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Crit Care. 2010;14(2):137. doi: 10.1186/cc8923. Epub 2010 Apr 8.

Does anesthetic provide similar neuroprotection to therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest?

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Department of Neurology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, PR China. zhangh9@yahoo.com

Abstract

In the previous issue of Critical Care, Meybohm and colleagues provide evidence to support hypothermia as a kind of therapeutic option for patients suffering cardiac arrest. Although anesthetics had been used to induce hypothermia, sevoflurane post-conditioning fails to confer additional anti-inflammatory effects after cardiac arrest. Further research in this area is warranted.

PMID:
20398330
PMCID:
PMC2887150
DOI:
10.1186/cc8923
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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