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Efficacy and Safety Study of Intravenous Progesterone in Patients With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

2014-08-27 03:12:56 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The SyNAPSe trial will study if giving intravenous (i.v.) progesterone within 8 hours of the injury for a total of 120 hours to severe traumatic brain injury patients improves their recovery.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Brain Injuries

Intervention

Progesterone, Lipid emulsion without progesterone

Location

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15213

Status

Recruiting

Source

BHR Pharma, LLC

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:12:56-0400

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