Aktivt induceret hypotermi efter svaer traumatisk hjerneskade.

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A Cochrane metaanalysis and a study performed on children have recently confirmed that therapeutic hypothermia does not improve outcome after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is not comparable to a short episode of global ischemia, where therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve outcome. The difference may be explained by the fact that hypothermia-induced stress after a traumatic brain injury reduces cerebral perfusion in the penumbra zone, where local circulation is already reduced. Thus, to date there is no indication for therapeutic hypothermia in TBI patients.


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  • Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Surgery
Translated title of the contributionActively induced hypothermia following severe traumatic brain injury
Original languageDanish
Pages (from-to)1437-1440
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch