One-third of vegetative patients may be conscious: study

Patients thought to be brain dead may be misdiagnosed.

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Race and insurance disparities in discharge to rehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury

Race and insurance are strong predictors of discharge to rehabilitation among adult TBI survivors in the United States.

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Researchers divided over effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen for traumatic brain injury treatment

Some researchers question the treatment, saying it’s ineffective at best and potentially dangerous at worst.

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Arts-based social skills interventions for adolescents with acquired brain injuries

Results support the use of an arts-based intervention for youth with ABI to facilitate social skills and participation.

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Researchers find common loss of function across brain circuit in severe brain injury — as well as possible ways to switch it back on

Scientists are closing in on a common dysfunction that appears to underlie a majority of severe brain injuries, raising real hope that many affected patients, even those with very limited apparent consciousness, could be helped with treatment.

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Perception of recovery after pediatric mild traumatic brain injury is influenced by the “Good Old Days” bias

The “good old days” bias is present in pediatric mTBI by 1-month post-injury, influences retrospective symptom reporting, and has measureable implications for determining recovery in research and clinical practice.

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Belgian researchers developing scanner for gauging vegetative patients’ recovery chances

A hi-tech scanner can help tell whether a brain-injured patient who appears to be in a vegetative state has a chance of regaining some consciousness.

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