What is the role of hypothermia in the treatment of smoke inhalation injury?

Updated: Oct 15, 2021
  • Author: Keith A Lafferty, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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In an animal model, whole-body hypothermia has been shown to suppress oxidant bronchoalveolar damage and pulmonary inflammation. [54] Mechanistically, this appears to halt the progression of bronchoalveolar-capillary permeability.


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