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Cold water immersion: the gold standard for exertional heatstroke treatment.
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007 Jul; 35(3):141-9.ES

Abstract

The key to maximize the chances of surviving exertional heatstroke is rapidly decreasing the elevated core body temperature. Many methods exist to cool the body, but current evidence strongly supports the use of cold water. Preferably, the athlete should be immersed in cold water. If lack of equipment or staff prevents immersion, a continual dousing with cold water provides an effective cooling modality. We refute the many criticisms of this treatment and provide scientific evidence supporting cold water immersion for exertional heatstroke.

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Department of Kinesiology, Human Performance Laboratory, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1110, USA. douglas.casa@uconn.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17620933

Citation

Casa, Douglas J., et al. "Cold Water Immersion: the Gold Standard for Exertional Heatstroke Treatment." Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, vol. 35, no. 3, 2007, pp. 141-9.
Casa DJ, McDermott BP, Lee EC, et al. Cold water immersion: the gold standard for exertional heatstroke treatment. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007;35(3):141-9.
Casa, D. J., McDermott, B. P., Lee, E. C., Yeargin, S. W., Armstrong, L. E., & Maresh, C. M. (2007). Cold water immersion: the gold standard for exertional heatstroke treatment. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 35(3), 141-9.
Casa DJ, et al. Cold Water Immersion: the Gold Standard for Exertional Heatstroke Treatment. Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2007;35(3):141-9. PubMed PMID: 17620933.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cold water immersion: the gold standard for exertional heatstroke treatment. AU - Casa,Douglas J, AU - McDermott,Brendon P, AU - Lee,Elaine C, AU - Yeargin,Susan W, AU - Armstrong,Lawrence E, AU - Maresh,Carl M, PY - 2007/7/11/pubmed PY - 2007/9/7/medline PY - 2007/7/11/entrez SP - 141 EP - 9 JF - Exercise and sport sciences reviews JO - Exerc Sport Sci Rev VL - 35 IS - 3 N2 - The key to maximize the chances of surviving exertional heatstroke is rapidly decreasing the elevated core body temperature. Many methods exist to cool the body, but current evidence strongly supports the use of cold water. Preferably, the athlete should be immersed in cold water. If lack of equipment or staff prevents immersion, a continual dousing with cold water provides an effective cooling modality. We refute the many criticisms of this treatment and provide scientific evidence supporting cold water immersion for exertional heatstroke. SN - 0091-6331 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17620933/Cold_water_immersion:_the_gold_standard_for_exertional_heatstroke_treatment_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/jes.0b013e3180a02bec DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -