Victims of traumatic brain injuries face many hardships, including memory loss, personality shifts, paralysis, epilepsy and seizures, which can severely limit a victim’s quality of life. Recovering victims might need to take medication for the rest of their lives to prevent seizures, and they might not be able to enjoy some of their favorite activities.
However, researchers at the University of Washington have found a method that may keep seizures at bay for brain injury victims. They found that cooling the brain by 2 degrees Celsius for five weeks immediately after the injury could prevent future onsets of seizures and epilepsy.
“These findings demonstrate for the first time that prevention of epileptic seizures after traumatic brain injury is possible, and that epilepsy phylaxis in patients could be achieved more easily than previously thought,” said Raimondo D’Ambrosio, the study’s lead author.
According to the study, severe head injury is the leading cause of epilepsy in young adults. By employing this procedure on young brain injury victims, it could help reduce the pain and suffering they have to deal with.
Brain injury victims or a family member should contact us to discover options for covering medical bills. If someone else caused the brain injury through a car accident, motorcycle accident or slip and fall accident, they might owe compensation for pain and suffering, loss of companionship, medical costs, lost wages and other claims. Call (866) 377-3800 now to schedule a free appointment with us.
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