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Evaluation of various strategies to improve outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with particular focus on mechanical chest compressions

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Title: Evaluation of various strategies to improve outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with particular focus on mechanical chest compressions
Authors: Axelsson, Christer
Issue Date: 13-Sep-2010
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine
Parts of work: Delarbete I. Axelsson C, Nestin J, Svensson L, Axelsson ÅB, Herlitz J. Clinical consequences of the introduction of mechanical chest compression in the EMS system for treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest- A pilot study. Resuscitation 2006;71:47-55.

Delarbete II. Axelsson C, Axelsson ÅB, Svensson L, Herlitz J. Characteristics and outcome among patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with the emphasis on availability for intervention trials. Resuscitation 2007;75:460-468.

Delarbete III. Axelsson C, Borgström J, Karlsson T, Axelsson ÅB, Herlitz J. Dispatch codes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be diagnosis related rather than symptom related. Eur J Emerg Med. 2009 Dec 14 (E-pub ahead of print).

Delarbete IV. Axelsson C, Karlsson T, Axelsson ÅB, Herlitz J. Mechanical active compression–decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACD-CPR) versus manual CPR according to pressure of end tidal carbon dioxide (PETCO2) during CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Resuscitation 2009;80:1099-1103.

Delarbete V. Axelsson C, Holmberg S, Axelsson ÅB, Herlitz J. Passive leg raising during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest – does it improve circulation and outcome? Accepted for publication in Resuscitation.
Date of Defence: 2010-10-01
Disputation: Fredagen den 1 oktober 2010, kl. 13.00, i hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
mechanical chest compressions
end tidal carbon dioxide
passive leg raising
dispatch code
randomised clinical trial
Abstract: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills vary among health care professionals. A previous study revealed that chest compressions were only performed half the time in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Field conditions and fatigue could be possible explanations. The aim of this thesis was to study the impact of the introduction of mechanical chest compression in OHCA according to survival and its usability and b) passive leg raising (PLR), to augment the artificial circulation, during CPR. ... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8011-8
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