Blog Posts in May, 2014

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  • Screening for sleep dysfunction after traumatic brain injury.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 15-May-2014

    Sleep dysfunction is common after a traumatic brain injury, and can negatively affect mood, cognition and pain, as well as diminishing the potential for recovery. Even though the negative of effect of sleep on recovery is well-established, it is not routinely assessed in clinics. A recent review assessed the current gaps for assessing sleep dysfunction after a traumatic brain injury. They found ...
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  • Copper deficiency and traumatic brain injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 12-May-2014

    Myelin is the white, fatty sheath that covers the axon area of a neuron, supporting the rapid transmission of information from one neuron to another. After a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, myelin concentration can be significantly reduced, sometimes limiting recovery. Some scientists believe that myelin is also dependant on the mineral copper for its activity and defense, and that our ...
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  • Long-term outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury as predicted by rehabilitation discharge.

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-May-2014

    Traditional predictors of long-term outcome after a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) include the motor score from the Glasgow Coma Scale, papillary reaction, and age. However, these predictors are more reliable for predicting mortality or severe disability. A recent study sought to determine the best predictor of cognitive functioning after severe TBI. The researchers compared the outcomes of ...
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