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The purpose of this study is to determine if the Life Recovery Systems Thermosuit(R) System is able to quickly and conveniently cool patients who are comatose after resuscitation from cardiac arrest.
The primary purpose of this study is to clinically evaluate the use of a new cooling device (the LRS ThermoSuit(R) System) to cool patients who are comatose following resuscitation from cardiac arrest. This device cools by circulating cold water directly against the skin of the patient. Cooling to a state of mild hypothermia (32 to 34 degrees C, maintained for 12 to 24 hours) is recognized by the American Heart Association, European Resuscitation Council, and the Canadian Association of Emergency Care Physicians as a promising therapy for such patients, and is likely to be most effective if administered quickly following resuscitation. It is hypothesized that this new device will cool patients much more quickly than by historical means. Patients will be monitored for physiologic parameters such as body temperature during the cooling therapy, and will be tracked for neurological outcomes following treatment.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Kingston General Hospital
Life Recovery Systems
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:08-0400
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