Blog Posts in April, 2016

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Social Skills: What You Need to Know as a Caregiver

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 28-Apr-2016

    As a caregiver for someone with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) , you have probably noticed not only cognitive changes in the person you are caring for, such as problems with attention, concentration, and memory, but also changes in social skills. Social skills include conversational skills, recognition of social cues, and management of emotions. The person with a TBI may: Have difficulty ...
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  • Role of Anticonvulsants in the Management of Posttraumatic Epilepsy

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 25-Apr-2016

    Posttraumatic seizures (PTS) are a common and major problem associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of the secondary damages they can produce in the brain. Anticonvulsant medications, which can reduce brain damage by preventing early seizures, are a typical treatment for seizures in general, but their role in treating posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) is unclear. A recent literature review ...
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  • Lamotrigine Treatment for Agitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 15-Apr-2016

    Of the estimated 1.4 million people who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States each year, up to 60% experience long-term neurobehavioral deficits—which can include problems with memory, attention, and reduced processing speed, but also problems such as paranoia, abnormal thinking, and limited social and emotional processing skills. These cognitive outcomes pose serious ...
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  • Behavioral Outcomes Differ between Rotational Acceleration and Blast Mechanisms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 12-Apr-2016

    Mild traumatic brain injury may be caused by different mechanisms such as direct impact, head rotational acceleration, blast exposure, and penetration by projectile objects. The cause of an mTBI is important because the cause often affects the severity and persistency of cognitive outcomes. A recent animal study assessed the relationship between the cause of an mTBI (in this case, blast injury ...
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  • Assessing the Relationship between Neurocognitive Performance and Brain Volume in Chronic Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 9-Apr-2016

    In recent past, traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been considered a single event in which the effects are static (stay the same), even following rehabilitation. However, current research indicates that TBI may be a long-term condition with long-lasting cognitive deficits that may actually worsen over time. These consequences may include continued atrophy of grey and white matter, resulting in ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury and Age at Onset of Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 7-Apr-2016

    Older adults are at a higher risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to falls or other accidents. People who suffer from TBI frequently have cognitive issues such as problems with memory, attention, and learning. When the older adult struggles with degenerative cognitive declines, such as from Alzheimer’s disease, and then acquires a TBI, the combination may pose exacerbate the cognitive ...
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