Monthly Archives: November 2014

Brain injuries in mice treated using bone marrow stem cells, antioxidants

For the first time, researchers have transplanted bone marrow stem cells into damaged brain tissue while applying lipoic acid (a potent antioxidant), with the aim of improving neuroregeneration in the tissue. Read article

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Variable neuroendocrine-immune dysfunction in individuals with unfavorable outcome after severe traumatic brain injury

Results suggest that unfavorable outcome after TBI may result from dysfunctional neuroendocrine-immune communication wherein an adequate immune response is not mounted or, alternatively, neuroinflammation is prolonged. Read article

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Link Between Crime and Brain Injuries Prompts Push for Legislation

Bill would require state to increase screening for brain injury among at-risk youth. Read article

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EEG Neurofeedback therapy: Can it attenuate brain changes in TBI?

The EEG-NFT therapy has shown significant changes in structural and functional connectivity among young moderately injured TBI patients. Read article

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Air Force captain doesn’t let traumatic brain injury squelch his drive

Simone doesn’t remember anything about the day when his helicopter was shot down in the skies over Afghanistan. Read article

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Death after discharge: Predictors of mortality in older brain-injured patients

Older TBI patients who survive to discharge have a significant risk of death within 1 year. Read article

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Oxygen therapy no better than placebo for treating concussion, study finds

New research finds that oxygen therapy, administered in the same type of pressurized chamber used to treat scuba divers for decompression sickness, works no better than compressed air for treating troops with lingering symptoms of concussion. Read article

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Balance function and sensory integration after mild traumatic brain injury

Activities of daily living, balance in postural stability and sensory integration were strongly impaired in patients with mTBI. Read article

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Abusive head trauma results in fewer productive life-years

More than half of all children suffering severe AHT in 2009 were expected to die before the age of 21, with the remainder suffering a large reduction in quality of life. Read article

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Growth hormone deficiency after mild traumatic brain injury

Study found a 25 % prevalence of GHD in veterans with mild TBI as shown by glucagon stimulation. Read article

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