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  • EEG Of Robotic Gait Training May Accurately Assess Brain Activity In Severe TBI

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 26-Sep-2011

    When a severe traumatic brain injury results in a disorder of consciousness, such as a vegetative or minimally conscious state, one question that families and clinicians want to know is-is there brain activity? Brain activity can predict coma outcome, and can be an important tool for rehabilitation planning. Electroencephalography (EEG) is a widely accepted measure of brain activity. What is more ...
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  • The Party Planning Task: An Assessment for Adolescent TBI

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 26-Sep-2011

    Executive functioning is a mental skill that requires a higher level of thinking, such as planning and problem solving. Impaired executive functioning is common after a traumatic brain injury because it is associated with the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that is highly vulnerable to injury. When a traumatic brain injury occurs in childhood, impaired executive functioning can be ...
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  • Cognitive Deficits Related To Soccer Heading

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 12-Sep-2011

    Soccer is has been implicated in head and spinal injuries, both from head to head contact and also head to ball contact. Soccer heading, in which the athlete purposefully hits the ball with his/her head, has frequently led to concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries. Researchers conclude that soccer heading should also be at least somewhat related to cognitive deficits. In a study of youth ...
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  • Functional MRI Displays Consciousness After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 12-Sep-2011

    Functional MRI (fMRI) is a type of neuroimaging that can display brain activity that corresponds to different tasks. One potential use for fMRI is to assess brain functioning in people who are in a minimally conscious state due to severe traumatic brain injury. In a case study, a severely brain-injured young woman who was in a minimally conscious state was given imagery tasks while being measured ...
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  • House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS – September 9th, 2011

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 8-Sep-2011

    On Friday September 9, 2011, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS will consider a draft version of a Fiscal Year 2012 Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS) bill. Contained in the bill will be provisions important to people with brain injury including programs authorized through the TBI Act as well as the TBI Model Systems of Care program. Although ...
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