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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