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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Interview with Deb York on Traumatic Brain Injury in Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
March 30, 2020   

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! Did you know that approximately 50% of victims of intimate partner violence experience multiple traumatic brain injuries? We recently sat down with psychiatric nurse practitioner, Deb York in our most recent NEI Podcast episode, “Silent Scars: Traumatic Brain Injury in Victims of Intimate Partner Violence” to discuss...
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Morning Blue Light May Aid Sleep and Recovery in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
February 5, 2020   

Circadian rhythms and adequate sleep are essential to cognitive functioning. Pulses of blue light administered in the morning can re-entrain circadian rhythms and improve sleep difficulties. In a recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 32 adult patients with mild traumatic brain injury...
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Assessing Knowledge About Traumatic Brain Injury Within Intimate Partner Violence Survivor Providers
December 4, 2019   

Traumatic brain injury, as a result of intimate partner violence, has serious negative mental and physical health consequences, yet there is still a gap in understanding the impact of intimate partner violence on head trauma. In a recent 2-phase study...
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Elevated Serum Levels of Inflammation-Related Cytokines in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury May Be Associated with Cognitive Performance
November 16, 2019   

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can result in long-lasting cognitive consequences. The immune system regulates brain functions and plays a major role in cognitive deficits. Yet, the relationship between...
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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in a Retired NFL Player with Repetitive Traumatic Brain Injury
May 19, 2019   

The recent development of individualized resting-state network mapping has revealed considerable interindividual variability in anatomical localization of brain networks identified by using resting-state-functional MRI..
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Risk of PTSD and Major Depression After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
March 25, 2019   

A prospective cohort study was recently conducted to examine the relationship between mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and comorbid mental health conditions. The study included 1155 patients with mTBI and 230 patients with orthopedic injuries not involving the head. Patients with mTBI were more likely to...
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CDC Releases Recommendations on Diagnosis and Management of TBI in Children
September 28, 2018   

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Board of Scientific Counselors, a federal advisory committee, recently established the Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Guideline Workgroup...
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NIH Scientists Watch the Brain’s Lining Heal After Head Injury
April 27, 2018   

In a recent study, Dr. McGavern and colleagues used state-of-the-art imaging tools to watch, in real time the healing process meninges in a mouse model of traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
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Pseudobulbar Affect Correlates with Mood Symptoms in Parkinsonian Disorders but not Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
April 2, 2018   

Pseudobulbar affect (PBA) is a psychiatric disorder characterized by inappropriate laughter and crying, independent of mood. PBA is common in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and is becoming...
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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Aggression, Impulsivity, and History of Other- and Self-Directed Aggression
March 30, 2018   

Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is highly prevalent in the United States, with an estimated 1.3 million reported annually. One of the major consequences of mTBI...
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