After serious brain injury, time to cool down

November 23, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: DotMed News] – A jury-rigged renal dialysis machine could help patients recover from head trauma or stroke by selectively cooling parts of the brain, scientists say.

“We’ve known that cooling decreases metabolic rate of cells and tissue for a long time,” Mark Preul, M.D., director of the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., tells DOTmed News.

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