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Cooling for cerebral protection during brain surgery

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2011
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Title
Cooling for cerebral protection during brain surgery
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd006638.pub2
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Abstract

The brain is at risk of ischaemia during a variety of neurosurgical procedures, and this can lead to devastating results. Induced hypothermia is the controlled lowering of core body temperature for therapeutic purposes. This remains the current practice during neurosurgery for the prevention or minimization of ischaemic brain injury. Brain surgery may lead to severe complications due to factors such as requirement for brain retraction, vessel occlusion, and intraoperative haemorrhage. Many anaesthesiologists believe that induced hypothermia is indicated to protect the central nervous system during surgery. Although hypothermia is often used during brain surgery, clinical efficacy has not yet been established.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 5 28%
Student > Master 4 22%
Student > Postgraduate 2 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Other 1 6%
Other 2 11%
Unknown 2 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 56%
Computer Science 1 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Social Sciences 1 6%
Mathematics 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 3 17%