Glucocorticoid use during cardiopulmonary resuscitation may be beneficial for cardiac arrest.

@article{Tsai2016GlucocorticoidUD,
  title={Glucocorticoid use during cardiopulmonary resuscitation may be beneficial for cardiac arrest.},
  author={M J Tsai and Po-Ya Chuang and Ping-Hsun Yu and Chien-Hua Huang and Chao Hsiun Tang and W. F. Chang and W. -J. Chen},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={222},
  pages={629-635}
}
BACKGROUND Various studies have indicated that glucocorticoid supplementation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), in conjunction with vasopressors, may improve outcomes in instances of cardiac arrest. However, further population-based analysis is warranted with respect to resuscitative and long-term survival benefits conferred by administering glucocorticoids in this setting. METHODS A total of 145,644 adult patients who experienced non-traumatic, cardiac arrest occurred at emergency… CONTINUE READING

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