Point-of-care biomarker assay for traumatic brain injury

Intracranial abnormalities on CT scan in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be predicted by glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) levels in the blood. These interim findings from the TRACK-TBI study are published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma. GFAP’s diagnostic performance was significantly better than that of the S100B biomarker, to which it was compared. S100B is approved […]

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Stress overload and pain common among patients with traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability. Post-injury distress is common, with many individuals experiencing chronic anxiety and depressive symptoms as well as chronic pain. In this collection of articles in the journal NeuroRehabilitation, experts report on findings that shed light on the relationship between stress and pain following a TBI and implications for rehabilitation. […]

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New study identifies potential path forward for brachial plexus injury recovery

On average, an estimated three out of every 1,000 newborns will suffer a brachial plexus injury during birth, damaging the bundle of nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the shoulders, arms and hands. In the most traumatic cases, even with surgery and physical therapy as an infant, there is no treatment that can guarantee a full recovery. […]

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Savannah Guthrie Just Suffered a Serious Eye Injury Because of Her 2-Year-Old Son That Left Her Temporarily Blind

Savannah Guthrie has explained her absence from the Today show this week, and it’s not your typical stomach bug excuse. The anchor suffered an eye injury while she was playing with her 2-year-old son Charley—and he got a little exuberant with a toy train. “Charlie threw a toy train right at my eye and it tore my retina,” Guthrie, 47, […]

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Brain injury from concussion may linger longer than one year after return to play

How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete’s brain may still not be fully recovered one year after being allowed to return to play. The study is published in the October 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “There is growing evidence […]

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Mental Health Symptoms Common After Mild Brain Injury

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 — Approximately one in five individuals may develop mental health symptoms up to six months after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to a study recently published in JAMA Psychiatry. Murray B. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of California in San Diego, and colleagues evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder […]

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