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CPR Saves More Lives When Administered Just A Few Minutes Longer
2012-09-05 07:46:39

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. New evidence suggests that continuing the emergency procedure for a short time longer than what most medical professionals attempt can significantly boost the odds of survival in some patients, according to a study published in The Lancet...

2011-11-14 11:25:16

Penn researchers' probe of social media discussion on cardiac arrest reveals new avenues for public health education Discussion about cardiac arrest on Twitter is common and represents a new opportunity to provide lifesaving information to the public, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The Penn investigators will present two studies (ReSS Abstracts #52 and #53) examining cardiac arrest-information exchange on the social media...

2011-09-01 12:00:09

Study led by Ottawa Hospital researcher published in the New England Journal of Medicine 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 study, led by Dr. Ian Stiell of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) and the Resuscitation Outcomes...

2011-08-15 22:21:51

The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, states a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/site/embargo/cmaj100034.pdf. Cardiac arrests are the leading cause of death in North America. They affect more than 200 000 people each year, and less than 25% of people survive to hospital discharge. Researchers from the University of Alberta sought to understand...

2011-07-26 14:03:12

A randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial provides the best evidence to date supporting the use of adrenaline to treat cardiac arrest Adrenaline has kept its place in cardiac arrest guidelines despite limited evidence for or against its use. The PACA (Placebo versus Adrenaline versus Cardiac Arrest) study by Jacobs and colleagues, soon to be published in Resuscitation, the official journal of the European Resuscitation Council, provides the best evidence to date supporting the use of...

2011-06-30 17:19:24

Reducing the intervals between giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an electronic defibrillator shock after cardiac arrest significantly improves survival, according to UT Southwestern Medical Center emergency medicine doctors involved in an international study. Chest compressions applied within 10 seconds before the defibrillator shocks and within 20 seconds after the shock boosted survival chances by more than half compared to the rates for people who received chest compressions...

2011-06-24 23:08:04

First analysis of national in-hospital cardiac arrest rate underscores need to identify preventable causes, implement best practices in resuscitation care More than 200,000 people are treated for cardiac arrest in United States hospitals each year, a rate that may be on the rise. The findings are reported online this week in Critical Care Medicine in a University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine-led study. Though cardiac arrest is known to be a chief contributor to in-hospital...


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