Helena Jäntti

Helena Jäntti
Kuopio University Hospital | KYS · Department of Emergency and Critical Care

PhD

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Background The detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major clinical challenge as AF is often paroxysmal and asymptomatic. Novel mobile health (mHealth) technologies could provide a cost-effective and reliable solution for AF screening. However, many of these techniques have not been clinically validated. Objective The purpose of this study is...
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Objectives: Prehospital critical care physicians regularly attend to patients with poor prognosis and may limit the advanced therapies. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of poor prognosis given by prehospital critical care clinicians. Design: Cohort study. Setting: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the national h...
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Objectives Recognizing stroke and other intracranial pathologies in prehospital phase facilitates prompt recanalization and other specific care. Recognizing these can be difficult in patients with decreased level of consciousness. We previously derived a scoring system combining systolic blood pressure, age and heart rate to recognize patients with...
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Aim: Atrial fibrillation (AF) detection is challenging because it is often asymptomatic and paroxysmal. We evaluated continuous photoplethysmogram (PPG) for signal quality and detection of AF. Methods: PPGs were recorded using a wrist-band device in 173 patients (76 AF, 97 sinus rhythm, SR) for 24 h. Simultaneously recorded 3-lead ambulatory ECG se...
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Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common tachyarrhythmia and associated with a risk of stroke. The detection and diagnosis of AF represent a major clinical challenge due to AF’s asymptomatic and intermittent nature. Novel consumer-grade mobile health (mHealth) products with automatic arrhythmia detection could be an option for long-te...
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Background Pre-hospital anaesthesia is a core competency of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS). Whether physician pre-hospital anaesthesia case volume affects outcomes is unknown in this setting. We aimed to investigate whether physician case volume was associated with differences in mortality or medical management. Methods We conducted...
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Background Earlier studies have shown variable results regarding the success of paediatric emergency endotracheal intubation between different settings and operators. We aimed to describe the paediatric population intubated by physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) and evaluate the factors associated with overall and first-pa...
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BACKGROUND The detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is a major clinical challenge as AF is often paroxysmal and asymptomatic. Novel mobile health (mHealth) technologies could provide a cost-effective and reliable solution for AF screening. However, many of these techniques have not been clinically validated. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is...
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Atrial fibrillation is often asymptomatic and intermittent making its detection challenging. A photoplethysmography (PPG) provides a promising option for atrial fibrillation detection. However, the shapes of pulse waves vary in atrial fibrillation decreasing pulse and atrial fibrillation detection accuracy. This study evaluated ten robust photoplet...
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Background: It is largely unknown how often physicians in emergency helicopter medical services (HEMS) encounter various critical care events and if HEMS exposure is associated with particular practice patterns or outcomes. Objectives: This study aimed: to describe the frequency and distribution of critical care events; to investigate whether HE...
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Aims of the study Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) often provide post-resuscitation care. Our aims were to investigate whether physicians’ frequent exposure to prehospital post-resuscitation care is associated with differences in 1) medical management 2) achieving treatment targets recommended by resuscitation guidelines 3) survival. Me...
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Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the major cause of stroke since approximately 25% of all strokes are of cardioembolic‐origin. The detection and diagnosis of AF are often challenging due to the asymptomatic and intermittent nature of AF. Hypothesis A wearable electrocardiogram (ECG)‐device could increase the likelihood of AF detection. The a...
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Background: Identifying stroke and other intracranial lesions in patients with a decreased level of consciousness may be challenging in prehospital settings. Our objective was to investigate whether the combination of systolic blood pressure, heart rate and age could be used to identify intracranial lesions. Methods: We conducted a retrospective...
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Background: Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) play an important role in prehospital care of the critically ill. Differences in funding, crew composition, dispatch criteria and mission profile make comparison between systems challenging. Several systems incorporate databases for quality control, performance evaluation and scientific purp...
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Aims: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common tachyarrhythmia and a significant cause of cardioembolic strokes. Atrial fibrillation is often intermittent and asymptomatic making detection a major clinical challenge. We evaluated a photoplethysmography (PPG) wrist band in individual pulse detection in patients with AF and tested the reliability...
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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant cause of cardioembolic strokes. AF is often symptomless and intermittent, making its detection challenging. The aim of this study was to assess the possibility to use a chest strap (Suunto Movesense) to detect AF both by cardiologists and automated algorithms. A single channel electrocardiogram (ECG) from a...
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Background: Recognition of out-of-hospital-cardiac arrests (OHCAs) at emergency medical communication centres is based on questions of OHCA symptoms, resulting in 50-80% accuracy rates. However, OHCAs might be recognized more promptly using 'rhythm-based' recognition, whereby a victim's cardiac rhythm is recorded with mobile phone technology that...
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Background: Survival from an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) depends on the sequence of interventions in "the chain of survival". If OHCA is recognized in the emergency medical communication centre (EMCC), the proper emergency medical service (EMS) should be dispatched and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructions should be given to a...
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Background The effective treatment of airway compromise in trauma and non-trauma patients is important. Hypoxia and hypotension are predictors of negative patient outcomes and increased mortality, and may be important quality indicators of care provided by emergency medical services. Excluding cardiac arrests, critical trauma and non-trauma patient...
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Background Though airway management methods during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remain controversial, no studies on the topic from Finland have examined adherence to OHCA recommendations in real life. In response, the aim of this study was to document the interventions, success rates, and adverse events in airway management processes in OH...
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Despite numerous studies on prehospital airway management, results are difficult to compare due to inconsistent or heterogeneous data. The objective of this study was to assess advanced airway management from international physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical services. We collected airway data from 21 helicopter emergency medical services...
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Objective: Recognition of cardiac arrest (CA) during an emergency call leans on questions concerning CA symptoms and is correct in 50-83% of cases. If the heart rhythm could be recorded and analysed over a mobile phone or transmitted during the emergency call to the dispatch centre and analysed there, using software identical to one in an automate...
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To describe the dispatch process for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in bystander-witnessed patients with initial shockable rhythm, and to evaluate whether recognition of OHCA by the emergency medical dispatcher (EMD) has an effect on the outcome. This study was part of the FINNRESUSCI study focusing on the epidemiology and outcome of OHCA in...
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Good-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is highlighted in the International Resuscitation Guidelines, but clinically the quality of CPR is often poor. Education of CPR has a major role in the primary skills imparted to students. Different methods can be used to teach CPR quality. We evaluated the current status of their usage in Finland in...
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In general, in-hospital resuscitation is performed in a bed and out-of-hospital resuscitation on the floor. The surface under the patient may affect the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality; therefore, we evaluated CPR quality (the percentage of chest compressions of correct depth) and rescuer's fatigue (the mean compression depth minute by...
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The adequate chest compression rate during CPR is associated with improved haemodynamics and primary survival. To explore whether the use of a metronome would affect also chest compression depth beside the rate, we evaluated CPR quality using a metronome in a simulated CPR scenario. Forty-four experienced intensive care unit nurses participated in...
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The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines changed in 2005. We investigated the impact of these changes on no flow time and on the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Simulated cardiac arrest (CA) scenarios were managed randomly in manikins using ERC 2000 or 2005 guidelines. Pairs of paramedics/paramedic students treated 34 sce...
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Peruselvytys on laadultaan hyvää kun se tuottaa mahdollisimman hy-vän verenkierron elottomuustilanteessa. Sekä 2005 että 2010 kansain-välisissä elvytysohjeissa paineluelvytyksen laatu nostettiin tärkeimmäk-si uudistukseksi ja tekijäksi selviytymisketjussa. Painelun täytyisi tapah-tua oikeasta paikasta rintakehällä, oikean syvyisenä, oikealla tahdil...

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