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Eun Joo Cho, Sang Do Shin, Seungmin Jeong, Young Ho Kwak, Gil Joon Suh
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the atmosphere temperature is associated with outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: This is a nationwide observational study using the national OHCA registry merged with a geographical and weather database. Adult patients with a cardiac etiology that occurred from 2006-2013 were included, excluding patients with unknown outcome or unknown weather information. The main exposure was the hourly measured temperature matched to the OHCA event time...
October 19, 2016: Resuscitation
Camilla Hardeland, Kjetil Sunde, Helge Ramsdal, Susan R Hebbert, Linda Soilammi, Fredrik Westmark, Fredrik Nordum, Andreas E Hansen, Jon E Steen-Hansen, Theresa M Olasveengen
AIM: Explore, understand and address issues that impact upon timely and adequate allocation of prehospital medical assistance and resources to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. METHODS: Mixed-methods: design obtaining data for one year in three emergency medical communication centres (EMCC); Oslo-Akershus (OA), Vestfold-Telemark (VT) and Østfold (Ø). Data collection included quantitative data from analysis of dispatch logs, ambulance records and audio files...
October 18, 2016: Resuscitation
Joshua C Reynolds, Brian E Grunau, Jon C Rittenberger, Kelly N Sawyer, Michael C Kurz, Clifton W Callaway
BACKGROUND: -Little evidence guides the appropriate duration of resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and case features justifying longer or shorter durations are ill-defined. We estimated the impact of resuscitation duration on the probability of favorable functional outcome in OHCA using a large, multi-center cohort. METHODS: -Secondary analysis of a North American, single blind, multi-center, cluster-randomized clinical trial (ROC-PRIMED) of consecutive adults with non-traumatic, EMS-treated, OHCA...
October 19, 2016: Circulation
Youcef Azeli, Eneko Barbería, María Jiménez-Herrera, Gil Bonet, Eva Valero-Mora, Alfonso Lopez-Gomariz, Isaac Lucas-Guarque, Alex Guillen-Lopez, Carlos Alonso-Villaverde, Inés Landín, Pilar Torralba, Ali Jammoul, Jordi Bladé-Creixenti, Christer Axelsson, Alfredo Bardají
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death in the industrialized world. Sudden cardiac death is very often the first manifestation of the disease and it occurs in the prehospital setting. The determination of the sudden cardiac death phenotype is challenging. It requires prospective studies in the community including multiple sources of case ascertainment that help to identify the cause and circumstances of death. The aim of the Clinical and Pathological Registry of Tarragona (ReCaPTa) is to study incidence and etiology of Sudden Cardiac Death in the Tarragona region (Catalonia, Spain)...
October 19, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Gyuho Song, Yeonho You, Wonjoon Jeong, Junwan Lee, Yongchul Cho, Seungwhan Lee, Seung Ryu, Jinwoong Lee, Seungwhan Kim, Insool Yoo
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) due to an acute myocardial infarction without cardiogenic shock required higher doses of vasopressors with low targeted temperature management (TTM) after return of spontaneous circulation. METHODS: We included consecutive comatose patients resuscitated from OHCA between January 2011 and December 2013. Patients with return of spontaneous circulation, regional wall motion abnormality on echocardiography, and coronary artery stenosis of ≥70% on percutaneous coronary artery angiography were enrolled...
March 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
David Barbic, Brian Klinkenberg, Brian Grunau, Jim Christenson
OBJECTIVE: No prior work exists examining the relation between the geographic distribution of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in the city of Vancouver and surrounding areas that may exhibit a clustering of cases. The primary objective of this study was to describe the distribution of OHCA within the Vancouver Coastal Health region using a geographic information system (GIS) analysis and appropriate statistical analyses. METHODS: This study was a post-hoc GIS-based analysis of OHCA patients in the city of Vancouver and surrounding areas, using data collected by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium between September 2007 and December 2011...
October 17, 2016: CJEM
Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
BACKGROUND: Although several studies have estimated the effect of extreme temperatures on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in a single city or region, few have investigated variations in this association on a national level in Japan. METHODS: Daily data on OHCAs and weather variations were obtained from the 47 prefectures of Japan between 2005 and 2014. A time-series Poisson regression model with a distributed lag non-linear model was used to estimate the prefecture-specific effects...
