OHCA


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OHCA

out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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In [Table 1], the time from symptom onset to first admission in patients without cardiac arrest was longer than OHCA group ( P = 0.
Conversely, eastern North Pacific upper OHCA warmed from 2014 to 2015 all along the west coast of North America (Fig.
In two non-randomized studies using AutoPulse in OHCA patients, it was shown that A-CPR produced better results than S-CPR (32, 67).
Her study highlighted a racial disparity in the application of BCPR in children and adolescents: Sixty percent of white youths with OHCA received BCPR, compared with 42% of blacks and 48% of Hispanics.
Despite limited evidence, the guideline authors said that it may be reasonable for communities to use social media technologies to alert lay rescuers with mobile phones about nearby OHCA cases.
A case-crossover analysis was conducted using a time-stratified referent period to select control exposures associated with each index case, where case exposure was the exposure in the hour the OHCA occurred.
OHCA is an important public health problem because the probability of recovery is small though the process is potentially reversible [1].
p=3938 ] It is worth noting a peculiar use of this staggering figure for human displacement, by both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OHCA head Valerie Amos, in comparing it with the previous two years: "The United Nations estimates that 300,000 people have fled fighting in all of Darfur in the first five months of this year, which is more than the total number of people displaced in the last two years put together," Amos said [in Khartoum].
ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that a publication released in the Annals of Emergency Medicine reported that survival from one of the leading causes of death in the United States, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), more than doubled when emergency medical providers utilized ZOLL defibrillators as part of a focused effort to improve pre-hospital CPR quality and maximize survival from OHCA in Arizona.
The researchers found that a daily average increase in particulate matter of 6 micrograms per day over two days raised the risk of OHCA by 4.
Similar to other behavioral-altering recommendations such as modified diet and increased exercise, doctors may prescribe a 2-3 month (January to March) hiatus to at-risk patients to try and control for the increased likelihood of OHCA.