and Sudden Death:
Two Case Reports
CITATION: Vilke GM, Chan TC; Agitated delirium and sudden death.
Prehosp Emerg Care Apr-Jun 2002, 6(2) p259; Author Reply 259-60.
Oh, SurpriZe! This letter is yet another example of Chan & Vilke working hard to misrepresent their studies' findings. As always, however, when one reads carefully, their misrepresentations and false claims remain quite simple to catch.
HAPPILY: Henderson and Korn (the authors), in their reply, rightly put Vilke & Chan in their place regarding their "scientific" studies related to patient restraint:
With reference to the studies cited by Vilke and Chan, there may indeed be no evidence of hypoxia with positioning in healthy volunteers; however, our experience with individuals at risk for [agitated delirium] leads us to characterize them as a population somewhat unique when compared with a group of "healthy volunteers."
In February 2004, I replaced the previously-posted BAD SCANS of this article
by posting it in PDF file format!
If you don't have an Adobe Acrobat PDF file program, you can download a FREE version HERE.
Letter to the Editor RE:
Patient Restraint in Emergency Medical Services Systems