Saturday, February 04, 2006

Welcome to Do Not Resuscitate

This blog was set up after my other blog received hits from individuals looking up "Do Not Resuscitate" on MSN Search. The other blog had no intention of generating traffic this way. So this blog has been created with the aim of at least helping these individuals with their search.

I am still unsure of how I will do this without just simply copying and pasting links. Please bear with me while I figure it all out. Apologies for the screwed up formatting. Copying and pasting is NOT convenient at all, and I spent hours trying to make it look better. Can you see my throbbing vein in my temple?

Why don't I just give the top ten links from the three main journal sites? Please note that access to full articles and PDF files on ScienceDirect requires registration to purchase (US$30) each article. Abstracts are FREE. Numbers in green signify FREE articles and full text + PDF files are available at no cost.

1. Stroke Burden in Mexican Americans: The Impact of Mortality Following Stroke ARTICLE
Annals of Epidemiology, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2006, Pages 33-40
Lynda D. Lisabeth, Jan M.H. Risser, Devin L. Brown, Fahmi Al-Senani, Ken Uchino, Melinda A. Smith, Nelda Garcia, Paxton J. Longwell, David A. McFarling, Areej Al-Wabil et al.
Abstract (choose ScienceDirect to proceed to abstract of article)

2. Advance care planning documents in nursing facilities: Results from a nationally representative survey ARTICLE
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 2 December 2005,
Aram Dobalian

3. The Ethics of Neonatal Resuscitation at the Margins of Viability: Informed Consent and Outcomes ARTICLE
The Journal of Pediatrics, Volume 147, Issue 5, November 2005, Pages 579-585
Annie Janvier and Keith J. Barrington

4. Barriers to communication regarding end-of-life care: perspectives of care providers ARTICLE
Journal of Critical Care, Volume 20, Issue 3, September 2005, Pages 214-223
Anjali H. Anselm, Valerie Palda, Cameron B. Guest, Richard F. McLean, Mary L.S. Vachon, Merrijoy Kelner and Jenny Lam-McCulloch

5. Staff awareness of a ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ policy in a District General Hospital ARTICLE
Resuscitation, Volume 65, Issue 2, May 2005, Pages 159-163
Gary B. Smith, Nicola Poplett and Derek Williams

6. Adjustment for do-not-resuscitate orders reverses the apparent in-hospital mortality advantage for minorities ARTICLE
The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 118, Issue 4, April 2005, Pages 400-408
Naomi Bardach, Shoujun Zhao, Steven Pantilat and S. Claiborne Johnston

7. Acute orthogeriatric care in the peri-operative period ARTICLE
Current Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Volume 16, Issue 1, February 2005, Pages 2-10
G. Heyburn and T.R.O. Beringer

8. Predictors of do not resuscitate orders in the nursing home ARTICLE
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, Volume 6, Issue 1, January-February 2005, Pages 18-21
Barbara J. Messinger-Rapport and Hosam K. Kamel

9. Outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest—why do physicians withhold resuscitation attempts? ARTICLE
Resuscitation, Volume 63, Issue 3, December 2004, Pages 287-293
Tina I. Horsted, Lars S. Rasmussen, Freddy K. Lippert and Søren L. Nielsen

10. Managing do-not-resuscitate orders in the perianesthesia period ARTICLE
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, Volume 19, Issue 5, October 2004, Pages 300-307
Kristen K. Guarisco

[HighWire Press]
1. Impact of a procedure-specific do not resuscitate order form on documentation of do not resuscitate orders
J. A. Mittelberger, B. Lo, D. Martin, and R. F. Uhlmann
Archives of Internal Medicine, Jan 1993; 153: 228.

Variation in the use of do-not-resuscitate orders in patients with stroke
L. B. Shepardson, S. J. Youngner, T. Speroff, R. G. O'Brien, K. A. Smyth, and G. E. Rosenthal
Archives of Internal Medicine, Sep 1997; 157: 1841.

3. The 'Do not resuscitate' order. A profile of its changing use
P. V. Jonsson, M. McNamee, and E. W. Campion
Archives of Internal Medicine, Nov 1988; 148: 2373.

