Interventions to address burden among family caregivers of persons aging with TBI: A scoping review.
Authors: Marshall CA, Nalder E, Colquhoun H, Lenton E, Hansen M, Dawson DR, Zabjek K, Bottari C Abstract PURPOSE: To capture the scope of literature exploring interventions for caregivers of aging persons with TBI. METHODS: A scoping review of peer reviewed literature was conducted in two phases. Phase I: Searching seven databases, two independent raters screened articles using a set of predetermined criteria. Included articles were reviewed, and categorized according to common themes. Phase II: Five stakeholders were engaged in a consultation. A content analysis was performed by extracting statements from each...
Source: Brain Injury - December 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Specialized interdisciplinary rehabilitation reduces persistent post-concussive symptoms: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS: The S-REHAB is more effective than the STAND in reducing the PPCS affecting physical, cognitive and emotional domains. This symptom reduction was associated with experienced improvement in social functioning, increased levels of activity, a decrease in mental fatigue and increased life satisfaction. PMID: 30500267 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - December 5, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Discourse recovery after severe traumatic brain injury: exploring the first year.
CONCLUSIONS: Individuals with TBI typically improve over the first year, however many will continue to have discourse deficits at 12 months. Years of education, PTA duration and aphasia should be considered when planning services. The 3-6- and 9-12-month periods may offer optimal periods for discourse recovery and increased supports may be beneficial between 6-9 months. PMID: 30465440 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 23, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Practitioners' opinions on traumatic brain injury care pathways in Finland and France: different organizations, common issues.
CONCLUSIONS: These findings provide clues to address care pathways in further comparative studies. Determinants of care pathway quality could be classified as direct or indirect, binding or adaptive organizational factors. PMID: 30449182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

The interrelationship of functional skills in individuals living in the community, following moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: A subset of individuals with moderate to severe TBI are able to perform a range of IADL. This group appears to have higher levels of self-awareness than those who are limited to performing only ADL skills. Implications for the applications of functional retraining interventions are discussed. PMID: 30424682 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

A targeted neuropsychological examination of children with a history of sport-related concussion.
CONCLUSIONS: The current results suggest that neuropsychological measures of higher cognition and academic achievement may be sensitive to lingering deficits, and that children injured earlier in life may exhibit worse neuropsychological and academic performance. PMID: 30427210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 16, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Positive fluid balance is associated with increased in-hospital mortality in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients with ICH, increased volume of positive FB was associated with higher in-hospital mortality while the volume of negative FB was not. Whether maintaining a zero FB status is a beneficial strategy needs further investigation. PMID: 30422007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

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Source: Brain Injury - November 15, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Peripheral auditory dysfunction secondary to traumatic brain injury: a systematic review of literature.
CONCLUSION: The range and frequency of auditory dysfunction in patients with TBI remain unclear. Future research should focus on understanding the nature, frequency and change of auditory deficits over time following TBI. Knowledge in this area will provide crucial information for clinicians and facilitate the development of diagnostic and best practice guidelines which currently are lacking for the management of this patient population. PMID: 30415586 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Diagnostic value of lateral ventricle ratio: a retrospective case-control study of 112 acute subdural hematomas after non-severe traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite limitations, study results support the view that patients after non-severe TBI with ASDH and with lateral ventricle asymmetry, defined as LVR> 1.48, require surgical treatment. LVR seems to be indirect, but still the closest method to quantify intracranial compliance. Thus, in the selected group of patients without clinical symptoms of critically diminished compensatory reserve, LVR could indicate those who need a surgical decompression. PMID: 30417687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 13, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Comorbid TBI-depression costs in veterans: a chronic effect of neurotrauma consortium (CENC) study.
CONCLUSIONS: The estimated annual cost for Veterans with comorbid TBI-depression was more than $1 billion. TBI and depression screening/treatment may result in reduced inpatient VHA costs in OEF/OIF veterans exposed to TBI. VHA policymakers should consider screening for TBI and depression in pre-OEF/OIF veterans. PMID: 30403538 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Senior fitness test; a useful tool to measure physical fitness in persons with acquired brain injury.
CONCLUSION: This study indicates that SFT is feasible, safe and useful tool for persons with ABI, to evaluate physical capacity, endurance, strength and flexibility. The submaximal test was well tolerated and could be performed by all participants irrespective of age or diagnosis. The distribution of test scores indicates responsiveness to change and no ceiling or floor effects. PMID: 30403880 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Sex differences in concussion: a review of brain anatomy, function, and biomechanical response to impact.
CONCLUSIONS: Strain injury of the corpus callosum may affect females to a greater extent since their ability to process information may become more disrupted than males. PMID: 30403884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 9, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Service and support needs following pediatric brain injury: perspectives of children with mild traumatic brain injury and their parents.
CONCLUSIONS: Dedicated pediatric mTBI follow-up services that build on family's resources and meet their individual needs for information, emotional support, and referral may assist in optimizing post-injury outcomes. PMID: 30396278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 7, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

