This observational cohort study demonstrates that patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who received basic life support had higher survival at hospital discharge and 90 days compared with those who received advanced life support and were less likely to have poor neurological functioning.
This pragmatic trial suggests that stopping statin medication therapy is safe and may be associated with benefits, including improved quality of life, use of fewer nonstatin medications, and a corresponding reduction in medication costs. See the Invited Commentary by Holmes and Todd.
This cohort study reports that intensive care units vary dramatically in how they manage care for patients admitted with treatment limitations.
Buchhalter and colleagues describe features and outcomes of patients who underwent cardiovascular implantable electronic device deactivation. Also see the Invited Commentary by Matlock and Mandrola.
This survey study found that whereas physicians in Asian intensive care units often withheld but seldom withdrew life-sustaining treatments at the end of life, attitudes and practice varied widely across countries and regions.