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War veterans: Researchers point to impact of combined brain injury, PTSD

Researchers have exposed new information about the combined cognitive effects of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder in war veterans. Results of a study suggest that veterans suffering from both conditions have poorer cognitive and psychological outcomes than veterans diagnosed with only one of the conditions. Show More Summary

Dolly Parton -- Dollywood Sued After Woman Suffers Brain Injury on Swing Ride

A Tennessee couple says they came to Dolly Parton's Dollywood for entertainment -- what they got was a traumatizing experience that left one of them with lasting brain damage and broken bones.Tedi and Derryl Brown claim in a new lawsuit…

Researchers Point to Impact of Combined Brain Injury and PTSD in War Veterans

University of Kentucky researchers have exposed new information about the combined cognitive effects of mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder in war veterans.

Brain injury patient wakes up after taking sedative

Scientists were stunned when a man with a traumatic brain injury unexpectedly woke up after being administered a sedative.

Blood biomarker predicts presence of intracranial lesions following mild traumatic brain injury

In cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI), predicting the likelihood of a cranial lesion and determining the need for head computed tomography (CT) can be aided by measuring markers of bone injury in the blood. The results of a new study comparing the usefulness of two biomarkers released into the blood following a TBI are presented in Journal of Neurotrauma. read more

Patient awakes from post-traumatic minimally conscious state after administration of depressant drug

A patient who had suffered a traumatic brain injury unexpectedly recovered full consciousness after the administration of midazolam, a mild depressant drug of the GABA A agonists family. This resulted in the first recorded case of an "awakening" from a minimally-conscious state (MCS) using this therapy. Show More Summary

Patient awakes from post-traumatic minimally conscious state after administration of depressant drug

Amsterdam, NL, December 12, 2014 - A patient who had suffered a traumatic brain injury unexpectedly recovered full consciousness after the administration of midazolam, a mild depressant drug of the GABA A agonists family. This resulted in the first recorded case of an "awakening" from a minimally-conscious state (MCS) using this therapy. Show More Summary

One in 6 Ontario adults say they've had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2014 -- Nearly seventeen per cent of adults surveyed in Ontario said they have suffered a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required them to be hospitalized overnight, according to new research. Show More Summary

Progesterone offers no significant benefit in traumatic brain injury clinical trial

Treatment of acute traumatic brain injury with the hormone progesterone provides no significant benefit to patients when compared with placebo, a NIH-funded phase III clinical trial has concluded. The results are scheduled for publication Dec. 10 in the New England Journal of Medicine. read more

Study concludes that progesterone administered to severe TBI patients, showed no benefit

A study concluded that after five days of treatment with a novel formulation of progesterone acutely administered to patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), showed no clinical benefits. The paper entitled, "A Clinical Trial of Progesterone for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury," will be published online in The New England Journal of Medicine, December 10, 2014. read more

Brain injury researchers find retrieval practice improves memory in youth with tbi

Brain injury researchers have identified retrieval practice as a useful strategy for improving memory among children and adolescents with traumatic brain injury, researchers have found. Difficulties with memory and learning are common after TBI in childhood. Show More Summary

Teens With Traumatic Brain Injury More Likely to Use Meth

3 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Teens with a history of TBI also reported higher rates of cocaine, ecstasy, and opioid painkiller use.

They Avoided Financial Ruin After Traumatic Brain Injury

Michelle Mollino By Gerri Detweiler Daniel Mollino was not quite 27 when a 20-foot fall from the top of a telephone pole to the street below changed most of his world. He was making repairs when he fell in 2010. He was first not expected to live, then not expected to be able to function outside of a healthcare setting. Show More Summary

Blows to head damage brain's 'garbage truck,' accelerate dementia

A new study out today in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that traumatic brain injury can disrupt the function of the brain's waste removal system. When this occurs, toxic proteins may accumulate in the brain, setting the stage for the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. read more

Impact of traumatic brain injury on longterm memory explored

A new article provides insight into the variable impact of traumatic brain injury on long-term memory. Memory impairment affects 54% to 84% of individuals with TBI. While the variable impact of TBI on long-term memory has been recognized, the underlying cognitive mechanisms have not been detailed in this population. Show More Summary

Report: Deceased Ohio State Football Player's Brain Will Be Examined

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

According to the Franklin County (Ohio) coroner, a neuropathologist will examine the brain of deceased Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge "for signs of traumatic brain injury," ESPN reports. Dr. Anahi Ortiz told ESPN that brain...Show More Summary

Ohio State football player's brain to be examined

3 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

The Franklin County (Ohio) coroner said Monday that a special examination will look for signs of traumatic brain injury to Ohio State football player Kosta Karageorge, who was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

We're One Step Closer To A Concussion Brain Damage Blood Test

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

A group of researchers at Penn has evidence that a protein found in the blood, calpain-cleaved ?II-spectrin N-terminal fragment (SNTF), can predict if a person who's suffered a potential traumatic brain injury will suffer concussion symptoms. Which is to say, this could be useful for athletes who would like to know if they've suffered serious brain damage. Read more...

Teens with a history of TBI are nearly 4 times more likely to have used crystal meth

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2014 - Ontario students between Grades 9 and 12 who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, also reported drug use rates two to four times higher than peers with no history of TBI, according to research published today in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. read more

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