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Christian Hassager, Ken Nagao, David Hildick-Smith
The prognosis after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has improved in the past few decades because of advances in interventions used outside and in hospital. About half of patients who have OHCA with initial ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation and who are admitted to hospital in coma after return of spontaneous circulation will survive to discharge with a reasonable neurological status. In this Series paper we discuss in-hospital management of patients with post-cardiac-arrest syndrome. In most patients, the most important in-hospital interventions other than routine intensive care are continuous active treatment (in non-comatose and comatose patients and including circulatory support in selected patients), cooling of core temperature to 32-36°C by targeted temperature management for at least 24 h, immediate coronary angiography with or without percutaneous coronary intervention, and delay of final prognosis until at least 72 h after OHCA...
March 10, 2018: Lancet
Aung Myat, Kyoung-Jun Song, Thomas Rea
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of global mortality. Regional variations in reporting frameworks and survival mean the exact burden of OHCA to public health is unknown. Nevertheless, overall prognosis and neurological outcome are relatively poor following OHCA and have remained almost static for the past three decades. In this Series paper, we explore the aetiology of OHCA. Coronary artery disease remains the predominant cause, but there is a diverse range of other potential cardiac and non-cardiac causes to be aware of...
March 10, 2018: Lancet
Yi-Chuan Chen, Ming-Szu Hung, Chia-Yen Liu, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Yao-Hsu Yang
BACKGROUND: Sodium bicarbonate administration is mostly restricted to in-hospital use in Taiwan. This study was conducted to investigate the effect of sodium bicarbonate on outcomes among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: This population-based study used a 16-year database to analyze the association between sodium bicarbonate administration for resuscitation in the emergency department (ED) and outcomes. All adult patients with OHCA were identified through diagnostic and procedure codes...
March 5, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Patrick J Lindsay, Danielle Buell, Damon C Scales
BACKGROUND: Mild therapeutic hypothermia (TH), or targeted temperature management, improves survival and neurological outcomes in patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). International guidelines strongly support initiating TH for all eligible individuals presenting with OHCA; however, the timing of cooling initiation remains uncertain. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted with all available randomised controlled trials (RCTs) included to explore the efficacy and safety of initiating pre-hospital TH in patients with OHCA...
March 13, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Konstantinos Karatolios, Georgios Chatzis, Birgit Markus, Ulrich Luesebrink, Holger Ahrens, Wolfgang Dersch, Susanne Betz, Birgit Ploeger, Elisabeth Boesl, William O'Neill, Clemens Kill, Bernhard Schieffer
AIMS: To compare survival outcomes of Impella support and medical treatment in patients with post-cardiac arrest cardiogenic shock related to acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Retrospective single center study of patients resuscitated from out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) due to AMI with post-cardiac arrest cardiogenic shock between September 2014 and September 2016. Patients were either assisted with Impella or received medical treatment only. Survival outcomes were compared using propensity score-matched analysis to account for differences in baseline characteristics between both groups...
March 6, 2018: Resuscitation
Yingying Hu, Jun Xu, Huadong Zhu, Guoxiu Zhang, Feng Sun, Yazhi Zhang, Xuezhong Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the status of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in patients with sudden cardiac arrest (CA) in the emergency department. METHODS: A multicenter prospective observational study was conducted. The patients with CA admitted to 13 hospitals from 6 provinces in four different regions, including North China, Southern China, East China, Southwest China, from July 1st, 2015 to July 31st, 2017 were enrolled. A modified Utstein template was applied to collect clinical data, including general data, CA related data and prognosis, and primary outcome indicator was the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) rate, and the secondary outcome indicator was 28-day survival rate...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Déborah Jaeger, Florence Dumas, Josephine Escutnaire, Sonia Sadoune, Adrien Lauvray, Carlos Elkhoury, Adrien Bassand, Nicolas Girerd, Pierre Yves Gueugniaud, Karim Tazarourte, Hervé Hubert, Alain Cariou, Tahar Chouihed
BACKGROUND: The survival rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains extremely low, generally under 10%. Post-resuscitation care, and particularly early coronary reperfusion, may improve this outcome. The main objective of the present study was to determine whether patients with immediate coronary angiography at hospital admission (CAA) had a better outcome than patients without immediate CAA. METHODS: This cohort analysis study was based on data extracted from the French National Cardiac Arrest registry (RéAC)...
