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Henrik Staer-Jensen, Kjetil Sunde, Espen Rostrup Nakstad, Jan Eritsland, Geir Øystein Andersen
OBJECTIVES: Haemodynamic monitoring during post arrest care is important to optimise treatment. We compared stroke volume measured by minimally-invasive monitoring devices with or without thermodilution calibration, and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), and hypothesised that thermodilution calibration would give stroke volume index (SVI) more in agreement with TTE during targeted temperature management (TTM). DESIGN: Comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors receiving TTM (33 °C for 24 hrs) underwent haemodynamic monitoring with arterial pulse contour analyses with (PiCCO2®) and without (FloTrac® /Vigileo® monitor® ) transpulmonary thermodilution calibration...
March 16, 2018: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
Nazli Kuter, Nese Aysit-Altuncu, Gurkan Ozturk, Eren Ozek
BACKGROUND: In high-risk newborns indirect hyperbilirubinemia can lead to acute bilirubin encephalopathy and kernicterus. Despite the current therapeutic modalities, preventing or reversing the neurotoxicity cannot be achieved in all infants. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the neuroprotective effects of hypothermia on bilirubin-induced toxicity in primary mouse neuronal cell cultures. METHODS: Hippocampal cell cultures, isolated from newborn mouse brains, were incubated with unconjugated bilirubin (UCB) at 3 days in vitro (DIV) and immediately exposed to varying degrees of hypothermia...
March 6, 2018: Neonatology
Ding Wu, Shen Yuehong, Li Qiang, Jiang Shouyin, Shen Huahao
AIMS: Therapeutic hypothermia has shown beneficial effects in sepsis. This study focused on its mechanism. MAIN METHODS: Sixteen male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent cecal ligation and perforation and subsequently were treated with either hypothermia (HT; body temperature cooled and maintained at 34 °C by ice pad for 10 h; n = 8) or normothermia (NT; n = 8). Three additional rats underwent sham surgery. The body temperatures of the sham-operated and NT groups were maintained at 38 °C with a thermal pad...
March 2, 2018: Life Sciences
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Seetha Shankaran, Abbot Laptook, Scott McDonald, Martin Keszler, Krisa Van Meurs, Ronnie Guillet, Sanjay Chawla, Beena G Sood, Sonia Bonifacio, Abhik Das, Rosemary D Higgins
OBJECTIVE: To determine the characteristics of term infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) associated with moderate or severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: We compared infants with and without PPHN enrolled in 2 randomized trials of therapeutic hypothermia: the induced hypothermia trial of cooling to 33.5°C for 72 hours vs normothermia, and the "usual-care" arm (33.5°C for 72 hours) of the optimizing cooling trial...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Fred Rincon
Evidence from animal models indicates that lowering temperature by a few degrees can produce substantial neuroprotection. In humans, hypothermia has been found to be neuroprotective with a significant impact on mortality and long-term functional outcome only in cardiac arrest and neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Clinical trials have explored the potential role of maintaining normothermia and treating fever in critically ill brain injured patients. This review concentrates on basic concepts to understand the physiologic interactions of thermoregulation, effects of thermal modulation in critically ill patients, proposed mechanisms of action of temperature modulation, and practical aspects of targeted temperature management...
April 2018: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
Emily A O'Brien, Tarah T Colaizy, Jane E Brumbaugh, Gretchen A Cress, Karen J Johnson, Jonathan M Klein, Edward F Bell
OBJECTIVE: Hypothermia occurs frequently in the first minutes after birth in preterm infants. Hyperthermia also occurs, often as a consequence of efforts to provide thermal support. Both hypothermia and hyperthermia are potentially harmful. Our objective was to examine the distribution of admission temperatures of very low birth weight (VLBW) infants, the effect of gestational age on admission temperatures, and the time required for correction of low temperatures. METHODS: Admission axillary temperatures were retrieved from the medical records for all VLBW infants born in our hospital during a 5-year period...
February 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Jie Mei, Nico Riedel, Ulrike Grittner, Matthias Endres, Stefanie Banneke, Julius Valentin Emmrich
Body temperature is a valuable parameter in determining the wellbeing of laboratory animals. However, using body temperature to refine humane endpoints during acute illness generally lacks comprehensiveness and exposes to inter-observer bias. Here we compared two methods to assess body temperature in mice, namely implanted radio frequency identification (RFID) temperature transponders (method 1) to non-contact infrared thermometry (method 2) in 435 mice for up to 7 days during normothermia and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) endotoxin-induced hypothermia...
