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.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Therapeutic Hypothermia
Fritz H. Sterz
- Series Title Molecular and Cellular Biology of Critical Care Medicine
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b107316
- 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
Intensive / Critical Care Medicine
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