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Neurotrauma Clinical Outcomes

FY14 MNI Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes Houston

The Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care Program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center touts a distinguished history of firsts.

  • The first Stroke Center in Houston and one of the first dedicated stroke programs in the world.

  • The first and only stroke program in Texas to meet The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards for the highly coveted Comprehensive Stroke Center certification.

  • The first center to conduct a national, multicenter trial for hypothermia in head injury.

  • The first facility in Houston and one of the first in the United States to test the clot- dissolving drug tPA for acute stroke.

  • Launched the first Mobile Stroke Unit in the United States to deliver clot-busting treatment onsite within the first hour of symptom onset.

  • The first center in Houston to test and prove the efficacy of three disparate treatments for stroke prevention: carotid surgery; administration of antiplatelet drugs, including aspirin; and patent foramen ovale closure.

  • TIRR Memorial Hermann is one of only 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. TBI Model Systems are national leaders in TBI-related care and research.