Prediction of death and neurologic outcome in the emergency department in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors.

@article{Thompson1998PredictionOD,
  title={Prediction of death and neurologic outcome in the emergency department in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors.},
  author={Richard J. Thompson and Peter A. McCullough and Joel K. Kahn and William W O'neill},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={81 1},
  pages={17-21}
}
We reviewed the hospital records of 127 consecutive patients who were resuscitated from cardiac arrest in a retrospective cohort analysis. A cardiac arrest score utilizing time to return of spontaneous circulation, systolic blood pressure at the time of presentation, and initial neurologic exam were calculated. This score was analyzed with 39 other clinical variables for significance with regard to mortality or neurologic survival using multivariate analysis. Combining these variables into a… CONTINUE READING

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