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Gabriel Putzer, Anna Fiala, Patrick Braun, Sabrina Neururer, Karin Biechl, Bernhard Keilig, Werner Ploner, Ernst Fop, Peter Paal
BACKGROUND: Chest compression quality is decisive for overall outcome after cardiac arrest. Chest compression depth may decrease when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed on a mattress, and the use of a backboard does not necessarily improve compression depth. Mechanical chest compression devices may overcome this problem. OBJECTIVES: We sought to investigate the effectiveness of manual chest compressions both with and without a backboard compared to mechanical CPR performed on surfaces of different softness...
April 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Christelle Lardi, Coraline Egger, Robert Larribau, Marc Niquille, Patrice Mangin, Tony Fracasso
AIM: The aim of our study was to compare traumatic injuries observed after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by means of standard (manual) or assisted (mechanical) chest compression by Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System, 2nd generation (LUCAS2) device. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted including cases from 2011 to 2013, analysing consecutive autopsy reports in two groups of patients who underwent medicolegal autopsy after unsuccessful CPR...
September 2015: International Journal of Legal Medicine
Marc-Michael Ventzke, Holger Gässler, Lorenz Lampl, Matthias Helm
High-quality chest compressions are crucial during resuscitation if a positive outcome is to be achieved. Sometimes a patient must be transported within the hospital while chest compressions are being performed. We compared different chest compression devices [animax mono (AM), AutoPulse(®) (AP) and LUCAS2™ (L2)] with manual chest compression using a manikin during transport from a fifth floor ward to the cardiac catheterization laboratory in the basement. Chest compressions were interrupted for 10.7 s to set up the AM, 15...
October 2013: Internal and Emergency Medicine
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