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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 ...
Effects of training time and feedback on ventilation skills in lay rescuers
OBJECTIVE: Lay rescuers have difficulties acquiring ventilation skills during training. Non-feedback manikins are still widely employed, although skill acquisition is suboptimal. We analysed if a longer training time and ...
The effectiveness of avalanche airbags
Aim Asphyxia is the primary cause of death among avalanche victims. Avalanche airbags can lower mortality by directly reducing grade of burial, the single most important factor for survival. This study aims to provide an ...