Influence of mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest on hospital mortality.

@article{Wal2011InfluenceOM,
  title={Influence of mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest on hospital mortality.},
  author={Greetje van der Wal and Sylvia Brinkman and Laurens L A Bisschops and Cornelia W. E. Hoedemaekers and Johannes G Van der Hoeven and Dylan W de Lange and Nicolette Fransisca de Keizer and Peter Pickkers},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={84-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Following two randomized controlled trials that demonstrated reduced mortality and better neurological outcome in cardiac arrest patients, mild therapeutic hypothermia was implemented in many intensive care units. Up to now, no large observational studies have confirmed the beneficial effects of mild therapeutic hypothermia. DESIGN Internet-based survey combined with a retrospective, observational study. PATIENTS All patients admitted to an intensive care unit in The Netherlands… CONTINUE READING
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