Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Performed by Bystanders Does Not Increase Adverse Effects as Assessed by Chest Radiography

@article{Oschatz2001CardiopulmonaryRP,
  title={Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Performed by Bystanders Does Not Increase Adverse Effects as Assessed by Chest Radiography},
  author={Elisabeth Oschatz and Patrick Wunderbaldinger and Fritz Sterz and Michael Holzer and Julia K. Kofler and H. L. Slatin and Karin Janata and Philip Eisenburger and Alexander A. Bankier and Anton Norbert Laggner},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={93},
  pages={128–133}
}
Important adverse effects of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are well known. We describe the number of nonmedical professional CPR-related complications in patients surviving cardiac arrest, as assessed by chest radiograph. Within 2 yr, all consecutive patients admitted to the department of emergency medicine at a university hospital who had a witnessed, nontraumatic, normothermic cardiac arrest were studied. Radiologically evaluated adverse effects were compared with Mann-Whitney… 

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