Monthly Archives: December 2015

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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Bubbles may underlie trauma’s brain injury

Explosions and especially strong jolts to the head may create bubbles that lead to “thunder in the brain”. Read article

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