Monthly Archives: January 2013

Infrascanner Detects Brain Trauma At the Scene of Accidents

A portable wand that uses Near-Infrared (NIR) technology can detect hemorrhaging in the brain and help medical professionals assess if a person needs a CT scan or surgery. Read article

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Role of early cell-free DNA levels decrease as a predictive marker of fatal outcome after severe traumatic brain injury

In summary we showed that severe TBI is associated with elevated cf-DNA levels and we propose that cf-DNA decrease during the first 24h may predict patient outcome. Read article

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Hypothermia could prevent traumatic brain injury victims from dying

Inducing hypothermia in people with traumatic brain injuries could prevent long-term damage and death. Read article

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Default-mode network disruption in mild traumatic brain injury

These results showed abnormal DMN connectivity patterns in patients with MTBI, which may provide insight into how neuronal communication and information integration are disrupted among DMN key structures after mild head injury. Read article

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Brain metabolic rate may gauge injury risk

People who have had two brain injuries are more vulnerable than others to further traumatic brain injury, U.S. researchers say. Read article

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Concurrent vision dysfunctions in convergence insufficiency with traumatic brain injury

Convergence insufficiency without simultaneous visual or vestibular dysfunctions was observed in about 9% of the visually symptomatic TBI civilian population studied. A thorough visual and vestibular examination is recommended for all TBI patients. Read article

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Evaluating the cognitive consequences of mild traumatic brain injury and concussion by using electrophysiology

Abnormal ERP results are observed in patients after MTBI or sports concussion, even for those in the nonacute stage after their injury. Read article

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