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Latest Head injury Stories

2011-02-04 07:27:13

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- According to IBIA (International Brain Injury Association), one million Americans are treated and released from hospital emergency departments as a result of traumatic head injury each year.  What's more, a recently published article finds that a head injury can blight the chances of survival up to 13 years after that event.  This is quite serious for the one million Americans admitted for this injury. The article also brings up that injury severity seems to...

2011-02-03 01:30:17

A simple test performed at the sideline of sporting events can accurately detect concussions in athletes, according to study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Current sideline tests can leave a wide amount a brain function untested following concussion. Penn researchers showed that this simple test was superior to current methods and accurately and reliably identified athletes with head trauma. The study appears online now in Neurology. The one-minute test...

2011-02-01 12:48:25

Death after head injury: the 13 year outcome of a case control study A head injury can blight the chances of survival up to 13 years after the event, especially among younger adults, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Injury severity seems to make little difference over the longer term, the findings show. The research team tracked over 2,000 people, 757 of whom had sustained a head injury that required admission to one of five hospitals in...

2011-01-27 01:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. today announced its sponsorship of a multi-center, observational clinical study, the "B-Ahead U.K. Trial", utilizing its technology in development to aid in the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its milder forms (commonly referred to as "concussion") in emergency departments in the United Kingdom. Dr. Rupert Pearse, M.D. from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry will serve as chief...

2010-12-20 19:30:19

Many trauma patients in Illinois who are transferred to another facility for care are not transported within the state-mandated two-hour window, but the most seriously injured patients appear to reach care more quickly, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Trauma systems have been designed to optimize the outcomes of injured patients by encouraging providers to triage patients to appropriate levels of care, defining...

2010-12-06 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing life-saving medicines specifically designed to enhance the perfusion and oxygenation of ischemic (oxygen deprived) tissues through targeted oxygen and other gas delivery, today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research And Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Navy to evaluate its investigational biopharmaceutical product MP4 as a treatment for traumatic...

2010-12-01 14:23:24

In a study of ex-pro athletes, researchers found that a specialized imaging technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder caused by repetitive head trauma that currently can only be definitively diagnosed at autopsy. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "The devastating effects of brain injuries suffered by pro football players who...

2010-11-22 00:00:04

Metrowest Neuropsychology Announces New Podcast on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Recovery and Safety, announces opening of newest office in Westborough, MA Westborough, MA (PRWEB) November 20, 2010 Metrowest Neuropsychology Announces New Podcast on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Recovery and Safety Traumatic Brain Injury "“ TBI "“ is an injury to the brain due to the impact of some external force. The two basic forms of TBI are closed head injury (as in many sports...

2010-11-16 00:00:54

Expert panel identifies key areas for improvement; citing the need for education of athletes, parents and coaches about the symptoms of concussions Chicago, IL (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 Heightened media focus on concussive sports injuries has brought scrutiny to the policies employed by sports organizations and associations, including schools and universities, and has revealed the major knowledge gaps about the long term effects of sports related brain injuries. Most concerning, a lack of...

2010-11-15 15:00:16

KINARM, developed by neuroscientist Stephen Scott, 'has the potential to do for the diagnosis of brain injury what X-rays did for diagnosing muscular and skeletal injuries' A Queen's University neuroscientist is launching a medical tool at the world's largest neuroscience conference in San Diego on Monday, Nov. 15. The KINARM Assessment Station will greatly improve the way healthcare workers assess patients suffering from brain injuries and disease. The new technology, invented by Stephen...