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Burial duration: depth and air pocket explain avalanche survival patterns in Austria and Switzerland
AIM: To calculate the first Austrian avalanche survival curve and update a Swiss survival curve to explore survival patterns in the Alps. METHODS: Avalanche accidents occurring between 2005/06 and 2012/13 in Austria and ...
Monitoring of brain oxygenation during hypothermic CPR - A prospective porcine study
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Limited data are available concerning the impact of CPR interventions on cerebral oxygenation during hypothermic cardiac arrest. We therefore studied cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP), brain tissue ...
Factors affecting survival from avalanche burial-a randomized prospective porcine pilot study
Background and aim The majority of avalanche victims who sustain complete burial die within 35 min due to asphyxia and injuries. After 35 min, survival is possible only in the presence of a patent airway, and an accompanying ...
Basic life support trained nurses ventilate more efficiently with laryngeal mask supreme than with facemask or laryngeal tube suction-disposable-A prospective, randomized clinical trial
OBJECTIVE: In some emergency situations resuscitation and ventilation may have to be performed by basic life support trained personnel, especially in rural areas where arrival of advanced life support teams can be delayed. ...
Search and rescue response to a large-scale rockfall disaster
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prehospital management and safety of search and rescue (SAR) teams involved in a large-scale rockfall disaster and monitor the acute and chronic health effects on personnel with severe dolomitic ...
Effects of snow properties on humans breathing into an artificial air pocket - an experimental field study
Breathing under snow, e.g. while buried by a snow avalanche, is possible in the presence of an air pocket, but limited in time as hypoxia and hypercapnia rapidly develop. Snow properties influence levels of hypoxia and ...