Monthly Archives: March 2013

An examination of discharge against medical advice from brain injury inpatient rehabilitation

Compared to regular discharge (nā€‰=ā€‰1247), DAMA was significantly associated with unemployment, intentional injury, higher motor functions at admission and shorter length of stay. Read article

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Depression and anxiety in parent versus spouse caregivers of adult patients with traumatic brain injury

Overall, high levels of caregiver distress were exposed, regardless of caregiver type (parent versus spouse). Read article

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Early intervention for patients at risk for persisting disability after mild traumatic brain injury: A randomized, controlled study

An early intervention, offered to patients with an estimated high risk for persisting disability, had no additional effect on symptom level at 3 months after MTBI as compared to TAU. Read article

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Effects of brain contusion on mild traumatic brain-injured patients

Contusion alone did not worsen the prognosis of patients in short-term follow-up and did not cause neurosurgical interventions. Read article

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Ethical Issues in Using Deception to Facilitate Rehabilitation for a Patient With Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

When used cautiously and with careful consideration of the ethical implications, deception may be permissible as part of an intervention strategy with this population but only as a last resort. Read article

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Cognitive recovery and development after traumatic brain injury in childhood: a person-oriented, longitudinal study

This suggests that developmental change after TBI in childhood takes place on a continuum, with both chance of long-term catching up, and risk of poor development. Read article

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VA’s Tough Standards for Traumatic Brain Injury

For combat vets, the Veterans Administration has a tough message. To get a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI), it takes more than just having your bell rung by a roadside bomb in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read article

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Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety in adults with acquired brain injury. What works for whom?

This review suggests that if CBT is aimed at, for example, anger management or coping, it can be effective for anger or coping, but will not generalise to have an effect on anxiety or depression. Read article

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Exploring the link between traumatic brain injury and people who are homeless

Homeless people have a disproportionately higher risk for TBI compared to the general population, yet little is known about the severity of those injuries, who exactly is suffering from them and what the long-term consequences are. Read article

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Emotional expression and socially modulated emotive communication in children with traumatic brain injury

Children with TBI have difficulty understanding the dual role of facial emotions in expressing feelings and communicating socially relevant but deceptive emotions, and these difficulties likely contribute to their social problems. Read article

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