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National Trends and Outcomes of Cardiac Arrest in Opioid Overdose
To investigate the epidemiology and outcomes of cardiac arrests associated with opioid overdoses. Recent data suggest that drug overdoses are responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle crashes or firearms in the United States each year, with opioids being involved in majority of drug overdose deaths. Despite the potential for opioids to cause cardiac arrest, few studies have examined this association. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ankit Sakhuja, Matthew Sztajnkrycer, Saraschandra Vallabhajosyula, Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Richard Patch, Jacob Jentzer Source Type: research

Comparative effectiveness of antiarrhythmics for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A systematic review and network meta-analysis
Despite their wide use in the prehospital setting, randomized control trials (RCTs) have failed to demonstrate that any antiarrhythmic agent improves survival to hospital discharge following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shelley L. McLeod, Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Andrew Worster, John You, Alla Iansavichene, Gordon Guyatt, Sheldon Cheskes Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Impact of Timing of Cardiac Arrest During Hospitalization on Survival Outcomes and Subsequent Length of Stay
In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is common and often fatal. However, the association between timing of cardiac arrest and likelihood of survival to discharge, neurological status, and subsequent hospital length of stay (LOS) is unknown. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Abdul H. Qazi, Kevin Kennedy, Steven M. Bradley, Paul S. Chan Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

A better understanding of lay providers' CPR performance during resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: William J. Brady, George Glass, Robert E. O ’Connor Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Ideal (i) CPR: Looking Beyond Shadows in a Cave
Survival rates after cardiac arrest have shown minimal improvement in the last 60 years. However, in some forward-thinking institutions, out-of and in-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates exceed 20% and 40% respectively. These beacons can enlighten us, providing a clearer vision of what it takes to provide Ideal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. To make progress in a field that has seemingly stagnated for too many decades, we must be open to new ideas and develop bundles of care that work in communities with varying EMS systems and various existing infrastructure to bring the best practices to the rest of the country. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 13, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicolas Segal, Scott Youngquist, Keith Lurie Tags: COMMENTARY AND CONCEPTS Source Type: research

Factors and outcomes associated with inpatient cardiac arrest following emergent endotracheal intubation
This study identifies risk factors associated with PICA among hospitalized patients emergently intubated out of the operating room and compares PICA to other types of inpatient CA. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gabriel Wardi, Julian Villar, Thien Nguyen, Anuja Vyas, Nicholas Pokrajac, Anushirvan Minokadeh, Daniel Lasoff, Christopher Tainter, Jeremy R. Beitler, Rebecca E. Sell Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Association of antiplatelet therapy with patient outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Cessation of blood flow during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) results in microvascular thrombosis, protracted hypoperfusion after return of spontaneous circulation and damage to vital organs. We tested the hypothesis that pre-arrest antiplatelet and anticoagulant medication use would be associated with less post-arrest organ dysfunction and better outcomes. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alexandro Gianforcaro, Michael Kurz, Francis X. Guyette, Clifton W. Callaway, Jon C. Rittenberger, Jonathan Elmer, on behalf of the Pittsburgh Post-Cardiac Arrest Service Tags: Original paper Source Type: research

Predictors of favourable outcome after in-hospital cardiac arrest treated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
To identify the predictors of survival to discharge in adults resuscitated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) following in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sonia D ’Arrigo, Sofia Cacciola, Mark Dennis, Christian Jung, Eisuke Kagawa, Massimo Antonelli, Claudio Sandroni Tags: Review Source Type: research

The biomarkers neuron-specific enolase and S100b measured the day following admission for severe accidental hypothermia have high predictive values for poor outcome
The aim of the present study was to assess the ability of the biomarkers neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100 calcium-binding protein b (S100b) to predict mortality and poor neurologic outcome after 30days in patients admitted with severe accidental hypothermia. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sebastian Wiberg, Jesper Kjaergaard, Benedict Kj ærgaard, Bjarne Møller, Bo Nørnberg, Anne Marie Sørensen, Christian Hassager, Michael Wanscher Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

