Blog Posts in October, 2013

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  • Suggestions for Improving Outcomes in the NHS Following "Mild" Traumatic Brain Injury in Adults, a Bio-Psycho-Social Approach

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 31-Oct-2013

    A person who experiences mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may suffer complications that are long-term or permanent, as well as short-term and temporary. A review of research literature revealed that long-term mTBI-related disability depends on the severity and differing degrees of tissue damage, and the psychological, situational, and motivational considerations that affect individuals in ...
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  • Prevalence and Correlates of Traumatic Brain Injuries Among Adolescents

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 30-Oct-2013

    The 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey revealed that adolescents from grades 7 through 12 experience traumatic brain injury (TBI) at a much higher rate than researchers previously thought. These adolescents experienced the injuries while participating in hockey, soccer, and other sports, and as a result were knocked unconscious for five minutes or hospitalized. The occurrences of ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury May Be an Independent Risk Factor for Stroke

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

    A recent study investigated if traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to ischemic stroke. Researchers used California state emergency department and inpatient databases to compare groups hospitalized for TBI (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control) or non-TBI injuries. Accounting for variances in patient demographics, trauma severity, and other hazards, researchers correlated diagnoses of TBI ...
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  • Neuropsychological Outcome of mTBI: A Principal Component Analysis Approach

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

    Researchers are using principal components analysis (PCA) to reduce the risk of drawing erroneous conclusions during the study of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Past studies rely on many variables related to the injury that complicate the understanding of observed outcome measures. By identifying and then correlating the outcome measures observed in two separate and concurrent studies, ...
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  • Current Concepts in the Rehabilitation of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 7-Oct-2013

    The CDC attributes approximately 500,000 annual emergency department visits to children being tested for traumatic brain injury (TBI); studies in New Zealand estimate that young people aged from birth to 25 years suffer TBI at a rate of 1.1 to 2.6 percent. Improvements in the treatment and diagnosis of pediatric TBI include quality of care indicators that qualify rehabilitation measures for child ...
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  • Excessive Sleep Need Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Case-Control Study of 36 Patients.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 3-Oct-2013

    Post-traumatic pleiosomnia, or increased sleep need following traumatic brain injury (TBI), is a common symptom of TBI that researchers have focused on in a study from University Hospital Zurich. The study compared sleep-related metrics of a group of 36 TBI patients with post-traumatic pleiosomnia with the metrics of a group of 36 control patients. The data collected in the study revealed the TBI ...
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  • Inhaled Nitric Oxide Improves Short Term Memory and Reduces Inflammatory Reaction in a Mouse Model of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 1-Oct-2013

    In this study, researchers attempted to increase their understanding of the effectiveness of inhaled nitric oxide for victims of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Mice were subjected to a test that induced mTBI, and then treated with inhaled nitric oxide for four or eight hours, treated for 24 hours, or left untreated. All groups of mice exhibited short term memory loss and inflammation of the ...
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