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Preventive therapy in brain-injured patients lowers risk of pulmonary embolism, DVT

People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. But blood-thinning medications started within 72 hours of hospital arrival have a significant protective effect against these conditions in patients with severe TBI and do not increase risk of bleeding complications or death, say investigators.

Preventive therapy in brain-injured patients lowers risk of pulmonary embolism and DVT

CHICAGO (July 21, 2016): People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at high risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). PE is a leading cause of death in these patients. read more

Dozens of wrestlers sue WWE over CTE and effects of traumatic brain injuries

A class-action lawsuit against the WWE was filed Monday on behalf of dozens of pro wrestlers, including Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Joseph “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis. The suit alleges that the wrestlers incurred “long term neurological injuries” in the course of working for the company, while it “routinely failed to care” for them ” in […]

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The frightening world of sports, concussions and traumatic brain injury. The post In the Dark appeared first on The Good Men Project.

NEJM: "TBI's Long-Term Follow-Up -- Slow Progress in Science and Recovery"

Eleven years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine, medical journalist Susan Okie, MD, first introduced readers to two U.S. Army veterans who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iraq, and the challenges they faced in the recovery period after returning home. Show More Summary

Is traumatic brain injury associated with late-life neurodegenerative conditions?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with loss of consciousness was not associated with late-life mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease or dementia but it appeared to be associated with increased risk for other neurodegenerative and neuropathologic findings, according to a new article published online by JAMA Neurology. read more

Novel Peptide Protects Cognitive Function After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Whether at school, in car accidents, on the sports field or the battlefield, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common part of our lives. It is especially frequent among children, athletes, and the elderly. Now, scientists at the...Show More Summary

Link Found Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Late-Life Parkinson's, but Not Alzheimer's Disease

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) with a loss of consciousness (LOC) may be associated with later development of Parkinson's disease but not Alzheimer's disease or incident dementia.

Single dose protects cognitive function after mild traumatic brain injury

A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, is especially common in children, athletes, and the elderly. Further studies could establish the potential for a single dose of TXM-peptides to prevent damage if administered even one hour after brain trauma.

Critic Tim Page Writes About Trying To Rebuild His Life After A Traumatic Brain Injury

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“I was somehow convinced that the return to my house would envelop and embrace me and make me whole once more. In fact, the mix of comfortable familiarity and my own freshly acquired strangeness made me feel more dissociated than ever. There was too much “stuff” and I could never find anything that I wanted; […]

New tech treats brain injuries without injecting drugs directly into the head

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms, from a mild concussion caused by playing football to a blow in a violent car crash that leads to unconsciousness and memory loss. These injuries can be difficult to treat without causing undesirable side effects, but a new technology may help doctors...

New technology could deliver drugs to brain injuries

La Jolla, Calif., June XX, 2016 (embargoed until 11:00 A.M. EST) -- A new study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. Show More Summary

New Technology Could Deliver Drugs to Brain Injuries

A new study led by scientists at SBP describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain.

Charged With Murder for Wife’s Suicide

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Prosecutors say Long Vang gave Jessica Haban her a traumatic brain injury three days before she took her own life. They and her mother want justice.

How an Army buddy's call for help sent a scientist on a brain injury quest

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The first in a series of NPR reports online and on-air about Traumatic Brain Injuries and the military is a must-listen. (more…)

Ex-USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry pledges to donate brain to women’s CTE research

Ahead of testifying Tuesday in front of the Congressional traumatic brain injury task force, two-time Olympic gold medalist and 1999 World Cup Champion Briana Scurry told The Washington Post she intends to donate her brain to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research. Scurry joins former teammates Brandi Chastain, Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe in their pledge […]

Report: Confusing Guidelines Denied Thousands of Vets Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you thought the stream of headlines from the Veterans Affairs scandal had run dry, you haven’t seen this new report from the Military Times...

Injured snowboarder helps other brain injury survivors

LINCOLN, Vt. (AP) — A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce’s snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he’s helping other survivors do […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Risk for Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there a link between traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and depression? Would the treatment for depression in someone with a TBI be different than treatment for depression without this sort of injury? ANSWER: Quite a bit of research has been done on this topic. The results clearly show that when people […]

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