The International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation —Review of the last 25 years and vision for the future
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). ILCOR was formed in 1992 to create a forum for collaboration among principal resuscitation councils worldwide. Since then, ILCOR has established and distinguished itself for its pioneering vision and leadership in resuscitation science.By systematically assessing the evidence for resuscitation standards and guidelines and by identifying national and regional differences, ILCOR reached consensus on international resuscitation guidelines in 2000, and on international science and treatment recommendations in 2005, 2010 and 2015. (...
Source: Resuscitation - October 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gavin D. Perkins, Robert Neumar, Koenraad G. Monsieurs, Swee Han Lim, Maaret Castren, Jerry P. Nolan, Vinay Nadkarni, Bill Montgomery, Petter Steen, Richard Cummins, Douglas Chamberlain, Richard Aickin, Allan de Caen, Tzong-Luen Wang, David Stanton, Raffo Tags: Special paper Source Type: research

A user-friendly risk-score for predicting in-hospital cardiac arrest among patients admitted with suspected non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome – the SAFER-score
To develop a simple risk-score model for predicting in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) among patients hospitalized with suspected non-ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonas Fax én, Marlous Hall, Chris P. Gale, Johan Sundström, Bertil Lindahl, Tomas Jernberg, Karolina Szummer Source Type: research

Prehospital Cooling to Improve Successful Targeted Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Targeted temperature management (TTM) improves survival with good neurological outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), but is delivered inconsistently and often with delay. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: D.C. Scales, S. Cheskes, P.R. Verbeek, R. Pinto, D. Austin, S.C. Brooks, K.N. Dainty, K. Goncharenko, M. Mamdani, K.E. Thorpe, L.J. Morrison, on behalf of the Strategies for Post-Arrest Care SPARC Network Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Letter by Pang et al Regarding Article “Early detection of brain death using the Bispectral Index (BIS) in patients treated by extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) for refractory cardiac arrest”
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bo Pang, Meng-Jun Wu, Hai Yu Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Reply to: Don ’t kill passive oxygenation with continuous oxygen insufflation too fast in cardiac arrest ventilation
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - October 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Johanna C. Moore, Lionel Lamhaut, Guillaume Debaty, Nicolas Segal Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

The school Lifesavers study —A randomised controlled trial comparing the impact of Lifesaver only, face-to-face training only, and Lifesaver with face-to-face training on CPR knowledge, skills and attitudes in UK school children
Lifesaver (www.life-saver.org.uk) is an immersive, interactive game that can be used for basic life support training. Users ‘resuscitate’ a victim of cardiac arrest in a filmed scenario and move their device up and down to simulate cardiac compressions. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joyce Yeung, Ivor Kovic, Marija Vidacic, Emma Skilton, Dan Higgins, Teresa Melody, Andrew Lockey Tags: Original paper Source Type: research

High School CPR training: It ’s only an APP away!!
Improving survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has challenged EMS system for decades. Research into antiarrhythmic use, epinephrine administration and airway management have failed to yield the “silver bullet” that uniformly improves survival from OHCA [1–3]. One intervention that has stood the test of time is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). With the advent of devices that monitor CPR quality, improvements in outcomes have been demonstrated through optimizing the individual comp onents of CPR such as chest compression rate, compression fraction, compression depth and peri-shock pause [...
Source: Resuscitation - September 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sheldon Cheskes Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Cerebral Resuscitation: Shifting Away From the Basics
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Rory J. Spiegel, Michael Winters, Michael T. McCurdy Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Assessing a population-level policy intervention seeking to avert in-hospital clinical deterioration
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 27, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: George L. Anesi Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

The Amsterdam-based Maatschappij tot Redding van Drenkelingen 1767 –2017: guiding drowning resuscitation during 250 years
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joost J.L.M. Bierens Tags: Editorial Resuscitation Source Type: research

