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Table 1 Characteristics of 15 observational studies including data on use of mild therapeutic hypothermia in patients with non-ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) cardiac arrest

From: Therapeutic hypothermia: is it effective for non-VF/VT cardiac arrest?

    Non-VF/VT      
Author [Reference] Arrest location Patients Total Cooled Initiation of hypothermia Cooling method Control group Definition of poor outcome Length of follow-up
Holzer 2006 [27] Mixed (OHCA 67%) 1,038 534 28 In-hospital Internal Concurrent CPC 3-5 30 days
Oddo 2006 [21] OHCA 109 23 12 In-hospital External Historical CPC 3-5 Discharge
Heer 2007 [26] Mixed 76 18 10 In-hospital Internal Historical NA Discharge
Sunde 2007 [29] OHCA 119 15 6 In-hospital Mixed Historical CPC 3-5 Discharge
Arrich 2007 [23] Mixed (OHCA 83%) 587 197 124 In-hospital Mixed Concurrent CPC 3-5 Discharge
Rittenberger 2008 [38] Mixed (OHCA 56%) 241 81 42 In-hospital Mixed Concurrent Discharged to a nursing home Discharge
Storm 2008 [28] OHCA 126 49 18 In-hospital Mixed Historical CPC 3-5 Discharge
Don 2009 [24] OHCA 491 313 122 In-hospital External Historical CPC 2-5 Discharge
Whitfield 2009 [30] OHCA 123 28 15 Pre/In-hospital Mixed Historical Discharged to a nursing home Discharge
Gaieski 2009 [39] OHCA 38 18 9 In-hospital Mixed Historical CPC 3-5 Discharge
Bro-Jeppesen 2009 [25] OHCA 156 48 27 Pre/In-hospital Mixed Historical CPC 3-5 6 months
Derwall 2009 [37] OHCA 68 28 13 In-hospital Mixed Concurrent CPC 3-5 14 days
Dumas 2011 [33] OHCA 1,145 437 261 In-hospital External Historical CPC 3-5 Discharge
Storm 2012 [34] Mixed (OHCA 73%) 387 175 87 In-hospital Mixed Historical CPC 1-2 90 days
Lundbye 2012 [35] Mixed (OHCA 52%) 100 100 52 In-hospital Internal Historical CPC 3-5 Discharge
  1. OHCA: out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; CPC: Cerebral Performance Category.