Brain injury is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity among cardiac arrest survivors. Management of these patients in the acute phase is challenging as is predicting their outcomes especially with the application of hypothermia. Therapeutic hypothermia has been proven beneficial but target temperature, timing, and duration that produce the best outcome are unclear and the subject of ongoing research. We review the recent advances in therapy and update the guidelines for management of these patients. More than , people suffer from cardiac arrest each year in the United States. Our aim is to update the reader about management of anoxic brain injury in the acute setting in these patients.
Outcome and prognosis of hypoxic brain damage patients undergoing neurological early rehabilitation
Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injury | Family Caregiver Alliance
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Treatment for Anoxic Brain Injury
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Improving life after brain injury Need to talk? The diagnosis of an anoxic brain injury is usually quite clear at an early stage from the details of what has happened and the patient's condition on arrival at hospital. Due to the wide variety of causes of anoxia, immediate treatment will depend on the particular circumstances. In all cases, efforts will be directed at restoring a normal heartbeat, blood pressure and a good supply of oxygen to the brain.