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Adrenaline can restart the heart, but is no good for the brain

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4259 (Published 04 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:k4259

Editorial

NIHR’s research signals in The BMJ

  1. Rob Cook, clinical director1,
  2. Peter Davidson, clinical adviser2,
  3. Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
  4. on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
  1. 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK
  2. 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}bazian.com

The study

A randomised trial of epinephrine in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Perkins GD, Ji C, Deakin CD, Quinn T, Nolan JP, Scomparin C, Regan S, Long J, Slowther A, Pocock H, Black JJM, Moore F, Fothergill RT, Rees N, O’Shea L, Docherty M, Gunson I, Han K, Charlton K, Finn J, Petrou S, Stallard N, Gates S, Lall R for the PARAMEDIC2 Collaborators

Published on 18 July 2018 N Engl J Med 2018;379:711-21.

This project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research HTA Programme (project number 12/127/126).

To read the full NIHR Signal, go to: https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000639/adrenaline-can-restart-the-heart-but-is-no-good-for-the-brain

Footnotes

  • Competing interestsThe BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none.

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to development and review of this summary, as part of the wider NIHR Signals editorial team (https://www.bmj.com/NIHR-signals). RC is guarantor.

  • Disclaimer NIHR Signals are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care and are made available to the BMJ under licence. NIHR Signals report and comment on health and social care research but do not offer any endorsement of the research. The NIHR assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any error or omission or from the use of any information contained in NIHR Signals.

  • Permission to reuse these articles should be directed to disseminationcentre@nihr.ac.uk.

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