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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351381/frontal-assessment-battery-fab-performance-following-traumatic-brain-injury-hospitalized-in-an-acute-care-setting
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Natalia Rojas, Maude Laguë-Beauvais, Arielle Belisle, Julie Lamoureux, Ghusn AlSideiri, Judith Marcoux, Mohammed Maleki, Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Sonia Anchouche, Hanan Alquraini, Mitra Feyz, Elaine de Guise
The Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) has been shown to be useful in several clinical settings. The aim of the present study was to examine the performance of patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the FAB and to predict their acute outcome. The FAB was administered to 89 patients with mild (27 = uncomplicated and 39 = complicated) and moderate (n = 23) TBI during hospitalization in an acute care setting. The length of stay in days (LOS), Glasgow Outcome Scale-Revised score (GOSE) and Disability Rating Scale (DRS) score were collected...
January 19, 2018: Applied Neuropsychology. Adult
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350373/pediatric-dural-venous-sinus-thrombosis-following-closed-head-injury-an-easily-overlooked-diagnosis-with-devastating-consequences
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Joe M Das, Rashmi Sapkota, Binjura Shrestha
Dural venous sinus thrombosis (DVST) is an uncommon finding after traumatic brain injury. The diagnosis can often be initially missed, particularly if not associated with an overlying fracture. Pediatric DVST following closed head injury and without an overlying fracture is very rare, with only 20 cases reported in the literature to date. Here we present the case of a 19-month-old boy who presented with a history of trivial fall and an episode of fever. On presentation, the pediatric Glasgow Coma Scale (pGCS) score was E3V4M6, and initial brain computed tomography (CT) was normal...
January 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350085/divergent-classification-methods-of-post-concussion-syndrome-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-prevalence-rates-risk-factors-and-functional-outcome
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Daphne Cloë Voormolen, Maryse C Cnossen, Suzanne Polinder, Nicole von Steinbuechel, Pieter E Vos, Juanita Antje Haagsma
Mild Traumatic Brian Injury (mTBI) is a common diagnosis and approximately one third of mTBI patients experience a variety of cognitive, emotional, psychosocial and behavioral post-concussion symptoms. When a cluster of these symptoms persists for more than three months they are often classified as post-concussion syndrome (PCS). The objective of this study was to determine prevalence rates, risk factors and functional outcome associated with PCS six months after mTBI applying divergent classification methods...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350084/exploring-assistive-technology-use-to-support-cognition-in-college-students-with-histories-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jessica Brown, Madeline Wollersheim
PURPOSE: College students with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may experience chronic cognitive deficits necessitating use of external supports for daily task completion. The purpose of this study was to explore cognitive support system selection and use by students with histories of mTBI when completing novel prospective memory tasks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented a multiple case study, sequential explanatory mixed-methods design with three participants...
January 19, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349651/epidemiology-of-head-injuries-focusing-on-concussions-in-team-contact-sports-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Annika Prien, Alexander Grafe, Roland Rössler, Astrid Junge, Evert Verhagen
BACKGROUND: Although injuries to the head represent a small proportion of all sport injuries, they are of great concern due to their potential long-term consequences, which are even suspected in mild traumatic brain injuries. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to compare the incidence of concussions and other head injuries in elite level football, rugby, ice hockey and American Football. METHODS: Four electronic databases (CINAHL, PsycINFO, Web of Science, PubMed) were searched...
January 18, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347988/efficacy-of-melatonin-for-sleep-disturbance-following-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Natalie A Grima, Shantha M W Rajaratnam, Darren Mansfield, Tracey L Sletten, Gershon Spitz, Jennie L Ponsford
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to determine the efficacy of melatonin supplementation for sleep disturbances in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: This is a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled two-period two-treatment (melatonin and placebo) crossover study. Outpatients were recruited from Epworth and Austin Hospitals Melbourne, Australia. They had mild to severe TBI (n = 33) reporting sleep disturbances post-injury (mean age 37 years, standard deviation 11 years; 67% men)...
