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Emergencias (Sant Vicenç dels Horts) ; 31(4): 227-233, ago. 2019. graf, tab
Artigo em Espanhol | IBECS | ID: ibc-182762

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Objetivos: Este estudio analiza el control del ritmo en los servicios de urgencias (SUH) y sus resultados en pacientes con fibrilación auricular (FA) de reciente comienzo, para identificar áreas de mejora en el manejo. Método: Estudio multicéntrico, observacional, prospectivo y transversal desarrollado en 124 SUH representativos del sistema sanitario español basado en el registro HERMES-AF (estrategias de manejo en el servicio de urgencias hospitalario de la FA) del 23 de mayo al 5 de junio de 2011. Se incluyeron pacientes con FA sintomática con menos de 48 h de evolución en los cuales se tomó la decisión de restaurar el ritmo sinusal. Resultados: Se incluyeron 337 pacientes, se optó por cardioversión farmacológica en 311 pacientes (92,3%), y por cardioversión eléctrica en 52 (15%), la mitad de los casos tras fracaso de los fármacos. Se obtuvo ritmo sinusal (RS) en 278 pacientes (82,5%) y el alivio de los síntomas en 297 (94%), con una tasa de efectos adversos del 0,9%, ninguno grave. Amiodarona se asoció de manera independiente a una menor tasa de RS al alta (OR = 0,442; IC 95% 0,238-0,823; p = 0,01), al contrario que la cardioversión eléctrica (OR = 4,0; IC 95% 1,2-13,3; p = 0,024). Los fármacos I-C se asociaron con una mayor proporción de altas en < 6 h (OR 2,6; IC 95% 1,6-4,3; p < 0,001) y amiodarona con más estancias prolongadas de > 24 h (OR 2,7, IC 95% 1,5-4,8; p < 0,003). Conclusiones: En los SUH, la restauración del RS en la FA de reciente comienzo es segura, efectiva y asocia beneficios clínicos para los pacientes. Reemplazar amiodarona por técnicas más efectivas y rápidas como la cardioversión eléctrica o los fármacos I-C es un área de mejora de la calidad asistencial


Objectives: To analyze heart rate control in hospital emergency departments and outcomes in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation (AF) so that targets for improvement can be identified. Methods: Multicenter, prospective observational cross-sectional study in a representative sample of 124 hospitals of the Spanish health services, based on records in the HERMES-AF database (Hospital Emergency Department Management Strategies for AF) for May 23 to June 5, 2011. Patients with symptomatic AF within 48 hours of onset were enrolled when the decision was made to attempt restoration of sinus rhythm. Results: We included 337 patients. Chemical cardioversion was used in 311 (92.3%) and electrical cardioversion in 52 (15%), after drugs had failed in half the cases. Sinus rhythm was restored in 278 patients (82.5%), and symptoms resolved in 94%. Adverse effects were recorded in 0.9% but none were serious. Amiodarone was independently associated with a lower rate of restored sinus rhythm (odds ratio [OR], 0.442; 95% CI, 0.238-0.823; P=.01) than electrical cardioversion (OR, 4.0; 95% CI, 1.2-13.3; P=.024). The use of class Ic antiarrhythmic agents was associated with a higher percentage of discharges in less than 6 hours (OR, 2.6; 95% CI, 1.6-4.3; P<.001), and amiodarone was associated with hospital stays longer than 24 hours (OR, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.5-4.8; P<.003). Conclusions: Emergency department restoration of sinus rhythm in patients with AF is safe, effective, and associated with clinical benefits. Quality of care could be improved by replacing the use of amiodarone with faster and more effective treatments such as electrical cardioversion or the use of class Ic agents


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Humanos , Feminino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Cardioversão Elétrica/métodos , Fibrilação Atrial/diagnóstico , Fibrilação Atrial/terapia , Serviços Médicos de Emergência , Ritmo Circadiano/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema de Registros/normas , Cardioversão Elétrica/tendências , Estudos Prospectivos , Estudos Transversais , Espanha , Antiarrítmicos/administração & dosagem , Sistemas de Saúde/organização & administração
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Emergencias ; 31(4): 227-233, 2019.
Artigo em Espanhol, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31347801

