The Regulatory Mechanism of Brain Tissue Temperature and Brain Thermo-pooling

  • Nariyuki Hayashi
  • Dalton W. Dietrich


The management of severely brain-injured patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been carried out without considering changes in brain tissue temperature. However, brain tissue temperature in severely brain-injured patients does change dynamically over time. Previous scientific information concerning brain injury in experimental animal studies was obtained at 37°C in most cases, because consistent data cannot be obtained at variable body temperature. Put simply, the effect of temperature on the brain injury is considerable. We have directly monitored the brain tissue temperature in more than 100 cases in many types of brain injury and brain diseases in ICU.


Brain Injury Cerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Critical Head Injury Hypothermia Treatment 
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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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