Towards improved outcome after cardiac arrest: New studies coming up

J. Horn*, J. Hofmeijer, M. Kuiper, A. Spoelstra-de Man

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Patients admitted to an intensive care unit after cardiac arrest often suffer from severe brain injury. This injury worsens further after restoration of circulation due to the cascade of reactions in the brain. Neuroprotective therapies aim to diminish this secondary brain injury, thereby targeting at a better outcome. Several new large international studies will start soon, next to two smaller national phase II studies. In this paper we describe the new studies and invite Dutch intensive care units to join.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-226
Number of pages5
JournalNetherlands journal of critical care
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • Brain injury
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Neuroprotection
  • Randomized controlled trial


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