News tagged with traumatic injury
It is estimated that there are 10 million cases of traumatic brain injury globally every year with mild traumatic brain injuries being responsible for 70-90% of these. Incidence is highest among young males.
Neuroscience Mar 12, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Brain imaging soon after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or mild concussion can detect tiny lesions that may eventually provide a target for treating people with mTBI, according to a study released today and that will ...
Neuroscience Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is co-funding an affordable, hi-tech, solution for managing stress that could help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), helping warfighters and potentially saving ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Scientists have watched a mild traumatic brain injury play out in the living brain, prompting swelling that reduces blood flow and connections between neurons to die.
Neuroscience Mar 07, 2013 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Well timed to coincide with the Super Bowl, the US football final that seems to obsess the nation, President Obama raised the issue of the effects of long term damage caused by concussion in the game. In an interview with ...
Health Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Most scientists are starting to agree that repeat, sub-concussive hits to the head are dangerous and linked to neurological disorders later in life. A new collaborative study, though, attempted to find out why – and discovered ...
Immunology Mar 06, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Anticoagulants have saved the lives of those at risk for heart attack or stroke. However, because they prevent blood clotting, they can be dangerous to patients who suffer traumatic injuries or who require ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The tongue is an amazing organ. Thousands of nerve fibers in it help us eat, drink and swallow. Without them, we would not taste. The tongue helps us speak. Quietly, its surface defends our bodies from germs.
Medical research Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In the body, bones are padded with a smooth cartilage layer at the ends, allowing smooth motion where two bones meet and form a joint. When cartilage around the bone becomes degenerated or lost due to osteoarthritis ...
Surgery Feb 26, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The first study to examine in detail the experience of patients in Victoria's trauma system has found that post-discharge care and poor communication were low points in an otherwise high-quality experience.
Other Feb 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
When it comes to healing the terrible wounds of war, success may hinge on the first blood clot – the one that begins forming on the battlefield right after an injury.
Medical research Feb 15, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Existing mouse models do not appear to accurately reproduce the human genomic response to serious traumatic injury, including major burns, according to an article appearing in PNAS Early Edition.
Inflammatory disorders Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussion, is one of the most common types of neurological disorder, affecting approximately 1.3 million Americans annually. It has received more attention recently because of ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
U.S. soldiers in combat often suffer constricted blood vessels and increased pressure in the brain—significant complications of traumatic brain injuries, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's ...
Cardiology Feb 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0