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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463609/outcomes-after-sudden-cardiac-arrest-in-sports-centres-with-and-without-on-site-external-defibrillators
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Daniela Aschieri, Diego Penela, Valentina Pelizzoni, Federico Guerra, Anna Chiara Vermi, Luca Rossi, Lucia Torretta, Giulia Losi, Giovanni Quinto Villani, Alessandro Capucci
OBJECTIVE: Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a rare but tragic event during amateur sports activities. Our aim is to analyse whether availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in amateur sports centres could impact on SCA survival. METHODS: This is an observational study. During an 18-year period, data regarding exercise-related SCA in sports centres were prospectively collected. Survival rates and time to response were compared between centres with an AED already available and centres where an AED was not already present...
February 20, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445308/cpr-in-medical-tv-shows-non-health-care-student-perspective
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Abdullah Alismail, Nicole C Meyer, Waleed Almutairi, Noha S Daher
Introduction: There are over a dozen medical shows airing on television, many of which are during prime time. Researchers have recently become more interested in the role of these shows, and the awareness on cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Several cases have been reported where a lay person resuscitated a family member using medical TV shows as a reference. The purpose of this study is to examine and evaluate college students' perception on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and when to shock using an automated external defibrillator based on their experience of watching medical TV shows...
2018: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445066/epidemiology-of-pediatric-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-at-school-an-investigation-of-a-nationwide-registry-in-japan
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Kosuke Kiyohara, Junya Sado, Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Mamoru Ayusawa, Masahiko Nitta, Taku Iwami, Ken Nakata, Yasuto Sato, Noriko Kojimahara, Naohito Yamaguchi, Tomotaka Sobue, Yuri Kitamura
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of the epidemiology of pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) occurring in school settings is important to establish an evidence-based strategy for prevention and better prognosis.Methods and Results:The Stop and Prevent cardIac aRrest, Injury, and Trauma in Schools (SPIRITS) is a nationwide prospective observational study linking databases from 2 nationally representative registries, the Injury and the Accident Mutual Aid Benefit System of The Japan Sport Council and the All-Japan Utstein Registry of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency...
February 15, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433603/is-distance-to-the-nearest-registered-public-automated-defibrillator-associated-with-the-probability-of-bystander-shock-for-victims-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Joel Neves Briard, Luc de Montigny, Dave Ross, François de Champlain, Eli Segal
Introduction Rapid access to defibrillation is a key element in the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). Public automated external defibrillators (PAEDs) are becoming increasingly available, but little information exists regarding the relation between the proximity to the arrest and their usage in urban areas. METHODS: This study is a retrospective, observational, cross-sectional analysis of non-traumatic OHCA during a 24-month period in the greater Montreal area (Quebec, Canada)...
February 13, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430575/knowledge-and-attitude-of-singapore-schoolchildren-learning-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-automated-external-defibrillator-skills
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Phek Hui Jade Kua, Alexander E White, Wai Yee Ng, Stephanie Fook-Chong, Eileen Kai Xin Ng, Yih Yng Ng, Marcus Eng Hock Ong
INTRODUCTION: Victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests require timely cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation. Persons making the call to emergency medical services will be asked to provide dispatcher-guided response until an ambulance arrives. Knowing what to expect in such circumstances should reduce both delay and confusion. METHODS: We conducted this study among schoolchildren aged 11-17 years using ten-item pre- and post-training surveys...
February 12, 2018: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425977/survival-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-nursing-homes-a-nationwide-study
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Marianne Pape, Shahzleen Rajan, Steen Møller Hansen, Rikke Nørmark Mortensen, Signe Riddersholm, Fredrik Folke, Lena Karlsson, Freddy Lippert, Lars Køber, Gunnar Gislason, Helle Søholm, Mads Wissenberg, Thomas A Gerds, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Kristian Kragholm
BACKGROUND: Survival among nursing home residents who suffers out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is sparsely studied. Deployment of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in nursing home facilities in Denmark is unknown. We examined 30-day survival following OHCA in nursing and private home residents. METHODS: This register-based, nationwide, follow-up study identified OHCA-patients ≥18 years of age with a resuscitation attempt in nursing homes and private homes using Danish Cardiac Arrest Register data from June 1, 2001 to December 31, 2014...
February 6, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411289/sudden-cardiac-arrest-on-the-field-of-play-turning-tragedy-into-a%C3%A2-survivable-event
#7
REVIEW
David M Siebert, Jonathan A Drezner
Sudden cardiac arrest remains the leading cause of death in exercising athletes, and recent studies have shown that it occurs more frequently than historical estimates. While out-of-hospital cardiac arrest often proves fatal, advance preparation can improve outcomes and the chance of survival. First responders to a collapsed athlete on the field of play may include team medical personnel, coaches, other athletes, officials, venue staff, emergency medical services personnel, or lay bystanders. Prompt and accurate recognition of sudden cardiac arrest, a comprehensive and rehearsed emergency action plan, early cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and immediate access to and use of an automated external defibrillator are each pivotal links in the chain of survival...
