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In patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation with advanced airway management was a significant predictor of poor neurological outcome compared with conventional bag-valve-mask ventilation.

Advanced Airway Procedures for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Associated With Poorer Neurological Outcomes

15/Jan/2013

In patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation with advanced airway management, such as endotracheal intubation, was a significant predictor of poor neurological outcome compared with conventional bag-valve-mask ventilation, contradicting the assumption that an aggressive airway intervention is associated with improved outcomes, according to a study appearing in the January 16 issue of JAMA.

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