Tag: resuscitation

1. Patients treated with either balanced crystalloids or normal saline did not differ in number of hospital-free days alive after their emergency department visit. 2. Risk for a secondary composite outcome of major adverse kidney events was lower in the balanced crystalloids group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)      Study Rundown: Intravenous crystalloid...
Image: PD 1. Rates of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on patients in cardiac arrest increased following initiatives to improve resuscitation education in Denmark.  2. Survival increased in cardiac arrest patients who were given CPR by bystanders.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study, conducted using patient data from Denmark, assessed the...
Image: PD/United States Marine Corps 1. Adult blunt trauma patients treated with high volume crystalloid resuscitation had increased odds of developing acute respiratory distress syndrome, multiple organ failure, surgical site infections, and abdominal compartment syndrome.  2. Increased volume of crystalloid resuscitation was associated with longer time on mechanical ventilation, and longer...
Jan 26th - Training birth attendants with the Helping Babies Breathe program reduced stillbirths with no increase in neonatal mortality. Image: PD 1. Training birth attendants in Southern India with the Helping Babies Breathe program reduced stillbirths with no increase in neonatal mortality. 2. Skills training in basic neonatal resuscitation may affect...
Jan 26th - Training birth attendants with the Helping Babies Breathe program reduced stillbirths with no increase in neonatal mortality. Image: PD 1. Training birth attendants in Southern India with the Helping Babies Breathe program reduced stillbirths with no increase in neonatal mortality. 2. Skills training in basic neonatal resuscitation may affect...
Classics Series, Landmark Trials in Medicine
1. There was no significant difference in 28-day mortality when comparing albumin and normal saline for fluid resuscitation in the intensive care setting. 2. Compared to normal saline, fluid resuscitation with albumin did not yield any significant benefits in terms of secondary outcomes (i.e., length of ICU/hospital stay, duration of...