Tag: tbi (traumatic brain injury)

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Ed Knight was taken to Chippenham Hospital after cutting his arm in a fall from a ladder. For stitching up his wound and sending him...

Attacks on American Agents Leave Baffling Battle Scars

The piercing sound was so loud that night it awoke the official assigned to the US embassy in Cuba who was trying to sleep at...

MD Charged With Manslaughter Now Faces Malpractice Suit

An Alabama neurosurgeon who was charged with manslaughter in the death of a third-year medical student is now facing a malpractice suit alleging he performed...

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of...

Stroke ‘Not a Common Complication’ in COVID-19: New Studies

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Two new large international studies have found relatively low rates of...

COVID Vaccine ‘Side Effect’ or Functional Neurological Disorder?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The development of unusual movements after COVID-19 vaccination may be a...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...

‘Healthy’ Plant-Based Diet Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk

Maintaining a healthy plant-based diet is associated with a lower risk for both total stroke and ischemic stroke, results from a study of three large...

Neurologic Disorders Ubiquitous and Rising in the US

Stroke, dementias, and migraine cause the most disability among neurological disorders in the United States, according to new findings derived from the 2017 Global Burden...

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a new over-the-counter device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic...

Accident Gives MS Doctor Insight Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: The original text has been revised and updated. As Gavin Giovannoni, MBBCh, PhD, an esteemed British multiple sclerosis (MS) expert, set out for...

Ultra-Early Tranexamic Acid of No Benefit for Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a ruptured aneurysm, ultra-early, short-term tranexamic acid (TXA) did not improve clinical outcomes...

Bedside EEG Test Aids Prognosis in Brain Injury Patients

A simple, noninvasive electroencephalogram (EEG) may help detect residual cognition in unresponsive patients who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new...

Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma

A commonly used treatment for chronic subdural hematoma appears to be doing more harm than good, a new randomized trial has shown. The results show...

Microvascular Injury of Brain, Olfactory Bulbs Seen in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Multifocal microvascular injury in the brain and olfactory bulbs is another...

New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy

A new type of laser therapy is safe and effective for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 150 children,...

No Benefit From Tranexamic Acid Prophylaxis in Blood Cancers

Despite being routinely used in clinical settings, prophylactic use of tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent administered with platelet transfusions, did not reduce bleeding among patients...

The Drastic Effects of COVID-19 on Stroke Services

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused large reductions in the number of patients with acute stroke presenting to hospital, increased in-hospital stroke mortality, and many post-stroke...

‘Landmark’ Study Pushed Detection of Covert Consciousness in TBI

Compelling advances in the ability to detect signs of consciousness in unconscious patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) are leading to unprecedented changes...

Prehospital Plasma Boosts Survival in Traumatic Brain Injury

Prehospital plasma, administered soon after injury, appears to improve survival for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), results of a new analysis suggest. Administration of...

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Potentially Harmful in ICH

Intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure (SBP) for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) whose initial SBP is excessively high does not improve outcomes and is...

Concussion Blood Biomarkers Predict Athletes’ Return to Play

Two plasma biomarkers were notably associated with when athletes return to action after concussions, according to a new study of collegiate athletes and recovery time....

“We Are Still Waking Up From the Trauma”

George Azar, MD, is a cardiology resident at Saint George Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon. Saint George is less than a mile from the Beirut port...

ADHD, Dyslexia May Affect Evaluation of Concussion

Young people with certain learning disorders, such as attention-deficit disorder/attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) and dyslexia, can perform worse on commonly used concussion tests, a new study...