Matej Strnad

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BACKGROUND Survival after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using standard vasopressor therapy is disappointing. Vasopressin is a potent vasopressor that could become a useful therapeutic alternative in the treatment of cardiac arrest. AIMS The aim of this prehospital prospective cohort study was to assess the influence of treatment with vasopressin and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this pilot study was to determine the usefulness of prehospital lung ultrasound in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) versus standard therapy in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with ADHF were enrolled in this(More)
BACKGROUND Erythropoietin activates potent protective mechanisms in non-hematopoietic tissues including the myocardium. In a rat model of ventricular fibrillation, erythropoietin preserved myocardial compliance enabling hemodynamically more effective CPR. OBJECTIVE To investigate whether intravenous erythropoietin given within 2 min of physician-led CPR(More)
INTRODUCTION We studied the diagnostic accuracy of bedside lung ultrasound (the presence of a comet-tail sign), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and clinical assessment (according to the modified Boston criteria) in differentiating heart failure (HF)-related acute dyspnea from pulmonary (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(More)
This study aimed at determining predictors of in-hospital mortality and prehospital monitoring limitations in severely injured intubated blunt trauma patients. We retrospectively reviewed patients' charts. Prehospital vital signs, Injury Severity Score (ISS), initial Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), Revised Trauma Score (RTS), arterial blood gases, and lactate(More)
BACKGROUND In 2003, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) published the Recommended Guidelines for Uniform Reporting of Data from Drowning: the "Utstein style" ("Utstein Style for Drowning," USFD) to improve the understanding of epidemiology, treatment, and outcome prediction after drowning. AIMS The aim of this study was to compare(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY The percentage of unrecognised orotracheal tube displacement in an out-of-hospital setting has been reported to be between 4.8% and 25%. The aim of our study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of Point-of-Care-UltraSound (POCUS) for confirming the proper tube position after an urgent orotracheal intubation in an out-of-hospital(More)