Is keeping cool still hot? An update on hypothermia in brain injury.

  title={Is keeping cool still hot? An update on hypothermia in brain injury.},
  author={Guy L. Clifton},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  volume={10 2},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this review is to examine recent research results for hypothermia as a treatment for brain injury. RECENT FINDINGS One potential application for hypothermia is as a means of control of elevated intracranial pressure in which hypothermia is induced when intracranial pressure becomes uncontrollable by conventional means. A second application is as a neuroprotectant in which hypothermia is induced very early and maintained for a specified period as a means of… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 17 extracted citations

Targeted Temperature Modulation in the Neuroscience Patient.

Critical care nursing clinics of North America • 2016
View 1 Excerpt

Induced mild hypothermia and the prevention of neurological injury.

Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society • 2010

Hypothermia therapy for brain injury.

Annual review of biomedical engineering • 2009
View 2 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…