Navigation Links
UCLA researchers, US military collaborate to open center for traumatic brain injury
Date:6/25/2010

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund on June 24 officially dedicated the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, a new 72,000-square-foot medical facility in Bethesda, Md., dedicated to researching, diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury in U.S. military personnel.

David Hovda, director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center and a nationally renowned expert in the field, played a major role in helping to frame the creation of the Intrepid Center and in raising awareness about traumatic brain injury among soldiers.

"Cerebral concussions are significant injuries that can happen during a battlefield deployment, such as in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack," said Hovda, a UCLA professor of neurosurgery who has advised the Pentagon on traumatic brain injury. "This center will be essential in exploring what happens to the brain during an IED explosion and offer potential therapies and protocols for healing."

The research of Hovda and others ― which has helped inform the mission of the new Intrepid Center ― has shown that in IED explosions, the head receives a violent thrust, causing the brain to collide with the skull. As a defense mechanism, the brain can begin to shut down, lowering its activity level in order to begin the process of repair.

Both magnetic resonance spectroscopy and positron emission tomography brain scans have shown depressed metabolic activity in the brain after a concussion, compared with a normally functioning brain. If another blow to the head occurs during this vulnerable period, the injury to the brain can be more severe and could cause long-term dysfunction.

Hovda and his UCLA colleagues, Dr. Paul Vespa, a professor of neurosurgery and neurology and director of the neurocritical care program at UCLA, and Dr. Christopher Giza, a UCLA associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatric neurology, joined forces with Arnold Fisher, ho
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Wheeler
mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2265
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New IAVA Report Reveals Red Tape Facing Veterans in the Military and VA Health Care and Disability Systems
2. Pentagon and Congress should act quickly to end gay military ban, APA says
3. Doctors develop life-saving, low-cost ventilators for emergency, rural and military use
4. FamilyLife Supports Military Marriages in Atlanta
5. Flipping for Phonics(TM) Helps Spread Cheer To Military Families In Fisher Houses(R) This Holiday Season
6. Military children face more emotional challenges as parental deployments grow longer, study finds
7. 17th Annual Event Honoring 5,000 + Veterans, Military Personnel to Include Real Life “Heroes”
8. Retired Military Brass Support First Ladys Call to Reduce Child Obesity, Improve Nutrition
9. Senate Inaction On Medicare Hurts Seniors, Military and Boomers
10. First Virtual Optical Store Serves Military Personnel
11. Haven Behavioral War Heroes Hospital to Offer Comprehensive Psychiatric Treatment for Military Service Members
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/21/2014)... December 22, 2014 In this ... segmented by power source, product, and application. The ... battery-powered, and pneumatic instruments. By product, the market ... accessories segments. The handpieces market is further subdivided ... suction coagulators, laparoscopic instruments, shavers, wire/pin drivers, and ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Coral Gables, FL (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 ... of head lice, who do they call? The new answer ... Leon Blvd, Coral Gables FL 33134, their newest treatment center ... eradicate this pest quickly, conveniently and without the use of ... Grand Opening is scheduled for January 1, 2015. Like the ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... The number of Mirena lawsuits ( http://www.mirenalawsuit2014.com/ ... in New Jersey, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. , According ... the birth control IUD have now been filed in ... women who allege spontaneous migration of the device, which ... other complications they were inadequately warned about by its ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 SCI ... of the issues and systemic barriers for disabled athletes ... Paratriathlon Champion. Scheidies has a condition called juvenile macular ... He describes how he adapted his athletic ambitions to ... his success in triathlon to pioneer the way for ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... Concept Plus, LLC. a SDB and 8(a) certified ... today announced it has been recognized by Washington Technology ... the fastest growing government contracting small businesses by calculating their ... is the first year that Concept Plus, LLC., participated in ... 95.92% compound annual growth rate. “For Concept Plus to be ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Powered Surgical Instruments Market Hit to $2.1 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Global Powered Surgical Instruments Market Hit to $2.1 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Global Powered Surgical Instruments Market Hit to $2.1 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:All-Natural Florida Lice Removal Company Opens New Lice Treatment Salon In South Florida 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuits Approach 1,400 in Bergen County Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuits Approach 1,400 in Bergen County Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 2Health News:Disability in Sports on SCI TV with Triathlon World Champ Aaron Scheidies 3Health News:Concept Plus, LLC. Named One of Washington Technology’s Fast 50 2
