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For Elderly Hospital Patients, CPR often has Poor Outcome: Study - by
When older hospitalized patients need revival by CPR, more than half are likely to die before they are discharged, according to a new study.The odds of surviving long enough to leave the hospital drop with increasing age, the researchers found. And t
Defibrillator Call to Save Lives - by
The use of defibrillators, which shock the heart, is "disappointingly low"; according to new British research.Experts found that fewer than 2 per cent of people suffering a cardiac arrest in England were treated with the device before an ambulance ar
Pre-hospital use in Emergency Patient of a Laryngeal Mask Airway by Ambulance Paramedic is a Safe and Effective Alternative for Endotracheal Intubation - by J Bosch, J de Nooij, M de Visser, S C Cannegieter, N J Terpstra, C Heringhaus, J Burggraaf
Background: In Dutch ambulance practice, failure or inability to intubate patients with altered oxygenation and/or ventilation leaves bag-valve mask ventilation as the only alternative, which is undesirable for patient outcome. A novel
Bystander CPR Better When More People Help - by Cole Petrochko
Cardiac arrest victims were more likely to receive good-quality bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if multiple people assisted, researchers found. Among cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, CPR quality was associated with mu
Evaluation of pre-hospital administration of adrenaline (epinephrine) by emergency medical services for patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest in Japan: controlled propensity matched retrospective cohort study. - by Shinji Nakahara, assistant professor, Jun Tomio, assistant professor, Hideto Takahashi, associate professor, Masao Ichikawa, professor, Masamichi Nishida, director, Naoto Morimura, professor, Tetsuya Sakamoto, professor
Pre-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest commonly includes administration of adrenaline (epinephrine) by emergency medical services. Despite extensive research on its effectiveness, there is no defin
Predictive Performance of Universal Termination of Resuscitation Rules in an Asian Community: Are They Accurate Enough? - by Wen-Chu Chiang, Patrick Chow-In Ko, Anna Marie Chang, Sot Shih-Hung Liu,Hui-Chih Wang,Chih-Wei Yang,Ming-Ju Hsieh,Shey-Ying Chen,Mei-Shu Lai,Matthew Huei-Ming Ma
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal Introduction: Prehospital termination of resuscitation (TOR) rules have not been widely validated outside of Western countries. This study evaluated the performance of TOR rules in an Asian metropolitan with a
38 mins CPR Improves Chances to Survive Heart Attack - by Ken Nagao, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director-in-chief of the Department of Cardiology, CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care at Surugadai Nihon University Hospital in Tokyo
Melbourne: A new study has revealed that 38 minutes or longer of Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can improve the chance of a person surviving cardiac arrest. Sustaining CPR that long also improves the chances that survivors will have normal brain
Survival from OHCA: Report of Resuscitation Outcome from Philippine EMS Registry - by Faith Joan C / University of Phillipines, Manila
This research study in Phillipine tries to answer questions like impact of modifiable factors like bystander CPR, Public Access Defibrillation, Decreased EMS response and early ALS on surival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The study found that 7
Variation in Out-of-Hospital Vardiac Arrests Across 7 Asian Countries: A PAROS Study - by Ms. Nur Shahidah Ahmad / Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
This PAROS study reports out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) trends in 7 Asia-Specific Countries : Japan,Singapre, South Korea, Malaysia, Tiwan, Thiland and UAS-Dubai. This prospective international study is based on 1.5 to 2.5 years of data from
Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia and Good Neurological Recovery after out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest by primary ECG Rythm: Nation wide observational study - by Eui Jung Lee / Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea
The Nation wide study of Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia and Neurological Recovery in case of out - of - hospital cardiac arrest showed that MTH was associated with good neurological recovery in survived OHCA but the effect was different in case of ECG
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