Monthly Archives: July 2015

Does concussion impact men and women differently?

New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. Read article

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An investigation of sleep quality in adolescents and young adults after mild traumatic brain injury

Sleep difficulties in young adults may persist for ≤3 months after MTBI and exceed those after orthopedic injury. Read article

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Damage to key brain region important in predicting cognitive function after pediatric TBI

Disruptions in a key brain region can explain the varied outcomes after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children and adolescents. Read article

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Associated mental illness symptoms in close relatives of patients with severe traumatic brain injury

This study quantifies an extraordinarily high prevalence of mental illness symptoms in close relatives of patients with critical acquired brain injury. Read article

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raumatic Brain Injury And The Crime Rate: Offenders Have Higher Rates Of Past TBIs

A modest increase in the risk of criminal offense, including violent offending, follows a hospital-documented traumatic brain injury: study. Read article

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The association between traumatic brain injury and suicide: Are kids at risk?

Using a survival analysis with time-dependent indicators of TBI, we found a higher risk of suicide for people who sustained a TBI during childhood. Read article

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Single Traumatic Brain Injury Not a Contributing Factor for ALS Onset

Researchers report that a one-time traumatic injury to the brain is not an accelerating factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression. Read article

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Effect of Preferred Music on Agitation After Traumatic Brain Injury

These findings provide preliminary evidence that the preferred music intervention may be effective as an environmental therapeutic approach for reducing agitation after TBI. Read article

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Scientists Identify New Antibody Which Could Aid in Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Scientists have just announced the development of a new antibody which they believe could be used to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as prevent long-term neurodegeneration. Read article

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A randomized controlled trial of emotion recognition training after traumatic brain injury

The Faces Intervention effectively improved facial affect recognition in participants with chronic post-traumatic brain injury, and changes were maintained for 6 months. Read article

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