Prehospital Extended FAST Exams Improve Clinical Decision Making by Helicopter EMS Crews: A Retrospective Case Series
This study highlights the improvements in clinical care that may result from the introduction of eFAST exams in the prehospital environment.PMID:38363335 | DOI:10.1080/10903127.2024.2320746 (Source: Prehospital Emergency Care)
Source: Prehospital Emergency Care - February 16, 2024 Category: Endocrinology Authors: Benjamin Smith Daniel Willner William Roper Christopher McGrath Source Type: research

Evaluating emergency department visits for spontaneous and traumatic pneumomediastinum: a retrospective analysis
CONCLUSION: Upon examining the causes of pneumomediastinum cases, it was observed that patients with a history of trauma required thoracostomy tube insertion and surgical intervention more frequently. However, when classified as spontaneous or trau-matic, both groups exhibited similar clinical courses and outcomes. Both groups demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes.PMID:38305659 | DOI:10.14744/tjtes.2024.66059 (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - February 2, 2024 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nurullah Ishak I şık Gulhan Kurtoglu Cel ık Bahattin I şık Source Type: research

Evaluating emergency department visits for spontaneous and traumatic pneumomediastinum: a retrospective analysis
CONCLUSION: Upon examining the causes of pneumomediastinum cases, it was observed that patients with a history of trauma required thoracostomy tube insertion and surgical intervention more frequently. However, when classified as spontaneous or trau-matic, both groups exhibited similar clinical courses and outcomes. Both groups demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes.PMID:38305659 | DOI:10.14744/tjtes.2024.66059 (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - February 2, 2024 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nurullah Ishak I şık Gulhan Kurtoglu Cel ık Bahattin I şık Source Type: research

Evaluating emergency department visits for spontaneous and traumatic pneumomediastinum: a retrospective analysis
CONCLUSION: Upon examining the causes of pneumomediastinum cases, it was observed that patients with a history of trauma required thoracostomy tube insertion and surgical intervention more frequently. However, when classified as spontaneous or trau-matic, both groups exhibited similar clinical courses and outcomes. Both groups demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes.PMID:38305659 | DOI:10.14744/tjtes.2024.66059 (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - February 2, 2024 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nurullah Ishak I şık Gulhan Kurtoglu Cel ık Bahattin I şık Source Type: research

Evaluating emergency department visits for spontaneous and traumatic pneumomediastinum: a retrospective analysis
CONCLUSION: Upon examining the causes of pneumomediastinum cases, it was observed that patients with a history of trauma required thoracostomy tube insertion and surgical intervention more frequently. However, when classified as spontaneous or trau-matic, both groups exhibited similar clinical courses and outcomes. Both groups demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes.PMID:38305659 | DOI:10.14744/tjtes.2024.66059 (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - February 2, 2024 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nurullah Ishak I şık Gulhan Kurtoglu Cel ık Bahattin I şık Source Type: research

Evaluating emergency department visits for spontaneous and traumatic pneumomediastinum: a retrospective analysis
CONCLUSION: Upon examining the causes of pneumomediastinum cases, it was observed that patients with a history of trauma required thoracostomy tube insertion and surgical intervention more frequently. However, when classified as spontaneous or trau-matic, both groups exhibited similar clinical courses and outcomes. Both groups demonstrated favorable clinical outcomes.PMID:38305659 | DOI:10.14744/tjtes.2024.66059 (Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES)
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - February 2, 2024 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nurullah Ishak I şık Gulhan Kurtoglu Cel ık Bahattin I şık Source Type: research

Validation of the 35-mm rule in traumatic pneumothorax in an Asian population
CONCLUSION: Most patients with traumatic PTX of ≤35 mm on CT had undergone successful 4-h observation without thoracostomy. Additionally, PTX of >35 mm was an independent risk factor for observation failure. Considering the lower optimal cutoff value and high failure rates observed in this study, the current guidelines need modifications.PMID:38294228 | DOI:10.1080/00325481.2024.2313449 (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - January 31, 2024 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Woo Young Nho Source Type: research

Fungal empyema thoracis, a rare but an emerging entity: a retrospective case series from Pakistan
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that fungal empyema has a poor outcome as almost one-third of our patients died. Early diagnosis and intervention can improve outcome.PMID:38164127 | PMC:PMC10757795 | DOI:10.1177/20499361231223887 (Source: Adv Data)
Source: Adv Data - January 2, 2024 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Nousheen Iqbal Akbar Shoukat Ali Aqusa Zahid Kausar Jabeen Muhammad Irfan Source Type: research

Fungal empyema thoracis, a rare but an emerging entity: a retrospective case series from Pakistan
CONCLUSION: Our data suggest that fungal empyema has a poor outcome as almost one-third of our patients died. Early diagnosis and intervention can improve outcome.PMID:38164127 | PMC:PMC10757795 | DOI:10.1177/20499361231223887 (Source: Adv Data)
Source: Adv Data - January 2, 2024 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Nousheen Iqbal Akbar Shoukat Ali Aqusa Zahid Kausar Jabeen Muhammad Irfan Source Type: research

DraiNet: AI-driven decision support in pneumothorax and pleural effusion management
ConclusionThe integration of DraiNet as an AI-driven decision support system marks a significant advancement in pediatric healthcare. By combining deep learning algorithms with clinical expertise, DraiNet provides a valuable tool for non-surgical teams and emergency room doctors, aiding them in making informed decisions about surgical interventions. With its remarkable mAP score of 0.964, DraiNet has the potential to enhance patient outcomes and optimize the management of critical conditions, including pneumothorax and pleural effusion. (Source: Pediatric Surgery International)
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - December 27, 2023 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Tube Thoracostomy Complications in  Patients With ARDS Requiring ECMO: Worse in COVID-19 Patients?
CONCLUSIONS: Tube thoracostomy placement in COVID-19 patients with ARDS requiring V-V ECMO is common, as are complications following initial placement. Clinicians should anticipate the need for re-intervention in this patient population. Small-bore (14Fr and smaller) pigtail catheters appeared to be safe and efficacious in this setting, but further study on tube thoracostomy management in ECMO patients is needed.PMID:38079460 | DOI:10.1093/milmed/usad454 (Source: Military Medicine)
Source: Military Medicine - December 11, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robert B Laverty Kelly M Ivins-O'Keefe Alexandra M Adams Meaghan J Flatley Michal J Sobieszczyk Phillip E Mason Valerie G Sams Source Type: research