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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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  • A Study to Treat Learning in Traumatic Brain Injury: The TBI-MEM Trial

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 7-Jul-2016

    Approximately 1.6 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. A common consequence of TBI is cognitive dysfunction, which may impair attention, learning and memory, executive function, and attention. These deficits may significantly contribute to a negative personal and work life. There are few interventions that can reliably and effectively improve cognitive ...
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  • Alcohol Intake and Reduced Mortality in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    The CDC reports that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death in patients under the age of 35, with almost 1,500,000 Americans suffering from a TBI each year. Alcohol and its effects on cognitive function are associated with injuries in general, but alcohol intake may have more specific effects on the brain’s recovery after a trauma. A recent Korean study investigated the ...
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  • Information Regarding Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 28-Jun-2016

    Lately, various traumatic brain injury advocates have assisted in getting the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act further in the U.S. Senate than ever before. Under this bill, a data collection system used to keep track of the occurrences of neurological diseases and brain injuries will be established. Many believe that this progression will allow new therapies to arise, which can ...
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  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Provides Relief for Veterans with TBIs

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 28-Jun-2016

    Recently, Robert McDonald, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs granted equitable relief to well over 24,000 veterans living with traumatic brain injuries. This action came about after a national review of traumatic brain injury medical examinations was conducted in association with disability compensation claims processed between the years 2007 and 2015. This change will allow the VA to offer ...
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  • Sleep, Cognition, And Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    Every year, about 1.4 million people in the United States are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury. Concussion or mild TBI is a phenomenon that affects individuals of many different walks of life. Some people have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury due to the hazardous nature of their jobs, some have suffered a concussion due to a sports’ related injury, and others have sustained a ...
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  • Program of Enhanced Psychiatric Services for Patients with Brain Injury and Neuropsychiatric Disturbances: A Program of Care

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

    After experiencing a traumatic brain injury (TBI), patients frequently experience disruptions in their behavior, mood, and cognitive function. These problems can have a debilitating effect on patients’ quality of life and may interfere with the recovery process. A group of researchers recently proposed The Hopkins Model, a structured program designed to meet patients’ specific ...
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  • The Risk of Sleep Disorder Among Persons With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 15-Jun-2016

    Sleep disorders are one of the most common and persistent complications that patients may experience following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). However, sleep disturbances are often undiagnosed in these patients, who may suffer from sleep deprivation a year or more post-TBI. A recent review examined a broad pool of data from post-TBI individuals to determine risk factors for sleep ...
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  • Psychosocial Outcomes of Sport Concussions in Youth Hockey Players

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

    Sport activities are commonly associated with incidents of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or concussion. Because mTBI may cause disruption in normal psychological function, these types of head injuries have particularly serious risks for youth, who are still in the process of cognitive development. A recent Canadian cohort study assessed the relationship between sports-related concussion and ...
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  • Introduction Information of STEMTRA to Clinicians

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

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in motor impairments that persist indefinitely. Longitudinal follow-up of patients with severe TBI with motor impairment indicates that recovery occurs primarily in the first six months post-trauma 1. This suggests that patients with motor impairments persisting for more than six months after the trauma may endure a life-long burden of disability. The ...
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  • Swallowing Disorders in Severe Brain Injury in the Arousal Phase

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

    Swallowing disorders are common following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and up to 78% of patients who have had a stroke suffer from swallowing disorders during recovery. This complication increases patients’ risk of dehydration, malnutrition, infection, and overall mortality. A recent study examined post-TBI swallowing disorders during the arousal phase after coma. Researchers administered ...
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