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Neuro prognosis arrest sweedish 2013

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23370163/neurological-prognostication-after-cardiac-arrest-recommendations-from-the-swedish-resuscitation-council
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Tobias Cronberg, Marco Brizzi, Lars Johan Liedholm, Ingmar Rosén, Sten Rubertsson, Christian Rylander, Hans Friberg
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is started in 5000 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Sweden each year and the survival rate is approximately 10%. The subsequent development of a global ischaemic brain injury is the major determinant of the neurological prognosis for those patients who reach the hospital alive. Induced hypothermia is a recommended treatment after cardiac arrest and has been implemented in most Swedish hospitals. Recent studies indicate that induced hypothermia may affect neurological prognostication and previous international recommendations are therefore no longer valid when hypothermia is applied...
July 2013: Resuscitation
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