October 31st, 2009

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Progesterone as Emergency Tx for TBI

TBI = traumatic brain injury
--1.5 to 2 million people in the U.S. sustain a TBI each year
--TBI causes 50,000 deaths and 80,000 new cases of long-term disability per year in US
--major cause of death and disability among children and military personnel.
--one article said no new medicines or therapies for TBA have come to light in over 30 years (I doubt this)
--it occurs to me to wonder if we gave progesterone prophylactically to boxers and football players, would they keep playing and retain more smarts? or would they quit? it hasn't been studied yet. =-]
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