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EM and CC literature regarding cardiac arrest resuscitation.
Tessa Breeding, Brian Martinez, Joshua Katz, Jason Kim, Will Havron, Heather Hoops, Adel Elkbuli
INTRODUCTION: Though a circulation-airway-breathing (CAB) resuscitation sequence is now widely accepted in administering CPR over the airway-breathing-circulation (ABC) sequence following cardiac arrest, current evidence and guidelines vary considerably for complex polytraumas, with some prioritizing management of the airway and others advocating for initial treatment of hemorrhage. This review aims to evaluate existing literature comparing ABC and CAB resuscitation sequences in adult trauma patients in-hospital to direct future research and guide evidence-based recommendations for management...
June 2023: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Alain Combes, Susanna Price, Arthur S Slutsky, Daniel Brodie
Cardiogenic shock can occur due to acute ischaemic or non-ischaemic cardiac events, or from progression of long-standing underlying heart disease. When addressing the cause of underlying disease, the management of cardiogenic shock consists of vasopressors and inotropes; however, these agents can increase myocardial oxygen consumption, impair tissue perfusion, and are frequently ineffective. An alternative approach is to temporarily augment cardiac output using mechanical devices. The use of these devices-known as temporary circulatory support systems-has increased substantially in recent years, despite being expensive, resource intensive, associated with major complications, and lacking high-quality evidence to support their use...
July 18, 2020: Lancet
A Pourmand, B Hill, D Yamane, E Kuhl
BACKGROUND: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) remains the key intervention following cardiac arrest because of its ability to continue circulation. Recent focus on high quality compressions during CPR has coincided with more frequent encounters of CPR Induced Consciousness (CPRIC). CPRIC represents a poorly understood patient experience during CPR and defined as signs of consciousness and pain perception during CPR. METHODS: Articles were selected using PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL and Scopus search for the keywords "cardiopulmonary resuscitation", "consciousness", "awareness", "resuscitation", "cardio-cerebral resuscitation", "agitation" and "patient experience" yielding 336 articles...
April 2019: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Robert M Sutton, Ron W Reeder, William Landis, Kathleen L Meert, Andrew R Yates, John T Berger, Christopher J Newth, Joseph A Carcillo, Patrick S McQuillen, Rick E Harrison, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Todd C Carpenter, Daniel A Notterman, Richard Holubkov, J Michael Dean, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg
AIM: The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the association between chest compression rates and 1) arterial blood pressure and 2) survival outcomes during pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). METHODS: Prospective observational study of children ≥37 weeks gestation and <19 years old who received CPR in an intensive care unit (ICU) as part of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Quality of CPR Study (PICqCPR) of the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN)...
September 2018: Resuscitation
Stephane Legriel, Wulfran Bougouin, Richard Chocron, Frankie Beganton, Lionel Lamhaut, Nadia Aissaoui, Nicolas Deye, Daniel Jost, Armand Mekontso-Dessap, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Eloi Marijon, Xavier Jouven, Florence Dumas, Alain Cariou
PURPOSE: To explore diagnostic pitfalls and treatment issues in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of neurological cause (OHCA-NC). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all consecutive patients from the Paris Sudden Death Expertise Centre (France) registry from May 2011 to September 2015 presenting with a sustained return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) at hospital admission and a final diagnosis of OHCA-NC. Description of the early diagnostic check-up performed to identify the cause of cardiac arrest...
November 2018: Resuscitation
Kyle Kelson, Ian S deSouza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2019: Academic Emergency Medicine
Eva Piscator, Katarina Göransson, Samuel Bruchfeld, Ulf Hammar, Sara El Gharbi, Mark Ebell, Johan Herlitz, Therese Djärv
BACKGROUND: A do-not-attempt-resuscitation order is issued when it is against the wishes of the patient that cardiopulmonary resuscitation is performed, or when the chance of good quality survival is minimal. Therefore it is essential for physicians to make an objective prearrest prediction of the outcome after an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Our aim was external validation of the Good Outcome Following Attempted Resuscitation (GO-FAR) score in a population based setting. METHODS: The study was based on a retrospective cohort of adult IHCAs in Stockholm County 2013-2014 identified through the Swedish Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Registry...
July 2018: Resuscitation
Michael Christopher Kurz, Robert H Schmicker, Brian Leroux, Graham Nichol, Tom P Aufderheide, Sheldon Cheskes, Brian Grunau, Jamie Jasti, Peter Kudenchuk, Gary M Vilke, Jason Buick, Lynn Wittwer, Ritu Sahni, Ronald Straight, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: Prior observational studies suggest no additional benefit from advanced life support (ALS) when compared with providing basic life support (BLS) for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We compared the association of ALS care with OHCA outcomes using prospective clinical data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC). METHODS: Included were consecutive adults OHCA treated by participating emergency medical services (EMS) agencies between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2015...
July 2018: Resuscitation
Simon Gates, Tom Quinn, Charles D Deakin, Laura Blair, Keith Couper, Gavin D Perkins
AIM: To summarise the evidence from randomised controlled trials of mechanical chest compression devices used during resuscitation after out of hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: Systematic review of studies evaluating the effectiveness of mechanical chest compression. We included randomised controlled trials or cluster randomised trials that compared mechanical chest compression (using any device) with manual chest compression for adult patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest...
September 2015: Resuscitation
Chengjin Gao, Yuanzhuo Chen, Hu Peng, Yanqing Chen, Yugang Zhuang, Shuqin Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Whether the AutoPulse automated chest compression device is worthy of clinical use for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains controversial. A prospective controlled study was conducted to evaluate the effect of AutoPulse versus manual chest compression for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of OHCA patients in the northern district of Shanghai, China. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 133 patients with OHCA who were treated at the Emergency Medical Center of the Tenth People's Hospital Affiliated with Tongji University between March 2011 and March 2012 were included...