October 12, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Guillaume Geri, Guillaume Savary, Stéphane Legriel, Florence Dumas, Sybille Merceron, Olivier Varenne, Bernard Livarek, Olivier Richard, Jean-Paul Mira, Jean-Pierre Bedos, Jean-Philippe Empana, Alain Cariou, David Grimaldi
BACKGROUND: Obesity prevalence has dramatically increased over recent years and is associated with cardiovascular diseases, but data are lacking on its prognostic impact in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. METHODS: Data of all consecutive OHCA patients admitted in two cardiac arrest centers from Paris and suburbs between 2005 and 2012 were prospectively collected. Patients treated by therapeutic hypothermia (TH) were included in the analysis. Logistic and Cox regression analyses were used to quantify the association between Body Mass Index (BMI) at hospital admission and day-30 and 1-year mortality respectively...
October 12, 2016: Resuscitation
Cornelia Genbrugge, Ward Eertmans, Ingrid Meex, Margaretha Van Kerrebroeck, Noami Daems, An Creemers, Frank Jans, Willem Boer, Jo Dens, Cathy De Deyne
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to elucidate the possible role of cerebral saturation monitoring in the post-cardiac arrest setting. METHODS: Cerebral tissue saturation (SctO2) was measured in 107 successfully resuscitated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients for 48 hours between 2011 and 2015. All patients were treated with targeted temperature management, 24 hours at 33 °C and rewarming at 0.3 °C per hour. A threshold analysis was performed as well as a linear mixed models analysis for continuous SctO2 data to compare the relation between SctO2 and favorable (cerebral performance category (CPC) 1-2) and unfavorable outcome (CPC 3-4-5) at 180 days post-cardiac arrest in OHCA patients...
October 13, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
A Claesson, D Fredman, L Svensson, M Ringh, J Hollenberg, P Nordberg, M Rosenqvist, T Djarv, S Österberg, J Lennartsson, Y Ban
BACKGROUND: The use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) prior to EMS arrival can increase 30-day survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) significantly. Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can fly with high velocity and potentially transport devices such as AEDs to the site of OHCAs. The aim of this explorative study was to investigate the feasibility of a drone system in decreasing response time and delivering an AED. METHODS: Data of Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates from historical OHCA in Stockholm County was used in a model using a Geographic Information System (GIS) to find suitable placements and visualize response times for the use of an AED equipped drone...
October 12, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
Ben Beck, Janet E Bray, Karen Smith, Tony Walker, Hugh Grantham, Cindy Hein, Melanie Thorrowgood, Anthony Smith, Madoka Inoue, Tony Smith, Bridget Dicker, Andy Swain, Emma Bosley, Katherine Pemberton, Michael Mckay, Malcolm Johnston-Leek, Peter Cameron, Gavin D Perkins, Judith Finn
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to describe and examine similarities and differences in the current service provision and resuscitation protocols of the ambulance services participating in the Aus-ROC Australian and New Zealand out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) Epistry. Understanding these similarities and differences is important in identifying ambulance service factors that might explain regional variation in survival of OHCA in the Aus-ROC Epistry. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was completed by each of the ambulance services participating in the Aus-ROC Epistry...
October 11, 2016: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Akira Funada, Yoshikazu Goto, Tetsuo Maeda, Hayato Tada, Ryota Teramoto, Yoshihiro Tanaka, Kenshi Hayashi, Masakazu Yamagishi
BACKGROUND: Population aging has rapidly progressed in Japan. However, few data exist regarding the characteristics of extremely elderly patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We aimed to determine the prehospital predictors of one-month survival with favorable neurological outcomes (Cerebral Performance Category scale, category 1 or 2; CPC 1-2) in this population. METHODS: We investigated 23,520 OHCA patients aged ≥95 years from a prospectively recorded, nationwide, Utstein-style Japanese database between 2008 and 2012...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Cardiology
Jonghwan Shin, Kyuseok Kim, Yong Su Lim, Hui Jai Lee, Se Jong Lee, Euigi Jung, Joonghee Kim, Hyuk Jun Yang, Jin Joo Kim, Seong Youn Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The general incidence of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) as a cause of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains unclear, although the incidence of subarachnoid hemorrhage has been determined to be 4% to 18%. The main objectives of our study were to describe the incidence of ICH in OHCA and the different laboratory findings between ICH and non-ICH groups. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study using the prospective OHCA registry was conducted at three university hospitals in Korea...
