Navigation Links
A simple therapy for brain injury
Date:6/26/2008

Severe brain injury due to blunt force trauma could be reduced by application of a simple polymer, Polyethylene glycol or PEG, mixed in sterile water and injected into the blood stream as reported in BioMed Central's Journal of Biological Engineering.

Andrew Koob and Richard Borgens from Purdue University, Indiana, performed experiments in rats which showed that PEG was effective in limiting damage if administered within four hours after the head injury. However, if treatment was delayed for a further two hours, the beneficial effects were lost. During the experiments, rats were injured with a falling weight and then PEG was administered fifteen minutes, two hours, four hours or six hours later. The authors then carried out a series of behavioural tests on the rats to determine the effectiveness of the PEG treatment.

According to Borgens "These data suggest that PEG may be clinically useful to victims of traumatic brain injury if delivered as rapidly as possible after an injury". Such a treatment could feasibly be carried out at the scene of an accident where PEG could be delivered as a component of IV fluids thus reducing long term brain injury.


'/>"/>

Contact: Graeme Baldwin
graeme.baldwin@biomedcentral.com
44-020-763-14804
BioMed Central
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. Sensitivity Enhancements to Monograms Trofile(TM) Assay Demonstrate Improved Power to Select Patients for CCR5 Antagonist Therapy
2. AMT Makes Important Advance in the Development of its Gene Therapy for Hemophilia B -Company Accesses Technology to Prevent Immune Response
3. Presentation at the 14th International Conference on Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Highlights Biocepts I.D.Rh(D) Prenatal Diagnostic
4. Quest PharmaTech Announces Positive Results from Phase I Clinical Trial of its Photodynamic Therapy for Actinic Keratosis
5. Investigational Studies Highlight Potential Utility of Zevalin(R) (Ibritumomab Tiuxetan) Radioimmunotherapy in Stem Cell Transplantation for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
6. Ipsogen Launches MapQuant Dx(TM) Genomic Grade Test to Identify Breast Cancer Patients who Benefit From Chemotherapy
7. First Taxane-Based Non-Anthracycline Containing Chemotherapy in Combination With Herceptin (TCH) for HER2 Positive Early Breast Cancer Patients Obtains Approval From the FDA
8. American Urological Association (AUA) Clinical Guidelines Recognizes Cryotherapy as Treatment Option for Prostate Cancer Patients
9. FDA Clears New Applicators for Endometrial Cancer Treatment With Xofts Axxent(R) Electronic Brachytherapy System
10. New Patient Satisfaction Study With budesonide/formoterol Combination Therapy and fluticasone/salmeterol Combination Therapy in Adults With Asthma
11. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 Data of ZFP Therapeutic at International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) Meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... ... Kapstone Medical is proud to announce that it has reached ... inventors develop and safeguard their latest innovations. The company has grown from a ... clients in the United States and around the world. , Company Founder and ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... 15, 2017 , ... The Conference Forum and The Trout ... a series of upcoming panels and events. The partnership culminates with the 4th ... in New York City. , “With our experience in producing the Immuno-Oncology 360° NYC ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... ... , ... The Conference Forum has confirmed the one-day agenda for ... 6, 2017 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA. , Returning as program ... Strategy, Pfizer Innovative Research Lab, Pfizer, who leads 19 industry speakers in discussing how ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... , ... August 09, 2017 , ... ... help the agriculture industry reach its ideal customers with the right message. Their ... , “As a Midwest company, we realize how crucial the agriculture industry is,” ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:7/20/2017)... WASHINGTON , July 20, 2017 Delta (NYSE: ... to board any Delta aircraft at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). ... Delta launches biometrics ... Delta,s ... Delta Sky Club is now integrated into the boarding process to ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... and ITHACA, N.Y. , June ... Cornell University, a leader in dairy research, today announced ... designed to help reduce the chances that the global ... onset of this dairy project, Cornell University has become ... Sequencing the Food Supply Chain, a food safety initiative ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... , May 23, 2017  Hunova, the first robotic gym for the ... been officially launched in Genoa, Italy . The first ... and the USA . The technology was developed ... market by the IIT spin-off Movendo Technology thanks to a 10 million ... News Release, please click: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):