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Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Researchers develop method that could one day be used in brain trauma lawsuits Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually...

Surgical intervention for adults with intractable, drug-resistant epilepsy

Remember the first time a patient had a seizure on your shift? Chances are, it took you by surprise and gave you a good...

Stroke in a child with sickle cell anemia

Adrienne Johnson, age 5, is admitted to the general pediatric unit. She has sickle cell anemia (hemoglobin SS subtype) and recently was discharged after...

Respiratory failure from a myasthenic crisis

Nina Robbins, age 36, is admitted to the medical unit with pyelonephritis. She states she has had a fever above 102° F, back pain,...

Assessing and managing patients with chronic subdural hematoma

Ruby Jacobs, age 84, arrives at the emergency department with a headache, which she says has gotten worse over the past week despite taking...

Study: Higher Hgb or receiving EPO doesn’t improve neuro outcomes in patients with TBI

In patients with a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the administration of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) or maintaining a higher hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration through blood...

New MRI technique may help in early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Researchers have developed a simple MRI technique that may help in the early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Read more and read the study abstract.

Study: TV violence may affect brain development in young adult men

Young adult men who watch more violence on television show indications of less mature brain development and poorer executive functioning, according to a study...

Study: Playing football and effects on brain

College football players with and without a history of concussions have less volume in the hippocampal region of the brain that relates to memory...

Exercise is key part of stroke recovery

Exercise should be prescribed for stroke survivors because it can significantly reduce disability and the risk of recurrent stroke, according to “Physical Activity and...

Study: Brain and cognitive reserves protect against cognitive decline in patients with MS

A study of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), published in Neurology, has found that brain reserve and cognitive reserve help protect against cognitive decline...

Study: Premature menopause may affect later-life cognition

Premature menopause is associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function, suggests a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Compared...

Normal-pressure hydrocephalus: The “wet, wobbly, and wacky” triad

An often-missed diagnosis, this condition may mimic certain types of dementia.