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Effects of bed height on the performance of chest compressions: clinical application of results
  1. P B Sherren,
  2. A Lewinsohn,
  3. D S Wijayatilake
  1. Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Queens Hospital, Romford, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr PB Sherren, Intensive Care Unit, Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford RM70AG, UK; petersherren{at}gmail.com

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We would like to start by congratulating Cho and colleagues1 on undertaking a study that examines an area of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) which, potentially, could for such a simple intervention have such a dramatic impact on the quality of CPR delivered. There are surprisingly few papers published on this area, and the 2005 ILCOR guidelines2 were based largely on expert opinion with little evidence base.

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