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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/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/29328003/characterizing-the-type-and-location-of-intracranial-abnormalities-in-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Harri Isokuortti, Grant L Iverson, Noah D Silverberg, Anneli Kataja, Antti Brander, Juha Öhman, Teemu M Luoto
OBJECTIVE The incidence of intracranial abnormalities after mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies widely across studies. This study describes the characteristics of intracranial abnormalities (acute/preexisting) in a large representative sample of head-injured patients who underwent CT imaging in an emergency department. METHODS CT scans were systematically analyzed/coded in the TBI Common Data Elements framework. Logistic regression modeling was used to quantify risk factors for traumatic intracranial abnormalities in patients with mild TBIs...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324173/the-risk-of-deterioration-in-gcs13-15-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-identified-by-computed-tomography-imaging-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carl Marincowitz, Fiona E Lecky, William Townend, Aditya Borakati, Andrea Fabbri, Trevor A Sheldon
The optimal management of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with injuries identified by computed tomography (CT) brain scan is unclear. Some guidelines recommend hospital admission for an observation period of at least 24 h. Others argue that selected lower-risk patients can be discharged from the Emergency Department (ED). The objective of our review and meta-analysis was to estimate the risk of death, neurosurgical intervention, and clinical deterioration in mild TBI patients with injuries identified by CT brain scan, and assess which patient factors affect the risk of these outcomes...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318971/-phenserine-and-inhibiting-pre-programmed-cell-death-in-pursuit-of-a-novel-intervention-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Robert E Becker, Nigel H Greig, Debomoy K Lahiri, Joseph Bledsoe, Sarah Majercik, Clive Ballard, Dag Aarsland, Lon S Schneiderh, Douglas Flanagan, Ramprakash Govindarajani, Mary Sano, Luigi Ferrucci, Dimitrios Kapogiannisk
BACKGROUND: Concussion (mild) and other moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) share overlapping neuropathologies, including neuronal pre-programmed cell death (PPCD), and clinical impairments and disabilities. Multiple clinical trials targeting mechanisms based on the Amyloid Hypothesis of AD have so far failed, indicating that it is prudent for new drug developments to also pursue mechanisms independent of the Amyloid Hypothesis. To address these issue, we have proposed the use of an animal model of concussion/TBI as a supplement to AD transgenic mice to provide an indication of an AD drug candidate's potential for preventing PPCD and resulting progression towards dementia in AD...
January 10, 2018: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303438/prospective-randomized-blinded-and-placebo-controlled-study-of-cerebrolysin-dose-response-effects-on-long-term-functional-outcomes-in-a-rat-model-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yanlu Zhang, Michael Chopp, Zheng Gang Zhang, Yi Zhang, Li Zhang, Mei Lu, Talan Zhang, Stefan Winter, Hemma Brandstätter, Asim Mahmood, Ye Xiong
OBJECTIVE Cerebrolysin is a neuropeptide preparation that mimics the properties of neurotrophic factors and has had beneficial effects in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). To further evaluate treatment schemes, the authors assessed the dose-response of Cerebrolysin on functional improvement in a rat model of mild TBI (mTBI). METHODS This dose-response study was a prospective, randomized, blinded, and placebo-controlled preclinical experiment. Male Wistar adult rats, subjected to mTBI induced by a closed head impact, were treated randomly with 0 (saline as placebo), 0...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284552/retrospective-and-prospective-memory-among-oef-oif-ond-veterans-with-a-self-reported-history-of-blast-related-mtbi
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Kathleen F Pagulayan, Holly Rau, Renee Madathil, Madeleine Werhane, Steven P Millard, Eric C Petrie, Brett Parmenter, Sarah Peterson, Scott Sorg, Rebecca Hendrickson, Cindy Mayer, James S Meabon, Bertrand R Huber, Murray Raskind, David G Cook, Elaine R Peskind
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate prospective and retrospective memory abilities in Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) Veterans with and without a self-reported history of blast-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). METHODS: Sixty-one OEF/OIF/OND Veterans, including Veterans with a self-reported history of blast-related mTBI (mTBI group; n=42) and Veterans without a self-reported history of TBI (control group; n=19) completed the Memory for Intentions Test, a measure of prospective memory (PM), and two measures of retrospective memory (RM), the California Verbal Learning Test-II and the Brief Visuospatial Memory Test-Revised...
