Search Tag: hypothermia

Hypothermia vs Normothermia After OHCA

2021 22 Jun

Since 2005, the guidelines for the care of unconscious cardiac arrest patients have been to cool the body temperature down to 33 degrees Celsius. However, findings from a large, randomised clinical trial led by Lund University and Region Skåne in Sweden show that this treatment does not improve survival.    "These results will affect the current... Read more

#LIVES2019: Should We Treat Fever in Critically Ill Patients Without Acute Brain Pathology?

2019 03 Oct

In one of the sessions at #LIVES2019 in Berlin, Prof. Frank Van Haren of Canberra Hospital, Australia, presented findings from the Randomised Evaluation of Active Control of Temperature versus Ordinary Temperature Management (REACTOR) trial. The question which this study aimed to answer was whether there is a reason why fever should be actively... Read more

Hypothermia in neurocritical care patients other than cardiac arrest

2018 16 Mar

Hypothermia (HT) is a cornerstone of neuroprotective strategies and has been used in critical care for acutely brain injured adult patients for many years. This review aims to discuss the clinical evidence supporting the use of HT in neurocritical care patients beyond care after cardiac arrest (CA), such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), acute ischaemic... Read more

NICE Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB): ARCTIC SUN® 5000 TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

2017 25 Aug

NICE has developed a medtech innovation briefing (MIB) on the Arctic Sun® 5000 Temperature management System.   The Arctic Sun® 5000 Temperature management system is a non-invasive system for controlling and monitoring body temperature within the range of 32°C to 38.5°C. It is intended for use in adults who are comatose after sudden cardiac... Read more

Accidental Hypothermia - How to Manage

2016 27 Sep

Managing patients with accidental hypothermia with and without cardiac arrest is covered in a recently published state-of-the-art review, endorsed by the International Commission for Mountain Emergency Medicine. Extracorporeal life support is the “treatment of choice” in patients with unstable circulation or cardiac arrest. Peter Paal and colleagues... Read more