Data and methods to calculate cut-off values for serum potassium and core temperature at hospital admission for extracorporeal rewarming of avalanche victims in cardiac arrest
Mair P Fieler J
de Riedmatten M
Brodmann Maeder M
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The data and estimation methods presented in this article are associated with the research article, “Cut-off values of serum potassium and core temperature at hospital admission for extracorporeal rewarming of avalanche victims in cardiac arrest: a retrospective multi-centre study” . In this article we estimate recommended cut-off values for in-hospital triage with respect to extracorporeal rewarming. With only 6 survivors of 103 patients collected over a period of 20 years the ability to estimate reliable threshold values is limited. In addition, because the number of avalanche victims is also limited, a significantly larger dataset is unlikely to be obtained. We have therefore adapted two non-parametric estimation methods (bootstrapping and exact binomial distribution) to our specific needs and performed a simulations to confirm validity and reliability.