December 29, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283307/using-the-california-verbal-learning-test-second-edition-as-an-embedded-performance-validity-measure-among-individuals-with-tbi-and-individuals-with-psychiatric-disorders
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Virginia C Persinger, Douglas M Whiteside, Lyuba Bobova, Seema D Saigal, Marla J Vannucci, Michael R Basso
OBJECTIVE: Among embedded performance validity tests (PVTs), little research addresses the use of Total Hits and Total False Positives from the California Verbal Learning Test, Second Edition (CVLT-II) in spite of low sensitivity, particularly in psychiatric samples. METHOD: This study examined the classification accuracy of these two measures in individuals with psychiatric disorders or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). These samples were separated into two groups using the criteria of passing all PVTs versus failing 2 or more PVTs...
December 28, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283288/a-novel-method-for-the-rapid-detection-of-post-translationally-modified-visinin-like-protein-1-in-rat-models-of-brain-injury
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Melissa A Bradley-Whitman, Kelly N Roberts, Erin L Abner, Stephen W Scheff, Bert C Lynn, Mark A Lovell
BACKGROUND: Although elevated serum levels of visinin-like protein 1 (VILIP-1), a neuron-specific calcium sensor protein, are associated with ischaemic stroke, only a single study has evaluated VILIP-1 as a biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The current proof-of-concept study was designed to determine whether serum VILIP-1 levels increase post-injury in a well-characterized rat unilateral cortical contusion model. METHODS: Lateral flow devices (LFDs) rapidly (< 20 min) detected trace serum levels (pg/mL) of VILIP-1 in a small input sample volume (10 µL)...
December 28, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258949/outcome-of-traumatic-brain-injury-in-elderly-population-a-tertiary-centre-experience-from-a-developing-country
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G Lakshmi Prasad, N Anmol, Girish R Menon
BACKGROUND: The increasing ratio of elderly population has contributed to increased incidence of TBI in this cohort. Authors put forward their institutional experience in the management of elderly TBI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 3-year retrospective analysis of 73 consecutive patients aged ≥ 65 years admitted with TBI at our university hospital was performed. The following were excluded-concussion injuries, chronic subdural hematomas (SDH), patients discharged against medical advice (DAMA) and declared dead soon after arrival (within 6 hours)...
December 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251702/safety-and-efficacy-of-brain-injury-guidelines-at-a-level-iii-trauma-center
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Grace E Martin, Christopher P Carroll, Zach J Plummer, D A Millar, Timothy A Pritts, Amy T Makley, Bellal A Joseph, Laura B Ngwenya, Michael D Goodman
BACKGROUND: Patients with mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) are often primarily managed by emergency medicine and trauma/acute care physicians. The Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG) were developed at an ACS-accredited level 1 trauma center to triage mild-to-moderate TBI patients and help identify patients who warrant neurosurgical consultation. The BIG have not been validated at a level III trauma center. We hypothesized that BIG criteria can be safely adapted to an ACS-accredited level III trauma center to guide transfers to a higher echelon of care...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250027/derivation-of-a-three-biomarker-panel-to-improve-diagnosis-in-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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W Frank Peacock, Timothy E Van Meter, Nazanin Mirshahi, Kyle Ferber, Robert Gerwien, Vani Rao, Haris Iqbal Sair, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Frederick K Korley
Background: Nearly 5 million emergency department (ED) visits for head injury occur each year in the United States, of which <10% of patients show abnormal computed tomography (CT) findings. CT negative patients frequently suffer protracted somatic, behavioral, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Our goal was to evaluate biomarkers to identify mild TBI (mTBI) in patients with suspected head injury. Methods: An observational ED study of head-injured and control patients was conducted at Johns Hopkins University (HeadSMART)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250024/clinical-predictors-of-progressive-hemorrhagic-injury-in-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Guangfu Di, Hua Liu, Xiaochun Jiang, Yi Dai, Sansong Chen, Zhichun Wang, Hongyi Liu
Objective: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs commonly in children. Repeat computed tomography (CT) follow up of TBI patients is often scheduled to identify progressive hemorrhagic injury (PHI). However, the utility of repeated CT scans, especially in children with mild TBI [Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores of 13-15], has been debated. The purposes of the present study were to identify clinical predictors of PHI in children with mild TBI and to clarify relevant clinical factors via radiological examination...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249173/long-term-prospective-memory-impairment-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-with-loss-of-consciousness-findings-from-the-canadian-longitudinal-study-on-aging
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Marc Bedard, Vanessa Taler, Jason Steffener
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine the extent to which loss of consciousness (LOC) following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may be associated with impairments in time- and event-based prospective memory (PM). PM is thought to involve executive processes and be subserved by prefrontal regions. Neuroimaging research suggests alterations to these areas of the brain several years after mTBI, particularly if LOC was experienced. However, it remains unclear whether impairments in time- or event-based functioning may persist more than a year after mTBI, and what the link with duration of LOC may be...
