FDA clears AI tool to help radiologists spot pneumothorax
Zebra Medical Vision's tool interprets medical imaging and flags potential cases for specialist review. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA clears Zebra's AI algorithm for pneumothorax
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Zebra Medical Vision has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra gets new patent for bone density analysis Zebra wins CE Mark for emergency imaging AI algorithms Israel awards Zebra 3 grants for AI algorithms Zebra, Clalit Health tout research at RSNA 2018 FDA clears Zebra Medical's CAC scoring software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Real-World Data on Medtronic & #039;s Lung Cancer Device Is Promising
Recently published results of a large, multicenter trial could go a long way toward boosting adoption of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) procedures using Medtronic's superDimension navigation system to aid in lung cancer diagnosis, staging, and treatment. The 12-month results of the NAVIGATE study were published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. "It's not enough anymore to just make a really amazing new technology, it has to be backed with clinical and economic evidence and one that allows really broad adoption around the globe to really impact as many patients as we can," Emily Elswi...
Source: MDDI - January 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

CO2 Pneumothorax Following Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy CO2 Pneumothorax Following Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
This case highlights the awareness and therapeutic choice of noninvasive management for capno-thorax, an uncommon but potentially serious complication of laparoscopic surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A pathology not be overlooked in blunt chest trauma: analysis of 181 patients with bilateral pneumothorax - Özdil A, Kavurmacı Ö, Akçam Tİ, Ergönül AG, Uz İ, Şahutoğlu C, Yüzkan S, Çakan A, Çağırıcı U.
BACKGROUND: Bilateral pneumothorax (BPTx) can become tension PTx and a cause of mortality, especially in severe multi-trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence, morbidity, mortality, and associated factors of BPTx in multi-tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

A Ball of Fun: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Presenting as a Pneumothorax
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Finding Lung Cancer Outside the Airways Just Got Easier
Diagnosing solitary lung tumors located outside of a patient's main airways has long been a challenge, but evidence is building around a technology designed to improve access to such tumors. According to data unveiled this week at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris, Broncus Medical's Archimedes virtual bronchoscopy navigation system helped to more than double the diagnostic yield for nodules with negative bronchus sign or an airway leading to the nodule. The six-year-old, San Jose, CA-based company said the Archimedes System is the only system of its kind offering real-...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate
A group from Alabama has developed a deep-learning artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing SNMMI: AI can avoid patient misidentification on PET/CT Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Routine X - Ray Not Needed After US - Guided Central Line Insertion
Low risk of pneumothorax, catheter misplacement after ultrasound - guided procedure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Pneumothorax and catheter misplacement after ultrasound-guided central venous catheter (CVC) insertion are rare and thus do not justify post-procedural chest X-ray (CXR), according to a study published in the July issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transporting Patients to Appropriate Receiving Destinations
Conclusion EMS is in a position to be the initiator of specialty center destination. In large cities with multiple hospitals, EMS should transport patients to the closest, most appropriate facility based on patient condition, even if this requires passing a closer facility. Where there are hospitals with multiple specialty services, EMS may be asked to activate a specific team, such as the stroke or cardiac team. In rural communities, EMS can communicate with the local hospital and by letting the hospital know of patient condition, help start the interfacility transport process from the field....
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, MEd, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Columns Operations Source Type: news

REBOA: The Next Stop on the Road to Trauma Management?
The management of major trauma has a long history of failures found along a road of good intention. From Military Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST) to aggressive crystalloid administration, we’ve seen management strategies come and go over the years, after the reality of the practice didn’t measure up to the expectation of improved outcomes. Today, we have several novel concepts being implemented across the world to try to move the needle for trauma resuscitation. Tranexamic acid (TXA), blood product administration, and simple (finger) thoracostomy are a few of the advances that seem to be gaining interest in EMS. Alt...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

