Blog Posts in July, 2016

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  • Traumatic Axonal Injury: Relationships Between Lesions in the Early Phase and Diffuse Tensor Imaging Parameters in the Chronic Phase Of Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    Traumatic axonal injury (TAI), which occurs in the white matter of the brain, is a common consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), damage to the white matter can be classified as nonhemorrhagic or microhemorrhagic, and some DTI parameters such as fractional anisotropy (FA) can assess the degree of diffusion restriction in white matter fibers surrounding ...
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  • Factors Associated with Return To Work in Men & Women With Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 20-Jul-2016

    After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), persisting symptoms can limit an individual’s ability to return to work. Some TBI may even cause functional disability, which may prevent a worker from performing his or her pre-injury work duties. A recent Canadian study examined the relationship between return-to-work (RTW) status and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and ...
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  • Student Athletes' Views on APOE Genotyping for Increased Risk of Poor Recovery after a Traumatic Brain Injury

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

    Because sports activities are highly physical, athletes are particularly prone to traumatic brain injury (TBI). In recent years, research has suggested that some athletes experience slow recovery times after TBI, with symptoms persisting for months or even years. While investigating risk factors for slow recovery time, researchers found that the presence of the apolipoprotein (APOE) allele in an ...
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  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Individuals at High Risk for Psychosis

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jul-2016

    People who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may experience common psychiatric issues such as depression, anxiety, and personality changes. Recent research suggests that TBI may also be a risk factor for less common psychiatric diagnoses, such as psychosis and late-onset development of schizophrenia. However, it has been difficult to conclude if a TBI causes the psychosis or if individuals ...
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  • Investigating Cognition, Behavioral and Metacognition Deficits Of College Students With Acute TBI

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

    A common traumatic brain injury (TBI) is injury of the frontal lobe—a large area in the front of the brain that is susceptible to damage from the sharp, bony ridges that make up the facial bones. The frontal lobe of the brain is responsible for executive functioning, which involves (among many things): Behavioral function Problem solving Self-monitoring Emotional control When these processes ...
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  • A Study to Treat Learning in Traumatic Brain Injury: The TBI-MEM Trial

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

    Approximately 1.6 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. A common consequence of TBI is cognitive dysfunction, which may impair attention, learning and memory, executive function, and attention. These deficits may significantly contribute to a negative personal and work life. There are few interventions that can reliably and effectively improve cognitive ...
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  • Alcohol Intake and Reduced Mortality in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By The Scarlett Law Group || 1-Jul-2016

    The CDC reports that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death in patients under the age of 35, with almost 1,500,000 Americans suffering from a TBI each year. Alcohol and its effects on cognitive function are associated with injuries in general, but alcohol intake may have more specific effects on the brain’s recovery after a trauma. A recent Korean study investigated the ...
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