Early neuroprotection after cardiac arrest

@article{Dellanna2014EarlyNA,
  title={Early neuroprotection after cardiac arrest},
  author={Antonio Maria Dell’anna and Sabino Scolletta and Katia Donadello and Fabio Silvio Taccone},
  journal={Current Opinion in Critical Care},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={250–258}
}
Purpose of reviewMany efforts have been made in the last decades to improve outcome in patients who are successfully resuscitated from sudden cardiac arrest. Despite some advances, postanoxic encephalopathy remains the most common cause of death among those patients and several investigations have focused on early neuroprotection in this setting. Recent findingsTherapeutic hypothermia is the only strategy able to provide effective neuroprotection in clinical practice. Experimental studies… 

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