Monthly Archives: January 2014

Research explores link between traumatic brain injury and sleep

It has long been believed that a person with a concussion should stay awake or not sleep for more than a few hours at a time. Read article

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The role of serious concomitant injuries in the treatment and outcome of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury

Head injury is the most important prognostic factor in mortality for sTBI pediatric patients, but the presence of serious concomitant injuries does contribute to greater morbidity, including longer stays, more infections, fewer ventilator-free days, and a higher level of care … Continue reading

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Microchip a radical concussion lifesaver

A microchip that sits behind the ear is the revolutionary New Zealand idea that could save the lives of rugby players around the world. Read article

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Diagnostic accuracy studies in mild traumatic brain injury

Findings indicate that no well-defined definition or clinical diagnostic criteria exist for mTBI and that diagnostic accuracy is currently insufficient for discriminating between mTBI and co-occurring mental health conditions for acute and historic mTBI. Read article

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How A Single Molecule May Help Detect And Treat Brain Injuries

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Mobility after traumatic brain injury: relationships with ankle joint power generation and motor skill level

Ankle joint power generation at push-off was the strongest predictor of mobility outcome after 6 months of rehabilitation in ambulant people with TBI. Read article

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A New Playbook to Fight Traumatic Brain Injury

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Examining acute rehabilitation outcomes for children with total functional dependence after traumatic brain injury

Even children with the most severe brain injuries, who enter rehabilitation completely dependent for all daily activities, have the potential to make significant gains in functioning by discharge and in the following few months. Read article

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Study finds girls continue to play soccer with concussion symptoms

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics finds in middle school that girls who play soccer, more than half who’d had a concussion continued to play with symptoms. Read article

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Hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction following traumatic brain injury affects functional improvement during acute inpatient rehabilitation

These findings suggest the importance of testosterone and insulin growth factor-1 activity in the early stages of physical and cognitive rehabilitation. Read article

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