March 5, 2018: Resuscitation
Scott D Casey, Bryn E Mumma
BACKGROUND: Sex, race, and insurance status are associated with treatment and outcomes in several cardiovascular diseases. These disparities, however, have not been well-studied in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to evaluate the association of patient sex, race, and insurance status with hospital treatments and outcomes following OHCA. METHODS: We studied adult patients in the 2011-2015 California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Patient Discharge Database with a "present on admission" diagnosis of cardiac arrest (ICD-9-CM 427...
March 5, 2018: Resuscitation
Asger Granfeldt, Mads Wissenberg, Steen Møller Hansen, Freddy K Lippert, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Søren Helbo Skaarup, Lars W Andersen, Erika Frischknecht Christensen, Christian Fynbo Christiansen
INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a non-shockable rhythm as presenting rhythm in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Whether the severity of the underlying disease is related to presenting rhythm is unknown. We hypothesize that increased severity of COPD in OHCA patients is associated with an increased prevalence of non-shockable rhythm. METHODS: This study included OHCA patients ≥40 years from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry (2001-2014)...
March 5, 2018: Resuscitation
Wataru Takayama, Hazuki Koguchi, Akira Endo, Yasuhiro Otomo
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the risk of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed in out-of-hospital settings for chest injuries in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: This retrospective, observational study was conducted in an emergency critical care medical center in Japan. Non-traumatic OHCA patients transferred to the hospital from April 2013 through August 2016 were analyzed. The outcome was defined by chest injuries related to CPR, which is composite of rib fractures, sternal fractures, and pneumothoraces...
March 8, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Fiona Dobbie, Anne Marie MacKintosh, Gareth Clegg, Rebecca Stirzaker, Linda Bauld
Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) varies across the developed world. Although not all OHCA are recoverable, the survival rate in Scotland is lower than in comparable countries, with higher average survival rates of 7.9% in England and 9% across Europe. The purpose of this paper is to explore the barriers, facilitators and public attitudes to administering bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which could inform future policy and initiatives to improve the rate of bystander CPR. Data was collected via a cross-sectional general population survey of 1027 adults in Scotland...
2018: PloS One
Matthew Hansen, Robert H Schmicker, Craig D Newgard, Brian Grunau, Frank Scheuermeyer, Sheldon Cheskes, Veer Vithalani, Fuad Alnaji, Thomas Rea, Ahamed H Idris, Heather Herren, Jamie Hutchison, Mike Austin, Debra Egan, Mohamud Daya
Background -Previous studies have demonstrated that earlier epinephrine administration is associated with improved survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with shockable initial rhythms. However, the effect of epinephrine timing on patients with non-shockable initial rhythms is unclear. The objective of this study was to measure the association between time to epinephrine administration and survival in adults and children with EMS-treated OHCA with non-shockable initial rhythms. Methods -We performed a secondary analysis of OHCAs prospectively identified by the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) network from June 4, 2011 to June 30, 2015...
March 6, 2018: Circulation
Tomas Barry, Mary Headon, Ronan Glynn, Niall Conroy, Helen Tobin, Mairead Egan, Gerard Bury
AIM: The aim of this study is to establish the role and outcome of general practitioner (GP) involvement in out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) resuscitation in the Republic of Ireland. METHODS: A ten year prospective observational study involving a cohort of Irish general practices. SETTING: 521 general practice settings distributed throughout the Republic of Ireland, representing approximately one quarter of all practices and a third of Irish GPs...
