Neuropsychological outcome following near-drowning in ice water: two adult case studies.

@article{Samuelson2008NeuropsychologicalOF,
  title={Neuropsychological outcome following near-drowning in ice water: two adult case studies.},
  author={Helena Samuelson and Michael Nekludov and Maria Levander},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={660-6}
}
Two men, 56 and 33 years old, (case 1 and case 2) were examined neuropsychologically after successful resuscitation from circulatory arrest following extreme accidental hypothermia and near drowning. After submersion in ice water for at least 20 minutes they received CPR for 45 to 60 minutes. Body-core temperature at start of CPB was 24 degrees C and 22 degrees C, respectively. A neuropsychological examination was performed within two months after the accident and 1 year later. An additional… CONTINUE READING