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Brain injury patient wakes up after taking sedative

Scientists were stunned when a man with a traumatic brain injury unexpectedly woke up after being administered a sedative.The 43-year-old patient, who was identified only as SV, temporarily regained full consciousness after he was given midazolam, a benzodiazepine. 146 more words

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Search Still on for Better Brain Injury Treatments

(dailyRx News) A hormone therapy that showed promise in past research may be ineffective in treating patients with traumatic brain injuries. Still, researchers remain hopeful that better treatments are on the horizon.A new study found that progesterone treatment did not increase survival or improve function in patients with traumatic brain injuries. 602 more words

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Teen With Brain Injury Returns Home to New Room

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa –A teen is home for the holidays after spending more than a year and a half in both the hospital and a brain injury rehabilitation center. 386 more words

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The heinous among us

If you know someone with a disability then you know there are people in the public and private sector who willfully make and support decisions denying equal rights to people with disabilities (PWD).   805 more words

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New Models Predict Seizures in Brain-Injured Children

SEATTLE, Washington — With dwindling hospital resources and no sure-fire automated means of reading electroencephalography (EEG) results, interest in developing a model for seizure detection in critically ill children is growing at centers across the United States.Such models could help pinpoint which patients are at highest risk for subclinical seizures and should be prioritized for receiving continuous EEG monitoring (CEEG).Two such promising models were discussed here at a press briefing during the American Epilepsy Society (AES) 68th Annual Meeting.An estimated 10% to 30% of patients with an acute brain condition, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), brain infection, and postcardiac hypoxic ischemia, develop seizures. 436 more words

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Necessary Roughness: Our College Pick

Journey Bailey played football for years and, after one concussion too many, came to in a hospital bed with a subdural hematoma. In his searing essay, Bailey writes about a football culture that kept him from revealing his symptoms to coaches who downplayed the seriousness of concussions. 159 more words

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CHEO opens province's first children's concussion clinic

At a time when pediatric concussions are on the rise, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is opening the province’s first hospital clinic dedicated to treating children with concussions. 386 more words

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