NKY family raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries

ALEXANDRIA, Ky. —Casen Shrock was just like any other 6-year-old boy. He loved baseball, karate and spending time outside until a tragic accident in 2011 changed his life forever.“The pine tree broke at the base … and it fell directly horizontal across the driveway and he just happened to be right there,” said Casen’s mother,… Read More NKY family raising awareness about traumatic brain injuries

BCM Study Highlights Effective Treatment Options For Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital recently published a study where different treatment techniques for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) during early hospitalization were used, allowing blood transfusions at lower hemoglobin levels, therefore diminishing the risks associated with this treatment.Patients suffering from neurological injury frequently develop anemia, a common cause… Read More BCM Study Highlights Effective Treatment Options For Traumatic Brain Injuries

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

People who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come, according to a new study based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden.Those who survived the immediate aftermath of moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries were three times more… Read More Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

People who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come, according to a new study based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden.Those who survived the immediate aftermath of moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries were three times more… Read More Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

Will new test method improve detection of traumatic brain injuries?

The effects of a TBI can be devastating, and in some cases late detection can lead to even more severe effects. December 18, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ — Many people in New Haven County, Connecticut, have had the experience of being hurt and not knowing initially whether the injury was severe. This can especially be a danger… Read More Will new test method improve detection of traumatic brain injuries?