Simple intravenous fluid regimens to control fever in hospitalized stroke patients: a theoretical evaluation.


Fever is an independent predictor of worse outcome in stroke patients. We hypothesized that a peripheral infusion of saline in chilled or ice slurry form can be a practical adjuvant therapy to maintain euthermia. We developed a theoretical model simulating systemic body cooling in response to 0 degrees C saline and 50% ice slurry. Temperature elevations up… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2008.04.003