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BACKGROUND This study evaluated the association between the results of immediate brain computed tomography (CT) scans and outcome in patients who were treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. The evaluation was based on the changes in the ratio of gray matter to white matter. METHODS A total of 167 patients who were successfully(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of using auscultation, pH measurements of gastric aspirates, and ultrasonography as physical examination methods to verify nasogastric tube(NGT) placement in emergency room patients with low consciousness who require NGT insertion. METHODS The study included 47 patients who were all over 18(More)
OBJECTIVE Therapeutic hypothermia is now regarded as the only effective treatment of global ischemic injury after cardiac arrest. Numerous studies of the neuroprotective effects of 17β-estradiol have yielded conflicting results depending on administration route and dose. Herein, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of postischemic 17β-estradiol(More)
BACKGROUND Many acute poisoned patients have co-ingested alcohol in the emergency department (ED). This study aimed to estimate the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of acute poisoned patients who visited an ED by age and gender distribution and to determine whether it is possible to obtain self-reports of alcohol ingestion among poisoned patients. METHOD(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to compare the educational impact of two postsimulation debriefing methods-focused and corrective feedback (FCF) versus Structured and Supported Debriefing (SSD)-on team dynamics in simulation-based cardiac arrest team training. METHODS This was a pilot randomized controlled study conducted at a simulation center.(More)
Hypothermia increases clotting time, which is known as hypothermic coagulopathy. However, prothrombin time and activated partial thromboplastin time prolongation associated with therapeutic hypothermia is usually mild and thus, hypothermic coagulopathy is not considered to cause clinically significant bleeding. On the other hand, PT and aPTT do not seem to(More)
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