Monthly Archives: January 2016

Symptoms and quality of life after military brain injury

New research shows four distinct patterns of symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in military service members. Read article

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Visuospatial attention after traumatic brain injury

TBI may have an enduring effect on the orienting system at both neural and behavioural levels. Read article

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This scan can watch concussion recovery inside your brain

Development of a non-invasive brain scan to evaluate concussions. Read more

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Community integration in workers with delayed recovery from mild traumatic brain injury

Workers with delayed recovery from mTBI experience difficulty with community integration. Read article

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Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries

Many military personnel who experience blast-related traumatic brain injury (MTBI) have lasting brain damage as seen by MRI, according to a study published in Radiology. Read article

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Hypnotics use but not insomnia increased the risk of dementia in traumatic brain injury patients

The use of hypnotics is associated with an increased risk of dementia in TBI patients with or without insomnia, whereas insomnia alone is not. Read article

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Research Finds Potential Hormonal Marker for Concussion and Recovery

The discovery of a correlation between hormone levels, concussion and recovery may be the first step in establishing a blood test for safe “return-to-play” for athletes. Read article

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Glial fibrillary acidic protein as a biomarker in severe traumatic brain injury patients

Serum GFAP levels on admission and during the first 5 days of injury were increased in patients with severe TBI and were predictive of neurological outcome at 6 months. Read article

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Dissolvable wireless sensors monitor brain injury

Researchers have developed biocompatible brain implants that can monitor brain injury before completely dissolving. Read article

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Perceptual organization deficits in traumatic brain injury patients

These findings demonstrate that perceptual organization is diffusely affected in TBI and this effect has no substantial correlations with IQ. Read article

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