Letter by Mattingly et al Regarding Article, “Endovascular Hypothermia in Acute Ischemic Stroke: Pilot Study of Selective Intra-Arterial Cold Saline Infusion”
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To the Editor:
We read with interest the article by Chen et al1 and had many questions about the methodology and findings.
This report indicates that a drop in cerebral tissue temperature was observed. However, the Methods section1 does not describe brain tissue monitoring or external surrogates such as nasopharyngeal temperature. Under the Discussion section, the authors state “we used data from a previous study to estimate the temperature reduction” and, in addition, “…we …