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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775641/surviving-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-the-neurological-and-functional-outcome-and-health-related-quality-of-life-one-year-later
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Marjaana Tiainen, Jukka Vaahersalo, Markus B Skrifvars, Johanna Hästbacka, Juha Grönlund, Ville Pettilä
BACKGROUND: Data on long-term functional outcome and quality of life (QoL) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are limited. We assessed long-term functional outcome and health-related QoL of OHCA survivors regardless of arrest aetiology. METHODS: All adult unconscious OHCA patients treated in 21 Finnish ICUs between March 2010 and February 2011 were followed. Barthel Index (BI), activities of daily living (ADL), accommodation, help needed and received, working status, car driving and self-experienced cognitive deficits were assessed in 1-year survivors (N = 206, 40...
May 15, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769232/end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-output-in-manual-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-versus-active-compression-decompression-device-during-prehospital-quality-controlled-resuscitation-a-case-series-study
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Piritta Anniina Setälä, Ilkka Tapani Virkkunen, Antti Jaakko Kämäräinen, Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala, Janne Severi Virta, Arvi Mikael Yli-Hankala, Sanna Elisa Hoppu
BACKGROUND: Active compression-decompression (ACD) devices have enhanced end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2 ) output in experimental cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) studies. However, the results in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients have shown inconsistent outcomes, and earlier studies lacked quality control of CPR attempts. We compared manual CPR with ACD-CPR by measuring ETCO2 output using an audiovisual feedback defibrillator to ensure continuous high quality resuscitation attempts...
May 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763712/cerebral-tissue-oximetry-levels-during-prehospital-management-of-cardiac-arrest-a-prospective-observational-study
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Gregor Prosen, Strnad Matej, Stephanie J Doniger, Andrej Markota, Andraž Stožer, Vesna Borovnik-Lesjak, Dušan Mekiš
INTRODUCTION: Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) enables continuous monitoring of regional oximetry (rSO2 ). The aim of this study was to describe dynamics of regional cerebral oximetry levels during out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) resuscitation, specifically around the time of restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). METHODS: This prospective observational study was performed in the prehospital setting during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of OHCA patients...
May 12, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762083/independent-risk-factors-for-the-shivering-occurrence-during-induction-period-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors-treated-with-targeted-temperature-management
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Youn-Jung Kim, Jin Mi Park, Min Soo Kim, Seung Mok Ryoo, Young Soon Park, Sung Sook Kim, Yeo Ok Kim, Won Young Kim
The occurrence of shivering during the induction period of targeted temperature management (TTM) remains a therapeutic obstacle, which delays the achievement of target temperature. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors leading to shivering during the induction period. We analyzed a prospective cohort of adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors treated with TTM from January 2015 to June 2017. Patients who developed shivering during the induction period were compared to those who did not...
May 15, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760243/underutilisation-of-public-access-defibrillation-is-related-to-retrieval-distance-and-time-dependent-availability
#5
Charles D Deakin, Steve Anfield, Gillian A Hodgetts
INTRODUCTION: Public access defibrillation doubles the chances of neurologically intact survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Although there are increasing numbers of defibrillators (automated external defibrillator (AEDs)) available in the community, they are used infrequently, despite often being available. We aimed to match OHCAs with known AED locations in order to understand AED availability, the effects of reduced AED availability at night and the operational radius at which they can be effectively retrieved...
May 14, 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754914/extreme-influenza-epidemics-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
INTRODUCTION: There is compelling evidence for an association between influenza epidemics and major adverse cardiovascular events. However, the role of extreme influenza epidemics as a trigger of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is unclear. Thus, we evaluated the potential association between extreme influenza epidemics and incidence of OHCA. METHODS: We used a quasi-experimental design with time-series analysis of national registry data for cases of OHCA from all 47 prefectures of Japan during influenza seasons between 2005 and 2014...
July 15, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753856/analysis-of-bystander-cpr-quality-during-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-using-data-derived-from-automated-external-defibrillators
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Shannon M Fernando, Christian Vaillancourt, Stanley Morrow, Ian G Stiell
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by bystanders in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We sought to determine quality of bystander CPR provided during OHCA using CPR quality data stored by Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). METHODS: We used the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium database to identify OHCA cases of presumed cardiac etiology where an AED was utilized. We then matched AED data to each case identified...
