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Therapeutic Hypothermia in Brain Injury

Edited by Farid Sadaka

St. Louis University

This book describes the evidence behind the application of Therapeutic Hypothermia on patients with injury to the brain and spinal cord, that includes ischemia reperfusion after cardiac arrest or asphyxiation, traumatic brain injury, acute ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, refractory intracranial hypertension, cerebral edema in acute liver failure, subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as spinal cord injury. This book discusses the mechanisms by which therapeutic hypothermia can mitigate the pathophysiologies responsible for secondary brain injury, and provides information to help guide this treatment with regard to timing, depth, duration, and management of side-effects. The book also discusses the methods and technologies used to induce and maintain therapeutic hypothermia. It also describes how hypothermia can influence the ability to prognosticate these injured patients and provides grounds for future directions in the application of and research with therapeutic hypothermia.

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Therapeutic Hypothermia in Brain InjuryEdited by Farid Sadaka

Published: January 30th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3380

ISBN: 978-953-51-0960-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5350-4

Copyright year: 2013

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2 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

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1. Therapeutic Hypothermia: Adverse Events, Recognition, Prevention and Treatment Strategies

By Rekha Lakshmanan, Farid Sadaka and Ashok Palagiri


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2. Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

By Farid Sadaka


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3. Prehospital Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

By Farid Sadaka


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4. Therapeutic Hypothermia in Acute Stroke

By Edgar A. Samaniego


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5. Hypothermia for Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage & Spinal Cord Injury

By David E. Tannehill


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6. Therapeutic Hypothermia in Traumatic Brain Injury

By Farid Sadaka, Christopher Veremakis, Rekha Lakshmanan and Ashok Palagiri


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7. Hypothermia in Acute Liver Failure

By Rahul Nanchal and Gagan Kumar


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8. Prognostication in Post Cardiac Arrest Patients Treated with Therapeutic Hypothermia

By Ashok Palagiri, Farid Sadaka and Rekha Lakshmanan


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9. Therapeutic Hypothermia: Implications on Drug Therapy

By Kacey B. Anderson and Samuel M. Poloyac


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