Monthly Archives: October 2012

Causes and trends in traumatic brain injury for United States adolescents

Motor vehicle accidents and firearms were identified as leading causes of injury and mortality for adolescent TBI and represent potential targets for intervention. Read article

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Multivariate outcome prediction in traumatic brain injury with focus on laboratory values

Creatinine was found an independent predictor of TBI outcome. Read article

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Endocrine changes after pediatric traumatic brain injury

Because transient and permanent hypopituitarism is common after TBI, survivors should be screened serially for possible endocrine disturbances. Read article

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Residual brain dysfunction observed one year post-mild traumatic brain injury

Neurophysiological measures are excellent tools to assess the status and prognosis of patients with MTBI. Read article

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Anemia and brain oxygen after severe traumatic brain injury

Investigation of the relationship between hemoglobin (Hgb) and brain tissue oxygen tension (PbtO(2)) after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to examine its impact on outcome. Read article

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Working memory in patients with mild traumatic brain injury: Functional MR imaging analysis

MTBI-induced differences in working memory functional activity were observed even though differences in behavioral performance between MTBI patients and controls were absent, which suggests that this approach may increase sensitivity to MTBI compared with neuropsychological evaluation alone. Read article

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Theory of mind in children with traumatic brain injury

TBI is associated with poorer intentional processing in school-age children and adolescents relative to peers with orthopedic injuries. Read article

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Traumatic brain injury in the elderly: considerations in a series of 103 patients older than 70

Mortality and morbidity due to brain injury in the elderly population is a growing clinical problem: among older patients, those >70 years have a considerably higher risk both in terms of mortality and morbidity. Read article

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Incidence of major and minor brain injuries in facial fractures

Facial fractures are often associated with brain injury. A high level of suspicion is warranted for minor traumatic brain injuries. Read article

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Who responds better? Factors influencing a positive response to brief alcohol interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury

Investigation of variables associated with the frequency and quantity of alcohol consumption following a brief alcohol intervention in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Read article

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