December 18, 2017: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248884/use-of-general-practice-before-and-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Stine Fjendbo Galili, Bodil Hammer Bech, Claus Vestergaard, Morten Fenger-Gron, Jakob Christensen, Mogens Vestergaard, Jette Ahrensberg
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is commonly seen in the emergency department (ED). Approximately 85%-90% of TBIs are mild (mTBI). Some cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, anxiety, blurred vision, insomnia and concentration difficulties, collectively known as postconcussion syndrome (PCS). Some studies suggest that recovery from mTBI is complete. Others find that symptoms persist for months, even years. The aim of this study was to describe the use of general practice, before and after mTBI, as a proxy for symptoms in a large cohort...
December 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247448/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomics-reveals-the-new-evidence-base-for-traumatic-brain-injury-treated-with-targeted-temperature-management
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Shi-Xiang Cheng, Zhong-Wei Xu, Tai-Long Yi, Hong-Tao Sun, Cheng Yang, Ze-Qi Yu, Xiao-Sa Yang, Xiao-Han Jin, Yue Tu, Sai Zhang
This study aimed to investigate the effects of targeted temperature management (TTM) modulation on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the involved mechanisms using quantitative proteomics technology. SH-SY5Y and HT-22 cells were subjected to moderate stretch injury using the cell injury controller (CIC), followed by incubation at TTM (mild hypothermia, 32°C), or normothermia (37°C). The real-time morphological changes, cell cycle phase distribution, death, and cell viability were evaluated. Moderate TBI was produced by the controlled cortical impactor (CCI), and the effects of TTM on the neurological damage, neurodegeneration, cerebrovascular histopathology, and behavioral outcome were determined in vivo...
December 15, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245230/injury-of-the-cortico-ponto-cerebellar-tract-in-a-patient-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-case-report
#17
Sung Ho Jang, Hyeok Gyu Kwon
RATIONALE: We report on a patient with injury of the cortico-ponto-cerebellar tract (CPCT) following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), diagnosed by diffusion tensor tractography (DTT). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old female patient was injured in a car crash. While under treatment at a local medical center for headache, mild motor weakness, and cognitive impairment that developed following the car crash, she fell, hitting her head on the ground, about six weeks after the car crash...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239310/micrornas-as-diagnostic-markers-and-therapeutic-targets-for-traumatic-brain-injury
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Bridget Martinez, Philip V Peplow
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by primary damage to the brain from the external mechanical force and by subsequent secondary injury due to various molecular and pathophysiological responses that eventually lead to neuronal cell death. Secondary brain injury events may occur minutes, hours, or even days after the trauma, and provide valuable therapeutic targets to prevent further neuronal degeneration. At the present time, there is no effective treatment for TBI due, in part, to the widespread impact of numerous complex secondary biochemical and pathophysiological events occurring at different time points following the initial injury...
November 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239267/a-retrospective-study-of-predictors-of-return-to-duty-vs-medical-retirement-in-an-active-duty-military-population-with-blast-related-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Philip A Cook, Thomas M Johnson, Suzanne G Martin, Philip R Gerhman, Seema Bhatnagar, James C Gee
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), has been described as the "signature injury" of the Global War on Terror. Explosive blast TBI has become a leading cause of injury as a result of the widespread use of improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. We present a retrospective cross-sectional study of patients with blast-related mild TBI (N=303) seen at the Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune. The objective was to predict outcomes of return to duty (RTD) vs. medical retirement via medical evaluation board (MEB), based on brain imaging, neuropsychological data and history of mTBI...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227053/quantifying-the-funding-gap-for-management-of-traumatic-brain-injury-at-a-major-trauma-centre-in-south-africa
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V Y Kong, J J Odendaal, J L Bruce, G L Laing, E Jerome, B Sartorius, P Brysiewicz, D L Clarke
BACKGROUND: Trauma is an eminently preventable disease. However, prevention programs divert resources away from other priorities. Costing trauma related diseases helps policy makers to make decisions on re-source allocation. We used data from a prospective digital trauma registry to cost Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) at our institution over a two-year period and to estimate the funding gap that exists in the care of TBI. METHOD: All patients who were admitted to the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service (PMTS) with TBI were identified from the Hybrid Electronic Medical Registry (HMER)...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
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