Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

Therapeutic Hypothermia

Presenter: 
Hunley, Charles
When: 
Wednesday, 7 September 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Taste
Where: 
Taste
Street:
717 W. Smith Street
City:
Orlando
,
Province:
Florida
Postal Code:
32804
Country:
United States

When blood can’t flow to one’s heart or brain, those organs take little time to suffer damage. Anecdotes of “freezing” injured people to help them get better have been told since ancient Greece. Contemporary medicine has only recently found good enough technology, understanding of cellular biology, and a niche in the probabilities of outcomes to use such a paradoxical technique in practice. Some advanced physicians now lower patients’ internal temperature in extreme circumstances, to slow or stop damage, and buy time to treat injuries.

Dr Charles F. Hunley is a critical care fellow at Orlando Regional Medical Center with a masters’ in exercise physiology. He finished his masters’ at UCF in 2000, and graduated from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine in 2007. He completed his internal-medicine residency at ORMC in 2010. For the last four years he has done research at ORMC’s Ttranslational Research Lab in critical care, emphasizing sepsis and acute respiratory distress.

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