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A lesson on induction of hypothermia and measurement of efficacy

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, December 2014
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Title
A lesson on induction of hypothermia and measurement of efficacy
Published in
Critical Care, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s13054-014-0710-y
Pubmed ID
Authors

Bridget A Harris, Peter JD Andrews

Abstract

Brain injuries caused by stroke are common and costly in human and resource terms. The result of stroke is a cascade of molecular and physiological derangement, cell death, damage and inflammation in the brain. This, together with infection, if present, commonly results in patients having an increased temperature, which is associated with worse outcome. The usual clinical goal in stroke is therefore to reduce temperature to normal, or below normal (hypothermia) to reduce swelling if brain pressure is increased. However, research evidence does not yet conclusively show whether or not cooling patients after stroke improves their longer-term outcome (reduces death and disability). It is possible that complications of cooling outweigh the benefits. Cooling therapy may reduce damage and potentially improve outcome, and head cooling targets the site of injury and may have fewer side effects than systemic cooling, but the evidence base is unclear.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 18%
Other 3 18%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Lecturer 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 4 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 35%
Engineering 2 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Sports and Recreations 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 4 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 December 2014.
All research outputs
#8,368,287
of 15,641,217 outputs
Outputs from Critical Care
#3,397
of 4,941 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#116,746
of 305,408 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Critical Care
#173
of 229 outputs
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