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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933193/examining-a-statewide-educational-consulting-program-for-pediatric-brain-injury
#1
Rachel K Myers, Brenda L Eagan-Brown, Alexandra T Conway, Drew A Nagele, Monica J Vaccaro, Sadiqa Kendi, Mark R Zonfrillo
This study describes characteristics of students with acquired brain injury enrolled in a statewide educational consultation program and the program's support activities. Utilizing deidentified data from a statewide brain injury school consultation program, descriptive analyses of demographic and injury characteristics, including medical diagnosis (concussion/mild traumatic brain injury [TBI], moderate-severe TBI, and non-TBI), referral characteristics, educational placement, and the types of program activities were undertaken...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925734/a-pilot-treatment-study-for-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-neuroimaging-changes-detected-by-meg-after-low-intensity-pulse-based-transcranial-electrical-stimulation
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Ming-Xiong Huang, Ashley Robb Swan, Annemarie Angeles Quinto, Scott Matthews, Deborah L Harrington, Sharon Nichols, Barry J Bruder, Corey C Snook, Charles W Huang, Dewleen G Baker, Roland R Lee
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a leading cause of sustained impairments in military service members, Veterans, and civilians. However, few treatments are available for mTBI, partially because the mechanism of persistent mTBI deficits is not fully understood. METHODS: We used magnetoencephalography (MEG) to investigate neuronal changes in individuals with mTBI following a passive neurofeedback-based treatment programme called IASIS. This programme involved applying low-intensity pulses using transcranial electrical stimulation (LIP-tES) with electroencephalography monitoring...
September 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918117/mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-a-high-school-football-player-with-familial-hemiplegic-migraine-a-case-report
#3
Manisha R Chand, Sumit Kanwar, Evan Peck
Mild traumatic brain injury is a major concern in young athletes, with an estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million reported concussions in the US annually. Familial hemiplegic migraine is a rare autosomal-dominant condition characterized by sporadic episodes of transient unilateral motor weakness which may begin at any age. We present a case of a 17-year-old male with a history of familial hemiplegic migraine who suffered prolonged symptoms following a mild traumatic brain injury during sports participation.
September 13, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916167/structural-neuroimaging-in-sport-related-concussion
#4
Erin D Bigler
Structural neuroimaging of athletes who have sustained a sports-related concussion (SRC) can be viewed as either standard clinical imaging or with advanced neuroimaging methods that quantitatively assess brain structure. Negative findings from conventional computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the norm in SRC. Nonetheless, these conventional measures remain the first line of neuroimaging of the athlete as they do detect clinically significant pathologies, when present, such as hemorrhagic abnormalities in the form of hematomas, contusions and mircobleeds along with regions of focal encephalomalacia or other signal abnormalities, with CT best capable of detecting skull fractures...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895491/preliminary-validation-of-the-whodas-2-0-for-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Deborah Snell, Grant L Iverson, William Panenka, Noah D Silverberg
The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability, factor structure, and validity of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0 12-item version) in a sample of patients who were slow to recover from a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Participants were 79 adults with MTBI recruited from one of four specialty outpatient clinics in Vancouver, Canada. The WHODAS 2.0 12-item version is a disease-non-specific measure of disability representing six International Classification of Disability, Functioning, and Health activity and participation domains including cognition, mobility, self-care, interpersonal functioning, life activities, and participation...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894835/the-use-of-oculomotor-vestibular-and-reaction-time-tests-to-assess-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi-over-time
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Michael E Hoffer, Carey Balaban, Mikhaylo Szczupak, James Buskirk, Hillary Snapp, James Crawford, Sean Wise, Sara Murphy, Kathryn Marshall, Constanza Pelusso, Sean Knowles, Alex Kiderman
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this work is to examine the outcomes of a set of objective measures for evaluating individuals with minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI) over the sub-acute time period. These methods involve tests of oculomotor, vestibular, and reaction time functions. This work expands upon published work examining these test results at the time of presentation. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a prospective age- and sex-matched controlled study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subject group was composed of 106 individuals with mTBI and 300 age- and sex-matched controls without a history of mTBI...
