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Family Members’ Attitudes Regarding Family Presence During Resuscitation of Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis

Saeid Safari 1 , Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi 2 , Asghar Jafari Rouhi 3 , Fatemeh Sadeghi-Ghyassi 4 , Morteza Ghojazadeh 5 , Amir Hossein Jafari Rouhi 6 , Arezoo Nejabatian 3 , Maryam Soleimanpour 2 and Hassan Soleimanpour 2 , *
Authors Information
1 Pain Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Tabriz Health Services Management Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3 Students’ Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4 Iranian Evidence Based Medicine Center of Excellence, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
5 Department of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
6 Emergency Medicine Research Team, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
Article information
  • Annals of Anesthesiology and Critical Care: December 2016, 1 (1); e10204
  • Published Online: December 28, 2016
  • Article Type: Review Article
  • Received: December 21, 2016
  • Accepted: December 26, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/aacc.10204

To Cite: Safari S, Sadegh Tabrizi J, Jafari Rouhi A, Sadeghi-Ghyassi F, Ghojazadeh M, et al. Family Members’ Attitudes Regarding Family Presence During Resuscitation of Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis, Ann Anesth Crit Care . 2016 ; 1(1):e10204. doi: 10.5812/aacc.10204.

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1. Introduction
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion
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