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2012-06-20 13:58:17

Earlier detection, prompt and appropriate treatment, and prevention can lessen neurological, physical and psychological consequences of severe head trauma in America's soldiers and teen athletes The impact of traumatic injuries to the brain — whether sustained in combat or on the playing fields of America's schools — is a major topic for international migraine specialists the week of June 18 as they gather in Los Angeles for the 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American...

2012-06-18 23:26:58

Outcomes for children with brain injury acquired during childhood are difficult to predict and vary significantly, states an analysis of evidence on the topic published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). "There is no single best approach to describing outcome after acquired brain injury during childhood, and the one chosen must be appropriate to the purpose at hand (e.g., identifying individual, population, global or domain-specific outcomes)," writes Dr. Rob Forsyth,...

2012-06-08 13:35:18

Patients vary widely in their response to concussion, but scientists haven't understood why. Now, using a new technique for analyzing data from brain imaging studies, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that concussion victims have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time. The new technique could eventually help in assessing concussion patients, predicting which head injuries are...

2012-06-07 22:20:43

BRONX, N.Y., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients vary widely in their response to concussion, but scientists haven't understood why. Now, using a new technique for analyzing data from brain imaging studies, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center have found that concussion victims have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change over time. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/DC16559LOGO)...

2012-06-07 08:51:21

Even when brain injury is so subtle that it can only be detected by an ultra-sensitive imaging test, the injury might predispose soldiers in combat to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The research is important for physicians who are caring for troops in the years following deployment, as they try to untangle the symptom overlap between PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI) and provide the appropriate treatment. Until...

2012-06-07 02:25:52

Master complaint filed by former players alleges NFL deliberately ignored and concealed risks of repetitive traumatic brain injuries PHILADELPHIA, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The master complaint in the multidistrict litigation against the National Football League (NFL) was filed today on behalf of all former players, alleging that the NFL had a duty to acknowledge and address the risks of neurological injury, but instead deliberately and fraudulently ignored and concealed...

2012-06-07 02:24:20

CHICAGO, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brain Research Foundation (BRF) today announced it will fund research that aims to improve pediatricians' ability to evaluate and manage sports-related concussive injuries among young children, and guide future research regarding the diagnosis, treatment and long term effects of these events. Although clinical tools to measure concussive recovery are available, their efficacy is based on research with college and high school aged athletes....

2012-06-05 23:00:02

Doctors find active ingredient in deer antler velvet has been useful for patients who have experienced head trauma. Nutronics Labs urges NFL to conduct their own independent research on whether deer antler velvet can aid players recover from concussions more quickly and experience fewer long term effects. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Nutronics Labs and MaxlifeDirect proudly features two new testimonials from doctors using deer antler velvet spray to alleviate symptoms associated...

2012-05-22 21:18:45

The research uses a radically new patented technology highly effective in reducing the condition Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have reported the results of groundbreaking research into the prevention of cerebral oedema or swelling of the brain, a major cause of death in people who have sustained a traumatic injury to the brain, out of hospital cardiac arrest or stroke. The research, which is published this week in the international journal, Nature Communications, uses a radically...

Exposure To Blasts And Concussive Injuries Have Similar Brain Effects
2012-05-17 09:25:17

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System recently found chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain tissue of military service personnel who were exposed to blasts. The experiment showed that a single blast to an improvised explosive device (IED) resulted in CTE and long-term brain impairments related to the disorder. As well, blast wind from the IED resulted in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and long-term...