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  • Perceived Versus Actual Ability To Return To Work After TBI

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

    The Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) is a widely used tool for measuring recovery after a traumatic brain injury. However, the GOS is based on the clinical perception of a person's capability and not a demonstration of ability. In addition, there are factors that influence a GOS score, but that may have little influence on actual outcome. A recent study of people with moderate to severe traumatic brain ...
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  • Predicting Functional Outcome In Older Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 23-Feb-2012

    People over age 65 are a much greater risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) than people between the ages of 40 and 65. Most of these injuries are caused by falls. The outcome of TBI in older adults can vary greatly-many older adults will recover enough to manage daily living without much assistance, but some will require a substantial amount of care for years after the injury. There ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury More Likely To Have Better Outcome Than Anoxic Or Cerebrovascular Brain Injuries

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 23-Feb-2012

    Acquired brain injury is a term that encompasses traumatic brain injury, anoxic brain injury, and cerebrovascular brain injuries such as aneurysm or subarachnoid hemorrhage. The different types of acquired brain injury, however, vary greatly in terms of prognosis. Recent research has found that, of the different types of acquired brain injury, people with severe traumatic brain injuries are more ...
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  • Brain Injury Awareness Day March 21, 2012

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-Feb-2012

    This year, brain injury awareness day on Capitol Hill will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012. As in years past, there will be an awareness fair, briefing and reception. The full schedule for the day is as follows: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Brain Injury Awareness Fair, First Floor Foyer of the Rayburn House Office Building 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: "Anytime, Anyone, Any Age: The Impact on Brain ...
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  • Increased Risk Of Violent Crime After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 16-Feb-2012

    Historically, there has been an association of violent crime and traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are numerous case studies of violent behaviors after TBI, and there is an extremely high prevalence of prisoners with TBI. This association is in part due to the vulnerability of the frontal lobe to injury-the frontal lobe is critical for emotional control and inhibition of inappropriate responses ...
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  • Walk For Thought And Help Raise Awareness Of Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 16-Feb-2012

    Brain Injury Association of California ( BIACAL ) has teamed up with a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide local programs and services to persons with brain injury, and together, will host the 5th Annual Statewide Walk for Thought during the months of March and April. These walks achieve numerous goals: Raise awareness of brain injury and the needs for persons who have sustained an ...
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  • Obesity Related To Injury Of A Key Brain Area

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Feb-2012

    A recent animal study found that inflammation to the hypothalamus may disrupt the control of body weight. The hypothalamus is a brain structure deep near the center of the brain, and is primarily responsible for producing and releasing hormones. After a brain injury, certain proteins are released as a protective response to the injury. Although this sudden increase of proteins may initially ...
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  • TBI Act Reauthorization February 10, 2012

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 10-Feb-2012

    On Tuesday, February 7, 2012, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on accessible technology. Chairman Harkin (D-IA) spoke about how America is at a critical juncture in technological development related to education. Technology can either be used in the classroom to keep all students, including students who have sustained a TBI, on equal ground or to ...
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  • Health Care Reform Update February 7, 2012

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 7-Feb-2012

    This week, BIAA submitted comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the essential health benefits bulletin. BIAA also submitted comments on the report Multidisciplinary Postacute Rehabilitation for Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury prepared for the Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). A copy of BIAA's comments on both documents can be located on the ...
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