The study of the use of Polyethylene glycol (PEG) for traumatic brain injuries is continuing to discover new information. Researchers from Purdue University found that if treatment was delayed more than six hours after a brain injury, the use of PEG no longer had any positive effects.
The authors of this study found say that this doesn’t have to be an issue as PEG can be easily administered from an IV at the scene of the accident. The study has moved on from rats and guinea pigs to dogs, so hopefully there will soon be an application approved for human use. When it comes to preventing long-term brain injury, every little bit counts!