Brain Injury

SF Gate: New Tools, Treatments Being Used To Treat Stroke Patients

Bill Carey was slurring his words, the left side of his face was drooping, and he could barely lift his left arm or leg by the time he was wheeled into a surgical suite at UCSF. Unfocused and confused, he was hardly aware that he was having a stroke. He didn’t realize how serious his […]

New York Times: N.C.A.A. Settlement Overhauls Head-Injury Policies

The N.C.A.A. has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit brought by former college athletes to institute wide-ranging reforms to its head-injury policies. The settlement is the latest attempt by the N.C.A.A. to address concerns over athletes’ rights. It brings a significant change in the care and safety of all current and former college […]

Forbes: Back To School Concussion Alert: One Season Of Contact Sports Damages Brains

As kids and high school and college students head back into training for fall sports, new research offers a hard warning. A single season of playing football or another contact sport causes brain damage regardless of whether a player actually got a concussion or even had signs of injury, says new research published in this […]

MedScape: DTI Shows Brain Changes In Mild Head Injury

A new study using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) has demonstrated changes in the white matter of patients within days of sustaining a mild head injury and has shown that these changes correlate with reduced performance on cognitive tests. In a longitudinal study of patients studied using DTI at 6 days after injury and 1 year […]

Brain Posts: Risk Factors Associated With Sleep Disturbance Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Sleep disturbance following traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common clinical challenge. Hypersomnia and insomnia can both been seen in the TBI population. The risk factors related to TBI-related sleep disturbance are not well known. Identification of risk factors can provide insight into clinical assessment and management. Lijun Hou and colleagues recently examined risk factors […]

Road.CC: Transport Research Laboratory: Mandatory Helmet Laws Prevent Head And Brain Injuries

The new legislation forcing all under 14s to wear helmets in Jersey will “prevent head and brain injuries,” according to a report by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL). The respected center for transport research was commissioned to review literature on helmet laws and cycling injuries, as well as a possible dis-incentivizing of cycling. In its […]

The Triangle: Study Explores Brain Injury Recovery

Joshua Jacobs, an assistant professor at Drexel University in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, will join a $22.5 million, four-year research project titled “Restoring Active Memory,” in which he will explore the use of brain stimulation to help recover memories and cognitive abilities of people who have suffered a traumatic brain […]

Market Watch: Premier Biomedical Gears Up for Two Important Clinical Trials

Premier Biomedical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies targeting cancer, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, MS and other serious conditions, recently announced that the William Beaumont Army Medical Center (“WBAMC”) has begun drafting a protocol that it plans to submit to their Institutional Review Board overseeing its double-blind clinical trial […]

Chron: Doctors Are Expanding The Notion Of What Constitutes A Concussion

Dr. Jorge Gomez has seen “more and more” concussions among his patients at Texas Children’s, where he is a sports medicine specialist at the West Campus. About 250,000 kids and teens go to the emergency room every year for sports- and recreation-related brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids can […]