Monthly Archives: December 2015

TBI complications reduced when neurons stopped in their tracks

Researchers have found that halting production of new neurons in the brain following traumatic brain injury can help reduce resulting epileptic seizures, cognitive decline, and impaired memory. Read article  

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Web-based parenting skills program for pediatric traumatic brain injury reduces psychological distress among lower-income parents

Parent training interventions post-TBI may be particularly valuable for lower-income parents who are vulnerable to both environmental and injury-related stresses. Read article

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‘Homing’ treatment could aid recovery for brain damaged patients

scientists believe they may have found a way to aid recovery and minimise the risk of life-threatening infections in patients with traumatic brain injuries. Read article

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Predictors of criminal arrest after traumatic brain injury

Premorbid variables, especially pre-TBI felonies, were strongly linked to post-TBI criminal  arrests. Read article

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After Concussions, Athletes Are More Injury-Prone

Research on college students cites coordination problems. Read article

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Unprovoked seizures after traumatic brain injury

The risk for epileptic seizures was substantially increased after TBI, especially during the first 6 months after the injury and in patients with a combination of ICH and brain contusion. Read article

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New Book: The New Me – My Journey Back From Traumatic Brain Injury

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Low brain oxygenation and differences in neuropsychological outcomes following severe pediatric TBI

Results demonstrate that low PbtO2 may be prognostic of not only mortality but also neuropsychological outcomes. Read article

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Medical researchers find brain’s on-off switch for consciousness brain injury

Now that we know which brain pathways control whether someone is awake or unconscious, we may be able to rouse people from a vegetative or minimally conscious state. Read article

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Spatial neglect hinders success of inpatient rehabilitation in individuals with traumatic brain injury

Spatial neglect is common following TBI, impedes rehabilitation progress in both motor and cognitive domains, and prolongs length of stay. Read article

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