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domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2018

Hypothermia in brain injury

St. Emlyn´s - November 3, 2018 - By Dan Horner
..."We recently reported on the EuroTHERM trial3,4 that looked at rescue hypothermia in patients with severe traumatic brain injury refractory to standard tier 1 care. We felt the trial showed harm to patients in the hypothermia group, but did not answer the question as to whether hypothermia may be used as a prophylactic therapy in patients who are at the lower end of the severity spectrum, but remain at risk of secondary brain injury.
This month an international group reported the result of a randomised controlled trial in just such a group. The paper is published in JAMA and is (I think) currently open access. The abstract is below, but as we always say it’s vital that you read the full paper..."