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2013-11-12 09:13:31

Also reports on trial of new brain cancer vaccine; brain stimulation causes 'foreign accent syndrome' Hospitals vary in management of children with traumatic brain injury—particularly in monitoring and preventing the harmful effects of increased intracranial pressure (ICP), according to a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health....

Researchers Create 'Window' To The Brain
2013-09-03 08:41:40

University of California - Riverside University of California, Riverside researchers develop novel transparent skull implant that could provide new treatment options for disorders such as brain cancer and traumatic brain injury A team of University of California, Riverside researchers have developed a novel transparent skull implant that literally provides a "window to the brain", which they hope will eventually open new treatment options for patients with life-threatening neurological...

Study Finds Standard Of Care Not A Significant Improvement For Traumatic Brain Injury
2012-12-13 12:12:43

University of Washington Costly intracranial pressure monitoring re-examined by researchers in US and Latin America For patients with a traumatic brain injury, the default standard of care has just been turned on its head by a group of researchers at the University of Washington working with colleagues at six hospitals in Bolivia and Ecuador. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine Dec. 12, the researchers found that intracranial pressure monitoring — the...

2012-03-22 21:09:07

Delaying surgical repair reduced secondary brain swelling, damage in TBI animal model Immediate skull reconstruction following trauma that penetrates or creates an indentation in the skull can aggravate brain damage inflicted by the initial injury, a study by a University of South Florida research team reports.  Using a rat model for moderate and severe traumatic brain injury, the researchers also showed that a delay of just two days in the surgical repair of skull defects resulted in...

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...

2005-07-21 09:32:14

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Surgeons in Hong Kong who invented a less-invasive way of removing cancers from the base of the brain said on Thursday that patients had had no complications after the treatment and ran very little risk of relapse. Doctors traditionally remove these tumors -- which occur between the roof of the nasal cavity and the base of the front part of the brain -- through extensive surgery, which requires cutting open the face, removing nasal bones and a craniectomy. But this...


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