Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 13999 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Thursday, August 11, 2016
The Role of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury—A Systematic Review
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating neurologic entity characterized by a primary insult followed by a secondary pathologic cascade that propagates further injury. Hypothermia has an established clinical role in preventing SCI after cardiac arrest and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, yet its emergence as a potential neuroprotectant after spinal cord trauma remains experimental. There are currently no pharmacologic interventions available to prevent secondary mechanisms of injury after spinal cord trauma.
Systematic review of literature.
Experimental studies demonstrated that hypothermia diminishes secondary pathomechanisms, such as ischemia, oxidative stress, apoptosis, inflammation, and edema. Early onset and longer durations of hypothermia as well as concomitant steroids or neural stem cell engraftment combined with hypothermia appear to improve functional and histologic outcomes in animal models of spinal cord trauma. Recent clinical studies provide evidence that localized and systemic hypothermia may be applied safely and efficaciously in patients with severe acute SCI. Randomized clinical trials are needed to better evaluate optimal cooling parameters and the effectiveness of hypothermia after traumatic SCI.
Although variability exists in the literature, therapeutic hypothermia most likely confers neuroprotection after spinal cord trauma by diminishing the destructive secondary cascade. The available clinical data suggest that regional and systemic hypothermia is a relatively safe and feasible initial treatment modality for patients with acute SCI when combined with surgical decompression/stabilization with or without steroids. However, establishing a clinical role for therapeutic hypothermia after spinal cord trauma will