October 13, 2021

Intensive Care Bites

ESICM Talk: Episode 16


In this episode of the ESICM Talk, powered by the ICM Journal, Claudio Sandroni, ICM Associate Editor, interviews Jerry Nolan and Shannon Fernando, among the authors of a systematic review of temperature targets.

In this network meta-analysis, as compared to normothermia (37–37.8 °C), we found that deep hypothermia (31–32 °C), moderate hypothermia (33–34 °C) and mild hypothermia (35–36 °C) may have no effect on survival and functional outcome among comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, both deep and moderate hypothermia were associated with an increased risk of arrhythmia compared to normothermia.

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