Monthly Archives: December 2014

Researchers identify protein that predicts post-concussion severity

Elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved ╬▒II-spectrin N-terminal fragment shortly after concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms. Read article

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Aggression, DRD1 polymorphism, and lesion location in penetrating traumatic brain injury

Results suggest that the relationship between pTBI-related aggression and the dopaminergic system is modulated by lesion location. Read article

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PET/CT may improve differentiation of PTSD from MTBI

Hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the pituitary region of the brain is a promising tool for differentiating those with PTSD from those with MTBI. Read article

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Injury timing alters metabolic, inflammatory and functional outcomes following repeated mild traumatic brain injury

Too rapid return to activity after a traumatic brain injury can induce permanent damage and disability. Read article

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Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes. Read … Continue reading

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Adverse outcomes among homeless adolescents and young adults who report a history of traumatic brain injury

TBI occurs frequently among homeless young people and is a marker of adverse outcomes such as mental health difficulties, suicidal behavior, substance use, and victimization. Read article

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Headed for Disaster: What We Know About Traumatic Brain Injury

Questions are being raised about the link between brain injury and mental instability. Read article

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