Prognostication in Anoxic Brain Injury
Cardiac arrest is a common cause of coma with frequent poor outcomes. Palliative medicine teams are often called upon to discuss the scope of treatment and future care in cases of anoxic brain injury. Understanding prognostic tools in this setting would help medical teams communicate more effectively with patients’ families and caregivers and may promote improved quality of life overall. This article reviews multiple tools that are useful in determining outcomes in the setting of postarrest anoxic brain injury.
Nguyen, Kim Phung; Pai, Vandana; Rashid, Saima; Treece, Jennifer; Moulton, Marie; and Baumrucker, Steven J.. 2018. Prognostication in Anoxic Brain Injury. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Vol.35(11). 1446-1455. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118767881 PMID: 29614864 ISSN: 1049-9091