Posts Tagged ‘mTBI’

By On February 24th, 2017

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries May Be Identified By Changes in Brain Connectivity

A large collaboration between a number of universities around the world suggests mild traumatic brain injuries may be diagnosed using scans that detect changes in brain connectivity. For the study, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the University of Texas, Austin, the University of Pittsburgh Medical…


By On June 1st, 2016

Maybe it’s not just “a bump to your head”

In a recent poll conducted by National Public Radio (NPR) one in four people have experienced a concussion. Almost 80% sought medical treatment and a significant number of people experienced lasting effects, with headaches being the most common, followed by problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. About a third of the respondents to the…


By On June 25th, 2015

There’s Nothing Mild About Mild Brain Injury

Mild Brain Injury is a misleading concept which remains a subject of concern for brain injury researchers and clinicians. A study from the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh has looked at mortality and morbidity 15 years after hospital admission for individuals who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The study developed…


By On April 17th, 2015

Magnetic Stimulation May Relieve Concussion-Related Headaches

Headaches are one of the most common symptoms of concussions, along with dizziness and nausea, but these headaches are surprisingly drug-resistant. However new research suggests magnetic stimulation may be able to relieve these debilitating headaches in most mild TBI cases. The findings were presented April 11, at the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians meeting…


By On January 6th, 2015

Research Finds Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Combined With PTSD Linked To Poorer Outcomes

A recent study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma has found military veterans with both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have poorer mental health outcomes than veterans diagnosed with just one of the conditions. However, the study also found that mTBI alone could potentially cause mild ongoing cognitive problems. Previous…


By On August 22nd, 2013

Behavior changes define Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

We have devoted many Neuronotes blogs to subjects related to multiple mild brain injuries (mTBI), concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE. A recent development in the study of CTE was reported by Robert Stern, PhD of Boston University and his co-authors in an online article in Neurology. Of 36 individuals with CTE in the…


By On March 14th, 2013

A Single Concussion and Lasting Effects

Of the 1.7 million individuals who have a brain injury each year, approximately 75% are categorized as “mild”. What we’ve come to discover is that the effects of these so-called “mild” brain injuries can persist for years. A study from New York University Langone School of Medicine has revealed that some people can experience significant…

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