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Lowering body temperature with a cooling suit as symptomatic treatment for thermosensitive multiple sclerosis patients.
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PMID:  8613414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cooling system (Mark VII Microclimate System) was used to give six thermosensitive multiple sclerosis patients two 45-minute daily coolings for a period of one month. Before the first cooling, a baseline clinical and electrophysiological examination was performed. The same tests were repeated after the first application and after the thirtieth cooling day, thus providing information relating to acute and chronic efficacy. A clinical improvement was observed after both acute and, more unexpectedly, chronic cooling, whereas a significant improvement in central somatosensory conduction was recorded only under acute conditions. Our data suggest that cooling with this device leads to an improvement in some functional performances (mainly fatigue and strength) of about two hours' duration in thermosensitive patients.
E Capello; M Gardella; M Leandri; G Abbruzzese; C Minatel; A Tartaglione; M Battaglia; G L Mancardi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian journal of neurological sciences     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0392-0461     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Publication Date:  1995 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-06-04     Completed Date:  1996-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006502     Medline TA:  Ital J Neurol Sci     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  533-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Scienze Neurologiche e CNR, Università di Genova, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature*
Body Temperature Regulation / physiology*
Middle Aged
Multiple Sclerosis / physiopathology,  therapy*
Sensation / physiology

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