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.

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