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In an analysis of studies that examined critically ill patients requiring an increase in blood fluid volume, intravenous use of the fluid hydroxyethyl starch, compared with other resuscitation solutions, was not associated with decreased mortality.
It is well-known that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) saves lives. But knowing how long to continue the practice after a victim has stopped breathing may be key in the survival of the patient.
Discussion about cardiac arrest on Twitter is common and represents a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information to the public.
A study involving nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest patients from 10 North American regions has shown that extending the period of initial cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by paramedics and firefighters from one to three minutes provides no benefit.
The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate.
Adrenaline has kept its place in cardiac arrest guidelines despite limited evidence for or against its use.
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