Brain Injury

Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism

A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head. Their research, published today in Cell, paves the way for a preventative drug t ...

Apr 23, 2015
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Living life in the third person

Imagine living a healthy, normal life without the ability to re-experience in your mind personal events from your past. You have learned details about past episodes from your life and can recite these to ...

Apr 20, 2015
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PTSD common in ICU survivors

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often thought of as a symptom of warfare, major catastrophes and assault. It's rarely considered in patients who survive a critical illness and stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, ...

Apr 20, 2015
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Guideline advises when to treat a first seizure

A new guideline released today by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) found that administering an antiepileptic medication immediately after a first seizure reduces the risk of ...

Apr 20, 2015
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Real-time feedback a boon in rehab

Laser-cut acrylic tiles with a 3D printed core and the capacity to be wired up to "interact" with patients offer a new tool for people recovering from stroke and other brain injury.

Apr 21, 2015
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A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain of a living organism. Brain injuries can be classified along several dimensions. Primary and secondary brain injury are ways to classify the injury processes that occur in brain injury, while focal and diffuse brain injury are ways to classify the extent or location of injury in the brain. Specific forms of brain injury include:

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