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    Cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) is an urgency, which is associated with high mortality. This systematic review evaluated the relationship between baseline cortisol level and the outcome of resuscitated CPA patients. We searched the following databases: PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, and Google Scholar. Relevant observational and controlled trials were explored from inception by April 2020. The quality of the articles was assessed using the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS). Finally, five cohort studies (n = 201 participants in total) were eligible for including in the meta-analysis. The results of this meta-analysis showed that although the baseline serum cortisol levels were higher in survivors of cardiac arrest compared with non-survivors, the differences between groups do not reach a significance level (Hedges' g = 0.371, 95% CI, -0.727, 1.469, P value = 0.508). Between-study heterogeneity was statistically significant (Cochrane Q test: P value < 0.001, I2 = 89.323). The result of the present meta-analysis was suggestive of a higher baseline serum cortisol levels in survivors of CPA. Future randomized controlled studies with a large sample size will determine the exact relationship between adrenal reservation and the eventual outcome of patients with CPA. PROSPERO CRD42018085468. © 2021. The Author(s).


    Adeleh Sahebnasagh, Paria Soltani Nejad, Amin Salehi-Abargouei, Mohammad Hossein Dehghani, Fatemeh Saghafi. A characterization of cortisol level and adrenal reservation in human cardiopulmonary arrest: systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic reviews. 2021 Oct 08;10(1):266

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    PMID: 34625103

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