Periarrest intestinal bacterial translocation and resuscitation outcome
Chalkias, Athanasios F.
Gulati, Anil Kumar
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During the periarrest period, intestinal ischemia may result in barrier dysfunction and bacterial translocation, which has clear mechanistic links to inflammation and cascade stimulation, especially in patients who are treated with therapeutic hypothermia. Despite optimal management, periarrest bacterial translocation may worsen the outcome of cardiac arrest victims.