Tag : tbi (traumatic brain injury)

Neurology

Biomarkers Pave the Way for Concussion Blood Test

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Researchers have identified at least two blood biomarkers that, in the future, could be included in a test to diagnose concussion. Medscape Medical News Source...
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Artificial Intelligence Rivals Experts in Diagnosing Brain Bleeds – Medscape

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Artificial Intelligence Rivals Experts in Diagnosing Brain Bleeds  Medscape Source link...
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Beyond Football: Concussions Occur in All High School Sports

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Concussions occur in high school athletes across a wide range of contact and noncontact sports in girls as well as boys, a study found. Medscape...
Neurology

Fremanezumab May Reduce Attacks in Tough-to-Treat Migraine

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The CGRP-targeting migraine-prevention drug fremanezumab is safe and effective in reducing migraines for patients who have failed up to four other therapies, new research shows....
Neurology

Non-Invasive Intracranial Pressure Tests 'Unreliable'

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Common, non-invasive tests used to detect elevated intracranial pressure in brain injury are often unreliable and may mean doctors are overlooking many patients with this...
Neurology

Blood Biomarkers May Predict Concussion Recovery

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Acute elevation of two serum inflammatory markers may predict symptom recovery time after sport-related concussion. Medscape Medical News Source link...
Neurology

FDA OKs Botox for Upper Limb Spasticity in Children

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Botox is the first neurotoxin to be approved in the US to treat upper limb spasticity for pediatric patients aged 2 years and older. FDA...
Neurology

Statins May Cut Postconcussion Dementia Risk

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Concussion in older adults is tied to a dramatically increased risk for dementia, but new research suggests statins may mitigate this risk. Medscape Medical News...
Neurology

Sustained Lower BP After Acute ICH Linked to Better Outcomes

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Researchers combined data from two large trials with divergent findings to determine how lowering of blood pressure after acute intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) affects 90-day outcomes....
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Restarting Antiplatelet After ICH Cuts Recurrence Risk in Half

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Restarting antiplatelet therapy after intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial, but new evidence suggests aspirin or clopidogrel can significantly reduce recurrent ICH without increased bleeding. Medscape Medical...
Neurology

What's Hot at AAN 2019?

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‘Philly Spectacular’ is the theme of this year’s AAN Annual Meeting, says the event’s science committee chair, adding that more than 15,000 attendees are expected...
Neurology

Hope for Patients With Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness

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New therapeutic approaches are providing hope that patients can show improvement and can benefit from various interventions even years after injury, a new review of...
Neurology

Brain Biomarkers May Help ID Those At Risk for Severe PTSD

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Patterns of neurological and physiological responses to associative learning may eventually help determine which individuals are more at risk for severe post-traumatic stress disorder. Medscape...
Neurology

Mild TBI May Fuel or Exacerbate Mental Health Problems

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Mild TBI is associated with new onset or exacerbation of preexisting mental health problems in a substantial minority of patients, which has implications for follow-up...
Neurology

ENCHANTED: Intensive BP Lowering Not Linked to Stroke Recovery

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Although intensive blood pressure management may reduce risk for intracranial hemorrhage in thrombolysis-treated stroke, the protocol does not improve functional outcome, say researchers. Medscape Medical...
Neurology

Dementia Risk May Be Increased in Female Veterans

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Like their male counterparts, female veterans with these risk factors should also be monitored for dementia, according to Dr Laurie Barclay. Medscape Neurology Source link...
Neurology

FDA Clears Novel Eye Tracking Test to Detect Concussion

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EyeBOX is the first noninvasive, baseline-free test to help in the diagnosis of concussion. The 4-minute test is appropriate for ages 5 to 67 years....
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'Brain Tsunami': Spreading Depolarization After SAH

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Researchers have discovered a new mechanism that contributes to cell death after a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), providing a new target for therapeutic intervention. Medscape Medical...
Neurology

AAN Calls for Uniform Definition of Brain Death

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The academy says a specific, uniform standard for the determination of brain death is critical to provide the highest quality patient-centered neurologic and end-of-life care....
Neurology

Pediatric Concussion Recovery Varies by Age and Gender

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Dr Laurie Barclay reports on a new study showing that female children, recovering more slowly, may require individualized management. Medscape Neurology Source link...

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