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The Traumatic Brain Injury Newsletter is an important resource that explains many aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI): its causes, effects, symptoms, available treatments, etc. It is intended for individuals who have suffered or know someone who has suffered from traumatic brain injury and wish to learn more.

Traumatic Brain Injury News

October 1, 2003
Assessing brain injury damage can be difficult

It can be very difficult to immediately evaluate and determine the amount of damage suffered in a brain injury. Every year, nearly 2 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury, resulting in 52,000 deaths. The impact brain injuries can have varies from mild to deadly but can be tough to ascertain the level of damage.

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September 30 , 2003
New brain injury drug on fast track status
The FDA recently awarded Pharmos’ traumatic brain injury drug a fast track status. The traumatic brain injury treatment is intended to treat secondary neuroprotective brain damage following the injury. Often times, there can be a secondary injury that occurs after the initial trauma has been suffered that can be extremely damaging.

According to Pharmos, the U.S. market of patients with traumatic brain injury is estimated to be more than $500 million, with international market potential in excess of $1 billion. Nearly 2 million American suffer a traumatic brain injury every year. For more information on brain injury contact us to confer with a brain injury lawyer.

September 25 , 2003
New brain injury treatment being studied
Scientists have been discussing what is being considered the world’s first clinical trial to use the hormone progesterone as a treatment for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Every year, 50,000 Americans die because of a traumatic brain injury and 80,000 more Americans become disabled. Some brain injury treatments can include barbiturates, mannitol, and surgery, but these methods are last-resort and do not always work.

Daily life can become severely disrupted because of a brain injury and tasks such as concentrating or memory can become problematic. In animal studies, progesterone was able to improve memory and cognitive thinking skills after suffering a brain injury. The rats had less brain swelling and were able to better recover when treated shortly after the brain injury.

The progesterone was able to moderate the brain injury inflammation that can lead to dangerous head swelling after a brain injury. After a traumatic brain injury is suffered, damaging chemicals called free radicals appear to be slowed and sometimes blocked by the use of progesterone. The secondary injury after the initial brain injury trauma is what can cause increases in brain injury size and lead to death, but progesterone brain injury treatment seems to protect the brain from nerve, neuron, and other brain cell breakdown.

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