March 3, 2018: Resuscitation
Ward Eertmans, Cornelia Genbrugge, Margot Vander Laenen, Willem Boer, Dieter Mesotten, Jo Dens, Frank Jans, Cathy De Deyne
BACKGROUND: We investigated the ability of bispectral index (BIS) monitoring to predict poor neurological outcome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients fully treated according to guidelines. RESULTS: In this prospective, observational study, 77 successfully resuscitated OHCA patients were enrolled in whom BIS, suppression ratio (SR) and electromyographic (EMG) values were continuously monitored during the first 36 h after the initiation of targeted temperature management at 33 °C...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
Ben Beck, Janet Bray, Peter Cameron, 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, Gavin D Perkins, Graham Nichol, Judith Finn
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate regional variation in the characteristics, incidence and outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: This was a population-based cohort study of OHCA using data from the Aus-ROC Australian and New Zealand OHCA Epistry over the period of 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. Seven ambulance services contributed data to the Epistry with a capture population of 19.8 million people...
February 27, 2018: Resuscitation
Seo Young Ko, Young Sun Ro, Sang Do Shin, Kyoung Jun Song, Ki Jeong Hong, So Yeon Kong
INTRODUCTION: The deployment of first responders in a public place is one of the interventions that is used for increasing bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA). We studied the association between the presence of a first responder and the survival of OHCA that occurred during a period of exercise in a public place. METHODS: All of the adult OHCAs of a presumed cardiac etiology that occurred during a period of exercise in a public place and that were witnessed by a bystander between 2013 and 2015 were analyzed...
2018: PloS One
Ross A Pollack, Siobhan P Brown, Thomas Rea, Tom Aufderheide, David Barbic, Jason E Buick, James Christenson, Ahamed H Idris, Jamie Jasti, Michael Kampp, Peter Kudenchuk, Susanne May, Marc Muhr, Graham Nichol, Joseph P Ornato, George Sopko, Christian Vaillancourt, Laurie Morrison, Myron Weisfeldt
Background - Survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with shockable rhythms can be improved with early defibrillation. Although shockable OHCA accounts for only ≈25% of overall arrests, ≈60% of public OHCAs are shockable, offering the possibility of restoring thousands of individuals to full recovery with early defibrillation by bystanders. We sought to determine the association of bystander automated external defibrillator use with survival and functional outcomes in shockable observed public OHCA...
February 26, 2018: Circulation
Sun Young Lee, Kyoung Jun Song, Sang Do Shin, Young Sun Ro, Ki Jeong Hong, Young Taek Kim, Sung Ok Hong, Jeong Ho Park, Seung Chul Lee
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare the temporal trends in good neurologic outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) between communities with different socioeconomic status (SES). METHODS: A nationwide, population-based observational study was conducted in adult patients with OHCA of cardiac etiology from 2006 to 2015. Community SES was defined using the Carstairs index categorized into 5 groups, from Q1 (the least deprived) to Q5 (the most deprived)...
February 23, 2018: Resuscitation
Lars W Andersen, Mathias J Holmberg, Asger Granfeldt, Bo Løfgren, Kimberly Vellano, Bryan F McNally, Bob Siegerink, Tobias Kurth, Michael W Donnino
BACKGROUND: Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can be used by bystanders to provide rapid defibrillation for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Whether neighborhood characteristics are associated with AED use is unknown. Furthermore, the association between AED use and outcomes has not been well characterized for all (i.e. shockable and non-shockable) public OHCAs. METHODS: We included public, non-911-responder witnessed OHCAs registered in the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) between 2013 and 2016...
February 22, 2018: Resuscitation
Tetsuhisa Kitamura, Kosuke Kiyohara, Chika Nishiyama, Takeyuki Kiguchi, Daisuke Kobayashi, Takashi Kawamura, Taku Iwami
BACKGROUND: Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines do not define the optimal type of CPR (chest compression-only CPR [CCCPR] or conventional CPR with rescue breathing [CCRB]) to be performed by bystanders when they witness someone collapse. METHODS: Using a nationwide database of 1.17 million patients who underwent out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Japan, we enrolled consecutive bystander-witnessed OHCAs of medical origin with resuscitation attempts from January 2005 through December 2014...
February 21, 2018: Resuscitation
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