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  • Increased Risk of Pneumonia Among Ventilated Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury: Every Day Counts!

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 22-Nov-2013

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine recently investigated the relationship between patients with TBI who are on mechanical ventilators (MV) and the patients' susceptibility to pneumonia. The study focused on over 24,000 patients 18 years of age and older who received head abbreviated injury scale (AIS) scores coded 1-6; these patients received MV. Researchers controlled for a number of ...
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  • Cavum Septum Pellucidum in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-Nov-2013

    A recent study investigated how the presence, size, and shape of the (CSP), a fluid-filled cavity in the brain, correlates to the diagnoses and severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in youths. The study subjected 98 children with TBI and 34 children in a control group to neuroimaging by MRI; the imaging confirmed the presence of the CSP, assessed the quantitiative values of length and volume of ...
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  • How Inhibition Relates to Impulsivity after Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 21-Nov-2013

    A recent study examined impulsivity and poor inhibition in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Researchers observed patients with moderate to severe TBI and a non-TBI control group first subjected to two tests: a stop-signal task that tested the patients' ability to inhibit dominant or automatic motor responses and a negative task that measured how difficult it was for the patient to ...
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  • Enhancement of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis by a Neurotrophic Peptide in Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 18-Nov-2013

    A recent study tests the ability of a recently-discovered peptide to promote neurogenesis and neuronal plasticity in the hippocampuses in subjects who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). Trauma to the hippocampus due to TBI can cause long-term cognitive deficits. In previous studies, the peptide in question - Peptide 6 - corresponded to an active region of human neutrophic factor that ...
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  • Heterogeneity of Brain Lesions in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-Nov-2013

    A recent paper reported the findings of a multicenter study that evaluated neuroimaging indicators of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children. The Social Outcomes of Brain Injury in Kids (SOBIK) study compared the MRI scans of 72 children with mild-to-severe TBI to the scans of 52 children with orthopedic injury. The researchers evaluated qualitative metrics from the MRI scans like white matter ...
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