Posts Tagged ‘TBI diagnosis’

By On January 14th, 2015

A Blood Test For TBI May Not Be Possible After All

Despite huge efforts from the U.S. government and private sector, new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests the Holy Grail in brain injury diagnosis may not be possible after all. The animal study says complications involving the brain’s waste removal system – which has been only recently discovered – could potentially prevent researchers…


By On January 8th, 2015

FDA Approves New Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis Test

A new traumatic brain injury diagnosis tool may be available for widespread use in the near future as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment. Better known as DANA, the diagnosis tool is a mobile-phone based app created to assist medical providers in identifying traumatic brain injuries in approximately…


By On November 14th, 2014

Can a Set of High-Tech Goggles Identify Brain Injury?

One of the biggest hurdles in properly diagnosing athletes with brain injuries is the desire to outsmart tests or avoid detection in order to stay in the game. However, a physician from the University of Miami believes he has found a reliable method of diagnosing concussions and traumatic brain injuries whether the athletes want it…


By On September 11th, 2014

Can a Breathalyzer Type Test Detect Brain Injuries?

One of the most persistent issues following the heightened focus on preventing and better treating brain injuries, both in and outside of sports, is the lack of objective test to diagnose the condition. While multiple groups of researchers have created potential objective means of diagnosing the condition, none have come to fruition and the only…


By On July 28th, 2014

A New Report Claims Three Brain Injury Tests Identify 100 Percent of Concussions

New research claims that a battery of three tests are able to detect 100 percent of concussions that occur during a football game and assumedly any similarly brutal sporting event. The study, published in the journal Neurology: Clinical Practice, evaluated 217 athletes on University of Florida’s football, women’s lacrosse, and wome’s soccer teams over the…


By On June 5th, 2014

Can a Mouthguard Help Identify Concussions on the Field?

Given the regular occurrence of stories about athletes attempting, and often succeeding, at hiding concussions so they can get back onto the field, it has become clear that we need objective ways to identify players who need to be assessed for brain injuries. While there are already some figures on the sidelines tasked with sighting…


By On June 20th, 2013

Two Brain Biomarkers May Be The Best TBI Indicators

Ever since the first studies started coming out suggesting that biomarkers in the blood may be an effective indicator of traumatic brain injury, researchers have been rushing to collect data for the FDA to approve blood testing as a reputable diagnosis tool. Now a study from The University of Rochester Medical Center suggests that it…


By On March 20th, 2013

The Mayo Clinic Finds Physiological Response To Brain Injury

In the past few months it has been discovered that there are likely biomarkers in the blood signaling when a traumatic brain injury, there are new ways to identify brain injury with advanced scans, and there are countless apps coming out helping diagnose TBI, yet an unambiguous diagnostic method still eludes us. In the continuing…


By On March 8th, 2013

New Device Tests Blood To Diagnose TBI

There have been a few different hand-held diagnostic devices coming out for traumatic brain injury over the past year or two, but they all rely on either standardizing subjective questions asked by those believed to have dealt with a brain injury, or not entirely reliable light scans of the brain to look for areas that…

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