How a New Emphysema Device Won FDA Approval in Six Months
FDA has approved a new device intended to treat breathing difficulty associated with severe emphysema. The approval comes just two weeks after an FDA advisory panel shot down a competing technology targeting the same patient population. The agency approved Pulmonx Inc.'s Zephyr endobronchial valve through the breakthrough device designation, a pathway reserved for devices that provide for more effective treatment or diagnosis of a life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating disease or condition. Devices also must meet one of the following criteria: the device must represent a breakthrough technology; there must be no app...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Pulmonx wins FDA approval for Zephyr endobronchial valve
The FDA today granted pre-market approval under its breakthrough devices designation to the Zephyr endobronchial valve made by Pulmonx for treating severe emphysema. Emphysema, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, causes irreversible damage to the lung’s alveoli, trapping air during exhalation that in turn can cause the diseased tissue to grow larger and pressure healthy lung tissue. The Zephyr device is designed to decrease the volume of the chest to improve function in the heart, respiratory muscles and healthy lung tissue. Inserted via bronchoscopy, the pencil-eraser-sized valves prevent air from ent...
Source: Mass Device - June 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Endoscopic / Arthroscopic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

Study: Intrapleural Air Flow Can Enhance Mesothelioma CT Scans
Researchers in Australia believe they have discovered a simple way to enhance the accuracy of CT scanning for pleural abnormalities, potentially leading to better diagnostics for mesothelioma cancer. A research team from the University of Western Australia in Perth has shown the sensitivity of CT scans — used in the diagnostic process — can be improved by creating intrapleural air flow. The discovery stems from their six test cases of malignancies, including four patients with pleural mesothelioma. Chest Journal, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, published the study in June. ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - June 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

FDA panel votes against BTG ’ s PneumRX Elevair
An FDA advisory committee panel yesterday voted against approving BTG‘s PneumRX’s Elevair endobronchial coil system intended for treating patients with severe emphysema. The panel voted 7 to 5 in favor of the device’s safety, but 8 to 3 that the benefits do not outweigh the risks, and 5 to 7 that the device was effective for use with patients in its proposed indications. The Elevair device is a nitinol endobronchial coil intended to be deployed bronchoscopically to reduce lung volume in patients with severe emphysema. The company submitted an application for premarket approval with the FDA, backed by clin...
Source: Mass Device - June 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Respiratory BTG Source Type: news

Pulmonx touts quality of life, lung function improvements in 1-year Zephyr endobronchial valve IDE study
This study was the largest, longest study to use a less-invasive or minimally-invasive technique using these one-way valves,” Dr. Criner said. Dr. Criner said that after one year, patients treated with the Zephyr valves were significnatly more likely to show improvements in lung function, measured as forced expiratory volume in one second, or FEV1. “Patients that were treated had about a three times greater likelihood of having significant improvement in FEV1, more than 15% in 45% of the treated group compared to 11% of the control,” Dr. Criner said. Additionally, patients treated with the Zephyr reported...
Source: Mass Device - May 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Respiratory Pulmonx Source Type: news

AI can detect, assess white-matter lesions on CT scans
Researchers from the U.K. have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans AI, radiomics help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans Infervision debuts AI stroke screening software AI predicts dementia years before symptoms occur (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How will AI impact image interpretation process?
Will artificial intelligence (AI) lead radiologists to begin overcalling potential...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax Radiologists need to adopt AI early to secure future Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Can deep-learning CAD outperform mammographers? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can be highly sensitive for detecting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Big data for sale: A solution to spur AI research Summers: Radiologists shouldn't be intimidated by AI Education is needed to harness power of AI in radiology Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays AI can help distinguish lung nodules on CT scans (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Prehospital Lung Protective Ventilation Protocol Reduces Lung Injury
Protective mechanical ventilation strategies in the prehospital setting Montgomery County Hospital District EMS developed an evidence-based paramedic-initiated lung protective ventilation bundle to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Hospital District Lowering tidal volumes in an effort to reduce lung injury following initiation of mechanical ventilation is far from a new idea, the original ARDSNet data are nearly 20 years old. Recent ED-based studies have shown decreased mortality when lower tidal volumes are used early in ventilated patient management.1 Montgomery County Hospital D...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Casey B. Patrick, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Evidence-Based Prehospital Lung Protective Ventilation Protocol Reduces Lung Injury
Protective mechanical ventilation strategies in the prehospital setting Montgomery County Hospital District EMS developed an evidence-based paramedic-initiated lung protective ventilation bundle to reduce ventilator-induced lung injury. Photo courtesy Montgomery County Hospital District Lowering tidal volumes in an effort to reduce lung injury following initiation of mechanical ventilation is far from a new idea, the original ARDSNet data are nearly 20 years old. Recent ED-based studies have shown decreased mortality when lower tidal volumes are used early in ventilated patient management.1 Montgomery County Hospital D...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Casey B. Patrick, MD, FACEP Tags: Airway & Respiratory Patient Care Source Type: news

