Hypothermia for spinal cord injury
RR Hansebout, CR Hansebout
Neurosurgical forum, 2014
Spinal cord injury affects about 11,000 people each year. There are limited therapeutic that are currently available for these injuries. Recent studies using clinically relevant animal models of spinal cord injury have reported the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia in terms of promoting long-term behavioral improvement and reducing histopathological damage. Moderate hypothermia (33°C) introduced systemically by intravascular cooling strategies appears to be safe and provides some improvement of long-term recovery of function.