A Russian validation study of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R).
Authors: Iazeva EG, Legostaeva LA, Zimin AA, Sergeev DV, Domashenko MA, Samorukov VY, Yusupova DG, Ryabinkina JV, Suponeva NA, Piradov MA, Bodien YG, Giacino JT Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to develop and validate a Russian adaptation of the Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 58 patients with chronic disorders of consciousness (> 4 weeks post-injury, DOC) of various etiology and two patients in a locked-in state at different stages after coma. We tested sensitivity for changes over 1 week, reliability, criterion validity and diagnostic se...
Source: Brain Injury - November 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Early detection of cognitive impairments with the Montreal Cognitive Assessment in patients with uncomplicated and complicated mild traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: The MoCA may be clinically useful to acutely screen cognition following mTBI. PMID: 30388898 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Preliminary study of the reliability and validity of the Johns Hopkins Adapted Cognitive Exam (Chinese version) in neurological intensive care unit patients.
Authors: Wu YH, Yao QJ, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Wang H, Zhang Y Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Johns Hopkins Adapted Cognitive Exam (ACE) in neurological intensive care unit patients. DESIGN: The English version of the ACE was translated and adapted into Chinese. The cognitive function of 40 critically ill NICU patients was assessed using the Chinese version of the ACE and the Mini-mental state examination (MMSE) battery. Scores on the ACE and MMSE were analyzed, and the scale's content validity, construct validity, concurrent validity, internal consistency, ...
Source: Brain Injury - November 6, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

An analysis of the effects of using Zolpidem and an innovative multimodal interdisciplinary team approach in prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC).
This report highlights the impact of a combined approach of intensive IDT intervention in conjunction with Zolpidem. The use of Zolpidem with this patient population warrants further investigation. PMID: 30380923 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Cerebral blood flow in children and adolescents several years after concussion.
CONCLUSIONS: Youth with a history of concussion demonstrate differences in regional CBF (not global CBF), but without clear clinical expression. PMID: 30380944 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - November 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Children sustaining a severe acquired brain lesion before age 3 years: a follow-up study at 1 year from insult.
CONCLUSIONS: At 1 year from insult about 50% of patients could undergo a cognitive evaluation. Improvement differed according to aetiology. PMID: 30373385 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