Cardiac Arrest in the OR: Special Perioperative Situations Cardiac Arrest in the OR: Special Perioperative Situations
Review management of several perioperative emergencies that are likely to be immediately life threatening, including anaphylaxis, tension pneumothorax, malignant hyperthermia, and more.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Whiptail stingray injury - Laurent S, Martinet O, Cuq H, Rind A, Durasnel P, Lenne C, Blond é R.
We describe the case of a 24-year-old man with tension pneumothorax due to a Himantura fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Prehospital Setting
A deep dive into the use of point-of-care sonography in the field You're working on an ALS unit dispatched to an unconscious patient who is now in cardiac arrest. First responders work in concert to administer high-performance CPR. As you enter the home and lay eyes on your patient, a colleague gives you a brief report and concludes that the automated external defibrillator (AED) advised not to deliver a shock. You and your partner quickly ensure that effective CPR is underway. You gain vascular access and push epinephrine and, without compression interruption, establish an advanced airway. Your end-tidal carbon dioxide is...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Faizan H. Arshad, MD Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

Pneumothorax Events Linked to Placement of Enteral Feeding Tube Pneumothorax Events Linked to Placement of Enteral Feeding Tube
The FDA has received 79 reports (including 17 deaths) of pneumothorax events associated with feeding tube placement involving two approved enteral access systems.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

Weather Not a Factor in Pneumothorax Risk with Lung Biopsy
(MedPage Today) -- No relationship seen between complications and atmospheric conditions (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - November 27, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Intuitive is Giving Thoracic Surgeons Something to Talk About
Results from the first clinical study assessing the safety and performance of Intuitive Surgical's new flexible robotics platform were released this week at the CHEST annual meeting. The findings suggest that the surgical platform is both safe, and provides a practical approach for sampling lung tissue. The study was carried out at Australia’s Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital where the platform was used on 30 different patients to evaluate both the safety and feasibility of the surgical system. The new system is a catheter-based technology that was designed to access some of the more difficult-to-reach areas...
Source: MDDI - November 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: R & D Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

H & H Medical Introduces the H*VENT Vented Chest Dressing
H&H Medical Corporation, a leading provider of emergency trauma products, is proud to announce the introduction of our newest product in our chest seal line, the H*VENT vented chest dressing. Open chest wounds that develop into a tension pneumothorax, commonly referred as a sucking chest wound, can be life threatening if not treated immediately by the first responder. The H*VENT from H&H Medical Products is an innovative chest seal that treats not only the presence of air in the chest (pneumothorax) but also allows fluids such as blood to be released from the chest (hemothorax). The unique six-port design of the H*...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - October 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Patient Care Industry News Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

Is it Common to Have Pneumothorax with COPD?
Title: Is it Common to Have Pneumothorax with COPD?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 18, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

H & H Medical Announces Product Mobile App for IOS and Android
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - H&H Medical Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of emergency first aid products, announced today the availability of a mobile application for users to learn about H&H Medical products, how they treat severe injuries and medical emergencies, and step-by-step instructions on how to use them. The app was designed to help users quickly identify the products they might need to treat a particular medical emergency. While not designed as a training tool, the app does provide information about products for treating severe bleeding, sealing chest wounds, addressing a tension pneumothora...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

H & H Medical Announces Product Mobile App for IOS and Android
WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA - H&H Medical Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of emergency first aid products, announced today the availability of a mobile application for users to learn about H&H Medical products, how they treat severe injuries and medical emergencies, and step-by-step instructions on how to use them. The app was designed to help users quickly identify the products they might need to treat a particular medical emergency. While not designed as a training tool, the app does provide information about products for treating severe bleeding, sealing chest wounds, addressing a tension pneumothora...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: H & H Medical Tags: Operations Industry News Source Type: news

Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax Rescue Combination for MRSA Pneumonia With Pneumothorax
The authors describe a combination therapy for the successful treatment of a case of severe community-acquired MRSA pneumonia complicated by pneumothorax.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Collapsed Lung
(Pneumothorax) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)
Title: Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pneumothorax: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
Pneumothorax occurs when air gets in between the lung and the chest wall, causing the lung to collapse. Learn more about its diagnosis and outlook. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory / Asthma Source Type: news

