Table 2. Neurologic Deficit Scores on Postischemia Days 1, 3, 5, and 7
Distribution of deficit scores by groups and postischemia day. Note that neurologic deficit scores improved over time and that by day 7, nearly all animals in the isoflurane, pentobarbital, and hypothermia groups had normal neurologic examinations (deficit score = 0). Approximately half of the animals in the normothermic group had very minimal deficits on day 7, as evidenced by mild ataxia, yielding scores of 0 and 5. All groups were significantly different from the normothermic group by chi-square analysis.