February 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
Kiran S More, Pankaj Sakhuja, Regan E Giesinger, Joseph Y Ting, Matthew Keyzers, Jesal N Sheth, Anie Lapointe, Amish Jain, Aideen M Moore, Steven P Miller, Patrick J McNamara
OBJECTIVE:  This article compares hemodynamic characteristics of neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) receiving therapeutic hypothermia (TH) with normal versus abnormal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS:  Serial echocardiography (echo) was performed within 24 hours, after 48 to 72 hours of cooling, within 24 hours of normothermia, and after starting feeds. Pulmonary hemodynamics, cardiac output, and ventricular function were evaluated...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
Zachary J Schlader, Morgan C O'Leary, James R Sackett, Blair D Johnson
We tested the hypothesis that passive heat stress attenuates the increase in cardiac parasympathetic stimulation, vascular resistance, and blood pressure evoked by face cooling. During normothermia and when intestinal temperature was elevated by 1.0 ± 0.2°C, eleven healthy young adults underwent 3 min of face cooling. Face cooling was accomplished by placing a 2.5 L bag of ice water (0 ± 0°C) over the cheeks, eyes, and forehead. Primary variables included forehead skin temperature, mean arterial pressure, and systemic, forearm and cutaneous vascular resistances...
February 15, 2018: Experimental Physiology
Mark S Wainwright
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: All critical care is directed at maintaining brain health, but recognizing neurologic complications of critical illness in children is difficult, and limited data exist to guide practice. This article discusses an approach to the recognition and management of seizures, stroke, and cardiac arrest as complications of other critical illnesses in the pediatric intensive care unit. RECENT FINDINGS: Convulsive and nonconvulsive seizures occur frequently in children after cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury and during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Emma M McCall, Fiona Alderdice, Henry L Halliday, Sunita Vohra, Linda Johnston
BACKGROUND: Newborn admission temperature is a strong predictor of outcomes across all gestations. Hypothermia immediately after birth remains a worldwide issue and, if prolonged, is associated with harm. Keeping preterm infants warm is difficult even when recommended routine thermal care guidelines are followed in the delivery room. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room, compared with routine thermal care or any other single/combination of intervention(s) also designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room...
February 12, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Shin Nakayama, Noriko Taguchi, Makoto Tanaka
The hydrogen sulfide donor sodium hydrogen sulfide (NaHS) is recognized as a neuroprotective agent, which induces a hibernation-like metabolic state and hypothermia. However, it remains unclear whether it is the sulfide itself or the hypothermia induced by the sulfide that mediates treatment outcomes following cardiac arrest (CA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We therefore tested whether NaHS improved outcomes following CA/CPR in mice maintained at 35.0°C by active warming during recovery. Adult male mice were subjected to 8 minutes CA/CPR and randomly treated intraperitoneally with either implantation of miniosmotic pump with NaHS (50 μmol/kg/day) for 3 days or vehicle 30 minutes after CPR...
February 12, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
W Wang, Q Xiao, X-Y Hu, Z-Z Liu, X-J Zhang, Z-P Xia, Q-F Ye, Y Niu
BACKGROUND: Mild hypothermia is known to be protected against ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury. But the exact mechanisms of protection have not yet been fully understood and its usage has been limited. Mild hypothermia pretreatment (MHP) is used to investigate the mechanisms of the protective effects against liver IR injury. METHODS: Anesthetized male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into five groups including the normal group (N), sham group (S), MHP group, normothermia pretreatment (NP) + IR group, and the MHP + IR group...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Sachiko Sato, Yoshimasa Takeda, Ryoichi Mizoue, Hirokazu Kawase, Miki Fushimi, Tomohisa Shimizu, Hiroshi Morimatsu
This study aimed to determine a target temperature for intraischemic hypothermia that can block increases in extracellular glutamate levels. Two groups of 10 rats each formed the normothermia and intraischemic hypothermia groups. Extracellular glutamate levels, the extracellular potential, and the cerebral blood flow were measured at the adjacent site in the right parietal cerebral cortex. Cerebral ischemia was induced by occlusion of the bilateral common carotid arteries and hypotension. In the intraischemic hypothermia group, brain hypothermia was initiated immediately after the onset of membrane potential loss...
