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Ground Breaking Study: Progestrone May Aid In Protecting Brain Following Serious Head Trauma

USA Today, on line this evening is reporting a ground breaking study to be released tomorrow showing that the drug progesterone may protect the brain following severe head trauma.

According to USA Today on line , doctors in a small study at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta report giving progesterone, a steroid often associated with pregnancy and sex drives, to patients with serious head injuries.

What they found, according to the study online in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, is that progesterone is safe and that more patients who got progesterone survived moderate head injuries than did those who were given a placebo.

While this study only involved a very small group of patients, the implications are enormous for emergency treatment of head trauma.

You can read the full news report by clicking here .

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