January 19, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346233/video-recordings-to-analyze-preventable-management-errors-in-pediatric-resuscitation-bay
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Julia Borns, Jörg Ersch, Milana Dobrovoljac, Georg Staubli, Barbara Brotschi
OBJECTIVE: In treating patients of different ages and diseases in the pediatric resuscitation bay, management errors are common. This study aimed to analyze the adherence to advanced trauma life support and pediatric advanced life support guidelines and identify management errors in the pediatric resuscitation bay by using video recordings. METHODS: Video recording of all patients admitted to the pediatric resuscitation bay at University Children's Hospital Zurich during a 13-month period was performed...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345733/putative-mechanisms-of-cognitive-decline-with-implications-for-clinical-research-and-practice
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Tadeu Oliveira, Angela Starkweather, Divya Ramesh, Joseph Fetta, Debra Lynch Kelly, Debra E Lyon, Lana Sargent
Multiple intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms contribute to vulnerability of cognitive decline and nurses play a significant role in assisting individuals and families to use strategies for healthy cognitive aging. The objective of this narrative review is to provide a synthesis of the intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of cognitive decline and conditions that are associated with cognitive decline. Well-established intrinsic mechanisms of cognitive decline include aging, apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 carrier status, SORL1 mutations, neuroinflammation, mitochondrial dysfunction, amyloid deposition, and demyelination...
January 18, 2018: Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345192/cross-validation-of-the-dot-counting-test-in-a-large-sample-of-credible-and-non-credible-patients-referred-for-neuropsychological-testing
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Courtney McCaul, Kyle B Boone, Annette Ermshar, Maria Cottingham, Tara L Victor, Elizabeth Ziegler, Michelle A Zeller, Matthew Wright
OBJECTIVE: To cross-validate the Dot Counting Test in a large neuropsychological sample. METHOD: Dot Counting Test scores were compared in credible (n = 142) and non-credible (n = 335) neuropsychology referrals. RESULTS: Non-credible patients scored significantly higher than credible patients on all Dot Counting Test scores. While the original E-score cut-off of ≥17 achieved excellent specificity (96.5%), it was associated with mediocre sensitivity (52...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345167/dietary-supplements-for-health-adaptation-and-recovery-in-athletes
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Eric S Rawson, Mary P Miles, D Enette Larson-Meyer
Some dietary supplements are recommended to athletes based on data that supports improved exercise performance. Other dietary supplements are not ergogenic per se, but may improve health, adaptation to exercise, or recovery from injury, and so could help athletes to train and/or compete more effectively. In this review, we describe several dietary supplements that may improve health, exercise adaptation, or recovery. Creatine monohydrate may improve: recovery from and adaptation to intense training, recovery from periods of injury with extreme inactivity, cognitive processing, and reduce severity of or enhance recovery from mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344975/extracellular-matrix-and-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Naijil George, Herbert M Geller
The brain extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a crucial role in both the developing and adult brain by providing structural support and mediating cell-cell interactions. In this review, we focus on the major constituents of the ECM and how they function in both normal and injured brain, and summarize the changes in the composition of the ECM as well as how these changes either promote or inhibit recovery of function following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Modulation of ECM composition to facilitates neuronal survival, regeneration and axonal outgrowth is a potential therapeutic target for TBI treatment...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344927/correction-to-protein-biomarkers-and-neuroproteomics-characterization-of-microvesicles-exosomes-from-human-cerebrospinal-fluid-following-traumatic-brain-injury
#12
Rachna Manek, Ahmed Moghieb, Zhihui Yang, Dhwani Kumar, Firas Kobeissy, George Anis Sarkis, Vijaya Raghavan, Kevin K W Wang
The original version of this article unfortunately contained a typographical error on Author's name "Firas Kobessiy". This should be corrected as "Firas Kobeissy".
January 17, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344864/laser-capture-microdissection-in-traumatic-brain-injury-research-obtaining-hippocampal-subregions-and-pools-of-injured-neurons-for-genomic-analyses
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Deborah R Boone, Harris A Weisz, Stacy L Sell, Helen L Hellmich
The methods presented here are based on our laboratory's 15 years of experience using laser capture microdissection to obtain samples for the study of gene expression after traumatic brain injury (TBI) using a well-established rat model of experimental TBI. Here, we describe how to use the ArcturusXT laser capture microdissection system to capture swaths of specific regions of the rat hippocampus as well as specific neuronal populations defined by Fluoro-Jade C staining. Staining with Fluoro-Jade C identifies a neuron that is in the process of degeneration...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344708/treatment-of-combined-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock-with-fractionated-blood-products-versus-fresh-whole-blood-in-a-rat-model
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Akiva Leibowitz, Evgeni Brotfain, Leonid Koyfman, Moti Klein, Shmuel Hess, Alexander Zlotnik, Matthew Boyko
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of combined traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock, poses a particular challenge due to the possible conflicting consequences. While restoring diminished volume is the treatment goal for hypovolemia, maintaining adequate cerebral perfusion pressure and avoidance of secondary damage remains a treatment goal for the injured brain. Various treatment modalities have been proposed, but the optimal resuscitation fluid and goals have not yet been clearly defined...
