Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment Clinical Trial Receives Clearance
Neurological Wellness Center to launch a clinical trial of perispinally administered etanercept as a traumatic brain injury treatment.
(PRWEB) July 24, 2013
Neurological Recovery Guide and Neurological Wellness Center have been facilitating recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI) since 2010. There is a growing body of evidence linking chronic inflammatory events in the brain with many of the impairments persons with TBI experience. Etanercept (Enbrel) is a drug approved to treat the acute inflammatory processes involved in certain forms of arthritis and psoriasis. This traumatic brain injury clinical trial is designed to confirm the findings of Dr. Tobinick who pioneered a means of circumventing the blood brain barrier by administering Enbrel to the back of the neck in a prescribed manner referred to as a perispinal injection. This study will be conducted at the research office of Neurological Wellness Center with individuals who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate TBI. In addition to perispinally administered etanercept, study participants will be given minocycline, n-acetylcysteine, turmeric, and fish oil. This open label crossover pilot study will evaluate the effect of treatment over a six-week period. Assessment tools will include the DSM-IV criteria and the Neurobehavioral Functioning Inventory the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire. Physical impairments will be evaluated by assessing the time to walk 20 meters, as well as a symptom checklist. Perispinal injections are simple subcutaneous injections, performed with a fine gauge ½ inch needle, administered to the soft fatty tissue in the back of the neck.
Neurological Wellness Center offers a complete two-hour course on traumatic brain injury treatment and stroke treatment covering all aspects of perispinal injection technique at their center in Managua Nicaragua.
For many, flying to Neurological Wellness Center in Managua Nicaragua to receive this personalized training is an enormous expense and inconvenience. To overcome this problem, Neurological Wellness Center, under the direction of Augusto Ramirez, M.D., created Perispinal Enbrel Step-By-Step Instructional Video and accompanying e-book. This 24-minute video and 37-page e-book are now available online at http://www.neurological-recovery-guide.com.
Augusto Ramirez, M.D., Director of Neurological Wellness Center, a private medical group in Managua Nicaragua, authorized this press release.
The drug Enbrel is available now. Enbrel received FDA approval in 1998. Its safety profile is well understood. For Enbrel to effectively treat stroke and TBI, it must be administered to the back of the neck precisely between the cervical vertebrae C-5 and C-6. This perispinal injection allows Enbrel to enter the brain by lymph drainage assisted by gravity. "Fortunately for the millions of people now afflicted with stroke and TBI, a video is now available online detailing in step-by-step fashion how to administer a perispinal injection of Enbrel," said Dr. Rolando Rodrigues a neurosurgeon with Neurological Wellness Center.
To enroll in a hands-on instructional course on perispinal injections, visit reversealzheimersnow.com.
To purchase an instructional video and e-book on administering perispinal injections, visit neurological-recovery-guide.com.
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