Tag : tbi (traumatic brain injury)

Neurology

Low-Level Light Therapy Safe for TBI in Humans

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The first trial of its kind in humans has concluded that low-level infrared light therapy not only is safe after mild TBI but also positively...
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Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes' Return to Play

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Two plasma biomarkers, total tau protein and glial fibrillary acidic protein, were notably associated with predicting when athletes should return from sports-related concussions, a new...
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ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

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Young people with certain learning disorders may respond differently to concussion tests, which needs to be considered when advising on recovery times, a new study...
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Concussion Linked to Risk for Dementia, Parkinson's, ADHD

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The increased strength of association between concussion and risk for ADHD and anxiety disorders may result from gender-based differences in reporting, experts say. Medscape Medical...
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Predictors of Improvement in Disorders of Consciousness

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Younger age and time since injury are among factors that may help identify which patients with a disorder of consciousness are more likely to show...
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Cumulative Brain Damage in Athletes Can Occur Without Concussion

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Even athletes who don’t experience concussions but experience repeated jolting impacts to the head can have subtle and cumulative brain damage. Medscape Medical News Source...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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