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Jianmin Tian, David A Kaufman, Stuart Zarich, Paul S Chan, Philip Ong, Yaw Amoateng-Adjepong, Constantine A Manthous
RATIONALE: Studies examining survival outcomes after in-hospital cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) among intensive care unit (ICU) patients requiring medications for hemodynamic support are limited. OBJECTIVES: To examine outcomes of ICU patients who received cardiopulmonary resusitation. METHODS: We identified 49,656 adult patients with a first CPA occurring in an ICU between January 1, 2000 and August 26, 2008 within the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation...
August 15, 2010: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Vijay Srinivasan, Vinay M Nadkarni, Demetris Yannopoulos, Bradley S Marino, Gardar Sigurdsson, Scott H McKnite, Maureen Zook, David G Benditt, Keith G Lurie
OBJECTIVES: A rapid, ice-cold saline flush combined with active compression-decompression (ACD) plus an inspiratory impedance threshold device (ITD) cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR) will cool brain tissue more effectively than with standard CPR (S-CPR) during cardiac arrest (CA). BACKGROUND: Early institution of hypothermia after CPR and return of spontaneous circulation improves survival and outcomes after CA in humans. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation (VF) was induced for 8 min in anesthetized and tracheally intubated pigs...
February 21, 2006: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Ian Jacobs, Vinay Nadkarni, Jan Bahr, Robert A Berg, John E Billi, Leo Bossaert, Pascal Cassan, Ashraf Coovadia, Kate D'Este, Judith Finn, Henry Halperin, Anthony Handley, Johan Herlitz, Robert Hickey, Ahamed Idris, Walter Kloeck, Gregory Luke Larkin, Mary Elizabeth Mancini, Pip Mason, Gregory Mears, Koenraad Monsieurs, William Montgomery, Peter Morley, Graham Nichol, Jerry Nolan, Kazuo Okada, Jeffrey Perlman, Michael Shuster, Petter Andreas Steen, Fritz Sterz, James Tibballs, Sergio Timerman, Tanya Truitt, David Zideman
Outcome following cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is dependent on critical interventions, particularly early defibrillation, effective chest compressions, and advanced life support. Utstein-style definitions and reporting templates have been used extensively in published studies of cardiac arrest, which has led to greater understanding of the elements of resuscitation practice and progress toward international consensus on science and resuscitation guidelines. Despite the development of Utstein templates to standardize research reports of cardiac arrest, international registries have yet to be developed...
December 2004: Resuscitation
Hideyuki Ajisaka
This study investigated whether or not early electroencephalographic (EEG) findings and brain computed tomographic (CT) features reflect the prognosis of comatose patients for 48 h after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). EEGs and brain CT scans were collected from 21 patients within 72 h after CPR. The EEG findings were classified according to the five Hockaday grades. The Glasgow outcome scale (GOS) applied 3 months after CPR was used for prognosis. Of the nine patients with grade 1 and 2 EEGs, eight had a good outcome (five recovered satisfactorily and three remained moderately disabled)...
August 2004: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Etienne Phipps, Gala True, Diana Harris, Umi Chong, William Tester, Stephen I Chavin, Leonard E Braitman
PURPOSE: To investigate differences in attitudes, preferences, and behaviors regarding end of life in terminally ill patients and their designated family caregivers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 68 African-American and white patients with stage III-B or IV lung or stage IV colon cancer and 68 patient-designated family caregivers interviewed between December 1999 and May 2001. RESULTS: White patients were more likely to have a durable power of attorney (34% v 8%, P =...
February 1, 2003: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
G Maio
The question whether to resuscitate or not belongs to the most controversial issues of medical ethics. This paper wants to give an insight into the German way of discussion on this topic. First it gives an overview of the most important codifications concerning resuscitation. Then it treats the question who is to be involved in do-not-resuscitate-decisions. The central point of the paper is the question of futile treatment and the question of the normative structures which are present in German discussion.
May 2001: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
A D Sacks
The complication of intracranial placement of a nasogastric tube in patients with complex facial and skull base fractures is rarely seen. A case report of a patient with complex craniofacial injury after trauma in whom a computerized tomogram scan showed passage of a nasogastric tube via a fracture of the anterior cranial fossa floor into the skull vault is presented. This case stresses the caution to be exercised in the emergency room resusitation of patients with craniofacial injury requiring nasogastric tube placement...
December 1993: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
G Seuffert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1984: Alaska Medicine
C Martin, Y J Beauvieux, G Bildstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 1967: Annales de Pédiatrie
F B Cerra, M West, T R Billiar, R T Holman, R Simmons
Multiple organ failure continues to be the primary cause of death after trauma and sepsis. This clinical syndrome follows shock and resusitation and the transition from a hypermetabolic response to a syndrome of progressive organ failures and death. Risk factors include: perfusion deficits, persistent foci of dead or injured tissue, an uncontrolled focus of infection, the presence of the respiratory distress syndrome, and preexisting fibrotic liver disease. The imitation of the syndrome represents the clinical manifestation of hepatic failure...
1989: Progress in Clinical and Biological Research
S J Harper, R G Wilkes
The neurological assessment of patients admitted to the intensive care unit after successful resuscitation from cardiopulmonary arrest may be difficult. We describe the cases of two patients who developed myoclonus within 24 hours of hypoxic respiratory and cardiac arrest. Initially, the clonic movements were thought to be generalised convulsions and were treated as such, until it became evident that the patients were aware and distressed. Posthypoxic myoclonus is a rare complication of successful cardiopulmonary resusitation...
March 1991: Anaesthesia
M Cara-Beurton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 1975: L' Information Dentaire
D M Morgan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1976: Dimensions in Health Service
M Melichar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1977: Ceskoslovenské Zdravotnictví
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