Ronnie S. Fuerst

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OBJECTIVE To compare the tidal volume, minute ventilation, and gas exchange caused by mechanical chest compression with and without mechanical ventilatory support during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a laboratory model of cardiac arrest. DESIGN A laboratory swine model of CPR was used. Eight animals with and eight animals without mechanical(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To develop an automatic mechanical device capable of performing active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR in laboratory animals. DESIGN A swine model was used to study standard and ACD CPR. One-minute periods of standard mechanical chest compressions were alternated with mechanical ACD CPR. SETTING University hospital laboratory. (More)
Background The need for ventilation during the initial management of cardiac arrest is an important public health problem that is being debated. The present study was designed to determine whether ventilation affects return of spontaneous circulation from cardiac arrest in a swine model with an interval of untreated ventricular fibrillation of 6 minutes, as(More)
Sedation and analgesia are essential components of the ED management of pediatric patients. Used appropriately, there are a number of medications and techniques that can be used safely in the emergency care of infants and children. Emergency physicians should be competent in the use of multiple sedatives and analgesics. Adequate equipment and monitoring,(More)
BACKGROUND The need for ventilation during the initial management of cardiac arrest is an important public health problem that is being debated. The present study was designed to determine whether ventilation affects return of spontaneous circulation from cardiac arrest in a swine model with an interval of untreated ventricular fibrillation of 6 minutes, as(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the concentration of a rescuer's exhaled O2 and CO2 during mouth-to-mouth ventilation with or without chest compression. DESIGN Prospective repeated measures study. Simulated one- and two-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was performed as recommended by the American Heart Association. SETTING University laboratory.(More)
We have investigated the degradation of 125I-labeled bovine serum albumin by lysates of rat kidney cortical lysosomes. Maximal degradation of albumin occurred at pH 3.5-4.2, with approximately 70% of the maximal rate occurring at pH 5.0. Degradation was proportional to lysosomal protein concentration (range 100-600 micrograms) and time of incubation (1-5(More)
BACKGROUND Researchers are interested in improved uniformity of definitions and standards of reporting data for human CPR studies, and international guidelines (Utstein style) have been developed. However, no guidelines exist for animal CPR investigations. OBJECTIVE To assess published animal CPR studies for adequacy of reporting and uniformity of methods(More)
Intraperitoneal (IP) fluid administration has been previously used to treat dehydrated children. The relative ease and reported safety of this route suggests its potential utility for volume resuscitation in the acutely ill child. Previous research regarding IP fluid infusion has not examined its use in shock states. This experiment sought to examine the(More)