Ann Surg 2019 08;270(2):221-222
Division of Acute Care Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI.
Undersea Hyperb Med 2021 Second Quarter;48(2):173-176
Department of Emergency Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea.
Background: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and cardiac arrest can cause neurological complications such as mental deterioration and movement disorders through ischemic brain injury. We report a case in which neurological sequelae after cardiac arrest caused by CO poisoning improved after hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy.Case Report: A 43-year-old male visited the hospital with cardiac arrest due to CO poisoning. Read More
Undersea Hyperb Med 2021 Second Quarter;48(2):153-156
U.S. Navy Medical Corps, Naval Hospital Guam.
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a toxic gas produced via breakdown of organic matter. Hydrogen sulfide exposure can cause symptoms ranging in severity from mild effects (dizziness, headache, nausea) to severe lactic acidosis, respiratory failure, pulmonary edema, cardiac arrhythmias and death. Treatment modalities include oral countermeasures and 100% FiO2 with supportive therapy. Read More
Environ Int 2021 May 8;156:106571. Epub 2021 May 8.
ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona, Spain.
Health surveillance initiatives targeted at populations evacuated from, and residing in, areas affected by radiation contamination were implemented by international institutions as well as national and local governments after the nuclear accidents of Chernobyl and Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plants. Most of these initiatives included a component of childhood thyroid cancer monitoring, with the more comprehensive schemes corresponding to national programmes of health monitoring for adults and children around general health and wellbeing. This article provides a short overview of available data on the costs and resources associated with surveillance responses to two recent nuclear accidents: Chernobyl and the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant accidents. Read More
J Surg Res 2021 Apr 6;266:35-43. Epub 2021 Apr 6.
Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. Electronic address:
Background: Bedside experience and studies of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) indicate COVID-19 to be a devastating multisystem disease. We aim to describe the incidence, associated variables, and outcomes of rhabdomyolysis in critically ill COVID-19 patients.Materials And Methods: Data for all critically ill adult patients (≥18 years old) admitted to the ICU at a large academic medical center with confirmed COVID-19 between March 13, 2020 and April 18, 2020 were prospectively collected. Read More
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Electronic address:
Massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition with a high mortality. Both systemic thrombolytics and veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) have been used in the management of massive PE. However, the safety of VA- ECMO in the setting of recent thrombolytic administration is not clear. Read More