The Prophylactic Hypothermia To Lessen Traumatic Brain Injury-Randomised Controlled Trial : Continuation Of Funding Request

Grant number: 1121037 | Funding period: 2017 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and long term disability. About half with severe TBI will die or have a poor outcome. The social and economic costs to the community are high. Treatment focuses on optimising oxygen and blood flow to the brain. Cooling may protect the brain. POLAR is a randomised trial of early cooling in patients with TBI. Cooling is started within 3 hours of injury. Data about the injury management and safety is collected. Recovery is measured at 6 months.