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Functional outcome, cognition and quality of life after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and therapeutic hypothermia: data from a randomized controlled trial

Overview of attention for article published in Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, February 2015
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Title
Functional outcome, cognition and quality of life after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and therapeutic hypothermia: data from a randomized controlled trial
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Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13049-014-0084-9
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Marjaana Tiainen, Erja Poutiainen, Tuomas Oksanen, Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen, Ville Pettilä, Markus Skrifvars, Tero Varpula, Maaret Castrén

Abstract

BackgroundTo study functional neurologic and cognitive outcome and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in a cohort of patients included in a randomised controlled trial on glucose control following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) from ventricular fibrillation (VF) treated with therapeutic hypothermia.MethodsPatients alive at 6 months after being discharged from the hospital underwent clinical neurological and extensive neuropsychological examinations. Functional outcome was evaluated with the Cerebral Performance Category scale, the modified Rankin scale and the Barthel Index. Cognitive outcome was evaluated by neuropsychological test battery including two measures of each cognitive function: cognitive speed, execution, memory, verbal skills and visuospatial performance. We also assessed quality of life with a HRQoL 15D questionnaire.ResultsOf 90 OHCA-VF patients included in the original trial, 57 were alive at 6 months. Of these, 52 (91%) were functionally independent and 54 (95%) lived at their previous home. Focal neurological deficits were scarce. Intact cognitive performance was observed in 20 (49%), mild to moderate deficits in 14 (34%) and severe cognitive deficits in 7 (17%) of 41 patients assessed by a neuropsychologist. Cognitive impairments were most frequently detected in executive and memory functions. HRQoL of the CA survivors was comparable to that of age- and gender matched population.ConclusionsFunctional outcome six months after OHCA and therapeutic hypothermia was good in the great majority of the survivors, and half of them were cognitively intact. Of note, the HRQoL of CA survivors did not differ from that of age- and gender matched population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
United Kingdom 1 2%
Finland 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Unknown 60 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 19%
Researcher 10 16%
Unspecified 10 16%
Other 6 9%
Student > Master 6 9%
Other 20 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 21 33%
Unspecified 14 22%
Neuroscience 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 13%
Psychology 6 9%
Other 6 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 11 February 2015.
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#2,049,817
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Outputs from Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
#197
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#67,810
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#13
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