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Mar 8, 2018

Pediatricians Are Using a New Saliva to Detect Childhood Concussion Symptoms

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A major problem in diagnosing and treating concussions is that the clinical guidelines focus on adults even though nearly three million of the people who have concussions in the US are children. The American Academy of Pediatrics, wrote in 2017, that a simple saliva test may now help doctors and parents understand more about childhood concussions [...]

Feb 16, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury Resources in Tennessee

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant contributor to deaths and permanent disability for thousands of Americans. In Tennessee about 8,000 people are hospitalized each year for traumatic brain injury, and the Tennessee state government, public and private health care organizations have a wide variety of resources to help improve the lives of those suffering [...]

Oct 10, 2017

Do Women Experience Traumatic Brain Injuries Differently Than Men?

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The International Journal of Critical Injury and Science recently reported a clinical study done on the epidemiological consequences of traumatic brain injuries in women and how TBIs on women differ from male TBIs. The studies were conducted in India. Most studies, prior to this Indian female study, have been about men. The study yielded interesting—and [...]

Sep 29, 2017

Photophobia and Traumatic Brain Injury

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A report by Optometry Review published in December 2015 explored common vision problems, especially photophobia, that occur after a traumatic brain injury. The report was prepared by Christopher L. Shur, OD, and several other eye doctors. To determine the severity of at TBI (mild to severe), doctors usually use a Glasgow coma scale. According to [...]

Sep 7, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Study Concludes an Mild TBI is an Oxymoron

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A 2015 study by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that mild, concussion-type injuries often cause severe cognitive impairments. The study focused on SNTF, a brain protein, which shows in the blood after a victim suffers some concussions.  SNTF “signals the type of brain damage” that is believed to be [...]