Making Ends Meet …When They Shouldn’t: Accidental Misconnections Involving Endotracheal and Tracheostomy Cuff Ports

The Luer connector, with its simple twisting male and female design features, is a standard in the health care industry.1 This simple and novel design with both a functional connection and a dependable seal is used almost exclusively in a variety of equipment familiar to most emergency departments, including, but not limited to, intravenous (IV) tubing and syringes as well as automated blood pressure inflation tubing. In addition to these common sources, emergency nurses must also at times care for patients with tubes or catheters serving various purposes, including those for hemodialysis, enteral feedings, airway (tracheostomy), and pain management, which also utilize a Luer connector.
Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Danger Zone Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Data suggest different roles of opioidergic system and their antagonist in pain control and mood in PTSD. However, further investigations need to be done in order to reveal the role of endogenous opioidergic system and opioidergic antagonist system as a mediator in PTSD patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. PMID: 32492768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MSG administered parenterally to the higher dose to adult rats affects the immunoreactivity of S100β protein in PAG. Phenotypic changes of the studied cells may indicate reactivity of glial cells and increased expression of the studied protein whereas a decrease in their number may result from the increased protein secretion into the extracellular space or cytotoxic death of glial cells. PMID: 32495938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica - Category: Cytology Tags: Folia Histochem Cytobiol Source Type: research
LUNG CANCER symptoms include difficulty breathing, headaches, and persistent chest pain. But you could also be at risk of an advanced tumour if you develop a subtle sign on your eyes. Could you be at risk of lung cancer?
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Losser Marie-Reine, Lapoix Coline, Delannoy Matthieu, Champigneulle Benoit, Payen Didier
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 4 June 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Michael Cardinale, Pierre Esnault, Jean Cotte, Pierre J Cungi, Philippe Goutorbe
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study found no significative differences in blood stress response markers between the epidural analgesia group and the control group. Under this study circumstances we found out that epidural analgesia does not significantly influence the newborn's well-being during labour and delivery.What are the implications of these findings for clinical practice and/or further research? These findings must be confirmed by further studies to verify whether epidural analgesia is safe for the newborn's development. PMID: 32496840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review the evidence regarding the usage of suprapubic tube (SPT) versus indwelling urethral catheter (IUC) after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP).Recent FindingsAvailable data on the use of SPT for urinary drainage after RARP is somewhat limited mostly because of the variations of study designs and non-standardized outcomes. Although it may provide some mild benefit in terms of catheter-related pain and discomfort, the benefit seems not to be clinically significant.SummaryThe evidence in the literature so far does not support routine usage of SPT as the primary urinary drainage method...
Source: Current Urology Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our results indicated that PA was associated with chronic pain, and the relationship differed based on intensity and amount of PA performed. Further research is necessary to refine PA recommendations for individuals with SCI who experience chronic pain.Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT03773692. PMID: 32496966 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
Authors: Du WJ, Wang J, Wang Q, Yuan LJ, Lu ZX Abstract Context/objective: At present, there is no consensus on the most effective surgical method for treating symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Total laminectomy, which is frequently used at this time, destroys the posterior midline structure, causing many postoperative complications. We have designed a new surgical approach instead of total laminectomy. In this paper, we aimed to describe the surgical method of endoscopic modified total laminectomy for lumbar spinal stenosis as well as to explore its early efficacy.Participants: Patients with symptomatic LS...
Source: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Spinal Cord Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Opiate analgesia can disrupt performance on the Westmead PTA scale in school-aged children resulting in a high false-positive error rate. It is therefore important to record pain medication schedules and interpret results cautiously when opiate analgesia is used following a TBI. Alteration of the method of administration of the memory items should be researched as this may increase the validity of the scale for children with TBI treated with opiate analgesics. PMID: 32497441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Injury - Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research
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