List of abbreviations

Publication Details

ADL

activities of daily living

APACHE

Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation

BI

Barthel Index

CCH

craniocerebral hypothermia

CHIL

Cerebral Hypothermia in Ischaemic Lesion trial

CI

confidence interval

CONSORT

Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials

CPC

cerebral performance category

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CT

computerised tomography

DGH

district general hospital

ESS

European Stroke Scale

FIM

Functional Independence Measure

GCS

Glasgow Coma Scale

GOS

Glasgow Outcome Scale

HIE

hypoxic–ischaemic encephalopathy

ICH

intracranial haemorrhage

ICP

intracranial pressure

ICU

intensive care unit

MeSH

medical subject heading

mRS

modified Rankin Scale

N/A

not applicable

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NDS

neurological deficiency score

NIHSS

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale

ppm

parts per million

RCT

randomised controlled trial

ROSC

return of spontaneous circulation

SAH

subarachnoid haemorrhage

SD

standard deviation

SDH

subdural haemorrhage

SICS

Scottish Intensive Care Society

SOD

superoxide dismutase

TBI

traumatic brain injury

All abbreviations that have been used in this report are listed here unless the abbreviation is well known (e.g. NHS), or it has been used only once, or it is a non-standard abbreviation used only in figures/tables/appendices, in which case the abbreviation is defined in the figure legend or in the notes at the end of the table.