Does cooling hurt in-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes?
from MedPage Today
For in-hospital cardiac arrest, the use of therapeutic hypothermia was associated with poorer survival rates and worse neurologic outcomes, Get With The Guidelines registry data showed. In a propensity-score matched analysis, therapeutic hypothermia was associated with a relative 12 percent lower likelihood of in-hospital survival compared with usual care (27.4 percent versus 29.2 percent, P=0.01), researchers found.
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