01/19/2006

McCloy’s Slow Improvement Continues

Mine accident survivor regains additional kidney function

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Randal McCloy remained in serious condition Thursday at West Virginia University Hospitals. His physician reported that his kidney function continued to improve.

McCloy is still unable to speak, but has shown other signs of neurological improvement. His medical team has not yet determined the extent, if any, of permanent damage to his brain.

According to his primary physician, Larry Roberts, M.D., McCloy is still suffering from kidney failure and requires dialysis. But his kidneys have shown signs of returning function in the past two days.

For more information, and to view video of Wednesday’s media briefing, see: http://www.health.wvu.edu/mccloy/mccloy.htm .

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For more information:
Bill Case, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
casew@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
bc: 1-09-06

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