A randomized comparison of mechanical vs manual compressions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) shows no advantage for mechanical CPR on 30-day survival.
“On the basis of ours and other recent randomized trials . . . the evidence available suggests [mechanical CPR] does not improve survival,” lead author Dr Gavin D. Perkins, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, concluded.
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