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Anoxic Brain Injury 

Anoxic Brain Injury
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Anoxic Brain Injury
Author(s):

Jonathan Elmer

, and Jon C. Rittenberger

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199375349.003.0007
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date: 30 March 2020

Cardiac arrest is common and deadly. Fortunately, with advances in care, short- and long-term outcomes of those resuscitated after cardiac arrest are steadily improving. Initial management focuses on general critical care support of multisystem organ dysfunction and diagnostic workup to identify the etiology of cardiac arrest. Thereafter, provision of a comprehensive bundle of care including active temperature management, coronary revascularization, delayed multimodal neurological prognostication, and best practice neurocritical care can result in a substantial proportion of patients experiencing favorable recovery despite patterns of injury once thought to be incompatible with survival.

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