Induced hypothermia may reduce brain injury damage in children

04/28/2005 | Washington Times, The

Inducing moderate hypothermia by cooling the bodies of children may help reduce the damage of severe traumatic brain injury, according to a new study. Research on adults shows that induced hypothermia may limit some of the metabolic processes that can exacerbate the injury, and researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh say they have found the intervention to be safe in children.

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