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Marine Turned Comedian Says TBI is No Laughing Matter

NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Funny man Dave Rosner is used to playing center stage, but there's one issue close to his heart that is not a joke. Now, Rosner is committed to taking his message to the Internet to help find a cure for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). While 1.5 million...

LegalView Updates Brain Injury Site with Information on TBI Disabled Soldier's Family

LegalView recently updated its traumatic brain injury (TBI) blog to include information on the story of one soldier's family who have taken on the role of caregivers. Physicians believe that the signature wound of soldiers returning from Iraq is a traumatic brain injury, which impacts friends and...

Intelect Medical Closes $11 Million in Funding from Boston Scientific and Greatbatch for Stroke and TBI Recovery Clinical Trials

CLEVELAND, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelect Medical, Inc., an early stage company developing an implantable neuromodulation system for stroke and traumatic brain injury recovery, announced it has closed a licensing and financing deal, led by existing investor Boston Scientific Corporation (NYS...

LegalView Brain Injury Site Reports Department of Veteran Affairs Request for Research on TBI and Soldiers

LegalView updated its traumatic brain injury (TBI) blog with information of a request for research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on the potential trauma associated with soldiers and helmets. The VA has declared that TBI is responsible for a significant portion of combat casualties an...

'The American Veteran' Targets TBI and PTSD

VA's In-house Production Highlights Treatment and Services WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The American Veteran," a monthly half-hour news magazine from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), spends a full third of it's January edition on two of the most talked about heal...

Report Release: Veterans for America Finds Care for PTSD and TBI Inadequate

Psychological Traumas and Traumatic Brain Injuries: The Signature Wounds of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans for America's "Trends in Treatment of America's Wounded Warriors" identifies a number of interrelated tren...

LegalView Highlights Top Brain Injury Rehabilitation Hospitals in the United States - 5.3 Million Americans Suffer from TBI

LegalView provided information on the top traumatic brain injury rehabilitation clinics and hospitals in the United States as the International Brain Injury Association reports that 5.3 million Americans are currently living with the condition. Researchers believe that the quality and type of car...

Study Finds the Effect of Alcohol and Aspirin in TBI Patients

An estimated 1.5 million people in the United States incur a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year and 60,000 people die annually from these injuries//. TBI is the ultimate cause of death in 40 percent of all fatal trauma cases. TBI may result from a direct blow to the brain or from the secondary...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Awarded More Than Two Million Dollars in Grants

... from traumatic brain injury. Understanding of how tbi alters brain function will not only aid in the dev...hern New Jersey SCI System and Northern New Jersey tbi System, which are funded by major grants from the ...arch. While there are 14 model SCI systems and 14 tbi model systems in the U.S., Kessler Foundation is o...

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

...s a highly prevalent condition, with 73 percent of tbi patients reporting significant levels of fatigue e...he quality of life for civilians and veterans with tbi as well as stroke survivors and individuals with m...tilized to assess cognitive fatigue in people with tbi while they were performing behavioral tasks. Resea...
TBI in Medical Technology

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Receives Letter From FDA Outlining Path Forward to Resume Oxycyte Clinical Trials in TBI in U.S.A.

Company Expands Overseas TBI Trial COSTA MESA, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: OXBO) today announced that the company has received a letter from the FDA that outlines what the agency termed a "path forward" as a basis to resume clin...

Mitchell, Military TBI Task Force Highlight the Importance of Traumatic Brain Injury Research; Mitchell Endorses Ground Breaking Traumatic Brain Injury Study

DENVER, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Harry E. Mitchell today joined members of an inter-organizational Military TBI Task Force by endorsing a paper highlighting the important role that neuropsychology plays in treating combat-related traumatic brain injury. The paper, The Role...

Research Explores the Effects of Stem Cell Source and Patient Age on Stem Cell Transplantation Outcomes

...six patients with acute myeloid leukemia were treated with a transplantation- preparation regimen of cytoxan (120 mg/kg), fludarabine (75 mg/m^2), and tbi (1320 cGy), followed one day later by an infusion of one unit of non-cultured cord blood and one unit of cord blood that had been CD34+ enriched and c...

Texas Back Institute Leads Way in New Facet Joint Clinical Trial

... tbi is first and only participant in Texas for TFAS spinal implant PLANO, Texas, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Back Institute is leading the way again in...

Zevalin(R) Combined With High-Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem-Cell Transplantation (ASCT) Produces High Overall Survival and Progression-Free Survival Rates in Patients With Relapsed Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...vival when added to HDC followed by ASCT as compared to HDC alone. However, tbi has long term complications and not all patients are eligible to receive tbi as part of their preparative regimen. Radioimmunotherapy with Zevalin(R) (I...

Xytis Names Gordon H. Busenbark as Chief Financial Officer

...nia and/or major depression. XY2401 has been well tolerated in the Phase 1 studies. Anatibant (XY2405), Xytis' lead compound, is under development for tbi with a Phase 2 multi-center trial ongoing in nine countries worldwide with more than 200 patients enrolled. See http://www.xytis.com for additional ...

