Pennsylvania Brain Injury Victims Participating In Clinical Trial

October 5, 2007

News-Medical.Net reported that the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will lead a clinical trial to examine a therapy for children with brain injuries. The report states that, “[t]he trial will test the effectiveness of induced hypothermia as a therapy for brain swelling in children who have suffered .”

$11.5 million is being invested into the clinical trial and has been awarded to 12 centers across the country for participating in the five-year trial. A total of 340 children up to the age of 16 who have suffered brain injuries, birth and child injuries, or other personal injuries due to blunt trauma, are expected to be enrolled. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is funding the project.

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