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New Treatment Helps With Traumatic Brain Injury
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The Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care or EPIC project was funded by a $3.6 million grant from the NINDS, part of the NIH. Before EPIC, first responders were taught to hyperventilate people with a TBI. The researchers behind EPIC including BIO5’s Drs. Kurt Denninghoff and Chengcheng Hu showed that, during hyperventilation, internal carbon dioxide levels fall and this constricts the brain’s blood vessels depriving the brain of blood and oxygen.