Monthly Archives: July 2012

Psychotherapeutic follow up of out patients with traumatic brain injury

This kind of therapy was shown to be feasible, with a high rate of compliance (72%). Psycho-affective disorders and hostility were shown to be more sensitive to therapy than other behaviour impairments. Read article

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A prospective study on employment outcome 3 years after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Patients with TBI with psychiatric symptoms and impaired cognitive functioning at hospital discharge are at the highest risk of long-term unemployment. These factors should be the focus of vocational rehabilitation. Read article

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Functional MRI of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)

The authors conclude that fMRI in combination with related methods can be expected to play an increasing role in research related to studies of pathophysiological mechanisms of the sequelae of mTBI as well as in diagnosis and treatment monitoring. Read … Continue reading

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Identification and validation of prognostic criteria for persistence of mild traumatic brain injury-related impairment in the pediatric patient

This is the first study demonstrating prognostic criteria that may greatly help physicians identify patients who would benefit from structured follow-up care after MTBI. Read article

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Remediation of information processing following traumatic brain injury

A therapeutic construct for treatment of attention, perceptual processing, categorization and cognitive distance deficits is presented along with an interventional model for encouragement of re-emergence or regeneration of these fundamental information processing skills. Read article

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Examining the effect of mindfulness-based stress reduction on symptoms of chronic mild traumatic brain injury/postconcussive syndrome

The MBSR program can be adapted for participants with mTBI. Improved performance on measures associated with improved quality of life and self-efficacy may be related to treatment directed at improving awareness and acceptance, thereby minimizing the catastrophic assessment of symptoms … Continue reading

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Is rest after concussion “The Best Medicine?”

The best available evidence suggests that complete rest exceeding 3 days is probably not helpful, gradual resumption of preinjury activities should begin as soon as tolerated (with the exception of activities that have a high MTBI exposure risk), and supervised … Continue reading

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Healthcare utilization in the first year after pediatric traumatic brain injury in an insured population

Children with a full benefits insurance plan do not access primary care routinely after TBI. These findings present a challenge for designing a system to screen children after TBI. Read article

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Neuroendocrine dysfunctions and their consequences following traumatic brain injury

A complete hormonal investigation should be performed after one year of the trauma. Isolated growth hormone deficiency is the most common deficiency after traumatic brain injury. Read article

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Aripiprazole improves various cognitive and behavioral impairments after traumatic brain injury: a case report

In the present case, aripiprazole dramatically improved the patient’s symptoms and cognitive function. Read article

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