February 6, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
Harald A Bergan, Per S Halvorsen, Andreas Espinoza, Viesturs Kerans, Helge Skulstad, Erik Fosse, Jan F Bugge
Therapeutic hypothermia is an established treatment in patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest. It is usually well-tolerated circulatory, but hypothermia negatively effects myocardial contraction and relaxation velocities and increases diastolic filling restrictions. A significant proportion of resuscitated patients are treated with long-acting beta-receptor blocking agents' prearrest, but the combined effects of hypothermia and beta-blockade on left ventricle (LV) function are not previously investigated...
February 2, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
Yang Wang, Deyuan Li, Lina Qiao, Fumin Zhao
RATIONALE: Central nervous system (CNS) aspergillosis has the characteristics of multifocality, polymorphism, and coexistence of pathological types, and missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis frequently occur at the initial stage. The thesis reports a rare case of infant infection of CNS aspergillosis with the first-episode of intracranial hemorrhage. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 11-month-old female infant suffered convulsion and coma two days after the onset of fever and emesis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
M Williams, Y El-Houdiri
Background: This clinical study aims to establish rates of inadvertent hypothermia (IH) in both primary and revision total hip/knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA and rTHA/rTHA). We postulate differences exist between demographic, surgical and anesthetic variables and outcomes for IH and normothermic patients. Methods: We conducted a single centre, retrospective study of 2431 total joint arthroplasty (TJA) patients having undergone THA (n = 1096), TKA (n = 1083), rTHA (n = 165) and rTKA (n = 87) from March 2013 to December 2016...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
Rajesh Dash, Yoshiaki Mitsutake, Wook Bum Pyun, Fady Dawoud, Jennifer Lyons, Atsushi Tachibana, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Yuka Matsuura, Frank D Kolodgie, Renu Virmani, Michael V McConnell, Uday Illindala, Fumiaki Ikeno, Alan Yeung
OBJECTIVES: The study investigated whether a dose response exists between myocardial salvage and the depth of therapeutic hypothermia. BACKGROUND: Cardiac protection from mild hypothermia during acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has yielded equivocal clinical trial results. Rapid, deeper hypothermia may improve myocardial salvage. METHODS: Swine (n = 24) undergoing AMI were assigned to 3 reperfusion groups: normothermia (38°C) and mild (35°C) and moderate (32°C) hypothermia...
January 22, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
Constantine D Mavroudis, Michael Karlsson, Tiffany Ko, Marco Hefti, Javier I Gentile, Ryan W Morgan, Ross Plyler, Kobina G Mensah-Brown, Timothy W Boorady, Richard W Melchior, Tami M Rosenthal, Brandon C Shade, Kellie L Schiavo, Susan C Nicolson, Thomas L Spray, Robert M Sutton, Robert A Berg, Daniel J Licht, J William Gaynor, Todd J Kilbaugh
OBJECTIVES: Controversy remains regarding the use of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) in neonatal cardiac surgery. Alterations in cerebral mitochondrial bioenergetics are thought to contribute to ischaemia-reperfusion injury in DHCA. The purpose of this study was to compare cerebral mitochondrial bioenergetics for DHCA with deep hypothermic continuous perfusion using a neonatal swine model. METHODS: Twenty-four piglets (mean weight 3.8 kg) were placed on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB): 10 underwent 40-min DHCA, following cooling to 18°C, 10 underwent 40 min DHCA and 10 remained at deep hypothermia for 40 min; animals were subsequently rewarmed to normothermia...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Joel M Don Paul, Elizabeth J Perkins, Prue M Pereira-Fantini, Asha Suka, Olivia Farrell, Julia K Gunn, Anushi E Rajapaksa, David G Tingay
AIM: Maintaining normothermia is a tenet of neonatal care. However, neonatal thermal care guidelines applicable to intra-hospital transport beyond the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and during surgery or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are lacking. The aim of this study is to determine the proportion of infants normothermic (36.5-37.5°C) on return to NICU after management during surgery and MRI, and during standard clinical care in both environments. METHODS: Sixty-two newborns requiring either surgery in the operating theatre (OT) (n = 41) or an MRI scan (n = 21) at the Royal Children's Hospital (Melbourne) NICU were prospectively studied...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
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