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2014-03-04 16:11:22

Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain's white matter comparable to veterans with TBI, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The findings, published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on March 3, 2014, suggest that a lack of clear TBI symptoms following an explosion may not accurately reflect the extent of brain injury. Veterans of recent...

2014-02-17 16:21:04

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study finds that football helmets currently used on the field may do little to protect against hits to the side of the head, or rotational force, an often dangerous source of brain injury and encephalopathy. The study released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. "Protection against concussion and complications of brain injury is...

2013-10-15 23:32:20

Now that the fall football season is in full swing, Pennsylvania accident lawyer, Michael L. Saile, Jr., warns about concussion injuries for football players and car accident victims alike. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 With fall football season in full swing, gridiron fan and Pennsylvania injury lawyer, Michael L. Saile, Jr., of Saile & Saile LLP, urges young players and their parents to be aware of concussion dangers. Recent national headlines highlighting lawsuits...

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...

2013-09-30 12:49:50

Researchers report a skyrocketing increase in the number of visits to the emergency department for kids with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as concussions. The study, conducted by emergency physicians at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, shows that emergency visits for sports-related TBI increased 92 percent between 2002 and 2011. The number of children and teens admitted to the hospital with the same diagnosis also increased. That increase was...

2013-06-26 13:53:54

One in five adolescents 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, a statistic researchers in Toronto say is much higher than previously thought. Sports such as ice hockey and soccer accounted for more than half the injuries, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the study and a post-doctoral fellow at St. Michael’s Hospital. Traumatic brain injuries, such as...

2013-06-25 13:17:38

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago have found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to demonstrate a moderate disability after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury than children without ADHD. Detailed findings of this phenomenon are reported and discussed in "The impact of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on recovery from mild traumatic brain injury. Clinical...

2013-03-13 14:45:56

Men with low socioeconomic status at highest risk It is estimated that there are 10 million cases of traumatic brain injury globally every year with mild traumatic brain injuries being responsible for 70-90% of these. Incidence is highest among young males. Current literature suggests that mild traumatic brain injuries cause changes in brain tissues and have important long-term consequences on cognitive function. Deficits have been described in attention, memory, verbal learning and...

2013-03-08 23:01:57

The Michigan brain injury attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. focus on National Brain Injury Awareness Month to educate public on traumatic brain injury from an accident. Southfield, Michigan (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and its network of state affiliates is launching a year-long, nationwide, education and advocacy campaign in recognition of March being Brain Injury Awareness Month. The goal of the campaign is to build public awareness...


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