The accuracy of the Broselow tape as a weight estimation tool and a drug-dosing guide – A systematic review and meta-analysis.
The Broselow tape is widely used as a weight-estimation device and drug-dosing guide aid, but concerns about its accuracy and its efficacy have emerged in the last decade. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature to analyse the accuracy of the Broselow tape as a weight estimation device and review evidence of its utility as a drug-dosing guide. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 25, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mike Wells, Lara Nicole Goldstein, Alison Bentley, Sian Basnett, Iain Monteith Tags: Review Source Type: research

Targeted Temperature Management Using The “Esophageal Cooling Device” After Cardiac Arrest (The COOL Study): A feasibility and safety study
Targeted temperature management (TTM) between 32 –36°C is recommended after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of the “Esophageal Cooling Device” (ECD) in performing TTM. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Antoine Goury, Florent Poirson, Ulriikka Chaput, Sebastian Voicu, Pierre Gar çon, Thomas Beeken, Isabelle Malissin, Lamia Kerdjana, Jonathan Chelly, Dominique Vodovar, Oueslati Haikel, Jean Michel Ekherian, Philippe Marteau, Eric Vicaut, Bruno Megarbane, Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Virtual Reality for CPR training: How cool is that? Dedicated to the “next generation”
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Federico Semeraro, Andrea Scapigliati, Giuseppe Ristagno, Anita Luciani, Stefano Gandolfi, Andrew Lockey, Michael P. M üller, Sabine Wingen, Bernd W. Böttiger Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Neurological prognostication during extracorporeal life support: is NSE just another brick in the wall?
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michele Umbrello, Davide Chiumello Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Level of systemic inflammation and endothelial injury is associated with cardiovascular dysfunction and vasopressor support in post cardiac arrest patients
Post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) is characterized by a sepsis-like inflammatory response and hemodynamic instability. We investigated the associations between systemic inflammation, endothelial damage and hemodynamic parameters including vasopressor support in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Bro-Jeppesen, P är I. Johansson, Jesper Kjaergaard, Michael Wanscher, Sisse R. Ostrowski, Mette Bjerre, Christian Hassager Source Type: research

Could Post-mortem Computed Tomography Angiography Inform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Research?
Firstly, to develop an optimised chest compression post mortem computed tomography angiography protocol in the adult human during closed chest compression to investigate cardiopulmonary resuscitation blood flow, and secondly to provide preliminary observations of post-mortem anatomical cardiac chamber movement using a novel radiolucent static chest compression device. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 22, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Guy N. Rutty, Claire Robinson, Jasmin Amoroso, Tim Coats, Bruno Morgan Source Type: research

Prognostic significance of spontaneous shockable rhythm conversion in adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with initial non-shockable heart rhythms: a systematic review and meta-analysis
There remains controversy over the prognostic significance of spontaneous shockable rhythm conversion in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients with initial non-shockable heart rhythms (pulseless electrical activity [PEA] or asystole). The aim of this study was to examine the association of shockable rhythm conversion with multiple OHCA outcomes, and to explore effect modifiers. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shengyuan Luo, Yongshu Zhang, Wanwan Zhang, Ruiying Zheng, Jun Tao, Yan Xiong Tags: Original paper Source Type: research

On the Road Again
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joshua C. Reynolds, Simon J. Finney Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

What happens to the “good saves”?
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher M Pruitt Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

End-tidal carbon dioxide and defibrillation success in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Basing on the relationship between the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the responsiveness of VF to the defibrillation we aimed to assess whether the values of ETCO2 in the minute before defibrillation could predict the effectiveness of the shock. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Simone Savastano, Enrico Baldi, Maurizio Raimondi, Alessandra Palo, Mirko Belliato, Elisa Cacciatore, Valentina Corazza, Simone Molinari, Fabrizio Canevari, Aurora I. Danza, Giorgio Antonio Iotti, Luigi Oltrona Visconti Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

