Monthly Archives: January 2014

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 Advertisements

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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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Head injuries increase risk for psychiatric disorders

A Danish study of a large cohort of individuals who presented at hospital with head injuries has found that they were at increased risk for later developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and organic mental disorders. Read article

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Self-selected walking speed predicts ability to run following traumatic brain injury

Self-selected walking speeds higher than 1.0 m/s greatly increase the likelihood of running following brain injury. Read article

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Scientists Nearing Huge Breakthrough to Treat NFL Concussions

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of chronic tinnitus after traumatic brain injury

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation was tolerated without any side effects and tinnitus complaints (measured by a validated tinnitus questionnaire and numeric rating scales) were improved in a replicable way throughout 5 courses of transcranial magnetic stimulation up to now. Read … Continue reading

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