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Cardiopulmonary ressucitation

Melissa de Freitas Luzia, Amália de Fátima Lucena
The objective of this study was to analyse the scientific production regarding cardiorespiratory arrest (CA) in adult patients in a hospital environment, as to support nursing knowledge. This is a systematic review, which were used SciELO, LILACS and MEDLINE databases from 1997 to 2007. Most of the articles used in the analysis referred to the survival prognostic factors of patients submitted to cardiopulmonary ressucitation (CPR) and to the results of this intervention. The prospective studies were methodologically prevalent...
June 2009: Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem
A Serraf, F Lacour-Gayet, M Robotin, J Bruniaux, M Sousa-Uva, R Roussin, C Planché
Eighty-two consecutive patients with interrupted aortic arch were referred to our institution between 1985 and 1995. Three died before any attempt at operation and 79 underwent surgical repair. Median age at operation was 9 days (range 1 day to 6 years) and median weight was 3.0 kg (range 1.8 to 20 kg). All but one were in severe congestive heart failure and 31.5% had oliguria or anuria. Preoperative pH varied between 6.8 and 7.4 (median 7.3). Sixty-nine received prostaglandin E1 infusion and 54 received mechanical ventilation...
November 1996: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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