Monthly Archives: March 2012

Concussive brain injury enhances fear learning and excitatory processes in the amygdala

Results suggest that mild traumatic brain injury predisposes the brain toward heightened fear learning during stressful postinjury events and provides a potential molecular mechanism by which this occurs. Read article

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The association between traumatic brain injury and the subsequent risk of brain cancer

Findings suggest a positive correlation between TBI and the relatively short-term development of malignant neoplasms of the brain. Read article

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Long-term functional outcome of older adults after a traumatic brain injury

The strongest and most consistent factors associated with independence in mobility and self-care were fewer comorbid conditions, no difficulty of access to home modification services and home support services, male gender, younger age at time of injury, and shorter acute … Continue reading

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Factors predicting functional and cognitive recovery following severe traumatic, anoxic, and cerebrovascular brain damage

Patients with traumatic brain injury achieved greater functional and cognitive improvements than patients with cerebrovascular and anoxic ABI. Read article

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Association of initial CT findings with quality-of-life outcomes for traumatic brain injury in children

Associations exist between findings from the initial noncontrast head CT and quality of life score 12 months after injury in children with TBI. Read article

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Skull resconstruction immediately following traumatic brain injury worsens brain damage

Immediate skull reconstruction following trauma that penetrates or creates an indentation in the skull can aggravate brain damage inflicted by the initial injury. Read article

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Predictive value of early radiological findings in inflicted traumatic brain injury

Radiologic findings during the first month were significantly associated with the long-term outcome. Especially, basal ganglia lesions were associated with a poor outcome. Read article

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Prevalence of traumatic brain injury in juvenile offenders: A meta-analysis

Results suggest that the rate of TBIs within the juvenile offender population is significant and that there may be a relationship between TBIs and juvenile criminal behavior. Read article

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Impact of non-neurological complications in severe traumatic brain injury outcome

Low initial GCS, worst first CT scan, intracranial hypertension and acute kidney injury determined hospital mortality in severe TBI patients. Read article

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Physical exercise reduces deficits induced by traumatic brain injury

Physical exercise diminishes cerebral inflammation by elevating factors and agents involved in immunomodulatory function, and buttresses glial cell, cerebrovascular, and blood–brain barrier intactness. Read article

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