Modified cold pressor test by cold application to the foot after spinal cord injury: suggestion of hemodynamic control by the spinal cord.

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OBJECTIVE Study hemodynamic responses to cold application to the foot (CAF) to explore the autonomic cardiovascular control by the spinal cord. DESIGN Controlled experimental study. Hemodynamic variables were measured or calculated for 13 healthy subjects, 10 patients with traumatic T4-T6 paraplegia, and 11 patients with traumatic C4-C7 tetraplegia… (More)

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