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BACKGROUND Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major public health problem. We sought to describe changes in 1-month survival after OHCA in patients given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during the last 14 years in Sweden. METHODS AND RESULTS All patients experiencing OHCA in whom CPR was attempted between 1992 and 2005 and who were reported to(More)
BACKGROUND Three million people in Sweden are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Whether this training increases the frequency of bystander CPR or the survival rate among persons who have out-of-hospital cardiac arrests has been questioned. METHODS We analyzed a total of 30,381 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests witnessed in Sweden from January(More)
AIM To describe the characteristics and outcome among patients with a suspected in-hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS All the patients who suffered from a suspected in-hospital cardiac arrest during a 14-months period, where the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) team was called, were recorded and described prospectively in terms of characteristics and(More)
We describe the epidemiology, prognosis, and circumstances at resuscitation among a consecutive population of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with asystole as the arrhythmia first recorded by the Emergency Medical Service (EMS), and identify factors associated with survival. We included all patients in the municipality of Göteborg,(More)
AIMS To describe the epidemiology, resuscitation factors and prognosis among a consecutive population of patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) where pulseless electrical activity (PEA) was the first arrhythmia recorded on emergency medical services (EMS) arrival. METHODS Analysis of data collected prospectively on all patients(More)
56 patients receiving chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease with curative intent were monitored for up to one year after initiation of treatment. During chemotherapy (mean duration 5.2 months), 26 of the patients (46%) suffered from 38 febrile episodes. In only 16 instances was an extraoral cause for the septicaemia found. However,(More)
AIM To describe the epidemiology for out of hospital cardiac arrest of a non-cardiac aetiology. PATIENTS All patients suffering from out of hospital cardiac arrest in whom resuscitation efforts were attempted in the community of Göteborg between 1981 and 2000. METHODS Between October 1, 1980 and October 1, 2000, all consecutive cases of cardiac arrest(More)
The 1-year incidence of oral mucosal lesions during cytostatic therapy was investigated in 67 patients [34 men and 33 women (mean age 49 years)] out of 79 original patients, being treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Hodgkin's disease. The incidence of lesions during examinations was 43.4%. Recurrent lesions were observed in 19.4% of cases. Mean leukocyte(More)
AIM To compare treatment and outcome amongst patients suffering in-hospital and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the same community. PATIENTS All patients suffering in-hospital cardiac arrest in Sahlgrenska University Hospital covering half the catchment area of the community of Göteborg (500 000 inhabitants) and all patients suffering out-of-hospital(More)
A study was undertaken to evaluate the 1-year risk of cardiac death for patients with chest pain/suspected acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department (ED) and express the prognosis in a statistical model. Clinical variables and electrocardiogram were correlated to cardiac death during 1 year. Cox regression model was used to estimate the risk(More)