Hurley ED And Research Center To Study Traumatic Brain Injury
Feb. 28-Hurley ED and Research Center to begin a nationwide clinical trial, ProTECT III: Progesterone for the treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is sudden damage to the brain caused by an outside force to the head – such as a car crash, a fall, or from something hitting the head. TBI can affect a person‘s ability to think, remember things, and cause problems with balance and coordination. TBI can prevent a person from functioning independently, can cause permanent brain damage or even cause death.
ProTECT III is a research study designed to see if progesterone, a hormone normally found in our bodies, can reduce the amount of brain damage caused from a traumatic brain injury. Normally, researchers get permission (consent) before a person can be included in a study. A person with a traumatic brain injury will not be able to give consent at the time of injury. Since TBI must be treated quickly, there might not be enough time to locate and talk to the person‘s legal guardian about the study, so it‘s possible that a person might be enrolled in the study without his/her legal guardian‘s consent. This is called Exception from Informed Consent (EFIC). Please tell us your opinion by filling out our online survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HurleyProTECT.
To learn more information, go to our website www.HurleyProTECT.org, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/HurleyProTECT or follow us on Twitter @HurleyProTECT! Please contact the Research Center with any questions or concerns at HurleyProTECT@gmail.com or by calling 810-262-9764.