Monthly Archives: July 2013

Communicating after brain injury

Often relationships after the traumatic event can be stressful with poor communication underlying family break-ups and a feeling of isolation for the person living with a TBI. Read article

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Factors associated with sexuality following traumatic brain injury

Therapeutic interventions for sexuality need to focus on depression where indicated and self-esteem and address specific barriers to social participation and opportunities for sexual contact in individuals who are less independent in ADL. Read article

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Hormone therapy for traumatic brain injury

Studies in China and one in Atlanta have shown that infusion of progesterone was associated with a decreased mortality and morbidity after brain trauma. Read article

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Prevalence, clinical features, and correlates of inappropriate sexual behavior after traumatic brain injury

ISBs pose a complex clinical challenge among a minority of individuals with severe TBI. Read article

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Key target responsible for triggering detrimental effects in brain trauma identified

A University of Bristol team has identified proteins which trigger the processes that underlie how astrocyte cells respond to neurological trauma. Read article

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Repetitive traumatic brain injury, psychological symptoms, and suicide risk

Suicide risk is higher among military personnel with more lifetime TBIs, even after controlling for clinical symptom severity. Read article

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Pitt, UPMC to lead study of severe brain injuries in youth

To evaluate the various treatments available for these injuries, two researchers — from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health — have been chosen by the National Institutes of Health to … Continue reading

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Premorbid personality characteristics and attachment style moderate the effect of injury severity on occupational outcome in traumatic brain injury

Findings offer preliminary support for premorbid personality features as another relevant reserve construct in predicting outcome in this population. Read article

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Guardian Cap used by football teams to protect against head injury

A lightweight, padded overlay to regular helmets that promises to cut down the risk of a head injury. Read article

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Post-traumatic growth, illness perceptions and coping in people with acquired brain injury

The purpose of this study was to investigate, in a sample of people with acquired brain injury (ABI), the contribution of illness perceptions, distress, disability, and coping strategies and health to post-traumatic growth. Read article

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