Brain Injury

BBC News: Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Scientists in the US are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients. The sensors are able to send information to doctors continuously. The team developing the system says it could allow therapists to more closely monitor the effectiveness of their care. (February 24, 2018) Read the full article here

Life Science Daily: CDC report examines pediatric brain trauma

A report released this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to Congress detailed Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) impact on children and their families. CDC officials said The Management of TBI in Children identifies gaps in care, outlines opportunities for action to reduce the gaps and highlights policy strategies to address the […]

Healthline: New blood test can’t really detect concussions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently fast-tracked approval for a blood test that’s said to help detect concussions, but experts say the test’s capabilities are being overstated. The Brain Trauma Indicator, made by Banyan Biomarkers, received the green light to go on the market in less than six months. (February 21, 2018) Read the […]

Bel Marra Health: Brain stem stroke: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

A stroke is the result of an interruption in the blood flow to the brain, depriving it of oxygen and essential nutrients. A brain stem stroke is a stroke that occurs in the brain stem, near the base of the skull and just above the spinal cord. The brain stem is responsible for many crucial […]

New Atlas: Stretchable throat sensor a “game-changer” in stroke treatment

Over the years, we’ve seen all manner of innovations designed to assist the rehabilitation of stroke patients, from adapted Nintendo Wii games to anti-inflammatory drugs, and from stem cell treatments to robotic gloves. Though the idea of using wearable sensors to track patients’ progress is well established (as this sensor suit we reported on in […]

BBC News: How baby stroke survivors’ brains adapt

A study of children who had strokes as babies has found they adapted to use a different part of their brain for language. Imaging revealed language was based in the exact mirror opposite region to the normal left side area. (February 19, 2018) Read the full article here

Bel Marra Health: Embolic stroke: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

An embolic stroke is caused by a blood clot that breaks loose somewhere in the body and travels into the brain through blood vessels. Once in the brain, the blood clot gets lodged in an artery, resulting in an embolic stroke. Embolic strokes are a type of ischemic stroke, which occur when arteries in the […]