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The Case for Interposed Abdominal Compression CPR in Hospital Settings
Interposed abdominal compression (IAC)-CPR includes all steps of standard external CPR with the addition of manual midabdominal compressions in counterpoint to the rhythm of chest compressions. IAC-CPR can increase blood flow during CPR about two fold compared to standard CPR without IAC, as shown by multiple studies in computer and animal models. The technique increases the rate return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) for inhospital resuscitations from roughly 25% to 50%. Improved survival to discharge is demonstrated in two in-hospital trials.
Effects of Nicardipine and Diltiazem on Catecholamine Secretion and Renin- Angiotensin-Aldosterone System During Sevoflurane Anesthesia
Nicardipine and diltiazem might have different action on hemodynamics and hormonal response during general anesthesia. However, there is no study to compare the effects of these two agents in sevoflurane anesthesia. The present study was performed to investigate the effects on hemodynamics, concentrations of catecholamine and renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system between nicardipine and diltiazem in sevoflurane anesthesia.
Combining Lidocaine to Various Concentrations of Ropivacaine for Interscalene Block
It is potentially interesting to combine the rapid onset of lidocaine with the longer acting ropivacaine in interscalene block but the effects of different concentrations of ropivacaine in this combination are not known. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of different concentration of ropivacaine in combination with lidocaine on motor and sensory blocks in interscalene block.
Continuous Anterior Sciatic Nerve Block: A Case Series
Sciatic nerve block is classically performed through posterior or lateral approaches. With the increased use of ultrasound, the anterior approach has gained popularity. An anterior approach should be considered in patients after trauma and severe postoperative pain where patient positioning can be challenging. The anatomical landmark techniques can be difficult for anterior approach and cannot always be relied on due to inconsistency in extremely obese population. The presence of large blood vessels in the needle path and increasing use of anticoagulants, call for the use of ultrasound guidance for anterior approach to sciatic nerve