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Emergency cooling doesn’t improve outcomes in children with cardiac arrest, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2245 (Published 28 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2245
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Therapeutic hypothermia, in which the whole body is cooled, does not improve survival or reduce brain injury any more than normal temperature control in infants and children who have had a cardiac arrest out of hospital, shows a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.1

Whole body cooling has been shown to improve survival in comatose adults after cardiac arrest and to improve outcomes in neonates with …

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