A randomised controlled trial of prophylactic hypothermia in severe traumatic brain injury. [ 2009 - 2018 ]

Also known as: The POLAR RCT

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Researchers: Prof David Cooper (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Jeffrey Presneill Mrs Lynnette Murray Prof Alistair Nichol Prof John Myburgh
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Brief description Patients who suffer from a severe head injury (traumatic brain injury) have a 50% chance of having severe long term neurological disability or death. Some of this damage occurs after the initial injury and may be reduced by artificially lowering the body termperature for up to 7 days to protect the brain from further damage. This project will determine if early, sustained cooling is safe and if it can improve the long term neurological outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injury.

Funding Amount $AUD 2,061,506.80

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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