Benjamin S. Abella

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Improving survival and brain function after initial resuscitation from cardiac arrest remains a critical challenge with few therapeutic options. The publication of several randomized controlled trials supporting the use of therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest survivors has provided a remarkable opportunity to reduce mortality and neurologic disability(More)
Background- Evidence has accrued that cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality affects cardiac arrest outcome. However, the relative contributions of chest compression components (such as rate and depth) to successful resuscitation remain unclear. Methods and Results- We sought to measure the effect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality on cardiac arrest(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of implementing real-time audiovisual feedback with and without postevent debriefing on survival and quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation quality at in-hospital cardiac arrest. DESIGN A two-phase, multicentre prospective cohort study. SETTING Three UK hospitals, all part of one National Health Service Acute Trust. (More)
OBJECTIVE Recent work suggests that delivery of continuous chest compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an acceptable layperson resuscitation strategy, although little is known about layperson preferences for training in continuous chest compression cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We hypothesized that continuous chest compression cardiopulmonary(More)
BACKGROUND Protocol-based resuscitation strategies in the Emergency Department (ED) improve survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and severe sepsis but implementation has been inconsistent. OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of a real-time provider-to-provider telemedical intervention for the treatment of OHCA and severe sepsis. (More)
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) makes every effort to ensure that contributors to its publications are knowledgeable subject matter experts. Readers are nevertheless advised that the statements and opinions expressed in this publication are provided as the contributors' recommendations at the time of publication and should not be(More)
  • Meaney Pa, Bobrow Bj, Mancini Me, J Christenson, Caen Ar, Bhanji F +21 others
  • 2013
417 W orldwide, there are >135 million cardiovascular deaths each year, and the prevalence of coronary heart disease is increasing. 1 Globally, the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ranges from 20 to 140 per 100 000 people, and survival ranges from 2% to 11%. 2 In the United States, >500 000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest, and(More)
1. Describe the complications associated with anticoagulation in the setting of intracranial hemorrhage. 2. Describe the reversal options for VKAs, antiplatelet agents, and heparins. 3. Tailor a patient-specific reversal strategy based on the risks and benefits of available agents and patient-specific variables. 4. Describe novel anticoagulants and the(More)