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2011-03-08 00:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrainScope Company, Inc. announced today that it is preparing for the introduction of the Ahead(TM) EU-100, a product in development to aid in the assessment of head injury, in the United Kingdom. This product has the potential to represent a significant advancement in the early identification and assessment of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) (including its milder forms commonly referred to as "concussion"). This announcement...

2011-03-06 00:02:31

Too often, pedestrians fail to seek treatment or pursue their legal rights after suffering severe head and brain injuries in a slip-and-fall accident, New York City attorney David Resnick says. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) March 04, 2011 New York City personal injury lawyer David Resnick says Brain Injury Awareness Month in March should serve as a valuable reminder to pedestrians of the need to seek medical treatment and legal redress if they are injured in a slip and fall. "Many people who...

2011-03-02 20:41:41

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, examined boxing injuries among participants 6 years of age and older from 1990 to 2008. During the 19-year study period, an average of 8,700 boxing injuries were treated in United States...

2011-02-11 21:05:40

Editorial: The protective effects of helmets in skiers and snowboarders In a bid to decrease brain injuries from skiing and snowboarding accidents, experts in an editorial published on bmj.com today are calling for more public awareness to promote ski helmets. Dr Gerhard Ruedl and colleagues from the Department of Sport Science at the University of Innsbruck in Austria say there is convincing evidence that ski helmets protect against head injury. They argue that one way to increase helmet use...

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...


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