Brain Freeze To Treat Concussions

Nov 17, 2009
Outside Magazine

Researchers at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center are developing a surgical technique that uses therapeutic hypothermia to treat serious or multiple concussions, reports Medical News Today. Therapeutic hypothermia helps reduce the risk of tissue injury by lowering a patient's temperature. The research involves cooling a specific part of the brain to protect the tissue by replacing blood in the area with a cooled crystalloid solution. Positive results could mean a less invasive procedure for patients and improved outcomes.

-- Lisa Lombardi

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