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Importance An international task force recently redefined the concept of sepsis. This task force recommended the use of the quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) score instead of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria to identify patients at high risk of mortality. However, these new criteria have not been prospectively(More)
This report describes the case of an 18-year-old woman who was found in the sea suffering from cardiac arrest and hypothermia, 90 minutes after she entered the water to swim. The rescue team used an automated external defibrillator to record prehospital management. This recording showed an isoelectric electrocardiogram followed by a ventricular(More)
UNLABELLED STUDY OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: Arterial puncture for blood gas analysis is a frequent procedure and could be difficult in the emergency setting. The aim of the study was to compare ultrasonographically guided arterial radial puncture vs conventional sampling. MATERIALS AND METHODS This is a prospective, randomized study. The inclusion criteria(More)
We read with interest the article by Martin‐Loeches et al. entitled “Determinants of time to death in hospital in critically ill patients around the world” [1]. In this article, the authors aimed to investigate which factors influence time to death in hospital in critically ill patients worldwide. They found that time to death in hospital is longer in older(More)
BACKGROUND Peripheral venous (PV) cannulation, one of the most common technical procedures in Emergency Medicine, may prove challenging, even to experienced Emergency Department (ED) staff. Morbid obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 40) has been reported as a risk factor for PV access failure in the operating room. OBJECTIVES We investigated PV access(More)
INTRODUCTION The use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in a prehospital setting is recommended. Pocket ultrasound devices (PUDs) appear to be well suited to prehospital FoCUS. The main aim of our study was to evaluate the interpretability of echocardiography performed in a prehospital setting using a PUD based on the experience of the emergency(More)
BACKGROUND The RAD-57 pulse CO-oximeter is a lightweight device allowing noninvasive measurement of blood carboxyhemoglobin (S(pCO)). We assessed the diagnostic value of pulse CO-oximetry, comparing S(pCO) values from the RAD-57 to standard laboratory blood carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) measurement in emergency department patients with suspected carbon monoxide(More)
OBJECTIVE The rapid management of respiratory failure after exposure to a CBRN agent (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) is a priority leading to a decrease in mortality. We studied the performance of orotracheal intubation (OTI) with the Airtraq laryngoscope compared with the Macintosh laryngoscope by emergency physicians in protective CBRN(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY Identifying clinical, electrophysiological and biological predictors for 6-month neurological outcome in survivors at day 3 after cardiac arrest (CA) treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH). METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adults comatose after out-of hospital CA treated with TH. All data were collected from medical(More)