Les dangers de l'hypothermie thérapeutique

Translated title of the contribution: Hazards of therapeutic hypothermia

G. Francony, P. Declety, P. Bouzat, J. Picard, J. F. Payen

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Abstract

Therapeutic hypothermia (less than 35 °C) is a promising strategy to improve neuroprotection after severe brain injury. Except in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest, its effectiveness has not yet been demonstrated. Therapeutic hypothermia results in various side effects, including cardiovascular, hydroelectrolytic and infectious disorders, which could explain, in part, the lack of conclusive clinical studies. These hazards are associated with practical difficulties to induce and maintain targeted hypothermia and with rewarming management. An improvement in the techniques for achieving targeted hypothermia, more knowledge about side effects and further randomized clinical trials are needed before recommending the use of therapeutic hypothermia for patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

Translated title of the contributionHazards of therapeutic hypothermia
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)371-374
Number of pages4
JournalAnnales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009

Keywords

  • Brain injury
  • Side effects
  • Therapeutic hypothermia
  • Traumatic brain injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Francony, G., Declety, P., Bouzat, P., Picard, J., & Payen, J. F. (2009). Les dangers de l'hypothermie thérapeutique. Annales francaises d'anesthesie et de reanimation, 28(4), 371-374. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annfar.2009.02.021