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ICU Management

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

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Arrest Patients Do Better If Admitted to Specialist Centre

2017 02 Apr

For cardiac arrest patients, admission to a specialist heart centre rather than to the nearest general hospital is associated with improved chances of survival, according to a study reported in European Heart Journal. Researchers say that distance needed to travel to a specialist heart centre is not linked to better or worse risk of death.See Also:... Read more

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Categorisation of Survival and Death after Cardiac Arrest

2017 14 Mar

Most cardiac arrest (CA) patients remain comatose post resuscitation, prompting goals-of-care (GOC) conversations. Researchers studying the impact of these conversations on patient outcomes have found that most CA survivors due to family wishes despite poor neurological prognosis die or have poor outcomes at one-year. The findings will be published... Read more

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In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests and Resuscitation

2017 31 Jan

A multi-centre observational study was conducted to report the duration of resuscitation for patients after an in-hospital cardiac arrest as well as to examine the relationship between resuscitation and neurologically intact survival to discharge. See Also: ESA2016: Death by Resuscitation?For the purpose of the study, the authors collated data from... Read more

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Statins Before Cardiac Arrest Improve Survival Odds Afterwards

2016 14 Nov

According to a study presented at the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016, patients who have been taking statins have better chances of surviving longer after a cardiac arrest.  See Also: High-Intensity Statin Therapy Linked to Lower Risk of Death Cholesterol-lowering statins are prescribed... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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Therapeutic Hypothermia after OHCA: Wider Use Justified?

2016 25 Oct

A meta-analysis of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) concludes that it is associated with a survival and neuroprotective benefit, even when including patients with non-shockable rhythms, more lenient downtimes, unwitnessed arrest and/or persistent shock after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).Therapeutic... Read more

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Does OHCA Survival Improve When Docs Attend?

2016 25 Oct

An observational study from Denmark, based on data from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry, found an association between prehospital physician-delivered advanced cardiac life support as a supplement to emergency medical services and better 30-day survival. The article, by Annika Hamilton, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hvidovre Hospital,... Read more

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Therapeutic Hypothermia Decreases Chances of Survival

2016 10 Oct

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia were less likely to survive to hospital discharge or to favourable neurological survival. This is in contrast to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, where therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve survival... Read more