Neuroprotective Effect of Moderate Epidural Hypothermia After Spinal Cord Injury in Rats
Kee-Yong Ha, and Young-Hoon Kim
Spinal cord injury was induced in 16 rats with eight to receive moderate epidural hypothermia and the other eight normothermia. Hypothermia significantly reduced the apoptosis of neurons and glial cells when compared to the normothermic group. Moderate hypothermia also greatly improved functional recovery.