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Joonas Tirkkonen, Heini Huhtala, Sanna Hoppu
AIM: Study the incidence and reasons behind in-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCAs) after rapid response team (RRT) reviews. METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control study at Tampere University Hospital, Finland. Data on adult patients who were triaged to remain on general ward after first (index) RRT review without treatment limitations but who suffered an IHCA within the following 48 hours were prospectively collected for 5.3 years. These cases were matched (age +/- 3 years, sex, surgical/medical ward, admission year) at a 1:4 ratio to controls (no ICHA after RRT review)...
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
Yusuke Okada, Taku Watanabe, Toru Shoji, Kyoko Taguchi, Naohisa Ogo, Akira Asai
Dimerization in signal transduction is a dynamically regulated process and a key regulatory mechanism. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) dimerizes after tyrosine phosphorylation upon cytokine stimulation. Because only the STAT3 dimer possesses the trans-activation activity, dimerization is an indispensable process for cytokine signaling. Here we report the detection of dynamic STAT3 dimerization in living cells using the homoFluoppi system. This method allowed us to validate the presence of an intact Src homology 2 domain and STAT3 Tyr705 phosphorylation, which facilitate puncta formation and homodimerization...
February 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
Mahta Memar, Sammy-Jo Geara, Patrik Hjalmarsson, Anna Allberg, Mathilde Bouzereau, Therese Djärv
OBJECTIVES: Resuscitation on in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is estimated to occur in 200,000 hospitalised patients annually in the US and short-term survival, i.e. 30 days, is reported to be around 15-20%. Even if 30-day survival is a good measure of successful resuscitation, the number of survivors is quite high and a perspective on longer-term outcomes is relevant. AIM: To assess long-term mortality among 30-day survivors after an IHCA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients ≥18 years surviving for at least 30 days after an IHCA at Karolinska University Hospital between 1st January 2007 and 31st December 2014 were included...
February 2, 2018: Resuscitation
Hongwei Wang, Xin Sha, Sisen Zhang, Xianfa Jiao, Longxian Zhao, Yingxin Cen, Wei Song, Jing Li, Lixiang Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the predictive value of partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) on the effect of active abdominal compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (AACD-CPR) and serum S100B protein on cerebral function. METHODS: 142 adult patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) AACD-CPR in Zhengzhou People's Hospital, Affiliated Southern Medical University from September 2014 to December 2017 were enrolled. Patients were divided into successful group and failure group according to restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) or not; and then according to Glasgow-Pittsburgh cerebral performance categories (CPC) one month after ROSC, the successful group was divided into good prognosis group (CPC 1-2) and poor prognosis group (CPC 3-5) further...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Uchenna R Ofoma, Suresh Basnet, Andrea Berger, H Lester Kirchner, Saket Girotra
BACKGROUND: Survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is lower during nights and weekends (off-hours) compared with daytime during weekdays (on-hours). As overall IHCA survival has improved over time, it remains unknown whether survival differences between on-hours and off-hours have changed. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine temporal trends in survival differences between on-hours and off-hours IHCA. METHODS: We identified 151,071 adults at 470 U...
January 30, 2018: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Justin B Echouffo-Tcheugui, Dhaval Kolte, Sahil Khera, Deepak L Bhatt, Gregg C Fonarow
Diabetes mellitus (DM) increases the risk of sudden cardiac death, but the extent to which it influences survival after an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) remains unclear. We assessed the association of DM and survival after IHCA. The study included 1,009,073 patients aged ≥18 years who underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation for IHCA between January 2003 and December 2013, recorded in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database. The outcomes were survival to hospital discharge and discharge disposition assessed using multivariable logistic regression accounting for relevant covariates and clustering...
December 23, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
Fredrik Hessulf, Thomas Karlsson, Peter Lundgren, Solveig Aune, Annelie Strömsöe, Marie-Louise Södersved Källestedt, Therese Djärv, Johan Herlitz, Johan Engdahl
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) constitutes a major contributor to cardiovascular mortality. The aim of the present study was to investigate factors of importance to 30-day survival after IHCA in Sweden. METHODS: A retrospective register study based on the Swedish Register of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (SRCPR) 2006-2015. Sixty-six of 73 hospitals in Sweden participated. The inclusion criterion was a confirmed cardiac arrest in which resuscitation was attempted among patients aged >18years...
December 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
Patrik Hjalmarsson, Mahta Memar, Sammy-Jo Geara, Mathilde Bouzereau, Anna Allberg, Abdelaziz Elgadi, Eva Piscator, Therese Djärv
OBJECTIVES: Co-morbidities affect survival after in-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA). The risk population for IHCA, i.e. the hospitalised patients, have a doubled increase in co-morbidities over time. A similar increase in co-morbidities among IHCAs might explain the relatively poor survival ratios despite improved care. AIM: To assess changes in the burden of baseline age-adjusted Charlson co-morbidity index (ACCI) scores among IHCAs as well as to assess its impact on survival in three time periods...
December 26, 2017: Resuscitation
Krishna K Patel, John A Spertus, Yevgeniy Khariton, Yuanyuan Tang, Lesley H Curtis, Paul S Chan
Background -Prior studies have reported higher in-hospital survival with prompt defibrillation and epinephrine treatment in patients suffering in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Whether this survival benefit persists after discharge is unknown. Methods -We linked data from a national IHCA registry with Medicare files and identified 36,961 patients aged ≥65 years with an IHCA at 517 hospitals between 2000 and 2011. Patients with IHCA due to pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VT) or ventricular fibrillation (VF) were stratified by prompt (≤2 min) vs...
