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Volume 51 Number 7, 2014
   Pages 1103 — 1108

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Survival of male patients with spinal cord injury after cardiac arrest in Department of Veterans Affairs hospital: Pilot study

Deborah Caruso, MD, et al.

Survival after in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is low in the general population. For patients with spinal cord injury, the likelihood of survival after CPR is unknown. Having this information may be useful for discussions of advanced care planning between physicians and patients. We reviewed cases of CPR among patients in a spinal cord injury unit at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. Survival was low, with only 2 of 36 patients leaving the hospital. No clear pattern was seen in patient characteristics. However, our conclusions are limited by the small sample size.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0119


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Caruso D, Carter WE, Cifu DX, Carne W. Survival of male patients with spinal cord injury after cardiac arrest in Department of Veterans Affairs hospital: Pilot study. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2014;51(7):1103–8.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2013.05.0119

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