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Innovating to build greater relevance to the Australasian emergency medicine community
Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia - December 6, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anthony FT Brown, Andrew Gosbell Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
National project seeking to improve pain management in the emergency department setting: Findings from the NHMRC‐NICS National Pain Management Initiative
ConclusionSignificant improvements in documentation of pain score and time to analgesia were demonstrated through a national project of targeted improvement. Parenteral narcotic use has a high level of adherence to recommended practice. An improvement in the effectiveness of analgesia in severe pain has not been clearly demonstrated in this study.
Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia - December 6, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Steven Doherty, Jonathan Knott, Scott Bennetts, Mitra Jazayeri, Sue Huckson Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
VETERINARY EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE SOCIETY 2013 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: 2013 Membership Application Source Type: research
18th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Tags: 18th International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium Source Type: research
Postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in a dog
Abstract ObjectiveTo describe a clinical case of postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction in a dog. Case SummaryAn 11‐month‐old, 2.37 kg female spayed Chihuahua was referred for management post CPR after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest. Postresuscitation a gallop rhythm was identified and an echocardiogram revealed severe left ventricular dilation and severely impaired myocardial contractility with a mild eccentric jet of mitral regurgitation on color Doppler interrogation. The primary differentials were idiopathic or nutritional dilated cardiomyopathy, end‐stage myocarditis, or postresuscitation myocardial dysfunct...
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Reid K. Nakamura, Ilana C. Zuckerman, Danielle L. Yuhas, Renee K. Fenty, Domenico Bianco Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Evaluation of trends in marijuana toxicosis in dogs living in a state with legalized medical marijuana: 125 dogs (2005–2010)
ConclusionsA significant correlation was found between the number of medical marijuana licenses and marijuana toxicosis cases seen in 2 veterinary hospitals in Colorado. Ingestion of baked goods made with medical grade tetrahydrocannabinol butter resulted in 2 deaths. UDST may be unreliable for the detection of marijuana toxicosis in dogs.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Stacy D. Meola, Caitlin C. Tearney, Sharlee A. Haas, Timothy B. Hackett, Elisa M. Mazzaferro Tags: Retrospective Study Source Type: research
Effectiveness of intravenous fluid resuscitation in the emergency room for treatment of hypotension in dogs: 35 cases (2000–2010)
ConclusionsBolus fluid therapy for the treatment of hypotensive dogs resulted in increased in systolic arterial BP in all dogs, although the HR did not reliably decrease as might be expected. Dogs that showed normalization of BP within the first hour of fluid resuscitation were more likely to be discharged alive than those who remained hypotensive. A majority of dogs received and responded to isotonic crystalloids fluid resuscitation.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Deborah C. Silverstein, Jennifer Kleiner, Kenneth J. Drobatz Tags: Retrospective Study Source Type: research
Flow rates of large animal fluid delivery systems used for high‐volume crystalloid resuscitation
ConclusionsExtremely high flow rates can be achieved in vitro using large‐bore catheters and delivery systems, although the clinical necessity for rates >50 L/h has not been determined. The use of large‐bore extension sets resulted in only a minimal increase in flow rate.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Rose D. Nolen‐Walston Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Sonoclot evaluation of whole blood coagulation in healthy adult dogs
ConclusionsSonoclot provides viscoelastic evaluation of canine whole blood coagulation and correlated to several TEG parameters and fibrinogen. A standard protocol and reference intervals were established.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Danielle M. Babski, Benjamin M. Brainard, Paula M. Krimer, Alan G. Ralph, Jennifer R. Pittman, Amie Koenig Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
In vitro evaluation of canine hemostasis following dilution with hydroxyethyl starch (130/0.4) via thromboelastometry
ConclusionsDilution of canine blood with HES 130/0.4 results in a thromboelastometric pattern consistent with hypocoagulation and this effect appears to result from a dose‐dependent alteration in fibrinogen concentration and inhibition of platelet function. As this is an in vitro study, further in vivo investigations are necessary to confirm the results.
