It is rarely easy to deal with a traumatic brain injury-not as a patient, and not as a caregiver. The road to recovery is long and difficult. Even after treatment and therapy, your lives may never be the same.
Pennsylvania athletes and residents who have suffered concussions and traumatic brain injuries throughout their lives may be interested to learn that these injuries could lead to an increased risk in the development of Alzheimer's earlier in life. It is still not known how traumatic brain injuries actually contribute to the early development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Traumatic brain injury patients in Pennsylvania and around the world may have an increased risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The study was conducted by researchers from Umeå University in Sweden.
A new eye-tracking device could diagnose Pennsylvania patients with everything from brain injuries to autism, according to a presentation at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show. The event was held Jan. 9 through 12 in Las Vegas.
Pennsylvania residents who have sustained a head trauma may benefit from a simple test that can determine if they have a traumatic brain injury. Thanks to university researchers, a rudimentary blood test to detect certain biomarkers may be able to do so. The university researchers have identified four proteins that are released from brain cells, referred to as astrocytes, when the outer lining of the cells have been broken open as a result of trauma from whiplash or blunt force.
Constant agitation and uncontrollable spasms are often experienced by victims of traumatic brain injury accidents in Pennsylvania. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury, treatment may involve surgery, a medication plan and extensive physical therapy to overcome the involuntary muscle contractions and overall neurological upheaval. New research conducted by biomedical engineers from the University of North Carolina suggests that molecular damage is at the heart of the post-traumatic conditions experienced by patients who suffered brain injuries.
Pennsylvania residents who suffer from traumatic brain injuries may be diagnosed sooner using a technology that measures eye tracking. A doctor and her colleagues have patented a technology known as the EyeBOX that can track the involuntary eye movements of patients. This means that the device can even be used on patients who are unable to follow instructions.
Men and women are known to differ from one another in terms of their brain anatomy as well as their propensity for mental illness after a brain injury. Mental illness in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and depression affect women after a brain injury more than men. A study by the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences found a correlation that may explain this difference between men and women.
Pennsylvania residents who have suffered brain injuries may be interested in the results of a recently published study by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. The results indicated that focusing on the network of activity in the brain instead of individual regions could provide information about why certain brain injuries are worse than others.
Pennsylvania patients who have had a mild traumatic brain injury may be interested to learn that an estimated 30 percent of sufferers experience outcomes that are unfavorable at the sixth-month mark following an injury. However, the associated study did not differentiate between patients who were hospitalized or not hospitalized. As such, researchers set out to determine if there were differences in the outcomes between hospitalized and non-hospitalized mild traumatic brain injury sufferers.