Brain Injury

Medical Xpress: Gene vital for post-stroke recovery identified for the first time

Having certain specific variants of the PATJ gene predisposes ischemic stroke victims for worse recovery. Seven out of 10 patients with these variants suffer severe sequelae three months after having a stroke and are thus placed in a situation of medical dependence, compared to less than half of patients who do not present these variants. […]

News-Medical: Researchers identify gene vital for post-stroke recovery

Having certain specific variants of the PATJ gene predisposes to worse recovery from ischemic stroke. 7 out of 10 patients with these variants suffer severe sequelae three months after having a stroke, in other words, they are in a situation of dependence, compared to less than half of patients who do not present these variants. […]

Science Daily: How head injuries lead to serious brain diseases

Biologists reveal the hidden molecular basis of brain disorders and provide the first cell atlas of the hippocampus — the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory — as it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The researchers propose gene candidates for treating brain diseases associated with traumatic brain injury such as […]

Neurology Advisor: Repetitive hits may predispose athletes to concussion

Repetitive head impact exposure appears to be a predisposing factor for the onset of concussion, according to a study published online Oct. 22 in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Brian D. Stemper, Ph.D., from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and colleagues quantified repetitive head impact exposure among 50 concussed NCAA Division I college […]

Neurology Advisor: In-hospital infection may up readmission after stroke

For patients with ischemic stroke, infection during stroke hospitalization is associated with increased odds of 30-day readmission, according to a study published online Nov. 1 in Stroke. Amelia K. Boehme, Ph.D., from Columbia University in New York City, and colleagues examined the correlation between infection during stroke hospitalization and 30-day readmission among ischemic stroke survivors. […]

MD Magazine: Atrial fibrillation more closely associated with brain injury

Brain injury—and, as a result, neurodegenerative cognitive decline—could be closely associated with instances of atrial fibrillation (AF). In a new study presented at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL, this week, investigators from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, led by Oxana S. Galenko, PhD, assessed […]

U.S. News & World Report: Concussion tied to suicide risk

People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests. The analysis also indicates that men and women who have had a concussion are also more likely to consider or attempt suicide. The investigators stressed that the absolute risk […]

Newsmax: New cholesterol guidelines to reduce stroke and heart attack possibility

A lifelong approach to lowering cholesterol, starting in some kids as young as 2, is the United States’ best bet to lower everyone’s risk of heart attack and stroke, according to updated guidelines released Saturday by the American Heart Association (AHA). “Personalized” cholesterol-fighting tactics recommended by the guidelines include: More detailed risk assessments, to help […]

Medical News Today: Brain injury: New target may help eliminate inflammation

When traumatic brain injury occurs, it triggers inflammation of the nervous system, which can further harm brain health. However, researchers are looking into preventing that inflammatory response by targeting one type of brain cell.Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus have recently conducted a study in mice, investigating a new cellular target with the potential […]