Source: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care - December 6, 2012 Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Sara Falco, Barbara Bruno, Cristiana Maurella, Claudio Bellino, Antonio D'Angelo, Paola Gianella, Alberto Tarducci, Renato Zanatta, Antonio Borrelli Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Effects of pre-training using serious game technology on CPR performance -- an exploratory quasi-experimental transfer study
Conclusions: This study supports the beneficial effects of MVW-CPR team training with avatars as a method for pre-training, or repetitive training, on CPR-skills among medical students.
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine - December 6, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Johan CreutzfeldtLeif HedmanLi Felländer-Tsai Source Type: research
Barriers to the 4‐h rule: What causes delays for gynaecology patients in the emergency department?
ConclusionSpecific barriers to compliance with the 4‐h rule can be identified in gynaecology patients. Strategies specific to overcome these barriers can be developed to improve compliance.
Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - December 6, 2012 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sahar Pakmehr, Rodney W. Petersen, Julie A. Quinlivan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Intentions of Older Homebound Women With Regard to Reaching Help Quickly
The purposes of this longitudinal phenomenological study were to describe intentions of older women relative to reaching help quickly (RHQ), to place those intentions in personal–social context, and to compare intentions of subscribers to a personal emergency response system (PERS) and nonsubscribers. The 40 participants were aged 85 or older, resided alone, and needed help to leave home. Two contextual features ("recognizing my risk of being unable to RHQ" and "recognizing my need for a RHQ device to sustain myself") were basic to two phenomena ("negotiating reliance on people to reach quickly if I need help" and "r...
Source: Western Journal of Nursing Research - December 6, 2012 Category: Nursing Authors: Porter, E. J., Ganong, L. H., Matsuda, S. Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Dabigatran, a Cause of Hematologic Emergency.
Abstract ABSTRACT:: Dabigatran etexilate, a direct thrombin inhibitor, has become an alternative to warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. There remains a concern about its overdose and life-threatening hemorrhage because of unavailability of appropriate coagulation tests to monitor and antidotes to reverse its effects. There are no clinical data about its safety in patients with fluctuating renal function. Multiple bleeding events reported with dabigatran have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further investigate these reports. Four clinical cases with life...
Source: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences - December 5, 2012 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Lal Y, Van Heukelom J Tags: Am J Med Sci Source Type: research
Contribution of serum IL-4 and IgE to the early prediction of allergic reactions induced by chlorogenic acid.
Abstract Chlorogenic acid (CA) is one of the active ingredients in some Chinese herbal injections, which may cause allergic reactions in clinic therapy. However, the criterion of test for allergen had not been employed in current Pharmacopeia of United States, European Pharmacopeia, Japanese Pharmacopeia and British Pharmacopeia. In order to find a new way to predict allergic reactions induced by CA earlier, the guinea pigs were sensitized successively by injecting CA intravenously once a day for three times, the results were compared that of Chinese Pharmacopeia by injecting CA intraperitoneally once every other d...
Source: European Journal of Pharmacology - December 5, 2012 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Xiao GN, Sun QP, Chen HA Tags: Eur J Pharmacol Source Type: research
Positive Outcome After Intentional Overdose of Dabigatran.
We describe the first case report of intentional, acute overdose with dabigatran. CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old woman with a medical history of depression and atrial fibrillation presented to the emergency department after ingesting 11.25 g of dabigatran in a suicide attempt. Despite an ecchymosis indicative of prior trauma, there was no evidence of acute bleeding. After receiving gastric lavage and activated charcoal therapy in the emergency department, she was admitted to the ICU. On presentation, dabigatran blood levels measured 970 ng/mL and thrombin clot times measured above the testable limits (>...
Source: Journal of Medical Toxicology - December 5, 2012 Category: Toxicology Authors: Woo JS, Kapadia N, Phanco SE, Lynch CA Tags: J Med Toxicol Source Type: research
The influence of insurance status on access to and utilization of a tertiary hand surgery referral center.
