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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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    English 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
    Divisions: Katedra za infektologiju
    Depositing User: Marijan Šember
    Status: Published
    Creators:
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    Lepur, Dragan
    Kutleša, Marko
    Baršić, Bruno
    Date: February 2011
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2011
    Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 18:11
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      URI: http://medlib.mef.hr/id/eprint/983

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