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PET scans could predict extent of recovery from brain injury, trials shows

Doctors believe they may have found a reliable way to assess whether patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury are likely to wake up, raising ethical questions about the best treatment for those in an unresponsive state.In a hospital trial, brain scans using PET technology – positron emission tomography – identified hidden levels of consciousness in a third of patients who had been unresponsive and diagnosed as in a vegetative state for more than a year. 1,102 more words

Brain Injuries

Please Don't Shine on Me!

Ah….the days of Spring are here. The time of chirping birds, flowers blooming, lively neighborhoods and longer days are upon us. I suppose I should be excited, but I am not. 307 more words

Journey

TBI Caregiver Interview . . . . . . . . Donna O'Donnell Figurski

TBI Caregiver Interview – Donna O’Donnell Figurski

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Donna O’Donnell Figurski

1. What is your name? (last name optional)

Donna O’Donnell Figurski

2. Where do you live? 1,865 more words

Traumatic Brain Injury

Farrugia v Burtenshaw & Ors

In Farrugia v Burtenshaw & Ors (trial March 2014)  Jay J dealt with quantum in a case of catastrophic brain injury following a road traffic accident. 595 more words

Life Expectancy

Huntersville PD looking for missing woman Jeanie Lienghot | www.wsoctv.com

HUNTERSVILLE — The Huntersville Police Department is looking for a missing woman who they say could be in trouble.

Jeanie Lienghot, 22, has a brain injury and may be hallucinating. 21 more words

Missing

Youtube of Song Michelle Wrote

Thanks Pam, Dylan, Cody, and John for helping Michelle record the song she wrote. Here’s the youtube rendition.

Disability

Your Disgusting Oblivion

written < March 13, 2014>

You feel that burning
deep down, your
fingertips tingle,
your sight is clouded;
it’s a reflex,
protect yourself.
You reach for the… 97 more words