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UPFRONT-Study: Outpatient Follow-Up After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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A recent study identified that 30 percent of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients experience unfavorable outcomes six months post-injury. The UPFRONT-study evaluated outpatient follow-up by health care providers in patients after mTBI. The study included both hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients. Patients were recruited from 2013 to 2015 at trauma centers and were classified as… Continue Reading

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Cognitive Impairment

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Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as concussion, is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. Along with impaired cognitive function, mTBI causes an array of symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and irritability, referred to as post-concussion syndrome (PCS). The time it takes for symptoms to resolve in the majority of individuals… Continue Reading

Overcoming TBI – A Documentary

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Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”) can happen to anyone at any time. The Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (“CDC”) reports that an estimated 1.7 million people sustain TBI annually in the United States. Of those people sustaining TBI, 52,000 die and 275,000 are hospitalized. Nearly 80 percent of those injured (1.365 million people) are treated… Continue Reading

Growth Hormone Deficiency Following Complicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) is considered the main cause of hypopituitarism in adults and growth hormone (“GH”) deficiency is the most common pituitary deficit associated with TBI. According to Cedars-Sinai, even after we stop growing, adults need growth hormone. Growth hormone plays a role in healthy muscle, how our bodies collect fat (especially around the… Continue Reading

New Study finds Emergency Room Physicians Often Fail to Diagnose TBI

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The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation recently published an article entitled “Emergency Department Evaluation of Traumatic Brain Injuries in The United States, 2009-2010.” The article examined emergency department records from the national hospital ambulatory medical care survey in 2009 and 2010 where traumatic brain injury was evaluated and diagnosed either clinically or with head computed… Continue Reading

What Happens When the Brain is Concussed?

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Have you ever wondered what happens within a person’s skull when he/she suffers a traumatic brain injury? The New York Times recently published a wonderful interactive article about brain injuries. The article describes and demonstrates what happens within a football player’s skull when he suffers a concussion. Using a mouth guard developed by bioengineer David Camarillo… Continue Reading