Heart 2020 Feb;106(4):260-298
Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Life (Basel) 2021 Oct 29;11(11). Epub 2021 Oct 29.
General Surgery-Trauma Team, Niguarda Hospital, 20162 Milan, Italy.
This study aims to define possible predictors of the need of invasive and non-invasive ventilatory support, in addition to predictors of mortality in patients with severe thoracic trauma. Data from 832 patients admitted to our trauma center were collected from 2010 to 2017 and retrospectively analyzed. Demographic data, type of respiratory assistance, chest injuries, trauma scores and outcome were considered. Read More
J Clin Med 2021 Nov 17;10(22). Epub 2021 Nov 17.
Hadassah Medical Center, Cardiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91905, Israel.
(1) Introduction: Most studies rely on in-hospital data to predict cardiovascular risk and do not include prehospital information that is substantially important for early decision making. The aim of the study was to define clinical parameters in the prehospital setting, which may affect clinical outcomes. (2) Methods: In this population-based study, we performed a retrospective analysis of emergency calls that were made by patients to the largest private emergency medical services (EMS) in Israel, SHL Telemedicine Ltd. Read More
Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 Nov 6;11(11). Epub 2021 Nov 6.
Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, 43100 Parma, Italy.
Most patients who had COVID-19 are still symptomatic after many months post infection, but the long-term outcomes are not yet well defined. The aim of our prospective/retrospective study was to define the cardiac sequelae of COVID-19 infection. This monocentric cohort study included 160 consecutive patients who had been discharged from the ward or from the outpatient clinic after a diagnosis of COVID-19 and subsequently referred for a follow-up visit. Read More
Physiol Int 2021 Nov 25. Epub 2021 Nov 25.
2 Department of Medical Biotechnologies, Division of Cardiology, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
In the last years, new trends on patient diagnosis for admission in cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) have been observed, shifting from acute myocardial infarction or acute heart failure to non-cardiac diseases such as sepsis, acute respiratory failure or acute kidney injury. Moreover, thanks to the advances in scientific knowledge and higher availability, there has been increasing use of positive pressure mechanical ventilation which has its implications on the heart. Therefore, there is a growing need for Cardiac intensivists to quickly, noninvasively and repeatedly evaluate various hemodynamic conditions and the response to therapy. Read More
Resusc Plus 2021 Dec 12;8:100177. Epub 2021 Nov 12.
Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing, China.
Objective: To determine the effects of different resting methods with various rest-start points or rest-compression ratios on improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality and reducing fatigue during continuous chest compressions (CCC) in 10-min hands-only CPR scenario.Methods: This prospective crossover study was conducted in 30 laypersons aged 18-65. Trained participants were randomized to follow different orders to perform following hands-only CPR methods: (1) CCC, 10-min CCC; (2) 4+6, 4-min CCC + 6-min of 10-s pause after 60-s compressions; (3) 2+8 (10/60), 2-min CCC + 8-min of 10-s pause after 60-s compressions; (4) 5/30, 2-min CCC + 8-min of 5-s pause after 30-s compressions; (5) 3/15, 2-min CCC + 8-min of 3-s pause after 15-s compressions. Read More