... , , SCHAUMBURG, Ill. ... (AVMA) and American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have joined a coalition ... ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti following the ... Animal Relief Coalition of Haiti (ARCH) was developed by ...
... Plaines, Ill. (Jan. 20, 2009) The American Brain ... medical student at the Chicago Medical School of Rosalind ... Rubenstein Award recipient. The work of Ksendzovsky, one of ... was deemed "outstanding" by ABTA,s distinguished Scientific Advisory Council. ...
... is probable cause, expert says , WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay ... intertwined, so that even mild cases of chronic lung disease ... finds. , "It suggests that a larger subset of heart ... Graham Barr, an assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at ...
... WASHINGTON , Jan. 20 Family Research Council ... released the following statement regarding the Massachusetts Senate election ... considered to be in the left-hand column into eternity, the results ... desperate visit to the Bay State made it clear ...
... at Rush University Medical Center have found three key ... social rejection. The studies are a crucial step in ... social-emotional learning difficulties. The results from the studies are ... Adolescent Psychology . Findings from the pair ...
... ... Workers Compensation carriers to better manage their return to work challenges, helping newly disabled ... ... GettingHired , LLC announced today the retention of insurance industry executive Alphonse Hemond ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:U.S. Veterinarians Join Coalition to Help Haiti 2Health News:U.S. Veterinarians Join Coalition to Help Haiti 3Health News:Even Mild Lung Disease Affects the Heart 2Health News:FRC: Mass Election Results a Near Revolutionary Rejection of President Obama's Leftist Agenda 2Health News:3 key factors to help children avoid social rejection identified 2Health News:GettingHired, LLC Announces the Addition of Al Hemond, Former Prudential SVP of Disability Risk to its FastTrackRTW Team 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... marketplace, innovative consumer research and marketing communication tools ... rich and globally competitive – consequently consumers, desires, ... In this environment, market research groups across ... research and marketing communication tools. However, the adoption ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... steadily, which has resulted in fueling the overall ... main purpose of these dermatology devices is to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014 Baptist Health Lexington is the ... to receive full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation ... Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and ... cases can lead to stroke and possible death. More than ... have atrial fibrillation and the numbers are rapidly increasing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Study Uncovers New Tools and Techniques for Understanding Consumer Decision Making 2Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 2Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 3Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 2Baptist Health Lexington First in the Nation to Receive Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation 3
... SEATTLE, May 30, 2012  Aequus BioPharma, Inc. ("Aequus"), a ... and MTA: CTIC), announced today that its GlycoPolymer technology ... AQB-101 drug candidate, was selected for an oral presentation ... The meeting will be held on May 28-30, 2012, ...
... Medical Center (DMC) and Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) ... renewal and bring jobs to the city of Detroit. ... As part of the economic recovery effort, DMC and ... Health, enabling the company to relocate a medical products ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cell Therapeutics' Aequus BioPharma Validates its Proprietary GlycoPolymer Technology for the Extension of the Half-life of Therapeutic Protein Drugs 2Cell Therapeutics' Aequus BioPharma Validates its Proprietary GlycoPolymer Technology for the Extension of the Half-life of Therapeutic Protein Drugs 3Cell Therapeutics' Aequus BioPharma Validates its Proprietary GlycoPolymer Technology for the Extension of the Half-life of Therapeutic Protein Drugs 4Cardinal Health, Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System Announce Unique Collaboration To Promote Urban Renewal 2Cardinal Health, Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System Announce Unique Collaboration To Promote Urban Renewal 3Cardinal Health, Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health System Announce Unique Collaboration To Promote Urban Renewal 4
... CardioSEAL is a second generation device, ... was tested in over 700 patients beginning ... of leading pediatric cardiologists who perform these ... computer simulations, on the engineering bench, and ...
... YAG laser YC-1600 is a lightweight, compact, ... and clinical performance., ,Key Features, , ... Model ,Further weight reduction has been made ... office.,, Aiming Beam Rotation ,(360 degrees ...
... delivers a solid-state green laser ... and plugs into any standard ... and extreme portability, the unit ... Nidek Phaco Emulsification System CV-24000 ...
... is an effective angina relief ... poor targets. Because it is ... the CO2 Heart Laser 2 ... timely operative decisions to revascularize ...
Medicine Products: