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UC Davis Medical Center to study drug therapy to minimize death and disability from traumatic brain injury
January 15, 2010
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - A clinical trial of a new neuroprotective drug for people with traumatic brain injuries will be offered to patients seen in UC Davis Medical Center's level-1 trauma center, through an $8 million grant funded by the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program of the U.S. Department of Defense.
The study's primary aim is to determine whether the drug, a neuroactive steroid called allopregnanolone, would be an effective treatment for severe brain injuries such as those occurring in car crashes, sports and recreation accidents and falls. Active duty military personnel in war zones also experience severe brain injury as a result of blasts from the explosion of makeshift bombs or improvised explosive devices.

The study will take place over five years and will be led by Michael Rogawski, professor and chair of the Department of Neurology in the UC Davis School of Medicine, who is highly regarded for developing new drug treatments for patients with epilepsy. Story Link
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