Do-Not-Resuscitate and Stratification-of-Care Forms in Rhode Island

Vera A. DePalo, Rhonda Iacobucci, and Robert S. Crausman
Am. J. Crit. Care., May 2003; 12: 239 - 241.
Abstract Full Text

5. Agreement on Disease-Specific Criteria for Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in Acute Stroke
Andrei V. Alexandrov, Patrick M. Pullicino, Eric M. Meslin, and John W. Norris
Stroke, Feb 1996; 27: 232.
Abstract Full Text

6. The do-not-resuscitate order. Still too little too late
K. Gleeson and S. Wise
Archives of Internal Medicine, May 1990; 150: 1057.

Impediments to Writing Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders

Arn H. Eliasson, Joseph M. Parker, Andrew F. Shorr, Katherine A. Babb, Roy Harris, Barry A. Aaronson, and Margretta Diemer
Archives of Internal Medicine, Oct 1999; 159: 2213.
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"Do not resuscitate" (DNR) orders in the perioperative period--a comparison of the perspectives of anesthesiologists, internists, and surgeons

MV Clemency and NJ Thompson
Anesth. Analg., Apr 1994; 78: 651.

9. Do not resuscitate orders and the cost of death
A. Maksoud, D. W. Jahnigen, and C. I. Skibinski
Archives of Internal Medicine, May 1993; 153: 1249.

Effects of Religiosity on Patients' Perceptions of Do-Not-Resuscitate Status

Maria A. Sullivan, Philip R. Muskin, Shara J. Feldman, and Elizabeth Haase
Psychosomatics, Apr 2004; 45: 119 - 128.
Full Text

[PubMed Central]
1. Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in a County Hospital.
Levy MR, Lambe ME, Shear CL.
West J Med. 1984 Jan; 140(1): 111-113.
PMCID: 1011068

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2. Electronic Screening of Dictated Reports to Identify Patients with Do-Not-Resuscitate Status.
Aronsky D, Kasworm E, Jacobson JA, Haug PJ, Dean NC.
J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004; 11(5): 403-409.
PMCID: 516247

Abstract Full Text

3. Do not resuscitate decisions: flogging dead horses or a dignified death? : Resuscitation should not be withheld from elderly people without discussion.
Ebrahim S.
BMJ. 2000 Apr 29; 320(7243): 1155-1156.
PMCID: 1127568

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4. Do-not-resuscitate order. What happens after hospital discharge?
Olsen EB, Lowenstein SR, Koziol-McLain J, Summers JG.
West J Med. 1993 May; 158(5): 484-487.
PMCID: 1022129

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5. How Do Doctors Discuss Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders?
Miller A, Lo B.
West J Med. 1985 Aug; 143(2): 256-258.
PMCID: 1306302

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6. Do not resuscitate decisions : Rigid discussion process before making these decisions may cause distress.
Downes T, Liddle J.
BMJ. 2001 Jan 13; 322(7278): 102.
PMCID: 1119351

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7. Stroke patients with "do not resuscitate" orders are treated worse than those without.
Dobson R.
BMJ. 2005 Oct 22; 331(7522): 926.
PMCID: 1261224

Extract (Free full text will be available in PMC 36 months after publication, on October 22, 2008.)

8. Complications of do-not-resuscitate orders.
Harding J.
West J Med. 1993 Oct; 159(4): 506-507.
PMCID: 1022299

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9. Complications of do-not-resuscitate orders.
Mehler PS.
West J Med. 1993 Oct; 159(4): 507.
PMCID: 1022300
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10. Do-not-resuscitate orders viewed after a year of residency.
Tunzi M.
West J Med. 1986 Jan; 144(1): 91.
PMCID: 1306535
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There are 119 Free articles to-date at PubMed Central (PMC). I'm not sure if I should continue posting links every week/day to those DNR articles, or leave it all to you.

To further assist you in your quest for information, I have also included a list of books pertaining to resuscitation, located in the sidebar on the right. ---->