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Head injury is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in motor vehicle crashes. Efforts to improve vehicle design, which minimize forces exerted to the occupant's head, may lead to a reduction in the frequency and severity of head injury. We therefore set out to identify mechanisms producing severe head injury in motor vehicle crashes (MVC)(More)
1. The distribution of terminals from vestibulospinal (VS) axons on the dendritic trees of neck motoneurons was determined by combining the anterograde transport of Phaseolus Vulgaris Leucoagglutinin (PHA-L) with intracellular staining techniques and three-dimensional reconstruction methods. 2. Contacts between VS axon terminals and dendrites were arranged(More)
Background. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a neuroprotective agent utilized in stroke patients. This pilot study represents the first randomized trial of EPO in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Methods. Adult, blunt trauma patients with evidence of TBI were randomized to EPO or placebo within 6 hours of injury. Baseline and daily serum S-100B and Neuron(More)
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