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Individualizing Thresholds of Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Using Estimated Limits of Autoregulation. (Patel)

Donnelly J, et al. Individualizing Thresholds of Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Using Estimated Limits of Autoregulation. Crit Care Med. 2017 Sep;45(9):1464-1471.

OBJECTIVES: In severe traumatic brain injury, cerebral perfusion pressure management based on cerebrovascular pressure reactivity index has the potential to provide a personalized treatment target to improve patient outcomes. 311 more words

Critical Care Medicine

Abusive head trauma

Shaahinfar A, et al. Update on abusive head trauma. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2015 Jun;27(3) :308-14.

This article provides an update on abusive head trauma (AHT), focusing on new developments most salient to the emergency medicine clinician, including epidemiology, clinical recognition, diagnostic work-up, management of neurologic injury, and public health implications. 737 more words

Diagnosis

Boston University Doctors Believe They Can Now Diagnose CTE In Living Patients


A huge breakthrough in the study and diagnosis of traumatic brain injuries directly linked to contact sports was revealed on Tuesday. A Boston University study looking into CTE — or chronic traumatic encephalopathy — revealed to doctors a way they believe they can diagnose the degenerative brain injury in living patients. 275 more words

Sports

After 15 years in vegetative state, treatment restores signs of awareness in brain-injured man

NEW YORK — French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn’t shown any awareness in 15 years.

During months of experimental treatment, his gaze could follow a moving object and he turned his head toward people speaking to him. 384 more words

News

Living with a Brain Injury: Always an Anniversary

Every year on this day, my mom calls me.

“Hey, Ang, do you know what today is?”

I always know what she’s talking about because it’s the only time she ever utters those exact words to me. 1,431 more words

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Brain problems blamed on playing tackle football in youth

Athletes who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those who started playing after they turned 12, a new study released on Tuesday showed. 43 more words

Bend Bulletin

New Vitae Offers Expanded Residential Services for Brain Injury Recovery

Cutting-edge alternatives for those that have experienced brain injuries are now close to home at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery (NVWR). Its comprehensive treatment program, Action Recovery: Brain Injury Services, which includes an eight-bed unit housed in Limeport, has recently expanded to include the Jade House, a satellite apartment setting in Quakertown. 263 more words

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