Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Pioneers Cooling After Spinal Cord Injury

An earlier manuscript by Levi and colleagues in the Journal of Neurotrauma addressed techniques and time frames for the procedure. Much of the pre-clinical investigative data, pioneered by Miami Project and Miller School researchers, shows systemic intravascular cooling is safe and can decrease severity of injury. So far UM/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is the world’s only institution conducting regimented hypothermia treatment and follow-up for acute spinal cord injuries.

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