Cambridge brain injury research progressing well

Victims that end up with a serious brain injury from an accident may now have a better chance at a meaningful recovery due to new research that is underway at the Cambridge Addenbrooke’s Hospital Neurosciences Critical Care Unit.

Professor David Menon is in charge of the unit’s research, which is considered to be one of the leading care units for brain injury anywhere in the world.  The group is looking at the effects and causes of brain injury in an attempt to offer better recovery rates to the thousands of people who suffer brain injuries each year.  At the moment about 40% of patients admitted to the unit are able to reach a full recovery.

This percentage is continuing to increase as Professor Menon’s team continues to push past the accepted boundaries of neuroscience in an attempt to help people recover from traumatic injuries that leave scarring effects on those affected and their families.

The Unit was created 13 years ago and over that time many patients who previously would have died from serious brain injuries have regained some use of their brain if not a full recovery due to the many advances.

Serious Law specialist, Matthew Dixon, stated that the Unit is offering cutting edge research in neuroscience that is allowing those who would have died twenty years ago from head trauma to recover to live a meaningful life.

Just seven years ago the recovery rate for the unit was only 20%, which means that since 2002 the recovery rate has doubled, with further research carried out on a daily basis so that the percentage of recovery continues to increase offering hope and peace to those who are victims of a traumatic accident.