August 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889832/intra-individual-cognitive-variability-an-examination-of-anam4-tbi-mil-simple-reaction-time-data-from-service-members-with-and-without-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Wesley R Cole, Emma Gregory, Jacques P Arrieux, F Jay Haran
OBJECTIVES: The Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics 4 TBI-MIL (ANAM4) is a computerized cognitive test often used in post-concussion assessments with U.S. service members (SMs). Existing evidence, however, remains mixed regarding ANAM4's ability to identify cognitive issues following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Studies typically examine ANAM4 by comparing mean scores to baseline or normative scores. A more fine-grained approach involves examining inconsistency within an individual's performance...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882543/longitudinal-study-of-a-nogo-p3-event-related-potential-component-following-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-adults
#8
Gian Candrian, Andreas Müller, Patrizia Dall'Acqua, Kyveli Kompatsiari, Gian-Marco Baschera, Ladislav Mica, Hans-Peter Simmen, Richard Glaab, Javier Fandino, Markus Schwendinger, Christoph Meier, Erika Jasmin Ulbrich, Sönke Johannes
BACKGROUND: Event-related potentials have repeatedly revealed electrophysiological markers of cognitive dysfunction associated with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and may represent a sensitive tool to guide cognitive rehabilitative interventions. We previously found patients with symptomatic MTBI characterized by smaller P300 (or P3) wave amplitudes in a NoGo-P3 subcomponent in the acute phase of the injury. The goal of this longitudinal study was to investigate whether this early NoGo-P3 subcomponent differs over time in symptomatic MTBI patients and healthy controls...
September 4, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878731/head-eye-vestibular-motion-therapy-affects-the-mental-and-physical-health-of-severe-chronic-postconcussion-patients
#9
Frederick Robert Carrick, Joseph F Clark, Guido Pagnacco, Matthew M Antonucci, Ahmed Hankir, Rashid Zaman, Elena Oggero
CONTEXT: Approximately 1.8-3.6 million annual traumatic brain injuries occur in the United States. An evidence-based treatment for concussions that is reliable and effective has not been available. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to test whether head-eye vestibular motion (HEVM) therapy is associated with decreased symptoms and increased function in postconcussive syndrome (PCS) patients that have been severely impaired for greater than 6 months after a mild traumatic brain injury...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876149/acute-post-concussive-symptoms-in-young-children
#10
Coco Bernard, Audrey McKinlay, David Krieser, Renee Testa, And Jennie Ponsford
OBJECTIVES: Despite peaks of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) incidence in young children, few studies have examined the nature of post-concussive symptoms (PCSs) in children under the age of eight, whilst controlling for pre-injury symptoms and effects of trauma. The current study aimed to identify which PCSs differentiate children with mTBI from trauma controls early post-injury, and whether these differed among preschool and school-aged children. METHODS: The sample comprised 101 children aged 2-12 presenting to an emergency department, with concussion or other minor bodily injury (control)...
September 6, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872566/pediatric-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-acute-setting
#11
Daniel J Corwin, Matthew F Grady, Mark D Joffe, Mark R Zonfrillo
Pediatric mild traumatic brain injuries, most of which are concussions, are an increasingly common reason for presentation to emergency departments. The diagnosis of concussion has increased dramatically over the past decade, necessitating the acute care provider to have up-to-date knowledge of the definition, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, physical examination findings, and acute management of pediatric concussion. This article also addresses populations most vulnerable to prolonged recovery from pediatric concussion and referral recommendations...
September 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872365/recovery-progression-and-symptom-resolution-in-sport-related-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#12
Ensie Abbassi, Bess Sirmon-Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the recovery progression of a group of athletes who participated in a concussion management program based on (1) group analysis and (2) individual analysis. SETTING: Concussion management clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty athletes (22 males, 8 females; baseline age = 16.23 ± 2.40 years) who had undergone four assessments: one baseline and three post-injury assessments at 3, 8, 15 days post-injury. DESIGN: Retrospective clinical...
September 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872344/quality-of-return-to-work-in-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-prospective-investigation-of-associations-among-post-concussion-symptoms-neuropsychological-functions-working-status-and-stability
#13
Shao-Ying Chu, Yi-Hsin Tsai, Sheng-Huang Xiao, Sheng-Jean Huang, Chi-Cheng Yang
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Although 'return to work' (RTW) has been always emphasized for patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), methodological drawbacks weakened its representativeness. This study thus aims to evaluate the 'work quality' (WQ) which originated from 'working status' and 'working stability' simultaneously, and to further explore the associations among post-concussion symptoms (PCS), neuropsychological functions and WQ. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A total of 179 participants, which included 132 patients with MTBI and 47 healthy participants, were prospectively recruited...