May 10, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751827/timp-2-igfbp7-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors
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Christoph Adler, Tobias Heller, Felix Schregel, Henning Hagmann, Martin Hellmich, Joana Adler, Hannes Reuter
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common complication after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and predicts in-hospital mortality. To which extent post-resuscitation disease or the initial event of cardiac arrest and the duration of insufficient cardiac output triggers AKI is challenging to discriminate. Knowledge on molecular mediators of AKI is scarce. Early identification of patients at high risk of AKI is hampered by the low sensitivity of the established tests in clinical routine practice...
May 12, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746987/age-and-benefit-of-early-coronary-angiography-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-patients-presenting-with-shockable-rhythm-insights-from-the-sudden-death-expertise-center-registry
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Nadia Aissaoui, Wulfran Bougouin, Florence Dumas, Franckie Beganton, Richard Chocron, Olivier Varenne, Christian Spaulding, Nicole Karam, Gilles Montalescot, Pierre Aubry, Georges Sideris, Eloi Marijon, Xavier Jouven, Alain Cariou
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association between provision of post-resuscitation care and prognosis of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest(OHCA) in elderly patients. Previous studies have suggested futility after 65 years of age. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the association of early coronary angiogram(CAG) followed if necessary by percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI), with favorable outcome after OHCA among elderly patients, compared to younger patients...
May 7, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746985/theoretical-personalized-optimum-chest-compression-point-can-be-determined-using-posteroanterior-chest-radiography
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Sunho Cho, Won Sup Oh, Sung-Bin Chon, Shinwoo Kim, Keunha Hwang
AIM: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines suggest the lower sternal half be compressed. However, stroke volume has been assumed to be maximized by compressing the 'point' (P_max.LV) beneath which the left ventricle (LV) is at its maximum diameter. Identifying 'personalized' P_max.LV on computed tomography (CT), we derived and validated rules to estimate P_max.LV using posteroanterior chest radiography (chest_PA). METHODS: A retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed with non-cardiac arrest (CA) adults who underwent chest_PA and CT within 1h (derivation:validation = 3:2)...
May 7, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746984/recognition-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-during-emergency-calls-and-public-awareness-of-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-communities-a-multilevel-analysis
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Sun Young Lee, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, Jeong Ho Park, So Yeon Kong
BACKGROUND: For an effective dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program, recognition of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) by a dispatcher is the first step in initiating bystander CPR. This study evaluated whether CPR awareness in the community is associated with recognition of arrest, dispatcher-provided CPR instructions, and bystander CPR. METHODS: All emergency medical services (EMS)-treated adult OHCAs with cardiac etiology were enrolled between 2013 and 2015, excluding cases witnessed by EMS providers...
May 7, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740777/severe-metabolic-acidosis-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-risk-factors-and-association-with-outcome
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Matthieu Jamme, Omar Ben Hadj Salem, Lucie Guillemet, Pierre Dupland, Wulfran Bougouin, Julien Charpentier, Jean-Paul Mira, Frédéric Pène, Florence Dumas, Alain Cariou, Guillaume Geri
BACKGROUND: Metabolic acidosis is frequently observed as a consequence of global ischemia-reperfusion after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We aimed to identify risk factors and assess the impact of metabolic acidosis on outcome after OHCA. METHODS: We included all consecutive OHCA patients admitted between 2007 and 2012. Using admission data, metabolic acidosis was defined by a positive base deficit and was categorized by quartiles. Main outcome was survival at ICU discharge...
May 8, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738800/is-initial-rhythm-in-ohca-a-predictor-of-preceding-no-flow-time-implications-for-bystander-response-and-ecpr-candidacy-evaluation
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Xavier Tanguay-Rioux, Brian Grunau, Robert Neumar, John Tallon, Robert Boone, Jim Christenson
OBJECTIVE: Shockable cardiac rhythms are associated with improved outcomes among out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA). Initial cardiac rhythm may also be predictive of a short preceding no-flow duration. We examined the relationship between no-flow duration and initial cardiac rhythm, which may demonstrate the urgency in rescuer response and assist with candidacy evaluation for extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR). METHODS: We examined consecutive adult OHCA's identified by a prospective registry in British Columbia (2005-2016)...
May 5, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737260/targeted-temperature-management-review-of-literature-and-guidelines-a-cardiologist-s-perspective
#14
Taimoor Hashim, Ranjith Shetty
Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains not an uncommon occurrence in USA and rest of the world. However, the survival to discharge following an episode of OHCA in adults is still very disappointing at around 10%. Several areas of improvement including education of general public in early Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by bystander, chest compression first, and improvement of Emergency Medical response time have had a positive effect in outcomes and survival but much still needs to be done. Recently new data has emerged with regards to post resuscitation care and mild induced hypothermia (now preferably called; targeted temperature management {TTM}) and several advances have been made...
