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Research Suggests Negative Consequences of Adrenalin Use in Emergencies

A team of Kyushu University researchers led by Akihito Hagiwara found that the use of adrenalin by emergency personnel for those patients whose hearts or lungs have stopped working has a positive effect over the short term, but a negative effect in terms of survival and illness over the long term, defined as one month after the use. This was based on a comparison of 417,188 patients nationwide transported by ambulance to the hospital from January 2005 to December 2008, focusing on those who did receive adrenalin, and those who didn’t. This is leading to a reexamination of the practice of using adrenalin in emergencies such as these.

Published: Jun 21, 2012 / Last Updated: Jun 21, 2012