Roger D. White, MD
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White RD. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Ann Intern Med. 2005;142:686. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-142-8-200504190-00035
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2005;142(8):686.
Ornato JP, Peberdy MA, eds. 764 pages. Totowa, NJ; Humana; 2005. $185.00. ISBN 1588292835. Order at http://www.humanapress.com.
Field of medicine: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Clinicians caring for patients who have had cardiac arrest and those interested in an updated understanding of advances and future directions in resuscitation.
Purpose: To review current therapeutic interventions and devices in the management of cardiac arrest, physiologic derangements that accompany cardiac arrest, and future potential therapeutic advances.
Content: The book covers a wide range of topics, including cardiac arrest in specific situations such as trauma, drowning, hypothermia, lightning strike, and pregnancy. Pharmacologic therapy and electrical therapy, including both pacing and defibrillation, are reviewed. Post-resuscitation management is discussed, including therapeutic hypothermia and postarrest myocardial dysfunction.
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