CONCLUSIONS: Economically disadvantaged patients face barriers to accessing specialty surgical care. Among patients with Medicaid coverage or no insurance, local surgical care is less likely to be offered and yet personal resources may limit a patient's ability to reach distant centers for non-emergency care. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Prognostic Level II. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. PMID: 23224388 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American volume - December 5, 2012 Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Calfee RP, Shah CM, Canham CD, Wong AH, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA Tags: J Bone Joint Surg Am Source Type: research
A primer for clinical researchers in the emergency department: Part V: How to describe data and basic medical statistics
Abstract In this series we address key topics for clinicians who conduct research as part of their work in the ED. In this section we will address important statistical concepts for clinical researchers and readers of clinical research publications. We use practical clinical examples of how to describe clinical data for presentation and publication, and explain key statistical concepts and tests clinical researchers will likely use for the majority of ED datasets.
Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia - December 5, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Susan Donath, Andrew Davidson, Franz E Babl Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Association between emergency department length of stay and outcome of patients admitted either to a ward, intensive care or high dependency unit
ConclusionsEDLOS was greater for ED to ward patients, and of the ED to ward patients who died. At an EDLOS of 4 h there were fewer ICU, in comparison with ward, patients remaining in the ED. Future studies that report on EDLOS should differentiate for patients admitted from the ED to the ward, ICU or SDU.
Source: Emergency Medicine Australasia - December 5, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Arthas Flabouris, Jellsingh Jeyadoss, John Field, Tom Soulsby Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Alcohol intoxication in the context of major public holidays, sporting and social events: a time–series analysis in Melbourne, Australia, 2000–2009
ConclusionsAcute alcohol intoxication cases requiring ambulance, emergency department and hospital in‐patient treatment increase substantially on the day preceding public holidays and other major social events.
Source: Addiction - December 5, 2012 Category: Addiction Authors: Belinda Lloyd, Sharon Matthews, Michael Livingston, Harindra Jayasekara, Karen Smith Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
Developing and Assessing Initiatives Designed to Improve Clinical Teaching Performance
Abstract To improve the teaching performance of emergency physicians, it is necessary to understand the attributes of expert teachers and the optimal methods to deliver faculty development. A working group of medical educators was formed to review the literature, summarize what is known on the topic, and provide recommendations for future research. This occurred as a track of the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) consensus conference “Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success.” The group concluded that the current state of research on these topics is limited. I...
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - December 5, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sorabh Khandelwal, Aaron W. Bernard, David A. Wald, David E. Manthey, Jonathan Fisher, Felix Ankel, Sarah R. Williams, Demian Szyld, Janet Riddle, K. Anders Ericsson Tags: Breakout Session Source Type: research
Reflections on the Consensus Process: A Leadership Role for Emergency Medicine in Educational Scholarship and Practice Across Health Care
Abstract In just a few decades, emergency medicine (EM) has assumed a leadership role in medical education across many academic medical centers. This rapid evolution suggests medical education as a natural priority area for EM scholarship. This year's Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference provides an ideal forum to focus on educational research as a core element of the specialty's academic portfolio.
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - December 5, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: James A. Gordon Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Development of a Training Needs Assessment for an Education Scholarship Fellowship in Emergency Medicine
Abstract At the 2012 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference, “Education Research in Emergency Medicine: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Success,” a breakout session convened to discuss postgraduate fellowship training in emergency medicine (EM), which would focus on education research. Graduates will form a growing cadre of education scholars who conduct and publish quality education research. This proceedings article reports the consensus findings of a breakout session subgroup whose goal was to construct a needs assessment for the proposed 2‐year education scholarship fellowship. The authors...
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - December 5, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michelle Lin, Sally A. Santen, Lalena M. Yarris, Patricia Mullan, Nancy Searle, Steven Rougas, Wendy C. Coates Tags: Breakout Session Source Type: research
Internal vacuum-assisted closure device in the swine model of severe liver injury
Conclusion: These data demonstrate the feasibility and utility of a perihepatic negative pressure device for the treatment of hemorrhage from severe liver injury in the porcine model.
Source: World Journal of Emergency Surgery - December 5, 2012 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher EverettBruce ThomasMichael Moncure Source Type: research
Long-term healthcare costs and functional outcomes associated with lack of remission in schizophrenia: a post-hoc analysis of a prospective observational study
Conclusions: In this post-hoc analysis of a 3-year prospective observational study, the failure to achieve symptomatic remission at enrollment was associated with higher subsequent healthcare costs and worse functional outcomes. Further examination of outcomes for schizophrenia patients who fail to achieve remission at initial assessment by their subsequent clinical status is warranted.
