4.983) in unwitnessed patients by emergency medical services (EMS) without pre-hospital return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) among the population. In patients with OHCA with an initial non-shockable rhythm, even if with unwitnessed arrest by EMS and no pre-hospital ROSC, continuing resuscitation needs to be considered if conversion to a shockab...
Journal of intensive care medicine
Higher intra-arrest Pao2 is independently associated with higher rates of survival to discharge in adults with IHCA.
Revista Romana de Medicina de Laborator
Objective: The objective of this research was to describe evolution of several biomarkers post-return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Methods: Thirteen adult patients were divided in 2 groups according to their survival status at 30 days, survivors (alive at 30 days or discharged alive) and non-...
The Lazarus phenomenon or the unassisted return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest is a grossly underreported phenomenon in medical literature which essentially implies the 'resurrection' of an individual after cardiac arrest. Although there have been a handful of such cases reported, the clinical incidence and significance may be unde...
Archives of medical science : AMS
Use of the AutoPulse increases CPR success and survival rates in patients with OHCA, but its ability to improve cerebral performance requires further evaluation.
Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
There is evidence to suggest that the use of mild induced hypothermia (MIH) in patients who have had cardiac arrest can improve neurological prognosis and long-term survival to discharge rates, although there is some debate in the literature on the efficacy of the procedure. This article reviews the literature on MIH with the aim of increasing emer...
Locally implemented treatment protocols using hypertonic saline/HES after OHCA are safe and effective. Also, we verified that short-term survival rates were better in patients receiving HHS.
Heart, lung and vessels
The evidence base on impedance threshold devices is apparently inconclusive, with a neutral impact on clinically relevant outcomes. However, exploratory analysis focusing on the combined use of impedance threshold devices with active compression-decompression suggests that this combo treatment may be useful to improve patient prognosis.
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
BackgroundThis study was undertaken to retrospectively investigate clinical features of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) with cardiopulmonary arrest in patients achieving return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in order to explore the possibility of long-term survival. MethodsOf 143 SAH patients with cardiopulmonary arrest in our hospital between Apr...