TBI in the News
Brainline News FeedStudy Finds Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital found that the impact of a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, in a child can have long-lasting effects years later. The study found that patients with mild to moderate brain injury are twice as likely to have developed attention problems when examined seven years after injury. The research also found that children with severe TBI are five times more likely to develop secondary ADHD than children without TBI.Study Tracks Veterans with Brain Injury
A far-reaching federal study hopes to provide new detail for veterans suffering from a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Early research from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs shows at least 20% of all veterans who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan have suffered a TBI. Many heal within weeks or months, but others suffer long-lasting implications. This study hopes to track 1,100 veterans over a 20-year period to learn more about the issue and how such an injury can best be evaluated or treated. Only 700 have signed up so far.Concussion Recovery Takes Longer for College Students
Researchers reviewed the medical charts of 128 students who suffered a concussion during the 2014-2015 academic year at Northwestern University. Overall, the students took much longer to recover from a concussion than the national average of 7 to 14 days.The Dark Side of Concussion
Concussions are something many people think are just a temporary injury, not realizing they can bring on other health issues. A West Fargo girl has been suffering from a concussion induced injury for nearly three years. It's changed how she and her family live. "I feel like I am not a normal kid," 15-year old Ashtyn Gooselaw said.UC Study: Concussion affects peripheral vision
Patients with concussion, followed by visual problems, experienced delayed central and peripheral vision reaction times, a study by the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine reported.If Only The Rest Of America Got Concussion Care Like NFL Players
The league’s neurotrauma program isn’t without its faults, but it’s a lot better than what goes on in the average ER.Knowing These 9 Concussion Symptoms Could Save Your Brain
Symptoms of concussion can be obvious and show up immediately, or they can be subtler, not appearing for days—or weeks—later. Here are the concussion symptoms to know, so you can spot them in yourself, or in others.Soccer Ball Heading May Cause Concussion Symptoms
Soccer players who frequently head the ball may be increasing their risk for concussion, a new study reports. The study, published Wednesday in Neurology, included 222 amateur soccer players who reported the number of times they headed the ball over a two-week period. The athletes also reported any unintentional head impacts, such as collisions with other players or the goal post.Concussion foundation received nearly 650 new brain donations in 2016
The Concussion Legacy Foundation, devoted to studying and preventing head trauma in sports, announced Thursday that 647 new athletes pledged last year to donate their brains after death for research, which brings the total to 1,467.VA Hospitals Still Struggling With Adding Staff Despite Billions From Choice Act
The $16 billion Veterans Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 was designed to get veterans medical care more quickly. But an investigation by NPR found that: the VA has about the same number of new hires as the VA would have been projected to hire without the additional $2.5 billion; the new hires weren't sent to VA hospitals with the longest wait times; and the VA medical centers that got new hires were not more likely to see improved wait times.
Breakthrough in Blast-Related Brain Injuries Reveal Microscopic Scarring
A new study reveals previously undetected change patterns in the brains of eight veterans, all exposed to blasts from high explosives in combat.Are Kids Getting More Concussions Than We Realize?
A new study estimates that the number of concussions among those 18 years old and younger is higher than the previously reported.Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review
Military mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) differs from civilian injury in important ways.Top 10 Concussion Research Articles of 2015
A team of brain injury experts with a variety of clinical backgrounds reviewed approximately 250 abstracts from the TBI clinical research literature published in 2015, choosing the ten articles they felt advanced the field of TBI research the furthest.Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a Former College Football Player
The neuropsychological findings of a 25-year-old former college football player who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) postmortem.Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries
Many military personnel who experience blast-related traumatic brain injury (MTBI) have lasting brain damage as seen by MRI, according to a study published in Radiology.CTE pathology in a neurodegenerative disorders brain bank
Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Blast-Induced TBI
A new system that has been shown to record for the first time how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat veterans.Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors
Although the military is a young and vigorous force, service members and veterans may experience sexual functioning problems as a result of military service.