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  • Increased Mortality In Older TBI Patients On The Weekend

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 31-Jul-2012

    Weekends in the emergency department can be challenging because of significant changes in staffing and significant increases in admissions. Several past studies have found that certain diagnoses such as stroke, heart failure, or kidney failure have a greater chance of resulting in death with the patient is admitted on the weekend rather than on a weekday. A recent study has found that the same ...
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  • Many Children Are Not Seen By Primary Care Doctors After Hospital Discharge For Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 31-Jul-2012

    A recent study has found that, even when fully insured, many children who sustain a brain injury may go to the hospital, but will not be taken for follow-up appointments with their primary care physicians. Considering that pediatric brain injury can result in challenges that don't appear until years later, it is a significant health care gap that children are not receiving follow-up treatment from ...
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  • New Brain Imaging Tool Shows Unique Clarity For Damaged Brain Areas

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Jul-2012

    High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) is a new scanning technique used to capture images of neural connections in the brain. Using HDFT, clinicians can determine the exact location and proportion of damaged neural connections after a brain injury. This can help them determine injury severity and outcome with much more certainty that traditional scans such as CT or MRI. Having access to the fine ...
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  • Physiological Problems After A Concussion May Last Longer Than Standard Symptoms

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Jul-2012

    The standard symptoms of a concussion include headache, confusion, disorientation, memory loss, and poor concentration. Patients who suffer from a concussion are usually tested and re-tested for these abilities in order to determine the level of recovery. Complete recovery is usually expected within two weeks after the injury. However, recent research using motor-provoked potentials found that ...
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  • Webinar on the Affordable Care Act

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 25-Jul-2012

    The Brain Injury Association of America will present a free webinar about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the recent Supreme Court opinion upholding the law, and the status of its implementation. Peter Thomas and Bobby Silverstein of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC are panelists. Join us on July 26, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar ...
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  • Appropriations Update July 24, 2012

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Jul-2012

    On Wednesday, July 18, 2012, the House of Representatives Labor – Health and Human Services – Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved the draft fiscal 2013 bill. The bill passed along party lines with an 8 to 6 vote. The bill would provide a total of $150 billion in discretionary funding, which is $6.3 billion below fiscal 2012 levels and $8.8 billion less than the President ...
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