February 6, 2018: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408717/a-smartphone-application-for-dispatch-of-lay-responders-to-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrests
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Ellinor Berglund, Andreas Claesson, Per Nordberg, Therese Djärv, Peter Lundgren, Fredrik Folke, Sune Forsberg, Gabriel Riva, Mattias Ringh
BACKGROUND: Dispatch of lay volunteers trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and equipped with automated external defibrillators (AEDs) may improve survival in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The aim of this study was to investigate the functionality and performance of a smartphone application for locating and alerting nearby trained laymen/women in cases of OHCA. METHODS: A system using a smartphone application activated by Emergency Dispatch Centres was used to locate and alert laymen/women to nearby suspected OHCAs...
January 31, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388000/-defi-catches-on-implementation-of-a%C3%A2-curriculum-for-resuscitation-in-secondary-schools
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Sebastian Wanke, Marian Strack, Carsten Dählmann, Kathrin Kuhr, Carsten Zobel, Hannes Reuter
BACKGROUND: Sudden cardiac arrest is still one of the most frequent causes of death. Teaching resuscitation in schools was already successfully implemented in Scandinavian countries. Following a recommendation of the conference of german stateministers of education in June 2014, additional tuition for resuscitation is to be implemented in german schools starting in seventh grade. METHODS: The present study aimed to assess the level of knowledge of seventh grade students in the field of life support and to implement curricular standards for resuscitation courses in secondary schools...
January 31, 2018: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359073/number-of-prehospital-defibrillation-shocks-and-the-return-of-spontaneous-circulation-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Romain Jouffroy, Perrine Ravasse, Anastasia Saade, Rado Idialisoa, Pascal Philippe, Pierre Carli, Benoit Vivien
Objective: It has not been determined yet whether the number of defibrillation shocks delivered over the first 30 min of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) impacts the rate of successful return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study in non-traumatic OHCA. Patients who were administered defibrillation shocks using a public automated external defibrillator (AED) were consecutively enrolled in the study...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331055/the-challenges-and-possibilities-of-public-access-defibrillation
#11
REVIEW
Mattias Ringh, Jacob Hollenberg, Thea Palsgaard-Moeller, Leif Svensson, Mårten Rosenqvist, Freddy K Lippert, Mads Wissenberg, Carolina Malta Hansen, Andreas Claesson, Soren Viereck, Jolande A Zijlstra, Rudolph W Koster, Johan Herlitz, Marieke T Blom, Jo Kramer-Johansen, Hanno L Tan, Steffie Beesems, Michiel Hulleman, Theresa M Olasveengen, Fredrik Folke
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) is a major health problem that affects approximately four hundred thousand patients annually in the United States alone. It is a major challenge for the emergency medical system since decreased survival rates are directly proportional to the time delay from collapse to defibrillation. Historically, defibrillation has only been performed by physicians and in-hospital. With the development of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), rapid defibrillation by non-medical professionals and subsequently by trained or untrained lay bystanders has become possible...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317455/improving-temporal-trends-in-survival-and-neurological-outcomes-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Jason E Buick, Ian R Drennan, Damon C Scales, Steven C Brooks, Adams Byers, Sheldon Cheskes, Katie N Dainty, Michael Feldman, P Richard Verbeek, Cathy Zhan, Alex Kiss, Laurie J Morrison, Steve Lin
BACKGROUND: Considerable effort has gone into improving outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Studies suggest that survival is improving; however, prior studies had insufficient data to pursue the relationship between markers of guideline compliance and temporal trends. The objective of the study was to evaluate trends in OHCA survival over an 8-year period that included the implementation of the 2005 and 2010 international cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310869/intraosseous-vascular-access-is-associated-with-lower-survival-and-neurologic-recovery-among-patients-with-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Takahisa Kawano, Brian Grunau, Frank X Scheuermeyer, Koichiro Gibo, Christopher B Fordyce, Steve Lin, Robert Stenstrom, Robert Schlamp, Sandra Jenneson, Jim Christenson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We seek to determine the effect of intraosseous over intravenous vascular access on outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS: This secondary analysis of the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium Prehospital Resuscitation Using an Impedance Valve and Early Versus Delayed (PRIMED) study included adult patients with nontraumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrests treated during 2007 to 2009, excluding those with any unsuccessful attempt or more than one access site...
