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2013-10-08 11:32:10

Researchers found a significant reduction in the number of deaths of patients hospitalized in New York State with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) between 2001 and 2009. The Brain Trauma Foundation, in collaboration with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published the first edition of the "Guidelines for Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury" in 1986. Data from 22 trauma centers in New York State were studied by researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College, the...

2012-03-06 11:02:25

Regardless of age, younger and older severe TBI patients benefit from aggressive care Aggressive treatment for severe traumatic brain injuries costs more than routine care, yet yields significantly better outcomes, improved quality of life, and lower long term care costs, according to a new study by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For example, in 20 year old traumatic brain injury survivor, aggressive care leads to significantly improved...

2012-03-06 11:00:23

Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that aggressive treatment of severe traumatic brain injury, which includes invasive monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) and decompressive craniectomy, produces better patient outcomes than less aggressive measures and is cost-effective in patients no matter their age——even in patients 80 years of age. These important findings can be found in the article "Is aggressive treatment...

2011-07-18 15:41:00

CHICAGO, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today announced its goal to enlist at least 1,000 hospitals into its respected National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®). The commitment is part of the ACS Inspiring Quality initiative launched today, an effort to raise awareness of proven models of quality improvement, coordinated care and disease management that can help improve the quality and value of health care. The...

2011-02-24 10:52:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced that Peter JD Andrews M.D., MB.Ch.B., FRCA has joined its Medical Advisory Board. He holds the distinguished title of Professor of Anaesthetics & Critical Care at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. This appointment coincides with BrainScope's recent announcement that it is entering the U.K. market with its "B-Ahead U.K. Trial", a multi-center, observational clinical study...

2010-11-12 12:31:31

Working group publishes results in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation The November 2010 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Official Journal of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, has published a set of 9 articles on traumatic brain injury (TBI) that will accelerate future research in the field by establishing common language for the degree of injury, how it is measured and classified, treatment and potential outcomes. It provides the...

2010-08-26 10:03:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year in Texas, traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes an estimated $6.8 billion worth of economic trauma in terms of deaths, emergency room visits, hospitalizations and disability, according to a study commissioned by the CORE Health Foundation. To put that dollar amount in perspective, it equals Coca-Cola's corporate profit for fiscal 2009. "While this estimate appears large, it is at the low end of the range of costs expected to occur from TBIs...

2010-08-19 12:52:00

BRIGHTON, Mich., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is growing, according to research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) believes the following issues will have a profound impact on the nearly 200,000 Michigan residents who have suffered a TBI and the many more who may suffer one in the future. New Centers for Disease Control Statistics While the incidence of TBI...

2007-09-11 09:00:43

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Sept. 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) announced today the release of the Camino(R) Advanced Monitor (CAM), the latest addition to Integra's neuromonitoring product line. Camino(R) Advanced Monitor is the newest offering in Integra's established line of Camino(R) ICP Monitoring solutions. Integra designed the new monitor to incorporate numerous features requested by our clinicians, including an improved visual display...