The potential role of auditory evoked potentials to assess prognosis in comatose survivors from cardiac arrest
Few data are available on the use of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) in combination with other electrophysiological tools to assess prognosis of comatose survivors from cardiac arrest (CA). (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Paolo De Santis, Irene Lamanna, Nicolas Mavroudakis, Benjamin Legros, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur, Fabio Silvio Taccone Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Prognostic value of serum biomarkers of cerebral injury in classifying neurological outcome after paediatric resuscitation
To investigate if the serum biomarkers of cerebral injury, neuron-specific enolase and S100b protein, may classify unfavourable neurological outcome after paediatric cardiac arrest. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 19, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Kramer, Oliver Miera, Felix Berger, Katharina Schmitt Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Amplitude Spectrum Area: the “clairvoyance” during resuscitation in the era of predictive medicine
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 16, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Laura Ruggeri, Federico Semeraro, Giuseppe Ristagno Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Don't kill passive oxygenation with continuous oxygen insufflation too fast in cardiac arrest ventilation
The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines have introduced passive oxygen delivery as a possibility for the management of oxygenation for patients in cardiac arrest (AC). Until further investigations are undertaken, this oxygenation modality without ventilation is not routinely recommended during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) [1]. Though, in the presence of a patent airway, chest compressions alone may result in some ventilation, and oxygen can be delivered passively via an adapted tracheal tube [2]. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicolas Peschanski, Marc Gillis, Julie Oudet, Arnaud Depil-Duval, Tahar Chouihed Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Don't kill passive oxygenation with continuous oxygen insufflation to fast in cardiac arrest ventilation
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nicolas Peschanski, Marc Gillis, Julie Oudet, Arnaud Depil-Duval, Tahar Chouihed Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Sensitivity and specificity of two different automated external defibrillators
The aim was to investigate the clinical performance of two different types of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 15, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Johan Israelsson, Burkard von Wangenheim, Kristofer Årestedt, Birgitta Semark, Kristina Schildmeijer, Jörg Carlsson Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

NSE serum levels in extracorporeal life support patients —Relevance for neurological outcome?
Good neurological outcome is a major determinant after cardiac resuscitation. Extracorporeal life support may rapidly stabilize the patient, but cerebral ischemia remains a frequent complication relevant for further therapy. The aim of this study was to prove the value of NSE to indicate cerebral injury in patients with extracorporeal support after CPR. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bernhard Floerchinger, Alois Philipp, Daniele Camboni, Maik Foltan, Dirk Lunz, Matthias Lubnow, York Zausig, Christof Schmid Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

NSE serum levels in extracorporeal life support patients − relevance for neurological outcome?
Good neurological outcome is a major determinant after cardiac resuscitation. Extracorporeal life support may rapidly stabilize the patient, but cerebral ischemia remains a frequent complication relevant for further therapy. The aim of this study was to prove the value of NSE to indicate cerebral injury in patients with extracorporeal support after CPR. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bernhard Floerchinger, Alois Philipp, Daniele Camboni, Maik Foltan, Dirk Lunz, Matthias Lubnow, York Zausig, Christof Schmid Source Type: research

A retrospective study of pulseless electrical activity, bedside ultrasound identifies interventions during resuscitation associated with improved survival to hospital admission. A REASON Study
Our objective was to determine whether organized or disorganized cardiac activity is associated with increased survival in patients who present in pulseless electrical activity (PEA) treated with either 1) standard advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) medications or 2) other interventions. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Romolo Gaspari, Anthony Weekes, Srikar Adhikari, Vicki Noble, Jason T. Nomura, Daniel Theodoro, Michael Woo, Paul Atkinson, David Blehar, Samuel Brown, Terrell Caffery, Emily Douglass, Jacqueline Fraser, Christine Haines, Samuel Lam, Michael Lanspa, Marga Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Quality of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation during real-life out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can increase survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, little is known about bystander CPR quality in real-life OHCA. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tore Gyllenborg, Asger Granfeldt, Freddy Lippert, Ingunn Skogstad Riddervold, Fredrik Folke Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

