Prophylactic antibiotic use following cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Critical Care Unit, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK; Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. Electronic address: [Email]


To evaluate the effect of prophylactic/ early antibiotics (intervention group) compared with clinically driven/ delayed antibiotics (control group) on patient and infectious outcomes in adult cardiac arrest patients admitted to hospital.


Anti-Bacterial agents,Critical care,Heart arrest,Mortality,Pneumonia,Review,