Navigation Links
The consequences of brain contusion
Date:3/30/2010

It has been thought that the loss of physical and psychological function after traumatic brain injury is closely related to injuries in brain structures. However, in the current edition of Deutsches rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2010; 107[12]: 199-205), Rainer Scheid and D. Yves von Cramon conclude that this is not the case.

In Germany, traumatic brain injury is more frequent than stroke and is mostly caused by traffic accidents, falls, or blows to the head. The authors analyzed the data from 320 patients treated in the Cognitive Neurology Outpatient Clinic at the University of Leipzig between 1996 and 2007. They investigated whether the imaging, clinical, and neuropsychological findings were correlated. The most frequent findings were crush injuries to the brain (contusions), microbleeds, and atrophy. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed no visible changes in 49 of the patients examined. The analysis failed to find any convincing correlations with the patients' general condition or with their performance in neuropsychological tests. However, almost 15% of the patients suffered from posttraumatic epilepsy and the authors showed that this was correlated with isolated brain contusions.


'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Rainer Scheid
scheid@cbs.mpg.de
Deutsches Aerzteblatt International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. NFL Brain Injury Panel Raises Awareness of Potential Long-Term Consequences from Traumatic Brain Injuries
2. Personal Injury Attorney David Perecman Explains the Possible Legal Consequences of Fatal 911 Operator Error in New York
3. New Hope for Brain, Spinal Cord Injuries
4. UPMC Health Plan Offers Brain Fitness Software to Improve Health
5. Melatonin precursor stimulates growth factor circuits in brain
6. Brain Scans Suggest Some Vegetative Patients May Be Aware
7. Brain Damage Seen in People With Severe Sleep Apnea
8. Alterations in the brains reward system related to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
9. Brain dopamine receptor density correlates with social status
10. 3 brain diseases linked by toxic form of same neural protein
11. Brain Damage: NFL ‘Gets It,' American Society of Anesthesiologists Still Appears ‘Asleep'
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... It’s no secret that ... leads to a host of health issues, including urinary incontinence. However, results published ... discovered that good overall muscle strength in older women, particularly in the abdominal ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 27, 2017 , ... Much attention has ... for women who become dependent on opioid painkillers has fallen short. From 1999 until ... to a 237% increase in fatal overdoses in male populations.(1) , The proportion of ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... This ... diffraction analysis as a tool to characterize particle size distributions in the field ... improved results and novel scientific findings. It describes methods of optimized and standardized ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), ... Canada, at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud to announce the addition of a ... the Centre's commitment to innovation in drug rehab and alcohol treatment strategies beyond ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... ... February 25, 2017 , ... The February 13, 2017, assassination of Kim ... over nerve agents and the deadly use of chemical weapons. Many questions exist about ... even small doses can be lethal. , Jay Jagannathan, M.D., of Michigan-based Jagannathan Neurosurgical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/27/2017)...  Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFI ) ... th Annual Healthcare Conference on Monday, March 6, ... MA. A live webcast of Infinity,s presentation ... website at www.infi.com , and will be available ... Infinity,Infinity is an innovative biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... A recent research report published by Grand View Research, ... to reach a value of $55.8 billion by 2025. Earlier in ... have legalized marijuana for medical uses. In 2016, states such as ... North Dakota , Ohio and ... in medical applications such as chemotherapies and pain management. The growing ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... Period October – December 2016 Revenues amounted to SEK ... million Result after tax amounted to SEK -16.3 (-6.5) million, ... Cash flow from operating activities amounted to SEK -8.3 (-7.3) million ... Period full year 2016 ... result amounted to SEK -39.5 (-29.5) million Result after tax ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: