Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support for Pediatric Burn Patients: Is It Worth the Risk?*

Conclusions: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation could be considered as an additional level of support for the pediatric burn population, especially in the setting of respiratory failure. Additional studies are necessary to determine the optimal timing of cannulation and other patient characteristics that may impact outcomes.
Source: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Extracorporeal Support Source Type: research

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Authors: Shand S, Curtis K, Dinh M, Burns B Abstract INTRODUCTION: Catastrophic hemorrhage remains the leading cause of preventable death. Not all New South Wales (NSW) hospitals stock blood products and, as such, blood products carried by NSW Ambulance retrieval teams are often the first available to critically unwell patients. OBJECTIVE: To describe the trends, characteristics and predictors of mortality prior to hospital treatment in patients receiving prehospital blood transfusion by NSW Ambulance retrieval teams attending primary missions from 2009-2018. METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients wh...
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Prehosp Emerg Care Source Type: research
  With their fearless curiosity, your kids are bound to encounter tumbles, scrapes and other accidents on a relatively frequent basis. The resultant skin wounds are usually easy to treat at home, but occasionally a severe injury requires a trip to the doctor’s office or emergency room. As a parent, you’re the all-knowing superhero in your kids’ eyes. Keep these wound care tips in your back pocket so you know how to react when your little ones look to you for help. It’s all fun and games until they fall and get hurt. Parents should know how to care for common skin wounds. For cuts an...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care wound care products wound supplies wound care treatment healing wounds Source Type: news
Skin tags are common, benign skin growths that hang from the surface of the skin on a thin piece of tissue called a stalk. They are made up of many components, including fat, collagen fibers, and sometimes nerve cells and small blood vessels. It’s possible that these collagen fibers and blood vessels become wrapped up inside a layer of skin, leading to the formation of a skin tag. The medical term for a skin tag is acrochordon, and they can also be referred to as soft fibromas or fibroepithelial polyps. Skin tags are frequently found in areas of friction on the skin, such as the neck, underarms, under the breast...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cosmetic surgery Health Skin and Hair Care Source Type: blogs
řikryl P, Kryl J Abstract Hemicorporectomy or translumbar amputation is an extensive surgical procedure consisting in removing the lower portion of the body. Thakur et al. found a total of 71 hemicorporectomies described in literature before 2017. In the form of a case study we present the case of our patient with terminal pelvic osteomyelitis, in whom hemicorporectomy was subsequently performed, namely from the spine surgery perspective. The man, 19 years old, was exposed to high-voltage electricity and fell down from a height of 4 meters. He suffered an instable comminuted fracture of T10 (AO A3.3.) with parapl...
Source: Acta Orthopaedica - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
Purpose of review Trauma-associated bleeding and coagulopathy require timely identification, prevention, and effective treatment. The present review summarizes the recent literature around point-of-care (POC) coagulation tests, their usefulness in the management of trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC), their impact on trauma patient outcomes, and the requirement of quality assurance. Recent findings Best practice algorithms to manage TIC have been compiled in the 2019 European Guideline on the management of major bleeding and coagulopathy after trauma. Evidence supports the use of goal-directed approaches to manage TIC. ...
Source: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: TRAUMA AND TRANSFUSION: Edited by Andrea U. Steinbicker Source Type: research
Today I'd like to share a collection of funny quotes. Why? Because of the simple power of taking a laugh break. A laugh break is just 5-15 minutes when you watch, read or listen to something that makes you laugh. Like: One or a couple of Youtube-videos. Half an episode that one sit-com that makes you laugh the most. A comic strip on paper on online. An episode of a podcast or your favorite radio show. Or simply hanging out for a while with your funniest co-worker, friend or family member. But why take a laugh break? Because it’s – in my experience – one of the most reliable and quick-acting ways to rel...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs
Source: Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). Published: 1/2/2020. This five-page document provides 11 tactical emergency casualty care actions for active bystanders to take, including for severe bleeding, airway management, hypothermia, burns, pain control, and shock. It also provides definitions for related terms. (PDF)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Using propensity score-matched analysis we showed that pharmacological thromboprophylaxis after EVLA seems to be equally effective with 3 days or 10 days of treatment with a similar success rate and safety profile. Undoubtedly, a large randomised control trial, ideally including a group without pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, is needed to draw more definitive conclusions on the optimal duration of pharmacological post-EVLA thromboprophylaxis. PMID: 31869428 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
One thing I shared with my wife Rachel about a year into our relationship was the time I suffered a nervous breakdown in graduate school. It would be an important moment in any relationship because I shared the time in my life when I was most vulnerable and at my weakest point. Did I technically suffer a nervous breakdown? I’m not sure, all I remember is the turning point came when I drove home late one night, collapsed on my kitchen floor and started crying uncontrollably. Up to that point, I had developed a quasi-schizophrenic outlook on life and could no longer bear the weight of the world-view I constructed. In p...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Borderline Personality Personal Stories Stigma Suicide Antidepressants Borderline Personality Disorder college Delusions Life Transition Nervous Breakdown Paranoia Psychosis Shame Stigmatization Source Type: news
In this study, we compared the chemical constituents of well-processed Bletilla Tuber (BT1) and normally processed Bletilla Tuber (BT2) derived from the same origin. In addition, as an indicator of the hemostatic activity of Bletilla Tuber, the NO inhibitory activities of extracts obtained from BT1 and BT2 and the isolated compounds were examined. As a result of LC –MS analysis, three types of compounds, glucosyloxybenzyl 2-isobutylmalates, bibenzyl derivatives and phenanthrene derivatives, were detected. Comparison of the chemical profiles of the extracts indicated that the relative contents of glucosyloxybenzyl 2-i...
Source: Journal of Natural Medicines - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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