Treatment of fever in the neurologic intensive care unit with a catheter-based heat exchange system

@article{Diringer2004TreatmentOF,
  title={Treatment of fever in the neurologic intensive care unit with a catheter-based heat exchange system},
  author={M. Diringer},
  journal={Critical Care Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32},
  pages={559-564}
}
  • M. Diringer
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • ContextElevated temperature worsens injury in experimental focal and global ischemia and brain trauma. Fever is common in patients with acute neurologic illness and independently predicts poor outcome. Conventional means of treating fever are not very effective in this population. ObjectiveTo study the effectiveness of a catheter-based heat exchange system in reducing elevated temperatures in critically ill neurologic and neurosurgical patients. Design, Intervention, Setting, and PopulationThis… CONTINUE READING

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