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On April 2, 2021, a search was performed on PubMed using the following search parameters: “resuscitation”[MeSH Terms] AND “mechanical chest compression”[All Fields] and yielded 126 citations. The titles of the cited papers were manually reviewed to exclude papers that did not appear to have mechanical chest compression as a primary focus or were otherwise not relevant to prehospital care, although some hospital studies were included if there was an apparent prehospital care connection (e.g., facilitating intra-arrest cardiac cath lab procedures). Citation titles indicating animal studies were also excluded. After these exclusions, 26 papers were selected and are presented below in order of publication date (most recent listed first).
A Google search was conducted on April 2, 2021 using the following search string: “mechanical chest compressions” The search results were manually reviewed to exclude items that did not appear to have mechanical chest compression related to CPR as a primary focus or were otherwise not relevant to prehospital care. Also excluded were items from manufacturers, as their information may be accessed through their individual product and company pages on this website. Items found that were already included in the research results listed above were also excluded. The first top 10 items to meet these criteria in the search results are listed below.
J. Karasek, A. Blankova, A. Doubková, T. Pitasova, D. Nahalka, T. Bartes, J. Hladik, T. Adamek, T. Jirasek, R. Polasek, P. Ostadal,
The comparison of cardiopulmonary resuscitation-related trauma: Mechanical versus manual chest compressions. Forensic Science International. Volume 323, 2021, 110812. ISSN 0379-0738. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2021.110812.