May 7, 2018: Current Cardiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729284/direct-transport-to-a-pci-capable-hospital-is-associated-with-improved-survival-after-adult-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-of-medical-aetiology
#15
Nicole McKenzie, Teresa A Williams, Kwok M Ho, Madoka Inoue, Paul Bailey, Antonio Celenza, Daniel Fatovich, Ian Jenkins, Judith Finn
AIM: To compare survival outcomes of adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) of medical aetiology directly transported to a percutaneous-coronary-intervention capable (PCI-capable) hospital (direct transport) with patients transferred to a PCI-capable hospital via another hospital without PCI services available (indirect transport) by emergency medical services (EMS). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study used the St John Ambulance Western Australia OHCA Database and medical chart review...
May 2, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724238/apples-to-apples-can-differences-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-incidence-and-outcomes-between-sweden-and-ireland-be-explained-by-core-utstein-variables
#16
Siobhán Masterson, Anneli Strömsöe, John Cullinan, Conor Deasy, Akke Vellinga
BACKGROUND: Variation in reported incidence and outcome based on aggregated data is a persistent feature of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) epidemiology. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the extent to which patient-level analysis using core 'Utstein' variables explains inter-country variation between Sweden and the Republic of Ireland. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional comparative study was performed, including all Swedish and Irish OHCA cases attended by Emergency Medical Services (EMS-attended OHCA) where resuscitation was attempted from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2014...
May 3, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723609/advanced-vs-basic-life-support-in-the-treatment-of-out-of-hospital-cardiopulmonary-arrest-in-the-resuscitation-outcomes-consortium
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Michael Christopher Kurz, Robert H Schmicker, Brian Leroux, Graham Nichol, Tom P Aufderheide, Sheldon Cheskes, Brian Grunau, Jamie Jasti, Peter Kudenchuk, Gary M Vilke, Jason Buick, Lynn Wittwer, Ritu Sahni, Ronald Straight, Henry E Wang
BACKGROUND: Prior observational studies suggest no additional benefit from advanced life support (ALS) when compared with providing basic life support (BLS) for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We compared the association of ALS care with OHCA outcomes using prospective clinical data from the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC). METHODS: Included were consecutive adults OHCA treated by participating emergency medical services (EMS) agencies between June 1, 2011, and June 30, 2015...
April 30, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723608/osborn-waves-following-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-effect-of-level-of-temperature-management-and-risk-of-arrhythmia-and-death
#18
Edina Hadziselimovic, Jakob Hartvig Thomsen, Jesper Kjaergaard, Lars Køber, Claus Graff, Steen Pehrson, Niklas Nielsen, David Erlinge, Martin Frydland, Sebastian Wiberg, Christian Hassager
BACKGROUND: The Osborn or J-wave, an upright deflection of the J-point on the electrocardiogram (ECG), is often observed during severe hypothermia. A possible relation between Osborn waves (OW) and increased risk of ventricular arrhythmia has been reported. We sought to determine whether the level of targeted temperature management (TTM) following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) affects the prevalence of OW and to assess the associations between OW and risk of ventricular arrhythmia and death...
April 30, 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723201/performance-on-the-apache-ii-saps-ii-sofa-and-the-ohca-score-of-post-cardiac-arrest-patients-treated-with-therapeutic-hypothermia
#19
Jea Yeon Choi, Jae Ho Jang, Yong Su Lim, Jee Yong Jang, Gun Lee, Hyuk Jun Yang, Jin Seong Cho, Sung Youl Hyun
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the ability of the Acute Physiologic and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score, Simplified Acute Physiology Score (SAPS) II, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) score to predict the outcome of OHCA patients who underwent therapeutic hypothermia (TH). METHODS: This study included OHCA patients treated with TH between January 2010 and December 2013. The APACHE II score, SAPS II, and SOFA score were calculated at the time of admission and 24 h and 48 h after intensive care unit admission...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714510/does-non-targeted-community-cpr-training-increase-bystander-cpr-frequency
#20
Amy Uber, Richard C Sadler, Todd Chassee, Joshua C Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: Only 37% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) receive bystander Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in Kent County, MI. In May 2014, prehospital providers offered one-time, point-of-contact compression-only CPR training to 2,253 passersby at 7 public locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. To assess the impact of this intervention, we compared bystander CPR frequency and clinical outcomes in regions surrounding training sites before and after the intervention, adjusting for prehospital covariates...
May 1, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
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