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Should perfusion guide cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

2018 20 Nov

Perfusion-guided patient-specific resuscitation could be the next major step in improving cardiac arrest survival with good neurological outcomes, according to a letter published in Resuscitation . You might also like : Jerry Nolan - Cardiac arrest management Rohit Mohindra, Jewish General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine and the... Read more

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Best airway and ventilation strategy during CPR and after resuscitation

2018 22 Aug

After cardiac arrest a combination of basic and advanced airway and ventilation techniques are used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and after a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Current guidelines are based predominantly on evidence from observational studies and expert consensus; thus, the optimal combination of airway techniques... Read more

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2018 06 Mar

Cardiac arrest is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It occurs either in hospital and out of hospital situations with a common variable in the decision making process: time. Each year, according to the AHA (American Heart Association) statistical report , more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests per year occur in the United States... Read more

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LUCAS-2 in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Cost Analysis

2017 17 Jul

The use of the mechanical chest compression device LUCAS-2 represents poor value for money when compared to standard manual chest compression in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published in the journal Resuscitation. A critical step of the resuscitation process is early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – i.e., the combination... Read more

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Cardiac Arrest: Bystander CPR's Impact on Survival, Cost

2017 16 May

Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial to successful resuscitation following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Now new research shows that bystander CPR was positively associated with long-term survival and appears cost-effective with an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of USD48,044 per quality-adjusted life year (QALY).... Read more

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Sepsis-associated In-hospital Cardiac Arrest

2017 11 Apr

Sepsis-associated cardiac arrest is a relatively common occurrence with especially poor outcomes. A review paper, published in Journal of Critical Care, discusses the epidemiology of sepsis-associated in-hospital cardiac arrest in adults and children, the relevant physiology responsible for its pathogenesis and poor outcomes, and potential therapeutic... Read more

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ERC Congress-Resuscitation 2017

2017 28 Sep

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UK: 100,000 People To Train in CPR on Restart a Heart Day

2016 18 Oct

Research released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows that thousands of people die every year because people are not carrying out life saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on cardiac arrest victims before emergency services arrive. The study, published in Resuscitation , analysed more than 11,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA)... Read more

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Do Not Attempt CPR Decisions - Consistency Needed

2016 02 Aug

Patient preferences for “Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR)” decisions and how health services deal with them are the subject of a review published by the UK National Institute for Health Research. Prof. Gavin Perkins , professor of critical care medicine, University of Warwick,  and colleagues, set out to identify why conflict... Read more