January 6, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273461/evolution-of-survival-in-cardiac-arrest-with-age-in-elderly-patients-is-resuscitation-a-dead-end
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Nicolas Segal, Christophe di Pompéo, Joséphine Escutnaire, Eric Wiel, Cyrielle Dumont, Laurent Castra, Karim Tazarourte, Carlos El Khoury, Pierre-Yves Gueugniaud, Hervé Hubert
BACKGROUND: Even if age is not considered the key prognostic factor for survival in cardiac arrest (CA), some studies question whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the elderly could be futile. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe differences in out-of-hospital CA survival rates according to age stratification based on the French National CA registry (RéAC). The second objective was to analyze the differences in resuscitation interventions according to age...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226831/public-access-defibrillation-in-hong-kong-in-2017
#15
K L Fan, C T Lui, L P Leung
The concept of public access defibrillation was proposed more than 20 years ago. Since then, various programmes have been implemented in many major cities although not all have been successful. Fourteen years ago, the question of whether Hong Kong needed public access defibrillation was raised. This article aimed to answer this question based on the best available evidence. Over the years, the clinical effectiveness of public access defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been proven. Nonetheless various studies have indicated that among others, cost-effectiveness, knowledge and attitudes of the public, and incidence of ventricular fibrillation are important factors that will affect the likelihood of success of such programmes...
December 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217395/out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-probability-of-bystander-defibrillation-relative-to-distance-to-nearest-automated-external-defibrillator
#16
Kathrine B Sondergaard, Steen Moller Hansen, Jannik L Pallisgaard, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Mads Wissenberg, Lena Karlsson, Freddy K Lippert, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Fredrik Folke
AIMS: Despite wide dissemination of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), bystander defibrillation rates remain low. We aimed to investigate how route distance to the nearest accessible AED was associated with probability of bystander defibrillation in public and residential locations. METHODS: We used data from the nationwide Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry and the Danish AED Network to identify out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and route distances to nearest accessible registered AED during 2008-2013...
December 5, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173401/public-access-defibrillation-is-this-making-any-difference-controversial-issues-in-resuscitation-from-cardiac-arrest
#17
REVIEW
Myron L Weisfeldt, Ross A Pollack
Public access defibrillation is particularly valuable in witnessed cardiac arrests that occur in public places. Bystander and police use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) has increased over the past 15 years, resulting in improved survival with normal or near-normal neurologic function. There is great promise for increasing bystander use of defibrillators as the technology is applied to linking patients with shockable arrests to volunteers committed to bringing AEDs to the patients. There continues to be controversy as to the value of epinephrine, antiarrhythmic drugs, hypothermia, and mechanical chest compression in resuscitative efforts...
December 2017: Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172364/an-update-on-current-resuscitation-council-uk-guidelines
#18
Sarah L McKernon, Laura Kaura, Kathryn H Taylor, Samantha Reid, Mary C Balmer
On 15 October 2015, The Resuscitation Council (UK) published new resuscitation guidelines following the review of resuscitation science by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). The 2015 guidelines emphasize the importance of interactions between the emergency medical dispatcher, the bystander who provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the prompt deployment of an automated external defibrillator (AED); the co-ordination of these three elements is crucial to improving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival...
April 2017: Dental Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170315/18%C3%A2-how-do-public-attitudes-to-automated-external-defibrillators-affect-their-use-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#19
Hyun Choi, Nana Bosompra, Mathew Updyke, Adesina Adebowale
INTRODUCTION: Sudden cardiac death is one of the leading causes of mortality in the UK. The incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the UK is approximately 30 000. The initial cardiac rhythm in these cases is often a ventricular tachyarrhythmia which requires electrical defibrillation. The efficacy of defibrillation is dependent on its timely use, with the odds of survival decreasing by up to 10% for every minute of delay. The use of AEDs has been shown to significantly improve neurologically intact survival in OHCA...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169477/cpr-instruction-in-u-s-high-schools-what-is-the-state-in-the-nation
#20
REVIEW
Lorrel E Brown, Carlos Lynes, Travis Carroll, Henry Halperin
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training in high schools is required by law in the majority of U.S. states. However, laws differ from state to state, and it is unknown how this legislation is being enacted. The authors sent a cross-sectional, closed survey to educational superintendents in 32 states with CPR laws in June 2016. The authors subsequently performed direct examination and categorization of CPR legislation in 39 states (several states passed legislation as of September 2017). Survey results indicated differing practices with regard to CPR instruction in areas such as course content (63% perform automated external defibrillator training), instructor (47% used CPR-certified teachers/coaches, 30% used other CPR-certified instructors, 11% used noncertified teachers/coaches), and method (7% followed American Red Cross methods, 55% followed American Heart Association methods)...
November 28, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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