Translational Research, Clinical Evidence, Education, Guidelines

  • Antonino Gullo
  • Giuseppe Ristagno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. State of the Art in Resuscitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carmelina Gurrieri, Giuseppe Ristagno, Antonino Gullo
      Pages 3-11
    3. Kelly N. Vogt, Philip D. Lumb, Demetrios Demetriades
      Pages 27-37
  3. Advances in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Maaret K. Castrén
      Pages 41-45
    3. Giuseppe Ristagno, Francesca Fumagalli
      Pages 57-66
    4. Fulvio Kette, Yongqin Li, Bihua Chen, Marcella Bozzola, Aldo Locatelli, Guido Villa et al.
      Pages 67-80
  4. Optimization of Cardiopulmonary and Cerebral Resuscitation on Sudden Cardiac Death

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Giuseppe Ristagno
      Pages 83-91
    3. Peter Radsel, Marko Noc
      Pages 103-108
    4. Margherita Scanziani, Leonello Avalli, Roberto Fumagalli
      Pages 109-117
  5. Pharmacological Approach During CPR

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Antonio Maria Dell’Anna, Claudio Sandroni, Anselmo Caricato
      Pages 121-128
    3. Raúl J. Gazmuri
      Pages 129-142
    4. Iosifina Koliantzaki, Spyros G. Zakynthinos, Spyros D. Mentzelopoulos
      Pages 143-155
    5. Yinlun Weng, Shijie Sun, Wanchun Tang
      Pages 157-165
  6. Post-Resuscitation Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Tommaso Pellis, Filippo Sanfilippo, Andrea Roncarati, Vincenzo Mione
      Pages 169-177
    3. Matthias Derwall, Anne Brücken, Michael Fries
      Pages 179-188
    4. Guy H. Fontaine, Frédéric Lapostolle, Jean-Philippe Didon, Johann-Jakob Schmid, Xavier Jouven, Juan-Carlos Chachques
      Pages 189-199
    5. Stefan Braunecker, Bernd W. Böttiger
      Pages 201-207
  7. Combining Physiology, Clinical Outcome, and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Roberto Latini, Serge Masson
      Pages 211-217
    3. Cristina Santonocito, Filippo Sanfilippo, Giuseppe Ristagno, Antonino Gullo
      Pages 229-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-254

About this book


Resuscitation is a two-stage process comprising the achievement/maintenance of spontaneous circulation and post-resuscitation management. The approach is complex and multifaceted and entails the integration of new physiological insights, pharmacological options, and technological advances. The purpose of this volume, written by top experts in the field, is to promote, share, and disseminate new advances in resuscitation and post-resuscitation care. The issues addressed are wide ranging and of great topical interest or controversy. They include priorities of intervention, quality of resuscitation, use of mechanical supports, new defibrillation strategies, prevention of organ damage, strategies in cases of sudden cardiac death, new pharmacological treatments, and post-resuscitation care, including temperature management and prediction and improvement of outcome after cardiac arrest. Particular attention is devoted to up-to-date evidence from the most recent experimental and clinical trials on resuscitation science and to gold standard evidence-based resuscitation and post-resuscitation treatments and interventions. In addition, organizational models and integrated care systems for trauma are considered, and critical care education and the process of guideline development are reviewed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Antonino Gullo
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Ristagno
    • 2
  1. 1.UCO di Anestesia e RianimazioneAzienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Policlinico Vittorio EmanueleCataniaItaly
  2. 2.Dept. Cardiovascular researchIstituto Mario NegriMilanoItaly

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