Hichem Chenaitia

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BACKGROUND Securing the airway in emergency is among the key requirements of appropriate prehospital therapy. The Easytube (Ezt) is a relatively new device, which combines the advantages of both an infraglottic and supraglottic airway. AIMS Our goal was to evaluate the effectiveness and the safety of use of Ezt by emergency physicians in case of difficult(More)
Endotracheal intubation is the “gold standard” of the control of airway patency but is associated with nonnegligible morbidity rates. A rapid detection of esophageal intubation is essential. Capnography is considered the reference technique for correct endotracheal tube (ETT) positioning confirmation. However, capnography can provide false-positive and(More)
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common cause of sudden death; the use of prehospital thrombolysis is currently a last-resort option and requires a prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Novel mechanical devices have recently been introduced that provides automatic mechanical chest compression (AMCC) according to the guidelines and continually without(More)
BACKGROUND In emergency medicine, the gastric tube (GT) has many purposes, however in prehospital settings, the only indication is gastric decompression. To date, there is lack of recommendation on the diagnostic methods to verify correct GT placement in prehospital. The aim of this study is to estimate diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in confirming(More)
The influenza A(H1N1) virus pandemic increases the number of patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) although they are often young and healthy [1–3]. Some of them developed a severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), potentially fatal in adult, mortality for such patients is 30 to 58% [4]. When mechanical ventilation (low tidal volume(More)
BACKGROUND The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) play a primordial role in the early management of adults with acute ischaemic stroke (AIS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the role and effectiveness of the EMS in the stroke chain of survival in Marseille. METHODS A retrospective observational study was conducted in patients treated for AIS or(More)
UNLABELLED The concept that ultrasonography could be interesting in the prehospital setting and during the transfer of traumatized patients is not new. Paradoxically, there is a lack of description of routine use of ultrasonography in emergency ambulances. The aim of this study was to compare the feasibility and efficiency of an extended focused assessment(More)
INTRODUCTION The utility of bedside ultrasound (US) performed by emergency physicians has been proven for multiple purposes. There are no data about this technique in emergency departments (ED) in France. The primary objective is to determine the availability of ultrasound device (UD) in EDs and in prehospital settings in France. Minor objectives are to(More)