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Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), approximately 1.5 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year, 75 percent of which are considered mild. There has been a recent surge in interest concerning mild...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Experiments with Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO) Traumatic Brain Injury

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK), http://www.htdsmedical.com announced that researchers in its Slavica BioChem division have reported results on experiments in which the potential beneficial effects of Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) after tra...

Emory researchers announce Phase III study of progesterone for traumatic brain injury

Emory University officials this week announced the third phase of a groundbreaking study to evaluate the effectiveness of the hormone progesterone on acute traumatic-brain-injured patients. Backed by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Emory-led, multicenter, randomized, ...

Vets Who Repress Traumatic Memories May Not Be Worse Off

New study finds they fared as well as those who unearthed the pain FRIDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may not be plagued by poor health and shortened lives if they repress their combat experiences, new research suggests. ...

VIDEO from Medialink and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Department of Defense Launches New Anti-Stigma Campaign

Real Warriors Campaign Helps Members of the Military, Veterans and their Families NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Post-traumatic stress is a common problem among American service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To combat the stigma that keeps some members of the military, veter...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Advancements Could Improve the Quality of Life of Injured Veterans WEST ORANGE, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury , the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of c...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury, the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of cognitive fatigue in patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cognitive fatigue has been shown to be one...

Could standard treatment for traumatic brain injury be wrong?

Traumatic brain injury not heart disease, stroke or cancer is the number one cause of death and disability in people under 45. Each year, some 1.5 million Americans, including soldiers, athletes, the elderly and children, sustain head injuries, and nearly half of them will be hospitalized and tr...

UCLA study shows traumatic brain injury haunts children for years

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 ye...

Video: Turning Hope Into Reality - Traumatic Brain Injury Research at the VA

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a complex type of injury to the brain's structure, is common among Veterans and has been called one of the "signature injuries" of modern combat. VA's research related to TBI is wide-ranging. Among its goals: shedding light on ...

Treating sleep disorders in people with traumatic brain injury may not eliminate symptoms

Westchester, Ill. A study in the April 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine is the first to assess the effectiveness of treating sleep disorders in adults with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results indicate that treatment may result in the objective resolution of the sleep disor...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces Journal of Neurotrauma Highlights Hypothermia Therapy's Role in Post Cardiac Arrest, and Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Patients

SAN DIEGO, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM ) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies, Inc., today reported that hypothermia was the feature of the entire March 2009 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma and is available free online at ww...

The Release Technique, a Solution to Helping Veterans Suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Scientific Validated Self-Help Method Now Available for Veterans. Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2009 -- The U.S military has a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.) dilemma. One-fifth of troops are reporting PTSD, however, current stringent regulations set by t...

New strategy to weaken traumatic memories

Philadelphia, PA, 17 March 2009 Imagine that you have been in combat and that you have watched your closest friend die in front of you. The memory of that event may stay with you, troubling you for the rest of your life. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most common and disablin...

Nearly 1.4 Million Sustain Traumatic Brain Injuries Each Year

Brain Injury Awareness Month emphasizes role of treatment, rehabilitation and resources for patients and their families (Vocus) March 5, 2009 - Nearly 1.4 million people experience traumatic brain injuries each year through falls, traffic accidents, sports and other act...

National Council on Disability Says More Needs to be Done for Service Members and Veterans With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today released a report recommending changes in the continuum of health care provided to service members and veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). According ...

New clues to healing arthritis caused by traumatic injury

DURHAM, N.C. - A strain of laboratory mice that has "superhealing" powers has been found to resist inflammation after a knee injury, and also to avoid developing arthritis at the injury site in the long term, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Their findings illuminate the...

Study of Iraq veterans' traumatic brain injuries to be conducted by UB researchers

BUFFALO, N.Y. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been identified as the "signature injury" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. TBI is known to cause deficits in memory, attention and decision-making and often occurs in conjunction with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxie...

Physical therapists test mechanical arm to help patients recover from stroke, traumatic brain injury

DALLAS Jan. 28, 2009 Physical therapists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are evaluating a new mechanical arm that allows people recovering from neurological injuries such as strokes and traumatic brain injury to enter a virtual world where they can repeatedly practice movements needed to regai...

Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy announces new findings

(TAMPA, FLA) Leading medical experts at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reported today that nine-year NFL veteran, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom McHale was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenera...

LegalView Reports Traumatic Brain Injury Study Concluding Spirituality Increases Following Brain Damage

LegalView recently reported the results of a scientific study in which victims of a brain injury were more likely to report strong spiritual associations. The researchers found that feelings of spirituality might actually be caused by brain damage among victims and trauma caused to the right pari...

Study to identify best rehabilitation therapies for patients with traumatic brain injuries

CHICAGO Rush University Medical Center and 10 other healthcare facilities in the U.S. and Canada have been awarded a $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify which rehabilitation therapies, or combination of therapies, can best help victims of traumatic brain injuries...

