A new breakthrough in the understanding of the neurological basis of chronic brain dysfunction following stroke
Chronic neurological dysfunction produced by stroke and traumatic brain injury has long been thought to be irreversible. A new scientific discovery by the INR, as documented in the medical literature (article 1; article 2), now promises to change current thinking about the potential for recovery of function, even years after the acute event.
For more scientific information, please see:
- Selective TNF Inhibition for Chronic Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury – An Observational Study Involving 629 Consecutive Patients Treated With Perispinal Etanercept, Edward Tobinick MD, Nancy M. Kim, et al. CNS Drugs. 2012 26(12): pp.1051-70.
- Perispinal Etanercept for Post-Stroke Neurological and Cognitive Dysfunction: Scientific Rationale and Current Evidence. Ignatowski TA, Spengler RN, Dhandapani KM, Folkersma H, Butterworth RF, Tobinick E. CNS Drugs August 2014, 28(8):679-697, published online 27 May 2014. (Download full-text PDF).
- For an independent scientific opinion, please see this article, lead author Professor Ian Clark from the Australian National University in Canberra, especially pages 1014-1015.
Consultation for Stroke at the INR
This treatment is not for acute stroke. Consultation with an INR physician following hospital discharge is encouraged, even if the stroke has occurred years before. Please call the INR (310) 479-0107(California) or, in Florida (561) 353-9707) for further information.
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