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Comment & Response
April 2, 2014

Hypothermia for Bacterial Meningitis—Reply

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  • 1Réanimation Médicale et Infectieuse, Groupe Hospitalier Bichat-Claude Bernard, Paris, France
JAMA. 2014;311(13):1358. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1478

In Reply Therapeutic hypothermia always includes an induction phase and a maintenance phase.1 In our study, induction was obtained by infusion of cold saline. This technique was proven to be safe in several types of cerebral injuries.2 Because all centers did not use the same hypothermia technique, we tried to obtain a uniform and quick induction phase in the hypothermia group.

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