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Brain Oxygen Optimization in Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Phase-II: A Phase II Randomized Trial

Okonkwo et al, ten ICUs in the United States. Read their article in Critical Care Medicine, November 2017-issue.

They found that management of severe traumatic brain injury informed by multimodal intracranial pressure and brain tissue monitoring reduced brain tissue hypoxia, with a trend toward lower mortality and more favorable outcomes, compared with treatment guided by intracranial pressure only.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Goodbye to my old life!

I know I have to say goodbye to the old me and that is hard to do. I am so used to doing things my way but in my current situation that is not a possibility. 75 more words

Traumatic Brain Injury

...rare opportunities...

One thing that transpired during my hiatus from this blog, was a rare opportunity to publicly share my summary of this whole ‘concussion adventure’ with my church family. 1,765 more words

Not Today

Outside of vague poetry I’ve ignored the stroke. I want to pretend it never happened as if, maybe, that will undo the brain damage and emotional trauma that comes with going toe-to-toe with Death. 1,574 more words


Beta-blockers and TBI

This is a subject that has been on our backburner for a while and it’s now due for a discussion on neuroscand.com. The use of beta-blockers in traumatic brain injury is nothing new. 497 more words

Traumatic Brain Injury

When You Know A Little About What's Really Going On.

The above title was a quote taken by William S. Burroughs in regards to paranoia. Yes, I Googled it, don’t judge me LOL. Needless to say, I’d like to focus this blog on an issue that I experienced on Friday… an occurance of paranoia. 1,091 more words

Chronic Illness

A Spoon Full of Faith Makes the Medicine Go Down

This past weekend, my Pastor asked for those of us who are battling an illness to come to the front for prayer. He came to me (since he knows that I’ve been fighting for over a month with three infections in addition to my TBI symptoms). 1,041 more words

Chronic Illness