Brain Fluid Buildup Delays Full Rehab for Giffords

Sunday, 23 Jan 2011 05:55 PM

 

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HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston hospital treating Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says her condition is improving daily, although doctors are giving no updates on the buildup of brain fluid that has kept the Arizona congresswoman in intensive care.

A hospital statement released Sunday afternoon says Giffords will continue to receive therapy in the intensive care unit "until her physicians determine she is ready for transfer" to a nearby center where she would begin a full rehabilitation program.

Doctors at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center Hospital have inserted a temporary tube to drain fluid from Giffords' brain. Fluid build-up is a common problem associated with head injuries like the one Giffords received when she was shot on Jan. 8.

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