Traumatic Brain Injuries – The Queen’s Medical Center – Ask a Specialist


ROSS: ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS – ABOUT 1-POINT-7 MILLION CASES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY OCCURS IN THE U.S. EVERY YEAR. THIS MORNING ON ASK A SPECIALIST – WE’LL TALK ABOUT A RESEARCH TRIAL – INVESTIGATING NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES – WITH DOCTOR CHERYLEE CHANG – MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE NEURO SCIENCE INSTITUTE AT THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER. ROSS: 1Q: WHAT’S CONSIDERED A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY? DR. CHERYLEE CHANG / NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE, THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES SUDDEN DAMAGE TO THE BRAIN BY OUTSIDE FORCE CAR CRASH, A FALL, ETC. EVERY 15 SECONDS SOMEONE SUFFERS TBI EVERY 5 MINUTES SOMEONE IS FOREVER DISABLED LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH & DISABILITY AGES 1-44 ROSS: 2Q: CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS “BOOST 3 RESEARCH TRIAL” THAT WILL BE STARTING SOON AT THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER. BOOST 3 RESEARCH TRIAL BEST TREATMENT WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY MEASURING PRESSURE INSIDE THE BRAIN MEASURING AMOUNT OF OXYGEN IN THE BRAIN ROSS: DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER RESEARCH TRIALS BEING CONDUCTED AT THE QUEEN’S MEDICAL CENTER? BOOST 3 TRIAL DIFFERENCES PERMISSION NEEDED BEFORE PERSON INCLUDED IN STUDY GIVE PERMISSION PEOPLE CAN BE ENROLLED WITHOUT CONSENT EFIC PUBLIC AWARENESS ROSS: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE QUEEN’S NEUROSCIENCE PUBLIC AWARENESS ROSS: QUEEN’S NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE…JUST VISIT WWW.QUEENS.ORG AND CLICK ON NEURO SCIENCE. KRIS: COMING UP NEXT…KAMAKA WILL

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