Friday, September 27, 2013

Drowning resuscitation requires another state of mind

Drowning Resuscitation Requires Another State of Mind
Author: Joost Bierens, MD, PhD
Journal: Resuscitation, September 2013

Every nook and cranny of medicine has its "go to" guy/girl; for drowning resuscitation, it's Joost Bierens.  He, along with Dr. David Warner (Duke Anesthesiology) produced this Editorial in response to the previous article I reported on  by Nitta et al.  It brings up some intricacies in the data I missed while reading it myself and re-emphasizes the focus on ventilatory support in the resuscitation of a drowning victim.  The authors tease out some important details about the data, provide their thoughts for why the data showed what it did, and provide recommendations for future research.

Bierns JJ, Warner DS. Drowning resuscitation requires another state of mind.  Resuscitation. 2013 Sep 12.