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Infusion of bone marrow mononuclear cells results in decreased intensive care needs and white matter preservation for children with severe traumatic brain injury

Charles S. Cox Jr., MD, professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. (Photo by UTHealth Houston)

January 17, 2024

After children experienced severe traumatic brain injury, the infusion of bone marrow mononuclear cells derived from the patient’s own bones led to less time spent in intensive care, less intense therapy, and, significantly, the structural preservation of white matter, which constitutes about half the total volume of the brain, according to new research from UTHealth Houston.







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