An update on survival after anoxic brain injury in adolescents and young adults.
Authors: Shavelle RM, Brooks JC, Strauss DJ Abstract While much is known about long-term survival after traumatic brain injury, less is known about survival after anoxic/hypoxic brain injury. We previously compared the two and found no significant difference (hazard ratio [HR] 0.97, p=0.92) after controlling for age, sex, and severity of disability. The present study updates this, based on 1,802 patients with TBI and 380 with anoxic, aged 15 to 25, evaluated in 1986 or later, and who survived one year post injury. The anoxic group had higher mortality (HR = 1.13), though again the difference was not statistically s...
Source: Brain Injury - October 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Depression and anxiety across the first 4 years after mild traumatic brain injury: findings from a community-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings indicate that both anxiety and depression need to be screened regularly after mild TBI. Furthermore, it cannot be assumed that someone who initially presents without depression or anxiety will remain free of these as they negotiate life after injury. PMID: 30373399 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Alexithymia is associated with aggressive tendencies following traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Higher levels of alexithymia are associated with greater aggressive tendencies post-TBI. The findings offer important theoretical and empirical insights into the prediction of aggression after TBI. PMID: 30373401 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Traumatic brain injury and abuse among female offenders compared to non-incarcerated controls.
CONCLUSION: This is the first European study to examine combined TBI and abse among an exclusively female offender population. It suggests that TBI is as prevalent among incarcerated females as it is among males. The unique presentation of female offenders must be acknowledged if effective rehabilitation programs are to be implemented. PMID: 30373402 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms and psychotropic drug use in patients with acquired brain injury in long-term care: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with experience lifelong consequences, regardless the cause of ABI, that have a high impact on them and their surroundings. More insight into the magnitude of NPS and PDU, through prevalence studies, is necessary to achieve suitable provision of care for these patients. PMID: 30373405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 31, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Injury of auditory radiation and sensorineural hearing loss from mild traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSION: Neural injury of the auditory radiation was demonstrated in a patient with sensorineural hearing loss following mild TBI, using DTT. PMID: 30359139 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Coping strategies and traumatic brain injury in incarcerated youth: a mediation analysis.
CONCLUSION: Study results suggest that addressing the use of avoidant coping, such as acting-out coping, internalised coping, or partying coping, by youth with TBI in the criminal justice system could help ameliorate depression/anxiety and abuse of alcohol and drugs. PMID: 30359145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Why evaluate one-week-delayed verbal recall in patients with severe traumatic brain injury?
CONCLUSION: In patients with severe TBI, our results underlined an altered learning and an impairment of long-term consolidation. It is crucial to detect these deficits in the aim to highlight, with a better accuracy, these patients' memory complaints and to propose a better professional rehabilitation. PMID: 30359148 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Relationship between late objective and subjective outcomes of holistic neurorehabilitation in patients with traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: The results support the need to evaluate rehabilitation outcomes involving both objective measures and subjective appraisals of them. The findings suggest that community functioning and satisfaction with that are distinct aspects of the subjects´ experience that must be considered in the evaluation of rehabilitation. It seems that comprehensive neurorehabilitation improve outcome, and patients with TBI with tailored placements were largely satisfied with the areas of wellness in their life. Additional larger controlled studies are needed to clarify how composition of neurorehabilitation and individualiza...
Source: Brain Injury - October 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Cognitive-communication and psychosocial functioning 12 months after severe traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSION: Cognitive-communication ability was significantly related to psychosocial functioning at 12 months post-TBI. Findings suggested continued speech pathology involvement in the post-acute stages of recovery may improve social, vocational and overall psychosocial functioning. The FAVRES is a promising cognitive-communication assessment for identification of treatable factors impacting psychosocial outcomes. PMID: 30346807 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Treatment of social cognition impairments in patients with traumatic brain injury : a critical review.
CONCLUSION: Although there has been much less research on treatment of social cognition in patients with TBI as compared with psychiatric conditions, the findings reported in the present review are encouraging. Further multicenter large-scale RCTs are needed, with special emphasis on the generalization of treatment effects to social skills in everyday life. PMID: 30346856 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Aminoguanidine reverses cognitive deficits and activation of cAMP/CREB/BDNF pathway in mouse hippocampus after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
CONCLUSIONS: We suspect that AG (200 and 400 mg/kg) might reverse TBI-induced selective loss of postsynaptic proteins and learning and memory deficits with the activation of cAMP/CREB/BDNF signalling pathway. PMID: 30346862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Effects of platelet dysfunction and platelet transfusion on outcomes in traumatic brain injury patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Mild TBI results in less ADP inhibition compared to moderate and severe TBI, suggesting a dose response relationship between TBI severity and degree of platelet dysfunction. Further, study is warranted to determine efficacy and parameters for platelet transfusion in patients with TBI. PMID: 30346865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Blast-induced brain injury in rats leads to transient vestibulomotor deficits and persistent orofacial pain.
Authors: Studlack PE, Keledjian K, Farooq T, Akintola T, Gerzanich V, Simard JM, Keller A Abstract Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (blast-TBI) is associated with vestibulomotor dysfunction, persistent post-traumatic headaches and post-traumatic stress disorder, requiring extensive treatments and reducing quality-of-life. Treatment and prevention of these devastating outcomes require an understanding of their underlying pathophysiology through studies that take advantage of animal models. Here, we report that cranium-directed blast-TBI in rats results in signs of pain that last at least 8 weeks after inj...
Source: Brain Injury - October 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

"It gets better. It can ´t be worse than what we have been through." Family accounts of the minimally conscious state.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings demonstrate challenges faced by family members but also their capacity to withstand and overcome adversity. Clinicians are reminded to maintain a long-term perspective and understand the importance of helping families adjust, maintain hope for a better future, and mitigate their psychological pain. PMID: 30351974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Clinical utility of neuropsychological tests for employment outcomes in persons with cognitive impairment after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.
Authors: Sawamura D, Ikoma K, Ogawa K, Sakai S Abstract OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively examine the clinical utility of neuropsychological tests (NPTs) for predicting employment outcomes in persons with cognitive impairment after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: 132 individuals of working age with cognitive impairment after moderate to severe TBI were classified into three groups by employment status: competitive employment (CE); supported employment (SE); and unemployed (UE). NPT scores were compared among groups. Using multinomial logistic regression with group allocation as the depende...
Source: Brain Injury - October 24, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

The roles of astrocyte in the brain pathologies following ischemic stroke.
CONCLUSION: Owing to their important roles in physiological functions of brain and in the pathological conditions following ischemic stroke, the astrocytes might be a potential but promising therapeutic target for treating the ischemic stroke in the future. PMID: 30335519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Social-cue perception and mentalizing ability following traumatic brain injury: A human-robot interaction study.
CONCLUSIONS: Results provide evidence that, in specific contexts, individuals with TBI can perceive, correctly recognize, and integrate dynamic gaze cues and motivate further research to understand why this ability may not translate to day-to-day social interactions. PMID: 30336070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Serum vitamin D deficiency in subjects with severe acquired brain injury and relationship with functional severity.
CONCLUSION: Subjects with sABI showed vitamin D deficiency that might correlate to disability severity. The reason is unclear and might represent a secondary phenomenon resulting from the inflammatory process. PMID: 30339483 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 20, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

A sociocognitive approach to social problem solving in patients with traumatic brain injury: a pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: Studying social problem solving in patients with TBI may inform the design of more appropriate methods of social rehabilitation. PMID: 30332550 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 19, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Participation after Traumatic Brain Injury: the surplus value of social cognition tests beyond measures for executive functioning and dysexecutive behavior in a statistical prediction model.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings underline the added value of measures of SC and dysexecutive behavior in the prediction of social and vocational participation post-TBI. In particular, impairments in ToM, and dysexecutive behavior were related to a lower participation making them important targets for rehabilitation. PMID: 30325200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Moral reasoning and decision-making in adolescents who sustain traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Sustaining TBI appears to affect adolescents' ability to provide mature moral justifications when faced with moral dilemmas representative of everyday social conflicts. These difficulties do not appear to be associated with behavior problems, reduced empathy, or adaptive functioning. PMID: 30325212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

The depth of catheter in chronic subdural haematoma: does it matter?
CONCLUSION: The depth of catheter may affect the outcome of CSDH. Inserting drainage catheter shallowly might be a preferred choice in patients with CSDH undergoing burr-hole evacuation and drainage. PMID: 30325214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Relationship between social cognition and social behaviour following traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: The associations were in line with models of social cognition and proposals that impairments in social cognition may underlie social behaviour difficulties and poor social outcome following TBI. PMID: 30325217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

A single case experimental design study on improving social communication skills after traumatic brain injury using communication partner telehealth training.
CONCLUSION: This study indicated potential for using telehealth to provide social communication skills training to people with TBI and their families. The study findings provide a foundation for a phase one clinical trial which will compare in-person with videoconferencing delivery of TBIconneCT. PMID: 30325220 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Social cognition and traumatic brain injury: current knowledge.
Authors: Allain P, Togher L, Azouvi P Abstract The notion of social cognition is an umbrella term which refers to a set of processes which permit the perception of social cues from the self and others, the interpretation and understanding of own and other's emotions, beliefs and behaviors, and the generation of responses to these inferences to guide social behavior. This paper is an introduction to our special issue of Brain Injury devoted to the study of social cognition after traumatic brain injury. PMID: 30325238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Effects of match play and training on circulating S100B concentration in professional rugby players.
Authors: O'Connell B, Wilson F, Boyle N, O'Dwyer T, Denvir K, Farrell G, Kelly ÁM Abstract OBJECTIVES: Examine the effects of match play and a season of training on serum S100B concentration in male professional rugby players. To assess the influence of contact play, values were compared with age- and fitness-matched athletes not involved in a contact sport. METHODS: Over a 2-year period, blood samples were collected from 38 players in pre-season, end of season, and post-matches (within 2 h). A control group of rowers (n = 15) was assessed pre- and post-training. RESULTS: S100B concent...
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

Response to text-based social cues in the formation of causal attributions in adults with traumatic brain injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Results indicated reduced sensitivity to written social cues in adults with TBI. Our findings add to evidence of impaired social cue response after TBI, and extend this to written text. PMID: 30325251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

A new hybrid classification system for traumatic brain injury which helps predict long-term consciousness: a single-center retrospective study.
CONCLUSIONS: The refined system incorporates the advantages of both GCS and Chinese systems and provides a better prediction of long-term consciousness outcome. PMID: 30325252 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research

The social network - using social media to support individuals with traumatic brain injury participating in a pilot study weight-loss program.
Conclusion Future research is needed to evaluate the role of social media within weight-loss interventions to determine if it provides meaningful impacts in weight-loss efforts and engagement among individuals with TBI. PMID: 30325274 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Brain Injury)
Source: Brain Injury - October 17, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Brain Inj Source Type: research