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#ISICEM19: New developments in CPR; machine learning - Professor Jerry Nolan

2019 20 Mar

At this years  39th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine ,  Professor Jerry Nolan , a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, talked about new developments in CPR during the Max Harry Weil Lecture, one of the most important presentations at #ISICEM19. Dr. Max Harry Weil... Read more

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Importance of community treatment in OHCA

2018 20 Mar

Sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is the most time-critical medical emergency. Survival from OHCA remains poor globally. Successful resuscitation relies on a strong chain of survival with the community, dispatch centre, ambulance, and hospital working together, according to a review paper in The Lancet, noting that early cardiopulmonary... 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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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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Accidental Hypothermia - How to Manage

2016 27 Sep

Managing patients with accidental hypothermia with and without cardiac arrest is covered in a recently published state-of-the-art review, endorsed by the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine. Extracorporeal life support is the “treatment of choice” in patients with unstable circulation or cardiac arrest. Peter Paal and colleagues... Read more