Quantcast
Last updated on April 21, 2014 at 1:20 EDT

Latest Head injury Stories

2011-07-25 12:30:19

Findings offer new hope for treatment of TBI in veterans wounded by explosions Bioengineers at Harvard have identified, for the very first time, the mechanism for diffuse axonal injury and explained why cerebral vasospasm is more common in blast-induced brain injuries than in brain injuries typically suffered by civilians. The research addresses two major aspects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), with significant implications for the medical treatment of soldiers wounded by explosions. Two...

2011-07-01 12:58:28

Study evaluating the effect of tranexamic acid on head injury patients published in BMJ New research has suggested that tranexamic acid has the potential to prevent people dying from head injuries. The CRASH-2 Intracranial Bleeding Study highlighting the potential of the cheap, off-patent drug to help people suffering from brain trauma is published online by the BMJ today. According to the collaborators "“ led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine - the results provide...

2011-06-17 21:09:49

A large, national multi-center study of thousands of children taken to emergency departments with minor blunt head trauma has found that most of those with normal computed tomography (CT) scans do not require hospitalization for further observation. Of the more than 13,500 children included in the study, less than 1 percent had subsequent abnormal CT scans or MRIs and none required neurosurgical intervention. The study was conducted under the auspices of the groundbreaking Pediatric Emergency...

2011-06-02 23:48:05

Young people who have sustained a head injury during their lifetime are more likely to engage in violent behavior, according to an eight-year study from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Further, the research found that young people who suffered a recent head injury (within a year of being questioned for the study) were even more likely to report violent behavior. The report, which appears in the current issue of the journal Pediatrics, is one of the few studies to examine...

2011-05-26 15:08:29

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are engaging the help of professional boxers and trainers to study whether a component in red wine and grapes could help reduce the short- and long-term effects of concussions. Researchers plan to recruit about two dozen professional boxers to take the neuroprotective compound resveratrol after a fight to see if it reduces damage to the brain after impact and helps restore subtle brain functions and connections via its antioxidant effects. If...

2011-05-24 18:13:38

Hospital facilities for head-injured children: UK national survey More than four fifths of children who turn up at emergency departments with head injuries in the UK are seen in hospitals which would have to transfer them if the injury was serious, reveals a study published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. Around 210,000 children attend hospital every year with a head injury and around 34,500 are admitted. A few children with serious head injuries will require emergency surgery and...

2011-05-19 23:05:21

Electrical disturbances that spread through an injured brain like tsunamis have a direct link to poor recovery and can last far longer than previously realized, researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) have found. The disturbances, known as cortical spreading depolarizations, are short-circuits (electrical failures) that occur in a localized, or specific, area of injury and result in dampened brain waves. Because of their localization, the depolarizations are...

2011-05-10 08:03:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Overall, roughly half of U.S. children taken to hospital emergency departments (EDs) for a head injury receive a head CT scan, often to ease worried parents' concerns. Yet true traumatic brain injury is uncommon. A multi-center study of more than 40,000 children with minor blunt head trauma, led by Children's Hospital Boston and UC Davis, shows that allowing a period of observation can reduce the use of head CT by as much as half without compromising care "“ and...

c080df9b2993bcef949f68e002e7e9d4
2011-05-09 12:30:00

According to a new study published in Pediatrics, observing kids after a head injury may help doctors determine if they need a head x-ray. Researchers are still unsure whether too many of those x-rays, called computed topography, or CT scans, might trigger cancer later on in life. Dr. Lise Nigrovic of Children's Hospital Boston, who worked on the study, said CT scans are a good strategy for kids who have some risk of a serious brain injury, but have not started showing symptoms.  "CT...

2011-05-08 23:01:00

Period of observation can avoid unnecessary exposure to radiation BOSTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Overall, roughly half of U.S. children taken to hospital emergency departments (EDs) for a head injury receive a head CT scan, often to ease worried parents' concerns. Yet true traumatic brain injury is uncommon. A multi-center study of more than 40,000 children with minor blunt head trauma, led by Children's Hospital Boston and UC Davis, shows that allowing a period of...