New brain injury research indicates that the hormone progesterone could aid the recovery of traumatic brain injury victims.
TBIs are a type of brain injury occurring as a result of a blow to the head by a physical assault, a road traffic collision or a fall. Very often TBIs happen because of no fault of the victim and many can claim for compensation following a head or brain injury.
Once someone has been brain injured, the main aim of medical professionals is to preserve as much brain function as possible. Research is being carried out all over the world, every day, to find ways of treating brain injury victims.
One of the latest studies from is being led by Professor Laskowitz of Duke University in the US. The theory behind the study is that a hormone we produce naturally could help with recovering from a TBI.
In many acute brain injury accidents, there is significant swelling of the brain. This was experienced by one of the subjects of the scientific study, Lester Talley, who suffered a brain injury during a car accident. His brain began to swell and when he was in a coma he became part of a clinical trial named SyNAPSe (Study of Neuroprotective Activity of Progesterone in Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries).
The hormone is infused into the brain for five days continually and must be administered within 8 hours following an injury. The ultimate aim is to save the lives of brain injury victims and help prevent and improve disabilities encountered as a result.
Some research suggests that the drug created for the trial can prevent cell death, reduce brain swelling and rebuild blood barriers.
21 countries are taking part in the SyNAPse trials and it is hoped more TBI patients will enrol in the future.
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Published on 16th February 2015.