Researchers Report First Successful Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury

... rats. The potential application to chronic human tbi is important because there is currently no treatment. Chronic tbi affects over 5 million Americans. Costs of treating tbi exceed $60 billion/year in the U.S. alone. The per...
TBI in Medical Dictionary

Traumatic Brain Injury

...in injury occurs when an outside force traumatically injures the brain . tbi can be classified based on severity, mechanism, or other features . Head i... Traumatic brain injury Definition Traumatic brain injury ( tbi ) is the result of physical trauma to the head causing damage to the bra...

Brain Injury

...n outside force traumatically injures the brain . tbi can be classified based on severity, mechanism, or...tly suffer some form of Traumatic Brain Injury tbi disability. ... Brain Injury in Children. Unde... injury Definition Traumatic brain injury ( tbi ) is the result of physical trauma to the head c...
TBI in Biological News

Alzheimer's disease therapeutic prevents long-term damage from TBI in pre-clinical studies

WASHINGTON, D.C. A class of Alzheimer's disease drugs currently studied in clinical trials appears to reduce damage caused by traumatic brain injury in animals, researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center report in an upcoming advance online publication of Nature Medicine . They say t...

Therapeutic hypothermia is promising strategy to minimize tissue damage

...room, and its role in the treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage, traumatic brain (TBI) and spinal cord injury, and pediatric tbi and asphyxia. Mackensen et al. focus on "Perioperative Hypothermia: Use and Therapeutic Implications," and Kim et al. describe "The Use of Pre-Hosp...

Arbor Vita and WRAIR sign CRADA for traumatic brain injury collaboration

...lts, almost all Phase II/III neuroprotection clinical trials for stroke and tbi have failed to show any consistent improvement in outcome for tbi patients. Only therapies that ameliorate blood flow or target secondary eff...

Following traumatic brain injury, balanced nutrition saves lives

...," says Dr. Hrtl. "These new recommendations will be added to a widely used tbi handbook, 'Guidelines for Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,'" pu... percent increase in mortality rate. The best outcomes for patients with tbi were observed when patients received a minimum of 25kcal/kg each day. Alarm...

The endocannabinoids: Functional roles and therapeutic opportunities

...h the CB1 receptors are most abundant in the central nervous system. Mice whose CB1 receptors are knocked out display slower functional recovery after tbi and do not respond to treatment with 2-AG. Over the last few years several groups have noted that CB2 receptors are also formed in the brain, particul...

How brain injury leads to seizures, memory problems

...ry. Our hope is that our research may contribute to potential therapies for tbi patients." Transportation accidents such as car crashes are responsibl...on Oct. 10. Using mice, the researchers showed for the first time that tbi reduces the levels of a protein called potassium-chloride co-transporter 2 ...

Study Finds Moderate Hypothermia A Safe Treatment For Traumatic Brain Injury In Kids

...s a safe therapeutic intervention for children. tbi initiates several metabolic processes that can exa...es Celsius) begun in the early period after severe tbi and maintained for 48 hours is safe compared with ...therapeutic intervention for children after severe tbi up to 24 hours after injury Study results are p...
TBI in Biological Technology

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. Adds Oxycyte TBI Clinical Trial Sites in Israel

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: OXBO) today announced that the company has added clinical trial sites in Israel for the planned Phase II dose escalation study of Oxycyte(R) in traumatic brain injury (TBI). Oxycyte is the comp...

New Stem Cell Web Site to Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Diabetes

...atic brain injury (TBI) using autologous adipose-derived (fat) stem cells representing a potential cure. There are currently 1.5 million new cases of tbi occurring in the U.S. each year, adding to the almost 6.5 million existing cases. The Company is also pursuing research in the use of fat stem cell th...

'Adipose-derived' Stem Cells Could Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Says Bio-Matrix Scientific Group's, Entest BioMedical Inc. Researcher

... occurs when an external force injures the brain. tbi is a major cause of disability and death worldwide...ields. In the U.S., approximately 1.5 million new tbi cases occur each year, adding to the almost 6.5 mi...ted with TBI. The total annual economic impact of tbi is approximately $60 billion. About Bio-Matr...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group & Entest BioMedical Submit Research Proposal to U.S. Army for Funding Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

...r than in previous conflicts. Walter Reed Army Medical Center has stated that nearly 30% of all patients with combat-related injuries have sustained a tbi mostly from roadside bombs and other explosives. The BMSN-Entest BioMedical Project Summary Report for review and funding, entitled "An Adipose-...

Banyan Biomarkers Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Biomarkers for Traumatic Injury

... the addition of this patent to Banyan's intellectual property portfolio of tbi biomarkers. With nearly 2 million people experiencing tbi annually in the United States and no available point-of-care diagnostic tes...

Top 10 Cognitive Fitness Events of 2008 to be Unveiled at SharpBrains' Webinar

... policy requiring cognitive screenings of all soldiers before deployment (in order to better diagnose potential brain-based disorders such as PTSD and tbi upon return). 6) June: Lumos Labs secures $3m investment from FirstMark Capital and Norwest Venture Partners. 7) July: health insurer OptumHealth an...
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