Thursday, March 1, 2012

TBI Model Systems Study Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

A NIDRR-funded TBI Model Systems Collaboratives grant study was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.  The placebo-controlled trial was led by Drs. Joseph Giacino and John Whyte of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, respectively. Study findings show that daily doses of a Parkinson's drug significantly improved function in patients thought to be beyond the reach of treatment.  If the study can be replicated, promise exists for a standard treatment to help injuries that are generally unpredictable. 

Articles celebrating the results of today’s release can be found in the New York Times and Washington Post.

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