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Heat stroke

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Intensive Care, May 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#45 of 473)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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1 blog
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8 tweeters
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page


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Heat stroke
Published in
Journal of Intensive Care, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40560-018-0298-4
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Toru Hifumi, Yutaka Kondo, Keiki Shimizu, Yasufumi Miyake


Heat stroke is a life-threatening injury requiring neurocritical care; however, heat stroke has not been completely examined due to several possible reasons, such as no universally accepted definition or classification, and the occurrence of heat wave victims every few years. Thus, in this review, we elucidate the definition/classification, pathophysiology, and prognostic factors related to heat stroke and also summarize the results of current studies regarding the management of heat stroke, including the use of intravascular balloon catheter system, blood purification therapy, continuous electroencephalogram monitoring, and anticoagulation therapy. Two systems for the definition/classification of heat stroke are available, namely Bouchama's definition and the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine criteria. According to the detailed analysis of risk factors, prevention strategies for heat stroke, such as air conditioner use, are important. Moreover, hematological, cardiovascular, neurological, and renal dysfunctions on admission are associated with high mortality, which thus represent the potential targets for intensive and specific therapies for patients with heat stroke. No prospective, comparable study has confirmed the efficacy of intravascular cooling devices, anticoagulation, or blood purification in heat stroke. The effectiveness of cooling devices, drugs, and therapies in heat stroke remains inconclusive. Further large studies are required to continue to evaluate these treatment strategies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 136 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 35 26%
Student > Master 13 10%
Researcher 12 9%
Other 11 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 8%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 35 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 10%
Engineering 8 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 5 4%
Sports and Recreations 5 4%
Other 20 15%
Unknown 38 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 January 2022.
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