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Table 2 Mortality data on patients with malignant middle cerebral artery infarction treated with hypothermia

From: Clinical review: Therapy for refractory intracranial hypertension in ischaemic stroke

Authors Number Mean age (years) Mortality in hospital Mortality up to 3 months Mortality up to 6 months Mortality up to 12 months
Schwab et al., 1998 [95] 25 49 44% 48% NA NA
Schwab et al., 2001 [134] 50 57 38% 38% NA NA
Georgiadis et al., 2001 [99]a 6 65 17% NA NA NA
Milhaud et al., 2005 [94]b 10 52 50% 50% 50% NA
  1. aTarget temperature in one patient 34.5°C. bTwo patients were excluded in this analysis because they received hemicraniectomy in addition to hypothermia due to worsening of cerebral oedema on day 1 and day 7, respectively; both survived. NA, not available.