Mild hypothermia as a clinical strategy for neuroprotection


Journal Article

The accumulation of laboratory evidence indicates that mild hypothermia (33-35°C) offers substantial protection against a variety of forms of acute cerebral injury. Preliminary human trials have produced similar findings. Numerous aspects of induced mild hypothermia remain undefined including definition of appropriate rewarming techniques and patient populations where this therapy is clearly indicated. Complications associated with mild hypothermia appear to be few. Induced mild hypothermia should be considered as a therapeutic tool when risk of cerebral injury is present.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Warner, DS

Published Date

  • January 1, 1995

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 396 - 400

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-7907

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00001503-199510000-00006

Citation Source

  • Scopus