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dc.contributor.advisorIndik, Julia
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Daniel N.
dc.creatorAllen, Daniel N.
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-06T02:20:29Z
dc.date.available2019-07-06T02:20:29Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/633321
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine parameters with potential to predict the outcome of counter-shocks during resuscitation. Out-of-hospital discharge rates decline 8-10% per minute of untreated cardiac arrest (3 ,4 ), therefore time wasted during resuscitation for unsuccessful counter-shocks can be reduced if scrutiny is given toward additional variables of predictive ability. Our experiment was designed to find the predictive ability of amplitude spectral area (AMSA), slope, end-tidal carbon dioxide, coronary perfusion pressure, the condition of acute myocardial infarction (MI), and the duration of ventricular fibrillation (VF) induced cardiac arrest preceding resuscitation in a swine model. Variables were tested by logistic regression (a= 0.1). Groups were set up in a 2x2 design: MI versus control; 2 minute vs 8 minute VF. We found AMSA, slope, MI and duration of VF significant predictors of countershock. We also found AMSA, slope, and duration of VF as independent predictors of counter-shock.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
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dc.titlePredictive Variables of Counter-Shock During Resuscitation in a Swine Model
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.levelmasters
dc.contributor.committeemember
thesis.degree.disciplineBiomedical Engineering
thesis.degree.nameM.S.
dc.description.noteDigitized from a paper copy provided by the Physiological Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Program.
refterms.dateFOA2019-07-06T02:20:29Z


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