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MRI-Type Imaging Predicts Impact From Combat Brain Injury

2016 04 Apr

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI, may be able to predict functional post-deployment outcomes for veterans who sustained mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, during combat, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology. Recently, there has been a dramatic rise in the incidence of combat-related MTBI, with more than... 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 white... Read more

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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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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 predictor... Read more

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Brain Injury Patterns Linked to Post-traumatic Depression, Anxiety

2015 16 Jun

A new MRI study published in the journal Radiology has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety. The findings may open the door to improved treatment and understanding of these common disorders, according to researchers.Understanding what triggers psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety... Read more

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Blood Test for Brain Injury Could Cut Need for Scans

2015 21 May

A simple blood test to measure brain-specific proteins released after a person suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been shown to predict both evidence of TBI on radiographic imaging and injury severity. A multicentre study, published in Journal of Neurotrauma, describes the potential benefit of adding detection of glial fibrillary acidic protein... 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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Treating Uninjured Side of the Brain May Aid Stroke Recovery

2015 15 Feb

Scientists report that it would be more effective to focus on the side of the brain where the injury did not occur to maximise stroke recovery. According to Dr. Adviye Ergul, Vascular Psychologist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, most studies focus on the stroke area and how to reduce the damage there. However, Ergul... Read more

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RSNA 2014: PET/CT Shows Pituitary Problems in Veterans with PTSD

2014 01 Dec

According to researchers, hybrid imaging with positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) in the brain's pituitary region may be an effective method to differentiate military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from those with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). MTBI involves damage to the brain from an external force,... 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


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