Learn More
AIMS The aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review of the published literature to address the question: "In pre-hospital adult cardiac arrest (asystole, pulseless electrical activity, pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation), does the use of mechanical Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) devices compared to manual CPR(More)
Note From the Writing Group: Throughout this article, the reader will notice combinations of superscripted letters and numbers (eg, " Precourse Preparation EIT-018A "). These call-outs are hyperlinked to evidence-based worksheets, which were used in the development of this article. An appendix of worksheets, applicable to this article, is located at the end(More)
The purpose of this study is to use ensembled neural networks (ENN) to model survival rate for the patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We also use seven different sensitivity analyses to find out the important variables to establish a comprehensive and objective assessment method for the OHCA patients. After pre-filtering, we obtained 4,095(More)
Predicting the prognosis for cardiac arrest is still challenging. Combining biomarkers from diverse pathophysiological pathways may provide reliable indicators for the severity of injury and predictors of long-term outcomes. We investigated the feasibility of using a multimarker strategy with key independent biomarkers to improve the prediction of outcomes(More)
BACKGROUND The sooner thrombolytic therapy is given to acute ischemic stroke patients, the better the outcome. Prehospital notification may shorten the time between hospital arrival and brain computed tomography (door-to-CT) and the door-to-needle (DTN) time. This study investigated the effect of prehospital notification on acute stroke care in an urban(More)
BACKGROUND We sought to elaborate the epidemiology and outcomes of adult patients with occult Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia who were inadvertently discharged from the emergency department (ED) before positive blood culture results were obtained. METHODS Between 2001 and 2010, 759 true occult bacteremia cases were identified, including 65 patients with(More)
Good quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the mainstay of treatment for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Assessment of the quality of the CPR delivered is now possible through the electrocardiography (ECG) signal that can be collected by an automated external defibrillator (AED). This study evaluates a nonlinear(More)
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Acute Hospital Administration of Amiodarone and/or Lidocaine in Shockable Patients Presenting with Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Nationwide Cohort Study" (C.H. Huang, P.H. Yu, M.S. Tsai et al., 2016) [1]. The data contains the information of co-morbidities coding from ICD-9(More)