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New insights for adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Up-coming resuscitation guidelines 2010

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Department of Intensive Care, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Department of Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences
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Department of Drug Technology and Social Pharmacy, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Medicina 2010, 46(9), 571; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina46090082
Received: 29 April 2010 / Accepted: 6 September 2010 / Published: 11 September 2010
Despite advances in cardiac arrest care, the overall survival to hospital discharge remains poor. The objective of this paper was to review the innovations in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that could influence survival or change our understanding about cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We have performed a search in the MEDLINE and the Cochrane databases for randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, expert reviews from December 2005 to March 2010 using the terms cardiac arrest, basic life support, and advanced life support. The lack of randomized trials during the last 5 years remains the main problem for crucial decisions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Current trends in cardiopulmonary resuscitation are toward minimizing the interruptions of chest compressions and improving the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In addition, attention should be paid to all the parts of chain of survival, which remains essential in improving survival rates.
Keywords: basic life support; advanced life support; resuscitation; resuscitation guidelines 2010 basic life support; advanced life support; resuscitation; resuscitation guidelines 2010
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Pranskūnas, A.; Dobožinskas, P.; Pilvinis, V.; Petkevičiūtė, Ž.; Jasinskas, N.; Stašaitis, K.; Vaitkaitienė, E.; Vaitkaitis, D. New insights for adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Up-coming resuscitation guidelines 2010. Medicina 2010, 46, 571.

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