Intensive care for brain injury after cardiac arrest: therapeutic hypothermia and related neuroprotective strategies.

Abstract

Neurologic injury is the predominant cause of poor functional outcome in patients who are resuscitated from cardiac arrest. The management of these patients in the ICU can be challenging because of the paucity of effective therapies and lack of readily available diagnostic and prognostic tools. After several decades of failed pharmacologic neuroprotection… (More)

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@article{Geocadin2006IntensiveCF, title={Intensive care for brain injury after cardiac arrest: therapeutic hypothermia and related neuroprotective strategies.}, author={Romergryko G. Geocadin and Matthew A. Koenig and R. Stevens and Mary Ann Peberdy}, journal={Critical care clinics}, year={2006}, volume={22 4}, pages={619-36; abstract viii} }