There is always more to learn, but certain changes — from monitoring cranial pressure in the brain to having patients lie at an incline instead of flat — have increased recovery in patients post-injury.
David Hovda, PhD is the director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. He is past president of the National Neurotrauma Society and past president of the International Neurotrauma Society. He has served as chair of study sections for the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke.
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