Monthly Archives: February 2014

One gene influences recovery from traumatic brain injury

Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. Read article

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Persistent anosmia in a traumatic brain injury patient: Role of orbitofrontal cortex

In this case of post-traumatic anosmia, the ability to perceive and recognize odours does not seem to be compromised in the same measure. Read article

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Researchers Developing Emergency Drug for Brain Injuries

After discovering why up to 50 percent of people with brain trauma are at risk of developing epilepsy, researchers are developing an emergency therapy to protect the brain. Read article

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Risk factors associated with sleep disturbance following traumatic brain injury

Data support and contribute to a growing body of evidence which indicates that TBI patients with insomnia are prone to suffer from concomitant headache and/or dizziness, report more symptoms of anxiety and depression and severe TBI patients are likely to … Continue reading

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Key to reducing concussions might be inside the skull

More blood in the brain may cushion hard blows. Read article

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Impact of diagnosis threat on academic self-efficacy in mild traumatic brain injury

These results suggest that diagnosis threat may have a greater impact on psychological factors than on cognitive performance. Read article

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Head, Neck Injury May Triple Younger People’s Risk for Stroke

Head and neck injuries may triple the odds that a young adult or child suffers the leading form of stroke, new research suggests. Read article

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Acute alcohol intoxication, diffuse axonal injury and intraventricular bleeding in patients with isolated blunt traumatic brain injury

Acute alcohol intoxication was not associated with type and number of DAI lesion, IVB and disability. Read article

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Brilliant blue G may shine in treating traumatic brain injuries

A close cousin of the dye that makes fabric, M&M’s and sports drinks blue may improve recovery from traumatic brain injuries. Read article

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Differentiated patterns of cognitive impairment 12 months after severe and moderate traumatic brain injury

Differentiating between patients with moderate and severe TBI yields a more accurate description of cognitive deficits and their improvement over time. Read article

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