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OBJECTIVES: To analyze heart rate control in hospital emergency departments and outcomes in patients with recent onset atrial fibrillation (AF) so that targets for improvement can be identified. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Multicenter, prospective observational cross-sectional study in a representative sample of 124 hospitals of the Spanish health services, based on records in the HERMES-AF database (Hospital Emergency Department Management Strategies for AF) for May 23 to June 5, 2011. Patients with symptomatic AF within 48 hours of onset were enrolled when the decision was made to attempt restoration of sinus rhythm. RESULTS: We included 337 patients. Chemical cardioversion was used in 311 (92.3%) and electrical cardioversion in 52 (15%), after drugs had failed in half the cases. Sinus rhythm was restored in 278 patients (82.5%), and symptoms resolved in 94%. Adverse effects were recorded in 0.9% but none were serious. Amiodarone was independently associated with a lower rate of restored sinus rhythm (odds ratio [OR], 0.442; 95% CI, 0.238-0.823; P=.01) than electrical cardioversion (OR, 4.0; 95% CI, 1.2-13.3; P=.024). The use of class Ic antiarrhythmic agents was associated with a higher percentage of discharges in less than 6 hours (OR, 2.6; 95% CI, 1.6-4.3; P< .001), and amiodarone was associated with hospital stays longer than 24 hours (OR, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.5-4.8; P< .003). CONCLUSION: Emergency department restoration of sinus rhythm in patients with AF is safe, effective, and associated with clinical benefits. Quality of care could be improved by replacing the use of amiodarone with faster and more effective treatments such as electrical cardioversion or the use of class Ic agents.

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Acad Emerg Med ; 26(9): 1034-1043, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30703274

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BACKGROUND: Although rhythm control has failed to demonstrate long-term benefits over rate control in longstanding episodes of atrial fibrillation (AF), there is little evidence concerning recent-onset ones. We analyzed the benefits of rhythm and rate control in terms of symptoms alleviation and need for hospital admission in patients with recent-onset AF. METHODS: This was a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study with prospective standardized data collection carried out in 124 emergency departments (EDs). Clinical variables, treatment effectiveness, and outcomes (control of symptoms, final disposition) were analyzed in stable patients with recent-onset AF consulting for AF-related symptoms. RESULTS: Of 421 patients included, rhythm control was chosen in 352 patients (83.6%), a global effectiveness of 84%. Rate control was performed in 69 patients (16.4%) and was achieved in 67 (97%) of them. Control of symptoms was achieved in 396 (94.1%) patients and was associated with a heart rate after treatment ≤ 110 beats/min (odds ratio [OR] = 14.346, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 3.90 to 52.70, p < 0.001) and a rhythm control strategy (OR = 2.78, 95% CI = 1.02 to 7.61, p = 0.046). Sixty patients (14.2%) were admitted: discharge was associated with a rhythm control strategy (OR = 2.22, 95% CI = 1.20-4.60, p = 0.031) and admission was associated with a heart rate > 110 beats/min after treatment (OR = 29.71, 95% CI = 7.19 to 123.07, p < 0.001) and acute heart failure (OR = 9.45, 95% CI = 2.91 to 30.65, p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: In our study, recent-onset AF patients in whom rhythm control was attempted in the ED had a high rate of symptoms' alleviation and a reduced rate of hospital admissions.

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Stroke ; 48(5): 1344-1352, 2017 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28389612

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Long-term benefits of initiating stroke prophylaxis in the emergency department (ED) are unknown. We analyzed the long-term safety and benefits of ED prescription of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation patients. METHODS: Prospective, multicenter, observational cohort of consecutive atrial fibrillation patients was performed in 62 Spanish EDs. Clinical variables and thromboprophylaxis prescribed at discharge were collected at inclusion. Follow-up at 1 year post-discharge included data about thromboprophylaxis and its complications, major bleeding, and death; risk was assessed with univariate and bivariate logistic regression models. RESULTS: We enrolled 1162 patients, 1024 (88.1%) at high risk according to CHA2DS2-VASc score. At ED discharge, 935 patients (80.5%) were receiving anticoagulant therapy, de novo in 237 patients (55.2% of 429 not previously treated). At 1 year, 48 (4.1%) patients presented major bleeding events, and 151 (12.9%) had died. Anticoagulation first prescribed in the ED was not related to major bleeding (hazard ratio, 0.976; 95% confidence interval, 0.294-3.236) and was associated with a decrease in mortality (hazard ratio, 0.398; 95% confidence interval, 0.231-0.686). Adjusting by the main clinical and sociodemographic characteristics, concomitant antiplatelet treatment, or destination (discharge or admission) did not affect the results. CONCLUSIONS: Prescription of anticoagulation in the ED does not increase bleeding risk in atrial fibrillation patients at high risk of stroke and contributes to decreased mortality.


