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SERIAL NSE MEASUREMENT IDENTIFIES NON-SURVIVORS FOLLOWING OUT OF HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST.

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Summary of "SERIAL NSE MEASUREMENT IDENTIFIES NON-SURVIVORS FOLLOWING OUT OF HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST."

Prognostication following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains challenging. A multimodal approach is favoured, including consideration of the biomarker neuron-specific enolase (NSE) (Sandroni et al., 2014). Our objective was to investigate the utility of serial NSE measurements and to determine an appropriate cut-off value for prediction of death before hospital discharge using data from our tertiary care centre.

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Name: Resuscitation
ISSN: 1873-1570
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