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A “Metamorphosis” in Our Approach to Treatment Is Not Likely to Result From a Meta-Analysis of the Use of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury*

Wallisch, Jessica S. MD; Kochanek, Patrick M. MD, MCCM

doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000002240

Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

*See also p. 575.

Supported, in part, by an National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant T32HD040686 (to Dr. Wallisch). Dr. Kochanek’s institution received funding from the NIH and has received multiple grants from federal agencies including NIH and U.S. Army. He has received funding from Society of Critical Care Medicine (stipend for serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) and from serving as an expert witness on several cases over the past 36 months. Dr. Kochanek disclosed that he has received honoraria for numerous lectures at national meetings and/or as a guest professor at various institutions of higher education. He has also received stipends for editing or authoring books and/or chapters. Dr. Kochanek has disclosed that he has one patent and one invention disclosure: 1) United States Patent: US 8,628,512 B2; Title: Method of Inducing Emergency Preservation and Resuscitation (EPR) Following Cardiopulmonary Arrest; Filing Date: June 22, 2005; Inventors: P. M. Kochanek, S. A. Tisherman, X. Wu, S. W. Stezoski, L. J. Yaffe. 2) United States Invention Disclosure: Title: Method to Improve Neurologic Outcomes in Temperature Managed Patients; Application No.: 62/164,205; Country: United States; Innovators: Travis C. Jackson (University of Pittsburgh), Patrick M. Kochanek. Dr. Wallisch’s institution received funding from NIH T32 HD040686.

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