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Psychiatric Symptoms After Concussion Predict Prolonged Recovery

Psychiatric Symptoms After Concussion Predict Prolonged Recovery

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The time it takes for an individual to recover from a concussion can vary greatly, but a new study indicates psychiatric symptoms are a strong indicator for recovery length. A study presented at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting showed patients who exhibited psychiatric symptoms more than 7 days after the injury are […]

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What Do We Actually Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

What Do We Actually Know About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy?

A few years ago chronic traumatic encephalopathy and traumatic brain injury were just medical jargon the average person was unlikely to encounter, let alone understand. Since then, things have changed drastically. TBI is a common topic in sports and headlines, and CTE has been diagnosed in almost 100 former football players. Unfortunately one thing hasn’t […]

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Concussion Effects Linger In Baseball Players Cleared To Play

Like the National Football League, and most other professional sporting associations, Major League Baseball has enacted a concussion policy in recent years which makes efforts to protect players from brain injury. Unfortunately, a recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine suggests the MLB concussion policy may not be strong enough. The study, […]

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PET Scans Show Promise at Detecting CTE in the Living

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative brain disease liked to repeated brain injuries, especially in sports. Currently the only way the disease can be diagnosed is through an autopsy examination, but a new study may have found a way to identify the brain disease in living people. The small study, presented in a paper […]

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New Combo of Biomarkers Can Distinguish Concussions From Other Injuries

Several past studies have found numerous potential blood biomarkers which could help identify and diagnose traumatic brain injury, and now a new report suggests a panel of a select number of these biomarkers is capable of identifying brain injury within hours. Most importantly, the new method uses lab arrays widely available in most health centers. […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Speeds Up Brain Aging

Serious brain injuries cause changes in the brain similar to those observed in older individuals, according to new findings from researchers at Imperial College London. According to the report published in Annals of Neurology, the researchers evaluated brain scans from over 1,500 healthy people to develop a computer program capable of predicting a person’s age […]

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Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can your ability to smell help medical professionals diagnose you with a brain injury? According to a new study by Federal researchers published in the journal Neurology, that might be the case. The study led by Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, associate professor of Surgery in the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at […]

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Researchers Hope To Gauge How Brain Injuries Impact Driving Ability

Concussions can impact numerous aspects of cognition that are likely to influence a person’s driving ability, including vision, reaction-time, and coordination. However, there has been very little research on just how much a brain injury affects driving ability. One researcher from the University of Georgia is hoping to change that. Julianne Schmidt, an assistant professor […]

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Can an Eye-Test Really Diagnose a Concussion in 2 Minutes?

Can an Eye-Test Really Diagnose a Concussion in 2 Minutes?

Diagnosing a concussion can be a tricky process. While there are tools hitting the market proclaiming to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries, the majority of the process still relies on subjective answers to questions from professionals. However, a new report from researchers from the NYU Langone Concussion Center claims a simple vision test could cut […]

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PTSD Symptoms Immediately After Blast-Related TBI Predict Long-Term Disability

PTSD Symptoms Immediately After Blast-Related TBI Predict Long-Term Disability

Early symptoms related to post-traumatic stress such as anxiety, emotional numbness, irritability, and flashbacks are the strongest predictors of later disability for military members effected by blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries according to a new report published in the journal Brain. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis did not expect […]

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