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Suicidal Behavior Increases after Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in About Brain Injuries, Brain Injury News, Brain Injury Resources & Links

In 2001, Teasdale and Engberg published an article in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, entitled Suicide after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Population Study. The researchers reviewed data from Danish hospital admissions covering the years 1979-93 and found that patients who had sustained a TBI had an increased risk of suicide. The authors in… Continue Reading

New Study Debunks Claim that Neuroplasticity is a Myth—the Later the Onset of Mild TBI, the Worse the Outcome

Posted in Brain Injuries in Sports, Brain Injury News, Brain Injury Resources & Links

The theory of neuroplasticity holds that the brain will change and adapt to different conditions including to childhood injuries. This theory is often challenged and sometimes referred to as a “myth.” However, a new study by Seena Fazel and colleagues from the Department of Psychiatry at University of Oxford in the United Kingdom delivered data… Continue Reading

rTMS in Alleviating Mild TBI Related Headaches – A Case Series

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It is well known that headache is one of the most common debilitating chronic pain conditions in patients who sustain a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). No conventional pharmacological treatment has been shown to be effective in treating headaches related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). I recently read an interesting abstract published in Pain Physician;… Continue Reading

Neuropsychology and Traumatic Brain Injury

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I am pleased to alert you that my article, Neuropsychology and Traumatic Brain Injury, was recently published in the October edition of Trial Magazine, the American Association for Justice’s award-winning magazine for attorneys, law professors, judges and others in the legal community. The article addresses important topics, such as what is a neuropsychological evaluation and… Continue Reading

Accelerated Atrophy of the Brain Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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A new study published in the Annals of Neurology has found that TBI patients’ brains were estimated to be older than their chronological age, “suggesting that TBI accelerates the rate of brain atrophy.” It is well accepted that with the use of neuro imaging, it is possible to predict age in healthy individuals. The study… Continue Reading

New Jersey Assemblywoman Introduces Concussion Bill to Keep Children Out of Class Until Doctor Approves

Posted in Brain Injury Legislation, Brain Injury News, Brain Injury Resources & Links

It is presently the standard of care to keep children who have sustained concussion/traumatic brain injuries off the field and not to return to play until they are cleared by a competent professional.  Assemblywoman, Pamela R. Lampitt (D Burlington and Camden) has introduced a bill in the New Jersey Assembly, which would require any student… Continue Reading

Stern Delivers Two TBI Presentations

Posted in Brain Injury Events, Brain Injury FAQs, Brain Injury Resources & Links

This past week, I attended the American Association for Justice’s mid-winter convention in Palm Desert, California.  Besides my duties and responsibilities as Parliamentarian of AAJ, I was pleased to be invited to give a presentation at the Specialized Track: Concussion Crisis-Litigating Sports Injuries and TBI CLE program where I spoke on the topic of “Proving… Continue Reading

A Year Later and Still Suffering

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I read a wonderful story by Amy Zellmer, a professional photographer and TBI survivor who published a firsthand account of her struggles with a mild traumatic brain injury.  According to her story, Amy fell on a patch of ice and sustained a “mild” traumatic brain injury.  Despite people telling her “it’s just a concussion,” a… Continue Reading

Age of First Exposure to Football and Later-Life Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Players

Posted in Brain Injuries in Sports, Brain Injury Resources & Links, Prosecuting Traumatic Brain Injury Case

A new study conducted by researchers from Boston University found that children who sustained a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury prior to the age of 12 had a greater risk of later-life cognitive impairment.  Robert A. Stern, Ph.D. and colleagues at Boston University conducted a study to “determine the relationship between exposure to repeated head impacts… Continue Reading

Mayo and Kind-Devick Tests Have Licensing Agreement for Sideline Concussion Test

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It was recently reported that King-Devick Tests, Inc. has developed a quick and effective screening tool for the evaluation of concussion.  The tests, to be called the King-Devick Test, according to the manufacturer, is a “quick‑accurate and objective concussion screening tool that can be administered on the sidelines by parents, coaches, athletic trainers, school nurses,… Continue Reading