After the initial shock of the accident wore off, the new reality of your life came crashing down around you. Your loved one suffered a brain injury, and now he or she faces a long, difficult road of recovery. The extent to which your loved one will recover is unknown.
Two Pennsylvania researchers were chosen by the National Institutes of Health to spearhead a five-year international study to evaluate treatments for pediatric traumatic brain injury. In the United States, almost a half-million children age 14 and younger are brought to emergency rooms for traumatic brain injuries. TBI is one of the leading causes of disability and death among children. The purpose of the $16.5 million study is to collect evidence in order to standardize clinical procedures and establish guidelines to improve the care of children suffering from TBI.
Each day Pennsylvania residents are injured in motor vehicle accidents. In the best situations those injuries are minor and heal quickly. In others however, they are much more serious and result in a long period of recovery. This is particularly true when the injury suffered is to someone's brain.