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METHOD FOR INDUCING HYPOTHERMIA

United States Patent Application

20090125087
A1
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Systems for phase-change particulate slurry cooling equipment and methods to induce hypothermia in a patient through internal and external cooling are provided. Subcutaneous, intravascular, intraperitoneal, gastrointestinal, and lung methods of cooling are carried out using saline ice slurries or other phase-change slurries compatible with human tissue. Perfluorocarbon slurries or other slurry types compatible with human tissue are used for pulmonary cooling. And traditional external cooling methods are improved by utilizing phase-change slurry materials in cooling caps and torso blankets.
Becker, Lance B. (Chicago, IL), Hoek, Terry Vanden (Chicago, IL), Kasza, Kenneth E. (Palos Park, IL)
University of Chicago Office of Technology Transfer (Chicago IL)
12/ 183,386
July 31, 2008
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-31-109-ENG-38 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of Chicago.