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Optic nerve sheath diameter measured using early unenhanced brain computed tomography shows no correlation with neurological outcomes in patients undergoing targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest.

08:00 EDT 12th May 2018 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Optic nerve sheath diameter measured using early unenhanced brain computed tomography shows no correlation with neurological outcomes in patients undergoing targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest."

Previous studies indicated that the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measured using brain computed tomography (CT) is a prognostic factor for poor neurological outcome after cardiac arrest. However, these studies were retrospective or included a small sample size. We performed a prospective multi-centre observational study to investigate the correlation between the ONSD on early brain CT and neurological outcomes in patients undergoing targeted temperature management (TTM).

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Name: Resuscitation
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