Monthly Archives: January 2012

Validity of the Six-Minute Walk Test in individuals with traumatic brain injury

The 6MW provides a good estimate of peak aerobic capacity and some measures are more responsive to change than others in patients recovering from TBI. Read full article

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Traumatic head injury in cluster headache: Cause or effect?

A better understanding of the association between head trauma and CH may provide important insights into both the pathophysiology of CH and the mechanisms by which traumatic head injury predisposes patients to developing headaches. Read full article

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Families caring for US service members with traumatic brain injuries

Caregivers who provide assistance with either activities of daily living or instrumental activities of daily living may need additional resources to meet the long-term needs of their injured family member. Read full article

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Reliability and validity of Questionnaire for Neurobehavioral Disability following traumatic brain injury

The present results indicate that this questionnaire has good reliability and validity, therefore it can be a significant indicator in TBI neurobehavioral disability study. Read full article

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Social function in children and adolescents after traumatic brain injury: a systematic review

The weight of evidence confirmed an elevated risk of social impairment in the context of moderate and severe injury. Read full article

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Second impact syndrome or cerebral swelling after sporting head injury

Second impact syndrome is believed to be the catastrophic consequence of repeated head injury in sport. Read more

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Towards developing a guideline for vocational evaluation following traumatic brain injury

Vocation evaluation should include the assessment of: the meaning clients ascribe to work following a TBI and their post-injury goals; clients’ self-perceptions of work competency, work readiness and anticipated challenges with return to work; and the available supports. Read full … Continue reading

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Relationship between hyperglycemia and outcome in children with severe traumatic brain injury

In children with severe traumatic brain injury, hyperglycemia beyond the initial 48 hrs is associated with poor outcome. Read full article

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Racial and ethnic disparities in employment outcomes for persons with traumatic brain injury

The odds of competitive employment were significantly greater for whites versus blacks and Hispanics. Read full article

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TBI 13 years on: factors associated with post-traumatic growth

Clinicians should be aware of Post Traumatic Growth and how it is associated with factors such as “meaning” and “purpose” as well as demographic factors such as, social support, activity such as work, new and stable relationships, milder disability and … Continue reading

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