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Brain Fluid Giffords Rehab

Brain Fluid Giffords Rehab - Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords will likely stay in intensive care until at least the end of next week. Doctors said a fluid buildup in her brain will likely delay the start of full-fledged rehabilitation until her condition stabilizes. Trauma surgeon Dr. John Holcomb said Giffords was a little more alert and responsive Saturday, one day after she was flown from Tucson to Houston and two weeks after a gunman shot her and 18 others.

Brain Fluid Giffords Rehab

Holcomb said doctors would have to decide whether a catheter draining the fluid can be removed and Giffords can be transferred to The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research, or if a permanent shunt needs to be inserted. Holcomb said the fluid buildup was down a little Saturday and doesn't appear to be infected. Giffords is undergoing therapy in the ICU, but it is greatly limited compared with the options at TIRR, one of the nation's top brain rehabilitation centers.

Brain Fluid Giffords Rehab

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