Monthly Archives: February 2015

Stress of Caring for Brain Injured Loved Ones Puts Caregivers at Risk

People who care for loved ones with brain injuries can be under so much stress that their own health is in danger. Read article

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Associations between executive functioning, coping, and psychosocial functioning after acquired brain injury

Individuals who report difficulties with executive functioning after ABI may be inclined to use passive coping styles, which are maladaptive. Read article

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Accident survivor thriving while living with brain injury

On Oct. 5, 2005, Amy Klene and her friend were on their way home from a beauty supply store, when in a blink of a second, everything changed. Read article

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The trajectory of long-term psychosocial development 16 years following childhood traumatic brain injury

This study confirmed previous literature that CTBI is associated with increased levels of psychosocial problems. Read article

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Lawyer turns to art following brain injury

A blow to the head has turned a slick US defence lawyer into an emerging artist. Read article

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Increased sleep need and daytime sleepiness 6 months after traumatic brain injury

Evidence of a direct relation between sleep-wake disturbances and traumatic brain injury, and for clinically significant underestimation of post-traumatic sleep-wake disturbances by trauma patients. Read article

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Study Finds No Link Between Head Injuries and Parkinson’s Disease

The hypothesis that head injuries increase the risk for Parkinson disease has been examined in many studies during the past decades, but the findings have been highly inconsistent. Read article

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Amantadine for patients with severe traumatic brain injury

The results from this study demonstrated that amantadine hydrochloride accelerates recovery in patients with severe TBI. Read article

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Simple Test May Predict If a Coma Patient Will Wake

Researchers think they’ve found a measurement that will help doctors assess whether a patient will emerge from a coma. Read article

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Mental health disorders after traumatic brain injury

The rate of psychological symptoms was significantly higher post-TBI than pre-TBI. Read article

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