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  • Choosing Rehabilitation Technology for People With Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Dec-2012

    There are many straight-forward choices of technology today that can assist people with various disabilities, such as walking support, hearing enhancers, or memory aides. However, the needs of people who have disabilities related to a brain injury are far from simple. A brain injury can cause various changes in awareness, mood, or cognitive ability that contribute to how well a technology will ...
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  • Long-Term Consequences of Pituitary Gland Dysfunction After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Dec-2012

    A traumatic brain injury puts a person at a significant risk for developing hypopituitarism, a disorder in which the pituitary gland of the brain produces insufficient hormones. Although many recent studies have focused on this increased risk, there has not previously been many studies the effect on long-term outcome. A recent study of 51 people with severe traumatic brain injury between 2 and 10 ...
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  • Inexpensive iPhone And iPad Applications For People With a Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 27-Dec-2012

    There has been a flood of adaptive iPhone or iPad applications that can help assist in every day life skills, mood stabilization, and cognitive recovery for people who have had a brain injury. Some can be pricey, such as the Proloquo2Go ($189.99), which helps transform text to speech. But there are many others that or free or very inexpensive, and can be just as life-changing. Some examples are: ...
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  • iWalk: A Gait Recovery Program For People With Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 27-Dec-2012

    Gait retraining after a traumatic brain injury has not been studied extensively, and the few studies that have shown success have not been integrated into clinical practice. Timing, intensity, and the type of intervention needed to successfully retrain gain after an injury is critical, and yet there are no good definitions that help guide rehabilitation specialists. A recent pilot study of a new ...
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  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Shows No Effect For Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 17-Dec-2012

    At least 80% of all traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild. Following a mild traumatic brain injury, around 15% of people will experience post-concussion syndrome, a set of symptoms including depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, and dizziness. Veterans who have experienced mild traumatic brain injury as a result of exposure to blast show an even higher rate of post-concussion ...
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