Traumatic Brain Injury

Can Exercise Prevent Post-Concussive Symptoms?

Can Exercise Prevent Post-Concussive Symptoms?

Participants who performed light, moderate, or full-contact activity had a lower risk for postconcussive symptoms.

Therapeutic Hypothermia Beneficial in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury

Therapeutic Hypothermia Beneficial in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury

Children with TBI who underwent therapeutic hypothermia, however, experienced increased mortality and worse outcomes.

Advanced Neuroimaging Can Guide Interventions in Traumatic Brain Injury

Advanced Neuroimaging Can Guide Interventions in Traumatic Brain Injury

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SPECT imaging can be more accurate in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.

Blood Metabolites May Indicate Concussion

Blood Metabolites May Indicate Concussion

The authors have filed a patent application for their test.

Many States Lack Plans to Return Children to School After Concussion

Many States Lack Plans to Return Children to School After Concussion

Most laws focus specifically on athletes, however all athletes are students as well.

Brain Lesion Load Impacts Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric TBI

Brain Lesion Load Impacts Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric TBI

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While many lesions remained at 1 year, reductions in lesion volume correlated with improved neurologic outcomes.

Preventing Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

Preventing Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

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Nearly 80% of depressive symptoms occur within the first 6 months after TBI.

Decompressive Craniectomy in Traumatic Brain Injury: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

Decompressive Craniectomy in Traumatic Brain Injury: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

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The greatest hurdle in developing effective treatments for TBI lies in the varied and dynamic pathophysiology and incomplete understanding of factors leading to poor outcome.

Can Deep Brain Stimulation Improve Deficits From Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can Deep Brain Stimulation Improve Deficits From Traumatic Brain Injury?

Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life in patients with TBI.

Biomarkers of Neuronal Damage in Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Biomarkers of Neuronal Damage in Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Levels of neurofilament light protein and amyloid β reflect CNS injury after repeated mild traumatic brain injury events.

Sertraline Tx May Prevent Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

Sertraline Tx May Prevent Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

The intervention was well tolerated, with mild adverse effects in both the sertraline and placebo groups.

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Long-Term Adverse Effects

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Long-Term Adverse Effects

TBI in childhood and adolescence was associated with low education attainment and premature death.

FDA Gives Marketing Green Light to Cognitive Tests for Concussion

FDA Gives Marketing Green Light to Cognitive Tests for Concussion

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The devices are the first of their kind to be granted marketing approval by the FDA.

Preventing Symptom Spikes in Pediatric Concussion

Preventing Symptom Spikes in Pediatric Concussion

Risk of symptom spikes appeared to be linked to an abrupt increase in mental activity.

Changes in Brain Volume, Blood Flow After Concussion

Changes in Brain Volume, Blood Flow After Concussion

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The findings indicate that long-term damage from concussions should be a concern for all athletes.

Player-Player Contact Increases Magnitude of Head Impact

Player-Player Contact Increases Magnitude of Head Impact

Certain football-specific stances were also associated with greater head impact.

White Matter Damage Lingers Months After Concussion

White Matter Damage Lingers Months After Concussion

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The changes in white matter negatively correlated with acute concussion symptoms.

Concussion Rates Rising Sharply Among US Youth

Concussion Rates Rising Sharply Among US Youth

The rise may account for improved diagnosis.

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Parkinson's, Lewy Body Pathology

Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Parkinson's, Lewy Body Pathology

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Notably, there was no association found between TBI with LOC and dementia.

Concussions Are More Prevalent in Water Polo Than Thought

Concussions Are More Prevalent in Water Polo Than Thought

The average number of concussions was just over 2 per person.

Surgical Intervention to Treat Post-Traumatic Headache

Surgical Intervention to Treat Post-Traumatic Headache

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Minor surgical intervention may relieve post-traumatic headaches.

Headache After Traumatic Brain Injury is Long-Term Problem

Headache After Traumatic Brain Injury is Long-Term Problem

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Thirty-five percent of participants reported new or worsening headache at 5 years post-injury.

Ocular-Motor System Slow to Recover After Sub-Concussive Hits

Ocular-Motor System Slow to Recover After Sub-Concussive Hits

Repetitive, sub-concussive hits to the head are associated with near point of convergence.

Poor Sleep May Have Ill Effect on Baseline Concussion Assessment

Poor Sleep May Have Ill Effect on Baseline Concussion Assessment

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Girls reported more symptoms of concussion after a poor night's sleep.

Youth Athletes Likely to Return to Play Less Than 24 Hours Post-Concussion

Youth Athletes Likely to Return to Play Less Than 24 Hours Post-Concussion

High school athletes are more likely than college athletes to demonstrate post-concussion symptoms.

Sleep Problems Persist in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

Sleep Problems Persist in Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury

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Most patients underestimate their degree of sleep disturbance.

Hormone Deficiency Common in Veterans With Concussion

Hormone Deficiency Common in Veterans With Concussion

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Insufficiencies in adrenal, thyroid, and growth hormone were noted.

Pre-Injury Psychosomatic Symtpoms Slow Concussion Recovery

Pre-Injury Psychosomatic Symtpoms Slow Concussion Recovery

Athletes with mental distress took twice as long to recover from concussion.

MRI Features Associated With Clinical Symptoms in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

MRI Features Associated With Clinical Symptoms in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Investigators aimed to predict outcomes in patients with mild traumatic brain injury by identifying MRI features that are associated with clinical symptoms.

Examining Headaches Among Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Examining Headaches Among Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

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New research suggests that TBI alone may be a strong predictor for headaches in the first year of VA care among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

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