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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 were able... Read more

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Ruling out CT for Minor Head Trauma

2015 29 Dec

Combinations of history and physical examination features in clinical decision rules can identify patients with minor head trauma at low risk of severe intracranial injuries, and for whom head CT may not be necessary. The findings are based on a systematic review conducted by Joshua S. Easter, MD, MSc, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University... Read more

ICU Management

Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in TBI: Consensus Statements

2015 22 Oct

Seven consensus statements from a panel of leading international experts in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) provide a clear interpretation of the results from the BEST TRIP trial, which have led to ongoing debate over the value of intracranial pressure monitoring in sTBI. These new consensus statements, published in Journal of... Read more

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MRI Improves Diagnosis of Microbleeding after Brain Injury

2015 15 Sep

A new study in the journal Radiology suggests that imaging patients soon after traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs could help to detect cerebral microhaemorrhages more accurately. Researchers used susceptibility-weighted imaging — an MRI technique that provides improved visibility of blood and is highly sensitive to haemorrhage — to evaluate U.S. military... Read more

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Study Pinpoints PTSD and Trauma Injury Differences

2015 28 May

A brain imaging study has enabled researchers to identify the biological differences between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) that looks directly at cerebral blood flow and indirectly at brain activity, the researchers were able to correctly differentiate... Read more

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Study: Hypoxia, Hypotension 'Deadly Combo' in TBI

2014 21 Nov

Prehospital hypoxia and hypotension have been known to increase mortality in the setting of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results of a new study showed that while hypoxia and hypotension increased mortality by four- and threefold respectively, the combination of these two factors further increased mortality by 14-fold.The largest previous study had... Read more

Executive Health Management

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated with Premature Death

2014 17 Jan

Findings from a psychiatric study conducted by Seena Fazel, M.D., of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and her team of colleagues, show that patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a higher risk of premature death, particularly from suicides, injuries and assaults. According to the study background, TBI is a substantial cause of disability.The... Read more

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Can Mild Hypothermia Treatment Improve Neuron Survival After Traumatic Brain Injury?

2013 26 Sep

Moderate reductions in body temperature can improve outcomes after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research that identifies positive effects of mild hypothermia on brain tissue is presented in an article published in Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.... Read more

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Can Traumatic Brain Injury Impair a Child's Working Memory?

2013 26 Sep

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) during childhood can have long-term effects on cognitive and psychosocial functioning, including poor academic achievement. Pediatric TBI can cause significant deficits in working memory, as demonstrated in a study published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.... Read more

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1 in 5 Students in Grades 7-12 Have Had a Traumatic Brain Injury in Their Lifetime

2013 26 Jun

 One in five adolescents surveyed in Ontario said they have suffered a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required them to be hospitalized overnight, a statistic researchers in Toronto say is much higher than previously thought.Sports such as ice hockey and soccer accounted for more than half the injuries, said Dr.... Read more

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