Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sex Differences in TBI

In addition to a severity spectrum that spans mild to severe, brain injuries may differ in terms of how male and female animals respond to them. Read article

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Availability of outpatient rehabilitation services for children after traumatic brain injury: Differences by language and insurance status

Children in households with limited English proficiency and Medicaid faced significant barriers in availability and proximity of outpatient rehabilitation services. Read article

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Anxiety, Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury

Anxiety and depression tend to go hand in hand, and are extremely common for those with TBI and chronic pain. Read article

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Health care costs 1 year after pediatric traumatic brain injury

At the population level, costs following mild TBI far exceeded those of more severe cases, a  result of the extremely high population burden of mild TBI. Read article

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New Terminology Needed for Brain Injured Patients

Terminology used to describe patients with severe brain injury who are unresponsive to the world around them is overly broad and overlooks a subgroup of patients who have consciousness that is imperceptible at the bedside. Read article

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Insomnia symptoms and behavioural health symptoms in veterans 1 year after traumatic brain injury

Veterans with history of TBI, of any severity, and current insomnia symptoms may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety 1 year after TBI. Read article

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Concussion Treatment: Prolonged Rest May Be ‘Counterproductive’ To Football Players’ Head Trauma

Exercise, not rest, may be the better strategy for recovering from a concussion. Read article

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Associations between brain-derived neurotrophic factor, memory impairment, functional cognition, and depressive symptoms following TBI

Acute BDNF associations with memory recovery may implicate hippocampal damage/degeneration. Read article

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New Book: Rights Come to Mind – Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness

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Ten year employment patterns of working age individuals after traumatic brain injury

The overall decline in trajectories of probability of employment between 5 and 10 years post-injury suggests that moderate to severe TBI may have unfavorable chronic effects. Read article

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