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Physicians may need to allow sufficient time before predicting outcomes in comatose cardiac arrest patients

Physicians may need to allow sufficient time before predicting outcomes in comatose cardiac arrest patients

Physicians may be drawing conclusions too soon about survival outcomes of patients who suffered a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. [More]
Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

Study assesses prevalence of delirium among survivors of cardiac arrest treated with hypothermia

A study in the American Journal of Critical Care found a remarkably high prevalence of delirium in a small cohort of critically ill patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. [More]
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC supports parents’ presence with children during resuscitation

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC supports parents’ presence with children during resuscitation

Inviting parents to the bedside while their child receives CPR is supported by professional associations, joint position and policy statements, and clinical practice guidelines, but hospitals often find that putting those recommendations into practice requires more than a new policy. [More]
Tips to keep children safe at kiddie pools

Tips to keep children safe at kiddie pools

Big backyard swimming pools aren't the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable "kiddie" pools can be just as dangerous. [More]
Resuscitation drugs along with defibrillation shocks can help stabilize heart beat after cardiac arrest

Resuscitation drugs along with defibrillation shocks can help stabilize heart beat after cardiac arrest

Administering heart resuscitation drugs to patients whose cardiac arrest is witnessed at the time of the attack can improve survival, but needs to be done through an IV line rather than directly into bone marrow as is more commonly done by paramedics, a new study involving UT Southwestern Medical Center emergency physicians and Dallas-Fort Worth Emergency Medical Services agencies reveals. [More]
Study elucidates potential benefits of antiarrhythmic drugs for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Study elucidates potential benefits of antiarrhythmic drugs for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Paramedics often give heart rhythm stabilizing drugs to patients who are suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest when they fail to regain a stable heart rhythm after electrical shock treatment. [More]
Confronting the global concern of pressure ulcers

Confronting the global concern of pressure ulcers

Almost 700,000 people in the UK are affected by pressure ulcers every year, making this global issue a substantial concern for health professionals and care units worldwide. [More]
New study finds that living in high-rise buildings may affect survival after cardiac arrest

New study finds that living in high-rise buildings may affect survival after cardiac arrest

The number of people living in high-rise buildings in rising, but along with the convenience and panoramic views of a downtown condo comes a risk: a new study found that survival rates from cardiac arrest decrease the higher up the building a person lives. [More]
American College of Cardiology to honor LA BioMed researcher with Distinguished Teacher Award

American College of Cardiology to honor LA BioMed researcher with Distinguished Teacher Award

John Michael Criley, MD, a Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute researcher, will receive the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology on April 4 at the organization's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL. [More]
Emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve cardiac arrest survival rates

Emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve cardiac arrest survival rates

Although survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low in most places, emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve survival rates and functional outcomes in any community and urge additional federal funding for cardiac resuscitation research in an editorial published online last Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("IOM Says Times to Act to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival ... Here's How"). [More]
Sedentary behaviour worsens health of heart disease patients

Sedentary behaviour worsens health of heart disease patients

Patients with heart disease who sit a lot have worse health even if they exercise, reveals research from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and published today in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention. [More]
Study compares new cardiopulmonary resuscitation with standard CPR in cardiac arrest

Study compares new cardiopulmonary resuscitation with standard CPR in cardiac arrest

Continuous chest compression, touted as the new way to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was not an improvement over standard CPR, according to findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. The University of Alabama at Birmingham was one of eight United States and Canadian universities involved in the study, the largest such study of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ever conducted. [More]
‘Zero pressure’ mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2015

‘Zero pressure’ mattress solutions to be showcased at MEDICA 2015

‘Stop the Pressure’ is the message from pressure ulcer specialist Rober, who is showcasing their wide range of innovative mattresses in support of Worldwide STOP Pressure Ulcer Day at MEDICA 2015, the world’s largest healthcare technology exhibition. [More]
St. Luke's Community Education Center dedicated at Cetronia Ambulance Corps

St. Luke's Community Education Center dedicated at Cetronia Ambulance Corps

Today, the new St. Luke’s Community Education Center at Cetronia Ambulance Corps was unveiled in a dedication ceremony with administrators, first responders and physicians. [More]

Researchers reveal link between hospital accreditation level and mortality rate among patients

For the first time, researchers from Aarhus University, Aarhus University Hospital and the Region of Southern Denmark can now demonstrate an association between level of hospital accreditation and the mortality rate among patients. [More]
Hadassah celebrates two years of Heart Health Program that helps women to take control of their health

Hadassah celebrates two years of Heart Health Program that helps women to take control of their health

Today, Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, celebrates two years of the successful Every Beat Counts: Hadassah’s Heart Health Program, which has reached over 10,000 women with educational events nationwide since starting in 2013. [More]
Study shows AED usage has increased in public locations, but not at homes

Study shows AED usage has increased in public locations, but not at homes

Efforts to improve automated external defibrillator (AED) usage increase bystander defibrillation in public places but not at home, reveals a study of more than 25 000 cardiac arrest patients presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Steen Hansen, a PhD student in the Department of Health, Science and Technology at Aalborg University in Denmark. [More]

Study: EMS-initiated CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be performed for 35 minutes

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Yoshikazu Goto, associate professor and director of the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Kanazawa University Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan. [More]
Bystander CPR can prevent brain damage, nursing home admission following cardiac arrest

Bystander CPR can prevent brain damage, nursing home admission following cardiac arrest

Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been linked to a 30% lower risk of nursing home admission and brain damage in survivors of cardiac arrest outside hospital in research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Kristian Kragholm, a PhD student in the Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiovascular Research Centre, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. [More]
Patients with refractory cardiac arrest brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can survive

Patients with refractory cardiac arrest brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can survive

Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4 000 patients presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Helle Søholm, a cardiologist at Copenhagen University Hospital Righospitalet in Denmark. [More]
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