Traumatic Brain Injury
In future research, it will be important to examine whether more subtle, transient CNS changes occur in the absence of severe CNS symptoms.
Despite feeling recovered from their concussion, participants were likely to drive erratically.
Female athletes face a greater incidence of and longer recovery time from concussion compared with males.
In people who are genetically at-risk for Alzheimer's, concussions appear to accelerate brain changes associated with the disease.
Participants who performed light, moderate, or full-contact activity had a lower risk for postconcussive symptoms.
Children with TBI who underwent therapeutic hypothermia, however, experienced increased mortality and worse outcomes.
SPECT imaging can be more accurate in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.
The authors have filed a patent application for their test.
Most laws focus specifically on athletes, however all athletes are students as well.
While many lesions remained at 1 year, reductions in lesion volume correlated with improved neurologic outcomes.
Nearly 80% of depressive symptoms occur within the first 6 months after TBI.
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.
Deep brain stimulation appears to boost function and quality of life in patients with TBI.
Levels of neurofilament light protein and amyloid β reflect CNS injury after repeated mild traumatic brain injury events.
The intervention was well tolerated, with mild adverse effects in both the sertraline and placebo groups.
TBI in childhood and adolescence was associated with low education attainment and premature death.
The devices are the first of their kind to be granted marketing approval by the FDA.
Risk of symptom spikes appeared to be linked to an abrupt increase in mental activity.
The findings indicate that long-term damage from concussions should be a concern for all athletes.
Certain football-specific stances were also associated with greater head impact.
The changes in white matter negatively correlated with acute concussion symptoms.
The rise may account for improved diagnosis.
Notably, there was no association found between TBI with LOC and dementia.
The average number of concussions was just over 2 per person.
Minor surgical intervention may relieve post-traumatic headaches.
Thirty-five percent of participants reported new or worsening headache at 5 years post-injury.
Repetitive, sub-concussive hits to the head are associated with near point of convergence.
Girls reported more symptoms of concussion after a poor night's sleep.
High school athletes are more likely than college athletes to demonstrate post-concussion symptoms.
Most patients underestimate their degree of sleep disturbance.
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