Published in Blood Weekly, March 8th, 2012
"The benefits and risks of fever control in patients with severe sepsis remains a matter of controversy," said lead author Frederique Schortgen, MD, PhD, of the Henri Mondor Hospital in Creteil, France. "In our study, external cooling to achieve normothermia in patients with septic shock was safe, accelerated hemodynamic stabilization, decreased vasopressor requirements, increased the rate of shock reversal, and decreased early mortality."
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