Raisa Vähätalo

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AIM OF THE STUDY To describe health-related quality of life (HRQoL), quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) gained and school performance in subjects having received either bystander or emergency medical service personnel initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after a drowning incident in childhood. MATERIALS AND METHODS 64 children admitted to(More)
Drowning is a major source of mortality and morbidity in children worldwide. Neurocognitive outcome of children after drowning incidents cannot be accurately predicted in the early course of treatment. Therefore, aggressive out-of-hospital and in-hospital treatment is emphasized. There are "miracle" cases after long submersion times that have been reported(More)
BACKGROUND We report the incidence and mortality of paediatric drowning incidents according to 'Utstein Style for Drowning' guidelines. METHODS Retrospective study including all the drowned children under 16 years of age who were hospitalised or died with or without attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) between 1997 and 2007 in the province of(More)
OBJECTIVES Corticosteroids possess cardioprotection in experimental cardiac ischemia/reperfusion. The authors hypothesized that if cardioprotection of corticosteroids occured during pediatric cardiac surgery, then methylprednisolone used in cardiopulmonary bypass prime would reduce postoperative concentrations of heart-type fatty-acid-binding protein, a(More)
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