Navigation Links
UCLA study shows traumatic brain injury haunts children for years
Date:5/13/2009

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the single most common cause of death and disability in children and adolescents, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Now, according to a new study by UCLA researchers, the effects of a blow to the head, whether it's mild or a concussion, can linger for years.

Reporting in the May issue of the journal Neuropsychology, Talin Babikian, lead author and a UCLA post-doctoral fellow, and senior author Robert Asarnow, a UCLA professor of psychiatry, analyzed 28 selected articles about TBI that were published between the years 1988 and 2007, quantifying for the first time a summary of all of the available literature on the effects of a traumatic brain injury on the developing brain of a child or adolescent.

The key and surprising finding, the authors say, was that over time, children and adolescents with a severe traumatic brain injury appear to fall even farther behind their peers than one would expect, making intervention and monitoring especially important in this group.

Various levels of TBI in children were included in the studies that were reviewed. The extent of a brain injury is typically based on the "Glasgow Coma Scale" or GCS, a standard clinical tool to measure severity of a brain injury. It includes a person's eye/pupil response, motor response, and verbal communication to determine injury severity--mild, moderate, or severe TBI. The children in the studies were sorted by TBI severity and the time since their injury. All three severity levels were examined, and follow-up exams were done on average 0-5 months, 6-23 months, or 24+ months after injury, for 14 key aspects of neurocognition.

Other key points the authors found:

Time didn't heal all the worse the injury, the worse the neurocognitive outcome over time, especially on measures of general intellectual functioning and brain processing speed. Indeed, the moderate and severe TBI groups were similarly impaire
'/>"/>

