Traumatic brain injuries often lead to death or bring about a greater chance of death in the years after they occur. Therefore, researchers are always looking for new ways to reduce the rate of death in their patients. One study suggests that marijuana may be the answer.
First of all, the study did not use any patients who were under 15 years old, and it didn’t use any who had a non-survivable injury. The group using tetrahydrocannabinol was then compared to the group not using THC, taking into account the severity of the injury, the injury mechanism, mortality and disposition. To look at independent associations with mortality, a logistic regression system was utilized.