Obese children given CPR in hospital are at higher risk of death

02/23/2010 | Modern Medicine

A study in Pediatrics found obese children given cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the hospital had a higher risk of death before discharge compared with normal-weight or underweight peers. Researchers said CPR quality was generally poorer because of problems establishing an airway, less effective chest compressions and uncertainty of dosages for advanced life support drugs.

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