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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...

2012-03-22 21:09:07

Delaying surgical repair reduced secondary brain swelling, damage in TBI animal model Immediate skull reconstruction following trauma that penetrates or creates an indentation in the skull can aggravate brain damage inflicted by the initial injury, a study by a University of South Florida research team reports.  Using a rat model for moderate and severe traumatic brain injury, the researchers also showed that a delay of just two days in the surgical repair of skull defects resulted in...

2011-07-29 06:26:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury have a 10-fold increased risk of having a stroke within three months, according to new research. A traumatic brain injury happens when an external force, such as a blow or jolt to the head, disrupts the normal function of the brain. Some common causes of a traumatic brain injury include falls, car accidents and violence. About 1 in 53 Americans suffers a traumatic brain injury each year. "It's reasonable to assume that...

2009-09-15 07:36:40

Research provides new guidelines to identify children with mild injuries and reduce radiation exposure from CT A substantial percentage of children who get CT scans after apparently minor head trauma do not need them, and as a result are put at increased risk of cancer due to radiation exposure. After analyzing more than 42,000 children with head trauma, a national research team led by two UC Davis emergency department physicians has developed guidelines for doctors who care for children with...

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2009-08-26 12:30:00

Using numerical hydrodynamic computer simulations, Lawrence Livermore scientists Willy Moss and Michael King, along with University of Rochester colleague Eric Blackman, have discovered that nonlethal blasts can induce enough skull flexure to generate potentially damaging loads in the brain, even without direct head impact.Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from mechanical loads in the brain, often without skull fracture, and causes complex, long-lasting symptoms.TBI in civilians is usually...

2009-04-01 09:17:50

A blood test that can help predict the seriousness of a head injury and detect the status of the blood-brain barrier is a step closer to reality, according to two recently published studies involving University of Rochester Medical Center researchers.News stories about tragic head injuries "“ from the death of actress Natasha Richardson to brain-injured Iraq war soldiers and young athletes "“ certainly underscore the need for a simpler, faster, accurate screening tool, said brain...

2006-02-06 12:24:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Increased levels of certain proteins detectable in blood or cerebrospinal fluid may signal inflicted traumatic brain injury in well-appearing infants with vague, nonspecific symptoms, such as vomiting or fussiness, study findings suggest. If confirmed in larger studies, determining levels of these potential biomarkers of abuse "would allow health care providers to limit medical complications as a result of delayed diagnosis, minimize re-injury to infants...

2005-10-18 09:16:02

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin is in a serious but stable condition in a Seattle hospital after being injured in a fight outside a nightclub, the team said. "He has a skull fracture. He has a small subdural hematoma, which is a small blood clot, and he has some bruising of the brain tissue," team physician Stan Herring said. Hamlin was injured in the fight outside the nightclub early Monday morning, Seahawks president Tim Ruskell said in a...


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