Contact: Roxanne Moster
rmoster@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2264
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Super Lice Repelled by All-Natural Products First Ever Independent Study Shows
2. A feasible, simple and convenient model for study of rectal carcinoma
3. New Study Shows Stresses of Economic Downturn on Womens Relationships
4. New Economic Impact Study: Obama Administration Implementation of Bush-Era Medicare Regulation Will Cost U.S. $2.5 Billion in Business Activity, Cut Over 30,000 Jobs
5. 22-year study finds adults arent active enough
6. Researchers study the human factor in spread of pandemic illness
7. Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
8. Access to care leads Americans priorities in first-ever public study of health value
9. Access to Care Leads Americans Priorities in First-Ever Public Study of Health Value
10. New Study: Keep Kids With Diarrhea Out of Pool - Swim Diapers Not Best Solution
11. Ben-Gurion U of the Negev study demonstrates link between appetite and elderly mortality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/2/2015)... ... August 02, 2015 , ... Molecular biologists in New South Wales say ... Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here ... tested for Ki67 expression in tissue samples from 42 patients with peritoneal mesothelioma and ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... 02, 2015 , ... AlignLife Office Coordinator Heather Pugh earned the ... for patients at this natural health care center in Winamac. , "Oftentimes patients are ... "Heather's role is vital to our approach because we want to focus on the ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... IN (PRWEB) , ... August 02, 2015 , ... Back ... cause in a school, however, back packs can wreck havoc on a kid's spine. ... carry their supplies to and from school. Make sure you are aware of how ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... ... in “a trending profession” that comprises a growing percentage of U.S. physicians, and ... , That was one part of the message delivered by John W. Becher, ...
(Date:8/1/2015)... ... August 01, 2015 , ... Have you ever wondered what “Karma” really means? Does it ... word “Karma.” , Vedic tradition, which gave birth to Hinduism, is one of the ... central concepts of this tradition. According to the wisdom of this heritage, Karma is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Scientists Link Protein Marker with Mesothelioma Prognosis in New Study, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:New Patient Advocate Enhances Natural Health Care 2Health News:Local AlignLife Doctor Donates Time to Check Back Packs 2Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 2Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 3Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 4Health News:COMP-Northwest Welcomes Class of 2019 5Health News:Nithyananda Yoga Foundation to Conduct Global Webinar on Karma at No Charge on August 1st 2
... SEATTLE , March 15 Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: ... commercializing products focused on inflammation and disorders of the central ... call on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 to discuss ... provide a corporate update. Gregory A. Demopulos , M.D., ...
... seems stuck on stagnate, business is booming, thank you, for LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation,s most experienced long ... army of agents by 300 this year, an increase of about 60% over last year. , ... ... ...
... ... Disc Sufferers , ... (PRWEB) March 15, 2010 -- NOVA Chiropractic & Wellness Center is now offering Kennedy ... is a new “state of the art” therapy for lower back and neck pain ...
... The ... thus freeing staff to spend more time serving patients and less time filling out paper ... Schaumburg, IL (PRWEB) ... productivity and payroll processing time thus freeing staff to spend more time serving patients and ...
... , ST. LOUIS , March 15 Sigma-Aldrich® (Nasdaq: SIAL ) today announced that it has entered into an agreement ... in vivo animal model applications. , ... , ... ...
... The Autism Consortium, an innovative research, clinical and family ... for families with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), announced today ... testing methods for autism spectrum disorders is available from ... in their eFirst pages today and will appear in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Omeros Corporation to Host Conference Call on Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Results on March 31 2Health News:Omeros Corporation to Host Conference Call on Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Results on March 31 3Health News:Long Term Care Insurance Leader Seeks 320 New Agents in 2010, Following Strong 2009 Growth 2Health News:Long Term Care Insurance Leader Seeks 320 New Agents in 2010, Following Strong 2009 Growth 3Health News:Long Term Care Insurance Leader Seeks 320 New Agents in 2010, Following Strong 2009 Growth 4Health News:Chiropractor Springfield, VA - Dr. Todd P. Sullivan Announces The Addition of Spinal Decompression Therapy 2Health News:Hospice of Baton Rouge Selects CellTrak as a Good Steward of Time and Talent 2Health News:Hospice of Baton Rouge Selects CellTrak as a Good Steward of Time and Talent 3Health News:Hospice of Baton Rouge Selects CellTrak as a Good Steward of Time and Talent 4Health News:Sigma-Aldrich Reaches Agreement to Sell Pfizer's Bioactive Small Molecule Compounds 2Health News:Sigma-Aldrich Reaches Agreement to Sell Pfizer's Bioactive Small Molecule Compounds 3Health News:Sigma-Aldrich Reaches Agreement to Sell Pfizer's Bioactive Small Molecule Compounds 4Health News:Sigma-Aldrich Reaches Agreement to Sell Pfizer's Bioactive Small Molecule Compounds 5Health News:Autism Consortium study in Pediatrics shows CMA finds more genetic abnormalities than current tests 2Health News:Autism Consortium study in Pediatrics shows CMA finds more genetic abnormalities than current tests 3Health News:Autism Consortium study in Pediatrics shows CMA finds more genetic abnormalities than current tests 4
(Date:7/31/2015)... July 31, 2015  Physicians and payers alone ... biopharmaceutical market. Patients are better informed and getting ... switching therapies. This shift in power is reshaping ... toward patient-focused marketing. As part of ... learned it,s important to educate, communicate and engage ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31, 2015  In today,s ever-changing marketplace, call centers ... mobile, increasingly connected, and increasingly impatient with slow service. ... interaction channels and tools is driving call centers to ... According to research by benchmarking firm, Best ... segment in a call center study realize the impact ...
(Date:7/31/2015)...  Seeger Weiss LLP is reporting that on July 13, ... to C.R. Bard, the manufacturer of Inferior vena cava ... violations the agency found at two of Bard,s facilities. Bard ... cited them during Inspectional Observations that occurred on November 18, ... AZ , location and on October 6, 2014, through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Consumers Forcing Pharmaceutical Industry to Shift its Marketing Focus from Products to Patients 2Best Practices in Building World-Class Consumer & Over-the-Counter Call Centers 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 2Seeger Weiss LLP Reports That The FDA Has Issued A Warning Letter To IVC Filter Manufacturer, C.R. Bard 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: