Monthly Archives: September 2015

14 Things People Affected by Traumatic Brain Injury Wish Others Understood

The Mighty worked with the Traumatic Brain Injury Support Facebook page to ask people affected by TBI what they wish others understood about their conditions. Read article

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Areas of brain damage underlying increased reports of behavioral disinhibition

Damage in the frontal and temporal lobes, gyrus rectus, and insula was associated with greater behavioral disinhibition. Read article

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Robotic exoskeleton helps vet with brain injury walk again

The former Canadian soldier, who was told he might never walk again after suffering a brain injury during a 2006 ax attack in Afghanistan, is now mobile with the help of a robotic exoskeleton on the lower half of his … Continue reading

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Prevalence and predictors of poor recovery from mild traumatic brain injury

Older age at injury, female sex, and acute symptom report were predictors of poor symptomatic outcome at 3 months. Socioeconomic status was the only significant predictor of poor cognitive outcome at 3 months. Read article

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Researchers use neuroimaging to measure early cognitive improvement after mild TBI

Researchers published results of a novel study of the functional activation patterns of working memory after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read article

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Evaluation of cortical thickness following traumatic brain injury

This study provides evidence of cortical thinning in the context of chronic blast-related mild and moderate TBI in military veterans who have co-morbid psychiatric symptoms. Read article

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ONR’s MOVER technology: Improving therapy for brain injury patients

To provide patients with a safe, engaging and easy way to maintain their therapy regimens, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is supporting efforts to develop the Mobile, Virtual Enhancements for Rehabilitation (MOVER). Read article

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Functional neuroimaging distinguishes posttraumatic stress disorder from traumatic brain injury

This study demonstrates the ability to separate PTSD and TBI from healthy controls, from each other, and detect their co-occurrence, even in highly comorbid samples, using SPECT. Read article

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Prognostic factors of return to work after traumatic or non-traumatic acquired brain injury

We found strong evidence for a significant association between RTW and personal factors (education level, unemployment) after traumatic ABI, and activities of daily living (ADL) after non-traumatic ABI. Read article

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Hypertension drug lessens swelling caused by traumatic brain injury

A drug mainly used by hypertension patients has been discovered to reduce the inflammation caused by the body after suffering from traumatic brain injury, a new study reports. Read article

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