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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Increased Dementia Risk for Female Veterans Who Experienced Brain Injuries

In a study published in Neurology, it was found that women who served in the military and have traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depression are more likely ev…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice shows that 3 of the most comm…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Head Impact From a Single Football Season May Affect Brain Development

A 2018 study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting found that young football players may experience a disruption in brain development after a single season of pl…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Potential EEG Biomarker for Presence of Cognition in Patients With Severe Brain Injury

In a paper to be published in the online issue of Current Biology, researchers present evidence of EEG response to natural speech in patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) that correlates…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Automated Tracking of Eye Movements an Objective Biomarker of Pediatric Concussion

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) have evaluated use of eye-tracking measurements and visiovestibular evaluation …

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Neurostimulation of Spinal Cord Restores Assisted Ambulation

September 27, 2018 -- In a case study published in Nature Medicine(September 26, 2018), a combined approach of spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy has successfully enabled a man, ag…

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT New Guideline for Clinical Management of Persons in Vegetative or Minimally Conscious States

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research released a new g…

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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Heading the Ball in Soccer May Affect Women's and Men's Brains Differently

In a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Radiology. 2018;July 31), imaging findings suggest that heading the ball in soccer may affect women's brains differently…

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier: A Potential New Treatment Modality

In a small, yet groundbreaking, clinical trial, MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) (ExablateNeuro; Insightec, Miami FL) was used to open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) safely in 5 persons with mild-…

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Concussion May Bring Greater Risks for Athletes with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder

Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preli…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

FDA Grants Clearance for Fully Implantable Wireless Intracranial Pressure Sensor

The AURA intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring system (Branchpoint Technologies, Irvine, CA) has been granted clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This first of kind system is fully i…

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

New Type of Vertigo Defined That May Be Treatable

Neurologists have defined a new type of vertigo with no known cause (Neurology. 2018:published online May 23). The authors have differentiated this type of vertigo from serious causes of vertigo (eg, …

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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Only 40% of TBI in Youth Related to Contact Sports

A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that daily childhood activities not related to sports or recreation are t…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Boston University Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Seqster Collaborate on New Proof-of-Concept Study for Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarkers

The Boston University Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Related Services and Seqster (San Diego, California) plan to partner in the Ryan Center’s proof of concept study for identifying potenti…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Food and Drug Administration Permits Marketing of First Blood Test to Evaluate Concussion

As part of the breakthrough devices program, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing of the brain trauma indicator (Banyan Biomarkers, Inc; San Diego, California), the first blood t…

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