Critical Care Program Offers Life After Brain Injury

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A physician’s ability to respond to signs of oxygen deprivation in the brain following a traumatic injury can mean the difference between death, life with a mild disability, or full recovery. But insight into brain functioning following a significant trauma has been limited—until now.

At the University of British Columbia, Drs. Donald Griesdale and Mypinder Sekhon are spearheading a new research program that could accelerate patient recovery rates and improve their overall quality of life, thanks to the use of a brain oxygenation monitor. You can support the research today.

By placing two catheters directly inside the brain, critical care specialists have been able to see precise changes in oxygen levels and blood pressure, and respond immediately to signs of oxygen deprivation with tailored, life-saving therapies that optimize the brain’s ability to heal.

Since implementing this technology, the research team has witnessed a dramatic improvement in patient outcomes. American freestyle skier Jamie Crane-Mauzy, who is the first beneficiary of this monitoring in British Columbia, credits Drs. Griesdale and Sekhon with her recovery.

But this is only the beginning.

Your donation will make it possible for Drs. Griesdale and Sekhon to continue to use this innovative technology to develop more responsive and individualized approaches to patient care. With your support, continued research could make it possible for more people, like Jamie, to return to full and meaningful lives.