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New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association

... it has revised its guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies. Untrained bystanders and CPR-certified lay people will no longer have to check an unconscious person's pulse before administering chest compressions. Instead the person can "check for lifelessness" us...

Fireworks can spell death for asthmatic children

...ratory distress and cardiac failure. In many cases resuscitation and asthma treatment was effective but some were severely hypoxic (starved of oxygen) that they were declared brain dead and life support withdrawn later. While for many the season of festivals is the time to really unwind and enjoy, for an unfortu...

Drug saves heroin addicts

...e, is routinely given by doctors, during emergency resuscitation following narcotic overdose. After giving 124 drug users in Berlin, Germany, training in emergency resuscitation with the aid of the injectable drug naloxone, the researchers report on the experiences of 22 addict...

Harm to the chest can be destructive

...ny as 80 per cent of these individuals died, while resuscitation saved the lives of 19 others (the remaining two re...s exposed, and for more widespread availability of resuscitation equipment in sports facilities....

Latest device for cardiac revival under test

...d that a chest compression belt outperforms manual resuscitation in cardiac arrest, according to animal experiments. //When someone has a cardiac arrest, it's vital to get the blood supply to their heart restarted as soon as possible. Usually this is done by applying chest compressions. Ventricular defibrillators ...

Misinterpretation living wills

... example they may not wish to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if they don't have a realistic chance of recovery. But other people, even though they face death, may wish every possible measure to be taken to keep them alive. Researchers in the US looked at a small group of patients who had made a living ...

Father of CPR dies at 79

... 1950s, Safar developed a method of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation that he combined with chest compression, a rescue technique that had already been researched and documented by others. The result was a first-aid method that many people learn using a lifelike mannequin known as a Resusci-Anne doll. Safar establishe...

Whole-body hypothermia reduces risk of death in Encephalopathy in infants

...er severe acidosis, or perinatal complications and resuscitation at birth. All had moderate to severe encephalopathy. During the study, infants were randomly assigned to usual care (control group) or whole-body cooling to an esophageal temperature of 33.5°C for 72 hours, followed by slow re-warming (hypothermia ...

Aprotinin in the treatment of hemorrhagic shock trauma patients

...gans has been traditionally based on massive fluid resuscitation and correction of coagulopathy, which has latelybeen recognized as detrimental. // Although there are new and sophisticated methods for the control of hemorrhage, bleeding is still the direct cause of death in up to 40% of trauma-related deaths. Th...

After Cardiac Arrest, Children Fare Better Than Adults

...ests than adults; with appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the survival rates for both are higher than previously thought.// These are some findings of the largest-ever study of cardiac arrests occurring in hospitals, supervised by Robert A. Berg, MD, professor of pediatrics and associate dean at Th...

Causes of Sudden Infant Death Researched

...has been proposed to result from a failure of auto resuscitation and gasping.' Dr. Jeffrey Smith of the U.S. Natio...sed by a different set of brain cells, though auto resuscitation or gasping is the work of only a small subset of cells. When the normal breathing ceases, this fall...

Plan for Death, Health Center Advises People

...don't know what you would want?" Simpson describes resuscitation or feeding tubes to her patients in quite graphic detail. She says she wants the people to realize what they are letting themselves in for. "Because you don't just fill out the paper, you talk with people about it. Some of our ethics consultations ha...

Government Hospital’s Poor Functioning Claims Lives Of 138 Infant

...of the 100-year-old hospital and said delivery and resuscitation of newborn babies was mainly being done by midwive...ly detection of fetal distress and proper neonatal resuscitation could have prevented many of the deaths caused by birth asphyxia and that facilities for investigati...

Survival After Cardiac Arrest Is Aided By Cooling

...ling a person by 3-4 oC during the first day after resuscitation has been demonstrated to improve the odds of a good recovery, but few patients receive this therapy. There may be fear of complications or logistical difficulties in carrying out the therapy in most hospitals. Practically speaking, cooling a person b...

Female Circumcision Rampant in Africa

... cent higher chance of having a baby that required resuscitation and 55 per cent more likely to have a child who died before or after birth. 'As a result of this study we have, for the first time, evidence that deliveries among women who have been subjected to FGM are significantly more likely to be complicated an...

Manual vs. Automated Chest Compression After Cardiac Arrest

...n vs. an automated chest compression device during resuscitation for out-of-hospital// cardiac arrest produce contr...nds of lives annually in North America. Successful resuscitation depends on a coordinated set of actions including early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), accordi...

Further Studies Needed To Completely Understand About Ventricular Fibrillation

...had good outcomes, whereas those developing during resuscitation had poor outcomes. The researchers were surprised as to why survival outcomes from subsequent VF were very low and said that more research is needed to answer the question. It could be that those children suffered from severe underlying heart dise...

Medical Center to Test Methods of Improving Cardiac Arrest, Trauma Survival

...on Outcomes Consortium (ROC) and establish federal resuscitation research centers in 10 North American regions. T..., professor of emergency medicine and a pioneer in resuscitation research and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), is the principal investigator for the Dallas Cente...

Heart Has Enough Oxygen to Survive Hypothermia; CPR Crucial

...ortance of starting and continuing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts with all victims of hypothermia,” Tveita said. Doctors typically cease CPR efforts in a normothermic patient after 30 minutes. But CPR should continue on hypothermic patients until after they have returned to normal temperature, Tveita ...

Military Hospitals Need To Be Prepared To Treat Children

...as a level III hospital was to provide evaluation, resuscitation and surgical care to combat-injured troops," the authors write. "However, our facility experienced 'mission creep' because of the presence of injured civilians, including children. Children additionally had dehydration and malnutrition, which contrib...

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