Brain Injury

Engadget: HALO collar promises to reduce concussions in contact sport

When it comes to high impact sports, sprains and strains are almost inevitable. The NFL has been equipping players with durable, shock-absorbent helmets for years to guard against traumatic injuries, but quick head movements often leave athletes susceptible to other kinds of damage like concussion. Enter HALO, a new form of wearable tech which could […]

Cardiology Advisor: Ultra-early neurological deterioration common in stroke

Ultra-early neurological deterioration (U-END) occurs in one in eight ambulance-transported patients with acute cerebrovascular disease and is associated with significantly worse outcomes, according to a study published online July 23 in JAMA Neurology. Kristina Shkirkova, from the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues performed an exploratory analysis of the prehospital, randomized Field Administration […]

U.S. News & World Report: Concussion symptoms: Take them seriously

As fall sports season commences, the risk of concussions among pre-teens and teens increases. Boys are at greater risk than girls, but girls tend to have more symptoms from concussions. For boys, football is the sport most likely to lead to concussions, while girls who play soccer or basketball are at greatest risk. A concussion […]

Reliawire: Traumatic brain injury can induce abnormal tau protein deposits

The first evidence has been published that a single traumatic brain injury can generate an abnormal form of the dementia associated protein tau, which can slowly spread through the brain, resulting in memory deficits and neuronal damage. The landmark study comes from the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research of Milan and the University of […]

Neurology Advisor: Adhesive interaction between thrombus and stent retriever predominate in ischemic stroke

Following thrombectomy in patients with acute ischemic stroke, adhesive and mechanical interactions are frequently observed between the thrombus and stent retriever, according to an analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Adhesive interactions may be the strongest interaction, researchers reported, which is associated with a denser thrombus surface. (August 2, 2018) Read […]

Medical Xpress: Finding lost emotions after brain injury

This week, a study published by scientists at the University of Rochester indicates that a new blood test may make it easier to more quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI).  This is great news, given that TBI factors into about one-third of all injury-related deaths. Although modern medicine has succeeded in lowering the number of […]

U.S. News & World Report: How severe brain injuries might trigger dementia

A single traumatic brain injury can raise a person’s risk of dementia, a new study suggests. “Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in young adults,” said researcher Elisa Zanier, from the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy. “Moreover, even in milder cases, it represents a risk factor for dementia, such […]