Cochrane in context: Hypothermia for neuroprotection in children after cardiopulmonary arrest

Barnaby R. Scholefield*

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Abstract

Cochrane Review: Hypothermia for neuroprotection in children after cardiopulmonary arrest Scholefield B, Duncan H, Davies P, Gao Smith F, Khan K, Perkins GD, Morris K. Hypothermia for neuroprotection in children after cardiopulmonary arrest. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009442. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009442.pub2 This companion piece to the review, "Hypothermia for neuroprotection in children after cardiopulmonary arrest," contains the following pieces: The abstract of the review A commentary from one or more of the review authors, explaining why the review team felt the review was an important one to produce A review of clinical practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Canadian Paediatric Society and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), United Kingdom Some other recently published references on this topic Editor's note on this review, by Ricardo Fernandes: The Editorial Board's rationale for selecting this review was that this is a "classical" case of an important uncertainty in child health. There is a relatively strong rationale for this practice in adults but in pediatrics the underlying condition differs, so extrapolation is controversial. The authors highlight in the abstract that there are ongoing trials, and also mention nonrandomized evidence, all of which is helpful to the reader.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1614-1615
Number of pages2
JournalEvidence-Based Child Health
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain injuries prevention & control
  • Child
  • Heart arrest complications
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia
  • Induced methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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