August 23, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Takashi Tagami, Hiroki Matsui, Masamune Kuno, Yuuta Moroe, Junya Kaneko, Kyoko Unemoto, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: Patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest are reportedly at high risk for infection and sepsis, especially those treated with targeted temperature management (TTM). There is, however, limited evidence suggesting that early antibiotic use improves patient outcomes. We examined the hypothesis that early treatment with antibiotics reduces mortality in patients with cardiac arrest receiving TTM. METHODS: We identified 2803 patients with cardiogenic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) that were treated with TTM and were admitted to 371 hospitals that contribute to the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database between July 2007 and March 2013...
October 7, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Sigrid Beitland, Bård Endre Waldum-Grevbo, Espen Rostrup Nakstad, Jens-Petter Berg, Anne-Marie Siebke Trøseid, Berit Sletbakk Brusletto, Cathrine Brunborg, Geir Øystein Andersen, Kjetil Sunde
BACKGROUND: Post-resuscitation care after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is challenging due to the threat of organ failure and difficult prognostication. Our aim was to examine whether urine biomarkers could give an early prediction of acute kidney injury (AKI) and outcome. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of comatose OHCA patients at Oslo University Hospital Ullevål, Norway. Risk factors were clinical parameters and biomarkers measured in spot urine (cystatin C, neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) and the product of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2 (TIMP-2) and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7)) at admission and day 3...
October 5, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Benjamin W Chrisinger, Anne V Grossestreuer, Meredith C Laguna, Heather M Griffis, Charles C Branas, Douglas J Wiebe, Raina M Merchant
AIM: Approximately 424,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) occur in the US annually. As automated external defibrillators (AED) are an important part of the community response to OHCA, we investigated how well the spatial demand (likelihood of OHCA) was met by the spatial supply (AEDs) in a dense urban environment. METHODS: Using geographic information system (GIS) software, we applied kernel density and optimized hot spot procedures with two differently-sized radii to model OHCA incidence rates from existing studies, providing an estimate of OHCA likelihood at a given location...
October 1, 2016: Resuscitation
Jodi Taylor, Sarah Black, Stephen J Brett, Kim Kirby, Jerry P Nolan, Barnaby C Reeves, Maria Robinson, Chris A Rogers, Lauren J Scott, Adrian South, Elizabeth A Stokes, Matthew Thomas, Sarah Voss, Sarah Wordsworth, Jonathan R Benger
Health outcomes after out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are extremely poor, with only 7-9% of patients in the United Kingdom (UK) surviving to hospital discharge. Currently emergency medical services (EMS) use either tracheal intubation or newer supraglottic airway devices (SGAs) to provide advanced airway management during OHCA. Equipoise between the two techniques has led to calls for a well-designed randomised controlled trial. The primary objective of the AIRWAYS-2 trial is to assess whether the clinical effectiveness of the i-gel, a second-generation SGA, is superior to tracheal intubation in the initial airway management of OHCA patients in the UK...
September 30, 2016: Resuscitation
Jiří Bonaventura, David Alan, Jiri Vejvoda, Jakub Honek, Josef Veselka
In spite of many years of development and implementation of pre-hospital advanced life support programmes, the survival rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) used to be very poor. Neurologic injury from cerebral hypoxia is the most common cause of death in patients with OHCA. In the past two decades, post-resuscitation care has developed many new concepts aimed at improving the neurological outcome and survival rate of patients after cardiac arrest. Systematic post-cardiac arrest care after the return of spontaneous circulation, including induced mild therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in selected patients, is aimed at significantly improving rates of long-term neurologically intact survival...
October 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
Takeshi Wada, Satoshi Gando, Yuichi Ono, Kunihiko Maekawa, Kenichi Katabami, Mineji Hayakawa, Atsushi Sawamura
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) during the early phase of post-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and affects the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. METHODS: A review of the computer-based medical records of OHCA patients was retrospectively conducted and included 388 patients who were divided into DIC and non-DIC patients based on the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine DIC diagnostic criteria...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
Benjamin Dahan, Patricia Jabre, Nicole Karam, Renaud Misslin, Marie-Cécile Bories, Muriel Tafflet, Wulfran Bougouin, Daniel Jost, Frankie Beganton, Guillaume Beal, Patricia Pelloux, Eloi Marijon, Xavier Jouven
BACKGROUND: The benefits of available automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) are well known, but strategies for their deployment outdoors remain somewhat arbitrary. Our study sought to assess different strategies for AED deployment. METHODS: All OHCAs in Paris between 2000 and 2010 were prospectively recorded and geocoded. A guidelines-based strategy of placing an AED in locations where more than one OHCA had occurred within the past five years was compared to two novel strategies: a grid-based strategy with a regular distance between AEDs and a landmark-based strategy...
September 23, 2016: Resuscitation
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