Heralding critical developments in the rapidly expanding field of therapeutic hypothermia, this reference serves as the first authoritative source on thermoregulation, body temperature manipulation, and the consequences of hypothermia. Contributors include recognized leaders and pioneers who have done much of the critical research in the field.
Table of Contents
Thermoregulation and Heat Balance o Hyperthermia and Fever o Temperature Monitoring o Biological and Molecular Mechanisms of Hypothermic Neuroprotection o Effects of Hypothermia on Cerebral Metabolism, Blood Flow, and Autoregulation o Complications of Hypothermia o Complications of Rewarming o Defeating Thermoregulatory Defenses Against Induction of Therapeutic Hypothermia o Thermodynamics and Thermal Conductivity o Surface and Endovascular Cooling o Direct Brain Cooling o Prevention and Treatment of Fever in Neurocritical Care o Hypothermia for Traumatic Brain Injury and ICP Control o Hypothermia for Ischemic Stroke o Hypothermia in Cardia Arrest o Hypothermia in Neurological and Cardiac Anesthesia o Hypothermia for Acute Myocardial Infarction
"…Mayer and Sessler are to be commended for producing an excellent textbook that should serve as both a resource for a wide variety of disciplines dedicated to neuroprotection and a spark for future research efforts."
-The New England Journal of Medicine
"…This book does an outstanding job of reviewing our understanding of the physiology of body temperature alternations, of the impact of cooling on critical organs, and of updating the current status of clinical hypothermia."
-Peter Safar, MD