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Gastric perforation after cardiopulmonary resuscitation: review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20064683     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The risk of complications of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) does not outweigh the benefit of a successful restoration of a spontaneous circulation. Despite the frequent occurrence of gastric distension (caused by air entering the stomach because of too forceful and/or too quick rescue breathing), there are few reports of massive gastric distension causing gastric rupture and pneumoperitoneum after CPR. We reviewed all 67 case reports of gastric perforation that have been reported after CPR. Although uncommon, this review stresses the need to consider this potentially lethal complication after initial successful resuscitation.
Isabelle Spoormans; Kim Van Hoorenbeeck; Lee Balliu; Philippe G Jorens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-01-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1873-1570     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-17     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  272-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Wilrijkstraat 10, B-2650 Edegem, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / adverse effects*
Lower Body Negative Pressure / methods
Pneumoperitoneum / etiology,  therapy
Stomach Rupture / etiology*

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