The clinical profile of patients with cardiac arrest induced by hemorrhagic stroke
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 9, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hiroki Nagasawa, Kouhei Ishikawa, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Takashi Iso, Akihiko Kondo, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kazuhiko Omori, Youichi Yanagawa Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Outcome after cardiac arrest, time will matter
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Gisela Lilja, Tobias Cronberg Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Bystander Automated External Defibrillator Use and Clinical Outcomes after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
To systematically review studies comparing bystander automated external defibrillator (AED) use to no AED use in regard to clinical outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and to provide a descriptive summary of studies on the cost-effectiveness of bystander AED use. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mathias J. Holmberg, Mikael Vognsen, Mikkel S. Andersen, Michael W. Donnino, Lars W. Andersen Tags: Review Source Type: research

Use of Automated Chest Compression Devices after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Sweden
To evaluate the implementation of automated chest compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACC-CPR) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Sweden during the years 2011 through 2015. The association between ACC-CPR and 30-day survival was studied as a secondary objective. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Simon Schmidbauer, Johan Herlitz, Thomas Karlsson, Christer Axelsson, Hans Friberg Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Cerebral Oximetry Leading up to Cardiac Arrest: A Marker of the Impact of Mean Arterial Pressure on the Brain, but not Time of Death
(Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 5, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Sam Parnia Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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Source: Resuscitation - September 3, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

Increased survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest when off duty medically educated personnel perform CPR compared with laymen
Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been proved to save lives; however, whether survival is affected by the training level of the bystander is not fully described. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Anette Nord, Leif Svensson, Thomas Karlsson, Andreas Claesson, Johan Herlitz, Lennart Nilsson Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Four-year experience of providing mobile extracorporeal life support to out-of-center patients within a suprainstitutional network —Outcome of 160 consecutively treated patients
Mobile extracorporeal life support (ECLS) may soon be on the verge to become a fundamental part of emergency medicine. Here, we report on our four-year experience of providing advanced mechanical circulatory support for out-of-center patients within the D üsseldorf ECLS Network (DELSN). (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Hug Aubin, George Petrov, Hannan Dalyanoglu, Maximillian Richter, Diyar Saeed, Payam Akhyari, Detlef Kindgen-Milles, Alexander Albert, Artur Lichtenberg Source Type: research

Post-Resuscitation Arterial Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide and Outcomes after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
To determine if arterial oxygen and carbon dioxide abnormalities in the first 24hours after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) are associated with increased mortality in adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Henry E. Wang, David K. Prince, Ian R. Drennan, Brian Grunau, David Carlbom, Nicholas Johnson, Matthew Hansen, Jonathan Elmer, Jim Christenson, Peter Kudenchuk, Tom Aufderheide, Myron Weisfeldt, Ahamed Idris, Stephen Trzeciak, Michael Kurz, Jon C. Rittenb Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Characteristics and outcome of patients with hypothermic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Experience from a European trauma center
Aim of the study was to investigate patient characteristics, survival rates and neurological outcome among hypothermic patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) admitted to a trauma centre. (Source: Resuscitation)
Source: Resuscitation - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ruttmann Elfriede, Dietl Marion, Kastenberger Tobias, El Attal Rene, Str öhle Mathias, Ulmer Hanno, Mair Peter Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research

Improvements in the quality of advanced life support and patient outcome after implementation of a standardized real-life post-resuscitation feedback system
Educational aspects in the training of advanced life support (ALS) represent a key role in critical care management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and received special attention in guidelines of various international societies. While a positive association of feedback on ALS performance in training conditions is well established, data on the impact of a real-life post-resuscitation feedback on both ALS quality and outcome remain scarce and inconclusive. We aimed to elucidate the impact of a standardized post-resuscitation feedback on quality of ALS and improvements in patient outcome, in a real-life...
Source: Resuscitation - August 29, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Pia Hubner, Elisabeth Lobmeyr, Christian Wallm üller, Michael Poppe, Philip Datler, Markus Keferböck, Sebastian Zeiner, Alexander Nürnberger, Andreas Zajicek, Anton Laggner, Fritz Sterz, Patrick Sulzgruber Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research