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Anticoagulantes/farmacologia , Fibrilação Atrial/terapia , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticoagulantes/efeitos adversos , Fibrilação Atrial/mortalidade , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Guias de Prática Clínica como Assunto , Espanha/epidemiologia , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/mortalidade
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Ann Emerg Med ; 65(1): 1-12, 2015 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25182543

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STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine the prevalence of stroke prophylaxis prescription in emergency department (ED) patients with atrial fibrillation and the factors associated with a lack of prescription of anticoagulation in high-risk patients without contraindications. METHODS: This was a multicenter, observational, cross-sectional study with prospective standardized data collection carried out in 124 Spanish EDs. Clinical variables, risk factors for stroke, type of prophylaxis prescribed, and reasons for not prescribing anticoagulation in high-risk patients (congestive heart failure/left ventricular dysfunction, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes and previous stroke/transient ischemic attack/systemic embolism [CHADS2] score ≥2 and the congestive heart failure/left ventricular dysfunction, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes, previous stroke/transient ischemic attack/systemic embolism, vascular disease age 65 to 74 years and sex category [CHA2DS2-VASc] score ≥2) without contraindications were collected. RESULTS: Of 3,276 patients enrolled, 71.5% were at high risk according to CHADS2; 89.7% according to CHA2DS2-VASc. At discharge from the ED, 2,255 patients (68.8%) were receiving anticoagulants, 1,691 of whom (75%) were high-risk patients. Of the 1,931 patients discharged home, anticoagulation was prescribed for 384 patients (19.9%) de novo and for 932 patients (48.3%) previously receiving anticoagulation. The main reasons for not prescribing anticoagulation to eligible patients were considering antiplatelet therapy as adequate prophylaxis (33.1%), advanced age (15%), and considering stroke risk as low (8.3%). Advanced age (odds ratio 0.46; 95% confidence interval 0.30 to 0.69) and female sex (odds ratio 0.50; 95% confidence interval 0.36 to 0.71) were significantly associated with the lack of prescription of anticoagulation to eligible patients. CONCLUSION: In Spain, most patients with atrial fibrillation treated in EDs who do not receive anticoagulation are at high risk of stroke, with relevant differences with regard to the risk stratification scheme used. Anticoagulation is underused, mainly because the risk of stroke is underestimated by the treating physicians and the benefits of antiplatelets are overrated, principally in female patients and the elderly. Efforts to increase the prescription of anticoagulation in these patients appear warranted.


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Fibrilação Atrial/complicações , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência , Acidente Vascular Cerebral/prevenção & controle , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Anticoagulantes/uso terapêutico , Estudos Transversais , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Padrões de Prática Médica/estatística & dados numéricos , Medição de Risco , Fatores de Risco , Fatores Sexuais , Espanha/epidemiologia
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Eur J Emerg Med ; 21(5): 341-8, 2014 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-24217850

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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to describe the type of interconsultations carried out in the Emergency Department (ED) to hospital specialists and analyze their pattern over time. METHODS: The study was carried out during the period from 2006 to 2012. It was carried out at EDs attending to all types of interconsultations except pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology. There were no changes in physical structure, number of personnel, or organization during the study period. The main measurements taken were as follows: monthly ED census, number of interconsultations and specialties consulted, main reason for presentation at the ED during the first (2006) and last year (2012), and, for specialties demonstrating substantial quantitative changes, main reasons for the interconsultation from the ED at the beginning (2006) and the end (2012) of the study. Linear regression analysis was carried out for the relationship between time and number of interconsultations. RESULTS: A total of 628 256 care interventions were carried out, with 128 008 interconsultations (20.4%). Orthopedic surgery and traumatology, psychiatry, and general and digestive surgery were the departments most frequently consulted (54.5% of the interconsultations). Consultations significantly reduced over time (R=0.29; P<0.001) but the percentage of interconsultations (related to ED census) remained unchanged (R=0.01; P=0.49). The behavior related to specialties was heterogeneous: consultations to general and digestive surgery, hematology and hemostasis, and urology specialists decreased, whereas to thoracic surgery, angiology and vascular surgery, neurology, nephrology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, orthopedic surgery and traumatology, and critical care medicine specialists increased. Some of the reasons for specialist consultation also significantly changed over time. CONCLUSION: The study of interconsultations allows us to identify areas of lesser autonomy of emergency physicians. Changes in the pattern of these interconsultations over time may reflect both learning processes and changes in the healthcare circuits in the ED.


