Search Tag: cardiac arrest

ICU Management

Emergency Department to ICU Time and Mortality

2019 22 Aug

Delays in transferring patients from the Emergency Department (ED) to the ICU could delay treatment, leaving the patient at risk. A recent study explored the impact of this and found that increased ED to ICU wait times were associated with increased hospital mortality.   Data was used from the Dutch quality registry National Intensive Care Evaluation,... Read more

Executive Health Management

London Trauma Conference 2019

2019 10 Dec

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Cardiology Management

Machine learning to recognise cardiac arrest in emergency calls

2019 29 May

Nearly 600,000 people in the US and Europe combined sustain an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) annually. OHCA is a life-threatening condition, and in order to improve survival rates, it is imperative that it is recognised rapidly by medical dispatchers. Accurate recognition of OHCA either by a bystander or a dispatcher is essential for initiation... Read more

ICU Management

'Best CPC' project: causes of death after cardiac arrest

2019 10 Apr

In patients who recover consciousness after cardiac arrest (CA), a subsequent death from non-neurological causes may confound the assessment of long-term neurological outcome. Researchers developed the so-called “Best CPC” (i.e., as for Cerebral Performance Category) project with the aim to assess the prevalence and causes of death after awakening... Read more

Cardiology Management

#EHRA2019: ESCAPE-NET study - nifedipine increases risk of sudden cardiac arrest

2019 27 Mar

A new study by the European Sudden Cardiac Arrest network (ESCAPE-NET) has found that a widely used heart drug, nifedipine, is associated with an increased risk of out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Nifedipine is often used to treat high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). But ESCAPE-NET researchers urged caution when interpreting these results,... Read more

ICU Management

Cardiac arrest-related organ failure: impact on long-term outcome

2019 06 Mar

Organ dysfunction is common after cardiac arrest and associated with worse short-term outcome. New research shows that extracerebral organ failure, measured as the 24 hour-EC-SOFA score, is also an important contributor to both long-term outcome and increased healthcare-associated costs in cardiac arrest patients.   For this retrospective... Read more

Cardiology Management

Machine learning tool to recognise cardiac arrest in emergency calls

2019 15 Feb

Emergency medical dispatchers fail to identify approximately 25% of cases of out of hospital cardiac arrest, thus lose the opportunity to provide the caller instructions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. This study examined whether a machine learning framework could recognize out-of-hospital cardiac arrest from audio files of calls to the emergency... Read more

ICU Management

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