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Latest articles - December 5, 2012 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Virginia HaynesBaojin ZhuVirginia StaufferBruce KinonMichael StenslandLei XuHaya Ascher-Svanum Source Type: research
Health Care Utilisation in the First Year of Life Among Infants of Mothers With Perinatal Depression or Anxiety
Conclusions: An understanding of the temporality of the associations between maternal depression and anxiety and infant acute care is needed and will guide strategies to decrease maternal mental illness and improve infant care for this population.
Source: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology - December 5, 2012 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Sherry L. Farr, Patricia M. Dietz, Joanne H. Rizzo, Kimberly K. Vesco, William M. Callaghan, F. Carol Bruce, Joanna E. Bulkley, Mark C. Hornbrook, Cynthia J. Berg Tags: Preterm Delivery/IUGR Source Type: research
Evaluation of the quality of care of a multi-disciplinary risk factor assessment and management programme (RAMP) for diabetic patients
This study aims to evaluate the quality of care (QOC) and effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary risk assessment and management programme (RAMP) for type 2 diabetic patients attending government-funded primary care clinics in Hong Kong. The evaluation will be conducted using a structured and comprehensive evidence-based evaluation framework.Method/ designFor evaluation of the quality of care, a longitudinal study will be conducted using the Action Learning and Audit Spiral methodologies to measure whether the pre-set target standards for criteria related to the structure and process of care are achieved. Each participating ...
Source: BMC Family Practice - December 5, 2012 Category: Primary Care Authors: Colman FungWeng ChinDaisy DaiRuby KwokEva TsuiYuk WanWendy WongCarlos WongDaniel FongCindy Lam Source Type: research
Stroke and skin rash: A rare case of Henoch-Schonlein purpura
Kaushik Ghosh, Atri Chatterjee, Jyoti Tanmay Sau, Sandip DeyAnnals of Indian Academy of Neurology 2012 15(4):307-309Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a small vessel vasculitis that is rare in adults. Here, we present a case of a woman who presented with palpable purpura, abdominal pain, arthritis and ischemic stroke. The patient met the diagnostic criteria of HSP. However, cerebrovascular disease is reported as an uncommon, yet fatal, complication of HSP. The patient responded to aggressive immunosuppression with pulses of corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide. In the absence of an established protocol of treatment of such ...
Source: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology - December 5, 2012 Category: Neurology Authors: Kaushik GhoshAtri ChatterjeeJyoti Tanmay SauSandip Dey Source Type: research
Oral Anticoagulants – A Frequent Challenge for the Emergency Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke
Cerebrovasc Dis 2012;34:411–418 (DOI:10.1159/000343655)
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - December 4, 2012 Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Emergency Authorization of Medical Products: Regulatory Challenges from the 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic in Japan
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science , Vol. 0, No. 0.
Source: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science - December 4, 2012 Category: Global & Universal Tags: article Source Type: research
A case report of a pneumothorax caused by aggressive use of an incentive spirometer in a patient with emphysema.
Abstract A 68 year old man presented to the Emergency Department with a small pneumothorax following aggressive use of an incentive spirometer. The patient had a baseline chest radiograph consistent with emphysema. He was initially treated with oxygen in the Emergency Department with resolution of his symptoms. The pneumothorax resolved spontaneously over a period of three days. The development of the pneumothorax was likely due to the patient's repeated forceful inspiratory maneuvers in the setting of emphysema and lung hyperinflation. Inspiratory resistive breathing can cause large negative swings in intrathoraci...
Source: Respiratory Care - December 4, 2012 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Kenny JE, Kuschner WG Tags: Respir Care Source Type: research
Massive lymphoma arising from the thyroid requiring emergency cardiac pacing
Source: British Journal of Haematology - December 4, 2012 Category: Hematology Authors: William Thomas, Clive Hamilton‐Wood, Alan Taylor, Jackie Ruell Tags: Images in Haematology Source Type: research
Medical emergencies: pulmonary embolism and acute severe asthma
Summary In this, the second of two articles covering specific medical emergencies, we discuss the definitions, epidemiology, pathophysiology, acute and chronic management of pulmonary embolus and acute severe asthma.
