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Head Impacts and Collegiate Football Practice and Games

Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVa) examined the number and severity of subconcussive head impacts sustained by college football players over an entire season during practices and games. The researchers found that the number of head impacts varied depending on the intensity of the activity.

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Without Complete Certainty, Families of Passengers on Malaysian Jet Will Always Cling to Hope, UB Trauma Expert Says

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"Concussions Most Common During Practice." Pre-Season Tips for Students, Coaches, and Parents

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Blood Test Predicts Prognosis for Traumatic Brain Injuries

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings, published July 10 in the Journal of Neurotrauma, could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments.

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Researchers Identify Model to Predict Successful Wound Healing

Battlefield surgeons and civilian physicians could have a powerful new tool to help patients recover from traumatic injuries, including life-threatening wounds from explosions.

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Research Links Premature Birth to Withdrawn Personality

New research indicates that adults born very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn and display signs of autism.

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New Limb-Lengthening Technique is less Cumbersome for Patients, Study Finds

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A highly specialized procedure that lengthens bones can prevent the need for amputations in selected patients who have suffered severe fractures. And now a new study has found that an alternative limb-lengthening technique makes the long recovery process less cumbersome -- while still providing good-to-excellent outcomes.

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BIDMC Scientists Develop Antibody to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Prevent Long-Term Neurodegeneration

New research by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- and offers the potential for early intervention to prevent the development of these debilitating neurodegenerative diseases.

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Why Recovery Times Vary Widely after Brain Injury

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Why do some youngsters bounce back quickly from a traumatic brain injury, while others suffer for years? New UCLA/USC research suggests that damage to the coating around the brain’s nerve fibers--not injury severity-- may explain the difference.

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Benzodiazepines Not Recommended for Patients with PTSD or Recent Trauma

Benzodiazepine drugs are widely used in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but available evidence suggests that they are not effective—and may even be harmful, concludes a systematic review and meta-analysis in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.