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ICU Management

Therapeutic Hypothermia after OHCA: Wider Use Justified?

2016 25 Oct

A meta-analysis of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) concludes that it is associated with a survival and neuroprotective benefit, even when including patients with non-shockable rhythms, more lenient downtimes, unwitnessed arrest and/or persistent shock after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).Therapeutic... Read more

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Therapeutic Hypothermia Associated with Worse Survival in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 04 Oct

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia were less likely to survive to hospital discharge or to favourable neurological survival. This is in contrast to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, where therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve survival... Read more

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Study: Delirium High After Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

2016 11 Jul

A retrospective study of a small group of patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest found a high prevalence of delirium.The researchers reviewed the medical charts of patients treated in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Of 107 patients who survived... Read more

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ICU Volume 15 - Issue 4 - 2015

2015 31 Dec

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Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

2015 31 Dec

Targeted temperature management is the key intervention for improving neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest. We discuss new data on the optimal timing and modalities of targeted temperature management.  It took nearly half a century, from 1957 to 2002, for therapeutic hypothermia to acquire its current status as a key intervention for improving... Read more

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No Benefits of Body-Cooling in Children after Cardiac Arrest

2015 21 May

Body-cooling or therapeutic hypothermia has been a standard of care in treating adults after heart attacks but according to a recently published study, it does not confer any survival-with-quality-of-life benefit for children who are resuscitated after suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The findings have been published in the New England Journal... Read more

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Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest in Children

2015 28 Apr

Research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting in San Diego and published simultaneously in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that therapeutic hypothermia is no more effective than normal temperature control for children after cardiac arrest.The NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded research was a large,... Read more

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ICU Volume 13 - Issue 4 - Winter 2013/2014

2013 25 Dec

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Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest

2013 15 Aug

In this article, Dr. Nolan discusses the benefits of induced hypothermia following cardiac arrest. He further explains the key factors that must be considered when implementing this therapy to optimize patient outcome. Of the patients who sustain an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest caused by cardiac disease, just 7%survive to hospital discharge (Pell... Read more


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