International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation; American Heart Association; European Resuscitation Council; Australian Resuscitation Council; New Zealand Resuscitation Council; Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada; InterAmerican Heart Foundation; Resuscitation Councils of Southern Africa; ILCOR Task Force on Cardiac Arrest and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Outcomes. Cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation outcome reports: update and simplification of the Utstein templates for resuscitation registries: a statement for healthcare professionals from a task force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (American Heart Association, European Resuscitation Council, Australian Resuscitation Council, New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Inter-American Heart Foundation, Resuscitation Councils of Southern Africa)

Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, 34th St. and Civic Center Blvd. Sixth Floor, Room 6120C, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4309, USA.
Resuscitation (Impact Factor: 4.17). 01/2005; 63(3):233-49. DOI: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2004.09.008
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Outcome following cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation is dependent on critical interventions, particularly early defibrillation, effective chest compressions, and advanced life support. Utstein-style definitions and reporting templates have been used extensively in published studies of cardiac arrest, which has led to greater understanding of the elements of resuscitation practice and progress toward international consensus on science and resuscitation guidelines. Despite the development of Utstein templates to standardize research reports of cardiac arrest, international registries have yet to be developed. In April 2002 a task force of ILCOR met in Melbourne. Australia, to review worldwide experience with the Utstein definitions and reporting templates. The task force revised the core reporting template and definitions by consensus. Care was taken to build on previous definitions, changing data elements and operational definitions only on the basis of published data and experience derived from those registries that have used Utstein-style reporting. Attention was focused on decreasing the complexity of the existing templates and addressing logistical difficulties in collecting specific core and supplementary (i.e., essential and desirable) data elements recommended by previous Utstein consensus conference. Inconsistencies in terminology between in-hospital and out-of-hospital Utstein templates were also addressed. The task force produced a reporting tool for essential data that can be used for both quality improvement (C) 2004 Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

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    • "SMC hypothermia database contained the following hypothermia treatment information using standardized case forms following the Utstein style (18): Initial tympanic temperature at induction, initial esophageal temperature, induction time, target temperature time, cooling method, and sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) score, except glows coma scale at the hypothermia induction. We defined the respective organ failure as each SOFA score of greater than 2 (19). "
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    ABSTRACT: It has been proven that safety and efficiency of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients is transported to specialized hospitals that have the capability of performing therapeutic hypothermia (TH). However, the outcome of the patients who have been transferred after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) has not been well evaluated. We conducted a retrospective observational study between January 2010 to March 2012. There were primary outcomes as good neurofunctional status at 1 month and the secondary outcomes as the survivals at 1 month between Samsung Medical Center (SMC) group and transferred group. A total of 91 patients were enrolled this study. There was no statistical difference between good neurologic outcomes between both groups (38% transferred group vs. 40.6% SMC group, P=0.908). There was no statistical difference in 1 month survival between the 2 groups (66% transferred group vs. 75.6% SMC group, P=0.318). In the univariate and multivariate models, the ROSC to induction time and the induction time had no association with good neurologic outcomes. The good neurologic outcome and survival at 1 month had no significant differences between the 2 groups. This finding suggests the possibility of integrated post-cardiac arrest care for OHCA patients who are transferred from other hospitals after ROSC in the cardiac arrest center. Graphical Abstract
    Journal of Korean Medical Science 09/2014; 29(9):1301-7. DOI:10.3346/jkms.2014.29.9.1301 · 1.27 Impact Factor
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    • "The American Heart Association defines out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) as the cessation of mechanical cardiac activity outside of a medical care setting as confirmed by the absence of circulation [1, 2]. Survival is strongly correlated with time between OHCA occurrence and first defibrillation, with 4 minutes or less considered as optimum for survival [3, 4]. "
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    Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine 06/2014; 2014:241435. DOI:10.1155/2014/241435 · 0.77 Impact Factor
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    • "The exact prevalence of VF (reported for the initially observed rhythm as stated in [33]) is unknown and varies among OHCA studies, with figures in the range of 23% to 67% [34, 35]. For the original OHCA studies from which our datasets originated the prevalences of VF were 43% [21] and 41% [22], within the previous range. "
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