Publications by authors named "Keivan Gohari Moghaddam"

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Real-time compression feedback for patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest: a multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial.

J Intensive Care 2019 22;7. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

11Department of Emergency Medicine, Vident Medical Center, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine, 600 Moye Blvd, Greenville, NC 27834 USA.

Objective: To determine if real-time compression feedback using a non-automated hand-held device improves patient outcomes from in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA).

Methods: We conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled, parallel study (no crossover) of patients with IHCA in the mixed medical-surgical intensive care units (ICUs) of eight academic hospitals. Patients received either standard manual chest compressions or compressions performed with real-time feedback using the Cardio First Angel™ (CFA) device. The primary outcome was sustained return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), and secondary outcomes were survival to ICU and hospital discharge.

Results: One thousand four hundred fifty-four subjects were randomized; 900 were included. Sustained ROSC was significantly improved in the CFA group (66.7% vs. 42.4%,  < 0.001), as was survival to ICU discharge (59.8% vs. 33.6%) and survival to hospital discharge (54% vs. 28.4%,  < 0.001). Outcomes were not affected by intra-group comparisons based on intubation status. ROSC, survival to ICU, and hospital discharge were noted to be improved in inter-group comparisons of non-intubated patients, but not intubated ones.

Conclusion: Use of the CFA compression feedback device improved event survival and survival to ICU and hospital discharge.

Trial Registration: The study was registered with (NCT02845011), registered retrospectively on July 21, 2016.
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January 2019

The effect of inhaled corticosteroids on hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

Indian J Pharmacol 2012 May;44(3):314-8

Department of Pulmonology, Tehran University of Medical Science (TUMS), Tehran, Iran.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare systemic effects of high-dose fluticasone propionate (FP) and beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) via pressurized metered dose inhaler on adrenal and pulmonary function tests.

Materials And Methods: A total of 66 patients with newly diagnosed moderate persistent asthma without previous use of asthma medications participated in this single blind, randomized, parallel design study. FP or BDP increased to 1 500 μg/d in 62 patients who had not received oral or IV corticosteroids in the previous six months. Possible effects of BDP and FP on adrenal function were evaluated by free cortisol level at baseline and after Synacthen test (250 μg). Fasting plasma glucose and pulmonary function tests were also assessed. Similar tests were repeated 3 weeks after increasing dose of inhaled corticosteroids to 1 500 μg/d.

Results: No statistically significant suppression was found in geometric means of cortisol level post treatment in both groups. After treatment in FP group, mean forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and mean forced vital capacity (FVC) values improved by 0.17 l (5.66% ± 13.91, P=0.031) and 0.18 l (5.09% ± 10.29, P=0.010), respectively. Although FEV1 and FVC improved in BDP group but was not statistically significant. Oral candidiasis and hoarseness were observed in 6.5% patients receiving BDP, but hoarseness was found in 3.2% patients in FP group (P=0.288).

Conclusions: The results indicate that safety profiles of high doses of BDP and FP with respect to adrenal function are similar, but FP is more efficacious than that of BDP in improving pulmonary function test.
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May 2012