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Ryan W Morgan, Benjamin French, Todd J Kilbaugh, Maryam Y Naim, Heather Wolfe, George Bratinov, Wesley Shoap, Ting-Chang Hsieh, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, Robert M Sutton
AIM: The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends monitoring invasive arterial diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when available. In intensive care unit patients, both may be available to the rescuer. The objective of this study was to compare DBP vs. ETCO2 during CPR as predictors of cardiac arrest survival. METHODS: In two models of cardiac arrest (primary ventricular fibrillation [VF] and asphyxia-associated VF), 3-month old swine received either standard AHA guideline-based CPR or patient-centric, BP-guided CPR...
July 2016: Resuscitation
Kevin James Tierney, Tiffany Murano, Brenda Natal
BACKGROUND: Local anesthetics are commonly used in the emergency department (ED). Overdoses can lead to disastrous complications including cardiac toxicity and arrest. Recognition of local anesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) is important; however, prevention is even more critical. Knowledge of proper lidocaine dosage can prevent LAST. LAST may be effectively treated with lipid emulsion therapy. Although the mechanism is not well understood, its use may have a profound impact on morbidity and mortality...
January 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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