Assessing prognosis following cardiopulmonary resuscitation and therapeutic hypothermia-a critical discussion of recent studies.

  • Frank Thömke
  • Published 2013 in Deutsches Arzteblatt international

Abstract

BACKGROUND The prognosis of patients who are comatose after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is poor but can be improved by mild therapeutic hypothermia. We studied the question whether the known, reliable indicators of a poor prognosis after CPR are also valid for patients treated with CPR and hypothermia. METHODS This review is based on a selective… (More)
DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2013.0137

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