Monthly Archives: February 2012

Intellectual, behavioral, and social outcomes of traumatic brain injury in early childhood

Moderate/severe TBI at an early age appears to be associated with lowered intellectual function and possibly behavior problems. A child’s environment influences cognitive and behavior function after TBI. Read article

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Adjustment to loss of the driving role following traumatic brain injury

Driving cessation following TBI is associated with emotional, identity, transport and participation-related needs. An ongoing, individualised approach involving information, support and practical experiences may improve outcomes of driving cessation for people with TBI and their family members. Read article

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Microenvironment changes in mild traumatic brain injury

It is crucial that a clinically useful evaluation and management procedure be instituted for MTBI that encompasses both molecular pathophysiology and functional outcome. Read article

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Memory and anatomical change in severe traumatic brain injury: 1 year vs. 8 year follow-up

The study indicated that cognitive recovery in severe TBI subjects had not been completed within 3-13 months post-injury, but also that the neural degeneration in severe TBI continues long after the head trauma. Read article

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Noise sensitivity in individuals following traumatic brain injury

Noise sensitivity is an important and under-researched symptom that can result from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read article

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New treatment for traumatic brain injury shows promise

A new drug is showing promise in shielding against the harmful effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read article

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Effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for reducing anxiety following traumatic brain injury

Study investigating the effectiveness of a 12-weekly anxiety treatment programme adapted for individuals with moderate-severe TBI, based on cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Read article

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Critical care management of severe traumatic brain injury in adults

In this review, the critical care management of severe TBI will be discussed with focus on monitoring, avoidance and minimization of secondary brain insults, and optimization of cerebral oxygenation and CPP. Read article

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Diagnostic confirmation of mild traumatic brain injury by diffusion tensor imaging: a case report

Minor traumatic brain injury is a common injury with variable clinical presentation. The system of diagnosis used in this case found a significant relationship between the clinical assessment and imaging results. Read full article

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Traumatic brain injuries are likely more common than previously thought

Though researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the long-term effects of head injury, few studies have looked at the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in all age groups, including males and females, taking into account both mild and serious … Continue reading

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