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Latest mild traumatic brain injury Stories

Scientists Film Early Concussion Damage And Describe Brain's Response To Injury
2013-12-09 13:29:47

[ Watch the Video: Concussion Secrets Unveiled with Dr. Dorian McGavern ] NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke There is more than meets the eye following even a mild traumatic brain injury. While the brain may appear to be intact, new findings reported in Nature suggest that the brain's protective coverings may feel the brunt of the impact. Using a newly developed mouse trauma model, senior author Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., scientist at the National...

2013-12-02 00:20:41

CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have found that soldiers who suffered mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) induced by blast exposure exhibit long-term brain differences, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Recent wars have resulted in veterans with an exposure rate of approximately 20 percent to blast-induced MTBI, or trauma...

2013-06-26 08:31:44

Sound waves from bombs could cause concussions which often go untreated and undiagnosed because doctors don't have proper training BOSTON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As many as 20,000 people who were within a quarter mile of the blast zone of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack could have concussions and don't realize it, said Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler, a Massachusetts neuropsychologist who specializes in concussions and brain injury. "Any of the approximate 20,000 people within...

2013-03-13 14:45:56

Men with low socioeconomic status at highest risk It is estimated that there are 10 million cases of traumatic brain injury globally every year with mild traumatic brain injuries being responsible for 70-90% of these. Incidence is highest among young males. Current literature suggests that mild traumatic brain injuries cause changes in brain tissues and have important long-term consequences on cognitive function. Deficits have been described in attention, memory, verbal learning and...

2012-12-12 23:03:23

Clinical study suggests potential benefit of using advanced imaging techniques to monitor recovery Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, persist for months following injury – even after the symptoms of the injury are gone, according to a study published in the December 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings highlight the potential benefit of using advanced imaging techniques to monitor recovery in children following...

2011-06-02 12:57:02

An advanced imaging technique has revealed that some U.S. military personnel with mild blast-related traumatic brain injuries have abnormalities in the brain that have not been seen with other types of imaging. The abnormalities were found in the brain's white matter, the wiring system that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate with each other. The study is reported June 2 in The New England Journal of Medicine by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and...

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2011-03-01 09:20:00

Treatment has implications for US veterans returning home from war A new University of Colorado Boulder study indicates an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury, a finding that may have implications for some U.S. war veterans returning home. The study involved a treatment known as acupressure in which one's fingertips are used to stimulate particular points on a person's body -- points similar to those stimulated...

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2009-08-24 13:35:00

Concussions, whether from an accident, sporting event, or combat, can lead to permanent loss of higher level mental processes. Scientists have debated for centuries whether concussions involve structural damage to brain tissue or whether physiological changes that merely impair the way brain cells function, explain this loss. Now, for the first time, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have linked areas of brain injury to specific altered mental processes...