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: K. Somasundaram, J. Ball Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Medical emergencies: atrial fibrillation and myocardial infarction
Summary In this, the first of two article on medical emergencies, we discuss the definitions, epidemiology, pathophysiology, acute and chronic management of atrial fibrillation and acute myocardial necrosis in the peri‐operative and intensive care settings.
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: K. Somasundaram, J. Ball Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Anaesthesia for vascular emergencies
Summary Patients presenting with vascular emergencies including acute aortic syndrome, ruptured thoracic or abdominal aortic aneurysms, thoracic aortic trauma and acute lower limb ischaemia have a high risk of peri‐operative morbidity and mortality. Although anatomical suitability is not universal, endovascular surgery may improve mortality and the results of ongoing randomised controlled trials are awaited. Permissive hypotension pre‐operatively should be the standard of care with the systolic blood pressure kept to 50–100 mmHg as long as consciousness is maintained. The benefit of local anaesthesia over general a...
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: L. Ellard, G. Djaiani Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Summary The care of sick children can be challenging for the anaesthetist who is only involved in the occasional care of paediatric patients. This paper outlines the care of medical and surgical paediatric emergencies for which an anaesthetist working at a district general hospital or equivalent may encounter. Conditions discussed include paediatric respiratory emergencies, sepsis, status epilepticus, the acute abdomen in the newborn, intussusception, the bleeding tonsil, trauma and the child with burns.
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: R. J. McDougall Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Anaesthesia and pre‐hospital emergency medicine
This article discusses subspeciality development in PHEM, the competency based framework for training in PHEM, and the provision of pre‐hospital emergency anaesthesia.
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: A. Booth, A. Steel, J. Klein Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
The principles and conduct of anaesthesia for emergency surgery
Summary In this second article we examine the principles underlying delivery of the components of anaesthesia. Topics considered include anaesthetic technique, management of the airway and lung ventilation, induction and maintenance of anaesthesia, patient monitoring including the place of cardiac output devices. We summarise recent research on the management of shock and sepsis syndromes including goal directed therapy and examine some controversies around intravenous fluid therapy. Finally, we discuss intra‐operative awareness and challenges during emergence including peri‐operative cognitive dysfunction.
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: L. D. Gray, C. Morris Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Organisation and planning of anaesthesia for emergency surgery
Summary Patients presenting for emergency surgery represent a category at high risk of complications, with substantial morbidity and mortality, whose management may be extremely challenging. In this first of two articles we consider the identification and evaluation of high risk emergency patients, the provision of critical care support, the management of sepsis, common postoperative complications and in‐theatre death.
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: L. D. Gray, C. G. Morris Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
The evolving roles of the anaesthetist during emergency medical care
Source: Anaesthesia - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: J. M. Handy, C Morris Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Incidence of transient hypoxia during pre‐hospital rapid sequence intubation by anaesthesiologists
ConclusionThe incidence of episodes of desaturation during pre‐hospital RSI/TI at HEMS Ulm is relatively low, and the duration of such episodes is short.
Source: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica - December 4, 2012 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: M. HELM, G. KREMERS, L. LAMPL, B. HOSSFELD Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Emergency Surgical Retrieval of a Migrated Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device
We report a case of a LAA occlusion device migrating into the left ventricle requiring cardiac surgery to retrieve it.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - December 4, 2012 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: P. Gupta, M. Szczeklik, A. Selvaraj, K.S. Lall Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Rapid evaluation by lung-cardiac-inferior vena cava (LCI) integrated ultrasound for differentiating heart failure from pulmonary disease as the cause of acute dyspnea in the emergency setting
Conclusions: Our study demonstrated that rapid evaluation by LCI integrated ultrasound is extremely accurate for differentiating acute dyspnea due to AHFS from that caused by primary pulmonary disease in the emergency setting.
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - December 4, 2012 Category: Radiology Authors: Katsuya KajimotoKeiko MadeenTomoko NakayamaHiroki TsudoTadahide KurodaTakashi Abe Source Type: research