Navigation Links
Better Helmet Design Might Lower Soldiers' Risk for Brain Injury
Date:11/22/2010

brospinal fluid, and the layers of gray and white matter in the brain.

Results revealed that without the face shield, the ACH slightly delayed the blast wave's arrival but did not significantly lessen its effect on brain tissue. Adding a face shield, however, considerably reduced forces on the brain.

The study, published online Nov. 22 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, contradicts previous research that suggested that the ACH could mitigate brain injury in service members -- the most common injury sustained by soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"This study really has two key contributions," Radovitzky said. "First, that the ACH doesn't help a lot for blast protection, and second, but it doesn't make it worse. We are not saying anything negative about the ACH, just the opposite. With the helmet, we saw a lot of improvement compared to an unprotected face."

Dr. Michael Lipton, associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, said one of his concerns about the study is that the only thing modeled was the effect of a blast.

"Really, there's no such thing as an isolated blast," Lipton said, explaining that the impact typically knocks one to the ground or causes the head to hit other objects. "There are blast waves, but an impact component also. Very commonly, there's a whole spectrum of injury. It all depends on the position and proximity of the patient to the blast."

Lipton pointed out that a face shield wouldn't just help soldiers involved in heavy explosions, but also in smaller blasts that happen on an everyday basis.

"It's not uncommon for these soldiers to get exposed to multiple blast injuries without being removed from repeated [combat] exposure recognized as significant injuries," Lipton said. "Protection might even be more efficacious in repeated impacts."

Radovitzky said many details need to be addr
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Undergrads Who Twitter May Do Better, Study Finds
2. Cancer experience worse for young adults in spite of better survival odds
3. Combined imaging technologies may better identify cancerous breast lesions
4. Vapor rub relieves cold symptoms for children, helps them sleep better
5. As Clocks Fall Back on Sunday, Think About Better Sleep
6. Better Hepatitis C Surveillance Helps Public, CDC Finds
7. Higher medication spending doesnt indicate better prescribing quality
8. Pricey Drugs May Not Mean Better Care
9. Insulin-creating cell research may lead to better diabetes treatment
10. Colorectal cancer patients with gene mutation show better response to cancer agent
11. Stroma may provide key to better cancer treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Better Helmet Design Might Lower Soldiers' Risk for Brain Injury
(Date:10/22/2014)... Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... that Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales, will ... at the upcoming Meetings Technology Expo on October 28, ... will also be hosting a booth as well as ... on how Lintelus Meeting can create a more engaging ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 ... are only about half as likely as white women to ... indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor eggs ... white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about 17 ... cycles over two years to tease out the impact of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... News) -- Measures taken by Firestone officials at the ... have limited the spread of the disease there and ... Natural Rubber Co. provides health services to about 80,000 ... populated communities. Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 23, ... those 80,000 people. That incidence rate of 0.09 percent ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... October 20, 2014 With a mere ... Charlie Crist made a brief fundraising stop at the ... Thursday. , Fresh from a debate last night with ... the stage for the first seven minutes because Crist ... governor described the incident in one word: "weird." , ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 Women’s health specialist, Dr. ... & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A Division of MaternOhio ... to more than 100,000 patients annually. Dr. Murphy will ... and stages of a women’s life. She is accepting ... in Westerville and Dublin. , Dr. Murphy offers a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3
... international awards from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), ... conditions of the heart. , Professor John Martin, Director ... and British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Science, has ... holder of this medal in the UK is Sir ...
... family also has serious consequences for the children,s growth, ... University has studied women and their children in Bangladesh ... whose mothers are exposed to violence grow less and ... Kajsa sling Monemi, paediatrician, the Department of Women,s and ...
... is taking place, experts say , , THURSDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) ... much as it is possible to heal at all -- from ... 11, 2001, experts now say. , "There is a thing called ... others, it takes a long time. What,s happened over the past ...
... Inc., headquartered in,Orlando, FL, a leading provider ... predictive analytics, announced today that at the,upcoming ... of its clients, a state,Medicaid Agency, will ... Navigator Clinical(R), has impacted its overall strategy ...
... RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 11 Hooper Holmes,(Amex: ... has been appointed,President of the Company,s Portamedic division, ... industry, gathering health information,to reduce underwriting risk, with ... He has also been elected an executive officer ...
... Affiliated Computer,Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS ) ... Assistance Program (EPAP), now activated for,residents in southern ... The EPAP program, established by the Centers for ... medication and qualifying,medical equipment to individuals without health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UCL academics awarded prestigious prizes for work on the heart 2Health News:9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing 2Health News:9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing 3Health News:9/11's Psychological Scars Slowly Healing 4Health News:MEDai's Predictive Analytics Impact How State Medicaid Agencies Triage High- Risk Members 2Health News:Hooper Holmes Names Richard Whitbeck President of Portamedic Division 2Health News:Hooper Holmes Names Richard Whitbeck President of Portamedic Division 3Health News:ACS Facilitates Emergency Prescription Assistance Program Now Activated in Southern Louisiana 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Influenza will affect as many as 200,000 people this ... States as high as 49,000 people.  The main ... person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. ... but kills much fewer people each year than the Flu. ... including sweat, saliva, blood and other bodily fluids. The Ebola ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: NVIV) ... revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment with their novel ... in tissue regrowth in the spinal cord area when ... FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ultimately breaks down to ... human body. NVIV has recently attracted significant investor attention ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 ... available at: http://bit.ly/1yStiU9 SPEAKERS: Visionary ... Visionary Innovation Research Group Senior Research Analyst ... materials, nanobots and flexible electronics are among ... our lives in the coming decades. These ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WholeHealth Products is proud to be releasing its Influenza A and B combo test, on the heels of the announcing of its phase 2 completion of the Rapid Ebola Test 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4