Jan Thorsten Gräsner

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uropean Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2015 ection 2. Adult basic life support and automated external defibrillation avin D. Perkinsa,b,∗, Anthony J. Handleyc, Rudolph W. Kosterd, Maaret Castréne, ichael A. Smytha,f, Theresa Olasveengeng, Koenraad G. Monsieursh,i, Violetta Raffay j, an-Thorsten Gräsnerk, Volker Wenzel l, Giuseppe(More)
INTRODUCTION Mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) has been shown to result in better neurological outcome after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) may also be beneficial in patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS A selected cohort study of 2,973 prospectively documented adult OHCA patients within(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge about the epidemiology of cardiac arrest in Europe is inadequate. AIM To describe the first attempt to build up a Common European Registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, called EuReCa. METHODS After approaching key persons in participating countries of the European Resuscitation Council, five countries or areas within countries(More)
INTRODUCTION Between 1 and 31% of patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survive to discharge from hospital. International studies have shown that the level of care provided by the admitting hospital determines survival for patients suffering from OHCA. These data may only be partially transferable to the German medical system where(More)
AIMS Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) following cardiopulmonary resuscitation from cardiac arrest (CA) depends on numerous variables. The aim of this study was to develop a score to predict the initial resuscitation outcome-the RACA (ROSC after cardiac arrest) score. METHODS AND RESULTS Based on 5471 prospectively registered out-of-hospital CAs(More)
INTRODUCTION Cardiac arrest following trauma occurs infrequently compared with cardiac aetiology. Within the German Resuscitation Registry a traumatic cause is documented in about 3% of cardiac arrest patients. Regarding the national Trauma Registry, only a few of these trauma patients with cardiac arrest survive. The aim of the present study was to analyze(More)
AIMS Investigating the effects of any intervention during cardiac arrest remains difficult. The ROSC after cardiac arrest score was introduced to facilitate comparison of rates of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) between different ambulance services. To study the influence of chest compression quality management (including training, real-time(More)
BACKGROUND There is substantial variation in the incidence, likelihood of attempted resuscitation and outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) across Europe. A European, multi-centre study provides the opportunity to uncover differences throughout Europe and may help find explanations for these differences. Results may also have potential to(More)
BACKGROUND Airway management during resuscitation attempts is pivotal for treating hypoxia, and endotracheal intubation is the standard procedure. This German Resuscitation Registry analysis investigates the influence of airway management on primary outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, in a physician-based emergency system. METHODS A total of(More)