Therapeutic hypothermia for spinal cord injury
W. Dalton Dietrich
Crit Care Med, 2009
Using preclinical models of both thoracic and cervical contusive SCI, early cooling strategies using systemically administered mild hypothermia have been reported to improve locomotive function as well as forelimb gripping strength and coordination. Modest systemic hypothermia was reported to be both safe and achievable in severely injured spinal cord injury patients.