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Latest Head injury Stories

2012-03-06 10:58:46

Clinicians from the University of Utah report the death of a patient who received a mild brain injury from a ground-level fall while taking the new anticoagulant dabigatran etexilate for non—valve related atrial fibrillation. The authors describe the events that led from a mild traumatic brain injury to the man's death, the largely irreversible dangers of massive hemorrhage from direct thrombin inhibitors such as dabigatran, and the few management options that can be used to counteract...

2012-03-05 22:48:40

A study by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and Barts and The London NHS Trust proves that HGVs pose the greatest risk of death and serious injury to cyclists. A number of high profile campaigns have highlighted the vulnerability of cyclists on our city roads but very little evidence exists to back up these campaigns and to show how deaths and injuries can be prevented. The new study is the first of its kind to show the types and severity of injuries caused by collisions...

2012-03-05 11:32:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. According to the Brain Injury Association of California, approximately 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, and a brain injury occurs somewhere in the U.S. every 21 seconds. "Brain injuries are permanent and create devastating and life-altering conditions for those affected for the rest of their lives," states Elsa Quezada, Chair of the State...

2012-03-05 11:56:06

The University of Notre Dame's annual Bengal Bouts student boxing tournament's longtime mantra is "Strong Bodies Fight that Weak Bodies May Be Nourished." The unusual mantra is fitting for an unusual competition whose ticket sales proceeds benefit Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh, part of the ministry of the Congregation for the Holy Cross, Notre Dame's founding religious community. However, this year a large number of Bengal Bouts boxers are going even further to do good by...

2012-02-09 18:34:01

Preliminary analysis Boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) carry risks of head and neck injuries. Padded gloves and headgear are designed to lessen these risks, primarily those resulting from linear acceleration. But what about other types of impact? To date there has been little testing of rotational acceleration or rotational velocity, and no current rotational head injury scoring system. Knowing that rotational acceleration, rotational velocity, and combined linear-rotation impacts are...

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2012-02-04 04:27:23

A two-year study of high school football players suggests that concussions are likely caused by many hits over time and not from a single blow to the head, as commonly believed. Purdue University researchers have studied football players for two seasons at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Ind., where 21 players completed the study the first season and 24 the second season, including 16 repeating players. Helmet-sensor impact data from each player were compared with brain-imaging...

2012-02-03 11:51:01

A new study by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and Pace University is critical of the widespread use of computerized neuropsychological tests (CNT) in decisions regarding when athletes can return to play after suffering a concussion. "Our knowledge of the effects of concussions continues to evolve," said Thomas Redick, assistant professor of psychology at IUPUC. "We should continue to ask ourselves what the best practices are when dealing with a brain injury,...

2012-02-02 16:16:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brain Injury Association of Washington (BIAWA) continues their leadership role in educating the public on the importance of youth concussion prevention and of all states' need for legislation to support the health and safety of all our youth when playing the sports they love. Attorney Richard Adler, JD, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Brain Injury Association of Washington is highlighted in a new special video segment just...

2012-01-03 07:35:00

ENCINO, Calif., Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 7 years ago, Dr. Mark L. Gordon began his crusade promoting the relationship between head trauma and the progressive loss of life-promoting hormones. Dr. Gordon began lecturing to physicians at national and international medical conferences, presenting thousands of compelling studies about the causes and effects of traumatic brain injury on quality-of-life issues. Dr. Gordon, working with professional boxers, mixed martial artists,...

2011-12-29 00:20:00

Yes, it is true, brain injuries can result in awards of millions of dollars. Attorney Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm PC uses this recent Dodger's lawsuit case as a prime example of types of brain injuries and their causes. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 There are many types of brain injuries and causes. Some are more subtle than others. But it typically takes an issue of public concern to bring focus on an issue so serious as head injuries. Michael Ehline of Ehline Law Firm...