Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Wilhelm Behringer
    Pages 1-9
  3. Michael Holzer, Stephen A. Bernard, Fritz Sterz
    Pages 11-24
  4. Hyung Soo Han, Midori A. Yenari
    Pages 25-41
  5. Derk W. Krieger, Stefan Schwab, Lars P. Kammersgard
    Pages 43-61
  6. Patrick M. Kochanek, Larry W. Jenkins, Robert S. B. Clark
    Pages 63-86
  7. Donald W. Marion
    Pages 87-99
  8. James D. Guest, W. Dalton Dietrich III
    Pages 101-118
  9. Robert W. Hickey, Clifton W. Callaway
    Pages 119-134
  10. Alistair J. Gunn, Laura Bennet
    Pages 135-152
  11. Samuel A. Tisherman
    Pages 153-167
  12. Jesús Villar, Elena Espinosa
    Pages 169-178
  13. Rajiv Jalan, Christopher Rose
    Pages 179-190
  14. Sharon L. Hale, Robert A. Kloner, Shoichi Katada, Toshihiko Obayashi, Takeshi Ishii, Susumu Nakajima et al.
    Pages 191-209
  15. Gernot Kuhnen, Niels Einer-Jensen, Samuel A. Tisherman
    Pages 211-233
  16. Ram Nirula, Larry M. Gentilello
    Pages 235-249
  17. Samuel A. Tisherman, Fritz Sterz, Wilhelm Behringer, Patrick Kochanek
    Pages 251-252
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 253-258

About this book


The use of hypothermia for a variety of therapeutic purposes has a long and erratic history. Hypothermia was used for protection and preservation of the heart and entire organism during planned operative ischemia. Attempts were also made to use hypothermia for resuscitation from cardiac arrest and for management of head trauma.

Therapeutic Hypothermia will provide a review of the subject, in particular, resuscitative hypothermia and include known mechanisms of action and results from both mechanistic and outcome laboratory studies and clinical trials. Cooling methods and potential side effects of hypothermia will be addressed as well as recommendations for future laboratory and clinical research.

This volume will be of interest to both the researcher interested in therapeutic hypothermia as well as the clinician interested in the potential use of therapeutic hypothermia in their patient population.

Samuel A. Tisherman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Fritz Sterz is a Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.


Laboratory Sepsis Trauma brain injury care cerebral ischemia critical care shock

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuel A. Tisherman
    • 1
  • Fritz Sterz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Critical CareUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Emergency MedicineMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Editors Samuel Tisherman
    Fritz H. Sterz
  • Series Title Molecular and Cellular Biology of Critical Care Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-25402-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3793-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-25403-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 258
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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