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ICU Management

NICE Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB): ARCTIC SUN® 5000 TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

2017 25 Aug

NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on the Arctic Sun® 5000 Temperature management System.   The Arctic Sun® 5000 Temperature management system is a non-invasive system for controlling and monitoring body temperature within the range of 32°C to 38.5°C. It is intended for use in adults who are comatose after sudden cardiac arrest... Read more

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Predicting Neurologic Outcome in Cardiac Arrest Patients

2017 11 Jul

Researchers in South Korea previously reported that diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) could be used to predict neurologic outcomes before targeted temperature management (TTM) after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) from cardiac arrest. In a new study, the same team of researchers compared the efficacy of brain computed tomography... Read more

Cardiology Management

New App Directs Responders to Cardiac Arrest Before Ambulance

2017 24 Jun

The European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has created a novel smartphone application that can direct responders to cardiac arrest victims more than three minutes before the emergency services arrive. Each minute increases the chances of survival by 10%. According to EHRA spokesperson... Read more

IMAGING Management

Streamlining Management of Cardiac Arrest with the Aid of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2017 29 May

Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in the emergency sector, enabling hospital clinicians and paramedics responding to an urgent call for medical assistance to assess a patient’s condition. Dr Matthew Reed, an Emergency Medicine consultant at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, explained how ultrasound contributes to the management of cardiac... Read more

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Denmark: Increased Bystander CPR, Decreased Mortality in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2017 28 May

Aregistry study from Denmark has investigated the 1-year risk of anoxic brain damage or nursing home admission and of mortality among patients who survived to day 30 after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The risks were analysed according to whether bystander CPR or defibrillation was performed. The study is published in the New England Journal of... Read more

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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Bystander CPR Impact on Survival, Cost

2017 28 May

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

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Cardiac Arrest Management

2017 28 May

The treatment of cardiac arrest has made significant progress over the last 10–15 years. This period marks a significant turning point, because the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) had often been considered an exercise in futility, with no improvement in outcome for the previous 30 years (Berdowski et al. 2010). In recent years, several investigators... Read more

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Prehospital Care for Cardiac Arrest: How to Improve Outcome

2017 28 May

More patient lives have been saved after OHCA in recent years, but the numbers can improve further. Increased awareness, more education of laypersons and more first responders, in combination with reduced response times for the EMS and early defibrillation will save many lives   The chances of surviving an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and returning... Read more

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Targeted Therapeutic Mild Hypercapnia After Cardiac Arrest

2017 28 May

Cardiac arrest (CA) causes ischaemic brain injury and persistent cerebral hypoperfusion and cerebral hypoxia during the early post-resuscitation period. PaCO2 is the major physiological regulator of cerebral blood flow, is a modifiable component of care and mild hypercapnia may lead to improved neurological outcomes for resuscitated CA survivors. In... Read more