Therapeutic Hypothermia and the Risk of Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis*

  title={Therapeutic Hypothermia and the Risk of Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis*},
  author={M. Geurts and M. Macleod and R. Kollmar and P. H. Kremer and H. B. van der Worp},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  • M. Geurts, M. Macleod, +2 authors H. B. van der Worp
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Objective:Observational studies suggest that infections are a common complication of therapeutic hypothermia. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials to examine the risk of infections in patients treated with hypothermia. Data Sources:PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were systematically searched for eligible studies up to October 1, 2012. Study Selection:We included randomized controlled clinical trials of therapeutic… CONTINUE READING

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