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Cerebral edema is a severe and life-threatening complication in acute liver failure (ALF). Concerns exist that therapeutic hypothermia (TH) may increase the risk of infection, worsen coagulopathy and inhibit hepatic regeneration. We therefore reviewed the experience in use of TH in participating US Acute Liver Failure Study Group (ALFSG) centers. The aims were to determine utilization of TH in ALF patients at high risk for cerebral edema (grade III or IV hepatic encephalopathy (HE)) and to determine its effect on survival and complication rates.
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