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Concussion in Kids: Less-Recognized Visual Changes

March 22, 2017, 4:00 am
In our clinical and research practice here at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we have found that a number of children have visual issues after a concussion, but they're not typically visual acuity issues. This is something we'd like to get the message out about. The kids we see in our offices who have had a concussion often also have oculomotor issues, whether they are related to problems with smooth pursuits, saccadic function, or the vestibulo-ocular reflex function.

Research suggests diagnostic approach for veterans suffering hearing impairment and TBI from blasts

March 22, 2017, 4:00 am
New research findings suggest mild blast trauma suffered by military personnel affects portions of the auditory system that have not been extensively studied after injuries occur, and this impairment might be diagnosed using well-established testing methods. The findings raise the possibility that noninvasive auditory tests could identify undiagnosed mild brain injuries earlier.

Why We Can’t Ignore the Silent Epidemic of Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons

March 21, 2017, 4:00 am
Traumatic brain injury is a huge “hidden disability” within prison populations in the US and the UK. Despite evidence that TBI can lead sufferers to be more violent and reoffend, there is a worrying lack of information about the extent of the problem and there is no standard screening process. At a time when there is huge concern about escalating prison population rates, is it not time this issue was addressed?

Veteran's ordeal highlights effects of PTSD, brain injury

March 20, 2017, 4:00 am
Cory Hixson, an infantryman in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Iraq War, and his wife, Shala, are fighting for adequate care from the Veterans Affairs health care system following Hixson's disappearance last week due to medication-related memory loss and disorientation.

Study of football team produces largest known dataset for concussion diagnostics

March 20, 2017, 4:00 am
Following a three-year study of the Arizona State University football program, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have created the largest dataset to date of extracellular small RNAs, which are potential biomarkers for diagnosing medical conditions, including concussions.

5 Reasons Why Suffering a Concussion Was The Most Difficult Experience Of My Life

March 20, 2017, 4:00 am
Surprisingly few people understand the dark realities behind head injuries. In this article, I’m going to shed light on this issue and go over five reasons why suffering a concussion was the hardest experience of my life. In doing so, I’ll hopefully be able to spread awareness towards this issue.

UCLA researchers’ finding holds promise for treating children after brain injuries

March 16, 2017, 4:00 am
A new biological marker may help doctors identify children at risk of poor outcomes after a traumatic brain injury, UCLA scientists report in a preliminary study. The discovery, published in the online issue of the medical journal Neurology, will allow researchers to zero in on ways to prevent progressive cognitive decline seen in roughly half of children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries.

Anxiety, Depression, and Traumatic Brain Injury

March 16, 2017, 4:00 am
Living with a traumatic brain injury can be a very lonely, painful place. It’s a place that is often misunderstood, and a place that no one is talking about. Amy Zellmer shares her experience and guides anyone suffering from TBI to seek help.

Which High School Sport Has the Most Concussions?

March 15, 2017, 4:00 am
For the study, the researchers analyzed data on nearly 41,000 injuries suffered by high school athletes in nine sports between 2005 and 2015. The injuries included nearly 6,400 concussions.

A Struggle Back to Financial Independence After a Brain Injury

March 15, 2017, 4:00 am
While in a coma, Harvey lost his civil rights and all control over his own money, due to a court-ordered conservatorship. A durable power of attorney could have prevented this nightmare situation.




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