(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that use of intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring in patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) was associated with a significant decrease in mortality, but it did not improve the rate of favorable outcomes.
Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issues.
(Frontiers) Researchers at Ohio State University have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents...Show More Summary
Making Faces, an exhibition of work by artists exploring identity after a traumatic brain injury, is running at the Southbank Centre in London until 23 August 2017 Continue reading...
A woman who suffers from seizures shared a training video which highlights how her service dog Colt helps her from injuring herself. Janaye endured a traumatic brain injury in 2012, which makes it extremely dangerous if she were to hit her head, such as in a seizure. Show More Summary
(University of Eastern Finland) Antidepressant use is associated with an increased risk of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries among persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Show More Summary
A really wonderfully clever service dog named Colt, a Weimaraner/English Labrador mix who is specifically trained to respond and assist with the effects of traumatic brain injuries, demonstrated with his beloved human Janaye Kearns, the various different methods he can employ to protect her head during a seizure in any type of situation, including slippery...
(Northwell Health) Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the department of neurosurgery at the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, announced today that they have published a paper with research findings that could have implications for the treatment of many neurological conditions, including severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
After a brutal mugging left him with traumatic brain injury, John Pierre decided to ‘suit up’ in a neon cape and lightning bolt socks, emerging as the New York running community’s very own superhero. The post The Ultimate Running Machine appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Dx-Sys Inc. (Booth # 1356) has developed an ultra-sensitive, Lateral Flow Point of Care diagnostic test for Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP), a potential biomarker for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The test is a one-step quantitative...Show More Summary
The recent deaths of Alejandro Tello, who was struck by an SUV while crossing an intersection on his skateboard...
(Brown University) With a better understanding how traumatic brain injuries occur, a Brown-led research team hopes to develop new standards for head protection and next-generation helmets.
The link between football and traumatic brain injury continues to strengthen. Now, one of the largest studies on the subject to date finds that 110 out of 111 deceased NFL players had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder associated with repetitive head trauma. Several studies have linked CTE to suicidal behavior, dementia and…
(Wiley) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of disability and death globally, but medications have generally failed to benefit patients.
After two months in a coma, Chris Cahill woke up confused about where he was and what had happened to him. Cahill was found unconscious from unknown trauma resulting in severe injuries to his frontal lobe, with brain swelling so dramatic it was life threatening, explained to Gaurav Gupta, MD. Show More Summary
There's trouble in paradise on The Fosters. Jesus (Noah Centineo) and Emma (Amanda Leighton) managed to make it through Jesus' initial traumatic brain injury and a secret abortion last season, but that appears to be the tip of the iceberg...Show More Summary
(University of Cambridge) A new research group focused on improving the care of patients with traumatic brain injury in low- and middle-income countries has been established at the University of Cambridge.
The family of an Ohio man who returned to the US comatose in April after suffering a traumatic brain injury from a car accident in the Republic of Georgia was given little chance of recovering by doctors who said they should be prepared to turn off his feeding tube within...
Concussion is the most common form of traumatic brain injury. While serious concussions present with overt symptoms, the diagnosis of mild concussions remains a clinical difficulty. Researchers recently developed two novel methods for the diagnosis of concussion that may aid in the identification of less severe traumatic brain injuries. A concussion is a relatively common […]
Research linking traumatic brain injury and dementia later in life is contradictory. Learn about the latest findings and what they mean for TBI patients.