Farid Sadaka

St. Louis University

Farid Sadaka is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties in Neurocritical care. Dr Sadaka is the medical director of the Neurologic and Trauma ICU at Mercy Hospital St Louis, and is also on teaching faculty at St Louis University. Dr Sadaka is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and Neurocritical Care Society. Dr Sadaka has been invited to speak at several academic centers nationally and locally, on topics pertaining to sepsis and the microcirculation and Therapeutic Hypothermia. Dr Sadaka is actively involved in clinical research. He has had several peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, especially pertaining to neuroscience, traumatic brain injury, sepsis and the microcirculation.

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7chapters authored

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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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