Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia During Severe Sepsis

2014-08-27 03:15:54 | BioPortfolio


Objectives: to evaluate the feasibility, the safety and the effects on physiological parameters of mild therapeutic hypothermia during septic shock.

Design: a randomized, controlled, pilot physiological study. Setting: a 15-beds university-affiliated intensive care unit of a teaching Hospital.

Patients: twenty ventilated and sedated adults patients with septic shock Intervention: Mild therapeutic hypothermia between 32 and 34°C during 36 consecutive hours using an external water cooling blanket.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment




Mild therapeutic hypothermia induction


Réanimation Médicale, CHU de la Cavale Blanche




University Hospital, Brest

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