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2013-06-25 23:30:20

The current treatment for concussions involves rest, reducing sensory stimulation to the brain, and treating symptoms as they arise. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP discusses the first breakthrough in the last several decades in the understanding and treatment of concussions. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The incidence of traumatic brain injury (cerebral concussion) has become a public health epidemic worldwide in recent years. In the United States, more than 3 million brain...

2013-06-25 13:30:13

Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pennsylvania) have categorized the appearance and evolution of abnormalities on neuroimages that represent abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants. The researchers' descriptions of these abnormalities are important for narrowing down the timing of AHT, which can aid police in identifying and excluding potential perpetrators. Appearances of a variety of abusive traumatic injuries on cranial CT...

2013-06-25 13:17:38

Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Chicago have found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to demonstrate a moderate disability after sustaining a mild traumatic brain injury than children without ADHD. Detailed findings of this phenomenon are reported and discussed in "The impact of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on recovery from mild traumatic brain injury. Clinical...

2013-06-18 19:25:56

Scientists are scrambling to gather data for the FDA to support the need for a blood test to diagnose brain injury in the United States. The University of Rochester Medical Center just added significant evidence by reporting in the Journal of Neurotrauma that it might be clinically useful to measure two brain biomarkers instead of one. Jeffrey J. Bazarian, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at URMC, believes he's the first to show that measuring a combination of two...

Study Proves Bicycle Helmets Work
2013-06-13 19:44:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An Australian study reported in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention discovered what most of us already assumed – bicycle helmets help protect your head. Scientists determined that helmets certified to meet Australia's national standard significantly reduced head, skull and brain injuries. They found crashing without a helmet exposes the head to acceleration and forces up to 9.5 times greater than with a helmet and...

Children Suffering Second Concussion In Year Have Longer Recovery Time
2013-06-10 18:15:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal Pediatrics say a child who has had more than one concussion could have a prolonged recovery. The team said that kids who experienced a second concussion within a year of the first head injury suffered symptoms nearly three times longer than a child with a concussion that was spaced over a year prior. They studied 280 patients between the ages of 11 and 22 with a mean age of 14 who were treated...

Brain Trauma Diagnostics Transformed Using Wireless Signals
2013-05-15 08:15:36

University of California, Berkeley New technology developed at the University of California, Berkeley, is using wireless signals to provide real-time, non-invasive diagnoses of brain swelling or bleeding. The device analyzes data from low energy electromagnetic waves that are similar to those used to transmit radio and mobile signals. The technology, described in the May 14 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, could potentially become a cost-effective tool for medical diagnostics and to...


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