Hypothermia and Cerebral Ischemia

Mechanisms and Clinical Applications

  • Carolina M. Maier
  • Gary K. Steinberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Carolina M. Maier, Gary K. Steinberg
    Pages 1-15
  3. Myron D. Ginsberg, Ludmila Belayev
    Pages 17-38
  4. W. Dalton Dietrich, Miguel A. Pérez-Pinzón
    Pages 65-78
  5. Frederick Colbourne, Dale Corbett
    Pages 79-91
  6. Teresa E. Bell-Stephens, Richard A. Jaffe, Gary K. Steinberg
    Pages 103-118
  7. Elad I. Levy, Donald W. Marion
    Pages 119-143
  8. Stefan Schwab, Werner Hacke
    Pages 145-160
  9. Wataru Kakuda, Takao Shimizu, Hiroaki Naritomi
    Pages 161-177
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 179-188

About this book


Hypothermia is one of the most effective neuroprotective therapies in experimental ischemia modes, and there is widespread interest in using it to treat stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. In Hypothermia and Cerebral Ischemia: Mechanisms and Clinical Applications, leading investigators and pioneers from around the world take hypothermia from bench to bedside, comprehensively reviewing both the scientific and clinical studies that have led to its resurgence in the treatment of stroke. Topics of special interest include intraoperative and intensive care management of hypothermia-treated patients, a critical look at the potential for combining hypothermia with pharmacotherapy, and an update on the latest technological advances that have made hypothermic treatment of stroke and TBI possible in the current clinical setting. The authors also comprehensively review mild hypothermia's therapeutic potential and limitations, the latest developments in both basic and clinical hypothermia research, and actual clinical experience with hypothermia in stroke and TBI patients.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Hypothermia and Cerebral Ischemia: Mechanisms and Clinical Applications summarizes for clinicians and basic scientists alike all that is known about the use of hypothermia as a neuroprotective strategy in the treatment of today's stroke and TBI patients.


brain brain injury cerebral ischemia clinical application neuroprotection trauma traumatic brain injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolina M. Maier
    • 1
  • Gary K. Steinberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Neurosurgery and NeurologyStanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA

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