Access to certain things in the home, whether it be firearms or medication, can be dangerous for someone at risk of suicide. Now researchers with the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus, have created a free tool to help address the issue.
For Dr. Sarah Perman, it is not enough for a cardiac arrest patient’s heart to work properly again. “What we care about is not just survival to when they’re discharged from the hospital,” she said, “but neurologic recovery at discharge.”
Using therapeutic hypothermia to treat comatose patients who have experienced an in- or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and who have nonshockable initial rhythms can increase their chance of survival neurologically intact, new research suggests.
In two new studies, researchers tried to dig deeper into a puzzling pattern that has been seen in past research: Women are less likely than men to receive bystander CPR if they go into cardiac arrest in a public place.
We see it in television dramas all the time—a patient in cardiac arrest is rushed into the ER after a severe traumatic injury or medical emergency, with a staff of medical professionals frantically performing CPR. Tension is high and doctors have to figure out how to save the person's life. Beyond the theatrics of primetime drama, the field of medicine has been making major strides to reverse cardiac arrest and death.