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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and rib fractures in infants. A postmortem radiologic-pathologic study.
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PMID:  8057518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of rib fractures visible at autopsy or with postmortem radiographs after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in infants younger than 1 year.
DESIGN: Retrospective review.
SETTING: Medical examiner's office in a county consisting of a medium-sized city, towns, and rural areas.
PATIENTS: Ninety-one infants (56 males, 35 females; mean age, 2.4 months; age range, 26 hours to 8.5 months) without evidence of child abuse who had undergone CPR before death.
METHODS: Medical records, skeletal surveys, and autopsy results were reviewed.
RESULTS: No patient had rib fractures.
CONCLUSIONS: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is unlikely to cause rib fractures in infants.
M R Spevak; P K Kleinman; P L Belanger; C Primack; J M Richmond
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  272     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:    1994 Aug 24-31
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-12     Completed Date:  1994-09-12     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / adverse effects*
Cause of Death
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Retrospective Studies
Rib Fractures / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography

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