Monthly Archives: June 2014

Veterans with blast traumatic brain injury may have unrecognized pituitary dysfunction

In soldiers who survive traumatic brain injury from blast exposure, pituitary dysfunction after their blast injury may be an important, under-recognized, and potentially treatable source of their symptoms, a new study finds. Read article Advertisements

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Can baroreflex sensitivity and heart rate variability predict late neurological outcome in patients with traumatic brain injury?

HRV and BRS measures in TBI patients during intensive care treatment, including sedative, analgesic, and vasoactive drugs, may identify patients with poor late neurological outcome. Read article

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Soccer has a concussion crisis, and it’s bigger than just headers

It’s not the ball that soccer players should be worried about—it’s everything else. Player-to-player, player-to-ground, and player-to-goalpost collisions are soccer’s biggest dangers. Read article

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Parent psychological functioning and communication predict externalizing behavior problems after pediatric traumatic brain injuryOverall, higher ratings of effective parent communication were associated with fewer externalizing behavior problems, whereas poorer caregiver psychological functioning was associated with greater adolescent externalizing behaviors.

Overall, higher ratings of effective parent communication were associated with fewer externalizing behavior problems, whereas poorer caregiver psychological functioning was associated with greater adolescent externalizing behaviors. Read article

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New computer models predict outcome of treatments for TBI

An EU project is building sophisticated new computer models potentially able to improve diagnosis and predict the outcome of treatments. Read article

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High plasma adiponectin levels in patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Plasma adiponectin level may represent a novel biomarker for predicting clinical outcomes of traumatic brain injury. Read article

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Prolonged Concussion Potentially Linked to Psychiatric Disorders

Prolonged recovery from concussions may signal further psychiatric disorders in athletes. Read article

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