Mild prolonged hypothermia for large intracerebral hemorrhage.

  title={Mild prolonged hypothermia for large intracerebral hemorrhage.},
  author={Dimitre Staykov and Ingrid Wagner and Bastian Volbers and Arnd Doerfler and Stefan Schwab and Rainer Kollmar},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  volume={18 2},
BACKGROUND Perihemorrhagic edema (PHE) develops after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). It can worsen the clinical situation by its additional mass effect. Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) might be an effective method to control PHE, but has not been sufficiently studied in ICH patients. METHODS We report data on n = 25 consecutive patients with large supratentorial ICH (volume > 25 ml) who were treated by mild TH of 35 °C for 8-10 days. Body temperature was controlled by endovascular cooling… CONTINUE READING
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