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Hypothermia proven to improve survival and outcomes following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Date:4/6/2011

New Rochelle, NY, April 6, 2011 The successful use and evaluation of therapeutic hypothermia to improve survival and reduce the risk of neurological consequences following an out-of-hospital heart attack are explored in the premier issue of Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, a new quarterly peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. This groundbreaking new publication covers all aspects of hypothermia and temperature considerations relevant to this exciting field, including its application in cardiac arrest, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, stroke, myocardial ischemia, neurogenic fever, emergency medicine, ICU management, anesthesiology, pediatrics, and much more. The inaugural issue is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/ther

According to the review article on "The Use of Hypothermia Therapy in Cardiac Arrest Survivors," therapeutic hypothermia appears to reduce the risk of brain injury in the approximately 400,000 people who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the U.S. each year. The authors, Sanjeev Nair and Justin Lundbye, Hartford Hospital (CT) and University of Connecticut School of Medicine, in Farmington, discuss when therapeutic hypothermia should and should not be used, various methods of reducing body temperature, and the different phases of hypothermia.

The Journal is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief W. Dalton Dietrich, PhD, Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery, Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology and Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine; European Editor Hans Friberg, MD, PhD, Lund University, Lund, Sweden; Australasian Editor Stephen Bernard, MD, The Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia; and a distinguished multidisciplinary editorial board (http://www.liebertpub.com/products/eboard.aspx?pid=380).

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Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
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