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The outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation at the research ward of the Kenya Medical Research Institute is reviewed. The outcome for respiratory arrest was 15 per cent (95 per cent CI 6.6-27) to discharge, and worse for cardiorespiratory arrest with no survival. The illnesses leading to cardiopulmonary arrest and causes for the disappointing outcome are discussed.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Journal of tropical pediatrics

Publication Date

04/2001

Volume

47

Pages

108 - 110

Addresses

Kenya Medical Research Institute (IKEMRI), Kilifi. m.w.yung@ncl.ac.uk

Keywords

Humans, Malaria, Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn, Meningitis, Heart Arrest, Prognosis, Treatment Outcome, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Hospitalization, Child, Child, Preschool, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Kenya, Female, Male