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2012-12-19 16:58:23

Space research has developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside your skull using simple sound waves from headphones. The device is an effective early-warning system for patients recovering from head injury or brain surgery. Just like blood pressure, our bodies control the fluid pressure around the brain to cushion it from hitting the skull. Astronauts rely on their body´s pressure control system to regulate fluid build-up in orbit, so space agencies are keen to understand...

2012-12-19 15:13:57

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among children in China are a growing public health concern. Two new studies by researchers of the International Program at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children´s Hospital and the Wuhan Children´s Hospital in China examined pediatric TBIs that were treated at Wuhan Children´s Hospital from 2002 to 2011. The first study, appearing in the December 2012 print issue of PLOS ONE, investigated...

MRIs Detect Brain Injuries That CT Scans Fail To Find
2012-12-19 11:40:05

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (SFGH) recently discovered that hospital MRIs could help show signs of mild traumatic brain injuries that may not be seen with CT scans. These findings show that improved diagnosis could pave the way for better outcomes and treatment. The results of the clinical trial were recently published in the journal...

2012-12-18 05:01:29

The Western New York Head Injury Seminar, co-sponsored by the Eastern Athletic Trainers´ Association (EATA), New York State Athletic Trainers´ Association (NYSATA), and Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Western New York (BC-BS WNY), is open to the public at no cost. Six leading concussion experts will present content on head injuries in sport, including the latest on sport-related concussions, and is intended for parents, coaches, educators, and medical professionals associated with...

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...

2012-11-21 15:27:25

MRI shows changes in the brains of people with post-concussion syndrome (PCS), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers hope the results point the way to improved detection and treatment for the disorder. PCS affects approximately 20 percent to 30 percent of people who suffer mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI)–defined by the World Health Organization as a traumatic event causing brief loss of consciousness and/or transient memory dysfunction or...

2012-11-09 10:54:11

A 30-minute brain injury education program taught in the hospital may increase children's use of bicycle helmets, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers report. The researchers provided bicycle helmet safety and brain injury prevention information to 120 patients age 5 to 18 at Georgia Health Sciences Children's Medical Center and found that helmet usage increased by 72.5 percent within the first month following the program — from only 11 children reporting wearing a bicycle...

2012-10-11 04:00:33

The New York brain injury lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, have published important information about concussions and traumatic brain injury in younger children. Pleasantville, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 The lawyers at the head injury New York law firm De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, are currently publicizing valuable information about the causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injury in young children. With the start of the school season and the return to football, soccer, and other...

2012-10-09 04:02:52

Raritan Bay Medical Center´s Human Motion Institute is Now a Registered Provider of ImPACT. In fact, a 20-minute baseline ImPACT test was administered to Perth Amboy High School student athletes on the football, soccer and cheerleading teams during the summer; to be followed by next season´s basketball and wrestling teams. Perth Amboy, NJ (PRWEB) October 08, 2012 Over the past year injuries to professional sports stars like the NHL´s Sidney Crosby, NFL´s Colt McCoy and...


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