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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY TO BE ADDRESSED TODAY IN DEPARTMENT OF TRAUMA AND NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION, MARICOPA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER, PHOENIX
Dr. David Durham will present on Advances in Traumatic Brain Injury during grand rounds today in the Department of Neurological and Physical Rehabilitation at the Maricopa County Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The largest county medical center in the United States, MCMC is part of the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tucson.
A neuropsychiatrist specializing in traumatic brain injury, Dr. Durham is Director of Neuropsychiatry and Cognitive Neurophysiology at the Neuroscience Research Institute. He is a former medical consultant to the Fox Ten o’clock News in Roanoke, Virginia.
Dr. Durham will address the basic mechanisms of TBI and explain the importance of now categorizing TBI as either combat-sustained or non-combat sustained. He will explain many of the more subtle symptoms involved in cognitive impairment & other neuropsychiatric disturbances, the important cornerstones of properly evaluating TBI, determining prognoses, and review recent advances in treatment, including the potential for Perflourocarbons to revolutionize TBI severity and prognosis.
According to the most recently published statistics, over 1 million Americans suffer TBI annually. At present, it is the single most common disabling event for persons under 40. More than 30% of the veterans recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are estimated to be TBI victims. Almost half of all TBI victims die within hours or days of injuries due to a lack of oxygen reaching the brain.
“With TBI, time is never on our side,” said Dr. Durham. “So the more we can communicate what we know about treating it, there is a greater chance for patients to not just survive, but to achieve greater functional recovery in their daily lives…and there has never been more important a time for this than the present.”