The Glasgow Coma Score is a predictor of good outcome in cardiac arrest patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia.

@article{Schefold2009TheGC,
  title={The Glasgow Coma Score is a predictor of good outcome in cardiac arrest patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia.},
  author={Joerg C Schefold and Christian Storm and Anne Krueger and Christoph J Ploner and Dietrich Hasper},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={658-61}
}
BACKGROUND With the recent introduction of therapeutic hypothermia the application of sedation becomes necessary in cardiac arrest patients. We therefore analysed the usefulness of the Glasgow coma score (GCS) for outcome prediction in survivors of cardiac arrest treated with therapeutic hypothermia. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a prospective observational study we identified 72 comatose patients admitted to our intensive care unit after cardiac arrest. All patients were treated with therapeutic… CONTINUE READING
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