Monthly Archives: May 2014

Concussions may cause lingering mental anguish

Youths who suffer concussions may continue to have emotional problems after their physical symptoms wane, a new study suggests. Read article

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Correlates of traumatic brain injury among juvenile offenders

This extends the generalisability of earlier suggestions of a relationship between TBI and offending, and various factors thought likely to mediate the relationship. Read article

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ER visits for traumatic brain injury spike 30 percent

The rate of emergency room visits for traumatic brain injury increased by 30 percent between 2006 and 2010, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read article

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Suicide, fatal injuries, and other causes of premature mortality in patients with traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury is associated with substantially elevated risks of premature mortality, particularly for suicide, injuries, and assaults, even after adjustment for sociodemographic and familial factors. Read article

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SMS Messaging to Reduce Depression and Anxiety Following TBI

Study recruiting volunteers. Read article

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Infant car safety seats and risk of head injury

Car safety seats prevent injuries. However, TBI is similar among properly restrained and improperly/unrestrained infants involved in higher speed MVCs who present to a trauma center. Read article

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Could Ambien unlock mystery to treating brain trauma patients?

Ambien is a pharmaceutical drug designed to help an individual sleep by lowering brain activity, but in some cases, it has the unexplained effect of waking up victims of brain trauma from the deepest depths of their consciousness. Read article

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Nutritional intake, body mass index, and activity in postacute traumatic brain injury

The case studies provide insight into the need for rehabilitation nurses to provide nutrition education to TBI survivors that will accommodate changes in lifestyle and activity after discharge. Read article

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A small dose of medical meth might go a long way in limiting post-TBI brain damage

Buffalo-based Sinapis Pharma is commercializing low-dose IV methamphetamine as a new way to treat traumatic brain injuries, potentially up to 12 hours after they occur. Read article

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Effectiveness of handheld computers for improving everyday memory functioning in patients with memory impairments after brain injury

Occupational therapy training in the use of a handheld computer improved patients’ daily memory function more than standard rehabilitation. Read article

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