Deep Chill Could Save Trauma Patients

Researchers are testing whether hypothermia can help trauma patients survive.
0:34 | 11/16/11

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Doctors hoping to -- critical time in saving trauma patients -- turn to an unlikely potential ally hypothermia. Many patients have injuries that are treatable but they bleed to death before doctors can -- them up. And -- that big -- Doctors at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are testing a strategy. Of putting patients into extreme hypothermia children around fifty degrees just long enough before brain damage so surgeons can do their work. Doctors cautioned though that nothing is magical and everything has its limitations.

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