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End tidal CO2 monitoring in condition of constant ventilation: a useful guide during advanced cardiac life support.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17385404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Success of advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) depends on several factors: character and severity of the primary insult, time interval between cardiac arrest and effective basic life support (BLS) and the ensuing ACLS, patient's general condition before the insult, environmental circumstances and efficacy of BLS and ACLS. From these factors, only the efficacy of ACLS is under control of emergency personnel. The end tidal partial pressure of CO2 (P(ET)CO2) has been shown to be an indicator of the efficiency of ACLS and a general prognostic marker. In this study P(ET)CO2 was monitored during out-of hospital ACLS in three cases of cardiac arrest of different aetiology. The aetiology included lung oedema, tension pneumothorax and high voltage electric injury. P(ET)CO2 served for adjustments of ACLS. In these three cases the predictive value of P(ET)CO2 monitoring corresponded to previously reported recommendations.
M Pokorná; M Andrlík; E Necas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prague medical report     Volume:  107     ISSN:  1214-6994     ISO Abbreviation:  Prague Med Rep     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-27     Completed Date:  2007-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101227436     Medline TA:  Prague Med Rep     Country:  Czech Republic    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emergency Medical Service of Prague, Czech Republic.
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MeSH Terms
Advanced Cardiac Life Support*
Carbon Dioxide / analysis
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Monitoring, Physiologic*
Reg. No./Substance:
124-38-9/Carbon Dioxide

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