Traumatic brain injury has not been well understood in the past but doctors are now treating more people who have them due to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as athletes and their interest and knowledge is growing. Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center may start a trial in the next month with patients who arrive at these two institutions with traumatic brain injuries.
This is critical since doctors do not have proven treatment options for the secondary injuries that follow the initial trauma as cells continue to die. Early studies show that the hormone progesterone slows down this process. Read this short article at www.boston.com under White Coat Notes by Chelsea Conaboy for more details.