Predicting the future for patients with severe traumatic brain injury

This release is available in French . Montreal, November 17th, 2008 "How will our loved one come out of this?" After an accident that results in severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI), the answer to this simple question can change everything for a family. The latest study carried out by ...

Video: BrainLine.org Confronts Traumatic Brain Injury Crisis

WETA Launches National Multimedia Project Aimed at Preventing, Treating, and Living with 'Invisible' Injuries ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 21 seconds someone in America sustains a traumatic brain injury. That doesn't include the more than 19 percent of military personnel ret...

War Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury Pay the Price of Waste at the VA, Says Dr. Robert Van Boven

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Dr. Robert Van Boven, M.D., D.D.S.: A recent report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG; report no. 08-01105-171) substantiated waste, mismanagement and inaction to disclosures...

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton & Tripler Army Medical Center to Install Neuro Kinetics' I-Portal(R) NOTC System for Traumatic Brain Injury Testing

'Promising' Advantages over MRIs as Company Prepares to Publish Unique Pre- & Post-Accident Study PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In a push to improve diagnosis of returning military personnel for traumatic brain injuries, three leading military medical centers --...

LegalView Reports on Rare Traumatic Brain Injury Condition That Could Cause Complete Paralysis of A Victim

LegalView recently used its traumatic brain injury blog to report of a severely debilitating condition that can be derived from a brain injury and may cause complete paralysis of a patient. The condition is known as locked-in syndrome, and while it is rare, there is no cure available for current ...

California Brain Injury Association and Scarlett Law Group Conduct Medical/Legal Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury November 21 - 23rd, 2008

The California Brain Injury Association (CALBIA), a non-profit membership organization providing information, education, advocacy and support for those affected by brain injury, together with the Scarlett Law Group , a law firm representing individuals sustaining traumatic brain injury , invi...

VA Announces Changes to the Disability Rating Schedule for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Burn Scars

Increased Compensation Possible for Some Veterans WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced changes in the way VA will evaluate traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and burn scars for purposes of determining the appropriate level of com...

UPDATE: Defense Health Board Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregivers Panel

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Traumatic Brain Injury Family Caregiver Panel, a Defense Health Board subcommittee will hold a public meeting in Silver Spring, MD on June 17 and 18, 2008. The Panel will deliberate and vote on matters needed to continue dissemination ...

Non-whites receive harsher sentences for inflicted traumatic brain injury of children

CHAPEL HILL Non-white defendants are nearly twice as likely to receive harsher prison sentences than white defendants in North Carolina criminal cases stemming from inflicted traumatic brain injury of young children. That's the conclusion reached by researchers from the Injury Prevention Resea...

Self Help Therapy for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

BIG RAPIDS, Mich., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Encounter Projective Therapy CD-R is available through barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com. See a beta sample in the National Press Club's Library. The Dept. of Defense figures say that 1 in every 9 deployed solders to Iraq suffers from TBI ...

Easter Seals Launches Nationwide Program for U.S. Service Members and Veterans Deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injury

CHICAGO, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Easter Seals, with funding from the Ludy Family Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is launching a new nationwide program to help returning veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) through Posit Science(R) Brain Fitness Program -- an in-home, computer-bas...

Georgians with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Lost in an Inadequate System

Study finds no coordinated system of care ATLANTA, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia is not the place to get long-term help for a traumatic brain injury. Just ask Ben Fuller, the young father in North Georgia who, after being injured in a car accident, has spent more than two year...

JRRD releases single-topic issue on traumatic brain injury and polytrauma

BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 16, 2007--The Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (JRRD) today released a single-topic issue on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and polytrauma. Focused on the diagnosis and treatment of TBI, this issue examines the clinical characteristics of military personnel re...

TriWest Contributes $50,000 to Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury

PHOENIX, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- To help raise awareness about the prevalence of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) among Service members injured while serving our country, TriWest Healthcare Alliance has contributed $50,000 to the Bob Woodruff Family Fund (BWFF) for TBI. "According to the Departmen...

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists Offers Tips on How to Cope With a Traumatic Event

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 Southern California wildfires have disrupted the lives of millions of residents. This crisis can have a tremendous impact on a person emotionally and physically, including feelings of being displaced, anxious, and overwhelmed. Many have had to evacua...

Imaging shows structural changes in mild traumatic brain injury

Researchers report that diffusion tensor imaging can identify structural changes in the white matter of the brain that correlates to cognitive deficits even in patients with mild traumatic brain injury. The study is published in the October issue of the journal Brain. "We studied patients ...

Easter Seals Launches Program for Veterans Returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Seeks Participants in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Hartford and Sacramento Markets CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Why: According to the Department of Defense, the signature wound for U.S. soldiers involved in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)...

Childhood Strokes Linked to Whiplash, Other Traumatic Injury

Johns Hopkins Childrens Center neurologists are sounding the alarm for parents about a common myth: that children dont suffer strokes. In fact, nearly 3,200 children have so-called brain attacks each year, and half of them end up with permanent neurological damage, according to Lori Jordan, M.D. ...
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