News tagged with traumatic injury

Observation in the ER can reduce CT scans in kids

The longer a child with minor blunt head trauma is observed in the emergency department, the less likely the child is to require computed tomography (CT) scan, according to the results of a study published online Friday in ...

Aug 06, 2013
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A new player in brain disease and stroke

In degenerative brain diseases and after stroke, nerve cells die while their support cells activate the brain's immune system to cause further damage. Now Jonathan Gilthorpe, Adrian Pini and Andrew Lumsden at the MRC Centre ...

Jul 23, 2013
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How to manage concussions (w/ Video)

Concussions, the most common traumatic brain injury, can have serious long-term health effects; therefore, diagnosis and management of these injuries are important. A primer published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) ...

Jul 22, 2013
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New concussion data: Two biomarkers better than one

Scientists are scrambling to gather data for the FDA to support the need for a blood test to diagnose brain injury in the United States. The University of Rochester Medical Center just added significant evidence by reporting ...

Jun 18, 2013
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Frequent soccer ball 'heading' may lead to brain injury

Soccer players who 'head' the ball with high frequency demonstrate poorer performance on memory tests and have brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury patients, according to a study published ...

Jun 11, 2013
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