It seems the scientific and medical communities are pulling out all the stops in an effort to find a treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some believe there are several reasons for the urgency when confronting TBI, including:
- Many with TBI invariably end up having dementia
- Many well-known celebrities have had TBI, including boxer Muhammad Ali, writer Kurt Vonnegut, and comedian Tracy Morgan
- TBI ranges in severity from a mild concussion to a severe brain injury that can be life-threatening
Well, there’s some hope emerging as the first electrical stimulation trial dubbed “Electroceutical Therapy” is being conducted in an attempt to reduce brain injuries and swelling.
“We believe our technology, whose proven mechanism of action is the suppression of inflammation, has the potential to change the treatment of central nervous system disorders where neuroinflammation propagates injury such as ischemic stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis,” said Endonovo Therapeutics chief executive officer Alan Collier in a press release.1
What is Electoceutical Therapy and How Will the Study Use it?
The following details about the Electroceutical therapy study were gathered from recent news reports:
- Approximately 48 trial patients have been selected and enrolled in the single-site trial to be conducted at the University of New Mexico, based on their type of brain injury. All patients currently enrolled are said to have severe TBI cases.
- Electroceutical therapy involves wearing a non-invasive, electronic device used to produce electromagnetic fields to stimulate the central nervous system.
- The trail will test the effects of the pulsed electromagnetic stimulations and the easing or improving of symptoms of the brain injuries, and measure biomarkers for inflammation in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
- Some patients may be fitted with an external ventricular drain that will drain excess cerebrospinal fluid.
- Other vital signs will be monitored as well.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?
There’s any number of ways a person can get a TBI, but perhaps the biggest cause is car accidents. Here are some of the most common causes of mild brain injury or severe TBI:
- Automobile accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Assaults and physical altercations
- Pedestrian accidents
- Trucking collisions
- Bicycle and motorcycle crashes
- Sports and physical accidents
- Work-related injuries
Contact a Denver Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.
Do you or a loved one suffer from TBI? If so, there are some ways to find relief – both medically and financially. Our Denver Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys at Warshauer McLaughlin Law Group, P.C. understand the life-changing difficulties that TBI’s pose, and we are here to help you pursue all legal remedies to help you get your lives back. Our team has been helping families with those injured by the negligence of others for more than 40 years, so we know how important this part of the recovery process is. Without recovering compensation for injuries, the future can be a very difficult one. Let us be your advocates. Call today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation at (720) 463-1516 or email us using the contact form on this page.
1“1st Patient Enrolled in Study of Electrical Stimulation in Treating Brain Injury” published in Multiple Sclerosis News Today, June 2018.