New advancements in treating traumatic brain injuries
Allison Barrie on new technology to prevent brain trauma
- Duration 5:39
- Date Oct 4, 2012
Allison Barrie on new technology to prevent brain trauma
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All right -- traumatic brain -- is -- one of the most common injuries that our troops have suffered.
During the years of war that we've seen in Afghanistan and Iraq they obviously.
Frequently fateful day off all things -- always completely debilitating but that off some -- -- is being made.
In the treatment of those kind of injuries -- -- -- is of course our defense specialist -- war games columnist for proxies don't -- -- is with me in the studio hey good to see you as always.
-- didn't accessible -- traumatic brain injuries explain to the viewers exactly what we mean by those kind of injuries.
Ray well can't be familiar expanded its milder form it's concussions so I think yeah a lot of talk about that in relation to sports practically moms have kids playing sports -- -- Became increasingly aware of the dangers of concussions.
And others as you said there's a -- so -- that miles level you know it's a concussion.
Other more severe -- and it can actually be kind of results in death than -- incredibly debilitating.
And a lot of medical experts are saying this sadly is the signature injury of Iraq and Afghanistan and apart you know it's because of combat.
And in part it's because of this proliferation of I -- and recently there's been a lot of us explosive -- FCC.
All of us another look they give me gently before everything hit -- caught up my act and and we will do well I don't know we'll talk enough about the haven't been everybody -- sadly all too familiar with the IE DS is what it means these days so.
-- carry on geeky but yes so but there has been there it was expected that these would be the -- but.
There's -- some really great research study published in just a couple months ago actually one report was by Boston University.
It demonstrated that the blast from these IEPs or any threat exclusion can actually cause TPI -- well so.
So so what what do these what are these advances.
I mean what -- what's gonna make a difference for these big heroes of ours who are suffering from these kind of injuries Franklin.
He's thinking was -- get in the US ski team.
At last to get his story on how brain waves can be harvested in harness to better see -- -- tracks like help you better see threats in the distance.
And we had an overwhelming response Johnson from people saying.
What about TV I could this sort of technology help -- and I thought that was a great question -- -- look into it.
I tried to kill our viewers are range of the technologies many promising stuff and a great thesis he that.
The diagnostic and entreaties for prevention and but the cool out of the box ideas is sort of I helmets protective -- in -- -- Do you see if you're still yes exactly yes.
You take it sounds a bit wacky name is fantastic stuff -- called narrow protected drugs and I'll keep it simple could then get quite complicated.
For viewers and a lover news like -- nitty gritty into the details that put that in the column but.
Essentially can administered intravenously or ticket it's a pill -- a huge amount of promise for protecting -- neural tissue and yeah.
-- work that way I -- to get enough.
It's a little bit and I pray that seems extraordinary that you can take a -- -- and it will protect -- brain in in a traumatic brain injury situation -- I don't I don't understand.
Eight it you know about it but -- -- very -- boggles my mind is it easier for not coming out of the smartest people working on his.
Might have tried to put some details in their one of the most promising drugs is one -- and 95560.
Not receiver jazzy name but the stuff that does is just fantastic -- -- -- it had incredible success and our first results and they're testing sort of a ballistic penetrating injuries and it's -- little you know a bullet in the brain right.
Unless that's pretty hardcore and it showed great promise for a -- protecting the tissues and I I.
I apologize I can't really explain right chemical things that's happening extra I'd imagine it's probably protected by some confidentiality agreements here -- Guns in its proprietary information that you know there's even hope that these drugs is no -- drugs that also help -- repair and regenerate tissue to be fantastic.
-- now that diagnostic level it's really important to indictments as quickly as possible and it -- it can be so difficult when you're of the work by yourself.
He might not know it were saying about last may not know that you have some sort of head trauma usually carry on and get on with business.
So -- -- -- hit some great diagnostic stuff that's available.
That you won as a blood -- to wrap it in the field to help people triage.
In these decisions are very important as you know when you're gouging.
Got to get this people out and you know that they're there saying that neurological damage can leave the -- leader in mortality rates on the field I guess.
For Alison just briefly before we wrap up to Agassi -- looking for silver linings of vote.
All of that what we've all been through and nobody's been through more devastatingly -- that our troops over the last decade or so.
It has -- about a lot of medical advances.
Scads because by necessity yes and -- from plastic surgery plastics through two reconstruction mr.
we have to even just physiological training studies and fatigue studies.
There's been some fantastic advances.
Wound repair all the kind of stuff and how good I actually -- shot then we're -- going daily.
Really yes very I'm going to -- we've had a lot of inches.
Are you calling him every day I guess I -- a lot of yeah I think I'm and you have the coma now on this and yeah there it is take a look at it six promising advances.
To save a soldier's brains really interesting stuff found out.
As we said all the detail the columnists are getting into media is today in the allison's Cullen house in great to see it on the -- -- daily from when.
From yesterday actually yes and I'm gonna take you're an idea and -- that I think people are very Anderson these medical advances -- they are very applicable to you know the rest of society -- Let's head like -- may be a military medical Monday all right dances and great -- did we always like deliberation as well it's another Monday and all you drinking yeah.