ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Emmes Corporation today announced that a large team of scientists and health professionals including those from the company, LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, Lovelace Biomedical Environmental Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the U.S. Army Medical and Materiel Development Activity at Fort Detrick, Maryland, have authored a series of papers summarizing significant research on traumatic brain injury in the military.
Dr. Anne Lindblad, biostatistician and Emmes president and chief executive officer, and Dr. Steffanie Wilson, Emmes biostatistician, collaborated with principal investigator Dr. Lindell Weaver of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department of LDS Hospital, as well as Susan Churchill and Kayla Deru, also of LDS Hospital. Representing the funding organization of the study, the Hyperbaric Oxygen Project Management Office of the U.S. Army Medical and Materiel Development Activity, were Col. Scott Miller, Col. Austin Chhoeu, Capt. Brett Hart and Capt. Leonard Skipper. According to Dr. Weaver of LDS Hospital, "These papers addressed the baseline findings of one of the most complex clinical trials of hyperbaric oxygen, which is being investigated as a potential intervention for post-concussive symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury in a military population." The study, sponsored by the Department of Defense, addressed both active duty and veterans in the military who suffered from mild traumatic brain injuries. He added, "Even though our study was directed to military personnel, its results will be applicable to people outside the military, such as victims of sports injuries and car accidents who have suffered from mild traumatic brain injuries."