Monthly Archives: September 2012

The reliability of magnetic resonance imaging in traumatic brain injury lesion detection

This study compares inter-rater-reliability, lesion detection and clinical relevance of T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery (FLAIR), T2*-gradient recalled echo (T2*-GRE) and Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Read article

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Outcome in polytraumatized patients with and without brain injury

More than 2 years after injury, polytraumatized patients with and without TBI suffer from a reduction in functional outcome and quality of life, but TBI patients are doing importantly worse. Any comparison of trauma patient cohorts should consider these differences … Continue reading

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Hearing every footstep: 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). Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to analyse the experiences of noise sensitivity of six individuals with TBI. Read article

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Effective factors on linguistic disorder during acute phase following traumatic brain injury in adults

The dissociation risk of cortical and subcortical pathways related to cognitive-linguistic processing due to intracranial lesions can augment possibility of lexical-semantic processing deficit in acute phase which probably contributes to later cognitive-communication disorder. Read article

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Sleepiness and fatigue following traumatic brain injury

Fatigue appeared to be a more prominent symptom than sleepiness when assessed between 1 and 11 years after TBI. Participants with TBI used compensatory strategies such as increasing time spent in bed and daytime napping in this sample. Read article

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Are there gender differences in cognitive function, chronic stress, and neurobehavioral symptoms after mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury?

Overall, this study only found gender differences on verbal memory composite scores, whereas the remaining cognitive tasks, neurobehavioral symptoms, and chronic stress did not indicate gender differences. Read article

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Characterization of headache after traumatic brain injury

Migraine was the most frequent headache type occurring in up to 38% of participants who reported headaches. Read article

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