Browsing articles in "Brain Injuries"


TBI and the Risk of Cognitive Decline
October 23, 2023   

The US Department of Defense has referred to traumatic brain injury (TBI) as one of the “invisible wounds of war”. Over 300,000 army service members have sustained a TBI during training or combat...
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Depressive Symptoms in Individuals With Persistent Postconcussion Symptoms
January 15, 2023   

Fifteen to thirty percent of patients with a history of concussion present with persistent postconcussion symptoms. Individuals with persistent postconcussion symptoms are at greater risk of developing depressive symptoms. In a recent meta-analysis of...
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Imaging IDs Brain Activity Related to Dissociative Symptoms
November 24, 2022   

In a study of nearly 100 women, participants with certain dissociative symptoms had increased connections within some brain networks and decreased connections within others. The new findings shed light on the brain connectivity associated with these debilitating symptoms and ultimately may help clinicians diagnose and treat affected patients....
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Risk of Mental Health Problems in Children and Youths Following Concussion
March 28, 2022   

In a recent study, the association between concussion and risk of subsequent mental health problems, psychiatric hospitalizations, self-harm, and suicides was examined in a cohort study of children and adolescents aged 5-18 years between...
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FDA Clears Technology to Aid to Concussion Diagnosis
October 18, 2021   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently granted clearance of the EYE-SYNC technology as an Aid to Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury diagnosis. This is the first FDA-approved mobile, rapid test for concussion and was created by...
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Traumatic Brain Injury is Dose-Dependently Associated with a Higher Risk of Depression
August 10, 2021   

People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have increased rates of subsequent depression; however, these rates have not been compared with depression rates in the background population. A national register-based cohort study compared rates of depression in people who experienced TBI between 1977 to 2015 in...
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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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