Tag: hypothermia

1. In this randomized controlled trial, intra-cardiac arrest, trans-nasal evaporative cooling did not improve survival with good neurologic outcome at 90 days compared to standard systemic cooling in the ICU. 2. The time to core target temperature was shorter in the intra-nasal cooling group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: There is...
1. In this randomized controlled trial, intra-cardiac arrest, trans-nasal evaporative cooling did not improve survival with good neurologic outcome at 90 days compared to standard systemic cooling in the ICU. 2. The time to core target temperature was shorter in the intra-nasal cooling group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: There...
1. Absence of functional impairment 90 days after status epilepticus (SE) was, non-significantly, higher in patients that received standard care compared to patients in the induced hypothermia (IH) group. 2. Adverse outcomes were more frequent in the IH group compared to the control group. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: SE...
1. A 6°F increase in the temperature of the operating room was associated with a decreased rate of neonatal and maternal hypothermia following cesarean delivery. 2. There was no detected difference in neonatal morbidity. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown:  At birth, infants have a more difficult time regulating their body...
1. The rate of delayed graft function in kidney transplant recipients is significantly reduced by hypothermia prior to implantation. 2. Kidney transplant recipients that benefit most from hypothermia prior to implantation are those from the “expanded-criteria” donation category. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)       Study Rundown: Therapeutic hypothermia has been previously...
In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Letrozole versus Clomiphene for Infertility in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 5 to 10 percent of reproductive age women and is the major cause of anovulatory infertility. Clomiphene,...
1. Hypothermia for newborns with perinatal asphyxia encephalopathy provided a long-term benefit in preserving IQ among survivors for those up to ages 6 and 7.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)        Study Rundown: Encephalopathy from perinatal asphyxiation has been associated with higher rates of mortality and neurodevelopmental impairment. Previous...
Image: PD 1. Initiation of hypothermia protocol for 24 hours after a cardiac arrest significantly improved neurological outcome in surviving patients 2. Patients who underwent the hypothermia protocol had a significantly lower mortality rate at 6 months 3. There were no significant differences in adverse outcomes between the two groups Original date of...
Image: PD 1. Moderate hypothermia (32°C- 34°C) did not improve clinical outcomes of bacterial meningitis patients. 2. Among the patient sample, 86% of the hypothermia group and 74% of the control group experienced unfavorable outcomes. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Therapeutic hypothermia has been shown in animal models to decrease intracranial...
Image: PD 1. Plastic bags made from polyethylene reduced hypothermia among premature and low birth weight newborns by 26%.  2. The use of plastic bags for hypothermia prevention was not associated with hyperthermia or skin side effects. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)  Study Rundown: Neonatal hypothermia has been associated with serious adverse outcomes,...