Laurens L A Bisschops

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INTRODUCTION Hypothermia may improve outcome in patients after traumatic brain injury, especially when hypothermia is maintained for more than 48 hours. In the acute phase, patients with severe brain injury are more vulnerable to infections. Prolonged hypothermic treatment may further enhance the risk of infection. Selective decontamination of the digestive(More)
INTRODUCTION Whole-body ischemia and reperfusion trigger a systemic inflammatory response. In this study, we analyzed the effect of temperature on the inflammatory response in patients treated with prolonged mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest. METHODS Ten comatose patients with return of spontaneous circulation after pulseless electrical(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine blood viscosity in adult comatose patients treated with mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest and to assess the relation between blood viscosity, cerebral blood flow, and cerebral oxygen extraction. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING Tertiary care university hospital. PATIENTS Ten comatose patients with return of(More)
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