Wache, akute Schlaganfallpatienten


Up to 61% of patients with ischemic stroke suffer from fever within the first 48 hours after symptom onset

Fever in patients with acute cerebral injury is associated with higher mortality, worse functional outcome and longer in-hospital and intensive care unit stays

Guidelines recommend monitoring of body temperature as essential component of care in stroke units and treating fever in case of elevated temperature in parallel to systematic search for possible infections

Oral antipyretics are only marginally effective in lowering elevated body temperature and may have unintended adverse consequences

Proposal for a solution with tempedy®:

Integration of effective and proven physical cooling method (cold infusions) within any fever treatment SOP; this physical cooling approach is non-additionally invasive and reduces nursing workload due to the automatic and bio-feedback controlled application

As demonstrated within a pilot study of 10 awake acute stroke patients, it is even possible to induce hypothermia via cold infusions in this patient population (Stroke 2009; 40; 1907-1909)