A low-cost and widely available drug, termed tranexamic acid, could reduce deaths from traumatic brain injury by ‘hundreds of thousands’, according to a recent study.
Browsing: head injury
Researchers have suggested that traumatic microbleeds may be a form of injury to brain blood vessels that could predict worse outcomes following a head injury.
The Medical Research Council (MRC; London, UK) has determined the atomic structures of abnormal tau filaments related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and discovered that the structure is different to tau filaments seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
Study identifies potential risk factors for poor outcomes in patients diagnosed with concussive blast traumatic brain injuries.
Creatine supplementation has not been researched in mTBI, but shows some potential as a neuroprotective when administered prior to or after TBI.
In this editorial, the authors discuss how emerging technologies could provide an answer to remaining questions in concussion, including identification and return-to-play protocol standards.
In the first study of its kind, researchers have reported chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a series of retired association football (soccer) players, indicating a potential link between repetitive subconcussive head impacts and neurodegeneration.
A review of the validity of computerized neurocognitive assessment tools in mild traumatic brain injury assessment
In this paper, the authors provide a comprehensive summary of the existing validity literature for four commonly used and studied NCATs and lay the groundwork for future investigations.
Researchers report a correlation between higher plasma levels of tau protein and a longer recovery time in athletes with sport-related concussion.
In this interview, Michael Turner (ICHIRF) discusses the Concussion in Sport project, as well as the current issues facing the field and his expectations for the upcoming Berlin meeting.