Search Tag: Concussion

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Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent on CT Scans

2019 28 Aug

It has been highlighted that patients suffering from a concussion can have CT scans which show no irregularities and patients can go on to be discharged with no further treatment. A new, cost-effective blood test may be able to identify these patients for subsequent evaluation.   The study, from UC San Francisco, analysed 450 patients who had obtained... Read more

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Imaging study provides further insight into subconcussion

2018 10 Apr

New research from Indiana University finds clear differences in the brains of athletes playing contact sports compared to those who play noncontact sports. The findings published in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical contribute important information to research on subconcussion. Subconcussive blows or "microconcussions" are common in sports such as... Read more

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MEG Imaging Improves Concussion Detection

2016 13 Dec

Use of magnetoencephalography (MEG) to create high-resolution brain scans, coupled with computational analysis, could enhance detection of concussions that conventional scans might miss. A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology describes how MEG, which maps interactions between regions of the brain, could detect greater levels of neural... Read more

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DTI Helps Identify Recovery In Concussion Patients

2016 15 Jun

Researchers using an advanced form of MRI called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) have found a way to differentiate in advance those concussion patients who may be burdened long-term and those who would recover fully. The team of researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System led by Professor Michael L. Lipton... Read more

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MRI Shows ‘Brain Scars’ in Military Personnel with Blast-related Concussion

2015 15 Dec

MRI shows brain damage in a high percentage of active duty U.S. military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, according to a study published in the journal Radiology . Researchers used MRI to study 834 military service members with MTBI related to blast injuries. MRI scans revealed the presence of... Read more

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Older Patients Recover More Slowly from Concussion

2015 06 Oct

A new study published in the journal Radiology indicates that older people may have a more difficult time recovering from mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussion. The finding could help to inform the development of separate management strategies for different age groups following concussion. "Old age has been recognised as an independent... Read more

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Memory after Concussion

2015 28 Apr

A new study published in Radiology indicates that women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). “In clinical practice, more women than men seek medical attention due to persistent symptoms after MTBI at a ratio of almost 2:1,” said lead author, Chi-Jen Chen, MD, Department... Read more

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Novel Eye-Tracking Tool Detects Head Injury Severity

2015 04 Feb

A novel eye-tracking device has enabled researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center to effectively measure the severity of concussion or brain injury in patients following head trauma. They say this unique, simple and objective diagnostic tool for concussion can be utilised in the emergency room or, one day, on the sidelines at sporting events. "Our... Read more

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Concussions: Men Have Longer Recovery Time

2014 06 May

A recent study of concussion patients using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), entitled “Sex Differences in White Matter Abnormalities after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Localization and Correlation with Outcome”, found that females recovered faster after concussion than males did. The findings are published online in the journal Radiology and... Read more

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Concussion Patients Show Alzheimer’s-like Brain Abnormalities

2013 18 Jun

The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer’s dementia, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. “Findings of MTBI bear a striking resemblance to those seen in early Alzheimer’s dementia,” said lead author,... Read more