Traumatic pneumothorax associated with penetrating neck injury caused by a stingray: a case report - Suzuki T, Takada T, Fudoji J.
We describe a patient with missed traumatic pneumothorax due to penetrating neck injury that was presumably caused by a stingray while diving. The barb can result in significant injuries to deep structures and organs despite a deceptively small entrance wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Cryptic Grip
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 23-year-old presents with a spontaneous pneumothorax, but additional examination reveals a distinctive thumb sign, as well as scoliosis. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - March 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Air Force Pararescue Team Saves Sick Baby 1,000 Miles Out at Sea
As members of the world's most specialized combat and civilian search and rescue team, the men had performed dozens of missions around the world, but this rescue was different. The voice on the radio wanting help hadn't changed multiple times as it often did in war—meaning the caller had been tragically killed or injured—nor were pararescuemen (PJs) being inserted from a helo on a hoist line while taking fire; there weren't any injured soldiers on the ground needing tourniquets, chest decompressions to relieve a tension pneumothorax or ketamine for the pain, but, despite this, the pucker factor on this mission ...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kevin Grange, EMT-P Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Source Type: news

Air Force Pararescue Team Saves Sick Baby 1,000 Miles Out at Sea
As members of the world's most specialized combat and civilian search and rescue team, the men had performed dozens of missions around the world, but this rescue was different. The voice on the radio wanting help hadn't changed multiple times as it often did in war—meaning the caller had been tragically killed or injured—nor were pararescuemen (PJs) being inserted from a helo on a hoist line while taking fire; there weren't any injured soldiers on the ground needing tourniquets, chest decompressions to relieve a tension pneumothorax or ketamine for the pain, but, despite this, the pucker factor on this mission ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Kevin Grange, EMT-P Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Source Type: news

My Macgyver Moment
  Since emergency physicians are the MacGyvers of medicine – mullet not included – we asked our readers to send in their best stories of improvising on the fly. What did you do when you were fighting against the clock and couldn’t find the supplies you needed? Here are our four winning entries, with comments by Ken Iserson, MD, author of Improvised Medicine. Published entrants gain free admittance to Blood and Sand, a tropical CME in Atlantis, Bahamas. For a chance to win, send your best MacGyver Moment to lplaster@epmonthly.com Give Me a Hand(stand) by Andrew Langsam I was getting ready to go...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Five Deadly Causes of Chest Pain Other than Myocardial Infarction
Calls for chest pain are exceedingly common in EMS and result in more than 8 million ED visits yearly in the United States.1 Of these, almost 1 million may have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and about a third of these will have a myocardial infarction (MI).2 Although the vast majority of chest pain patients don't have either ACS or another emergency, EMS providers must be experts in recognizing all of the potential lethal causes of chest pain. In this article we'll discuss common presentations of ACS and then review the five other acute deadly causes of chest pain: aortic dissection, pericarditis with tamponade, esopha...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 30, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ashley Brown, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Positive 1-month safety results for Medtronic ’ s Navigate bronchoscopy trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released 1-month data from the Navigate trial of its superDimension LungGPS system, touting the device as safe and effective based on the preliminary results. A total of 1,289 patients have been enrolled in the trial to date, which spans 37 sites across Europe and North America. The trial looks to evaluate the performance of Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic’s LungGPS electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy technology the SuperDimension device uses to navigate the lungs. The initial data comes from 500 procedures, 497 of which were lung lesion biopsies, 91 for fiducial placement and 9 for dye ...
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Respiratory Medtronic Source Type: news

A Novel Approach to the Shocky Child
  Start with three quick bedside ultrasounds and you might avoid an unnecessary IV push An 11-year-old boy is brought to your emergency department following a few hours of persistent vomiting, irritability and decreasing activity. His mother also reports about two days of fever, decreased appetite and nasal stuffness. On initial evaluation, his vital signs include a heart rate of 128 beats/minute, blood pressure of 82/64 mmHg, respirations of 24 breaths/minute and temperature of 101.50F. Pulse oximetry reveals 98% saturation on room air while capillary refill time is approximately 5 seconds. His activity is reduced an...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matt McGahen Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news