Search results for "Cardiac arrest"

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Journal watch: Recent studies of note

Hospitalized patients who have cardiac arrests are more likely to survive if the arrest happens on a weekday, instead of at night or on the weekend, a recent study found. ... improve patient safety and survival following cardiac arrest.
April 2008

Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation doesn't appear to affect safety, outcomes, study finds

The study examined adult patients who were in cardiac arrest, with the goal of evaluating patterns of care at facilities that had policies allowing family presence during CPR and those that ... Primary outcomes were return of spontaneous circulation,
April 2015

Put a number on it: Rating patient acuity

Their scores were then compared to outcomes—whether the patient had actually had a cardiac arrest or ICU transfer—over the following 24 hours. ... The follow-up trial is also testing a version of Dr. Edelson's original project—the vital-signs-based
December 2011

Risk factors predict progression from sepsis to septic shock

Patients were excluded if they presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, acute stroke, trauma, or cardiac arrest or if they were pregnant, admitted from a psychiatric unit, or transferred from another
April 2015

Dexmedetomidine associated with improved outcomes after cardiac surgery

Patients who receive dexmedetomidine after cardiac surgery may have lower postoperative rates of mortality as well as complications, according to a new study. ... The study's primary outcome measures were mortality and postoperative major adverse
March 2013

Bupivacaine, propofol could be easily confused, safety group warns

If bupivacaine is accidentally administered intravenously instead of propofol, it may result in toxic blood concentrations and depressed cardiac conductivity and excitability. ... These may lead to atrioventricular block, ventricular arrhythmias, and
April 2012

Vital signs are vital: focus on fever

Modern advanced cardiovascular life support courses advocate therapeutic hypothermia for patients who require cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest.
March 2014

Guidance issued on educational, psychological interventions for ICD patients

They included the following:. Emphasize the protective value of the ICD against sudden cardiac arrest but no effect on the underlying cardiac condition separate from biventricular pacing or other functions of
October 2012

Revisiting respiratory failure

Respiratory failure occurs frequently in association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, pneumonia, and sepsis and after cardiac arrest.
October 2013

New analyses differ on whether dabigatran raises MI risk

In a new analysis published online by Circulation on Jan. 3, researchers used data from RE-LY to specifically compare rates of MI, unstable angina, cardiac arrest and cardiac death between ... The analysis also compared the drugs on the composite of
January 2012

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