Accession Number : AD1049274

Title :   Effects of Early Acute Care on Autonomic Outcomes in SCI: Bedside to Bench and Back

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 Sep 2013,29 Sep 2017

Corporate Author : University of California, San Francisco San Francisco United States

Personal Author(s) : Beattie, Michael S

Full Text :

Report Date : 01 Dec 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : Early management of blood pressure (BP) may be critical to outcome after spinal cord injury (SCI), but evidence-based protocols are needed. Optimal early treatment and management of SCI has not been established in clinical practice, nor in animal models. Guidelines for management of BP in acute SCI have been influenced by evidence of a relationship between hypotension and poor outcomes in TBI, and the aim of maintaining cerebral blood flow in then face of increased intracranial pressure (ICP), but doubt remains about what is best for SCI. This grant focuses on the following two hypotheses: 1) Episodes of low BP (measured by mean arterial pressure (MAP) and systolic BP) in the early management of clinical SCI predict worse long-term functional outcomes, and 2)spontaneous hypotensive episodes in the perioperative period of experimental SCI in rats will result in worse outcomes. Both clinical data and experimental modeling studies address these specific hypotheses.

Descriptors :   spinal injuries , INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION , clinical medicine

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE