Monthly Archives: September 2014

Drug that may save brain cells undergoes tests

Testing is underway on a new drug that may cure traumatic brain injuries for soldiers fighting on the battlefield. Read article

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Stability of employment over the first 3 years following traumatic brain injury

Only 44% of participants remained employed at each of the 3 years following TBI. Read article

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Concussions: ‘Hidden injury’ in sports

Concussions continue to be a ‘hidden injury’ in sports, even in the face significant increased public awareness. Read article

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Cognitive factors underpinning poor expressive communication skills after traumatic brain injury

We found problems with inhibiting the self-perspective accords with descriptive accounts of the egocentric nature of some communication patterns following TBI. Read article

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Ambien Awakenings: Waking up after brain trauma

When used for experimental and unintended purposes, the medication Ambien has the unexplained effect of “awakening” victims of brain trauma. Read article

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Duration and course of post-concussive symptoms

After a concussion, physical symptoms such as headache predominate immediately after the injury, emotional symptoms tend to develop later in the recovery period, and cognitive symptoms may be present throughout. Read article

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Network measures predict neuropsychological outcome after brain injury

Researchers believe that several hub regions may be especially important for the brain to function as an integrated network. Read article

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Relationship stability 1-5 years after traumatic brain injury

Having dependent children at the time of injury, higher education, and being in a blue collar occupation at time of injury were significant predictors of relationship stability. Read article

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Does Head Trauma Cause People to Be More Violent?

Can the repetitive head trauma actually make people more violent? Read article

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Increased levels of interleukin is associated with fatal outcome following traumatic brain injury

The findings indicate that increased IL-10, -8 and -6 levels may constitute an early predictor of unfavourable outcome in severe TBI patients. Read article

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