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Posts Tagged ‘Mild TBI’

By On September 4th, 2018

CDC releases new guideline for managing pediatric concussions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released their first-ever evidence-based clinical guideline for diagnosing and managing concussions in US children. The report includes 19 specific recommendations for every stage of TBI, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. While the CDC has released several guidelines or recommendations on concussions in the past, they have…

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By On August 25th, 2016

Even “Mild” Childhood TBI Can Have Long-Term Effects

Even mild traumatic brain injuries early in a person’s life can have profound long-term effects according to a new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine. The report says children who experience traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including mild TBI, are significantly more likely to develop long-term psychological and social problems. The study, led by Seena…

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By On July 30th, 2015

A Blood Test May Be Able To Gauge Brain Injury Severity

Findings published in the Journal of Neurotrauma claim a new blood test can not only quickly identify traumatic brain injury, but also accurately determine the severity of the injury. If validated, these findings could improve emergency room concussion identification methods and help pinpoint patients who may benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments. “Compared to…

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By On November 5th, 2014

What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Just about everyone has at least heard of concussions, but far fewer are aware of post-concussion syndrome. The disorder is generally diagnosed when concussion symptoms such as headaches and dizziness linger for weeks or even months after an injury, but understandings of what cause the condition are less clear. Some have even suggested the condition…

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By On June 13th, 2014

Longer Concussion Recovery May Be Linked to Psychiatric Disorders

Normally, concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries normally only take 7-10 days to recover from, researchers have long been seeking to understand why some individuals who suffer mild brain injuries can take months to recover. Researchers from St. Vincent Sports Performance and the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention in Indianapolis believe they…

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By On May 8th, 2014

Social Worker Intervention Can Help Mild TBI Patients Recover

Traumatic brain injuries affect more than 2 millions people in the United States, but a frightening number of the patients do not receive appropriate psychological and social follow-up which is essential for full recovery. But, a  recent study from a University of Washington researcher may hold the answer. Megan Moore, from the university’s School of…

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By On January 28th, 2014

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Releases New Brain Injury Guidelines

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center released new clinical recommendations for traumatic brain injuries last week, hoping to assist service members who have suffered mild TBI or concussions in returning to their normal life. Their recommendations will be available for military and civilian health care professionals, and can be downloaded from the DVBiC website.…

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