Camp Lejeune Participates In Brain Injury Study

Researchers at the Camp Lejeune Naval Hospital have almost finished a study that could determine new treatment for troops suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that the Defense Department study began in early summer at Camp Lejeune and three other military installations. In the study, researchers administer pure oxygen in hyperbaric chambers to military subjects with TBI. The Navy also uses that treatment for diving-related injuries.

Eight Lejeune troops with TBI have participated in the research, which includes one-hour oxygen interventions five days a week, for 40 sessions in all.

Lt. Cmdr. Jason Gordon says the researchers plan to finish recruiting for the study around January, though it's not yet clear when the research will conclude. He's an assistant investigator with the study.

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  • by Dale Preisach Location: Swansboro on Dec 23, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    I too would like more info on proposed study. Maybe they can tell me how I'm still alive after so much damage was done both mentally, anatomically, and physiologically from the closed head/tbi I suffered.
  • by Jeremy Location: MD on Dec 4, 2011 at 07:09 PM
    This is fantastic. TBI research could also be applied to football players, boxers, etc. I'm interested to see the results.

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