Blog Posts in February, 2016

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  • Don't Miss the Upcoming BIACAL Concussion Symposium

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 29-Feb-2016

    As San Francisco brain injury lawyers, we have seen firsthand how dramatically a life can change after a serious accident. With hundreds of thousands of Americans suffering brain injuries every year, we believe that the work of organizations like BIACAL is extremely important. In an effort to spread public awareness of concussion, the most common type of brain injury, BIACAL is hosting an ...
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  • Pain Management After Traumatic Brain Injury (Part 2)

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 19-Feb-2016

    Treating pain for people with TBI can be tricky. Pain should be treated aggressively and sufficiently, but not to the point that the recovering brain becomes groggy and confused. Aggressive pain management immediately following a TBI will have a positive effect on overall patient recovery, while a distracted brain (i.e., one consumed by pain) is one that does not recover well. Your doctor will ...
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  • When to Return to Work or School After a Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 19-Feb-2016

    Returning to work or school after a traumatic brain injury can mark an important milestone in recovery and quality of life. However, there are many variables that contribute to whether someone will successfully return to their work or school program. These can include the injury severity, the type of pre-injury employment, and the number of cognitive, physical, or emotional effects that arise from ...
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  • Gender Differences in Recovery After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 16-Feb-2016

    Past research has shown that there are significant differences between men and women after a traumatic brain injury —from differences in body composition or metabolism to differences in psychological outcomes. But the evidence supporting these differences is limited and sometimes conflicting. A major systematic review of research in mild traumatic brain injury recovery used data from ...
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  • Chinese Medicine to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    One of the most serious effects of a traumatic brain injury is the secondary injury caused by inflammation in the brain. Many clinical trials have been initiated in the last several years to find a drug therapy that will effectively reduce this inflammation. Unfortunately, to date, no therapy has succeeded in these clinical trials. The inflammation response in the secondary brain injury is a ...
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  • A Year In Review: 2015 Research Highlights in Traumatic Brain injury *

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 10-Feb-2016

    In 2015, increased research funding for both military-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sport-related chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) led to some notable advances in the understanding of and treatment for TBI. The outcomes of more robust clinical trials provided some long-awaited definitive answers to previously ambiguous research findings. And new findings in preclinical trials are ...
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  • Transitioning from Child to Adult After an Acquired Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 5-Feb-2016

    A child who acquires a brain injury will ideally have access to healthcare and rehabilitation services that are specific to pediatric patients. As the child crosses over into adulthood, such as in moving from a school program to a work program, there can be problems with transitioning from their familiar world into a new one. Some of those problems include poor continuity of care, ...
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  • Recurring Hospital Visits After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 4-Feb-2016

    Any chronic condition or injury places a person at greater odds of being hospitalized several times, and people who experience a traumatic brain injury (who frequently suffer from the chronic effects of the injury) are no exception. People who are older are at higher risk of sustaining multiple TBIs (often from falls), which can result in multiple hospital visits. TBIs can also make a person ...
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  • Differences between Rural and Urban Areas for Children with TBI.

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 3-Feb-2016

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in substantial healthcare costs and permanent disabilities. Effective treatments are available, but these treatments are often only available to those who live in or near a metropolitan area. Inevitably, there will be differences between children who survive a TBI living in either a rural or an urban area. A recent study in Oregon found that the rate of TBI ...
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