E F Kuchner

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Canine spinal cords were compressed by a cylindrical balloon placed in the T-13 epidural space and maintained at 160 mm Hg for one hour. Fifteen minutes after deflation, either local hypothermia or parenteral dexamethasone therapy was initiated. Local hypothermia (dorsal dura mater at 6 degrees C for four hours) was achieved with a miniature epidural heat(More)
The current experiment reexamines this laboratory's frequently cited previous experimental conclusion that a mechanism underlying the beneficial effects of glucocorticoids in the treatment of spinal cord injury may be the enhanced preservation of spinal cord tissue potassium. For the first time, similar methodology also has been applied to study the effects(More)
Canine spinal cords were compressed at T-13 by an epidural balloon maintained at 160 mm Hg for one hour. After seven weeks, mean motor ratings of dogs treated with either parenteral dexamenthasone or non-irrigative local hypothermia (on the dorsal dura mater at 6 degrees C for four hours) indicated ability to walk well, whereas untreated dogs could not(More)
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