Monthly Archives: May 2013

Researchers tie traumatic brain injury to toxic form of protein

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have uncovered what may be a key molecular mechanism behind the lasting damage done by traumatic brain injury. Read article

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Response inhibition in children with and without ADHD after traumatic brain injury

The finding indicates that TBI results in deficient inhibition regardless of the development of S-ADHD. Read article

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Predictors of Sexual Functioning and Satisfaction 1 Year Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Older persons and females appear to be at greater risk for sexual dysfunction after TBI and may benefit from specialized assessment and treatment services. Read article

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Five years prospective investigation of anterior pituitary function after traumatic brain injury

In patients with mild and moderate TBI, ACTH and GH deficiencies may improve over time in a considerable number of patients but, although rarely, may also worsen over the 5 year period. Read article

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Pituitary Dysfunction after Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: Is there a Need for Ongoing Endocrine Assessment?

Our results recommend to prospectively follow children after TBI; firstly because the impairment of pituitary function can not be predicted, and secondly, to avoid the potential consequences of pituitary dysfunction. Read article

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Specific attention disorders in drivers with traumatic brain injury

Although, in the control situation, patients’ results were equivalent to controls’, they displayed specific disorders in more complex situations where the attentional load increased. Read article

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Sleep disorders in children with traumatic brain injury: a case of serious neglect

Sleep disorders with potentially important developmental consequences have been neglected in the care of children with TBI. Read article

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Cognitive impact of traumatic axonal injury (TAI) and return to work

Cognitive screening can identify the long-term impact of TAI identified by conventional MRI, used as a routine clinical technique. For rehabilitation and for insurance-related matters, these injuries must be taken seriously, as a deterioration over time might occur. Read article

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Prevalence, Clinical Features, and Correlates of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior After Traumatic Brain Injury

Inappropriate sexual behavior poses a complex clinical challenge among a minority of individuals with severe TBI. Read article

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Effect of frequency of multimodal coma stimulation on the consciousness levels of traumatic brain injury comatose patients

The results showed a significant difference (pā€‰<ā€‰0.01) for Glasgow Coma Scale as well as Western Neuro Sensory Stimulation Profile scores between Groups A & C and B & C, i.e. multimodal coma stimulation is effective as compared to the control … Continue reading

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