Journal article

Outcomes of children admitted to intensive care after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Victoria, Australia

Ann Forrest, Warwick W Butt, Siva P Namachivayam

CRITICAL CARE AND RESUSCITATION | AUSTRALASIAN MED PUBL CO LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Paediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is an uncommon event but is associated with high mortality and severe neurological sequelae among survivors. Most studies of paediatric OHCA are population-based, with very few reports on the cohort admitted to the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU). We sought to determine outcomes and predictors of neurologically intact survival in these children admitted to the PICU. DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected from the PICU and emergency department (ED) databases and cross-checked with medical records and coronial reports for January 2005 to December 2014. Neurological outcome was assessed using ..

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