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

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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

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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

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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

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Concussion Rates Have Doubled Among U.S. Kids

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

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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

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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

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