Perioperative applications of hypothermia

Alex Bekker, Ashley Norman

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Abstract

A large body of evidence suggests that hypothermia limits damage to the injured central nervous system in various clinical settings. However, there are a number of unresolved issues regarding the optimal degree of cooling, the timing and duration of hypothermia, and the rate and degree of rewarming. The best cooling technique is still not well defined and most likely will be linked to patients' presenting pathology. The development of new technology combined with physicians' awareness of the benefits of hypothermia will result in an increased use of this therapeutic option in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-60
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists
Volume33
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 22 2010
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nurse Assisting
  • Medical–Surgical

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