June 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Rudolph W Koster, Ludo F Beenen, Esther B van der Boom, Anje M Spijkerboer, Robert Tepaske, Allart C van der Wal, Stefanie G Beesems, Jan G Tijssen
AIMS: Mechanical chest compression (CC) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with AutoPulse or LUCAS devices has not improved survival from cardiac arrest. Cohort studies suggest risk of excess damage. We studied safety of mechanical CC and determined possible excess damage compared with manual CC. METHODS AND RESULTS: This is a randomized non-inferiority safety study. Randomization to AutoPulse, LUCAS, or manual CC with corrective depth and rate feedback was performed...
October 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
Joseph P Ornato, Tammy Nguyen, Peter Moffett, Stephen Miller, Michael J Vitto, David Evans, Alan Payne, Kathy Baker, Mary Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: Little is known about hemodynamics in adult, out-of-hospital (OHCA) patients following return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). A 1994 study when "high-dose epinephrine" use was common showed consistently elevated systemic vascular resistance (SVR) lasting ≥6 h in 49 adult patients after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). STUDY AIM: To characterize hemodynamic abnormalities in adult OHCA patients soon after ROSC. Our hypothesis was that, unlike the consistently high SVR values reported when "high-dose" epinephrine was in common use, there would be a more heterogenous distribution of SVR values using current adrenergic therapy...
April 2018: Resuscitation
Roger J Lewis, Marianne Gausche-Hill
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2018: JAMA
Patricia Jabre, Andrea Penaloza, David Pinero, Francois-Xavier Duchateau, Stephen W Borron, Francois Javaudin, Olivier Richard, Diane de Longueville, Guillem Bouilleau, Marie-Laure Devaud, Matthieu Heidet, Caroline Lejeune, Sophie Fauroux, Jean-Luc Greingor, Alessandro Manara, Jean-Christophe Hubert, Bertrand Guihard, Olivier Vermylen, Pascale Lievens, Yannick Auffret, Celine Maisondieu, Stephanie Huet, Benoît Claessens, Frederic Lapostolle, Nicolas Javaud, Paul-Georges Reuter, Elinor Baker, Eric Vicaut, Frédéric Adnet
IMPORTANCE: Bag-mask ventilation (BMV) is a less complex technique than endotracheal intubation (ETI) for airway management during the advanced cardiac life support phase of cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with out-of-hospital cardiorespiratory arrest. It has been reported as superior in terms of survival. OBJECTIVES: To assess noninferiority of BMV vs ETI for advanced airway management with regard to survival with favorable neurological function at day 28...
February 27, 2018: JAMA
Kaustubha D Patil, Henry R Halperin, Lance B Becker
The modern treatment of cardiac arrest is an increasingly complex medical procedure with a rapidly changing array of therapeutic approaches designed to restore life to victims of sudden death. The 2 primary goals of providing artificial circulation and defibrillation to halt ventricular fibrillation remain of paramount importance for saving lives. They have undergone significant improvements in technology and dissemination into the community subsequent to their establishment 60 years ago. The evolution of artificial circulation includes efforts to optimize manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation, external mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices designed to augment circulation, and may soon advance further into the rapid deployment of specially designed internal emergency cardiopulmonary bypass devices...
June 5, 2015: Circulation Research
Anthony S McLean
Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis and management of the shocked patient. Important characteristics in the setting of shock are that it is non-invasive and can be rapidly applied.In the acute situation a basic study often yields immediate results allowing for the initiation of therapy, while a follow-up advanced study brings the advantage of further refining the diagnosis and providing an in-depth hemodynamic assessment. Competency in basic critical care echocardiography is now regarded as a mandatory part of critical care training with clear guidelines available...
August 20, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Kathleen L Meert, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
OBJECTIVE: To investigate relationships between cardiac arrest characteristics and survival and neurobehavioral outcome among children recruited to the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital trial data. SETTING: Thirty-six PICUs in the United States and Canada. PATIENTS: All children (n = 295) had chest compressions for greater than or equal to 2 minutes, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation...
December 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Sten Rubertsson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this review is to update and discuss the use of mechanical chest compression devices in treatment of cardiac arrest. RECENT FINDINGS: Three recently published large multicenter randomized trials have not been able to show any improved outcome in adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients when compared with manual chest compressions. SUMMARY: Mechanical chest compression devices have been developed to better deliver uninterrupted chest compressions of good quality...
June 2016: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Yoshihito Ogawa, Tadahiko Shiozaki, Tomoya Hirose, Mitsuo Ohnishi, Yasushi Nakamori, Hiroshi Ogura, Takeshi Shimazu
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in therapeutic strategies and improved guidelines, morbidity and mortality rates for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain high. Especially, neurological prognosis is one of the most important problems even though brain protection therapy for patients with OHCA has improved greatly in recent years due to the development of emergency post-cardiac arrest interventions such as mild therapeutic hypothermia, early percutaneous coronary intervention, and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)...
November 14, 2015: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Jacob C Jentzer, Casey M Clements, R Scott Wright, Roger D White, Allan S Jaffe
Cardiac arrest is a common and lethal condition frequently encountered by emergency medicine providers. Resuscitation of persons after cardiac arrest remains challenging, and outcomes remain poor overall. Successful resuscitation hinges on timely, high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The optimal method of providing chest compressions and ventilator support during cardiac arrest remains uncertain. Prompt and effective defibrillation of ventricular arrhythmias is one of the few effective therapies available for treatment of cardiac arrest...
December 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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