International Journal of

Critical Care and Emergency MedicineISSN: 2474-3674


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510027

Environmental Factors Urging the Development of Atopic Diseases in 75 Children

Arnaldo Cantani

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: May 17, 2017

Allergic asthma and rhinitis, Atopic Dermatitis (AD), urticaria and gastrointestinal allergy, are common diseases of infants and children. It was recently estimated that 14% of children suffer from AD, 8% from food allergy, and 12% from asthma. The cumulated incidence of these diseases in adolescents has been estimated between 25-35%, while the prevalence is about 20%....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510026

Targeted Temperature Management Following Cardiac Arrest: In-Hospital Trends in Utilization

Saiprasad Narsingam, Benjamin S Abella, Anne V Grossestreuer and Paul S Chan

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: May 15, 2017

Targeted temperature management (TTM) improves outcomes in patients with Out-of-Hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) due to Shockable rhythms. The frequency with which TTM is used for Non-Shockable cardiac arrest rhythms and for In-Hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is unknown....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510025

A Rare Case of Boerhaave Syndrome Presenting with Right Tension Pneumothorax and Review of the Literature

Jennifer Li, Simon Turner, Gordon Finlayson, Basil Nasir, John Yee and Anna McGuire

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 12, 2017

Although rare, spontaneous esophageal perforation or "Boerhaave syndrome", carries a high case fatality rate. The 'classic' presentation of chest pain, vomiting and subcutaneous emphysema is actually uncommon clinically, with the literature reporting variable initial presentations....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510024

Mid-Regional Proadrenomedullin as a Prognosis Biomarker of Mortality in Patients Treated with Non-Invasive Ventilation in the Emergency Room

Manuel Pinero Zapata, Miriam Martinez Villanueva, Francisco V Aviles Plaza, Cesar Cinesi Gomez, Aurelio Luna Maldonado and Maria E Legaz Moreno

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 11, 2017

The mid-regional fragment of the peptide complex Pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) is a ubiquitous biomarker tissue distribution in the human body with increased levels in the course of certain diseases of great importance for vital engagement and whose clinical course is often associated with dyspnoea....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510023

Emerging Concepts in Acute Heart Failure: From the Pathophysiology to the Clinical Case Based Approach

Antonio Giovanni Solimando, Antonella Argentiero, Anna Ruckdeschel, MaxBittrich, Andreas Schneider, Rodolfo Sbrojavacca, Angelo Vacca, Georg Fritz and Hermann Einsele

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 25, 2017

Acute heart failure (AHF) represents a heterogeneous clinical syndrome, comprising new or worsening signs and symptoms on a background of stable chronic heart failure (HF), as well as new-onset HF. In either clinical picture, urgent care is crucial. Given the variety of clinical scenario, stratifying patient subgroups on a pathophysiologic base can help direct appropriate therapy. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510022

Cerebral Air Embolism in Commercial Flights: A Potentially Fatal Complication of Intrathoracic Lesions

Beatriz Oyanguren, Araceli Alonso-Canovas, Alicia de Felipe and Jaime Masjuan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 18, 2017

Five patients with CAE were admitted to our Emergency Department (A-E). All experienced loss of consciousness (LOC). Chest radiograph showed thoracic bullae. Brain computed tomography (CT) showed subarachnoid bubbles (A), intraparenchymal bubbles (B), global hypoperfusion (C), or no abnormalities (D, E). With supportive treatment, four survived, while B died. Including ours, 18 cases of CAE during commercial flights have been reported. LOC and dyspnea were common....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3674/1510021

An Unstable Coronary Situation: A Case of Two Aborted Myocardial Infarctions in Three Days

Ephraim B Winzer and Axel Linke

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 25, 2017

In patients with stable coronary artery disease percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) effectively improves symptoms in the absence of any effect on prognosis. In contrast, in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) PCI significantly reduces the risk of acute myocardial infarction and death as compared to conservative, noninvasive strategy....

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