Traumatic Brain Injury

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Concussion during adolescence increases multiple sclerosis diagnosis risk.

No Benefit of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

No Benefit of Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

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For pediatric patients with TBI, there is no apparent benefit of ICP monitoring for improving functional survival.

Brain Health in Contact Sports: Putting It All on the Line

Brain Health in Contact Sports: Putting It All on the Line

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For adolescents, contact sports increase the risk of brain health complications.

Cognition in Male Fighters Linked to Specific Imaging Biomarkers

Cognition in Male Fighters Linked to Specific Imaging Biomarkers

A set of biomarkers is associated with cognition in male professional fighters.

Concussion May Disrupt Menstruation Cycle

Concussion May Disrupt Menstruation Cycle

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Abnormal menstruation is more likely to be caused by a sports-associated concussion than a non-head injury.

In TBI, Memantine May Reduce Neuronal Damage

In TBI, Memantine May Reduce Neuronal Damage

Memantine is linked to reduced neuronal damage for patients with moderate traumatic brain injury.

Many Football Players Have Mild, Severe Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Many Football Players Have Mild, Severe Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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The findings add to a growing body of evidence that shows a strong connection between pathological findings of CTE and athletes who suffer repeated head trauma.

Detecting Consciousness in TBI: Utility of fMRI, EEG

Detecting Consciousness in TBI: Utility of fMRI, EEG

Consciousness may be detected in patients with severe traumatic brain injuries who appear unconscious, using fMRI and EEGs.

Concussion May Disrupt Menstrual Cycle

Concussion May Disrupt Menstrual Cycle

Abnormal menstrual patterns in young women tend to occur more frequently following concussion.

Age a Factor in Concussion Symptom Severity

Age a Factor in Concussion Symptom Severity

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Children in the youngest age group consistently reported worse scores on all measures than those in the highest age group.

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Later Risk of Dementia

Traumatic Brain Injury May Increase Later Risk of Dementia

Above-average dementia risk was observed among all participants with traumatic brain injury.

Treating Post-Traumatic Headache After Concussion

Treating Post-Traumatic Headache After Concussion

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While post-traumatic headache (PTH) often resolves within 3 months, a substantial number of patients experience chronic PTH.

Teleconcussion Assessments Feasible for Football Players

Teleconcussion Assessments Feasible for Football Players

There was a high level of agreement in examination findings between remote and face-to-face providers.

In Traumatic Brain Injury, White Matter Diffusivity May Predict Long Term Outcomes

In Traumatic Brain Injury, White Matter Diffusivity May Predict Long Term Outcomes

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The longitudinal trajectories in the TBI-slow group diverged from the normal group with widespread increases in mean, radial, and axial diffusivity.

Head Impacts in Soccer Lead to Moderate to Severe CNS Symptoms

Head Impacts in Soccer Lead to Moderate to Severe CNS Symptoms

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In future research, it will be important to examine whether more subtle, transient CNS changes occur in the absence of severe CNS symptoms.

Lingering Concussion Symptoms May Affect Driving Ability

Lingering Concussion Symptoms May Affect Driving Ability

Despite feeling recovered from their concussion, participants were likely to drive erratically.

Addressing Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

Addressing Gender Differences in Concussion Diagnosis and Treatment

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Female athletes face a greater incidence of and longer recovery time from concussion compared with males.

Concussions May Accelerate Alzheimer's in At-Risk Populations

Concussions May Accelerate Alzheimer's in At-Risk Populations

In people who are genetically at-risk for Alzheimer's, concussions appear to accelerate brain changes associated with the disease.

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.

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