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The Efficacy and Safety of Pre-hospital Cooling After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

The Efficacy and Safety of Pre-hospital Cooling After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Mild therapeutic hypothermia (TH), or targeted temperature management, improves survival and neurological outcomes in patients after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). International guidelines strongly support initiating TH for all eligible individuals presenting with OHCA; however, the timing of cooling initiation remains uncertain. This systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted with all available randomised controlled trials (RCTs) included to explore the efficacy and safety of initiating pre-hospital TH in patients with OHCA.

CriticalCare.news
March 14, 2018

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