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Does adding mechanical circulatory support to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) lead to better outcomes than ECMO alone? This Concise Critical Appraisal reviews a recent meta-analysis that compares ECMO with mechanical circulatory support to ECMO alone to determine whether one group had decreased mortality and increased likelihood of good neurologic outcomes.
Does extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) improve survival rates? This Concise Critical Appraisal reviews a study that sought to determine whether patients who received eCPR after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest had a favorable neurologic outcome at 30 days compared to those who received conventional CPR.
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Dana E. Niles, MS, about the article “Characterization of Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Quality Metrics Across an International Resuscitation Collaborative,” published in the May 2018 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
Is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) futile in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 experiencing cardiac arrest? A study recently published in Critical Care Medicine sought to answer this question and provide more data around outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with COVID-19.
Perkins et al (N Engl J Med. 2018;379:711-721) set out to examine the effects of epinephrine during OHCA.
Ruemmler et al (Resuscitation. 2018;132:56-62) set out to compare intermittent positive pressure ventilation to passive oxygenation (continuous positive airway pressure) and a novel ultra-low tidal volume ventilation (ULTVV) regimen.