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The use of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiopulmonary arrest.
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PMID:  18756644     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Actually recommended by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), therapeutic hypothermia has been the only modality shown to improve neurological outcomes after cardiac arrest. This article provides the background for such recommendations as well as: pathophysiology, review of brain injury during cardiac arrest, discussion of beneficial effects of therapeutic hypothermia, different mechanisms used to induce it and the latest clinical trials results.
Daniel Muñoz; Juan A González-Sánchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:    2007 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-01     Completed Date:  2008-12-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-305     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Department.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / etiology
Heart Arrest / complications,  therapy*
Hypothermia, Induced* / methods

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