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    • Amiodarone and cardiac arrest: Systematic review and meta-analysis 

      Laina, Ageliki; Karlis, George; Liakos, Aris; Georgiopoulos, Georgios; Oikonomou, Dimitrios; Kouskouni, Evangelia E.; Chalkias, Athanasios; Xanthos, Theodoros (2016-10-15)
      IntroductionThe 2015 Guidelines for Resuscitation recommend amiodarone as the antiarrhythmic drug of choice in the treatment of resistant ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia. We reviewed the effects ...
    • Body mass index and outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients not treated by targeted temperature management 

      Galatianou, Ioanna; Karlis, George; Apostolopoulos, Aristotelis; Intas, Georgios; Chalari, Eleftheria; Gulati, Anil; Iacovidou, Nicoletta; Chalkias, Athanasios; Xanthos, Theodoros (2017-09-01)
      BackgroundObesity has been demonstrated to increase the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and may influence the quality and effectiveness of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Our aim was to investigate the association ...
    • Centhaquin Effects in a Swine Model of Ventricular Fibrillation Centhaquin and Cardiac Arrest 

      Papalexopoulou, Konstantina; Chalkias, Athanasios; Pliatsika, Paraskevi; Papalois, Apostolos E.; Papapanagiotou, Panagiotis; Papadopoulos, Georgios; Arnaoutoglou, Eleni; Petrou, Anastasios; Gulati, Anil; Xanthos, Theodoros (2017-08-01)
      BackgroundCenthaquin citrate is a novel agent being developed for use in the treatment of haemorrhagic shock. The aim of our study was to assess whether the administration of centhaquin would improve initial resuscitation ...
    • Correlation of Impedance Threshold Device use during cardiopulmonary resuscitation with post-cardiac arrest Acute Kidney Injury 

      Niforopoulou, Panagiota; Iacovidou, Nicoletta; Lelovas, Pavlos; Karlis, George; Papalois, Apostolos E.; Siakavellas, Spyros; Spapis, Vasileios; Kaparos, George; Siafaka, Ioanna; Xanthos, Theodoros (2017-06-01)
      PurposeTo assess whether use of Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) reduces the degree of post-cardiac arrest Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), as a result of improved hemodynamics, in a ...
    • Nitroglycerin and Epinephrine Improve Coronary Perfusion Pressure in a Porcine Model of Ventricular Fibrillation Arrest: A Pilot Study 

      Kitsou, Vassiliki; Xanthos, Theodoros; Stroumpoulis, Konstantinos; Rokas, George; Papadimitriou, Dimitrios; Serpetinis, Ioannis; Dontas, Ismene; Perrea, Despina; Kouskouni, Evangelia E. (2009-11-01)
      Background: Cardiac arrest remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. European Resuscitation Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2005 recommend epinephrine for its treatment. Objectives: To estimate whether the ...
    • Perception of inappropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation by clinicians working in emergency departments and ambulance services: The REAPPROPRIATE international, multi-centre, cross sectional survey 

      Druwé, Patrick; Monsieurs, Koenraad G.; Piers, Ruth; Gagg, James; Nakahara, Shinji; Alpert, Evan Avraham; van Schuppen, Hans; Élő, Gábor; Truhlar, Anatolij; Huybrechts, Sofie A.; Mpotos, Nicolas; Joly, Luc-Marie; Xanthos, Theodoros; Roessler, Markus; Paal, Peter; Cocchi, Michael N.; BjØrshol, Conrad; Pauliková, Monika; Nurmi, Jouni; Salmeron, Pascual Piñera; Owczuk, Radoslaw; Svavarsdóttir, Hildigunnur; Deasy, Conor; Cimpoesu, Diana; Ioannides, Marios; Fuenzalida, Pablo Aguilera; Kurland, Lisa; Raffay, Violetta; Pachys, Gal; Gadeyne, Bram; Steen, Johan; Vansteelandt, Stijn; De Paepe, Peter; Benoit, Dominique D. (2018-11-01)
      IntroductionCardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is often started irrespective of comorbidity or cause of arrest. We aimed to determine the prevalence of perception of inappropriate CPR of the last cardiac arrest encountered ...
    • The impact of body mass index on post resuscitation survival after cardiac arrest: A meta-analysis 

      Kakavas, Sotirios; Georgiopoulos, Georgios; Oikonomou, Dimitrios; Karayiannis, Dimitrios; Masi, Stefano; Karlis, Georgios; Xanthos, Theodoros (2018-04-01)
      Summary BackgroundObservational studies examining the association between body mass index (BMI) and the outcome of cardiac arrest (CA) shows controversial results. MethodsWe reviewed literature for studies assessing the ...