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Machine learning improves prediction of OHCA survival

2018 04 Dec

Cardiac arrest, a leading cause of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), is associated with high mortality. Current illness severity scores perform poorly in predicting survival for this patient group. New research from Australia shows machine learning (ML) techniques can significantly increase the accuracy of estimating survival for ICU patients... Read more

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London Trauma Conference 2018

2018 11 Dec

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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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Volume 18 - Issue 3, 2018

2018 16 Oct

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2018 27 Aug

Insights from the PARAMEDIC2 trial and future improvements Perkins et al. have advanced the long-awaited PARAMEDIC2 trial (Perkins et al. 2018). They deserve to be congratulated for such a well-interpreted and well-designed contribution. The study’s two main outcomes are as follows: the Epinephrine group had a significantly improved inpatient survival... Read more

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PARAMEDIC2: Is epinephrine a safe and effective treatment for cardiac arrest?

2018 24 Jul

In addition to early initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), treatment strategies for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have included the use of various drugs, but there is limited evidence that such medications are effective. Results of the  clinical trial (Pre-hospital Assessment of the Role of Adrenaline: Measuring the Effectiveness of Drug... Read more

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Lighter emergency breathing tubes associated with higher survival after OHCA

2018 01 Jun

When paramedics used a new, more flexible laryngeal breathing tube to give oxygen to patients who had had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, these patients survived longer than patients who received oxygen via the traditional endotracheal tube, according to the results of a large randomised controlled trial conducted in the USA.   The results... Read more

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Hypothermia in neurocritical care patients other than cardiac arrest

2018 16 Mar

Hypothermia (HT) is a cornerstone of neuroprotective strategies and has been used in critical care for acutely brain injured adult patients for many years. This review aims to discuss the clinical evidence supporting the use of HT in neurocritical care patients beyond care after cardiac arrest (CA), such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), acute ischaemic... Read more

Cardiology Management

Machine learning tools for predicting clinical outcomes

2018 06 Mar

New research findings suggest that machine learning may usher in a new era in digital healthcare tools that are able to predict clinical outcomes in patients with known or potential heart problems. These findings are from several studies being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session. The new studies presented... Read more