Free Educational Session on Brain Injury in Camden County | The ...
Camden, NJ (Vocus) February 28, 2010
The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey will offer its free educational session Brain Injury Basics for Families, on Wednesday, March 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cooper University Hospital, 1 Cooper Plaza.
The program, designed for family members of people who have sustained brain injuries, provides a presentation and forum for questions. People with brain injuries and professionals are also welcome. The session is facilitated by Peggy DiTommaso, MSW, who has volunteered her time to be a Brain Injury Association of New Jersey Affiliated Support Group Leader for over 20 years....
brain injury journal - News
Antidepressants could help heal brain injuries|
While antidepressants are often prescribed after a traumatic brain injury to help patients deal with the emotional fallout from their ordeal, new research suggests these medications could also help the brain itself heal.
Anti-depressants boost brain cells after injury|
Huang said many patients who have a traumatic brain injury also experience depression. By some estimates, half of such patients are depressed, according to a Rochester statement quoted in the journal. Doctors are not sure whether the depression is a
New Brain Cell Growth Restores Function|
Others have evidence that the new wiring that hooks up new brain cells sometimes gets tangled and may lead to seizures after a brain injury or in epilepsy. Many researchers have suspected that making new cells is good for the brain,
Healing hope for brain injury|
Blaiss is lead author of new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience this month that shows that the brain actively works to repair its vital memory and learning centre in the hippocampus after traumatic brain injury. (The name hippocampus has
Can proper nutrition help blunt brain injury?|
Bruce Bistrian, MD, PhD, a panelist and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, said in an article in the Wall Street Journal that early feeding can cut disabilities and deaths after head injury by 25 to 50 percent.
What's hotAdvances in Understanding Communication Disorders After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Special Issue of the Journal Aphasiology
Book (Psychology Press)
List Price: $39.95
eBooks (Majamo Publishing, LLC)
Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury
Book (Oxford University Press, USA)
You Save: $11.48 (15%)
Evaluation of Outcomes in Brain Injury Rehabilitation: A Special Issue of the Journal <i>Neuropsychological Rehabilitation</i>
Book (Psychology Press)
List Price: $95.00
Fighting for David: An Inspiring True Story of Stubborn Love, Faith, and Hope After Severe, Traumatic Brain Injury
Book (Winepress Publishing)
You Save: $5.60 (37%)
Imaging Shows Some Brains Compensate after Traumatic Injury ... - Digital Journal
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S. 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries. MTBI, or concussion, accounts for at least 75 percent of all traumatic brain injuries. Following a concussion, some patients experience a brief loss of consciousness. Other symptoms include headache, dizziness, memory loss, attention deficit, depression and anxiety. Some of these conditions may persist for months or even years in as many as 30 percent of patients.
Dr. Lipton and colleagues set out to determine the post-concussion symptoms and health-related quality of life for a group of patients with MTBI one year post-injury. The researchers recruited 17 patients with MTBI from the Emergency Department of Montefiore Medical Center. Within two weeks of their injury, the patients underwent diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which measures the direction of movement of water molecules within and along axons, which comprise the bundles of nerve fibers in the brain's white matter.