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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

J Trop Pediatr

Publication Date

04/2001

Volume

47

Pages

108 - 110

Keywords

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