Therapeutic hypothermia: benefits, mechanisms and potential clinical applications in neurological, cardiac and kidney injury

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Abstract Therapeutic hypothermia involves the controlled reduction of core temperature to attenuate the secondary organ damage which occurs following a primary injury. Clinicians have been increasingly using therapeutic hypothermia to prevent or ameliorate various types of neurological injury and more recently for some forms of cardiac injury. In addition, some recent evidence suggests that therapeutic hypothermia may also provide benefit following acute kidney injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843 - 854
Number of pages12
JournalInjury
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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