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  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Not Just Football Players, But Soldiers Too.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Nov-2011

    Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative syndrome that can develop from repeated impacts to the brain. CTE has been studied in sports such as football and boxing, where athletes develop a long-term pattern of symptoms that are not unlike those of Alzheimer's syndrome. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a common diagnosis in our returning soldiers, but a recent ...
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  • Clinical Trials Of Progesterone For Traumatic Brain Injury Moving Forward

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Nov-2011

    Progesterone is a hormone that has been shown to have a rapid, neuroprotective effect after TBI. This effect has been strong during pre-clinical, phase I, and phase II trials, and is now in the process of both a national and an international phase III clinical trial, bringing it closer to FDA approval for clinical use. Other clinical trials have begun for the use of progesterone after pediatric ...
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  • A New iphone App Determines Concussion In Student Athletes

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Nov-2011

    Student athletes do not usually have the benefit of formal on-site evaluation for concussion. However, student athletes still need to follow removal and return-to-sport guidelines in order to support recovery and prevent further damage. Researchers recently developed an iPhone app called The Concussion Test, which is available for no charge ancussiot iTunes. The Con Test stores the athlete's name, ...
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  • Decompressive Craniectomy in Children With TBI

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Nov-2011

    Decompressive craniectomy is a surgical procedure that removes part of the skull to allow room for brain swelling after injury. Not long ago, researchers found that this surgery, although commonly performed, did not actually improve outcome in traumatic brain injury patients. However, that study did not specifically look at the outcomes of decompressive craniectomy in children (under age 12) with ...
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