Latest Therapeutic hypothermia Stories
Moderate reductions in body temperature can improve outcomes after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The brain-preserving cooling treatment known as therapeutic hypothermia is rarely being used in patients who suffer cardiac arrest while in the hospital, despite its proven potential to improve survival and neurological function.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries and in the ICU that functions as an artificial replacement for a patient's heart and lungs, has also been used to resuscitate cardiac arrest victims in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Hypothermia in trauma victims is a serious complication and is associated with an increased risk of dying.
Patients who arrive at a hospital in a state of cardiac arrest have a better chance for survival than a decade ago, according to a new study in the journal Circulation.
Following a stroke, factors as varied as blood sugar, body temperature and position in bed can affect patient outcomes.
Forced body cooling known as therapeutic hypothermia has reduced in-hospital deaths among sudden cardiac arrest patients nearly 12 percent between 2001 and 2009.
Researchers at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, in collaboration with Amgen Inc. and several academic institutions, have discovered a way to block the body's response to cold using a drug.
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