Navigation Links
Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries
Date:2/6/2013

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Complications such as narrowed blood vessels and increased pressure in the brain are common among U.S. soldiers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, a new study reports.

For the study, researchers conducted brain scans using non-invasive Doppler ultrasound on 88 soldiers who suffered penetrating head injuries (in which the skull is breached) and 34 with closed head injuries. More than 40 percent of them had increased pressure in the brain, called "intracranial hypertension."

Narrowed blood vessels (vasospasm) were detected in the front of the brain in 66 percent of those with a penetrating head injury and 13 percent of those with a closed head injury, and in the back of the brain in 64 percent of those with a penetrating head injury and 14 percent of those with a closed head injury, the scans showed.

The study was scheduled for presentation Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Stroke Association in Honolulu.

"Research shows that traumatic brain injury is a hallmark of recent military conflicts, affecting nearly a third of all wounded soldiers," lead researcher Alexander Razumovsky, director of Sentient NeuroCare Services in Hunt Valley, Md., said in an American Heart Association news release.

"What we've found is applicable and important to civilian traumatic brain injury patients, given that a significant number of them will have post-traumatic bleeding that will lead to vasospasm and intracranial hypertension," Razumovsky said.

The data and conclusions of research presented at medical meetings should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about traumatic brain injury.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, Feb. 6, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Benefits of CT Scans May Outweigh Cancer Risk for Young Adults
2. Physicians brain scans indicate doctors can feel their patients pain -- and their relief
3. PET Scans Helpful, But Not Definitive for Alzheimers Diagnosis
4. Signs of Brain Damage Show Up in Scans of Living, Retired NFL Players
5. No need for routine repeated CT scans after mild head trauma, reports neurosurgery
6. Paired CT scans catch chemo-killing of liver tumors in real time
7. Brain Scans Might Help Spot Risk for Bipolar Disorder
8. MRIs reveal signs of brain injuries not seen in CT scans, UCSF/SFGH researchers report
9. More U.S. Kids Get High-Radiation Scans, Study Says
10. Experts recommend closer scrutiny of radiation exposure from CT scans
11. Study: Chest CT Scans May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Scans Show Details of Damage to Soldiers With Head Injuries
(Date:6/24/2017)... ... , ... The weather is heating up and the days are getting longer, ... aware that the summer months provide more than warmer temperatures that are perfect for ... negatively affected from direct exposure to the sun. When it comes to the security ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... "The Better ... ultimately do significant harm to people with all chronic conditions, including mental illnesses, ... leaves in place the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement that insurers cover pre-existing ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... , ... June 24, 2017 , ... Studies show evidence ... reduce the risk of visual loss in these patients. , But how often do ... or smoking cessation to patients at risk of or with early symptoms of AMD? ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Military Connection ... denied entry to the JFK Virgin Atlantic lounge. , Bensko is no stranger ... six years ago, Bensko dedicated her life to supporting our wounded veterans. A world-class ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... ... The Aesthetic Channel has recently highlighted Dr. Ben Talei’s unique approach to ... technique that he calls the AuraLyft Facelift. The AuraLyft does more than ... expect to look refreshed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. , Dr. Talei’s unique approach stems ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/14/2017)... 14, 2017  ivWatch LLC, a medical device company ... (IV) therapy, is pleased to announce it was the ... Hospital Supplies and Equipment at the 2017 Medical Design ... medtech industry. The award was presented by Medical Device ... Center in New York during ...
(Date:6/12/2017)... Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of ... R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has been invited ... and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science Washington.  This ... AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... be joined by other leaders in infectious disease research and ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... diabetes. In a further effort to help spread lessons ... this condition, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli ... come together for the second phase of the Bringing ... (BRIDGES 2), reaffirming their commitment to helping people with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: