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Possibly preventable cardiac arrest in a morbidly obese patient - a comment on the 2015 ERC guidelines

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, October 2016
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Title
Possibly preventable cardiac arrest in a morbidly obese patient - a comment on the 2015 ERC guidelines
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Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13049-016-0306-4
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Felix Patricius Hans, Claudia Johanna Maria Hoeren, Phillipp Kellmeyer, Lisa Hohloch, Hans-Jörg Busch, Jörg Bayer

Abstract

The incidence of overweight and obesity has been steadily on the rise and has reached epidemic proportions in various countries and this represents a well-known major health problem. Nevertheless, current guidelines for resuscitation do not include special sequences of action in this subset of patients. The aim of this letter is to bring this controversy into focus and to suggest alterations of the known standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the obese. An obese patient weighing 272 kg fell to the floor, afterwards being unable to get up again. Thus, emergency services were called for assistance. There were no signs or symptoms signifying that the person had been harmed in consequence of the fall. Only when brought into a supine position the patient suffered an immediate cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed but there was no return of a stable spontaneous circulation until the patient was brought into a full lateral position. In spite of immediate emergency care the patient ultimately suffered a lethal hypoxic brain damage. A full lateral position should be considered in obese patients having a cardiac arrest as it might help to re-establish stable circulatory conditions.

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Unknown 12 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 2 17%
Student > Bachelor 2 17%
Unspecified 1 8%
Librarian 1 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 8%
Other 2 17%
Unknown 3 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Unspecified 1 8%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Psychology 1 8%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 3 25%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 October 2016.
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#15,332,207
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Outputs from Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
#989
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#194,396
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#21
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