September 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863142/assessing-the-accuracy-of-blood-rna-profiles-to-identify-patients-with-post-concussion-syndrome-a-pilot-study-in-a-military-patient-population
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Jimmaline J Hardy, Scott R Mooney, Andrea N Pearson, Dawn McGuire, Daniel J Correa, Roger P Simon, Robert Meller
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a complex, neurophysiological condition that can have detrimental outcomes. Yet, to date, no objective method of diagnosis exists. Physical damage to the blood-brain-barrier and normal waste clearance via the lymphatic system may enable the detection of biomarkers of mTBI in peripheral circulation. Here we evaluate the accuracy of whole transcriptome analysis of blood to predict the clinical diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome (PCS) in a military cohort. Sixty patients with clinically diagnosed chronic concussion and controls (no history of concussion) were recruited (retrospective study design)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856486/the-automated-assessment-of-postural-stability-balance-detection-algorithm
#15
Alessandro Napoli, Stephen M Glass, Carole Tucker, Iyad Obeid
Impaired balance is a common indicator of mild traumatic brain injury, concussion and musculoskeletal injury. Given the clinical relevance of such injuries, especially in military settings, it is paramount to develop more accurate and reliable on-field evaluation tools. This work presents the design and implementation of the automated assessment of postural stability (AAPS) system, for on-field evaluations following concussion. The AAPS is a computer system, based on inexpensive off-the-shelf components and custom software, that aims to automatically and reliably evaluate balance deficits, by replicating a known on-field clinical test, namely, the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS)...
August 30, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855139/the-effect-of-an-acute-systemic-inflammatory-insult-on-the-chronic-effects-of-a-single-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
#16
Lyndsey E Collins-Praino, Alina Arulsamy, Viythia Katharesan, Frances Corrigan
A small but significant proportion of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) sufferers will report persistent symptoms, including depression, anxiety and cognitive deficits, in the months, or even years, following the initial event. This is known as post-concussion syndrome and its pathogenesis is not yet known. This study sought to investigate the role of a peripheral inflammatory insult in the development of ongoing behavioral symptoms following a mTBI. To investigate, male Sprague-Dawley rats were administered a single mTBI using the diffuse impact-acceleration model to generate ∼100G of force...
August 29, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851546/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-integration-of-canonical-traumatic-brain-injury-secondary-injury-mechanisms-with-tau-pathology
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Jacqueline R Kulbe, Edward D Hall
In recent years, a new neurodegenerative tauopathy labeled Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), has been identified that is believed to be primarily a sequela of repeated mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), often referred to as concussion, that occurs in athletes participating in contact sports (e.g. boxing, football, football, rugby, soccer, ice hockey) or in military combatants, especially after blast-induced injuries. Since the identification of CTE, and its neuropathological finding of deposits of hyperphosphorylated tau protein, mechanistic attention has been on lumping the disorder together with various other non-traumatic neurodegenerative tauopathies...
August 26, 2017: Progress in Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845349/understanding-treatment-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-military-health-system
#18
Carrie M Farmer, Heather Krull, Thomas W Concannon, Molly Simmons, Francesca Pillemer, Teague Ruder, Andrew Parker, Maulik P Purohit, Liisa Hiatt, Benjamin Saul Batorsky, Kimberly A Hepner
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered a signature injury of modern warfare, though TBIs can also result from training accidents, falls, sports, and motor vehicle accidents. Among service members diagnosed with a TBI, the majority of cases are mild TBIs (mTBIs), also known as concussions. Many of these service members receive care through the Military Health System, but the amount, type, and quality of care they receive has been largely unknown. A RAND study, the first to examine the mTBI care of a census of patients in the Military Health System, assessed the number and characteristics (including deployment history and history of TBI) of nondeployed, active-duty service members who received an mTBI diagnosis in 2012, the locations of their diagnoses and next health care visits, the types of care they received in the six months following their mTBI diagnosis, co-occurring conditions, and the duration of their treatment...
January 2017: Rand Health Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841573/pediatric-providers-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-concussion-diagnosis-and-management
#19
Khalida Itriyeva, Ronald Feinstein, Linda Carmine
Background Concussions, a form of mild traumatic brain injury, are a current "hot topic" in sports and medicine, with current research focusing on diagnosis, treatment, and the long-term effects of repeated concussions on development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Concussions represent 8.9% of all high school athletic injuries, and pediatricians see many of these patients in their practices, however evolving guidelines and recommendations have resulted in varying practices among providers. Objective To assess how local pediatricians in New York Chapter 2 of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) diagnose and treat concussion patients, and to evaluate the need for continuing education in this area...
August 25, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839952/a-case-of-real-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiologic-abnormality-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-spinal-cord-concussion
#20
Hiroki Nagasawa, Kouhei Ishikawa, Ryosuke Takahashi, Ikuto Takeuchi, Kei Jitsuiki, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Kazuhiko Omori, Youichi Yanagawa
INTRODUCTION: Real spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality (SCIWORA) is a rare clinical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 13-year-old girl whose body was overturned anteriorly after crashing her bicycle into a curb. Following the accident, in which her neck and upper back hit the ground, she could not move due to paralysis. On arrival, she had paresis of the bilateral upper extremities and experienced a painful sensation when her upper extremities were touched...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
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