Concussion symptoms in children may have multiple underlying causes

Concussion symptoms in children may have multiple underlying causes Different types of brain damage caused by a concussion may lead to similar symptoms in children, according to research led by McGill University. A new way of studying concussions could help develop future treatments. While most children fully recover after a concussion, some will have lasting […]

Concussions affect children’s brains even after symptoms subside

Concussions affect children’s brains even after symptoms subside Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, persist for months following injury — even after the symptoms of the injury are gone, according to a study published in the December 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings highlight […]

Children with brain injury often misdiagnosed

Children with brain injury often misdiagnosed A new study by Tel Aviv University, Kaplan Medical Center and Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) found that one in four children (25.3%) who have been discharged from the emergency room after a mild head injury are misdiagnosed and continue to suffer from persistent post-concussion syndrome for many years. […]

PET Scans Now Identify Brain Disease In Living NFL Players

PET Scans Now Identify Brain Disease In Living NFL Players A group of researchers from UCLA are using PET scans to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living NFL players. The scans show the presence of tau proteins linked to CTE. Before this, identification of the presence of this protein, which is also linked to […]

Period Of Increased Vulnerability For Repeat Traumatic Brain Injury

Period Of Increased Vulnerability For Repeat Traumatic Brain Injury Repeat traumatic brain injury affects a subgroup of the 3.5 million people who suffer head trauma each year. Even a mild repeat TBI that occurs when the brain is still recovering from an initial injury can result in poorer outcomes, especially in children and young adults. […]

Difusion Tension Imaging More Likely to Reveal Brain Damage than Other Forms of Imaging

Difusion Tension Imaging More Likely to Reveal Brain Damage than Other Forms of Imaging The researchers who were led by Dr. Michael Lipton stated: “DTI has been studied extensively as a tool for identification of brain abnormalities related to TBI and understand the relationship of these brain abnormalities to other clinical features of the disorder. […]

Brain injury is a disease, not an event

Brain injury is a disease, not an event In his recent white paper (Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Chronic Disease), Brent Masel, M.D., medical director of BIAA, makes the case that brain injury is a disease, not an event. In support of that proposition, Dr. Masel presented stunning statistics showing, among many other things, that […]