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Member of the Medical Alliance Team of Resuscitec GmbH receives German Resuscitation Council Young Investigator Award

Sam Brixius, PhD student at the Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery at the Freiburg University Hospital and member of the Medical Alliance Team of Resuscitec GmbH, has been awarded with the German Resuscitation Council Young Investigator Award, which is offered on a rotational basis by the German Resuscitation Council. The prize recognizes the commitment of young scientists in resuscitation research and is endowed with a prize money of EUR 1,500 per winner. The official award ceremony will take place at the GRC Resuscitation Dialogue 2022.

As part of his dissertation, Brixius investigated the extent to which the controlled, automated whole-body reperfusion conceptualized in Freiburg, known as CARL, offers advantages over extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation according to established standards.

Professor Dr. Andreas Bohn reported for the expert jury: “In his model, Brixius was able to show that extracorporeal reperfusion after a 5-minute cardiac arrest and thirty minutes of resuscitation in accordance with guidelines thereafter leads to severe hypotensive phases and massive hyperoxygenation with simultaneous hypercapnia. The early detection and controlled modifying of several reperfusion parameters in the context of CARL Therapy was shown to be beneficial with regard to the above-mentioned points. Sam Brixius intends to pursue further unanswered questions in the future. The winner of the GRC Young Investigator Award could prevail within a very strong field of applicants. The jury was very pleased about the numerous prize applications, thanked all applicants and congratulated Sam Brixius very warmly!”

The German Resuscitation Council (GRC) was founded in December 2007 and counts now over 1,600 members, 18 member organizations, 37 sponsoring members and numerous business partners. The goal of the GRC is to support and harmonize interdisciplinary cooperation between organizations and individuals involved in the various aspects of resuscitation and to promote lay resuscitation and student education in this regard.

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