Category: Trauma

POLAR Trial Summary: Prophylactic Hypothermia in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

2018 POLAR TRIAL Prophylactic hypothermia for severe traumatic brain injury Multicentre, partially-blinded, randomised controlled trial Objective: To determine the effectiveness of early prophylactic hypothermia compared with normothermic management of patients after severe traumatic brain injury 511 patients Inclusion criteria: Intubated blunt trauma patients (or imminent intubation) between age 18-60 yrs with clinical diagnosis of severe […]