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 Advertisements

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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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