Survival and recovery of consciousness in anoxic-ischemic coma after cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  title={Survival and recovery of consciousness in anoxic-ischemic coma after cardiopulmonary resuscitation},
  author={Eveline G. J. Zandbergen and Rob J. de Haan and J. Reitsma and Albert H J Hijdra},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
In patients who remain unconscious after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) poor outcome may be predicted with several tests. To use these tests, knowledge of a priori chances of poor outcome after varying periods of unconsciousness is needed. This study is aimed at providing such data. Data regarding survival and recovery of consciousness were extracted from registry-based and prospective cohort studies of patients with anoxic-ischemic coma. A survival analysis was done using Kaplan-Meier… CONTINUE READING


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