New publication: C-Trend Index predicts outcome after cardiac arrest
A new paper entitled “Early recovery of frontal EEG slow wave activity during propofol sedation predicts outcome after cardiac arrest” has been published in the medical journal Resuscitation.
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy is the leading cause of death and poor outcome after intensive care unit admission following cardiac arrest. European and American guidelines suggest multimodal approach including EEG for outcome prediction in post-resuscitation care. However, utilization of EEG is still rare due to the challenges related to carrying out and analysis of the recordings.
In an article just published in Resuscitation, we show that early recovery of frontal EEG slow wave activity measured with C-Trend Index predicts the outcome after cardiac arrest. When combined with Bittium’s BrainStatus EEG device, C-Trend offers a promising practical approach for early bedside evaluation of brain function in post-resuscitation care. The study was carried out in collaboration with Oulu University Hospital, University of Oulu, Helsinki University Central Hospital, University of Helsinki, and Cerenion.