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Evid Based Nurs 5:111 doi:10.1136/ebn.5.4.111
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Mild hypothermia improved neurological outcome and reduced mortality after cardiac arrest because of ventricular fibrillation

Mild hypothermia v standard normothermia after resuscitation for cardiac arrest because of ventricular fibrillation*

Outcomes at 6 months Hypothermia Normothermia RBI (95% CI) NNT (CI)
Favourable neurological outcome 57% 39% 47% (9 to 82) 6 (4 to 29)
RRR (CI)
*Abbreviations defined in glossary; hypothermia event rates, RBI, RRR, NNT, and CI calculated from risk ratios (adjusted for all baseline variables) and control event rates reported in article.
Mortality 34% 55% 38% (5 to 64) 5 (3 to 37)

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