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  • Promedica Joins Stem-Cell Research on Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 22-Sep-2016

    To try and find benefits of treating traumatic brain injuries, ProMedica is partnering up with a stem-cell company in California called Stemedica Cell Technologies. The main goal in this research is to see if stem cells provided by Stemedica can regenerate brain tissue in people who have suffered injuries in car accidents, in combat, or from sports. One major success story that is mentioned in the ...
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  • Research, Technology, Aid Effort To Help TBI Patients

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 16-Sep-2016

    The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), a directorate of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, is making large strides in researching and treating traumatic brain injuries of varying degrees. Research dives into “the structure and metabolic activity in the brain, how it metabolizes glucose, where the blood flow is, and the electrical activity in the brain.” ...
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  • New UC Study Will Examine 'Secondary Injury' After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 9-Sep-2016

    The University of Cincinnati Department Of Neurosurgery will begin studying what happens after a traumatic brain injury ( TBI ) has occurred. The goal in this study, which has received a grant of $4.7 million, is to uncover what is called the “secondary injury” that usually comes along after the initial brain injury. Typically, patients begin to show symptoms called “brain ...
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  • CDC Study Identifies Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury at Increased Risk of PTSD

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 2-Sep-2016

    A study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma found that “Civilian Emergency Department Populations” who present with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) are more likely to present Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms after six months post-injury. Essentially, this study was one of the first to focus on civilians with mTBI and possibly PTSD. A majority of studies on mTBI are ...
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  • Impairments in Working Memory after a TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 30-Aug-2016

    People who suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) often notice that their memory is not as good after the accident as it was before the accident. One post-TBI memory problem is amnesia. There are two types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia, which involves losing memories of events that occurred before the accident, and anterograde amnesia, involving the loss of memories of events that occurred ...
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  • Intensive Care Unit Experience: Psychological Impact on Family Members of Patients with and Without TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 17-Aug-2016

    Each year in the United States, approximately five million people are admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) for an injury or illness. The ICU environment can be stressful or anxiety inducing for these patients and for their family members, who must often balance the medical needs of their loved ones while still attending to finances and other personal responsibilities. A recent study ...
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  • Validation of Personal Self-Advocacy Measures for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 12-Aug-2016

    Because an acquired brain injury (ABI) can cause physical, emotional, and cognitive deficits, individuals with ABI may need to seek multiple medical and psychological services during the recovery period. Personal self-advocacy – for example, asserting one’s needs, making necessary appointments, and communicating issues – is important to successfully navigate through these ...
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  • Screening for History of TBI Among Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 8-Aug-2016

    Though both genders can experience intimate partner violence (IPV), the vast majority of victims are women. Most injuries caused by IPV are located on the head and face, and up to one fifth of these injuries can be classified as a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). This can cause significant physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments in both the long and short term. A recent study ...
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  • Correlates of Resilience in the First Five Years after Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 4-Aug-2016

    While physical and cognitive deficits are widely recognized as consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI), some may be unaware of the emotional impact of a TBI in the post-injury period. The ongoing challenges after a TBI can cause a person to plummet into depression, or it can move a person to stand and fight for recovery. Emotional resilience – the personal traits that allow a person to ...
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  • Strategies to Improve Impaired Social Communication after TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 1-Aug-2016

    Social communication abilities are at the heart of an individual’s social competence. When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that impairs social communication abilities, he or she may experience disruptions in employment, family and romantic relationships, and overall social integration. In fact, damage to social communication is actually more predictive of negative life ...
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  • Traumatic Axonal Injury: Relationships Between Lesions in the Early Phase and Diffuse Tensor Imaging Parameters in the Chronic Phase Of Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 25-Jul-2016

    Traumatic axonal injury (TAI), which occurs in the white matter of the brain, is a common consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), damage to the white matter can be classified as nonhemorrhagic or microhemorrhagic, and some DTI parameters such as fractional anisotropy (FA) can assess the degree of diffusion restriction in white matter fibers surrounding ...
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  • Factors Associated with Return To Work in Men & Women With Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 20-Jul-2016

    After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), persisting symptoms can limit an individual’s ability to return to work. Some TBI may even cause functional disability, which may prevent a worker from performing his or her pre-injury work duties. A recent Canadian study examined the relationship between return-to-work (RTW) status and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and ...
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  • Student Athletes' Views on APOE Genotyping for Increased Risk of Poor Recovery after a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 19-Jul-2016

    Because sports activities are highly physical, athletes are particularly prone to traumatic brain injury (TBI). In recent years, research has suggested that some athletes experience slow recovery times after TBI, with symptoms persisting for months or even years. While investigating risk factors for slow recovery time, researchers found that the presence of the apolipoprotein (APOE) allele in an ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Individuals at High Risk for Psychosis

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jul-2016

    People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may experience common psychiatric issues such as depression, anxiety, and personality changes. Recent research suggests that TBI may also be a risk factor for less common psychiatric diagnoses, such as psychosis and late-onset development of schizophrenia. However, it has been difficult to conclude if a TBI causes the psychosis or if individuals ...
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  • Investigating Cognition, Behavioral and Metacognition Deficits Of College Students With Acute TBI

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 12-Jul-2016

    A common traumatic brain injury (TBI) is injury of the frontal lobe—a large area in the front of the brain that is susceptible to damage from the sharp, bony ridges that make up the facial bones. The frontal lobe of the brain is responsible for executive functioning, which involves (among many things): Behavioral function Problem solving Self-monitoring Emotional control When these processes ...
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