Brain Injury

Medical Xpress: Researchers Find Foot Drop Stimulator Beneficial in Stroke Rehab

Kessler Foundation scientists have published a study showing that use of a foot drop stimulator during a task-specific movement for 4 weeks can retrain the neuromuscular system. This finding indicates that applying the foot drop stimulator as rehabilitation intervention may facilitate recovery from this common complication of stroke. “EMG of the tibialis anterior demonstrates a […]

Medical Xpress: Neurosurgery Tackles Past, Current and Future Concepts of Sports Concussion

An estimated 1.68 to 3.8 million sports-related concussions occur in the United States each year, and there are likely a significant number that go unreported. Current Concepts in Sports Concussion is a comprehensive, 16-article supplement of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. While considerable strides have been made in the neurological approach to concussion, one thing […]

Science Codex: Cooling of Dialysis Fluids Protects Against Brain Damage

While dialysis can cause blood pressure changes that damage the brain, cooling dialysis fluids can protect against such effects. The findings come from a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The cooling intervention can be delivered without additional cost and is simple to perform. While dialysis is […]

MedScape: Eye-Tracking Technology Shows Concussion Severity

Every 8 seconds in the United States, someone gets a serious blow to the head from a fall, accident, or collision, she said. “We can’t tell how badly they’re hurt. Sometimes we can’t even tell if they’re hurt at all.” The best technologies — CT and MRI — generally don’t detect concussion. The brain may […]

EurekAlert: New MRI Technique Helps Clinicians Better Predict Outcomes Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

New Rochelle, NY, September 17, 2014—Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI), a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects microstructural changes in brain tissue, can help physicians better predict the likelihood for poor clinical outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury compared to conventional imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT), according to a new study published […]

Science Daily: Imaging Identifies Asymptomatic People at Risk For Stroke

Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in the journal Radiology. The study looked at people with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the major blood vessels supplying blood to the head due to atherosclerosis, […]

Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Develops Mobile Application “Concussion Coach” To Help Support Treatment for Veterans Who Suffer From Mild to Moderate Concussions

To better meet the needs of Veterans and others who have suffered mild to moderate concussion associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed “Concussion Coach,” a mobile application (“app”) that provides portable tools to recognize symptoms and to identify and make use of coping strategies. The Concussion Coach […]

Medical Xpress: Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC in New Haven, and published September 16 in the journalTranslational Psychiatry. Specifically, the study […]