Navigation Links
First Effective Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury Reported by Institute of Neurological Recovery, Even Years After Injury
Date:11/14/2012

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first treatment breakthrough of its kind for survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) or stroke will be published in the December 1 issue of the journal CNS Drugs[1], with an accompanying editorial[2].

The ground-breaking study provides clinical evidence that, for the first time, chronic neurological dysfunction from stroke or traumatic brain injury can rapidly improve following a single dose of a drug that targets brain inflammation, even years after the initial event. There are 5 million people living in the U.S. after TBI and 4.5 million living in the U.S. after stroke, and this is the first treatment of its kind ever available for TBI or stroke survivors after hospital discharge.

The observational study[1] of 629 patients, conducted over the course of nearly two years, documents a diverse range of positive effects, including statistically significant rapid clinical improvement in motor impairment, spasticity, cognition, etc. in the stroke group, with a similar pattern of improvement seen in the traumatic brain injury (TBI) group. The study involved 617 patients treated an average of 42 months after stroke and 12 patients treated an average of 115 months after TBI, long after further spontaneous meaningful recovery would be expected. The study was conducted at the Institute of Neurological Recovery utilizing a novel drug delivery method, invented by Edward Tobinick M.D., lead author of the study.

"These results represent a sea change in the therapeutic possibilities for stroke and TBI patients," said Steven Ralph PhD, Associate Professor at Griffith University School of Medical Science in Australia. Professor Ralph recently led a team of physicians to the INR for training in the new treatment method. "Our team observed, first hand, rapid clinical improvement in patients following this brief office treatment. Rarely do we see such a radical breakthrough in medical treatment as this. A
'/>"/>

SOURCE Institute of Neurological Recovery
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Palatin Technologies, Inc. to Report Fiscal Year 2012 First Quarter Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on November 15, 2011
2. Avaxia Biologics, Inc. Raises $2.2 Million in First Closing of Series A Financing to Advance Oral Antibodies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3. Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on November 15, 2011
4. Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Rolls Out First Phase of Strategic Refocus With Appointment of Four Key Leaders in The Bioscience Industry to Its Board of Directors
5. Webcor Builders Selected as the General Contractor for First Phase of LA BioMeds New Campus Master Plan
6. China Cord Blood Corporation to Report Second Quarter and First Half of Fiscal 2012 Financial Results
7. Tiger Woods Gives Exclusive First Interview Since POWERED by FUSE Announcement!
8. The Pharmabiotic Research Institute (PRI) is Preparing to Publish its First Works on the Therapeutic and Medicinal Potential of Probiotics
9. Eye Surgery Center of Michigan First in Southeast Michigan to Perform Bladeless Cataract Surgery Using New LenSx® Laser Technology
10. Amgen Announces 2012 First Quarter Dividend
11. Varian Medical Systems Schedules First Quarter FY2012 News Release and Conference Call
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014  Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the ... holiday, thanks to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by ... clinician-researcher at the University of Southern California (USC) Eye ... Peoria, Ariz. resident who has retinitis pigmentosa, ... sight. On June 2, she became the first person ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 “We are ... technology vendors,” said Ven Thangaraj, CEO of Radiant Sage. ... that are taking the imaging corelab market to a ... corelabs and research organizations to efficiently and effectively manage ... the data to be analyzed and read by trained ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Reportbuyer.com ... The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View ... Graphene The New Nanotech? A similar amount ... of applications ranging from microelectronics to water treatment, ... announced the availability of the Graphene Opportunity Report, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Research and Markets ... for Pulp & Paper Industry Report 2014" report ... for Pulp & Paper Industry Report 2014 is a ... the global enzyme for pulp & paper industry. ... industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 2USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 3USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 4USC Eye Institute ophthalmologists implant first FDA-approved Argus II retinal prosthesis in western United States 5Radiant Sage Named to CIOReview List of 100 Most Promising Technology Companies 2The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 2The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 3The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 4Global Enzyme for Pulp & Paper Industry Report 2014 2
... Webcast Live on Company,s Website -, TUSTIN, Calif., ... a clinical stage biopharmaceutical,company developing monoclonal antibodies for the ... that senior management will,present at the 10th Annual BIO ... 9:30 am EST. The conference will be held at ...
... 7 Enigma Diagnostics,the life sciences company ... it has signed license agreements with Applera,Corporation., ... include a Real-Time Instrument,Patent License Agreement and ... Enigma with access under patents owned or ...
... Feb. 7 XTL,Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: XTLB ... Company,s Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present ... Mr. Bentsur will present an,overview of the Company ... compound for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic,pain. Mr. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Peregrine Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 10th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2Enigma Signs Real-Time PCR Licences With Applera 2XTL Biopharmaceuticals to Present at the 10th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2
(Date:8/27/2014)... be found in both unprocessed and processed foods. Over ... been infected with Listeria from processed food, ... is notoriously difficult to fight because it has an ... surroundings, says Associate Professor Birgitte Kallipolitis, University of Southern ... and Molecular Biology, she has published a study, which ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... State University have found that century-old museum specimens hold clues ... pest that can weaken and kill trees and the ... insect populations increase on oak and maple trees in warmer ... also increase with global warming," says Dr. Elsa Youngsteadt, a ... paper on the work. , "More scale insects would be ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... colony of harmful bacteria, biofilms make the treatment ... a biofilm pose a significant health risk due ... and biofilm-protected bacteria account for some 80 percent ... 50 to 1,000 times more resistant to antibiotics ... may have stumbled onto a magic bullet," said ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight 2Researchers discover why Listeria bacterium is so hard to fight 3Museum specimens, modern cities show how an insect pest will respond to climate change 2Breakthrough antibacterial approach could resolve serious skin infections 2Breakthrough antibacterial approach could resolve serious skin infections 3
... practice of using earthworms to turn waste ... organic waste management practice. During vermicomposting, earthworms ... aerobic, moist environment. The resulting product, called ... and amateur growers an environmentally friendly alternative ...
... COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland ... software and computational techniques to analyze patterns of ... or other locations and predict the locations of ... support those attacks. University of Maryland computer ...
... has been keeping a secret that may be the key ... Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine ... H1N1,s method for evading detection by the immune system. ... the virus,s first known appearance in the deadly "Spanish flu" ...
Cached Biology News:Vermicompost from pig manure grows healthy hibiscus 2'Fighting' IED attacks with SCARE technology 2'Fighting' IED attacks with SCARE technology 3Study reveals H1N1 unexpected weakness 2
Human/Mouse APLP-1 MAb (Clone 354020) ENTREZ GeneID: 333...
... between P-selectin and P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) ... the lumenal surface of endothelial cells at ... primary role of PSGL-1 in mediating the ... well documented.MAB4092 completely blocks recognition of PSGL-1 ...
MMP-1/8 (H-300)...
PGC-1 (H-300)...
Biology Products: