Effect of adrenaline on survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial.

@article{Jacobs2011EffectOA,
  title={Effect of adrenaline on survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial.},
  author={Ian G. Jacobs and Judith Claire Finn and George A Jelinek and Harry F Oxer and Peter G. L. Thompson},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2011},
  volume={82 9},
  pages={1138-43}
}
BACKGROUND There is little evidence from clinical trials that the use of adrenaline (epinephrine) in treating cardiac arrest improves survival, despite adrenaline being considered standard of care for many decades. The aim of our study was to determine the effect of adrenaline on patient survival to hospital discharge in out of hospital cardiac arrest. METHODS We conducted a double blind randomised placebo-controlled trial of adrenaline in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Identical study vials… CONTINUE READING
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