Therapeutic hypothermia for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
- To cool or not to cool non-shockable cardiac arrest patients: it is time for randomized controlled trials. Deye, Nicolas; Arrich, Jasmin; Cariou, Alain // Intensive Care Medicine;May2013, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p966
An introduction is presented in which the guest editors discuss an evaluation of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients.
- Tackle fear of sex after stroke/MI. // New Zealand Doctor;8/28/2013, p36
The article reports on the guidelines from the American Heart Association and the European Society of Cardiology which suggests that general practitioners (GPs) should take the lead in counselling patients after cardiac and stroke events on resuming their sex life.
- Coaching bystanders in CPR boosts chances for survival from cardiac arrest. Foster, Melissa // Cardiology Today;Feb2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p1
The article reports on the statement issued by the American Heart Association that instructing bystanders to perform CPR in a cardiac arrest patient can increase the chance of survival.
- Serial measurement of neuron specific enolase improves prognostication in cardiac arrest patients treated with hypothermia: A prospective study. // Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation & Emergency Medici;2012, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p6
The article offers information on a study conducted on the measurement of neuron specific enolase (NSE), which improves prognostication in 35 patients after cardiac arrest, and who were treated with hypothermia. It states that therapeutic hypothermia with an intravenous infusion of cold saline...
- Randomized Clinical Trial Progress to Inform Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Granger, Christopher B.; Becker, Lance B. // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;1/1/2014, Vol. 311 Issue 1, p31
The article discusses research done on hypothermia following cardiac arrest. It references the study "Effect of Prehospital Induction of Mild Hypothermia on Survival and Neurological Status Among Adults With Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Clinical Trial" by F. Kim and colleagues published within...
- Prehospital transportation to therapeutic hypothermia centers and survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. DeLia, Derek; Wang, Henry E.; Kutzin, Jared; Merlin, Mark; Nova, Jose; Lloyd, Kristen; Cantor, Joel C. // BMC Health Services Research;12/2/2015, Vol. 15, p1
Background:Clinical trials supporting the use of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are based on small patient samples and do not reflect the wide variation in patient selection, cooling methods, and other elements of post-arrest...
- Medical management of the critical patient. Neuroprotective hypothermia in newborns, children, infants and adults in critical condition (the first 24 hours--'golden hours'). Pick, Constanta // Romanian Journal of Pediatrics;2012, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p140
Therapeutic hypothermia allows us to improve both survival and neurological recovery in patients with different causes of neuronal aggression. This article is based on demographic studies conducted both in the U.S. and Europe, and aims to present the pathophysiological mechanisms of these...
- Electrophysiological Monitoring of Brain Injury and Recovery after Cardiac Arrest. Ruoxian Deng; Wei Xiong; Xiaofeng Jia // International Journal of Molecular Sciences;Nov2015, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p25999
Reliable prognostic methods for cerebral functional outcome of post cardiac-arrest (CA) patients are necessary, especially since therapeutic hypothermia (TH) as a standard treatment. Traditional neurophysiological prognostic indicators, such as clinical examination and chemical biomarkers, may...
- A BETTER CPR. Gupta; Sloane, Matt // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/12/2005, Issue 49, p67
The article focuses on the new guidelines established by American Heart Association Inc. to change the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) protocol that is commonly practiced. CPR involves using the heel of the hand to push deeply into the victim's chest, while administering periodic...