The Risk of Cardiac Arrest and Non-Defibrillation Video

Learn how a third of patients who suffered from cardiac arrest were not defibrillated within the critical 2 minute window, cutting the chances of survival in half in this medical report.
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Dr. Susan Sharma: This is insider medicine and 60 From Kansas City - New research shows that nearly a third of patients who suffered from cardiac arrest were not defibrillated within the critical 2 minute window, cutting the chances of survival in half. Risk factors for these delays included being admitted for non-cardiac causes, being admitted to a hospital with fewer than 250 beds and having the event after regular working hours. From Maryland - The FDA has approved a test that checks for methicillin-resistant staph aureus. The test, called BD GeneOhm StaphSR Assay, delivers results within a few hours and was shown to have a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 98%. Given the rise in prevalence of MRSA, this new assay could result in significant savings for the healthcare system. And finally, from Chicago - Disrupted sleep may raise the risk for diabetes. Researchers monitored a group of healthy individuals who slept in an environment where 300 audible sounds were delivered. The subjects experienced the equivalent of giving a 20 year old the same quality of sleep as a 60 year old. The results showed that disrupted sleep altered insulin sensitivity by 25%. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.

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