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Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Departamentos Hospitalares/estatística & dados numéricos , Encaminhamento e Consulta , Humanos , Comunicação Interdisciplinar , Medicina/estatística & dados numéricos , Encaminhamento e Consulta/estatística & dados numéricos , Espanha , Recursos Humanos
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Rev. cuba. endocrinol ; 21(2)mayo-ago. 2010.
Artigo em Espanhol | CUMED | ID: cum-45749

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Se presentó un caso de mielolipoma adrenal bilateral asociado a hiperplasia adrenal congénita por déficit de enzima 21 hidroxilasa en un joven de 27 años de edad, que abandonó tratamiento sustitutivo con acetato de cortisona a los 14 años. Estuvo asintomático hasta su ingreso en el hospital, al cual es remitido por dolor abdominal, vómitos y fiebre, constatándose tumoración abdominal gigante en hemiabdomen izquierdo. Las características clínicas, hormonales y radiológicas halladas son comentadas y correlacionadas con lo registrado en la literatura médica. Hasta donde se revisó, es el primer caso de mielolipoma adrenal bilateral asociado a disfunción endocrina que se publica en Cuba(AU)


Authors present a case of bilateral adrenal myelolipoma associated with a congenital adrenal hyperplasia by deficit of hydroxilase enzyme 21 in a young aged 27 who leaves the substitution treatment with cortisone acetate at 14 years old. He was asymptomatic until its hospital admission due to abdominal pain, vomiting and fever and a high abdominal tumor in left hemi-abdomen. Clinical hormonal and radiological features founded are discussed and correlated with those registered in medical literature. As far as we know, this is the first case of bilateral adrenal myelolipoma associated with an endocrine dysfunction published in Cuba(AU)


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Humanos , Masculino , Adulto , Mielolipoma/diagnóstico , Neoplasias das Glândulas Suprarrenais/diagnóstico , Hiperplasia Suprarrenal Congênita/diagnóstico
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Rev. cuba. endocrinol ; 21(2): 154-163, Mayo-ago. 2010.
Artigo em Espanhol | LILACS | ID: lil-584441

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Se presentó un caso de mielolipoma adrenal bilateral asociado a hiperplasia adrenal congénita por déficit de enzima 21 hidroxilasa en un joven de 27 años de edad, que abandonó tratamiento sustitutivo con acetato de cortisona a los 14 años. Estuvo asintomático hasta su ingreso en el hospital, al cual es remitido por dolor abdominal, vómitos y fiebre, constatándose tumoración abdominal gigante en hemiabdomen izquierdo. Las características clínicas, hormonales y radiológicas halladas son comentadas y correlacionadas con lo registrado en la literatura médica. Hasta donde se revisó, es el primer caso de mielolipoma adrenal bilateral asociado a disfunción endocrina que se publica en Cuba(AU)


Authors present a case of bilateral adrenal myelolipoma associated with a congenital adrenal hyperplasia by deficit of hydroxilase enzyme 21 in a young aged 27 who leaves the substitution treatment with cortisone acetate at 14 years old. He was asymptomatic until its hospital admission due to abdominal pain, vomiting and fever and a high abdominal tumor in left hemi-abdomen. Clinical hormonal and radiological features founded are discussed and correlated with those registered in medical literature. As far as we know, this is the first case of bilateral adrenal myelolipoma associated with an endocrine dysfunction published in Cuba(AU)


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Humanos , Masculino , Adulto , Neoplasias das Glândulas Suprarrenais/diagnóstico por imagem , Hiperplasia Suprarrenal Congênita/diagnóstico , Mielolipoma/diagnóstico
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