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Vasopressin or adrenaline in cardiac resuscitation


A short cut review was carried out to establish whether vasopressin is more effective than adrenaline after cardiac arrest. Altogether 44 papers were found using the reported search, of which two presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated.

Report by Kerstin Hogg,Clinical Research Fellow
Checked by Reddy Mahu, Clinical Fellow and Ian Crawford, Research Fellow

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