Induced hypothermia in adult community-acquired bacterial meningitis--more than just a possibility?

Lepur, Dragan and Kutleša, Marko and Baršić, Bruno (2011) Induced hypothermia in adult community-acquired bacterial meningitis--more than just a possibility? Journal of Infection, 62 (2). pp. 172-7. ISSN 0163-4453

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Abstract

We present the case series of adult community-acquired bacterial meningitis treated with hypothermia. The major criteria for therapeutic hypothermia (TH) was impaired carbon dioxide reactivity (CO(2)R) assessed by Transcranial Doppler (TCD). In patients without temporal acoustic window, minor criteria (optic nerve sheath diameter ≥ 6.0 mm plus GCS ≤ 8) were required. According to our, although limited experience, the use of mild hypothermia in selected patients with community-acquired bacterial meningitis accompanied with appropriate monitoring could be a promising treatment tool.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Katedra za infektologiju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
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Lepur, DraganUNSPECIFIED
Kutleša, MarkoUNSPECIFIED
Baršić, BrunoUNSPECIFIED
Date: February 2011
Date Deposited: 13 May 2011
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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    URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/983

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