Decorin

Research UPDATE: Preventing Hydrocephalus in Premature Infants

In a study published in the journal Brain, researchers find that the infusion of a naturally occurring protein can prevent the development of hydrocephalus after an intraventricular hemorrhage. The results show great promise in the work to develop a preventive therapy for the development of hydrocephalus, particularly in one of our most fragile populations, premature infants.

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Drug Could Prevent Hydrocephalus in Premature Babies

Researchers out of the University of Birmingham, England, working with rats have found that Decorin, a drug that has anti-scarring properties, may prevent scarring on the brain which occurs after a brain hemorrhage. This scarring can lead to hydrocephalus, a particular issue in the premature baby population who are at high risk for intraventricular brain hemorrhage (IVH).

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