Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Mild Traumatic Brain Injury an Oxymoron:” New Protein Biomarker Highlights Damaged Brain Wiring After Concussion

Physicians and others now recognize that seemingly mild, concussion-type head injuries lead to long-term cognitive impairments surprisingly often. Read article

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Additional post-concussion impact exposure may affect recovery in adolescent athletes

Higher symptom burden was reported by the athletes and parents in the additional-impact group at the time of first visit. Read article

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Testing A New Drug For Traumatic Brain Injury

UT Southwestern, the National Institutes of Health and other partners announced that they’ll study a new drug that could help stop bleeding in the brain. Read article

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The impact of intracranial pressure monitoring on mortality after severe traumatic brain injury

ICP monitoring is associated with improved survival in adult patients with sTBI. Read article

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Meeting every day as strangers: my work with brain damaged patients

Every person has the capacity to surprise and confound expectations, even in the face of severe disability. Read article

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New Book: The Brilliance and the Madness – Letting Brain Injury Out of the Closet

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Effect of obesity on motor functional outcome of rehabilitating traumatic brain injury patients

Obesity had no adverse impact on motor functional outcomes of the traumatic brain injury patients who underwent inpatient rehabilitation. Read article

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Growth hormone deficiency after traumatic brain injury

Our study found a 25% prevalence of GHD in veterans with mild TBI as shown by glucagon stimulation. Read article

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Researchers report effective immune suppression therapy following traumatic brain injury

The agent demonstrated effectiveness post-injury, implying the existence of a therapeutic window following head trauma for the prevention of secondary neuropathological effects and associated disability. Read article

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Long-term caregiver mental health following online intervention for adolescents with traumatic brain injury

These findings support the utility of Web-based interventions in improving long-term caregiver psychological distress, particularly for lower-income families. Read article

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