January 17, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344063/axonal-injury-in-the-lateral-geniculate-body-radiological-diagnosis
#15
Laura Gutiérrez, Jorge Arruga, Juan J Sánchez, Silvia Muñoz, Paloma Puyalto-de-Pablo
Damage to the lateral geniculate body by diffuse axonal injury in brain trauma is uncommon. The authors present the clinical case and in vivo fibre tractography using diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging of this lesion in a patient presenting with homonymous sectoranopia after a traumatic head injury.
August 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343209/mild-blast-injury-produces-acute-changes-in-basal-intracellular-calcium-levels-and-activity-patterns-in-mouse-hippocampal-neurons
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Kyle R Hansen, Gloria J DeWalt, Ali I Mohammed, Hua-An Tseng, Moona E Abdulkerim, Seth Bensussen, Venkatesh Saligrama, Bobak Nazer, William D Eldred, Xue Han
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) represents a serious public health concern. While much is understood about long term changes in cell signaling and anatomical pathologies associated with mTBI, little is known about acute changes in neuronal function. Using large scale Ca2+ imaging in vivo, we characterized the intracellular Ca2+ dynamics in thousands of individual hippocampal neurons using a repetitive mild blast injury model where blasts were directed onto the cranium of unanesthetized mice on two consecutive days...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343203/cognition-health-related-quality-of-life-and-depression-ten-years-after-moderate-to-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Erik Grauwmeijer, Majanka Heijenbrok-Kal, Lianne Peppel, Chantal Hartjes, Iain Haitsma, Inge de Koning, Gerard Ribbers
The aim of this study was to evaluate cognitive function ten years after moderate-severe TBI and to investigate the associations between cognitive function, depression and Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL). In this prospective cohort study, with measurements at 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 120 months post-TBI, patients aged 18-67 years (N=113) with moderate-severe TBI were recruited. Main outcome measures were depression (CES-D), subjective cognitive functioning (CFQ), objective cognitive functioning, and HRQoL (SF-36)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343158/placebo-effects-in-traumatic-brain-injury
#18
Ginger Polich, Mary Alexis Iaccarino, Ted J Kaptchuk, Leon Morales-Quezada, Ross Zafonte
In recent years, several randomized controlled trials evaluating pharmaceutical treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) have failed to demonstrate efficacy over placebo, with both active and placebo arms improving at comparable rates. These findings could be viewed in opposing ways, suggesting on the one hand failure of the tested outcome, but representing on the other, evidence of robust placebo effects in TBI. In this article, we examine several of the primary psychological processes driving placebo effects (verbal suggestion, cognitive re-framing, interpersonal interactions, conditioning, therapeutic alliance, anxiety reduction) as well as placebo neurobiology (top-down cortical regulation, reward system activation, dopaminergic and serotonergic neurotransmission)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342881/development-of-self-assembled-nanoribbon-bound-peptide-polyaniline-composite-scaffolds-and-their-interactions-with-neural-cortical-cells
#19
Andrew M Smith, Harrison T Pajovich, Ipsita A Banerjee
Degenerative neurological disorders and traumatic brain injuries cause significant damage to quality of life and often impact survival. As a result, novel treatments are necessary that can allow for the regeneration of neural tissue. In this work, a new biomimetic scaffold was designed with potential for applications in neural tissue regeneration. To develop the scaffold, we first prepared a new bolaamphiphile that was capable of undergoing self-assembly into nanoribbons at pH 7. Those nanoribbons were then utilized as templates for conjugation with specific proteins known to play a critical role in neural tissue growth...
January 13, 2018: Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342477/-new-challenges-diagnosis-of-brain-death-in-newborn-children-and-adolescents
#20
Florian Masuhr, Christof Dame, Alexander Gratopp, Olaf Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: According to the current update of the German guideline on brain death (BD), participation of paediatricians is now mandatory for the examination of BD in patients younger than 14 years. The present analysis focuses on the previous practice and highlights the challenges that arise from the current update. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of the patient registry of the German organ procurement organisation (north-eastern bureau) between January, 2001 and December, 2010 with specified paediatric age groups according to the 4th update of the German guideline on BD from the 1st of July 2015...
January 17, 2018: Klinische Pädiatrie
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