Sept 14, 2019: Early sustained prophylactic hypothermia and neurologic outcomes following severe traumatic brain injury

Dr. Chris Zammit interviews Professor Alistair Nichol on the methods and results of the recently published POLAR trial, which sought to determine the safety and efficacy of early hypothermia in patients with severe TBI.

The NCS Podcast is the official podcast of the Neurocritical Care Society. Our senior producer is Jim Siegler. Our host is Fawaz Almufti, and our production staff includes Ramani Balu, Michael Brogan, Joshua Levine, Sarah Stern-Nezer, Benjamin Miller, Starane Shepherd, and Chris Zammit. Our administrative staff include Becca Stickney, Sara Memmen, and Angel Gindele. Music by Lee Roosevere.

Cooper DJ, Nichol AD, Bailey M, et al. Effect of Early Sustained Prophylactic Hypothermia on Neurologic Outcomes Among Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: The POLAR Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2018;320:2211-2220.