Traumatic Brain Injury
What to expect in the new concussion guidelines
“Right now, at least at the concussion conference I went to and in the upcoming consensus statement, they will not comment on a specific sport.”...
Four PTSD blood biomarkers identified
The biomarkers could be used to monitor treatment for PTSD, identify subtypes of PTSD, and lead to a new understanding of the mechanisms...
Older men more at risk as dangerous falls rise for all seniors
“We always hear about lower bone density rates among females, so we didn’t expect to see males with more skull fractures.”
Migraine after concussion linked to worse outcomes
Although most children recover quickly from a concussion, approximately one-third continue to report symptoms a month after the event.
Returning to normal after concussion
I am heartened that we are now hearing voices suggesting a return to concussion management based on careful observation of the individual patient...
Concussion burden tied to later hypertension in football players
A new study suggests ‘that repetitive early-life brain injury may have later-life implications for cardiovascular health.’
What’s new in brain health?
A new study shows that nonmedical treatment is effective in people with frequent episodic and chronic tension-type headache.
Even one head injury boosts all-cause mortality risk
The findings of a new study underscore the importance of preventing head injuries and of swift clinical intervention once a head injury occurs,...
A history of head trauma may predict Parkinson’s disease progression
Among patients with Parkinson’s disease and head injury, motor impairment developed 25% faster, and cognitive impairment developed 45% faster.
TBI is an unrecognized risk factor for cardiovascular disease
Given the relatively young age of post-9/11–era veterans with TBI, there may be an increased burden of heart disease in the future.