Monthly Archives: July 2016

Study links concussions to structural changes in the brain

A new study has found that concussions can have long-term effects on the structure of the brain. Even after clinical symptoms dissipate, structural changes can still be found. Read article

Posted in Concussion | Leave a comment

Fatigue in the first year after traumatic brain injury

Depression, insomnia, and cognitive difficulties remain strong correlates of fatigue, while for pain and work status the association with fatigue evolves over time. Read article

Posted in Symptoms | Leave a comment

Dignity Health Bakersfield, the Centre for Neuro Skills and KCCC Partner with Kern High School District to Prevent Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries in Student Athletes

Concussions caused by contact sports are a quickly growing epidemic among young athletes. When left undetected, concussions can result in long-term brain damage and may even prove fatal. Read article

Posted in Concussion, Sports | Leave a comment

An investigation of the impact of facial affect recognition impairments in moderate to severe TBI on fatigue, depression, and quality of life

Individuals who have better FAR may require increased effort to perform this task, and thus experience greater fatigue and poorer social and emotional QoL. Read article

Posted in Symptoms | Leave a comment

Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

Report can’t determine whether trend signals more injuries or more diagnoses. Read article

Posted in Concussion | Leave a comment

Perseveration during verbal fluency in traumatic brain injury reflects impairments in working memory

These results suggest that the perseverations produced during verbal fluency in individuals with TBI stem from the same working memory mechanism proposed in AD, rather than inhibitory control or word retrieval deficits. Read article

Posted in Symptoms | Leave a comment

Abusive head injury: An epidemiological perspective

Abusive head injury, sometimes referred to as shaken baby syndrome or non-accidental trauma (NAT), is the third leading cause of head injuries in small children in the US. Read article

Posted in Children | Leave a comment

Factors associated with long-term functional and psychological outcomes in persons with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury

Cognitive and psychosocial problems are more commonly reported than physical disability in the longer-term. Read article

Posted in Outcome | Leave a comment

Single dose protects cognitive function after mild traumatic brain injury

A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Read article

Posted in Treatment | Leave a comment

Exploring the experience of sleep and fatigue in male and female adults over the 2 years following traumatic brain injury

Targeted support to understand, accept and manage the sleep and fatigue difficulties experienced may be crucial to improve recovery and facilitate engagement in everyday life. Read article

Posted in Symptoms | Leave a comment