Epinephrine versus norepinephrine

The choice of vasopressor is always a topic of controversy regarding post cardiac arrest patients. Intensive Care Medicine recently published an article with focus on “Epinephrine versus norepinephrine in cardiac arrest patients with post-resuscitation shock”. This study was in Paris metropolitan region. They included 766 patients and they found using Epi in OHCA post cardiac […]

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Intubation during cardiac arrest!

We know interruptions during cardiac arrest will have a worse outcome but intubation during a cardiac arrest for several reasons decreased survival rate among these patients. JAMA study measured good functional outcome among patients were intubated during the first 15 minutes and who were not intubated within the first 15 minutes! JAMA Full text

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Epinephrine, Is it still alive?!!!

It has been a very difficult time for Epi since last 5 years! 2011: Effect of adrenaline on survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial 2012: Prehospital Epinephrine Use and Survival Among Patients With Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest 2014: Is Epinephrine During Cardiac Arrest Associated With Worse Outcomes in Resuscitated Patients? and now […]

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Epinephrine in OHCA!

We discussed 2 studies in our class specific session on impact of EPi on out of hospital cardiac arrest. J Am Coll Cardiol published another study  this month and challenged again use of Epi in OHCA. 1,556 patients from 2000 to 2012, using EPi with different doses, and the conclusion is  pre-hospital use of epinephrine […]

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