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TTM Guidance for Critical Care: Part 2 of 2

By CSZ Medical On May 31, 2018 10:00:00 AM

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TTM After Stroke, Intra-Cerebral Hemorrhage, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

The panel found very little evidence to support the use of TTM in the hypothermic range in these clinical settings. Their recommendations for this group were all in the expert opinion category.

Because fever is a common complication in these situations and associated with poorer outcomes, the panel recommended using TTM for normothermia in severe ischemic stroke.

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Topics: Hyper-Hypothermia, therapeutic hypothermia

TTM Guidance for Critical Care: Part 1 of 2

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On May 29, 2018 1:00:00 PM

New Recommendations for Use of Targeted Temperature Management in Critical Care Settings

For intensivists seeking guidance, a recent report in the Annals of Intensive Care gives detailed recommendations on the use of targeted temperature management (TTM) for critically ill patients. The report, co-authored by several groups of French physicians, examines the evidence of TTM in a variety of clinical situations, provides 30 specific recommendations, and rates the strength of evidence supporting each recommendation. The result is a thorough yet practical set of guidelines for front-line practitioners.

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Topics: Hyper-Hypothermia, therapeutic hypothermia

Infant Cooling Criteria for the Neonatal ICU

By CSZ, A Gentherm Company On Dec 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We continued our interview with Jennifer Norgaard about targeted temperature management in the NICU by addressing the criteria for infant cooling. As a review, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is caused by oxygen deprivation at the time of birth. This shortage of oxygen can have severe consequences on the infant's developing brain, causing motor and cognitive issues later in life. Since HIE is caused by a variety of fetal, maternal, and environmental causes, there is no sure way to prevent this syndrome.

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Topics: Hyper-Hypothermia, therapeutic hypothermia

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