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Therapeutic Hypothermia in Complicated Models of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Nariyuki Hayashi
  • Dalton W. Dietrich

Abstract

Clinical and experimental data emphasize the importance of secondary injury mechanisms contributing to traumatic outcome [1, 2, 3, 4,8]. Secondary injury mechanisms include a variety of systemic and intracranial processes including hypotension, hypoxia, ischemia, and hyperthermia, as well as intra cranial pressure. Secondary hypoxia caused by respiratory distress is a common consequence of head injury. It has been reported to occur in 45.6% of severely head-injured patients.

Keywords

Traumatic Brain Injury Therapeutic Hypothermia Control Cortical Impact Intra Cranial Pressure Contusion Volume 
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© Springer Japan 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nariyuki Hayashi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dalton W. Dietrich
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Nihon University Emergency Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Emergency and Critical Care MedicineNihon University School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Cell Biology and AnatomyUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  4. 4.The Miami Project to Cure ParalysisMiamiUSA

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