Two Independent Studies Contest Progesterone Benefit for Brain Trauma Patients

December 12, 2014 3:36 AM

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Two Independent Studies Contest Progesterone Benefit for Brain Trauma Patients

In two large, independent trials, progesterone failed to show benefit to patients suffering from acute traumatic brain injuries. This is a remarkable discovery since two earlier trials appeared to show at least some benefit.

“This trial, referred to as SYNAPSE, reports on a large prospective randomized clinical trial that investigated the effects of progesterone administered to severe TBI patients,” explains study co-author Raj K. Narayan, MD. The North Shore –LIJ Cushing Neuroscience Institute executive director contin...

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