December 26, 2017: Circulation
Jad Khatib, Naama Schwartz, Naiel Bisharat
BACKGROUND: In 2006, the Israeli Ministry of Health distributed guidelines for improving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) knowledge among hospital staff. The impact of these guidelines on survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To compare rates of incidence and survival to discharge after IHCA, preceding and subsequent to issuance of the guidelines: 1995-2005 and 2006-2015. METHODS: Data were retrieved from the computerized records of patients who had an IHCA and underwent CPR...
December 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Yun Seok Kim, Yong Jik Lee, Ki Bum Won, Jeong Won Kim, Sang Cjeol Lee, Chang Ryul Park, Jong Pil Jung, Wookjin Choi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: We identified the impact of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) followed by therapeutic hypothermia on survival and neurologic outcome in patients with prolonged refractory in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). METHODS: We enrolled 16 adult patients who underwent ECPR followed by therapeutic hypothermia between July 2011 and December 2015, for IHCA. Survival at discharge and cerebral performance category (CPC) scale were evaluated...
November 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
Jonathan Barrett, Gabrielle Hawdon, Julie Wade, John Reeves
Measuring the success of Medical Emergency Teams: Potentially preventable deaths versus total cardiac arrest deaths. A single centre observational study. BACKGROUND: Rapid response systems (RRS) have been implemented with the aim of preventing patient deterioration, in-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) and related deaths. Not all "unexpected deaths" are preventable, thus compromising the use of unexpected deaths as an outcome measure. AIMS: Our aim was to assess temporal trends in potentially preventable deaths as a subset of total unexpected death rates over a four-year period...
November 13, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
Steven M Bradley, Peter Kaboli, Lee A Kamphuis, Paul S Chan, Theodore J Iwashyna, Brahmajee K Nallamothu
BACKGROUND: Despite significant attention to resuscitation care by hospitals, national data on trends in the incidence and survival of patients with inhospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) are limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine trends and hospital-level variation in the incidence and outcomes associated with IHCA. In exploratory analyses, we evaluated the relationship between hospital-level IHCA incidence and outcomes with general hospital-wide quality improvement activities...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
A Wutzler, C Kloppe, A K Bilgard, A Mügge, C Hanefeld
BACKGROUND: Acute treatment of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is challenging and overall survival rates are low. However, data on the use of public-access automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for IHCA remain controversial. The aim of our study was to evaluate characteristics of patients experiencing IHCA and feasibility of public-access AED use for resuscitation in a university hospital. METHODS: IHCA events outside the intensive care unit were analysed over a period of 21 months...
November 7, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
Lauren E Thompson, Paul S Chan, Fengming Tang, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, Saket Girotra, Sarah M Perman, Somnath Bose, Stacie L Daugherty, Steven M Bradley
BACKGROUND: Although rates of survival to hospital discharge after in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) have improved over the last decade, it is unknown if these survival gains are sustained after hospital discharge. OBJECTIVE: To examine 1-year survival trends overall and by rhythm after IHCA. METHODS: Using Medicare beneficiaries (age≥65years) with IHCA occurring between 2000 and 2011 at Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Registry participating hospitals we used multivariable regression, to examine temporal trends in risk-adjusted rates of 1-year survival...
February 2018: Resuscitation
Pia Koivikko, Olli Arola, Outi Inkinen, Minna Tallgren
AIM: Cardiac arrest is not a common complication of sepsis, although sepsis has been recognized as one condition behind cardiac arrest. Our aim was to evaluate the prevalence of sepsis among patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA), and to determine if sepsis is associated with inferior outcome after IHCA. METHODS: All consecutive emergency team dispatches in Turku University Hospital in 2011-2014 (n = 607) were reviewed retrospectively to identify the patients undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for IHCA (n = 301)...
October 18, 2017: Shock
Terri Sun, Andrew Guy, Amandeep Sidhu, Gordon Finlayson, Brian Grunau, Lillian Ding, Saida Harle, Leith Dewar, Richard Cook, Hussein D Kanji
PURPOSE: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) may provide benefit to patients in refractory cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock. We aim to summarize our center's 6-year experience with resuscitative VA-ECMO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective medical record review (April 2009 to 2015) was performed on consecutive non-cardiotomy patients who were managed with VA-ECMO due to refractory in- or out-of-hospital cardiac (IHCA/OHCA) arrest (E-CPR) or refractory cardiogenic shock (E-CS) with or without preceding cardiac arrest...
April 2018: Journal of Critical Care
Abdul H Qazi, Kevin Kennedy, Steven M Bradley, Paul S Chan
BACKGROUND: In-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) is common and often fatal. However, the association between timing of cardiac arrest and likelihood of survival to discharge, neurological status, and subsequent hospital length of stay (LOS) is unknown. METHODS: Within the Get-With-The-Guidelines Resuscitation registry, we identified 175,904 patients between 2000 and 2014 with an IHCA. Time from admission to IHCA was categorized as <3, 3-7, or >7days from admission...
December 2017: Resuscitation
Sonia D'Arrigo, Sofia Cacciola, Mark Dennis, Christian Jung, Eisuke Kagawa, Massimo Antonelli, Claudio Sandroni
AIMS: To identify the predictors of survival to discharge in adults resuscitated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) following in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). METHODS: MEDLINE and ISI Web of Science were searched for eligible studies. Pooled Odds Ratio (OR) and Pooled Mean Difference (PMD) for each predictor were calculated. The quality of evidence (QOE) was evaluated according to the GRADE guidelines. RESULTS: Eleven studies were included totalling 856 patients...
December 2017: Resuscitation
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