Treatment of Therapeutic Hypothermia

565 Words Jan 31st, 2018 2 Pages
Basically, the treatment of therapeutic hypothermia can be separated into three parts: induction, maintenance and rewarming (Walters et al., 2011). The process of hypothermia induction if often questioned. Is there an optimal time to begin mild therapeutic hypothermia that brings the most benefit? The data from the past experiments suggest that mild therapeutic hypothermia should be commenced within a short time from clinical comprehensive evaluation that suggests patient’s eligibility for this type of a treatment. Various animal studies suggest that early cooling becomes superior to delayed cooling because of its benefits on general outcome after suffering cardiac arrest (Janata & Holzer, 2009). According to Wolff et al. (2009), successful and early achievement of mild therapeutic hypothermia is one of the main elements contributing to the final neurological outcome. Therefore, the need for implementing new measures appears to be more than natural. In this experiment, there were forty-nine consecutive patients that were treated with mild hypothermia after suffering cardiac arrest. A closed-loop endovascular system proved to be the most suitable choice for achievement of rapid body cooling while allowing more precise control of mild therapeutic hypothermia. While the researcher team examined the correlation between the different time intervals of hypothermia achievement, it also closely monitored levels of neurone specific enolase,…
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