in order to make recommendations on use in the population. METHODS: The Cochrane library and PubMed were searched for studies that included AEDs in infants, any external defibrillation in infants, and simulation studies of algorithms used by AEDs on pediatric arrhythmias...
July 2015: Pediatric Emergency Care
Kenji Inaba, Sandro Rizoli, Precilla V Veigas, Jeannie Callum, Ross Davenport, John Hess, Marc Maegele
There has been an increased interest in the use of viscoelastic testing to guide blood product replacement during the acute resuscitation of the injured patient. Currently, no uniformly accepted guidelines exist for how this technology should be integrated into clinical care. In September 2014, an international multidisciplinary group of leaders in the field of trauma coagulopathy and resuscitation was assembled for a 2-day consensus conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This panel included trauma surgeons, hematologists, blood bank specialists, anesthesiologists, and the lay public...
June 2015: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Devin Harris, Christopher Hall, Kevin Lobay, Andrew McRae, Tanya Monroe, Jeffrey J Perry, Anthony Shearing, Gabe Wollam, Tom Goddard, Eddy Lang
The CAEP Stroke Practice Committee was convened in the spring of 2013 to revisit the 2001 policy statement on the use of thrombolytic therapy in acute ischemic stroke. The terms of reference of the panel were developed to include national representation from urban academic centres as well as community and rural centres from all regions of the country. Membership was determined by attracting recognized stroke leaders from across the country who agreed to volunteer their time towards the development of revised guidance on the topic...
March 2015: CJEM
Robert D Barraco, William C Chiu, Thomas V Clancy, John J Como, James B Ebert, L Wayne Hess, William S Hoff, Michele R Holevar, J Gerald Quirk, Bruce J Simon, Patrice M Weiss
Trauma during pregnancy has presented very unique challenges over the centuries. From the first report of Ambrose Pare of a gunshot wound to the uterus in the 1600s to the present, there have existed controversies and inconsistencies in diagnosis, management, prognostics, and outcome. Anxiety is heightened by the addition of another, smaller patient. Trauma affects 7% of all pregnancies and requires admission in 4 of 1000 pregnancies. The incidence increases with advancing gestational age. Just over half of trauma during pregnancy occurs in the third trimester...
July 2010: Journal of Trauma
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