Monthly Archives: September 2013

Environmental Enrichment for Traumatic Brain Injury Patients May Reduce Shrinkage in Brain

“What may be occurring after a serious brain injury,” said Dr. Green, “is that damaged tissue is leaving healthy areas of the brain disconnected and under stimulated. Over time, healthy areas may deteriorate.” Read article

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Long-term disability and survival in traumatic brain injury

Long-term survival prognosis in TBI depends on age, sex, and disability. Read article

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Video Game Serves as Virtual TBI Therapist

Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were effectively able to use a video game to improve coordination, researchers reported. Read article

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Brain injury, neuroinflammation and Alzheimer’s disease

It is now becoming clear that a history of TBI predisposes the individual to AD later in life. Read article

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Can mild hypothermia treatment improve neuron survival after traumatic brain injury?

Moderate reductions in body temperature can improve outcomes after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read article

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Parent-reported mild head injury history and behavioural performance in children at 6 years

Mild head injuries, especially incurred repeatedly, may still be a significant risk for adverse behaviours in children. Read article

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Hyperbaric chamber treatments did not help with mild TBI

Scientists found no significant benefit to a popular idea of using a pressurized chamber to force oxygen into the brain to heal mild brain injuries suffered by tens of thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, according to a scientific … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial polymorphisms impact outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury

Findings indicate that mitochondrial DNA variation may impact patient outcomes after a TBI potentially by influencing mitochondrial function and that sex of the patient may be important in evaluating these associations in future studies. Read article

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Engineer using Jello to study waves in brain from traumatic impact

Washington University in St. Louis engineers are now applying a new imaging technique to a model of brain tissue to see how stiff or soft it might be. Read article

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A multidimensional physical therapy program for individuals with cerebellar ataxia secondary to traumatic brain injury

The three individuals with cerebellar ataxia participated in a long-term, individualized, multidimensional physical therapy treatment program, and made improvements in all areas of impairment and activity limitations. Read article

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