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Blood Test Predicts Prognosis for Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings, published July 10 in the Journal of Neurotrauma, could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments.

The Worst Part About Recovering From a Concussion

Mild traumatic brain injuries are common, yet tracking how a person is healing is still a patchwork of tests that aren’t always reliable. A new blood test might change that.

Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments.

Compliance with guidelines for treating brain injuries doesn't guarantee better outcomes

Two decades ago, the Brain Trauma Foundation published its first set of guidelines for treating traumatic brain injury. Now, a study has found no evidence that compliance with the guidelines led to lower mortality rates.

Hospitals' Compliance with Guidelines for Treating Brain Injuries Doesn't Guarantee Better Outcomes

A study by the Los Angeles County Trauma Consortium has found that compliance with Brain Trauma Foundation guidelines for treating traumatic brain injury do not necessarily lead to lower mortality rates.

Junior Seau’s Family Will Not Be Allowed to Speak at His Hall of Fame Induction

Junior Seau, a former linebacker, committed suicide in 2012 and had a subsequent diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. Pro football’s Hall of Fame said it had ended speeches for deceased inductees.

Junior Seau’s Family Will Not Be Allowed to Speak at His Hall of Fame Induction

Seau, a former linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, committed suicide in 2012 and had a subsequent diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. The Hall of Fame said it had eliminated speeches for deceased inductees to save time.

New insights into the circuitry of PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences. Both are associated with high rates of disability and suicide, and although they are separate conditions, they commonly co-occur. For example, a soldier who has developed PTSD as a result of a traumatic experience may have also sustained a brain injury during that experience.

Charlie's new brain: "Accept, adapt, embrace"

Snowboarding teacher Charlie Elmore had an accident on the slopes four years ago in which she sustained a traumatic brain injury.

New antibody treats traumatic brain injury and prevents long-term neurodegeneration

Researchers have provided the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer's disease and CTE and develop an antibody to treat TBI -- and prevent the development of these debilitating diseases.

BIDMC Scientists Develop Antibody to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Prevent Long-Term Neurodegeneration

New research by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- and offers the potential for early intervention to prevent the development of these debilitating neurodegenerative diseases.

Why Recovery Times Vary Widely after Brain Injury

Why do some youngsters bounce back quickly from a traumatic brain injury, while others suffer for years? New UCLA/USC research suggests that damage to the coating around the brain's nerve fibers--not injury severity-- may explain the difference.

Dear Mum, You're Doing Enough

Blogger and mother Michaela Banks of Give the Boy a Chance discusses the struggles she faces every day with raising her son, Harry, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury at 11 months old. Dear Mum, I see you as your thoughts drift...Show More Summary

People over 65 with traumatic brain injuries hospitalized 4 times as often as younger people

A disproportionate number of people hospitalized in Canada with traumatic brain injuries are 65 years or older, a new study has found. While that age group represents only 14 per cent of the Canadian population, it accounted for 38 per cent of hospitalizations for TBI between 2006-07 and 2010-11.

Physician Competency, But What About Politicians?

The American Medical Association is using age as a factor in deciding when doctors need to hang up their white coats. What about Hillary Clinton, who would be 69 years old if innaugurated and suffered a traumatic brain injury?

Children with TBI have poorer sleep quality, more daytime sleepiness

Children with traumatic brain injuries have poorer sleep and more daytime sleepiness in comparison to healthy children, new research confirms. The children with TBI also had impaired emotional, physical and social functioning when compared to healthy children.

Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Helpful in Traumatic Brain Injury

The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in neurointensive care, according to research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School.

If You're A Domestic Violence Survivor With Unexplained Symptoms, Read This

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post ran a story on undiagnosed traumatic brain injury in domestic violence survivors. We received an outpouring of emails from women who suspected they might be suffering from the condition. Here, we...Show More Summary

The Women Who Face More Traumatic Brain Injury Than NFL Players

T hirty years ago, Kerri Walker, now a coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in Phoenix, found herself inexplicably driving down the left side of the road into oncoming traffic. “It felt totally normal,” she said, recalling how she was oblivious to the danger. Show More Summary

The Women Who Face More Traumatic Brain Injury Than NFL Players

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

T hirty years ago, Kerri Walker, now a coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in Phoenix, found herself inexplicably driving down the left side of the road into oncoming traffic. “It felt totally normal,” she said, recalling how she was oblivious to the danger. Show More Summary

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