Traumatic Brain Injury: New Treatment Saves Lives

May 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Every 15 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. It happens to two million adults and children in the United States every year, leading to as many as 80,000 new cases of long-term disability. Despite the enormity of the problem, there is no effective treatment. Now, doctors are experimenting with an infusion that could save the brain.