Management of Brain Tissue Temperature

  • Nariyuki Hayashi
  • Dalton W. Dietrich


The management of brain tissue temperature with precise control of cerebral blood flow (CBF) blood temperature is a fundamental technique for the management of brain hypothermia [4]. The precise control of brain hypothermia can be obtained by control of the systemic circulatory blood temperature using the blanket technique [2, 3, 4]. Cooling of systemic circulatory blood causes homogeneous whole-brain hypothermia, because blood circulates through all of the brain tissue. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cooling approach for brain hypothermia directly reduces the surface temperature of the brain to a depth of a few millimeters; however, deep brain tissue is not cooled suffiently without cooling of the brain circulatory blood. Localized cooling of the skull and nasal cavity reduces CSF temperature, but not that of all of the brain tissue.


Cool Method Blood Temperature Cardiac Arrest Patient Brain Cool Selective Brain Cool 
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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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