Entries in TIRR Memorial Hermann (2)


Doctors to Give Update on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Medical Condition

Bill Clark/Roll Call via Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' doctors will hold a press conference Friday morning to give an update on the Arizona congresswoman's medical condition.

Giffords, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head in Tucson, Arizona on Jan. 8, has been in rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston since late January. The hospital issued the statement about the status update on Wednesday.

"Two months after her injury, the congresswoman continues to improve," the hospital said in a statement.  "Physicians will provide a comprehensive medical update regarding her ongoing rehabilitation."

The press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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Congresswoman Giffords to Begin Full-Course Rehab 

Photo Courtesy - POOL PHOTO by Greg Bryan, Arizona Daily Star (HOUSTON) -- Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was transferred to TIRR Memorial Hermann, a Houston rehabilitation center in Houston, for the next phase of her recovery.

“The congresswoman has done very well in her therapy sessions in the ICU,” said Dr. Gerard Francisco, chief medical officer of TIRR . “It will be good to have her at TIRR Memorial Hermann where we can devote more time to her rehabilitation and recovery.”

Dr. Francisco is one of the nation’s leading physicians in the field of brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. A frequent lecturer nationally and internationally, he is currently conducting research on the use of botulinum toxin and intrathecal baclofen for the treatment of spasticity, along with the use of robots to facilitate recovery after a stroke or spinal cord injury.

Giffords started rehabilitation in the Memorial Hermann-TMC Neuro-trauma intensive care unit (ICU) on January 21, when she was flown from Arizona to Houston, and then brought by Life Flight helicopter to the hospital’s level one trauma center.

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