Curbing the life-long effects of traumatic brain injury

Scientists report in the journal ACS Nano a potential way to reduce these effects with a neuron-targeting nanoparticle, using an animal model of TBI.

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Social anxiety following traumatic brain injury: an exploration of associated factors

The findings suggest that psychological variables are important in the development of SA following TBI and must be considered alongside clinical factors.

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Helmets prevent severe head injuries in bike accidents

Despite some criticism of bike helmets for not being protective enough, they do cut the risk of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) by half when riders suffer a head injury, a U.S. study suggests.

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Predictors of quality of life after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Age and LOS were considered independent predictors of QOL. Conclusion Age and LOS are independent predictors of QOL after moderate to severe TBI.

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CDC study identifies patients with mild traumatic brain injury at increased risk of PTSD

A new study identified risk factors for the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), making it possible to screen for PTSD symptoms among at-risk populations.

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Recovery of episodic memory subprocesses in mild and complicated mild traumatic brain injury at 1 and 12 months post injury

These findings indicate that, while the NC-mTBI and HC groups’ performances were comparable by 12 months, a primary, long-term deficit in encoding of auditory verbal information remained problematic in the comp-mTBI group.

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New Book: THE LIGHT: How Low Level Light Therapy healed my Traumatic Brain Injury and the struggle to deliver this remedy to those with Alzheimer’s Disease

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